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  • 1. New Horizons 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 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  • 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 December.   Structure 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  Ellenbrook Director. 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 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  • 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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, District 3770 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 community participation tsunami that wiped out several your fundraising target to cycling events. 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 ourselves. 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 participants will 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 course!!! after the quake, District 3400 set Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  • 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 www.greatbikeride.com.au/ www.globalpovertyproject.com index.html Global Poverty Project 1.4 billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty. That gives us 1.4 billion reasons to respond.   Quiz Night 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 Park.  Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal.  Bar service is available.  RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.  The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal Court Judge Bob Nicholson.  4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  • 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 Introduction Date Details Date Name 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 Date Name 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. president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au PO Box 168, Nedlands, 22nd October Peter Symons Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 29th October Rob Rohrlach vicepresident@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Meetings membership@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 5th November Warren Milner Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive Club Administration Director Claremont presidentelect@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au clubadmin@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Email president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone  treasurer@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary secretary@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au sought from members of the club. projects@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 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? foundation@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 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 daniel.forsdyke@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au publicrelations@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 5
  • 6. News Update 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 ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # info@shelterboxaustralia.org $ .au shelterboxaustralia.org.au
  • 7. 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 far. 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.” ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # info@shelterboxaustralia.org.au $ shelterboxaustralia.org.au
  • 8. 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 International Director 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. ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # info@shelterboxaustralia.org.au $ shelterboxaustralia.org.au
  • 9. On 12/10/2009 5:33 PM Norvic Solidum wrote: Rotarian Peter Pearce Shelter Box Response Team Dear Peter, 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. ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # info@shelterboxaustralia.org.au $ shelterboxaustralia.org.au
  • 10. It’s on again! Subiaco Craft & Community Fair 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 rc.mb@bigpond.com OUR PARTNERS
  • 11. Kwinana Golf Club (Inc) ! 50th Anniversary Charity Match Friday 6th November 2009 Times 11.00 am - Registration Major Sponsors 11.30 am - Light Snack BP Refinery Kwinana BGC Construction 12.30 pm - Shotgun Start ! Other Sponsors Prize Money Landcorp CSBP Limited 1st Team - $14,000 Town of Kwinana 2nd Team - $4,000 Plan B Wealth Management Madco 3rd Team - $2,000 "#$%&'!()!*#&+!,-##+!.%/0!1#2-+!-304!$#!$5%/0! %--!$54!67#/6#&6!8#&!9%03/:!$54!+%'!7#663.-4;!