New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 15


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Weekly bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, Western Australia, issued on 11 October 2009.

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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 15

  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 15" 12th - 18th October 2009 Letter From the Club GSE Team Announced Brunch at the Hassell’s Social Networking Vocational Service Rotary Foundation President Find out who will be Brief roundup of the Social networks help Month Thought of the Week A roundup of the clubs going to Normandy, event, plus photos. you find thousands of Using the vocational This week’s thought is activities. France in 2010. Page 3 Rotarians online. skills within the club about the Foundation Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 membership. Alumni. Page 4 Page 5 raised towards the cost of with your Peace Fellow Letter From the producing their CD is $2,250. Plucked from Afghanistan by Application. Still another $1,250 required a caring couple, John and Club President and this might just have to be Margaret Broadbent have Rohallah, along with 17 a loan right now as they go become his new family and members and spouses will be Dear Fellow Rotarians, into production for the CD on with their backing Rohallah ‘brunching’ at the Hassell’s Monday and Tuesday. is now an Australian citizen. on Sunday morning. It will Heartfelt congratulations to Whilst in Afghanistan just be a wonderful opportunity Elizabeth Bain on her Our speaker at our meeting recently trying to find his to spend time with each other magnificent effort of raising in a purely social in excess of $800 for environment and also an PolioPlus last Sunday in just excellent chance to talk more over 14 mins in the ‘Climb for with Rohallah. Thank you a Smile’. Elizabeth has learnt Sue and Bill. she could have done even better in the fundraising area Ken and Pres. Kerry if she’d known then what she McAuliffe met with Paul knows now, but even so, Olivier and Paul Kordic at Elizabeth was the second Solicitors Talbot and Olivier highest individual fundraiser on Thursday morning. Ken on the day. We are proud of decided it wouldn’t hurt to you and thank you for the see if we could work on a mighty effort you put into the ‘pro bono’ deal to get the event. Club Foundation set up as the previous contact seemed The RC of Freshwater Bay to ‘fall over’. Bottom line is manned the ‘exit’ so special good news and Paul Kordic thanks also go to Dir. Rob for will commence working on coordinating the members the Club Foundation with L-R: Rohallah Haidari, Bil Hassell costs back to minimal - and to helpers, Claire and Daniel, Rajah and Ken as well around the $900 originally of 8th October was our father and stepmother, suggested the cost would be. as to Rob of course. sponsored Peace Fellow, Rohallah re-met an old friend Much appreciation goes to Rohallah Haidari. Rohallah from childhood days and at Ken and Kerry. Bill and Sue Hassell went briefly described a little of his very short notice they along to the Alumni picnic at background and his desire to decided to get married. The Quiz night is fast Lake Leschenaultia so many embark on a Rotary approaching. Hope all of us were not about to see Foundation Peace Rohallah returned to members are working on the performance on Telethon Fellowship. All present felt Australia and his bride, back tables of 8 and prizes for the of the Burundi Peace Choir. fortunate to reside in to her studies in Russia. All night. If you can’t put a table Feedback received has been Australia and to be sheltered members of the RC of of 8 together, or friends you that they looked and from the oppression and Freshwater Bay wish you a have invited are able to sounded wonderful. So far environment of war in long and happy married life organise a table themselves, with a personal contribution countries such Afghanistan, Rohallah and every success then tables can combine to and amounts promised from the homeland of Rohallah. make the 8. Marcos has a few clubs, the amount Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S produced a flyer for us and I friends and family for the D. 1640, Normandy France.  community newspapers ask members to print it out clubs very first birthday 19 exceptional applicants (Post and Western Weekly), and put it up in shopping celebration. were interviewed (with radio stations   Curtin FM centres, gyms or workplaces running late there was not 100.1, and   6PR in a bid to so that we can attract as The cost will be agreed upon time for cups of coffee or obtain advertising.  many participants as possible by the Board at the Board lunch) Kylie West, employed on 21st O c t o b e r. meeting on Wednesday by the Disability Services Contributions for prizes for Appreciation is extended to evening. Commission, who came tables and raffles and auction Marcos and members who along to the club a couple of items are being sought.  The have organised prizes and We have been extremely weeks ago to introduce Quiz night is approaching tables thus far. fortunate to procure WA herself was one of the lucky rapidly so hopefully all Chief Scientist Lyn Beasley as four selected to go to members are working on this Enid has been in SCGH with our guest speaker on the Normandy. (both tables and prizes) as a back problem. Sorry to night.   Lyn is one of WAs the more that can be raised hear this Enid. We miss you best presenters and is very The day concluded with a from this fundraiser the and all wish you a full and supportive of our club, function at Ken and Di’s better off our charity account speedy recovery. especially as we are looking home to announce the will be. to support her ‘magnifying successful team.  It was a bit   Yours in Rotary Service, microscopes’ in some of the like ‘Guess Who is Coming local schools. to Dinner” as each time the Matching Di Collins   door bell went the successful Charter President applicants (each of whom Grant 71807 Group Study had received a phone call around about half an hour This is the very first Rotary Christmas/ Exchange Team before) arrived for the Foundation Matching Grant announcement. that the RC of Freshwater Club Birthday Results   Bay has applied for on a solo basis.   It is for Manna Dinner Another achievement in the Quiz Night Industries and has been first year of the club is to supported by RI D. 5180 A booking has been  made at have a successful Group Hope all members are (California   & the Rotary the Nedlands Golf Club for Study Exchange Team spreading the word about the Club of Arden Arcade).  Our our Christmas/birthday Applicant. Quiz night on Wednesday, club has A$1,000 towards dinner on Thursday, 17th 21st October at Burswood on this project thanks to Alistair December. Claire and Di spent a full day Swan. and Margie Tulloch.  There is on Saturday involved with still A$2,500 to be raised, and Please put this date in your the interviews for upcoming PRID Ken has sent we have been assisted with A diaries and feel free to invite Group Study Exchange with information to the local $9,000 from California.  This project is an excellent example of how the Rotary Foundation   and working with our Rotary friends in other countries can benefit our own community.   Shelter Boxes With the natural disasters all around us, Shelter Box supplies from Australia have been depleted and support is desperately needed. Friends of Ken and Di from Samoa have sent reports on their country and say the way they can be assisted the most is by Shelter Boxes.  500 have been sent to Indonesia, 200 to the Philippines and L-R: RFC PRID Ken Collins, Devi Avani, Luke Hutchinson, Team Leader Jim Benson, Kylie West, DG Geoff Simpson and 100 to Samoa. Josclyn Sloan 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S With everyone paying a Brunch at the nominal amount to attend, it has also swollen our Charity Hassell’s account by a couple of hundred dollars.  Flickr, and YouTube . Here you Find this article at: can find videos, photos, news, discussions, and thousands of ServiceAndFellowship/ other people from around the Fellowship/Announcements/ world interested in Rotary.  Pages/ social_networks_annc19march Social networking sites aren't 09.aspx A huge thank you to Bill and Social networks just for teens and people in Sue for a wonderful brunch their 20s. The greatest growth which was well attended by club help you find in Facebook comes from people Rotary Minute members and partners plus a ages 35-49. And from few friends of Bill and Sue.  thousands of December 2007 to December video series 2008, Facebook experienced Bill and Sue went to a lot of Rotarians online more growth in visitors ages debuts effort   and produced a great 50-64 than those under age 18, Rotary International News Rotary International News brunch which was thoroughly according to the Nielsen report 9 October 2009 8 October 2009 enjoyed by all – fine food and "Global Faces and Networked fellowship in beautiful Places ." surroundings. Join Rotary International on   Rotary Minute is a monthly Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , 1 Read more about RI's video series that features social networking Rotarians around the world pages   sharing their thoughts about Sponsoring Team RC Freshwater 2 Learn how some topics that interest them. In each video, you’ll hear answers Rotarians are using Bay for Climb for a Smile social networks to questions such as what does Rotary mean to you? how does 3 R e a d h o w Rotarians   can use Rotary serve your community? Link to : social networking to and how has Rotary changed page FreshwaterBayClimbforasmile reach youth your life? Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Watch the first episode of Rotary Minute. Rotary International News You can also embed Rotary 9 October 2009  Minute videos on your club and district Web sites to share with Rotarians have put Service fellow club members, potential Above Self for more than a members, and your community. century. Through vocational Learn more about Rotary from service, Rotarians serve others club members themselves … in a through their professions and Rotary Minute! promote high ethical standards. Find this article at: In honor of Vocational Service Month, encourage members to MediaAndNews/Multimedia/ apply the skills and talents they Announcements/Pages/ use in their professions to your 091008_announce_rotaryminute. club’s service projects. Or, create aspx new projects that tap into your club’s collective talent. Use your To discover members’ unique professional skills, members of membership or service projects the skills during committees could conduct a skills inventory to determine a Vocational service project that maximizes their club’s professional abilities. Service Month Quiz Night Wednesday, 21st October, 2009 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Burswood On Swan Function Centre Cost is $10.00 per person, with tables of 8.  Bar service is available.  Quiz Master is PP Graeme Bain  Members - please organise prizes for the Silent Auctions, Raffles and as tables prizes. Please start getting the word out and putting together tables! The Dr Ken Collins Address Monday, 16th November, 2009 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester Park.  Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal.  Bar service is available.  RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.  The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal Court Judge Bob Nicholson.  4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S donate US$1,000 every year back to the Rotary family Fellows and the Rotary The Rotary for the rest of his life to the now that I am able to do so,” Centers program. Foundation Rotary Centers program and challenged other peace Danielsen says. “Giving a gift annually that I know will fellows to do the same. inspire Rotarians and others Week 15: This week’s Rotary to give more and provide Foundation Thought is about Inspired by Danielsen’s peace-building opportunities the generosity and dedication generosity, Peace Fellow Scott for even more people is a of our Foundation Alumni. Lang of the United States huge privilege to me.” took up the challenge and Former Rotary Peace Fellow also pledged $1,000 annually. The commitment made by from Norway Gert Danielsen, these two Foundation out of a desire to give “My challenge and support Alumni is a true testament to something back, pledged to reflects a keen desire to give the quality of the Peace Program for October / November Introduction Date Details Date Name 14th October Board Meeting, 17:30, 1 New Court 22nd October Daniel Forsdyke Green, Mt Claremont 29th October Elizabeth Bain 15th October Committee Meetings Vote of Thanks 22nd October Simone Carot Collins - Waist Disposal Challenge Overview Date Name 29th October Bill Hassell - Life & Times 22nd October Enid Wall 5th November Daniel Forsdyke - Nutrition to Assist Your Waist Disposal 29th October Anne McAnearney Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 15th October Bryant Stokes Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 22nd October Peter Symons Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 29th October Rob Rohrlach Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 5th November Warren Milner Club Administration Director Claremont 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