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Bruce Rock Swim 2017: All Three School Swim Posters in One Place

Here are all three Swim posters (Bruce Rock, Narembeen and Quairading).

Poster showing details of the Swim in Bruce Rock on 25 March 2017

Our 2017 Swim Poster for Bruce Rock

Narembeen poster promoting 25 March 2017 Bruce Rock Swim

Our 2017 Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy poster for Narembeen

Bruce Rock Swim Quairading Poster

Our Quairading Swim Poster

Our Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy 2017 – Bruce Rock Poster

Our Bruce Rock poster for the 2017 Swim for Bruce Rock Kids on 25 March 2017.

Poster showing details of the Swim in Bruce Rock on 25 March 2017

Our 2017 Swim Poster for Bruce Rock

 

Our Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy 2017 – Quairading Poster

Our Quairading poster for the 2017 Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy on 25 March 2017.

Bruce Rock Swim Quairading Poster

Our Quairading Swim Poster

The Rotary Bruce Rock Swim – How We’re Fundraising

The Swim is on Soon!

The Rotary Bruce Rock Swim is less than three weeks away, and we’re busily fundraising for the event!

Proceeds from the Swim will go to Vital Wheatbelt Literacy Projects

The Swim proceeds will go to vital literacy development programs at Bruce Rock District High School, and earn matching literacy grants for Narembeen and Quairading District High Schools.

We have three important fundraising channels for the 2017 Swim.

Our Rotary Club Members are Leading the Way with Donations!

Our Rotary Club parks cars at the Perth Makers Market to raise funds for charitable and community projects across Western Australia and internationally.   The members have decided to dedicate a portion of these funds to top up the generous contribution made to Bruce Rock Swim fundraising by our charity, The Rotary Foundation. These member-generated funds will flow to all three schools participating in the Swim.

Three people playing up to the camera

Having fun while parking cars – Members Kate, Sandra & Kero.

Offline Fundraising is Underway!

You may have seen the swim posters and associated offline sponsorship forms being used by supporters of each participating school. These sponsorship forms are school-specific and funds raised via a particular form will go to the credit of the school named on that form.

Copies of the school sponsorship forms are available for download from:
1.  Sponsorship Form for Bruce Rock DHS swimmers
2.  Sponsorship form for Narembeen DHS swimmers
3.  Sponsorship form for Quairading DHS swimmers

Our Online Fundraising via Chuffed.org is Flying!

In addition to these forms, we’re operating a dedicated account on Chuffed.org to give the Swim the best possible chance to connect with potential supporters anywhere in the world. Chuffed is a very convenient and quick way to contribute, with special digital “thank you” items to those who donate more than $10.

The great news so far is  that our account on Chuffed.org has received donations of more than $300 in support of the Swim and associated literacy projects.

Want to Find Out More?

More about the Swim soon, but if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact:

Alison Lockwood – President: 0432 129 658
or
Kero O’Shea – Swim Coordinator: 0408 802 490

Prepared by:

Kero O’Shea
Secretary
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia (“E-WA”)

Three Schools in Historic Swim for Literacy at Bruce Rock on 25 March 2017

Schematic diagram describing one event with two names and three participating schools

Three Schools to Swim for Literacy on 25 March

We are delighted that three Wheatbelt schools will participate in the Swim at Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre on 25 March 2017. Quairading and Narembeen District High Schools have accepted our invitation to participate in the inaugural Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy (“Wheatbelt Swim”) to be held at the Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre on Saturday 25 March 2017.

The Wheatbelt Swim and our third annual Swim for Bruce Rock Kids will be held as one event (“Swim”), with registration starting at 4pm.

The Swim

The Swim is a fundraising and community event for participating Wheatbelt schools. E-WA and our charity, The Rotary Foundation, will provide grants to Narembeen and Quairading. E-WA will continue to support Bruce Rock DHS by way of the successful Reading Rabbits and Reading for Life reading incentive programs, funds for which are raised via the annual Swim event.

The Swim is a non-competitive event held to encourage participation by students and the community. The primary fundraising for the event is by way of sponsorship of swimmers.

Registration for the Swim on 25 March will commence at 4pm, with swimming commencing at 4.30pm and the Swim will conclude by 7.30pm. Entry will be FREE.

Support Your School – Sponsor a Swimmer

You can support literacy development at your preferred District High School by sponsoring a participating swimmer from that school’s community in the Swim on 25 March 2017. Download sponsorship forms via these links:

Sponsorship Form for Bruce Rock DHS swimmers
Sponsorship form for Narembeen DHS swimmers
Sponsorship form for Quairading DHS swimmers

You’re welcome to come and cheer the swimmers on, too. Spectator entry to the Swim will be FREE.

We’ll have a sausage sizzle to deal with those hunger pangs, too. Only $5 per serve!

Want to Find Out More?

More about the Swim soon, but if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact:

Alison Lockwood – President: 0432 129 658
or
Kero O’Shea – Swim Coordinator: 0408 802 490

Prepared by:

Kero O’Shea
Secretary
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia

5 Reasons to apply for a Rotary Peace Fellowship | Rotary Voices

By Barbara Servulo Herthel, a Rotary Peace Fellow from Brazil As I reached the end of my Professional Certificate Fellowship Program at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, I found …

Source: 5 Reasons to apply for a Rotary Peace Fellowship | Rotary Voices

Promoting Peace: 10 ways to understand others better

As Rotarians, we have a fundamental interest in bringing peace to our world.

Rotary’s six Areas of Focus position us as a peacemaker with credentials established over more than a century. The first Area of Focus – Promoting Peace – seeks to address the structural causes of conflict around the world. That process often sees peacemakers address very basic issues on the path to peace.

Shared understanding can contribute to conflict resolution and the maintenance of peace by helping those involved find the common ground required for a sustainable solution.  In this engaging talk, writer and radio host Celeste Headlee invites us to better understand people with whom we converse, and offers a number of suggestions to help the process.

My Community Radio Journey: A Chat with Hui Lin Tan

Hui Lin Tan is an organisational psychologist who works  in the Western Australian local government sector. Hui Lin is also a dedicated and passionate Mandarin and English language broadcaster, who believes in the power of giving back to her community and encourages others to reap the benefits of volunteering.

Community radio has a vital role to play in the maintenance of local social networks amongst common interest groups, and provides an important platform for the airing of community concerns. Local community stations also provide a springboard for emerging artists to share their stories.

Listen to Hui Lin’s story here:

Tony Devitt: Rotary District 9465 Albany Conference 2015

Tony Devitt is the Rotary District 9465 Conference Chair.  In this interview, Tony explains his role and outlines what Albany Conference 2015 will offer Rotarians, Rotaractors and partners. The conference is also being pitched as a public event, with content designed for a broad audience, including local residents.

Find out more about the Rotary District 9465 Conference in Albany here. #9465con15

 

Rotary to Fund Acquired Brain Injury Research

Southern Districts Rotary Directors Don King (rear) and John Simpson with Professor Lyn Beazley & Dr Penny Flett

Southern Districts Rotary Directors Don King (rear) and John Simpson with Professor Lyn Beazley & Dr Penny Flett

The Rotary Club of Southern Districts has contributed $50,000 towards establishing the Lyn Beazley PhD Scholarship, which will fund a PhD student to conduct research at the Brightwater Care Group, Oats Street, Acquired Brain Injury facility.

Rotary Southern Districts Director John Simpson confirmed the donation at the official opening of the newly completed Oats Street  residential transition accommodation on 7 August 2014

Fiona Allenson, a PhD Scholar at the  University of WA, has been appointed to undertake research at the Oats St facility.  Fiona will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Southern Districts meeting on Tuesday 11 November 2014.  Southern Districts is delighted that Professor Beazley will also be in attendance on 11 November.

The Lyn Beazley PhD Scholarship was established with a $50,000 contribution from Professor Beazley and the $50,000 donated by Southern Districts Rotary.   UWA is contributing the wages for the scholar so the Foundation is not drawing on the principal.  Another $150,000 has been raised from the Corporate sector so the Foundation is off to a good start.

Well done members of Southern Districts Rotary for your hard work in raising funds for this vital research.