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 7" 17th - 23rd August 2009
Letter From the Club Anawin Women’s District Governor’s Visit Inaugural Vocational Extreme Makeover - Rotary Foundation
President Refuge You are invited to the Service Award Rotarian Edition Thought of the Week
A roundup of the clubs How can you help with ofﬁcial club visit by the Details of this New Rotarian making a This week’s thought is
activities. this project. District Governor. community project. difference. about The Annual
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Programs Fund.
our daughter Amber
Letter From the Kane. On the International front,
under the Directorship of
Club President Director Rob Rohrlach Claire Forsdyke, a Matching
is working hard at Grant application has been
Dear Fellow Rotarians, picking up the treads of completed and will be
what has been forwarded to the RC of
Our meeting of 13th August happening in the Arden Arcade, D 5180,
was where we learnt of the Projects Committee. He California for the Manna
‘Life and Times’ of our and Ken took a load of Industries project. We have
member Judith Dowson. collected items over to one applicant, Andrea
Getting to know about each the Anawim Aboriginal Williams, for the Group
other is a very important part Refuge. Through Roh, Study Exchange to D.1640 in
of becoming a close knit Rob has sent a letter to France, with a second, Kylie
Rotary Club and we thank Bethesda Hospital West currently working on
Judith for an interesting and initiating a Vocational her application.
well put together Excellence Award for an
presentation. employee at the Claire has sent out an order
Hospital and along with form for T shirts / and or
Visitors welcomed to the club all the other projects in caps which she will
this week were Cameron the pipeline, a Peace coordinate the ordering of
Finnie from the CBA in Choir Project for from Elizabeth and Graham
Claremont, Jade Ferrier and Burundi refugees is Bain’s Embroidme.
Judith Dowson being investigated.
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Many members and friends Collins and make a difference and
enjoyed performances of Rob Rohrlach undertake projects that do
West Side Story by the delivered over not take funds, but time and
Midnight Youth Theatre over one cubic energy."
the weekend. What a metre of goods
wonderful young performer from their Di Collins
Richard Symons is! wish-list." Charter President
Congratulations Richard on
your role as Tony. You have Looking at the
great talent and we thought pile of goodies RF Matching
you were fantastic. A huge we deliver to
thank you to Peter Symons t h e i r Grant for
for organising a portion of Reception,
ticket sales to come to the Manager Kim Manna
club for PolioPlus. We’ll look exclaimed,
forward eagerly to learning “it’s Christmas Industries
how much was raised from in August for
the ticket sales. As well as us.” A Matching Grant between
thanking Peter for initiating the RC Freshwater Bay and
the fundraiser, I wish to Kim advised RC Arden Arcade, D. 5180,
thank all members who they still Sacramento, California is
supported by purchasing require more ready to be sent off. " The
tickets for themselves and w o m e n ’ s funding will be RC
friends. pyjamas and Freshwater Bay US$2,932, RC
underwear; Arden Arcade US$3,750, RID
Last week I thanked Bryant sizes 14 and 5180 US$3,750
Stokes for his generous Rob Rohrlach with Kim from Anawin above.
contribution to Roh’s " Due to the generosity of
Hospital ﬂooring project in Kind regards
Sri Lanka. Since then I’ve Anawin "
Alistair and Margie Tulloch,
we have A$1,000 in the bank
discovered that Claire and Rob Rohrlach
Daniel Forsdyke also Women’s Projects Director
towards the project. " Rick
Hart came up with the best
personally contributed to the prices for the electrical items
project and I extend the Refuge
Club’s thanks to both of More on required
these hard working members Anawim is a Northbridge
too, not only for generously based aboriginal women’s Anawin "
contributing to the project service offering a refuge, day Rotary
but for the work they are centre and night shelter." Dir. Rob Rohrlach and PRID
doing in many areas of the
club, RF /Int. Director,
Anawim provides a safe, Ken took a substantial load Foundation
supportive and homely of donated items – blankets,
Secretary and the real huge
job of the weekly Bulletin.
environment for women pillows, toothbrushes, Seminar
escaping family, domestic brushes, hair and personal
and/or social violence, products – to Anawim on
For any Rotary club to be Sunday, 23rd August, 2009
homelessness or other life Friday, 14th August.
successful it takes all from 8.30am to 1.00pm at the
crisis." It provides a place to Northlake Campus,
members to contribute and wash their clothes or get a Members are doing an
work together, so to all of our Winterfold Rd, Kardinya."
little respite from the outstanding job of sourcing
members, a sincere thank relenting weather in living needed items. " Mandy
you for the contributions you Please come along and learn
on the streets. Symons has collection boxes
are making as I believe we about the Rotary Foundation."
at hockey matches, Marcos
are functioning extremely PRID Ken will be talking
It has been operating for 30 Carot Collins has collection
well, especially for a new about PolioPlus and doing a
years and is part of Ruah boxes at Murdoch University,
club. matching Grant in our own
Community Services that is Jane Armstrong has been
community, using Manna
funded by various collecting through her
Remember the DGs Ofﬁcial Industries as an example and
government agencies. But Church (including a cash
visit on Thursday, 1st Rtn. Bill Hassell will be
there is never enough spare donation which will be used
October. Please have this presenting on TRF Alumni.
cash to provide the little to purchase items urgently
date in your diary as we "
extras that add considerable required), the Claremont
need all members, partners
and friends of the Club to
dignity and love for their Friendlies Chemist
provided new toothbrushes
has Club Assembly
come along to hear DG Geoff and hairbrushes and I think
tell us how ‘The Future of Next Club Assembly will be
Just over three weeks ago Jan some of the other club
Rotary is in your Hands’. held at Lotterywest meeting
Stewart made us aware of the members have also sourced
room, 74 Walter Rd, Osborne
Anawim needs. " We items."
Yours in Rotary Service, Park, on Saturday, 26th
delivered blankets (kindly
September, from 9:00 -
donated by Bethesda A huge thank you for
Di Collins 11:00am. " Thank you once
Hospital) within days of the hopping in and once again
Charter President again to Jan Stewart for the
request. " Last Friday Ken proving that Rotary can
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use of the room for this and Elizabeth are working on
meeting. Ofﬁcial Visit of Climb for a the sponsors and people to
the District Smile
Governor Helpers are required as well
Aboriginal as members who are happy
Sunday 4th October 2009
Please ensure a full turn out to climb or organise people to
Community of members, spouses (and climb / sponsor." Dir. Rob is
hopefully Friends of the Club following up on the ‘help
Alan Stewart will take will also come along) on side’ whilst Roger, Andrea
another couple of bags of Thursday, 1st October, 2009
jumpers, beanies and small for the Ofﬁcial Visit of the DG
blankets up to Wiluna with Geoff and Margaret Simpson.
him this week. Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s
" It will be a dinner meeting
6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of Sunday, 11th October, 2009
RC Freshwater $25.00 per person with BYO
Bay You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s.
The Board are requested to
Foundation meet with DG Geoff at 5.30
There is a cost of $25.00 per person to cover costs.
for an hour for a Club
RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
Further to information in last Assembly where DG Geoff
note that payment will be collected prior to the event.
week’s Bulletin. " Now that will hear what the club is
Rtns Bryant Stokes, Bill doing and ask questions of
Hassell, Jan Stewart and the Board" in various areas he
PRID Ken Collins have all wishes to know about."
agreed to serve as Trustees of
Please RSVP to Daniel
the Club Foundation, Pres.
Kerry McAuliffe will proceed Forsdyke to indicate your District Governor’s Visit
with obtaining the services of attendance. Please note that
a solicitor to prepare the payment will be collected Thursday, 1st October, 2009
documentation to proceed prior to the night.
with this application." " Members, Spouses and Friends of the Club are invited to
On behalf of the Club, sincere
Brunch at Sue attend the Ofﬁcial Visit of the DG Geoff and Margaret
appreciation is extended to
the four members and and Bill This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of
President Kerry. $25.00 per person, with BYO wine.
RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
Inaugural Sue and Bill Hassell have note that payment will be collected prior to the night.
kindly offered to host a
Vocational brunch on Sunday 11th Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm
Please RSVP to Daniel
October is Vocational Service Forsdyke to indicate your
month in the Rotary Calender attendance. Please note that
and Dir. Rob has sent a letter payment will be collected
inviting Bethesda Hospital to prior to the function." Many
nominate one of their staff to thanks to Bill and Sue.
receive our inaugural Club Polo Shirts and Caps
Vocational Service Award."
Dinner at the Polo Shirts are available in both Ladies and Mens sizes for
Rob wrote “We request your
team considers which person Collins’ $35.
Ladies Polo Shirt - Click Here
has served the hospital and Mens Polo Shirt - Click Here
its patients or staff in a Ken and Di Collins are
manner that brings honour to continuing with dinners for Caps are one size ﬁts all for $17.60.
their vocation; no matter 6-8 members to get to know Caps - Click Here
which vocation it is”." each other a little better."
Next one will be on Saturday, Embroidery will be the Rotary Wheel and the wording
It has been decided to present 22nd August and the “Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay”
the award at the time of the following one on Sat. 26th Order forms are now available from Claire Forsdyke
District Governor’s visit to September.
the Club on 1st October.
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project this size, which Design Company, developed traditions of Rotary is the
Extreme included building a barn, the project's Web site . exchange of club banners.
chicken coop, and Rotarians traveling to distant
Makeover - greenhouse, would normally "Through the site, he also locations often take banners
take a crew of 50 about six was responsible for volunteer to exchange at make-up
Rotarian months. recruitment, donor meetings as a token of
recognition, and scheduling friendship. Many clubs use
Edition The ﬁve-bedroom house in updates, as well as supplying the decorative banners they
Ash Grove replaces the 800- a visual timeline through have received for attractive
By Maureen Vaught" square-foot home where photos," Michelle says. displays at club meetings
Rotary International News Chris and Niki Hampton and and district events.
their six children had been
14 August 2009" “It takes a village By 1959, exchanging banners
to raise a house” had become so popular that
the RI Board of Directors was
concerned the practice would
In addition to the
be a ﬁnancial burden on
construction crew, the
clubs. It urged Rotarians to
Cliftons estimate that
between 1,500 and 1,700
moderation, and measured
people volunteered over the
judgment in making
six days. The community
provision for such
donated 95 percent of the
materials for the build, and
raised enough money to help
The approximately 20,000
pay off the family's existing
banners in the Rotary
History and Archives
collection reﬂect clubs'
Clifton admits he'd never
hometown pride and their
organized a community
connection with the
Sam and Michelle Clifton and their children pose in front of the famous service project before. But
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition bus. Photo by Randy Colwell/Colwell he'd do it again.
In addition to incorporating
living. As with every episode "It's a fun thing to do and
the Rotary emblem, banners
Sam Clifton isn't letting his of the award-winning deﬁnitely rewarding," says
often include symbols or
15 minutes of fame go to his program, the family was Clifton, who was asked by
imagery of a club's town,
head. In fact, if he had his selected from a group of the show's producers if he'd
region, or country. Others
way, no one would know his families in need. help with another build.
represent local craftsmanship
company led the build on the or cultural traditions by
TV reality show Extreme Clifton not only managed the A Rotarian since 2008, he
Makeover: Home Edition, job around the clock, often says he'd also like to help
weaving, embroidery, or
which provides new homes sleeping in a trailer on-site to with a service project
for families in need. be available for late-night through Rotary. "It's
questions, but also found imperative you have the
"I asked the producers if I volunteers and donors for right heart. You
could do this without being every phase, to do can't be an ‘I'
known. I didn't want the everything from providing person. If you
media attention. But then I food to landscaping. He says go into this
thought about how great it he learned early on the looking to get
would be to get other people importance of having the something out
in front of the camera, right people beside you. of it, then it's
especially guys in the not going to
construction business who've Among the key players were work."
been going through a rough two members of Clifton's
time," says Clifton, a member
of the Rotary Club of
Rotary club, Judy Bilyeu and
Michael Wehrenberg. The
Southeast, corporate marketing director
of Metro Builders Supply,
Bilyeu helped with
The rest is showbiz history. fundraising and recruiting pennant
More than 600 skilled volunteers. She also worked
laborers -- some unemployed with the show's designers to By Susan Hanf"
and many from competing select $30,000 worth of Rotary
ﬁrms -- volunteered to help lighting and appliances from International
build a 3,300-square-foot her company's inventory to News
home in just six days starting donate to the project. 5 August 2009
14 July. As co-owner of
Millstone Custom Homes Wehrenberg, who is
One of the
with his wife, Michelle, president of Wehrenberg
Clifton estimates that a
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It funds programs in more spent wisely on quality
The Rotary than 160 countries on seven Rotary projects.
Foundation continents. From digging
clean water wells for villages Only if Every Rotarian makes
in Africa to teaching basic a gift to the Annual Programs
Week 7: This week’s Rotary literacy skill to children in Fund Every Year, will we will
Foundation Thought is about Latin America, during any be able to continue to do the
The Annual Programs Fund. given moment in a day, great work of our Rotary
thousands of Rotarians Foundation.
The Annual Programs Fund volunteer their time and
is the primary source of expertise ensure that all
unrestricted support for the contributions given to The
programs of the Rotary Annual Programs Fund are
Introduction Program for August
Date Name Date Details
20th August Nil 20th August Committee Meetings
27th August Bill Hassell 23rd August Multi-District Rotary Foundation
Seminar - 8:00am. North Lake Senior
Vote of Thanks Campus, Kardinya
27th August Susan Marie - UWA Extension
Date Name Program
20th August Nil
27th August Margaret Stuart
Board Club Details
Rotary Year 2009-10
Welcoming Roster Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 168,
Date Name Nedlands,
Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
20th August Judith Dowson email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
27th August Rob Rohrlach Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive
Club Administration Director
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone!
email@example.com 08 9385 0471
Bulletin Contributions Daniel Forsdyke — Secretary
08 9385 0472
Contributions for the weekly bulletin are Website
sought from members of the club. Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director
Why not use the bulletin to update the club
on the projects your committee is working Claire Forsdyke — International Director
on or promote the clubs next fundraising firstname.lastname@example.org
Toni James — PR & Marketing
Please forward articles and photos to Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008
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