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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 8

  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 8 24th - 30th August 2009 Letter From the Club Interact Peace Fellow Applicant Great Australian Bike Aussie Alex Accepts Rotary Foundation President What is Interact. Update from Riders his Award Thought of the Week A roundup of the clubs Page 2 Afghanistan. Letter from the District What has this Rotary This week’s thought is activities. Page 3 Governor. Foundation Alumni about Matching Page 1 Page 3 been up to? Grants. Page 4 Page 5 The week commenced on Blades. At present volunteers start some of the groundwork Letter From the Monday morning with a for the ‘Exit’ are the on this. phone call from Rtn Bryant Forsdyke’s, Enid and the Club President Stokes who has extremely Collins’. Director Rob would Roger Bayley, the Deputy generously offered to pay for like to hear from any other Principal at Christ Church Dear Fellow Rotarians, the costs involved with members who can see their Grammar has offered a venue establishing the RC of way clear to help. Books of at the school for an Interact A damp, cool wintry evening Freshwater Bay Foundation. Raffle tickets have been taken Club to meet. Further on 20th August brought us in A huge thank you to you by Rob, Andrea and Sue and information in the Bulletin on a string of apologies from Bryant on behalf of all the club will make $70 from Interact. Once again, if any many members who were members. each book sold. All involved members are prepared to be feeling a little ‘under the with the ‘Climb for a Smile’ involved with this, PLEASE weather’, plus several others Climb for a Smile is on do need to purchase T Shirts contact Rob and Ken. who had other meetings and Sunday, 4th October and we from the organisers. (Not able commitments. It did are seeking members both to to wear Club T Shirts for this RYDA – Rotary Youth Driver however find us with Ken as climb (and raise funds via event). Awareness – is another youth the only male member sponsorship) and to assist at project being looked at by the present amongst an the Exit. Dir. Rob Rohrlach is PRID Ken is keen for the Projects Committee. It is a otherwise ‘all ladies’ turnout. working with Elizabeth, Club to start a Community new project in the District Despite the low numbers, the Andrea and Roger, plus based Interact Club of a this year having been very committees had worthwhile making contact with the two Saturday. September is ‘New successful in NSW, SA, meetings. young ladies from MLC the Generations’ Month so it Queensland and Tasmania. club sponsored to RYPEN – would be a perfect time to Imagine how assisting our Emma Court and Jessica younger folk (16 and 17 year Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Through their service activities, Interactors learn the importance of: - developing leadership skills and personal integrity - demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others - understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work - advancing international understanding and goodwill Interactors have access to the many resources of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation plus administrative support available through Rotary International.   Wiluna - Mother and Baby with baby clothes and blanket donated through Rotary Group Study olds) to become better people events. Marcos is also Attended by Claire, Daniel, Exchange Team on the roads could improve working on a design for a Marcos and Di, with Ken the long term benefits to the pull up banner for the club as presenting on PolioPlus and Applicants community by reducing it is badly needed, Matching Grants in the local accidents, injuries and even particularly at the entrance to Community, and Bill talking The Club is sponsoring deaths. the Cafe on our meeting about the Alumni. Andrea Williams application nights.   for GSE and Andrea PRID Ken will be going to recommended the Wiluna with Rtn. Alan Rtn. Vicki Rasmussen reports programme to one of her Stewart on 14th September to that Jesper has recovered workmates, Kylie West.  The meet and talk with various from his hip replacement and District GSE Committee has people there to assess the is now working in Mt. Tom asked the RC of Freshwater feasibility of a modified GSE Price, on what they hope is a Bay to also sponsor Kylie so Team to Fiji and other ways short term (six month) basis. Claire has been in of assisting the local With working full time, two communication with Kylie aboriginals. Alan took more little girls and Jesper away, and has forwarded her knitted items up to Wiluna she is having difficulty completed application on to last week and we’ve received making meetings so will be the District Committee.  a request for beanies/scarves back with us as soon as Interviews will be on in footy colours (Eagles, Jesper is able to return to Saturday, 10th October and Dockers and Carlton) and lap Perth. Look forward to we wish both Andrea and rugs for the elderly. Enid Wall is going to see if she can having you back Vicki. Interact Kylie every success with their applications. find knitters for these at St Yours in Rotary Service, Louis Village. Interact is a Rotary- Andrea was been along to Di Collins sponsored service club for the club on a couple of Rtn. Marcos has taken leave Charter President young people aged from occasions, and we’ll arrange from the club until the end of 14-17 years.   Interact gives for Kylie to come along and the year as he is keen to set young people an opportunity introduce herself to everyone up a family style club south to participate in fun, in the very near future. of the river, where members meaningful service projects.  meet, perhaps of a weekend, Tri District Interact clubs perform at The next GSE Team will be with their children. He is least two projects a year, with travelling to the Normandy working with D. 9460 to see Rotary one serving the community area of France in May/June if this can be brought to and the other furthering 2010. fruition. Every success to Foundation international understanding.  Along the way, Interactors you Marcos and we look forward to seeing you from Seminar develop their leadership skills and initiative while time to time at our various meeting new friends.  2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Bain has a wholesale contact for pyjamas which she will investigate, otherwise she will look at Kmart/Target.   Thank you to all members who have Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s contributed in any way to this project. Sunday, 11th October, 2009   Peace Fellow You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s. Applicant - There is a cost of $10.00 per person to cover costs. RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please Rohallah Haidari note that payment will be collected prior to the event. As nothing had been heard from West Side Story Rohallah, currently in Afghanistan, for some time, Bill and PolioPlus Hassell, who is his counsellor, phoned him early in the week and reported as follows. District Governor’s Visit Once again, a huge thank you to Peter and Richard Symons for “ I have just spoken on the Thursday, 1st October, 2009 the opportunity to raise money telephone to Rohallah. for PolioPlus from ticket sales Members, Spouses and Friends of the Club are invited to attend for West Side Story.  The amount He suggests it is very dangerous the Official Visit of the DG Geoff and Margaret Simpson. raised was $760.   Also, sincere in Afghanistan at the moment, thanks again go to all members the Taliban determined to This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of and friends who supported this disrupt the elections and bomb $25.00 per person, with BYO wine. event. blasts every day.   RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please Aged in the He has to stay more or less at home. note that payment will be collected prior to the night. Community He has not been able to travel Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm into the middle country as he Bryant Stokes suggested we look had planned. at possible projects to do with He does not have easy access to the elderly in our community.    e-mail as he lives in the outer Sue Hassell will investigate area. through the appropriate City of Nedlands Committee to see if Expects to come home as they are aware of any needs that planned on 3rd September. Said the club can look at meeting has been "up and down".” amongst the aged.  Ken has felt Club Polo Shirts and Caps there are lonely seniors around Thank you Bill for the update who, particularly at Christmas, and we hope to reorganise a Polo Shirts are available in both Ladies and Mens sizes for $35. would benefit from a Christmas date for Rohallah to address the dinner being coordinated for a club once he is back in Perth. Ladies Polo Shirt - number of them to get together. productdetail.asp?ID=126 This is just one idea.  If members know of needs or have other Great Australian Mens Polo Shirt - suggestions, please productdetail.asp?ID=125 communicate with Sue and Rob. Bike Riders   Caps are one size fits all for $17.60. Anawim Dear Fellow Rotarians, and Friends, Caps - prodID=53&prodCatID=2   Along with several other Seven weeks into the new Embroidery will be the Rotary Wheel and the wording “Rotary members, Jane Armstrong Rotary year and I am nearly half Club of Freshwater Bay” brought in donated goods last way through my official visits. week for Anawim Aboriginal What a wonderful variety of Order forms are now available from Claire Refuge plus $400 in cash, clubs and successful projects we Forsdyke with orders to be placed by donated by her church.  It was have in D9450. Margaret and I Thursday 3rd September 2009 agreed at the Projects are constantly amazed at how Committee meeting last active some clubs are and that Thursday that the cash would be they have so many more ideas used to purchase pyjamas and already mapped out for socks for the women.  Elizabeth community projects. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S “I looked around this “I was drawn to Rotary very, very successful because it changed my life international with the opportunity to cooperative, and out of work, travel, and study,” the six global leaders Buchanan said before the running it, three were convention. former Rotary Ambassadorial His favorite Rotary club Scholars. project, which involved two other Australian clubs, “So I say, thank you to created the East Timor The Rotary Foundation Roofing Company and a for making this campus for the Dili Institute possible.” of Technology in Baucau, Timor-Leste. The company A food technologist was established by the and member of the Melbourne club and the Rotary Club of Rotary Club of Doncaster, Me l b ou r n e , Vi c, Vic, with financial support Buchanan, 75, created from the Rotary Club of the high-protein Adelaide, SA, and the Shell   couldn’t think of a better way Australian milk biscuit and Foundation. This month is Membership than to commit to supporting high-energy biscuit, which Month. I have been the Rotary Youth Driver are staples of his country's “It now employs 15 people heartened to be present for a Awareness initiative. international food aid and is operating number of new member Invitations to attend a RYDA program. He also developed independently and inductions which are sorely event next Monday, 24th an affordable infant food profitably,” Buchanan said. need in some clubs after the August have already been made from rice and soy flour “We also started a revolving annual June cull. I know the sent to Club Presidents. that is commercially loan fund which helped more economic climate has   produced in Thailand. In than 200 locals, mostly affected some members and I hope to see many of you January, he was appointed a women, develop micro- it is now time to show how this Sunday at the Rotary Member of the Order of enterprises in and around the Family of Rotary can Foundation Seminar. Please Australia for his service to Baucau.” shine in adverse times. support it and learn food science and technology In addition to professional   something new. and to the community. honours, Buchanan has On the good news front: received Rotary District ■   we have   13 Yours in Rotary For these and many other awards for providing excellent candidates   accomplishments, The nourishment in for next year’s Geoff Simpson, District 9450 Rotary Foundation presented underprivileged countries National Youth Governor, 2009-10 Buchanan with its 2008-09 suffering from famine, as Science Forum, Global Alumni Service to well as other service efforts. ■ the wonderful Humanity Award at the 2009 One other recognition is also bunch of new Aussie Alex RI Convention in especially precious. inbound exchange Birmingham, England. students are with Accepts his “My father was a dairy their first host Buchanan's connection with factory manager in our small parents, and Award Rotary began when he was a village and the outstanding ■ the Great Australian 1959-60 Ambassadorial community l e a d e r, ” Bike Ride has hit Scholar studying agriculture Buchanan said. By Dan Nixon and Arnold town. and science at Iowa State R. Grahl  University in the United “As a boy, I always felt that I What a marvelous example Rotary International News States. He has since helped was in his shadow. Later, I of Rotarians demonstrating obtain Foundation Matching [worked] in Melbourne. I Service above Self. I Former Rotary Foundation Grants on behalf of the travelled extensively and encourage you to visit their Ambassadorial Scholar Alex Rotary Club of Melbourne became well known in the website and read the rider Buchanan realised Rotary's for service projects in dairy industry throughout profiles: power to influence the world Cambodia, Timor-Leste, and the state. One day, at a dairy www.greataustralianbikeride when he was working on a India. A Paul Harris Fellow, industry conference, my dad - truly inspiring. cooperative food research he has also worked closely was introduced as ‘Alex project between Australia with Past RI President Royce Buchanan's father.’ A very special thank you to and countries in south-east Abbey in establishing the our country clubs, who gave Asia. Royce and Jean Abbey “The pride on his face was a the riders a really warm West Endowment Fund through revelation to me and a joy to Australian welcome. They all “The level of cooperation the Foundation. The fund has behold.” asked me to pass on their between countries worked provided scholarships to 10 thanks for your hospitality like a charm,” Buchanan told students from developing and friendship. Foundation alumni during countries for agricultural   the Rotary Alumni training in Australia since Next month we focus on Celebration on June 20. 2001. New Generations and I 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S children and adults. Power that it can grow and function. first year. Members of the The Rotary Flour has targeted A Matching Grant from The Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA club Foundation malnourished populations in 65 countries to date, Rotary enabled Foundation Rotarians has in are now working to develop a commercial model for providing a very small Wisconsin to bring Power PowerFlour so that it will Week 8: This week’s Rotary amount of barley malt flour Flour to children in become self-sustaining. Foundation Thought is about to cooked starchy staples, orphanages and feeding Every Rotarian, Every Year – Matching Grants. such as rice, wheat or maize. programs in Panama. Nourishing bodies and minds. Rotary Clubs in Wisconsin, The supplement helps digest Rotarians in the Rotary del USA created the Power Flour the starch, converting it into Norte club in Panama will Action Network to make an sugars the body can absorb carry out the distribution and impact on the lives of infants quickly and easily. The training in Panama to reach and severely malnourished sugars power the body so up to 10,000 children in the Introduction Program for August / September Date Name Date Details 27th August Bill Hassell 27th August Susan Marie - UWA Extension Program 3rd September Roh Siriwardena 3rd September Melpo Economou - Peace Choir Vote of Thanks Project 10th September Rohland Hahnel Date Name 17th September Committee Meetings 27th August Margaret Stuart 24th September Margaret Stuart - Life and Times 3rd September Simone Carot Collins Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Welcoming Roster Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Date Name Nedlands, Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 27th August Rob Rohrlach Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 3rd September Jane Armstrong Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 10th September Enid Wall Club Administration Director Claremont Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Fax 08 9385 0472 Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Website sought from members of the club. Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working Claire Forsdyke — International Director Facebook on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646 event. Toni James — PR & Marketing Please forward articles and photos to Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 5