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The bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay for 16 August 2009

The bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay for 16 August 2009

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  • 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 7" 17th - 23rd August 2009 Letter From the Club Anawin Women’s District Governor’s Visit Inaugural Vocational Extreme Makeover - Rotary Foundation President Refuge You are invited to the Service Award Rotarian Edition Thought of the Week A roundup of the clubs How can you help with official club visit by the Details of this New Rotarian making a This week’s thought is activities. this project. District Governor. community project. difference. about The Annual Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Programs Fund. Page 5 our daughter Amber Letter From the Kane. On the International front, under the Directorship of Club President Director Rob Rohrlach Claire Forsdyke, a Matching is working hard at Grant application has been Dear Fellow Rotarians, picking up the treads of completed and will be what has been forwarded to the RC of Our meeting of 13th August happening in the Arden Arcade, D 5180, was where we learnt of the Projects Committee. He California for the Manna ‘Life and Times’ of our and Ken took a load of Industries project. We have member Judith Dowson. collected items over to one applicant, Andrea Getting to know about each the Anawim Aboriginal Williams, for the Group other is a very important part Refuge. Through Roh, Study Exchange to D.1640 in of becoming a close knit Rob has sent a letter to France, with a second, Kylie Rotary Club and we thank Bethesda Hospital West currently working on Judith for an interesting and initiating a Vocational her application. well put together Excellence Award for an presentation. employee at the Claire has sent out an order Hospital and along with form for T shirts / and or Visitors welcomed to the club all the other projects in caps which she will this week were Cameron the pipeline, a Peace coordinate the ordering of Finnie from the CBA in Choir Project for from Elizabeth and Graham Claremont, Jade Ferrier and Burundi refugees is Bain’s Embroidme. Judith Dowson being investigated. www.climbforasmile.org.au Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  • 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Many members and friends Collins and make a difference and enjoyed performances of Rob Rohrlach undertake projects that do West Side Story by the delivered over not take funds, but time and Midnight Youth Theatre over one cubic energy." the weekend. What a metre of goods wonderful young performer from their Di Collins Richard Symons is! wish-list." Charter President Congratulations Richard on your role as Tony. You have Looking at the great talent and we thought pile of goodies RF Matching you were fantastic. A huge we deliver to thank you to Peter Symons t h e i r Grant for for organising a portion of Reception, ticket sales to come to the Manager Kim Manna club for PolioPlus. We’ll look exclaimed, forward eagerly to learning “it’s Christmas Industries how much was raised from in August for the ticket sales. As well as us.” A Matching Grant between thanking Peter for initiating the RC Freshwater Bay and the fundraiser, I wish to Kim advised RC Arden Arcade, D. 5180, thank all members who they still Sacramento, California is supported by purchasing require more ready to be sent off. " The tickets for themselves and w o m e n ’ s funding will be RC friends. pyjamas and Freshwater Bay US$2,932, RC underwear; Arden Arcade US$3,750, RID Last week I thanked Bryant sizes 14 and 5180 US$3,750 Stokes for his generous Rob Rohrlach with Kim from Anawin above. contribution to Roh’s " Due to the generosity of Hospital flooring project in Kind regards Sri Lanka. Since then I’ve Anawin " Alistair and Margie Tulloch, we have A$1,000 in the bank discovered that Claire and Rob Rohrlach Daniel Forsdyke also Women’s Projects Director towards the project. " Rick Hart came up with the best personally contributed to the prices for the electrical items project and I extend the Refuge Club’s thanks to both of More on required Industries. for Manna these hard working members Anawim is a Northbridge too, not only for generously based aboriginal women’s Anawin " contributing to the project service offering a refuge, day Rotary but for the work they are centre and night shelter." Dir. Rob Rohrlach and PRID doing in many areas of the club, RF /Int. Director, Anawim provides a safe, Ken took a substantial load Foundation supportive and homely of donated items – blankets, Secretary and the real huge job of the weekly Bulletin. environment for women pillows, toothbrushes, Seminar escaping family, domestic brushes, hair and personal and/or social violence, products – to Anawim on For any Rotary club to be Sunday, 23rd August, 2009 homelessness or other life Friday, 14th August. successful it takes all from 8.30am to 1.00pm at the crisis." It provides a place to Northlake Campus, members to contribute and wash their clothes or get a Members are doing an work together, so to all of our Winterfold Rd, Kardinya." little respite from the outstanding job of sourcing members, a sincere thank relenting weather in living needed items. " Mandy you for the contributions you Please come along and learn on the streets. Symons has collection boxes are making as I believe we about the Rotary Foundation." at hockey matches, Marcos are functioning extremely PRID Ken will be talking It has been operating for 30 Carot Collins has collection well, especially for a new about PolioPlus and doing a years and is part of Ruah boxes at Murdoch University, club. matching Grant in our own Community Services that is Jane Armstrong has been community, using Manna funded by various collecting through her Remember the DGs Official Industries as an example and government agencies. But Church (including a cash visit on Thursday, 1st Rtn. Bill Hassell will be there is never enough spare donation which will be used October. Please have this presenting on TRF Alumni. cash to provide the little to purchase items urgently date in your diary as we " extras that add considerable required), the Claremont need all members, partners and friends of the Club to dignity and love for their Friendlies Chemist provided new toothbrushes has Club Assembly clients. come along to hear DG Geoff and hairbrushes and I think tell us how ‘The Future of Next Club Assembly will be Just over three weeks ago Jan some of the other club Rotary is in your Hands’. held at Lotterywest meeting Stewart made us aware of the members have also sourced room, 74 Walter Rd, Osborne Anawim needs. " We items." Yours in Rotary Service, Park, on Saturday, 26th delivered blankets (kindly September, from 9:00 - donated by Bethesda A huge thank you for Di Collins 11:00am. " Thank you once Hospital) within days of the hopping in and once again Charter President again to Jan Stewart for the request. " Last Friday Ken proving that Rotary can 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  • 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S use of the room for this and Elizabeth are working on meeting. Official Visit of Climb for a the sponsors and people to " climb. the District Smile Wiluna www.climbforasmile.org.au Governor Helpers are required as well Aboriginal as members who are happy Sunday 4th October 2009 Please ensure a full turn out to climb or organise people to Community of members, spouses (and climb / sponsor." Dir. Rob is hopefully Friends of the Club following up on the ‘help Alan Stewart will take will also come along) on side’ whilst Roger, Andrea another couple of bags of Thursday, 1st October, 2009 jumpers, beanies and small for the Official Visit of the DG blankets up to Wiluna with Geoff and Margaret Simpson. him this week. Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s " It will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of Sunday, 11th October, 2009 RC Freshwater $25.00 per person with BYO wine." Bay You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s. The Board are requested to Foundation meet with DG Geoff at 5.30 There is a cost of $25.00 per person to cover costs. for an hour for a Club RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please Further to information in last Assembly where DG Geoff note that payment will be collected prior to the event. week’s Bulletin. " Now that will hear what the club is Rtns Bryant Stokes, Bill doing and ask questions of Hassell, Jan Stewart and the Board" in various areas he PRID Ken Collins have all wishes to know about." agreed to serve as Trustees of Please RSVP to Daniel the Club Foundation, Pres. Kerry McAuliffe will proceed Forsdyke to indicate your District Governor’s Visit with obtaining the services of attendance. Please note that a solicitor to prepare the payment will be collected Thursday, 1st October, 2009 documentation to proceed prior to the night. with this application." " Members, Spouses and Friends of the Club are invited to On behalf of the Club, sincere Brunch at Sue attend the Official Visit of the DG Geoff and Margaret Simpson. appreciation is extended to the four members and and Bill This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of President Kerry. $25.00 per person, with BYO wine. " Hassells RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please Inaugural Sue and Bill Hassell have note that payment will be collected prior to the night. kindly offered to host a Vocational brunch on Sunday 11th Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm October." Service "Award Please RSVP to Daniel October is Vocational Service Forsdyke to indicate your month in the Rotary Calender attendance. Please note that and Dir. Rob has sent a letter payment will be collected inviting Bethesda Hospital to prior to the function." Many nominate one of their staff to thanks to Bill and Sue. receive our inaugural Club Polo Shirts and Caps Vocational Service Award." Dinner at the Polo Shirts are available in both Ladies and Mens sizes for Rob wrote “We request your team considers which person Collins’ $35. Ladies Polo Shirt - Click Here has served the hospital and Mens Polo Shirt - Click Here its patients or staff in a Ken and Di Collins are manner that brings honour to continuing with dinners for Caps are one size fits all for $17.60. their vocation; no matter 6-8 members to get to know Caps - Click Here which vocation it is”." each other a little better." Next one will be on Saturday, Embroidery will be the Rotary Wheel and the wording It has been decided to present 22nd August and the “Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay” the award at the time of the following one on Sat. 26th Order forms are now available from Claire Forsdyke District Governor’s visit to September. the Club on 1st October. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  • 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S project this size, which Design Company, developed traditions of Rotary is the Extreme included building a barn, the project's Web site . exchange of club banners. chicken coop, and Rotarians traveling to distant Makeover - greenhouse, would normally "Through the site, he also locations often take banners take a crew of 50 about six was responsible for volunteer to exchange at make-up Rotarian months. recruitment, donor meetings as a token of recognition, and scheduling friendship. Many clubs use Edition The five-bedroom house in updates, as well as supplying the decorative banners they Ash Grove replaces the 800- a visual timeline through have received for attractive By Maureen Vaught" square-foot home where photos," Michelle says. displays at club meetings Rotary International News Chris and Niki Hampton and and district events. their six children had been 14 August 2009" “It takes a village By 1959, exchanging banners to raise a house” had become so popular that the RI Board of Directors was concerned the practice would In addition to the be a financial burden on construction crew, the clubs. It urged Rotarians to Cliftons estimate that “exercise discretion, between 1,500 and 1,700 moderation, and measured people volunteered over the judgment in making six days. The community provision for such donated 95 percent of the exchanges.” materials for the build, and raised enough money to help The approximately 20,000 pay off the family's existing banners in the Rotary mortgage. History and Archives collection reflect clubs' Clifton admits he'd never hometown pride and their organized a community connection with the Sam and Michelle Clifton and their children pose in front of the famous service project before. But international organization. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition bus. Photo by Randy Colwell/Colwell he'd do it again. Captures In addition to incorporating living. As with every episode "It's a fun thing to do and the Rotary emblem, banners Sam Clifton isn't letting his of the award-winning definitely rewarding," says often include symbols or 15 minutes of fame go to his program, the family was Clifton, who was asked by imagery of a club's town, head. In fact, if he had his selected from a group of the show's producers if he'd region, or country. Others way, no one would know his families in need. help with another build. represent local craftsmanship company led the build on the or cultural traditions by TV reality show Extreme Clifton not only managed the A Rotarian since 2008, he displaying leatherwork, Makeover: Home Edition, job around the clock, often says he'd also like to help weaving, embroidery, or which provides new homes sleeping in a trailer on-site to with a service project hand-painted designs. for families in need. be available for late-night through Rotary. "It's questions, but also found imperative you have the "I asked the producers if I volunteers and donors for right heart. You could do this without being every phase, to do can't be an ‘I' known. I didn't want the everything from providing person. If you media attention. But then I food to landscaping. He says go into this thought about how great it he learned early on the looking to get would be to get other people importance of having the something out in front of the camera, right people beside you. of it, then it's especially guys in the not going to construction business who've Among the key players were work." been going through a rough two members of Clifton's time," says Clifton, a member of the Rotary Club of Rotary club, Judy Bilyeu and Michael Wehrenberg. The Taking Springfield Missouri, USA. Southeast, corporate marketing director of Metro Builders Supply, the Bilyeu helped with The rest is showbiz history. fundraising and recruiting pennant More than 600 skilled volunteers. She also worked laborers -- some unemployed with the show's designers to By Susan Hanf" and many from competing select $30,000 worth of Rotary firms -- volunteered to help lighting and appliances from International build a 3,300-square-foot her company's inventory to News home in just six days starting donate to the project. 5 August 2009 14 July. As co-owner of Millstone Custom Homes Wehrenberg, who is One of the with his wife, Michelle, president of Wehrenberg more colorful Clifton estimates that a 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  • 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S It funds programs in more spent wisely on quality The Rotary than 160 countries on seven Rotary projects. Foundation continents. From digging clean water wells for villages Only if Every Rotarian makes in Africa to teaching basic a gift to the Annual Programs Week 7: This week’s Rotary literacy skill to children in Fund Every Year, will we will Foundation Thought is about Latin America, during any be able to continue to do the The Annual Programs Fund. given moment in a day, great work of our Rotary thousands of Rotarians Foundation. The Annual Programs Fund volunteer their time and is the primary source of expertise ensure that all unrestricted support for the contributions given to The programs of the Rotary Annual Programs Fund are Foundation. Introduction Program for August Date Name Date Details 20th August Nil 20th August Committee Meetings 27th August Bill Hassell 23rd August Multi-District Rotary Foundation Seminar - 8:00am. North Lake Senior Vote of Thanks Campus, Kardinya 27th August Susan Marie - UWA Extension Date Name Program 20th August Nil 27th August Margaret Stuart Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Welcoming Roster Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. president@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au PO Box 168, Date Name Nedlands, Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 20th August Judith Dowson vicepresident@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Meetings membership@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 27th August Rob Rohrlach 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 Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Fax 08 9385 0472 secretary@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Website sought from members of the club. Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au projects@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working Claire Forsdyke — International Director Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php? on or promote the clubs next fundraising foundation@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au gid=47737002646 event. Toni James — PR & Marketing Please forward articles and photos to Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008 daniel.forsdyke@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au publicrelations@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 5