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New Horizons Volume 2 Issue 3

  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 3 20th - 26th July 2009 Club Assembly Climb For A Smile Letter From the Club Rotary Waist Disposal Promote Rotary’s Rotary Foundation The next Club How to become President Challendge Challenge on World Thought of the Week Assembly is this involved in this A roundup of the clubs Invitation to take part Polio Day This week’s thought is Saturday 25th July. fundraising effort. activities. in this innovative October 24th is World about Every Rotarian Make sure you have Page 2 Page 2 challenge. Polio Day. Every Year. your input! Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 1 ‘Formal preferred’ which of Christmas In course means that a Lounge Club Assembly New Rotary suit is very acceptable.     July Saturday, 25th July, from Year And Club Please come along and 9.00am – 11.00am at Thursday, 23rd July is a small support the Club.   If you Lotterywest, 74 Walter St, Dues ‘fund raising event’ for the have not already done so, Osborn Park.     Pres. Kerry RC of Freshwater Bay.  Once please advise Ken or Di or McAuliffe from the RC of Treasurer Rajah will soon be again, Roh is providing a your attendance as soon as Perth will come along to sending out accounts for the buffet meal at a very possible. assist members in making a Annual Club Dues.  It would reasonable cost to the club   decision on the Club be appreciated if payment of (minimum of 30 people).  The Foundation that is best suited club will also be providing Charitable for the Club’s requirements.  these dues be prompt as Rotary International Semi wines on the night, and the Annual Dues need to be paid profit from the $50 per Licence It is when potential projects, by the end of July, District person will go into our    fundraising activities and Dues will be billed to the club Charity account.  A Charitable Licence has social events will also be in the very near future and been issued for a 12 month discussed. Please advise Pres. the Rotary Down Under and The speaker is Deputing period.   Thus with this and Di of your attendance as soon Rotarian Magazine Commissioner of Police Chris Incorporation of the club now as possible. subscriptions also need to be Dawson, who has been in place two vital   paid by the club. organised by Bryant Stokes.  requirements for a new Dress for the dinner is Rotary club are now in place. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 1
  2. 2. N E W H O R I Z O N S improvements globally in the Milner, who is overseas for 7 experience a BMI (body mass Climb For A areas of Peace and Poverty. weeks and will be inducted index) decrease. The positive on his return. Due to his feedback on the educational Smile Another pre Convention heavy commitments, Bryant presentations and the meeting attended by us was Stokes has decided to stand significant to moderate This fundraising activity is the Alumni Celebration down as Projects Director so decreases in BMI achieved being held on Sunday, 4th where the entire day was the Club is looking for within a year, by the majority October, 2009.   Roger centred around a former someone to step into Bryant’s of participating clubs, Marston and Andrea Ambassadorial Scholar shoes in this position. On provided an encouraging Hayward are looking after named Jean Francois behalf of the Club and indication that such this so please communicate Rischard from Belgium who personally, I’d like to thank community based projects with Roger and Andrea if became VP of the World you Bryant for your work are feasible. In addition, you are willing to be Bank and wrote a book and leadership in the club’s there were positive outcomes involved or know people entitled High Noon which early days as Projects in improved diet, increase in who would like to addresses 20 immediate Director. Bryant will physical activity and increase participate.  global issues, which if not continue to head up the in feelings of vitality and addressed in the immediate project for Indigenous Health wellbeing. Please see We are also looking for future, will be irreversible. we all heard about from Ken attached brochure for a participation from schools in A quiet man with a dry sense Wyatt, which alone is a project summary. Another the area and members of the of humour, he has an sizeable job. key finding was the club are planning on amazing brain and has important role of Champions speaking with Christ Church offered to assist Rotary as a Next Saturday is our Club in how well the challenge Grammar, MLC and Scotch consultant if Rotary wishes Assembly. Please come and was adopted in clubs. College. to pursue these pressing assist with the decisions on Champions are Rotarians global matters. the Club Foundation, who volunteer to be peer- projects and fundraising leaders to drive a health Letter From the For me, possibly the most activities as remember The intervention for the benefit of impressive speaker at the Future of Rotary is in your club members. Club President Convention was Mia Farrow, Hands. who, herself having had Based on the success of the Dear Fellow Rotarians, Polio, has been a strong Yours in Rotary Service, project, The Department of advocate for Rotary’s Health and Ageing A new Rotary year PolioPlus Program. She also Di Collins (Australian Government) has commenced on 1 st July, and showed graphic pictures and Charter President funded Chief Investigator with it has come the first RI alerted us to the true plight Professor Samar Aoun and of the situation in Sudan and her team from Curtin President from Scotland, our good friends John and June Darfur, making it her mission The ‘Waist’ University of Technology to to alert the world to the further expand the project to Kenny. RI President John’s Theme for the year is The current situation there. Disposal all Rotary clubs in Western Rotary is a mighty force in Australia, because this Future of Rotary is in Your Hands’ and he has the world and individually Challenge project supports the announced that although we can all contribute our Australian Government continuing with the little bit to making the world focus on emphasis of previous a better place by uplifting the chronic disease self- Presidents in the areas of needy in our own management particularly Water, Health, Hunger and community as well as the through lifestyle and risk Literacy, he is also placing a wider world community, modification. In particular, strong emphasis on though the humanitarian and the Department of Health Vocational Service. educational programs of the and Ageing is keen to etter of invitation to clubs in DistrictsRotary Foundation as well as 9450, 9460 and 9470 educate the public so they Although holiday time was the projects we undertake in are able to adopt healthier he ‘Waist’ Disposal Challenge is coming to all Rotary Clubs inThe our local area and the effort Western Australia! ‘Waist’ Disposal lifestyles that would reduce built into our recent time overseas, the main reason for and energy we put into our Challenge is coming to all their risk factors to develop ear President, was to attend the our travels youth. Individually and as Rotary Clubs in Western chronic disease and improve RI Convention which was an organisation we do have Australia! their sense of well-being and s you may know, a pilot study of the Waist Disposalmake a held in June in Birmingham. the power to Challenge (WDC) was conducted health outcomes. This will 23 clubs in District Convention 750 difference! from this district participated in 2007-08. Preceding the 9460, and Rotarians Dear President, decrease reliance on health professionals when the ost clubs hadattended the Peace their In the Clublose see Alistair three clubs having 70% Ken and I 50% or more of members we weight, with health dollar is stretched. By Symposium, where several more of their members experience a BMI (bodySenathirajah As you may know, a pilot hundred of our Peace Tulloch and Jes mass index) decrease. the Waist Disposal study of The positive training club Champions in edback on the educational presentationsover tothe significant to moderate decreases in move and the ‘Friends of all WA Rotary Clubs how to Scholars met together, Challenge (WDC) was MI achieved within a year, by the majority of participating conductedprovidedclubs in attended workshops and Rotary’ category and clubs, in 23 an implement the WDC in their ncouraging dindicationp that n g hear i n s i r i such communityinto the club Jane are District 9460, and 750 welcome based projects feasible. In addition, own clubs, this worthwhile ere were positive outcomes in improved diet, increase inwas presentations. With almost Armstrong who physicalRotarians and increase activity from this district and fun program will be able feelingsof these people who have inducted at our meeting last 400 of vitality and wellbeing. Please see attached brochure for a project in 2007-08. Most participated summary. to reach more clubs than it is trained in Peace and the important h u r ofdChampionsnin how well the challenge was of nother key finding was Conflict T role s a y , A ne clubs had 50% or more realistically possible for the McAnearney, who will be project team to do on a dopted in clubs. Championsin Rotarians who volunteer to be peer-leaders to lose weight, Resolution now working are their members drive a inducted all parts of the globe we hope of club members. this coming with three clubs having 70% limited budget. Champions ealth intervention for the benefit Thursday, and Warren will be in an ideal situation to see significant or more of their members ased on the success of the project, The Department of Health and Ageing (Australian overnment) has funded Chief Investigator Professor Samar Aoun and her team from 2 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 urtin University of Technology to further expand the project to all Rotary clubs in
  3. 3. N E W H O R I Z O N S to positively influence the which is delivered by health obesity in order to reduce the many Foodbank WA health outcomes of their professionals. risk of developing chronic Bulletins and we hope that peers in Rotary in WA. disease such as diabetes and you share our pride in the Another good reason for Invitation heart disease. Looking association. joining this project is that forward to hearing from as your club will be able to We would like to invite your many clubs as possible. If you would like a speaker at retain healthy members for a club to participate in this a meeting of your Rotary longer time period. project, by nominating one or Yours Sincerely Club, please contact PDG two members who are Professor Samar Anoun Doug Pascoe who is a Project Objectives: This interested in being (PHF) Director of Foodbank, on project aims to: Champions for the club. 9315 9323 to make suitable 1. Develop a brief Champions need to be: arrangements. We would also educational/training  Members of the Rotary & Lions encourage your Club to visit program specially designed nominating Rotary Club, Foodbank in Division St for lay-leaders or peer- either men or women; Rice Bowl Welshpool or one of our educators (Champions);  Able to attend a one-day Regional Branches. 2. Offer a one-day training education session in Perth course to one or two (between mid-September and Thank you for your kind champions per club in 104 mid-November, 2009); consideration of support. Rotary clubs in WA;  Interested in 3. Provide Champions with implementing the Waist Kind regards the skills required to Disposal Challenge in their implement the strategies of club; Doug Paling the Rotary “Waist” Disposal  Supported by their club CEO - Foodbank WA Dear Rotary Club President Challenge (WDC); and and majority of members 4. Support Champions in who are willing to participate Sue Rowell Congratulations Again! implementing the WDC in in the challenge; District 9450 Governor their clubs, in particular the  Available to run the WDC Rotary International Rotary Clubs together with educational presentations for at least 6 months after Lions Clubs in Western and the BMI competition. their training session (i.e. not planning extended holidays). Australia have sponsored an incredible 90,000 1kg bags of Promote Project Outcomes: Rotarian Champions will; □ Acquire knowledge of why All expenses for Champions attending the training course rice since the inception of this joint venture. Rotary's such programs are needed, how to curb the spread of will be paid by the project, including travel to Perth, Every bag was printed: Challenge on Rotary and Lions Rice Bowl. obesity and associated chronic diseases, and what accommodation the night before the training session (if As Rotarians, you have not World Polio can be done to lead a needed) and meals. healthier lifestyle. Champions will have a only helped thousands of needy families, but you have Day □ Gain skills to deliver three choice of four dates to choose also spread the message that presentations to their clubs, from (to be confirmed, World Polio Day, 24 October, Rotary Club members really each of 15-20 minutes between September and is an ideal time to raise public care for the community. Vital duration, during club November 2009). The awareness of the ravages of foods and nutritional meetings in slots designated training will be undertaken polio and garner support for education will reduce the for guest speakers. The in Shenton Park, on Curtin eradication efforts. number of deaths in this project team will provide University Health Research Communities are more likely state; over 1,800 people die these presentations as Campus, Selby Street. to contribute to Rotary's US every year through poor powerpoint slides. $200 Million Challenge if nutrition. □ Facilitate the BMI If your club is interested in they know that ending polio competition by weighing participating in this project, will It is important to remember participants once a month at can you please return the · Spare children forever from that over half of those in need the start of the club meeting, enclosed form by Monday 3 death and disability caused are children suffering in a recording their weight on a August 2009, if possible. The by the disease crisis not of their own specially designed form can be completed by · Save an estimated US$1 making. spreadsheet and sending it to individual Rotarians billion per year that could be project team. volunteering themselves or spent on addressing other “The job is not done yet” □ Acquire the skills to by the club president or other public health concerns motivate their club members office bearers nominating We urge you to consider to keep participating monthly club members who are Rotary clubs and districts can continuing your support of in the weigh-ins and willing to take on this role. use World Polio Day, a the Rice Bowl Project. Any encourage them to achieve donation amounts would be Saturday, to launch or their set goals. I am hoping that as many conclude a full week of gratefully received. □ Acquire the skills to clubs as possible will make activities. For example, clubs motivate their club members the most of this unique could arrange screenings of As an indication, a donation to participate in the third funding opportunity which The Final Inch at one or more of $2200 will provide 2000 level of the program, the will showcase Rotary in WA community theaters. This 1Kg bags of rice packed and telephone lifestyle coaching leading the way in the fight Academy Award-nominated printed. This Rice Bowl against overweight and 38-minute documentary project has been featured in Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450 3
  4. 4. N E W H O R I Z O N S follows health workers, For more examples of ways Every minute of every day nots is growing, we as including Rotarian to observe World Polio Day, someone’s life is being Rotarians must do our part volunteers, as they immunize go to   and improved by our Rotary and “do good in the world.” children in India. The DVD is search challenge grant Foundation. a v a i l a b l e a t fundraising ideas. Wells are being dug in India, Every Rotarian, every project, (click blind children are using and every contribution on screenings at the bottom of the home page). The Rotary Braille typewriters in Brazil, toilets are part of improved makes a difference every year. World Polio Day also Foundation sanitation in Sri Lanka, and dental treatment is available commemorates the birthday to the needy in Nicaragua. Week 3: This week’s Rotary of Jonas Salk, inventor of the Foundation Thought is about inactivated polio vaccine. In a world where the divide Every Rotarian, Every Year. between the haves and have- The topics covered at the Multi-District seminar will be the Rotary Foundation programs that the Rotary 3 WA Districts are involved in. Program for July Foundation Date Details Seminar 23rd July Christmas in July (6:30pm for This years Multi-District 7:00pm) - Sit down meal @ $50pp Rotary Foundation Seminar will be held on Sunday 23rd 25th July Club Assembly August at from 08:00am. The venue will be the North Lake Senior Campus, 188 Winterfold Road, Kardinya. Board Club Details Rotary Year 2009-10 Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Welcoming Roster PO Box 168, Nedlands, Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909 Date Name Membership Director Meetings 23rd July Claire Forsdyke Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm Cafe, Bethesda Hospital 30th July Anne McAnearney Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive Club Administration Director Claremont Email Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone 08 9385 0471 Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary Fax 08 9385 0472 Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Website sought from members of the club. Bryant Stokes — Projects Director Why not use the bulletin to update the club on the projects your committee is working Claire Forsdyke — International Director Facebook on or promote the clubs next fundraising gid=47737002646 event. Toni James — PR & Marketing Please forward articles and photos to Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008 4 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9450