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  1. 1. 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 4, Issue 20 19t h - 26th November 2011 Latest on the waterfront from Message from RI President Meeting 16th November City of Perth Kalyan for RF Month Meeting 23rdNovember Rotaract Club of Bejing Welcome New Members Speaker 22 DecemberMeeting 16th November problems associated with traffic congestion due to the elimination of the bypass, which at the Latest on the waterfrontTony Brand spoke about thewaterfront development, and the moment, is a beautiful scenic from City of Perthway in which the existing drive. Websitewaterfront is a unique space, asidentifiable as King’s Park and Tony questioned why a public 10th Nov 2011capable of fulfilling a large number reserve is being discarded forof public functions in its present commercial development andform. concluded that it is ill considered The Council of the City of Perth in concept, and that the solution has agreed to the State taking theHe noted that the city is actually being provided is for the favoured Esplanade Reserve by agreementbeing extended down to the few, to the detriment of the people as its major contribution to thewaterfront, which is in no way of Perth Perth Waterfront Project.sympathetic to the presentlandscape, and that thegovernment planning departmentis driving the development. Hepointed out that there has been nopublic participation in theformulation of the plan and that ina poll run by channel 9, 2 out of 3people opposed the development.Calling the waterfrontdevelopment a grosscommercialization, Tony suggestedthat there was a need for humanscale buildings, rather than multistorey structures. He argued, aswell, that the proposed officetowers, for example, would createperpetual shade for 8-9 months ofthe year, and that the U shapedplan, facing south, is sheer badplanning, which does not satisfyenvironmental considerations.Additionally, he discussed Proposed waterfront is a gross commercialization that does not satisfy environmental considerations- Tony BrandRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 1
  2. 2. The City holds freehold title to the restaurant on a long-4.8 hectares of land which also term Council lease.houses the Alan Green The Council hasConservatory, The Landing authorised Chiefperformance stage, Alf Curlewis Executive OfficerGardens and the Florence Frank Edwards toHummerston Building. sign the applicationUnder the State Government’s for development toplans for the Perth Waterfront, commence and forthe land covered by the Esplanade subdivision approval,will become a mixed-use subject to the Statedevelopment site including a Government agreeingwater-filled inlet as the not to undertake anycentrepiece of the project. development until theLord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says the Land Title has beenCouncil is a committed and transferred.enthusiastic partner in the PerthWaterfront Project and for thatreason is supportive of the State Meeting 23rdtaking the area rather than Novemberseeking any monetarycompensation, to which it would PP Ian Fairnie frombe entitled if the land were the RC of Perth will beacquired compulsorily. the speaker. Ian, a“The significance of this Speaker Tony Brand long time Rotarian,agreement should not be recognised, based on the valuation originally fromunderestimated,” Ms Scaffidi said. of the land and buildings, using Northam.“The Esplanade Reserve is a the reinstatement method of Ian is the Exec. Director of Servicesignificant and historic city asset valuation.” Abroad Australasia and has leadbut if we are to achieve the The Lord Mayor said the City more than 50 study tours to Asia.modern city we aspire to, then we wanted the State Government to His specialty is cross culturalare willing to forgo that asset as enhance the Supreme Court communication, living andour contribution to the Waterfront Gardens as a way of off-setting working successfully in foreignProject. the loss of the Esplanade Reserve cultures.“The City’s Strategic Plan seeks to as a ceremonial space and venueensure that the Council has for outdoor events.meaningful input into the project Another issue to be resolved is the Rotaract Club of Beijingto ensure proper integration with relocation of the Florencethe city as a whole. Hummerston Building which is Although only 20 members, the“In line with this strategy, it is currently occupied by a Rotaract Club of Beijing is veryimportant that active.Council be They took over 100represented on children aged fromthe Land 5-15 years fromRedevelopment Guang AiCommittee that Orphanage to ais to be science museumestablished to and picnic parkoversee the visit last spring, allproject. Our enjoying arequest for wonderful day out.representation With assistancehas been lodged from some 30with the volunteers, theyMinister for held a HalloweenPlanning. Party for these“The Council same children atalso believes the Guang Alivalue of the Orphanage on 30thCity’s October.contribution to The Rotaractorsthe project have food driveshould be collections, VP Bill Hassell giving vote of thanks, Rex Evans and Warren Milner donating two vanspubliclyRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 2
  3. 3. full of food to theOrphanage lastmonth and will beconducting anotherfood drive askingshoppers to purchaseand donate non-perishable foods.Clothing drives andhelping the mentallyand physicallydisabled at Huilingschool are more oftheir activities.Check out the articlein the China Daily asit is great PR. with Rotarymembership inChina, only nonnationals are allowedby Chinese Law tojoin Rotaract or anyService organisation. With only 20 members, the Rotaract Club of Beijing is very active.Well done to the 20 causing a further question. HeRotaractors from Beijing. Our replied “You didn’t ask me how Welcome New MembersScholar Justin Hewett is in touch much I own you asked how much Iwith Crystal Lo from the Rotaract am worth. So I calculated how The RCFB is delighted to welcomeClub of Beijing and will join in much I have given to charity this two new members introduced totheir activities as time permits. year, and that is the number I gave the Club by Gordon Hay. you. You see, in life we are worth They will be officially inducted inSpeaker – 22nd only what we are willing to share early December.December with others”. Pam Reynolds works for the Dept In Rotary we are all aware of the of State Development and will holdChristmas Dinner – Faith great needs in so many parts of our the classification CommunityRichardson (neé) Clayton, one of world. And we all know how much Development. Pam’s contactWestern Australia’s most we can do to help through the details are M. 0426 977 738 E:cherished performers with Rotary Foundation. We can prgillowreynolds@gmail.comnumerous film, television and change lives, we can restore hope, Vanessa Wood is PA to Lizstage credits, will present we can build futures – if we choose Davenport and will hold the“Christmas Thoughts from Home to. classification of Marketing and PR.and Abroad”. In life everything is a choice. We Vanessa’s contact details are M. can choose to close our eyes to the 0438 674 467 E: needs of others, to keep what we vanessalorraine.ww@bigpond.comMessage from RI have for ourselves, to declare the Welcome to the family of RotaryPresident Kalyan for RF problems of others to be theirs and may you both enjoy manyMonth alone. Or we can choose to look years of Service and Fellowship past distance, past colour, past with members of the RCFB.In the 1800s someone asked Sir language and dress and cultureMoses Montefiore, one of the and see that people everywhere arewealthiest men of his era, how just like us – and then refuse tomuch he was worth. Naming a walk away.figure much less than expected, RI President Kalyan BanerjeeRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 3
  4. 4. Roster for Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay for Month of Oct / Nov 2011 Date Program Duty Attendance Introduction Vote of Thanks16th November Tony Brand Bill Hassell Gillian Margaret Stuart Warren Milner Yudelman23rd November Ian Fairnie Debbie Cash Mignon Toni James Rob Pearce Shardlow30th November RIPE Sakuji Annual Dr Ken Laguna Veneto 7.00pm Book on Line Tanaka Collins Address Club, Mt Lawley 7th December John Fleming Jim Gould Ken Collins Di Collins Alistair Brown14th December TBA Gordon Hay Sue Hassell Jill Henderson Paddy Ramanathan NB: ‘Duty’ responsibility is to set up venue and to pack away venue after meeting.Board Rotary 2011-12 Jim Gould – Membership President-Bryant StokesBryant Stokes – President Director MobileDi Collins – Secretary Jenny Gill – Fundraising Director 0419 919 jennypgill@gmail.comToni James – Treasurer Bill Hassell – Vice President Bulletin Clifford Yudelman/Di CollinsRex Evans –Club Service Director, Club Details WebsitePresident The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, Inc.Wilma McBain - Community/ PO Box 168, FacebookVocational Service Director Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 Collins – International aterbayrotaryService Director Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pmHamish Mackie – New Café, Bethesda HospitalGenerations Director Queenslea Drive Claremont, 6010 Chartered 19 2008Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 4