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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 14


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Weekly newsletter of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay in Perth, Western Australia, issued on 4 October 2009.

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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 14

  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 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. Page 5 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 Club. 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 planned projects. 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 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Warren Milner being welcomed onto the International Committee by Director Claire Forsdyke Another RF Brother James L-R: Enid Wall, Sylvia Byers Alumni October. One of the points for Sue and Bill. Ken and I in Nepal 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 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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.  Selections 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 : page FreshwaterBayClimbforasmile Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S and Rajah staffing the exit gate. Congratula- tions to Elizabeth for successfully completing the climb to the 51st Floor o f t h e B a n k We s t Tower. Remember 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 previous page. The Exit Gate and giveaways 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 coordinated by 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.   on session. 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 Park.  2 or more and from Canberra experience we need about 65 Ph: 9330 7101 Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal.  Bar service is families; available.    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 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S 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 supplies. Children families throughout Azad and 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 Introduction Date Details Date Name 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 Date Name 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. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 8th October Sue Hassell Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 15th October Bryant Stokes Meetings 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 Claremont 5th November Warren Milner Email 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