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New Horizons V2 I29

  1. 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 29! 18th - 24th January 2010 Letter from the Club Upcoming Events Haiti Earthquake & Australia / Japan January is Rotary Rotary Foundation President Advanced notice of Shelter Boxes Youth Cultural Awareness Month Thought of the Week Find out what is upcoming events. Find out how Rotary is Exchange Find out about this This week’s thought is happening in the club. Page 3 helping with the Find out more about months theme. about the Matching Page 1 earthquake response. this exchange. Page 4 Grants. Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 second half of our Rotary ‘Psychopaths in the outstanding new members in Letter From the year. workplace’ and we were not Jen Martins, Hamish Mackie disappointed. The and Bronwen Tyson. Club President A great start with our first information and statistics Welcome to Rotary Jen, meeting for 2010, welcoming given by Clive were Hamish and Bronwen! May Dear Fellow Rotarians, back our speaker, Clive frightening and as he told us your lives be enriched by Boddy who spent most of last of the traits of psychopaths, I many years of Service to the Ken joins me in wishing you year in Adelaide. We’ve all have a feeling we were all local and wider world and yours a wonderful 2010 been keen to hear Clive talk able to identify more in this community and may you also and we look forward to a on the subject in which he is category than we’d enjoy the fellowship Rotary productive and fulfilling doing his doctorate anticipated. Extremely membership brings. On her interesting Clive, thank you return from the Eastern States so much for a very in two weeks, it will be our enlightening address. Thank pleasure to induct Wilma you too to members who McBain. Wilma comes from a brought along guests to hear long line of women in her Clive. It was great to have family dedicated to service. such a healthy number present to kick of the new We had two visiting year. Rotarians, Ralph Martins (West Perth) and Donna It was also a wonderful start Bicknell (Kalamunda). I’m to 2010 to induct three sure it was a very proud Clive Boddy Prof Ralph Martins, Hamish Mackie, Jen Martins, Bronwen Tyson, Dr Ken Collins Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S moment for Ralph to be able night, where 144 to pin both his daughter Jen outstanding young and her husband Hamish people from all with their Rotary pins. around Australia are Ralph, the Australian of the spending two weeks Year for 2010 for WA will be exposed to all kinds of travelling to Canberra with scientific areas. They his whole family for the have had excursions, announcement of the lab exposure and Australian of the Year on 25th many inspirational January and we wish you addresses from top every success and scientists such as WA congratulate you once again Chief Scientist Lyn on the outstanding Beazley. At the dinner contribution you are making we heard about the to the world through your work being done by research into Alzheimer’s Prof. Tony Friend who Disease. has brought back from the brink of extinction Along with Ken and Marcos, the numbat and I attended the National Gilbert’s Potoroos. Youth Science Forum Dinner On Sunday 17th local at Currie Hall on Friday Rotarians have been NYSF Students Patrick, Zofia, Rachael, Nina and Ricky asked to host students participate. At the same time to allow them to catch as the NYSF here, there is up on their laundry also one taking place in and sleep. Ken and I Canberra. have Rachael and Zofia while Simone and With this year’s RI President Marcos are hosting John Kenney’s theme ‘The Patrick and Ricky. The Future of Rotary Is in Your members of the RC of Hands’ uppermost in our Heirisson have done a minds, I encourage as many great job in bringing members as possible to the NYSF to Perth this attend our Committee year as it has allowed meetings next Thursday and more students to to make suggestions for Bronwen Tyson, Ken Collins Prof Ralph Martins, Jen Martins Prof Ralph Martins, Hamish Mackie 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S possible projects and fundraising English for young people aged Special guest: The Consulate activities. We are limited in what Resuscitators for between 18-30 from D. 1640 in general for Japan Tarao Sato and we can achieve only by the Normandy in France.   Our his wife Keiko, who also presents amount of money we have to Hospital in outbound Group Study a welcome speech to the visitors. work with. Exchange Team (with a member Nigeria sponsored by our Club – Kylie The visiting team from the UK Yours in Rotary Service, West) will be travelling to will also have the opportunity to The Matching Grant project with Normandy in France from 15 th give a brief introduction. Di Collins the RC of Lagos Central for May to 13th June, 2010.  With his Charter President Resuscitators has been approved connection to GSE and the link I will discuss this with our DG, by the Rotary Foundation. with Normandy and Australia who may also wish to give a due to the World Wars, Warren brief welcome to both teams. Upcoming   has put forward this proposal Haiti Earthquake which the Team will take with In the not too distant future I will Events them to D. 1640 later in the year.  be preparing the format agenda and Shelter Thank you Warren. for the evening and forwarding There are a number of upcoming it to all clubs. events members will be invited Boxes District It is imperative that we have an to attend, although dates at this time are unknown. early indication of support, A letter from the Rotary Club in Conference preferably tentative or confirmed Australia looking after the Magnifying Microscope Launch distribution of Shelter Boxes sent Registration forms available numbers from the Rotary Clubs will happen early in the school a letter out during the week from PRID Ken for the annual in our District. year. saying that plans are to pour as Rotary District Conference.   It will be held 16-18th April at St As you can appreciate the many shelter boxes as possible Manna Industries  Launch will into Haiti.   If any members Mary’s in Karrinyup. booking of a large venue can be be organised for March costly if we do not have the would like to tax deductably numbers. The newly finished sponsor a Shelter Box, the cost is A Vocational Visit to Linney’s in $1,200 each and the box you Australia/ Japan upstairs section of the Hillarys Subiaco has been discussed. Yacht Club can facilitate over 150 sponsor has a number which can be tracked.  Please contact Ken or Youth Cultural people and is superb. A fundraising Concert at Christ Claire. Church Grammar with Richard   Exchange Yours in Rotary Symons and his group has also ! ! ! ! been discussed.   Richard will Members in Rotary International Districts PP Barry Meakins District Chairman AJYCE provide dates he is available and 9450 &2570 we will be looking for some volunteers to assist with India International Service Director Rotary Club of Scarborough Dear D9450 Rotary Club organising it. PH: 9444 5270 Br James, Debbie Cash and Presidents, Secretaries, and Mobile: 0414 819 680 Richard Symons are all currently International Service Directors, Email: RI Past President on a Pilgrimage of Hope in Kolkata with a group of young Each year, we hold a welcome party for the incoming (AJYCE) Visit people and adults where they are spending a month administering (Australia Japan Youth Cultural January is Rotary community service to the Exchange) Japanese team from RI Past President Glen Kinross is destitute and dying in Mother coming to Perth as Keynote Teresa’s Kalighat.  They are due District 2570 Saitama Japan. This year we wish to make this an Awareness speaker for the RC of Belmont’s back towards the end of January. 50th Anniversary Dinner 14th   even more special event to include the visiting Rotary Month May.  Have asked him if he will Friendship Exchange members Rotary International News 11 speak at our Club 13th May.  This Waist Disposal from the UK. (Rotary Club of January 2010    will be confirmed when we’ve Scarborough Cavaliers) heard back from him. Challenge Celebrate Rotary Awareness   We would also like to include the Month by training members on D9450 Rotary Exchange Rotary history, programs, or how Group Study Daniel and Simone will be ‘weighing’ in participating Students, and have them to raise awareness of your club’s perhaps sing a song. Our projects among your community. Exchange Team members at the next two meetings.   They also need to exchange student Charlotte tells me that they can all sing a Or, ask members to share a from Wiluna measure heights to work out each participants body mass particular song together in their personal story or experience that own language and it harmonises they have had because of Rotary. index. Every Rotarian has a Rotary A Fijian who lives in Wiluna is very well. currently in Fiji working out story that can be educational and details for the five people who Scholarships The evening has a busy schedule inspiring. with the prime focus on the have been identified from Wiluna to travel to Fiji to learn Warren Milner has generously visiting Japanese team; they do a The new year is a good about how to better establish donated three Scholarships to his PowerPoint presentation and opportunity to renew inspiration village life in Wiluna. personal introductions. for the rest of the Rotary year. Milner International   College of Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Livelihood Project gives local huge source of agricultural throughout the world and is The Rotary farmers the supplies and waste, are now used to make ensuring that economic Foundation labor to turn wasted coconut husks into “coconets”, which coconets which help provide an environmentally friendly growth reaches the poorer communities. have environmental and solution to land erosion and Week 29: This week’s Rotary economic benefits for the degradation. Foundation Thought is about community. a matching grant that has Another husk byproduct, helped turn waste into profit The project increased coconut dust is used as a soil for Philippine coconut employment levels for enhancer and organic farmers. women and out of school fertilizer. This is an example youth while reviving the of how The Rotary With the aid of a Foundation local coconut industry. Foundation is helping matching grant, the Coconut husks, which are a smaller communities Program for January Introduction Date Details Date Name 21st January Committee Meeting 28th January Rajah Senathirajah 28th January Rob Rohrlach - Life & Times Vote of Thanks Date Name 28th January Andrea Hayward Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 21st January Ken Collins Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 28th January Clive Boddy Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive Club Administration Director Claremont Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working 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 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. News Update 15 January, 2010 A project in Australia of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills ShelterBox responds to Haiti immediately 14 January, 2010 A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is currently being mobilised with two SRT members from the USA and one from the UK leading the response. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti at close to 2200 GMT on Tuesday, January 12. Initial reports state that hundreds of people are feared dead while thousands of people have been left homeless. ShelterBox UK General Manager Lasse Petersen said: ‘We’re doing everything we can to ensure immediate aid reaches the people of Haiti. The process of getting our team on the ground is well under way. ‘We were in Haiti eighteen months ago, delivering aid after a series of hurricanes left thousands homeless. We’ll now be working closely with our contacts on the ground in the country to make sure we get aid to the people who need it most during the current crisis. Our thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this disaster.’ The earthquake, described as the worst to hit Haiti in centuries, was centered 10 miles to the south west of the islands capital, Port-au-Prince. The initial earthquake was followed by two aftershocks measuring 5.9 and 5.5 in magnitude. Many buildings have been devastated including the HQ of the UN mission and the Presidential Palace. ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # $
  6. 6. ShelterBox SRTs and Boxes in the air 15 January, 2010 Tens of thousands dead, even more left homeless and scenes of chaos; this is the picture coming out of the Caribbean island of Haiti. The catastrophe continues to unfold and international disaster relief charity ShelterBox are working round the clock to ensure emergency shelter reaches the island as quickly as possible. Reports from Haiti say thousands of people have been sleeping in the open air for the second night running, with some people even being forced to sleep among dead bodies. With such a pressing need for emergency shelter provision, ShelterBox is dispatching 700 ShelterBoxes with even more to be packed before the end of the week. ShelterBox is using all of the resources available to make sure immediate aid reaches Haiti. Boxes are being shipped direct from ShelterBox HQ, from prepositioned stock in Curacao and from El Salvador. A three-person ShelterBox Response Team comprised of highly-experienced members David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) are doing all they can to make it to Haiti as quickly as possible. Alongside this, the dedicated team of volunteers at ShelterBox HQ in the UK are giving up their time to help pack the ShelterBoxes ready for transportation. ShelterBox Founder Tom Henderson said: ‘Our team around the world are doing all they can to ensure aid reaches the people of Haiti as soon as possible. With each day the need grows and we’re doing all we can to get help to the thousands of families affected by this tragedy. ‘The response from our volunteers and supporters has once again been sensational. We can’t do this without the public’s compassion and generosity.’ ! 1300 881 913 " 0419 135 635 # $
  7. 7. International Welcome Dinner The Rotary District 9450 AJYCE Committee Australia Japan Youth Cultural Exchange Invite the President, International Director Members & Partners & “Exchange Students” to attend this Special International Dinner (Ideal Club Night) Special Visiting Guests Rotary Japan Youth Cultural Exchange Team from D2570 - Saitama, Japan & Rotarians on Friendship Exchange from Scarborough, UK. Venue Hillarys Yacht Club 6.00pm for 6.30pm Start - Sunday 7th March 2010 Cost: $50pp includes pre-dinner drink Cash Bar available. RSVP by Wed 26th February 2010 Barry Meakins 94445270 or 0414 819 680 e-mail