Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 15 November
Launch of "Give a Feed" Christmas Hampers

Image from https://www.absoluteamy.com/2016/11/29/give-a-feed-this-christmas/ from Amy Zempilas' Blog

Give A Feed is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Heirisson, which started in 2011. Our target then was to supply 1,000 families in need with a Foodbank Christmas hamper and with the kind support of many we were able to help our goal of 1,000 families in need. 

​In 2018 Give A Feed set a goal of providing 2,500 Give A Feed Christmas Hampers to WA Families in need.  With overwhelming support from the WA community, we were able to provide 3,033 Give A Feed Hampers to West Australian families so they could celebrate Christmas and not go hungry. This year we again hope to exceed our goal of supporting 2,500 WA families in need. Although this number seems like a lot, it sadly falls short of the number of people who may be going without food on Christmas Day; a figure estimated to currently be more than 94,000 West Australians.

​To reach our target we need your generous support. For just $25 you can help us provide a Christmas food hamper to a W.A. family in need this Christmas. With the help of Foodbank WA, we turn your $25 donation into a Give A Feed Christmas Hamper which contains ingredients to provide a festive meal for a family of four. Each Christmas hamper is packed by volunteers and distributed by the Foodbank WA network to West Australian families in need just in time for Christmas so they can enjoy Christmas Day and not go hungry.

​You can support Give A Feed by donating personally, Gift A Feed on behalf of someone special as a gift, become a Gold Plate Member or get involved as an Honourable Partner. You can even help by simply sharing this with your social network.

​Thank you for your support. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Source: https://www.giveafeed.com.au/about-give-a-feed/

President Allan has written to all Clubs in the District writing:

The Rotary Club of Heirisson has conducted the “Give-a-feed” project for the last 6 years or so in conjunction with FoodBank, City Toyota and Imagination Media.
The project involves the packing and “sale” of 2500 hampers of food that will be distributed to families in need to provide a meal for a family of 4 for Christmas.
“Sales” of hampers are undertaken on line at a cost of $25.00 per hamper which includes food products to a value in excess of $70.00 per hamper.
The hampers are distributed across the state to families in need and our role is to generate the “sale” of hampers, effectively a donation to FoodBank of $25.00 which helps to cover their cost of the hamper’s contents.
The project has successfully reached it’s target of 2,500 hampers, ($65,000.00 raised per annum,) for the last few years.
This year we will be seeking the support of Rotary members to distribute information, (to be provided by RC Heirisson,) to their email contact lists seeking support for the project by a donation to cover the cost of one or more hampers. Further information will be distributed to clubs in the next week or so.
In the interim, clubs are invited to send an interested member/s to our launch and we also invite Rotarians to join in the packing day at FoodBank. Full details of the project will be advised at the launch.
Details of these activities are;
Date:    Friday 15th July 2019
Time:   8.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Stirling Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 54 Terrace Rd. Perth. 9On street parking or in Hyatt Car Park.)
Cost:    $20.00 full buffet breakfast OR
             $15.00 full Continental Breakfast.
RSVP   Wednesday 13th November to Allan McLean, Mob 0411 721 851 or Email, almac1@iinet.net.au.
Date:    Monday 25th November 2019
Time:   7.00am for 7.15am Launch
Where: FoodBank, 23 Abbott Rd, Perth Airport. (Ample on site parking.)
Cost:     Nil, coffee and refreshments provided.
RSVP   Wednesday 120th November to Allan McLean, Mob 0411 721 851 or Email, almac1@iinet.net.au.
We encourage your participation. Please also refer to the attached flyer for more details of the project.
Allan McLean
District Chair, National Youth Science Forum, Rotary D9455
President,  Rotary Club of Heirisson

Brass in the Grass 2019 - 5.00 to 8.00 pm 11 December

We are collaborating with the East Perth Community Group and will be providing – yes you guessed it – a sausage sizzle.

Perth Homelessness We Care get their annual dinner together which will be held 17th  December

Lindsey Francis seeking assistance with the Perth Homelessness We Care dinner seeking dontations towards the cost of the Turkey,  which comes to $640 required to feed the 350 to 400 homeless as a school has donated the Ham.
I hoped it was a good idea that clubs could chip in a little each. Elizabeth Quay is bumping in the tables  and chairs which have been loaned FoC by Reece, one woman is  making all the rolls by hand , another is going to make Christmas puddings and chocolate puddings despite being on chemotherapy  so I offered before I thought about that some Rotary Clubs would help with the Turkey. If we come in short I will donate the remainder myself, if we come in over in can go towards some more water for them to take away or tins of tuna etc.
RC Matilda Bay

Please onate directly to Lindsey Francis by contacting her via her email.

Rotary Basics

What are Foundation recognition points and how can I accumulate them?
Foundation recognition points are awarded to donors who contribute to The Rotary Foundation through the Annual Fund or PolioPlus, or who contribute to sponsorship of a Foundation grant. Donors receive one recognition point for every U.S. dollar contributed to these funds. Contributions to the Endowment Fund are not eligible.
Donors can transfer Foundation recognition points to others to help them qualify as a Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Foundation recognition points belong to the original donor until the donor’s death, unless the points are transferred, or until the donor uses them (the surviving spouse of a Major Donor may also use the points).
How do I transfer Foundation recognition points?
A minimum of 100 Foundation recognition points must be transferred at a time, and you must complete and sign the Recognition and Transfer Request. The points may not be transferred from individuals to a club or district.
Individual donors are the only ones authorized to transfer recognition points from their individual account.
Club presidents are the only ones authorized to transfer recognition points from a club account.
District governors are the only ones authorized to transfer recognition points from a district account.
Can Foundation recognition points of deceased Rotarians be transferred?
No. These points expire unless the deceased Rotarian was a Major Donor, in which case, the spouse/partner maintains control of the Foundation recognition points during his or her lifetime.
Can a business or organization become a Paul Harris Fellow?
No. Only individuals can become Paul Harris Fellows. However, businesses and organizations can receive a Certificate of Appreciation for contributions of $1,000 or more, or transfers of 1,000 points or more.
Can a deceased person become a Paul Harris Fellow?
Yes. A donor can recognize a deceased individual by requesting a Memorial Paul Harris Fellow designation.
Do Foundation recognition points count toward Major Donor recognition?
No. Only cumulative personal outright contributions count toward Major Donor recognition
How are Foundation recognition points tracked?
Your club and district leaders can view the online Club Recognition Summary, which includes the recognition amount, tally of recognition points, current Paul Harris Fellow level, and date that level was achieved.
Through your My Rotary account, you can view your personal contribution history, recognition amount, and available Foundation recognition points. You can request a copy of your Donor History Report from the Foundation at rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.
On the Club Recognition Summary, what is the difference between recognition amount and available Foundation recognition points?
Recognition amount reflects the total Paul Harris Fellow recognition you have accumulated through your personal contributions plus all recognition points you’ve been given by other individuals, clubs, or districts. Recognition points given to you don’t count toward Major Donor recognition. The maximum amount that can be shown on the Club Recognition Summary report is 9,000; the “+” sign indicates that the actual amount exceeds the 9,000-point maximum.
Available Foundation recognition points reflects points you have accumulated through personal outright giving to the Foundation. All points listed can be transferred to other individuals for Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Can clubs or districts accumulate Foundation recognition points?
Yes. Clubs can view their recognition points in the Club Recognition Summary.
Districts’ Foundation recognition points are shown in the Donor History Report. Districts may request the report at rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.
How can I use Foundation recognition points to increase giving to the Foundation?
Matching outright contributions with Foundation recognition points may help your club reach or even surpass its Annual Fund goal, as well as achieve 100% Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
To determine whether your club is close to achieving 100% Paul Harris Fellow status, review the recognition amounts of all Rotarians currently listed as active club members in the Club Recognition Summary.
To determine whether you’re close to achieving your Annual Fund goal, review the Monthly Contribution Report.


Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 21 November 7am for 7.30am start at
Gusti Restaurant
Crowne Plaza
54 Terrace Road, 
Parking in the Street

Meeting cost is
$15 continental and $20 full breakfast




Polio vaccination campaigns are difficult to carry out in northern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram insurgency has displaced millions of people, leading to malnutrition and spikes in disease. When security allows, health workers diligently work to bring the polio vaccine and other health services to every child, including going tent to tent in camps for displaced people. The health workers pictured here are in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, where the insurgency began 10 years ago.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), of which Rotary is a spearheading partner, funds 91 percent of all immunization staff in the World Health Organization’s Africa region. These staff members are key figures in the fight against polio — and other diseases: 85 percent give half their time to immunization, surveillance, and outbreak response for other initiatives. For example, health workers in Borno use the polio surveillance system, which detects new cases of polio and determines where and how they originated, to find people with symptoms of yellow fever. During a 2018 yellow fever outbreak, this was one of many strategies that resulted in the vaccination of 8 million people. And during an outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014, health workers prevented that disease from spreading beyond 19 reported cases by using methods developed for the polio eradication campaign to find anyone who might have come in contact with an infected person.

Source: https://www.rotary.

Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 21 November 2019
Set up / Pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Roster for 28 November 2019
Set up / Pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 5 December 2019
Set up / Pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Crossland, Jim
Roster for 12 December 2019
Set up / Pack away
Fletcher, Rick
Pierazzoli, Claudia
Roster for 19 December 2019
Set up / Pack away
McCappin, Chris
Fletcher, Debbie
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rosalie Saxby
November 13
Don Burnside
November 20
Rick Fletcher
December 12
Spouse Birthdays
Bev Burnside
November 12
Rick Fletcher
December 12
Robin Arndt
Ann Arndt
December 23
Join Date
Rod Slater
November 24, 2006
13 years

All of the coming events – fund-raising, promotional and social – that are coming up in the next two months.  Can you please list these events in your diaries.

Robin Arndt Testimonial luncheon, Sunday 17 November – to celebrate Robin’s 50 years in Rotary!  This is a provisional booking, depending on the availability of caterers.  However, please pencil this in for now, with more details to follow.
 Foodbank Packing, Foodbank, 8.00 am to 12.00 pm, 25 NovemberThe Foodbank warehouse is located at Perth Airport (see https://www.foodbank.
).  We need to be there early, to enable us to pack about 1,250 hampers, operating along an assembly line.  It is an enjoyable morning.  One requirement – participants need to be wearing closed shoes. 

Sunday 1 December lunch time barbecue Christmas at President Allan’s, 13 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley

Schultz Cartoons



ClubRunner Mobile
  Committee Meetings Monthly  
Board Every 3rd Tuesday Board Member homes in Mount Lawley 6.30pm
Club Service Every 2nd Tuesday 29 Woodsome St, Mt Lawley 6.30pm
Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm