Bulletin 26th March 2024
 Duties Roster for Meeting of 26th March
 Greet Members and Guests: John Mullan
 Set-up  John  Kym
 Raffle: Kym
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Service
Youth Services
Rotary Foundation
Membership Development
Public Relations
Market Manager
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Mar 26, 2024 6:30 PM
Club Meeting - Speaker Night
Lesmurdie Club
Mar 26, 2024
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Kalamunda Artisan Market
Kalamunda Central
Apr 06, 2024
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Meeting
Apr 09, 2024 6:30 PM
April Board Meeting
Kalamunda Hotel
Apr 16, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Speaker Night
Lesmurdie Club
Apr 23, 2024
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Kalamunda Artisan Market
Kalamunda Central
May 04, 2024
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
May Joint Board Meeting
Kalamunda Hotel
May 21, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Next Meeting
Guest speaker is Alan Briggs who will be telling us about Geoparks. Geoparks is an offshoot of UNESCO where areas of geological interest are identified with potential for sustainable development, tourism and education. More info
This is a night for partners and friends. Please advise Bill by PM Monday if extra people are attending so the venue can be prepared.
6.30 at the Lesmurdie Club. Meals available to buy
Last Meeting
  1. Outcomes of Meeting on 12 Mar
     Visitors : Rachel and Meghan from the Walliston PrimarySchool PnC.
     3 Projects were put on the table for discussion and brainstorming.
  • Kala-furry-munda – Lisa Beeby
Annual show to be held in the mall? Jorgensen Park? During late winter or spring.
Support animal refuges and/or Mental Health/Humanitarian – Guide Dogs
Promote Rotary
Stalls to include all sorts of small? Animals, dog trainers, photographers, RSPCA, & wildlife rescues.
Promote local AirBnB’s, Wineries etc
Food Vendors
Sponsorship – Kalamunda Hotel. Yappy hour at the pub.
Hourly events – best dog/ugly dog etc/dachshund dash/Dr Phil talk
Advertising: Social Media, radio, newspaper
Next Step: Build a list of potential stall holders – estimate need for 70 stalls and determine their appetite for such an event.
When: Perhaps insufficient time to prepare for October 2024. Consider for October 2025.
  • Walliston PnC - Kaye Moro
Discussed their needs and their current fund-raising events
High ticket want items include: shade for their new playground, re-surface netball court, re-surface oval.
Appear to be OK for children that require shoes/clothing – run by the chaplain.
Current fundraising includes:
 Wally Boys Car show with sausage sizzles raffles etc.
Containers for change – trying to align with a pub to get one weekend’s worth of containers on a monthly basis.
School sausage sizzles etc
Teacher’s stationery drive. Apparently they have to buy their own stationery.
March Market report from Sheryl
Total sales $10,120 - minus one or two rollovers.
We ended up having a successful market I believe a number of stallholders told me as we were packing up, I was not game to ask most.  This is also due to great effort made by our morning team.  Big thanks to all and especially Dan for moving people around to better positions.  The wind did not really let up all day, the market seemed busy considering a good decision to continue with the market.  Stallholders helping each other out, generally a positive vibe despite having to hang onto their cabana's for most of the day.
Demand for to attend out market is strong now that February and January are done.  I have more approved applicants than available positions.
We will have a permanent coffee vendor in the Mead Street end from April.  This will help draw people up that space.  For the next market we will have 4 other stalls in that space including Who Gives a Crepe.  Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls attending with a stall promoting their cause, they were happy with the outcome and got 20 names to contact potential volunteers.
Two of our sandwich board signs were stolen at the last market.  We did manage to get one back a week later a bit beaten up.
We are advertising on Hello Perth a years subscription for $1,300. distribution of 80,000 maps and digital content.  Distributed to areas mostly for Tourists.  This gives us wider scope to reach more people.
April is looking good, I have a waiting list of a few stallholders wanting a position.
Somebody loves us
Dear members,
On behalf of the members of our Parish – St Stephen’s Anglican Church, and in particular our very hard working organizer and packer, Charm Vagg, I would like to thank you very much for your continued support for the School Packs.
Every year for many years now- you – the Rotary Club of Kalamunda, have donated enough funds for us to give the schools in our district much need school equipment – books, files, paper and writing equipment, - which have helped many of the poorer families in our community.
The schools have written to us thanking us for the support and hope that this support will continue as there appears to be an escalating number of children and teenagers who do need help.
We are hoping that the Rotary Club of Kalamunda will continue the financial support for the school packs next year also.  A financial  donation is always greatly appreciated.
We have also been asked by the Chaplains from the various schools to thank you as well as they are finding more help is needed than they can give.  We have also been asked to let our community know that second hand uniforms are also needed and we are hoping that this may occur in the future.
Once again, thank you for all your support over the years.  We are very grateful.
On behalf of the Parish of St Stephen’s in Forrestfield,
Charm Vagg              Muriel Jefferson
School Packs Organiser                                                                                              Parish Secretary
Facts for Fun 
The Eiffel tower gets taller in summer by up to 15 centimeters
In Switzerland you cannot own one guinea pig. You must have at least two as they get lonely on their own.
Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
The Rotary Club of Kalamunda and its members acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we meet on, the Whadjuk peoples of the Noongar Nations and we pay our respect to their leaders, past, present and emerging.