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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 33 14th - 20th March 2011From the President Last Week’s Meeting This Week’s Meeting District Conference Club Forum A New RAWCS ProjectFrom the Club Did you miss last Find out what is Are you attending the Is this in your diary Find out about thisPresident. week’s meeting? happening this week. District Conference this yet? amazing project inPage 1 Find out what Page 2 month? Page 2 PNG. happened Page 4 Page 2 Page 2 in their clubs, ideasLetter from the about a whole range of things, a lot of contactsPresident at the district level for things from PR throughI have just returned from to specific projects, andspending the weekend in a full bag of resourceYanchep for the President materials.Elects Training Seminar(PETS), attending in the During PETS, thecapacity of an incoming President Elect alsoAssistant District Governor meets their Assistant(AG). Governor, and starts working through aI personally felt this years planning guide to gaugePETS was better than last where the club is nowyears in the respect that and what your goals arethroughout the course of the for the year ahead.weekend, every club wasasked to talk for a couple of Although our club didminutes about its “signature not have a Presidentproject”. It was a great Elect present at theopportunity to hear about training seminar, thesewhat other clubs are doing or resources are still Photo (L-R): Marilyn Krawitz and Piri Altraide from Rotaract Club of Perthhave done that worked well. available, with plenty ofThe projects discussed varied people willing to give one- years to successfully serve a for the other board positionssubstantially, with some on-one training to someone year is President! All that is as well, and your districtclubs talking about projects willing to take on the role. required is a little bit of time leadership, including ourin their local community, to plan for the year ahead. District Governor andprojects overseas, fundraising Ive mentioned in the past the With a good team at the Assistant Governor for nextevents, and in one case a story of the current President board level to assist, and year, are only too pleased tosocial event. I talked about of the Rotary Club of Darling committed club members, it provide whatever supportour Magnifying Microscopes Range, Ben Wholagan, who is possible for anyone to have you need.project. took on the role of Club a successful year as President at just 19 years of President, even if their Rotary I look forward to discussingIncoming Presidents are age, having joined Rotary knowledge at the beginning this in more depth at our clubprovided with an overview some months earlier. In this of the year is relatively small. forum this coming weekendof the Rotarys 5 Avenues of years crop of Presidents (March 20th). Please comeService (Club Service, Elect, one from Karratha only So please... do consider ready to discuss how to makeCommunity Service, joined Rotary in the past 6 taking on a leadership role in 2011-12 a fantastic year forInternational Service, months, and many other our club in the new year. I our club.Vocational Service and New incoming Presidents have have a heap of resources toGenerations), feedback from only been in Rotary for a few hand out, a big bag of Yours in Rotary,other Rotarians about what years. It is NOT necessary to goodies provided at PETS, Simonehas worked or hasnt worked have been in Rotary for many not just for the President butRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S member ofLast Weeks another GSE Team in theMeeting District at the same time asAs it was Word Rotaract the one fromWeek (during the week our District.which includes March 13th, They are nowthe day the first Rotaract married andClub was chartered) we had live in Linz,two young ladies from the Austria, whereRotaract Club of Perth, Oliver, a masterMarilyn Krawitz and Piri goldsmith, hasAltraide tell us about the a jewelleryactivities of the Rotaract Club shop in the oldof Perth over the past year. town. AngelaAn impressive list of projects is back in Perthwas shared, several of which for a familymay be of interest to our wedding andmembers to get involved to catch upwith also. The Rotaractors with friends.also told us of some of their Photo (L-R): Daniel Forsdyke and Angela Aghow Puhringer - GSE Alumnifundraising activities, andthe upcoming “Sandgroper This push during CHOGM to ‘District Governor’s GroupTour”, where they will be promote the PolioPlus Representative (this positionhosting and providing tours Weeks Program as they have is now known as Assistantfor up to 8 Rotaractors from provided US$355 million Governor) and Paul Harrisother countries in April. Meeting dollars towards Rotary’s Fellow. Jim already has Polio Plus Program. As several friends in our clubOne of their key points that is many governments around and his experience will be Bill Hassell has lined up aworth underscoring is that the world have already invaluable. His wife Meryl is fascinating speaker thiswhile they had a very large contributed substantial a former Rotarian and we week. Geoff Hourn will givearray of projects, not every funds, they are keen to look forward to Meryl a presentation entitled “Lifemember of the club encourage the Australian attending one of our of a UN Warlord”, duringparticipated in every project. Government to come up with meetings when she is able. which he will give an insightThere were a few projects on money to complete the job of into Afghanistan from antheir list that they wiping out the disease. Jim’s classification is Australian militarycommented that neither of Business Succession. His perspective.them were quite sure what Ken Collins is the Rotary e m a i l i swas involved as they hadnt Foundation Coordinator for in them; they Club Forum the Gates PolioPlus Challenge and as CHOGM Telephone numbers are (W) 1300 960 373 (M) 0418 939selected projects that suitedtheir interests and will be in Perth he is liaising 042 If you havent done soavailability. A full, varied with the Global Poverty already, please make sureprogram of hands on, Project. Exciting things are in He will be ‘officially’ Sunday 20th March is in yourfundraising, and social the early formative stages, welcomed back into Rotary diary for our very importantevents gave everyone and hopefully resulting in in a couple of weeks. Club Forum.opportunity to feel included substantial funds for PolioPlus and our Cub willin something. The venue is 20 Loneragan St, Nedlands. Please be there be given the opportunity of A New being involved with at leastWe had a secondpresentation, from Angela for a 10 am start. one of the events. RAWCS ProjectAghow Puhringer andDaniel Forsdyke, who were Speaker for Welcome New Those of you who attendedGroup Study Exchange (GSE) the Dr Ken Collins AddressTeam Members to District March 23rd Member! last year will remember Maryanne Tokome-Amu,3300, Malaysia in December2005 to January 2006. They who spoke about how her Michael Sheldrick, who isgave an abbreviated It is with much pleasure that Rotary Foundation associated with Globalpresentation on their trip to Jim Gould is welcomed into Ambassadorial Scholarship Poverty Project, is comingMalaysia, including where the Rotary Club of impacted on her life. She along to tell members what iseach of their team members Freshwater Bay. also told us about the being planned to promoteare now expounding the medical clinic she was the Gates Challenge /virtues of this outstanding Jim brings with him a wealth establishing in her home PolioPlus program duringprogram of the Rotary of Rotary experience. First village of Wapenamanda in the week of CHOGM inFoundation. joining in his 20s, he has been Enga Province in Papua New Perth this October. a member of the Rotary Guinea.While in Malaysia, Angela Clubs in Geraldton as well as The Bill and Melinda Gatesmet Oliver from Austria, a Nedlands. He is a Past A number of clubs indicated Foundation have initiated the President, has twice been a they would like to support2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Simone was one of the 4 “experts” who presented during the first webinar on February 2nd. Recordings of the webinars are available to watch at your leisure from the Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship at http:// webinars/ Waist Disposal Challenge Looking at the trend of the BMI Competition so far from Oct 2009 to Feb 2011, I think you have all done a fabulous job with your clubs and peers, as the trend has been a consistent decline in weight, although the decline has become less steep more recently, but at least it is not going up! The leaderboard came up pretty close and the awards for the Photo: Maryanne Tokome-Amu (right) winning club and the threeMaryanne in her work and I tax deductible. place at Christ Church Grammar runner ups will be given in theam pleased to advise that her School this Thursday, 17th combined District Conference on‘Wapenamanda Centre for Kind regards, March. This meeting has been Sunday 27th of March at 11:20amPrimary Health Care’ has been Ken Collins pushed back a week due to an and we only have 5 minutes, soregistered with RAWCS as Interschool Swimming Carnival. please do not miss it.project number WR005-2011. Burundi Peace Hamish Mackie is going to look We are happy to keepFor those not at the address I after Interact. Other volunteers monitoring the BMI Competitionmet Maryanne in 1986 when Choir are sought to assist Hamish in a beyond the conference date forshe, as a nursing aide, was mentoring capacity. clubs who wish to continue as itresponsible for the health care The Burundi Peace Choir will be has proved an important motiveof 10,000 refugees in eight performing at Kulcha, above the for people to keep controllingseparate camps along the West Dome cafe at 13 South Terrace, Volunteer Grant their weight. We can set anotherIrian border. I was extremely Fremantle on Saturday, 2nd April milestone/goal for clubs to workimpressed by her dedication at 8.00pm At the last Board meeting it was towards. Please let me knowand professionalism despite agreed that money the Club had what you think?her meagre training and was Tickets are $10 pre purchase and received from the Volunteerpleased to be able to assist her for members, or $12 at the door. Grant would be used to purchase The ‘Waist’ Disposal Challenge isin obtaining a Rotary Visit for a marquee, three trestle tables, now on facebook and BenFoundation Ambassadorial more information. six chairs and a digital camera. Andrew (The WDC star loser)Scholarship to undertake a Already purchased from the will be the Champion of theBachelor of Nursing Degree in The Burundi Peace Choir was a grant money is a laptop and PA facebook page. So please join inAdelaide. She completed the standout at Kulcha’s Global system. These items, together and ask your members to join inthree year course in one year, Voice multicultural choral with the storage cupboard, a to keep the good work alivepassing with honours. She concert last year. It is great to see screen and projector has enabled ( and searchlater returned to Adelaide with the assistance given by our club our club to operate more for: ‘Waist’ Disposal Challenge).an AUSAID Scholarship to to give this choir a start, by professionally.complete her masters. coordinating funds for a CD and I have just applied for engaging Max Kay’s help in Healthway funding to run theShe is now establishing a getting them on Telethon and the Social Media Level 3 of the WDC - themedical centre in her remote Oz Concert, has allowed them to Lifestyle Coaching. If we arevillage some distance from Mt achieve what they set out to. A Webinars successful we start early nextHagen. great project indeed. year as we would not hear from In February, Rotary International Healthway till October this year.Any financial assistance you organised 2 webinars each with 4can provide through RAWCS Interact Club different panelists to discuss how The interest for the WDC haswould be greatly appreciated. to use social media effectively for gone national. There are twoContributions from The second meeting of our Rotary purposes, including how large districts in Victoria and oneindividuals or businesses are provisial Interact Club will take to get started. Our own President in Queensland who are ready to start, and I am looking forRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N Ssources of funding for them. Quiz Night, to be held at the Osborne Park Community District March isThat is all I needed to share Centre on Saturday 7th Maywith you for now and I look at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start. Conference Rotary Bowelforward to seeing you at theconference in two weeks Tickets cost $120 for a table of Dont forget that the joint Cancertime. 8. Districts 9455 & 9465 Conference is at Burswood ScreeningKind Regards Funds raised will support Resort, 25-27th March 2011.Professor Samar Aoun Rotary projects including the Month Rotary Cord Blood Bank, For more information visit: Polio Plus, afterShock (a http:// Kits are available from mostWestern Rotary Community Corps Pharmacies for a cost of project to support people to $8.00, which includes theEndeavours find their own route to recovery from acute grief and testing of the specimens. Catch Cancer before itQuiz Night post traumatic stress) and ShelterBox. catches you.We have been invited to get a Please let President Simonetable together for the Rotary know if you are interested inClub of Western Endeavours attending. Host - Introduction & Thank You Program for March Date Name Date Details 16th March Bill Hassell 16th March Geoff Hourn 23rd March Bronwen Tyson 23rd March Mike Sheldrick - Global Poverty Project 30th March Wilma McBain 30th March Marie Kormandy - Computer Assisted Literacy Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2010-11 Date Name Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Simone Carot Collins — President PO Box 168, 16th March Paddy Ramanathan Nedlands, Di Collins — Secretary / Vice President Western Australia, 6909 23rd March Max Hipkins Meetings Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 30th March Rob Pearce Cafe, Bethesda Hospital 6th April Max Hipkins 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 TBA — President Elect / Projects Fax 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 TBA — New Generations DirectorPlease forward articles and photos to Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455