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Visit by Curtin University Students
The annual weekend vist to Margaret River by Curtin University Students took place recently. The students spend time during the weekend working on community projects in the area. They are hosted by members of club and the visit includes a social. This year the students gave a helping hand in Rotary Park, Redgate Beach, and at the Historical Society.   
Visit by Curtin University Students 2016-10-04 16:00:00Z
Club gives $2,500 to Interplast
The club has donated $2,500 to Interplast. Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. In partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs their mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’. https://www.interplast.org.au/
Club gives $2,500 to Interplast 2016-06-27 16:00:00Z
Assisting in the Community
Rotary Margaret River were asked to help in remodelling a garden at a house in town where three disabled people live with their carers.
Club members organised a working party to move a fence, enlarge an enclosed garden area and relocate two garden beds.
 
After 5 months the garden is now fully established and looking great.
Assisting in the Community 2016-05-11 16:00:00Z
Bowel Cancer - The Unnecessary Killer
Low awareness and lack of early detection means that bowel cancer continues to have an unnecessarily high death rate. Many of the 4,000 bowel cancer deaths in Australia each year are preventable. Caught early, 90% of cases can be successfully treated – but fewer than 40% are detected early. Rotary is providing test kits during May for just $15
Bowel Cancer - The Unnecessary Killer 2016-04-26 16:00:00Z
Mens Shed for Margaret River
Update August '16
The latest palning meeting attracted 31 attendees and there are now 18 new names on the register following this second meeting.
Membership fees have been set at $30 until the shed opens with 28 signed up. Currently estimating 18 months until the Shed opening.  
 
Mens Shed for Margaret River 2016-04-12 16:00:00Z
Bush Fire support.

Rotary Margaret River were 'hands on' as the Rotary Club of Pinjarra organised a working weekend to support farmers in the area affected by the recent fires. Working on a 340 acre property where nearly every piece of fencing was destroyed beyond repair a group of 9 volunteers cleared over 5km of damaged fences stacking wire for removal and leaving the fence lines cleared ready for replacement work to begin.

 

 

Bush Fire support. 2016-01-30 16:00:00Z
Rotary Directory for 2016
The Rotary Directory for 2016 has just been published. 9,000 copies will be distributed to homes across the region.
 
The directory is for local residents and visitors to easily access local business service providers in the Margaret River region.
Rotary Directory for 2016 2016-01-12 16:00:00Z
South Foreshore Trail
Following a three week construction period the redeveloped South Bank dual purpose trail is now open.
 
Update May '16
The new drainage for the trail has now been completed.
 
Running along side the Margaret River from the Old Settlement to Barrett Street Weir the new trail will provide walkers and cyclists with an interesting and scenic circular walk along the banks of the river.
South Foreshore Trail 2016-01-07 16:00:00Z
The Microscope Project
Local School representatives were presented with their microscopes as part of the Microscope for Schools Project. A total of 240 microscopes have been distributed to our local schools. All schools were thrilled to receive these and conveyed thanks to Margaret River Rotary for providing this equipment, which they were sure the students would gain much use from in their learning programmes, including the MR Rotary largely funded Cape to Cape Catchment programmes.
 
 
Aaron Thomas (Principal MR Primary School), Di Littlewood ( Augusta Primary School), Lisa Fenton (Principal MR Montessori School) Deb Angel (MR Montessori School), Lindsay Burke ( MR Independent School) and Gemma Hopkins (Cowaramup Primary School)
The Microscope Project 2015-11-22 16:00:00Z
Gracetown Surfing Scholarships
Gracetown Surfing Scholarships have been awarded to Jamaica Selby and Jolan Bonelli. Club members joined the parents of the awardees and the Club Youth Committee in congratulating both Jolan and Jamaica in receiving the awards. Both were presented with a cheque for $500. Awards and certificates were presented by Rod Pether on behalf of Rotary Margaret River.
Gracetown Surfing Scholarships 2015-11-10 16:00:00Z
The Margaret River Running Festival

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who assisted with the Fun Run on the weekend. 378 people registered for the Run/Walk/Trail, with around 325 showing up on the day. Shame about the wet ending, but everyone who came through the finish line appreciated the welcome, the water bottles and the assistance of the volunteers. It was good to see so many Rotary vests out and about.

Full results available here.

The Margaret River Running Festival 2015-09-21 16:00:00Z
Wheels for Hope
Rotary Margaret River has received the first 3 of 5 vehicles for the Wheels for Hope program about to be rolled out for the Disability Services Commission. Wheels for Hope assists WA families with disabilities who do not have suitable transport to access critical medical and remedial care, education and community activities. Clients of disability services can hire the cars for a nominal fee. Rotary is handling the Margaret River Hub
Wheels for Hope 2015-07-31 16:00:00Z
New members for the club
We are delighted to welcome two Margaret River residents as new members of the club. 

President Terry led the induction of Brian and Lyn Warren into the club at the meeting on Monday night. We hope that they will both enjoy many years of fun and fellowship as club members.

New members for the club 2015-06-09 16:00:00Z
Rotary Business and Community Directory 2015
Every year the Rotary Club of Margaret River produces a printed community and business directory and this year is no exception
with the 2015 edition being distributed this week. 8000 copies will be distributed free throughout the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.
Watch out for delivery of a new edition to your letterbox or local post office.
Rotary Business and Community Directory 2015 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary Promotional Trailer
Margaret River Rotary Club have been very much at the centre of the local news since the New Year. To enable local residents to see more about all the projects that the club runs we have our promotional trailer out and about around town. If you see the trailer please stop by and say hello.
The trailer will be at Rotary Park tomorrow (Tuesday 13/01/15) from 11.30am until 14.30 so come and take a look. Or Wednesday (14/01/15) the trailer will be at the White Elephant - Gnarabup from midday until 15.00.
Rotary Promotional Trailer 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z
$10,000 for the Cape to Cape Catchments Group
The club are pleased to donate $10,000 to the Cape to Cape Catchments Group to further extend the Our Patch program. The funding supports educational visits by classes from local primary schools to local waterways/wetlands in the region. Cape to Cape Catchments Group education officer Tracey Muir said Rotary had been one of the strongest supporters of Our Patch since its inception, the program now reaching 500 students from Cowaramup to Augusta.
$10,000 for the Cape to Cape Catchments Group 2014-11-05 16:00:00Z
Rotary Vocational Exchange to Turkey
Margaret River librarian Rachael Drummond has been selected to participate in a Rotary Vocational Exchange to Turkey in 2015. Rachael was one of 4 selected out of a field of 8. Rachael reported to the Club on her progress learning the Turkish language and the excitement of team meetings. The team leaves in April and their trip will coincide with the Centenary Anzac commemorations.
You can follow the team throughout their journey on Facebook
Rotary Vocational Exchange to Turkey 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Harvey Bike Riders arrive in town
The Harvey Bike Riders arrived in town on Friday as part of their fund raising project for the Childrens Cancer & Leukaemia Foundation –this is their tenth year and, if they met their target of $60,000 from this year's ride, they will have raised $600,000 in total.
Harvey Bike Riders arrive in town 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Margaret River Rotary Fun Run 2014
The Margaret River Rotary Fun Run had been confirmed for this year. Set for Sunday 30 November 2014, the event has been moved back a month from its previously slated date to move it away from conflicting events in a busy shoulder season calendar.
Margaret River Rotary Fun Run 2014 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z
This weeks guest speaker - Dave Macauley

Dave Macauley talked us through his professional surfing career, from catching the wake of ski boats in the Collie River as a young kid through to his days finishing as high as 3rd in the world rankings, his surfing travels and the creation of a family…who are now competitive surfers in their own rights.

This was one of the best presentations we have had this year. Many thanks to Dave.

This weeks guest speaker - Dave Macauley 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z
New Water Trampoline
The "Rotary Floatery" is a pontoon anchored off the beach at Gnarabup Beach for several months each summer; it is used as a marker buoy and support equipment for the many children taking their vacation swimming classes at the beach during January each year, as well as being great fun for the whole community who utilise this popular and sheltered swimming spot. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/rotary-raft-at-gnarabup#sthash.akQ7kCzt.dpuf
The "Rotary Floatery" is a pontoon anchored off the beach at Gnarabup Beach for several months each summer; it is used as a marker buoy and support equipment for the many children taking their vacation swimming classes at the beach during January each year, as well as being great fun for the whole community who utilise this popular and sheltered swimming spot. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/rotary-raft-at-gnarabup#sthash.akQ7kCzt.dpuf

A new inflatable water trampoline has been purchased by the club as the existing "Rotary Floatery" is sadly getting old and worn out. Watch out for the 'new' trampoline at Gnarabup when it is launched in December.

New Water Trampoline 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z
Friends of Rotary
Margaret River Rotary Club's 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to people who cannot, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian  at the present time (eg due to time and travel constraints ) but who nevertheless would like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's Projects and activities. To find out more click here.
STOP PRESS!! Thanks to all who have volunteered already and to the two new volunteers today Myriam and Jeff. Why not you?
click hereMargaret River Rotary Club's 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to people who cannot, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian  at the present time (eg due to time and travel constraints ) but who nevertheless would like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's Projects and activities. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/friends-of-rotary-margaret-river#sthash.7XWoKKMy.dpuf
Margaret River Rotary Club's 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to people who cannot, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian  at the present time (eg due to time and travel constraints ) but who nevertheless would like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's Projects and activities. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/friends-of-rotary-margaret-river#sthash.7XWoKKMy.dpuf
Margaret River Rotary Club's 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to people who cannot, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian  at the present time (eg due to time and travel constraints ) but who nevertheless would like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's Projects and activities. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/friends-of-rotary-margaret-river#sthash.7XWoKKMy.dpuf
Margaret River Rotary Club's 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to people who cannot, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian  at the present time (eg due to time and travel constraints ) but who nevertheless would like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's Projects and activities. - See more at: http://rotarymargaretriver.org.au/Page/friends-of-rotary-margaret-river#sthash.7XWoKKMy.dpuf
Friends of Rotary 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z
Mens Sheds

Guest Speaker Brett Pollock, Treasurer of WA Men’s Shed Association gave a very motivating and inspirational talk on the community benefits of having a men's shed and how they operated.

Mens Sheds 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z
New members to the club

We are delighted to welcome two Margaret residents as new members of the club. 

Sally Hayes led the induction of Gary and Michelle Miller into the club at the meeting on Monday night. We hope that they will both enjoy many years of fun and fellowship as club members.

New members to the club 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z
Award for Smiler

Club Member Smiler Gale has been presented him with a second Sapphire Pin to add to his Paul Harris award in recognition of almost 54 years of service to Rotary.

 

Award for Smiler 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z
New member for the club

We welcome Karen Tearney into the club. Karen has been associated with the club for several months through a contract she has for public relations and media. We welcomed Karen and the club is fortunate to attract such a high calibre member.

New member for the club 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z
Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival was a great success this past weekend. Over 1000 children enjoyed visits from an author and an illustrator; the sessions were held in the schools and very positive feedback received from parents whose kids attended.

Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2014-05-23 00:00:00Z
Reading Rabbits

Reading Rabbits continues to grow and flourish with the year 1 young readers in our primary schools.

Reading Rabbits 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z
Bowelscan

Bowelscan is happening at the Margaret River pharmacies this month and kits are now available. Bowel cancer results in over 4000 deaths per anum in Australia with a strong impact on those over 40. 

Bowelscan 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary Sundowner
The members of the club are holding an information evening at Adinfern Winery on Tuesday March 25th. If you would like to attend to find out more about Rotary Margaret River and the work of Rotary worldwide please email mhopkins@iinet.net.au.
Rotary Sundowner 2014-03-15 00:00:00Z
Outbound Youth Exchange Student
Kaitlyn left Margaret River on Saturday 18th January and arrived in Brasil after 26 hours of flying and a 2 hour stop over in Doha, Qatar. You can follow all her adventures on her blog at http://learningthelingobrasil.tumblr.com/
Outbound Youth Exchange Student 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z
The Raft is in place at Gnarabup
With the help of Tom Ralph and friends the Rotary Floatry is back in the water for a another season at Gnarabup.  There are 3 new moorings anchoring the raft which will no doubt be as well used by the community as it is every year.
The Raft is in place at Gnarabup 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z
Farewell to Bear
The club is sad at the departure of member Paul Daly (Bear) whose career is taking him to Perth.

President Fran presented Bear with a Paul Harris Fellow, much to Bear’s surprise, but very well deserved

 
Farewell to Bear 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
Eventful week for Margaret River
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An eventful week for Margaret River. Saturday 9.40pm the town was rocked by an earthquake and then Sunday night into Monday morning a cold front brought winds that uprooted trees throughout the area.
Eventful week for Margaret River 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z
Alternative Leavers Week 2013

 

Alternative Leavers Week 2013 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z
9th September - Busy meeting for the club.

2 visitors from the UK and 6 local guests. $200 collected from the Wishing Well. New Rotary Flotary for the coming summer.

and guest Speaker Mr Andrew Host presented a fascinating insight into the changes brought to Margaret River Senior High School
9th September - Busy meeting for the club. 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z
Backyard Blitz

The opening days of spring and bright sunshine was on hand to welcome the members of Margaret River Rotary Club who tackled an over grown garden in the south of the town.

Backyard Blitz 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z
School Leaver interviews

Each year Margaret River Rotarians and other community volunteers conduct a job interview exercise with year 12 students from the school’s vocational studies program. 

The 2013 interviews were held from the 27th to 29th August. With 34 interviewers on 12 panels based at various locations around the town a total of 41 students were interviewed on a range of careers including construction, media and print, sports, and clerical.
School Leaver interviews 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z
An array of guests, a fine meal, great conversation and a knockout presentation from Catherine Marriot.

ImageAugust 26th: Catherine gave a powerful presentation to the evening meeting on the importance of effective communication. She spoke of the need to be on the front foot, empathetic with your listener and rock solid in your own position.

An array of guests, a fine meal, great conversation and a knockout presentation from Catherine Marriot. 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z
Margaret River Fun Run

Margaret River Fun Run - October 27th

Margaret River Fun Run 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z
This week in Rotary. 5th August 2013

The latest in bound Youth Exchange Student Chris from Germany arrived in Margaret River after two long flights via Dubai. Chris will be settling in over the next few days.

The latest East Timor Alternate Leavers week student was interviewed this week. 10 students have applied. Students now face the challenge of raising funds for airfares. The group are having a fire wood raffle this Saturday at IGA so please support. Update 13/08/13: The raffle raised $761 toward trip expenses

Speakers at this weeks Rotary meeting were Jacqui Biddulph and husband Bob - local dairy farmers. They gave the meeting an interesting talk with a perspective on the WA dairy industry.

This week in Rotary. 5th August 2013 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
Next Rotary Youth Exchange student chosen.
Kaitlyn O'Connor has been selected as next year's Rotary Club of Margaret River Outbound Youth Exchange Student but as yet does not know which country she will be traveling to. - On Saturday 3rd August Kaitlyn is having a cake stall in front of IGA to help fund raise for her trip Latest news the cake stall raised $1300. 
Next Rotary Youth Exchange student chosen. 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z
New Rotary Year - New President
Image The change over meeting on Saturday 13th July featured good company, good food and a nice review of the year from outgoing president Richard Vos who hands the presidency to Fran Temby for the next Rotary year.

It has been a great year as you can see in the report for 2012/13

New Rotary Year - New President 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z
The Rotary club of Margaret River awards Paul Harris Fellowships

The Rotary club of Margaret River awards Paul Harris Fellowships to Rotarians or members of the community who have shown tangible and significant assistance for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. This year (2013) the club has chosen to award three Paul Harris Fellowships to club members Sally Hayes, Julien Sanderson, and Doug McKennay. 

The Rotary club of Margaret River awards Paul Harris Fellowships 2013-07-14 00:00:00Z
New facilities at Rotary Park
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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River have added a footpath through Rotary Park. The footpath leads from the entrance, down past the playground area to the new barbecues. If you're in Margaret River drop in and see the excellent addition to the Park.

New facilities at Rotary Park 2013-07-14 00:00:00Z
Guest Speaker. Paul Daly on the recent Police GSE to the USA.

Paul was Team leader on a recent Rotary Group Study Exchange to the North East of the USA.

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They were away for 36 days, spending 24 hours flight time getting there. They did 15 presentations, attended a District Conference, attended countless Rotary family social functions and had a great time. Paul noted that the pace of the trip was gruelling at times and not a ‘trivial’ exercise.

Guest Speaker. Paul Daly on the recent Police GSE to the USA. 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
Guest Speaker Tracey Muir. Cape to Cape Catchment Group. Environmental Programs for local schools

This weeks guest speaker was Tracey Muir speaking about Cape to Cape Catchment Group. Environmental Programs for local schools.

Tracey described her program, which features environmental education IN the environment. An interactive classroom and excursion based program that has expanded to all the local primary schools Year 3 and Year 6.

Guest Speaker Tracey Muir. Cape to Cape Catchment Group. Environmental Programs for local schools 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z
Alternative Leavers week December 2013

8 students are definite starters for the December 2013 Alternative Leavers week. 

ImageAlternative Leavers Week is a project in partnership with villages in Timor Leste; a team of school leavers from Margaret River visits East Timor to meet the people, learn about life and work on community development activities. This project aims to provide support for the Timorese people and an understanding of life in a neighbouring country like Timor.

If you are or you know students who would like to participate please contact the club.  

 

Alternative Leavers week December 2013 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z
Youth Exchange Student Ingrid sends report from Thailand

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Youth Exchange Student Ingrid sent a great report back from Thailand where she is currently enjoying her role as a Youth Exchange Student.

Read the report here

 

Youth Exchange Student Ingrid sends report from Thailand 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z
'Seasons of Growth' program

The Youth committee has donated $2000 to the MR Primary School to run their 'Seasons of Growth' program.

'Seasons of Growth' program 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
Guest Speaker Adrian Prendergast with plans for Wharncliffe Mill

An interesting presentation from Adrian Prendergast with his and wife Claire's plan for Wharncliffe Mill.

Guest Speaker Adrian Prendergast with plans for Wharncliffe Mill 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z
Thanks for a random act of kindness and service above self

Visiting Rotarian Geoff Wyatt from Rossmoyne Club won the jackpot raffle on Monday but gave the prize money back to President Richard to go to a club project. We, of course, chose End Polio Now. We were down to the last chip so it would have been approx $170 added to the coffers.

Thanks for a random act of kindness and service above self 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z
Punmu project - next step. Read full story

Club members Lloyd and Rod P visited Punmu recently to talk about a proposal for a water slide as a health initiative believed to be equally effective as a swimming pool but more cost efficient to both build and operate. 

Punmu project - next step. Read full story 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z
Rotary and its partners are on the brink of Polio Eradication success. Read full story
After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions. Read more and watch the video.
Rotary and its partners are on the brink of Polio Eradication success. Read full story 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z
Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival – Words Uncorked

A huge success for this year’s Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival – Words Uncorked and particularly the Behind the Label sessions sponsored by the club.

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival – Words Uncorked 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z
'Catch Cancer before it Catches You' - Bowelscan WA

Club community service project for May. is Bowelscan WA, a district coordinated bowel cancer awareness program – 'Catch Cancer before it Catches You'. Rotary Margaret River works in partnership with local pharmacies that stock and sell the kits. Rotarians collect kits returned from participants and deliver to a local pathology laboratory for testing. 

'Catch Cancer before it Catches You' - Bowelscan WA 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Great Outcome for Alternative Leavers Week
News this week from Atauro High School, East Timor.
The computers taken to the school on the most recent trip along with the battery backup power supply are proving to be an excellent resource for the High School


13/05/2013 Latest news from Atauro High School, East Timor. Read more

Great Outcome for Alternative Leavers Week 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Margaret River Stories - a new publication
On Thursday 16 May the Margaret River and Districts Historical Society will launch its new publication “Margaret River Stories”
Margaret River Stories - a new publication 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Weekly Round Up
Youth Exchange Student Joe reports to the club also........
East Timor Alternative Leavers Week program and
Guests, from Switzerland.
Weekly Round Up 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z
Club member off to new and exciting places

We held a special event for Jan Fairclough's final meeting with the club

Club member off to new and exciting places 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z
Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
The Arts Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival takes place 15-17 May. Margaret River Rotary Club sponsors the amazing ‘Behind the Label’ program.
Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z
A busy week for the Club

Alternative Leavers Project  -  Rotary Park  -  Margaret River Senior High School Chaplaincy Program  -  First Responder guest speakers -  and in addition to these ........

 

A busy week for the Club 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z
Meeting at the Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station

This week the club met at the Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station. It was a joint meeting between Rotarians and members of the local Lions club. The main event of the evening was the presentation of the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) which was funded jointly between Margaret River Rotary Club and the Lions Club. 

Meeting at the Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z
Our Patch

The clean and tidy Rotary Park was venue today for an Our Patch end of term excursion. The day was led by coordinator Tracey Muir of Cape to Cape Catchments Group and presenters included.......

Our Patch 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
Youth Services evening at the club
Our most recent guest speakers have all been sponsored by Rotary Margaret River to participate in youth leadership and science experiences in the past few months.
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They came to the most recent club meeting and spoke about their experiences.   
Youth Services evening at the club 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
Why Join Rotary
Five new members for the club this year. What's stopping YOU!
Maybe you've seen a need in our community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you're seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in our community or abroad.
Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club. Watch this short video and learn more.

View a full screen version of this video

 

aybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.

aybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.

aybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.

aybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.

aybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.

Why Join Rotary 2013-04-05 00:00:00Z
Sausage Sizzle Sucess
Thanks to all who supported the Sausage Sizzle at Home Hardware on Saturday March 30th. 
Sausage Sizzle Sucess 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z
Rotary Group Study Exchange to Virginia USA

A Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from Western Australia is currently on route to Virginia in the USA. The team who are all serving police officers will spend 4 weeks working and studying with counterparts in Virginia. The team comprises of leader - Paul Daly from Margaret River and team members Gerard Murphy and Taryn Werrett from Bunbury, Jeromy Jones also from Margaret River and Aaron Biggs from Katanning. Follow the team on Facebook

2013 GSE Team members

 

Rotary Group Study Exchange to Virginia USA 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program highlighted at Parliament House
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program was highlighted last month with a reception at Parliment House in Perth on February 22nd hosted by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay and Barry House, president of the Legislative Council.

RYE group
 Barry House, US Consul Aleishia Woodward, with Margaret River Rotarians President Richard Vos, Sgt Paul Daly, and the Margaret River Rotary Clubs current in bound student, Joe Richardson.

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program highlighted at Parliament House 2013-03-29 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Club Of Margaret River Has Donated $2,500 To Romac
The Rotary Club of Margaret River has donated $2,500 to Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC). Now in its 20th year of operations ROMAC’s mission is to provide medical treatment for children up to 15 years from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
The Rotary Club Of Margaret River Has Donated $2,500 To Romac 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z
Quality Inn Margaret River Donate $126.
Community spirit - our club meeting venue Quality Inn Margaret River recently passed on $126 in gold coin....
Quality Inn Margaret River Donate $126. 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z
Group Study Exchange 2013.
Inbound: Rotary District 7610 West Virginia, USATeam Leader Rotarian Bill Croxton with team members, Jordan Clough, Megan Leigh Kuhn, Dwayne Petersen, Diana Truong.

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Group Study Exchange 2013. 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Australia World Community Service Receive $2500 From The Rotary Club Of Margaret River
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) recently received $2500 from the Rotary Club of Margaret River. This money will go to help  the Prosthesis Foundation at Chiang Mai Thailand; they create artificial limbs for children injured by land mines.
Rotary Australia World Community Service Receive $2500 From The Rotary Club Of Margaret River 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z
Congratulations Doug Mckennay For 50 Years Of Service To Rotary
What a great achievement from joining RC Manjimup at 26 and the suggestion of his bank manager (not to be denied) to the big move to Margaret River 11 years ago in 2002. PHF Doug has been very much involved with all roles in Rotary including President of Manjimup 1975-76 and assistant governor 1976-77. At Margaret River has been active with vocational visits and activities. Doug is active with the Fun Run and has been a safari leader for youth exchange travels around the north-west.
Congratulations Doug Mckennay For 50 Years Of Service To Rotary 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z
Punmu - The Power of Strong Leadership in Rotary
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  Rotarian Rod Pether began one of the most important train of events in our club history by confronting our members with a question about our apparent lack of effort to address disadvantage in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Encouraged by the response of the Club to his challenge, Rod found a candidate community in Punmu in the East Pilbara region. Remote and acutely disadvantaged, the community were keen to seek assistance to bring a dream to reality in the cause of better school attendance, healthy lifestyles and community engagement. Their chosen 'vehicle' was a covered multi-purpose sports court.
Punmu - The Power of Strong Leadership in Rotary William Ivory 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z
YEP Joe comes to the end of his year in Margaret River

During his visit to the club this week he enthralled us and made us laugh with his pictures and stories of North West Safari. He described the experience of sailing on a catamaran out of Coral Bay, staying at New Norcia, bushwalking in Karajini and Kalbarri and dolphins in Shark Bay.

YEP Joe comes to the end of his year in Margaret River Andy Ledbetter
Education Partners in Timor Leste
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Our club has used community projects in Timor Leste to engage Year 12 Margaret River school leavers in community service. This year the Margaret River kids each carried  a laptop computer loaded with some context appropriate educational software (GCompris) on their trip to Timor Leste. The laptops will assist our partner schools to bring digital learning into the classroom.

The intention is to hurry slowly. We hope to make education a centre-piece of our engagement with  engagement with Timor Leste for many years to come.

Timor Classroom

Education Partners in Timor Leste William Ivory