Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 501 Issue Date: 10 Dec, 2018

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Some of the Program Partners of the Cancer Council

Cancer Council, Midwest

Tina Pendlebury is the Regional Education Officer of the Midwest Branch of Cancer Council WA.

After growing up in Albany Tina  moved to the north of WA  spending 12 years in Broome and Derby.

In 2008 Tina and her  husband moved to Geraldton to start a family and have been here ever since.

The time spent in the north was pivotal in shaping her study of Health promotion through Curtin University.

Tina is now on a mission to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and to help people enjoy a healthier life through education and environmental changes. (Lucky today was not a bacon and eggs day!-ed) In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking and being involved in community. A past Rotarian she also hopes to become involved again in the future.


The Vision of the Cancer Council of WA is to achieve a cancer free future for our community, and the Mission is to work with our community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. Tina went on to outline the work the Council does in promoting prevention, education and research funding, as well as providing advocacy and counselling for cancer sufferers and their families. The Council also assists with accommodation in Perth for country patients, wig services and supports volunteer programs, funding events and palliative care programs.

PP Lew presents Tina with an "End Polio Now" thank you certificate

How Cancers Develop

In the Midwest April Kalajzich and Elizabeth Jenkinson are the cancer support co-ordinators, and Tina the regional education officer.  Tina’s core areas include education in nutrition and healthy lifestyle, physical activity, tobacco control, sun protection, the find cancer early program and cancer screening programs, including bowel, breast and cervical screening and to raise awareness of the five most common cancers, bowel, lung, prostate, breast and skin. The take home message: Get unusual symptoms checked out early and see your GP! No excuses!


Both Hugh Lavery and later, officially, Lew Hills, both cancer survivors themselves, thanked Tina for her excellent presentation. Tina was the first of our guest speakers to  be presented with our “End Polio Now” thank you certificates.

Author: Ian Taylor

Published: 3 November, 2018


Meeting Rosters
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
12 Dec, 18
Hugh Lavery
Glenn O'Brien
Paul Pirrottina
Grant Woodhams
Douglas Bruce
Michelle Mitchell
Geoff Wood
Jim Dillon
19 Dec, 18
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
Steve Muir
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Clark Scarff
Ian Taylor
09 Jan, 19
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
John Gooch
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
Viki Fennell
Raj Mavath
Kim Stokes
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