Tuesday, 20 December 2005

Meeting reminder WED 6PM

Hi all,

A reminder about tomorrow's (Wed 21/12) meeting at 6pm. This will be at KK's
in the Broadway Fair Shopping Centre just near uni.

We will discuss O-Day and future planning -- refer to the last e-mail.

Please advise either by e-mail or by commenting on the blog:
Whether or not you will be attending.

Also please remind me what your availability is likely to be over Summer and
whether you will be continuing with the club in March 2006.


Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Friday, 16 December 2005

O day meeting - NEXT WEEK

Hi all,

In regards to O'Day Planning an initial meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 20th December at 6pm at KK's tavern, meet out the front then we
will move inside.

It is essential we as many on you attend as possible- IN PARTICULAR 2005

If any officer bears can not come please email me.

At this meeting we will be:

- planning O Day
- getting volunteers
- discussing 2006


- having a nice christmas drink ;)

As I am heading off to Europe of December 29th- February (YAY!) I will not
be able to attend celebreations nor the planning Oday but am here to
undertake the planning and pass on all phamplets and last years goodies.

Once again... it sessential as of our wonderful members as possible- IN
If any officer bears can not come please email me.

have a lovely weekend and great job over the year everyone :)

Lauren Basanovic
President UWA Rotaract 2005

Christmas Update! + Handicamp Volunteers needed

Hello all,

Thanks to Lauren for keeping you up to date on goings-on in the last couple
of weeks. I disappeared from my duties for a couple of reasons -- an
excellent three-day course sponsored by Rio Tinto Shared Business Services
and extra shifts at work, I hope you've all done your Christmas shopping
because the shopping centres are chaos!


Compliments of the season to all our members and friends of the Rotaract
Club of UWA and best wishes for the new year 2006.

And onto business...

We'll need to have a meeting in early January for those of you who are
around in Perth. This will either be a weekend (Sunday afternoon, typically
Matilda Bay Foreshore and informal) or an evening meeting. E-mail me your
preferences and availability.

Business for that meeting will be planning for the start to 2006, including
Orientation Day (O-Day) plans -- we have received paperwork from the Guild
for this due 23 January, so we have a deadline to meet.

Additionally we have a request for assistance from Handicamp:

"Handicamp is desperately in need of buddies (carers). We need about 10 to
be able to match up with the number of people with disabilities we have
accepted (we also have a waiting list of 10 people with disabilities).

A brief overview:

January 22nd to 28th at Pt Walter Recreation Camp Bicton
18 to 35 years of age
All costs met by Rotary
No previous carer experience required
Must get a Volunteer Police Clearance

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, or require
any additional information."

Basically Handicamp is a week-long leadership camp for people with
disabilities -- lots of activities. I will put you in contact if you are
able to help out.

Check our website for comings and goings over summer at

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Friday, 25 November 2005

FW: Christmas party

Forwarded from South Perth - Joshua.

Hi all,

South Perth Rotaract is planning to have a Windup/ Christmas party on
the 9th of December from 6pm at the Kings Park Western Power Parkland.

It will be a BBQ, BYO meat and drinks. Simone is going to contact the clown
doctors to see if they are available to come so that we can present them
the dial a santa cheque from last year.

Let us know if you are interested in attending!!



Monday, 21 November 2005

Venue change for Dinner!

UPDATE! Pizza Bella Roma is not open Mondays so we have moved to Gino's Cafe which is 5 doors down at the same road. We'll have someone at PBR until 7.45pm to meet people, otherwise please meet us at Gino's.
Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Pizza Bella Roma Meeting TONIGHT! (click for map)

As in the last bulletin and minutes before exams, we've planned to have a dinner tonight... Thanks to Julie for reminding me, since I haven't paid much attention myself since exams started. Anyway here's the details as we set them way back when:

When: Mon 21 November, 7:30pm
Where: Pizza Bella Roma, 14 South Tce, Fremantle (the 'cappucino strip' I believe)
Map: Click here

Bring some money, though Rotaract funds were going to be used to subsidise this one (above $10 I think).

Any questions or updates SMS me, 0403 705 745, sorry for the short reminder notice.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Wednesday, 9 November 2005

Dark postings ??

Hi Guys,
For some strange reason half my postings come up black on the BLOGG, don'tknow why this is occuring - but STILL PLEASE DO READ THEM
I will correct them when I figure out how

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Anyone like to go to RYLA ?

 Hi All ,


Hope you are all well and getting through exams , they are almost over!!


Am passing on an inviation fron Rotarian Charles Web regarding RotaryYouth Leadership Camp (RYLA) 2006


This is a week long camp which promotes youth leadership, development and confidence It is held in Febreuary 2006 and t a great opportunity to meet other rotaractors and adventurous individuals.


One of our  sponsoring clubs Nedlands has kindly offered to consider funding any UWA rotaract member to attend RYLA.


Earlybird applications for RYLA end this Friday 11th November. If you any would like to attend RYLA please email Charles by this Friday or ASAP


His contact  address is  chasbro@bigpond.net.au  




Lauren Basanovic

President UWA Rotaract 2005

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Anyone like to go to RYLA?

Hi All!


Hope you are all well and getting through exams- they are almost over!!


Am passing on an invitation from Rotarian Charles Web regarding Rotary Youth Leadership Camp  (RYLA) 2006.


This is a week long camp which promotes youth leadership, development and awareness. It is held is February 2006 and is a great opportunity to gain some, skills and  meet other rotaractors and adventurous individuals


One of our  sponsoring clubs Nedlands has kindly offered to consider funding any UWA rotaract member to attend RYLA.


Early bird applications for RYLA end this Friday 11th November . If anyone would like to attend RYLA please email Charles expressing your interest  by Friday  or ASAP.


His contact  address is  chasbro@bigpond.net.au  




Lauren Basanovic

President UWA Rotaract 2005



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Wednesday, 26 October 2005

CanTeen Bandanna Day Part 1

Hi all,

Yesterday we started selling bandannas for CanTeen early because we expect the uni to be, shall I say, 'distracted' come Friday. They sold very well, especially this year's new designs.

We'll be doing it all again on Friday between 12pm and 2pm, so come and find us somewhere near the Oak Lawn.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Sunday, 23 October 2005

Bulletin -- It's the last week!

YES! It's the last week of Semester 2. If you're not as happy about that as
me, then you probably have too many exams coming up.

But first:
* Our Canteen Bandanna sales are on this week on Tuesday and Friday roughly
between 12pm and 2pm. Meet us around the Oak Lawn (near the Social Sciences
courtyard) and help us make some money for CanTeen (teenage cancer charity).
Bandannas in a variety of designs sell for $3 each.

* Are you interested in making a table and going to Bingo at Subiaco
Rotaract's Inaugural Bingo Bonanza on 26 November 2005? If so let me know,
the details are on the blog: http://uwarotaract.blogspot.com

* Speaking of holidays, if you're finishing uni or disappearing over summer
and/or have anything you need to hand over (eg, committee directors), please
let me know.

* Also, we will have some regular meetings over summer (there's still work
to be done), however the first will be a dinner, and we'll wait until after
the exams for that. The details were in last week's minutes on the blog:

Okay, back to whatever you were doing.

Joshua King
Membership/E-mail Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Friday, 21 October 2005

[Subiaco] Inaugural Bingo Bonanza

Subiaco Rotaract has just sent through an invite to their Bingo night. Here's the details:

"On 26th November 2005, the Rotaract Club of Subiaco will be holding our

Bingo Bonanza

To enjoy all of the Games and for the chance to win some fabulous prizes,
organize a table of 6 or 8.

Show bags are $10 at the door.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer’s research.

RSVP to Hassan on 0400 242 674 or e-mail subirotaract@iinet.net.au "

RSVP via me first -- let's see if we can get a table together! Add comments or e-mail uwarotaract@hotmail.com.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA


Thanks to everyone for making the international dinner a great night last night!

Thanks Julie for turning up early and helping me set up, Kylie for organising the warmer and to everyone for bringing food.

We got a donation of $50 to put towards the Pakistan Relief fund, so the night had a bit of a fundraiser element too.

Unfortunately I won't be around for any more UWA Rotaract meetings now as I finish uni this year, won't be here for the dinner after exams and I have to miss the bandana selling unfortunately now too (lunch with the High Court). I might see some of you at the chocolate appreciation evening though, and I'm sure I'll see you around after I join Subi Rotaract. For anyone else finishing uni this year and interested in joining Subi, I'm sure Cynthia would love to hear from you too.

Just one question in relation to the money I spent for last night - do I give you the receipts Jess to get reimbursed?

Thanks again.


Tuesday, 18 October 2005

Meeting Minutes Wk 11

Attendance: Carly, Julie, Josh, Sarah, Lauren, Kylie, Lucy, Sara
Apologies: Tara
* Subi Rotoract has invited us to join them for a Chocolate Evening at Chokeby Road, on Rokeby Rd Subi!! Let Cynthea know if you would like to attend.
* A letter was recieved from Olly from the Wheelchair Factory thanking us for the contributions made. This has enabled two children from Angola to recieved much needed wheelchairs.
* The international dinner was discussed. It will be held at Lucy's place - 76 Williams Rd, Nedlands. Thursday 20th October. Please bring international food, cds and decor. Starts at around 7pm but arrive from 5.30 if you would like to help set up! $15 per head for those who do not bring a dish which will cover the cost of food, wine, food warmers, plates etc. Extra proceeds will go to World Vision. Some Canteen bandannas will also be sold at the event.
* Canteen Bandannas will be sold during lunchtime (12 - 2pm) Tuesday 25th and Friday28th October. Volunteers please meet outside G210 (corner of courtyard of Social Sciences Bldg).
* Tara and Carly recently attended another Dial a Santa meeting on Sunday. Contact Cynthea if you are able to assist in taking bookings or to be directed to the Santa website. Elves and Santas also needed.
* Lucy has some district news. She mentioned the idea of joint organisation of districts which will be handy for membership drives.
* Kylie has attended a couple of West Perth and Nedlands meetings. Nedlands Rotary have mentioned they would like to set up a website. They are looking for students to create a website for them as part of a competition. The best entry can win a cash prize!
* Next meeting will be a dinner at Pizza Bella Roma in Freo! On Monday the 21st November 7.30pm. Bring friends!!

Sunday, 16 October 2005

Subiaco Rotaract Chocolate Tasting mm!!!

Hi all Lauren here passing on an inviation to all UWA rotaractors from Subianco Rotaract..........(read below)


Hi Everyone


Chocolate Tasting Evening


The Rotaract Club of Subiaco is holding a Chocolate Tasting Evening on 7th November at 6pm. The Evening is being held at Chokeby Road, 97 Barrack Street, Perth.


 The Evening includes watching the Swiss Chocolatier prepare exquisite handmade truffles and chocolates using Chokeby Road’s renowned couverture chocolate, and a sample of champagne and chocolates. Everyone will also receive a souvenir gift box of chocolates.


The cost is $20 per head.


Could anyone interested please give me an indication of whether or not you can attend by Wednesday 19th October as places need to be pre-booked. This is a social evening open to all Rotaractors and friends however places are limited to 25, so first in best dressed.


 Feel free to email me on CP@howellskidner.com.au or give me a call on 0421 107 746 if you have any questions about the Chocolate Tasting Evening.


Hope to see you all there,


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Thursday, 13 October 2005

INTERNATIONAL DINNER UPDATE- and who is the phantom venue holder?


Offer of a new venue is great and we can all set up no problem.


One question who is it that is offering the house? There was no name on the comment.



Also I have invited the South Perth and Darling Ranges Presidents and any interested club members



I think it is best due to time constrictions to make the dinner a rotaract based event. If anyone would like to bring a friend or two certainly do, just let us know by tuesday so we have numbers and can ensure enough food.


Regarding Rotarian i will send an email just inviting  the Nedlands and West Perth Presidents and Youth Directors.



DON"T stress venue awsome phantom holder so far  the numbers only look to be 20.



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Tuesday, 11 October 2005


Hi Club members,

Regarding the INTERNATIONAL DINNER. A small glitch has arisen unfortunately I will not be able to hold the event at my home as my younger sister has TEE mick exam the next day and 20 people in the house the night before is not the best preparation so.....

It would unmostly appreciated and would require you only you provide the room

DETAILS are...

Basically just a meal type room is needed (games, living etc)
In an area relatively close to the city or uni
On the 20th of October (next thursday)
From 7pm-11pm
All food and setting up provided we just need a space...

Luc is you place or your parents place free? Ky? Sara? are your places free
Or anyone else?

Kind Regards


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Sunday, 9 October 2005

Wheelchair factory- congradulations and lost jacket

Hey Rotaractors,
Wheelchair for Kids Visit Notice
A big thank you and congradulations to club members, family and friends that came to the Wheelchair for kids factory yesterday. It was a really good fun and inspiring day and the number of voltunteers and wheelchairs built was great!!
There are 30 children who will have the ability to move around...
Brother Olly rang to inform me someone left a jacket behind at the factor, so if anyone if missing a jacket email me at laurenbaz@yahoo.com and i'll give you olly's details then you can arrange to pick it up.
Lauren Basanovic

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Friday, 7 October 2005

Wheelchair for Kids - 8th October Visit

Hi all :)
This Saturday 8th of October is a joint Rotaract visit to the Wheelchair for Kids Factory. But.... we are not just visiting we are rolling up our sleeves to build wheelchairs! This really will be an uplifting, enjoyable experience and each hour you put in will be worth it, contributing to the mobility of a child's life!!
Date: THIS SATURDAY 8th October
When: MEET: AT 9:15 AT UWA TAVERN (to car pool to the factory)
What: Wheelchair BUILDING will take at the factory in Wangara  between 10-2 
Please come along bring, friends, family and all interested, just email moi at laurenbaz@yahoo.com to let me know whom you are bringing so i have definate numbers for Brother Olly.
If you wish to make your own way there just email or ring me and i will inform you of the address- meet us there at 10am
See you all there
Lauren Basanovic
President UWA Rotaract 2005

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Wednesday, 5 October 2005

international dinner

Sounds good guys!
count me in..
I will bring a Chinese dish. Probably fried rice or noodles
Sarah Z

Tuesday, 4 October 2005

Rotaractors: What to bring to International Dinner

Rotaractors please comment on this article!!!

Please select a country and nominate a dish for the upcoming International
Dinner on Thursday 20 October.

Please also let us know whether you will be attending, and if you will be
bringing anyone.

We really need good support for this part to make the event a success.

Suggested types of food
* Italian, eg. Risotto (Lucy)
* Indian, eg. Curry
* German
* Eastern European
* Mexican
* Australian
* American
* Turkish/Greek/Mediterranean - eg. Turkish bread, olive oil and dukkah
* Chinese
* Japanese - eg. Sushi
* Thai/Vietnamese/South East Asian - eg. Rice paper rolls

Other food/drink
* Bread
* Biscuits
* Chips/dips
* Wine (we have red, will purchase white)
* Soft drink

We will be hiring food warmers. We also need to organise plates, cutlery,
serviettes, cups.

Joshua on behalf of Lucy Shea
International Service Director
Rotaract Club of UWA

Minutes for meeting week 9

Here are the minutes from today's meeting:

Attendees: Lucy, Kylie, Joshua, Sara, Dominic, Julie.

Apologies: Lauren, Sarah, Robin, Heather, Jess...

* Sat Oct 8 Wheelchair building
Meet at the Tavern at UWA at 10am, we will car pool and return around 2pm.
Please let us know if you are attending, bring friends.
Subiaco Rotaract are also attending.

* Thu Oct 20 International Dinner
We will be hiring food warmers. This will cost us $60 so there will be a
charge for those who do not bring food. This is $15 per person, covering
food, some alcohol (mainly red wine and white wine), additional alcohol BYO,
and soft drink.

Rotaractors please let us know you are attending and see the entry on the
blog for nominating countries and dishes you will be preparing.

This will be held at Lauren's house probably from 7pm on the Thursday

This week: We need to know what food you plan to bring, and if you plan to

Before next meeting: Find international music to bring and decorations such
as flags and sarongs. We will possibly have a raffle if we can get donations
and a cause.

* Tue Oct 25 & Fri Oct 28 Canteen Bandanna Sales
The bandannas have been ordered. Sara suggests that we could also sell these
at the dinner. We may have a PA system on the Tuesday. We will have a table
set up to sell from and would also like people to roam around and sell.

Julie says the designs are great this year.

Julie is to get the posters to Tara so we can get them approved and posted.

We will organise set up and times for manning the stall via the blog and at
the next meeting.

* Thu 6 Oct South Perth Bowling Night
All welcome but please RSVP for the bowling night on Thursday. Please see
the blog.

Next Meeting Tuesday 18 October at 1pm, May Tannock Room.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Friday, 30 September 2005


C/- South Perth Rotaract:

Ten Pin Bowling!!

Hi guys!! I figure if South Perth can't win the Karaoke sing off perhaps we
will have a better chance at Ten Pin Bowl!!

I have booked two lanes at Ten Pin Bowl in the City for Thursday the 5th of
October at 7.30.

Anyone interested in coming drop me a line!! (rtaylor at westnet dot com dot
au or I will pass on - Joshua)


Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Next meeting and big stuff happening in October

I've been keeping myself very busy so I haven't sent out a bulletin in quite a while, sorry guys.

The next meeting is immediately after the break, and will discuss the bumper October month we have planned.

There's a dinner planned for Thursday 20th October, making wheelchairs on Saturday 8th October and Canteen Bandanna Day at the end of the month.

The next meeting will be this Tuesday at 1pm.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Thursday, 15 September 2005

International Dinner heating food?

Hi guys

We were talking about the international dinner at the meeting on Tuesday - UWA can't lend us any heating appliances, but they suggested we contact Hendies Party Hire in Claremont. They have a hot box for $95, which would fit all the dishes, or Chaffing dishes, which fit 2 or 3 dishes for $30.

Alternatively we could get a Bain Marie which are different sizes - an 8 pot dry bain marie is $60. I think this is probably what we're wanting - it's a bit like a buffet food warmer. I will phone them tomorrow and ask about delivery of equipment etc, and whether they can give us a discount (eg free delivery etc) as we are a non-profit organisation.

If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!


Kylie 0422 233 022

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

New search feature...

Just a quick note to say look up! At the very top of the page there is now a
'Search This Blog' that allows you to search the posts using Google. For
example, try 'minutes' and you'll get all of the minutes that have been
posted to the blog (note that you'll also get this post, since I've used the
word minutes too often).

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Week 7 Minutes (late, oops!)

Hi guys!
Really sorry i just realised that the Meeting Minutes for Week 7 had not been sent through to the web page. So here it is (extremely late however) in case some of you would like to catch up on what had been discussed!
Attendance: Lauren Basanovic, Kylie Kerin, Sara Adhitya, Sarah Zhang, Carly White, Tara, Joshua King, Dominik, Robin and Julie
Guests: Victoria, Annie and Annie from CANTEEN
* The visit to the Wheelchair Factory was a huge success! UWA Rotoract donated $200 to the cause, which should go directly into producing 2-3 wheelchairs! Lauren shared her photos with us and we are planning to return on Saturday the 8th of October to actually assist in building a couple of wheelchairs!
* Kylie has contacted South Perth Rotoract about getting a team together to help out at the 2005 TELETHON in the phone room. She has expressed that it is heaps of fun and includes meeting celebrities and the telethon children and an invitation to the channel 7 after party!
* One representative from UWA Rotoract will be welcome at the West Perth Rotoract meetings. This includes a delicious breakfast and the chance to learn more about their club and what they do.
* Tara and Carly attended the last Dial a Santa meeting. It was discussed that we should think about which charities we would like it to be in aid of. They should be medically related to children. We should also think about how we are going to go about with the advertising. Please post any suggestions.
* The girls from Canteen shared with us a bit about the organisation. They brought along samples of the bandannas we will be selling Tues lunchtime 28th October. $10 for Designer bandannas and $3 for the normal ones! It will both raise public awareness and money for Canteen Programs.

Meeting Minutes Week 9

Attendance: Lucy, Josh, Kylie, Lauren and Sarah
Apologies: Jess and Heather
* 8th October Building Wheelchairs for Kids at the Wheelchair factory!
* Josh attended a membership meeting recently at the Dome Subiaco. Present were representatives from Subi, Darlington and South Perth Rotary. Much was discussed concerning how to boost membership numbers. Some ideas included more contact with highschools and interact clubs in order to introduce them to Rotaract.
* Lucy is organising a social and networking event - a international food night! So far a tentative booking has been made for the 20th of October. Everyone will be required to bring a plate of food from a country of choice. A raffle may be organised to raise money so if anyone knows of any local businesses that may be interested in making  a donation please let us know! If everyone could think about decorations and music! Please come to our next meeting so we can discuss further!
* As for the Bandanna selling for Canteen, the next step is getting to posters stamped and getting a PA system set up. Remember be ready to sell bandannas on the 25th October.
* Next meeting 4th October. May Tannock. 1st week back from the break!
Sarah Zhang

Tuesday, 13 September 2005

Update: Telethon and West Perth Rotary

Hi peeps!

West Perth Rotary Meetings
29th Sept - Jessica Harris
6th October - Kylie Kerin

Telethon - i have been advised that all the phone rooms are now full and that we really needed to nominate by about july to get in, so there's definitely some food for thought for next year. However, i'm sure we can all do our bit, and maybe make a small donation to Telethon.

Kylie :)

Monday, 12 September 2005

Meeting reminder

As usual, there's a meeting (to my knowledge) tomorrow at 1pm. In the May
Tannock Room above the Guild Refectory (or otherwise in the Café Acorn next

See you there.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Sunday, 11 September 2005

Blogging for promotion and communication

Welcome to members of other clubs who may be visiting! Our Blog experiment is nearly three months old and is getting quite successful. I believe this is a good model for other clubs to consider following because it's dynamic, automatic and easy to update.
Drop me a line if you want more info, or if you set one up I'll link to it here. The address is uwarotaract@hotmail.com.
Did I mention that it's free?

Membership 'summit'

Members of all four Rotaract clubs in Western Australia met today to discuss membership and marketing issues to enable further growth of all clubs. It was a great turnout.
Much was discussed, including the growing importance of the web versus traditional media, cooperation to attract members by way of Joint Interest Nights, and having a single marketing image. We discussed using newspapers, events, radio and the Rotaract.org.au websites for publicity.
It was also a chance to update each other on the goings-on of each club, more on those later.
Thanks to Hassan for organising and taking minutes.

Thursday, 1 September 2005

Telethon 2005

To all Rotaractors in Western Australia!

Ever wanted to do something good for the community? Ever had a secret desire to work in a call centre? Ever thought you'd look kinda cute wearing one of those headsets whilst talking on the phone and typing on a computer? Ever wanted to be on TV?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we want you! Telethon 2005 is calling for volunteers to help out in the call centre for the Telethon Weekend, answering calls from the public and taking their donations. Rotaract has been involved in this in the past, and from all reports has had a fantastic time. As a volunteer you will have access to the Telethon broadcasting area, freebies to sit in the audience and you may be able to schmooze with some of the celebs and other volunteers at the Telethon After Party at the end of the big event!

I will be sending in a group registration for Rotaract, so please phone, email or comment to this blog and let me know if you are interested. I don't know how many of us they will need, so i'll be taking names in order of who responds to me first!

Keep smiling

0422 233 022

Sunday, 28 August 2005

This week's bulletin!

Hi all,

There will be a meeting this week on Tuesday at 1pm, upstairs from the Ref.
Either in the Café Acorn or one of the rooms next door (we'll use the rooms
if they're free). Look out for us and we'll see you there!

There should be a lot to discuss, because a lot has gone on in the last
couple of weeks. I attended bingo with some members of Subiaco Rotaract, we
had the visit to the wheelchair factory on Saturday (how did that go?) and
meetings have started for Dial-A-Santa. And we can't forget karaoke (okay I
guess we can if no-one went?).

If you attended any of these events (or ones I don't know about) post a
report of it to our blog! If you don't know how yet send me an e-mail
uwarotaract@hotmail.com or post a comment on the blog itself.

Be sure to visit our blog frequently -- I'm sticking with the new address so
bookmark http://uwarotaract.blogspot.com

Also Kylie has posted (thanks Kylie!) that West Perth Rotary are happy to
have us for breakfast at any time. I think the best method to say you'll be
going (Thursday mornings, 1 Rotaractor a week, free!) is to leave a comment
under Kylie's entry on the blog at:

Until next time,

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Wednesday, 24 August 2005

Sign up for West Perth Rotary Meetings!

Hi everyone!

I have an exciting opportunity for Rotaractors here - we have been warmly invited by West Perth Rotary (one of our sponsoring clubs) to have a Rotaractor along at their regular club meetings, free of charge to us. You are served with a delicious breakfast, and it is your time to get to know one of our co-sponsoring clubs better, and meet, chat and laugh with the members of West Perth that make some important and inspirational things happen in the community.

All you need to do is choose the date or dates that suit you - you can go along as many times as you like - they love getting to know us as well - and just comment back to me, so i can work out the best times for everyone involved without getting clashes every week!

When: every Thursday morning, 7 for 7:30 start (about 7:15 is fine) It should finish by 8:30am

Where: the beautiful Tawarri Reception Centre (Esplanade Street, Dalkeith...drive down Broadway towards Steve's Hotel, go through the roundabout next to Steve's and turn right onto Esplanade Street once you've driven past the hotel. Keep going aaaall the way down that road until you get to Tawarri).

So here's a list of the dates of Thursdays, check your diaries, and give me up to 3 dates you'd like to go. You don't have to go along, but it's a lot of fun, and helps to make more meaning for Rotaractors and Rotarians alike when we can share our experiences (plus you get a really good free breakfast :))

Thursday 1st September
Thursday 8th September
Thursday 15th September
Thursday 22nd September
Thursday 29th September
Thursday 6th October
Thursday 13th October
Thursday 20th October
Thursday 27th October
Thursday 3rd November
Thursday 10th November
Thursday 17th November

Exams start on Saturday 5th November and finish Saturday 19th November, but that shouldn't interfere too much - it's just an hour at breakfast time!

Cheers guys!


Sunday, 21 August 2005

Week 5 minutes

Hello everyone!

Thankyou for the warm welcome into the club. I look forward to getting
involved in the fundraising and events and getting to know you all!

Following are the minutes for the meeting in week 5.

Sarah Zhang
(new) Secretary
Rotaract Club of UWA

Attendance: Lauren Basanovic, Carly White, Sara Adhitya, Kylie Kerin, Joshua
King, Sarah Zhang, Julie Carruthers, Tara and Angus (Representative from
West Perth Rotary).

Apologies: Heather Cooper, Robin Chen, Jess and Lucy Shea.

* Letters were received from The Armadale Domestic Violence Intervention
Project and The Cancer Council thanking UWA Rotoract and particulary Carly
for funds raised. The money will go towards supplying therapeutic books and
toys for children suffereing from the impact of domestic and family
violence; and towards cancer research and cancer prevention education

* Daffodil Day is this Friday, 19th August! The Cancer Council have asked
for a helping hand in the selling of Daffodil Day merchandise to raise money
that will go towards providing education, community support, palliative care
and counselling. If you are interested in helping out visit
www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

* A subcommittee has been formed to initiate the selling of bandannas, pens
and other merchandise around campus in support of CANTEEN on Friday the 28th
of October. Julie is a Canteen member and has offered to organise for a
staff member from the organisation to attend our next meeting!

* Karaoke night this Friday the 19th with the other Rotary clubs! Includes
club competitions! At 7pm at Utopia James St Northbridge. Let Josh know if
you are interested. BYO wine.

* Tara will be our representative at the next Dial a Santa meeting.

* The Visit to the Wheelchair Factory is this Saturday the 20th, 10am. Meet
outside the Tavern.

* Kylie has spoken to Cynthia from Subi Rotary about organising a chocolate
and wine tasting night! She will be emailling her to follow up.

* Angus, a Representative from West Perth Rotary, gave us a very informative
talk about their club. They have an international committee that looks over
international exchanges and have been involved in projects that range from
supporting volunteers in East Timor and providing them with funding to
running educational programs in Africa to deal with the issue of sex
slavery. They work with Clarkson Snr Highschool in supporting student
exchange and science forums. They also support the Great Bike Ride and will
provide food for the event in November.

He mentioned that they needed volunteers to usher at the Regal Theatre
around November for their Storm of the Stage and Magic Show events. They
were also keen to have a representative from Rotoract each week attend their
meeting at the Twarri Lodge in Nedlands. Meetings are on Thursdays 7.30 -
8.30 am and includes breakfast. Lauren will be putting together a roster so
we can take turns representing UWA Rotoract at their weekly meetings.

*Next Meeting - Tuesday the 30th August at the May Tannock Room 1pm
(Upstairs of the Guild Refectory next to Cafe Acorn)

Wednesday, 17 August 2005

Welcome to our new secretary

You'll start to see a new poster on the Blog - Sarah Zhang is our new secretary as of yesterday's meeting. Sarah has already become a very active part of the club since joining us at the start of semester. (Sarah replaces Suzie who is now working full time.) Welcome!
Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Monday, 15 August 2005

Meeting reminder TUESDAY

Hi all,

Not much that I haven't already said -- I think I've already mentioned that
last week's dinner went very well, there is a photo on the blog, which has
moved temporarily* to http://uwarotaract.blogspot.com

So there is a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1pm (yes I know that might be
today by the time you receive this -- sorry) at the Café Acorn again. This
is upstairs from the Ref.

Also there is the visit to the Wheelchair factory that we fundraised for on
Saturday, starting at 10am meeting at the Guild Tavern for a car pool to
Wangara. Please RSVP (blog comment/e-mail) before Saturday for this.

Joshua King
Membership/E-mail Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Thursday, 11 August 2005

Subiaco-UWA dinner

Last night we had the Subiaco and UWA dinner at the Sicilian Restaurant in Subiaco. A pretty excellent turnout from both clubs as the photo we took (sorry about the quality, looks better on the phone screen) will attest.

A nice night for all (I was there so I can make this judgement in good conscience!) was had, and it was good to see both old and new faces from both clubs.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Tuesday, 9 August 2005

South Perth and Dial-A-Santa Meeting

This will go in next week's bulletin but for the blog readers, two messages
via Richard at South Perth:

---- Dialasanta meeting Sunday 28th August 2pm ----

The next dialasanta meeting will be held on the 28th of August at 2pm. We
will be meeting at Dome in South Perth for take-away coffee and if it's a
nice day, pull up a rug on the South Perth foreshore and hold our meeting

We had a great turnout last meeting and are well and truely underway in
getting this show on the road.

If anyone is interested in coming to the next meeting please do so, many
hands make light work and it would be great to have input from all four
Rotaract clubs.

---- KARAOKE!! ----

Who is up for some Karaoke action?!?!

I have booked a function room at Utopia 109 James Street in Northbridge at
7pm on Friday the 19th.

The room hire is $250 and can accomodate 20 people give or take a few (ie we
are looking at $12.50 a head). You can BYO wine at $2.00 a head for corkage
or buy there.

We can stay for up to 5 hours (until the wee hours of the morning).

Let me know who can make it so I can confirm the booking ASAP. Feel free to
invite any of your friends who may be interested. If we have a lot more than
20 we may need to book a bigger room.

Let the club battles begin!!

Forward your interest to Richard or myself/the blog.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

IMPORTANT: Web site change

The temporary (possibly) address for our web site has changed to http://uwarotaract.blogspot.com

While the Guild gets their act together (I guess they're too busy with tomorrow's National Day of Action to notice my e-mails) I've copied our site onto Blog*Spot (thanks Blogger!). I will let you know when we shift back to our normal site.

Note that some features of the blog will be missing on our new site -- some files I've uploaded for example -- and no further files (except for photos) will be uploadable.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Monday, 8 August 2005

Week 3 Bulletin

Hi all,

I don't have much to add to the minutes that I sent out last week so I will
post instead some important reminders.

UPDATE: The web site is not yet fully working (I can't update it, nor can
Blogger), but you can see everything up until last week.

Please remember to RSVP (e-mail preferred) for our events so that we know
how many people to plan for.

Firstly on WEDNESDAY evening 7:30pm we will be having dinner with Subiaco
Rotaractors at the Sicilian Restaurant in Subiaco. We'll be bringing some of
the wine we still possess from the lawn bowls night earlier in the year.

Next, the Wheelchair Factory visit is going ahead on SATURDAY 20th August,
meeting at 10am outside the Guild Tavern at UWA for a car pool to the
factory. Bring friends.

The next meeting is in a week's time, Tuesday 16 August at 1pm, meet at the
Café Acorn (upstairs from the Guild Refectory in the Guild Village).

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Week 3 Meeting Minutes

Hi all,

I'm a little bit behind this week and I do apologise in advance for our
website disappearing (edit: this has been posted *after* the web site came

Below is the minutes that I took on Tuesday afternoon.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Attendance: Robin Chen, Carly White, Sara Adhitya, Kylie Kerin, Joshua King,
Lucy Shea, Lauren Basanovic, Dominik and Sarah (new).

Apologies: Julie Carruthers, Heather Cooper.

* Wednesday 10 August at 7:30pm -- Dinner with Subiaco Rotaract at the
Sicilian in Subiaco. Please RSVP to laurenbaz@yahoo.com (or the web site).

* MOVED! Saturday 20 August at 10am -- Visit to the Wheelchair Factory with
Olly Pickett, leaving from the UWA Tavern by car pooling. Let us know if
you're coming, you're welcome to bring friends, etc.

* West Perth Rotary is asking for help during their Storm the Stage and
Magic Show events, a representative will be coming to our next meeting.

* Club Service (Kylie): We now have a policy of food (<$10) at meetings.
Requests to Kylie (though her selection was yummy!).

* Lauren has conferred with Jess (Treasurer) and we now have a very healthy
account balance (~$1300) so she proposes that we may have a bigger dinner
later in the year which we will be able to subsidise from these funds.

* Joshua to start planning to set up better induction procedures so we can
start distributing badges and certificates to new members again.

* Subiaco Rotaract tells us they are selling Entertainment Books
(approximately $60 each).

* Kylie proposes some sort of assistance of the Campus Security people in
publicising their services to students. She finds its not as well advertised
or used compared to what she discovered on exchange in Canada.

* Dominik gave an excellent presentation on his usual club -- Rotaract Club
of Cologne (district 1810) -- and the Rotary International Ambassadorial
Scholarship programme. Focused on the 3 way split of events - Learn, Help,
Play. Lots of clubs close together in Germany is also what I noticed.

Next Meeting Tuesday 16 August (2 weeks)
MOVED! Meet at the Café Acorn (we are unable to successfully continuously
book our usual venues). The Café Acorn is located up the stairs above the
Guild Refectory.

Web site's back!

Apologies for anyone who tried to contact us over the past week -- our web
site is stored on the Guild's server and that went down for the whole week.

Anyway, if you're reading this, it's obviously fixed.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Send instant messages to your online friends http://au.messenger.yahoo.com

Monday, 1 August 2005

Meeting reminder

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 2nd August at 1pm -- as planned -- in
Social Sciences room G209.

See you there

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Sunday, 24 July 2005

Week 2 Bulletin

Hello all,

Here is a summary of what's been going on with the Rotaract Club of UWA this
week. We start with a meeting on Tuesday, leading to planning of some
upcoming events, and interactions with other Rotaract clubs.

More detailed information on all of this is on our website, follow the links
below, or go directly to:

Leave comments on that site (preferred) or e-mail us at

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Week 1 Meeting Minutes
* This week we had a meeting, the details of which are given here:

Blogger Demo
* I gave a short demo of Blogger -- our web site at that meeting, and
The presentation I used is on our site:

Dinner - Wednesday 10 August
* Lauren has set up a dinner for the 10th with the Subiaco Rotaract Club.
Please RSVP by e-mail or by leaving a comment:

Dial A Santa Meeting
* The Dial-A-Santa project (arranging Christmas visits) is getting organised
again. Members who wish to contribute are invited to a meeting this

South Perth Rotaract Karaoke
* Richard from South Perth is inviting us to Karaoke. If anyone's interested
leave a comment or e-mail me and I'll forward it along:

See you next week!

[South Perth] Anyone up for dinner with Sara on Saturday?

Hello all!!

Anyone up for some Karaoke action next weekend? I'd like to see the Rotaract
clubs of WA battle it out for an inaugral Karaoke singing championship!! Who
knows? It may prompt people to audition for Idol next year!!

Let me know if anyone is interested. I was thinking either Friday or
Saturday evening?

AND... I expect you to be there too Julia!! I'm sure you have a beautiful
singing voice!!

Richard Taylor
South Perth Rotaract

Friday, 22 July 2005

Dial a santa meeting Thursday 28th July

Hello all,

The next Dial -A- Santa meeting will be held on Thursday week the 28th of
July at 7.30pm at the Dome Cafe on Mends street next to the Windsor hotel.

The Dial -A- Santa project is a Rotaract project in which santa visits are
arranged with the proceedings going to a children's charity. It is a
longstanding project run by the Rotaract clubs of Western Australia and has
been running continuously in WA since 1981.

You can find an overview of the project at www.dialasanta.com

Veronica, Simone and I met last Wednesday to start putting the wheels into
motion. I have put my hand up to coordinate the project as chair but we need
hands on deck to take bookings from the public, publicise the event and send
out press releases to the media including radio and newspapers, seek
volunteers to be santas and helpers and coordinate suit bookings.

We are also looking at beneficiaries for the proceeds of the project this
year. We have recently been in support of the clown doctors.

If anyone would like to help out please come along!! It is a very worthwhile
project but we do need volunteers for it to succeed.

It would be great to see representatives from all rotaract clubs.


Richard Taylor
South Perth Rotaract

Wednesday, 20 July 2005

Dinner- UWA and Subiaco Rotaract

Hi all,

An invitation to all rotaract members!!


Wednesday August 10th
Meet 8pm (out the front)
Sicilian Restaurant
Hay st Subiaco

This will be great fun night for all UWA members to get together and to meet out Subiaco Rotaract friends. Please do all come along
A bonus also being scrumptious Italian food is half price and wine is provided!

Please RSVP by adding a comment to this post or via emailing laurenbaz@yahoo.com

See you all there


Tuesday, 19 July 2005

Blogger presentation

Attached is a PowerPoint presentation which explains a little more (with pictures) how to update this website.
The movie version requires Apple QuickTime.
The slides version requires Microsoft PowerPoint.

Download Movie version (2MB, 30sec), PowerPoint version (1MB).

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Meeting Minutes 19 July 2005

We had our first meeting of the semester today. Below are the minutes of this meeting.

Attendance: Lauren, Kylie, Joshua, Sara, Dominik.
Apologies: None.

Firstly we welcome back Kylie from Canada. Our past president will take on the Club Service Director vacated by Ania.
Joshua gave a presentation on using the Blog, our new web site. He will put this presentation on the site soon. He will also add some more important links and information to the site.
Lauren discussed some plans for this semester, including a dinner, a visit to the Wheelchair for Kids workshop, a car rally. Many will be in association with Subiaco Rotaract.
The dinner will be on a Wednesday, and possibly combined with a visit to Subiaco Rotaract.
The visit to the wheelchair factory will be on Saturday 6 August at 10am. A car pool will leave from the campus tavern, so meet there. Please RSVP beforehand.
The next meeting will be in a fortnight's time, Tuesday 2 August at 1pm. We're going to book room G209 this time.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Monday, 18 July 2005

President's Mid Year Update- Our Achievements and Thank you

Hello Rotaract members, Friends of the Club and all interested citizens,

This midyear recap gives a brief summary of events, activities and milestones UWA Rotaracthas achieved so far in 2005….

UWA Orientation day the biggest new member recruitment and promotional day for UWA Rotaract in the calendar.
Giving up their precious last days of the holidays our 2004 Committee worked tirelessly preparing flyers, posters, banners and people to for the UWA Rotaract stall.
Over 30 members were recruited on paper and wonderful publicity given to the club!

Special thank you to Josh, Jessica, Sara, Lucy and Julie for all your work.

A wonderful turn out for our Annual General Meeting.
Lucy (President UWA Rotaract 2004) gave us her last address.
A new and enthusiastic team committee and member team was voted in.

Our mentors and friends at Nedlands Rotary invited Rotaract members us to compete in the annual Nedlands Rotary vs Lions Club lawn bowls night.
A UWA Rotaract team showed up in force, finding the sport harder than it looked and great fun.
Nedlands Rotary in their generous fashion held that UWA Rotaract won our division, giving us a with the prize of dozen WA wines for our club.
The night was capped off with a BBQ.

Thank you Nedlands Rotary for the evening and Carly, Josh, Julie, Ania, Lucy, Lauren as our Rotaract team.

At our annual handover dinner the reigns of UWA Rotaract are handed from the old committee to the new committee.
Held at in Sienna’s Italian Restaurant Leederville this was a night of wine, lovely Italian food, gelare (mm) and reflection on our 2004 achievements
Attended by are new and old members and some of our District representative, old and it was an enjoyable night.

The Rotaract Executive organizing an annual charity BBQ on UWA grounds
A successful and event with over $400 raised going to the Armadale Domestic Violence Unit to support the prevention, protection and recovery of domestic violence and its victims.

Thank you to Coles, Woolworths, Dewsons and UWA guild donating their produce for this event.
Special thank you also to Carly, Susi, Jessica, Ania, Josh, Sara, Tara, Lauren ,Julie and Heather for all your tireless contributions.

Members of our Rotaract team gave up their morning to shake tins and donated for the Radio Lollipop appeal.
All contributions greatly appreciated and helping Radio Lollipop to bring some laughter to the Kids in WA hospitals.

All proceeds going to the Wheelchairs for kids charity to build wheelchairs for land mine victims in developing nations

Our Club service Director (Ania) organized our Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy movie night at Windsor Cinema Nedlands. Rotaract members selling tickets to friends, family and students.
With over 50 people attending a record amount of funds was raised.

Special thank you to Windsor cinemas for your help and Ania and Jessica for the organizing and Rotaract members for the great ticket selling!

Our district representative (Lucy Shea) hold an engaging afternoon of Rotaract training.
A lot was learnt about the inspiring achievements of other Rotarians, Rotaract aims, experiences and processes of Rotaract.
Our new 2005 team met Subiaco Rotaract members, discussed planning some events together and shared experiences
A lovely afternoon tea and dinner capping off an enjoyable Sunday afternoon

Thanks Lucy, Jessica, Dominik, Josh, Susi, Heather, Lauren and Julie for attending to represent our club.

The Community Service Director (Carly) and Publications officer (Tara) organized this event raising money for the Cancer Council of WA.
On a cold winter morning before sunrise some dedicated Rotaract members distributed fundraising boxes to all cafes at UWA.
A record amount of money by our club, with all of it going to help in cancer research.

Thank you to UWA guild president (Nat Hepburn) for your help and Carly, Sally, Lucy and Lauren for greeting up in the freezing hours on June to help.

Myself (Lauren Basanovic) and a partner were invited by Mike Burrell to our the Nedlands Rotary Black tie changeover dinner.
It was a traditional Rotary evening of jovial laughter appointing of a new board, rewarding of Rotarians for their contributions, recognition and reaffirmation of Rotary International values.
Our Club was recognised by the Nedlands club and discussion with the Youth representative about increasing our ties

Thank you for a enjoyable evening Nedlands Rotary

Our District representative (Lucy Shea and partner) attended the Annual Rotary District Dinner.
From all reports again a lovely event was experience with Rotary goals and experiences and achievements recognized
The theme for Rotary International 2005 “Service Above Self’ was also announced

Thank you for an inspiring evening Rotary International

Myself (Lauren Basanovic) and a partner were invited to West Perth Rotary Changeover dinner.
A lovely, traditional and enjoyable black tie evening.
Again West Perth Rotary highlighting and asking me to pass in the invitation of all rptat member to attend their meetings and our club to get involved helping ut in their events (something we will arrange this semester).
Thank you for a lovely evening West Perth Rotary.

Wow and that is only in 6 months of 2005 my friends! Just imaging what we can achieve this semester! With chocolate evenings, cancer council bandanna days, social dinners, a car rally and more on the agenda I can not wait.

Thank you once again to all the Rotaract members (including those helping in support capacities), our Rotarian friends, the generous students at UWA and everyone for all your help and enthusiasm and support!

If I have neglected mention a thank you where need I do apologise (logistically all participants were hard to recall) but be assured YOUR SERVICE ABOVE SELF has helped the lives of more people than you know!

See you at our second semester meetings

Lauren Basanovic
President UWA Rotaract 2005

Welcome to 2nd Semester Rotaract!!

Hi all,

Welcome back to second semester of UWA Rotaract 2005. I hope you are all well rested and ready for a great semester of fun and socialising, satisfying charity work and comraderie.

Plans on the books look like a visit to the Wheelchairs for kids Factory, a Chocolate evening, Car rally with Subiaco Rotaract, a few great dinners out as a club, fundraising for Cancer Council bandanna day and presentations from our a rotary scholars and friends…

Thanks to Josh for this great website!!

See everyone at our first meeting back on 19/7

Lauren Basanovic
President UWA Rotaract 2005

Summary of Rotaract from 'the past'

Below is some content that used to exist on previous website. Most of this content belongs to Robin Chen, our former Publications Officer (by the way, the e-mail form still works, feel free to use it!):

Rotaract is a worldwide network of young adults aged between 18-30 offering a range of activities from assisting a variety of community service projects, to social activities and professional development. This club, will be the only club at UWA that offers these three activities.

Why not join us in achieving Rotaract's motto:
'Fellowship through Service' !

About Rotaract
Rotaract is part of Rotary International. There are currently over 165 000 Rotaractors in more than 7000 Rotaract clubs in 151 countries. A Rotaractor is the formal term we use to denote a member of a Rotaract club. So becoming a Rotaractor will not only mean you can form close ties with young adults in Perth but also around the world!

Being a Rotaractor will mean you will have access to an incredible network of business and community leaders within Rotary which will assist you to develop as a person and provide insight into businesses and careers you may be interested in.

As a Rotaractor, you will work to develop and assist with a variety of community projects, which will assist you in your life skills and in becoming a leader in the community.

We are in District 9450 with the Rotaract Club of Subiaco and our sponsoring clubs are the Rotary Clubs of West Perth and Nedlands.

Our constitution [174KB - PDF file]

This year (Joshua: 2004), the Rotaract Club of UWA will endeavour to:
  • have various social activities from river side barbecues to formal dinners
  • have opportunities to listen and meet with members of several professions to gain insight into work life and
  • participate in community service projects such as providing sporting equipment to the underprivileged.
About UWA
The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and has now become one of Australia's most prestigious educational institutions. It is a member of Australia's 'Group of Eight' leading research-intensive universities. The university has over 15 000 students in nine faculties covering 65 hectares.

The UWA main campus is located in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. It is situated along the Swan River and overlooked by Kings Park. Perth is a multicultural city with a population of over 1.3 million and was ranked the third best city to live in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Flanked by the Indian Ocean, Perth has beautiful beaches and a warm Mediterranean climate.

For more information about UWA, please see:

The University of Western Australia

UWA International Centre

For more information about Perth, Western Australia, please see:

Western Australian Tourism Commission - Perth

Lonely Planet - Destination Perth
What's On in Perth and Fremantle

Club Officers
Nedlands Rotarian Roger Hughes is a Honorary Life Member!!

Below are the officer duties outlined in the Rotaract Constitutional By-Laws:
  • President: The President shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the club and the board of directors. He/she shall, with the approval of the board, appoint all standing and special committees and, in the event of a vacancy in the board of directors, shall, with the approval of the board, fill such vacancy by appointment until the next regular election of the club. He shall be an ex officio member of all committees. He/she shall maintain communication with the sponsor club and the District Rotaract representative to ensure they are continually informed of all actions taken by the club.
  • Vice President: The Vice-President shall succeed to the office of President in the event of removal of the latter for whatever cause, and in the absence of the president, shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the board.
  • Secretary: The Secretary shall maintain all club records, keep minutes of all the meetings of the club and of the board of directors, and provide copies of such to the chairman of the sponsor Rotary club's Rotaract committee.
  • Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have custody of all club funds, maintaining all necessary records and depositing all such funds in a bank approved by the board of directors. He/she shall report on the club's financial status at each meeting of the club and shall hold all records available for inspection by any club member. All disbursements shall be by cheque and with the signature of two authorised officers
There will also be a director of each of the club committees, who will oversee the general running of these committees.
  • Club service: attendance, membership, programs, fellowship, public relations related to the club.
  • International Service: enhancing knowledge and understanding of worldwide needs, problems and opportunities and developing activities to give service for promoting international understanding and goodwill toward all people.
  • Community Service: enhancing knowledge and understanding of community needs, problems and opportunities and developing appropriate activities for serving the community (including the university community).
  • Professional Development: developing a program designed to provide information about a wide cross-section of businesses and professions and to stimulate awareness and acceptance of high ethical standards in business and professional life.
  • Finance: devise ways and means of financing any and all club activities requiring funds, in cooperation with the appropriate committee.
Would like to join us?

You can email us at uwarotaract@hotmail.com, or come to our meetings which happen every second week.

"Volunteering will improve things for each and every one of us. It feels good to help those that are less fortunate and give them the opportunity to improve their situation."
-- Suzanne Wetzel, Rotaract Club of New York, New York, USA

"I have gained friendships all over the world, professional contacts, and the possibility to serve my community and enrich my social and leadership skills."
-- Oliver Lange, Rotaract Club of Offenburg, Germany

"It helps in my overall development, and at the same time I get the pleasure of serving community, making it a better and more enjoyable place to live in for everyone."
-- Vaneeta Kaur Grover, Rotaract Club of Hamilton-McMaster, Ontario, Canada

Rotaract Program - information from the Rotary website
Rotaract News [PDF link]
Yahoo! Groups: rotaractnet - email group for Rotaractors
Yahoo! Groups: rotaractwa - email group for Rotaractors in WA.
Rotaract WA - Santa Project
Rotaract in Australia

Rotary International

Community Organisations
Muscular Dystrophy Association of WA
Silver Chain
Carers WA
Motor Neurone Disease Association

Perth Links
Perth Regional Web Portal

Need more info?
Then please email us at uwarotaract@hotmail.com

Our postal address is:

Rotaract Club of UWA
Box 81
UWA Student Guild
Hackett Drive

Or fill in this form.

We will attend to your queries ASAP.
All fields are required.


Again, thanks to Robin Chen for maintaining the web site 2002-2004.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Meeting reminder

A quick reminder that there will be a meeting tomorrow at 1pm in the Social
Sciences South room G210.

I've spoken to Lauren (President) and will be giving a short demo on how
members can make this website their own.

See you there.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

Return to Semester Bulletin

Hello all!

The semester starts Monday at uni I hope you're all getting ready for it.
We shall have a meeting on Tuesday as planned -- Tuesday 19th July at 1pm in Social Sciences South G210. As always, meet us outside if the room is busy, please don't run away!

Shameless plug for Google's new satellite imagery: if you don't know where our meeting is, it's in the centre of this link:

We hope to be setting ourselves up for a great semester, following from our proposed cooperation with Subiaco Rotaract on a couple of projects.

Don't forget that our new website is now up and running and members can contribute to it -- not just me! If you didn't get the instructions or want any help let me know.

Our new website is at:

Ania, who has now travelled to Queensland, was the first non-me to post to the website, check out her message here:

From now on this bulletin will also appear on the website, along with minutes and anything YOU want to post.

Here's to a good semester, and see you Tuesday.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Friday, 1 July 2005

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone;
Ania here direct from Brisbane (flew in 3 hours ago actually); sorry i couldnt make it to that last meeting and the dinner thing fell through, i didnt actually know there was a dinner thing until Carly told me.
Having researched a little about this uni i am now forced to go to; i think there is NO ROTARACT club. Shocking isnt it?
Anyway, i hope you keep my up to date with this blog; its a great idea!!
Love you all;
(Ex-Club Commitee Director)

Thursday, 30 June 2005

I've notified members...

Members, if you haven't received an e-mail from me in the next hour, please make sure I have your correct e-mail address. Please e-mail the club if you don't get this important email.
Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA

Welcome to our new, improved website

Hi all, it's Joshua your faithful Membership/Internet officer here, welcoming you to our new, improved website!

This is what people call a blog -- basically an online diary that you can attach comments, notes and photos to without having to know anything about web sites. If you can use your webmail, you can update this site (hopefully taking some of the pressure off me!).

Plus blogs just look better.

Current members, I will e-mail instructions as to how you can get involved with this site (sorry the bulletins are a month behind!).

New members and friends of Rotaract Club of UWA, tell us what you think! Leave a comment (you can be anonymous) by clicking the Comment link below. Otherwise you can also e-mail us at our usual address.

Joshua King
Membership/Internet Officer
Rotaract Club of UWA