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Our Banners Tell Stories

the banner we use to promote the RYPEN youth development program

RYPEN – our life-changing leadership and personal development program for young people aged 14-17..

Our 2020 Banner to promote the Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading Swim Banner 2020 final

The Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading adds value in lots of different ways.

Every Banner Tells a Story

Our Banners tell stories.  Consequently, we’ve invested in several banners over the years, to share the stories of the Rotary causes and projects that we love.

This year, we’re preparing for our first (leap) birthday party and 6th Swim for Reading, so we’ve acquired new banners to reflect our passion for what we do.

  • Firstly, we needed a new flag for our Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading. We started with a new banner for the first Swim for Bruce Rock Kids in 2015. Then we renamed the event when Narembeen and Quairading entered in 2017. We took care of lots of other things, but put off buying new livery. This year we decided it’s time for a new flag!
  • Secondly, we want to promote the popular Rotary Youth Program known as RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment). RYPEN is a life-changing personal and leadership development camp for young people aged 14-17. RYPEN is on offer to all the young people who take part in the Swim and fundraise.  It’s a core element of our conversation with the young people and the community about the Rotary Love of Reading program.

Swim Banner Busts Myths

Importantly, the banner for the Rotary Swim for Reading busts a few myths.   Why hold a swim to encourage reading? Here are four good reasons:

  • Firstly, the Swim raises funds for reading programs in schools, so it’s about tangible results.
  • Secondly, the Swim highlights the vital link between healthy body (swimming) and healthy mind (reading).
  • Thirdly, the Swim encourages good citizenship by asking kids to work for their schools.
  • Lastly, the Swim develops young leaders through RYPEN, the reward for those who respond to the call.

So please, take a moment to look at our banners and reflect on the stories they tell.

Kero O’Shea
Swim Director 2020
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia Inc. (‘E-WA”)

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The Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading Needs You!

The Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading Needs You - image shows a couple of kids sitting on a bean bag readingThe Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading needs you!

The Swim is on at the Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre on Saturday 22 February 2020, starting at 1pm.

The formula for the Swim is pretty simple.

Firstly, the Swim supports three schools:

Secondly,  we promote a love of reading and raise money for reading in local schools via the Swim.  Importantly, we ensure that all funds donated go to the nominated school(s). There is no overhead deduction. We’re all volunteers.

Thirdly, we recognize the efforts of young people who fundraise for their local school and participate in the swim. We value the efforts of these young leaders. Those who fundraise and participate will be in the running for a Rotary youth development program for 14-17 year olds. We’ve nominated more than 20 teenagers for the youth program since 2017.  In 2020, we’re planning to send lots of youngsters on the program.

Want to raise funds for your school’s reading programs? You can!
It’s easy as 1-2-3:

  1. use the accompanying Sponsorship Form  to collect sponsors or go to https://www.chuffed.org/project/ewarotary-wheatbelt-love-reading-2020 to contribute online. The online option is brilliant! It enables friends and family anywhere to sponsor swimmers
  2. register for the swim (see attached form) – Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading)
  3. participate in the fun on 22 February at Bruce Rock pool.

Questions? Email us at [email protected] or have a chat with our Bruce Rock-based president-elect Alison Lockwood.

Let’s back our schools at the Swim!  Don’t leave it to others – the Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading needs you!

Kero O’Shea
Swim Director
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia inc. (“E-WA”)

 

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2020 Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading Less Than 4 Weeks Away!

To: All Our Friends in
Bruce Rock, Narembeen and Quairading

The Rotary E-Club of Western Australia Inc. (“E-WA”) is pleased to invite you to our 2020 Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading.   This will be our 6th Swim and we’re planning our best ever!

We’re holding the Swim at the Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre on Saturday 22 February 2020, commencing at 1pm.

The Swim is a fun event where our Rotary team, schools and the community come together to promote a love of reading and fundraise for reading programs in participating schools. We raise funds through sponsorship of swimmers, with funds going to school(s) nominated by the donor.

E-WA is proud to have increased support to school reading programs again this year and with your help we can do even more in future.

Alison Lockwood, our Bruce Rock based president-elect, is busy organising catering and local support for the Swim in preparation for her year as the leader of E-WA in 20-21. Chat with Alison about her plans if the opportunity arises!

We hope you can join us on the day to enjoy another successful Rotary Swim for Reading.

Want to know more?  Click here or contact us on [email protected]

See you at the Swim!

Kero O’Shea
Swim Director
E-WA

Shogo Williams – Matsuoka “
President
E-WA

Poster for 2020 Swim for Reading

Our 2020 Rotary Swim for Reading is on 22 February.

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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

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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”)

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Swim for Bruce Rock Kids & Wheatbelt Swim for Literacy – Student Incentive Scheme

teacher and student reading together. we're offering an incentive scheme to all students to support the Swim.

The Swim supports Reading and Literacy Programs

Student Incentive Scheme for Swim

Our Rotary Bruce Rock Swim is less than a month away!  We want to share news about an incentive scheme that we’re offering students at Bruce Rock, Narembeen & Quairading District High Schools, in order to encourage them to fund raise for and participate in the 2017 Swim, which will be held on 25 March 2017.

Incentive #1 – Rotary Community Service Certificates

We will award Rotary Community Certificates to those who fund raise and participate in the Swim. These certificates will confirm that the recipient has supported their community and one of the participating schools by fundraising and taking part in the Swim. Community certificates are useful in many ways, including work experience and job applications. The Rotary E-Club of Western Australia (“E-WA”) will be happy to confirm the contributions made to the 2017 Swim by certificate recipients.

Incentive #2  – Places on Rotary Personal Development & Leadership Programs for Young People Aged 14-17

The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a popular leadership and personal development program for young people aged 14-17. We will book a number of places on the RYPEN program for those students aged 14-17 who excel in their efforts on behalf of the 2017 Swim.  RYPEN places are in demand because the program is enjoyable, challenging and helps participants achieve their potential.

What to Do Next?

It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!
1. Go to https://rotaryeclubwa.org.au/three-schools-historic-swim-literacy-bruce-rock/
2. Read about the Swim and download sponsorship forms.
3. Start collecting sponsorship.
4. Participate in the Swim between 4pm and 7.30pm on 25 March!

Want to Know More?

Find out more at https://rotaryeclubwa.org.au/three-schools-historic-swim-literacy-bruce-rock/ . If you have any questions after reading all that, email swim @ rotaryeclubwa.org.au or call:

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

Kero O’Shea
Secretary & Swim Coordinator
Rotary E-Club of Western Australia (E-WA)

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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

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