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:

* 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 "

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

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 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 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 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