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  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 40 5th - 11th April 2010 Letter from the Club Manna Industries Outbound and Inbound Guest Speakers Time is Right to End Rotary Foundation President Launch GSE Meetings Glen Kinross & Ralph Polio Now Thought of the Week Find out what is Details of this Both GSE teams to Martins to speak at the New tools to fight This week’s thought is happening around the important project visit RC Freshwater club. Polio. about doors for those in club. launch. Bay. Page 2 Page 2 need. Page 1 Page 1 Page 2 Page 4 many years which gave him generosity in providing three Principal Joe Dellaposta Letter From the the opportunity to become scholarships to your College emailed to thank the club for involved with teaching for young people from D. the magnifying microscopes, Club President English to adults. The result 1640 in Normandy. saying how valuable they being the very successful will be to the addition of their Dear Fellow Rotarians, Milner International College April is Magazine month. I science resources. of English, a career Warren have sent an article to Rotary Ken joins me in wishing each loves and one that has been Down Under on the The Rotary year is rapidly of you a very Happy and safe good for him and to him and Magnifying Microscope drawing to a close however Easter weekend. Rosemary. project, however, do not there is still much to be done expect it to be published in and April is going to be a full The last meeting for March Warren was a member of the the April edition as the month. Please support our brought us the Life and very first GSE Team out of deadline for the magazine is Outbound GSE Team to Times of our member Warren WA in 1967. He told us how usually quite some time prior Normandy by coming along Milner. We all find hearing ‘chance’ had played a huge to the edition being to hear their presentation at more about our members part in his life. Many of us published. Rajah has sent an our meeting next Thursday. very interesting and Warren might term it ‘divine article on the book project he Yours in Rotary Service, was no exception. Born and providence’. All bringing and Jes brought back from brought up in the local about a happy and India to the Post and Western Di Collins vicinity, he happened upon productive life to the Milners Suburbs Weekly and we hope Charter President his career, a posting to Collie and their three children. one of these Community where he met his lovely wife newspapers will publish the Rosemary, lived abroad for Thank you Warren for your article and that it will result Manna address and for your in contributions of suitable books. Industries Magazine Month is really all Launch about ‘PR’ so any publicity on Rotary, its projects and This is finally set for programs that can be Wednesday, 21st April at promoted to the general 2.30pm at Maddington public is what the exercise is Primary School, Albany Hwy, all about. The vast majority Maddington. have no idea what Rotary is or does, that is why PR is so Interested members are important. welcome to attend the Official Opening.     A club Ken and I, along with Alan visit will be arranged on one Rourke from Watercorp of our meeting nights so that presented 30 magnifying all members are able to view microscopes and a couple of the project in depth. Teacher’s Manuals to the Claremont Primary School Another excellent project last Tuesday (30th March) brought to fruition with the morning at their Assembly. aid of a Rotary Foundation Photo: Warren Milner (Centre) Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Matching Grant.   A final   the club and for the use of sure every Rotary club report has already been sent Lotterywest for our Saturday knows about this, because to the Rotary Foundation, Director workshop and Club we will not get the job done accounting for all funds Assemblies.   We hope you without Rotary leading the sought and expended on the Required will remain a ‘Friend’ of the charge.” project. RC of FB and return as an   There is still a vacancy on the active member when work The new strategic plan for Board for Community no longer consumes all of the Global Polio Eradication Outbound GSE Service Director. your time. Initiative involves mobilizing We need a volunteer please. massive resources to reach Presentation   more children in the areas where the virus remains Kylie West, a member of the PRIP Glen endemic. For instance, a Outbound Group Study survey in the two endemic Exchange Team to Kinross 12th states of India, Bihar and Normandy, nominated by the Uttar Pradesh, identified RCFB, along with the Team May thousands of homes and Leader Jim Benson and other children who had not been Team members, Luke reached by health workers. A reminder that our meeting Hutchinson, Jocelyn Sloan The two states have been a on Wednesday 12th May will and Devi Avani will be the challenge because of high be a dinner in the Cafe at speakers at our meeting on population densities in areas Bethesda Hospital.   Time: Wednesday afternoon.   In of extreme poverty, where 6.30pm for 7.00.  Cost is $30 preparing for their departure poor sanitation can per person and BYO wine. to D. 1640, they are visiting contribute to the spread of clubs, specifically those who the virus. The Rotary Clubs of have nominated a Team Cambridge, Hillarys and member, to practice the Support from Leaders Mosman Park (all smallish presentation they plan to clubs) will join with us for make to the clubs in Another key element of the this meeting and remember Normandy.  They will rely on to please bring your partners. Time is Right new strategy focuses on eliciting the support of feedback from clubs such as   ours to fine tune their to End Polio political and traditional presentation.   Please come Rtn. Prof. By Arnold R. Grahl  leaders, a move that is seen as critical to eradicating the along and support them. Rotary International News   Ralph Martins 30 March 2010  disease in the remaining four endemic countries: Inbound GSE We have a line up of New tools, new tactics, and Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Aylward said Presentation excellent speakers in the coming month.   On increased support political leaders have put from Rotary has led the charge to gain the leaders’ backing. Wednesday, 5th May Rotary and its partners in the International PolioPlus The RCFB will be hosting a Australian of the Year for Global Polio Eradication group meeting for the Committee Chair Robert S. WA, Prof. Ralph Martins will Initiative  in the best position Scott visited the president of Inbound Group Study be addressing us on his work ever to finish the job of Exchange Team from Pakistan in October to on Alzheimer’s.   Ralph, as ridding the world of polio. present him with a Polio Normandy on 28th April.  most will know, is a world The Rotary Clubs of Eradication Champion leading researcher and Dr. Bruce Aylward, director Award, recognizing his Cambridge, Dalkeith and authority on Alzheimer’s of the initiative at the World Matilda Bay have been contributions toward a polio- and gives a very positive Health Organization, said free world. Bill Gates visited invited to join us for the message on this subject.  2009 was a watershed year in meeting.   Unfortunately, the India in November and met Please bring along partners the fight against polio. For with Rotary leaders there to program for the Inbound and friends to hear and the first time, eradication Team is very behind in being line up the support of the support Ralph.  workers discovered a chink state governors. organised and due to this,   in the armor of the disease the RC of Cambridge have “that has been tormenting advised that their program Resignation mankind for thousands of Rotarians have had a hand in securing letters from Taliban for April is already set and years,” he said. they will not be joining us.  and N ATO f o rc e s Jan Stewart has advised that encouraging full cooperation We have not heard back from with her current work “Our tactics are better, the Dalkeith or Matilda Bay, with immunization efforts in commitments she does not tools are better, and our Afghanistan. United Nations however, Dalkeith withdrew see the situation improving support is stronger than their offer t host the Inbound Secretary-General Ban Ki- re her ability to participate in ever,” Aylward told regional moon told attendees at the Team due to the late advice Rotary so has decided to Rotary Foundation hence their support for a 2009 RI Convention in resign. coordinators   (RRFCs) 18 Birmingham, England, that group meeting may not be March during a training forthcoming and as Matilda he'd work for Days of We are disappointed about event in Chicago. “You will Tranquility in conflict areas Bay is a breakfast meeting, this decision Jan, thank you be the Rotarians at the front they too may not be inclined to remove impediments to for your contribution, in pushing forward this new immunizations. to change their meeting. especially in the early days of strategy. I need you to make 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S To address the immediate $115.6 million toward the financial needs of mass challenge, and stressed that vaccination campaigns, The the fundraising effort is as Rotary Foundation expedited important as ever. “The polio US$30 million in funding for a eradication campaign is the synchronized immunization largest public health campaign drive 6-8 March, supported by the world has ever seen. We leaders in 19 countries across can do it, we must do it, Central and West Africa. Nine because we have promised the of the countries have had cases children of the world that we of polio within the last six would do it.” months; the disease spread from Nigeria, where the virus Germ said Foundation alumni has dug in its heels. A second and 11 Rotary fellowships drive is planned for 24 April, have responded to the and the countries with active invitation to participate in the outbreaks of polio will receive challenge, with alumni a third sweep. contributing $260,000. Interact clubs have raised $70,000, and The new tool Aylward praised Rotaract clubs $41,000. is the bivalent oral polio vaccine, first used in Penny LeGate, an independent Afghanistan in December and producer and freelance since employed during journalist who spoke at the immunization days in Nigeria 2010 International Assembly in and Pakistan. The bivalent January, shared personal vaccine has an advantage over stories from her participation monovalent vaccines because in immunization drives in it is effective against both Ethiopia and India. remaining types of wild poliovirus, types 1 and 3 -- “I just can’t explain the feeling type 2 has already been I have when I hold that baby eradicated -- and was proved in my arms and I know that in clinical trials last year to be child will not get polio,” almost as effective as the LeGate said. She also shared monovalent vaccine. the heartbreak of finding a girl, Minakshi, in India who had The combination of new tactics contracted polio. Volunteers and tools has been amazingly had to explain to the girl’s effective, Aylward said. In mother that they did not have 2009, Nigeria had 388 cases of any medicine that could cure polio in 24 states. So far this her. year, there has been only one case in one state. In India, type LeGate encouraged the RRFCs 1 has been reduced to just one to consider taking part in an genetic lineage. immunization drive, adding that she hoped the drives US$200 Million Challenge would not be needed much longer as progress toward John F. Germ, vice chair of The polio eradication continued. Rotary Foundation Trustees “You will see firsthand why and chair of the Rotary's US eradication is the very heart $200 Million Challenge and soul of Rotary.” Committee, told the RRFCs that Rotarians have raised Photos: (top & bottom) Magnifying Microscopes at Claremont Primary School Club Social RC Freshwater Bay Social function for members, partners and potential members. Changeover Dinner When: Saturday, 10th April, 2010.  The first Changeover Dinner of the Rotary Club Venue: Collins’ Residence, 1 New Court Green, of Freshwater Bay.  Mt Claremont, 6010. When: Thursday, 1st July, 2010.  Time: 6:30pm Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave, Nedlands 6009.  All members to bring a dish (to be coordinated) Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm.  and drinks.  Please put the date in your diary and Cost: TBA RSVP to Di. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S and East Salem, Oregon, Through contributions to The The Rotary USA purchase six sound- Rotary Foundation Rotarians Foundation proof booths and equipment to record books from become partners in opening doors for those in need. Istanbul’s Beyazit Library. Week 40: This week’s Rotary Foundation Thought is about Books on CD and MP3 give opening doors for those in blind patrons of the library need. greater access to knowledge and learning and help to A Rotary Foundation improve the literacy rate in matching grant for US$38,900 Turkey. helped the Rotary Clubs of Istanbul- Findikli, Turkey Program for March/April Introduction Date Details Date Name 7th April Outbound GSE (TBC) 7th April Warren Milner 14th April Rod Stiles - RYDA 21st April Committee Meetings Vote of Thanks 28th April Inbound GSE Date Name 7th April Margaret Stuart Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 7th April Rob Rohrlach Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 14th April Elizabeth Bain Meetings Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 21st April Clive Boddy Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 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