Heirisson Happenings
From President Don;
Hello Everyone :)
Evening Meeting at Gloucester Park, Tuesday 3 May
We had a great meeting with a good roll-up of members, guests and visitors from other Rotary Clubs – 20 people in all.  The meeting was lively, with a highlight being a decision by Greg Hunter to auction Bronwyn’s bottle of wine (which she won in the raffle) with Warwick winning the bidding for $170 with the funds to be contributed to International projects.  And now we just need to replace Bronwyn’s bottle … 😊.  Sergeant Rod Slater also provided a donation of $400 which was contributed by business contacts, which was very generous.  Together with fines and teapot – we have banked $689.05.  Well done everyone!
Guest Speaker on 3 May – Chris Curnow, Rangelands NRM
In his second presentation to the club, Chris talked out the work being done by Aboriginal rangers in the vast desert areas of the state, much of which is included in areas held as exclusive Native Title within Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs).  The Australian Government supports Traditional Owner Ranger Groups to report upon and protect rare and endangered species such as the Mallee Fowl (below), Bilbies, Night Parrots, and the great desert skinks.  The methods include traditional practices – in particular use of fire to create a mosaic of burnt and unburnt areas – and weed and feral animal control.  The practices used by the people have both environmental and cultural benefits.  Chris’ presentation was enjoyed very much by those present.  If you are interested to learn more, go to https://rangelandswa.com.au/projects/western-desert/
Coming up...
Foodbank Packing
Some of us are off to Foodbank again on Monday 9 May (8.45 am to 2.00 pm) to assist in packing food parcels.  If you haven’t had a chance to put your name down, please contact Ken Mullin on ken.mullin@iinet.net.au – he will be keen to hear from you.
Changeover Dinner – Quinneys, Gloucester Park, 6.30 pm, Saturday 16 July 2022. 
Planning at Heirisson is a flexible affair  (😊), and having found out that a posse of hardy types – Justin, Maddy and Sheridan at possibly more – are planning a fund-raising bike ride in early July meant that we have changed the date of the Changeover Dinner to – Quinneys, Gloucester Park, 6.30 pm, Saturday 16 July 2022.  Can you please put that date in your diaries!  More info will be provided when we decide what the theme is etc, but ideas welcomed.
Thank you to volunteers
We are partnering with the East Perth Community Group is a ‘Thankyou to Volunteers’ Picnic is being held in Victoria Gardens on Sunday 11 am to 3 pm, 22 May 2022.  Our chore – for which we will receive $500 – will be to provide light lunches for 50 people.  The suggestions are sandwiches, quiches, fruit and some salads.  Those that volunteered at our last meeting to help will be contacted for some detailed planning next week.
Upcoming meetings  - Please note in your diaries
Unfortunately, Gloucester Park cannot accommodate a breakfast meeting on a Tuesday and so we are looking at alternative ways in which we can meet, discuss business and socialise.  Upcoming meetings for the next two months are …..
6.00 pm for 7.00 pm, Tuesday 17 May at Gloucester Park.  The Guest Speaker will be Don Burnside who will present on The Life of Captain Hugo Throssell VC.
6.30 pm, Tuesday 31 May – Social Gathering for members and partners to be hosted by President Elect Bronwyn Denman at her home – 31b Trafalgar Road East Perth Bronwyn will provide finger food, and those attending please bring your own refreshments.  More information will be provided at the meeting on the 17th.
6.00 pm for 7.00 pm, Tuesday 7 June at Gloucester Park Guest Speaker to be advised.
6.00 pm for 7.00 pm, Tuesday 21 June at Gloucester Park.  Guest Speaker to be advised.
Next Club Meeting Tuesday May 17
6pm Dinner start for 7pm meeting to be held in Quinney's Restaurant Function Room. 
Gloucester Park, 3 Nelson Cres, East Perth WA 6004
Meeting Responsibilities
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris McCappin
June 12
Keiren Shun
June 21
Sheridan Webb
June 30
Spouse Birthdays
Jaki Crossland
June 21
Maree Liddell
May 20
Jim Crossland
Jaki Crossland
May 21
Join Date
Allan McLean
May 13, 2004
18 years
Maree Liddell
May 21, 2021
1 year
Sandra Brown
May 27, 2010
12 years
Estelle Erb
June 2, 2021
1 year
Don Burnside
June 12, 2017
5 years
Bronwyn Denman
June 30, 2014
8 years
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