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 14" 20th - 26th April 2009
Letter from the Club Movie Fundraiser for Rotary Foundation RI President’s Theme Presidential Citations Rotary Foundation
President PolioPlus Alumni for 2009-10 RI President DK Lee is Thought of the Week
Update on club Details on the Details of what the RI President Elect John coming to Perth in This week’s thought is
activities from the Club fundraising movie Rotary Foundation Kenny announces the May to present about the eradication of
President. night for PolioPlus. Alumni Committee theme for 2009-10. Presidential Citations Polio.
Page 2 Page 3 plan for the next year. Page 4 to eligible Rotary Page 6
Page 4 Clubs.
Saturday 18th April saw the Rotary Club
of Freshwater Bay run it’s inaugural
Strategic Planning Workshop at
LotteryWest House in Osborne Park.
Many thanks to Jan Stewart for allowing
us the hospitality of LotteryWest House,
Judith Darlington and Di Collins for
providing the food and to Rotarian Liz
Pattinson for facilitating the Workshop.
Also thanks to AG Philip Skelton for
assisting with the session.
The Strategic Planning Workshop was a
positive experience and it was great to see
that we all share the same ideals for the
Vision for our Club: service to the local
and international community, to be
Photo: RC Freshwater Bay Strategic Planning Meeting: (L to R) AG Philip Skelton, Peter Symons, ﬂexible, to be inclusive, to have diversity
Simone Carot Collins, Marcos Carot Collins , Bryant Stokes, Alistair Tulloch so all members can be involved, to be
consistent in how we deal with issues and
to be an inspiring Club and therefore
attract people who can make a difference.
It was identiﬁed that communication
within the Club was an issue that needed
to be addressed. It was agreed that The
Bulletin will be the primary cannel of
communication for the Club. It was also
agreed that the Minutes of the Board
Meetings would be sent electronically
with The Bulletin after each Board
Meeting, including a Financial Report.
The club will be holding plenary sessions
every 8 weeks for the next 6 months,
which are scheduled to run for 2 hours on
a Saturday morning. The ﬁrst of these will
Photo: RC Freshwater Bay Strategic Planning Meeting: (L to R) Bryant Stokes, Alistair Tulloch, Daniel be held at 9:00am on Saturday 23rd May
Forsdyke, Claire Forsdyke, Ken Collins at LotteryWest House in Osborne Park.
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weeks previously, when Brother James told facilitated the workshop and our
Letter from the Club us of his Pilgrimage of Hope to Calcutta. appreciation is extended to her for all the
Elizabeth and her husband Graeme have time and expertise she put into this. Liz will
President EmbroidMe in Sterling Highway, Claremont. provide a hard copy of the day’s
We look forward to seeing more of Elizabeth. deliberations for all, particularly members
Dear Rotarians, Br. James is currently on another Mission of unable to be with us.
Last Thursday Ken and I were honoured Hope in Fiji, and is due home Saturday.
Next week will be a busy meeting with PE
to attend the presentation of the Order of Clive Boddy has accepted a position at a Terry McAuliffe, a retired Corporate Lawyer
Merit to Bill Hassell by Ambassador University in Adelaide for a couple of from the RC of Perth coming along to
Witter, the German Ambassador. From all months. We were looking forward to your provide the club with a few options to
members of the Rotary Club of address at the club in a couple of weeks on choose from for a Club Foundation, which
Freshwater Bay, our sincere Psychopaths in Business, however will have he has generously offered to help us set up.
congratulations once again on this to wait until your return to learn more about PP Steve Weychan from the RC of Kenwick
prestigious recognition for your this most interesting, but concerning topic. will also be telling us brieﬂy about the Stair
contribution to the German community You will be missed Clive, and I’m sure all Climb, a fundraising initiate he organised
serving as the Hon. Consul for the past 11 members join me in wishing you well with last year at Bankwest Tower and PRID Ken,
years. this endeavour. who has been involved with Rotary’s thrust
to eradicate Polio since 1985, will inform and
Saturday 18th bring us up to date on PolioPlus which is
saw twenty of one of Rotary’s major initiatives. Please
our members make every effort to be with us to help
attend our ﬁrst decide which Foundation would best suit the
Strategic RC of Freshwater Bay.
Workshop in Yours in Rotary Service,
L o t t e r y We s t .
Four Way Speech Test -
J u d i t h
day. Also Jan, In 2009 District 9470 is hosting the State Final
the Club of the Four Way Speech Test." It will be held
members are on May 1st at Guildford Grammar School
particularly starting at 6:30pm.
grateful to you "
Photo: Bill Hassell’s Order of Merit for making your wonderful facility, It is suggested that your Club support a
presentation: (L to R) Mrs. Witter, Lotterywest available to us for this meeting. Principal and/or the Senior English teacher
Ambassador Witter, Bill Hassell, Sue Hassell PP Liz Pattison, from the RC of Heirisson of your local secondary school to attend the
kindly Final and to publicise the event." There is a
Our condolences are extended to Toni and budgetary issue for your club as the cost is
Bill James on $30 per person."
the passing of
Toni’s father Students from Year 10 can enter the
on Easter competition so any school that has Year 10
Sunday. students can be considered for invitation.
We have a The organising committee also asks that:
new member - you publicise in your own club and get a
joining us – few of your members to attend;
V i c k i - you consider approaching local schools for
who is a
fundraiser for If you wish to attend, please contact Di
the Heart Collins, so that she can return the supplied
Foundation. for, for catering purposes, and arrange
We l c o m e payment. We must have these forms and
Vicki, we are funds by 22 April.
have you as a Please help make this important event of
member. Rotary a success.
Vi c k i , a
f o r m e r If you have any questions " regarding this
member of the R.C. of Perth was at our Photo: PP Liz Pattison facilitating the RC function please call Laurie Money " on (08)
meeting last Thursday, along with Freshwater Bay Strategic Planning Session. 9457 1962
Elizabeth Bain who visited the Club two
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Rotary’s Website, www.rotary.org, offers
thousands of resources in nine languages.
Here are a few places on the site to ﬁnd
Learn more about the RI Convention,
including the Rotary World Peace
Symposium and other preconvention
Get descriptions and registration
information for host events at the RI
Convention in Birmingham.
Read how the Foundation is preparing for
its second century of service with the
Future Vision Plan.
Discover some of the many resources
available to help Rotary clubs carry out
Learn more about the district assembly and
other training seminars and download
April is Magazine Month. Learn more
about The Rotarian and the Rotary World
June is Rotary Fellowships Month. Tap into
an international network of people who
share your interests.
Find out more about Rotary World Peace
Fellows and how your club can help recruit
the next leaders working for peace and
Learn how you can apply for a Matching
Grant for your club or district project.
cast including Ben Stiller, Robin Williams
Learn how Rotary is working to eradicate
Movie Fundraiser for and Owen Wilson.
Source: RotaryWorld, April 2009, EN, Vol.15, PolioPlus The pre-sold tickets are $16, of which $8 will
be contributed to PolioPlus in the name of
20th Century Fox and Ace Cinemas have your Rotary Club. CandyBar vouchers are
given Rotary a fantastic opportunity to raise also available for $6.50, of which $2 will also
Fundraising money for the Rotary International be contributed to PolioPlus in the name of
In order to do service projects in the local, PolioPlus Gates Challenge. your Rotary Club. So for the normal cost of
national and international community the Early this year Bill Gates challenged Rotary a movie ticket and a visit to the CandyBar
club must have funds available in the to raise US$200 million over a 3 year period. $10 will be raised for PolioPlus.
charity account. This equates to each club raising $2,000 per Further information regarding ticket sales
Fundraising might be done through movie year over 3 years. should be directed to PRID Ken Collins on
preview screenings, rafﬂes or sausage ( 0 8 ) 9 3 8 5 0 4 7 1 o r
On Wednesday 20th May, at 6:45pm, Ace Ken.Collins@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au
sizzles to name a few. If you have any other
Cinemas in Subiaco will be hosting a
suggestions on how to raise funds please Numbers have to be given to the Cinema by
preview screening of ‘Night at the Museum
present them to the PR & Marketing 13th May 2009.
2: Battle of the Smithsonian’ with an all-star
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Theme for 2009-10
The 2009-10 RI theme acknowledges
the important role individual Rotary
clubs will play in shaping the future
RI President-elect John Kenny
unveiled the theme, The Future of
Rotary Is in Your Hands, on Monday
during the opening plenary session of
the International Assembly, an annual
training event in San Diego,
California, USA, for incoming district
"The future of Rotary will not be
shaped at RI headquarters -- it will be
shaped in each and every Rotary
club," Kenny said, "because it is for
each of us -- as Rotarians -- to do what
is necessary to keep Rotary strong."
Kenny acknowledged the foundation
established by past Rotary leaders
Photo: (L to R): Grace Carroll, Tilai Morrissey, and laid the responsibility for
Group Study Exchange to Texas Nina Morrow, Grace Ley, Renee Wirth, Nikki building upon that success on every
The D9540 GSE Team ﬂew out to Texas on Gardner Rotarian.
Friday 17th April at 5:30am. During their
businesses and organisations that represent the
exchange they will be hosted by local Rotarians "Each one of us is standing on the
Team Member’s vocations. The team may also
and Rotary Clubs, making presentations to the shoulders of generations of Rotarians
get to do some sightseeing on the way!
host Rotary Clubs, and visiting with local past, and it is our responsibility to
determine Rotary’s future," Kenny
Rotary Foundation The whole purpose of the"Alumni"Committee said.
is to create opportunities for this network to get
Alumni together and encourage " Rotary clubs to let "The goals we set, whatever our
alumni know of events or activities that they action plan, it is in our hands to
Were you on a Group Study Exchange, could get involved in if they would like to." We accomplish or not," said Kazeem
Ambassadorial Scholarship or served as a would like to assure fellow alumni that this is Mustapha, governor-elect of District
Rotary Volunteer? not a push for Rotary membership but is about 9125 (Nigeria). "Everybody has to be
keeping the alumni membership connected. involved."
In May 2008 we held a fantastic dinner which
was a celebration of some 30 years of Rotary Its important that we have up to date Chuck Cicchella, governor-elect of
Foundation programs. For many it was a great information and contact lists." For the dinner District 6710 (Kentucky, USA), likes
way to catch up for the ﬁrst time in a number last year we tried to get in touch with as many the theme's emphasis on the future. "I
of years." people as we could." However, we only have have always had a strong desire to
" about 40% of the database. " Can you please nurture along young people. It's vital
Lots of people told us that they would love conﬁrm your contact details and please to us."
opportunities to keep in touch and as we don't forward to other alumni members so we can
want to lose the impetus that has been created ensure that our database remains current and Kenny emphasized that every Rotary
by bringing people together again, a up to date. club is and must be autonomous.
new"Alumni"Committee has been created.
Your information will be kept conﬁdential and
The"committee will deliver on the following: "Everything begins and ends with our
we will only be contacting you about 3-4 times
- 2-3 informal functions a year including clubs," he said. "Our clubs can and do
a year regarding upcoming events and
picnics, lawn bowls, sailing etc work together; they work through
- A more formal dinner every 2 years (continued Page 5)
celebrating the alumni and providing If you would like to be part of
opportunities for teams and friends to catch up. the"Alumni"Committee, would like to"take an
- Providing opportunities for alumni members active role in alumni activities, organise an
if they would like to participate in rotary event or help with the next dinner planned for
projects without being a rotarian." (eg one off 2010 please let us know.
tree planting, painting, helping with a fair etc) We look forward to hearing from you and
- Keep the alumni database up to date being a part of future Alumni catch ups.
We would also like to see a Facebook group Cleve Main
created to allow people to stay in touch and State Alumni Committee Chair
ﬁnd out what’s happening, but that’s in the
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(continued from Page 4) I am delighted to invite you and your
their own districts, in cooperation with other Presidential Citations Club members to meet RI President Dong-
clubs and districts, and with the support of our Kurn Lee "and Young Ya at a celebratory
Foundation. RI President DK Lee will be presenting event on Sunday evening 5:00pm – 9:00pm
"But at the end of the day, everything that we Presidential Citations to eligible Club Sunday 17 May.
accomplish is done through the strength of our Presidents in each of the three Western The venue details will be circulated
clubs. And so each club must have autonomy Australian Districts - 9450, 9460 and 9470. shortly.
to serve where and how it can serve best."
It is my great pleasure to inform you that DG Sue Rowell, D9450
At the same time, Kenny highlighted the the President of Rotary International
importance of the RI Strategic Plan, adopted by Dong-Kurn Lee and his wife Young Ya will Ed Note: 28 of the 32 Rotary Clubs in
the RI Board of Directors, as an essential tool in be visiting"Rotary District 9450 on Sunday District 9450 have qualiﬁed for the
providing continuity. 17 May 2009. Presidential Citation, of which the Rotary
"The plan is designed to strengthen and " Club of Freshwater Bay is one.
proclaim the core values of Rotary: service,
fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership,"
Kenny said. The training sessions for incoming Mission of Rotary The Four-Way Test
governors during the weeklong assembly are
all tied to some component of the strategic International Of the things we think, say or do:
plan, and a ﬁnal group discussion on Saturday
will seek to tie all the pieces together and show The mission of Rotary International, a
the future district leaders how to take the worldwide association of Rotary Clubs, is 1. Is it the TRUTH?
strategic plan to the club level. to provide service to others, promote
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
high ethical standards, and advance
Kenny concluded his remarks by sharing a world understanding, goodwill, and 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER
favorite saying from his homeland, Scotland: peace through its fellowship of business, FRIENDSHIPS?
"We must look beyond our own parish pump." professional, and community leaders.
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
"It means that we must look beyond our own
home and our own community," Kenny said. Rotary International Manual of Procedure
"We must look beyond our own needs, and we 2007, Page 57
must be aware that ours is only one
community, of one country, of the many
Community Service, the third Avenue of
communities and countries in this world."
Avenues of Service Service, comprises varied efforts that
members make, sometimes in conjunction
Rotary’s four Avenues of Service guide the with others, to improve the quality of life
work of every Rotary club: of those who live within the club’s locality
Club Service, the ﬁrst Avenue of Service,
involves action a member should take International Service, the fourth Avenue
within the club to help it function of Service, comprises those activities that
successfully. members do to advance international
understanding, goodwill, and peace by
Vocational Service, the second Avenue of fostering acquaintance with people of
Service, promotes high ethical standards other countries, their cultures, customs,
in businesses and professions, recognises accomplishments, aspirations, and
the worthiness of all digniﬁed problems, through reading and
occupations, and fosters the ideal of correspondence and through cooperation
service in the pursuit of all vocations. The in all club activities and projects designed
role of members includes conducting to help people in other lands.
themselves and their businesses in
accordance with Rotary’s principles. Rotary International Manual of Procedure
2007, Page 3
illness being supported by Australian
On the Road for Rotary Health.
Mental Health Stage 3 - Melbourne to Sydney
Rolling through the back roads of Victoria
The Great Australian Bike Ride is a nine- and NSW, this stage visits some of the
stage ride around the country that began most delightful towns. The ﬁrst rest day is
in Melbourne on March 21st and will at Rutherglen, a major wine producing
Photo: RI President Elect John Kenny
ﬁnish back there on October 10th. This is a area of Victoria. In NSW travel to The
By Arnold R. Grahl wonderful opportunity to be involved in a Don’s birthplace and then to Canberra for
Rotary International News - 19 January 2009 healthy challenge for a good cause. the second rest day. The last week visits
the South Coast and then it's back up the
Ed Note: RI President Elect John Kenny is Whether it's for a few days or a few weeks Great Dividing Range to the second oldest
scheduled as the Guest Speaker at this year’s here's your chance to be part of a great city in Australia.
Dr Ken Collins Address on 16th November. cycling event that is raising funds for, and
Further details will be provided as they become awareness of, the research into mental Follow the ride at:
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countries There are new
The Rotary commitments from country
Foundation leaders and a new Case for
Week 42: This week’s Rotary Eradication, but the Global
Foundation Thought is an Polio Eradication Initiative
update on polio eradication faces a signiﬁcant funding
efforts in 2007.
We need Rotarians’ ongoing
2007 saw the continued use of
commitment or else polio
Guest Speaker new tools and the
eradication will not occur.
development of new tactics
Your support is vital in
Support that led to a reduction of
polio cases and stopped the
ﬁnishing the job!
circulation of imported polio Our gift to the world will be
7th May - Bryant Stokes to
introduce Ken Wyatt and Alan virus in 22 re-infected Polio Eradication!
Stewart to give vote of thanks.
14th May - Bill Hassell to introduce
Rohallah Haidari and Alistair
Program for April / May
Tulloch to give vote of thanks.
Birthdays and Anniversaries 23rd April Kerry McAuliffe - Club Foundation
Ken Collins - Polio Plus
Date Details Steve Weychan - Club for a Smile
21st April Lyn Packer 30th April T.B.C.
7th May Ken Wyatt
30th April Peter & Mandy Symons (A)
14th May Rohallah Haidari
3rd May Mary Ann & Michael Wright (A)
21st May Committee Meetings
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Date Name Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PO Box 168,
Di Collins — President
23rd April Clive Boddy Nedlands,
Western Australia, 6909
30th April Andrea Hayward Ken Collins — Vice President /
Membership Director Meetings
7th May Glenn Darlington firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
14th May Sue Hassell Queenslea Drive
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Claremont
21st May Peter Symons email@example.com
28th May Toni James Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
4th June Marija Jelavic 08 9385 0471
Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Fax
email@example.com 08 9385 0472
Bulletin Contributions Claire Forsdyke — International Director Website
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are
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on or promote the clubs next fundraising Peter Symons — Club Administration
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