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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 20

  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 20! 16th - 22nd November 2009 Update on the Eotary Amelia, Fundraiser for ARH News When the Berlin Wall The Virtue of Small Rotary Foundation WA Cord Blood Bank Polio Is breakfast the most Fell, Rotary was There Change Thought of the Week Project update from the Report on the movie important meal of the Look back on the 20 See what a difference This week’s thought is Chairman. night to raise funds for day?. years since the fall of small change can make about Matching Page 1 the Rotary PolioPlus Page 2 the Berlin Wall. around the world. Grants. program. Page 2 Page 3 Page 5 Page 1 have nominated bannerettes we’ve had RWACBB as their printed there.   The printer charity so we win both emailed to advise the ways. The game will be Trudgian’s have picked up played on Friday 6th the banners.   Although we November 2009 on a ordered 100 he also advised course which is in tip he has given us a bonus of 20, top condition. so the cost of the banners will average out at around $2.40 provides an animated  “walk Update on through” of the proposed John Iriks Chairman each, making them very inexpensive.  Once again, our building please contact your Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank appreciation to Marcos for his Rotary WA representatives if you want Trust great design work and we’re an updated presentation. looking forward to seeing the Cord Blood   finished product. Fundraising Amelia,   Bank Project As you will be aware our   original target of $5,000,000 fundraiser or Pull Up Banner Greetings all, I have been was revised to $6,000,000 to waiting for information on cover cost increases over the extended period of the PolioPlus Due to a new baby in the the successful tender but as family, Peter Sung, the many of you are anxious to project. To date we have manufacturer of our banner, Many members went along receive an update I will received cash and pledges of had overlooked making it.  to Innaloo last Wednesday, follow up with that $5,550,674 net after expenses. Simone has received his 11th November to see the information later. The most positive aspect of confirmation that it should be movie Amelia.   As well as   the fundraising is the 100% with us in the very near being an enjoyable, true story Building Progress response from all pledges. By future.   Once again, our about Amelia Earhart, we Tenders have been called and January 2010 almost all thanks to Marcos and we’re have an extra amount raised have now been received for pledges will have been also eagerly awaiting its for PolioPlus.  A total of 137 processing. Although the received. arrival to see how it looks.  of the 150 tickets were sold figures have not been     and our members sold analysed the general trend Further donation will be around 38 of them.   Well shows that there is no major coming in from the Climb for done and a big thank you to RYLA cost escalation as we feared a Smile about $20,000 and the the ticket sellers.  might have been. Further Kwinana Golf Club Charity   Alan and Jan Stewart have updates will be provided Match which will raise about been holidaying but due once the tender has been $10,000 for our project and $20,000 donated to the Club home anytime. Once back at accepted. We anticipate work Alan will pursue to commencement and charity nominated by the winning team. The match has Bannerettes prospect of bringing two completion in 2010. Aboriginal Youths down to   attracted 28 teams including Dawn and Jeff Trudgian from the RYLA (Rotary Youth Guest Speakers and representation from the the RC of Hillarys are Leadership Awards) Camp, Promotion Rotary Clubs of Bunbury, holidaying in Bali until 26th with BHP picking up the cost Committee members have Melville, Scarborough, Palm November and they have of sponsoring these two access to a DVD which Beach. Many of the teams kindly collected the youths. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S appreciated if the members access to the hotel. We have Board for concerned treat this as a When the been waiting for these guests matter of urgency and pay for 28 years, and we ask you 2010-11 dues immediately please, as Berlin Wall to wait with us. The we don’t want to   pay for [Brandenburg] gate and wall It’s time to seriously consider magazine subscriptions, RI are open.’” nominating members for our dues etc for the next six Fell, Rotary Board for 2010-11.   Daniel months for members who are The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 distributed the Nomination currently not financial.  was There years ago this month marked form with the last Bulletin.  Adapted from an article by the beginning of Please return completed forms to Sec. Daniel. Australian Matthias Schütt  Rotary International News monumental political changes in Europe, but also the start of a new era in Rotary Health 12 November 2009 Enid Wall Rotary. The event is largely seen today as the Enid is still fragile but News launching pad for the rebirth of working on coming back to Remember the old saying Rotary across Rotary, hopefully this week that breakfast is the most Eastern Europe. for our Committee meetings.  important meal of the day? We miss you Enid and look New research funded by German Rotarians, forward to your return. Australian Rotary Health   stunned by the suggests breakfast plays an events of 9 Br James and important role in adolescent mental health. N o v e m b e r, rejoiced in the School in Research conducted by Dr prospect of a reunified Germany Wendy Oddy from the Nepal Curtin University of and what it would mean to Rotary. Te c h n o l o g y / Te l e t h o n An update on the school that They also wasted Institute for Child Health James has become involved no time in getting Research found that a high with in Nepal may be involved, even as quality breakfast, with foods possible this coming week.  the wall itself was from at least three different Looking forward to learning coming down. healthy food groups, is about this great project Members of the linked with better mental which will improve life for Rotary Club of health in fourteen-year-old many young folk in Nepal.  Berlin-Tiergarten boys and girls. And for every    welcomed visitors extra food group eaten, the coming through 50 Years of teenagers’ associated mental health score improved. Enthusiasm for Rotary's role in a soon-to-be the wall from East Berlin with tea and Service to the Dr Oddy and her colleagues reunified Germany was scrawled onto the Berlin c o f f e e . Wall before it was dismantled in 1990. Photo The asked over 800 teenagers Rotarians also Local and what they ate for breakfast, courtesy of Rotary Magazin donated street and scored this based on maps of West International their intake of the core food On a November 1989 Berlin, which the visitors needed because their East groups. Mental health was evening, hundreds of Community also assessed using a detailed Rotarians participating in an German maps didn’t indicate any West Berlin streets. “The questionnaire. International Institute Congratulations to the packed the foyer of the coffee went cold, but the Research has already shown maps went in a flash,” recalls Rotary Club of Nedlands on Hilton in West Berlin. They that students who eat Berlin-Tiergarten club their 50 years of service.  anxiously waited for taxis to breakfast pay more attention member Jürgen Thormann. There is an article in the Post take them to a host in class, retain more this week on their 50 year hospitality event, but none information and are more In the weeks and months that anniversary which is being arrived. interested in learning, but followed, West German celebrated today, 15th ,with a this is the first study to show Rotarians developed riverside festival.     Their Finally, a hotel employee that variety of breakfast is strategies for reestablishing actual anniversary was on walked to a microphone and also important. clubs that had once existed in 2nd November and   two made an announcement, as Charter Members, John organizer Peter Lorenz, of the eastern part of the This is just one of hundreds country, in cities such as Grosser and Lloyd Fethers of ways your donations to the Rotary Club of Berlin- will participate in the Spree, recounts: Chemnitz, Dresden, and Australian Rotary Health not Leipzig. festivities. only help improve health in “He said, ‘We have to ask for   Western Australia but across your patience because the District governors from the Club Dues the country. Please encourage your club to donate to ARH. taxis we called can’t make it to the hotel. As you will see, Austrian and German thousands of visitors from districts discussed plans for There are still some members The Influence of Diet on Teen the eastern part of the city expanding Rotary into East who have not paid their Mental Health. Author: Malcolm are on the streets, blocking Germany and neighboring dues.   It would be Kates 2! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S countries, including success. “What matters,” she In rural Yunnan, an HIV- AIDS Initiative clinics treated Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and says, “is the outcome.” positive pregnant woman has the women and provided drug Yugoslavia. Clubs and districts 33 percent chance of passing on therapy to prevent HIV also began conducting seminars Rotarians know this firsthand, the virus in utero, during transmission. Of the children with communities in East whether they are among the delivery, and while breast- born to the women, only two Germany, many of which helped Foundation’s top donors, feeding. A 70-cent test, funded had the virus. “The rate is on establish twin city programs or bequeathing multimillion-dollar by a Matching Grant from The par with standards achieved in led to Rotary club projects that fortunes, or the many club Rotary Foundation, lowered developed Western nations,” are still ongoing, 20 years later. members who steadily the risk to less than 2 percent Zee says. Recently, a second contribute smaller amounts among those tested. The rapid Matching Grant funded Even though the concept of every year. HIV test allows for early another drive. Only one child service clubs was foreign to an detection so the mother can be tested positive. entire generation in what had We surveyed the landscape of treated, preventing been East Germany, within a recent projects funded by the transmission and saving two Mosquito net: $5 year after the German Foundation and came up with lives. “Give me $10-$20,” Terry reunification, 49 new clubs were these eight ways to change the Youlton says, “and we can save chartered there. world on the cheap. All of them Armed with Foundation funds, a family.” fall into at least one of the six the Rotarians and Ho’s China In March 1990, Hugh Archer, areas of focus outlined in the AIDS Initiative launched a Youlton, 73, is directing the who was RI president at the Future Vision Plan. And all have massive drive to perform rapid delivery of 110,000 mosquito time and attended the price-to-impact ratios that HIV tests on 30,000 newlywed nets to boarding schools across International Institute in West would delight any executive. and pregnant women. Tanzania. “There are over 16 Berlin when the wall came For the cost of a candy bar, you million cases of malaria a year down, traveled to the Kremlin to can save a child from HIV The China AIDS Initiative, a in Tanzania,” he observes. discuss the concept of service infection. Give up a couple of public-private partnership, is “And 100,000 people die. Most organizations with Soviet lattes, and you can restore coordinated by the Aaron susceptible are pregnant officials. Three months later, the someone’s eyesight. And your Diamond AIDS Research women and small children.” Rotary Club of Moscow was next dinner at a restaurant? Buy Center in New York, where Ho chartered. some chickens instead – you is chief executive officer. Ho Youlton’s club, the Rotary Club could feed a family and provide recruited basketball stars of Ridgetown, Ont., Canada, By the autumn of 1995, the enough income to send the Magic Johnson (Ho’s retroviral and the Rotary Club of Moshi, reunified Germany had 91 new children to school. drugs are keeping him alive) Tanzania, with 18 Canadian clubs, and the Rotary movement and Yao Ming to publicize the districts, secured a Matching was rapidly expanding into Rapid HIV test: 70 cents drive. “A photo of Yao showing Grant from the Foundation and Eastern Europe.  The remote border towns of Magic how to eat with another grant from the China’s Yunnan Province are a chopsticks – that carried a Canadian government. The virtual petri dish for HIV, with a message that HIV is not Rotarians purchased the nets The Virtue of thriving sex trade, cheap heroin transmitted casually,” says through the Against Malaria from the neighboring Golden Fremont club member Lena Foundation, which guarantees Small Change Triangle, plenty of migrant Zee. that they’re distributed where By John Conroy  workers to spread the virus, and promised. On the group’s Web The Rotarian a lack of education about safe The Rotarians and the initiative site, donors can track the nets November 2009  sex practices. (In 2003, about 6 also organized 270 educational through photos and videos. percent of Chinese villagers events for the public, reaching “This was the kind of proof I Everyone remembers the knew that condoms could 120,000 people, and trained wanted for Rotary,” Youlton horrifying December 2004 protect against AIDS.) Yunnan is 1,800 health workers. says. tsunami. But what few people also a place of mythic beauty; it know – because almost no inspired the legend of Shangri- More than 160 of the women in The Against Malaria media reported this fact – is that La. Yunnan tested positive. China Foundation provides long- nearly half of total relief donations worldwide, $2.78 The Rotary clubs of Shanghai billion, came from ordinary U.S. and Fremont, Calif., USA, citizens. Celebrities and big teamed up with pioneering Club Birthday & Christmas Dinner corporations got press, but not virologist David Ho in 2006 to these individual small donors, prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus in Thursday, 17th December, 2009 most of whom gave less than $50. Yunnan, which accounts for a third of China’s reported AIDS 6:30pm for 7:00pm at the Nedlands Gold Club, Melvista Ave, cases – by far the highest of all Nedlands.  Wendy Smith describes this unprecedented burst of provinces. Ho, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in Cost is $45.00 per person for a three course traditional generosity in Give a Little: How 1996 for inventing the cocktail of Christmas dinner (Vegetarian alternative available) Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World , drugs so successful in treating published this month. Smith, AIDS patients, is also credited Speaker: WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley  who profiled a bridge-building with helping to convince the project funded by The Rotary Chinese government to confront Entertainment: Richard Symons Foundation, adds that giving a the AIDS epidemic with a huge lot of money does not guarantee commitment of resources. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450! 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S cataracts account for nearly preventable blindness in wild poliovirus persists. And it’s half of the world’s blindness, children, vitamin A deficiency, a bargain: 60 cents will protect a and as people live longer, the can be eliminated for 2 cents a child from polio for life. Since the numbers are rising.  dose. Up to half a million PolioPlus program was launched children a year lose their sight in 1985, Rotarians have In the United States, cataract because they lack the vitamin, contributed more than $800 surgery to replace the abundant in the diet of children million to the cause and existing crystalline lens with in developed nations. (Eggs, immunized two billion children. an intraocular lens (IOL) fortified milk and cereal, carrots, costs about $3,000. Two and spinach are all good Flock of chickens: $20 small Rotary clubs – Spring sources.) Children with vitamin The Rotary Foundation has Township Centennial, Pa., A deficiency are also more likely awarded many grants over the and Karachi South, Pakistan die from common childhood years to clubs that team up with – found a group to do it for illnesses such as diarrhea and Heifer International, providing $25 at a state-of-the-art measles. farm animals to impoverished hospital in Karachi. With a families. The stipulation: Matching Grant, they Administering 200,000 IU Recipients must pass on the funded IOL implants for (international units) of the good fortune, by way of animal The Foundation has funded insecticide- 2,000 impoverished patients, vitamin for two days cuts offspring. With a Matching treated mosquito nets like these to help teaming up with the Layton blindness and mortality rates. Grant, the Rotary clubs of prevent malaria, which kills one child Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust, Matching Grants have funded Kololo-Kampala, Uganda, and every 30 seconds. AP/Charles Dharapak a nonprofit operating 16 eye many vitamin A drives. Hayle, England, recently care hospitals in Pakistan. Supplements also are often provided 22 Ugandan families lasting insecticidal nets. The delivered with polio vaccines with heifers for $500 apiece. mosquitoes are drawn by the Concentrated l a n g u a g e during National Immunization About 58 gallons of milk are now odor of the sleeping person and encounter: $8.56 Days, averting 1.5 million flowing each day into the local killed on contact with the nets. Where conventional literacy childhood deaths since 1998. economy. Even with holes, a treated net techniques have failed, hundreds remains 90 to 95 percent effective of thousands of children and Bio-sand filter: $32 If that’s too pricey, Heifer for about five years. The adults have learned to read The numbers are astonishing: International also can provide a insecticide also is safe for all: A through the concentrated One in three people worldwide starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks for mosquito is a million times language encounter (CLE) lacks access to clean water, 3.5 $20. The birds can thrive on smaller than an infant. method. million people die each year small plots and survive on table from drinking it, and one child scraps and insects, making them Population Services Schools in more than 30 dies every 15 seconds from ideal for impoverished International, a global health countries have adopted the waterborne illnesses. Recently, communities. nonprofit based in Washington, approach, developed by Rotarian 19,000 bio-sand filters – simple, D.C., will install the nets. “It’s a Richard Walker more than 30 cost-effective tools for purifying A good hen can lay 200 eggs a hot and dirty job,” Youlton says. years ago, and the literacy water – were installed in homes year. Ray White, Heifer “I know, because I’ve been there booklets have been translated in the Dominican Republic, International spokesman, says and done that. You’re climbing into a multitude of languages, funded by 30 Foundation that with 25 roosters and 25 around on the top of double and among them Afrikaans, Arabic, Matching Grants to clubs in hens, a family starts eating a lot triple bunks. They’re doing it all Bangla, and Turkish. Canada, the Dominican better. “Suddenly there’s protein for free.” Republic, and the United States. in the diet,” he says, “and if there And it’s cheap. The basic is space for a garden, the Cataract surgery: $25 supplies are paper, cardboard, The HydrAid bio-sand filter homegrown vegetables do better When Pennsylvania Rotarian crayons, and twine, to create removes all parasites and 95 with the application of the Robert Walton talks to Rotary books that the classes write percent of bacteria and viruses. It manure.” clubs, he doesn’t plead for together. The Rotary clubs of uses gravity as a power source, thousands of dollars. Instead, he Pasig North, Philippines, and has no moving parts, and lasts With a flock this size, White says, asks, “How many eyes do you Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, recently for at least 10 years. Made of a family can bring both eggs and want to restore?” completed a two-year CLE plastic, it weighs just 8 pounds. meat to market and still increase program for four elementary For $32, you can buy yourself the overall number by allowing Then he tells them that for $6.75 schools in Pasig City, two bottles of water a day for some eggs to hatch. A family in – when combined with Philippines. about two weeks, or you can buy Burkina Faso, for example, could contributions from Rotarians in one bio-sand filter and deliver triple its annual income, Karachi, Pakistan, and Matching With $10,000 raised by the two pure water for a decade to an sometimes in a matter of months. Grants from the Foundation – clubs and a Matching Grant of entire family. “Now they can afford the $3 to each person in the audience equal size from The Rotary send a child to school for a year. could save someone from Foundation, the program Polio vaccine: 60 cents They can afford what they call blindness. reached 2,337 students, at a cost Unless you joined Rotary ‘iron sheets’ for the roof, so the of $8.56 each. And that’s just the yesterday, you’ve heard this home is dry for the first time. Cataracts, the clouding of the eye first class: The grant also funded before: Drops of the oral polio They can afford a little medical lens, have many causes, among training for 51 teachers. vaccine in the hands of Rotarians care, and a little goes a long way them aging, diabetes, have changed the world. But when children are dying of hypertension, eye trauma, and Vitamin A: 2 cents we’re not done yet. Without measles, dysentery, and malaria. long-term exposure to ultraviolet Consider this the next time you dusting off your passport, you light. According to the World walk past a penny on the could help eradicate the disease Health Organization, age-related ground: The leading cause of from the four nations where the 4! Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450
  5. 5. N E W H O R I Z O N S Lar das Criancas Children’s Tanabi Rotarians have seen The Rotary Home in Tanabi, Brazil. This the student’s interest in Foundation institution provides free extracurricular activities and learning and participating in activities improve as well as much needed daycare for low the children’s sense of self Week 20: This week’s Rotary income families. worth after the uniforms and Foundation Thought is about equipment arrived. how a Matching Grant can A matching grant was used make a difference. to help the Home purchase This is just one of the many uniforms for all of the examples of how the Last year Rotary clubs in children. Each student also Foundation’s humanitarian Brazil and Mexico and the received school supplies, grants programs can make United states joined together gym shoes, swimsuits and positive changes for children. in a matching grant to aid the caps. Program for November / December Introduction Date Details Date Name 16th November The Dr Ken Collins Address, Golden 26 November Claire Forsdyke Nugget Room, Gloucester Park. Tickets must be pre-purchased! 3rd December TBA 19th November Committee Meeting Vote of Thanks 26th November Waist Disposal Challenge - Exercise - Simone Carot Collins Date Name 3rd December TBA 26 November Elizabeth Bain 10th December TBA 3rd December TBA Welcoming Roster Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, 19th November Lyn Packer Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Membership Director 26th November Peter Symons Meetings Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm 3rd December TBA Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive 10th December TBA Club Administration Director Claremont 17th December Simone Carot Collins 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
  6. 6. White Ribbon Day Soirée Perth 2009 Young UNIFEM The evening will be hosted by Shadow Treasurer Ben Wyatt MLA, White Ribbon Ambassador, and money Australia’s Perth raised will be donated to the White Ribbon Foundation of Australia and used to support community and educational Chapter cordially programs directed towards necessary culture change invite you to the White around violence. Ribbon Day Soirée. The evening will feature a screening of the 20 minute documentary “Yajilarra, To Dream: Aboriginal women leading change in remote Australia,” and musical entertainment. Finger food and drinks will be provided. Date & Time 6.30pm-9.00pm on Wednesday 25 November 2009, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Venue So please join us The Sunken Gardens, The University of Western Australia in saying no to violence against Cost woman and $25 unwaged, $30 waged supporting the work of UNIFEM and RSVP the White Ribbon By Friday 20 November to or Foundation. call Holly Ransom on 0412 249 628. PEV94223