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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 26

  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 26 28th December 2009 - 3rd January 2010 Reopening the door to German Rotary Clubs Five years after the District 9455 Program for January Rotary Foundation learning in Indonesia help Sri Lanka Tsunami Round-up of the plans What is the club doing Thought of the Week Rebuilding Aceh after Recover How is Rotary helping for the new District. in the New Year? This week’s thought is the Tsunami. Recovery in Sri Lanka to rebuild lives since the Page 3 Page 4 about people going to Page 1 following the Tsunami. Tsunami. extraordinary lengths. Page 2 Page 2 Page 4 March, raising about US Reopening the $16,000. Door to “Starting from the district conference in October [2008], Learning in we were able to go to [Rotary] intercity meetings, Indonesia New Year’s parties, and club By Dan Nixon  meetings to pitch our sales,” Rotary International News says association president Jun 23 December 2009  Takahashi, a 1993-94 Ambassadorial Scholar to the Natural disaster and civil United States. “In addition to conflict have made receiving selling tickets, we received an education all but many suggestions and kind impossible for children living words from Rotarians who in Indonesia’s Aceh Province. encouraged us to move forward.” The tsunami that struck in 2004 claimed more than The concert, themed 200,000 lives in South Asia. “Children, Dreams, and And although the central Hope,” featured government and a separatist performances by four former movement signed a peace Rotary Scholars who had accord in 2005 after 30 years studied in Italy: sopranos of fighting, facilities for Rosa Watanabe (2000-01) and learning in Aceh have been Masako Watanabe (2001-02), slow to materialize. pianist Yuko Takahashi (1992-93), and vocalist The plight of the province’s Kosuke Tsuji (1997-98), who children moved The Rotary led a VisMelodica (a mix of Foundation Alumni early European, jazz, and Association of District 2780 ethnic music) that he had (Japan). The alumni decided composed. It was sponsored to help establish children’s by the District 2780 Rotary libraries in Aceh after Foundation Committee; considering a query from the Rotary Club of Zushi, Indonesian nongovernmental Kanagawa; Zushi Board of Education; Indonesian Top: The library project team in Indonesia: alumni Jun Takahashi and organization Komunitas Embassy; Japan Foundation; Maho Sato; interpreter Urara Numazawa; Hiroko Yunoki, of the Tikar Pandan. and many other Rotarians Rotary Club of Kanagawa Shonan (1972-73 Ambassadorial Scholar to and alumni. France); and Masanobu Miyagaki, of the Rotary Club of Isehara The group funded the effort Heisei. Bottom: Children in the village of Matang Sejuk welcome the by holding the Aceh Charity With the help of Komunitas Japanese project team. Photos courtesy of Jun Takahashi Concert in Zushi, Japan, in Tikar Pandan, the project Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S equipped libraries in three screaming, 'The water is villages with books, coming!' " bookshelves, desks, and BBQ @ The Forsdyke’s chairs. In July, two Rotarians Stepping outside, from the and two alumni visited the safety of their elevated perch, Sunday, 10th January, 2010 project site. Jeska-Zimmermann and her 12:00pm for 12:30pm at 144 Brookmount Drive, Ellenbrook.  husband saw locals and “The villages went through a tourists running from the Cost is $10.00 per person to be donated to the Club Charity great deal of hardship during beach uphill to a Buddhist Account. the conflicts,” says Maho temple on higher ground, Maps will be provided for those members that require them! Sato, a 1994-95 many bleeding, others Otherwise just follow your nose to the Swan Valley! Ambassadorial Scholar to carrying children in their England. “Children in all arms. You could even make a day of it, by visiting the local wineries three villages were severely for tasting... traumatized. [The libraries] "We and our Sri Lankan staff will function as spaces for immediately invited some of the development of the the worst injured inside, equipment, operating tents, firsthand our global villages and the children’s giving first aid to about two tables, and tools for the humanitarian network in growth.” dozen people," she says. devastated hospital. action." In the days following, as German Rotary Jeska-Zimmermann and her In the aftermath of the tsunami, German Rotary Five Years after husband tried to grasp the clubs in 12 districts raised Clubs help Sri scope of the devastation, they more than  €1.5 million (US the Tsunami joined a group of Sri Lankans $2.1 million) in donations Lanka Recover attempting to discover the and equipment. By Arnold R. Grahl  Rotary International News By Sandra Prufer and Arnold fate of patients at the 21 December 2009  R. Grahl  Mahamodara Hospital in Jeska-Zimmermann also met Rotary International News Galle, about 12 miles with former German Five years after a powerful 22 December 2009  southeast of their resort, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, tsunami devastated where 40-70 who was vacationing on the communities along the coast babies were same island, and the Kohl of the Indian Ocean, Rotary born daily. Foundation agreed to projects continue to Mercifully, all provide €9 million ($12.9 contribute to long-term the patients million) to construct a new recovery. had been maternity hospital about 9 evacuated to miles inland of the Shortly after the tsunami hit the Karapitiya Mahamodara facility. on 26 December 2004, The Te a c h i n g Workers broke ground on the Rotary Foundation Hospital project on the one-year established a Solidarity in further inland anniversary of the tsunami, South Asia fund, before the but work was subsequently coordinating US$5.9 million s e c o n d , delayed by Sri Lanka's civil in donations toward recovery stronger wave war. efforts throughout the region. hit. The Foundation also In early 2010, German clubs, awarded more than $480,000 Seeing dozens in partnership with the in humanitarian grants in of women in Rotary Club of Colombo, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, labor lying on Western Province, plan on and Thailand. Many cardboard on providing about $300,000 to individual Rotary club and A mother holds her baby at the maternity hospital in the floor of equip the old  Mahamodara  district foundations also Sri Lanka a year after the tsunami. Photo courtesy of t h e hospital building with two contributed from their own District 1950 overcrowded new delivery rooms and two funds. teaching operating rooms. hospital, Jeska-Zimmermann RI President John Kenny Kerstin Jeska-Zimmermann, vowed to help. She faxed a Jeska-Zimmermann will visited Banda Aceh, 2004-05 governor of District handwritten list of urgently travel to Sri Lanka in January Indonesia, in late November 1950 (Germany), was needed medicine and to oversee the effort. to inaugurate one result of vacationing with her supplies, along with a plea those recovery projects: a husband in Sri Lanka's for help, back home to be "Our tsunami project in Sri health center that is part of a Hikkaduwa resort town in distributed to all club Lanka -- which is only one of larger $1.9 million youth December 2004 when the presidents in her district. hundreds of Rotary recovery complex on about an acre of powerful tsunami hit. projects -- shows the donated land. The first, 2-ton shipment of tremendous speed, efficiency, "All of a sudden, there was emergency medical supplies and flexibility of the Rotarian "The work you have done absolute silence, as if nature left the Frankfurt airport network," she says. "This here in Indonesia is a vivid was holding her breath," within two weeks of her powerful sentiment was example of how Rotary Jeska-Zimmermann recalls. appeal, followed shortly after echoed by the medical staff comes together to achieve so "After a few minutes, we by a second, 7-ton shipment and mothers who saw much," Kenny said. "In the heard people frantically that included sonogram 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S volunteers in the days nears its end, 22 schools session. after the tsunami. The are back in service, facility joins an orphanage providing education for Assistant Governors will also be that opened three years about 12,000 children. invited to attend PETS. There ago, dedicated to child Read more. Get this will be separate training for survivors of the disaster. story in the latest RVM: Assistant Governors during the A two-story dormitory for The Rotarian Video weekend. In addition, Assistant university students is Magazine. Governors will have an under construction. Water opportunity to meet their purification and treatment 4 The Solidarity in South President Elects and to systems serve the entire Asia fund supported a participate in the development of complex. rehabilitation center for Club Plans during the weekend. tsunami victims in the Rotary's impact extends Khlong Nakha Wildlife District Assembly from Indonesia to   India, Sanctuary in Thailand, It is proposed that the Perth Sri Lanka, and Thailand, providing food, Assembly for metropolitan and where projects have rebuilt lodging, education, and nearby country Clubs will be schools, provided counseling for those held on Sunday 2 May 2010. A classroom supplies, who lost loved ones or preferred venue has been secured boats and fishing whose homes were identified but has not yet been equipment to restore local damaged or destroyed. confirmed. economies, and helped   construct and furnish Your donations to The Rotary A number of country Assemblies hospitals and shelters for Foundation help make recovery will be held to reduce the cost for the homeless. projects like these possible. Learn the Boards of remote Clubs more about how to give. participating in this training Here are a few of the opportunity. ongoing projects: RI District 9455 District Changeover  1 Two buses have been Re-Districting in Western converted into mobile Clubs  Australia means we will see classrooms in the Aceh The Clubs that will form the new three Districts (9450, 9460 and Province of Indonesia, District are determined by 9470) winding up and two new bringing primary and Rotary International. Whilst it is Districts (9455 and 9465) being secondary education to possible that there could still be established. It has been decided Top: Betty Muliadinata, assistant governor students across the further changes in the number of that we will hold a joint District of District 3400, RI President John Kenny region. Each bus stops Clubs in either of the two new Changeover on 3 July 2010 so (second from right), and Natalia Soebagjo, at designated locations Western Australian Districts, that all Rotarians can recognise past district governor, in front of a mobil a few hours a day, those that are presently listed by their outgoing District library during the dedication of a health giving students free RI as being part of District 9455 Governors and celebrate together center at the youth complex in Aceh. access to a librarian, are listed on this Website. We the start of the two new Districts. Bottom: The entrance of the health center. books, and multimedia hope to include contact details Rotary International Director Photos courtesy of Natalia Soebagjo materials. The project is on the website for all Clubs in Elect, Stuart Heal and Adrienne, supported by the the near future. will preside over the event. first hours and days after the Solidarity in South Asia tsunami, Rotary volunteers were fund and the SIKIB, an I am looking forward to working Board, Assistant Governor and among the first to respond on- organization made up with the Clubs and Rotarians of Committee Chair Appointments site. In the days, weeks, and of the wives of District 9455 during 2010-11 to Board appointments have been months to follow, Rotarians the ministers in the continue the great work of settled and it is intended to have world over rallied to send all I n d o n e s i a n Rotary. I wish you all a very all Assistant Governors and manner of assistance. government. merry Christmas and a happy District Committee Chair appointments confirmed before New Year. "One thing that impresses me, 2 In India, the Solidarity   the end of this month. The aim is over and over, is how these in South Asia relief Ian Hutton and Jan to appoint a leadership team that programs focus not on short- committee approved Governor Elect 2010-11 is representative of the whole term satisfaction, or reward for $30,000 to send a team District.  the giver, or recognition," Kenny of fishermen to Vietnam said. "The best Rotary programs for advanced training in President Elect Training and projects focus on helping fishing, sea farming, Seminar (PETS)  build for the future -- and fish processing, and PETS will be held in making lives better for marketing. Northam on the generations." weekend of 12 – 14 3 District 3220 raised March 2010. A single two The two-story health center more than $12 million day PETS will be held, occupies 5,860 square yards of to build 25 schools in rather than two one day land in the nearby village of Sri Lanka to replace sessions, to make it Khaju, set aside by government ones that were easier for remote Clubs officials who were impressed by destroyed by the to be represented at this the mobilization of Rotarian tsunami. As the project important training Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S of sports headlines. But rewarding than anything I Glidden’s challenge went to The Rotary racking up that distance in have ever done. Many support The Rotary Foundation three days staggers the imagination. Rotarians that had never given before contributed and Foundation. supported me, that was Week 26: This week’s Rotary Jeff Glidden did just that definitely one of my goals” Foundation Thought is about through his Ultra Distance Corporate sponsors helped a Rotarian going the distance Triathlon Challenge, raising fuel Glidden’s mega- for the Foundation. $100,000 and counting, as of triathlon challenge by each June 2007 for the Annual contributing at least $1000. Running, biking and Programs Fund. swimming 482 miles in the Local media coverage also course of a year or even a “It was difficult” said raised overall awareness of month is hardly the marvel Glidden, “but it was more Rotary. All the proceeds from Program for December / January Introduction Date Details Date Name 31st December No Meeting 14th January TBA 7th January No Meeting 10th January BBQ Lunch @ The Forsdyke’s Vote of Thanks 14th January 1st Meeting for 2010 Date Name 14th January TBA Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au PO Box 168, Nedlands, 14th January TBA Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director vicepresident@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Meetings membership@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive Club Administration Director Claremont presidentelect@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au clubadmin@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Email president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone  treasurer@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary secretary@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au sought from members of the club. projects@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working http://www.facebook.com/group.php? foundation@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 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 daniel.forsdyke@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au publicrelations@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450

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