Welcome to the Baldivis Rotary Club

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. Is this you? 
Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
FRIENDS OF ROTARY
Friends of Rotary is a program that invites individuals to team up with Rotary for a year, two years, or forever!
Becoming a Friend of Rotary with the Rotary Club of Baldivis enables you to share our ideals and objectives without committing to the responsibilities of a full member. You can be a part of a Rotary club and contribute to the community through assisting with club projects and events when you are available to do so. 
Being a Friend of Rotary enables you to participate in fundraising events and projects or donate to club projects. 
For hands-on working bees or just social occasions, you are also welcome. Rotarians call this fellowship. It’s an opportunity to enjoy activities, the company of others, catch up with old friends, or develop new friendships.
Benefits of Friends of Rotary
  • Support Rotary service projects that help local or international communities.
  • A way for those who cannot make weekly/fortnightly Rotary meetings to feel involved in the effort to assist their community. 
  • It can be a stepping stone for someone who wants to invest in the community while they learn more about Rotary.
  • It can lead to full-time Rotary membership if desired - via an application process.
Requirements of Friends of Rotary
  • Attend and/or be involved in at least one fundraiser or service project per year.
Please note: Offers of help for a particular project may be declined. (For example, if we already have enough people assisting with that project.) 
  • Attend at least one social event per year.
  • Offer referrals to the club for potential new members of Friends of Rotary or fully-fledged Rotarians.
  • Offer fresh ideas to the club about projects or fundraising activities we could embrace.
  • MUST abide by the Rotary 4-way test:
    • Is it the TRUTH?
    • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Most importantly, have fun.
Please note that as a Friend of Rotary, the following restrictions apply:
  • Ineligible to serve as a member of a specific Rotary committee.
  • Ineligible to become a board member.
  • Ineligible to become an elected official of the club.
  • Ineligible to make an agreement, a commitment or decisions on behalf of the Rotary Club of Baldivis.
  • Ineligible to wear a Rotary lapel pin.
About Our Club
Baldivis

We meet In Person
Mondays
Peel Manor House
164 Fletcher Road
Karnup, WA 6176
Australia
Phone:
0493 120 406
7:00PM every second Monday
6 SEASONS IN YEAR

Noongar Six Seasons

Aboriginal seasons guided by the land

Unlike the European calendar, there are six Noongar seasons in Western Australia’s South West region, which are indicated by changes in local plants and animals. Learn how to pick the change of seasons with this handy guide.

Traditionally Noongar people hunted and gathered food according to the seasons, being guided by the signs in nature as to which animal and plant resources were plentiful at those times.

Locally there are 6 seasons starting December and about 2 months each.  

 
BIRAK
BUNURU
DJERAN
MAKURU
DJILBA
KAMBARANG

Birak—heat, sun and fire

December-January

During Birak season the rain eases and the warm weather really starts to take hold. The afternoons are cooled by the sea breezes from the south west.

Traditionally this was the fire season. An almost clockwork style of easterly winds in the morning and sea breezes in the afternoon meant that this was burning time of the year for Noongar people and they would burn the country in mosaic patterns.

There are several reasons for this, including fuel reduction, increasing the grazing pastures for animals, to aid seed germination and to make it easier to move across the country.

There are many fledglings venturing out of nests in Birak, though some are still staying close to their parents such as magpies and parrots. Reptiles will also be shedding their old skin for a new one.

With the rising temperatures and the decreasing rainfall, it's also a time for the baby frogs to complete their transformation into adulthood.

More information is available at:

http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/nyoongar/index.shtml

https://www.ecu.edu.au/centres/kurongkurl-katitjin/cultural-ambassador-program/nyoongar-six-seasons

 
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