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  1. 1. N E W H O R I Z O N S Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1 New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Letter from the Club President Find out what is going on around the club. Page 1 This Weeks Meeting Find out about this weeks guest speaker - Jorg Imberger. Page 2 100 Women Walk to $100,000 See what the Rotary Club of Kununarra has been up to. Page 4 Pre-Halloween Social Function Come and celebrate what goes ‘bump in the night’! - or something like that... Page 3 From the Desk of the District Governor Catch up with what is going on in District 9455. Page 3 Last Weeks Meeting Did you miss last weeks meeting? Find out what happened. Page 2 Volume 3, Issue 17 25th - 31st October 2010 PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9455! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Letter from the President The most recent message from the District Governor in his newsletter (reproduced later in this bulletin) highlights various activities around the district, and our club was mentioned 3 times! Our Magnifying Microscopes and Pride of Workmanship Award were 2 of 5 vocational projects mentioned, and our club was acknowledged again looking ahead to supporting the Rotary Foundation in November, with out successful Ambassadorial Scholarship applicant coming under Rotary Foundation activities. I think we can be suitably proud that although we have relatively low participation in our club, we are making a substantial difference to the lives of others, both locally and internationally. In the new calendar year, we will be changing our meeting format to enable greater participation of all members in the selection and planning of all our projects and activities. Your Directors will soon be nominating which meetings their committee will “run”, and what they choose to do for around 40 minutes of that meeting will be up to each committee. Speaking of Directors, we still have a vacancy for the position of Club Service Director. I would love to hear from anyone willing to step up and take on some extra responsibility in the club. Yours in Rotary service, Simone Last Week's Meeting Congratulations to Rob Rohrlach, who was elected as our President for 2011-12! Our speaker was a familiar face, Tony Munday, who talked to us about his vocation as a camera man, mainly in the Asia, and his association with the One-2- One Charitable Trust (formerly known as the Cambodian Tooth Angel Project) after wanting to do something to help the terrible dental problems he saw in the people of Cambodia. For the past two years Tony has been working on obtaining a bus for the One-2-One organisation and this has finally been brought to fruition with the help of a Rotary Foundation Matching Photo (L-R): Sue Hassell, Robert Pearce and Bryant Stokes
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Grant sponsored by our club. The majority of funds have come from Tony Munday, with assistance from a District in Taiwan and matching funds from the Rotary Foundation. For more information about One-2-One, you can visit their website at: www.one2onecharitabletrust. org Well done Tony and thank you for all you do to assist and support the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay as well as One-2-One. This Week's Meeting Our special guest this week is Professor Jorg Imberger, Director at the Centre for Water Research and Professor of Environmental Engineering at UWA. P ro f e s s o r I m b e rg e r specialises in the sustainable management of water bodies, through understading the motion and mixing in lakes, estuaries and coastal seas in response to both natural forces such as tides, meteorological surface fluxes, river inflows and outflows as well as anthropogenic forcings such as effluent buoyant jets, bubble plumes and mechanical mixes, the effect of such motions and mixing on ecological systems residing in the water bodies. His message about our impact on climate change is powerful – climate change skeptics are encouraged to hear Jorg present the data as he sees it. Professor Jorg Imberger is not to be missed. His presentation at the last Rotary District Conference was excellent. Please invite friends and associates to the meeting to hear him. Annual General Meeting Our AGM will take place on December 8th, during which we will elect our Board for 2011-12. Please consider nominating for a position on the board – positions to be filled are: • President 2012-13 • Secretary • Treasurer • Club Service Director • C o m m u n i t y & Vocational Service Director • International Service Director • New Generations Director • Membership Director Magnifying Microscopes Rob Rohrlach showed us the Magnifying Microscope which is now being produced emblazoned with the Rotary wheel. The project is going ahead in leaps and bounds as the Rotary Club of Kenwick in District 9465 has been given a R o t a r y F o u n d a t i o n Simplified Grant for this project for three schools: East Kenwick, Beckenham and Parkwood. Alzheimer’s Research Fundraiser Judy Edwards, Executive Manager of the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation, promoted an open garden day at undoubtedly the finest garden in Perth, that of Tanya and Peter Young in Beatrice Rd, Dalkeith, on Saturday, 6th November between 2-5.00pm. Cost is $35.00 per person and tickets are available from Judy or Gillian on T. 9347 4200 or email: judy_edwards@alzheimers.c Professor Ralph Martins (a Rotarian and father/father- in-law to our own Jen Martins and Hamish Mackie) and his team’s work with A l z h e i m e r ’ s i s groundbreaking so you are encouraged to support Judy and Ralph with this fundraiser. Charity Fund Bill Hassell, Bryant Stokes, Ken Collins and Di Collins met during the week to begin the process of advancing our Charity Fund now that it has been granted Deductable Gift Recipient Status for projects within Australia. Members of the Charity Fund will meet to agree to the opening of two Bank accounts for the Fund, and at the AGM on 8th December all the necessary procedures will be voted on to allow the Charity Fund to proceed. PP Kerry McAuliffe will meet with Bill Hassell in the coming week with the aim of putting the next step in place to achieve DGR status for projects outside Australia. New Members We are delighted to welcome two new members, both of whom will be officially inducted into the club in a Photo (L-R): Simone Carot Collins and Paddy Ramanathan
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 3 couple of weeks. Dr Robert Pearce, a Plastic Surgeon, has attended a number of our meetings and special functions. He has had a lengthy association with Rotary and has been recognised with a Paul Harris Fellowship for his work with Interplast. Dr. Paddy Ramanathan is a General Practitioner in Wembley Downs and he was introduced to the Club by Jes Senathirajah. Pre-Halloween Social Function Please come along to the pre Halloween Social Function at Toni and Bill James home, 4 Archdeacon Street, Nedlands at 7:00pm on Saturday, 30th October. It is important to support social activities in a Rotary Club as that is where we have the opportunity to get to know each other better, thus creating stronger bonding and a closer working relationship when it comes to fundraising and projects. The brief fellowship time prior to meetings is insufficient to create these bonds so please take every opportunity to get to know fellow members and friends of the club better. Please bring a bottle of drink and a dish to share. Toni would be pleased if you would contact her so that she can coordinate the food. From the Desk of the District Governor Time is marching on as we move through the month of October, the Vocational Service month, and approaching November, The Rotary Foundation Month. Firstly, congratulations must go to the Rotary Club of Geraldton which celebrated its 60th anniversary on Saturday 16th October. Geraldton is one of our very active Clubs and it continues to undertake great projects after 60 years. Club visits are going well and will be completed during the first week of November. I have been impressed with the service projects Clubs are engaged in and the time and effort that our Rotarians give to help others. I would like to mention a few of the many Vocational Service projects that have been progressed during this month. Firstly, the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay has now begun to promote its Microscope project throughout the State. The project was launched earlier this year by the Chief Scientist for WA, Professor Lyn Beazley AO, s u p p o r t e d b y t h e WaterCorporation. The aim of the project is to put microscopes into every Primary School in Western Australia; Clubs are encouraged to sponsor a school. Microscopes, emblazoned with the Rotary Wheel, can be purchased through the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay for approximately $12.50 each. A number of Clubs are also involved in recognising those in different callings with vocational awards. The Rotary Club of East Perth hosted the very high profile Policeman of the Year award a t t h e B u r s w o o d C o n v e n t i o n complex on the 5th of October. The award was presented by the Acting Minister for Police. The Rotary C l u b o f Freshwater Bay presented its P r i d e o f Workmanship Award to Ali Warne and Chris Masure from La Galette de France patisserie on Broadway on 13th October. The Rotary Club of Belmont has its Legends Night coming up on 4th November when it will recognise a young up and coming apprentice jockey, an apprentice cabinet maker and a student from the Belmont Club Christmas & Birthday Party When: Thursday, 16th December, 2010.  Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave, Nedlands  Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start Cost: $45 - includes dinner Guest Speaker: TBC Note: this meeting will replace our regular meeting on 15th December 13th Annual Dr Ken Collins Address Promoting The Rotary Foundation When: Monday, 29th November, 2010.  Venue: Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester Park.  Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm Guest Speaker: RI President Ray Klinginsmith Alumni Speaker: Maryanne Tokome-Amu Cost: $45pp with cash bar available. Note: this meeting will replace our regular meeting on 1st December Photo (L-R): Bill Hassell, Simone Carot Collins and Tony Munday
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Senior High School. Also, the Rotary Clubs of Mount Lawley and West Perth are considering the nominations received for the Allied Health Professional of the Year award to be presented on 15th November. With November, the Rotary F o u n d a t i o n m o n t h , approaching, it is the right time to remind Clubs that there are opportunities to become involved in Matching Grant and District Simplified Grant projects. Not all of our District funds are yet committed; there is still an opportunity for your Club to get involved in a project that can attract either a matching grant or a simplified grant. Please contact the District Foundation team to see what can be achieved. Our District has been keen to get involved in Foundation programmes as much as we can so again this year , we allocated a sizeable amount from our District Designated Funds to allow us to select an Ambassadorial Scholar who will commence his study year in 2011. Of the four excellent nominations received, the successful candidate was Justin Hewett who was nominated by the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay. He hopes to study at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. Our Group Study Exchange team which will travel to Germany in May / June 2011 was selected in early October. The team leader is Franziska Forrer from the Rotary Club of Midland and the successful team members were nominated by the Rotary Clubs of Kununurra, Corrigin, Swan Valley and Mt Lawley. Once again, the standard of applicants for both the position of Team Leader and team member were excellent so we can be confident of a successful exchange. We also need to think about our contributions to The Rotary Foundation at this time. The progress being made in the war on Polio is exciting, but we need to keep up th e effort. To do that we need to keep the contributions to Polio Plus flowing. With world Polio Day being October 24th, we should take this as a good prompt to think about making our donations for this year. And, don't forget your contributions, personal and Club, to the Annual Programs Fund from which the money for all of our other Foundation activities is sourced. For a commitment of $US1,000 per year, an individual can become a member of the Paul Harris Society. Rotarians that can afford to do so are asked to consider this as an opportunity to help the wonderful humanitarian programs of The Rotary Foundation. You may even wish to consider becoming a "Centurion" by making a personal donation to The Rotary Foundation annually of $AS100 only. As a parting thought, there are now only about 5 months to go before Clubs will need to submit their applications for a Presidential Citation. If you haven't already done so, please think about progress on your planned projects and other service activities to make sure you will be in a position to make a successful application. In June This Year 100 Women Walked 100 Kilometres To Raise $100,000 For The Small Community Of Kununurra In Western Australia Authors: Deb Pearce and Jim Bailey, Rotary Club of Kununurra Published in Rotarian Life, October 2010 It Was 11 degrees at 5am on a June morning when an excited bunch of pink-shirted women gathered at Celebrity Tree Park in Kununurra, WA, to venture on a four-day journey that would build solidarity and further bind an amazing community. Twelve months earlier, on a Rotary 4WD rally fundraiser, a child was accidentally killed. Kununurra rallied, as communities do, to support her family, and we became aware that the Kununurra District Hospital did not have a quiet place or chapel for quiet reflection and grief. Over a few sunset drinks, looking across the Carr Boyd Range and inspired by the pilgrimage of three local women who had walked the ‘Camino de Santiago’ path in Spain (all 800 kilometres of it), the 100 Women Walk was born. 100 women would walk 100 kilometres to raise $100,000 for a non-denominational chapel at the hospital. The Rotary Club of Kununurra took up the challenge, local businesses rallied with donations, local (and some interstate) women quickly found their $1000 sponsorship, and the great walk began. With the kind permission of Carlton Hill Station, at 6.30am they departed the station gateway and headed along a station track south towards the Ord River. Supported by an amazing crew of 20, and powered on by the cackle of the excited women all around them, they made their way to House Roof Hill (setting of the homestead in Australia) for morning tea and blister checks. By mid-afternoon they were all in camp. The dinner truck was set up, the shower truck was set up, the foot spa was set up, and the bar was open! The foot spa deserves a special mention. Somewhat reminiscent of a pig trough with a ball float in it, and rigged up to a pump, it provided much needed relief and a spot of luxury in the glorious Kimberley outback. The sun rose on day two through the beautiful boabs and it all began again. Over the next three days a song was written (by two ladies who had not met before), a poem was penned and new friendships were formed as the women limped, laughed, listened, and learnt – about ourselves and about friends, both old and new. a few also learnt that iPods are psychic and can choose your mood – Bob Seger’s ‘against the Wind’ was highly appropriate as the south- easterly wind pummelled walkers along Carlton Hill Road, and Pink’s ‘Cuz I Can’ hit the spot too! The stroll home was 28 kilometres along gravel roads and the main irrigation channel, finishing at the Kununurra golf Club, where ‘100 women’ sprinted, cart-wheeled, hobbled, limped and rode their hobby- horses over the finish line. Enormous satisfaction arises from recognising that a community the size of Kununurra, a mere 6000, has raised $126,000 in a little over six months. The challenge now is to raise the remainder of the money for the chapel – estimated at three to four times what has already been raised. The community has, quite literally, put in the ‘hard yards’ and will use this to leverage the rest. This has been an amazing journey for the Rotary Club of Kununurra, which was on its knees 18 months ago with only eight people attending meetings. The club now has 48 members and the ability to stage such an event as the 100 women walk.
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 5 Board Rotary Year 2010-11 Simone Carot Collins — President Di Collins — Secretary / Vice President TBA — Club Administration Director Toni James — Treasurer Rob Rohrlach — President Elect / Projects Director Claire Forsdyke — International Director Ken Collins — Membership Director Marcos Carot Collins — New Generations Director Club Details Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 Meetings Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Queenslea Drive Claremont Email Phone  08 9385 0471 Fax 08 9385 0472 Website Facebook freshwaterbayrotary Chartered 19 December 2008 Bulletin Contributions Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising event. Please forward articles and photos to Date Name 27th October Daniel Forsdyke 3rd November Donna Bicknell 10th November Di Collins 17th November Claire Forsdyke Welcoming Roster Program for September / October Date Details 27th October Jorg Imberger - Director, Centre for Water Research 30th October Pre-Halloween Party 3rd November Special General Meeting 10th November Brigadier William Jamieson AM - 70 years as a Soldier and Diplomat 17th November Committee Meeting Date Name 27th October Marcos Carot Collins 3rd November Wilma McBain 10th November Rob Rohrlach Host - Introduction & Thank You New Horizons: Winner of the District 9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10 Date Speaker Topic 27th October Jorg Imberger Director, Centre for Water Research 10th November Brigadier William Jamieson AM 70 years as a Soldier and Diplomat Upcoming Guest Speakers