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New horizons Vol l4 Issue24

  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 24 18th – 24th December 2011 industrial partners in the areas of 15 December Guest computing, communications and Speaker -Dr Bernard radio frequency. The SKA project, Bowen he said, would open up The nominations for opportunities in science, Board Members for theThe highly-awarded speaker for technology, engineering and 2012/2013 yearthis week’s meeting of the Rotary education. It would help driveClub Freshwater Bay, Dr Bernard innovation in green energy, data On the 14 December 2011 theBowen, provided Rotarians with a processing, communications and nominations for the RCFB werevaluable insight into the vast systems engineering. confirmed The positions are asmagnitude of the Square Kilometre follows:Array project. Dr Bowen is the Chair of the President: Gillian Yudelman International Centre of Radio Secretary: Di CollinsThe SKA will be the largest radio Astronomy Research – a Treasurer: Toni Jamestelescope ever built and scientists collaboration between Curtin Community/Vocationalaround the world are anxiously University and The University of Director: Gordon Haywaiting to find out on February 7, Western Australia. He was International Service Director:2012 if Boolardy Station in the inducted into the WA Science Hall Clifford YudelmanMurchison will be chosen as the of Fame last week. There are only Membership Director: Kenkey site for the observatory. two other scientists that have Collins received the honour - Professor PR and Fundraising:Boolardy Station, now more Fiona Stanley, inducted in 2010 for Vanessa Woodcommonly known internationally her lifelong work in medical Bulletin: Pam Reynoldsas the Murchison Radioastronomy research, and Professor BarryObservatory, has only one other Marshall, inducted in 2007 for his Also, an automatic position is thatcompetitor – a site in South Africa. Nobel Prize winning cure for the immediate Past President peptic ulcers. (Bryant Stokes) will remain on theDr Bowen said that the winning Board and will fill the role of would attract a dramatic surge If you would like to find out more The only position vacant at thisin international researchers and about the SKA project, visit the time is the Club Service website at Director/President Elect for 2013/2014 which the Board will address early in 2012. Upside is new Direction for Calum’s NGO If you haven’t seen the article in the Western Suburbs Weekly last week, Calum Foulner is continuing his good works seeking support for Upside, a charity program which helps rural communities in Nepal. Since Calum began his fundraising to build a boarding house for children in Nepal under the CMF Project banner in 2008, he has raised$100,000, built the boarding Dr Bernard BowenRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 1
  2. 2. house, is establishing an apple slow down for a couple of months. MS is a disease that affects the 20 units have just gone off for the central nervous system and can, to our schools in Northam, a set of 30 varying degrees, interfere with the units are ready for mailing to transmission of nerve impulses Tweed Heads in NSW, 25 have throughout the brain, spinal cord been mailed to Albany with a and optic nerves, MS has been further set ready for collection for perplexing medical science since Dunsborough PS, sponsored by the 1968. RC Busselton- Geographe Bay. A few schools are still waiting for Marcus Stafford, CEO of the MS sponsoring Rotary Clubs to Society of Western Australia has respond to their requests for units; written to the RCFB requesting however, the vast majority have some assistance for a special now been filled. family needing some Christmas cheer this year. Leah is a 47 year old mother of 3 children; a 12 year Knitted Toys for old girl and 2 boys aged 11 and 9. Cambodia Leah was diagnosed with MS in 1993. Moving to Perth this past Margaret Brawley, an October, Leah and her family had accomplished knitter who has previously been living in ACT. provided us with beautiful knitted Following a recent increase in the severity of the disease Leah now uses President Elect Gillain Yudelman a wheelchair and needs assistance with personalorchard and has plans for a care. Leah’s husband is acoffee plantation to fund self employed tiler butmedical facilities for a work and money is verycommunity. A Rotary tight. They have no otherAustralia World community family in WA to offer anyService (RAWCS) listing has support. The house isbeen applied for Calum’s poorly accessible; an OTproject and Debbie Cash has assessment and referral forvolunteered to be the liaison modifications underway.form the Club for Calum. The family is without many of the simple necessities. The MS Calum Foulner Society is very keen to help North Cottesloe toys for children, has given the this young family and Primary School Club a further 80 charming and while staff is seeking a donation of creative creations of various furniture and some gifts for theThe young boy whom the RCFB shapes, sizes and colours. parents and a Christmas tree isgave a small contribution to assist being donated, the family is still inwith providing lunches and They will be delivered to the need of much more and has askedstationery for North Cottesloe Awareness Cambodia office this the RCFB to assist. At the 15students who are in ‘necessitous week, after which Dr Gary Hewitt December meeting the members ofcircumstances’ has been presented and his wife Kim will take with the RCFB agreed to provide $200with a book for Christmas. The them when they return to to Leah and herNedlands Councillors each Cambodia. The toys will be family to assist with their needs. Itcontributed a book for a distributed to the beautiful is our wish that their Christmasdisadvantaged child as a part of children they work with who are can be just a bit brighter.their annual Christmas function. crippled by endemic poverty andAlso, fruit mince pies for the victims of ongoing exploitationfunction were purchased from the Upcoming Events:Red Kite Committee who raisefunds to assist families with Multiple Sclerosis takes Christmas Breakchildren with cancer. its toll There will be no meeting of the RCFB on Wed 21 December. This It is estimated that 21,000 meeting will be replaced by theMicroscopes Project Australians have Multiple Christmas Function on Thurs, 22 Sclerosis. December at Nedlands Golf Club.With the schools now on holidays The RCFB will be in recess untiluntil next year, this project willRotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 2
  3. 3. meetings recommence on Wed, 18 036034 A/c No. 304015. Please2011 identify amount with your name and function. A very happy December Alternatively, a cheque can be birthdayChristmas/Birthday mailed to Sec. Di Collins 1 New Court Green, Mt Claremont. Guest Gillian Yudelman (22nd),·Thurs,22 December 2011 speaker for the evening will be Marcos Carot Collins(23rd),Nedlands Golf Club – MelVista Faith Richardson (nee) Clayton, Eddy Pope (30th)Ave Nedlands 6:30pm for 7:00 pm one of WA’s most cherishedDinner $50 per person for 3 course performers with numerous film,meal with bar service available· television and stage creditsPayment is requested in advance “Christmas Thoughts from HomeWestpac Operating A/c BSB and Abroad”. Directors Wilma McBain & Jenny Gill with Pres. Bryant Stokes Warren Milner, Mignon Shardlow and her sonRotary 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 Thanks 22nd Faith Rex Evans Jim Gould Bill Hassell Sue Hassell December RichardsonCHRISTMAS NEW YEAR BREAK 18th January MEETINGS RESUME 19th January BOARD MEETING 5.30PM VENUE TBA 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.Gordon Hay - Community/ PO Box 168, FacebookVocational Service Director Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 aterbayrotaryKen Collins – International MeetingsService Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Café, Bethesda HospitalHamish Mackie – New Queenslea Drive Claremont, 6010 Chartered 19 DecemberGenerations 2008Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 Page 4