Speaker Date Topic
Steven Pugh Feb 14, 2023 5:45 PM
Containers for Coins
Containers for Coins

Steve will tell us about the installation of the recycling container bins at Royal Perth Yacht Club. Ten bins have been delivered which will are emptied each week by the recycler. 

He is a regular patron of Rotary Club of Subiaco’s -  Stirling Markets gourmet bacon and egg roll stall😊.

Long serving member of the Rotary Club of Mt Lawley. Not at long as some Rotary members a special acknowledgement to Mr Bill Benbow PDG and his father’s former apprentice at Government print😊.

Currently, Community Service and Fund-Raising Committee Director 

Recently, helped establish a joint venture with the Royal Perth Yacht with Containers foe Coins project.


Bruce Ivers Mar 14, 2023 5:45 PM
Trees Australia. Tree planting with school students. Activities that make a Real Difference.
Trees Australia. Tree planting with school students. Activities that make a Real Difference.

Bruce has a small business called Trees Australia where he takes groups, especially school students on tree planting excursions. The presentation will examine environmental problems in WA, young people’s response to those problems, and the solutions Trees Australia use to give young people the hope and confidence to tackle large scale environmental rehabilitation projects.

Bruce grew up on a farm near Kojonup in the Great Southern, attended Marcus Oldham Farm Management College in Geelong, Victoria and came home to run the farm. He was an early adopter of what is now No-Till cropping and was the first farmer in the Kojonup area to run an all cropping farm business.

After leaving farming he went to university and in 1999 he graduated from the Curtin University Graduate School of Business with a Master of Leadership and Management degree. This experience led to another change in direction and in 2008 he started what is now Trees Australia with the goal of giving young people hope that they can solve large scale environmental problems. Since he started Trees Australia, 6000 school students have planted over 450,000 seedlings in Perth and regional WA.

Wherever possible he uses a scientific approach to make management decisions for planting projects based on the results from his own trial plots planted by the school students.

Bruce also organises the Two Knowledges bushwalk, a joint presentation by an indigenous educator and a western trained ecologist who demonstrate how western science and Noongar science overlap and support each other.

Bruce is Deputy Chair of WA Landcare Network, volunteers for the Bicton Environmental Action Group, and the Friends of Ken Hurst Park.

In 2019, he was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Melville for his activities supporting the club’s environmental goals.

Nicola Bedwood Apr 04, 2023 5:45 PM
Huntington’s disease and its impact in the Community
Huntington’s disease and its impact in the Community

This year, Brightwater is undertaking a major fundraising appeal to build a new purpose-built home for people living with Huntington’s Disease, a condition that impacts how the brain works. It gets gradually worse over time and is fatal. Children of a person with Huntington’s disease have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and developing the disease, so it crosses generations and impacts whole families.

Brightwater is a highly regarded Western Australian leader of innovative and contemporary aged care and disability services.

Nicola Bedwood has worked for Brightwater for 4 years and manages a small team responsible for the overall management of corporate relationships, partnership engagement, program development, volunteering services and delivering on philanthropic targets. Nicola uses her experience and knowledge to create a vision and strategy for building and cultivating relationships that connect corporate supporters with Brightwater’s mission, and the personal journey stories of Brightwater’s residents and clients, as well as securing long term and lasting funding sources through strategic partnerships and programs.Prior to her time at Brightwater, Nicola she was responsible for the overall management of operations and marketing of an icon in the WA market, Channel 7’s Telethon. The Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a registered charity, governed by a Board of Trustees, dedicated to raising funds for children, benefiting a range of children charities.