Rotary Club of South Bunbury
What's Coming Up!
July to September
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 - Vocational visit to Barrecas Wines
Join us on a visit to the family owned and operated Barrecas Wines. Fil and Kelly Barreca will host us and share their story of how, after a work trip to his family’s homeland of Italy in the early 1990s, Fil Barreca aged just 21 discovered his intrinsic connection to working in a vineyard and growing grapes on a highly innovative Sicilian winery. He took his inspiration and passion back to Donnybrook and so the Barrecas story was born.
 
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - Guest Speaker Shamara Williams, Bunbury Multicultural Group
Shamara has lived and worked around Bunbury for nearly three decades after migrating from Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Deputy Chairperson of the Bunbury Multicultural Group, Shamara could be considered a trailblazer in Bunbury’s multicultural community. The group is behind the budding South West Multicultural Festival. Shamara says "Bunbury’s culturally diverse community makes it a vibrant city in which citizens were continuously learning and growing from each other". Shamara is also coordinator at Volunteer South West, an organisation with a mission to assist those hoping to enter the world of volunteering and will help community groups in need of volunteers.
 
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - Guest Speaker TBC
 
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - Guest Speaker Brad Scott, Paralympian
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics is scheduled to start on the 25th August so what great timing to welcome Brad Scott to speak. Having already won Paralympic silver in the 800m as a 20-year-old in Beijing, Brad Scott headed into London 2012 in the hope he could achieve even greater success. The West Australian athlete delivered, taking home bronze in the 800m, his preferred event, and silver in the 1500m. He said later that it was the most fun of his life. Born with cerebral palsy, he relocated to Canberra to train under the champion Paralympic track coach, Iryna Dvoskina, who quickly became one of the most influential people in Brad’s life. Nicknamed ‘Red’ due to the colour of his hair, Brad is now using his Exercise and Coaching Science degree from the University of Canberra to work as a personal trainer. He hopes to continue developing his personal training and fitness business and  is also considering taking up athletics coaching once his career as an athlete winds down.
 
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - Committee Meeting
The meeting will include a brief presentation by Robyn Harris. Robyn's vision provide a surveillance program to aid early interventions and improved outcomes for people of the south west at risk of limb lymphoedema- primarily women as they are the majority affected. Prevention is the key to managing lymphoedema (swelling of a body region). The primary cause is cancer treatment- chemo/radiotherapy/surgery where the lymphatic system becomes damaged and unable to function efficiently resulting in the accumulation of fluid and waste in the tissues and effecting the body’s immune response to infection.
 
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 - Visit from District Governor, Pat Schraven
Here's our opportunity to connect with the incoming District Governor, find out more about our District's projects and raise any issues we have.
 
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 - Guest Speaker Jason James (CEO) & Darryn Rennie, Cosmos Healthcare
From a tentative visit to India in 2001, to an intercontinental healthcare organisation providing life-changing and often life-saving health care in remote rural regions of Africa and India, Cosmos Healthcare has come a very long way (quite literally) in a very short time. Jason and Darryn will talk about their Charity's work in PNG including primary health training programs for community health workers and future opportunities involving cervical cancer screening.
 
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 - Guest Speaker Mellisa Teede, CEO SWDC
Mellisa Teede, CEO South West Development Corporation has a successful record as a vibrant and confident leader of change and growth. Having spent more than 25 years working for the Western Australian State Government in education and training and regional development, she is passionate about building thriving and sustainable communities, particularly in regional and country towns. Mellisa will talk about Commission's work to shape the future of the South West region, making the South West an even better place to live, work and invest.
 
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - Guest Speaker Leah Rando-Poller, Bats for Will
Resin artist Leah is the Regional representative and Ambassador for Bats for Will (Willo). People with intellectual challenges constitute a group at very high risk of exclusion at a community level. They are often denied opportunities to fully participate in the activities of their communities because they are seen as not able: they are seen as disabled. Willo inspires artists and community members to paint cricket bats that have been refurbished by people living with intellectual challenges. These communities are brought together through cricket and art, realised through cricket bat art exhibitions. The exhibitions create an opportunity to connect which has the potential to change individual behaviours and perceptions of inclusion at all levels in the community.
 
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - Committee Meeting
 
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 - Vocational visit to Piacentini
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