The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 District 9455 ABN: 99 602 195 617
Volume 3, Issue 16 18th - 24th October 2010
This Week's Guest Last Week Project Gallery Adieu For Your Diary Rosters
Learn about some Scrumptious See some of our One of our members Dinner meetings and Host and attendance
great work being done desserts, and award donationsinkind in will soon be relocating other special occasions: rosters, and the
in Cambodia, and how presentation and our action, both locally and to the UK. We'll miss the Annual Ken meeting schedule for
our club has District Governor – overseas you! Collins Address and the month ahead.
contributed. what you missed! Page 2 Page 3 our Club Birthday Page 5
Page 1 Page 2 Page 4
Letter from the President To date, our club has had a This Week's Meeting
“tradition” of the President Elect
Office bearers are vital to the smooth serving on the board in the capacity Tony Munday is a familiar face at
running of a club, ensuring that of Club Service Director. That our club, attending our special
someone is keeping an eye on how position is also vacant at the dinners and assisting with hands-on
things are going in each area of our moment, and since both Rob and projects such as packing books.
club's operation. Marcos already hold other positions
on the board which they would both This week Tony will be visiting us in
This week we will be electing a like to continue with, we are also the capacity of our guest speaker, to
President Elect for 2011/12. Both looking for someone else in the club tell us about the One 2 One
Rob Rohrlach and Marcos Carot who is not already serving on the organisation he supports in
Collins have been nominated, and I board to put their hand up to take Cambodia. Our club recently
hope you have given some due over this role. facilitated the purchase of a bus for
thought to who you would like to see
One 2 One through a Rotary
setting the direction of our club next Yours in Rotary service,
Foundation Matching Grant, which
year. Simone serves as another great example of
how we are able to help others
without necessarily needing to spend
any money ourselves.
This Week's Meeting
District Governor Ian and Jan Hutton
visited our club last Wednesday for
the annual ‘Official District
Governor's Visit', which took the
form of a special dinner meeting
rather than our regular cocktail club
For an hour prior to the meeting, DG
Ian met with members of the board
where he ran through a check list
he’d sent to President Simone which
covered many aspects of our club's
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
The message from RI President Ray Secretary Di has sent out notification “Kids in the Kitchen” at Maddington
Klinginsmith passed on by DG Ian is of this meeting, to take place on 3rd Primary School on Tuesday, 12th
for Rotary to be ‘Bigger, Bolder, November 2010, along with the October.
Better’. Clubs are these days being updated Club Constitution to all
encouraged to tackle big, sustainable members. Phil and Nancy assisted with the
projects, aiming at addressing the funding of the project through a
root causes of issues rather than just Awareness Cambodia Rotary Foundation Matching Grant,
providing small “patches”. with Phil’s Club Arden Arcade
A laminated certificate of putting up three quarters of the
We called on the DG to present our Appreciation has been received from funds. They viewed the facility and
Pride of Workmanship Award to Ali Gary and Kim Hewett thanking the watched around 15 children help
Warne – see page 3 for more details. Club and our supplier Margaret themselves to breakfasts of toast /
Brawley for the lovely knitted toys preserves / baked beans / spaghetti /
Notice of Special General which they took to their Orphanage cereal / fresh fruit milk and juice.
Meeting in Cambodia last month.
It was the first day back at school
Each club is required to hold a The certificate has three photographs after the holidays which meant
Special General Meeting to update of children holding the beautiful numbers were down, however, the
toys. young folk we spoke to really
the Club Constitution following appreciated the facility and our
changes adopted at the Council on guests from California were
Legislation. Kids in the Kitchen Visit impressed that the children did their
dishes after eating.
Phil & Nancy Sherwood and Ken &
Di Collins visited Manna Industries'
HORIZONS Chris created a fabulous dessert for Halloween Social Function
John Curtin Medal 2010 all present last Wednesday evening to
enjoy. Thanks Chris and heartfelt Please put Saturday, 30th October in
Congratulations Chris and Ali on an your diary for our next fellowship
Ken and Di Collins attended the John
outstanding business. function. 7.00pm at Toni and Bill
Curtin Medal Award presentation to
Bev and John Lowe at Curtin James home, 4 Archdeacon Street,
University on Friday, 15th October. Nedlands.
Bev and John are retired farmers and Please bring a bottle of drink and a
are an inspirational example of what dish to share. Those who wish to
one “ordinary” couple can do. After dress up are welcome to do so and
literally falling upon needs in the those who prefer not to that’s okay
community they have now too, as there is no pressure to attend
progressed from cooking a pot of in fancy dress.
soup for a group of homeless people
to the amazing job they are doing Farewell Clive
It was great to see Clive Boddy at our
Last year they served 53,000 meals meeting last Wednesday after having
to the homeless, 10,000 meals to been away, however, Clive indicated
hungry school children, gave 4,000 he would soon be leaving our club as
parcels to needy families, and the Boddys are relocating to
established Manna Kids (which is Cambridge at the end of next month.
now in five primary schools with two Our loss will be another Rotary Club
more being established) and the in that area's gain.
Winter School Uniform project
providing uniform packs to more Magnifying Microscopes
Clive, our Corporate Psychopath
than 1200 primary students. expert, is writing a book “Corporate
On 15th October Rob Rohrlach
Congratulations and bless you Bev attended an assembly at North Destroyers” which he’ll be putting
and John for all that you have done Cottesloe Primary School at which the finishing touches to in the UK.
and continue to do for the needy in the school was recognised as a Water He will continue his research into
the Perth community. Corp Water Wise School There are
now 488 Water Wise Schools in WA. Corporate Psychopaths and their
influence in corporations in the UK.
Pride of Workmanship This one was important to us as they
Clive and Hsiang-Ju will be at our
were not a Water Wise school when
pre Halloween function, and will pay
For friendly service and first class we donated magnifying microscopes
us a visit when they are next in Perth
products, our club recognised Ali to them a few months ago. Through
Warne and Chris Masure from La their work with the microscopes they
Galette de France on Broadway in developed an interest in water
We thank you for your wonderful
Nedlands with a Pride of conservation through their use of the
contribution Clive. We’ll miss you
Workmanship Award. microscopes. This fact was
both but look forward to our
recognised by the Chief Scientist,
continued association and wish you
Chef Chris started the business about Prof Lyn Beazley as she presented
and your family every happiness with
five years ago and Ali became a the award.
partner in the patisserie eighteen
months back. “La Galette produces Volunteer Grant
food to die for,” says Elizabeth Bain, Mindarie Charter
who nominated Ali and Chris for the A laptop computer has been ordered
recognition. for the club. The next items on our The Charter Dinner for the new
priority list are a screen and PA Rotary Club of Mindarie will take
place on Friday, 5th November. Cost
is $70 per person. Any members community service since the early Rotarians and dignitaries in their
interested in attending please see 20th century. These trees, which can home, Comely Bank, and planted
Secretary Di. be found worldwide, have grown into trees with their guests to mark the
enduring monuments of Rotary’s occasion. They called the garden
Belmont's Legends Night ideals. their Friendship Garden.
As president emeritus, Harris Today, Rotarians continue to plant
Two years ago the Rotary Club of traveled extensively during the 1920s trees to symbolize enduring
Belmont, which is now 50 years old, and 1930s, often accompanied by his friendships and fellowship, to
decided to honour its three remaining wife Jean. During these trips, the beautify parks and communities, and
Charter Members whilst they were nature-loving Harris planted trees to to contribute to a greener world.
still alive (one has since passed on) symbolize goodwill and friendship.
through the cion of three scholarships
In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked
for young people in the fields of
on a five-week tour of European
endeavour of those remaining
Rotary clubs and planted trees along
1: A young up and coming “Wednesday forenoon I planted my
Apprentice Jockey. first tree of friendship in European
2: A Top Apprentice cabinet maker. soil. It seemed to me especially 13th Annual Dr Ken
3: A Student from Belmont Senior appropriate that it took place in Collins Address
High School Germany—in its metropolis—Berlin. Promoting The Rotary
The planting occurred in a sports
The scholarships are presented to the platz formerly devoted to war Foundation
recipients at an Annual Dinner at the purposes, and a large number When: Monday, 29th November, 2010.
Royal Perth Golf Club. including Rotarians, city officials, Venue: Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
and others were in attendance.”
Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm
This year's “Legends Night” will be Harris also planted trees in Tallinn,
held on 4th November 2010 at 7pm Estonia, and Göteborg, Sweden, Guest Speaker: RI President Ray
for a 7:30 pm start. The cost is $65 during this trip. Alumni Speaker: Maryanne TokomeAmu
per head for a 3 course meal, with
Planting trees soon became a Cost: $45pp with cash bar available.
tables of up to 8 people.
hallmark of his travels, including in
Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
Any members interested in attending, Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Japan, 1st Wednesday of December.
please contact Secretary Di. Mexico, and New Zealand. In My
Road to Rotary Harris recalled:
2012-14 Zone 8 Director “With the cooperation of Rotarians
and local governments, I have
PDG John Boag from the Rotary planted friendship trees in the parks Club Birthday /
Club of Tamworth North has been and playgrounds on five continents
nominated for the position of of the world and even on some of the
Director of Zone 8 for 2012-14. major islands of the seas. Our trees When: Thursday, 16th December, 2010.
stood as symbols of international Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave
Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start.
This nomination is subject to understanding and good-will.”
challenge. If no challenge is received Other RI presidents also observed the Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
Cost: $45 – includes dinner
by December 1st, the nomination will tradition. In 1931-32, then-RI
be confirmed. president Sydney W. Pascall planted Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the
trees at the sites of Rotary clubs he 15th of December.
Friendship Trees visited, reportedly at Paul Harris’s
By Susan Hanf, RI News suggestion.
Rotarians have planted trees in the Not all of the trees were planted
name of fellowship, friendship, and outside the United States. The
Harrises often entertained visiting
Program for October & November 2010
am for September / October Topic
Date Speaker Host Attendance
20th October Tony Munday Cambodia Bus Project Warren Milner Elizabeth Bain
27th October Jorg Imberger Water Research Rob Rohrlach Daniel Forsdyke
3rd November TBC Wilma McBain Donna Bicknell
10th November Brigadier William Jamieson 70 years as a soldier and diplomat Di Collins
17th November - Committee Meeting - Claire Forsdyke
New Horizons: Winner of the District Board Club Details
9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10
Rotary Year 2010-11
Simone Carot Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
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