The Ofﬁcial Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909 ! District 9450! ABN: 99 602 195 617
Volume 2, Issue 11! 14th - 20th September 2009
Letter From the Club Rotary, Google Join Rotary Club Gets Climb for a Smile An Eye for Compassion Rotary Foundation
President Forces 10,000 Visitors a Sponsor Team RC 2007-08 Ambassadorial Thought of the Week
A roundup of the clubs What have Rotary and Month Freshwater Bay in Scholar in India This week’s thought is
activities. Google been working What is Rotary e-Club their inaugural Page 4 about being a Rotary
Page 1 on together? One? attempt at the Foundation Sustaining
Page 2 Page 3 BankWest Tower. Member.
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morning, a plan of action has cost of $10 each is their way Wednesday, 21st October,
Letter From the been put in place and $3,500 of adding a little extra to the 7.00pm for 7.30, venue is
is being sought to produce a club’s Charity account. Burswood on Swan and the
Club President CD, this will be followed up Please come along and cost is $10 per person.
with a fundraising concert. support this timely social Please work on people to
Dear Fellow Rotarians, In the meantime Max is function which is doubling as attend and seek out prizes for
arranging for auditions for a small fundraiser. Thank auction, rafﬂes and table
The Club was honoured to the Peace Choir for Telethon you Bill and Sue. Please prizes. The more of all of
have Dr Rohland Hahnel as and the OZ Concert and Bob members get RSVP and these (people and prizes) that
our speaker this week. Dunn has booked them for money into Daniel ASAP. can be sourced, the greater
Rohland addressed us on the RC Matilda Bay’s Fair on the amount that can be
‘From East Germany to 25th October. The group Numbers and money are also raised.
Australia, a personal story’. would like to have traditional being sought for the District
All in attendance listened costumes and instruments, Governor’s visit on 1st Elizabeth’s husband Graeme
attentively to his story of but these no doubt will come October. Once again, your has kindly offered his
growing up in Dresden, East in time. full support is requested for services as Quiz Master.
Germany, the Nazi regime this. Also looking for the Thank you Graeme.
and propaganda, meeting Bryant Stokes phoned Ken ‘Friends of the Club’ to come
Friday evening to say that the along to both the District
and later marriage to Erika,
the opportunity to escape to student from Christ Church Governor’s visit and Brunch National Youth
Frankfurt in West Germany G r a m m a r, Benjamin at the Hassells.
and subsequent decision to McAllister, whom the club Science Forum
apply for a position in Perth, put forward for the National Dir. Rob, Andrea and
which brought the Hahnels Youth Science Forum had Elizabeth are working Advice has been received
to Perth 48 years ago. now been accepted (he was a diligently on Climb for a that Benjamin McAllister, the
reserve) so Ken attended a Smile and Elizabeth student put forward from
Members enjoyed meeting meeting at St Catherine’s converted $400 provided by Christ Church Grammar has
and talking with Rohland College on Saturday morning Jane Armstrong’s church into now been accepted.
and Erika and we thank Bill where he met Benjamin and a wonderful amount of
and Sue Hassell for his mother. As Benjamin had pyjamas, socks and
organising for them to come not been successful, the underwear for Anawim, Wiluna
along to the club. $1,000 allocated from the which Rob delivered last
Charity account for the NYSF Tuesday. Well done and Ken will be travelling to
It’s been another busy week has been reallocated for other sincere thanks to everyone Wiluna on Monday with
with Melpo Economou projects so this is another concerned. Alan Stewart, where he will
organising for Dir. Rob, Ken incentive for all members to meet with various people to
and myself to go out to really get behind our Quiz Yours in Rotary Service, assess the viability of a
ASSeTT to hear the ‘Burundi Night and help the club to ‘Special Purpose’ GSE Team
Peace Choir’ last Tuesday raise as many funds as Di Collins comprised of Aboriginals to
afternoon. Max Kay came possible from this event. Charter President go to Fiji. If all works out
along, as did two Rotarians accordingly, when Ken is at a
Bill and Sue Hassell are
from the RC of Como and
Bob Dunn from Matilda Bay. generously putting on a Quiz Night meeting at Rotary
Headquarters in Evanston
Max and Ken met with ‘Brunch’ for members on the following week, he will
Melpo again on Wednesday Sunday 11th October and the meet with the various people
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concerned in at the Rotary this when she was a student needed. Clubs and districts from The Rotarian's page on
Foundation in an attempt to and is happy to be involved. that have not received the RI Web site.
progress with this concept. Matching Grants this Rotary
In last week’s bulletin, Daniel year are encouraged to fund Users can select from a
wrote up about the ﬁrst ‘all – Rohallah their projects entirely with gallery of issues organized
wheelchair’ GSE teams. cash and District Designated by decade or click "Search all
When Representing the Haidari Fund contributions in lieu of issues" to search the entire
President of Rotary receiving a match from the catalog for a word or phrase.
International at the D. 9680 Bill, Ken and Di have all tried Foundation. Sponsors of
Conference in Marc h of this unsuccessfully to make pending Matching Grant The collaboration is part of
year, Ken and Di met both contact with Rohallah many applications will be notiﬁed an initiative to make Rotary's
the inbound and outbound times over the past week or of this option by their grant historical resources more
‘all-wheelchair’ GSE Teams so. Bill spoke with his host coordinator. Please note that accessible to Rotarians
and both teams were deemed family who are also the project budget must be a worldwide.
an outstanding success. concerned. Last word they minimum of $10,000 to use
knew of him was about a this option. "Google is doing all of the
week ago when he was at the scanning and indexing to
Graylands airport for a ﬂight to India. On behalf of The Rotary make the material searchable
Foundation Trustees, I thank -- and at no cost to Rotary,"
Hospital you for your understanding says Stephanie Giordano,
Matching as we persevere together archivist for Rotary
In the very early days of the through these challenging International.
Club a garden in the Grants budget economic times. We look
Murchison Ward at forward to a time when our More than 72,000 pages will
Graylands Hospital was is fully Foundation can once again be available once Google
discussed. Initial plans expand its support of ﬁnishes scanning and
which were draw up and the committed Rotarian service worldwide. uploading all 1,100 issues.
The ﬁrst issue was published
cost was in the region of Rotary International News
$200,000. As this is way Glenn E. Estess Sr. in January 1911, when the
above and beyond the ability 1 September 2009 2009-10 Chair, The Rotary magazine was called The
of a new club to carry out, Foundation Trustees National Rotarian.
Jane Armstrong has taken the Dear Rotarians,
project along another track, Some issues of interest
having simpler plans and At their April meeting, The Rotary, Google include December 1979,
quotes done, with the help of Rotary Foundation Trustees which reported on Rotary's
one of her enthusiastic staff. examined how the global join forces ﬁrst polio immunization
We look forward to learning economic crisis has affected By Donna Polydoros project; the February 2005
more on this from you Jane. the Foundation’s ability to Rotary International News centennial issue; and issues
support Rotarians’ good 31 August 2009 from the 1980s discussing the
work worldwide. Like many
Four Way foundations, we have been
forced to reduce program
Speaking spending, and consequently,
the Matching Grants budget
Contest and was reduced for 2009-10.
Siemens Recognizing the vital role
that Matching Grants play in
Science improving the lives of
Experience around the world, the
Trustees recently added an
additional US$2.3 million to
Information on both of these the 2009-10 Matching Grants
excellent Youth projects is budget. These funds were
out with the Clubs. Ideally, recently made available from
the Club would like to work reduced grant spending in A selection of covers throughout the years. Scans of issues of The
with Christ Church 2008-09. However, at this Rotarian are now available through Google Books.
Grammar, MLC and Scotch time, despite the budget
College with these two increase, the Matching Rotary has teamed up with admission of women into
Rotary projects. Information Grants budget has been fully Google to make nearly 100 Rotary.
on the Siemens Science committed. years of The Rotarian
Experience was sent to available free online. Try it for yourself. Browse
schools earlier in the year, As a result of the many past issues now.
whereas Rotary Clubs need grants that we were able to Full-color, searchable scans of
to initiate the Four Way fund, our Foundation is all issues of the magazine For a history of the magazine
Speaking Contest with their supporting hundreds of from 1959 to 2008 are now and a preview of early issues,
local schools. Andrea outstanding projects at a available through Google check out a photo gallery of
Hayward was involved with time when they are most Books, with more issues to The Rotarian through time.
follow. The site is accessible
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total giving of $US80,000 to The
Rotary e-Club Rotary Foundation and other
Rotary programs in a single
One gets 10,000 Rotary year?
Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s
visitors a month Rotary International’s ﬁrst
By Bob Aitken computer club, Rotary eClub Sunday, 11th October, 2009
Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mts, One, in District 5450, in
NSW Colorado, USA, claims all that You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s.
Managing Editor and more!
Rotary Down Under There is a cost of $10.00 per person to cover costs.
Chartered as a
“new model” RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
Rotary club in note that payment will be collected prior to the event.
and the model District Governor’s Visit
will be put to
the 2010 Thursday, 1st October, 2009
Legislation for Members, Spouses and Friends of the Club are invited to attend
conﬁrmation of the Ofﬁcial Visit of the DG Geoff and Margaret Simpson.
status. This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of
$25.00 per person, with BYO wine.
One was RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
chartered as note that payment will be collected prior to the night.
club with Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm
New Rotary eClub One president Herman Erhlich
communication Sponsoring Team RC Freshwater
and the internet.
presents outgoing President Angus Robinson with the
RI Presidential Citation to mark a successful year in
Its mission is to
Bay for Climb for a Smile
2008/09. and inspire Link to : http://www.mycause.com.au/
What Rotary club can claim
guests who are travel bound, page FreshwaterBayClimbforasmile
10,000 visitors per month, 4800
place bound, or schedule bound
volunteer service hours, and
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and thus unable to fulﬁll support from Rotary clubs and PolioPlus, Ranfurly Library Book be cajoled into accepting the
traditional Rotary attendance action from senior Rotary Aid in South Paciﬁc, Education package by [a Delhi club
requirements. leaders are the underpinning and water projects, aid for member] and a teacher.
factors in making ShelterBox Bangladesh ﬂood victims,
The club now has 43 members the world’s standout Swaziland AIDS neighbourhood "With [the Rotarian's] caring,
located in 10 countries and emergency aid program. care – and various other guiding hand, he eventually
serves more than 7000 initiatives. understood and walked away,"
Rotarians each month with “When disaster strikes Seenan says, adding that the boy
“online makeups”. anywhere in the world, I know beamed with pride at his new
I can pick up a telephone and An eye for belongings.
Every year, the club holds its be speaking with a Rotary
annual changeover dinner at District Governor within compassion "Another memorable element of
the RI Convention and, in minutes to ascertain the real By Dan Nixon this wonderful visit was the
Birmingham, England, in June, impact of the disaster and the Rotary International News 11 routines performed by the
Australian Angus M. Robinson amount of aid required. No September 2009 children," he says. "Some
passed the baton to Herman other organisation is able to children danced, some recited,
Erhlich, a Dutchman based in access such an effective Peter Seenan says a highlight of some sang, but the mixture of
Osaka, Japan. network,” he said. his experience as a 2007-08 concentration and enjoyment
Ambassadorial Scholar in Delhi, etched on their faces was
Carol Steen, of the USA, is Angus Fraser’s annual report India, was "giving presentations fantastic."
president elect, Cheonhee Sohn to the changeover dinner was to numerous Rotary clubs and
(Australia) secretary and Les littered with good news. He being invited to be a part of their The Delhi club also helped build
Falk (Canada) treasurer. Angus said the 4800 hours of incredible work, undertaken a workshop to provide young
remains on the executive volunteer service and 1500 across the vast city of 17 million people with the skills for earning
committee as immediate past hours of club service broke inhabitants." a basic income. The club pays the
president. down to 140 hours per year or teachers a salary to train the
2.7 hours per week per A photograph taken by Seenan youths in how to produce goods
Many special guests attended member! of a club service project earned for sale. Through the club’s
the function this year, the native of St. Andrews, contacts in the community, the
including then District “Club revenue amounted to a Scotland, honorable mention in goods are sold for a small proﬁt.
Governor Steve Cantrell and contribution to the community The Rotarian's 2009 photo
his wife, Mary, of District 5450 of more than $US1500 per contest, appearing in the June "Projects such as these give a
and then DG Barney Koo, of member. Our website content issue . glimpse of why Rotary is so
District 9750, and his wife, program achieved 95 programs highly regarded in India,"
Lorraine. It was held in the for the year or eight per month The project provided packages of Seenan says.
splendid surrounds of the – and 45 individual projects supplies donated by Rotarians to
Edgbaston Golf Club on the with 13 community service children at a school founded and Written for Reconnections
outskirts of Birmingham. grants receiving $US500 supported by local Rotary clubs.
supporting grants,” he said. Each child received a package
The highlight of the 2009 that contained a sweater, packet
function was presentation of “Rotary eClub One has of biscuits, and a candle.
the club’s annual Professional contributed over $US76,000 to
Excellence Award to the The Rotary Foundation in its "The little boy in this photo
founder of ShelterBox, Tom seven-year history, including initially couldn't comprehend
Henderson. $18,000 in 2008/2009. We that the whole package might be
recruited 10 new members and for him, so he reached past [the Seenan's honorable mention entry
Rotary eClub One Past had six resignations for a net sweater] and grabbed the in The Rotarian's 2009 photo
President Chris Joscelyne, gain of four,” he added. biscuit," says Seenan. "He had to contest. Photo by Peter Seenan
formerly of the Rotary Club of
Sydney, NSW, paid tribute to Community Service Projects
Henderson and the ShelterBox embraced during the year
team in making the included advanced RYLA,
presentation. Past recipients of Rotaract, various water and The Dr Ken Collins Address
the award have included agricultural projects, animal
Detective Inspector Peter welfare, art classes, boys and Monday, 16th November, 2009
Baines – the NSW Forensic girls clubs, sport – from senior
Police Ofﬁcer who led the Olympics to rugby and 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
scientiﬁc team working on recreational vehicles, Park.
identiﬁcation of bodies after parenting, human health,
the 2005 Tsunami in Asia; and orphanage projects, GSE Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal. Bar service is
Kenneth Behring, Founder of leadership, Red Cross and available.
the Wheelchair Foundation. Ronald McDonald House – to
name just a few.
RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.
Accepting the award, Tom
Henderson praised the effort of International service included a
The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal
the ShelterBox administration school project in Cambodia,
Court Judge Bob Nicholson.
team and volunteers bushﬁre relief in Australia,
responsible for the day-to-day maternity packs for East Timor,
action in maintaining supply ShelterBox sponsorship of
lines to disaster areas. He said $US25,000, support for
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in rural Guatemala, A lives and you are literally
The Rotary contribution of $100 to the saving lives. What an
Foundation Annual Programs Fund will
make you a Sustaining
amazing thing to be able to
Member of The Rotary
Week 10: This week’s Rotary Foundation but it also
Foundation Thought is about provides life-changing
being a Rotary Foundation opportunities for those in
Sustaining Member. need.
What can you get for US$100 When you choose to support
dollars these days? A pair of our Rotary Foundation you
shoes, a nice dinner for two are making a difference in
or a stove for a needy family two ways: you are changing
Program for September / October
17th September Committee Meetings
24th September Anne McAnearney
24th September Bill Hassell - Life and Times
1st October Ken Collins
26th September Club Assembly - LotteryWest House
Vote of Thanks 09:00 to 11:00
1st October District Governor’s Visit - Dinner
24th September Claire Forsdyke 8th October Anne McAnearney - Life and Times
1st October Rob Rohrlach 15th October Committee Meetings
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Rotary Year 2009-10
Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
email@example.com PO Box 168,
17th September Roh Siriwardena Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
24th September Daniel Forsdyke firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings
email@example.com Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
1st October Elizabeth Bain Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive
8th October Sue Hassell Club Administration Director
15th October Bryant Stokes firstname.lastname@example.org Email
22nd October Peter Symons Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone
email@example.com 08 9385 0471
Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary
08 9385 0472
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director
sought from members of the club. firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook
Claire Forsdyke — International Director
on the projects your committee is working http://www.facebook.com/group.php?
on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646
event. Toni James — PR & Marketing
Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008
Please forward articles and photos to
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ROTARY INBOUND INTEREST FORM
DISTRICT 1640 NORMANDY, France
ROTARY CLUB NAME ________________________________________
ROTARIANS NAME: __________________________________________________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________
HOME PHONE NUMBER:_________________________________________
BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER:_____________________________________
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________
FAX NUMBER _________________________________________________
We are prepared to:
Host the GSE team**
Host the welcome dinner
Host the farewell dinner
Host a breakfast and/or dinner meeting
** We understand the hosting rules as have been provided.
• Please fax to Di Collins, GSE Secretary on 9385 0472 by 15 September, 2009
OR Email to email@example.com
GSE Secretary: Di Collins firstname.lastname@example.org 08 93850471
GSE Chairman: Allan McLean email@example.com 0411 721 851
o Rotary International - District 9450
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE SUB-COMMITTEE
CLUB HOSTING OBLIGATIONS
DISTRICT 1640 GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE IN 2010
1. Clubs are to abide by the itinerary and arrangements prescribed by the District
Committee, unless either the Chair or Inbound Convenor of the District Committee
agrees to changes.
2. Clubs are responsible for selecting hosts and providing meals and lodging for the
Inbound team members, unless otherwise prescribed in the itinerary prepared by
the District Committee.
3. Clubs are to provide all transport for team members to attend vocational and
general interest visits, outings, District Conference and transfers to/from the airport
and with other host Clubs, while responsible for hosting the Inbound team and as
prescribed in the exchange itinerary.
4. Clubs are to incur all costs of hosting, including Club visits, while hosting the team.
This includes the Welcome and Farewell functions. (The District Committee will
not be responsible for any costs, which are not agreed in advance.)
5. The District Committee is responsible for all costs associated with the
accommodation and meals for ‘Rest Days’ and for fees at the District Conference.
6. Clubs are at liberty to arrange outings and visits where indicated as ‘Club
Activities’ in the itinerary prepared by the District Committee.
7. Clubs are not authorised to vary the itinerary prepared by the District Committee,
even at the request of the Inbound team.
8. Any queries about the itinerary must be clarified with the Chair or the Inbound
Convenor of the District Committee.
9. The mid-exchange ‘Rest Day’ is for the Inbound team to relax and not undertake
any activity associated with District or Club activities. Clubs are asked to refrain
from contact during this period, except for transport before and after the rest days.
10. The Inbound team will find the pace of the exchange tiring and Clubs should
ensure that the team has sufficient rest and free time with host families and
personally while not compromising the value of the exchange.
11. For any information and assistance before or during the exchange, please contact:
District Chair 2009-10 PP Allan McLean 0411 721 851
GSE Secretary Pres Di Collins 9385 0471
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