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 15" 27th April - 3rd May 2009
4 Way Test Finals Letter from the Club Rotary Fellowships Leadership by Rotary News of the Texas GSE Rotary Foundation
Urgent call for clubs to President Pitch in for Polio Sharing Rotary success Teams’ Exploits Thought of the Week
support the ﬁnals of Update on club Eradication stories with other Find out what the team This week’s thought is
the 4 Way Test activities from the Club Alternative ideas for Rotarians. has been up to, and how about the value of
competition. President. fundraising for Page 3 to keep up-to-date with Matching Gramts.
Page 1 Page 2 PolioPlus. the team. Page 5
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Therefore, I urge you all to
Final Urgent make the necessary
enquiries of your members
Call To All and let me and Eric Atkins
know the results as a matter
Clubs: 4 Way of URGENCY.
Test Tri- I can be contacted on 0411
721 851 or email
District Final email@example.com.
au (work) or
A plea to all D9450 Clubs. firstname.lastname@example.org (home)
Despite a number of Thanking you in
requests for clubs to provide anticipation.
details of the members of
your clubs, as well as Allan McLean
sponsor school guests, who Chair 4 Way Test Speaking
will be attending the Tri- Comp. D9450
District Final of the 4 Way
Test, to date I have received
not a single response and a
print out I received from the Movie
D9470 coordinators, (this
years Tri-District Final Fundraiser for
coordinators) shows NO
response from D9450. PolioPlus
This really is a very poor The pre-sold tickets are $16,
result and does not reﬂect of which $8 will be
well on our district. contributed to PolioPlus in
the name of your Rotary
Final numbers should have Club.
been provided by 22nd April,
however, if we can get some CandyBar vouchers are also
numbers by Tuesday, or no available for $6.50, of which
later than Wednesday 29th $2 will also be contributed
April, we should be able to to PolioPlus in the name of
get the caterers to cover for your Rotary Club.
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more in depth insight into outdoors) so that we can start to marathon, the Rotarians took to
Letter from the ‘Climb for a Smile’. market ourselves out in the local the streets to promote Rotary's
Club President PRID Ken told members
community. I will stress that causes, wearing shirts with the
this " would not " be compulsory Rotary colors of royal blue and
present about PolioPlus,
Dear Rotarians, and that it would be"entirely at gold for a friendship run from the
Rotary’s signature project to
the member's own expense. No United Nations headquarters to
It is with sadness that I report eliminate Polio. Ken has been
Club funds would be used for Central Park.
the resignation of out involved with Rotary’s push to
President Elect for 2010-11, eradicate Polio since 1985, "We were proud to wear our
Glenn Darlington, due to when Dr Albert Sabin asked I would be happy to take on this running shirts marked [with]
commitments elsewhere. Rotary to help him eradicate project, sort out collecting the Rotary along the New York
Glenn has been a vital part in the disease. Ken is currently money and taking the orders etc. streets," says Jean-Claude Brocart,
the establishment of the club. the Zone 7 Coordinator of the I will get prices from 2 of the Rotary Club of Toulouse
We hope that when he has PolioPlus Gates Challenge. Bill companies so that we can ensure Ovalie, France. "It was an
lessened his other and Melinda Gates donated US "due diligence". I would suggest unforgettable experience. All
commitments he will rejoin $355 million and have that we look at using a blue/ along the way, an enthusiastic and
us. Glenn you will be missed challenged Rotarians white theme for the polo shirts enormous crowd encouraged the
and we hope you will come worldwide to raise US$200 as it will reﬂect Freshwater Bay runners."
along to the club frequently million. Each club is asked to and the colours we were looking
with Judith. The Rotarian's Wine Appreciation
contribute US$2,000 per year at originally for the banners.
Fellowship challenged members
for the next three years and this
All members of the Board We would then be appropriately to raise $100 each for polio, and
can be raised from the public
have been informed of this attired for our fundraising pledged to match the ﬁrst 50
by way of fundraising events or
development and in line with activities and maybe feel a bit contributors. Those contributors
from personal contributions
RI policy the Board will make more like a Team!!! Embroidery also received a lifetime
which are tax deductible.
a decision as to a replacement on the polo shirts would be the membership in the fellowship. In
Please support our ﬁlm night
for him. Rotary Wheel and 'Rotary Club December, the group sent a check
on 20th May which will provide
of Freshwater Bay' (nothing for $10,000 to The Rotary
We are delighted that $8.00 for each ticket sold
fancy!). Foundation, earmarked for
Elizabeth Bain has agreed to towards our share of this
become a member. Her amount. With immunisation I have discussed this with the
husband Graeme has been a rates dropping, it is vital to board, and would now be The fundraising effort even
member of the Rotary Club of support this magniﬁcent grateful if you could let me helped the fellowship add new
Cambridge for some 15 years project of a polio free world so know if you are interested in members, especially from India,
thus Elizabeth comes with a that children in our own having a Club Polo Shirt. one of the four remaining polio-
knowledge and background country are not subject to the endemic countries.
in Rotary. risk of the disease. Claire Forsdyke""
Club Director "Fifty Rotarians, many of them
It is planned that Vicki Latest reports indicate that the The Rotary Foundation - new fellowship members,
Rasmussen will be inducted current President of Rotary International participated. A new chapter"is
into the Club this coming International, DK Lee will be being started in District 5320
Thursday, however, her visiting Perth on 22nd May and Rotary Fellowships (California) as a result," says Past
husband Jesper is having a it is anticipated he will present District Governor Conrad Heede,
hip replacement in May and those clubs who have qualiﬁed pitch in for polio the fellowship’s president. "The
she will be looking after him for Presidential Citations with success of this initiative and the
for a few weeks. We also these at a Cocktail function eradication recent increase in the Gates grant
hope to ‘ofﬁcially’ induct Jes from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. Venue Rotary Fellowships are ﬁnding prompted us to set aside another
Senathirajah this coming to be announced soon. Club creative ways to do their part to $2,500 to match the additional
week. members will be pleased to meet Rotary's US$200 Million contributions from"25 more new
note that the Rotary Club of Challenge, including running in members with an interest
PE Kerry McAuliffe was marathons and auctioning off
Freshwater Bay has qualiﬁed in"wine."
scheduled to make quilts, to name a few.
for one of these Citations.
recommendations to us on As a result, the fellowship sent
setting up a Club Yours in Rotary Service, In November, 150 members of another $5,000 in April to the
Foundation, however as he the International Marathon Foundation.
Di Collins Fellowship of Rotarians ran the
did not attend our meeting
Charter President famed New York City marathon. The Rotarian Fellowship of
we’ll set another date for this
very important discussion. With the help of the Rotary Club Quilters and Fiber Artists plans to
We did however have PP Team Spirit of Metro New York City, the lend its talents to the cause during
Steve Weychan speak to us four-year-old fellowship the 2009 RI Convention in
Dear Rotarians Birmingham, England, 21-24 June.
very brieﬂy about his attracted other Rotary clubs,
fundraising activity ‘Climb Now that we have had our families, and community Rotarian quilters will auction off
for a Smile’ which raised in Strategic Planning Meeting and members as sponsors to raise handmade quilts, with proceeds
excess of $111,000.00 last year have an idea of where we want $3,500 for PolioPlus. going toward polio eradication.
and a fundraiser we could to go as a Club, I would like to Last year, the group raised $3,000
The event was a great for polio during the RI
easily become involved with, see us bring a sense of "Team
opportunity for global Convention in Los Angeles. This
particularly with all the Spirit" on board."
fellowship, as the New York year's convention attendees can
private schools around our runners welcomed their
I would like to research the visit the fellowship’s booth or
area. Steve will return to the counterparts from Andorra,
possibility of organising a Club check its Web site"for more
club on June 4th to provide a Austria, France, Germany, and
Polo Shirt +/- cap/hat information.
(protection for when we are Tunisia. The day before the
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Club of Yonkers, New York in - Global Fund for AIDS, The initiative that District
Leadership-by-Rotary Eric’s Rotary District. Tuberculosis and Malaria Governor Eric Storberg together
Sharing Rotary success with the Rotary Clubs of Yonkers
Dr. Steve is an internationally- The great thing about the Rotary
stories with other recognized HIV-AIDS expert, Mother-Baby AIDS Project, is
and La Romano took regarding
Rotarians the Rotary Mother-Baby AIDS
who in 1988 started the Harlem that it stretches Rotarians dollars
Project is a great example of
Hospital Pediatric AIDS Program to the maximum. For example, a
Fellow Rotarians, Rotary Leadership that inspire us
in New York and was its medical donation from Rotarians of $500
When I traveled to Central Asia director and executive director can save a whole family of 4
many years ago, I was told: from 1988 to 2000. This program because it leverages additional Even in our economic recession,
totally stopped HIV-AIDS donations from other compassionate Rotarians in
If you want to know how rich a
transmissions in Harlem from organizations. For example, $500 Yonkers, New York, La Romano
man is, don’t just look at how
HIV-AIDS infected mothers to from Rotarians generates an in Dominican Republic,
much money he has, but look at
their newborn children. After additional $250 from the Rotary Saskatoon in Canada, West Palm
how many friends he has.
having been successful with the Foundation; this $750 will Beach in Florida and District
By this deﬁnition, we Rotarians Harlem Hospital Pediatric AIDS generate approximately $7,500 7230 are showing that they are
must be the richest people in the Program, Dr. Steve looked at the from other organizations making still able to save the lives of
world with 1.2 million friends in Dominican Republic, which is it a total of $8,250. How often do newborn babies.
32,000 Rotary Clubs around the the most HIV-AIDS infected we have the opportunity to
world. country in the western generate 16.5 times our I believe that such sprit of
hemisphere. You can read about investment? The answer seems compassion and service will help
What makes these friendships Dr. Steve on the Internet at the to be, only in Rotary! The other Rotary to grow around the
extra valuable is that we following links:
Rotarians have agreed to live by organizations will follow world. Nobody has ever
the 4-Way Test: www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/ because Rotary takes the lead. achieved greatness in history by
physician/nicholas.shtml being selﬁsh or cynical. Great
- Is it the truth? w w w . f a m i l y a i d s . o r g / If you want to ﬁnd out more people in history have always
- Is it fair to all concerned? AboutIFAP.htm about the Rotary Mother-Baby been those, who served others
- Will it build good will and w w w . f a m i l y a i d s . o r g / AIDS Project, you can contact above self.
better friendships? FamilyAIDS.htm District Governor Eric Storberg,
- Will it be beneﬁcial to all telephone 917-903-0300, e-mail The success story about District
concerned?" The program that District email@example.com, Dr. Governor Eric Storberg and the
Governor Eric supports is Dr. Steven Nicholas, telephone Rotary Clubs of Yonkers and La
Who would not want to have Steve’s international Rotary 2 1 2 - 3 0 4 - 6 1 2 8 , e - m a i l Romano shows that it is possible
friends like this? Remember the Project between the Rotary Club firstname.lastname@example.org and Past for Rotarians to make dreams
old saying: of Yonkers and the Rotary Club District Governor Chuck Katze, real.
Show me who your friends are of La Romana in the Dominican telephone 914-633-3790, e-mail
and I will tell you who you are. Republic, which is in district email@example.com. It is time to roll up our sleeves
4066. The Rotary Foundation and fasten our seatbelts. The
We Rotarians have many friends, also supports the project with a For your information, I have future of Rotary is in our hands!
who inﬂuence us to develop and matching grant for up to $36,666. attached a copy of District
improve ourselves. It is a great Governor Eric Storberg’s letter Yours in Rotary Service,
privilege to be a Rotarian! In his capacity as District
that he sent out to the Rotarians
Governor, Eric is contributing
The mission of Leadership-by- in his district. I have also Matts Ingemanson
$10,000 in District Designated
Rotary is to share Rotary success attached the color brochure that Leadership-by-Rotary"
Funds. A number of Rotary
stories with other Rotarians, so Eric enclosed with his letter. Eric firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs and Rotarians are also
we can learn from the wisdom in also enclosed a letter from Dr.
making contributions. There is a
these stories and apply them to Steve, which I have also If each Rotarian contributes $100
total of $41,200 in contributions per year to the Rotary
our own Rotary Service. We attached.
so far with an additional $23,834 Foundation. Rotary would, with
Rotarians need such wisdom in that needs to be collected.
order to serve better. We crave Because donations are made to its 1,221,920 members around the
this wisdom. In addition to Rotary, the the Rotary Foundation, they are world, collect $122,192,000. One
following prominent donors are fully tax deductible in the United hundred dollars per year is only
Rotary International President D. also providing economic support States. They also qualify for the 27 cents per day. I have not yet
K. Lee’s theme for this Rotary to Dr. Steve’s International following Rotary Recognitions: met a Rotarian, who could not
year is “Make Dreams Real.” Family AIDS Program: afford such an amount. These 27
- Sustaining Member cents per day would help Rotary
District Governor Eric Storberg - William J. Clinton Foundation - Paul Harris Fellow make an even bigger difference
in Rotary District 7230 (New HIV/AIDS Initiative in the world. You can read more
- Major Donor
York and Bermuda) is a great - United States Agency for - Arch C. Klumph Society about the Rotary Foundation at
example of a Rotarian, who has International Development www.rotary.org/foundation.
made his dream real by helping - Knights of Malta, Coral Gables, You can read about Rotary
children to be born without the FL Foundation Recognitions on the You can conveniently make a tax
HIV-AIDS virus. Eric does this - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Internet at the following link: deductible $100 donation to the
because in 1992 AIDS claimed Church, NYC Rotary Foundation via the
the life of his younger brother - Cathedral St. John the Divine, www.rotary.org/en/Contribute/ Internet at the website https://
Neil, so Eric is very passionate NYC D o n o r R e c o g n i t i o n / riweb.rotaryintl.org/
about ﬁghting AIDS. He does so - Canada Dry Delaware Valley IndividualRecognition/Pages/ d o n o r _ x m l /
by supporting Rotarian Dr. Bottling ridefault.aspx contributionmenu.asp
Stephen Nicholas and his Rotary
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After dinner we went home " welcome and spoilt rotten with
News of the with our host families. Renee food and good conversation.
and Team Leader Grace Ley are "
Texas GSE staying with Rex and Caroline "
Tillery (and the naughty
Team's Exploits knicker-stealing shiatsu
“Tucker”), Gracie and Nikki
- so far this are at the beautiful lake house
home of Sandi and Tom Sheils
week while Nina and Tilai were
taken to the historical and
intriguing home of BF Hicks at
his converted Church Inn.
Within the ﬁrst few hours of
being in Mount Vernon we
have quickly realized how
wonderful (and slightly
overwhelming) this experience
is going to be! Wednesday 22/04/09
Monday 20/04/09 " Wednesday included an
Tuesday 21/04/09 excellent vocational visit to the
Farewell San Francisco, hello " central distribution centre for
Texas! Our ﬁrst full day Itinerary “Lowes” – a home improvement
started with a bang and an store very similar to Australia’s
The team’s excitement intriguing visit to Jordan ‘Bunnings Warehouse’. The team
overﬂowed into squeals of Health Service, where we took a tour through the factory
pleasure when we walked immediately blew our schedule to learn about the systems used
through the arrivals gate to a out by gas bagging too much. to sort and distribute the various
large welcome banner and a When we reached the end of products to 100’s of stores in the
bunch of happy smiling our visit the lovely ladies eastern Texas area. Much to our
faces. We were soon packed actually confessed that they amusement we also learnt about
were expecting a bunch of old Thursday 23/04/09
into Pat Wright’s ‘ﬂoating the ‘Big Ass Fan Company’ fans "
palace’ – a huge van that people. When they saw us which are used to keep air
coming round the corner they Being the excitable bunch of girls
comfortably seated us all circulating during the hot and that we are, our shopping trip to
better than a normal lounge giggled with excitement at the humid Mt Vernon Summers.
raucous bunch of young Dallas in the Tillery’s motor home
suite would. Our impressions was a fabulous treat! Wow – when
of arriving in ‘dry country’ women descending on them. Lunch time we met with the they say everything is bigger in
were quickly quashed when lovely people at the Rotary Club Texas they really mean it!! Grace
we turned onto the east- We had a tour of the town and of Pittsburg where we made our
some of the local museums, but Carroll and Tilai took advantage
bound highway and the esky ﬁrst presentation. Thank you to of the queen size bed and snuck
was opened and beers freely the highlight was discovering President Chris for his
it was National Jelly Bean day in a nanna-nap during the two 2
distributed to the thirsty hospitality and to all the club hour drive to Texas.
travelers. when we visited the library members for the warm welcome
and were bestowed with large and for showing such great
bags of brightly coloured Our excitement for the day
After a speedy 60 mile trip to interest in our lives in Australia! included a tour of the Dallas
Mount Vernon (thanks to treats. Needless to say the
expected sugar rush ensued Arboretum (magniﬁcent gardens),
lead-foot Pat) we arrived at The afternoon was spent visiting the Women’s Museum and
the Mi Casita Mexican and we were bouncing around the local museums and some of
the local council chambers and cowboy boot shopping in one of
restaurant for dinner. Our the fabulously restored homes the big western stores called
welcoming committee court house like a Tetris game. (thank you Libby and Ron Shepleys (yee-har!).
included Mt Vernon Mayor Milton) about town. Mt Vernon
Mr JD Baumgardner and his Dinner was an amazing affair was established in the 1850s
of ribs and fall of the bone BBQ We all indulged in an aperitif and
lovely wife Iris, Past District when Europeans made the nibbles on the return trip while
Governor Bill Rains, town treats at Carolyn and Rex pilgrimage from Oklahoma into
Tillery’s house, set in beautiful our ﬂuffy mascot “Tucker” caught
lawyer and historian BF Indian country. up on a few ZZZzzs after an
Hicks and about 20 other woodland surrounds. A few "
glasses of wine kept the sprits exciting day with the girls.
Rotary family and friends B.F. Hicks hosted a chili night
who immediately made us high until we all fell into bed with the Mount Vernon locals at
exhausted and happy. Bye Y'all
feel right at home. the Church Inn, where as always "Nina
" we were made extremely
You can now follow the http:// allows, and includes photos
Want to Follow exploits of the Rotary Group www.teamtexas2009.blogspo and short accounts of the
Study Exchange Team from t.com/ teams activities.
the GSE Team? District 9450 to District 5830 The blog is updated Keeping track of the team is
(Texas) by reading their blog regularly as computer access now easier than ever!
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provide the Malawi Children’s children in my country,” says
Guest Speaker The Rotary Village (MCV) with everything Sibale.
Support Foundation from clean water, food and
medications to blankets, Rotarian’s contributions to this
Week 43: This week’s Rotary sewing machines and a project have literally meant the
Foundation Thought is about windmill. difference between life and
7th May - Bryant Stokes to
Changing and Saving Lives. death for many of the children
introduce Ken Wyatt and Alan
The Rotary Club of in the MCV program.
Stewart to give vote of thanks.
Canandaigua, New York, USA
Have you ever considered that
and Chakunga Sibale, director
14th May - Bill Hassell to your contribution to The
of the MCV, founded the
introduce Rohallah Haidari Rotary Foundation may mean
program in 1997 and it is
and Alistair Tulloch to give vote the difference between life and
supported locally by the
of thanks. death?
Rotary Club of Limbe. “The
MCV has had a very great
Rotary Foundation Matching
effect to relieve the suffering of
Grant projects have helped
Program for April / May
Birthdays and Anniversaries
30th April Liz Westoby - National Science Youth
30th April Peter & Mandy Symons (A) Forum
7th May Ken Wyatt - Aboriginal Issues
3rd May Mary Ann & Michael Wright (A)
14th May Rohallah Haidari - Peace Fellow
21st May Committee Meetings
23rd May Club Assembly
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Date Name Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PO Box 168,
Di Collins — President
30th April Toni James Nedlands,
Western Australia, 6909
7th May TBA Ken Collins — Vice President /
Membership Director Meetings
14th May Sue Hassell email@example.com Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
21st May Peter Symons Queenslea Drive
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Claremont
28th May Andrea Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org
4th June Marija Jelavic Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary email@example.com
08 9385 0471
Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Fax
firstname.lastname@example.org 08 9385 0472
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