Current Projects

Sailing on the Swan

This annual event, generously supported by Camp Quality and the executive and members of the Royal Perth Yacht Club, is dedicated to providing the families of seriously or terminally ill children with a memorable day on the Swan River sailing in one of an fleet of beautiful cruising and racing yachts. The sail is followed by a meal on the lawn of the Royal Perth Yacht.

The event provides some much-needed respite for the families of the ill children. It also goes some way toward providing the siblings, who in many cases feel overshadowed by the ongoing special needs of their less fortunate brother or sister, with a day to remember.

Presentation to the Dux of the UWA Medical School

This is provided under the Fred Johnston Memorial Trust. This is an annual award which has been presented over many years and the trust was formed by a former member of the club who assisted with the formation of the UWA Medical School.

Karya Mulia School for the Deaf, Surabaya, East Java

The past two years, we have extended this project to provide modern digital audiological equipment and training in its use to assist in early detection of an intervention for hearing impairment in East Java.
The original project funded through a Rotary foundation matching grant by the Rotary Club of Cambridge in W.A, is ongoing through working with the club of Cambridge, the R.C of Surabaya and the Patricia O’Sullivan Humanitarian Project to improve the opportunities for children who are deaf or hearing impaired and their families in our near neighbour, Indonesia.
In April this year we presented a diagnostic audiometer and a digital tympanometer to the school.
It also sits within the sister state relationship that WA has with East Java.
A great way to promote international relationships!

The Allied Health Awards

Since 2009, The Rotary Clubs of Mt Lawley and West Perth have collaborated in organising an Allied Health Professional of the Year Award. The aim of the award is to celebrate professionals who display excellence in their chosen field. The professions which are currently included are clinical, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and speech pathology. There is an award for the winner of each profession group and from these finalists, an overall winner is selected. There is a total of 22 categories in Allied Health and over the coming years we plan to include and increasing number of these categories.

Interact Mt. Lawley

Interact is a Rotary program for high-school students to contribute to their community. Our club founded an Interact Club at Mt Lawley High School several years ago, and mentors and supports their activities on an ongoing basis.

The Charles Cornish Memorial Trust

This trust was established nearly 40 years ago to honour Charles who was a foundation member of The Rotary Club of Mount Lawley. He was president in 1951/52 and Managing Director of The Royal Institute for the blind for 30 years.

The objective of the Trust is to assist students who are blind or vision impaired access their learning by providing equipment designed especially for that purpose. More than 60 students have benefited over years with some $75,000 being distributed. Our club holds an annual dinner, where the children and their parents are invited and the children are presented with their equipment.

supporting homeless youth

Our club has applied for & has been approved the purchasing of 24 Waterproof Sleeping Bags/Swags, (at a total cost of $ 2400) with $ for $ matched support through a Rotary District Grant.
These bags will be distributed by the Salvation Army, as they have access to people living on the Streets.

You can purchase your own swag and support the homeless at .

Vietnam Medical & Dental Project

Providing disease prevention and treatment through medical, dental and eye service with patient education. Also providing
community development and disaster relief. Supporting basic education for disadvantaged children.