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  • 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 35 28th March - 3rd April 2011From the President Last Week’s Meeting This Week’s Meeting Fundraising Ideas of Interact Club Quote of the MonthFrom the Club Did you miss last Find out what is the Fermented Variety Where to from here for A piece of RotaryPresident. week’s meeting? happening this week. Tasty fundraising ideas our new Interact Club. history is highlighted -Page 1 Find out what Page 2 from around the globe! Page 2 Is it still applicable happened Page 2 today? Page 1 Page 4 members of the district toLetter from the share what works. Aside from that, I think our localPresident district conferences are definitely improving in termsMarcos and I were the only of the value of the Rotarymembers from our club to information presented.attend the recent jointDistricts 9455 & 9465 The 2012 district conferenceConference. In my opinion, it will be held in Geraldton,was one of the better district and I sincerely urge you all toconferences I have attended consider making the trip uplocally in some time, with to Geraldton for it. It willkeynote speakers certainly broaden yourinterspersed between experience of Rotary.presentations about Rotaryprograms and projects, which Yours in Rotary,removed the usual issue of Simonepeople attending for the non-Rotary speakers on Saturdayand not showing up for the Award WinnersRotary content on Sunday. – Again!Past Rotary InternationalPresident Bill Boyd from For the 2nd year in a row, theNew Zealand was in Rotary Club of Freshwaterattendance as the RI Bay has won the BestPresidents representative, Metropolitan Club Bulletinand I think it is a shame that award, presented at thewe didnt have more District Conference!members present to hearBills speeches. I felt he did a The Rotary Club of Geraldtonwonderful job of putting the was selected as the Best Photo: District 9455 Best Metropolitan Bulletin for 2010 - 11importance of the work we Regional Club Bulletin, anddo as Rotarians into context, the Rotary Club of Corrigin Forsdyke, Simone Carotparticularly on an were recognised for Best Collins and Di Collins, who Last Weeksinternational scale. Attendance at the District each dedicate several hours Conference. each week to pulling the MeetingThe one thing our district bulletin together.conferences and assemblies Since this is the first year as Jim Gould was officiallylack that I have found useful District 9455, all new More awards will be welcomed back into Rotary,in Rotaract conferences and perpetual trophies were presented at the District as the newest member of theinternational meetings is created. Changeover at the end of this Rotary Club of Freshwaterworkshops which allow more Rotary Year. Bay. As a Past President withinteractivity and more Congratulations to Daniel some 20+ years of RotaryRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
  • 2. Photo: District 9455 Best Metropolitan Bulletin for 2010 - 11 N E W H O R I Z O N S lobbied to financially support the final Fermented push to eradicate Polio as well. Variety By Kathy Holiday  The Rotarian This April 2011 Weeks Since the grape was first fermented, wine has been Meeting part of social gatherings. In ancient Athens, historians To finish Literacy say, the typical home boasted month, we will be more vessels for drinking hearing from Marie wine than all other dishes Kormandy, the combined. District 9455 Literacy Coordinator, who These days, Rotary clubs are will be speaking finding many creative ways about the local to appeal to wine lovers and Computer-Assisted raise funds for their projects. Literacy Solution Photo (L-R): Jim Gould and Ken Collins (CALS) project. 1. Cheers to art The Rotary Club of Paarl,experience, Jim will be an CALS is: South Africa, auctions offextremely valuable mentor, Three of the four polio • A computer-based wine, art, and jewelry eachand we thank him profusely endemic countries - Nigeria, program that September at an areafor the help he has offered in Pakistan and India - are all teaches foundation vineyard; club members inthat regard. Commonwealth countries, skills for reading top hat and tails assist with thus it is hoped that the and /or math. the bidding. In the Bahamas,Our speaker, Michael Governments will support • A method to give the Rotary Club of South-Sheldrick, addressed a very Rotary’s efforts to complete individualised help East Nassau presents itssmall group of members the job with Polio to children or adults Evening of Jazz, Art, andabout his involvement with eradication. The who do not read Wine every fall, and in May,the Global Poverty Project, a Commonwealth Heads of well. the Rotary Club of Mariposa,lobby group on global issues Government Meeting • A self-paced California, USA, serves up itswho work with organisations (CHOGM) coming up in teaching program Fine Art and Winesuch as Rotary who have Perth in October coincides that will teach, Festival   on the lawn of theglobal projects, such as our with World Polio Day, and assess and motivate Mariposa CountyPolioPlus program. the Global Poverty Project the student. Courthouse. plans to • A program that was promote field-tested before 2. Vintage fests PolioPlus for being adopted by Some fundraisers get better 100 days the Rotary every year. November leading up to International marked the 21st Fraser Valley CHOGM. Literacy Resource Wine Tasting Festival, Group. organized by the Rotary Club Polio-related of Langley Central, British activities Columbia, Canada. Over the p l a n n e d Interact years, the event has raised d u r i n g more than C$700,000 for C H O G M The next meeting of our charity. The Rotary Club of include a prospective Interact Club is Abbotsford-Matsqui, British m a j o r this Thursday, 7pm, at Columbia, will hold its 17th fundraising Christchurch Grammar annual wine tasting and dinner on School. We intend to hold silent auction   in May. And Monday 24th elections to create the clubs for 21 years, the Rotary Club October, a board, so we can then of Fortuna, California, has concert in completed the paperwork to paired wine with art, music, Fremantle on charter them as an official and local specialties for Art Friday 28th club! and Wine in the Park. October, and a statewide 3. Brews too Paint Your Five Some clubs like their wine Pinky day. fest with a beer chaser. The T h e Fundraising Rotary Club of Bonsall, Australian California, holds its Wine, Government Ideas of the Brews, and Blues will be Festival   every May. The Photo: Michael Sheldrick from Global Poverty Project2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
  • 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S families evacuated from the (Illinois, USA) was in Tokyo Rotarians disaster areas. District 2840 when the earthquake struck (Gunma) shortened its on 11 March. Japanese Respond to Japan presidents-elect training Rotarians “provided our seminars from two days to team with unbelievable Earthquake, half a day and donated the kindness and generosity” remaining funds earmarked throughout the exchange, Tsunami for the seminars to relief says team leader Bob By Ryan Hyland and Dan Nixon  efforts. And District 2680 Blackburn. He adds that they Rotary International News (Hyogo) set up a contribution “cared for our well-being 25 March 2011  box during its district during and after the conference, raising about earthquake,” including Rotarians have been finding a $7,500 for recovery efforts.  ensuring that the team didn’t number of ways to help victims miss its flight home to of the devastating earthquake 2 The Rotaract Club of Tokyo Chicago. “My wife and IRotary clubs of Gillette and and tsunami in Japan that killed launched the Cheer Tohoku offered the Westmont RotaryGillette-Energy, Wyoming, get thousands and left hundreds of project to rally the support of club [Illinois] an opportunityinto the spirit every March thousands more homeless. Rotaractors around the to match our $500with their Wine and world, asking them to use contribution to District 2750Microbrew Festival. In response to the disasters, The Twitter to send messages of [part of Tokyo and Pacific Rotary Foundation established support to survivors in Islands] for disaster relief4. Ideal pairings the Rotary Japan Disaster northeast Japan. The club is efforts, and they respondedThe Rotary Club of Hood Recovery Fund , which will also using Twitter to post with an additional $4,500.River, Oregon., USA, has support long-term recovery photos of Rotaractors holding Plus, our GSE team membersdecided that wine pairs best projects in the affected areas. up short messages they’ve have pledged an additionalwith pears. Next month it will More than US$500,000 has been written. "We thought we $425, for a total of $5,425.hold its first Columbia Gorge donated since the fund opened could make use of the Rotarians always come to theWine and Pear Fest to on 11 March. worldwide Rotaract network aid of others in ancelebrate the bounty of local to show people in the emergency. Please help ourproduce. The Rotary Club of “It is encouraging to know that stricken area that we care," friends in Japan any way thatEugene Southtowne, Oregon, our overseas Rotary friends care says club president Ai you can.”  lets you drink like a fish at its about us,” says Yuzaburo Mogi, Takahashi. Wine and Salmon Festival, president of the Rotary Club of   3 Former GSE team memberswhile the Rotary Club of Tokyo. “I am confident that the 3 The Rotary Club of Akashi, and others in District 5450Riverbank, California, pulls people of Japan will overcome Hyogo, sent a private (Colorado, USA) are alsotogether a classic combo with this great disaster, and we are airplane carrying a load of mobilizing support. “Weits Riverbank Cheese and Wine hopeful that we can get over the medical supplies to the were involved with theExposition, featuring vintages various difficulties soon.” Rotary Club of Sukagawa, outbound and inbound teamsfrom more than two dozen Fukushima, which delivered to Japan’s Sendai area lastwineries as well as cheese- District governors in Japan are them to a hospital near year and have beentasting sessions. The Steveston running a fundraising campaign Fukushima Airport. The heartbroken to learn aboutSeafood and Wine Festival, to send money to the governors governor of District 2640 the tragedies experienced byheld by the Rotary club in in affected areas. Mogi says that (Wakayama and parts of their friends,” says PastSteveston, British Columbia, Rotarians who wish to help Osaka) and six Rotarians also District Governor Mikeoffers fresh oysters alongside Japan should contribute to the brought 1,000 blankets to Oldham. specialties prepared by local Foundations recovery fund. Rotarians in the Fukushimarestaurants. (Rotarians and non-Rotarians region.  4 Miho Fukuhara, a former can donate online) Rotary Peace Fellow from5. Top chefs Rotary Foundation alumni Japan, is temporarily leavingFor 12 years, the Rotary Club The first Matching Grant project respond her post as a United Nationsof Paso Robles, California, has to receive support from the fund and intergovernmental affairsinvited vintners to showcase was approved a week after the Alumni of Rotary Foundation officer at UNICEFtheir culinary skills along with disaster. Clubs in districts 3350 programs are also supporting headquarters in New Yorktheir wines at its Winemakers’ (Cambodia and Thailand) and Japan’s recovery efforts: City to join the JapanCookoff, raising more than US 2820 (Japan) are using a total of 1 Rotarians and friends of Committee for UNICEF for$230,000 for scholarships in $65,650 to help provide food and Rotary in District 3330 five weeks. “I never thoughtthe process. The Rotary Club drinking water for 15,000 people (Thailand), an area of myself being sent to Japanof Picton, Ontario, Canada, at an evacuation center in extensively damaged by the for emergency responsebrings in top local chefs to Ibaraki. 2004 tsunami, are among work,” says Fukuhara, whocreate a five-course feast for its those who have felt managed and coordinatedWine Festival Dinner. Other responses have included: especially moved to respond. reconstruction programs in 1 Three Rotary districts in The district’s Rotary Iraq for Peace Winds JapanDoes your club hold a creative Japan are using district funds Foundation alumni earlier in her career. “It iswine fundraiser? Share it in to help. District 2610 association worked with local really sad to see the situation,the comments section below. (Ishikawa and Toyama) has Rotary clubs to raise $15,000 but I will do my best.” developed an emergency in contributions.  Adapted from the April relief project to provideedition of The Rotarian . public housing for up to 500 2 A Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from District 6450Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 3
  • 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S will soon be offered for Each month, we highlight aNew Free Android phones.  piece of Rotary history and share an inspirational quoteRotary Club If you have questions or from past Rotary leaders. feedback, please let RI know March’s quote:Locator iPhone by e-mailing the Contact Center at: "Just as Rotary itself can neverApp Available contact.center@rotary.org. keep its place unless it isRotary International News constantly growing, so each individual Rotary Club cannot28 March 2011  Quote of the afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward."You can now search for a Month: MovingRotary club with RIs free — Armando de ArrudaiPhone app. In the Apple app onward Pereira, 1940-41 RI president,store its called the Rotary Rotary International News in The Rotarian, FebruaryClub Locator from Rotary 23 March 2011 1941International. The app also Host - Introduction & Thank You Program for March/April Date Name Date Details 30th March Wilma McBain 30th March Marie Kormandy - Computer Assisted Literacy 6th April TBA 6th April Calum Foulner - RYLA and The 13th April Simone Carot Collins Communities Moving Forward project 20th April Simone Carot Collins 13th April Ideas Forum 1 Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Date Name Rotary Year 2010-11 Simone Carot Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au PO Box 168, 30th March Rob Pearce Nedlands, Di Collins — Secretary / Vice President Western Australia, 6909 6th April Max Hipkins secretary@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Meetings 13th April Paddy Ramanathan vicepresident@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital 20th April Jenny Gill TBA — Club Administration Director Queenslea Drive clubadmin@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au ClaremontNew Horizons: Winner of the District 9455 Email Bulletin Award for 2010/11 Toni James — Treasurer president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au treasurer@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Phone  08 9385 0471New Horizons: Winner of the District 9450 TBA — President Elect / Projects Fax Bulletin Award for 2009/10 Director 08 9385 0472 projects@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au WebsiteBulletin Contributions Claire Forsdyke — International Director www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au foundation@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au FacebookContributions for the weekly bulletin are http://www.facebook.com/sought from members of the club. Ken Collins — Membership Director freshwaterbayrotary membership@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.auWhy not use the bulletin to update the club Chartered 19 December 2008on the projects your committee is working TBA — New Generations Directoron or promote the clubs next fundraising newgenerations@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.auevent.Please forward articles and photos todaniel.forsdyke@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455