Vocational Awards

The Rotary Club of Pinjarra was delighted to present Awards for Vocational Excellence in three categories at their 18th January meeting.
The Club Vocational Director, Kiri Campbell said the Awards are presented to individuals in our community who have exemplified outstanding achievement while maintaining very high ethical standards within their
chosen profession.
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A Visit from Spinnaker Health Research Foundation.
 

Rotarian James Tabor introduced Dana Henderson at the Rotary Club of Pinjarra meeting of 16th of November.
Dana is the Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australia-based Spinnaker Health Research Foundation.
 
The Foundation identifies problems that occur with inadequate treatment strategies, and how other chronic health issues can be affected by this. The Foundation's objectives include providing the research that will inspire local medical and allied health practitioners to find solutions for prevalent health issues confronting the community.
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Visit Bushfire Centre of Excellance

On Thursday 26th of October, the members of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra visited the Bushfire Centre of Excellence, located in the Shire of Murray’s Peel Business Park, Nambeelup, and were shown around by Administration Officer Bec Pianta.
 
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2023 Vocational Awards

Are you someone, OR you know someone in your community making a positive difference?

You can nominate them to be selected for our 2023 Awards and they will be recognised for their contributions to our community

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Sail Into Life Champions

The Rotary Clubs from Mandurah Districts and Pinjarra joined at the Mandurah Country Club  on 8th of August to welcome Rotary W.A. District Governor Ineke Oliver and husband Geoff to a combined meeting.
On this occasion Mandurah Districts Past President Deb Atkins, as Chair of the Peel Sail into Life Committee, announced recognition would be made to four people who had made sustaining contributions to this wonderful project.
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Cycling Without Age

Rotarian Adrian Fawcett introduced the Guest Speakers for tonight's meeting: Brad Barber and Janet Roos, who will tell us about Cycling Without Age.

Cycling Without Age is a global, non-for-profit organisation founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Ole Kassow. It was established in 2012, and today, the organisation is represented in 42 countries all over the world! The concept of Cycling Without Age is taking elderly people (or those with disabilities) out for bike rides in specially built trishaw bikes piloted by volunteers. The bike rides are free of charge. Our mission is to build bridges between generations and help prevent loneliness: we provide the elderly people an opportunity to avoid social isolation and remain active in their community by taking them out on bike rides and allow them to feel the wind in their hair!

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Dr Matt Brown

  • The Rotary Club of Pinjarra welcomed Doctor Matthew Brown as Guest Speaker at their meeting on 12th of January. Matt was introduced to the meeting by Rotarian Duncan Hiles, a former patient of Matt's.

Matt Brown assists patients with all manner of Urological problems, but has a subspecialty interest in robotics, prostate cancer, and Academic surgery. Matt is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, where he completed his medical degree and a PhD in Surgery. In addition to his training in Urology, Matt has undertaken an internationally competitive fellowship in robotics, and worked as a consultant Urologist/Robotic Surgeon at the world famous Guy’s Hospital in London.

Matt returned to Perth in 2015, and took up a substantive appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and private practice at Perth Urology Clinic. Aside from looking after his own patients, Matt has a passion for teaching robotic surgery, and frequently flies interstate to mentor other surgeons. Matt titled his discussion – Robots and the Prostate.

 
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Guest Speaker, Doctor Tim Inglis

The Rotary Club of Pinjarra welcomed Doctor Tim Inglis as Guest Speaker at last Thursday (17th September) evening's weekly meeting. Doctor Inglis, accompanied by wife Heather, addressed his topic "What can we learn from COVID about sepsis in regional Western Australia".
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Destiny Rescue, rescuing children

Darren Reynolds was tonight's guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Pinjarra. Darren told us about Destiny Rescue, an organisation dedicated to rescuing children from sex slavery in more than 8 countries around the world.
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Geoff visits Dirk Hartog Island

Past President Geoff Booth addressed the 29th of July meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra with some history of Dirk Hartog Island which he had the pleasure of visiting recently.
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Change-Over Night 2021

Posted by Vince Costantino
Master of Ceremonies, Past President Geoff Booth welcomed Rotarians, Partners, Honorary Members Hedley and Fay Dilley, Graham Riley, and guests to the Rotary Club of Pinjarra's 2021 Change-over Night. The guests included  Shire of Murray Deputy President Douglas McLarty, and Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts 2021-22 President Deb Atkins and partner Kevin who with three other Club members made the trip "across the bridge" to attend the function.
 
MC Geoff Booth Honorary Member Hedley Dilley
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Guest Speaker 25February2021

A large gathering of  members of The Rotary Club of Pinjarra, their partners, and visitors from the Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts were present at the most recent meeting of the Club. Rotarian Mervyn Williams introduced the Guest Speaker to the meeting, the West Australian Newspaper's Senior Aviation Reporter, Geoffrey Thomas. Geoffrey is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AirlineRatings.com
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Guest Speaker 18th February 2021

President Vince Costantino introduced the Guest Speaker for the Rotary Club of Pinjarra's Thursday 18th of February meeting; Miss Skipper Van Peer representing the Peel Bright Minds Group.
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West Waroona Volunteer Fire Brigade Breakfast

The Rotary Club of Pinjarra hosted an open breakfast event at the new West Waroona Volunteer Fire Brigade premises on 7th January 2021. The event was in recognition of the fifth anniverary following the tragic and devestating Waroona-Yarloop Bushfire of January 2016.
 
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Guest Speakers 26th November 2020

Colin Bartley and Stefan Kraus were introduced to the 26th of November meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra by James Tabor. Colin and Stefan are the owners of Sky Pixels, a West Australian-based video and photography production company which specialises in high quality cinematic images using drones and hand-held cameras.
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Guest Speaker 29th October 2020

Rotarian John Smith introduced John Lambrecht to members at the Thursday (29th of October) evening meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra. John is the Pinjarra-based Director of Regional Development Australia- Peel. ( https://www.rdapeel.org.au/ )
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Guest Speakers 24th September 2020

Kelly Bain introduced Danica Old and Caitlin Bain to the Rotary Club of Pinjarra meeting last Thursday evening (24th September 2020). Danica (a year 11 student) and Caitlin (year 8) are members of the 504 Western Australian Army Cadet Unit, based in Mandurah.
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Guest Speaker 10th September

Geoff Booth introduced Penny Hoffman from the Murray Districts Historical Society (also colloquially known as the Pinjarra Historical Society). The Historical Society was founded in 2009 with the primary aim to collect, record, preserve, promote and share the history of the Murray.  It has its home in the Old Schoolmaster’s House within the historic precinct of Edenvale in Pinjarra.
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Guest Speaker 3rd September 2020

Bruce Dufty was introduced to the 3rd September meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra by Bob de Bijl. Bruce is a Social and Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour, and is the Chair of the Rotary District 9465 Aboriginal Reference Group.
https://rotarydistrict9455.org/sitepage/community-projects/aboriginal-reference-group
 
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What about Rotary is important for you?

In the absence of a guest speaker at last Thursday evening's meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra, Club President Vince Costantino posed the question to the meeting: "What is it about Rotary that is important to you?"
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Club Meeting 20th August 2020

Brett Loney introduced Guest Speaker Alan Briggs to the meeting. Alan is a member of the E-Rotary Club of Western Australia, is a Past President of the Rotary Club of West Perth,  and is a strong supporter of "treemission ©".
The treemission © project started as a collaboration between Rotary and the National Trust of Australia (WA) and Carbon Neutral in 2008. The concept is to encourage people to make a commitment to address climate change and plant trees to offset their contribution to green house gasses and global warming. Treemission © has goals of informing Rotarians, school children and community members about what is happening to our environment, what can be done to address those impacts and taking action by tree planting to ameliorate those impacts.

 

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Cyber Security

On Thursday 16th of July, Barry Sanders introduced Tony Preston to the Club members. Following the Australian Government's recent decision to increase its spending on cyber security, Tony's background in internet technology has made him an ideal person to give Rotary Club of Pinjarra's members an overview of what cyber security is about.
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Return to Live Meetings

The members of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra returned to their meeting venue last Thursday evening and enjoyed meeting face-to-face fellowship for the first time in 104 days.
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Bicycles For Humanity: Sorting Day

Although Saturday 27th of June was a little gloomy from the weather's point of view, a group of Rotarians from The Rotary Clubs of Pinjarra (11 members) and Mandurah Districts (4 members) gathered at a farmshed in East Coolup to sort through a large number of donated bicycles.
 
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Covid-19 Days

Thursday 19th of March was the date of the last Face-to-face meeting of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra before restrictions stemming from the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic necessitated a suspension of meetings.
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Guest Speaker 20th February 2020

Annette Johnson was  introduced to the meeting by Rotarian Adrian Fawcett. Annette is a teacher who has had extensive experience, both in Australia and abroad. Annette's talk will centre on some characteristics of Dyslexia.

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Guest Speaker 13th February 2020

The Rotary Club of Pinjarra was delighted to welcome Miss Indi McClements to speak to members following her return from attending the January 2020 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) event held in Brisbane.
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Presidential Citation for Rotary Club of Pinjarra

Rotary District 9465 Governor Wayne Milnes, accompanied by his wife Suzanne and Assistant Governor Marg Pantall, attended the Rotary Club of Pinjarra meeting of 13th February 2020.
District Governor Wayne was delighted to present Pinjarra's Immediate Past President Geoff Booth with a Rotary International Presidential Citation Award for the Club's work during the 2018-19 Rotary Year.
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Bushfire Appeal Fundraising Event

Pinjarra Rotarians, Peta and John Tuckey, hosted a fund-raising evening at their home on Thursday 30th of January. The event was held instead of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra's regular meeting to support the Club's fundraising effort to benefit the Rotary Australia Bushfire Relief Appeals.
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Club Meeting, 16th January 2020: The Horizontal Falls

Past President John Tuckey was very pleased and proud to introduce his son Bryne Tuckey to the Club meeting of 16th January.
Bryne is employed by the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures company, and is to tell the meeting a little about this award-winning tourist operation
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Fairbridge Shed Project Completed

Posted by Vince Costantino on Nov 22, 2019
The Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, has formally opened a new Bicycle and Storage Shed at Fairbridge on Thursday 21st November 2019.
 
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The Annual Ride in Support of Leukaemia and Childhood Cancer Research Vince Costantino 2019-10-16 16:00:00Z 0
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Guest Speaker 22nd August 2019

Posted by Vince Costantino on Aug 24, 2019
The Rotary Club of Pinjarra welcomed guest speaker Sarah Clancy last Thursday evening. Sarah was introduced to the meeting by David Caldwell.
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4 Way Speech Test Contest

Posted by Vince Costantino on Aug 14, 2019
The Members of the Rotary Club of Pinjarra were invited to attend the Pinjarra Senior High School to observe students take part in the first Round of the Rotary 4 Way Speech Test Contest.
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Guest Speaker: 25th July 2019

Jack Ricks introduced Steve and Doreen Carroll who are travelling through Mandurah. During their travels, they are taking the opportunity to speak to Rotary Clubs about their involvement with the Rotarians Against Malaria Project (RAMS).
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Guest Speaker: 18th July 2019

Posted by Vince Costantino on Jul 18, 2019
The Rotary Club of Pinjarra meeting held on Thursday 18th of July listened to a little of the life story of one of our newest members, Julie Gray.
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Concrete Poured for Fairbridge Shed

Posted by Vince Costantino
Fairbridge (Inc) had requested the Rotary Club of Pinjarra assist them to replace a dilapidated bicycle storage shed used by students attending Fairbridge College.
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Fairbridge (Inc) Bicycle & Storage Shed Project

Posted by Vince Costantino on Jan 18, 2019
The Rotary Club of Pinjarra received a request from Fairbridge WA (Inc) at Pinjarra for assistance to raise funds in order to replace an existing small, dilapidated, and not water-proof wood-framed shed that was the store-room for bicycles and other exercise equipment used by students attending Independent Fairbridge College.
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Pinjarra Donates to the St John’s Church Restoration Appeal David Caldwell 2018-05-22 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Avenue of Trees

Posted by Rob Davis on Jul 07, 2017
Pinjarra Rotarians celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the club, and the 100th Anniversary of Rotary, with the gift of an Avenue of Trees to the Pinjarra Community.
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Vince Costantino - Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by Rob Davis on Jun 27, 2017

Rotarian Vince Costantino was awarded with Paul Harris Fellowship at our Club Changeover on 22nd June. Vince was presented with his PHF badge by DGE Bruce Lynch.

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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.
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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.
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

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