N E W H O R I Z O N S New Horizons The Ofﬁcial Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9455! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 3, Issue 31" 28th February - 6th March 2011From the President Last Week’s Meeting This Week’s Meeting NZ Earthquake RYPEN District ConferenceFrom the Club Did you miss last Find out what is Rotary Shelterbox Nominations are now Have you registered forPresident. week’s meeting? happening this week. responds to NZ open. the conference thisPage 1 Find out what Page 1 disaster. Page 2 month. happened Page 2 Page 3 Page 1 establish its own goals Perth. John isLetter from the during the time alloted for a member of that purpose. If anyone is the RotaryPresident willing to serve as President Club of Perth, in 2011-12, please let me and spokeThis week we enter “Literacy know urgently, as DGE Liz is a b o u tMonth”, the designation trying to ﬁnalise numbers for Rotarysgiven by Rotary International PETS. achievementsto March. over the Claire Forsdyke and Bill y e a r s ,March is an extremely busy Hassell are organizing a club including themonth. Well have 5 meetings forum to discuss our clubs funding of thein March, and well have 2 future, currently scheduled UWA Medicalspeakers focusing on literacy, for Sunday 20th March at 10 School by theas well as a youth segment am at Bill and Sues home in WA Rotaryand a fascinating vocational Nedlands. It is vital that as Clubs, as wellguest speaker. many members as possible as what attend. Rotary meantMarch is also the month to himwhen the President Elects The District Conference is personally.Training Seminar (PETS) is also coming up at the end ofheld, on March 12th & 13th. March, and I am not aware of It was lovelyWith the recent resignation anyone from our club aside to have manyby Rob Rohrlach, at this point from Marcos and myself other guestsin time we do not have a having registered. It would join us thatPresident Elect attending be wonderful to have some evening, withPETS, which is a little more members from our club most stayingtroubling, as an incoming attending, even for part of the on to sharePresident must have attended conference, as there is a great some cakea PETS to be able to take program and have aofﬁce. If we are unable to focusing on some very c h a t Photo (L-R): John Shephard and Simone Carot Collins important areas, especially afterwards. cutting the Rotary Birthday Cakeconﬁrm a new President Electby then, we will need to youth and science. Thank to you all of you who did invite of Methodist Ladies College.select someone who hasserved as a Rotary Club Yours in Rotary, others to celebrate with us. Simone We would like to cement aP re s i d e n t p re v i o u s l y, great working relationshipwhether in our club oranother. This Weeks with MLC, and are very Last Weeks much looking forward toI will be attending PETS as an Meeting meeting Ms Cody.incoming Assistant Governor, Meetingso will hear about DGE LizWestobys plans for our We celebrated Rotarys 106th Were opening Literacy Month with our ﬁrst literacy Interactdistrict in 2011-12, but that birthday with a special guest, speaker, the much anticipatedwill not assist our club John Shephard, the Dean of Ms Rebecca Cody, Principal The ﬁrst interest meeting forRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455! 1
N E W H O R I Z O N S Club Changeover Our Club Changeover Night has been booked for Thursday 30th June at the Nedlands Golf Club. More details to follow. Vale Maurice Hill Labels and Badges badge maker PDG Maurice Hill passed away this morning after his 2 ½ year battle with bowel cancer. Maurice was very generous when supplying our badges, not passing on the cost of GST or postage, and often replacing badges at no charge. New Zealand Earthquake ShelterBox already has response team personnel and Photo: Ken Collins addresses the Interact interest meeting equipment in Christchurch. They have arrangedour proposed community- commercial freight of 100based Interact club was a Hamish Mackie has kindly The board has agreed to fund ShelterBoxes (5.5 tonnes) andhuge success, with 16 agreed to be our Interact co- the full cost of 2 participants; a further 200 family sizeprospective members, ordinator. if parents are willing to meet disaster relief tents be airseveral parents, 5 members part of the cost, we can freighted to New Zealand.from our club, the District The next Interact meeting sponsor more.Interact Chairperson and a will be held on Thursday 10th A further 140 ShelterBoxescouple of other guests in March at 7:00pm, at the same First preference will be given are currently available inattendance, ﬁlling the entire venue. The District Interact to our Interactors, Melbourne, and ShelterBoxclassroom granted to us by Chair has promised to particularly those who are in are seeking assistance fromChristchurch Grammar supply pizza, so Hamish the upper age bracket who the Australian government toSchool. needs to know numbers in will not have the opportunity transport them on advance. to apply again. government aircraft as theyAlthough many of the did for the Solomon Islandstudents were from MLC, A big thank you to Ken tsunami.there were several different Collins for all his hard work Clubschools representedstudents in years 7 – 12. We by in organizing the initial meeting and liaising with the Foundation Georgia Rotaryalready have sufﬁcient schools and individualstudents to charter a new parents to gather so many If anyone would like to make Studentclub (a minimum of 15 is students for the club.needed), however we plan to a tax deductible donation to our Club Foundation, the Programhold 2 more interest bank details are:meetings to gather more RYPEN The Rotarians of Georgia,students and give them time Account name: USA, Districts 6900, 69l0 andto elect their initial board The Rotary Youth Program of RCFBCFI Gift Fund Account 6920 extend to you theirbefore submitting the Enrichment (RYPEN) camp BSB: 036-034 warmest greetings andpaperwork to Rotary for students aged 14-17 is Account no: 34-3962 friendship. We request theInternational to charter the coming up in May, and cooperation of your Club in aclub. nominations are now open. project designed to further2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
N E W H O R I Z O N Sinternational peace andunderstanding throughacquaintanceship withinternational students.To further the InternationalService object of Rotary, weinvite your Club to submit tous the name of a suitablestudent candidate(s) from yourcommunity to be consideredfor an award of a scholarshipunder the Georgia RotaryStudent Program. This is notan exchange program andyour Club will not beobligated to accept a studentfrom our country.The scholarship covers onescholastic year, from August toMay, and is for study ONLY incolleges and universities in theState of Georgia, USA. Theschool to be attended inGeorgia will be selected by theRotary Club and processed foradmission by the GeorgiaRotary Student Program. Photo: Sue and Helen HassellThe Scholarship pays allscholastic costs includingtuition, book allowance,campus housing, and food.The student must providetransportation to and from theU.S., medical insurance,spending money and anyincome taxes imposed on thescholarship by the USTreasury. Applicants must beat least 18 but not 25 years ofage by August 1 of the yearthey begin class. Applicantscannot be married, and thosepersons who have previouslystudied in the U.S. for a periodexceeding four months cannotbe considered. In addition, wecannot grant scholarships tostudents in the medical, dentalor nursing ﬁelds. There will beno exceptions to theserequirements! Onlyapplications for Photo: Jim Gallagher and Robert Pearceundergraduate students willbe accepted. March, together with notes on Applications must be received by District the Keynote Speakers.It is permissible, but not October 1 each year to be necessary, that a candidate for considered for the following Conference I warmly invite and encourageone of the scholarships be a academic year that begins in you and your fellow Rotarians toson or daughter of a Rotarian. August. Club Presidents (cc Secretaries, register for the Conference,It is of primary importance to AGs, Board) which this year is a joint eventselect someone who would be Please visit our website with District 9465 - a registrationa good "Ambassador" of your www.grsp.org where you will Attached for your members’ form is attached.country. We request that you ﬁnd our application which must information is the Programme give the program all the be ﬁlled in and submitted online for the upcoming District This Conference promises to benecessary publicity needed to along with a digital picture. Conference to be held on 25-27 not only informative andsecure acceptable candidates. interesting, but also exciting withRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455! 3
N E W H O R I Z O N Sa livewire MC, excellent D i s t r i c tspeakers and some very Governorspecial guests. 2010-11 The Saturday evening R o t a r yfunction will be a fun-ﬁlled Internationalnautically themed Pirates and District 9455Wenches night and there willno doubt be many Rotarianskeen to dress for the occasionwith cutlasses at the ready;while a polished andentertaining live band will ﬁllthe Burswood Ballroom withtoe-tapping rhythms till late. I look forward to seeing youthere! Photo: (L-R) Max Hipkins, Margaret Hipkins, Ken Eastwood, Kaye Eastwood, Toni James RegardsIan Hutton Host - Introduction & Thank You Program for Febraury Date Name Date Details 2nd March Max Hipkins 2nd March Ms Cody - MLC Principal 9th March Ken Collins 9th March Marilyn Krawitz - Rotaract 16th March Bill Hassell 16th March Geoff Hourn Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2010-11 Date Name Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Simone Carot Collins — President email@example.com PO Box 168, 2nd March Robert Pearce Nedlands, Di Collins — Secretary / Vice President Western Australia, 6909 9th March Jenny Gill firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings email@example.com Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 16th March Paddy Ramanathan Cafe, Bethesda Hospital TBA — Club Administration Director Queenslea Drive firstname.lastname@example.org Claremont EmailNew Horizons: Winner of the District 9450 Toni James — Treasurer email@example.com Bulletin Award for 2009/10 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 08 9385 0471 TBA — President Elect / Projects Fax DirectorBulletin Contributions email@example.com 08 9385 0472 WebsiteContributions for the weekly bulletin are Claire Forsdyke — International Director www.rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.ausought from members of the club. firstname.lastname@example.org FacebookWhy not use the bulletin to update the club http://www.facebook.com/on the projects your committee is working Ken Collins — Membership Director freshwaterbayrotaryon or promote the clubs next fundraising email@example.com. Chartered 19 December 2008 TBA — New Generations DirectorPlease forward articles and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Friday, 25th March 2011 Archie’s Bar, South of Perth Yacht Club 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome to Conference Presentation on the “Sail Into Life” Rotary project & Evening BBQ Social Function. Saturday, 26th March 2011 Burswood Convention Centre 7:30 am Registration Desk Opens 8:30 am Plenary Session 1 Opening Ceremony Welcome to Country Dr Richard Walley Welcome to Victoria Park Mr David Ashton, Deputy Mayor Official Opening His Excellency, Dr Ken Michael AC, Governor of Western Australia Address by Rotary International President’s Past Rotary International President, Representative Mr Bill Boyd Plenary Session 2 Key Note Speaker “Media Triggers and How Rotary can Work with Mr Brett McCarthy, the Media” Editor of “The West Australian” National PR Initiatives Ian Hutton “Rotary Ramble” - A project of the RC of Mill Point Mark Horwood Key Note Speaker “Square Kilometre Array” Professor Peter Quinn, Director at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Kevin Trent Rotary Youth Exchange Peter Durrant and Imogen Lievense Lunch
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Saturday, 26th March 2011 Burswood Convention Centre Plenary Session 3 Key Note Speaker “The Raising of the Sydney” Glenys McDonald Interact, and Shayne Sherman, and Rotaract Tristan Kolay GSE (D9455 Outbound Team) Hugh Lavery Matching Grant Project (D9455) Rotary Oceania Medical Aid to Children (ROMAC) Kamahl Australian Rotary Health (ARH) Daniel Hunt Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) Dr Tim Inglis Plenary Session 4 4 Way Speaking Contest – State Final Graham Wheeler Youth Programmes Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) & Liz Westoby Rotary Youth Progamme of Enrichment (RYPEN) Handicamp Jodie Sparks Mock United Nations Assembly (MUNA) Colin Brand 4:30 pm District Break Out Sessions Governors Banquet – 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm until late Theme - Nautical / Pirate
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Sunday, 27th March 2011 Burswood Convention Centre 7:30 am Registration Desk Opens 8:00 am Reflections The Very Reverend, Dr John Shepherd Dean of Perth 8:30 am Plenary Session 5 Address by Rotary International President’s Past Rotary International President, Representative. Mr Bill Boyd Includes an overview of The Rotary Foundation GSE (D9465 Inbound Team) Portugal Foundation Scholars: Ambassadorial Scholar Claire Litton Peace Scholar Lisa Craig Membership Development Jim Bailey John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) Dr Ian Fairnie Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Geoff Simpson Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank John Iriks Plenary Session 6 Key Note Speaker “ShelterBox” Lasse Petersen, General Manager Waist Disposal Challenge Awards Professor Samar Aoun Probus Winston Marsh GSE (D9465 Inbound Team) Texas District 9455 Conference 2011-12 Liz Westoby District 9465 Conference 2011-12 Jodie Sparks Conference Summary Past Rotary International President, Mr Bill Boyd Closing Comments & Ceremony District Governors Lunch 1300
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE SPEAKERS HIS EXCELLENCY DR KENNETH COMNINOS MICHAEL, AC GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA Dr Ken Michael AC is a distinguished engineer in his own right, but is better known for his tireless and respected contribution to many aspects of government, business and community activity within Western Australia spanning more than 40 years. He was born in Perth in 1938 and is the son of migrants from the island of Castellorizo in Greece. His father arrived in Australia in the 1890s as a young boy, was naturalised in 1905, soon after Federation, and served with the 11th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces in the First World War. His mother arrived in the mid 1930s and married his father soon after. Dr Michael attended Highgate Primary School. He was eight years of age when his father passed away, placing a major burden on his mother and family, a situation replicated in many other cases. He was fortunate to have support from his family, Perth Legacy and the then Department of Repatriation (now Veterans Affairs), which gave him the opportunity to pursue his education. He studied at Perth Boys’ High School and Perth Modern School before embarking on his educational pursuits at The University of Western Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering in 1961, and in doing so received the James A Wood Memorial Prize. BILL BOYD, SPECIAL GUEST TO CONFERENCE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S REPRESENTATIVE PAST ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT 2006-07 Bill Boyd joined the Rotary Club of Wellington South in 1971 and was club President in 1978/79. He was District Governor of District 9940 in 1983/84 and he and Lorna moved to Auckland the following year. He has been District 9920 Trainer, Rotary Foundation chair, Quiz chair and District Archivist and Historian. His first international appointment was in 1991 as Regional Rotary Foundation Co ordinator, and he has been a member of or chaired a RI or Foundation committee every year since. He was a RI Director from 1998 to 2000 and Treasurer in 1999/2000. In 2004 he was Moderator of the International Assembly. Bill has conducted two Rotary Foundation project audits and was Chairman of Rotary Down Under for several years. He is Chair elect of The Rotary Foundation. Bill was President of Rotary International in 2006/2007, only the second New Zealander to hold that position. In that capacity Bill and Lorna visited 40 countries, some several times. Bill left school at 15 to work in his father’s bookshop and retired in 1995 as General Manager of Gordon and Gotch Magazines. He still does some consulting work in the industry. Bill and Lorna [and their families] have always been interested in sport. Lorna played tennis and bowls and Bill was a rugby referee for 31 years. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. Bill has been awarded the Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award and Citation for Meritorious Service, a Distinguished Service Award by Rotary Down Under and was named a member of the Queens Service Order for Community Service in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List.
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE SPEAKERS BRETT McCARTHY EDITOR, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN Brett McCarthy started his journalism career in 1984 as a cadet reporter with The Telegraph, Brisbane’s then afternoon newspaper. He joined the Brisbane Daily Sun two years later and then moved to Sydney as a reporter with The Daily Mirror, which merged with The Daily Telegraph in 1990. Brett was appointed assistant day editor of The Daily Telegraph in 1992, then day editor and assistant editor (sport) before becoming the Sydney paper’s assistant editor in 1997. He was promoted to deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph in 1999 and moved to Perth in 2001 as editor of The Sunday Times. In 2007 he left The Sunday Times to become involved in a Perth based family business. Brett was appointed editor of The West Australian in March 2009. He has a graduate certificate in management and has recently stepped down as a director of Tennis West. PROFESSOR PETER QUINN DIRECTOR AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY RESEARCH (ICRAR) AND PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Prof Quinn was born in Australia and received his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wollongong in 1978. He conducted graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics at the Australian National University and received his PhD in 1982. Prof. Quinn is a world leader in data intensive science, the design, development and operation of super science facilities, the theory of galaxy formation and the search for Dark Matter. His scientific career covers 25 years of research in Australia, the US, Europe and South America and has produced more than 300 publications and articles which have received broad international recognition and acclaim. His work on computational astrophysics was awarded a NASA High Performance Computing and Communications Grand Challenge Award in 1992 and in 2005 he was awarded the Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award for his work at the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT), the world’s largest optical and infrared observatory. Prof. Quinn has held positions at the California Institute of Technology (1982 1985), Space Telescope Science Institute (1985 1989), Australian National University (1989 2006) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich. Prof. Quinn took up the position of Professor of Astronomy at the University of Western Australia in August 2006 and was awarded a Western Australian Premier’s Fellowship. He was appointed the Director of ICRAR in 2008.
THE JOURNEYRotary InternationalDistricts 9455 & 9465ConferenceBurswood Convention Centre CONTINUES CONFERENCE SPEAKERS GLENYS MCDONALD AM JP Glenys McDonald has varied a career as a midwife, sports administrator, local government executive, and carer, with that of researcher and author. In 2001 she was acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday list with an AM for her contribution to Masters swimming in Australia and community development. It is her passion for HMAS SYDNEY II however, that led to her involvement with the construction of the beautiful memorial in Geraldton; the location of the body of the unknown sailor on Christmas Island, and ultimately to her becoming a Director of the Finding Sydney Foundation. She was on board the search vessel on that fateful day in March 2008 when HMAS SYDNEY was found. Glenys is President Elect of the Rotary Club of South Bunbury. LASSE PETERSEN SHELTERBOX INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Lasse has managed over 50 disaster relief operations for ShelterBox including leading field teams in major disaster responses for Haiti, Myanmar, China, Somalia and many others. Experiencing several disasters, Lasse challenged the organisation to grow tenfold in 5 years, to help more people needing emergency shelter and basic survival items. Since then, 20 Countries have now joined ‘ShelterBox’ and the organisation is poised for further strong growth in its drive to become the Leading organisation for the provision of disaster emergency shelter. Lasse serves on the Boards of ShelterBox Australia, Canada and USA and is a member of the Rotary Club of Cober Valley.