If you're struggling to get through your Friday then you may want to wait until you have left the office before you read this - it could be demotivating if you have a busy afternoon ahead of you!
Yes, that's right, Steph Haynes is living her passion, helping the lions of Africa, with her brother Martin. They are volunteering on a project with Love Lions Alive. The building (pictured) is being constructed for volunteer accommodation - Martin and Steph are working hard on the
Carolyn Stratton has recently been inducted as a member of ROC, although she is not new to rotary at all. Her daughter Emily was involved with the Rotary Youth Exchange program and last year Carolyn's family hosted a German student as part of the reciprocal program. Carolyn says it's been extraordinary to see how rotary has had such a positive impact on the young adults she knows, being able to obtain a more mature and global outlook on life.
This was partly the reason for
For most people, public speaking is something we steer away from. It's not something we jump up and volunteer to do. But for this week's special guests from Kiara College - Maddie, Steven and Scott - they had to overcome whatever anxieties they were feeling, delivering three very insightful and passionate presentations as part of the Rotary Four-Way Test Competition.
Coincidentally, two of the presenters chose to speak about 'bullying' - Scott provided a community perspecti
Next ROC event - Thursday 3 November Our next ROC breakfast event will be a tribute to Remembrance Day which will actually take place the following week, on 11th November. We will have a speaker in keeping with the usual format. We encourage you to proudly wear your medals or those of someone you would like to honour. We will reveal more details prior to the event. RSVP's are a must - it's important that we confirm catering needs with the venue prior to each event. To Book,
ROCstar Catriona Ferrie recently learned of the Street Doctor's need for donations to help support their outreach health service program. 360 Street Doctor is a mobile GP clinic that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of homeless, transient, disadvantaged and marginalized people i n the Perth area. Staffed by doctors and nurses 6 days a week, this wonderful program helps thousands of people each week.
At the moment the service is in need of donations for their patient
At a ceremony at Government House on Monday 3rd October, celebrating The Day of German Unity - the national day of Germany - Torsten Ketelsen, the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in WA, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award is the only federal decoration of Germany and was given to Torsten in recognition for his service and contributions in support of Germany.
Torsten has been a member of ROC for many years and has
AT BREAKFAST THIS WEEK, speaker Akram Azimi, former Australian of the Year - and ROCstar - surprised guests by sharing the stage with some of the students whom he has been mentoring since winning his prestigious award. Jack, Nathan, Rafe and Sidarth, from Scotch College, gave brief presentations on topics which they have been researching under Akram's leadership this year: homelessness, sanitation, GMO's & sexual harassment.
Akram credited ROC for helping to get him where h
Get ready for an Inferno - Movie Night
Thursday 20th October Who doesn't love a Tom Hanks movie?! His latest, "Inferno" is sure to be another huge hit with Dan Brown fans around the world eagerly awaiting this latest installment of the famed author's sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Directed by Ron Howard, this mystery thriller is sure to be as exciting as the first two hits, with Tom once again reprising his role as Robert Langdon.
The movie event on Thurs
AKRAM AZIMI - YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR IN 2013 - IS PASSIONATE ABOUT A RANGE OF SOCIAL ISSUES, EVERYTHING FROM EXTREME POVERTY, POLIO AND PHILANTHROPY TO RECONCILIATION.
If you think his name sounds familiar, that's because Akram is a former member of ROC, as well as End Polio Ambassador who contributed to the government's funding commitment of $80 million for polio eradication in 2014, and another $20 million in 2014.
Akram was born in Afghanistan in the middle of a