The Ofﬁcial Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909
ABN: 99 602 195 617
Volume 1, Issue 2 26th January - 1st February 2009
Announcement from Our Local Link to the The Rotary Foundation Club Projects National Immunisation Rotaract Club of Perth
the Rotary PolioPlus Program and Thought of the Week Information on the Day in Nigeria An invitation to attend
International the Gates Rotary This week is about projects that we are An invitation to take their Charter Dinner
President and the Challenge PolioPlus. currently involved in, part in a National Dance.
Chairman of the Dr Ken Collins has Page 2 or are planning to Immunisation Day in Page 4
Rotary Foundation had an extensive undertake. Nigeria with other
Partnership between history with Rotary’s Page 3 Rotarians.
Rotary International Polio elimination Page 4
and the Bill & Melinda programs.
Gates Foundation Page 2
The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Summer Blood District 9450
Celebrate the Induction Night for all of the new members of the
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.
The Induction Night Dinner will be held on Thursday 5th February
WA Police have been ‘Warne’d Café, Bethesda Hospital, 6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner.
Cost will be $40 per person, with $20 per person being donated back
The Summer Blood Challenge’s new star Rotary WA brought the to the club’s Charity Account.
WA Police down to earth with a stunning donation effort in the
In a spectacular display of increased donations, Rotary WA knocked
another 11 donations onto the score board en route to the second-
fastest half-century in the Summer Blood Challenge ending the
innings on 36.
Rotary WA’s chase was silenced once WA Police claimed a massive
22 donations in the ﬁrst half of the innings, leaving them out in
front on 71 just before tea.
Rotary WA’s knock is likely to keep the pressure on the WA Police,
as it gives its members a ﬁghting chance to take the lead going into
Fine and mild conditions have been forecast for the start of the
fourth innings, but the weather is due to heat up on Thursday,
allowing both teams the chance to cool off whilst donating in one of
our air-conditioned donor centres.
There is still time for Rotary WA to put some more donations on the
board and take the lead. If the WA Police drop their game, this
could be a very close ending in February.
Book your group in today and remember to bring your attendance
form. For bookings contact Ina at Perth Donor Centre on 9421 2891
or call 13 14 95 or your nearest donor centre today.
Umpires Fact: Although 1 in 3 people will require blood in their
lifetime, only 1 in 30 actually donates. If you are eligible and
thinking about giving blood, please help save lives and put a few
runs on the board for your team.
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N E W H O R I Z O N S
Announcement from the Rotary International
The Rotary January is
President and the Chairman of The Rotary Foundation
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Week 30: This week’s Rotary
This is another historic day for Rotary.
Our organization was honored today Foundation Thought
to host philanthropist Bill Gates, Jr. at about the PolioPlus
Rotary’s International Assembly in San Program. Month
Diego, California, USA. Rotary launched its Rotary at a Glance
Speaking to 2009-2010 district PolioPlus program in 1985 Worldwide: There are
governors-elect, Bill Gates, Jr. and contributions to the 1,220,789 Rotarians, in 33,
congratulated Rotarians on the success PolioPlus Fund continue to 303 Rotary Clubs, contained
of the partnership between Rotary support the most essential within 551 Districts, within
International and the Bill & Melinda components of polio 34 Zones.
Gates Foundation to raise funds for polio. To date, Rotarians have already eradication activities in our
District: There are 1011
committed more than US$60 million toward the original US$100 million Gates partnership with the World
Rotarians in our District,
challenge grant awarded in November 2007. Health Organization
(WHO), the US Centers for contained within 33 Rotary
In recognizing Rotary’s impressive fundraising success and steadfast
Disease Control and Clubs. There are 23 Districts
commitment to polio eradication, Gates announced today that his foundation
Prevention (CDC), and in Australia, of which 3 are
has decided to increase its challenge grant by US$255 million – for a total of US
$355 million. By accepting the increase, Rotary also accepts the challenge to UNICEF. in WA.
raise an additional US$100 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012 and With Rotary’s community- Rotary Club of Freshwater
drives the combined Rotary and Gates Foundation partnership’s commitment based network worldwide, Bay: We have 31 Rotarians
to a total of US$555 million. Rotary is the volunteer arm within our club. Our club is
All of the resulting US$555 million will be spent in support of immunization of the global partnership number 81032, and we are
activities carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in polio- dedicated to eradicating in District 9450. District 9450
affected countries. The initiative is spearheaded by Rotary, the World Health polio. By volunteering and is in Zone 7A.
Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and supporting the PolioPlus District Governor (2008-09):
UNICEF. program, Rotarians do the
The District Governor of
work of the world with
In another welcomed development today, the United Kingdom’s Department D9450 is Sue Rowell.
every Polio vaccine
for International Development (DFID) pledged £100 million (US$150 million) administered! District Governor Elect: The
and the German government is giving an additional €100 million (US$130 District Governor Elect for
million), both to the GPEI. Contributions from the U.K. and Germany are D9450 is Geoff Simpson. He
separate and will not count toward Rotary’s match of the Gates Foundation will become District
challenge grant. Governor on July 1st 2009.
The infusion of funds is crucial if the world is to ﬁnally be rid of polio, a Assistant Governor: The
crippling, sometimes fatal disease that poses the highest risk to children. Assistant Governor for our
Although the initiative has reduced the number of polio cases by 99 percent club is Past President Phil
over the past two decades, the wild poliovirus still persists in four countries -- Skelton.
Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- and imported cases from these
endemic countries threaten other developing nations. 1985-86 when he was
Your continued participation in this effort is crucial to making it a success. The
Our Local Link District Governor, and
Rotary International Board of Directors and the Trustees of The Rotary to the PolioPlus since that time has been on
Foundation have unanimously agreed to accept this challenge grant to ensure several Assessment Teams,
the success of the PolioPlus program. Rotary and the Gates Foundation intend Program and represented Rotary at
for their funding partnership to set an example for the rest of the world. We feel WHO Conferences on
conﬁdent that this extraordinary partnership will serve as a catalyst for further the Gates Rotary Immunisation in Cairo and
Manila, represented the
donations from others to help us realize the dream of a polio-free world. Challenge Rotary Foundation at
When Rotary entered the ﬁght against polio in 1985, we promised every child a Ken Collins is the Zone 7A National Immunisation
world free from the threat of polio. We are almost there. This funding Coordinator for the Gates Days in India and
agreement between Rotary and the Gates Foundation is a huge step forward, Rotary Challenge. This Myanmar, gone at Rotary's
bringing us even closer to our goal. Success is our only option. Together we means he has been request to places like India
can End Polio Now. For more information, please visit www.rotary.org. appointed by the Chairman when the infection rate has
of the Rotary Foundation to
Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, Chairman escalated to uncover the
encourage Districts, Clubs reasons for the Polio
Rotary International, President 2008-09 The Rotary Foundation Trustees, RI and individuals to
21st January 2009 blowout, has been on the
contribute, to the Gates International Polio Plus
Challenge. Committee and other
Bulletin Contributions Zone 7A is the bulk of the
Aust. landmass with the
for Polio continuously since
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. District immediately north 1989.
of Sydney (9670), all of Qld, Remember: Personal
Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee WA and SA.
is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising event. contributions to the Gates
Ken has been involved Rotary Challenge are tax
Please forward articles and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with Rotary's efforts to deductible.
eradicate Polio since
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N E W H O R I Z O N S
smorgasbord of projects through the various
MESSAGE FROM THE Avenues of Service (Club, Vocational, Proposed ‘Giving
CLUB PRESIDENT Community, International and Youth) to
enable members to ﬁnd projects with which
Dear Rotarians, they feel they’d really like to work. Acknowledgement to
We are off to a ﬂying start with both the ﬁrst
Board meeting and Committee meetings
Some projects are simple, perhaps just Country’
ﬁnding participants for various Rotary
being held this past week, plus the initial projects or programs eg. the Rotary Youth “For food in a world where many walk in
steps have been taken for the Incorporation Leadership Awards Camp, the Group Study hunger,
of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay. Exchange Program or the Rotary Foundation
Scholarships Program. Other projects take For peace and safety in a world where many
My personal thanks go to the outstanding more time and effort to bring to fruition. It’s walk in fear,
‘ﬁrst’ Bulletin put together by our Secretary all about creating choice to involve and
and Bulletin Editor Daniel Forsdyke, for a maintain the interest of our members. For family, friends and fellowship in a world
full turn out of the entire Board for our Board where many walk alone,
Meeting on 21st, the ﬁrst project for the Club, This coming week two of our members, Toni
with donations in kind from Roger Marston James and Judith Dowson are going to lead For dreams and opportunity in a world
to Manna Industries, the small ﬂags which us in a discussion on ‘Fundraising”, so please where many walk without hope,
Marija Jelavic arranged for us at no cost, a bring along your ideas to the meeting as we
‘Giving Thanks and Acknowledgement to are keen to start drawing in funds so that the We give thanks.
Country’ from Mara Basanovic and of course Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay can Make
we are deeply grateful each week to Roh Dreams Read. We acknowledge the traditional custodians
Siriwardena for our venue and platter. One of this land we share and pay respects to the
person to whom a great deal of work is Yours in Rotary Service. elders past, present and future for they hold
falling right now is our Treasurer Rajah Di Collins the traditions, culture and wisdom of the
Senatharajah. Rajah, for the responsibility Noongar people.”
you have taken on addressing the various
steps to set the Club on a ﬁrm foundation
‘ﬁnancially’ with the Australian Tax Ofﬁce
Club Projects Please forward you feedback on this
proposal to President Di, before the
requirements, arranging an Auditor etc., we The Rotary Foundation - International Induction Night Dinner.
appreciate how fortunate we are to have Committee has approved the following
your services. projects for Matching Grant Applications;
Humidi-cribs for a hospital in Lagos,
To each and every member, for your Nigeria; the Bizweni Centre for Disabled
participation and contributions, I thank you, Children in South Africa and Mana
as you are contributing to make the world a Industries 'Kids in the Kitchen' in Perth.
For the Humid-crib project we will be
Under the Directorship of Bryant Stokes, the assisted by the the Rotary Clubs of
Projects Committee enthusiastically Karrinyup and Morley, with the project being
discussed a number of potential projects and coordinated by Ken Collins.
under the Directorship of Claire Forsdyke, I
believe the Rotary Foundation / The Rotary Club of Sacramento in the United
International Committee was also very States are keen to join with us in a Matching
productive. Rotary Clubs are extremely Grant for the Manna Industries project, for
efﬁcient at carrying out a number of different which we have received a "wish list" from
projects simultaneously – it is one of our Manna Industries.
strengths. A reason for this is to provide a
Photo: Claire Forsdyke
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
N e w H o r i z o n s
National Immunisation Day in Nigeria
My fellow Rotarians, My Rotary friends if you wish to be involved in this very satisfying
I am in the process of planning a National Immunisation Day (NID) in and fulﬁlling experience of a lifetime, and would like more
Nigeria and invite Rotarians whom wish to encounter a hands on information please contact PDG Ron Geary on 0429 001 692 or e-mail
experience of a life time, immunising the children of Nigeria against email@example.com
Polio. This is our promise to the children of the world, a world with
I’m in touch with a PDG from District 9110 and the Rotarians from the
Rotary Club of Vitoria Island East, whom will assist our team in
planning and implementing the NID.
I have been assured that at all times there will be no safety issues, as
our team will not be exposed to any volatile areas. Remembering that
the Nigerians know of Rotary and of the great work we do eradicating
Polio, and they all want the same as we do, to see their children are
protected against the scourge of Polio.
Nigeria accounts for 79% of the global wild Poliovirus type 1 and 10%
of the wild Poliovirus type 3 cases. Nigeria accounts for 90% of all
Polio cases in Africa.
Polio is a PAIN to the children of the world and it is in Pakistan,
Afghanistan, India, Nigeria.
The dates for the NID are 21st to the 24th of March 2009, the total time
we will be away will be decided by the team. I would expect it to be 10
days in Nigeria. Home stay could be possible but if not, they will
negotiate good rates for us in suitable hotels. Internal transport will be
provided by the Rotarians.
National Immunization Day November 2008
I have received cost’s on ﬂights with Emirates, from Perth / Dubai to Picture by Joe Serra and Jim Woodward - RC Stockton, D5520
Lagos and return at $4,100 each person. Glenys and I have led several
teams away, and have found that 20 Rotarians is a better number to
travel with, therefore we are after 9 couples to travel with us.
Rotary Year 2008-09
Di Collins — President
Ken Collins — Vice President / Membership Director
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer
Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary
Bryant Stokes — Projects Director
Claire Forsdyke — International Director
Glenn Darlington — Public Relations Director
Peter Symons — Finance Director
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