The Ofﬁcial Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909
Volume 1, Issue 1 19th - 25th January 2009
Message from the Charter Night Dinner Induction Night Dinner From the Meeting Club Information From the District
Club President Details on when, where Information regarding Didn’t get to the last Information on Ofﬁce Governor
Message from the and what to wear! the Induction Night meeting. Catch-up Bearers, club contact A welcome to Rotary
Charter President Find out how you can dinner, and what you with this summary of details, and meeting from the District
Page 2 help in organising this can do to assist. what was presented or times. Governor Sue Rowell
unique event. Few Page 3 discussed at the last Page 4 Page 4
Rotarians get the meeting.
privilege of attending Page 3
their club’s Charter
Night, so this is a
night to remember.
The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Message from District 9450
Celebrate the Induction Night for all of the new members of the
the President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.
The Induction Night Dinner will be held on Thursday 5th February
Café, Bethesda Hospital, 6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner.
Dear Fellow Rotarians
Cost will be $40 per person, with $20 per person being donated back
It is my pleasure to welcome the Rotary Club of Freshwater to the club’s Charity Account.
Bay, W.A., Australia to membership in Rotary International.
In joining Rotary, your club is joining a vast international
network of community volunteers and business and
professional people. Rotary is tens of thousands of projects
being run every day, many focused on reducing the child
mortality rate throughout the world. Now your club is part
of that same vast network working together to make a lasting
difference on a global scale!
As your club develops throughout the year, remember to
focus on developing projects that make sure children have
clean water, improved overall health, and the opportunity to
go to school. We must work together, one club with another,
to do what is needed.
Please join me this year in Making Dreams Real by beginning
to turn safe and happy childhoods into long and healthy
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N E W H O R I Z O N S
MESSAGE FROM CLUB Rotary has been working with national
The Rotary governments and other public and private
Foundation entities to eradicate polio since 1985, when
Rotary launched its landmark PolioPlus
Week 29: This week’s ‘Rotary Foundation program. In 1988, Rotary became a
Thought’ is about a matching grant that has spearheading partner in the Global Polio
Welcome to Rotary, an organisation I have
been associated with since I was 22 years of helped turn waste into proﬁt for Philippine Eradication Initiative, along with the World
age and one that has, for our family, become coconut farmers. Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and
a way of life. It has expanded and enriched With the aid of a Foundation matching grant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
all of our lives in ways we could never have the Livelihood Project gives local farmers the Prevention.
envisaged, and I sincerely hope that it will supplies and labor to turn wasted coconut Since then, Rotary members worldwide have
do the same for you in the fullness of time. husks into “coconets”, which have donated their time and resources to help
environmental and economic beneﬁts for the immunize more than two billion children in
I am privileged and honoured to serve as community. The project increased 122 countries. By the time polio is ﬁnally
your Charter President and in that role I’d
employment eradicated, Rotary will have contributed
like to work with you to set the foundations
levels for women nearly $650 million to the cause.
for a Club that is progressive, active,
friendly, and out of school Of even greater signiﬁcance, Rotary members
and one which will make a signiﬁcant youth while offer their compassion, time, and expertise.
difference to the lives of the less fortunate reviving the local During National Immunization Days (NIDs),
both locally and in the wider world coconut industry. members volunteer to help at immunization
community. Coconut husks, posts, deliver vaccine, transport health
which are a huge source of agricultural workers, recruit fellow volunteers, and
Having received the Charter for the Rotary waste, are now used to make coconets which squeeze countless drops of the oral polio
Club of Freshwater Bay on 19th December, help provide an environmentally friendly vaccine into the mouths of children.
2008 the Club held its ﬁrst ‘Ofﬁcial’ meeting
solution to land erosion and degradation. The mass mobilization for NIDs, referred to
last Thursday, 15th January, with 20 of the 32
Another husk byproduct, coconut dust is as “social mobilization,” involves election-
members present. We are indeed fortunate
to have such a range of ages, experience and used as a soil enhancer and organic fertilizer. style campaigning and innovative strategies
diversity amongst our Charter Members, This is an example of how The Rotary to get the message to people who are cut off
not only have we a 50:50 ratio of male and Foundation is helping smaller communities from the mainstream by conﬂict, geography,
females, but community leaders, former throughout the world and is ensuring that or poverty. Rotary volunteers prepare and
Rotary Foundation Alumni and Rotaractors. economic growth reaches the poorer distribute different types of mass
We can learn from all of them to create the communities. communication tools including posters, TV
kind of Rotary Club service minded people
spots, radio promotions, billboards, folk
want to join.
January is Rotary songs, and promotional messages that are
placed on ﬂoats, trucks, rickshaws, and in
Our ﬁrst meeting saw decisions made that
are very different to other Clubs in Western Awareness Month local newspaper announcements.
Australia. We have decided to break away The lengths to which they will go to get
Rotary at a Glance
from many of the old traditions, with less vaccine to children are heroic, traveling
Established: February 23, 1905, in Chicago,
formalities and to be pro active with both hundreds of kilometers on camel, by boat, by
projects and fundraising activities. With a Ill., USA
helicopter, on horseback, or on foot for days
different approach, where our concentration Founder: Chicago lawyer Paul P. Harris
to reach every child.
is on Participation through Talent, Time or Clubs: 32,000 clubs in more than 200
The goal is almost at hand, and today polio
Treasure (or any combination of the three), countries and geographical regions
persists in only a handful of countries. The
we aim to be a Club which is attractive to Membership: 1.2 million men and women
number of polio cases worldwide has been
busy people of all ages who ‘want to do Global aid: Rotary has given $1.5 billion to
good in the world’. reduced by 99 percent, preventing ﬁve
humanitarian programs that promote
million cases of paralysis and averting
literacy, alleviate hunger, provide safe water,
Together we have the power to Make 250,000 pediatric deaths.
and advance world peace.
Dreams Real as our International President The world stands ﬁrmly on the threshold of
Education: Every year, Rotary offers 1,000
DK Lee challenges us to do in his Theme for victory thanks to the achievements of the last
this year. international college level scholarships and
20 years. A polio-free world will be Rotary’s
sponsors 8,000 international exchanges for
ultimate gift to children everywhere.
Ken joins me in wishing you and yours a high school students.
rich and rewarding 2009.
Yours in Rotary service,
Rotary’s top goal: a
Di Collins polio-free world
The war against polio has been waged on
Charter President many fronts for decades and never has
2008-09 victory been so close. It is a battle fought with
two tiny drops of vaccine, sophisticated
technology, and an army of dedicated
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N e w H o r i z o n s
On the night all new members will receive Mara and Marija know where we can obtain
Charter Night Dinner two Rotary Certiﬁcates - The Four Way Test these.
and Object of Rotary. Please let us know if 8. Picture of the Queen or Coat of Arms at
The Charter Night Dinner will be held on
you want your certiﬁcates Framed or weekly meetings - decision is no to both of
Thursday, 5th March, at the Royal Perth Golf
Unframed. Your preference would be these.
Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth, 7.00pm
appreciated asap. 9. Grace at meetings where we have a meal -
for 7.30pm dinner. Cost will be $75 per
discussion as there are members of different
This is the night the District will welcome
From the Meeting faiths and religious beliefs. Agreed on a
Grace which was non religious e.g.: For good
our Club into the family of Rotary in WA. food, good fellowship and the opportunity to
Dress is formal preferred, with miniatures to 1. Club Constitution - this has been serve, we give thanks. It was also
be worn by those with awards. His distributed electronically to all members. It recommended and agreed we incorporate
Excellency the Governor, Dr. Ken Michael is the standard Club Constitution as set out something to acknowledge the Aboriginal
and his wife Mrs Michael will be with us for by Rotary International. It is just a formality heritage of the land at the same time. Once
the occasion. It will be a very special that members 'adopt' this, and all present again, Mara, Marija and Jan, will look at
occasion and if any members have any agreed to do so. sourcing something suitable.
suggestions as to how to make it even more 2. Incorporation - with the Constitution 10. Guest Speakers - outside speakers to be
memorable, we'd love to have your input. adopted, we will now proceed with the one meeting a month. Other weekly
Mara has kindly offered to theme the tables process of having the Club Incorporated. meetings to have shorter presentations from
for us and Marcos has produced the ﬂyer. This will have costs involved with the members on 'Who Am I" (so we can
Judith and Glenn Darlington have assisted application of each form and advertising. gradually get to know each other) and the
with the program and we'll be calling on our Forms have been obtained from DOCEP and Rotary emphasis of the month e.g. March is
computer experts to put the Charter Program the ﬁrst form will be sent this week. Rotaract Month so we'd have a presentation
together professionally. 3. Charitable Licence - once Incorporated, on Rotaract possibly during World Rotaract
Once again it is a night to have spouses/ the Club will proceed with applying for a Week.
partners, family and friends join us for the Charitable Licence. Once again, the necessary 11. Committee Meetings - agreed to have
celebration. forms have been obtained. Committee meetings during a regular
4. President Elect for 2009-2010 i.e. a weekly meeting. This may extend the
Induction Night President for 2010-2011 - Rotary requests we
select Club Presidents very early so this
meeting of that week for some Committees.
First Committee Meeting to take place next
Dinner decision is required in the coming few
weeks. We have had two names put
Thursday, 22nd January, 5.30pm Café
forward: Bill Hassell (who is considering the 12. Committees - almost all members have
The Induction Night Dinner will be held on request, with his already heavy been allocated to either the Projects
Thursday, 5th February, Café, Bethesda commitments) and Glenn Darlington, who is Committee, which will have subcommittees
Hospital, 6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner. Cost happy to accept the nomination. If both Bill of Vocational, Community and Youth so that
will be $40 per person. and Glenn accept nomination, we will ask we combine the 'old and new' structure of
We need to get numbers to Roh for catering members to vote. Both men have a long Rotary Committees. The Rotary Foundation
purposes by Monday 2nd February. Please association with Rotary. Bill as a Rotary will look after all International projects. Club
bring your spouse / partner and any family Scholar more than 40 years back, an Service Committee requires volunteers from
you'd like to have present as it is the night association with the Alumni for that entire members who will be happy to assist with
you will be 'Inducted’ into Rotary. Once period and with Honorary membership Attendance i.e. checking off names and
again, Roh will generously provide the meal of Rotary Clubs. Glenn has been a member taking money at weekly meetings, someone
for us for $20.00 and donate $20 per person of the Rotary Club of Perth for seven years to prepare rosters for Attendance, for
back to our Charity Account, so it will be an from 1992, and brieﬂy with the Rotary Club introduction and vote of appreciation for
excellent meal (members at the Christmas of Nedlands. Guest speakers, and someone prepared to
function will agree) with a fundraising 5. Bank Accounts - two accounts have been organise Guest Speakers.
component. opened at the Westpac Branch in Claremont. 13. Website - Simone has looked into this
Mara has very kindly offered to obtain A Club and a Charity account. and will commence with a simple single
complimentary wines for us, for this event, 6. Toasts at weekly meetings - no Toasts at page and add to it. Cost to maintain site is
from her contacts however, she requests each weekly meetings. $29 for two years.
of you let us know your preference for White 7. Flags at weekly meetings - no large ﬂags, 14. Pull up Banner - Mara and Marija have
or Red asap. just a table top set incorporating the kindly offered to obtain one for our Club for
Aboriginal, Australian and Rotary ﬂags. free from their contacts.
A ‘make-up’ can be attendance at another
Apologies and Make-ups Rotary Club anywhere in the world, Rosters
attendance at recognised training session, The club will shortly be developing rosters
Whilst it is not a requirement that you or even participating in an online ‘e-club’. for important roles that need to be
attend every meeting of the club, the more
completed each week, such as recording
meetings that you do attend, the more you As each meeting is catered for it is attendance, collecting money at weekly
are likely yo get out of Rotary. important that you advise either the Club meetings, and introducing guest speakers.
President or the Secretary as soon as
If you are unable to make it to a meeting of Once these rosters have been developed that
possible, so that catering numbers can be
the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, you can will be published in the weekly club
advised. This will ensure that the club does
still be credited with attending the meeting bulletin.
not lose money by over-catering each week.
if you do a ‘make-up’.
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N e w H o r i z o n s
From the District Governor
Club Fundraising My dear (new) Rotary colleagues
It is with deep pleasure that I welcome you into the Family
2008 Christmas Dinner Fundraising Meeting
of Rotary and congratulate you on formation of the new
The club’s ﬁrst fundraising On Thursday 29th January,
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.
effort was a Christmas Toni James and Judith
Dinner at the Bethesda Dowson will be leading the I encourage you , if you have not done so already, to go on
Hospital Cafe. club in a discussion on line at www.rotary.org and read the story of the formation
A Special thanks must be fundraising. of Rotary in 1905 by our founder,
given to Roh and his staff Whilst both Toni and Judith Paul Harris, who invited three friends to join with him in
for the fantastic food, and will now doubt have to 1905 and Rotary was founded. He was inspirational and
for use of the venue with great ideas, they also need due to his vision, Rotary remains a modern and vibrant
it’s amazing views of your thought and ideas on organization 105 years later.
Freshwater Bay. what the club can do. So I am certain that you will appreciate it in its diversity, complexity and simple
put your thinking hats on, elegance of design.
Amount Raised: $540 and start jotting down your
thoughts. Just a thought....not wanting to overwhelm you ….but if you are thinking of an
overseas trip this year, there is the Rotary International Convention in
Birmingham England 18-24 June. It starts with an international peace
Club Projects symposium, Rotary Youth Exchange, alumni gathering etc. John and I are going
and I think that Ken and Di are going too…please think about joining us. It will
be my ﬁrst convention too. People say that you learn more, meet more people,
Donation in Kind from Manna Industries do more and become a real “Rotary tragique” at an international convention. I
Our ﬁrst project has been phoned Ken. He asked Bev hope to see you all there.
completed. After last if Manna could use the
I look forward to working with you, getting to know you and sharing in this
Thursday’s, Roger items from Roger to which
wonderful, complex organization of Rotary.
Marston indicated that he she said YES.
had about 30 cartons of Happy New Year and I wish you all the happiness possible for this year and all
new melamine plates, Hence our very ﬁrst Club to come.
bowls and other items, Community Yours in Rotary service,
which he was happy to Project is a 'Donation in
Kind' from Roger and Sue Rowell
donate to a cause. On
Celine Marston to Manna. District Governor 2008-2009
returning home, Bev Lowe
Rotary International District 9450
Rotary Information Board
Rotary Year 2008-09
Rotary International Website: www.rotary.org
Di Collins — President
This is a very rich and informative site for any Rotarian, or those wanting to know Ken Collins — Vice President / Membership Director
about Rotary. Set yourself a time limit, otherwise we won’t see you for a few weeks! Simone Carot Collins — President Elect
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer
Rotary In Australia Website: www.rotary.org.au Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary
Bryant Stokes — Projects Director
On the surface this site does not appear to offer much, but it does contain links to Claire Forsdyke — International Director
‘rotarnet’ which is much more interesting!. Have a look at what is available, and have Glenn Darlington — Public Relations Director
a read of the Rotary Down Under (RDU) magazine archive. Peter Symons — Finance Director
Rotary District 9450 Website: rotary9450.org.au
This particular site has more of a general information feel. It has public information
on the district and each of the District 9450 clubs. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PO Box 168,
Rotary District 9450 Newsletter: www.rotaryd9450.wa.inaust.org
This site is where the District Governor’s newsletter is published. The site contains an Western Australia, 6909
area for documents, club information and a district photo gallery. This site is also
used for reporting the monthly attendance ﬁgures to the District Governor. A Meetings
calendar of district events is also available. Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
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Chartered December 2008
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