Sunday, April 18, 2010

43...................2009/2010


News and Information for Districts 9450, 9460, 9470




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The Rotary Club of Margaret River was chartered

on 17th February 1960

and this year celebrated their 50th birthday

Pictured with DG Keith Hopkins is President Marilyn Hopkins


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Dear District Club President, Secretary & Rotarians,

Shelterbox in Australia
Shelterbox Australia is no longer affiliated with ShelterBox Trust (UK).

It would seem that reconciliation between ShelterBox Australia

and the ShelterBox Trust (U.K.) is now clearly off the table.

This is extremely disappointing,

however we must put arrangements in place until the way ahead

for ShelterBox in Australia becomes clear.
Process for remitting donations direct to ShelterBox UK
There are three methods by which you can remit donations

direct to ShelterBox Trust in the UK:

1. Cheque drawn on an Australian bank account
Please make your cheque payable to ShelterBox Trust

and send it by airmail to ShelterBox,

Unit 1A, Water-ma-Trout, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0LW, United Kingdom.

The usual delivery time is four to five working days.
Please enclose your contact details and provide the name(s)

and address (es) of the donor(s)

as well as indicating the amount applicable to each donor.

2. Bank transfer from an Australian bank account
Your bank will be able to make a transfer of funds from your account to our account.

Please note that your bank will usually charge a fee.

You will need to provide your bank with the

following details of our bank account:
Account Name: ShelterBox Trust
Bank: National Westminster Bank plc,

29 Meneage Street Helston, Cornwall TR13 8AZ, UK
BIC: NWBK GB 2L
IBAN: GB71 NWBK 5350 3754 0048 53
Please ask your bank to use your District number

and your name as the transaction reference.
Please let us know that the transfer is on its way

by emailing admin@shelterbox.org with your contact details

as well as the name(s) and address (es) of the donor(s)

and the amount applicable to each donor.

3. Online via the ShelterBox UK website
You can make an online donation (in UK pounds only) using a credit card

or debit card via the UK website at www.shelterbox.org
Please let us know that the transfer is on its way

by emailing admin@shelterbox.org with your contact details

as well as the name(s) and address (es) of the donor(s)

and the amount applicable to each donor.

Please also state the RBS World Pay Transaction ID

which will appear on your screen immediately

after your payment has been processed.

It is our understanding that ShelterBox Australia

is required to forward all monies they have in their accounts

from Donors to the Shelterbox Trust (U.K.)
We will keep you informed of developments as they come to hand

and may we say in closing,

many thanks to you all for the enthusiastic support

we have received for ShelterBox from you all.

One would dearly hope that ShelterBox

will be fully represented again in Australia in the near future

enabling us to continue with the vital work that the organization undertakes.

If you have any queries please contact us in the usual manner.
DG Ian Jones Pat Crichton & David Brockway (D9470 ShelterBox reps)

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AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH

Kids Get Depressed Too
MEDIA RELEASE
4 January 2010

In an ideal world children would grow up untouched by illness.
The real world, however, can be a bewildering
and sad place for many children struggling
with depression and other mental illnesses.
Depression in adolescents is a serious illness carrying
a high risk for recurrence throughout adult life.
Australian Rotary Health is tackling mental illness in Australia head on!
This year 10 pilot research studies have been endowed under the initiative
“Mental Health of Young Australians (Birth to 17 Years)”.
The project is the first of its kind in Australia.
Australian Rotary Health Chairman, Noel Trevaskis,
noted that “the $300,000 spent on funding the pilot research projects
is a valuable investment in the health of Australian children”.
One of the pilot studies is being undertaken by Dr Naomi Wray
from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR).
Naomi Wray’s speciality is genetics.
Her work at QIMR involves researching the pattern of disease in families,
particularly in identical and non-identical twins.
Dr Wray’s research is testing whether cytokines,
key molecules for communication between cells in the body,
are associated with symptoms of depression in adolescents.
“Cytokines are well known for their role in the
response of the immune system to infection,
but evidence of an additional role for cytokines
within the brain is starting to emerge” Dr Wray said.
“The theory of cytokine induced depression is compelling” she added.
“It is supported by a number of research studies and complements,
rather than replaces, other theories of depression”.
However, previous studies were limited in scope
and only one study focussed on depression in adolescents.
“A larger, more comprehensive study is needed to unravel the relationship
between cytokines and depression in adolescence” Dr Wray said.
In the pilot study Dr Wray will determine whether genetic variations
can be detected in levels of cytokines in the blood of 16 year old children.
If so, the data will give her a competitive edge to secure further funding
to investigate if there is a relationship between cytokines
and depression in adolescents
and whether the relationship has a genetic basis.
“We are extremely excited to be given the opportunity
to generate pilot data for this new direction of research:
it is essential to obtaining funding for a
full research study in the future” she added.
Contact:
Gerardine Grace - Media & Communications
Phone: 02 8837 1900

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Substainable Cambodia
The Kangaroo Club
The Kangaroo club at the Sylvia Lasky Memmorial school
in Pursat Province in Cambodia!
All of these students are sponsored by Western Australians,
mostly Rotarians and partners and families.
When the photo was taken three weeks ago
we had 20 kangaroos now we have 25 and only 5 to go to meet our target for the year
.Good looking bunch of kids aren't they?
Just goes to show in our self-help Rotary programme in Cambodia
you can start off with wells and filters for clean water
and then advance step by step to fishponds, vegetable gardens,
community dams,then to preschools and nutrition.
We Rotarians here in the West are feeding 200 children
in the 0-5 age group in seven rural preschools with a high protein breakfast
each morning prepared by the ladies of the village.
This programme will continue until November 2011
when the seven communities have agreed to assume responsibility
and keep the programme going themselves,
because they can see with their own eyes the improving health of their children,
its called sustainablility.
From preschools we move to primary schools
where we have so far provided two thousand school books to government
as well as our own three schools in Pursat province.
We, together with the Rotary Club of Lismore West
have just finished building a rural Primary school in Beung Thenaut
right on the edge of the Khmer Rouge minefields, very remote
. And Yes, we have just started on another two schools in the same area,
both with a capacity for 150 students.
One already has 41 students enrolled and another 90 students enrolled
. Many of the children in this area in the foothills of the Cardamon mountains
have NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO SCHOOL
because of the dangerous minefields surrounding them.
Now our outreach Cambodian teachers there,
all of them wonderful,dedicated young Cambodian people,
have to cope with a classrooms of children from 6 to
16 most of whom have never been to school.
The needs of these impoverished and truly destitute people are,
frankly almost overwhelming....
but with the help of Rotarians in Western Australia we are making a difference.
The magnificent efforts of our Western Australian Cambodian
coordinating committee make this whole project come together
, each one of them is responsible for a project...
. be it water, nutrition, health, education, schools, student sponsorships,
or scholarships to higher learning establishments in Cambodia
. (recently one has won a scholarship to the US)

So you see.... water to university...that's what we do...
and for sure Cambodia needs these educated, bright young people
to take their country forward and hopefully take with them the message
and the ethical values of Rotarians everywhere.
On their progress through life we trust they
will instil in the people they will teach, and doctor, and mentor,
the lessons they have learned from their association
with the people in Rotary international. Service above self.
Have a look at the bright and intelligent features of the kids in this photo
and if you think you would like to help us with our efforts,
as some have, get in touch with any of us on the co-ordinating committee.
Names are in your 9470 District directory on page 42.
When the new District directories are published they will be there too.
In 2010-11 we are looking forward to being part
of the Western Australian
9465 and 9455 joint Rotary community, combining both districts.
Our Coordinating committee already consists
of representatives from both new districts.
See our website.
Google up Sustainable Cambodia (Australia)
listen to Peter Holland tell you about how this all began,
follow the site to the US and learn how and
why this Cambodian effort was put together
by Rotarians only a few years ago,
and what has been achieved since then.
YIRS

PDG Allan Lewins
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Rotaract




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Youth Exchange




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LOST
"Hands of Friendship"

The story that goes with them is that Nick Sabotch
(of the Belmont club at the time )
came back from Queensland with the idea to encourage "Make Ups"
In Queenland they used a stuffed cane toad.
Nick and I visited an orthopedic surgeon
who made a plaster cast of our handshake,
and Nick had them made with a special epoxy,
I mounted them on the wooden base and painted it gold.
They were presented to PDG Allan Lewins
at the District Changeover of 1995
and were sent into the District to encourage makeups,
they have not been seen for some time
and must be being held for ransom by one of the clubs,
although I have not been sent any demands,
I am prepared to offer a reward for their release
as they have a real sentimental value for me.
They were in a Blue Viynl "'Hand Bag"
they may have gone Inter District but I don't think so
If you know their wherabouts
contact PDG Rob Lyons 0408 077 736

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Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Geraldton
pictures from a recent meeting at Arcadia Waters

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Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

Held their annual concert at Red Hill recently
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The above pictures are fron the Rotary Club of Geraldton's newsletter


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Rotary Club of Subiaco


We've received an e-mail from The School of St Judes, Tanzania
informing us that our other sponsored teacher has won an award:
Dear Sponsor,
You’ll be pleased to know that your sponsored Teacher Christine
received an award at this week’s assembly.
Thank you for your continuing support of the school.
Kind regards
,Alice Mlay
Sponsorship Team
This is great news;
it is good that our Club is able to continue its association with the School,
and to learn that the two teachers we are sponsoring are both doing well.
David Cuff
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taken from the Rotary Club of Subiaco website


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Rotary Club of Margaret River



The club has a pontoon anchored at Gnarabup Beach
for swimmers over the summer months.
Gnarabup residents awoke one sunday morning recently
to find a local cow statue had been transported onto the pontoon
by some enterprising locals.
Past President Bill Ivory said
" Itis presumed that the cow was actually floated out to the pontoon
.and some planning had gone into the operation
as a plank of wood had been secured to the cows foot to stabilise it"


even the local papers cartoonist got in on the act

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pictures and cartoon from Augusta/Maragret River Mail

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TRI DISTRICT CALENDAR


May 2nd……Sunday…………………………..District Assembly D9455
May 2nd……..Sunday……………………….District Assembly D9645
May 8th..........Saturday........................Rotary Club of Bentley/CurtinBush Band Concert
May 14th.......Friday.........................Rotary Club of Belmont50 th Birthday
May 16th..........Sunday.....................Rotary Club of Albany Port Radio Auction
June 12th................Saturday............Rotary Foundation Fund raiserfeaturing belly dancers and other performers
June 20th-23rd………………………………. Rotary International Convention Montreal
June 26th..........Saturday..............Rotary Club of Canningtons Ladies Seminar
July 3rd…………….Saturday……………District Changeover [D94555 and D9645]
October 24th-29th..............International Fellowship of Cricketing RotariansFestival@ Lillac Hill
October 31st........Sunday................Rotary Club of Matilda BaySubiaco Craft and Community Fair
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]






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QUOTE OF THE WEEK


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SMILE






Polar Bears were hunted for food and fur by the Inuit.
There was an art to capturing polar bears.
Each Inuit village had a different technique
and there was considerable competition between villages
in how effective their techniques really are.
The most famous village of all had a technique that worked nearly all of the time.
The technique stayed a secret until one old gentleman
finally told the leaders of the other villages.
“The technique,” he said, “is to make a large hole in the ice.
Then, you must surround the hole with fresh peas.
They must be fresh.
Canned ones will not work.
After this, you wait.
When the bear comes up to take a pea,
you kick him in the ice hole.

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