Rotary Christmas cakes and puddings

 We will shortly be receiving our Christmas cakes and puddings. Please help if you can it’s an important fundraiser for our club.

We have a number of customers in place which include businesses and retirement villages who will take orders of anywhere between a dozen and 6 dozen items. We will lose some as our contacts disappear so it is important that we source new customers. If anyone has any contacts please let us know and we will provide selling aid material. Some will sell the cakes for us and others use the cakes as gifts to staff.  Tell your family and friends that we will have them so you get in first.  Closer to Christmas we will be setting up selling stalls at Stammers shopping and will also be selling  at the George St markets.

Contact:Kim Passmore ph 0409 112 145



Freo Rotary supports Year of the Book,with childrens art inspired by books competition

Winning Entry in the Under 7 age group "Pearl Fairy" by Molly

From Chris Marshall, Co-ordinator Atwell Gallery,   ‘Thanks again to Rotary for supporting the Pictured Word Exhibition and for arranging the donations from Dymocks. As I said the other day, we are delighted with the exhibition as a whole and think that the children have done a fantastic job. All of the children’s work will come into the gallery next week (26 Nov)for their end of year exhibition “Celebration of Youth.”  Atwell Gallery is located on the cnr North Lake Rd and Canning Hwy , so make a point of dropping in to see the exhibition.

Fremantle Rotary and Learn “Run” for Autism

On Sunday the 11th of November the Suncorp Fremantle Fun Run was Held .For this event the Rotary of Fremantle partnered with friends and family of the LEARN Foundation for Autism to take part in the Suncorp Bank Fremantle Fun Run on November 11, 2012, with all funds going  to LEARN.  The primary fund raising was done through the Hero Website, which given the short time frames , achieved an excellent result with the Learn foundation for Autism team raising over $6000 which also was the top fund raiser for this event.

Additionally some 50 Fremantle Rotarians and friends and family volunteered on the day for which Rotary will be paid, these funds will also  be donated to the LEARN Foundation for Autism.

Well done George Booth who was the driving force behind this successful partnership.  And also congratulations to LEARN on what has been a great fund raising effort.



Quinlans Restaurant Evening

On the 7th of November 2012 the Rotary Club of Fremantle had their Dinner meeting at  “Quinlan’s Training Restaurant” which is a real-life venue at the Fremantle Challenger Institute of Technology where commercial cookery students prepare meals while the hospitality students serve the general public drinks and meals.

This is a great way for students to get real world experience.  It was a great evening for the club who enjoyed fantastic food and service, and easily outshines many local restaurants.    Thanks very much to all the staff and students who made this a great night.

Rotary commits additional US$75 million to help end polio

Rotary International has made a new funding commitment of US$75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).  Rotary, which has already contributed nearly $1.2 billion to the GPEI, announced the commitment at a 27 September high-level side event on polio eradication, convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Fremantle Rotary and Learn Paint a Better Picture for Children with Autism

The Rotary of Fremantle is partnering with friends and family of the LEARN Foundation for Autism and  will be dressing in blue and taking part in the Suncorp Bank Freo Fun Run on November 11, 2012. All donations made through the Rotary of Fremantle will go directly to LEARN.

The inaugural Suncorp Bank Fremantle Fun Run is on Sunday the 11th of November 2012.  There is a 4km walk or 10km run, full details at

Whether you’re doing  the run or walk, why not  consider sponsoring  the Learn Foundation for Autism.  This Not for Profit Organisation based in East Fremantle, provides much needed therapy services to young children with autism and developmental delays.  So please sponsor/donate at  For more information please call LEARN on 9438 3800

How Freo was saved from the Wrecker

Don Whittington gave a fascinating talk to Freo Rotary, on the history of the Port city and how close many of our iconic buildings came to being pulled down in the fifties and sixties.  Thanks to concerned  members of the Freo community back then, we are now able to the historic buildings and streetscapes that make our city unique

Bicton Mens Shed gets new defibrillator with help from Freo Rotary

Col and his mates from Bicton Mens shed had a demonstration on how to use their new defibrillator.  It is a  state of the art machine that it is easy to use and provides a frontline defence for heart attacks.  The guys found after instruction that the directions are  very clear.  Let’s hope it is not needed but good to know that it is there in case of need. The machine was purchased with some assistance from Freo Rotary.

Sausage Sizzle – 22 Sep 2012

Fremantle Rotary is holding a sausage sizzle on Saturday 22nd September at Bunnings O’Connor – Cnr South and Yarrick Sts, 8.00 am to 4.00pm.

The proceeds go towards Fremantle Rotary charities.

If your in the neighbourhood, please drop by purchase a sausage to support our club. Let your family and friends know too!

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