Rotary Book Drive Tom Langley 2020-11-07 16:00:00Z 0
Michael Bisset Bicycle Recycling 2020-10-20 16:00:00Z 0
Treemission – a tree planting conservation initiative 2020-10-06 16:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Presidential Citation to RCD

Our club has earned the Rotary Platinum Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2019-20. During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
One of only 5 in District 9455.
Details of what is required to achieve this valued award are listed in the read more section.
2019-2020 Presidential Citation to RCD 2020-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
Carol Shannon - Vocational Excellence Award 2020 2020-08-15 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dalkeith Change Over Dinner 29th June 2020 Tom Langley 2020-06-30 16:00:00Z 0

District 9455 Changeover

Welcome to the first Digital District 9455 Changeover
                                                          Click on the images to see the message.
     District Governor Graham Peden          
   District Governor Elect Jon Bilson
With the impact COVID-19 has had on our community, the planned District Changeover scheduled for the 27th of June at the MAAC had to be cancelled to comply with RI  and Public Health restrictions. To ensure our members did not miss out on this important event, an innovative Digital Changeover concept was devised. So grab some popcorn, relax and enjoy District Changeover delivered digitally.
DG Graham + DGE Jon
District 9455 Changeover Tom Langley 2020-06-29 16:00:00Z 0

New International Project

Our new project is a book drive for primary school children in PNG with the Buk Bilong Pikinini Foundation. A sub committee will manage the project and all members or family are encouraged to assist where possible. If you have contacts in the education sector or good quality unwanted childrens books to donate then please join in.
New International Project Michael Bisset 2020-06-01 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Global Citizen Award

Our club is pleased to mentor 5 International University Students as part of The Rotary Global Citizen Award. It is a unique opportunity for overseas students to help develop lasting career connections and networks in Western Australia, participate in volunteering projects to build community involvement, increase professional and personal development, and become of the Rotary Global family. Our Mentors are Kim Smith, Peter Panek, Michael Bisset, Tim Humphrey, Leon Lorenzon.
Rotary Global Citizen Award 2020-05-16 16:00:00Z 0

First Virtual Meeting

President John hosted the clubs first weekly meeting by Zoom this evening attended by more than 30 members!
John Lindquist conducted the first virtual member induction of Jason Van Straalen.
Vicki Rasmussen from Charlies Foundation for Research was also our first virtual guest speaker.
Learn more here:
First Virtual Meeting 2020-04-07 16:00:00Z 0
The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO) Tom Langley 2020-02-21 16:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting at the new Showgrounds Mens Shed Tom Langley 2019-10-28 16:00:00Z 0

35th Handover Dinner

President David Ellis said before I induct John Bolto to be our next President, I wish to thank my wife Tanya for her support provided to me during this past Rotary year; and to thank all of my fellow club members for their support and wise counsel on occasions too when they have felt it was needed.
It is pleasing to note here too that our PE John is a thoroughly well prepared and highly competent President-Elect, well versed in all Club, District and RI matters and well supported by all members of our club; and even more so by the vast array of the engineering fraternity who dominate our club membership and believe that it's time for the club's engineering driven "P-Train" to get back on the rails and help drive the club forward.
John will make an excellent President for our club in the next Rotary year!
President David then recited the Club President Induction Charge and John Bolto was given his new badges and the Presidents Chain was put on his shoulder.
35th Handover Dinner Tom Langley 2019-06-28 16:00:00Z 0

Farewell to our Rotary Exchange Student CADU

I’ve made my farewell speech indeed but you have no idea how hard it was for me to put in words a year that changed completely who I am and how I see the bb world with my own eyes, the challenges faced as an exchange student in Australia were tough, exhausting but sometimes even enjoyable. 
Cadu with Catherine and Richard Gorhamwith fellow exchange students Axel Soborg and Jaz Hernando
For me it started at the airport in Brazil, it was the first time I was flying so far and for my first flight I had a 26 hour trip and if you think it couldn’t get worse, it did when I missed my connection in Sydney and got lost at that huge city with barely any English skills and that was just the first of many challenges.
Farewell to our Rotary Exchange Student CADU Tom Langley 2019-06-13 16:00:00Z 0
Post Community Newspaper 4th May 2019 Tom Langley 2019-05-05 16:00:00Z 0
Science and Engineering Challenge Tom Langley 2019-04-15 16:00:00Z 0

Claremont Men's Shed

A new Men's Shed is being established at the Claremont Show Grounds.
Rotary Club of Dalkeith members Peter Panek, Trevor Gorey and Michael Bisset 
clean up a shed which will be the home of the new Men's Shed in Claremont.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie d491614
Claremont Men's Shed Tom Langley 2019-03-20 16:00:00Z 0
Photos from the Duyfken trip Tom Langley 2019-03-09 16:00:00Z 0
District 9455 Conference 2019 Tom Langley 2019-03-08 16:00:00Z 0
Photos from the Fellowship Dinner Tom Langley 2019-02-26 16:00:00Z 0

David Miller OAM

  Mr David Charles MILLER, Cottesloe WA 6011
David Miller OAM Tom Langley 2019-02-08 16:00:00Z 0
John Fawcett Foundation's new bus Tom Langley 2019-02-01 16:00:00Z 0
Nokor Tep Hospital Sundowner Cocktail Party Tom Langley 2019-01-09 16:00:00Z 0
Inductions of Hugh Stowell and Brad Noble 17th December 2018 Tom Langley 2019-01-08 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dalkeith's Fellowship Dinner Tom Langley 2019-01-07 16:00:00Z 0
Australia Japan Youth Cultural Exchange Tom Langley 2018-11-22 16:00:00Z 0
International Fellowship of Rowing Rotarians Tom Langley 2018-11-21 16:00:00Z 0

Michael Bisset's Life Talk


My parents were born in the early 1930's into middle-class Melbourne, and their parents had sufficient means to provide private school secondary education for both of them. 

My father’s parents were small retail business owners with the corner store and ultimately a couple of them. 

My mother’s father was a senior manager/administrator in the Church of England, and he received an MBE from the queen for services to the church. A big deal in that era we were told when we were old enough to understand who the Queen was. 
Michael Bisset's Life Talk Tom Langley 2018-11-12 16:00:00Z 0

Holly's 30th Oct 2018 email

 From: Holly Mellor <>
Sent: Wednesday, 31 October 2018 5:07 PM
To: Kim Smith <>
Cc: Andrew Mellor <>; Jodie Mellor <>
Subject: Re: The last couple of weeks in Switzerland :)
Hello everyone!
This month I have done a lot of things with friends, my host family, rotary and other exchange students!
In the last school week of the term, my class had a camp to Delémont, in the French part of Switzerland with the theme of Bilingualism. We spent a lot of time in Biel/Bienne, an officially bilingual city in west Switzerland. It was really fun to spend time with my classmates and I also learnt a lot about how it is to live in a bilingual city, and the positives and negatives of bilingualism. It was also great to be able to practise my French skills.
Holly's 30th Oct 2018 email Tom Langley 2018-10-30 16:00:00Z 0
World Antibiotics Awareness Week Tom Langley 2018-10-30 16:00:00Z 0

"French Impressions" Art/Photography Exhibition

You are invited to
"French Impressions"
Art/Photography Exhibition
8th - 25th November 2018
Cocktail Opening 6-9pm
The Paris & Provence art tour group invite you Friday 9th November
​Cost: $10 per person payable to tour members or contact
Michele 0417931105 or Sue 0437599771
Ellis House - 116 Milne Street Bayswater
Thurs-Fri 10am-4pm     Sat-Sun 10am-5pm     Ph: 92719770
"French Impressions" Art/Photography Exhibition  Tom Langley 2018-10-24 16:00:00Z 0
Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Tom Langley 2018-10-19 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dalkeith's Business Lunch with Dr Megan Clark Tom Langley 2018-10-17 16:00:00Z 0
Esther High Tea Tom Langley 2018-10-03 16:00:00Z 0
Our inbound RYE Student Carlos Eduando Tom Langley 2018-09-24 16:00:00Z 0
Tabitha Foundation Video Tom Langley 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
Voiceworks Tom Langley 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
President Barry Rassin Membership Video Tom Langley 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
Mens Shed Video Tom Langley 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0

Polio eradication update Aug 2018

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polio

EVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. 
The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016.
“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”
Polio eradication update Aug 2018 Tom Langley 2018-09-22 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Video Tom Langley 2018-09-21 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Video Tom Langley 2018-09-21 16:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary Video Tom Langley 2018-09-21 16:00:00Z 0
Shelterbox Video Tom Langley 2018-09-20 16:00:00Z 0
Esther Foundation Video Tom Langley 2018-09-20 16:00:00Z 0
John Fawcett Foundation Video Tom Langley 2018-09-20 16:00:00Z 0

Dalkeith Rotary's  objects and activities

The Rotary Club of Dalkeith was chartered on the 24th April 1984 and the charter dinner held on 8th June that year. Our “mother” club was the Rotary Club of Nedlands. Of the 31 charter members, there are still seven current members.
The founding President was David Foulkes, and his enthusiasm and dedication to the Rotary cause were inspirational to our members.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular to encourage and foster:
  • The development of an acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarians’ occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians’ personal, business and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Dalkeith Rotary's objects and activities Tom Langley 2018-09-17 16:00:00Z 0
Voiceworks Performance Tom Langley 2018-09-17 16:00:00Z 0
The History of Rotary International Tom Langley 2018-09-17 16:00:00Z 0

Holly's email 24th Aug 2018

Subject: The last couple of weeks in Switzerland :)
Hello everyone!
The last couple of weeks have been very busy for me here in Switzerland! This week is my first week back at school after the summer holidays, which were five weeks long.
Holly's email 24th Aug 2018 Tom Langley 2018-08-26 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Dalkeith Members Bali Visit July 2018

Posted by Peter Panek on Aug 24, 2018
Rotary Club of Dalkeith's Visit to Bali July 2018
The concept behind the visit to Bali, was for club members to travel to the island and visit several charities and see firsthand the good work that they carry out. It was suggested that each couple would donate a total of AUD$1,500 to be split amongst the charities. The John Fawcett Foundation (“JFF”) would receive $750/couple and the balance would be divided between the Bumi Sehat Birthing centre in Ubud and Solemen in Sanur.
The 8-day visit to Bali was formally accepted by 3 club members and their respective wives. Some members offered their apologies at not being able to attend, however, they advised that they would still donate to the JFF.  Unfortunately, at the last minute, 1 couple had to withdraw from the trip due to medical advice. This couple still provided their in-country donation amount plus additional spending money for distribution to the visited charities.
Rotary Club of Dalkeith Members Bali Visit July 2018 Peter Panek 2018-08-23 16:00:00Z 0
Club's Calendar (incl. 9455) Tom Langley 2018-08-21 16:00:00Z 0

Our Guest Speaker Steve Plain (Mountaineer)

Posted by Chris Cole on Aug 07, 2018
Our Guest Speaker 6th August 2018 -Steve Plain - World Record Breaking Mountain Climb- Project 7in4
Steve Plain broke his neck in a surfing accident at Cottesloe beach in December 2014.
During this difficult period, whilst recovering, he planned his project to climb the 7 major
peaks on 7 continents in under 4 months and break the world record.
This was a major undertaking and had its genesis in a climb he did when he was a 15 yo
boy scout and he went to base camp on Mt Everest.
Our Guest Speaker Steve Plain (Mountaineer) Chris Cole 2018-08-06 16:00:00Z 0

Drought Relief for our Farmers

Posted on Aug 06, 2018
I’m delighted to advise that a partnership has been formed between Rotary Australia, Channel 9 and the National Farmers’ Federation to help our drought-stricken farmers.  A fundraising appeal was launched on Channel 9’s Today show on Thursday, 2nd August.
Drought Relief for our Farmers Tom Langley 2018-08-05 16:00:00Z 0

Blanket Distribution

Posted on Aug 03, 2018
Rotary Club of Dalkeith President David Ellis with helpers
Note: RedCross van chockablock full with the contents from 7 trolleys of donated items plus in the background a further 12 plastic pallet containers and 1 extra trolley full of further items still to be picked up later by RedCross.
Thanks, Qantas and thanks Atlas for supplying the donated items and thanks to Rotary for coordinating their distribution and thanks to RedCross and their helpers for collecting and further distributing these items to their associated charitable groups and so to their needy recipients.
Blanket Distribution Tom Langley 2018-08-02 16:00:00Z 0

Holly's email 23rd July

Posted on Aug 01, 2018
Subject: The last couple of weeks in Switzerland :)
In the last month, I’ve been lucky enough to travel and see so many places in Europe on the Rotary Switzerland Eurotour! I went to 11 different countries in 17 days, visiting places I would never imagined I would visit. 
On the Eurotour we visited so many beautiful cities, including Zürich, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Postojna and Venice. It was such an amazing experience and in each city, we were lucky enough to have a walking tour of the history and culture of the city. It was also really interesting to see the places that I’ve learnt about in school and to be able to really explore the city each day was amazing. 
Holly's email 23rd July Tom Langley 2018-07-31 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Shopping Bags

As we all know there is an ever-increasing awareness of the global problem caused by plastic waste. Plastic shopping bags are being banned and we all need to start using reusable shopping bags of some description as of 1 July 2018.
Rotary Shopping Bags Peter Robertson 2018-06-23 16:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jun 14, 2018
You may have already heard the news via social media or via the more traditional grapevine, but if not, I'm thrilled to announce that ShelterBox has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize! It is a great honour to be nominated and that honour is shared with all our supporters and volunteers around the world; for we are all part of the same global movement, building peace one family at a time.




Shelterbox Tom Langley 2018-06-13 16:00:00Z 0
District Changeover Dinner Tom Langley 2018-06-04 16:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Cambodia

Posted on May 12, 2018

Geraldine Cox  Geraldine Cox Reports

Listen up, lovely supporters. We need to talk about a few things.

It seems that Cambodian based charities –particularly orphanages – have been copping a lot of criticism lately. Much of it is absolutely warranted. I’d like to take this opportunity to set a few things straight.
Sunrise Cambodia Tom Langley 2018-05-11 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Tom Langley 2018-04-30 16:00:00Z 0

Science and Engineering Challenge

Posted on Apr 23, 2018

Rotary Club of Dalkeith members were involved as volunteers in the Science and Engineering Challenge held recently in the Silver Jubilee Pavilion at the showgrounds.

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM* outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary Clubs, Universities, and sponsors.

Science and Engineering Challenge Tom Langley 2018-04-22 16:00:00Z 0

Back to Our Roots

Posted on Apr 15, 2018
Last summer, Ian H.S. Riseley challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree by Earth Day 2018.
On these pages, we trace Rotary’s love of trees from its founder, Paul Harris, to the trees Rotarians are planting today, including the heritage apple tree that members in Germany are cultivating. You will also read about the similarities between Rotarians and trees, President Riseley’s thoughts on the primal power of trees, and the ways we honor – and fail to honor – trees.  
Back to Our Roots Tom Langley 2018-04-14 16:00:00Z 0

RI President's Long-Term Committment to Tree Planting

By Hank Sartin Photos by Alyce Henson

Ian H.S. Riseley issued a challenge last year. He wanted Rotarians to plant 1.2 million trees – one for every Rotarian in the world – between 1 July 2017, when he took office as president of Rotary International, and Earth Day, 22 April 2018. Clubs around the world have embraced that challenge, and in his travels this year, Riseley himself has often been asked to pick up a shovel. 

RI President's Long-Term Committment to Tree Planting Tom Langley 2018-04-01 16:00:00Z 0

PNG Earthquake Appeal

People in central Papua New Guinea remain on edge with more than 20 powerful aftershocks rattling the region since Monday 27th February, magnitude-7.5 earthquake.
Monday's earthquake struck in the Southern Highlands province in the early hours of the morning, causing damage to buildings and landslides.
There are fears already-damaged buildings in towns like Mendi, the capital of Southern Highlands province which is home to more than 50,000 people, may not survive continuing aftershocks.
The director of PNG's National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, said communication networks were down and that was making it hard to assess the impact of the quake.
PNG Earthquake Appeal Tom Langley 2018-03-18 16:00:00Z 0
Foodbank Community Kitchen's recent success Tom Langley 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0
District 9455 Geraldton Conference Tom Langley 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-04-30 16:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0