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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 44 3rd - 9th May 2010 Letter from the Club Burundi Peace Choir & WAPA Concert 6th May The Twa People RO President’s Monthly Rotary Foundation President Band Tickets to WAPA Rob looks into the Twa Message Thought of the Week Find out what is Launch of the Burundi concert on 6th May to people after attending This months message is This week’s thought is happening around the Peace Choir CD. aid Rotary. the Burundi Peace about Rotary’s role in about the Rotary club. Page 2 Page 3 Choir launch. disaster recovery. Foundation. Page 1 Page 3 Page 3 Page 5 the good will and better We have now seen both the Thursday, plus three visitors Letter From the understanding that comes outbound and inbound from the RC Cambridge, a out of such exchanges. As I teams, with the D9450 team couple from Matilda Bay and Club President said on Thursday evening, to Normandy departing on hosts and drivers from the the programs of the Rotary 16th May. We wish our girl RC of Perth along with the Dear Fellow Rotarians, Foundation are all about Kylie West and other Normandy GSE Team. building world members of the Team a On 28th April, the RCFB understanding and peace rewarding and fulfilling (it is Welcome back to travelling hosted the Inbound GSE through its educational and always life changing) trip to Rotarians Peter Symons and Team from D. 1640 in humanitarian programs and Normandy. Clive Boddy and we hope to Normandy. They are a very worthy of our club and have Blaise Johnson home friendly team with a great personal support. It was wonderful to see a from the USA very soon. sense of humour and I hope good number of our own Toni James emailed from all present glimpsed a little of members at our meeting last Boston and will be home in early June. We have a very mobile membership and are always delighted to see members on their return. It’s been another busy week with two more schools presented with magnifying microscopes and the launch of the Burundi Peace Choir and Bands CD and website on Saturday, 1st May. As a Club we can be well satisfied with our achievements since receiving our Charter just 17 months ago. Pres. 2010-11 Simone and PE 2011-12 Bill are attending the District Assembly on Sunday 2nd May so everything is happening with respect to the change of guard in the Club on 1st July. As Ken and I will be overseas from 22nd May until 26th June enjoying some private travel prior to attending the Rotary International Convention in Photo: Inbound GSE Team from Normandy visit RC Freshwater Bay. (L-R) Claire Forsdyke, Daniel Forsdyke, Montreal, Simone will Adnan Zahouani, Patrick Lebailly, Michael Wood, Vanessa Lakdar, Sebastien Brognard, Sarah Barbey, Warren effectively be taking over the Milner Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S running of the club in just a with Pres. Kerry McAuliffe Cost is $30 per few weeks time. It is quite a and Di re the Club’s Charity person, BYO process taking all the Club Foundation.   It is slowly wine money property in and out of our progressing and will be will be collected venue each meeting and advancing to the next stage.  on the night.  Bryant has kindly offered to Further advice will be Those with see if there may be a announced as developments spouses, please cupboard in the hospital take place. remember to where we might be able to   include them. store the property. If this is not possible, it would be Andrea’s helpful if a member could RYPEN offer to be responsible for it Relocation during our absence. Any Along with one volunteers please? As Andrea Hayward has not student from been able to get back to the Christ Church Outstanding speakers Club during the period she Grammar, the coming up so please be has been packing to move to club will certain to make Wednesday her new job in Canberra sponsor two Rotary meetings a priority. we’ve not had the students from This week we have opportunity to wish her well. MLC for the Australian of the Year for Andrea will keep her Rotary Youth WA, Rotarian Professor membership with us until Program of Ralph Martins update us and she finds a Club in Canberra Enrichment Ken Collins holds up the Burundi Peace Choir CD present his very positive which she would like to (RYPEN) camp message on his area of transfer to.   We’ll miss you at the end of Ken officially launched the expertise, Alzheimer ’s Andrea and look forward to May. project by opening the Disease. Bring spouses and your visits when you are in packages of CDs.   Melpo friends as he is not to be Perth to visit your family. missed.   Burundi Peace Economou, the person behind the project finishes Yours in Rotary Service, Meeting on 12th Choir & Band her position at ASETTs this Tuesday.   She has done a wonderful job, coordinating Di Collins May Simone, Wilma, Rob, Ken the project and bringing it to Charter President and Di attended the launch a conclusion prior to her As it will be a buffet meal of the CD, Website and DVD departure.  Club Charity and exact numbers are required, can ALL members of the Burundi Peace Choir and Band on Saturday, 1st Why not support the Choir May at the Leederville Town Foundation please indicate their attendance/non attendance Hall.   There was a by purchasing CDs as gifts?  No yet available on line as for the meeting on 12th May disappointing attendance banking facilities are not in Our solicitor from Talbot and when Past Rotary from supporting Rotary place, information can be Olivier is back from her International President Glen Clubs, however, Simone sourced via the website break and has been in touch Kinross will be our speaker.  spoke about the website and The Burundi Peace Choir 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S the conflict between the Hutus survival. Today much of the WAPA Concert   and Tutsis, which reached its available land, apart from height in the Rwandan areas reserved for wildlife 6th May genocide of 1994, when, about conservation and 30% of the Twa population of environmental protection, is Although it is short notice, if Rwanda died in the fighting. now under cultivation. members and friends are able Unable to access their to attend the Baroque Banquet Traditionally, the Twa have ancestral lands and practice Concert on Thursday, 6th May, been a semi-nomadic “hunter traditional cultural and please let Peter Symons know. gatherer people of the economic activities, the Twa mountain forests. Due to now perceive their pottery Peter has kindly negotiated clearing of the forests for as an expression of their $5.00 for each ticket sold to agriculture, logging, present day identity; come back to the Club, development projects, or however, since cheap however, he needs 25 tickets to be sold to take advantage of creation of conservation areas, the Twa have been forced to industrialized products are now readily available, RI President's this fundraiser. leave these areas and establish new homes. As they seek to pottery has become a “loss- making” activity. Despite Monthly develop new means of this, the Twa cling to the Thank you Peter.   Let’s hope 25 can be rounded up quickly. sustaining their communities activity for its cultural and Message:  (such as agriculture and social significance. Not only livestock development) most do they consider it an Helping with The Twa People are currently landless and live ancestral tradition, but it By Rob Rohrlach (with much help in poverty. The ancestral land also carries a social Long-term from Wikipedia) rights of the Twa have never importance in their current been recognized by their day society. The process of Recovery When I attended the release of governments and no digging the clay and the Burundi Band & Peace compensation has been made carrying it to their Efforts Choir CD I was moved by for lands lost. settlements allows for Rotary International News their music, thanks for being socialization and a sense of 23 April 2010 accepted in Australia and the Twa children have little access community amongst Twa fact that their women have to education and their potters. In his   May message, RI difficulty smiling. I decided to communities have limited President   John Kenny   says, research on the Net to find out representation in local and It has been our pleasure to "Rotary is not a disaster relief more. national government. Due to help these people spread agency, but we are very good their pygmy ancestry, they their message in Perth. at long-term recovery. After all Their own website (http:// continue to suffer ethnic the media attention dies prejudice, discrimination, down, Rotary will still be about/) gives some clue but I violence, and general Changeover there on the ground -- in had to dig deeper. exclusion from society. Twa Haiti’s case, with 17 local men struggle with alcoholism, Night 1st July clubs and thousands of willing The following is mainly lifted known to occur in partner clubs. from Wiki but gives a good communities facing cultural As it is our summary of their history. collapse as men can no longer very first Club carry out traditional roles and provide for families. By 2007 C h a n g e o v e r, please put the Visit to Manna Industries The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded begging was the primary source of livelihood for 40% date in your diary.   It is of ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ inhabitants of the Great Lakes Rwanda Batwa. course another meeting for When: Wednesday, 19th May, 2010.  region of central Africa. They While the Twa adapted to the your spouse to Venue: Maddington Primary School, Albany are found in Burundi, changes in their environment attend and Highway, Maddington.  Rwanda, Uganda and the by adopting new economic also please Time: 6:00pm  Congo. There are also a activities and thus traditions invite friends Note: This is in place of our regular meeting number living in the swamps and deserts far from the forest and identities, they continue to and potential in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, face challenges to their Rotarians. and Botswana living. In 2000, they numbered PRIP Glen Kinross RC Freshwater Bay approximately 80,000 people, making them a significant You are invited to the Dinner Meeting to Changeover Dinner minority group in these celebrate the visit of PRIP Glen Kinross to the countries. club.  The first Changeover Dinner of the Rotary Club When: Wednesday, 12th May, 2010.  of Freshwater Bay.  Over the centuries they have Venue: Bethesda Hospital Cafe, Queenslea Drive, When: Thursday, 1st July, 2010.  been dominated by other Claremont.  Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave, races, including the Butu and Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm.  Nedlands 6009.  and Tutsis. The Twa are often Cost: $30 (BYO Wine) Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm.  ignored in discussions about Cost: $45 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Left: Manna Industries “Manna, Health in Eating Facility” – (L-R) Ken Collins, Mrs Margaret Collins Director Schools Canning Education District, Bill Hassell, Elizabeth Bain and Bev Lowe of Manna Industries Right: Presentation of microscopes at Lesmurdie Primary, (L-R) Alan Rourke (Watercorp) Rob Rohrlach, Di Collins, Principal Cheryl Elphick, John Clarke (STAWA) and students Left: Presentation of microscopes to North Cottesloe Primary – Science Teacher Kaye Wood, John Clarke, Vice Principal Darrilyn Dawson, Rob Rohrlach, Di Collins, students Alzena and Michael, Claudia Renner (Watercorp) and Ken Collins 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S charity of choice and that I leader of his GSE team he Ontario, Canada that The Rotary had to convince others that it was already a dedicated makeshift school he visited Foundation should be theirs also.” Rotarian but what he saw in South Africa made him not has now benefited from two matching grants. Meanwhile The visit to a makeshift just a Rotarian but a John is busy telling everyone Week 44: This week’s Rotary school during a Group Study cheerleader for the Rotary about The Rotary Foundation Foundation Thought is about Exchange in South Africa Foundation. He saw first and why Every Rotarian, cheering for The Foundation. helped to change Rotarian hand the importance of the Every Year is his charity of John Tomalson from Canada. Rotary Foundation’s Choice. “I became a true Rotarian. It programs and the impact was that GSE experience. It He learned that real teaching they have on the world. was a defining moment. I is about the love of teaching; came back and realized that he also learned what it meant Through John’s efforts and the Foundation was my to be a Rotarian. As the team the Rotary Club of Bolton, Program for April/May Introduction Date Details Date Name 5th May Ralph Martins - Alzheimer’s 5th May Margaret Stuart Research 12th May Ken Collins 12th May Past RI President Glen Kinross - Dinner Meeting Vote of Thanks 19th May Vocational Visit: Manna Industries “Kids in the Kitchen’ in Maddington Date Name 26th May Club Assembly 5th May Bryant Stokes 12th May Bill Hassell Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Di Collins — President PO Box 168, 5th May Simon Carot Collins Nedlands, Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 12th May Margaret Stuart Membership Director Meetings 19th May TBA Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 26th May Clive Boddy Club Administration Director Claremont Email New Horizons: Winner of the District 9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10 Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Fax Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Bulletin Contributions 08 9385 0472 Website Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. Facebook Why not use the bulletin to update the club Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working freshwaterbayrotary on or promote the clubs next fundraising Toni James — PR & Marketing event. Chartered 19 December 2008 Committee Director Please forward articles and photos to Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 5