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 14! 5th - 11th October 2009
Letter From the Club ShelterBoxes Club Birthday & PolioPlus Fundraiser Climb for a Smile Rotary Foundation
President ShelterBoxes have been Christmas Function Details of the You can still sponsor Thought of the Week
A roundup of the clubs deployed to multiple Have your say on what upcoming movie night Team Freshwater Bay. This week’s thought is
activities. disasters in the last the club should do to to beneﬁt PolioPlus. Page 4 about R o t a r y ’s
Page 1 week. celebrate. Page 3 Disaster Recovery
Page 2 Page 3 efforts.
staff person at Bethesda back in 1967. Under the Auditor Adrian Rose, Enid
Letter From the Hospital. A big thank you to leadership of PDG Bill Wall’s Rotarian daughter
Roh for organizing such a Hollywell, it was the ﬁrst of from D.9690 Barbara Wall,
Club President worthy recipient for the three teams to visit the now Tony Ford from West Perth
inaugural RC of Freshwater D. 5330 in California. and spouses of our members
Dear Fellow Rotarians, Bay award. with us for the meeting.
Thursday, 1st October was the
First meeting of the month Warren Milner was inducted ﬁrst Ofﬁcial Visit by a District Treasurer Rajah brought Hon.
for October, which is into the Club by PRID Ken Governor to the Rotary Club Auditor Adrian Rose along
Vocational Service Month in and DG Geoff. We are of Freshwater Bay. It was a so that we could thank him
the Rotary calendar, saw Dir. thrilled to welcome Warren pleasure to have DG Geoff personally for kindly
Rob Rohrlach and DG Geoff and Rosemary into the Club. and Margaret Simpson, PDG auditing the club’s two
Simpson present an Warren was a member of the Sylvia Byers, AG Phillip accounts. We are grateful to
Inaugural Vocational Service very ﬁrst Group Study Skelton and his partner Rajah and Adrian for looking
Award to Danielle Dyson, at Exchange Team out of WA Leonie Debrowloski, Hon. after the ﬁnancial arm of the
Directors presented an
impressive list of projects
which the club has either
completed, is doing or
planning to become involved
with to DG Geoff. For a new
Club we are active in all
Avenues of Service, with
many of our projects costing
little or nothing as to date our
Charity account has had
limited funds. With our Quiz
Night set down for 21st
October, full support from all
members and friends of the
club is sought so that as
much money as possible will
be raised to carry on with
With the District Governor’s
visit behind us, we can now
concentrate on a much
needed social activity for
members / friends of the
club / potential members,
this being brunch at Bill and
L-R: Rob Rohrlach, Award Recipient Danielle Dyson, Roh Siriwardena, Di Collins, DG Geoff Simpson Sue Hassell’s on Sunday, 11th
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Warren Milner being welcomed onto the International Committee by Director Claire
L-R: Enid Wall, Sylvia Byers Alumni
October. One of the points for Sue and Bill. Ken and I
raised by DG Geoff in his are really looking forward to We are delighted to welcome
address is the importance of a casual morning with Exciting things are Warren and Rosemary
social activities in a Rotary members. happening with Br. James in Milner into the Club.
Club as it bonds members Nepal.
and allows us to get to know Climb for a Smile will be Warren has an International
each other better resulting in behind us by the time the He has met with the College of English and comes
a close, harmonious working Bulletin is distributed and so President of the RC of to Rotary with the
relationship with each other. will the performance on Kathmandu with regards to classiﬁcation of English
I implore as many members Telethon on Sunday establishing a school in Language Tuition. He has
as possible to set aside time morning, 4th October, by the Nepal, funded by Andrew joined the RF / International
on Sunday 11th to come along Burundi Peace Choir. Forest. Committee.
to Brunch. Besides the social
aspect, a small amount will With the natural disasters of On his return from his
be raised for the club’s recent days all around us, Pilgrimage of Hope in Nepal, ShelterBoxes
Charity account with the cost we will learn more about
Samoa, the Philippines and
of $10 each. Some members this. David Barkess, who is With the natural disasters in
Indonesia, let us all continue
have already paid this in working with Br. James and Samoa, The Philippines and
to do all we can to advance Andrew Forest to bring this Indonesia during this past
cash or by direct debit into
the Charity account. It Goodwill and Understanding to fruition will hopefully be week, shelter boxes have
would be appreciated if through our service projects. visiting the club on Thursday been deployed to all
members attending could and we may be able to learn countries. With 200 going to
conﬁrm (or reconﬁrm) Yours in Rotary Service, a little more from him. Manila, 100 to Samoa and
attendance with Secretary 500 about to be sent to
Daniel as soon as possible Di Collins Indonesia. A fantastic
please for catering purposes Charter President humanitarian p ro j e c t
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bringing high visibility to ‘Ofﬁcial Visit’ this past week We wish both Andrea Williams Polio Challenge. If just 50% of
Rotary. Well done to all and did a ‘make up’ at the joint and Kylie West every success Rotarians in Australia attend
concerned. meeting last Tuesday evening. with their applications. The with spouse or friend, we will
He spent several of those days District Committee is pleased fundraise $350,000 !
racing around the State up to to have received the highest
Club Birthday Kalbarri, Monkey Mia and Wave number of applicants in many We have reserved 150 seats at
rock to name just a few areas as years which should result in a the Greater Union Cinema,
and Christmas well as the usual visit to HE the particularly high calibre of Innaloo, so be quick,
Governor and Mrs Michael, the members in the team to travel Book your seat now ! A
Function Lord Mayoral Reception in his to D. 1640, Normandy in May/ great night’s entertainment, for
honour and so forth. He talked June of 2010. PP Jim Benson just $20 !
No feedback has been received to Di about his experience with from the Rotary Club of
from members regarding a Rotary in the various countries Hillarys has been selected as Please help save the children of
venue for the joint Birthday/ he has worked in (Serbia was his the Team Leader . the world from Polio. Post your
Christmas function for the club. last posting) around the world cheque, payable to “Rotary
and the ways in which he can District 9450”, to PDG Paul
A booking will need to be made and cannot serve Rotary as a PolioPlus Gianatti, PO Box 904,
somewhere as soon as possible Diplomat. One example being Cloverdale WA 6985.
as many venues book up early that he is unable to take on a Fundraiser
Board position in his club,
close to Christmas. Anyone
with suggestions, please, we’d however, is able to assist with You can help eradicate Polio, National Youth
love to hear from you. fundraising by hosting a and save 10 lives from Polio,
function for large numbers of just by going to the movies….. Science Forum
people. The message being is to the “Movie Premiere Night”
Rotary Club of that all members are valuable special preview screening of As District 9450 Chairman of
and are able to serve in their “Amelia”, with Hilary Swank the National Youth Science
Balcatta own special way. & Richard Gere on November Forum I am delighted provide
11 next. you with information on:
Pres Di attended a joint meeting
of the Rotary Clubs of Balcatta,
Group Study We invite you, your family and The ﬁrst Western Australia
your friends to join Rotarians Session of the NYSF to be held
Northbridge and Morley at
which Bob Johnson, the Minister
Exchange Team in 23 Districts across Australia, in Perth
to support the $200 million
for Police, Emergency Services
and Road Safety was speaker.
He informed us at the beginning
of his lengthy presentation that Selections for GSE Team
he had been a Rotarian in the members will take place on
UK prior to immigrating to WA. Saturday, 10th October.
A Rotarian since early 1970, Dr. Four Applicants who will be
Hannes Porias, the Ambassador overseas on 10th October have
for Austria residing in Canberra already been interviewed.
spent a week in Perth on an
Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s
Sunday, 11th October, 2009
You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s.
There is a cost of $10.00 per person which will be donated to
the Club Charity Account.
RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
note that payment will be collected prior to the event.
Sponsoring Team RC Freshwater
Bay for Climb for a Smile
Link to : http://www.mycause.com.au/
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the climb to
the 51st Floor
o f t h e
B a n k We s t
you can still
s p o n s o r
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bain for Elizabeth via
completing the climb! the internet
link on the
The Exit Gate
L-R: Rajah Senathirajah, Rob Rohrlach, Elizabeth Bain, Daniel Forsdyke, Claire Forsdyke, Ken for participants The new club shirts were also a
Collins. Photo: Di Collins great sight on their ﬁrst outing!
w e r e
Not sure about the hard hats
Commencing on Monday 11 part of the program students though...
Rob, with Ken, Di, Claire, Daniel
January 2010 some 150 top are interviewed for prospective
science students from around jobs. On Thursday 21 January
Australia will arrive at Currie we will need 32 interviewers
Hall (UWA) in Nedlands which from 8.00 am to 1.00 PM.
will be their home for the next Quiz Night
12 days. The Rotary Club of Heirisson
will coordinate these three
An exciting program is being activities and provide details
Wednesday, 21st October, 2009
developed which not only on how to get involved.
includes exposure to cutting 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Burswood On Swan Function Centre
edge engineering and science In addition District Governors
innovations and the scientists will attend the Opening Cost is $10.00 per person, with tables of 8.
themselves but a wide range of Ceremony at Curtin on Bar service is available.
activities including personal Wednesday 13 January
development leadership commencing at 9.15 am and Quiz Master is PP Graeme Bain
exercises career advice social there will be an opportunity for
activities cultural visits and a small number of NYSF Members - please organise prizes for the Silent Auctions, Rafﬂes
much more. coordinators to visit students and as tables prizes.
All made possible through the Please start getting the word out and putting together tables!
partnership with Rotary, Each year your Club supports
Universities and Industry. this very important national
science program and now it's
Rotary will be supporting the in Perth. Please consider
session is several ways: getting involved.
The Dr Ken Collins Address
1. Providing Home Hosting: Regards
students will join Rotary Monday, 16th November, 2009
families for the day on Sunday Lucy Brooks
17 January from 9.00 am to 8.00 NYSF Chairman District 9450
7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
PM. Students visit in groups of Western Australia
2 or more and from Canberra email@example.com
experience we need about 65 Ph: 9330 7101
Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal. Bar service is
2. Attending the Rotary Dinner: Climb for Smile RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.
Rotarians offering home
hosting opportunities will be A big thank you for all those
invited to the dinner on Friday who attended Climb for a The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal
15 January; and Court Judge Bob Nicholson.
Smile this morning.
3. Joining interview panels: as
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earthquake of 2005. In Azad bathroom facilities, and
The Rotary Kashmir more than 80% of furniture and school
Foundation the schools were either
completely destroyed or
families throughout Azad
badly damaged. Kashmir will be profoundly
Week 14: This week’s Rotary impacted by the efforts of
Foundation Thought is about The local Disaster Recovery Pakistani Rotarians.
Rotary’s Disaster Recovery Committee in Pakistan
efforts. decided to focus its efforts on Every Rotarian, Every Year –
rebuilding schools. They will Working together to make life
Pakistani Rotarians are help rebuild ﬁve new, better – for Everyone!
bringing education back into environmentally-friendly
the lives of those in Pakistan schools equipped with
and India affected by the electricity, running water,
Program for October / November
8th October Rohallah Haidiri
8th October Bill Hassell
15th October Committee Meetings
22nd October Daniel Forsdyke
22nd October Simone Carot Collins - Waist
Vote of Thanks Disposal Challenge Overview
29th October Bill Hassell - Life & Times
5th November Daniel Forsdyke - Nutrition to Assist
8th October Warren Milner Your Waist Disposal
22nd October Enid Wall
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Rotary Year 2009-10
Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 168,
8th October Sue Hassell Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
15th October Bryant Stokes email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
22nd October Peter Symons Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive
29th October Rob Rohrlach Club Administration Director
5th November Warren Milner email@example.com Email
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone
firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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
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