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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 17


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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 17

  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 17! 26th October - 1st November 2009 From the Desk of the Quiz Night Waist Disposal Can-do Spirit Paul Harris Society Rotary Foundation District Governor Report on the clubs Challenge How are Rotary Clubs Find out what the Paul Thought of the Week This months thoughts first dedicated Overview of the Waist raising funds to Harris Society is before This week’s thought is from the DG. fundraising event to Disposal Challenge. support the Gates its launch in D9450 about PolioPlus Page 2 support our club Page 2 Challenge for next month. Partners. projects. PolioPlus? Page 3 Page 5 Page 1 Page 3 Charity account and Quiz Night ability to undertake the many worthy A huge thank you to PP projects in the Projects Graeme Bain for acting as our and International Quiz Master last night. To pipeline. Rob Rohrlach for the use of his sound equipment and Jane did a fantastic job screen and to the members of rounding up almost who sourced or donated 50 of the 130 people items for prizes and members who attended plus put who encouraged friends, together the projects relatives or workmates to pictorial display.  attend and turn the night into Elizabeth, Claire, a financial gain to the club of Daniel and Simone did at least $3,200 and if we are an outstanding job on refunded the staff costs for the night with all the the bar of $320, our profit will work that happened be around $3.600.   This and Simone did a amount will greatly swell our tremendous job of organising and coordinating the event.  National Youth Well done to all concerned. Science Forum Our successful applicant Enid Benjamin McAllister has decided to withdraw from Wall this program as he has trained for several years for Enid is back the Maths and Chemistry to her chirpy Olympiad and as the two self and went conflict he has made the home from difficult decision to withdraw hospital last from the NYSC.  All members We d n e s d a y.  of the RC of FB wish We’ve missed Benjamin every success with you Enid and the Olympiad. look forward   to having you   back at our meetings.   Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S Unit at PMH.   In this Indonesia and tsunami in capacity she has been Samoa   have stretched relief involved with Rotary’s agencies resources to the Interplast, ROMAC projects maximum. Once again the ad Operation Rainbow.   We ShelterBox team was one of hope that Wilma will come the first to respond with over back and visit us again in 4-5 $2.6 Million worth of weeks after she has emergency shelter completed the commitment despatched to the affected she has during that period. areas. We thank all those   involved, it has been another great effort, but of course we German RF now need to replenish our depleted stocks of boxes. Ambassadorial This month we Scholar rides have   completed the   interviews for the GSE for PolioPlus Team to Normandy in France. From an excellent association with a ‘challenge‘ field of 20 candidates, we Waist Disposal component, that will pit our Our member and Hon. German Consul Bill and have selected four excellent club against all other PRID and Gates Challenge team members and one Challenge participating clubs in WA, Zone Co-ordinator Ken met reserve. Thanks to all with the best performing German RF Scholar Guido involved. Another great This week Simone gave us an club winning the ‘Waist Kunze who has ridden his Rotary Foundation Program. overview of the Waist Disposal Challenge Award’ bicycle across Australia in the Disposal Challenge. astonishing time of 7 days We also had the very Simone hopes to make plus a few hours and successful Climb for a Smile, In the pilot study conducted Thursdays presentation minutes to raise funds for the Rotary Youth Exchange in District 9460 is was available from http:// Rotary’s PolioPlus program.  Outbound Briefing and the determined that 88% of, Bill was contacted by a Rotary Club of East Perth's Rotarians in the District were for those members that could German media to advise him Police Officer of the Year overweight or obese, as not make it to the meeting. of this which resulted in a function. All excellent determined by the use of the media opportunity at the examples of Rotary at work Body Mass Index (BMI). Please direct any queries floral clock in Kings Park on in the community. regarding this program to Friday morning 23rd October. The programs is aimed at Simone or Daniel.   Our fight against Polio giving Rotarians the tools to continues and 24th October Congratulations is World Polio Day. It is a time to reflect on the great Fellows progress we have made and the effort still required to Prof Bryant Stokes and Ken finish the job.   Another Collins will be celebrating 50 chance to help comes  on the years of outstanding service 11th   November with the to medicine this weekend Amelia film night. We should with the reunion in South also be planning on what our Australia of the class of 1959.  contribution will be next On behalf of all those whose February to take the End lives you and others from Polio Now Campaign to the the class of 1959 (and there public. are many of our finest medicos in this batch) have Next month is The Rotary touched we salute you.  Foundation Month and I am looking forward to attending the annual Dr Ken Collins From the Desk Address on the 16th November. Please let us of the District know early of your attendance at this great night. understand the importance of nutrition and exercise in Potential Governor Margaret and I will be flying back from the Rotary gaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Member Dear Fellow Rotarians, and Institute in Newcastle in time for it. We will be launching Friends, our District Paul Harris To make the program a bit We very much enjoyed The recent devastating Society that night and I more interesting the having Wilma McBain at our typhoons and floods in the encourage you all to education components are meeting this week.  Wilma is Philippines, earthquakes in seriously consider becoming being conducted in involved with the Cleft Lip 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S Los Angeles Angels of featuring the Anaheim resulted in a Academy Award- $20,000 contribution, a n o m i n a t e d Cincinnati Reds game documentary The $10,000, and a Kansas Final Inch ; a talk by City Royals game Ann Lee Hussey, chair $7,500. of the Rotarian Action Group for Polio 5 The Rotary Club of Survivors and Ry, Denmark, offered Associates; and a a car as first prize in a panel discussion community raffle that involving local g a r n e re d about Rotarians who served $8,000. during National Immunization Days in 6 District 3400 India and Nigeria, (Indonesia) organized two polio survivors, a family fun day that and a health official. an inaugural member. Just think Deepak Kapur featured a blood what good that US$1000 could organized the event in donation drive, 9 Members of the do in the world we live in today. collaboration with the aerobics workout, Rotary Club of Swiss Embassy and children's games, C h e l t e n h a m , Have a great month. Dhoomimal Gallery. music, and a food and Gloucestershire, fashion bazaar, raising England, raised about Geoff Simpson, District 9450 3 A concert organized by about $5,800. $2,110 by parking cars Governor, 2009-10 District 5230 for visitors attending (California, USA) 7 Put Polio on Ice, a a vintage railway featured eclectic jazz fundraiser sponsored exhibition that Can-do spirit trumpeter and by the Ontario Reign featured the Grammy Award- professional hockey Hogwarts Express brings Rotary's winner Chris Botti. The team and District 5300 steam locomotive of event raised $30,000 for (parts of California Harry Potter fame. challenge near Rotary's challenge, and Nevada, USA), drawing about 1,400 netted more than "In the face of difficult halfway mark Rotarians and others, $5,000. economic times, Rotarians are By Dan Nixon  including actor and heartily commended for their Rotary International News director Clint 8 Posies to End Polio, steadfast commitment and 22 October 2009  Eastwood and his wife, sponsored by the resourcefulness in reaching this Dina. Rotary Club of milestone of support for global Creative Rotary club and district Saratoga Springs, polio eradication," says Rotary fundraisers, together with the 4 Fourteen Major League New York, USA, Foundation Trustee Chair generosity of individual Baseball teams garnered $4,050 Glenn E. Estess Sr. "Rotary's Rotarians, have propelled provided support through sales of red challenge ends 30 June 2012. Rotary's US$200 Million during the regular roses at $20 per Let's push confidently ahead to Challenge   almost to the season, many donating dozen. The effort was reach our goal and help ensure midpoint in funding. As of 21 portions of ticket sales. preceded by a that all the children of the October, $99 million has been A game hosted by the community forum world will be forever safe from raised for Rotary's challenge this devastating disease." through efforts like these: 1 The Concert to End Paul Harris Polio   will take place 2 December, featuring Society world-renowned violinist Itzhak The Paul Harris Society is a Perlman and the New special district recognition York Philharmonic. program designed for Perlman is a polio Rotarians who wish to support survivor. Buy tickets The Rotary Foundation in a now. more substantial way each year. 2 An auction of more The Paul Harris Society than 90 paintings in recognizes Rotarians and New Delhi raised friends of The Rotary $40,000 for the Foundation who annually challenge. District 3010 contribute US$1,000 or more to and India PolioPlus Interactors in Kolkata, India, paste End Polio Now stickers on cars in the Annual Pro- grams Fund, Committee Chair return for donations, raising $3,200 for Rotary’s challenge. Photo PolioPlus, and PolioPlus courtesy of Rajani Mukerji Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S Guidelines for District Paul Sustaining Member, Paul Harris vaccine, was born. Saturday, 24 Harris Society Membership Fellow, Multiple Paul Harris October, is World Polio Day – a and Recognition Fellow, and Major Donor perfect opportunity to join the recognition. fight to end the disease. •! Recognizes individual donors who make a The Paul Harris Society will be Rotarians are raising US$200 commitment to contribute US launched in D9450 at the Dr Ken million to match the Bill & $1,000 or more each year to The Collins Address on 16th Melinda Gates Foundation’s Rotary Foundation’s Annual November 2009. $355 million in grants by 30 June Programs Fund, PolioPlus, and 2012. PolioPlus Partners, or the Further information is available Humanitarian Grants Program. from Ken Collins. •! With an additional Partners, or the Humanitarian annual gift of $1,000, donors Celebrate Grants Program. may also recognize their spouse as a Paul Harris Society World The first Paul Harris Society member. was established in 1998 in Polio Day District 5340 (California, USA) •! Membership in the Paul The Rotarian by District Governor Wayne C. Harris Society will be tracked October 2009  Cusick. The idea gained and recognized in the donor’s momentum and quickly spread district. This October to other districts throughout marks 95 years the world. The Trustees of The •! Members receive Paul since Jonas Salk, Rotary Foundation officially Harris Society recogni- tion as developer of the approved the Paul Harris designated by their district. first safe and Society as a district- effective polio administered recognition •! Paul Harris Society program effective 1 July 2006. contributions are eligible toward Rotary Foundation Club Birthday & Christmas Dinner Thursday, 17th December, 2009 6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Nedlands Gold Club, Melvista Ave, Nedlands.  Cost is $45.00 per person for a three course traditional Christmas dinner (Vegetarian alternative available) Speaker: WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley  Entertainment: Richard Symons 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.  PRIVP & VCTRF John Germ 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 just that and raised $10,000 Dedicated individuals, clubs The Rotary for PolioPlus Partners. and districts continue to Foundation Would you hike 2,658 miles promote and support PolioPlus Partners at every over six months? Rotarian opportunity possible. Many Week 17: This week’s Rotary Chrissy Wallace of California districts also gift their District Foundation Thought is about did to raise money for Designated Funds to the fundraising for PolioPlus Rotary’s PolioPlus program. polio effort. Partners. Would you cycle 4,165 miles What can you do for What would you do to on the TransAmerica Trail? PolioPlus Partners? eradicate Polio? Would you Rotarian Robert Keegan of shave off all your hair? Tennessee did to benefit Rotarians in District 5040 did PolioPlus Partners. Program for October / November Introduction Date Details Date Name 29th October Bill Hassell - Life & Times 29th October Elizabeth Bain 5th November Daniel Forsdyke - Nutrition to Assist 5th November Simone Carot Collins Your Waist Disposal Vote of Thanks 12th November Warren Milner - Life & Times 16th November The Dr Ken Collins Address, Golden Date Name Nugget Room, Gloucester Park. Tickets must be pre-purchased! 29th October Anne McAnearney 5th November Simone Carot Collins Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 29th October Rob Rohrlach Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 5th November Warren Milner Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 12 November TBC Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 19th November TBC 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