Welcome to the Baldivis Rotary Club

 
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RIDE- Pre-Learner Driving Course
RIDE at its heart is a community safety course aimed at delivering basic driver safety information across to the students BEFORE they start their L-plate journey. The target age group is 15-16 year olds, who haven't yet qualified for their L's (or for those who have only just received them)
 
Parents/ caregivers are requested to come along and sit in on the sessions, so they know what is being taught and what is expected by them (via their behaviour) in order to assist their teen in learning to drive.
 
It is held bi-monthly at the Perth Motorplex in Kwinana usually on a Sunday morning from 9-12. The next course is is Sunday 20th June, 2021, and it's filling fast.
 
The morning is broken up into three rotating groups.
 
  • Classroom learning
  • Car maintenance / safety 
  • LIVE driving experience (for many, their first)
 
Scattered amongst this are visits from race car drivers/ truck drivers/ police officers/ road trauma victims all who give some insight into the challenges on today's roads. Overall it’s a really relaxed and stress free environment where a great message is being delivered.
 
ALL people involved are volunteers, including ALL of Eclipse Driving School drivers who attend (often more than 10 drivers attend) and ALL Rotarians who also give up their time.
 
Attendees are charged $20 and we cap the attendance at 30-40, as we don’t want to too big a group, as it makes it too formal and stifles free-flowing questions.
 
To book click here for any questions email Andrew
About Our Club
Baldivis

We meet In Person
Mondays
Peel Manor House
164 Fletcher Road
Karnup, WA 6176
Australia
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

Makuru (June – July)

Makaru sees the coldest and wettest time of the year come into full swing. Traditionally, this was a good time of the year to move back inland from the coast as the winds turned to the west and south bringing the cold weather, rains and occasionally snow on the peaks of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.

As the waterways and catchments started to fill, people were able to move about their country with ease and thus their food sources changed from sea, estuarine and lake foods to those of the lands in particular the grazing animals such as the kangaroo. As well as a food source, animals provided people with many other things. For example, 'Yongar' or kangaroos not only provided meat but also 'bookas' (animal skin cloaks that were used as the nights became much cooler). Nothing was left; even the bones and sinews were used in the manufacturing of bookas and for hunting tools such as spears.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to be pairing up in preparation for breeding in the coming season. If you look carefully, you might now see pairs of 'Wardongs' (ravens) flying together. You also notice these pairs not making the usual 'ark ark arrrrrk' that these birds are well known for when flying solo. Upon the lakes and rivers of the South West, you'll also start to see a large influx of the Black Swan or 'Mali' as they too prepare to nest and breed.

Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the Blueberry Lilly (Dianella revoluta) and the Purple Flags (Patersonia occidentalis). As the season comes to a close, you should also start to notice the white flowers of the weeping peppermint (Agonis flexuosa) as the blues start to make way for the white and cream flowers of Djilba.

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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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Gareth Talbot, Davina Reid and Paul Hurford
Jun 14, 2021 6:30 PM
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Changeover Night
Jun 28, 2021 6:30 PM
Changeover
Andrew Ralph
Sep 20, 2021 7:00 PM
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