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Guest Speaker 29 August:

Ken Mullin,"Evolution in Revolutions"

Member Speaker Ken Mullin.
Picture Doug Worthington, edited by Editor.
Ken delivered his first half of the talk "The Human Story" which appeared in the Heirisson Happenings April 18, 2019. After briefly reviewing that presentation Ken moved onto the "Five Human Revolutions."
[Image supplied by Ken]
230,000 homo sapiens were not special in Africa. They tried for many years but couldn't get out of Africa being prevented by the stronger Neanderthal.
[Image supplied by Ken]
Then at 75,000 there was an explosion of culture with homo sapiens able think abstractly through a Cognitive Revolution.
[Image supplied by Ken]
The 52,000 years old Stadel Lion Man discovered in 1939 in a cave in Germany as evidence of this Cognitive revolution expressed as a Cultural Revolution.
[Image supplied by Ken]
This revolution meant that homo sapiens could plan, symbolize items, create music and dance better, plan better defence and hunting through social cohesion based on gossiping, and hence were able through this organisation to spread out.
From 70,000 to 10,000 humans were hunter gathers in groups of a hundred with children spaced every three to four years apart. 
[Image supplied by Editor]
Then in 10,000 BC there was an Agricultural Revolution. Limited herding of domesticated animals and agriculture had previously existed but now it became the main activity.
This resulted in population growth as the people could remain in one place and have children only a year apart. There were cost in more diseases passed from the animals to humans and living in larger groups, and in harder labour which was now from dawn to dusk compared to the hunter gathers' three to four hours a day.
In this period religious and cultural myths flourished.
Specialisations also developed, like those of soldiers, especially in the fertile areas
[Image supplied by Editor]
Kingdoms developed in the fertile areas such as Mesopotamia, Nile Valley, Indus, Yangzi and Yellow Rivers. 
Writing developed in 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. Lots of wars and the development of technologies for war like chariots from 5,000 BC on. At 1,500 BC the Ancient Greeks appear. From 500 BCE to 500 CE there are huge empires which establishes peace and allows trade with the result that civilisations spread.
[Image supplied by Ken]
The Scientific Revolution occurred 500 years ago and is based on observed repeatable events for something to be established as true. Culminating in the achievement of humans walking on the moon in 1969.
[Image supplied by Ken]
From 1950 to 2000 a great explosion with population growth, mega cities, global economy. The challenge is the finite earth with its limited resources.
[Image supplied by Ken]
The next stage or the stage that we are now entering is called the Augmentation Revolution which is demonstrated in the image above where the person wearing an exoskeleton is able to lift and handle a heavy item that one would not normally be able to handle.

Herman Cartoon

Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 5 September 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
Next Bulletin will be on 19 September

RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

Month of September Theme

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.


We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages. 


We share our knowledge and experience with educators and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations.

[Source: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/supporting-education]

Want to Learn More about ROTARY and Leadership
The Rotary Leadership Institute is starting up again this year in September, if you have already done parts of RLI now is the time to finish it,
for those Rotarians that have not attended any sessions now is the time to register, the Rotary Leadership institute is for all Rotarians
 regardless of how long you've been a Rotarian.
Join us this year, you will enjoy it as all our participants have enjoyed being part thereof, register now online https://rotarydistrict9455.org/ 
for any of the following dates:
Rotary Leadership Institute Dates for Rotary Year 2019/20

RLI 1 September 15           8.30am – 2.30pm
RLI 2 October 6                 8.30am – 2.30pm
RLI 3 October 20               8.30am – 2.30pm
RLI 1 February 9                8.30am – 2.30pm
RLI 2 February 23              8.30am – 2.30pm
RLI 3 March 8                   8.30am – 2.30pm

All materials will be supplied, morning tea and lunch will be provided
Book now as each session will only have 20 participants.
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 5 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Roster for 12 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Mullin, Ken
Hickey, Glenda
Roster for 19 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Hunter, Greg
Dawson, Janelle
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Warwick Smith
September 18
Rod Slater
September 20
Marie Badoche
September 21
Sandra Brown
September 27
Bronwyn Denman
September 29
Jim Crossland
October 28
Spouse Birthdays
Karen Hill
September 6
Join Date
Greg Hunter
October 6, 2005
14 years

Rotary Basics

The first four Rotarians:
Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey,
and Paul P. Harris, circa 1905-12.
We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years.
The first Rotary club was started in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1905 by an attorney named Paul
Harris. Harris wanted to bring together a group of professionals with different backgrounds and skills as a way to exchange ideas and form meaningful acquaintances. In August 1910, the 16 Rotary clubs then in the United States formed the National Association of Rotary Clubs, now Rotary International. In 1912, Rotary expanded to a few more countries, and by July 1925, Rotary clubs existed on six continents. Today, there are more than 35,000 clubs, in almost every country in the world. For more information about Rotary’s history, go to rotary.org/history.
Rotary was founded on principles that remain at the heart of the organization today. These principles reflect our core values — integrity, diversity, service, leadership, and fellowship, or friendship.
Our core values emerge as themes in our guiding principles.
We channel our commitment to service through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
Vocational Service calls on all Rotarians to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life of people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, using local member expertise to build long-term partnerships for sustainable projects, seeking service partners abroad, and more.
Source: RotaryBasics_2011_595en.pdf
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