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 31! 1st - 7th February 2010
Letter from the Club Somerville Theatre Burundi Peace Choir Haiti US$200 Million Rotary Foundation
President How to go to the Update on the Burundi Find out how you can Challenge Thought of the Week
Find out what is movies and support the Peace Choir’s CD. support relief efforts in Get a progress report This week’s thought is
happening in the club. club at the same time. Page 2 Haiti. on the US$200 million about Health, Hunger
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 challenge. and Hummanity (3H)
Page 3 Grants.
Letter From the
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
It was a great pleasure to
welcome Donna Bicknell into
the club last Thursday.
Donna has been a member of
the Rotary Club of
Kalamunda for about eight
months, thus comes to us
with a little Rotary
experience behind her. She is
a science technologist at a
private school in Ellenbrook.
Donna has hit to ﬂoor
working, already liaising
with Dir. Rob to put in place
a ‘Licence’ for students to use
the magnifying microscopes.
We are delighted to have you
as a member of the RC of
Freshwater Bay Donna.
Last Thursday those of us
present enjoyed learning a
Donna Bicknell and Ken Collins
little of the history of the
Barossa Valley as Rob
had a profound effect on his his and Ronda’s son Nicholas right now, as Ken is talking to
Rohrlach, a ﬁfth generation
business and ﬁnances. Rob went to UWA with Simone. Christ Church Grammar and
Australian German, whose
returned to Victoria to work, will meet staff on 16th Feb.
parents spoke German until
joined Rotary, which he has Now back from India where At Thursday’s meeting 24th
they went to school, told us
found has added to his life he spent four weeks on a April was discussed,
of his Life and Times. We
and a little while back, Pilgrimage of Hope, Richard however it will be a long
learnt about his early life,
returned to live and work in Symonds has generously weekend and was not
going to Adelaide to a co-ed
Perth. Rob joined the club in agreed to do a concert as a considered a suitable date
school where he met his
July 2009, immediately taking fundraisier for us. Helen and the following Friday,
wonderful wife Ronda and
on the heavy load of Projects Edmonds who accompanied Christ Church already have a
then University to study
Director. Not that it was Rik at our Christmas function concert planned with St.
engineering, His early years
mentioned last week, but a has kindly agreed to Hilda’s. As soon as a date is
of work with BHP, working
little trivia we learnt just after accompany him again for the available, we’ll look to
and living in the USA and
Rob joined the Club is that concert. Unfortunately, we members to spread the word,
how the demise of the twin
are not able to set a date for it encouraging friends,
towers and attack on the US
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
N E W H O R I Z O N S
‘trialling’ the three or four items. A few
microscopes members have sent the
for a brief information back to Simone.
while prior to Members who still have not
the ofﬁcial done so are asked to respond
Launch. We to Simone as soon as
are also possible.
s e e k i n g
club or two to Forms from
take on the
project so that PRID Ken
s p r e a d s . At each meeting Ken is
D o n n a handing out forms to
informed the members and asking for
P r o j e c t s names of potential Rotarians
Committee of both for the RC of FB or
a Science anywhere, plus is seeking
Teacher who input on ideas for possible
w a s projects.
the top Science
Teacher in Burundi Peace
Aust. and he is
colleagues and family to at a country Choir
purchase tickets. Somerville school, with the closest
Rotary club being Moora. The Rohrlach’s and the
As we move into February, Theatre Dir. Rob will be in Moora in
the coming weeks and as he
Collins’ attended the Oz
we are taken into the month Concert in the grounds of
in which Rotary celebrates its always does, will go along to Government House last
The James’, Symons’ and
birthday. On 23rd February, the RC of Moora and see if Monday, 25th January.
Collins’ are going to
1905, Paul Percy Harris they may be interested in Second last item was the
Somerville Theatre on Friday
arranged a meeting with four working with the teacher/ Burundi Peace Choir, who
next, 5th February. The
of his colleagues. He school concerned and sang and swayed to music
movie is a French ﬁlm
conceived this idea whilst introducing this project to the sung in their native
entitled ‘Leaving’. Other
walking down Dearborne school. Pres. Di has also language. They have come a
members are encouraged to
Ave, in Chicago and from arranged to take the project long way and did a ﬁne job.
attend and make up a group.
this seed of an idea which to the President’s Meeting on CDs should be available for
Encourage your friends to
bore fruit 105 years ago, 16th February. sale in the coming week or
come along, bring a picnic
sprang the very ﬁrst Service under the stars and enjoy the two. Simone is awaiting the
Club which has gone on to
become the organisation
movie. Please contact Di for
tickets which are $15.00 each.
New Member CD jacket to put up on the
website, but is already
Rotary International. With
its motto of ‘SERVICE
The sale of every ticket goes
to the RCFB Charity account
to be Inducted receiving expressions
interest for the CD. A great
ABOVE SELF’ Rotary is a project where the club has
major force around the globe
so please support this event.
Thursday been able to coordinate funds
in the ﬁght against poverty, Another date will be set in to give these Refugees a ‘leg
hunger, numeracy and March, however, members As Membership Director Ken up’ rather than a ‘hand out’.
illiteracy. In the Rotary can take tickets and do their will be away on Council
calendar, 23rd February is own thing or form their own matters on Thursday
celebrated as World group on any night suitable evening, PE Simone will The New
Understanding and Peace to them. Once again, sincere induct Wilma McBain into
Day. As Rotarians we each appreciation to Jan Stewart the Club. Wilma is Rotary Club of
have the privilege of doing for making the tickets coordinator of Department of
all that we can to help create available. Plastic and Reconstructive Crawley
a better world and have Surgery Cleft Lip and Palate
been thrown out a challenge Unit Cranio-Maxillo-Facial The new RC of Crawley have
by our RI Pres. John Kenny, Magnifying Unit Princess Margaret set their Charter celebration
with his theme for this year Hospital for Children. for Thursday, 15th April at the
‘The Future of Rotary is in Microscopes UWA Club where they will
Dir. Rob is liaising with the
Questionnaires meet each Thursday morning
for breakfast. Any members
Yours in Rotary Service,
STAofWA and Watercorp interested in attending please
with regard to the Manuals, a Following the January Board mark it in your diary.
copy of which should be Meeting, PE Simone has sent Numbers and money will be
available to view any time all members a mini sought closer to the date.
now. The State Teacher’s questionnaire seeking
Assoc. of WA are talking of feedback from members on
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Rotary Foundation. Please
Welcome back do not add any other words
to the cheque. We will Goals
account for Haiti
Rotary International News
28 January 2010
Br. James, Debbie Cash and and transfer them on.
Rik Symons all arrived home Through the Annual Programs
from the Pilgrimage of Hope Regards
Fund, which is the primary
during the week. Welcome Frank Pezzimenti
source of funding for Rotary
home folks, bless you for your TARFT will accept direct Regional Head
wonderful work and the RC of donations for the Haiti relief Rotary International
Rotarians help make the
FB looks forward to seeing effort. The RI regional ofﬁce South Paciﬁc & Philippines
world a better place.
James and Debbie on just received approval from
Thursday and Rik in the not
too distant future.
the AustralianTax ofﬁce to be
able to give tax deductible
Progress for For the 2008-09 Rotary year,
receipts for donations.
the US$200 Rotarians participated in the
Collins’ Important to note
Every Rotarian, Every Year
Million initiative, which funds the
Annual Programs Fund.
Traveling to the * The donations will be tax About 242,000 of those
deductible for Australian Challenge for contributors are Rotary
Philippines taxpayers. Donors will receive Foundation Sustaining
a receipt. Polio Members contributing $100 or
PRID Ken and Di will be more a year.
travelling to the Philippines in * The donations will not accrue Eradication
a couple of weeks where they PHF credits or count towards Rotary International News As of 1 July, the start of the
will be Representing the RI becoming a Major 29 January 2010 Rotary year, to 31 December,
President at a Rotary District Donor. Donations to the Haiti about $40.4 million has been
Conference in Bacolod, fund-raising will not be As of 31 December, raised toward the
Negros. As is the usual recorded as a part of the club Rotarians have raised Foundation's $96 million goal.
practice, Ken and Di will visit or district Annual Program approximately $107 million If every one of the 1.2 million
many projects, some in Fund contribution and, of for the $200 Million Rotarians contributed just $2 a
progress and others requiring course will not be part of our Challenge. These week, in one year the
funding. The work carried out $200m Polio Challenge. This is contributions will help Foundation could raise almost
by Rotarians in countries such something above and beyond Rotary raise $200 million to $125 million.
as Asia, Africa and South club and district commitments match $355 million in
America, in particular is to OUR Foundation. challenge grants received That's money that goes back to
inspirational and truly from the Bill & Melinda Rotarians in the form of
exempliﬁes Rotary’s motto of Please send your remittance Gates Foundation. The scholarships and grants for
‘Service Above Self’. by :- resulting $555 million will projects that bring hope and
Rotarians in these areas give directly support make a difference in the lives
tirelessly of their Talent, Time 1. Post - Cheques should be immunization campaigns in of countless people. Rotarians
and Treasure. made out to “The Australian developing countries, have used grant money to
Rotary Foundation Trust “ where polio continues to bring sight to those blinded by
infect and paralyze cataracts, bought wheelchairs
Visit to the Club Please mail to - children, robbing them of for those who could not use
PO Box 1415 their futures and their legs, gave clean water to
by AG Phillip Parramatta 2124 NSW compounding the hardships those made sick by
faced by their families. contaminated water, and
Skelton Please indicate in your opened up new worlds by
accompanying letter/ As long as polio threatens helping people learn to read.
The club was visited by AG document that you wish even one child anywhere in Be a part of changing the
Phillip Skelton meeting prior this contribution to go to Haiti. the world, children world and help The Rotary
to last where Phillip sat in on everywhere remain at risk. Foundation exceed its goals.
the Projects Committee 2. Credit card details to The stakes are that high. Contribute now .
meeting. He was keen to hear email: email@example.com
some of the things being (The contribution form is Read more about Rotary
undertaken by this committee. attached in “word” and PDF. International's polio
Please indicate that your eradication efforts.
contribution is for Haiti)
Haiti Change the
3. By Fax – 02 9689 3169.
On behalf of PDG Maurice
(Again the contribution forms World with US
Hill, Chairman of The
Australian Rotary Foundation
$2 a Week and
Please indicate in your
Trust (TARFT), I am pleased to
correspondence that you want Help Exceed the
announce that The Rotary
this money to go directly to
the Haiti relief efforts of The
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from The Rotary Foundation By contributing to The
The Rotary that beneﬁts local farmers. Rotary Foundation you are
Foundation Farmers use the grant to buy
everything from animal feed
taking part in these grants.
The Rotary Foundation is our
to packaging materials. Foundation; it is critical that
Week 31: This week’s Rotary we take ownership of it and
Foundation Thought is about There is one stipulation, the do what we can to change
Health, Hunger and farmers have to donate a and save lives.
Humanity Grants (3H). portion of their products to
children’s hospital, schools
In Romania orphaned and ill and orphanages. 3H grants
children are consuming fund large long-term
donated eggs, milk, meat and international, grassroots
poultry because of a grant projects.
Program for February
4th February John Masili - Health issues affecting
4th February Ken Collins the communities of Papua New
11th February Ken Collins - Polio Eradication
Vote of Thanks 18th February Committee Meetings
4th February Donna Bicknell
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,
4th February Warren Milner Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
11th February Blaise Johnson email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
18th February Rob Rohrlach 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
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28 January, 2010
A project in Australia of the
Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills
Field hospitals set up by ShelterBox
Four year-old Carlos had his leg amputated last Wednesday. He is now recovering in a ShelterBox tent and is
pictured using one of the children’s packs sent in the Boxes. Photographs: Mark Pearson
ShelterBox tents are providing emergency shelter in and around Port au Prince and
hundreds more ShelterBoxes arrived on Friday, our time.
ShelterBoxes have been distributed at Bernard Mews Hospital in Freres, a suburb of Port
au Prince and at a second hospital in the capital. The use of our tents by hospitals is
already helping save lives.
SRT and photographer Mark Pearson said: ‘We’ve been working really hard the past few
days setting up tents in two separate hospitals that are having an immediate impact and
saving lives. As soon as the tents are up at the hospitals there are patients moving into
The ShelterBox Response Teams already working with the UN, ACTED, Rotarians and the
Haitian authorities will soon be joined by another three SRTs who are travelling with an
aid convoy into Haiti from the Dominican Republic.
T 1300 881 913
M 0419 135 635
Most vulnerable now have Shelter
Families with newborn babies and pregnant women have been given emergency shelter
by the ShelterBox Response Team members in Haiti.
ShelterBox is prioritising women and children providing tents, blankets, water containers,
kitchenware and children’s packs – the basics to help set up the family unit.
In the hospitals, orphanages and local communities, ShelterBox is making a difference. A
helicopter was loaded with ShelterBoxes and delivered to a local orphanage accompanied
by SRT Mark Pearson.
Speaking from Bernard Mews Hospital in Freres, a suburb of Port au Prince, ShelterBox
Response Team member Wayne Robinson (US) said: ‘Right outside the hospital there
have been hundreds of people who have been laying in the sidewalks, on the streets and
in blankets right on the ground in unbelievable conditions. They are bleeding, they have
missing limbs and there are even women giving birth.
‘We felt this was a good use of the initial boxes that we had here on the ground and we’ll
be bringing more here and using them as a transitional point to get people out of the
elements while they are waiting for treatment at the hospital. Buildings have crashed
down all around us here and people are just waiting and waiting to get in here for
Google images of the first ShelterBox camps in Haiti
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M 0419 135 635
More ShelterBox aid on its way……
ShelterBox Australia sincerely thanks all our fellow Rotarians
and generous donors for their continued support.
For further information, interviews and hi-res photographs for publication, please call:
Jenni Heenan, General Manager, ShelterBox Australia on 1300 881 913 or 0419 135 635
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INDIGENOUS AVIATION TRAINING SCHEME (I.A.T.S.)
PURPOSE: EXPLORATORY WORK TO SEEK COMMONWEALTH AND STATE
GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
FOR INDIGENOUS EDUCATION INITIATIVE in W.A.
Anne DeSouza (Access Program - Swan View Senior High School)
Over 20 years’ involvement and professional development in educational philosophy and practice
(Kimberley and Perth)
Recognition of the challenges faced in the cultural/spiritual, health, educational, economic,
political and social context of Indigenous life
Shared responsibility to enable purposeful and equitable education as a tool for ‘at risk’ Indigenous
Initiator of a concept that requires exploration and support for strategic planning and
implementation in W.A.
Recognition of a need to collaborate/co-ordinate the many resources and opportunities in post
secondary education, training and employment directly with the secondary school context.
Contextualised within the works of national Indigenous leaders (ATSI Commissioner Mr Tom
Calma, Mr Noel Pearson, Magistrate Dr Sue Gordan, Dr Chris Sarra, Federal/state Indigenous
affairs directives, Government ministers)
• Builds on a strong ‘aerospace’ connection in traditional Aboriginal culture/s and
spiritualities, thereby making curriculum connections to more recent aviation history and
contemporary technological trends in aerospace.
• Critically low levels of literacy and numeracy demonstrated by Aboriginal students in
• Disparity exists for access to schools such as proposed in this concept
• Negligible enrolments, retention and re-engagement in high/post secondary education
• Immersion of youth in extensive community dysfunction, lack of parent ability to support
education – personal expression of desire for opportunity and change
• Lifestyle of highly ‘at risk’ patterns of behaviour leading to lower life expectancy and
quality of life
• Unique requirements of education to be holistic for ‘at risk’ youth (applies to Indigenous
youth) and the pedagogy of Indigenous Education
• Barriers faced by youth from remote and metropolitan areas in accessing further education,
training and careers.
• Current trends in training, further education and industry to develop inclusivity in a wider
range of employment prospects
• Commonwealth/state government trends/agreements towards partnership in all sectors to
address Aboriginal life matters eg COAG, Summit300.
• Low levels of active participation and success demonstrated by majority of Indigenous
youth in main stream schools and further education
• On-going contacts made within Commonwealth/W.A. government, industry and
community including Mr Tom Calma, Mr David Forrest, Mr Neil Fong, Ms Carol Martin,
Ms Michelle Roberts, Mr Mark McGowan, Mr Noel Pearson, Mr Ben Wyatt, Mr Steve
Tomoana, Mr Graeme Rowley, Mr Robert Somerville,
Mr Douglas Mitchell, Mr Simon Forrest, Mr Damien Quirk, Ms Linda Maule,
Dr Sue Gordan, Mr Kevin Rudd, Mr Kevin Brahim/Ms Robin Keen,
Ms Margaret Quirk, Mr Mike Gallagher, Mr Graham Rowley.
• On going work to assemble the Indigenous Aviation Training Scheme (I.A.T.S.) business
case for high schools, T.A.F.E., universities, community organizations and industry.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
• Shared vision for Indigenous self-determination and leadership
• Indigenous interest, ownership and motivation to affect sustainability
• Provision of a holistic and integrated program shaped by the unique needs for Indigenous
youth in education, health, community and recreation, accommodation and transport,
justice and employment.
• Aviation as a ‘bridging the gap’ tool for holistic Years 8-12 education and training
• Motivational marketing to senior primary students (Year 7) and strategic introduction of
integrated curriculum to Years 8 – 12 using aviation as an meaningful engagement tool.
• Integration mechanism to raise the bar in English, Maths, Science, Technology and
Enterprise, The Arts, Health. Corresponding ‘Best Practice’ professional development for
teachers specializing in Indigenous education.
• Direct and collaborative partnerships between school/s and community/industry to facilitate
a wide range of power holding career pathways for further education and or employment
eg. Tourism and hospitality, mining, engineering, medicine, law, The Arts, technology etc
• Engagement and partnerships with Indigenous and other community businesses
• Based in research into industry relevance and needs in Perth and remote areas
• Currently in exploratory stage with view to design and implementation (2010-2011)
• An extension of the sporting programs (academy model)
• Supportive of the principles of Dare to Lead/What Works (intention to formally become
affiliated with the initiatives)
• Supportive of similar initiatives like ‘Aiming High’ of D.E.T. in W.A.
• WA. cross sectorial, national and international student travel
• Future export of model to other schools and states in Australia
• Educational contacts with D.E.T, Dr Chris Sarra, Aviation High, Curtin University, ECU,
RMIT, Swan TAFE (Midland), Mr Daniel Ronzan, AIME, Engineers Aid Australia, Royal
Aero Club, New Norcia Astronomy Centre, SciTech, Gravity Discovery Centre, FESA.
• Industry relevance (Boeing Australia, Qantas, Australian Arm Forces, FMGL,
Rio Tinto, Jandakot Airport Groups.
MODELS FOR AVIATION PROGRAMS
• Aviation High, Brisbane
Queensland government investment to support growing aviation industry
Make links between primary and secondary schooling, further education
(TAFE/Universities) training providers and industry.
Principal: Mr Phil Cooper
• Dream Launch, U.S.A.
Federal Aviation Authority initiative to promote aviation to Afro-American and other
Youth ambassador Mr Jamail Larkins
• Craven College, Leeds, England
Initially established as motivational tool into education for ‘at risk’ youth.
Ms Anne Brumfitt consultant with RMIT ‘Top Gun’ teacher education initiative,
inaugural advocate and working party member.
• Professional Development/Post-secondary education at RMIT
Professor Lachlan Thompson
Ms Anne Desouza (Program initiator)
3 Barge Court
Armadale 6112 W.A.
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