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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 7

  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 7" 2nd - 8th March 2009 Letter from the Club Matching Grants - Local Projects How to ‘Make-up’ a Dramatic Message on Club News President Progress Report Brief information on Missed Meeting Opera House Sails A general roundup of President Di talks Where is the club up to our local projects. You missed the weekly End Polio Now - see the news and events about the progress of with the proposed Page 2 meeting? Find out how the photo. from the club. the club. Matching Grants? to meet the 50% Page 3 Page 4 Page 2 Have a read. attendance. Page 2 Page 3 A diamond pendant will be the Charter Night main drawcard for the silent auction. This piece has been The final numbers for Charter valued at $1100. They will also Night are in! We have 113 be several other quality items members and guests attending up for grabs - so make sure this significant event in the you have your cheque books club’s formation. handy! During the evening the club If you have not paid for the will be conducting several Charter Dinner yet, your fundraising events, which will prompt payment would be primarily take the form of greatly appreciated. raffles and silent auctions. Alistair Tulloch, Allan Stewart and Ken Collins Alistair Tulloch, Di Collins and Allan Stewart Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Look forward to sharing the Charter As there is no social security system in Letter from the Club Night of the Rotary Club of Freshwater India families are left with the Bay with each of you at Burswod on responsibility of caring for their elderly President Swan on Thursday night. parents. However many of these families have to rely on two incomes, meaning Dear Rotarians, Yours in Rotary Service, that their elderly parents are often left It’s March already and next Thursday will alone in the home, with little social see the Gala celebration of the Rotary Di Collins contact or assistance. Club of Freshwater Bay when it receives Charter President its Charter from District Governor Sue This project aims to provide a centre Rowell. Matching Grants - where these elderly family members can have social interaction, pursue recreational activities, receive assistance We will miss members with other commitments which will prevent them Progress Report as required, in a safe environment. The from attending and sincerely thank all Rotary Club of Umergaon have also who have been working diligently to Humidi-Cribs to Lagos committed to ensuring a Rotarian Doctor make the night a success. The project to supply Humidi-Cribs in the is also available at short notice to attend Children's Hospital in Lagos has been to medical emergencies. Peter and Mandy Symons’ son Richard approved by the Rotary Foundation as a will entertain us with three songs, Matching Grant. Bizweni backing tape provided by a contact of The Rotary Club of Helderberg (D9350 Marija’s. We will have a number of raffle The total cost of the project is US South Africa) support the Bizweni Centre prizes, almost all of which have been $23,034.25." With the kind contributions of for Disabled Children. The new centre contributed by a few of our members. The the Rotary Clubs of Balcatta, Karrinyup opened on Friday 13th February 2009, diamond and white gold pendant and a and Morley, combined with a personal thanks to the generous contributions of few other items will be sold via a ‘silent contribution from the Collins Family, the several Rotary Clubs around the world. auction’ with both the raffle and auction Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay will only adding a little to our Charity account have to contribute A$463.20 to the project. Claire Forsdyke visited the original enabling us to progress with various centre, and the then construction site of projects which are in the pipeline. As is the process of Matching Grants, the new centre during her Group Study Rotary Clubs from D9450 (W. Australia) Exchange tour in mid-2008, and is in It was good to be back after our days in will provide 25%, Rotary Clubs from regular contact with the Rotary Club of Queensland. The meeting was a full and D9110 (Nigeria) will provide another 25%. Helderberg. Claire is hoping that when busy one as two weekly programs had to These contributions will then be matched the need arises to purchase additional be condensed into one with the reports by the Rotary Foundation, which will equipment for the new centre, that we presented by the Directors plus we contribute 50%. will be able to assist in the form of a needed to squeeze in Committee Matching Grant. meetings which had been put off from the The project will then be managed by the week previous. It is excellent to see each Rotary Club of Lagos Central (D9110) RC Helderberg’s website: Committee so active….and with the who will be responsible for ensuring the h t t p : / / w w w. g e o c i t i e s . c o m / youth plus talent we have amongst the completion of the project. rotaryhelderberg/ membership of the Club we have the ability to really make a difference in our It is the hope that with the completion of local and wider world community. this project the infant mortality rate in Lagos can be improved through better Marcos has taken on Sergeant at Arms to access to essential equipment. ensure our meetings run to time – commencing at 6.15 and fishing at 7.00pm Manna Industries sharp. Manna Industries is a local organisation that we a looking at supporting, possibly Allan Stewart was welcomed to his first with a Matching Grant. They are meeting – great to have you with us currently working on a premises for their Allan. He and Alistair were formally kitchen project and recently met with the ‘Inducted’ by PRID Ken Government regarding the use of a disused canteen at Maddington Primary We officially welcome Sue Boyd into the School." Local Projects Club under the classification of Once a premises has been finalised we As well as looking at the Manna International Relations. Andrea can then explore options for supplying Industries project, the Projects Committee Haywood, another young lady who is a the equipment required. This is where the has been looking at how we can assist former Youth Exchange Student has Matching Grant is likely to assist. with ‘renovating the outdoor area of accepted membership under the Murchison Ward at Graylands Hospital. classification of Journalism. Both will be formally inducted in the coming weeks. Manna Industries website is: To this end, Bryant Stokes, Judith Svetha Venkatesh is busy with her work Dowson, Marija Jelavic and Mara at Curtin University and with private Basanovic recently met with staff at the research for the first half of this year thus India Hospital, and the initial report is that it is has suspended her membership until she The Rotary Club of Umergaon (D3060 a ‘large but doable project’. " It is hoped is a little freer and able to participate in India) are seeking assistance with a that much of it can be done with 'in kind' the Club. Come back soon Svetha! Matching Grant, to equip a Senior work or donations. Citizen’s Centre in their local area. 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Program for February/March Date Details 5th March Charter Dinner @ Burswood On Swan 12th March Rotoract 19th March Committee Meetings 26th March Vietnam - Lyn Packer 2nd April Mission of Hope - India - Br. James 9th April Dreamfit - Darren Lomman 16th April Committee Meetings If there aren't any clubs at all near you, or Dramatic Message on How to ‘Make-up’ a you are stretched for time, you can also claim a make up by participating in an interactive Opera House Sails Missed Meeting activity on a Rotary e-club web site. You can find the list of eclubs online at http:// Rotary International’s campaign to rid the To maintain Rotary membership, each world of polio has stepped up a gear with Rotarian must attend or "make up" at least eclub_list.pdf the words “End Polio Now” beamed onto the Sydney Opera House. The message 50% of regular club meetings in each half of the year. If you miss (or know you are going There are other ways to make up a missed coincided with the organisation’s 104th to miss) a meeting, you have 14 days either meeting as well, but the options are above birthday on Monday, with five more side of the missed meeting to perform a are the simplest to remember - simply visit displays planned for some of the world’s "make up". any other club! most renowned landmarks. If you miss a meeting as a result of travelling, “This is to remind people all over the world that Rotary’s major international you are encouraged to make up your missed Weekly Raffle project, which has been going for around meeting by attending the meeting of a local Rotary club. This is a great way to make new This week’s raffle was again won by ‘lucky’ 25 years, is almost complete, with only contacts and get new ideas. You can find clubs Bryant Stokes." He kindly offered a redraw, four countries remaining where polio is near you via the Club Locator on the Rotary and this time it was won by Marija Jelavic. endemic (including) Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria,” a Rotary International website at meeting-makeup - make sure you contact This small, fun idea has proven to be a great statement said. them before attending their meeting. fundraiser for the club, providing a small regular income for the charity account. Projections will be made on Table Mountain in Cape Town, The Coliseum in You can also visit the regular meeting of any Rotaract Club or Interact club, anywhere in Just remember that if you win the raffle Rome, The Houses of Parliament in the world. Rotaract Club meetings generally prize, you are responsible for providing the London, Niagara Falls in the US and the don't cost anything to attend, so are well prize for the following week’s raffle. United Nations Building in New York. worth considering! There had to be a catch! If you miss a meeting due to illness or a prior © AAP 2009 commitment, you can attend the meeting of The next regular meeting at which this raffle Thanks to ROTI and Todd Lindley " St. any other Rotary Club in Perth, or visit one of will be held is 12th March. Louis Missouri, USA the Rotaract Clubs (in South Perth, the CBD, and Subiaco), to perform a make up. Good luck! celebrate the birth of their first child. Their place for our children and grandchildren. The Rotary children became Paul Harris Fellows on Foundation special birthdays. Week 35: This week’s Rotary Foundation Following open heart surgery, Tom and Thought is about making a Major Gift to Fran decided to became major donors to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary the Foundation in celebration of her recovery. Said Fran, Anything we can do, Foundation. we should do. . . Where does your backyard end?” Tom and Fran Bayless of Ohio are passionate about Rotary and support the Our investment in time, talent and Foundation in many ways. Tom made his financial resources are an investment in wife, Fran, a Paul Harris Fellow to making the world a safer and healthier Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Payment of Dues Possible Future Sergeant-at-Arms Marcos Carot Collins has taken on the Any member that has not yet paid their dues, please have them to Rajah as soon Projects role Charter Sergeant at Arms, and will As most of you will be aware Rotarian have the responsibility of keep us all on as possible. Allan Stewart works with the Aboriginal time from here on. For those of you that people in the Wiluna area. The club has were at the meeting on 26th February, Incorporation asked Allan to look at ways in which we you will have seen the ‘Stop Sign’ which The club has been going through the can support Wiluna community in the will be used to warn speaker of when process of becoming an incorporated future. their time is up! body. This process commenced in Bryant Stokes, Ken Collins and Glenn January, and is now at the point where Darlington are working with Allan to Fundraising we can submit the final documents the explore possible projects, which can then Sunday night 1st March was our Movie Department of Consumer and be presented to the Projects Committee Fundraiser held at Somerville Cimena, Employment Protection (DOCEP). The for consideration. UWA. Thanks to Jan, Marija and Mara for incorporation documents have now been organising the event, and a huge thanks completed and are ready to be delivered The club is also looking at some potential to Jan for securing the tickets. to DOCEP on Tuesday 3rd March. Youth projects. " It is hoped that Brother James and Jes Senathirajah will be able to Peter Symons is exploring the possibility Member Inductions assist with the future projects, through their links with Christ Church Grammar, of the club using a Bunnings Warehouse Congratulations to Allan Stewart and sausage sizzle as a club fundraiser. MLC, PLC and St Hilda's. Alistair Tulloch, who were inducted into Rotary at last Thursday’s meeting. Once again, as these potential projects are Bunnings allow community groups to developed, they will be presented to the run the sausage sizzles at their larger New Members Projects Committee for consideration. stores, with the profit from the day going back to the community group. This can Welcome to Sue Boyd and Andrea total $2000 - $3000 for the day. The Hayward, who have both been accepted finance committee will report back with as members of the club. further information. to better reflect the actual cost of Birthday’s & Anniversaries Charge for Weekly the meetings. Meeting Therefore the cost to members is Date Details now: At the last Board Meeting it was $5.00 for cheese, biscuits & juice decided to change the cost to 1st March Rajah Senathirajah birthday or $10 for cheese, biscuits & wine. members of the weekly meeting Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay PO Box 168, Date Name Di Collins — President Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 5th March Simone Carot Collins Ken Collins — Vice President / & Peter Symons Membership Director Meetings Thursday 6:00pm to 7:00pm 12th March Judith Dowson Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect Queenslea Drive Claremont 19th March Mary-Ann Wright Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone! Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 9385 0471 Fax Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Bryant Stokes — Projects Director 08 9385 0472 sought from members of the club. Website Why not use the bulletin to update the club Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising Glenn Darlington — President Nominee / Facebook event. Public Relations Director gid=47737002646 Please forward articles and photos to Peter Symons — Finance Director Chartered 19 December 2008 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450