Blanket Delivery to Perth Homeless Support

Michelle and Andy today delivering 150 blankets to Perth Homeless Support on behalf of the Rotary Club of Southern Districts.

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Thanks from Dr. Peter Arthur

The email below was sent to PDG Phil by Dr. Peter Arthur thanking the club not only for the funding we provide through the Helen Hoskins Scholarship to the School of Molecular Sciences, but also for the opportunity for Zahra to be able to present on the achievements she had made.

Hello Phil,
I would like to thank you and the members of the Rotary Club of Southern Districts for your hospitality last week. Both Zahra and myself enjoyed the event and appreciated the wine (or beer Zahra’s case) and dinner.
I very much appreciate the opportunity that you gave Zahra through the Helen Hosking Scholarship. This scholarship is important because it gives students a chance to find out whether they are interested in pursuing a research career.
I would also like to thank the club for giving Zahra an opportunity to present. From my perspective, this was a valuable training opportunity for Zahra to develop good communication skills. Zahra found it challenging to put together a presentation that communicated what we are trying to do in clear and understandable way – we went through several versions. I hope you found Zahra’s presentation interesting.
Regards, Peter
Dr. Peter G. Arthur

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Qantas Donates Blankets

A fortnight ago, Rotarians Peter and Marilyn Gregory collected a large number of blankets, which had been donated by Qantas.
International Director Peter and Marilyn made the trip to South Guildford to collect the airline blankets. As can be seen from the photos, their car was full to the brim.

Decisions are ongoing to determine the recipients of these blankets. Thank you Qantas.

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Committee Meetings on Tuesday Night

Get your thinking gear into action as we have Committee meetings this Tuesday evening. Rotarians making a difference.

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Brightwater speaks to Southern Districts Rotary

Next Tuesday (24th) we have some fabulous speakers for you. For those of you who weren't aware. SDRC joined with Prof Lyn Beazley in a 50/50 partnership to create the $100,000 Lyn Beazley Scholarship for a PhD student to work at Brightwater's Oats Street Brain Injury Facility.

Fiona Allanson has completed her PhD and is coming to the club on Tuesday to discuss her findings.

Our guests will be:

Jennifer Lawrence – Chief Executive Officer, Brightwater Care Group

Janet Wagland – General Manager, Community, Brightwater Care Group

Fiona Allanson – UWA PhD Student, and recipient of Brightwater’s Lyn Beazley Scholarship

The topic of the two talks are:

Fiona Allanson – “The relationship between thinking skills and daily functioning in adults with brain injuries”

Janet Wagland – “Influence of type of stroke on outcomes and service planning in a post-acute / community rehabilitation setting”

Make sure you come along. This will be a fascinating evening.

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Changeover Dinner June 2018

On Tuesday night we said farewell to now Past President Tony and congratulated him on a successful year as President and we welcomed new President Simon.

A vocal, yet enthusiastic crowd of over 70 people came to dinner to celebrate the year that has been and the year that is yet to come.

Thanks to Ric McDonald, we have a fabulous video for you all to see.

Click here to see the video.

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Changeover Dinner Invitation

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Australian Rotary Health Forum – Young Minds Matter

Australian Rotary Health Address and Cocktail Party. Lifting the lid on mental illness – Young Minds Matter. Thanks to HBF for being a major sponsor.

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Paul Harris Fellow Presentation – Geoff Wiltshire

The Rotary Club of Southern Districts was honoured to present PP Geoff Wiltshire with a Paul Harris Fellow [with three sapphires] at last nights get together.

The award acknowledged Geoff for his tireless work work in the establishment of and his on going efforts with the Gosnells Mens Shed. Geoff was also recognised for the huge amount of effort that he put into establishing the Rotary Club of Southern Districts.

Acknowledgement was also made of the untiring support provided by Lorraine Wiltshire for Geoff and his journey through Rotary.

PP John Stockbridge presented Geoff with his award and he was pinned by PDG Frank Keays……Congratulations Geoff.

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Pride of Workmanship Awards

An exciting night for our "Pride of Workmanship" recipients Trang Hunyh (Gosnells Golf Club bar staff), Carol Leyshon (Head Nurse at Amaroo) and Vet Dr George Huber. Dr Huber was unable to attend, so Sandra Baraiolo accepted on his behalf well done presenter Anita Diep and Vocational Chair Julie Ninnis.

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