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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 21

  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 21" 23rd - 29th November 2009 Letter From the Club Dr Ken Collins Address D9450 District Rotary Club of Lisboa From the District Rotary Foundation President Round up of the Dr Conference International Toast Governor’s Desk Thought of the Week A roundup of the clubs Ken Collins Address 16th - 18th April 2010 - from RC Lisboa. Letter from the District This week’s thought is activities. on The Rotary Yesterday, Today, Page 3 Governor. about Group Study Page 1 Foundation. Tomorrow. Page 3 Exchange. Page 2 Page 2 Page 4 breaking up for the year and happened, the equipment can outstanding We s t e r n Letter From the the Christmas cum birthday be purchased, the kitchen set Australians were finalists and function on 17th December. up in the old canteen of we are absolutely delighted Club President Please invite family and Maddington Primary School to congratulate the Australian friends to celebrate our first and an ‘official’ opening of the Year for WA, our good Dear Fellow Rotarians, year with us, one which I arranged. friend and Rotarian Prof. believe has been very Ralph Martins, from the RC With both the film night and productive. Last night Ken and I, along of West Perth. The work Rotary Foundation Dr Ken with Alan and Jan Stewart Ralph and his team are dong Collins Address successfully In the very near future it is were at Government House in the area of Alzheimer behind us, the next areas of hoped the funds for Manna Ballroom for the research is world renowned focus are the Magnifying Industries will be in the announcement of the and of huge importance to an Microscope launch, which is special account set up for this Australian of The Year ever increasing aged planned prior to schools project. Once this has Awards for WA. Four population. Ralph has struggled for adequate funds for equipment to carry out his vital work, and hopefully this recognition will lift his profile even higher and enable him to attract extra funds allowing his full energies to go into the area of research rather than so much of it having to be channelled into fundraising. Rhonda Parker, the Australian Local Hero for WA, in her brief speech made a wonderful statement, which I’d like to repeat. She said she is part of a Team and that there is no ‘I’ in the word Team which stands for ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. True in all situations, particularly Rotary. Working together we definitely achieve more and globally, Rotary has the power to really make a difference. On a sadder note, we have received a letter of Australian of the Year Awards (WA) Sam Walsh (Rio Tinto), Ken Collins and Prof. Ralph and Georgie resignation from Roh who Martins Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S has asked to move from an have our bannerettes in just PRID & PRFT Ken Collins signed and seconded and active member to that of over a week. gave recognition to the hand it in to Sec. Daniel for ‘Friend of the Rotary Club of various levels of support for the AGM on 10th December. Freshwater Bay’ due to time Yours in Rotary Service, the Foundation from   constraints and personal Centurions, Paul Harris reasons. Roh assures us that Di Collins Fellows, Paul Harris Society Magnifying nothing will change as far as Charter President members and major donors.  venue and catering etc. He Members of District Microscopes will continue to assist and Foundation Committees plus support all charity work and Dr Ken Collins recipients of Foundation Dir. Rob has the microscopes community activities whole Awards were recognised.  It in hand, the bases of which heartedly. All members are Address is vital to have the funds and have been sent off by very grateful to Roh for all he workers to enable the Elizabeth and Graeme for the has done in many ways to The function, which is a programs of the Rotary Rotary emblem to be help establish the club, and promotion of the Rotary Foundation to reach their full engraved on each.  Teachers in particular affording us the Foundation, traditionally potential of ‘doing good in Manuals, which are being simple way to raise some held in November to the world’ and to be our sponsored by Watercorp are vital dollars whilst enjoying a coincide with Rotary ‘Foundation for Peace’. almost complete and an lovely meal at the cafe, which Foundation month had 191   ‘official launch’ of the project we have done on a few registrants and was capably is planned before the end of occasions. Our sincere emceed by Bill Hassell .  The Amelia the school year.     Dir. Rob thanks Roh and we’ welcome Hon. Bob Nicholson and PRID Ken are working your return as a full member reiterated how the Rotary Around $300 was raised for towards a successful launch if you see your way clear to Ambassadorial Scholarship PolioPlus from sale of tickets in the coming weeks. do so in the future. benefited his life, Vice Chair through our Club.    of the Rotary Foundation   Hopefully, this week Jane John Germ presented an Burundi Peace will be back at the club and overview of the RF which Nominations bringing along Andrew portrayed a very small portal Choir Blackwell who will update into the boundless ability we for Board for us as to what is planned for have to uplift people and The Burundi Peace Choir the sensory garden upgrade communities around the 2010-11 performed at the Dr Ken in the Murchison Ward at world working with the Collins Address last Monday Graylands Hospital. Foundations educational and If any member would like to night.   Unfortunately, there humanitarian programs. nominate for a position on was no opportunity for them Our lovely new pull up the Board please complete a to do a sound check and the banner was used for the first nomination form and have it balance was not 100 percent.  time last meeting and we will Never the less, their performance added to the function.  Just awaiting word back from Melpo Economou as to how much of the $3,500 has been raised to fund the production of their CD.  It is hoped that all or almost all money required has been collected by a number of clubs contributing to the cause. The 2010 District 9450 Conference is coming!  District Governor Geoff Simpson has been telling every Club about it about it and here is the chance now to Photo (L-R): Bill & Sue Hassell, Ken & Di Collins, Bob & Lynne Nicholson and John & Judy Germ at register for what will be a the Dr Ken Collins Address highlight of the Rotary year.  2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S It is outstanding value, being meet you in the magnificent City Germ was heartening. That held in an excellent location, has of Lisbon. From the night we launched the Paul an excellent program and a great   Harris Society, with 11 venue for the dinner.  Our lunch meetings are every District members commited to   TUESDAY at 13.00 (1 pm) at the contributing at least $US1000 Come and celebrate Rotary. Can   Governor’s each year, whilst able.   We you please make sure all of your HOTEL TIVOLI should also be planning on members receive a copy of the Avenida de Liberdade 185 Desk what our contribution will be attached registration brochure? 1269-050 Lisboa next February to take the End   Portugal Dear Fellow Rotarians, and Polio Now Campaign to the Can you also please make a   Friends, public. regular space in your Bulletin to phone number: (+ 351) 213 198 To date the District has promote what will be an 900 Well, what a month. Margaret contribute some $26,000 to TRF excellent event?   I will be   and I have completed our club and $9000 to the End Polio sending out monthly updates.  This is the oldest and one of the visits and wasn't   it an eye- Now Campaign. Please keep   most charming 5 star Hotels in opener. Congratulations to you up the great work, we have a Also can you please put the town. Please find information all on the   great work you are long way to go.. Conference link on your website through the general link: doing in your communities – the full program will be and overseas and also many Next month we are on the published this week.  or details through the direct thanks for your kind down hill to Christmas and link: hospitality as we travelled half way through the year. around the District.  Time for some extra effort to conference2010 hoteis-portugal/destino/lisboa/ achieve our goals, the year is hotel-lisboa/lista.aspx Since last writing we have also running out. PP Angus Buchanan   you can find accomodation at attended the Disrict 9470 Chair – D9450 Conference 2010 this Hotel at a special ‘Rotary Conference at the Sheraton Next week the District 9450 price’ therefore please contact us Hotel, vistited the Matilda Bay Conference Brochure will be whenever you stay over in published. We hope you are all Rotary Club Lisbon ! Craft Fair, attended a week- long DG Seminar and Rotary going to join us at this great   event. Lisboa - Institute in Newcastle and capped it off with the Annual Dr Ken Collins Address. Have a great month in Rotary. International Very soon (under construction) The Rotary Institute was very our website will be: informative and we were Geoff Simpson, District 9450 Toast brought up to date with how Governor, 2009-10 we will keep you posted on our donations are being put to this ! great use in the   Victorian Bushfire If you come to Portugal for aftermath. business, you can use our headquarters of our Rotary Club November being The located in the centre of the city Rotary Foundation of Lisbon. We can also give you Month was quite support through the vast successful. Support to experience of our Fellow the Polio film night Rotarians in our District D1960 yielded a small profit (aprox. 1.500 members). and the attendance at   the Ken Collins address Please forward this mail to all to hear VC TRF John your Rotary contacts and especially to your Club Dear Fellow Rotarians Members.   Rotary Clube de Lisboa* was   Club Birthday & Christmas Dinner Looking forward to hear from founded on the 23rd of January you, 1926. It is the oldest Rotary Club   Thursday, 17th December, 2009 of Portugal – now almost 84 Best Rotarian regards years old !   6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Nedlands Gold Club, Melvista Ave,   Erik Ulrix Nedlands.  We hereby send you this mail in President 2009-2010 order to dedicate an Cost is $45.00 per person for a three course traditional international Toast to your Club mobile phone: + 351 964 013 Christmas dinner (Vegetarian alternative available) Members to be done next 222                   Tuesday during the Visit of our professional site: Speaker: WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley  Governor to our Club.   * Lisboa = Lisbon (English) = Entertainment: Richard Symons We have about 60 active Lisbonne (Français) is the members and look forward to capital of Portugal Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S place between two formerly With the end of Apartheid in The Rotary conflicting countries. South Africa, these young Foundation In November 2006 a GSE professionals are now able to talk to one another and share team from Zambia visited ideas and common interests Week 21: This week’s Rotary South Africa, signifying that will help their countries Foundation Thought is about improved relations between look to the future in peace. how a Group Study the two countries. This Exchange can make history. exchange was made possible Some of the greatest stories from a contribution of district being told today started with For the first time in southern designated funds from a contribution to The Rotary African history, a group District 9210 to District 9300. Foundation. Let’s make sure study exchange has taken our club is part of the Rotary story. Program for November / December Introduction Date Details Date Name 26th November Waist Disposal Challenge - Exercise - 26th November Claire Forsdyke Simone Carot Collins 3rd December Toni James 3rd December Bryant Stokes - Life & Times Vote of Thanks 10th December Rob Rohrlach - Life & Times 17th December Club Birthday & Christmas Dinner - Date Name Nedlands Gold Club - Speaker: Lyn Beazley 26th November Elizabeth Bain 3rd December Sue Hassell Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 26th November Peter Symons Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 3rd December TBA Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 10th December Elizabeth James Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 17th December Simone Carot Collins 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 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  6. 6. AN INVITATION FROM YOUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR Dear Rotarians and friends, On behalf of the Rotary Club of West Perth, I would like to invite you to the last Conference for District 9450. It is to be a Conference of Celebration – of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. The Conference program will be wide and varied. It will educate, entertain and raise your passions. The Conference will showcase a number of our great projects from yesteryear, trace their progress and forecast their future. Our 50th Anniversary gift to Western Australia, the Medical School at the University of Western Australia will be one. The Chancellor of UWA, Michael Chaney, will be one of our key note speakers. Other projects will be brand new, on show for the first time, some straight from their international launch at the Rotary International Convention in Birmingham. In addition, there will be a number of speakers on topics of general interest to inform and entertain, together with a host of displays in the House of Friendship. Each club is encouraged to book a display booth and showcase your own projects. Overall, we want you to have fun! Renew acquaintances with fellow Rotarians from other clubs, meet new friends and welcome the Youth Exchange students and Rotaractors in our midst. We have a wonderful, hardworking conference committee who will ensure that your needs are satisfied and your questions answered, while still managing to keep the conference on time and our hunger satisfied. The Governor’s Banquet at the newly extended Hillarys Yacht Club promises to be a highlight. However there are limited seats, so get in early. In latter years our conference attendance has been shrinking. Please help us reverse that trend, register now, put on your finery and help us truly Celebrate Rotary. I hope to see many of you at the District Conference next April. Yours in Rotary Geoff Simpson District Governor D9450
  7. 7. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND The 2010 Conference will be a showcase of Rotary. A detailed program will be found on the Website. Speakers include: HIS EXCELLENCY KEN MICHAEL THE GOVERNOR OF WA Learn ! The Opening Address about Rotary Partnerships DR MICHAEL CHANEY Chancellor, University of Western Australia See The UWA Medical School Rotary in Action and – a gift from Rotary on Display GEMMA SISIA Founder and Chairperson St Judes School, Tanzania Changing lives though Education Hear the Four Way ROBERT FOORD Chairperson, Speaking Test The John Fawcett Foundation The Bali Eye Clinic Celebrate DARREN LOMMAN CEO, Dreamfit Rotary programs Making dreams happen through innovation for people with disabilities Meet PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS old friends Centre of Excellence for Alzheimers Disease Research and Care Understanding Alzheimers and creating hope Connect and PROFESSOR JORG IMBERGER Centre for Water Research Network University of Western Australia Water and the climate PROFESSOR BYRON KAKULAS Develop Australian Neuromuscular Research new ideas Institute PROFESSOR BILLIE GILES-COURTI and above all… University of Western Australia HAVE A Future Proofing Perth – Health by Design GREAT TIME!
  8. 8. Hotels and resorts There is a range of quality Accommodation options within the vicinity of the Conference venue. These include: Sorrento Beach Resort Indian Ocean Hotel 1 Padbury Circle, Sorrento 23 Hasting Street, Scarborough 9246 8100 9341 1122 Rendezvous Observation City Hotel Sunmoon Resort The Esplanade, Scarborough 200 Westcoast Highway 9340 5552 9245 8055 Scarborough Beach Resort Hillary’s Harbour Resort 46 Scarborough Beach Road 68 Southside Drive, Hillarys 9245 2350 9266 7888 Rotary does not accept responsibility for the services provided by these establishments Home Stay The Conference is arranging Home Stay for conference delegates from rural and remote Western Australia. The Conference Organising Committee will endeavor to match all requests but cannot guarantee that all requests can be met. If you would like to use this option please contact the Conference Organiser - People with Young Children If you have young children and would like to attend the Conference – let us know! If there is enough interest we will be arranging care and activities. Please contact the Conference Organiser - People with Special Needs The Lady Wardle Performing Arts Centre is fully accessible. If you have any special needs please contact the Conference Organiser - Smoke Free Environment St Mary’s Anglican Girls School is a smoke free campus. Conference delegates are requested to respect the environment on which we meet.
  9. 9. REGISTRATION/ TAX INVOICE For Online Registration and Payment: or Post Registration Form with completed payment options to: Rotary Club of West Perth, PO Box 59 West Perth WA 6872 REGISTRATION DETAILS – PERSON 1 Title eg Mr/Mrs/Ms First Name Surname Name to appear on Conference Badge Address Telephone Email Rotary Club Special Needs eg diet/access REGISTRATION DETAILS – PERSON 2 Title eg Mr/Mrs/Ms First Name Surname Name to appear on Conference Badge Address Telephone Email Rotary Club Special Needs eg diet/access
  10. 10. REGISTRATION OPTIONS PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL All GST PRICE Inclusive Full Early Bird Registration $200 $ (by 27th Feb 2010) Includes Cocktail reception, Conference Dinner, M/A Tea and Saturday lunch Full Registration $210 $ (after 27th February 2010) Includes Cocktail reception, Conference Dinner, M/A Tea and Saturday lunch Early Bird Conference Registration $120 $ (by 27th February 2010) Includes Cocktail reception, M/A Tea and Saturday lunch Conference Registration $130 $ Includes Cocktail reception, M/A Tea and Saturday lunch Saturday Conference - 17 April only $90 $ Morning/afternoon tea and lunch included Sunday Conference - 18 April only $30 $ Morning tea included Cocktail Reception 16 April (extra ticket) $30 $ (included in full registration) Conference Dinner 17 April (extra ticket) $90 $ (included in full registration) TOTAL COST $ PAYMENT OPTIONS ( ) Cheque/Money Order – made out to Rotary District 9450 Conference ( ) Electronic Funds Transfer - BSB: 036011 Acc No.: 405833 ( ) Credit Card Please debit my credit card ( ) Mastercard ( ) Visa Card Amount: $ ______________________________________ Cardholder Name: _______________________________ Card Number --- --- --- ---/--- --- --- ---/--- --- --- ---/--- --- ---- --- Signature: _______________________________________ Cancellation: If you are unable to attend this event, a substitute delegate is welcome. A full refund will be made for cancellations made in writing up to 10 days prior to the event. However a cancellation fee will be charged thereafter. Rotary District 9450 Inc ABN 57 542 783 257 reserves the right to change the program at any time.