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  1. 1. N E W H O R I Z O N S New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9455! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 3, Issue 27 24th - 30th January 2011From the President Last Week’s Meeting Film Night District Conference Rotary Youth Exchange A New Approach toWords from the Club Did you miss last End Polio Now by Registration are now Find out how you could RotaryPresident. week’s meeting? watching this great open for this year’s help out with this great See what one youngPage 1 Find out what film. District Conference program. woman is doing in happened Page 3 Page 4 Page 4 Rotary. Page 1 Page 4Letter from thePresidentOur two meetings in Januaryhave been club forums tolook at what we haveachieved so far this Rotaryyear, and to discuss andagree on changes toimplement in the club.From here on in, everymeeting in a 2 month periodwill have a different focus:one will be a committeemeeting (with meetings inthe alternate months beingconducted electronically),and the other meetings willeach focus on a differenttopic, such as vocations,community projects, youth, Photo: Max Hipkins being inducted in the club with Pres. Simonefundraising, training, and soon. that focus would like to do. It focused on our meetingThe idea is to mix things up a is hoped this will enable Last Weeks format, with the outcomes greater participation by all discussed in the Presidentslittle, so that some meetingswill still be like they have members at meetings, rather Meeting letter.been to date, with a speaker than each meeting being a(internal or external) rather passive event. President Simone also sought Although we were due for afollowing reports and feedback on options for committee meeting, a regularannouncements, but other I have lined up a few online discussion groups for business meeting wasmeetings may be mini forums speakers in February in committees on our club conducted this week forrun by a particular committee different topics, and will website, which she was feedback from all seek ideas and feedback work with the committee willing to build if membersfrom the whole club about directors to schedule a more were willing to use it! It was Assistant Governor Kay andprojects and activities, or may varied program for the agreed that Simone would set Malcolm Mason joined us, asbe a vocational visit, a panel remainder of this Rotary year. up the website with those did Max Hipkins wifesession, a hands-on project, facilities, and spend a Merran, who arrived in timesocial event, presentation Yours in Rotary, meeting in late February / to catch the tail end of Maxabout projects that have been Simone early March showing being inducted into the club.completed, or whatever the members how it works, withcommittee responsible for one-on-one training available The bulk of the discussionRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N Sas needed. is very good. Thanks from badges at an extremely Rob Pearce is a talented me and our district members. reasonable price. Maurice sculptor as well as a plastic We love to do more projects, has been unwell for the pastNext Meeting surgeon. At the meeting, to help the world needy couple of years and has now Rob passed around a people. retired. medallion he has made andPlease note that there is NO Thanks & Regards, A member of his Rotary offered the club theMEETING on January 26th we in Rotary service, Club’s wife, Faye Owers, has opportunity to use it as anwith the public holiday. Our Rtn. P.J. Sridhar.” taken over Labels and annual ‘Humanitariannext meeting will be on Badges and will continue to Award’ to an outstandingFebruary 2nd. provide the same standard organisation or individual.We will be kicking off World Rotary Youth and prompt reliable service. The idea was enthusiasticallyUnderstanding Month with aspeaker recommend by endorsed, and a sub- Driver Maurice has been very generous to the Club in committee will be set inFriend of the Club LynettePacker. Wajipha Chongwe place. Awareness providing postage free. all services Faye willgrew up in Zambia and will continue with the excellentgive a presentation about PP Lindsay Frances reported badge prices, however, willCultural Identity. Books for India to Sec Di that not only 210 be charging us postage so students from Newman there will be a small increaseWajipha is a lovely young College have registered for in cost.performing artist with a Rajah Senathirajah made the RYDA in August, but 30fascinating story. Her Father contact with the Rotary Club students from Donnawas in the first wave ofAfrican students to study of Madurai in India to obtain a progress report on the Bicknell’s school, Ellenbrook Upcoming Secondary College have also project. Quote from thehere in Perth, and is now aHuman Rights Lawyer. email: registered. Donna will be Fundraiser coordinating Ellenbrook “In my view, books are very Rob Rohrlach announced Secondary College. wonderful. I am waiting for that he’d been in contact with feedback from schools (the the cook at Scotch CollegeHumanitarian books are send to many We will require at least six volunteers on each of the whom he has invited to assist schools in our RI District with judging theAward 3000). Till now the feedback days the RYDAs are run (three days) plus sponsorship competition. Wilma McBain was able to facilitate the to assist with funding each contact. day. Cost to the club will be in the region of $1,000 per day so any members who have contacts who may be Magnifying p re p a re d to o ff e r sponsorship for this fantastic Microscopes project please see what you are able to put in place. Rob Rohrlach announced that 14 clubs have now put 1500 microscopes into 71 Interact Club schools. The Rotary Club of Kenwick recently requested microscopes for a further Early in the school year Ken three schools. The project is will proceed with an interest gathering momentum! meeting at Christ Church Grammar with the aim to starting a community-based Interact Club. Community Ken is seeking members who Service Projects are prepared to assist with Interact. Members involved Members are invited to must hold a ‘Working with recommend projects for the Children’ card. C o m m u n i t y / Vo c a t i o n a l Service Committee. Please put forward ideas of what Our Badge you would like to see the club support in the local Manufacturer community. PDG Maurice Hill from Photo: Rotarian Dr Robert Pearce Launceston, Tasmania. has been making the Club’s2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N SRotary Turns National106 YouthFebruary 23rd is Rotary’s Science106th birthdaydesignated and is Wo r l d ForumUnderstanding and Peace Day. Simone andThis year it falls on one of our Marcos hostedmeeting days so the Dean of Casey and Lucy,Perth, John Shepherd has while Ken andaccepted an invitation to Di hostedaddress our clubs meeting. Tayesha andJohn is a member of the RC of Caitlin lastPerth and a most entertaining Sunday, a dayspeaker, John will talk about designated forthe major achievements of students at theRotary in its 106 years of NYSF to catchservice. up on washing and rest after Photo: Hosted NYSF students Tayesha and CaitlinThis is a great meeting to their first week,invite guests along to. in readiness for Minnie Driver, will be the final week at the Science screened on Sunday 20th Stan will match giving by Forum. Students reported that February at the Greater individuals, not clubs orBus for Dentists it was a wonderful experience Union Cinema, Morley businesses, to the District 9455 for all involved and they were Galleria. Queensland Flood Appeal upin Cambodia gaining a great deal from it. to $50,000. Please dig deep Tickets are $15.00 each, of into those generous pockets There were fewer Rotarian which $5.00 will be credited and help relieve Mr StanThe bus for the One-2-One host families this year as someDental Group in Cambodia, to our club for PolioPlus. Perron of his $50,000. clubs have not encouragedpurchased via the Good Eve members to obtain ‘WorkingFoundation and a Rotary Tickets will be available at PDG Errol Wildman, the Flood with Children’ cards, which is the next meeting from Ken Relief Coordinator for DGFoundation Matching Grant, a necessity for any Rotariansshould be delivered and Collins. Anne Brand of District 9630, involved with youth projects and I have been in constanthanded over to the dental in the under 18 age in Cambodia on 10th contact. Their District is inFebruary. Queensland desperate need of bedding etc. The plan is to get the generousTony Munday will travel to Polio Film Floods Rotarians and clubs of DistrictPhnom Penh for the handover 9455 to pool their funds andand if any members of the Night purchase, through the The challenge has been put manufacturer based in W.A. asClub are able to join him, up by a great Rotarian and many as the funds will allowthey’d be most welcome. “Conviction starring Hilary philanthropist Mr Stan of mattresses, sheets, pillows Swank, Sam Rockwell and Perron AM. and covers, then send them to District 9630. Some will say ‘it would be best to send the funds and purchase them there’ and I have thought this myself but there are thousands of homes flooded, and their factories are not working because of floods, and the supply of bedding is very short to nonexistent. They cannot purchase any supplies, but we can, so that families and children can sleep comfortably in their own homes. District Treasurer Clive Bain is looking into the options of achieving tax deductibility for this project and should be able Photo: Hosted NYSF students Casey and Lucy with Pres. SimoneRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N Sto advise us in the next few register should give theirdays. In the meantime, it names to Ron Geary. Spendingwould be appreciated if each money is theClub could collate pledges only extrafrom individuals and report District you will needthat tally to me via the email at to supply Conference yourself. The experience isAgain please reach into your rewardingvaults and lend a helping hand Registrations for the Joint and can be ato our fellow Rotarians in their Districts 9455 and 9465 challenge.hour of need. Conference at the Burswood Convention Center on 25 to 27 E x p re s s i o n sThank you March this year are open and of interest for being received. the NW SafariRon Geary is to beDistrict 9455 Disaster District Governor Ian asks that receivedResponse Coordinator members to consider attending before April this great District Conference 4th, 2011. and to accordingly completeCarnarvon and submit the attached Registration forms. E x p re s s i o n s of interest forFloods Please also note that 50 Rooms the SW Safari is to be have been reserved at discount received prior Photo: Katie Ischkin, president and founder ofMuch of Carnarvon was rates at the Holiday Inn (in the to 1 0 t h the Rotary Club of South Metro Minneapolisprotected by the levee banks Burswood complex) and October, 2011. Evenings, Minnesota, USA, talks about attractingand in that respect, Carnarvon bookings should be made on younger members to Rotary. Rotary Imageswas lucky and there isn’t the the attached form. Itineraries,same demand for assistance as Chaperonethere is from communities in Guidelines and Application in June, has already grown toQueensland. The plantations Youth Exchange Forms are available from 25 members, including 12 new Rotarians who were recruitedthat line the river, several Secretary Di or Presidentcaravan parks, and a few otherbusinesses like a concrete Safari Simone. in a three-month period. The club has signed up for its first Matching Grant andbatching plant and the petrol Chaperonsstations have suffered Member international service project and has participated in moresubstantial damage. Wanted than 10 community service orThe Rotary Club of Carnarvon Movements hands-on volunteer continuing to investigate To the strong, the willing, the Ischkin shared her ideas onand assess opportunities for able – the Rotary Youth It was great to have Rob how to attract youngRotary to assist and in the Exchange Program Safari Pearce, Bryant Stokes, professionals to Rotary duringmeantime they have asked requires 1 male and 2 females Hamish Mackie, Margaret the International Assembly, anRotarians and Clubs to to be the chaperones for the: Stuart and Warren Milner annual training event in Sanprovide the following back with us this week. Diego, California. As a "proud,assistance: • North West Safari: young, female Rotarian," she Saturday 14th to Monday Marcos Carot Collins has is among only 2 percent of• When shopping, ask for 30th May 2011 (16 ½ days) taken a leave of absence club members worldwide Carnarvon product. from the club, and plans to under the age of 30, and only Enough enquiries should • South West Safari: transfer to a more 11 percent under 40.   assist the growers. Tuesday 15th to convenient club.• Seek legal and accounting We d n e s d a y 23rd "We need to focus on professionals to register to November 2011 (9 days). generating interest in young give preliminary pro-bono A New people for the future success of Rotary," she said. "We are advice. What is envisaged If any Rotarian and/or partner is that questions regarding insurance claims and other is interested please contact Approach to faced today with the need to grow not just for the sake of Ruth Monk, Safari Co- numbers but to create strong, matters associated with businesses and individuals ordinator, Mobile 0409 941 166 or email Rotary young, global leaders who are will arise, probably within going to help continue the the next month, and The main requirement is a Katie Ischkin, president and success of the Rotary professionals willing to current “Working with founder of the Rotary Club organization." give preliminary advice on Children” Card, be healthy of South Metro Minneapolis the telephone indicating with a sense of humour, Evenings, Minnesota, USA, Ischkin advocates a new what options might be fairness and a desire to believes in a new approach outlook on membership and a open to the individual enhance the experience for the to Rotary. different approach to club concerned could be of real Youth Exchange students. structure. As a change benefit. People wishing to Her Rotary club, chartered management consultant, she4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N Ssaid she understands Manage expectations Younger people are "always committee to outline whatpeoples fear of change. But on the go and truly your expectations are andshe stressed that her Ischkins club meets in the connected," she explained, whether they will align withapproach doesnt mean evening and lowers costs by whether it’s through social the younger generation youaltering the core pieces of the not having meals. And it networking, text messaging, are trying to attract and workorganization or losing what doesnt hold a traditional or other means. They face a with," she said. "Not everyRotarians hold dear. meeting every week: The lot of pressure to be involved Rotary club can quickly shift third meeting of the month is in multiple endeavors and to gears to attract younger"What does change are what I a happy hour/networking balance work and personal members; it takes time andcall surface-level elements," event at different locations in life. As a result, they may be baby steps."she said. "The pieces that the city, and the fourth "on call" with their careers,individual clubs have the meeting is a hands-on but they are no less dedicated But for many clubs, she said,power to shift and redesign, volunteering opportunity. to service. "all it takes is opening upsuch as meeting times and your minds and starting tolocations, program structures, Ischkin added that its "When you’re trying to think differently about theclub member involvement, important to understand the recruit younger members or future of your clubsand committee formats." mindset of the new even sponsor and start a New membership." generation and manage Generations Rotary club, take expectations accordingly. time with your club and Host - Introduction & Thank You Program for January/Febraury Date Name Date Details 2nd February TBA 26th January No Meeting - Australia Day 9th February TBA 2nd February TBA 16th February TBA 9th February TBA Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2010-11 Date Name Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Simone Carot Collins — President PO Box 168, 2nd Febraury TBA Nedlands, Di Collins — Secretary / Vice President Western Australia, 6909 9th February TBA Meetings Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 16th February TBA Cafe, Bethesda Hospital TBA — Club Administration Director Queenslea Drive Claremont EmailNew Horizons: Winner of the District 9450 Toni James — Treasurer Bulletin Award for 2009/10 Phone  08 9385 0471 Rob Rohrlach — President Elect / Fax Projects DirectorBulletin Contributions 08 9385 0472 WebsiteContributions for the weekly bulletin are Claire Forsdyke — International Director from members of the club. FacebookWhy not use the bulletin to update the club the projects your committee is working Ken Collins — Membership Director freshwaterbayrotaryon or promote the clubs next fundraising Chartered 19 December 2008 Marcos Carot Collins — NewPlease forward articles and photos to Generations Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 5