Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay          District 9455     nd   2  Annual Report      July 2010 ­ June 2011                 ...
Table of Contents1. Presidents Report........................................................................................
1. Presidents ReportOur second year since chartering was a very challenging one, highlighting that thetransition from “new...
was vacated and no replacement could be found.Six members of our club participate in 4 Rotary Global Networking Groups:   ...
trying different days and times, straight after the regular club meeting and on the weekend.2.1.5 Club AssembliesSeveral C...
and Secretary Di. It records our club history and educates and informs club members andfriends of the club about club matt...
A club web site at www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au was started but not completed with allthe flux in the club. Our club Fac...
2.8 Club EquipmentA Volunteer Grant of $4,990 enabled us to purchase a number of items of equipment foradministrative purp...
3. Service Projects3.1 Community3.1.1 Knitted itemsKnitted toys, jumpers and blankets donated to the club from Margaret Br...
4. New Generations4.1 National Youth Science ForumKen & Di Collins and Simone & Marcos Carot Collins hosted four students ...
4.6 Rotary Youth Program of EnrichmentDuring the year 3 MLC students who had previously been sponsored by our club returne...
5. Rotary Foundation / International ProjectsOur club has continued to be extremely active in supporting international pro...
5.3 Other International Projects  •   Three Shelter Boxes were purchased  •   Knitted toys, jumpers and baby blankets     ...
Appendix I: GlossaryDDF       District Designated Funds          Funds allocated to districts from the Rotary Foundation f...
Appendix II: Articles                        Page 15 of 19
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  1. 1. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay District 9455 nd 2  Annual Report July 2010 ­ June 2011 Page 1 of 19
  2. 2. Table of Contents1. Presidents Report........................................................................................32. Club Service..................................................................................................4 2.1 Meetings...........................................................................................................................4 2.1.1 Weekly Program..................................................................................................................4 2.1.2 Special Dinner Meetings....................................................................................................4 2.1.3 Committee Meetings..........................................................................................................4 2.1.4 Board Meetings...................................................................................................................5 2.1.5 Club Assemblies..................................................................................................................5 2.2 Social Events....................................................................................................................5 2.3 District Events and Appointments.................................................................................5 2.4 Weekly Bulletin...............................................................................................................6 2.5 Membership....................................................................................................................6 2.6 Public Relations & Marketing.........................................................................................7 3.6.1 Newspaper and magazine articles......................................................................................7 2.7 Finance.............................................................................................................................7 2.7.1 Fundraising activities.........................................................................................................8 2.8 Club Equipment..............................................................................................................83. Service Projects............................................................................................9 3.1 Community......................................................................................................................9 3.1.1 Knitted items.......................................................................................................................9 3.1.2 Waist Disposal Challenge.................................................................................................9 3.2 Vocational........................................................................................................................9 3.2.1 Pride of Workmanship Award............................................................................................9 3.2.2 Vocational Visits................................................................................................................94. New Generations........................................................................................10 4.1 National Youth Science Forum.....................................................................................10 4.2 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.................................................................................10 4.3 Interact..........................................................................................................................10 4.4 Magnifying Microscopes...............................................................................................10 4.5 Rotary Youth Driver Awareness...................................................................................10 4.6 Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment..........................................................................11 4.7 Four Way Test Speaking Competition...........................................................................11 4.8 Science Experience........................................................................................................11 4.9 Science and Engineering Challenge..............................................................................11 4.10 Jade Lewis and Friends...............................................................................................115. Rotary Foundation / International Projects................................................12 5.1 Involvement with The Rotary Foundation....................................................................12 5.1.1 Scholarships...................................................................................................................... 12 5.1.2 Group Study Exchange (GSE)...........................................................................................12 5.1.3 Matching Grants...............................................................................................................12 5.1.4 PolioPlus........................................................................................................................... 12 5.1.5 Unrestricted Giving to the Rotary Foundation.................................................................12 5.2 Rotary Australia World Community Service Projects (RAWCS).................................12 5.3 Other International Projects.........................................................................................13Appendix I: Glossary......................................................................................14Appendix II: Articles.......................................................................................15 Page 2 of 19
  3. 3. 1. Presidents ReportOur second year since chartering was a very challenging one, highlighting that thetransition from “new” club to “established” club is still very much underway.For most of the year we had multiple vacancies on the board, with no Club Service Directorafter the first few weeks of the new year – a position that was never filled - and twoPresident Elects pulling out, resulting in no President Elect being trained at the PresidentElects Training Seminar.Despite these difficulties, we had some remarkable achievements that the club can be veryproud of: • the Magnifying Microscope project has gained tremendous momentum, growing across the state and garnering enquiries from outside of Western Australia • we chartered the very first community-based Interact club in Western Australia, a strong club with may fine young leaders in it • we received a Presidential Citation with Distinction, signifying that we completed projects across the full spectrum of Avenues of Service • we received the “Best Metropolitan Club Bulletin” award for the 2 nd year in a row, recognising the hours of effort that goes into the bulletin every single week • we received the Inaugural “Best Indigenous Service” award jointly with the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough for the Indigenous Group Study Exchange team from Wiluma to Fiji that finally happened after years of coordination. Id like to thank the club for their support over the past year, and wish Bryant Stokes all the best in his year ahead. Yours in Rotary, Simone Carot Collins President 2010-11 2. Club Service The Club Service committee did notfunction after the first couple of months of 2010-11, when the role of Club Service Director Page 3 of 19
  4. 4. was vacated and no replacement could be found.Six members of our club participate in 4 Rotary Global Networking Groups: • Environment Fellowship of Rotarians – Simone Carot Collins (webmaster), Di Collins • Rotarians on the Internet – Marcos Carot Collins • Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship - Simone Carot Collins (charter Chair), Marcos Carot Collins, Claire Forsdyke, Daniel Forsdyke • Disaster Relief Rotary Action Group – Ken Collins2.1 MeetingsThe meeting time and day remained constant throughout 2010-11.The possibility of changing venues to a new community centre being built was explored,but until it is completed, cannot be considered further. One downside to remaining atBethesda Hospital is the lack of suitable space for babysitting, which has resulted in theloss of some members.2.1.1 Weekly ProgramA range of high quality speakers on Rotary programs and projects, potential projects,general interest and ones pertaining to the Rotary Calendar (e.g. Rotaract for WorldRotaract Week) have been organised since the inception of the club. Special thanks to BillHassell for organising the bulk of our speakers this year.2.1.2 Special Dinner MeetingsDinner meetings were arranged for special occasions: • DG Ian Hutton’s Official Visit in October 2010. • Christmas / Second Birthday celebration at the Nedlands Golf Course on 16 th December 2010, with Max Kay as our guest speaker. • Changeover Dinner on 30th June 2011 – we hosted a joint meeting while the team from Normandy gave their presentation. Pizzas and drinks were organised as a casual meal after the meeting.2.1.3 Committee MeetingsSetting aside the 3rd meeting of the month for committee meetings did not work, withextremely low attendances rendering committees inoperable. Alternatives such aselectronic meetings were tried, with equally little success.A new approach to organising projects and reporting back to directors and the club as awhole, with a monthly club forum, was agreed on towards the end of the Rotary year butdiscarded before it was given time to see if it would work.2.1.4 Board MeetingsSince, like committee meetings, a regular date for board meetings yielded a low turn out,alternative methods were tried such as an online chat and meeting via email, as well as Page 4 of 19
  5. 5. trying different days and times, straight after the regular club meeting and on the weekend.2.1.5 Club AssembliesSeveral Club Assemblies were held on a weekend to seek feedback across a wide range oftopics. Assemblies were generally very well attended and were invaluable for seekingdecisions and moving forward.2.2 Social EventsA small number of social events were held, with those after club assemblies being the mostwell attended.2.3 District Events and AppointmentsA number of club members have served on District committees this year: • Ken Collins served on the District Rotary Foundation committee as the Annual Giving Chairperson • Bill Hassell chaired the Foundation Alumni of WA committee • Simone Carot Collins served on the District Membership committee • Di Collins was the Secretary of the Ambassadorial Scholarship CommitteeSimone Carot Collins was appointed to the 2010-11 District Membership committee, whichheld its first meetings in the latter part of 2009-10.At the international level, Ken Collinsis the (Polio Plus) Gates ChallengeZone 8 Coordinator, and SimoneCarot Collins was the Inaugural Chairof the Rotarians on Social NetworksFellowship, officially approved byRotary International in June 2010.President Simone Carot Collins wasthe only member of the club to attendthe 2011 Joint Districts 9455 and 9465Conference, where we were againawarded the Best Metropolitan ClubBulletin.Five members attended the DistrictAssembly, and Simone attend thePresident Elects Training Seminar in the capacity of incoming Assistant District Governor.2.4 Weekly BulletinBulletin Editor: Daniel ForsdykeOur award winning club newsletter “New Horizons” has been produced every week sinceour inception by bulletin editor Daniel Forsdyke with assistance from President Simone Page 5 of 19
  6. 6. and Secretary Di. It records our club history and educates and informs club members andfriends of the club about club matters and Rotary beyond the club level.As well as being emailed to our bulletin mailing list, each bulletin is published onSlideShare (www.slideshare.net/rcfwb) with a link to the latest edition being added to ourFacebook page (www.facebook.com/freshwaterbayrotary).2.5 MembershipMembership Director: Ken CollinsNine members were inducted during 2010-11: • Michael OHara (Medical Equipment Wholesale) • Judy Edwards (Medical Research - Administration) • Jenny Gill (Aged Care Project Director) • Robert Pearce (Medicine – Plastic Surgery) • Paddy Ramanathan (Medicine – General Practice) • Max Hipkins (City Planner) • Jim Gould (Business Succession Planner) • Mignon Shardlow (Journalism – Editorial) • Alistair Brown (Accountancy Research)Four people have accept membership but have not yet paid dues; eight others haveindicated interest but have not yet accepted membership, and 14 declined membership ofthe club.Six members resigned during the year: • Andrea Hayward (transferred to Canberra) • Clive Boddy (transferred to the UK) • Michael OHara (unable to attend meetings) • Elizabeth Bain (business commitments) • Marcos Carot Collins (transferred to the Rotary Club of Willetton) • Rob Rohrlach (transferred to another Rotary Club)2.6 Public Relations & MarketingClub T-shirts and polar fleece jumpers were organised by Claire Forsdyke throughElizabeth Bains business, EmbroidMe Claremont. Page 6 of 19
  7. 7. A club web site at www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au was started but not completed with allthe flux in the club. Our club Facebook page still serves as our primary online presence,with over 300 people following our news on Facebook. Our news on Facebook is pushedout to Twitter at www.twitter.com/RotaryFWB.3.6.1 Newspaper and magazine articlesThree articles about our club have been published in local community newspapers (seeAppendix II for the full articles): • “Rotarians start in their teens”, The Post, 21 st May 2011: The charter of the Interact Club of Freshwater Bay. • “Learnng to be a leader”, The Post, 11th June 2011: Martha Forrest attending RYPEN at the end of June 2011. • “Pink pinkies help fight polio”, The Post (Page 56), 25 h June 2011: Paint Your Pinky day at North Cottesloe Primary School.Three articles by club members were published in our regional Rotary magazine, RotaryDown Under • “WA kids over the microscope”. December 2010 (Page 26): about the Magnifying Microscope project • “Social networkers launched”, December 2010 (Page 34): about the official launch of the Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship chaired by President Simone • “Social networkers celebrate”, June 2011 (Page 7): about the role social networking plays with RotarySimone Carot Collins has continued to edit the quarterly “Rotaract in Action” section of theRotary Down Under magazine, for which she was recognised with a Meritorious ServiceAward from the Rotary Down Under in December 2010.2.7 FinanceFinancial statements have been prepared every month for our Club Operating and CharityAccounts by Treasurer Toni James.Adrian Rose has been appointed as our honorary auditor.Formation of a Club Foundation to enable tax-deductability for local projects was finallycompleted, with Bill Hassell chairing the “Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Charity FundIncorporated”.2.7.1 Fundraising activitiesA Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings in August 2010 brought in $500 while raising our profile inthe local community. Page 7 of 19
  8. 8. 2.8 Club EquipmentA Volunteer Grant of $4,990 enabled us to purchase a number of items of equipment foradministrative purposed, including a lap top, screen, sound system, digital camera andoutdoor canopy. Page 8 of 19
  9. 9. 3. Service Projects3.1 Community3.1.1 Knitted itemsKnitted toys, jumpers and blankets donated to the club from Margaret Brawley and StLouis Estate were sent to Wiluna.3.1.2 Waist Disposal ChallengeSimone Carot Collins was the primary Champion for the Waist Disposal Challenge, whichconcluded in February 2011. Our Club ended up 9th overall.3.2 Vocational3.2.1 Pride of Workmanship AwardOn the occasion of the Official Visit by theDistrict Governor in October 2010(Vocational Service Month) a VocationalExcellence Award was presented to AliWarne from La Galette de France onBroadway in Nedlands.3.2.2 Vocational VisitsWe made a Vocational Visit to Linneys inJuly 2010 to learn about the diamond andpearl industries.Phil & Nancy Sherwood from the RotaryClub of Arden Arkade, USA together withKen & Di Collins visited Manna Industries“Kids in the Kitchen” on 12th October 2010. Page 9 of 19
  10. 10. 4. New Generations4.1 National Youth Science ForumKen & Di Collins and Simone & Marcos Carot Collins hosted four students who attendedthe first NYSF in Perth in January 2011.4.2 Rotary Youth Leadership AwardsWe sponsored Calum Foulner to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp inJanuary 2011.4.3 InteractThe Interact Club of Freshwater Bay was chartered in April 2011 with 21 members from 5local schools formally inducted on 14th April 2011. It is the first community based InteractClub in Western Australia.The District provided $250 towards the cost of setting up the club (a cost of around $350in total).The initial board of the club comprises:President Truman Forrest (Scotch College)President Elect Kathleen Elliott (MLC)Secretary Liam Nuttall (Scotch College)Treasurer Jason Browne (Scoth College)Club Service Director Sally Thomson (MLC)Communications Director Alex Yellachich (Christchurch Grammar)Community Service Director Hannah McDonald (MLC) Martha Forrest (St Hildas)International Service Director Mason Prior (Christchurch Grammar)4.4 Magnifying MicroscopesAround 1700 microscopes were delivered by the end of June 2011.4.5 Rotary Youth Driver AwarenessA fundraiser was held in January 2011 for the RYDA seminar to be held for NewmanCollege in August 2011. Page 10 of 19
  11. 11. 4.6 Rotary Youth Program of EnrichmentDuring the year 3 MLC students who had previously been sponsored by our club returnedto tell of their experiences and to thank the club.The Board agreed to fund 4 students – 2 Interactors plus 2 from MLC following a requestfrom the school – however MLC subsequently received sponsor ship from the Rotary Clubof Heirisson. In the end, although 2 students were sponsored, only Martha Forrest from StHildas attended RYPEN in June 2011.4.7 Four Way Test Speaking CompetitionMLC, Scotch College, Christchurch Grammar and St Hildas are all being approached to seeif they are interested in nominating students for the competition. If not, the Interactorshave expressed interest in running their own competition.4.8 Science ExperienceWe sponsored Conor Cleary from Christchurch Grammar School to attend the 2011 ScienceExperience.4.9 Science and Engineering ChallengeTwo members attended as observers at Curtin University on 27th February 2011.4.10 Jade Lewis and FriendsThe club contributed $800 to fund visits by Jade Lewis to MLC and Claremont PrimarySchool to talk about the danger of drugs. Page 11 of 19
  12. 12. 5. Rotary Foundation / International ProjectsOur club has continued to be extremely active in supporting international projects andprograms and the Rotary Foundation over the past 12 months.5.1 Involvement with The Rotary Foundation5.1.1 Scholarships • Ambassadorial Scholarship: Justin Hewett was successfully nominated.5.1.2 Group Study Exchange (GSE) • 2011 Exchange with Germany: We put an applicant and a team leader; neither were successful. • Uni-focus GSE between Wiluna and Fiji (District 9920): The team from Wiluna left immediately after the District Conference. An article about it was published online at http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=1700735.1.3 Matching GrantsWe completed 1 Matching Grant projects, a bus for One-to-One Dental Group inCambodia. All funds on behalf of our club were contributed by Tony Munday.5.1.4 PolioPlusPaint Your Pinkies were held at Claremont and North Cottesloe Primary Schools. Raising$200 and $512 respectively.Our Club contributed US$2,273,30 for the 2010-11 Rotary year.5.1.5 Unrestricted Giving to the Rotary FoundationA contribution of $4,851,58 was made in 2010-11.5.2 Rotary Australia World Community Service Projects (RAWCS)One new project was listed with RAWCS, and two existing projects continued to besupported, all of which have been personally visited by the Rotarians requesting thesupport. 1. RAWCS No WR514-2010: 20 cartons of text books were dispatched to the Rotary Club of Madurai, India. 2. RAWCS No WR516-2010: Angel Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal - over $20,000 was collected on their behalf, and Warren Milner donated a water filter to the school 3. RAWCS No WR007-2011: Sponsorship of the Koro School in Fijis scholarship fund. 4. RAWCS No WR010-2011: Wapenamanda Emergency Medical Centre Page 12 of 19
  13. 13. 5.3 Other International Projects • Three Shelter Boxes were purchased • Knitted toys, jumpers and baby blankets donated to the club from Margaret Brawley and St Louis Estate were sent to Cambodia and Zambia. A laminated Certificate of Appreciation containing photographs of hildren holding the beautiful toys was received from Gary & Kim Hewett of Awareness Cambodia. • 3 Scholarships for Milner Academy were donated to 3 French students. • 1000 Tee shirts were sent to Cambodia Page 13 of 19
  14. 14. Appendix I: GlossaryDDF District Designated Funds Funds allocated to districts from the Rotary Foundation for use in Foundation programs the district participates in.DG District Governor The Rotarian who provides guidance and leadership to all clubs in that district for one Rotary year.DGSR District Governors Special Representative A Rotarian appointed by the District Governor to assist a new club in its formation.GSE Group Study Exchange A district-level vocational exchange program where a team of 4 young professionals aged 25 – 40 with a Rotarian team leader spend a month learning how their profession is carried out in another country as well as acting as cultural ambassadors.MG Matching Grant A grant whereby funds raised by clubs in two districts in two different countries are matched by funds from the Rotary Foundation.NYSF National Youth Science Forum Formerly known as the National Science Summer School (NSSS), this two week camp offers students going into year 12 the opportunity to experience a wider range of sciences than they are exposed to at school.PDG Past District Governor A Rotarian who has completed his/her term as District Governor.PE President Elect Elected a year and a half prior to taking office. In the year prior to assuming the role of President, the President Elect serves in the capacity of Club Service Director.PRID Past Rotary International Director A Rotarian who has completed a 2 year term on the (world) board of Rotary International.RC Rotary ClubRI Rotary International The association of Rotary Clubs worldwide.RYDA Rotary Youth Driver Awareness An Australia-wide project to provide awareness to high school students about the dangers and responsibilities of driving before they start learning to drive. See www.ryda.org.auRYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards An official program started in Australia which in Western Australia is run as a week-long leadership camp for 18 – 25 year oldsRYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment An Australia-wide project which provides motivation and leadership training to 14 – 17 year olds at a weekend camp (in the USA, this is how they run RYLA). Page 14 of 19
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