Welcome to Rotary District 9455 - Western Australia
Rotary's vision: together we see a world where people unite and take action to create positive, lasting change across the world. 
Are you a person who shares this vision, and wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?   Our Rotary club members are dedicated, progressive people who share a passion for community service, inclusion and friendship.   Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
News From our Clubs & District


19th July

SOS in the CoS – People of Action

Statistics from the 2016 Census identified that there were 520 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Stirling, the highest local government figure in Western Australia. Homelessness is the theme for a planned major collaborative project, but the Rotary Club of Karrinyup is also keen to assist the homeless with a number of smaller projects.

In discussions with our contact at the City of Stirling several weeks ago, an area was identified, where our club could make a difference this winter. The mission was to help the homeless by providing some relief from the cold in the form of additional clothing. The aim was to collect a quantity of 200 or more beanies, socks, gloves and small blankets to be distributed by the City of Stirling in backpacks.

Over a period of just several weeks, the RC Karrinyup team, being 'People of Action,' enthusiastically ran with the project and gathered items from work and friends. They also operated a stall to collect donated items from the local community at the Stirling Farmers Market.

The final count was 236 beanies, 202 blankets, 225 pairs of socks and 237 pairs of gloves. Many, many thanks to all, who contributed in so many different ways. Homeless people in our community will stay a little warmer for your efforts.

It had been planned to hand the items over to the City of Stirling at the end of June but this had to be rescheduled due to COVID lock down.

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was proud to step up and respond to the SOS. This is Rotary in action and Rotary serving to change the lives of those in need in a simple but effective way. – ENDS

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Thomas and Beth from City of Stirling were thrilled to receive the fabulous collection from RC Karrinyup’s Sandra and Mick.

For further information contact Carolyn Prunster Secretary Rotary Club of Karrinyup karrinyuprotary@gmail.com Tel: 0417 979 411


To commemorate NAIDOC Week on behalf of the District Shaun Williams from Rotary of Elizabeth Quay club and DG Dee Buckland attended the City of Subiaco's flag raising ceremony and were inspired by City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor’s speech. 
NAIDOC week's theme Heal Country, Heal Nation was very appropriate.
The Welcome to country was given by Whadjuk/Ballardong Elder Freda Ogilvie and her grandsons. See here for information on Noongar Welcome to Country Protocols.
We acknowledge the aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this country and its waters. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Due to very popular demand, we are delighted to announce that the Speaker/Session videos and photos from the Conference are finally here. If you want to download/view these for yourself or your club meetings you can click on the links below:
More photos will be added in the coming few days as our partners send in their images, so please check back soon.
Lastly, to ensure you don't lose those details of someone you met at the Conference....if you want to connect please send an email through to the Conference Committee at info@rotarywa.org
Thank you again for your support of the Conference.
Nb. The Michelle Cowan Video will only be available until the 7th April to comply with her speakers contract. Also due to contractual terms there is no video available of Dinner Speaker - Mick Collis.
Cambridge Rotary
Through our website, we received an enquiry from Mount Hawthorn Primary School to install a Peace Pole at the school on World Peace day on 21 September. The idea came from the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin.
Cambridge Club has agreed to provide the Peace Pole to Mt Hawthorn Primary School. In addition, we have now contacted all the schools in the Cambridge area and so far (over the weekend) we have four additional schools wishing to have one. This looks like it could be a really good way to promote Rotary and the cost to each club is relatively modest. A collaboration with a nearby Men’s /Community Shed could also be worthwhile so that the poles can be made here in WA. A visit would be required to the schools on 21 September with a short speech to be made. If Cambridge undertakes all the schools in Cambridge this could involve all the members speaking at a school on that day.
The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is proud and excited to announce the launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit.  RC Karrinyup is dedicated to ensuring that our potential leaders of tomorrow have access and opportunity for development, regardless of their financial means. For this reason the club has created and now offers the Diversity Scholarship Program.
Rotary WA, Districts 9455 & 9465 have been announced Finalists in the 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Awards for their Rotary WA Driver Education “RWADE” program.  Winners will be announced at a breakfast on Thursday 25th March at the Duxton Hotel Perth.
The finalist category "Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration for a Safer WA” is a tribute to Stakeholders, Community and Schools plus Rotarians in Metropolitan and Regional (Geraldton, Northam and Pinjarra) who have tirelessly worked with Rotary clubs over many years to establish a successful program in their efforts to save young lives.
RWADE fits well with and supports the Driving Change – Road safety strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030 aligning with schools in their Keys for Life Program. Last year 2,500 – 3000 students were reached state-wide, with the three Geraldton Clubs running the largest Regional program since 2015.
“Receiving this recognition is very exciting and a credit to so many who have provided ongoing support since our first program” said Rotary WA Coordinator Lindsey Francis.
We did it!!
The Rotary Club of Geraldton were pushing to beat last year’s Rotary Radio Auction tally and beat it by four thousand Dollars they did!
This Grand total of $40,040 was reached at the sound of the last bell on Sunday 1st November 2020.
So many helpers turned up this year to answer phones and assist where needed. The day as always ran smoothly and was full of excitement as the tension rose close to the closings seconds of each block.
From the onset, our “On Air Radio Team”, Jason McCarthy, Todd Gray, Leigh Jones, Peter Fiorenza & Glenn Barndon took the reins early morning, later joined by Grant Woodhams, Leigh Jones and Craig Walker keeping everyone on their toes with updates and providing vital information to listeners.
he Rotary Clubs of Geraldton are pleased to announce they have received $4,716.42 in grant funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account, through the Road Safety Commission. These funds supported the running of their Rotary WA Driver Education Program held at Towns Football Club, Thursday 12th November 2020 and the upcoming program to be held on Thursday 11th March 2021. 200 Year 10-11 students from Champion Bay Senior High School, Geraldton Grammar School, Geraldton Senior College and Morawa District High School, teachers and volunteers attended the days program.

Youth Protection Policy Summary

Rotary District 9455 strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability Rotarians, spouses and partners and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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