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- MARCH 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.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING- MARCH 2005
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.
NEDLANDS ROTARY BOWLS NIGHT- MARCH 2005
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.
ROTARACT HANDOVER DINNER- MARCH 2005
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.
ARMADALE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT (CHARITY BBQ)- MARCH 2005
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.
HELPING RADIO LOLLIPOP– MARCH 2005
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.
WHEELCHAIR FOR KIDS CHARITY (MOVIE NIGHT)- APRIL 2005
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!
DISTRICT TRAINING - MAY 2005
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.
CANCER COUNCIL BIGGEST MORNING TEA - JUNE 2005
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.
NEDLANDS ROTARY CHANGEOVER DINNER - JUNE 2005
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
ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT DINNER- JUNE 2005
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
WEST PERTH ROTARY CHANGEOVER DINNER- JUNE 2005
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
President UWA Rotaract 2005