New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 11


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Weekly newsletter of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450, Western Australia, issued on 13 September 2009.

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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 11

  1. 1. New Horizons 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. Page 2 Page 5 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 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 underserved communities 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 2! 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  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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. 2002, the success of Rotary eClub One has surpassed all expectations and the model District Governor’s Visit will be put to the 2010 Thursday, 1st October, 2009 Council on 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. permanent status. This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of $25.00 per person, with BYO wine. Rotary eClub One was RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please chartered as note that payment will be collected prior to the night. Rotary’s first club with Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm operations supported by various forms of electronic 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 connect, inform Bay for Climb for a Smile 2008/09. and inspire Link to : members and 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 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 say! 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 Introduction Date Details Date Name 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 Date Name Meeting 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. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 17th September Roh Siriwardena Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 24th September Daniel Forsdyke Meetings 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 Claremont 15th October Bryant Stokes Email 22nd October Peter Symons Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Fax Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary 08 9385 0472 Website Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club Facebook Claire Forsdyke — International Director on the projects your committee is working 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 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 5
  6. 6. ROTARY INBOUND INTEREST FORM DISTRICT 1640 NORMANDY, France APRIL/MAY 2010 ROTARY CLUB NAME ________________________________________ CO-ORDINATOR DETAILS ROTARIANS NAME: __________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________ HOME PHONE NUMBER:_________________________________________ BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER:_____________________________________ MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________ FAX NUMBER _________________________________________________ RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:______________________________________________ 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. th • Please fax to Di Collins, GSE Secretary on 9385 0472 by 15 September, 2009 OR Email to GSE Secretary: Di Collins 08 93850471 GSE Chairman: Allan McLean 0411 721 851
  7. 7. 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 Club hosting obligations 2010.doc: 2010