The Fareham Flyer Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Fareham D1110 UK President Pamela Bryant Service above Self
Bulletin No. 361
having made squares into Interact Club members Gemma, Keziah and Emily, withthe Rotary Pres. Pam blankets, to hand them over to Bryant, presenting blankets to Lynda Young, President of the Stroke Club.
School and Rotary partnership supports local charity Support for cancer charities and the Fareham Stroke Club are high on the agenda of the newly formed Wykeham House Interact Club supported by the Rotary Club of Fareham. The girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 in the voluntary Interact Club were encouraged to complete community projects and, in the process, develop their leadership skills. The girls decided that making blankets for the Fareham Stroke Club was of most use BUT they didn’t know how to knit! Happy to take on the challenge they had willing hands from the Rotary Club of Fareham and their wives who taught them these traditional skills. Now they are ready,
the Club. Not satisfied with just a simple handover they decided to put on a programme of musical entertainment for those at Fareham Stroke Club which they organised themselves gaining teamwork skills in the process. Rehearsals complete they showed off the final programme to Headmistress Mrs Lynn Clarke who was delighted to see the programme they had organised. Mrs Clarke said “The Interact Club gets the 19 girls out into the community and gives them leadership opportunities which are of great benefit to all concerned”. Interact is for young people aged from 12 to 18 and this club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fareham, aims to encourage and inspire the local students to support their communities developing their abilities in the process.
August 2013 Encouraged to start the Club at the School by the President of the Rotary Club of Fareham Mrs Pamela Bryant, it fitted well with her current theme of ‘Care, Compassion and Consideration’ supporting charities near to home. President Pam said “The Rotary Club of Fareham is delighted to support and inspire the girls of Wykeham House using the extensive talents of our Rotarians to develop those in the Interact Club which is the first in this area.” Above article is a Press release issued by Pam Marsden – Fareham Rotary PR Officer.
Latest Report on Polio The purpose of this Communique is to provide a simple, hopefully plain English, overview of developments in the End Polio Now programme. Current position: still a remarkable result so far in 2013, but the phrase ‘we cannot be complacent’ is illustrated by the recently reported cases in Somalia and Kenya - a synopsis of the world wide position is illustrated in the table. The endemic countries are those where Polio has never been eradicated and the non-endemic countries are those that have
enjoyed often quite long periods without Polio and then reoccurrence by migration has occurred.
An investigation has been launched into a preliminary report of the detection of a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Banadir region of Somalia. This is the first WPV to be reported from Somalia since 25 March 2007. An immediate vaccination response with oral polio vaccine (OPV) reached more than 350,000 children under the age of five in all the 16 districts of Banadir region, with a series of subsequent activities, which includes Nation-wide OPV campaigns, under discussion. An investigation team in Dadaab, Kenya followed reports of a child paralyzed by wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). This is the first WPV case confirmed in Kenya since July 2011. The location is close to the border with Somalia. Dadaab hosts a major refugee camp, housing nearly 500,000 persons from across the Horn of Africa, including from Somalia. Countries across the Horn of Africa are now at significant risk of this outbreak, due to large-scale population movements and persistent immunity gaps in some areas. In 2005, polio spread from the Horn of Africa and across the Gulf of Aden to cause a devastating outbreak in
Yemen, which left 479 children paralysed for life. The adoption of international outbreak response standards
and the development of new vaccines since then – when fully implemented with high-quality vaccination operations – have considerably reduced the severity and duration of such outbreaks, as of 12th June there were 9 reported cases in Somalia and 5 in Kenya.. Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013– 2018 The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013– 2018 is a comprehensive, longterm strategy that addresses what is needed to deliver a polio-free world by 2018. The plan was developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in consultation with national health authorities, global health initiatives, scientific experts, donors and other stakeholders, in response to a directive of the World Health Assembly. The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 addresses the eradication of all polio disease, whether caused by wild poliovirus or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, while planning for the backbone of the polio effort to be used for delivering other health services to the world’s most vulnerable children. The Plan has four objectives.
To detect and interrupt all poliovirus transmission. To strengthen immunization systems and withdraw oral polio vaccine. To contain the poliovirus and certify interruption of transmission. Targets: With just a few days to go it looks as if the targets for 2012-13 have been met in Zone 17, many thanks indeed. Our target for 2013-14 are two fold, a mean target of $650k and a stretch target of $1bn which equated roughly to $15, and $21 respectively per Rotarian give or take a percentage point or two with the fluctuating membership data and exchange rate. We achieved the target last year and we can do the same again this year – please start things rolling by contributing a minimum of 20% of your District Designated Fund (DDF) – remember that your DDF is matched 50 cents in the $ by the RI World Fund up to $7M. A great example to follow is that of D1010 IPDG Cath and DG James in that they are also using DDF to match their Clubs contributions. The Purple Crocus Fabric Buttonhole: Some really positive feedback has been received and it is very clear that Districts wish to keep control which is only right and proper so there are two Ordering Forms for 2013/14. A Club one that goes back into the DRFCC or her/his representative and then the District one that goes into the supplier – both forms can be found here http://www.rotarycrocus.com
along with details of the information card that will be associated with the buttonholes this year. Exciting times as the Crocus Fabric Buttonhole spreads across the world in the same way that the Swimathon has – please be part of these exciting RIBI based campaigns. A report from Mike Parry, Zone 17 End Polio Now CoOrdinator
A Good Answer! This is something to think about when people are doing their best to spoil your day. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable. A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?" "We're taking BA," was the reply. "We got a great rate!" "BA?" exclaimed the hairdresser." That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?" "We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's Tiber River called Teste." "Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks it’s gonna be
something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump." "We're going to see the Vatican and maybe we will get to see the Pope if we are lucky." "That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. “You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant”.
Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it..."
A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip. "It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of BA's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot.
And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a £5 million remodelling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!" "Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I bet you didn't get to see the Pope." "Actually, we were quite
lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me"
"Oh really! What'd he say?" “Who on earth made such a mess of your hair”
What is going on in the wider Rotary scene…… Yesterday I attended the quarterly meeting of the Past District Governors Institute in Bournemouth together with about 25 PDGs I am the longest serving PDG in the District. Geoff. Wyatt who was DG in 1974/75 when I was Club President for the first time is still alive but lives in Perth, Western Australia. He is still very active in Rotary and sends long letters to our Secretary every month despite the fact that he is well into his 90s. Reg Ling, who is the District Extension Officer, says that the Liphook Club is progressing satisfactorily and several members of the defunct Petersfield Club have joined. The District has decided that a Vice Governor should be appointed, and they have asked the PDGs for suggestions. They decided that IPDG Mary Pike should be considered and
the District Secretary should be informed. David Pike who is the Conference Chairman for the Plymouth Conference said that they have 550 registrations for the Conference. Have our registrations been sent? It is not too late for anyone to join us. I believe that our hotel reservations have been made. Could we be informed of the address and car parking facilities. The above Swinburne.
during term time) and therefore alternative arrangements have been made for all meetings between now and 28th August. Anybody wishing to visit Southampton Clausentum Rotary during this period, and we’d be delighted to welcome them, should contact me well in advance for meeting details – firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 8070 3271.
PP Derek Woodward
Heaven is where: The French are the chefs The Italians are the lovers The British are the police The Germans are the mechanics and the Swiss make everything run on time.
Hell is where: The British are the chefs The Swiss are the lovers The French are the mechanics The Germans are the police And the Italians make everything run on time. Thanks to Richard Watson. Southampton Rotary Club Alternative Venue.
Southampton Clausentum Rotary’s regular venue – The Hub at Southampton City College – is now closed for the summer (as an academic institution it is only open
A little ceremony took place on July 11th at Glen Rose Care home where PP Derek Woodward resides. President Pam presented him with a 35 years Long service certificate and a letter from the President of RI. Derek’s wife Kathleen was present together with his son PP Sean Woodward and daughter in law Sue. President Pam was accompanied by
Rotarians Tom and Roger. For the 13 members who have joined since ill health deprived us of Derek’s company at meetings, He Joined Rotary when he was Chief Building Control Officer of Fareham Borough Council. Derek was a very active Rotarian for over 30 years. In that time The Rotary Club of Fareham raised over £400,000 for local and overseas projects. Derek was a leading light in many of those fundraising efforts. He organised a whole range of events including no less than 12 Ferneham Hall ‘Fashion Show Spectaculars’ in the 1980’s and at least 5 crosscountry bike competitions plus he masterminded our Christmas collections for many years. These events always raised significant sums of money - most of it counted and sorted by Derek’s wife Kathleen! Derek’s achievements have been recognised by the Club with two Paul Harris Fellowships. In 2009, after ill health and increasing disability stopped Derek from attending our meetings, another little ceremony took place at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, where Derek was a patient. The then President, Jill Newby, presented him with a special "Presidential Citation" to mark the Club's appreciation of his outstanding service as organiser and coordinator of major Fundraising Events and Christmas Collections over many years. Since then Derek has also been
made an Honorary Member of the Club.
As President Pam reported to Council, Derek enjoyed chatting about Rotary and his years as a member. Sadly it is not possible for him to get to meetings. Kathleen has been able to keep him up to date with our activities when she gets the Flyer but nothing is as good as personal visits. Derek would welcome this. Mornings are his ‘best time’; 20 minutes is probably enough for him and it works better if a couple of members go together; just check with Kathleen (01489 886706) before you go. Report by Roger Esnault, with thanks.
Past President’s Year a great success. Duncan Colin-Jones’ year as President of the Rotary Club of Fareham came to an end at the annual changeover event this month when President Pamela Bryant took over the reins. Rotary is an international organisation which seeks to help the disadvantaged both in our own communities and abroad. To work towards those aims Past-President Duncan chose his international project to be for the CURE organisation at the Beit Hospital in Malawi where they see a large number of cases of club foot in new-born children. This often cripples, yet the treatment is straightforward if caught early enough and the children can then walk – and run! Local events were organised including a fundraising ‘Magical Evening’ which raised £1,550 for CURE boosted by support from nearby Rotary clubs and the charitable Foundation of Rotary to raise a total of £19,000.
Locally it was decided to support the Basics Bank of Fareham & Gosport which provides essentials and food to those in need. Together with the Fareham Soroptomists, the Rotary Club of Fareham gave around 1,000 items to the busy Basics Bank. The Rotary Club of Fareham manages the Wheelhouse, a wonderful facility for about 40 people right on the shore at Hill Head for charity and community groups with over 140 bookings in the past year. The Club received an award from Rotary for this service to the community, and was shortlisted for a Queen’s award for voluntary service. Past President Duncan Colin-Jones said “It is a pleasing recognition for those in our club who run it so well.” Many other events and activities have taken place in the year July 2012/13 through our new Interact Club at Wykeham House School with various activities during the year; support was given to local
children with disabilities by taking them to Paulton’s Park for an activities day; and there was a superb exhibition of model railways raising over £700 for bursaries for children to attend the Stubbington Wild Life Study centre. This is just a snapshot of the varied work of the Rotary Club of Fareham in the past year and, as current President Pamela Bryant said “We are fortunate to have very experienced Rotarians in our Club who give great support to local charity and community groups while having fun in the process!” Anyone interested in joining the Rotary Club of Fareham, which meets weekly on Thursday lunchtimes at Cams Hall Golf club, can obtain full details on our website at: www.farehamrotary.com Press release composed by Pam Marsden
TRICKY PROBLEM! The phone rings and the lady of the house answers, "Hello." ''Mrs. Sanders, please." ''Speaking." ''Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor Jones at Saint Agnes Laboratory. When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way, the results are not too good." ''What do you mean?" Mrs. Sanders asks nervously. "Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV(AIDS). We can't tell which is which." ''That's dreadful! Can you do the test again?" questioned Mrs. Sanders.
"Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests one time."
''Well, what am I supposed to do now?"
''The folks at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him.
Visit to Pan Jazz concert.
music education performance.
We all had a most enjoyable evening, but must confess that the decibel levels put certain strains on us members of the older generation!! Dave
These are true! On Wednesday evening, Gary and Pat, Kay and I and Sally James went to the Pan Jazz concert in the Discovery Centre at Winchester. Tickets had been made available to us by leader Peter Beadell, in recognition of the support given to the Pan Jazz movement by the Rotary Club of Fareham. The young musicians gave a lively and varied concert, alternating between steel drums, marimbas and a mixed orchestra of the above, plus saxophone soloists. It was a joy to see the skills and enthusiasm with which the groups performed. A group of young girls from Portchester School delighted with a couple of choral pieces, sung in Zulu, and accompanied by the drums. Portchester Panyard forms part of the international enterprise, The Soundzone, a leading UK based charity specialising in
A list of actual announcements that London Tube train drivers have made to their passengers... "Ladies and Gentlemen, I do apologise for the delay to your service. I know you're all dying to get home, unless, of course, you happen to be married to my ex-wife, in which case you'll want to cross over to the Westbound and go in the opposite direction". "Your delay this evening is caused by the line controller suffering from A & E syndrome, not knowing his arse from his elbow. I'll let you know any further information as soon as I'm given any." "Ladies and gentlemen, we apologise for the delay, but there is a security alert at Victoria station and we are therefore stuck here for the foreseeable future, so let's take our minds off it and pass some time together. All together now....'One hundred green bottles, hanging on a wall.....'".
GRACE LIST 1st
EVENTS IN AUGUST 1st
Speaker – A.Hollands Peace.
Job Talk – Pam Marsden
Cradle to Grave Interview
5th Thursday – Evening Meeting
MENU FOR AUGUST 1st
Cold mixed meat salad, with Jacket Potato & creamy coleslaw.
Coq au Vin, Potatoes and Vegetables
Steak & Kidney Pie, Chips and Peas
Honey Baked Ham and Parsley Sauce
FIFTH THURSDAY SPECIAL.
FAREHAM ROTARY HELPING WITH ‘ACCESS ALL AREAS’ A CHILDREN’S LEISURE PROGRAMME. IPP DUNCAN AND PRES PAM WITH MAYOR OF FAREHAM AND CONSORT.
A message from RIBI President Nan McCreadie I need your help! As you will know 1914 saw the creation of the British Association of Rotary Clubs (BARC), which became RIBI in 1922 so 2014 is our 100th birthday. I was very anxious that this wonderful milestone of Rotary Service be marked in a special way and I have arranged a world class concert on the evening of Friday 11th April 2014 , which is the first day of our annual conference. The concert will feature The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, one of the top ten in the world today, The Treorchy Male Voice Choir, which Sir Anthony Hopkins describes as “The Master Choir of them all” with Proms conductor Anthony Inglis who you may have seen conducting “The Queen’s Coronation Festival Gala” from Buckingham Palace a few days ago. “The Last Night of the Rotary Proms” will be held in Birmingham’s iconic Symphony Hall and will include all the Proms favourites together with Tchaikovsky’s rousing “1812” Overture. Rotarians buying tickets before the September 30th deadline will receive a £1 reduction off the face value of any ticket price (£12.50 to £36) and will not be required to pay the normal £2.50 on-line booking fee, making a saving of £4.50 on a pair of tickets. So why do I need your help? Rotarians attending annual conferences usually
register and book for the evening events at the same time, but for our 2014 conference that won’t be possible insofar as “The Last Night of the Rotary Proms” is concerned, because tickets can only be purchased direct with the Symphony Hall box office and I am very concerned that if Rotarians wait to register for the conference they will find that all the tickets will have been sold. The concert is open to all Rotarians and their personal guests? To book do the following: 1. Goto https://tickets.thsh.co.u k 2. In the promotional code field type ‘rotary 2013’ 3. A message will pop up ‘the promotional code you have entered was accepted’ 4. Click ‘OK’ 5. In the ‘quick keyword search’ field type ‘rotary’ 6. Click on the ‘buy’ button and proceed with booking
Finally, may I send you my personal best wishes for the Rotary year 2013/2014. I do hope that your club members will be able to join me on the 11th April 2014 for what will be a very memorable Rotary evening. Yours in Rotary Service Nan McCreadie, RIBI 2013/2014.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this month’s issue – I couldn’t have done it without you! If you have any events of a local nature that you wish advertised, please ask me and I’ll make up a poster for inclusion in the Flyer.