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
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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
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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.
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,
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
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
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
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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
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
21st January Committee Meeting
28th January Rajah Senathirajah
28th January Rob Rohrlach - Life & Times
Vote of Thanks
28th January Andrea Hayward
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,
21st January Ken Collins Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
28th January Clive Boddy email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
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
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Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook
Claire Forsdyke — International Director
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on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646
event. Toni James — PR & Marketing
Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008
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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
‘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
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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.’
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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.
Hillarys Yacht Club
6.00pm for 6.30pm Start - Sunday 7th March 2010
includes pre-dinner drink
Cash Bar available.
RSVP by Wed 26th February 2010
Barry Meakins 94445270 or 0414 819 680