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                           Electronic Newsletter – Rotary Club of Sulmaniya

                       Wednesday, 05 May2010 – Volume 14 Issue – 39
                   District 2450, Club No. 13367 – PO Box 592, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain
                   Tel: +973-17-740-146 Fax: +973-17-740-346 Email:

                           WISE QUOTE OF THE DAY

   “People of great position are servants times three,
    servants of their country, servants of fame, and
                 servants of business”.
                                   Ж Francis Bacon Ж

Dear Members
                                                                       12th   May 2010
For a healthy and progressive weekly
meetings, kindly be informed that your
urgent assistance and cooperation is
required by the club. Every member is
committed to this task to propose a

    Please contact PP Aqeel Raees
       Director of Club Services
      on mobile no. 36 00 00 48

               ☺ Thank you
                                                           PP Ismail Khonji


Sayed Saleh                    12 May 2010
                               19 May 2010                   DEVELOPMENT
                               19 May 2010
                                                               in the Gulf
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   Mother's Day is the best time when we honor our mothers. Throughout the world, it is
   celebrated regularly on the 2ND Sunday in May, but other nations mark the occasion on
   numerous dates. Mother's Day celebrations can consist of gifts, meals and love ones gathering
   to say thank you for all she has done for them. Here is one story that somehow happened or may
   happen to you:

   A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two
   hundred miles away.

   As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.

   He asked her what was wrong and she replied, "I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother.

   But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars."

   The man smiled and said, "Come on in with me. I'll buy you a rose."

   He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers.

   As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home.

   She said, "Yes, please! You can take me to my mother."

   She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.

   The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove
   the two hundred miles to his mother's house.

   Always treasure are moments with our mothers. Happy Mother’s day to all.

        Raffle Winners are:                      PP. Jano Mouawad

                                                 PP. Mazin Shehabi
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                      SECRETARY’S ATTENDANCE REPORT OF 05.05.10
                               (38th weekly meeting Year 2009-2010)
  Attendance for 38th Weekly meeting was reported as follows: Acting Secretary PP.
  Mohammed Al Khaja gave the Actual Attendance 31 out of 64 members, making 48.5% of

  PRESENT AT THE MEETING: Muhunnad Al Durrah, PP. Khalil AL Sharif, PP. Sameer Al
  Wazzan, PP, Mohammed Al Khaja, Harb Al Omari, Abdulla Al Wedaei, IP Rodolphe Melki, PP.
  Adel Al A’ali, Sebahait Isik, PP. Raed Al Samahiji, PP. Ismail Khonji, Khalid Turk, Hisham Al
  Baradie, PP. Osama Muein, Reginald Braggs, Jean Tinguy, PP. Jano Mouawad, Karim Yazbek,
  Virendra Bhatia, Nazem Basha, Jamil Al A’Alawi, Saleh Al Kowary, Abdulrahman Jaffer, PP.
  Mazin Shehabi, Akram Khairy, Rizwan Mumtaz, Michel Mandrea, Ashraf Obeid, Fouad Slaiba,
  PP. Mohammed Yateem, & Rachel Mihm. Excused Members PP. Khalil Al Obaidat.

 Hugh Stokes, Waleed Al Rayes, SreeKumar Nair & Bob                          RC Manama
  VISITING ROTARIANS                                                      ROTARY CLUB                   DATE


 Iro Smith                                                                Voliagmeni- Greece          05-05-2010

 Bernard Misri                                                        PP. Sameer Alwazzen
  VISITING GUESTS                                                    INTRODUCED BY                       DATE

 Leylan Sarasman                                                             Sebahat Isik

 Ingrid Paul                                                                 Khalid Turk

 Karim Mouawad                                                            PP. Jano Mouawad

 Riss Gada Babaa                                                            Jean de Tinguy

 George Honsin                                                             Hisham Baradie

 Bernard Misri                                                        PP. Sameer Alwazzen

 Leylan Sarasman                                                             Sebahat Isik

                             Make Ups:
  (PETS & District Conference)
  Neman ABdallah, Jamil Al Alawi, Jaleel AlAnsari, Zeina Al Alami,             WEEKLY                  AMOUNT
  Muhannad Al Durrah, PP. Mohammed Al Khaja, Rasheed Al Khalifa,               COLLECTION
  Saleh Al Kowary, Fawaz Al Mannai, Harb AlOmari, Mona Al Gezery, PP.
  Raed Al Samahiji, PP. Khalil AL Sharif, PP. Sameer Al Wazzan, Frank
  Arcibald, Gaby Basbous, Nazem Basha, Reginald Braggs, Costas Demou,          Entrance Collection     BD 18.000
  Steve Glykys, Ip Rodolphe Melki, PP. Osama Muein, Ashraf Obeid, PP.
  Peter Makepeace, Elias Karaan, Sebahat Isik, Janan Habib, Pres.
  Abdulrahman Fakhro, PP.Ismail Khonji, Virendra BhatiaPP. Jano                Fines Collection        BD 34.000
  Mouawad, Michel Mandrea, Christos Poullaides, PP. Aqeel Raees,
  PP.Mohammed Salahuddin, Khalid Turk, Karim Yazbek, Abdulla Al
  Wedaei, Olivier Briand, Jean de Tinguy & Rachel Mihm                         TOTAL COLLECTION        BD 52.000

  Hisham Al Baradie, IP Rodolphe Melki, Michel Mandrea, Reginald Braggs
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   Helping children with disabilities in Belize
   By Arnold R. Grahl

  Rotarians in District 6510 (Illinois, USA) have helped hundreds of children from Belize to receive
  orthopedic care through a program now in its fourth decade.

  The Belize Children’s Program was established shortly after Eugene Verdu, a member of the Rotary
  Club of Belleville, went to the country as a papal volunteer with the Catholic church in 1976 and was
  struck by the number of children needing orthopedic care and the lack of available treatment.

  Verdu made arrangements to bring a few of the children to the United States for care. District leaders
  heard about his efforts and approached the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Missouri, to
  establish a program and help more children.

  After sending a doctor to Belize to assess the situation, hospital administrators agreed to provide free
  care on the condition that the Rotarians make all the travel arrangements, fill out the necessary
  paperwork, find host families during the kids’ stay in the United States, and assume power of attorney
  for the children, whose parents could not afford to leave their jobs in Belize.

  "That last requirement almost killed the program in the crib," recalls Don Barlow, a member of the
  Belleville club who agreed to take on power of attorney and later became the nonprofit organization's
  vice president when it incorporated 15 years later. Shriners had performed six operations on Barlow's
  leg when he was a child, so he was eager to help. The organization sends a doctor to Belize every
  year to hold clinics to identify new patients and monitor those already in the program. In addition to the
  more than 300 who have been helped by the nonprofit, another 300 to 400 children have received care
  from other agencies as a result of being diagnosed.

  The program has a working relationship with Help the Children, which takes some of the nonorthopedic
  cases, and the International Hospital for Children, which is in the process of setting up its own
  orthopedic clinic in Belize. The Belleville club gives $1,000 a year to the program, and the Rotary Club
  of Belmopan, Belize, helps run the clinics and contributes to the airfare. Barlow has spoken to
  hundreds of clubs to raise funds and find host families.
  “It’s always a grind finding host families,” he admits. But the success stories are worth it. He recalls one
  boy who underwent multiple operations to straighten an extreme case of bowed legs, making him
  inches taller.

  “When the child’s mother was in the Belize City airport, she did not recognize her son,” he says. “When
  she did, she wept almost hysterically.” Another early patient was able to walk normally after treatment
  for double clubfoot, and another ended up playing baseball in Belize eight years after recovering from a
  bad case of scoliosis.
  Barlow says the program is an example of what any Rotary club can accomplish with determination
  and perseverance.

  “We are not a big district,” he says. “And there have been times we could have held our committee
  meeting in a phone booth. But if you really, truly believe in a good cause, and you stick with it and get
  established, you can do just about anything.”
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                               Board of Directors
                           July 2009 to June 2010

              NAME                     POSITION                 MOBILE               EMAIL

  Abdulrahman Fakhro       President (2009-2010)              39 607 788

  PP Sameer Al Wazzan      Vice President                     39 699 911

  PP Mohammed Al Khaja     Immediate Past President           39 621 666

  Rtn. Don Doenitz         Secretary                          39 612 166

  PP Osama Muein           Treasurer                          39 646 844

  Rtn. Ashraf Obeid        Director, General Services         39 1111 44

  Rtn. Adnan Sharabi       Sergeant-at-arms                   3 963 3466

  PP Aqeel Raees           Director, Club Services            36 000 048

  Rtn. Sebahat Isik        Director, International Services   3 960 5349

  Rtn. Hisham Al Baradie   Director, Vocational Services      39 424 919

  PP Peter Makepeace       Director, Community Services       3 965 6842

  IP Rodolphe Melki        Incoming President 2010-2011       36 661 888

             “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done
             with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”

                                            - Pearl Buck–
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                                           Rtn. Rizwan Mumtaz                                13 May
                                           Rtn. Khalid Almoayyed, PDG                        21 May
                                           IP Rodolphe Melki                                 31 May

                                           Rtn. Salwan Uchi                                  01 May
                                           Rtn. Raed Adeeb Al-Samahiji                       01 May
                                           PP. Khalil Al-Obaidat, PHf                        05 May
                                           Rtn. Dr. Harb Al Omari                            25 May
                                           Rtn. Dr. Mona Al Gezery                           25 May
                                           PP. Khalil M. K. Al-Sharif, PHf                   25 May
                                           Rtn. Christopher Henzel                           26 May

                   “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but
                    the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does
                        not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

                                         -Nelson Mandela-
                     South African Statesman - b 1918 - Nobel Prize Winner 1993

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