The Ofﬁcial Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9450! ABN: 99 602 195 617
Volume 2, Issue 16" 19th - 25th October 2009
Letter From the Club Board Structure Waist Disposal Rotarians Respond to The Great Bike Ride Rotary Foundation
President Changes to the Challenge Asia-Paciﬁc Disasters Fundraising project for Thought of the Week
A roundup of the clubs structure of the Board, Starts this Thursday! How has Rotary been the Rotary Club of This week’s thought is
activities. with Board elections Page 2 helping with these Perth. about US$100 can do.
Page 1 looming. recent disasters. Page 3 Page 5
Page 2 Page 2
you Bryant for both the A full and speedy recovery to and Ken, the world is a better
Letter From the monies for the Peace Choir you Enid. place for your outstanding
and the fees involved with contribution to medicine and
Club President setting up the club’s This week’s edition of the the world. Congratulations
Charitable Foundation. Your Post Newspaper saw an and long may you continue
Dear Fellow Rotarians, generosity is sincerely article and photograph of the to serve.
appreciated by all. presentation of the club’s
We welcomed Julia Allen, inaugural Community The Future of Rotary really is
Robin Cordin and Libby Many of the other items Service Award to Bethesda in our Hands and the new
Robinson to our Projects discussed will be in the body Hospital staff member, Rotary Club of Freshwater
Committee meeting on of the Bulletin. Danielle Dyson. Ken sent Bay can be extremely proud
Thursday last. Julia may be photographs and an article of achievements thus far. I
interested in joining as a I’m delighted to announce into the Post on this Award encourage each member to
member, which we’d be that the Club has its ﬁrst and the Climb for A Smile keep up your invaluable
delighted if she would Honorary member in our (not printed) plus contribution to building a
seriously consider doing so. Premier Colin Barnett. With information on our Quiz better world and thank each
the agreement of the Board, night next Wednesday, which and everyone for what you
The Board met on on 5th October, Rtn. Bill gained a mention under are doing.
Wednesday and Minutes will Hassell kindly emailed a ‘What’s on in POST
be distributed when they letter from me to the Hon. community’. Thanks Ken for Yours in Rotary Service,
have been done by our Sec. Colin Barnett inviting him to the ﬁrst local publicity for the
Daniel. Both meetings become an Honorary RC of Freshwater Bay. Di Collins
reﬂected the fact that the club member and on Thursday Charter President
is active, with an impressive last his ofﬁce emailed Bill Our ﬁrst major fundraiser
with his acceptance. this week with our Quiz
number of projects either
completed or in the pipeline. night on Wednesday. Please Pull-up Banner
On a sadder note, Anne keep promoting and
The Magnifying Microscope McAnearney emailed to encouraging friends, relatives Simone has ordered a pull up
project is racing ahead with advise that her circumstances and workmates to form banner for the club. Cost will
WA Chief Scientist Lyn had changed recently and she tables or just come along and be under $200 and delivery
Beazley, the CEO of STAWA tendered her resignation. join a table. Jane Armstrong will be 2-3 weeks. It will be
John Clarke and now Roy Thank you for your is our star with almost 50 (six very valuable to discourage
Hallam from Watercorp all contribution Anne, we were tables) which is outstanding. those who ‘walk’ into our
fully behind it. just getting to know you. meetings. Also excellent for
You will be missed and we’d Bright and early Friday promotion of the Club at
The Burundi Peace Choir love to have you rejoin in the morning Ken and I will be fundraisers, functions and
made their CD during the future if ﬁnd you are able. heading to Adelaide, along events.
week and Melpo reported with Prof. Bryant Stokes for
they sang divinely. Most of Dear Enid has endured a the 50th Anniversary
the money has been secured very distressing week in celebration of these two Club Banner
to cover the production of the Bethesda Hospital, however, outstanding fellows
CD, however a small loan is when Ken visited her on graduation in medicine. This Marcos will put a club banner
still required and this is being Saturday morning she was will mean there will be no design together, possibly
looked after in part by Rtn. brighter and on the improve. President’s letter next based on the pull up banner,
Bryant Stokes. Again, thank Bulletin. By the way Bryant which will be circulated to
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members for consideration clubs often programme in
prior to going ahead with an one or more vocational visits
order. Apparently banners throughout a year to places
can be produced in Bali for of business or interest to
$2.50-3.00 each. Our contact members and spouses and
does not post so the banners this would be the club’s ﬁrst.
will have to be brought back
from Bali. Daniel and Claire
are holidaying there in Board
Christmas/ With elections to take place
in early December for the
Birthday Board for the following
Rotary year, discussion took
Function place at the meeting last
Wednesday evening as to the
The Nedlands Golf Club, structure of the Board. Much
Melvista Ave, Nedlands, discussion took place prior to
6.30pm for 7.00pm on the club’s Charter and it was
Thursday 17th December. ﬁnally decided to give the
Cost $45 for a three course new Leadership Plan a try.
traditional Christmas dinner.
Special diets (eg vegetarians) It is considered that the old
will be catered for so please ‘Avenues of Service’ is a student for work experience.
better model and we will Members or ‘Friends of the
advise when paying. It will
be a great night so please put revert back in part to this. Waist Disposal Club’ interested in becoming
the date in your diary now The current structure has involved with MLC and
and also feel free to invite stripped the Club Service Challenge these youth projects please
friends and family. WA Chief Committee so this will go communicate with Director
Scientist Lyn Beazley will be back to the old, with having Daniel and Simone spent Rob.
our speaker. She is on the Board the Pres., Pres. Saturday learning about this
Elect, V. Pres (the immediate and will bring information to
unquestionably one of the
best around Perth right now PP), Treasurer, Secretary and the club over the coming Rotarians
and we are almost certain to Membership Director, all of weeks. It is purely voluntary
have Rik Symons and his whom form in part the Club to participate. Respond to
group to entertain us. Service Committee. We will
then have a Community Asia-Paciﬁc
Service Director, Youth and Nedlands
BBQ at Vocational Service Director Disasters
and International Service Council By Ryan Hyland
Elections Rotary International News
16 October 2009
Regular social activities are Members, please give
vital for the members of the consideration to nominating Congratulations (I think) to
club to bond and get to know for positions. new Councillor Ken (Coastal Rotarians are ramping up aid
each other. With the great Ward) and commiserations to to victims left homeless by a
series of disasters that struck
brunch at the Hassell’s last
week, Claire and Daniel have
Community Toni who lost her seat in
Melvista. areas in Southeast Asia and
kindly offered for members the South Paciﬁc.
to have a lunch / barbecue at Referral A devastating tsunami that
their home in Ellenbrook on MLC and hit American Samoa, Samoa,
Sunday, 10th January. Program and Tonga; earthquakes in
Another date for your Youth Indonesia; two typhoons in
diaries. The National Australia Bank the Philippines; and ﬂooding
have a formal agreement in India have left thousands
Sue Shaw, MLC School
with Rotary that is called the dead and millions displaced.
Psychologists and Career
Linneys Community Referral Development Coordinator
Rotarians are focusing on
Program. It works distributing relief goods,
has written to the club
Linney’s in Subiaco provide something like if a clubs including food, water,
inviting members who are
opportunities for clubs and signs up to the program any medicine, clothing, and
interested to become part of
organisations to learn more members who take out a shelter.
MLCs Career Mentoring
about diamonds/pearls etc. housing loan with NAB or Plan. Also asked about the
where they provide drinks, increase an existing loan by Rotary clubs from districts in
possibility of work
nibbles, goody bags, and so $50,000 then $2,000 will be Australia and New Zealand
experience for students and
on. It is being considered as given to the club’s Charity are leading efforts to bring
requested a list of members /
a vocational visit by the account to use for projects. emergency response kits to
businesses who are
Projects committee. Rotary We’ll look into further. victims of the 29 September
interested in placing a
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up a disaster relief extend all our help to these
team to survey hard- victims." Since this event is really all
hit communities and about riders getting their
worked with rescue E-mail Jhansi Premanand for friends, colleagues and families
agencies to distribute information on how to help. to donate money to the
tools and about 1.5 charities through sponsorship
tons of medical ShelterBox, a grassroots (and enjoying a great ride
supplies to stricken disaster-relief organization around the river of course) we
areas. supported by Rotary clubs, has thought we would give you the
deployed response teams to chance to gain free entry
Learn more about distribute hundreds of boxes of through your fundraising
these relief efforts supplies to several areas hit efforts!!
and how you can hard by the disasters.
help. When you register, simply
Tw o powerful choose whether to
typhoons also pay the entry fee or to
slammed into the fundraise. If you
Philippines in late intend to fundraise
September and early for free entry DO
October, causing NOT pay your entry
widespread ﬂooding fee. Once you reach
and landslides. The the minimum
Rotary clubs of fundraising target,
Cabuyao and your outstanding
Cabuyao Circle, entry fees will
Laguna, distributed automatically be
700 relief packs adjusted to $0.00 and
containing rice, you will receive free
sardines, and instant entry; it’s that easy!!!
noodles. The Great Bike
To make this event successful,
designated the Rotary
Ride 2009 not only do we need you to
participate but we also need
Top: Victims of the typhoons in the Philippines
line up to receive emergency aid. Photo courtesy Club of Meycauayan you to fundraise. Your
The Great Bike Ride was
of District 3770 Bottom: An elderly woman is Uptown, Bulacan, as registration fee only covers the
established in 2004 and
helped through the ﬂooded streets of India. Photo the custodian of all cost of running the event.
immediately established itself
courtesy of District 3150 donations from the That’s why we really need you
as one of Perth’s most popular
district. to make a special effort to hit
tsunami that wiped out several your fundraising target to
villages in American Samoa and "All districts in the Philippines make this event worthwhile for
Samoa. are continuously unrelenting in the three charities involved and
The event is hosted by the
their efforts to help all these those they help.
Rotary Club of Perth to raise
Rotarians and Rotaractors in victims, no matter how long it
signiﬁcant and vital funds for
Samoa have distributed more will take," says Ruben V. Registration Closing Dates
the St John of God Foundation
than 200 kits, costing roughly Mabagos, District 3770 extension
Horizon House Project, Hope
US$55,000 total. Full of blankets, chair.
for Children and the Heart
• Online - 12pm (noon) Friday
food, clothing, cooking utensils, 20th November
Foundation – so by
tools, and medicine, they were Also in early October, ﬂash
fundraising, you will not only
donated by Rotary clubs in New ﬂoods and landslides swamped
be helping one charity, but
• Team Entries - All team
Zealand in collaboration with much of southern India, leaving entries must be paid
helping three very
Air New Zealand. 2.5 million people homeless.
important causes make a
Rotary clubs in the twin cities of
difference in the lives of
"I'm amazed at how fast the Hyderabad and Secunderabad
those less fortunate than
support came," says Leanne have begun providing relief
Jaggs, governor of District 9920, supplies to victims in the
which covers several islands in Mehboodnagar District.
This year's event will be
the South Paciﬁc. "I am proud to
held on Sunday 22nd
be a Rotarian right now because Clothes, clean water, and
November 2009. All three
of the way everyone comes medicine are still desperately
rides start and ﬁnish at
together when needed." needed, says Jhansi Premanand,
Langley Park and
Learn more about these relief World Community Service chair
efforts and how you can help. for District 3150.
experience a visually
A violent earthquake ﬂattened
spectacular and scenic tour
areas on the Indonesian island "The catastrophe of these ﬂoods
of the Perth Swan River
of Sumatra on 30 September, is unprecedented, and the
whilst taking on the
killing more than 1,100 people number of families displaced
awesome challenge of a
and leaving an estimated unimaginable," says Premanand.
10km, 53km or 106km
500,000 homeless. Immediately "As Rotarians, it is necessary to
after the quake, District 3400 set
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for by Friday 13th Simple lifestyle changes that
November YOU make will enable the
world's poorest to break the
• Post/Fax - Must be received poverty cycle.
by 5pm, Friday 13th
November Rotary District 9450 is a proud
partner of the Global Poverty
Not interested in getting on your Project, who have developed a
bike? Volunteer instead!! We are ground-breaking presentation
seeking over 300 volunteers to examining the nature of extreme
assist with the running of the poverty, and how our daily
Great Bike Ride!! actions can make a difference.
Event Website: To ﬁnd out more, and to attend a
http:// presentation, please visit
1.4 billion people on our planet
live in extreme poverty. That
gives us 1.4 billion reasons to
Wednesday, 21st October, 2009
7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Burswood On Swan Function Centre
Cost is $10.00 per person, with tables of 8.
Bar service is available.
Quiz Master is PP Graeme Bain
Members - please organise prizes for the Silent Auctions, Rafﬂes
and as tables prizes.
Please start getting the word out and putting together tables!
The Dr Ken Collins Address
Monday, 16th November, 2009
7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal. Bar service is
RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.
The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal
Court Judge Bob Nicholson.
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the difference between an very poor elementary to build a brighter future for
The Rotary education and working on schools. the children of the world.
Foundation the street.
$100 buys 15 packets.
Most public schools in Costa Without this project many
Week 16: This week’s Rotary Rica are under funded and students would not be able to
Foundation Thought is about lack many basic supplies, so continue their education and
what a US$100 can do. the Rohrmoser Rotary Club, would be forced to drop out
Costa Rica developed a of school.
It is as simple as having a packet of teaching materials
notebook, pencil and glue. In for students and partnered When Every Rotarian, Every
Pavas, a poor district in San with the Vancouver Rotary Year participates, our
Jose, Costa Rica a packet of Club, Canada to distribute foundation is able to continue
educational materials means 777 packets to children in ﬁve
Program for October / November
22nd October Simone Carot Collins - Waist
22nd October Daniel Forsdyke Disposal Challenge Overview
29th October Elizabeth Bain 29th October Bill Hassell - Life & Times
Vote of Thanks 5th November Daniel Forsdyke - Nutrition to Assist
Your Waist Disposal
12th November Warren Milner - Life & Times
22nd October Enid Wall (TBC) 19th November Committee Meetings
29th October Anne McAnearney
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Rotary Year 2009-10
Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 168,
22nd October Peter Symons Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
29th October Rob Rohrlach email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
5th November Warren Milner Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive
Club Administration Director
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone
email@example.com 08 9385 0471
Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary
08 9385 0472
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director
sought from members of the club. firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook
Claire Forsdyke — International Director
on the projects your committee is working http://www.facebook.com/group.php?
on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646
event. Toni James — PR & Marketing
Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008
Please forward articles and photos to
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 5
13 October, 2009
A project in Australia of the
Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills
Diary of delivery and hope.
In just twelve days, ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members have assessed and assisted more
than 8,000 survivors in the Sumatra area with emergency ShelterBox housing. The following is an
excerpt from SRT Mike Greenslade’s reports together with his pictorial of events as they support
those who have lost everything.
Saturday October 10, 2009. “We received our supplies for a camp we are building in the Agam
area (some 4 hours drive north of Padang) where they lost their houses due to a landslide. Free
transport was provided and we managed to get 100 ShelterBoxes in but have to wait for Oxfam to
complete the sorting of water and sanitation. We will return tomorrow to start our building.
We dropped another 15 ShelterBoxes in Jawi Duku and have organised a drop helicopter (courtesy
of US Navy) tomorrow to an isolated village called Padang Alai and will also check out for other
remote areas that need our help when up in the Chinook. 177 ShelterBoxes arrived today, a
further 360 tomorrow and probably more on the way.
Transportation is not an issue for us as we have the support of free trucks, free choppers (US
Navy) and free C130s (Australian/American/Indonesian Air Forces).
Images courtesy of Australian SRT Mike Greenslade
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Sunday October 11, 2009. Busy day today both on the ground and in the air. The RAAF flew in
144 ShelterBoxes and a further 164 were flown in by Garuda paid for by Rotary District 3400 of
Jakarta. One SRT team completed an aerial survey in a US Navy Puma helicopter and confirmed
the remote village of Hula Banda was in dire need of emergency shelter. We are receiving
generous co-operation from USAID and the US Navy who flew 45 ShelterBoxes and a 3 man SRT
plus local volunteers to assist us.”
Samoan school back to normal thanks to ShelterBox
New Zealand SRT members Owen Smith and Walter Van der Kley distributed 20 ShelterBoxes to
families currently living in the Ulutogia Primary School. At the request of Red Cross, this now
means the children of the village can return to their school and begin some normality in their lives.
With the assistance of the Rotary Club of Apia members, Owen and Walter assisted families also in
the Lepa, Saliapaga and Satitoa back areas of Samoa with the distribution of 80 ShelterBoxes so
Owen said: “Believe me, the survivors of this disaster and very, very grateful to Rotary and to
ShelterBox for their help – they now have a home to start over again.”
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Below is a letter just received from ADG Slade in District 9920.
“I am and would like to say how wonderful it has been to work with the ShelterBox gentlemen:
Owen from Kerikeri Rotary Club and Walter from Ashburton Rotary Club. They have done the
greatest of jobs on the coast considering only two of them with assistance from Apia Rotary
members 78 of the best tents have been distributed and installed within a short time after the
tsunami. The accompanied components of these kits to catch and purify water plus the tools,
mosquito nets and comforting blankets are just the most ideal blessings for the victims. One old
man yelled out to me 'thank you for the mosquito net. I was worried the mosquitoes were going
to kill me after surviving the tsunami'. ShelterBoxes is the perfect way to help these people get
back on their feet.
Last Saturday at the coast Rotary was the only organisation on the road working. Not even Red
Cross were there. We had a group of vehicles of ShelterBoxes followed by the Emergency Boxes
and distributed the last 40 ShelterBoxes and 50 Emergency Boxes. It was the greatest gifts
before White Sunday. Everybody is talking about the Rotary Tents to be the best ones around
and everybody wants one.
I am humbly proud to be a Rotarian and we may not be as loud as Red Cross but we are certainly
doing a great job going straight to the needy and touching the hearts of the people. To see the
tears in their eyes as they hug you and the grateful smiles as they say 'thank you' convinces you
Rotary has made the difference in their lives.
'To the world you are just one, to them you are the World'.
THANK YOU ROTARY NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND FIJI FROM ALL THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS OF
SAMOA. IT HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED AND CERTAINLY INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF
HOW GREAT ROTARY IS.”
Tuifaasisina Maraea Slade
ADG District 992O
ROTARY CLUB OF APIA/SAMOA
Extended tour for Aussie SRT in Philippines
Rotarian and volunteer SRT Peter Pearce has virtually spent the last six weeks in disasters helping
those survivors who have lost everything in Manila, the Philippines. Another 197 ShelterBoxes will
be delivered to tomorrow and our SRT members will also visit the Botolan region where 310
ShelterBoxes were set up last month. This region has again been hit with extreme weather.
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On 12/10/2009 5:33 PM Norvic Solidum wrote:
Rotarian Peter Pearce
Shelter Box Response Team
Please be informed that we have successfully installed, of course with your Team's assistance and
eventually awarded to the victims of the flood caused by "Typhoon Ondoy" the initial ten (10) shelter
boxes on October 6, 2009, at Topswing Site, Barangay Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna.
We have also installed an additional five (5) Shelter Tents in another evacuation, Cono site also
in Barangay Landayan, and eventually awarded them to the typhoon victims evacuated in said area,
today October 8, 2009.
Our Tent Installers which your Team trained even extended assistance to RC Cabuyao Circle in
installing their Shelter tents in their evacuation areas.
For your ready information and reference, we are attaching herewith the photos of the activities,
from site inspection & determination, area preparation, installation & assembly to the eventual
awarding and/or turn-over to the beneficiaries.
Therefore, in behalf of the Rotary Clubs of Area 1 Group 1 of Rotary International District 3820 under
the leadership of District Governor Chit Lijauco, my sincere appreciation for the help you have
extended to our Countrymen.
God Bless you.
In the Service of Rotary,
PP NORVIC D. SOLIDUM
Rotary Club of San Pedro South
Assistant Governor for Area 1 Group 1
RI District 3820, Philippines
Please help if you can.
The need is now.
$1200 will allow a survivor family shelter with dignity.
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It’s on again!
Subiaco Craft &
2009 A COMMUNITY PROJECT OF
THE ROTARY CLUB OF MATILDA BAY
Sunday 25 October
9.00am – 4.00pm
ON THE UWA OAK LAWN, CRAWLEY
Entry donation: $10 (Adult), $20 (Family)
WA’s biggest outdoor craft fair
WIN A TRIP TO NINGALOO REEF. SEE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER GROUP FOR COUPON
BENEFICIARIES: UNIVERSITY CAMP FOR KIDS AND ROTARY PROJECTS
Kwinana Golf Club (Inc)
50th Anniversary Charity Match
Friday 6th November 2009
11.00 am - Registration Major Sponsors
11.30 am - Light Snack BP Refinery Kwinana
12.30 pm - Shotgun Start
Prize Money Landcorp
1st Team - $14,000 Town of Kwinana
2nd Team - $4,000 Plan B Wealth Management
3rd Team - $2,000