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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 18

  1. 1. New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9450! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 2, Issue 18" 2nd - 9th November 2009 Letter From the Club Ride Across Australia Board for 2010 / 11 Rotarians Make Good Dolly Parton to Speak Rotary Foundation President for PolioPlus Early notice of call for use of Social at 2010 Covention Thought of the Week A roundup of the clubs German extreme nominations for Board Networking Find out why Dolly This week’s thought is activities. athlete cycles across positions. How Rotarians are Parton is schedule to about Group Study Page 1 Australia for Page 2 using technology to speak at the 2010 Exchange (GSE). PolioPlus. communicate. Covention. Page 5 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 the Scholarship. It is is being launched on 16th of members and clubs that Letter From the wonderful, after all these November at the Rotary the Rotary Foundation can years to finally have both Bill Foundation Address. Can I continue to carry out its Club President and Sue as active Rotarians. encourage all members to mission of ‘doing good in the register for the Address, who world’. Dear Fellow Rotarians, November is Rotary are not already registered as Foundation month. As most it is a very important annual Our RI President John Kenny Last meeting of the month of will know, the Rotary function. Can I also has given us a theme this October saw us with a visitor, Foundation is the lifeblood of encourage members who are year which truly puts the Blaise Johnson who is a Rotary, with all the in a position to do so, to give emphasis back on to each one former Rotarian from humanitarian and serious consideration to of us to play our part as a Washington State. She is a educational programs which becoming Inaugural Rotarian to make that dentist and is looking to come under its umbrella members of the Paul Harris significant difference as The rejoin Rotary and the Rotary making a significant Society, ie completing a form, Future of Rotary is in Your Club of Freshwater Bay. difference in the world. as soon as possible, to Hands. Other guests at our meeting PolioPlus is also one of the commit to contributing US were Ross and Di Griffin. We programs of the Rotary $1,000 per year, tax Yours in Rotary Service, also hope that Ross will Foundation. Strong financial deductible, to the Rotary consider membership of the support of this, Rotary’s main Foundation, for as long as Di Collins club. ‘charity’ is encouraged so you are able. It is only Charter President that the work of the Rotary through the financial support Our member Bill Hassell Foundation can enlightened us with his ‘Life continue to touch the and Times’ last Thursday. As lives of people in our with all our members, it is of local community great interest to all present to through the Group hear the background, history Study Exchange and and achievements of each Scholarships programs other. Bill was a Rotary and through the Ambassadorial Scholar back humanitarian matching in 1966 and for me it was of grants and PolioPlus particular interest to hear that which uplift and he was encouraged to apply improve the lives of our for the scholarship by Bob neighbours in both our Nicholson (who is the Rotary local and wider world Alumni support speaker at community. The Rotary the Dr Ken Collins Address Foundation is on 16th November) and that commonly referred to as he was not the first choice of ‘our Foundation for the District (245) to be Peace’. awarded the Scholarship. It was The Rotary Foundation In the bulletin last week in Evanston who overruled Daniel wrote up the the District Selection Paul Harris Society Photo: Ken Collins, Margaret Dean, David Bockman, John Hanrahan and committee and awarded Bill quite extensively. This Bryant Stokes. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S We look forward to Jane’s 50 Years of return to the club in the very near future. Service to   Medicine and No meeting on the Wednesday, Community 12th November Last weekend in Adelaide A reminder to all members was a celebration of the that the meeting of 12th graduation of the medicos of November has been 1959.  Bryant and Ken were cancelled and is transferred amongst those who went to the Dr. Ken Collins across to Adelaide for the Address on Monday 16th dinner, along with several November. other doctors from Perth.    This was mentioned in the last bulletin however, this Club now has week we can include a photo of a few of the West Aussies its own (Ken is an import as he is originally a South projector Australian). Due to the generosity of our member Lyn Packer, the Ride across club now has its own projector.  Many thanks Lyn.  Australia for It will be well used.  Gradually acquiring its own PolioPlus ‘property’ will certainly make life for the club much In the bulletin last week it easier in the fullness of time.  was written up that Guido In the meantime Dir. Rob Kunze rode his bicycle Rohrlach will continue to across Australia to promote make his sound / screen PolioPlus.   Hon. Consul for equipment available for Germany Bill Hassell and presentations when Gates Challenge Zone Co- required.  Your contribution ordinator Ken Collins met continues to be invaluable Guido, his support team, his Rob. Top: Bill, Ken and Guido being interviewed.    wife and young son plus the Bottom: Guido, his wife, son and support crew with Bill and Ken German news crew who travelled with the party, at Board for to bring the bannerettes back more about this exciting King’s Park on Friday, 23rd.  Information to Bill was that from Bali when she is there project and how it is 2010-11 in a week or so.  If not, Claire progressing. Guido was an Ambassadorial and Daniel will be   Scholar.  This is not so.  He In the coming week Sec. holidaying in the beautiful rode as an ambassador for the Rotary Foundation and island in December. Graylands Daniel will be putting out forms for nomination of PolioPlus and the interview Hospital members for the Board for in Perth Friday last week was shown on German news on School in next year.  Simone will be the President and all Board Jane Armstrong has been Saturday, 24th October which was World Polio Day. Nepal and working Thursday nights positions will need to be filled.   There is nothing to hence has been unable to Sponsorship of attend meetings for some stop members already in positions from renaming as Bannerettes weeks.   She has Andrew secretary / treasurer / Students Blackwell, an occupational directors etc.   Indeed, the A quote from a printer in Bali therapist at Graylands club has been very blessed to has given us a price of $2.85 We are anxious to learn more Hospital driving the revamp have members fill these rolls per bannerette for an order of about Rotary’s involvement of the garden and we are in an outstanding capacity 100.   Marcos is working at with Br. James and the school  looking forward to Andrew during our first year of providing the printer with being purchased in Nepal.  attending one of our operation.   What would we the high grade artwork to Hopefully David Barkess and meetings in the coming have done without produce the banner.  James will be at our meeting weeks to enlighten all everyone’s committed Hopefully, Jane will be able this week to briefly tell us members on this project. contribution – thank you all! 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Without taking anything away Facebook has helped Bill from any of our hard working Pollard, a member of the board members, our Treasurer Rotary Club of Churchland- Rajah has filled a role that no Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, to other member in the club could keep in touch with Rotarians have, quietly and efficiently he met during his visits to working away, keeping all our other clubs during his year as books and finances straight.  governor of District 7600. "It also provides a great opportunity for our friends on Rotary helps fuel Facebook who are not Rotarians to read our Pakistan’s drive conversations about Rotary," he notes. to become polio- The Rotary Club of Orlando, free Florida, USA, has had success By Dan Nixon  attracting new members Rotary International News through both LinkedIn and 28 October 2009 Facebook, says Linda Rolf, a On 10 October, the government Hurst, a member of the Rotary member of the club and a issued a postage stamp to help Club of East Hampton and s o f t w a re development Rotarians and other members of promote a polio-free Pakistan. District 7980's Youth Exchange the family of Rotary joined specialist. "There is no doubt The stamp depicts the late Prime chair. social networking opens doors health workers in carrying out Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Pakistan’s National that simply would not be Benazir Bhutto giving polio K.N. Chandrashekaran, a possible otherwise." Immunization Days vaccine to Aseefa Bhutto member of the Rotary Club of (NIDs) 12-14 October, reaching a Zardari, the daughter of Hyderabad North, Andhra record 35 million children. "I believe we must learn to Pakistan's president and Bhutto. Pradesh, India, recently began communicate with members Now UNICEF's ambassador for using Facebook to share and prospective members any "It is the grassroots volunteer polio eradication in Pakistan, Rotary-related news. "I created service that led United Nations way they want to receive Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was the an invitation for the RYLA 2009 communications," notes Kevin Secretary General Ban Ki-moon first child immunized in the being hosted by my club, and to call Rotary the heart and soul Learned, governor of District country when it began its some non-Rotarians have 5400 (parts of Idaho and of the polio eradication campaign against the disease in responded wanting to know initiative," said International Oregon, USA). "We have to 1994. That year, 23,000 Pakistani more about RYLA [Rotary acknowledge and embrace PolioPlus Committee Chair children were paralyzed or Youth Leadership Awards]." Robert S. Scott at a 10 October generational differences in killed by polio. In 2009, 62 cases communication preferences." ceremony in Islamabad to were reported as of 20 October. More and more Rotarians are inaugurate the NIDs. "Rotarians finding that social networking here in Pakistan are proud to be playing an active role in "Rotarians in Pakistan and is a great way to connect with Dolly Parton to throughout the world stand other Rotarians, broaden their supporting the essential immunization activities that will with the people of Pakistan," said Scott at the 10 October NID horizons, and spread the message about Rotary to non- speak at 2010 lead us to victory over polio." kickoff. "We look forward to the day when we will celebrate our Rotarians. We recently asked Rotary club members on RI's convention Rotary also helped promote the shared victory over polio."  official LinkedIn page to share Rotary International News NIDs on billboards in several their experiences with social 27 October 2009 cities in a joint effort with Coca- Rotarians make networks. Country music legend and Cola Pakistan. Rotarians have encouraged the good use of Here are some of their philanthropist Dolly Parton will be a keynote speaker responses: government to give strong support to ending polio. This social Virginia "Viky" Garcia, a member of the Rotary Club of during the 2010 RI Convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada, advocacy effort helped lead to 20-23 June. the decision in early 2009 to networking Laredo-Under Seven Flags, Texas, USA, says her club launch the Prime Minister's Rotary International News recently established a Facebook Parton will speak at the Action Plan for Polio 26 October 2009  account. "I post invitations for morning plenary session on 23 Eradication. On behalf of Rotary all of our fans that let them June to promote reading International in August, Scott Using Facebook has allowed know who the upcoming among preschool children. She recognized President Asif Ali District 7980 (Connecticut, USA) speaker is. The hope is to be and the Dollywood Zardari with the Polio to connect with former Rotary able to recruit more members Foundation's Imagination Eradication Champion Award Youth Exchange participants in by providing information to Library teamed up with Rotary for his outstanding support of a preparation for a reunion. them on our activities and the International in March to help polio-free world. In October, freedom to ask questions provide age-appropriate books President Zardari became an "We have also been using before going to visit with one each month to children from honorary member of the Rotary LinkedIn to connect with other of our members." birth until age five. Read more. Club of Karachi Bay. Future Vision Plan pilot districts Parton will speak to Rotarians to share thoughts," notes Alan about the importance of early Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S childhood reading and how the collaboration with Rotary International has augmented the success of the Imagination Library. The singer developed a personal love of books while growing up in rural Tennessee, USA, where she saw firsthand the toll that illiteracy can take on families. "I am thrilled about our partnership with R o t a r y International," she said in March. "Rotarians love kids as much as I do, so I truly believe we can do something extraordinary Since its launch in 1996, the together to help even more Imagination Library has children love to read and provided more than 23 million succeed." books to preschoolers. Club Birthday & Christmas Dinner Thursday, 17th December, 2009 6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Nedlands Gold Club, Melvista Ave, Nedlands.  Cost is $45.00 per person for a three course traditional Christmas dinner (Vegetarian alternative available) Speaker: WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley  Entertainment: Richard Symons The Dr Ken Collins Address Monday, 16th November, 2009 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester Park.  Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal.  Bar service is available.  PRIVP & VCTRF John Germ will be the keynote speaker.  The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal Court Judge Bob Nicholson.  4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S Dutch GSE team raised broadcasting and financial Acquaintance. Contributions The Rotary $2,913 for the Inca Educa services. to our Foundation are the oil Foundation charity based in Cusco, Peru to build a school library for The team participated in that makes the Rotary Wheel of service turn. underprivileged young vocational and cultural days Week 18: This week’s Rotary adults. and returned home, having Foundation Thought is about made new friends and Group Study Exchange The team, led by retired business contacts, ready to (GSE). firefighter, Bob Boersma, was share new ideas with their composed of people from Dutch countrymen. A GSE team from Holland diverse professions: working spent four weeks in in public service, Has your club sponsored a California, USA.! During administrative law, public GSE? It’s a great way to their time in California, the create Service through Program for November Introduction Date Details Date Name 4th November Board Meeting 5th November Simone Carot Collins 5th November Daniel Forsdyke - Nutrition to Assist 12 November No Meeting Your Waist Disposal Vote of Thanks 12th November No Meeting 16th November The Dr Ken Collins Address, Golden Date Name Nugget Room, Gloucester Park. Tickets must be pre-purchased! 5th November Simone Carot Collins 19th November Committee Meeting 12 November No Meeting Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 5th November Warren Milner Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 12 November No Meeting Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 19th November Lyn Packer Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 26th November Peter Symons Club Administration Director Claremont Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646 event. Toni James — PR & Marketing Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008 Please forward articles and photos to Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 5