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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 5

  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 5 16th - 22nd February 2009 Summer Blood Australian Rotary The Rotary Foundation Message from the Shelter Box Update Contact Us Challenge Extended Health Thought of the Week District Governor Shelterbox and the Contact details for the In order to assist with Information on This week is about Disaster Response Victorian Fire Disaster. Rotary Club of the Victorian bushfires, Australian Rotary Rotary Peace and activities within Page 4 Freshwater Bay. the Summer Blood Health Researchers in Conflict Studies D9450. Page 5 Challenge has been WA. Program. Page 3 extended. Page 2 Page 3 Page 1 , or Officer you are asked to fulfill Summer Blood call 13 14 95 to book an Welcoming Officer the following duties: Challenge has appointment. Roster set-up of the room, receiving of Rotarians and Guests, recording Just remember to say that you of the attendance register and been Extended are from Rotary. Thanks to Peter for setting up a roster for the ‘Welcoming running the raffle. Officer’ role. On your rostered week it is Due to the amount of blood and blood products required for the Sommerville So what is the role of the advisable to arrive 10 min early ie 5:50pm. If unable to complete burns victims of the Victorian ‘Welcoming Officer’? When you bushfires, there has been an Theatre at UWA undertake the role of Welcoming you rostered day, please arrange someone to cover you. overwhelming number of Mara and Marija are making donors booked in to where our plans for us to attend a Sunday members and the police are evening viewing of a film at almost unable to get a booking. Sommerville. Tickets should be As a result, the Blood Bank available once the time/date/ contacted both the Police and film have been decided. There D9450 to see if we would will be the option of taking extend the challenge until the along a picnic and wine. More end of next month. The Police details on this fundraising agreed as have D9450 on behalf evening should be available of the three Rotary districts. soon. Thanks to Jan Stewart   making this opportunity The other aim in extending the available. challenge was to see that blood and blood products are still available to the burns victims Board Meeting after the current rush to donate subsides, as it did after the Bali This month’s Board Meeting bombings. will be held at the Collins' residence on Wednesday, 25th The Summer Blood Challenge Feb at 5:30pm will now be continuing until the end of March instead of concluding at the end of Meeting Time February. As of the last meeting, the club For more information on will now be meeting at 6:00pm donating blood visit the to 7:00pm. The only exception Australian Red Cross Blood to this will be the Charter Night Service website at: on 5th March. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Australian Rotary Health Western Australian Researchers Type Name Title Year Mental Health A randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial to A/Prof Osvaldo Almeida 2001 Research Grant prevent depression amongst stroke patients. Mental Health Early intervention to prevent conduct disorder: A Barbara Skesteris 2001 Research Grant cross agency community approach. Mental Health A/Prof Aleksander Janca Social rituals and mental health. 2001-2005 Research Grant Mental Health Family-based Mental Health Promotion for Young Dr Clare Roberts 2002-2004 Research Grant Adolescents. Mental Health Is there a "safe" level of alcohol consumption for A/Prof Gary Hulse 2003 Research Grant people with mental health problems. Mental Health Physical activity: improving mental health outcomes Dr Nicola Lautenschlager 2004 Research Grant for Alzheimer's Disease. Mental Health A/Prof Sergio Starkstein Depression in patients with traumatic brain injury. 2004 Research Grant Mental Health Dietry factors & trajectories of mental health from Dr. Wendy Oddy 2007 Research Grant infancy to adolescence Casual pathways to eating disorders: A prospective Mental Health Dr. Susan Byrne analysis using data from the WA Pregnancy cohort 2007 Research Grant (Raine) study Mental Health promotion for a community based Ian Scott Scholarship Melinda Andrews program for the prevention of mental health 2002 - 2004 problems in Aboriginal young people. Funding Partner Scott Cornwall MLF1, a novel Leukaemia-inducing gene. 2005 - 2006 Scholarship Funding Partner Fitting the pieces to the nutritional puzzle of the Gemma McLeod 2006 - 2008 Scholarship preterm infant. A population based, record-linkage study to Funding Partner elucidate the effects of child maltreatment on Kristine Northey 2007 - 2008 Scholarship developmental pathways to mental health, suicidal behaviour and suicide. Repair of Spinal Cord Injury using olfactory Funding Partner Grant Dr Giles Plant 2004 ensheathing Glia and Lentiviral Gene Therapy. It is anticipated that major projects may intentions are to be a catalyst for projects be funded by grants over several years to that will improve the quality of life for ensure continuity. those least able to assist themselves. Following discussions with a key figure It is also hoped that research projects will in "Cot Death" research at the Royal contain a strong element of applied Children's Hospital, Melbourne, it was research. Thus, it should be possible to decided that after initial and major grants demonstrate practical strategies for the to "Cot Death" projects, Australian Rotary enhancement of community health in a Health would support a wider concept of way that individual Rotary Clubs may health research. There are many aspects of apply in their own communities. The ARH - Health Research by community health that urgently require circle will then be complete - donations research and Australian   Rotary Health from Rotary Clubs funding research Australians – for Australians was in a position to perform a valuable projects, the benefit of which can be – in Australia! service to the community by sponsoring applied back in the community that   research into otherwise neglected areas. provided the initial gifts. The concept of Australian Rotary Health is to raise donations and invest this Likewise "Health", as envisaged   by money to provide grants for worthy Australian Rotary Health, should For further information, visit research projects in the medical and encompass a wider vision and include all health arenas. aspects of community health. Our 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Director of Quality Service at Ramsays Message from the Hollywood Hospital, has experience in The Rotary District Governor the British Army and in the Balcatta Club will work alongside PP Michael Reeves Foundation who coordinates our District Shelterbox Week 33: Ever wonder how your Rotary Dear Rotarians in District 9450. programme.  I have known and respected club and district can make a positive I have received calls and emails from Jackie for many years and fully support impact for peace, right now? many of you who wish to donate in the her in this new role as I know you will. name of Rotary to assist in the response This week’s Rotary Foundation Thought Rtn. Jackie will send out an Expression of to the bushfires in Victoria.  To this end, is about how your club and district can Interest to invite members to participate the Rotary District 9450 Bushfire Disaster support the Rotary Peace and Conflict on a committee which hopefully will Response account has been set up and Studies Program – a professional cover our big state.   The Committee’s can be accessed by making a cheque to development program that is brief will be to design a disaster response payee     “Rotary International 9450 strengthening the leaders of today for plan for District 9450, acknowledging District” and note on the cheque peace. that our role in Rotary will most likely “Bushfire Disaster Response”.  Please ask always be non-immediate response.  The Beyond supporting the program your Club Treasurers to collect the total District Committee will be directly financially, clubs and districts can actively amount from your clubs and send just responsible to the DG and will act in recruit qualified applicants for each bi- one cheque to Graham Spilcker.  This will concert with the DG at all times. annual program session. Each district can assist him in the accounting.  submit as many candidates for each The latest update on Shelterbox into In the usual state of events, the District program session as they deem qualified. Victoria, which I know that many of you Governor is authorized to react in a have asked about, is below. As one alumnus recently put it, “The disaster but given the seemingly program has been nothing short of increasing number of disasters I believe We join as Rotarians in sending our fantastic. I couldn’t ask for more.” Give that we must begin to be proactive rather thoughts, prayers and love to our Peace a fighting chance by opening the than reactive in these matters.   As I colleagues, friends and family in Victoria door for candidates in your District. mentioned in my last email, I have asked as well as to those whom we don’t know.  Mrs.Jackie Bullock, Rotarian from Rotary Yours in Rotary service, Club Balcatta to take on a new role of Sue Disaster Response Coordinator District Sue Rowell 9450.   Rtn. Jackie comes from a very District Governor 2008-2009 strong nursing background, is the Rotary International District 9450 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S NEWS UPDATE 10 February 2009 The need exists … the need persists A project in Australia of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills SHELTERBOX AND THE VICTORIAN FIRE DISASTER Victorian Government responds to ShelterBox Australia offer of aid The Department of Human Services today requested an initial deployment of 50 ShelterBoxes – 20 to Whittlesea and 30 to Kinglake. Arrangements are being made now and ShelterBox Response Team [SRT] members might assist with the deployments. The Department believes tents will be erected on community sports fields and on sites where homes once stood, and say that the multi-fuel stoves will also be of vital assistance. Many people want to be on their property, especially as there is some looting. After the deployment has been made, the Department will assess the need for more boxes – they are aware that we have immediate access to 200 in storage in Melbourne. We are sure that Rotarians in the affected areas will also be available to assist as the Department of Human Services guides the deployments. There are 173 people reported to have lost their lives in this tragedy – the greatest in Australia’s peace-time history. With more than 5,000 made homeless, ShelterBox Australia is pleased to be able to provide some assistance to our fellow Australians. Background to the ShelterBox Australia response On Saturday evening – as the enormity of this tragedy was becoming known – Jenni Heenan, ShelterBox Australia General Manager contacted State MP Rob Hudson and Red Cross Australia and offered ShelterBox aid. The response this morning from Department of Human Services is a result of the contact by Jenni with Rob Hudson who conveyed our offer to State Government Ministers. There has not yet been a response from Red Cross. ShelterBox Australia has been and remains in contact with the Rotary District Governors in the affected areas who are monitoring the situation. Funding The need for funding is always present but now the unthinkable has happened in our country. There is now an urgent need to replenish and increase our stocks. Donation details can be accessed at A message from ShelterBox founder and CEO Tom Henderson “We have all been watching from afar with great dismay the dreadful wildfire disaster Victoria. Our thoughts are with our Rotary and Australian friends at this difficult time.” All at ShelterBox Australia extend heartfelt sympathy to those who have suffered unthinkable loss and trauma. This News Update written by PDG Ray Stewart, Consultant to ShelterBox Australia Authorised by Jenni Heenan, General Manager, ShelterBox Australia ShelterBox Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills ShelterBox Australia, a company limited by guarantee [ABN 55 129 338 825], is an accredited international affiliate of the ShelterBox Trust a registered charity founded and operated by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall UK. ShelterBox is a global Rotary Club humanitarian program. and 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S Charter Night The Club’s Charter Night Dinner will now be held at Burswood on Swan, Camfield Drive, Burswood. (See advertisement on page 1 for further details) The venue has extensive river views looking out towards the city skyline. It also has a large area of free parking adjacent to the building. Mara and Marija have indicated that they will be looking at dressing-up the inside of the venue, and so far have provided some encouraging feedback. Some wine and drinks are included in the cover charge, however there is also a cash bar available within the venue, that does stock a range of wines. Venue map to the right: Burswood On Swan is marked as (B) - Copyright Google Maps Birthday’s & Anniversaries Program for February/March Date Details Date Details 17th February Marcos & Simone Carot Collins 19th February Committee Meetings anniversary 26th February Club Assembly (Committee Reports) 22nd February Daniel Forsdyke birthday 5th March Charter Dinner @ Burswood On 28th February Bill & Sue Hassell anniversary Swan Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Date Name Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay 19th February Daniel Forsdyke PO Box 168, Di Collins — President Nedlands, 26th February Brother James Western Australia, 6909 Ken Collins — Vice President / Membership Director Meetings 5th March Simone Carot Collins Thursday 6:00pm to 7:00pm & Peter Symons Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect Queenslea Drive 12th March Judith Dowson Claremont Email 19th March Mary-Ann Wright Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone  Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 93850471 Bulletin Contributions Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Fax 08 93850472 Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. Website Claire Forsdyke — International Director Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working Glenn Darlington — President Nominee / Facebook on or promote the clubs next fundraising Public Relations Director event. gid=47737002646 Please forward articles and photos to Peter Symons — Finance Director Chartered 19 December 2008 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 5