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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 12

  1. 1. New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9450! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 1, Issue 12" 6th - 12th April 2009 Ethics - The challenge Letter from the Club Knitted items for AIDS Outbound GSE Team Rotary Foundation Rotarian Bill Hassell to all Rotarians President Babies 2009 Thought of the Week Bill receives the Order Some food for thought. President Di talks Knitted jumpers, Short bios of the This week’s thought is of Merit from the Page 1 about the current blankets and toys for outbound GSE Team about opening doors Federal Republic of activities of the club. AIDS babies in that is heading to Texas for those in need. Germany. Page 2 developing countries. next week. Page 4 Page 4 Page 2 Page 3 occupations’ why should we be discourteous to Ethics – The challenge to anyone. That doesn’t imply subservience or agreeing with everyone. It simply says that ‘we all Rotarians can agree to disagree’ and be respected for an honest and courteously expressed difference of Rotarians frequently refer to each other as ‘the opinion. leaders in their vocations’ and we are all generally ready to accept the title of ‘leader’. Justice Along with that title, if the ethics of a Rotarian are What was it that aroused the greatest resentment to have any real meaning in the Vocational sense, in us as children, and indeed, affects us as adults? there must inevitably be the responsibility of A feeling that we had been treated unfairly. setting a good leadership example. Sometimes bad decisions have to be made – but if The executives should set the standards ‘in the they are fair, they will gain respect. place that we work’. If we can send each of our staff home walking a Any executives who imagine their moral failings little taller because they feel they are treated in a – or strengths – to be unknown to their staff, just and courteous way and respected for their colleagues, clients, suppliers or the unions with individual qualities, doesn’t this give us the whom they deal are simply deluding themselves. chance to influence the whole community for Any fall from grace of ‘management’ gives co- good. Above and below: Margaret Brawley workers an excuse to do the same. ‘If it’s good with some the knitted items sent enough for him/her, it’s good enough for me’. Understanding overseas - see Page 2 for more That sentiment is an unfortunate human failing. In exercising executive powers it is a real plus to details That is a negative viewpoint. try to put oneself in the other person’s position – to try to understand their point of view – and Let us be Positive then ask yourself ‘how would I react if was If each of near 32,000 Australian Rotarians had a spoken to or treated in a discourteous or positive influence on people, then Rotary’s ideals disparaging way?’. One golden rule in this area is could impact on a large proportion of the never to censure anyone publicly, especially a Australian population. staff member, in front of their workmates. One way of helping to keep a ‘happy ship’ is to Honesty use the services of an Industrial Padre, who A wise person once said, speaking of justice, ‘it simply calls around to your place of business at a not only needs to be done, but it needs to be seen mutually suitable time and has a word with to be done’. It is just the same with honesty. anyone on your staff who may be seeking a Everything we do or say as individuals and the confidant about something which is worrying practices of the company or institution in which them. At first sight this personnel service may we exercise our executive powers, must be seen seem too expensive but how much more to be honest. expensive might disharmony be. It may well be less costly in the long run, but to a Rotarian, Courtesy giving the service should be the major How much does a smile cost? If we truly believe consideration. It is a real expansion of vocational in ‘the recognition of the worthiness of all useful service. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S have brought to us and can only say that will find time to join us in our Letter from the Club the poorest of the poor do exist in humanitarian efforts. Calcutta and for the service you are President rendering and dignity given to the dying and destitute we sincerely thank you. Shelter Box Dear Rotarians, James attended a Rotary meeting whilst April and ‘Magazine’ or more in Calcutta and found his Rotary Presentation appropriately PR month is with us. PP membership opened doors for him which Tim Dawe from the RC of West Perth has he’d not been able to open prior to Margaret Stuart, Mary Ann and Michael put together an article and photographs becoming a Rotarian. Wright and Ken and Di Collins attended a from our Charter Night which he has sent dinner meeting on 31st March where Ian to Bob Aitken, the Editor of our Rotary Yours in Rotary Service, Munday gave a presentation on what has Down Under Magazine. Di Collins now become the largest global Charter President international project of Rotary Clubs. Our member Andrea Hayward has kindly agreed to assist with articles for us to send to the Community newspapers. It Knitted Items for Mary Ann and her friends have funded a Shelter Box, Margaret has become a would be good to let the community know we are a new force for good in the AIDS Babies 'Shelter Box' fan and is hoping to raise funds amongst her work colleagues to area and that we are attempting a new fund a box and Bryant Stokes has offered style club, changing what we can for the Thousands of jumpers, blankets and toys to fund a box. " Great project and effort progress of Rotary. have been lovingly knitted by Margaret from our new members. Brawley and many other senior citizens in Currently we have a number of ‘balls in our community which Ken and Di have the air’, which is the usual situation in a distributed to African and Asian AIDS PolioPlus Fundraising brand new Rotary Club. The letter from babies. " Lyn Packer has taken them to Rotary International to support our Vietnam, others went to South Africa Film application for Incorporation is now in when Claire Forsdyke went on her Group the hands of the Department of Study Exchange, PDG Ron and Glenys On Wednesday, 20th May at Ace Cinemas Commerce. Ken and I met with the Geary took cases of them to India when in Hay Street, Subiaco, the film ' A night President Elect of the Rotary Club of attending a PolioPlus " National at the Museum 2' will be screened as a Perth, Kerry McAuliffe, a retired Immunisation Day. Huge quantities have fundraiser for PolioPlus." The tickets will Commercial Solicitor, who has generously gone off to Zambia and Bali and Ken and be $16.00 each, with $8.00 from the sale of offered to assist the club to set up a Di took a quantity to Nigeria last May. each ticket going to PolioPlus." This is a suitable tax deductible Fund. Kerry will national fundraising event for PolioPlus come along to our meeting on 23rd April This is a wonderful project which has supported by 20th Century Fox. " Please to put forward a few proposals which given purpose to a number of our seniors, put the date in" your diary and encourage members can then decide on which is the many of them in nursing homes, has friends and relatives to support Rotary better for the long term benefit of the RC benefited the children in the countries and purchase tickets. of Freshwater Bay. Please make every mentioned and has been a great PR effort to be at the meeting on this date to exercise to get the name of Rotary out into be part of this decision. the community. Rotary International Svetha Venkatesh and Sue Boyd have Outbound Group President to visit both agreed to become ‘Friends of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay’. Svetha will become a full member when she is Study Exchange Team Perth freed up a little from her current On Tuesday, 19th May, Rotary commitments and we hope Sue will do At our meeting on Thursday, Renee Wirth International President DK Lee and his likewise in the fullness of time. visited the Club and on her return will tell wife Young Ja will visit Perth. " A tri- us about her experiences as a Group district reception will be held for DK to Ken and I would like to have all members Study Exchange Team member and" present Citations to all Clubs who have in the Club (whom we have not already hopefully, may consider joining us as a qualified for his Presidential Citation." It had) around for a meal in groups of 6 to 8 member. Further details on the outbound will be an honour for the Rotary Clubs in over the coming weeks so we are able to GSE Team is included on Page 3. Western Australia to receive their get to know each other a little better. I’ll Presidential Citations from the President be in contact in the near future to work out a suitable date with each member. Possible New of RI himself." Last meeting was very light on, Member The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay has qualified for a Presidential Citation and it membership wise. We had our first visit will be a wonderful opportunity for from our AG Phil Skelton and PDG Axel PDG Axel Handevitt Haar came along to members to attend a function so early in Handevitt Haar. Our member Brother the meeting as he has proposed Tony their Rotary membership to meet and James brought along a number of Abbott (a visitor last Thursday night) for hear from our International President." students and adults to tell us about the membership of the Club." Tony was the life changing trips they do to India and Consul General from the UK and now Please put this date in your diary." Details other places through their Pilgrimage of settled in Perth. Tony, like all our will be provided when available. Hope. Bless you for what you are doing members is a busy man but we hope he James. We have experienced what you 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S RI DISTRICT 9450 Perth & North West WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO DISTRICT 5830 North East Texas The Team Grace Ley (52) Team Leader is a Past President of the Rotary Clubs of Northam and Geraldton. She is currently the Nurse Director for the WA Country Health Service – Midwest and is committed to improving the health of country West Australians. Grace enjoys travelling both for business and pleasure. Renee Wirth (33) is a Senior Payroll Administrator for Fircroft Australia, a recruitment company focusing mainly on the oil and gas industry. Fircroft has offices all over the world, including Houston, Texas. She is also a volunteer first aider with St John Ambulance Australia. Nikki Gardner (26) is a Pharmacist who is employed at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. She has an enormous passion for her profession, travelling and learning about different cultures. Nikki is currently working in Broome and is a regular attendee at the Rotary Club of Broome. Grace Carroll (40) works for the Health Department in the Chief Health Professions Office as a Senior Policy Officer representing Allied Health and Health Science professions across the WA Health System. She is passionate about travel and other cultures and the experiences it brings. Nina Morrow (34) is a Human Resources Administrator for BHP Billiton Nickel West which is part of the Stainless Steel Materials Division. She loves outdoor activities and her ideal holiday is camping or something involving warmth and water. She is also partial to good food and wine and love to entertain friends. Tilai Morrissey (37) works as a Business Analyst for the Dept. of Planning and Infrastructure Information Services/ Web Design and Development area. She is passionate about travelling and is an animal lover doing voluntary work with animal organisations. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Oregon, USA purchase six sound-proof The Rotary booths and equipment to record books Foundation from Istanbul’s Beyazit Library. Week 40: This week’s Rotary Foundation Books on CD and MP3 give blind patrons Thought is about opening doors for those of the library greater access to knowledge in need. and learning and help to improve the literacy rate in Turkey. Through A Rotary Foundation matching grant for contributions to The Rotary Foundation US$38,900 helped the Rotary Clubs of Rotarians become partners in opening Istanbul- Findikli, Turkey and East Salem, doors for those in need. Bill has also kindly agreed to act as Rohallah has experienced a very traumatic Rotarian Bill Hassell Counsellor for Rohallah Haidari, a young past in Afghanistan but feels compelled to man from Afghanistan, who wishes to do what he can to assist the plight of his Heartfelt Congratulations to Bill Hassell apply for a Rotary Foundation Peace people in Afghanistan and he would like who has been the Hon. German Consul Scholarship." Bill will assist Rohallah with to do this with the aid of a Rotary and its for the past 10 years and has been his application and we look forward to Peace Scholarship. " These are highly honoured by the Federal Republic of having him along to the Club in the near completive and Rohallah will benefit from Germany with an Order of Merit. future so that Rohallah can tell us a little Bill's help in this area. about himself. Birthdays and Anniversaries Program for March / April Date Details Date Details 8th April Sue Hassell 9th April Dreamfit - Darren Lomman 8th April Peter Symons 16th April Committee Meetings 9th April Roh Siriwardena 18th April Strategic Planning Workshop 9am to 1pm, LotteryWest, Herdsman (further details next week) 17th April Margaret Stuart Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Rotary Year 2008-09 PO Box 168, Date Name Nedlands, Di Collins — President Western Australia, 6909 9th April Marcos Carot Collins Ken Collins — Vice President / Meetings 16th April Roh Siriwadena Membership Director Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital 23rd April Clive Boddy Queenslea Drive Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Claremont 30th April Andrea Hayward Email Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Phone! Bulletin Contributions Bryant Stokes — Projects Director 08 9385 0471 Fax Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Claire Forsdyke — International Director 08 9385 0472 sought from members of the club. Website Why not use the bulletin to update the club Glenn Darlington — President Nominee / on the projects your committee is working PR & Management Committee Director on or promote the clubs next fundraising Facebook event. Peter Symons — Club Administration Please forward articles and photos to Director gid=47737002646 Chartered 19 December 2008 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450