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 10! 7th - 13th September 2009
Letter From the Club What is the Paul Quiz Night Climb for a Smile GSE Breaks New Rotary Foundation
President Harris Society? The club is organising a Sponsor Team RC Ground Thought of the Week
A roundup of the clubs Details on how to Quiz Night for 21st Freshwater Bay in the First ever all wheelchair This week’s thought is
activities. become a member of the October 2009. inaugural attempt at GSE. about bridging the
Page 1 Paul Harris Society. Page 2 the BankWest Tower. Page 3 world’s needs.
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Monday last Ken and I went October. Would all members
Letter From the Ken and Malpo met with out to Curtin University to please put in a big effort to
Max Kay last week and Ken, see the prototype computer obtain suitable prizes and to
Club President Rob, Max and I will be going programme for Autism encourage as many friends
to hear them on Tuesday which of ‘Friend of Rotary’ and family to support the
Dear Fellow Rotarians, evening, and depending on member Svetha Venkatesh night as possible as we
Max Kay’s evaluation of has spent this year working desperately need funds to
Malpo Economou, a Rotary them, we will assess where on. It is groundbreaking and carry out projects.
Foundation Ambassadorial we go from there, including we congratulate Svetha for
Scholar from the UK to D. an audition for the OZ what she is doing and wish Yours in Rotary Service,
9470 last year was our Concert if they are of the her well in sourcing funds to
speaker this week. calibre Malpo considers they get this project into Di Collins
are. operation. Hopefully, we will Charter President
Having completed her then be able to see Svetha as
Masters at Curtin University, Already, one or two of our an active member of the
she is now working in members have offered to Club.
Community Development at personally ‘loan’ amounts to
ASeTTS – an Association have the CD produced as it Rob Rohrlach has kindly
dedicated to supporting would be beneﬁcial to have offered the club the use of a
Survivors of Torture and this available prior to a projector, screen and portable
Trauma. Malpo came to us fundraising concert. Once PA system from his business.
with a possible project, that again, the club has the Grateful thanks Rob as this
of assisting a group from opportunity of becoming
involved with another
will certainly make it easier
to function when we have
Burundi in Central Africa,
who, in 2007 set up their own
Peace Choir of 20-25
exciting community project. speakers who wish to
enhance their presentations
individuals, whom she Alan Stewart, Dr Norm with visuals. Also, the use of
Tuppen and Ken are meeting a PA at times would also be Dear Fellow Rotarians,
would like to assist to help
on Friday next to talk further of enormous value. I have enclosed the last two
themselves. The vision is to
on the Wiluna Aboriginal newsletters. I apologise for
put up funds (which would
project and Ken will be Pres. Kerry McAuliffe from the slight delay as my
be reimbursed in time) for
travelling to Wiluna with the RC of Perth has reported computer decided to not
them to make a CD, which
Alan on Monday 14th Sept. he has another member of the forward emails! I hope all is
would be sold at concerts /
Once again, depending on RC of Perth, tax lawyer ﬁxed.
functions / events where
they perform. The hope is the outcome of these Lionel King, looking at
meetings, an assessment will putting the application Thank you for your previous
that they, with the assistance
be made as to how best to together for the RC of support, our stocks in
of Rotary, put on a concert
progress with the help sought Freshwater Bay’s Foundation. Melbourne are depleted and
which will provide the funds
for this indigenous require replenishment. If
to pay for the production of
community. Another bag of Elizabeth’s husband, PP your club could consider
the CD. A lot of ground work
knitted beanies / scarves etc Graeme Bain has kindly assisting at this time it would
has already been done, with
are awaiting transportation to offered his services as Quiz be greatly appreciated.
certain establishments and
Wiluna, which no doubt will Master for us and Burswood
individuals offering their
go with Alan next week. on Swan has been booked for Regards
services free or at a very
this event on Wednesday, 21st
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Michael Reeves are not Rotarians. You do not resident at the Annual Dr participants and prizes for
ShelterBox Representative have to be a Rotarian to Ken Collins Address on the rafﬂes, auctions and as table
District 9450 become a member of 16th November. prizes. The more the better.
Committee.. It is a great time to empty out
We already have several cupboards of unopened,
You do not have to be a members and are now unused gifts as they make
Rotarian to help organise an appealing to clubs to identify great prizes. Also, please
event. If you would like to members who are willing to approach businesses and
join Rotary - Great!! make The Rotary Foundation contacts for donations of
one of their charities of items. All members and
But what we would like to choice. Remember it is OUR Friends of the Rotary Club of
see is non Rotarian alumni charity, there are no Freshwater Bay are
participate in Committee administration costs and encouraged to get behind the
Rotary activities. After all it's your
Committee and it exists for
are tax club’s ﬁrst serious fund
raising activity as we
Foundation your beneﬁt.
Attached is the form to ﬁll
urgently need money to
carry out the projects
Alumni Give it some serious thought.
out and return to me.
planned by the various
Cheers We want as many PHS
Greetings Alumni. members as possible signed
Cleve Main up by the 16th November. Club Assembly
This is the Committee's Chairman, State Alumni
second mail out and Committee If you have any queries Another date for your diaries
honouring our commitment please contact me. is Saturday, 26th September,
to keep in touch. 9.00am – 11.00am at
What is the Kind regards, Lotterywest, 74 Walters Dr,
Some of you now live Osborne Park.
interstate and possibly Paul Harris Ken Collins
overseas but that does not D9450 TRF Chair At our last Assembly on 25th
mean we can't communicate. Society? July, it was discussed as to
Let us know what's whether these should be
happening in your part of the
The Paul Harris Society is a
Pull Up Banner continued on such a regular
world. basis and the consensus was
special district recognition
program designed for and Club that they should as it allows
Last year we held a highly members to have a more in-
Rotarians and others who
successful Alumni reunion
wish to support The Rotary Bannerettes depth input into the direction
dinner and by popular of the club. Our weekly
Foundation in a more
demand there will be another meetings are already full and
substantial way each year. Marcos, Daniel and Simone
one in the ﬁrst half of next do not allow for discussion
are liaising on a suitable
year. about future fundraising and
The Paul Harris Society design for a pull up banner
social activities, possible
recognizes Rotarians and and perhaps it is timely to
BUT on October 4 of this projects etc. Your input is
friends of The Rotary also look at a design for a
year, your Committee has valued, so please come along
Foundation who annually club banner.
planned a picnic day at Lake and add your contribution.
contribute US$1,000.00 or
Leschenaultia (details and
more to the Annual
contact personnel are on the
Programs fund, PolioPlus or Quiz Night
the Humanitarian Grants Climb for a
Program. Wednesday, 21st October,
If you are the athletic type
2009 at Burswood on Swan, Smile
you may well be taking part
The ﬁrst Paul Harris Society Camﬁeld Rd, Burswood,
in Rotary's big fund raiser
was established in 1998 in 7.00pm for 7.30pm is the date Andrea and Elizabeth,
"Climb for a Smile" on that
D5340, California. The idea and venue for our Quiz liaising with Director Rob are
gained momentum and Night. spearheading the Climb for a
quickly spread to other Smile on Sunday, 4th October.
If you happen to live in
districts around the world. PP Graeme Bain from the RC Due to heavy work
Queensland or Tasmania,
The trustees of The Rotary of Cambridge has kindly commitments Roger has had
there's a tiny possibility you
Foundation ofﬁcially offered his services as Quiz to pull back from leading this
won't be able to attend; but
approved the Paul Harris Master for the event. Many activity. Members please
for those who live locally and
Society as a district thanks Graeme. The offer encourage friends,
not in either of those
administered recognition has been accepted with much colleagues, neighbours and
categories, why not make up
program effective 1 July 2006. appreciation. family to either do the climb
party of family and friends
up Bankwest Tower or
and just have a relaxing day
The concept has been picked PLEASE would all members sponsor anyone who is
up in several of the districts put this date in your diaries. willing to do the climb. Rob
in the Eastern States of has members who have
And lastly - your Committee
Australia and D9450 will be Please also start working on volunteered to assist with the
needs helpers. Alumni does
ofﬁcially launching our PHS spreading the word about the exit. Three members have
have Rotarians as members
in the presence of the RI Quiz night, rounding up taken rafﬂe tickets to sell, $70
but the big majority of you
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from the sale of each book will concerned for the continued
come back to the club. support of this project.
Four Way GSE Breaks New Brunch at Bill & Sue Hassell’s
Speaking Ground Sunday, 11th October, 2009
By Jennifer Lee Atkin
Contest and Rotary International News You are invited to attend a Brunch at Bill and Sue Hassell’s.
4 September 2009
Siemens Science There is a cost of $10.00 per person to cover costs.
For 33-year-old Robb Martin, the
Experience 2009 Group Study Exchange RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
between Rotary districts 5490 note that payment will be collected prior to the event.
Two youth projects for high (Arizona, USA) and 9680 (New
school students are coming out South Wales, Australia) offered
to clubs. Information on both more than the opportunity to
these projects can be found in compete in a sailboat race,
your District Directory, which is summit a mountain, and meet
a great little book containing a
vast amount of information on
with other law enforcement
District Governor’s Visit
both the District and a
thumbnail paragraph or two on It was also a once-in-a-lifetime Thursday, 1st October, 2009
District and International chance to participate in Rotary’s
projects and programs. ﬁrst-ever all-wheelchair GSE. Members, Spouses and Friends of the Club are invited to attend
the Ofﬁcial Visit of the DG Geoff and Margaret Simpson.
A former patrol ofﬁcer from
Anawim Prescott, Arizona, Martin This will be a dinner meeting 6:30pm for 7:00pm at a cost of
became paralyzed from the chest $25.00 per person, with BYO wine.
Aboriginal down following a 2005 vehicle
accident, but continues to work RSVP to Daniel Forsdyke to indicate your attendance. Please
Shelter for the police department in the note that payment will be collected prior to the night.
Note: Board members are requested to meet with DG Geoff at 5:30pm
Qantas have provided female
toiletries packs which Director "The whole point [of the GSE]
Rob has. An employee from was to dissolve the perception of
Bethesda Hospital, Beverley people in wheelchairs," Martin
explains. "Just because we’re in
Garrett, has obtained $100
voucher from Target to purchase wheelchairs doesn’t mean that Sponsoring Team RC Freshwater
we can’t do things that able-
pyjamas and Elizabeth Bain has
$400 from a donation from Jane bodied people can do." Bay for Climb for a Smile
Armstrong’s Church which she
is using to purchase pyjamas The idea for an all-wheelchair Link to : http://www.mycause.com.au/
and socks. Many thanks to all GSE started two years ago page FreshwaterBayClimbforasmile
when Charlie Tegarden, 2008-09
governor of District 5490, struck
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As for Martin, he's considering I just wanted to thank you all for
joining the Prescott-Sunup club. joining in the "Club Spirit" and
ordering your polo shirts and
"As a police ofﬁcer, I was able to Caps. I have placed the order
serve the community, and that with EmbroidMe and will let
was very fulﬁlling to me," Martin you know shortly when they will
says. "Now, I have found a way be available.
to ﬁll that void and still get out
there and help the community. Graeme and Elizabeth have
kindly said that if any further
"I'd like to be a team leader in a order a placed these can also be
future GSE." ﬁlled on a one-off basis.
Written for Reconnections Kind Regards
Club Polo Shirts Club Director
The Rotary Foundation -
and Caps International
Rotary's ﬁrst all-wheelchair GSE teams, from districts 9680 (New South Dear Rotarians
Wales, Australia) and 5490 (Arizona, USA), meet with New South
Wales Governor Marie Bashir and her husband, Sir Nicholas Shehadie
(standing, center). At far left (standing) is Tony Castley, at far right,
Harold Sharp. Photo by Mark Wallace Turn September Blue!
up a conversation with Darol wheelchair GSE because of a
Kubacz in an airport. The two perception that disabled More men die from prostate cancer than women from breast cancer.
During September, Perth will be turning blue for prostate cancer to
were returning from Mexico people "are either subnormal
promote awareness and fundraising for PCFA Rotary Clubs and
where they had helped or unable to live and travel Corporate Australia will be asked to take part in the following:
distribute wheelchairs to the independently and hold down
needy as part of a Rotary full-time, worthwhile • Blue Laces Day on the 18th September. Laces are $6
project. Kubacz, a wheelchair employment," says Sharp, a each. Wear laces somewhere on the body!
user, was curious to learn more member of the Rotary Club of
about Rotary, and Tegarden Crows Nest, New South Wales, • Host a BBQ – Companies or individuals will host a BBQ
was happy to oblige. and the GSE’s cochair. "As a to raise funds awareness around the workplace.
result of the exchange, the
"Eventually, the conversation attitude in our district has • Nominate a day in September when all the staff will wear
blue and make a $2 coin donation.
turned to Group Study totally changed."
Exchange," Tegarden recalls. If Rotarians would like to assist at all please call
"As I was talking about how Sharp, who is retired from a Cate Harman 9381 7444
great GSE was, I was thinking c a re e r in n o n p ro ﬁ t or
to myself that it was too bad management, counts himself in email@example.com
that a person like [Kubacz] that group. "Though I have for
could not participate. How many years been involved For more information on this killer disease and what you can do to
could he possibly travel? … with people with disabilities, help, go to
Then the obvious struck me -- the wheelchair GSE allowed
he was sitting right there with me to become very involved www.prostate.org.au
me in the Mexico City airport! on a day-to-day basis. It was
Why couldn’t he participate in only then that I realized that I
a GSE?" was totally underestimating
[disabled people’s] abilities
Determined to host an all- and desire to be judged on The Dr Ken Collins Address
wheelchair GSE, Tegarden their results and not their
found a partner in Tony appearances." Monday, 16th November, 2009
Castley, 2008-09 governor of
District 9680, whom he met at In Arizona, "we've opened the 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester
the 2007 RI Convention in Salt door now to people with Park.
Lake City, Utah. Past district disabilities," says Schiller, a
governors Harold Sharp (9680) member of the Rotary Club of Cost is $45.00 per person for a two course meal. Bar service is
and Don Schiller (5490) Prescott-Sunup and the available.
coordinated the exchange, and district's GSE chair. "We might
the idea became reality. not do another all-wheelchair RI President John Kenny will be the keynote speaker.
Kubacz, now a member of the GSE, but I can see disabled
Rotary Club of Phoenix-West, people participating in our
The Rotary Foundation Alumni speaker will be retired Federal
served as the Arizona team next GSE, just like anyone
Court Judge Bob Nicholson.
Some Rotarians were initially a
little uneasy about an all-
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aspects of life. With support them with access to life’s
The Rotary from a Rotary Foundation daily needs.
Foundation Matching grant eight foot
bridges were built to alleviate So even during the rainy
these villages isolation. season in Ethiopia, Rotarians
Week 10: This week’s Rotary will know that through
Foundation Thought is about Sponsored by the Rotary contributions to The Rotary
bridging the world’s needs. Club of Addis Ababa, Foundation they helped
Ethiopia and the Rotary Club provide a bridge out of
During the rainy season in of Gloucester, Virginia, USA isolation for these eight
Ethiopia many rural these bridges will improve communities.
communities are isolated by the living conditions of local
fast ﬂowing ﬂooded rivers communities and provide
that separate them from vital
Program for September / October
10th September Rohland Hahnel - ‘From East
10th September Sue Hassell Germany to Australia, a personal
24th September Anne McAnearney
17th September Committee Meetings
Vote of Thanks 24th September Bill Hassell - Life and Times
26th September Club Assembly - LotteryWest House
09:00 to 11:00
10th September Roger Marston
1st October District Governor’s Visit - Dinner
24th September Claire Forsdyke Meeting
Welcoming Roster Board Club Details
Rotary Year 2009-10
Date Name Di Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 168,
10th September Enid Wall Ken Collins — Vice President / Western Australia, 6909
17th September Roh Siriwardena email@example.com Meetings
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:45pm to 6:45pm
24th September Daniel Forsdyke Cafe, Bethesda Hospital
Simone Carot Collins — President Elect / Queenslea Drive
1st October Elizabeth Bain Club Administration Director
8th October Sue Hassell email@example.com Email
Rajah Senitharajah — Treasurer Phone
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com gid=47737002646
Toni James — PR & Marketing
Please forward articles and photos to Committee Director Chartered 19 December 2008
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ShelterBox deploys to three disasters in 48 hours
ShelterBox, international disaster relief organisation and the largest global Rotary
club project, is responding to Typhoon Morakot after tens of thousands of people
have been left stranded in the storm’s wake. During the past several days, the
storm has passed over the Philippines, Taiwan and mainland China, leaving a trail
High winds, flooding and mudslides have left thousands in need of emergency
shelter. In Taiwan, 50,000 people are stranded and flooding has submerged many
homes. In China nearly 1 million people have been evacuated in the Fujian
Province while 13,000 people have been displaced in the Zambales Province in
the Philippines with authorities describing the situation as a calamity. Typhoon
Morakot has brought with it a record amount of rainfall with close to 2.5 metres
falling on Taiwan.
ShelterBox is providing emergency disaster relief on all three fronts. ShelterBox
Response Team (SRT) members ‘Aussie’ Peter Pearce (Aust) and Ross
Mackenzie (NZ) are already on the ground in the Philippines, SRT members
David Ray (UK), Philip Duloy (UK) and Mike Greenslade (UK) will arrive in Taipei,
Taiwan today and SRT member Tony Zhang (CH) is assessing the situation in
224 ShelterBoxes are in transit to the Philippines and 100 ShelterBoxes have
been sent to Taiwan. Our SRT leaders will continue to assess the need and
ShelterBox Founder Tom Henderson said: ‘This is a textbook ShelterBox
operation. We’ve been watching this for a few days and monitoring the situation.
We now have teams in place on all three fronts that will be providing emergency
disaster relief as quickly as possible. With each ShelterBox containing a 10-
person tent, blankets, water purification and cooking equipment, basic tools, a
stove and other essential equipment, we not only provide people with emergency
shelter provision but also the tools to start rebuilding their lives.’
Further updates and photographs of our disaster relief will be sent as they come
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A project in Australia of the
Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills
3,000+ sheltered by ShelterBox
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members Peter ‘Aussie Pete’ Pearce, Ross Mackenzie (NZ), Lizzy
Treglown (UK) and Denise Ho (USA) are working together as part of the global ShelterBox
response to assist those displaced by Typhoon Morakot in the Philippines.
To date, over 3,000 survivors have been housed with safety and dignity thanks to the delivery of
334 ShelterBoxes and 8 School boxes sponsored by Rotarians around the world.
Working closely with the Army and the Philippine government, our SRT members oversaw the
clearing, back-fill and occupation of specifically set up ShelterBox villages. ‘Aussie Pete’ praised
the assistance of his fellow Rotarians and said “it is extremely gratifying to be an integral part of
uniting families again after this disaster and providing them with hope to start over.”
As our international SRT colleagues head home, Rotarian and SRT member Hans Van Dyk landed
in Manilla last night to assist ‘Aussie Pete’ with the final leg of the deployment – to set up yet
another ShelterBox village.
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ShelterBox, Rotarians and World Vision team together
Rotarian and SRT member Keith Robins reports that in Taimali (city in Taitung), Taipei the river
burst its boundaries to cause massive flooding, decimating bridges and roads. Normally about 100
feet wide and now a massive half a mile wide it wiped out the town on Taimali causing many
millions of tonnes of trees and debris to wash out to sea and destroyed all homes in its path.
Working with World Vision, ShelterBox SRT members visited the village of Jiedah (Jinfong region)
and assisted those who had lost their homes to the flooding created by Typhoon Morakot.
With another delivery of ShelterBoxes to assist those affected by
Typhoon Morakot, we need your help to replenish our reserve stock in
Melbourne in readiness for the next disaster within our region.
We thank you for your support.
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