The Rotary Club of Subiaco is very proud to be a major sponsor of Orange Sky's new laundry and shower van operating in the Perth South area. Club members Sioux Christiansen and Maarten Noordzy attended Orange Sky's welcome to the new van recently.
 
 
The club had been looking for a group working in a practical way to improve the lives of homeless people. Orange Sky's mission - to provide portable laundry and shower facilities to homeless people around Australia proved to be just the ticket. After presentations from Orange Sky and discussions about their operational needs in the Perth area the club decided to fund the new hybrid van's operational and maintenance costs for two years.
 
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Recent visits to the All Abilities Play Space have been eye-opening as play zones are laid out and equipped, and decks, paths and walkways are built.
 
It's so wonderful to see the equipment that allows children to share an experience regardless of their level of ability and it is inspiring to see the level of thought and detail that goes into creating different spaces that engage different senses and encourage imagination and adventure within a safe context.
 
Perhaps the people playing won't always notice the changing textures under their feet or appreciate the multiple roles an anchored rope can play but they will still feel smoothness, bumpiness and roughness, and they'll grab for the rope when they need it.
 
Visit our new photo album - Play Zones -  to see some of these features and details.   
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New Meeting Venue

We will be meeting at The Vic, 226 Hay St, Subiaco from November 14.  Many thanks to The Wembley who have been our hosts for the past month - great food and atmosphere.  Unfortunately their private meeting room is already booked for Tuesday evenings.
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Congratulations to PDG Bill Benbow whose grandson, Cameron Bancroft, made an outstanding debut with the Australian Cricket team this weekend.
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We are sorry to announce that the Rotary Bowelscan program in which we participated has been retired. Free bowelscans are now available subsidised by the Federal Government so the demand for the Rotary program has dwindled.
 
Congratulations Rotary on being a leader in encouraging the use of practical screen programs. etc etc
 
Thanks to Rotary Subiaco member Lia Abbott who has run the bowelscan program for the past few years. Lia will be looking for a new area of activity in Rotary in 2018.
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We are becoming very excited as "our" All-abilities Play Space begins to take shape.  Artists, designers, landscapers, engineers, planners, earth-movers, builders and project managers have all had something to add to this unique space. Children, too, were consulted about their needs and wants for a play space where families and children with different needs could play alongside each other, and are eagerly waiting for the Stage One opening early in 2018. 
 
So many people have been part of this project from its beginnings six years ago, its long gestation in the planning and funding phase, and now as construction is in full swing and and end in sight, one and all are really keen to finally see and to play.
 
To read more about the Playspace click here, or go direct to the "Big Toys" photo album here.
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Celebrate Christmas spirit with Rotary Subiaco at the Vic Hotel on December 12th. Come dressed as "Christmas" - whatever that means to you - and be prepared for an evening with plenty of fun and some mild fundraising .
 
To make the day truly Christmassy all funds raised that day will go to Orange Sky whose fabulous service provides laundry and showers to people who are homeless.
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May is Bowel Scan month and in preparation club member Lia Abbott has been approaching local chemists to stock the Bowel Scan kit.
 
Look out for Bowel Scan kits in your local chemist -

Bowelscan testing kits are affordable, easy to use and include testing by approved pathologists as well as notification of results.

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Bowelscan is part of Rotary's national bowel screening program. It was established in 2007 with the slogan 'Catch cancer before it catches you'.
 
Rotary Bowelscan is the initiative of over 300 Rotary Clubs across Australia, working to reduce the number of lives lost to bowel cancer.
 
The programme runs during the month of May in every year to raise the awareness of the risks of bowel cancer and to encourage Australians most at risk (those aged over 40) to take the annual test.
 
Catch cancer before it catches you! Anita Graham 2017-03-20 16:00:00Z 0
Bacon and Egg Burgers: Irresistible! Anita Graham 2017-03-18 16:00:00Z 0
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The All Abilities Play Space logo
 
The All Abilities Play Space is not a playground. It is a space for people of all ages and all abilities to come together and play.
 
It is not just for the people of Nedlands but all of Perth and beyond.
 
It will become a destination for individuals, whole families and groups who require a safe play space designed to suit their different needs.  Read more and watch the progress of the build.
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On tiny Islas Verde in the Philippines San Agapito Elementary School  had no electricity. Their old generator was kaput! and their solar panels didn't work.  
 
With help from local businesses, Subi Rotary has turned the power back on, solar panels are working and they have ceiling fans! There's lots more to do. Follow this project as it grows.
Power On! Anita Graham 2017-03-14 16:00:00Z 0
What can a busload of excited ten and eleven year-olds achieve on a short trip to the wheatbelt town of Quairading?
  • lots of noise?
  • team up with adults and other children?
  • plant 10,000 seedlings on saline land?
Answer a resounding YES to each one of those, then continue reading to discover more about the trip of the year.
Tree Planting in Quairading Anita Graham 2017-03-14 16:00:00Z 0
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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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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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.
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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.
 
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