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    • 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 41! 12th - 18th April 2010 Letter from the Club Manna Industries Board Meeting Email from PRIP Clem Social Function Rotary Foundation President Launch Details of the next Email from PRIP Clem Report on the clubs Thought of the Week Find out what is Details of this Board Meeting. to PRID Ken. latest social function. This week’s thought is happening around the important project Page 2 Page 2 Page 3 about Ambassadorial club. launch. Scholar Alumni. Page 1 Page 2 Page 4 Hutchinson, a Rotaractor that has been arranged for Thank you Claire for all you Letter From the with the Rotaract Club of them. have done to contribute to Perth is sponsored by the RC the success of this year’s Club President of Perth. Unfortunately, Luke Warren Milner has Group Study Exchange. took ill on Wednesday so was generously offered Dear Fellow Rotarians, unable to be part of the scholarships to his Milner All the programs of the presentation. International College of Rotary Foundation are about Wednesday’s program was a English for three young building ‘Good Will and presentation by the They are a great team of people from Normandy and Better Friendships around the Outbound Group Study enthusiastic, capable young if this can be brought to World’. Commonly referred Exchange Team to D. 1640 in people who will do a fruition, no doubt it can be to by Ken as our ‘Foundation Normandy, France. Team wonderful job of representing arranged for these folk to for Peace’, it is another fine Leader, PP Jim Benson from D. 9450 during their four come along to the club. example of how the the RC of Hillarys, a former weeks in Normandy. A programs of the Rotary Rotaractor, has done a fine special day at Villers On 28th April we will hear the Foundation benefit people in job in preparing his ‘Team’, Bretonnoux has been presentation of the Inbound our own community as well Kylie West (our girl) organised, which, along with GSE Team from Normandy. as those from overseas. The sponsored by the RC of a visit to SNECMA, who Over the past several weeks, Rotary Foundation really is Freshwater Bay, Josclyn make space rocket engines Claire Forsdyke and others worthy of our financial Sloan, sponsored by the RC for Ariane V Larcher, will no from the District GSE support and donations are of Matilda Bay, Devi Avani, doubt be highlights, along Committee have been Tax Deductible! sponsored by the RC of with their Vocational days working very hard at putting Heirisson and Luke and the rest of the itinerary in place the vocational days Very soon we’ll be seeking for the team from D. 1640. applicants for both a Rotarian Team Leader and team members for our next GSE Team which will be travelling to D. 1880 in Bavaria / Saxony in Germany in 2011. Please all be on the lookout for people between the ages of 25-40 whom you consider would make outstanding team members. Another of the programs of the Rotary Foundation is PolioPlus. Ken and Simone forwarded to all members the link to the ABCs 7.30 Report from Tuesday evening where Sir Clem Renouf, the second Australian to be International President of Rotary (in Outbound GSE Team (L-R): Luke, Kylie, Josclyn, Devi and Team Leader Jim 1978-79) and one of, if not our Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
    • N E W H O R I Z O N S April, 2010 at 2.30pm, Maddington Primary School, It was written in 2007 so is Albany Hwy, Maddington. not right up to date.  It came   out of a request to Ken by the editor of RDU, Bob Aiken Director Rob and was printed in the magazine in 2007.   Paing Rohrlach Hechanova, who is referred to in the email by Clem was Has kindly offered to the District Governor of the continue to look after day in 1978-79 (and now a Community, Vocational and PRID) in Manila when the Youth again next year if there first 3 H (Health Hunger and is no volunteer to take on Humanity) Grant was carried Community. out, the immunisation of 6 million children from Thanks Rob, we are indebted Tetanus, and then when the to you for this and all you are first polio immunisation and continue to do.  It’s been project, which was also in the a heavy year for you. Philippines, was carried out.  Shelving in the hospital in Sri Lanka - Project organised by Roh Siriwardena     greatest President ever, was it difficult but added colour “Paing Hechanova's interviewed along with Dr to our meeting. Traveling recollection of the events John Sever, the two men   surrounding the launch of responsible for Rotary taking Rotarians The Philippines polio on the task of eradicating Visitor to India immunization accords with Polio. In the body of the We have a number of what I recall of those events, bulletin will be printed an Peter Symons who is members overseas at present.  apart from the fact (corrected email just received by Ken currently whirling around Travel safely and we look by Ken Collins) that it was from Clem for your added the globe attended a meeting forward to your return. not the first 3-H Project;   it information. of the Rotary Club of   was the second (tetanus, also Bangalore.   Peter reported in The Philippines. Early information for all that the club has 250 was the first)  But it members (please mark it in members, its own venue and was the first polio your diary now) is the 13th he enjoyed joining them for a immunization Annual Dr. Ken Collins Tamil theme night.   We look project undertaken Address which is booked for forward to Peter’s return by Rotary.   It's a Monday, 29th November. The later in the month. valuable piece of the  RI P re s i d e n t , Ray   history of a small Klinginsmith will present the but very significant Address with Mayanne Board meeting segment of the total Takome agreeing to come to program. Perth from where she now Wednesday   lives in Queensland, to be the Email to PRID The report by Ken Collins is, Alumni speaker. Maryanne 14th April in my view, 100% accurate, is the nursing sister from a Ken from PRIP and very comprehensive.  He has done a masterly job in remote area of PNG whom The next Board meeting will Ken arranged Ambassadorial Scholarship for an be held at the Cafe at Clem recording the history of the program.  If you wanted just Bethesda Hospital back in the 1980 and her one authoritative account of immediately following our Further to the 7.30pm Report story is outstanding. the program to date, regular club meeting next on the ABC last Tuesday, the incorporating all the Wednesday, 14th April. man who conceived the Yours in Rotary Service, important   elements,   but eradication of Polio, Sir Clem uncluttered by the lesser The following Board meeting Renouf sent Ken the Di Collins details, this would be it.  I'm in May will be for both the following email on Thursday.  Charter President pleased to have it for my incoming and outgoing records. Board and will be on a date Clem, who will be 89 year of   Visitor From to be arranged.   age in just over a week (born on the founder of Rotary, Regards Clem India Manna Paul Harris’s birthday, and just two days before Rotary   PS.   Thanks for this Ken.   I came to Australia) has been GSE Team member Devi Industries involved with preserving the learned some things   about the program (several) of Avani brought her sister early history of Polio Malliga Sekar along to the Launch eradication. He copied his which I was   ignorant.     I hope your presentation can meeting.  Malliga, from Tamil email to a Rotarian involved Nadu in India does not speak be preserved in the Rotary Rotarians able to attend are with this to Ken and the archives.  It's long enough to English so must have found article he refers to is added to invited to the launch of the incorporate all the essential project on Wednesday, 21st the bulletin as an attachment.  facts in chronological order, 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
    • N E W H O R I Z O N S evening was enjoyed by those able to attend.  Unfortunately a number of members had work and long standing social commitments while others are traveling overseas. It is a very important aspect of a Rotary club to have regular social activities to give everyone the opportunity to gradually get to know each other better, forming bonds thus enabling members to work closely and in harmony. Thank you to members for their contribution of delicious dishes and drinks for the dinner. but not so long that people would be unlikely to read it.  Have you done anything about doing that?  If not, and if you need any support for it, I'd be happy to   sponsor its inclusion.     Clem” Social Function Members of the Club, together with John Wetherall and Colin and Sandy Garber dined at the Collins’ residence on Saturday evening.   A relaxed, happy RC Freshwater Bay Changeover Dinner The first Changeover Dinner of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.  When: Thursday, 1st July, 2010.  Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave, Nedlands 6009.  Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm.  Cost: TBA Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
    • N E W H O R I Z O N S Patagonia, which provides represent the very best in The Rotary educational support for intellect and character and Foundation school children. The alumni are constructing a multi- they are future Rotarians. Every Rotarian, Every Year – media library to meet both imagine all we can Week 41: This week’s Rotary short and long-term accomplish today and Foundation Thought is about educational needs at two tomorrow. Ambassadorial Scholar schools for low-income Alumni. students in rural Argentina. Consider inviting local Rotary Foundation alumni to Four alumni who traveled They are also providing become members of your from the USA to study in school supplies and Rotary club. Buenos Aires, Argentina nutritional support. have formed Project Ambassadorial Scholars Program for March/April Introduction Date Details Date Name 14th April Rod Styles - RYDA 14th April Toni James Board Meeting to follow Club Meeting 21st April Committee Meetings Vote of Thanks 28th April Inbound GSE Date Name 14th April Andrea Hayward 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, 14th April Bronwen Tyson Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 21st April Clive Boddy vicepresident@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Meetings membership@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 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 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
    • POLIOPLUS STORY Important dates 1979 Health Hunger and Humanity Program initiated a. First project was to have been to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines against Polio. While discussing this project in Manila a telex arrived offering 6 million doses of Tetanus Vaccine free of charge b. Records show the first project under 3H to be the immunization of 6 million children in the Philippines against Tetanus and the second the immunization of the same 6 million children against Polio. On his way to Evanston after that meeting then RI President Clem read in the Readers Digest that Smallpox has been eradicated. He contacted Rotarian Dr John Sever at the Center for Diseases Control in Atlanta asking whether there was a second disease that could be eradicated with the help of Rotary. Dr Sever wrote back advising there is only one other disease that can be eradicated – Polio. Clem set up a committee to discuss the possibility of Rotary immunizing all the children of the world against Polio, and despite a number of campaigns in other countries no worldwide efforts were carried out 1985 At the International Assembly in Nashville Dr Albert Sabin delivered a keynote address and begged the Incoming District Governors to help him achieve his dream of a Polio free world. We were told there were still 500,000 cases occurring each year in 150 countries. It had been agreed by the Board of RI that Rotary would pay for the vaccine for the estimated100 million children in the world being born each year who were currently not being immunized. The cost of immunizing a child was US24 cents so the amount required to be raised was US$120 million. We would be given three years to do this. The program was initially called Polio 2005 as it was hoped to make the world Polio free by Rotary’s 100th birthday in 2005. Later a decision was made to encourage immunization against other childhood diseases so the name was changed to PolioPlus to reflect this. 1985-88 Rotarians set out to raise US$120 million but in fact raised US$247 million. Some countries began immunization programs e.g. in Brazil and Bolivia where Rotarians carried a door to door census and then went back and immunized all the children less than five years. Polio disappeared from those two countries and twenty three others so that in 1988 when the program began in earnest there were 135,000 cases that year in 125 countries. 1988-93 Rotary provided the vaccine for all countries who could not afford their own. At the end of this time instead of immunizing 500 million children as anticipated we had in fact immunized 606 million children in 97
    • countries. We had been informed that to eradicate Polio in any particular country we had to immunize more than 90% of children under 5 years in that country. In 1991 WHO declared “Universal Child Immunisation Day” as it was believed that more than 90% of children under 5 years in every country of the world were now being immunized. Despite this Polio continued in many countries so in 1991 National Immunisation Days were begun in the Philippines which still hand a handful of cases per year. Immediately Polio disappeared so the process was repeated in China where 100 million children were immunized over one weekend. 1995 The number of cases and the number of endemic countries slowly dwindled but Polio still flourished in India. National Immunisation Days were begun in that country in 1995 where it was anticipated that there were 85 million children under 5 years. This was quickly proven to be incorrect when more than 150 million children under 5 years were identified and immunized. As the funds in the PolioPlus Fund were earmarked only for vaccine, the PolioPlus Partners Program was established to fund the requirements of the National Immunisation Days, e.g. vaccine carriers, ice, caps, vests and hand outs for the children. 2001 This was a momentous year as there were only 483 cases in the entire world and the number of endemic countries had been reduced to 10. Of particular note is the fact that India reported only 268 cases that year and Nigeria 56. Only 8 cases were reported in the 5 non endemic countries that had any cases. 2002 Unfortunately a number of blunders occurred this year resulting in a major blowout of cases to1918, 1600 of which occurred in India and 202 in Nigeria. Due to the PolioPlus Funds running down, National Immunisation Days were suspended from January to September 2002 and in India it was discovered that the routine immunization rate dropped to about 20%. On the positive side the number of countries reporting Polio was only 9, seven of which were still endemic and only 3 cases occurred in the non endemic countries. 2002-05 To supplement the funds in the PolioPlus Campaign Program the Rotarians were asked to raise another US$85 million. This followed the unsuccessful Private Sector initiative which had raised only something like US$3 million. Again the Rotarians rallied to the cause and raised US$130 million. 2003-06 The number of endemic countries was reduced to six but importations occurred in 9 other countries as many of them eased up on their immunization efforts believing the war had been won. The following figures show how various countries have had Polio reintroduced but also how social mobilsation efforts have brought most of these under control quite quickly:
    • Country 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 * India 268 1600 225 134 66 676 367 * Pakistan 119 90 103 53 28 40 17 * Nigeria 56 202 365 782 830 1122 226 * Afghanistan 11 10 8 4 9 31 12 Sudan 1 0 0 128 27 0 1 Somalia 7 3 0 0 185 35 8 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1 22 17 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 303 2 0 Yemen 0 0 0 0 478 1 0 Total cases worldwide 483 1918 784 1255 1979 1997 707 Tot in endemic countries 475 1915 732 999 943 1869 622 Tot in non-end countries 8 3 52 256 1036 128 85 No. of countries 15 9 15 18 16 17 11 No. of endemic countries 10 7 6 6 6 4 4