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New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 8

  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 8" 9th - 15th March 2009 Letter from the Club Reach Out Club Constitution and Charter Night Photos Rotar y Foundation Four Way Test President Sir Clem Renouf, Past the ABC’s of Rotary A small selection of Thought of the Week Of the things we think, President Di talks Rotary International Information and photos, and where to Volunteer Service do and say. about the progress of President. background on Rotary access the online Groups. Page 4 the club. Page 2 and Rotary Clubs. gallery. Page 3 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Charter Night World Rotaract Thursday March 5th was Week the Charter Night Dinner The week of 9-13 March is for the Rotary Club of 2009 World Rotaract Week! Freshwater Bay. The It is a time when Rotaract function was held at clubs around the world are Burswood on Swan function encouraged to partner with centre. The final attendance their sponsoring Rotary was 110 made up of clubs to commemorate the Rotarians, family of founding of the first Rotarians, friends of Rotary Rotaract club in 1968. and guests. We were Rotaract = Rotary in Action" privileged to have the The aims of Rotoract are: company of a very special 1. To develop professional guest and Rotarian, H.E. the and leadership skills Governor Dr Ken Michael 2. To emphasize respect for and Mrs Julie Michael. the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth During the evening a raffle of each individual was held, with prizes 3. To recognize the dignity donated to the club. The and value of all useful total prize pool totaled 27 occupations as items, with a good variety opportunities to serve up for grabs. 4.! To recognize, practice, Congratulations to all the and promote ethical winners, and a big thank standards as leadership you to Mrs Julie Michael for qualities and vocational drawing all the winning responsibilities raffle tickets. 5.! To develop knowledge and understanding of the Two silent auctions were needs, problems, and also held during the opportunities in the evening. The first was for a community and worldwide diamond pendant valued at 6.! To provide opportunities $1100. The second was for a for personal and group special canister of Punch activities to serve the Coffee. Congratulations to community and promote Rotarian Michael Reeves on international understanding winning both auctions! and goodwill toward all Governor Ken Michael at the Charter Night people Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Letter from the Club President Dear Rotarians, With our Charter Night successfully behind us, I once again thank each and every member for their contribution to the success of the evening. Much favourable feedback has been received. For the history of the club, I’ll record some figures here so that in years to come future members will know that the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay was warmly welcomed into the ‘Family of Rotary’. There were 18 clubs represented, 13 Past District Governor’s, plus Ken, who is a Past Director of Rotary International, the District Governor Elect, 3 Assistant Governors and in total 113 Rotarians and Guests were present in the presence of HE Conference in Newcastle. Dir. Glenn Photo - Club President Di Collins, PRIP Sir Dr Ken and Mrs. Julie Michael to see Darlington will chair the meeting in my Clem Renouf, Lady Firth Renouf and PRID District Governor Sue Rowell present the absence. Ken Collins. Charter to our club. Yours in Rotary Service, PDG Bill Benbow generously made the gavel, base of the gong and lectern for us Di Collins Incorporation and the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay Charter President The completed incorporation documents kindly gifted the club the Presidential were hand delivered to the Department of Collar. We extend sincere thanks to all concerned for these gifts which will be Reach Out Consumer and Employment Protection last Monday. Hopefully the processing appreciated and used for decades to will be completed promptly. come. Sir Clem Renouf is the RI President Di mentioned at the Charter Night on Richard Symons added a dimension to the evening with his rendition of songs Thursday, as being possibly the greatest Members President that Rotary has ever had, as he from Broadway musicals. We all enjoyed Toni and Bill James are driving around single handedly changed the face of Richard’s wonderful voice and thank him Europe and are due home end of the Rotary from small clubs doing small deeply for affording us of his time and month. projects locally, to clubs and Districts talent. doing large projects globally. " He was Judith Dowson will be in Broome and Much as been accomplished in the few behind the 3H program (mentioned in then South Africa, returning home early weeks the Club has been meeting New Horizons V1 I3), as well as the in April. ‘officially’. Both the Induction and PolioPlus program. Roh Siriwardena will be in Adelaide for Charter Nights are successfully behind When visiting with Clem and Firth, who two weeks. us, the documentation is in for are long time friends,Ken and Di asked Graham Lovelock will be away for a Incorporation of the club and we have Clem to sign books for our new members." couple of weeks projects in the pipeline in Community When signing the books he also included and International Service. Quite an PRID Ken and Di will be flying to D. 9680 his Presidential Theme, which was accomplishment in just seven weeks. in Sydney on Thursday, so will be absent REACH OUT. from this weeks meeting." They will be in Next week in the Rotary calendar it is These books have been given to all Newcastle to Represent the RI President World Rotaract week. Rotaractors are members (or one per couple) in DK Lee and his wife Young Ja at the 18-30 year old young people who meet attendance on Charter Night, and all District Conference. twice a month and contribute as Rotary other members will be given a copy does, through projects on the local and shortly. Clem was RI President 30 years international arenas. There is much more ago in 1978-79 and will be 88 years of age Thank You! to Rotaract and you will hear about this at next month. A huge thank you to Richard, son of Peter the next meeting as Rotaractors (who are Ken and Di hope that all members, as and Mandy Symons, for the wonderful termed ‘Our Partners in Service’) will join they grow in Rotary will value this book music he entertained all present at the our meeting and tell us a little of some of for the treasure it is, being the history of Charter Night with." Richard sang three their major projects. Rotary is proud of the turning point in Rotary for the change numbers from Broadway shows and we it’s involvement with many outstanding in focus and direction, and the program all appreciated his magnificent voice." youth projects and this is just one of them. from which huge projects have been Heartfelt thanks to you Richard and we possible in the areas of Health, Hunger look forward to hearing more." Perhaps as Unfortunately, Ken and I will not be at the and Humanity." 3H was devised by Clem a Club we could support the musical next meeting as we fly to Sydney on to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of production Richard is performing in at Thursday to represent the President of Rotary. the Playhouse in August. Rotary International at a District 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Charter Night Photos Photos from the Charter Night are available via a web gallery that can be accessed at: http:// Bryant Stokes and Michael Reeves Charter President Di Collins, PRID Ken Collins and District Governor Sue Rowell understanding of Rotary, its structure, Club Constitution its objectives and ideals. " As a Rotary Club we are bound by the standard and the ABC’s of Club Constitution, however, we are not bound in any way as to how we Rotary conduct meetings i.e. time, structure, trappings, songs, fines master, toasts, A copy of the standard Club etc. Constitution and a copy of the booklet written by Past RI President Cliff Another New Dochterman has been given to all Charter members." Ken will resend an Member Mara Basanovic and Marija Jelavic electronic copy of the standard Club Constitution to all members, plus our We are delighted to welcome Andrea two new members, Sue Boyd and Hayward, a former Youth Exchange Andrea Hayward will be given this Student to Sweden, into the Club as our booklet when they are officially newest member. " Both she and Sue inducted. Boyd will be officially inducted into the Club on 19th March. All members are asked to read both the standard Club Constitution and ABCs of Rotary so that each of you begin to Club"Dues understand Rotary and its workings." All Club dues that have not yet been On 19th March we will discuss a paid are overdue, hence any member suitable date on which to hold a who has not yet paid their Club dues to Strategic Planning meeting and it is Treasurer Rajah are requested to do so vital all members have an as soon as possible. Judith Darlington and PN Glenn Darlington orphans. Nutritional counseling was The Rotary provided to patients at the local clinic and at Foundation general health education sessions. During his month-long stay, Erickson initiated a malaria Week 36: This week’s Rotary Foundation control program, battling the number one Thought is about Volunteer Service health problem in the area. Through mutual Grants. collaboration, the host and international Rotarian Dr. Charles Erickson traveled sponsoring clubs have formed a solid from Nebraska, USA to Zambia in order partnership and hope to implement many to provide medical care at an orphanage. more projects together in the future. How do I Sponsored by Rotary clubs in both determine how much to give now? – Every countries, Dr. Erickson performed Rotarian, Every Year! hemoglobin determinations on 30 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Four Way Test The Four Way Test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do 1.! Is it the TRUTH? ! 2.! Is it FAIR to all concerned? ! 3.! Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4.! Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? PDG Bill Benbow presenting the Lectern, Gong and Gavel to Charter Club President Di Collins Program for March / April Date Details 12th March Rotoract 19th March Committee Meetings 25th March Board Meeting @ Ken & Di’s House 26th March Vietnam - Lyn Packer 2nd April Mission of Hope - India - Br. James 9th April Dreamfit - Darren Lomman Andrea Hayward and Roger Marston 16th April Committee Meetings Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Date Name Rotary Year 2008-09 PO Box 168, Nedlands, Di Collins — President Western Australia, 6909 5th March Simone Carot Collins & Peter Symons Ken Collins — Vice President / Meetings Membership Director Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 12th March Judith Dowson Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Queenslea Drive 19th March Mary-Ann Wright Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Claremont Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Email Bulletin Contributions Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Phone! 08 9385 0471 Fax Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Claire Forsdyke — International Director 08 9385 0472 sought from members of the club. Website Why not use the bulletin to update the club Glenn Darlington — President Nominee / on the projects your committee is working Public Relations Director on or promote the clubs next fundraising Facebook event. Peter Symons — Finance Director gid=47737002646 Please forward articles and photos to Chartered 19 December 2008 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450