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New Horizons V2 I36


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New Horizons V2 I36

  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 36 8th - 14th March 2010 Letter from the Club RYDA Manna Industries Magnifying One Vision Could Rotary Foundation President Rotary Youth Driver Launch Microscopes Eradicate Polio Thought of the Week Round up of the clubs Awaeness. Celebrate the launch of Update on the Interview with Sir This week’s thought is activities. Page 2 the Manna Industries magnifying microscope Clem Renouf. about Volunteer Page 1 Project. project. Page 3 Service Grants. Page 2 Page 2 Page 4 President of RI at a District Letter From the Conference in Bacolod, Negros and took the Club President opportunity to catch up with many old friends. We are Dear Fellow Rotarians always inspired by the wonderful work Rotarians PE Michael Penny from the undertake in developing RC of East Perth attended our countries and on arrival in meeting this week. Bacolod we were involved with the ‘blessing and hand A ‘fundraising brainstorm’ over’ of three classrooms at was the thrust of our meeting the Dona Montserrat Lopez this week in an endeavour to Memorial High School in come up with ideas as to how Silay. The Principal of the the RC of Freshwater Bay School, a former Rotaractor might target future (who agreed to become a fundraising. A number of Rotarian whilst we were ideas were raised, from an there) was himself a former Auction Dinner (which pupil at the school, as was Ken addressing the RC of Manpasan on 23rd February and their 8th Birthday would bring in large dollars) the President of the Rotary to the smaller Quiz Nights, Club of Silay, Aileen going strong and has a served on the International chicken and champagne Villanueva. It was a very youthful membership. The Rotaract Committee. theatre / film nights. emotional time for Pres. RCFB is delighted to have a Aileen as she recalled the number of RF Alumni March is Literacy Month in I have sent an email out to all days when the school was amongst its members and I the Rotary Calendar. members with the list of mainly a sugar cane encourage those members to Treasurer Rajah and Jes suggestions and requesting plantation with sparse extend Rotary membership to bought a literacy project back further ideas and input from facilities. Today it is a school more of their fellow Alumni. from the visit they did to a members not in attendance. for over 5,000 students and Rotary Club in India which Your contribution is all are delighted with the Next weekend PE Simone they are having listed as a important so I look forward three new classrooms which and Marcos will attend the Rotary Aust. World to hearing from you. have been funded by the RC Presidents Elect Training Community Service Project of Silay and the Fil-Chinese Seminar in Northam and on and are busily rounding up Two very important launches Chamber of Commerce. Monday, 15th March the suitable books to send to for projects of the Club are Rotary world will celebrate India. coming up and members On 23rd February, Rotary’s World Rotaract Day. Our who are able, are encouraged 105th Birthday, we attended speaker for next meeting is The Future of Rotary is in to attend. It looks as though the 8th Anniversary of the Viviana Boyle, Charter Your Hands Rotarians so I both will happen on Monday, Rotary Club of President of the Rotaract encourage you to continue to 22nd March. More on these in Mandaluyoung Pasig San Club of Perth. Rotaract is our extend your hands in service. the bulletin. Juan (known as Manpasan) youth program for 18-30 year which was the very first all olds and both Simone and Yours in Rotary, Ken and I have been in the Rotary Foundation Alumni Marcos are former Di Collins Philippines representing the Rotary Club in the world. It is Rotaractors, both having Charter President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S and spouses there will be a January trip to Calcutta at visit to the facility arranged our meeting on 25th February.  in place of one of our regular Unfortunately, due to work Wednesday meetings.  and travel commitments the attendance was poor, Roger Marston generously however, all in attendance provided melamine found the presentation to be dinnerware as the very first very enlightening.  A sincere project the club did and Roh thank you to James and Siriwardena kindly donated Debbie. an urn, crockery, linen and   other items to Manna Industries and also arranged Last Thursday for the bulk of their Christmas dinner to be Meeting cooked at Bethesda Hospital.   After this week’s meeting on 11th March, our meetings will Magnifying move to a Wednesday from the following week, 17th Microscopes March. Time and venue remain unchanged. In an email received this   week from the Teachers Manual Graphic Designer, Unifocus GSE Colin Sparks he wrote “Congratulations to the RC Plans for the Indigenous GSE of Freshwater Bay on this Team between Wiluna and great initiative. I have Fiji are slowly moving commented to Roy on many forward.   Rtn. Alan Stewart occasions that this is such an is unable to lead the team so exciting and engaging project PDG Hugh Lavery will be for students to participate in the Team Leader.  PDG Hugh and have said that I'm sure is an experienced Rotarian many other Rotary Clubs who has had a long term would support it for their interest and involvement local school.” with aboriginal communities.  He is a Regional Manager With the Manuals almost with Watercorp and his area Photos: The ‘blessing and hand over’ of the three classrooms at the Dona completed and looking great, includes Wiluna, hence he Monserrat Lopez Memorial High School in Silay, Negros Dir. Rob Rohrlach has been will be an excellent Leader liaising with all concerned for this Team.  Group Study RYDA Rotary Bowel (Roy Watercorp, Hallam WA from Chief Exchange is one of the programs of the Rotary - Rotary Youth Driver Scan Kits Scientist Lyn Beazley, CEO of Foundation....our Foundation STAofWA John Clark and for peace. Awareness Neil Wood Mt Claremont   March is Bowelscan month Primary School Principal) to Clive Boddy is looking after this project, however will and kits are available from organise the launch of this Peace Fellow most pharmacies at a cost of great project.   The date require 2-3 volunteers to assist him on the day that $8.00. selected by Watercorp (the Applicant sponsors of the Manuals) is Newman College participates, which looks like Manna Indust. World Water Day, Monday, 22nd March.   Other details Rtn. Margaret Stuart is assisting Rohallah Haidari to being 29th April.   More will be advised when in details to follow.   On 16th Launch place.  prepare for his English examination, a vital area in March at Perth Football Club the next RYDA will take which he must do well to Final work is still taking All members and spouses have any chance in his place and it would be place to upgrade the kitchen who are able to do so are application being successful.  invaluable if some of our facilities at Maddington encouraged to attend the His Counsellor Rtn. Bill members could go along for Primary School for the launch. Hassell is encouraging a short time to see how it is official launch of this project.    Rohallah to carefully review run and to get a feel for it.  Bev Lowe is pushing ahead Another excellent youth project and one which will with this being at 3.30pm on Pilgrimage of his application as deadline for applications to the Monday, 22nd March and will Rotary Headquarters in have far reaching effects on our youth and their future confirm in the coming days.  Hope Evanston is 1st July.  Margaret Members available to attend and Bill. your efforts are very driving habits. are encouraged to do so, Br. James and Debbie Cash much appreciated. however, for all members addressed the club on their 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S money to the Rotary polio Worldwide eradication and help save 15 lives?’.” Polio The final blow against polio is Eradication now tantalisingly close with Pakistan, Afghanistan, India In 1979 small pox had just and Nigeria the only places been eliminated and Sir Clem, where people can be crippled as World President of Rotary by the easily preventable International asked, “If Rotary disease. was to tackle ridding the world of a disease, what “I used to say it would be disease should we look at?” eradicated in the next few years, but it gets harder the who, thanks to a life-long "Without hesitation Rotary closer you get,” Sir Clem said. liaison with Rotary, got to do Another offshoot of the medical expert and head of “But I intend to die in a polio- an extraordinary thing. project was providing free infectious diseases at the free world.” tetanus vaccines to 390,000 National Institute of Health in As Rotary prepares to mark expectant mothers. Washington DC. Dr John Sever His eternal optimism comes another anniversary around answered, “Polio, because it from the support of people the world this Tuesday, the 88- Suddenly Sir Clem realised exists only in humans and a like US philanthropists Bill year-old former World War II there was a real power for relatively cheap oral vaccine is Gates and Ted Turner, who pilot is unshaken in his belief good in the form of the available, which means you have poured $US16 million the world is close to ready-made Rotary network don't need trained medical into the campaign. eradicating polio. spanning the globe. people to administer the dose.” Sir Clem has been to India and And the fact this unassuming “A lot of people say I other polio hotspots and Since it was officially launched accountant, who joined up as spearheaded the eradication helped give the oral doses, in 1988, the Global Polio Nambour Rotary’s foundation of polio campaign, but which WHO officials were not Eradication Initiative secretary 60 years ago, that’s not right. I just interested in when he and (commenced by Rotary as deserves a lot of the credit is happened to know the right Rotary first offered to help. Polio Plus in 1985) has reduced one of the Coast’s best little- person to talk to,” Sir Clem the number of polio cases by known facts. said. “I guess they didn’t really 99 per cent, from more than think a non-government 350,000 cases worldwide But not for much longer, as the The “right person” was organisation should get annually in 1988 to an ABC’s 7.30 Report is soon to Rotary district governor Dr involved, but they didn’t have estimated 1,600 in 2008 and cut broadcast Sir Clem’s “secret” John Sever, who was head our network,” he says. the number of polio endemic life of service. of infectious diseases at the countries from 125 to four – National Institute of Health “After they saw the Pakistan, Afghanistan, India The program will detail how in Washington DC. effectiveness of our campaign and  Nigeria. Sir Clem’s campaign has saved in Central and South America, untold millions of people from Sir Clem put the question to they came to us and asked us Rotary has been joined in its one of the world’s most him – was there another to work with them.” multi-million dollar polio terrible diseases. disease that could be eradication campaign by eliminated? Sir Clem said one story that global partners , the Bill and The opportunity came to him hasn’t left him was the time Melinda Gates Foundation, in July 1978 when he became He pinpointed polio, which his Rotary International Ted Turner, World Health only the second Australian to was crippling 1000 people successor was giving a dose to Organisation, UNICEF and the be elected president of Rotary every day while an oral a girl when a boy crippled by US Centre for Disease Control, International. vaccine could be given for polio said “thanks Rotary – as well as national about 10 cents a dose. that is my sister”. governments, including Sir Clem decided it was time Australia, and other major for the legion of Rotary clubs “I had no idea where that “I couldn’t help thinking why donors. around the world to focus less simple question would lead we couldn’t have started   on parochial projects and us – others would build on sooner to spare victims like tackle a big-picture problem it, none more so than John One vision that would leave an indelible Severs whose commitment that boy. mark on society. to the goal of eradication could eradicate has not wavered for more “None of this could happen if people did not get together He had been inspired by the than 30 years,” Sir Clem polio World Health Organisation’s said. around tables on Tuesday nights at Rotary meetings.” Peter Gardiner eradication of smallpox and He was not backwards in 21st February 2010 came up with Rotary’s Health, coming forwards when it “I used to say it would be Featured on ABC’s 7.30 Report Hunger and Humanity came to seeking funding. eradicated in the next few on 23rd February 2010 program that would initially years, but it gets harder the see 6.3 million children “I would see someone closer you get. But I intend to Sir Clem Renouf thinks of immunised against polio in the smoking and say to them die in a polio-free world.” himself as an ordinary bloke Philippines at a cost of just ‘instead of ruining your $760,000. health why not give that Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S by Rotary clubs in both number one health problem How do I determine how The Rotary countries, Dr. Erickson in the area. much to give now? – Every Foundation performed determinations hemoglobin on 30 Through mutual Rotarian, Every Year! orphans. collaboration, the host and Week 36: This week’s Rotary international sponsoring Foundation Thought is about Nutritional counseling was clubs have formed a solid Volunteer Service Grants. provided to patients at the partnership and hope to local clinic and at general implement many more Rotarian Dr. Charles health education sessions. projects together in the Erickson traveled from During his month-long stay, future. Nebraska, USA to Zambia in Erickson initiated a malaria order to provide medical care control program, battling the at an orphanage. Sponsored Program for March Introduction Date Details Date Name 11th March Viviana Boyle - Rotaract 11th March Clive Boddy Wednesday 17th March Committee Meetings Wednesday 24th March Anne DeSouza - Indigenous Aviation Vote of Thanks Training Scheme Date Name 11th March Simon Carot Collins Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 11th March Wilma McBain Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 17th March Bronwen Tyson Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 24th March Judith Dowson Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 31st March Rob Rohrlach Club Administration Director Claremont Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working 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 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450