www.ascotrotary.org.au ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT DISTRICT 9465 HOME OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNORMEETING LOCATION: VOLUME 43 - BULLETIN 34Silks Bar & Bistro, 174 Wright Street, Belmont WA 6104 1ST MAY 2012Breakfast Meeting, Every Tuesday, 7am For 7.30am PAGE 1 MY RYLA EXPERIENCE - KASHINEE VEEREN DUTIES ROSTER I first heard about RYLA when I was 17. Back then I wasMEETING DATE: 8TH MAY involved with the Rotaract Club of Mauritius. It then meant IWELCOMING: Max Morrell had to fly to Madagascar for RYLA and at 17 I was getting Ron Alexander ready to come to Uni, there was no way my parents would sponsor my RYLA experience.HOST CHAIR: Aidan WoodGUEST SPEAKER: Mandy Mason So when I got asked about RYLA, I was in!! As exciting as it sounded, RYLA Learn - Foundation for Autism came at the wrong time; my graduation, my parents’ visit, moving out,LOYAL TOAST: Gren Courtland finding a new place, new job ... Eventually everything fell in place and IGRACE: Hugh Langridge went for it.INT/ROTARY INFO: Joanna Kendall Day 1 involved some mingling as we got used to each other through team outdoor activities. Highlight of that day was The Five Love Languages activity by Gary Chapman. It was an assessment of how givers and receivers like to express their love. Here’s the link if you’d like to do theMEETING DATE: 15TH MAY assessment: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/assessments/love/WELCOMING: Michael Metcalf Gren Courtland We went abseiling and rock climbing off a cliff on the following day. It wasHOST CHAIR: Directors a very hot day. Having done that before on previous JCLA camps and Committee Meetings Handicamp, I wasn’t too intimidated by these activities. In the evening weLOYAL TOAST: Roma Gehringer had a visit from the Toastmasters Club. I didn’t know that they existed. TheyGRACE: Brian Poole were very good in training us for some public speaking activities.INT/ROTARY INFO: Hugh Langridge Day 3 was less physical and involved more indoor activities where we had to put out our personalities to test. We were handed our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality report back where we learnt more about ourselves. In the evening we did some trust activities which were very similar to the onesMEETING DATE: 22ND MAY on JCLA camps. However having done that before, I still struggled withWELCOMING: Ros McLernon those. I guess it’s something I’ll have to work on. Mike BermannHOST CHAIR: Ron Alexander That night we had the one world diner, unfortunately I was part ofGUEST SPEAKER: TBA Cambodia, so that night I was given a small bowl of plain steam rice forLOYAL TOAST: Garry Jacobs diner. It was really hard to digest that. After which we had a presentationGRACE: Michael Metcalf on different Rotary projects that are going on. That helped me to learnINT/ROTARY INFO: Stephen Kendall more about the various projects that are going on. President: Janet Holding 0403 586 686MEETING DATE: 29TH MAY email@example.comWELCOMING: Brian Poole Apologies To: Julia Temby (Treasurer) Mike Evans 0411 046 535 Possible Sundowner??? TBA firstname.lastname@example.org Bulletin Editor: Kimberley Holding 0412 804 646 email@example.com
ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT VOLUME 43 - BULLETIN 34 DISTRICT 9465 1ST MAY 2012 PAGE 2www.ascotrotary.org.au HOME OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNORMY RYLA EXPERIENCE CONT................We had some mini strategic games on the next day and that was so much fun and we got to knoweach other further. I was on the Rotary Diner project so that day I was pretty much busy organising itwith the team. The diner went well. At that point, I was just exhausted and I just wanted to go to bed.After the diner, we gathered in our daily small teams debrief after which I could retire in bed. Littledid I know that RYLA was up to some mischief that night. My life would come to an end in the nextfew min. All of a sudden, Tanya came to our room. She looked agitated and stressed. There was anemergency and we had to meet at the muster point. We had 5 min to gather our small back packs.Anxious as I was , I thought there was a fire nearby and I decided to bring along my 2 most importantthings which I brought along on camp; my GHD and my Hair Dryer. You’d be surprised how heavythese can be when you have to carry them on all night! I started thinking about how I’d never see myparents, how I wouldn’t make it to my graduation...the world was really coming to an end.As we hopped onto the bus, we were blindfolded, and we were asked to stopped talking and notinteract with anyone. I was scared and angry at this stage...I didn’t want to be there. At one point Ieven thought to myself what if those guys were some kidnappers. The journey was long, very long...The facilitators whispered to five of us and we got out in the middle of some forest while the bus droveaway with the others. We had no watch on us, so I suspect we started walking around ten. We walkedand walked. I was anxious all the way scared I might be bitten by some snakes or some kangarooswould jump on me. It was my first experience in the bush- I had never been in a bush or even near aforest before. I was paranoid at every single noise I’d hear. I walked all night prepared for the worstand walked until it was dawn. I started feeling safe, couldn’t feel my feet much, but hey that didn’tmatter, I WAS ALIVE and I could see the day. I would make it to my Graduation. No one really knew Iwas scared as I was quiet most of the time and I tend to be really quiet when I don’t feel safe.It was something I can’t forget and something I would never want to do again. I still get freaked out inthe dark or near bushes. I don’t really know what I got out of that activity but I’m not ready for a per-sonal debrief as yet. It was not fun particularly not knowing when we would stop walking. We finallystopped walking around five and hopped on the bus back to the camp. Highlight of my day on thatday was that we got to sleep in that day.In the evening we had an activity that addressed our individual emotional values. So we were givenvarious situations and we had to choose between strongly agree or disagree or neither. I was happythat I could choose between either ends and never chose neither. I did enjoy that. The night endedwith an amazing talent show that we had to organise in half an hour. It was very relaxing.Day 6 was the highlight of my camp, it was an activity called Breaking through. It meant breaking aboard into 2 through Karate techniques. I never thought I’d be able to do that and didn’t have muchinterest in it. We had 1 hour of practice and finally we had to try it. I decided to go among the firstfew as waiting would make me more anxious. I went gave everything I could but it didn’t break. Sowe had a personal session with the trainers to see what we were doing wrong. After a few practices,I went for it and gave everything I could, all my emotions, just everything I felt, and I did break it. Thebest thing I took away from RYLA was this feeling of breaking through. It’s a feeling I can’t describeand it’s a feeling I’ve never felt before. But I surely did enjoy every single bit of it.It was finally time to go home and at this stage I couldn’t wait to get back. I’d like to thank the RotaryClub of Ascot for sponsoring me and helping me to achieve something I’ve always wanted to do. Ihowever feel, I could have got much more out of it had I not been on JCLA camps before which tendto be very similar like RYLA.
ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT VOLUME 43 - BULLETIN 34 DISTRICT 9465 1ST MAY 2012 PAGE 3www.ascotrotary.org.au HOME OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR GUEST SPEAKER SWAP ROTARY CORD BLOOD BANK Bev Poor is listed as the Host Chair for the The signage is now up on the building! This 12th June, however she will be on a Trans is great PR for Rotary in WA. Siberian Trip from Beijing to Moscow (!) PDG Hugh Langridge has provided us with a We need to organise for someone to swap photo...... dates with Bev, please either contact Mike Evans or Kimberley Holding WINE RAFFLE This weeks winner is Ron Alexander! APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS Ros McLernon is asking for nominations for an Apprenticeship Award. CLUB WEBSITE CLUB HANDOVER President Janet, Kimberley & Deepti have President Elect Michael Evans has confirmed been working hard to get the new website that the club handover date has now been up and running. set. But we need your help!!! It will be on Saturday 23rd June 2012 at Burswood on Swan • Do you have any photo’s of the club events? Watch this space for more details......... • Do you have info on any past or present projects? If so, please send them to Deepti by email or bring them to the next meeting! firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT VOLUME 43 - BULLETIN 34 DISTRICT 9465 1ST MAY 2012 PAGE 4www.ascotrotary.org.au HOME OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR INTERPLAST TRIP TO LAOS - KIMBERLEY HOLDING After 21hrs of stopovers and flights, both excited and tired, I arrived in Laos. The first half of our first day was spent in the conference room, where we had to negotiate with the Director of Mahosot Hospital. Believe it or not, this is the only country that Interplast visits, where they have to negotiate a price on arrival. The money covers the use of the 2 operations theatres, local hospital staff, use of 2 ward rooms and electricity. I think they even charged us for the glue that was going to be used on the certificates they presented the team! I can’t say I blame them, as they really lack funding. It’s very evident when you see the state of even the newest operating theatres. After we negotiated and a cost was agreed, we then proceeded to the consultation room. There was a big queue of people that lined the corridors. Most of them had stayed the night in the hall- ways, as they don’t have enough money to stay anywhere else, but they are quite happy to sleep on a matt, as long as they are with their family. We began our consultations; I think we saw about 45 patients on the first day. There were two pa- tients that really stood out and were definitely my favourites of the tip. The first, a 5 year old boy who had a burn on his ankle that contracted the skin on his ankle. He had to walk on the side of his foot, but it didn’t stop him, he was always running around with a big smile on his face. The second, a boy of about 9, had a burn under his arm, which had caused the skin under his arm to contract. He couldn’t lift his arm above his head. The second day was when the surgeries began. I had to steel myself, as before the trip I would get queasy watching RPA on the TV. I ended up doing ok; managing to separate the little boy I had seen before the surgery, to the sleeping body I saw on the operating table in front of me. In the operating theatre is where the magic happens. How can an hour surgery really change someone’s life? For the 2 boys I mentioned above, they will be able to walk, run and move around without any impediment. This means they will be able to live a normal life, without the ridicule of the other kids. When they get older, it means they will be able to get a job and make money for their families. Some of my favourite memories were made during the ward rounds. I had so much fun playing with the kids. I took balloons, colouring pencils, scrap books, bubbles and little toys with me. It’s amazing that a 10c balloon can bring such joy to someone’s day. The kids had big smiles and the parents kept saying ‘khawp jai’ (pronounced cop-chai), which means thank you. On the final days, we followed up on the surgeries the surgeons had completed. The little boy with the contracture on his foot; he now had a straight foot; he was so impressed he was adamant he had to get up and run around. Mum had to hold him down and chide him so he wouldn’t put weight on his plastered foot and ankle! With the boy that had the contracture of the skin under the arm; the surgeons released the skin and stitched him up. Before they left, they removed the stitches and he was able to lift his arm up above his head. You couldn’t paint a smile that big! He was so happy; he was now free of the disability that was stopping him from living a normal life. I would love to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to go along with the Interplast team. It has been a life changing experience and one that has given me a new perspective on life. I look for- ward to helping Brian Guest in the District and hope to raise more funds in the future for more teams. See the next page for photos!
ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT VOLUME 43 - BULLETIN 34 DISTRICT 9465 1ST MAY 2012 PAGE 5www.ascotrotary.org.au HOME OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR <----BEFORE <----BEFORE AFTER ----> AFTER ----> WHAT’S COMING UP IN......................... MAY EVENTS QUIZ NIGHT 5TH CHRSTINE GOSS 15TH BANGKOK CONFERENCE 6TH - 9TH GEOFF MALTHOUSE 18TH BOARD MEETING 14TH JILL COURTLAND 22ND MIKE BERMANN 23RD
HOST CHAIR ROSTER - 2011-2012 Month and RI Theme First Tuesday Second Tuesday Third Tuesday Fourth Tuesday Fifth TuesdayJuly – Settling In 5th Brian Poole 12th Board Aims Complete 19th Committee Meeting 26th Mike Bermann David Malone complete PDG Phil Cordery Healthway Rotary Youth Exchange Complete completeAugust – Membership 2nd Kashinee Veeren 9th Michelle Kendall 16th Janet Holding 23th Ros McLernon 30th DG Visit - evening meeting PDG John Ranieri Mark Burns Principle, Patrick Peake Troy Hendrikson Janet Holding District Membership Tranby P.S complete Perth Energy Ambassadorial Scholar 2000- complete Director complete complete 01 completeSeptember – New 6th Peter Richardson 13th Julia Temby Giovanni 20th Committee meet 27th Michael MetcalfGenerations Gary (plug) Welch Ferrari complete The Cycling Phenomenon complete Paediatrician, PMH complete completeOctober – Vocational 4th Kimberley Holding 11th 18th Ronnie Malthouse 25thService Luke OKeefe complete Fran Hazeldean complete EigthyTwenty Vision City of Belmont complete completeNovember – Foundation 1st Melbourne Cup 8th Hugh Langridge Sue 15th Rotary Cord Blood 22nd Committee meet & 29th Business Network Meeting - Bernie Ryan Alexander complete Bank Tour complete Peter from P.L.A.N Sundowner A Jockeys Life complete complete completeDecember – Rotary Family 6th Dianne Reed 13th Club AGM 20th Christmas Party 27th – No Meeting Christmas Carole Theobald from complete complete Break complete Zonta completeJanuary – Rotary 3rd Peter Richardson 10th Ronnie Malthouse 17th No Meeting - 24th Michael Metcalf 31st Ron AlexanderAwareness Deepti Roopun Holl Ransom - RC Crawley Handicamp Dinner David Tucker - Bicycles for Eddie - Bakhita, East Timor complete complete complete Humanity complete completeFebruary – World 7th Joanna Kendall 14th Club Forum 21st Club Birthday & 28th Gren CourtlandUnderstanding Craig Alford - The Big complete Interplast Team Rick Davies - RAWCS Ride complete complete completeMarch – Literacy / Rotaract 6th Jodie Sparks Kero 13th Aidan Wood 20th Committee 27th Deepti Roopun OShea - Facebook Hannah & Emma Meeting Maureen Meredith - Curtin complete JCLA complete complete Volunteers completeApril – Magazine Month 3rd Garry Jacobs 10th complete 17th complete 24th Jeff Stephenson Jeff Stephenson Kashinee Veeren complete RYLA completeMay – Australian Rotary 1st Mike Bermann 8th Aidan Wood Mandy 15th Committee 22nd Ron Alexander 29th SundownerHealth Kimberley Holding Mason - LEARN Meeting Interplast complete Foundation for AutismJune – Fellowship 5th Kimberley Holding 12th Bev Poor - to be 19th Julia Temby swapped?!
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