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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 17

  1. 1. New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9450! ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 1, Issue 17" 11th - 17th May 2009 Presidential Visit Letter from the Club News Social Activities Rotary Image Shaken, Rotary Foundation Details of the the visit President Resignations, New Suggested social not Stirred Thought of the Week by RI President Update on club Members & Member activities - details to Story on RC This week’s thought is D.K.Lee to Perth this activities from the Club News. come! Freshwater Bay in about Matching month. President. Page 2 Page 2 Rotary Down Under. Grants. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Donation to Manna Industries Roger and Celine Marston generously donated 70 cartons (36 dozen place settings of dinnerware. Serving bowls, salt and pepper shakers, tea pots etc) to Manna Industries last Tuesday evening." This was the first official project of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay as Roger kindly offered these items at one of our first meetings and Manna Industries have been waiting for a place to house these items." The Examiner photographer was present at the presentation so it is hoped that Rotary will receive some community newspaper coverage. Roger Marston with Bev Lowe from Manna Industries The Education Department have given approval for a disused fantastic project. " Any RI President DK Lee and his canteen at the Maddington Shelter Boxes members wishing to donate a wife Young Ja will be in Perth Primary School to be turned into Shelter Box, forms are on Friday, 22nd May, for a a kitchen to feed children Two of our members have very available from Ken Collins." function at Burswood on Swan breakfasts and to teach them g e n e ro u s l y personally Cost is $1,200 per box and the (5:30 for 6:00pm)." how to prepare food for supported the Shelter Box amount is tax deductible. themselves." Manna have a wish project by purchasing boxes." The Presidential Citations will list for $46,000 to equip this Our sincere thanks is extended be presented to clubs at this facility, which the club is looking to Mary Ann Wright and RI President event. The cost will be $38.00 at trying to assist them to source Bryant Stokes for their per person with a cash bar funds. personal support of this Visiting Perth available. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S husband Graeme, a member of Letter from the the RC of Cambridge was in attendance to see Elizabeth Club President become a Rotarian in her own right and to officially become a Dear Rotarians, ‘spouse’ himself. Welcome Ken Wyatt from the Health Elizabeth and we look forward Department addressed our to your valued contribution to meeting this week on the local and international Aboriginal Health issues. He community through your alerted the members to the Rotary membership. challenges faced with our When we gathered together the indigenous population and a Charter members for the new possible solution which has Rotary Club, all but a very few come from discussions had had previous Rotary between himself, Bryant experience. All embraced the Stokes and Harvey Coates new style concept which Ken which is designed around and I promoted to them, most Rotary acting as the catalyst immediately understood the to organise doctors, dentists structure of the organisation, Bryant Stokes with guest speaker Ken Wyatt and nurses to ‘Work under being a fine tuned power for the sun and sleep beneath the good in around 200 countries stars’ in aboriginal and geographical regions, communities carrying out however, there were a few who health checks. It would were unable to accept the tried certainly be an exciting and true Rotary structure. They project to become involved perceived Rotary on a more with and with the expertise local scale, without any of Bryant and other medicos committee structure and with already in the club it is all members of the club making definitely something that all of the decisions. could progress to the next stage. Inbuilt into this would Unfortunately, Rotary is not for appear to be government everyone, and these members funding and the opportunity have decided to move on. We to act as a catalyst to value the contribution they undertake a significant role made to the club in its in the improvement of the formation and regret that we health care of the Aboriginal will not benefit from their population in the country participation in the future. areas. Also, a couple of our Charter members have found that since Elizabeth & Graeme Bain with DG Sue Rowell Alan Stewart and Ken have agreeing to join, circumstances also been in communication Freshwater Bay wish you a as to how the Rotary Club of in their businesses have prevented their attendance and Resignations speedy and full recovery Jesper. " Freshwater Bay may become caused them to withdraw from It is with regret that we have involved with the indigenous community in Wiluna and the club. I know all members received resignations from Mara New Member join Ken and I in thanking all Basanovic and Marija Jelavic." once again there are many concerned for their The club is delighted to have They are thanked for their tangible ways that Rotary contributions in the few Elizabeth Bain join us." Elizabeth valued contribution to the club can pitch in and become months they were involved and and Graeme have Embroidme on and if circumstances allow them involved in a positive way wish each one well in their Stirling Highway. " The Club to rejoin" in the future we’d be with these people. future endeavours. looks forward to a long and delighted to have them return." happy association with Elizabeth DG Sue Rowell visited the As together we move forward Graham Lovelock has only and Graeme. Club to congratulate us on to gradually learn about this managed to attend a couple of achieving a Presidential mighty international meetings since committing to Citation, which will be organisation to which we all join the club and as his Social Activities presented to Presidents of belong, through the projects commitments prevent him from Rotary Clubs in WA by the RI attending he has decided not to Members favourably received and programmes of Rotary President, DK Lee at a special continue membership. the kind invitation from Bill and International we will help to reception at Burswood on Sue Hassell to host a brunch one Make Dreams Real for the Sunday morning." Swan on Friday, 22nd May. Sue invited members to disadvantaged in our world. Member News Also, the suggestion was put attend this reception. Yours in Rotary Service, Jesper Rasmussen underwent a forward for a Christmas in July It was a pleasure to have Di Collins hip replacement on Wednesday, dinner at Bethesda Cafe on DGSR Ken induct new 6th May." We were pleased to hear Thursday, 16th July." This too was Charter Club President from Vicki that his surgery went considered a good idea and will member Elizabeth Bain into the club. Elizabeth’s extremely well." All in the RC of double as a small fundraiser. 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S MEMBERSHIP Rotary image shaken, not stirred By Tim Dawe The cocktail club meets at a stylish café Rotary Club of West Perth, WA perched high on the banks of the Swan Western Australia’s newest Rotary club, River with stunning 180 degree views of .! . .! and arguably its most innovative, was Freshwater Bay, of course. Even the meeting chartered on March 5 under Vice-Regal place is innovative: Bethesda private hospital, patronage. where a member is hotel services manager The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay and caters for the club. Meetings begin at (D9450) received its charter at a special 5.45pm with cocktails and nibbles and are function hosted by the Governor of completed at 6.45pm. Meeting procedure is Western Australia, His Excellency Dr notable for what is left out: sergeant’s session, Ken Michael, AC – himself a Rotarian toasts, singing, flags, national anthems and and member of the Rotary Club of Perth. other ritual “embarrassments”. And the This interesting, fresh new club had cost is only $5! Each month the club invites its origins in two 30-year-old former three guest speakers – two solely on Rotary Rotaractors, Simone and Marcos Carot matters – and a club committee meeting. Collins, who wanted to join Rotary but Charter President, Di Collins, wife of the not any of the “archaic” clubs they had indefatigable Ken, said, “We don’t concentrate seen. They wanted to join “their club” – as on attendance but on participation. It is if Rotary had started in the 21st century. so pleasing to see our members drawn And having a former RI Board Director from Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange, in the family didn’t hurt in that venture! Group Study Exchange and Ambassadorial S i m o n e ’s f a t h e r, P a s t R o t a r y Scholars.” International Director Dr Ken Collins, It took only two weeks to organise viable a staunch advocate of change in club numbers from an interest meeting and in procedures, jumped at the opportunity to two months the club grew from a handful to develop his dream club. 31 members. “What I am looking for is a club “We have no trouble in attracting many with hands-on projects that involve all Club member Roh Siriwardena is also hotel services quality members,” Di said. members,” he said. manager at Bethesda hospital, where the new club “This is the way of the future.” meets. “For Rotary to be successful clubs need We can only hope. Watch this space. to be relevant and visible in their community. They need satisfied customers who tell others about Rotary.” Freshwater Bay is a cocktail club! It’s informal, it’s casual and it’s a drop-in place for an after-work drink with Rotarian friends. And if you think that’s only for trendy thirty-somethings, think again. The club’s age range is from 30 to 70; it even boasts seven couples and a family. Bill Hassell, a club member and former State Liberal Leader, has long been a supporter of Rotar y but resisted every offer to join. As with other members the selling point for him was the short casual meeting without a meal and no “flim-flam”. Charter President Di Collins and her husband, Past RI Director Ken watch District Governor Sue Rowell sign the Club’s Charter. Rotary Down Under | May 2009 55 From Rotary Down Under, Issue 506 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S During a 10-day long Improved eyesight can The Rotary mission, Rotarians from both translate into improved Foundation clubs worked to provide a wide variety of vision educational or occupational opportunities, contributing services through clinics held greatly to improved quality Week 45: This week’s Rotary at local schools and of life. To be a Rotarian Foundation Thought is about neighborhoods. means to give of our time, Matching Grants. talent and financial Over 1,200 individuals were resources. Rotary clubs in Honduras evaluated and 600 received and Pennsylvania, USA prescription eyeglasses. A Will you make that sacrifice partnered together to receive local non-governmental so others may have a better a Matching Grant to provide organization will continue to life. eye and vision care to needy provide eyeglasses and people in Honduras. medications to those in need. Guest Speaker Support Program for April / May 14th May - Bill Hassell to introduce Rohallah Haidari and Alistair Date Details Tulloch to give vote of thanks. 13th May Board Meeting who organises publicity, that $8 Music of the per ticket is donated to Polio 14th May Rohallah Haidari - Peace Fellow Spheres Plus for every Rotarian attending, He thinks it is a great Applicant Richard Symons, Peter’s son, is a idea and will seek approval from 21st May Committee Meetings member of the choir cast for all the Treasurer the Giovanni Concert series, the " Peter will also be looking to get 23rd May Club Assembly (0900 - 1100) next one being on May 22 at Govt House Ballroom. our name/logo and that of Polio Plus in the programme 28th May Michael Reeves - Shelter Box Peter has suggested to Tom Friberg, one of the other singers This is not restricted to our Club 4th June Steve Weychan - Climb for a Smile Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Date Name PO Box 168, Di Collins — President Nedlands, 14th May Sue Hassell Western Australia, 6909 Ken Collins — Vice President / 21st May Peter Symons Membership Director Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 28th May Andrea Hayward Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Queenslea Drive 4th June Marija Jelavic Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Claremont Email Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Phone! 08 9385 0471 Bulletin Contributions Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Fax 08 9385 0472 Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Claire Forsdyke — International Director Website sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club Toni James — PR & Marketing Facebook on the projects your committee is working Committee Director on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646 event. Please forward articles and photos to Peter Symons — Club Administration Chartered 19 December 2008 Director 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450