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 13 27th September - 3rd October 2010
This Week's Guest Meeting Format New Generations Pride of For Your Diary Rosters
We'll be hearing how President Simone Updates on some of Workmanship Dinner meetings and Host and attendance
the recent Group would like to change our projects with local Learn about the winner other special occasions: rosters, and the
Study to Exchange to the meeting format. schools: Interact, Coles of our first Pride of DG Visit, Club meeting schedule for
Normandy went, and Read her ideas and Sport Vouchers, and Workmanship Award Birthday, an overseas the month ahead.
will be meeting our give your feedback! Painting Pinkies! for a business in our guest speaker and more Page 5
next applicant. Page 2 Page 2 local community! Page 4
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Letter from the President Rotary provides a plethora of ways This Week’s Speaker
to get involved, both socially and
New Generations month is drawing with projects. No one is expected to Kylie West and other members of the
to a close, and next month the focus participate in them all – by offering a Outbound Group Study Exchange
will be on Vocational service. menu of activities, you can pick and Team to District 1640 in Normandy,
choose which you would like to get France will tell us of the benefits
You may wonder why most months involved with. Even if it is one they gained, both personally and
on the Rotary calendar have a special particular project that tickles your professionally, from participating in
focus like New Generations or fancy, that's fine! this exchange.
Vocational. For the most part, it
serves as a reminder that there are Nobody is expected to give more Our applicant for the next Group
many different elements to Rotary. time than they wish. Your level of Study Exchange, to District 1880
For many of our activities, the participation is entirely up to you. (Munich to Saxony, Germany) in
distinction between whether a All we do ask is that you do May 2011, will also attend to briefly
specific project comes under New participate in some way over the introduce herself. Nana Kurosaki is
Generations or Community Service, course of the year, through any employed by the Nedlands Council .
for example, can be difficult to make combination of “time, treasure or Selection of team members will be
and is only important from an talent”. Small contributions (of each) carried out on 2nd October.
administrative point of view, to add up. Regardless of which way(s)
ensure that there is a Director you contribute to the club, there are a Group Study Exchange is a program
keeping an eye on it. host of others ready to give you of the Rotary Foundation which
support. builds bridges of friendship
throughout the world.
On that note, it is with regret that I
announce that Bill Hassell has this
week stepped down as President Last Week’s Speaker
Elect. Nominations are sought for a
new President for 2011/12 and The Hon Nick Hasluck (pictured left)
consequently for a Club Service , a recently retired Supreme Court
Director for the remainder of this Judge, offered his reflections on the
year. Please forward nominations to various jurisdictions of law. It was
me prior to October 6th. extremely interesting to hear how the
judicial system worked and how one
Yours in Rotary service, is selected to be a Supreme Court
Simone Judge, and many stayed on to ask
Nick more questions after the
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
Club Constitution Update
We are required by Rotary
International to update our Club
Constitution after every Council on
Legislation, which is the body which
meets every three years to examine
changes to Rotary’s standard
PDG Colin Thorniley has supplied
the necessary information and
paperwork to all clubs for this to
happen. All clubs are required by
the Department of Commerce to
have these amendments approved by
each club’s active members and
lodged with the Department, though
we have no choice about updating
this document. Schedule One is
required by RI and Schedule Two is simply listen during the course of the Other directors and members will
required by the WA Associations meeting. still be given an opportunity to
Incorporations Act. present reports at each meeting.
The proposal is to share amongst
In mid October Secretary Di will each “avenue of service” (Club Interact
send to all members a ‘Notice of a Service, International Service / the
Special General Meeting’ and Rotary Foundation, Community
Director Marcos is looking at a date
subsequent steps will follow to Service, Vocational Service and New
after the school holidays to hold an
comply with this requirement. Generations) a reasonably equal ‘interest’ meeting to start forming a
number of meetings, whereby the community based Interact Club.
Proposed Change to focus is on that avenue. Directors
will have around 40 minutes to be
Meeting Format used in any way they wish, which
Members of the club who become
involved with youth projects require
could include any combination of, a current ‘Working with Children’
At the last club meeting, President
say: card. Forms are available from
Simone outlined briefly a change in
• make a more detailed Secretary Di and need to be signed
meeting format that she would like
presentation of recently by President Simone.
members to consider, with a view to
completed projects (so the
introducing it in January.
project is more tangible than
just hearing it mentioned
The idea is to increase member
quickly at a meeting)
participation at meetings, as well as Coles are offering vouchers for
provide more opportunities for each • run a mini “committee
sporting equipment for schools for
committee to present more detailed meeting” whereby input on
every $10 spent in stores from
updates on the activites being projects / activities is sought
Thursday 2nd September until
undertaken or considered, since a from the whole club
Sunday 31st October.
number of people have raised that • source an external speaker
they don't feel they know enough (as we do now – either to Claremont Primary School, who
about what our club actually does. present a possible project to helped us with “Paint Your Pinky”
consider or a non-Rotary are collecting the vouchers. If you
Currently, our meetings primarily topic for vocational or club shop at Coles and are not collecting
involve a reporting session by service) vouchers for other schools, please
directors and a 20 minute guest • organise a visit (to a project collect and pass them onto Ken, who
speaker slot, and most members or business or socially) will deliver them to Claremont PS.
Paint Your Pinky
On Wednesday 22nd September,
President Simone & Marcos Carot
Collins (along with their children
Ariana and Eva, and Marcos’s sister
Marcela Carot), Rob Rohrlach,
Bronwen Tyson, Elizabeth Bain, and
Ken and Di Collins attended the
Claremont Primary School's “Paint
Your Pinky” day.
A wonderful poster was designed by
Claremont Primary student Millie
and senior students painted pinkies
with purple nail polish as they
collected a total of $198 from
students for PolioPlus.
Principal Joe Dellaposta was totally
supportive of the exercise as it was
not only an excellent PR exercise for
Rotary, but also alerted the children
to the importance of immunisation.
GSE Team Leader Selected
Unfortunately Rob Rohrlach was not
selected as the Team Leader for the
Group Study Exchange Team
travelling to Germany in May of
There was a very strong field of six
applicants, and feedback received
was that it was a very difficult
Franziska Forrer from the Rotary
Club of Midland was the successful Pride of Workmanship patisserie where Ali always strives to
applicant. be welcoming and friendly and the
The Projects Committee considered food is to die for.. The business has
Franziska is a committed Rotarian been in operation for about a year.
the nominations we received for the
who has served as District 9470 We were very impressed with all our
Pride of Workmanship award. All
Youth Exchange Chairman and in interactions with this business.
nominations were worthy of
this capacity has considerable
receiving this award but we decided
experience with organising the Ali was delighted to hear of our
there could only be one winner.
younger generation. recognition of her workmanship and
We chose Ali Warne from La Galette has accepted our invitation to dinner
Thank you for allowing our club to
de France on Broadway in Nedlands, on the 13th October to receive her
nominate you Rob!
a beautifully presented French plaque from DG Ian Hutton.
Club Apparel We are required to pay for a
minimum number of 30 for the
Change of Meeting
Before her departure overseas, Claire dinner, so please help us ensure we When: Thursday, 7st October, 2010.
Venue: Bethesda Hospital Café
Forsdyke sent information and order have at least that many attending! Time: 5:45 pm for 6 pm start.
forms to all members for club polo
shirts, caps and fleecy tops. Street Signs Fundraiser Guest Speaker: Phil Sherwood from RC
Arden Arcade, California
Note: this meeting is in place of our usual
All items contain the Rotary emblem The Rotary Club of Kalamunda have
Wednesday meeting on Wed 6th Oct.
and club name embroidered on them acquired all the old Perth street signs
by EmbroidMe. that have recently been replaced and
are selling them with a target of
Our club apparel, especially our raising $80,000. DG Visit
tshirts, are a great way identify our When: Wednesday, 15st October, 2010.
club members at activities in the A list of available signs and Venue: Bethesda Hospital Café
public eye, such as fundraisers and suggested prices is available and all Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start.
hands-on projects such as the recent sales above $150 will receive a Guest Speaker: DG Ian Hutton
Paint Your Pinky day. certificate of appreciation. Cost: $40 for dinner. BYO drinks
Note: Board members to arrive for a meeting with
If you don't have a club shirt, please Proceeds wil benefit the Rotary WA the DG at 5:30 pm.
do consider ordering one by October Cord Bloodbank, Interplast, The Big
13th. Issue and the Spirits of the Street
Choir. 13th Annual Dr Ken
Club Dues OVERDUE Collins Address
What Are We Known For?
Some members still have not yet paid Promoting The Rotary
their annual dues. Many clubs have a signature event or Foundation
area of focus that defines them in When: Monday, 29th November, 2010.
Rotary International requires that their community. Venue: Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
club dues be paid within 30 days, Park.
Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm
hence all dues should have been Mark Meyers, of the Rotary Club of
settled by mid August. Payment in Croydon South, England, notes that Guest Speaker: RI President Ray
two instalments is possible. his club is known for its Christmas Klinginsmith
Alumni Speaker: Maryanne TokomeAmu
charity collection. "We organize a
Members concerned are asked to trailer with a sled on it and a public Cost: $45pp with cash bar available.
remit at least six months dues to address system playing Christmas
Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
Treasurer Toni by cheque or to carols.” 1st Wednesday of December.
arrange payment by direct debit into
the Club’s Operating Account as The Rotary clubs of Churchland-
soon as possible. Portsmouth and Portsmouth, USA,
hold a barbecue networking event Club Birthday /
District Governor's Visit full of food, refreshments, and live Christmas Party
entertainment. About 3,000 people
When: Thursday, 16th December, 2010.
Please put Wednesday 13th October attend the event, with each club Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave
in your diary and invite friends and netting about $10,000 to support Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start.
family along to the dinner meeting to local projects and programs. Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
hear DG Ian Hutton pass on the For the Rotary Club of Calcutta Cost: $45 – includes dinner
message of RI President Ray Uptown, India, Rotary Foundation Note: Board members to arrive for a meeting
Klinginsmith. Matching Grant projects have been with the DG at 5:30 pm.
The cost of the dinner will be $40 its signature in the rural areas of the
and it is BYO drinks as the cost does Bengal region, helping provide eye Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
not include any drinks. care, computer centers for youth, and 15th of December.
Program for September / October
Date Speaker Topic Host Attendance
29th September Kylie West Group Study Exchange to Normandy Judy Edwards Wilma McBain
7th October (Thursday) Philip Sherwood Rotary Club of Arden Arcade, California Di Collins Rob Rohrlach
13th October (Dinner) DG Ian Hutton District Governor's Official Visit Ken Collins Donna Bicknell
20th October TBC TBC Margaret Stuart Elizabeth McBain
27th October Jorg Imberger Water Research Rob Rohrlach Daniel Forsdyke
New Horizons: Winner of the District Board Club Details
9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10
Rotary Year 2010-11
Simone Carot Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Bulletin Contributions PO Box 168,
Di Collins — Secretary / Vice
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are President Western Australia, 6909
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Why not use the bulletin to update the club Meetings
on the projects your committee is working on
firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
or promote the clubs next fundraising event. Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Bill Hassell — President Elect /
Please forward articles and photos to Queenslea Drive
Club Administration Director
Toni James — Treasurer
08 9385 0471
Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director Fax
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Claire Forsdyke — International Website
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Chartered 19 December 2008
Marcos Carot Collins — New