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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 4

  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 4 9th - 15th February 2009 District and Message from the The Rotary Foundation Making Dreams Real Club Fundraising Contact Us International Club President Thought of the Week Ken Collins discusses A review of this week’s Updated contact Appointments This weeks letter from This week is about how project needs are fundraising activities. details for the Rotary Members of the Club the Club President. District Simplified identified, by looking at Page 4 Club of Freshwater take on roles at District Page 2 Grants. a project in India. Bay. and International level. Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 1 take along a picnic and enjoy a Members of the Rosters for Sommerville great social/fundraising evening. Rotary Club of Attendance Theatre at UWA Board Meeting Freshwater Bay Officers etc. Members are supportive of the idea put forward by Jan Stewart This month’s Board Meeting will that she provide tickets for a with District and Peter Symons has kindly agreed Sunday evening viewing of a film be held at the Collins' residence on Wednesday, 25th Feb at to assist with organising Rosters at Sommerville, which we International for various jobs to be done in purchase at a discounted price, 5:30pm the Club each week. Appointments The main one being that of Bill Hassell has taken over as 'Attendance Officers', which is Chairman of the D. 9450 Rotary the members who man the desk Foundation Alumni Committee each week checking of names and Daniel Forsdyke will be and taking money for both the working with Bill on this raffle and our drinks / nibbles. Committee to help update the It is vital the people rostered for Data base. this job be the first at the venue Claire Forsdyke has joined the on the day they are rostered. District Rotary Foundation Group Committee. Study Exchange Raffle President Di continues her roles The raffle last week brought in as Secretary of both the District $185.00.  It was won by Bryant Rotary Foundation Group Stokes with a second prize Study Exchange and going to Clive Boddy.   The Scholarships Committee. winner is responsible for taking PRID Ken Collins is the along a suitable prize for the Chairman of the Rotary following week. Foundation District Committee Tickets are $5.00 each or three and Internationally is a Zone for $10.00.   It is purely Coordinator for the Gates Polio voluntary as to participation in Challenge, is a member of the the raffle, however, it is a great Rotary International little source of extra funds for Membership Committee and the Charity Account. next year will take over as Vice Chairman of this Committee. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S District wisely said when discussing the MESSAGE FROM THE situation with him “It will be a great ARH - Health Research by CLUB PRESIDENT night as it’s people who make the night”. Australians – for Australians Please support us and bring along friends Dear Fellow Rotarians, and family to help the Club celebrate. – in Australia!   What a great night of fun and fellowship Simone will be looking after the next two Since its establishment 28 years ago, the thirty two of us enjoyed at our Induction meetings as Ken and I will be in Fund has committed more than $18m to Night last Thursday evening. For those of Queensland for ten days. We know as health research in Australia. This is an you unable to join us, you were missed many of you will be there each week to Australian Rotary Program supported by and we look forward to your Inductions support her. Rotarians throughout the country. over the coming weeks. Consider making a contribution to this Yours in Rotary Service, national institution while Mark is in DG Sue Rowell and her partner John town. Take the opportunity to create Livingstone, along with PDG Sylvia Di Collins awareness of Australian Rotary Health Byers, the Regional Rotary International Charter President within your community. Membership Coordinator, PDG Bill Benbow, who is the District Extension For further information, visit Officer and the maker of the lectern, Cure Cancer or gavel and base for our bell which will all contact District 9500/9520 Regional be presented to the Club at our Charter Challenge Coordinator Dick Wilson on 0412 003 110 Night, plus Sue Boyd and PP David o r e m a i l Goldstone all joined us for our Mark Gibbens, 45, a registered nurse or Inductions. To members who helped out from Adelaide, is undertaking an Terry Carson on  0417 831 283 and contributed to the success of the endurance walk from Perth to Sydney to night - Peter and Mandy on the desk, raise money for cancer research. Daniel with his camera, Mara and Marija with wines and Roh with another great The 5300km trek will take him through many towns where there are Rotary The Rotary meal, I sincerely thank you. Clubs present and any assistance that you Foundation Four of our new members are second can offer Mark will be greatly appreciated. Week 32: This week’s Rotary Foundation generation Rotarians – Sue Hassell, This is a great opportunity for your club Thought is about District Simplified Judith Dowson, Jan Stewart and Simone Carot Collins. Without a doubt, their & RHF to obtain publicity.  The detailed Grants (DSG). fathers who have given Rotary Service route (   Perth - Adelaide -Melbourne In Australia, Rotarians received District before them, will be extremely proud to -   Sydney)   is available on his web site: Simplified Grants both small and large to see their daughters carry on in their benefit local communities and   footsteps, Bill Hassell, Claire and Daniel Mark will be spending many a night communities abroad. Forsdyke are all Rotary Foundation camping along the way so a meal, a One club used DSG funds to provide Alumni, two, Simone and Marcos Carot shower and a soft bed would be most jackets displaying the Rotary Wheel to a Collins are former Rotaractors and all appreciated if he is coming to your town! team of Blind Bowlers which they wore these are what we label ‘the family of Mark is doing the walk solo with no proudly to the national Championships. Rotary’. Along with a handful of former back-up vehicle and he is paying all his Other DSGs were used to establish a Rotarians plus the valued members who own expenses.   library for foster children, repair a broken are new to Rotary, Ken and I feel Mark will appreciate a courtesy call from fence around a Scout Hall and provide 30 honoured to serve along side each of you your club prior to reaching your town sets of Junior Encyclopedias to schools in in the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay. Mobile no: 0429 474 559 Thailand. With such outstanding members we have   His walk commences   from   Princess Through the creativity and passion of the power to Make Dreams Real as the Margaret Hospital (Perth) at 10am numerous Rotarians, one district Future of Rotary is in our Hands. These Sunday 22nd February. It would be improved the lives of countless people are the Themes of both the current and tremendous for a good crowd to see him both within Australia and abroad. next President of Rotary International which we can fulfill. on his way Every Rotarian, Every Year – Hope begins   Although Mark has nominated a with us. Due to the double booking at the RPGC, last week Ken and I were forced to make particular Cancer Research organisation alternative arrangements for the Club’s in each State, he will accept donations to Charter Night. We are a little Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and the disappointed that due to availability of money will go towards a Funding Grant suitable venues and a budget already in for prostate cancer research. Donations place, we have had to step down a notch can also be made direct to ARH to on the type of venue planned for the support his walk, through the ARH occasion. When one is given a lemon the website by placing a note in the message only choice is to make it into lemonade so area:  this we will do with the help of Marija Donations are tax deductible and and Mara who will convert the ‘barn’ into contributions given by your Club will be a more upscale venue. The positives are credited by the Fund in your name. the magnificent view on the banks of our lovely river, central location and ease of parking and as another Rotarian in the 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S DG Sue Rowell with members of RC Freshwater Bay that have sponsored new Rotarians. Toni, Mara and Marija were also Inducted on the same night. requires equipment for a Senior Citizens Club Emails Making Dreams Real Centre and as usual they have not asked for As part of the club website Simone has set more than they themselves are prepared to up emails for positions within the club, as Through Matching put in. well as for each member. To me this is true Rotary as we fulfill the The position email addresses are: Grants fourth part of the Object of Rotary “The advancement of international president@ In December 1997 Di and I made the first of understanding, goodwill and peace through presidentelect@ our many trips to India and on about the a worldwide fellowship of business and vicepresident@ fourth day met a wonderful young Rotarian professional people united in the ideal of (Mayur Vyas) who was in charge of the service.” secretary@ treasurer@ club’s feeding program. They lived in Anand PRID Ken Collins a village of 100,000 inhabitants where the clubadmin@ average family income was $3 per week. projects@ Children were malnourished, going blind Rotary's Birthday foundation@ from Vitamin A deficiency or dying from membership@ starvation. The nearby Amul Dairy Rotary will be 104 years old on 23rd publicrelations@ produced a special food that looked like February 'World Understanding and Peace finance@ cheezels, 50 grams of which provided a child Day' in the Rotary Calendar. with his/her daily protein and vitamin All members can now also be contacted via: requirement. Realizing that feeding the children was not Rotary International .au with 2 exceptions. These are Brother James and Bill & Sue Hassell enough the club established 26 feeding centres in which the children received three Convention 2009 All members can now email the whole club hours of schooling before they were given by sending an email to: their special food. The 2009 Rotary International Convention is being held in Birmingham, England between On questioning this young Rotarian on how 21st and 24th June. If anyone has not received an email the project, which was costing the club notification about their new email address or $525.00 per week, was funded he replied: “A “By participating in an RI Convention, you’ll about the club email list, please contact few of us chip in”. Further questioning gain a broader appreciation of Rotary’s Simone. revealed that he in fact was giving half of his global impact and strengthen your income every week to his Rotary Club. commitment to service. And seeing a A very strong bond developed between us convention may move your invited guests to RC Freshwater Bay of and since then we have worked together on become Rotarians too.” several projects, where each of our clubs (or Facebook individual Rotarians) has made contribution which was “matched” by The a The club now has a presence on the social Rotary Foundation. networking site Facebook. If you would like Every time I have been careful to ensure that to take part in this online presence you can I responded to a need identified by the local join the Facebook group at: http:// Rotarians, not to try to thrust upon them w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / g r o u p . p h p ? something I felt they should have. gid=47737002646 Last Christmas we received a letter full of If you are not of Facebook yet, it is free to love and Christmas greetings from this join at lovely Hindu family and with it came another request for help. A nearby club Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N e w H o r i z o n s New Rotarian Bryant Stokes with Rotarian Sylvia Byers New Rotarian Mara Bosanovic with Rotarian Bill Hassell Birthday’s & Anniversaries Program for February Date Details Date Details 11th February Alan Stewart birthday 12th February Mara Basanovic and Marija Jelavic Note: 6:00pm for 6:15pm start 13th February Ken & Di Collins anniversary 19th February Committee Meetings 17th February Marcos & Simone Carot Collins anniversary 26th February Club Assembly (Committee Reports) Club Fundraising Board Club Details from Induction Night Rotary Year 2008-09 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay PO Box 168, Di Collins — President Thank’s to Roh's kind generosity of Nedlands, donating back $20 from each meal an the Western Australia, 6909 Induction Night, and the donation of wines Ken Collins — Vice President / by Mara and Marija, the Club has added a Membership Director Meetings further $580 to the Charity account. Thursday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital This week’s raffle, won by Bryant Stokes (1st Simone Carot Collins — President Elect Queenslea Drive Prize) and Clive Boddy (2nd Prize), also Claremont brought in another $185 for the Charity account. Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone  Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Bulletin Contributions 08 93850471 Fax Bryant Stokes — Projects Director 08 93850472 Contributions for the weekly bulletin are sought from members of the club. Claire Forsdyke — International Director Website Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working on or promote the clubs next fundraising Glenn Darlington — President Nominee / Facebook event. Public Relations Director gid=47737002646 Please forward articles and photos to Peter Symons — Finance Director Chartered 19 December 2008 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450