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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 2

  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 2 26th January - 1st February 2009 Announcement from Our Local Link to the The Rotary Foundation Club Projects National Immunisation Rotaract Club of Perth the Rotary PolioPlus Program and Thought of the Week Information on the Day in Nigeria An invitation to attend International the Gates Rotary This week is about projects that we are An invitation to take their Charter Dinner President and the Challenge PolioPlus. currently involved in, part in a National Dance. Chairman of the Dr Ken Collins has Page 2 or are planning to Immunisation Day in Page 4 Rotary Foundation had an extensive undertake. Nigeria with other Partnership between history with Rotary’s Page 3 Rotarians. Rotary International Polio elimination Page 4 and the Bill & Melinda programs. Gates Foundation Page 2 Page 2 The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Summer Blood District 9450 Challenge Update Celebrate the Induction Night for all of the new members of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay. The Induction Night Dinner will be held on Thursday 5th February WA Police have been ‘Warne’d Café, Bethesda Hospital, 6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner.  Cost will be $40 per person, with $20 per person being donated back The Summer Blood Challenge’s new star Rotary WA brought the to the club’s Charity Account.  WA Police down to earth with a stunning donation effort in the third innings. In a spectacular display of increased donations, Rotary WA knocked another 11 donations onto the score board en route to the second- fastest half-century in the Summer Blood Challenge ending the innings on 36. Rotary WA’s chase was silenced once WA Police claimed a massive 22 donations in the first half of the innings, leaving them out in front on 71 just before tea. Rotary WA’s knock is likely to keep the pressure on the WA Police, as it gives its members a fighting chance to take the lead going into the fourth. Fine and mild conditions have been forecast for the start of the fourth innings, but the weather is due to heat up on Thursday, allowing both teams the chance to cool off whilst donating in one of our air-conditioned donor centres. There is still time for Rotary WA to put some more donations on the board and take the lead. If the WA Police drop their game, this could be a very close ending in February. Book your group in today and remember to bring your attendance form.  For bookings contact Ina at Perth Donor Centre on 9421 2891 or call 13 14 95 or your nearest donor centre today. Umpires Fact: Although 1 in 3 people will require blood in their lifetime, only 1 in 30 actually donates. If you are eligible and thinking about giving blood, please help save lives and put a few runs on the board for your team. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Announcement from the Rotary International The Rotary January is President and the Chairman of The Rotary Foundation Dear Fellow Rotarians, Foundation Rotary Week 30: This week’s Rotary is Awareness This is another historic day for Rotary. Our organization was honored today Foundation Thought to host philanthropist Bill Gates, Jr. at about the PolioPlus Rotary’s International Assembly in San Program. Month Diego, California, USA.  Rotary launched its Rotary at a Glance Speaking to 2009-2010 district PolioPlus program in 1985 Worldwide: There are governors-elect, Bill Gates, Jr. and contributions to the 1,220,789 Rotarians, in 33, congratulated Rotarians on the success PolioPlus Fund continue to 303 Rotary Clubs, contained of the partnership between Rotary support the most essential within 551 Districts, within International and the Bill & Melinda components of polio 34 Zones. Gates Foundation to raise funds for polio. To date, Rotarians have already eradication activities in our District: There are 1011 committed more than US$60 million toward the original US$100 million Gates partnership with the World Rotarians in our District, challenge grant awarded in November 2007. Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for contained within 33 Rotary In recognizing Rotary’s impressive fundraising success and steadfast Disease Control and Clubs. There are 23 Districts commitment to polio eradication, Gates announced today that his foundation Prevention (CDC), and in Australia, of which 3 are has decided to increase its challenge grant by US$255 million – for a total of US $355 million. By accepting the increase, Rotary also accepts the challenge to UNICEF. in WA. raise an additional US$100 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012 and With Rotary’s community- Rotary Club of Freshwater drives the combined Rotary and Gates Foundation partnership’s commitment based network worldwide, Bay: We have 31 Rotarians to a total of US$555 million. Rotary is the volunteer arm within our club. Our club is All of the resulting US$555 million will be spent in support of immunization of the global partnership number 81032, and we are activities carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in polio- dedicated to eradicating in District 9450. District 9450 affected countries. The initiative is spearheaded by Rotary, the World Health polio. By volunteering and is in Zone 7A. Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and supporting the PolioPlus District Governor (2008-09): UNICEF.  program, Rotarians do the The District Governor of work of the world with In another welcomed development today, the United Kingdom’s Department D9450 is Sue Rowell. every Polio vaccine for International Development (DFID) pledged £100 million (US$150 million) administered! District Governor Elect: The and the German government is giving an additional €100 million (US$130 District Governor Elect for million), both to the GPEI. Contributions from the U.K. and Germany are D9450 is Geoff Simpson. He separate and will not count toward Rotary’s match of the Gates Foundation will become District challenge grant.  Governor on July 1st 2009. The infusion of funds is crucial if the world is to finally be rid of polio, a Assistant Governor: The crippling, sometimes fatal disease that poses the highest risk to children. Assistant Governor for our Although the initiative has reduced the number of polio cases by 99 percent club is Past President Phil over the past two decades, the wild poliovirus still persists in four countries -- Skelton. Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- and imported cases from these endemic countries threaten other developing nations. 1985-86 when he was Your continued participation in this effort is crucial to making it a success.  The Our Local Link District Governor, and Rotary International Board of Directors and the Trustees of The Rotary to the PolioPlus since that time has been on Foundation have unanimously agreed to accept this challenge grant to ensure several Assessment Teams, the success of the PolioPlus program. Rotary and the Gates Foundation intend Program and represented Rotary at for their funding partnership to set an example for the rest of the world. We feel WHO Conferences on confident that this extraordinary partnership will serve as a catalyst for further the Gates Rotary Immunisation in Cairo and Manila, represented the donations from others to help us realize the dream of a polio-free world. Challenge Rotary Foundation at When Rotary entered the fight against polio in 1985, we promised every child a Ken Collins is the Zone 7A National Immunisation world free from the threat of polio. We are almost there.   This funding Coordinator for the Gates Days in India and agreement between Rotary and the Gates Foundation is a huge step forward, Rotary Challenge.   This Myanmar, gone at Rotary's bringing us even closer to our goal.  Success is our only option.  Together we means he has been request to places like India can End Polio Now.  For more information, please visit appointed by the Chairman when the infection rate has of the Rotary Foundation to   Dong-Kurn Lee                Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, Chairman            escalated to uncover the encourage Districts, Clubs reasons for the Polio Rotary International, President 2008-09         The Rotary Foundation Trustees, RI and individuals to 21st January 2009   blowout, has been on the contribute, to   the Gates International Polio Plus Challenge.  Committee and other Bulletin Contributions Zone 7A is the bulk of the Aust. landmass with the International Committees for Polio continuously since Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. District immediately north 1989.  of Sydney (9670), all of Qld, Remember: Personal Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee WA and SA.  is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising event. contributions to the Gates Ken has been involved Rotary Challenge are tax Please forward articles and photos to with Rotary's efforts to deductible. eradicate Polio since 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S smorgasbord of projects through the various MESSAGE FROM THE Avenues of Service (Club, Vocational, Proposed ‘Giving CLUB PRESIDENT Community, International and Youth) to Thanks and enable members to find projects with which Dear Rotarians, they feel they’d really like to work. Acknowledgement to We are off to a flying start with both the first Board meeting and Committee meetings Some projects are simple, perhaps just Country’ finding participants for various Rotary being held this past week, plus the initial projects or programs eg. the Rotary Youth “For food in a world where many walk in steps have been taken for the Incorporation Leadership Awards Camp, the Group Study hunger, of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay. Exchange Program or the Rotary Foundation                                 Scholarships Program. Other projects take For peace and safety in a world where many My personal thanks go to the outstanding more time and effort to bring to fruition. It’s walk in fear, ‘first’ Bulletin put together by our Secretary all about creating choice to involve and and Bulletin Editor Daniel Forsdyke, for a maintain the interest of our members. For family, friends and fellowship in a world full turn out of the entire Board for our Board where many walk alone, Meeting on 21st, the first project for the Club, This coming week two of our members, Toni with donations in kind from Roger Marston James and Judith Dowson are going to lead For dreams and opportunity in a world to Manna Industries, the small flags which us in a discussion on ‘Fundraising”, so please where many walk without hope, Marija Jelavic arranged for us at no cost, a bring along your ideas to the meeting as we ‘Giving Thanks and Acknowledgement to are keen to start drawing in funds so that the We give thanks. Country’ from Mara Basanovic and of course Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay can Make we are deeply grateful each week to Roh Dreams Read. We acknowledge the traditional custodians Siriwardena for our venue and platter. One of this land we share and pay respects to the person to whom a great deal of work is Yours in Rotary Service. elders past, present and future for they hold falling right now is our Treasurer Rajah Di Collins the traditions, culture and wisdom of the Senatharajah. Rajah, for the responsibility Noongar people.” you have taken on addressing the various steps to set the Club on a firm foundation ‘financially’ with the Australian Tax Office Club Projects Please forward you feedback on this proposal to President Di, before the requirements, arranging an Auditor etc., we The Rotary Foundation - International Induction Night Dinner. appreciate how fortunate we are to have Committee has approved the following your services. projects for Matching Grant Applications; Humidi-cribs for a hospital in Lagos, To each and every member, for your Nigeria; the Bizweni Centre for Disabled participation and contributions, I thank you, Children in South Africa and   Mana as you are contributing to make the world a Industries 'Kids in the Kitchen' in Perth. better place. For the Humid-crib project we will be Under the Directorship of Bryant Stokes, the assisted by the the Rotary Clubs of Projects Committee enthusiastically Karrinyup and Morley, with the project being discussed a number of potential projects and coordinated by Ken Collins. under the Directorship of Claire Forsdyke, I believe the Rotary Foundation / The Rotary Club of Sacramento in the United International Committee was also very States are keen to join with us in a Matching productive. Rotary Clubs are extremely Grant for the Manna Industries project, for efficient at carrying out a number of different which we have received a "wish list" from projects simultaneously – it is one of our Manna Industries. strengths. A reason for this is to provide a Photo: Claire Forsdyke Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N e w H o r i z o n s National Immunisation Day in Nigeria My fellow Rotarians, My Rotary friends if you wish to be involved in this very satisfying I am in the process of planning a National Immunisation Day (NID) in and fulfilling experience of a lifetime, and would like more Nigeria and invite Rotarians whom wish to encounter a hands on information please contact PDG Ron Geary on 0429 001 692 or e-mail experience of a life time, immunising the children of Nigeria against Polio. This is our promise to the children of the world, a world with out Polio. I’m in touch with a PDG from District 9110 and the Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Vitoria Island East, whom will assist our team in planning and implementing the NID. I have been assured that at all times there will be no safety issues, as our team will not be exposed to any volatile areas. Remembering that the Nigerians know of Rotary and of the great work we do eradicating Polio, and they all want the same as we do, to see their children are protected against the scourge of Polio. Nigeria accounts for 79% of the global wild Poliovirus type 1 and 10% of the wild Poliovirus type 3 cases. Nigeria accounts for 90% of all Polio cases in Africa. Polio is a PAIN to the children of the world and it is in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria. The dates for the NID are 21st to the 24th of March 2009, the total time we will be away will be decided by the team. I would expect it to be 10 days in Nigeria. Home stay could be possible but if not, they will negotiate good rates for us in suitable hotels. Internal transport will be provided by the Rotarians. National Immunization Day November 2008 I have received cost’s on flights with Emirates, from Perth / Dubai to Picture by Joe Serra and Jim Woodward - RC Stockton, D5520 Lagos and return at $4,100 each person. Glenys and I have led several teams away, and have found that 20 Rotarians is a better number to travel with, therefore we are after 9 couples to travel with us. Board Rotary Year 2008-09 Di Collins — President Ken Collins — Vice President / Membership Director Simone Carot Collins — President Elect Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Claire Forsdyke — International Director Glenn Darlington — Public Relations Director Peter Symons — Finance Director Next Generation Kings Park, Club Details located at Royal King’s Park Road, West Perth Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay 7 February 2009, 7pm - late PO Box 168, $55 per head, includes dinner, a drink on arrival and a selection Nedlands, of wines on your table Western Australia, 6909 Cocktail Dress Meetings RSVP by 23 January 2009 Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm Viviana Boyle Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Queenslea Drive Claremont 0413 432 025 Payment for tickets to be included with your booking to secure your Email: seat. Ticket issued after receipt of cheque or electronic funds transfer Phone: 08 93850471 by 23.01.09. Fax: 08 93850472 Account name: Rotaract Club of Perth BSB: 186 200 Acc no: 123598799 Chartered 19 December 2008 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450