Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 31 October
Club Speaker Ken Mullin
"The Internet Part 2"
(of 3 Presentations)

Ken Mullin from an edited file picture
original photo by Doug Worthington


Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

1979’s UseNet allowed users to communicate through a virtual newsletter.

1980s: Bulletin Board System (BBS) emerges as one of the earliest known forms of social media, and remains popular.

By the 1980s, home computers were becoming more common and social media was becoming more sophisticated. Internet relay chats, or IRCs, were first used in 1988 and continued to be popular well into the 1990’s.

The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It enabled users to upload a profile and make friends with other users. In 1999, the first blogging sites became popular, creating a social media sensation that’s still popular today.

After the invention of blogging, social media began to explode in popularity. Sites like MySpace and LinkedIn gained prominence in the early 2000s, and sites like Photobucket and Flickr facilitated online photo sharing. YouTube came out in 2005, creating an entirely new way for people to communicate and share with each other across great distances.

2003: Myspace, one of the most popular social networking sites ever, launches.

By 2006, Facebook and Twitter both became available to users throughout the world. These sites remain some of the most popular social networks on the Internet. Other sites like Tumblr, Spotify, Foursquare and Pinterest began popping up to fill specific social networking niches.

After its launch and subsequent expansion, Facebook grew quickly, surpassing MySpace in 2008 as the most visited site in the world. Today, it ranks #3 on the Alexa traffic rankings, behind only Google and YouTube.

Facebook went public in 2012 and it received a valuation of $104 billion, making it one of the highest IPO valuation’s of all time. It currently generates over $40 billion a year in revenue, and it is considered as one of the most important tech companies in the entire world.

Currently, Facebook has just over 2.3 billion active users, a number that has grown consistently since its launch. This amounts to just under 30 percent of the entire global population.

The introduction of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram has single handily changed society and altered the way we view ourselves and other people.

Social media is the reason most younger people spend so much time on their phone.

Staying in touch with family members and friends has never been easier.

Social Media is one of the best ways to find and interact with new people who have the same interests as you, as social media allows you to seek out groups that are focused towards your own interests and hobbies.

Social media is also a great way to catch international criminals and terrorists, as anyone with a social media profile can be tracked and located.

Issues – privacy, Cyberbullying , terrorism, addictive.

Social media plays huge rolls in modern day politics and is one of (if not) the most valuable assets that parties use to gain votes. This is down to the pure reach of social media and its capabilities to be seen by millions of people in a matter of minutes. Take a look back at the last election campaigns in the UK and see how both parties spent millions on social media to help tarnish each other’s names and policies.

There are overall 2.3 Billion worldwide active social media users.

The first online dating services launched in the mid-90s, with Web Personals in 1994 and Match in 1995. Also in 1995, online marketplace Craigslist was launched, allowing people to post free personal ads and make connections. 

The mid-to-late 90s was an era in which online dating was still taboo, something that was seen as the preferred method of computer nerds and loners, not as a socially-acceptable and even preferable way to meet your significant other. 

Part of the mainstreaming of online dating can be credited to the 1998 romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The film centered upon a couple finding love on the internet, though the way their coupling plays out seems quaint in comparison to today’s online dating scene.

Then online dating giant eharmony was launched in 2000, and in 2004 OKCupid was launched. Eharmony put a lengthy questionnaire front and center to perfect matchmaking for its users, while OKCupid made use of bio prompts and questions to help users see who they might be better suited to. 

Smartphones and the advent of swipe culture.

In 2007, the first smart phones went on the market, and people became able to connect by social networks and dating sites at all times no matter where they were. Also, the handheld interface made dating sites and social networking ever more popular. That same year, Americans spent more than $500 million on online dating. 

In 2012, Tinder was launched. Tinder popularized proximity dating and the swipe left, swipe right feature—creating a whole new culture of online dating.

By 2018, Tinder had become the top-grossing app in the app store.

Rosalie Saxby’s induction


Rosalie with Robin Arndt who did the Induction. Photo by Doug Worthington

Rosalie Saxby is the new member and her particular interest is the recycling of re-usable hospital waste.

Rosalie with President Allan
Photo by Doug Worthington

Homeless Connect Day on the 13th of November

During these economically difficult times, most of us can still manage to have a few niceties in life. Would you consider fresh new underwear or the availability of sanitary products niceties? Well there is a very large group of Western Australians who unfortunately do consider such items as luxury in their daily struggles.
Homeless Connect is in desperate need of donations for their Homeless Connect Day on the 13th of November.
Please pass on the attached information regarding the donation process and a link to donate directly to the cause to your members.
I call upon all members to dig deep with help to make a small change to someone’s life.
I thank you all for your contributions.
Best regards
Gregory Disselkoen
President Elect Kalamunda Rotary
Email: greg@dissel.com.au

RYLA 2020 Applications are open!

We welcome your support for our upcoming 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp and would ask that you read the following carefully and let me know if you have any questions. 
Applications Open 
Applications are once again open for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Program.  The 2019 RLYA camp will be held from the 12th  to the 18th  of January 2020.  This valuable program is for leaders (or potential leaders)  aged 18-25 years in your local community.  The positive effects of this experience will be multiplied many times over in years to come. Participants will benefit from improved leadership, social and professional skills as well as increased confidence and greater community engagement.   Also, RYLA graduates often join Rotaract and some later become Rotarians. 
If you have nominated participants previously, I thank you for your Club’s support of this important youth program. 
Certificate 1 in Leadership
District 9455 RYLA has partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE to award RYLA participants who successfully complete the program a Certificate 1 in Leadership.  This is a nationally recognised qualification which will help kick start careers and further increases the program’s value. 
Website – The District 9455 RYLA website is www.ryla9455.org.   We encourage you to visit the site and have a look.   Rotarians can easily give out the web address to potential participants who might be interested.  The website has all the information required for participants.   It also has information about Rotary for potential participants to learn more about us.  Alternatively, you can download the RYLA 2020 flyer by clicking here.
Electronic applications – Participants fill in their application form on the RYLA website.   Once they fill in the electronic form it is automatically sent to the RYLA team.   Participants need to enter their sponsoring Rotary club and contact .  We will then contact you to advise and organise payment. 
Cost - All transport from Kings Park, Certificate 1 in Leadership, accommodation and meals are included in the nomination fee of $845.00 per attendee.  
Participants are required to pay $250 prior to the camp.   Once they complete the camp they will be refunded $100 – meaning the camp only cost them $150.   However, if they fail to attend or complete the camp they will not receive their refund.   This helps ensure participants are committed to RYLA and reduces the 'no show rate'.   The club is NOT to collect the participant’s $250 – the participant will pay on the RYLA website (which has an electronic payment portal) after their application has been accepted and Rotary sponsorship confirmed. 
Who to look for 
While the age range starts at 18, those participants who have had a few years life experience out of high school seem to get a lot more out of the program.   So, in looking for participants, we encourage you to focus on universities and workplaces.  
Applications close 1st December 2019  and  payment is only required after confirmation of acceptance is given.   Late applications may be accepted if there are still vacancies for the Camp. 
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or issues. 
Yours in Rotary, 
Regan Ashley 
District Chair RYLA 9455 
PH: 0400 842 464 
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 31 October 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
Oct 31, 2019
Project in Uganda
Nov 14, 2019
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24 October — World Polio Day


'Milestone' in polio eradication achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced.
There are three types of the wild polio virus, which, while scientifically different, cause the same symptoms, including paralysis or even death,
The world was declared free of type 2 four years ago - and now the World Health Organization has said type 3 has also been eradicated.
But type 1 is still circulating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Polio usually affects children under five. The WHO estimates one in 200 cases leads to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected by the paralysis.
There is no cure but the polio vaccine protects children for life.
Cases of wild polio have fallen by 99% since 1988.
The declaration type 2 had been wiped out was made in 2015, a full 16 years after the last case was seen in India.

'Not finished'

It has been seven years since the last case of type 3 polio was detected, in northern Nigeria.
Since then, experts from the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication, of which the WHO is a member, have watched patterns of polio cases to be sure type 3 had been eradicated.
Speaking on World Polio Day, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa, said: "The eradication of wild polio virus type 3 is a major milestone towards a polio-free world - but we cannot relax.
"Countries must strengthen routine immunisation to protect communities, ramp up routine surveillance so that we are able to detect even the slightest risk of polio re-emerging and ensure the timeliness and quality of outbreak response in the event that a case is detected."
Type 1 is now circulating in Afghanistan and Pakistan only. The last case detected case in Nigeria, where it was also endemic, was in 2016.
But Dr Moeti added: "This job is not finished until wild polio virus type 1 is globally eradicated, along with concerning outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived polio virus."
Vaccine-derived polio occurs where vaccine coverage is low and there is poor sanitation.
Children who do get immunised are given a weakened form of the polio virus so their body can build up immunity to the disease. But they also then excrete the virus, which can then spread in the community.
There are currently outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio virus in 12 countries: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo and Zambia.
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 31 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
Mullin, Ken
Hickey, Glenda
Roster for 7 November 2019
Set up / Pack away
Nolan, Richard
Hunter, Greg
Roster for 14 November 2019
Set up / Pack away
Gregory, Peter
Dawson, Janelle
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
Jim Crossland
October 28
Rosalie Saxby
November 13
Don Burnside
November 20
Spouse Birthdays
Bev Burnside
November 12
Join Date
Greg Hunter
October 6, 2005
14 years
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.

Strategic Planning, Workshop 2, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6.30 pm, Monday 4 November.  The workshop will commence at 7.00 pm sharp and conclude at 9.00 pm.  
Melbourne Cup Lunch, 11.00 am, Tuesday 5 November.  Depending on the level of interest, we will organise a lunch event for ‘the race that stops the nation’.  More details to come.
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 November.  The Foodbank warehouse is located at Perth Airport (see https://www.foodbank.org.au/?state=wa).  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. 

Strategic Plan Workshops

An update on proposed workshops to develop a new strategic plan that has good buy-in from all members, especially those who are relatively new to the club.  At the Club Services meeting last night, this was identified as a priority activity. 
Ken and I met with Jennifer Duffecy this morning who we have asked to facilitate our strategic planning process.  Jennifer is an experienced strategic planner and as a friend of mine, will run the process pro bono.
The suggestion is to have two workshops – one to deal with the high level principles, and identification of priorities, followed by a second one to refine that material and deal with detail.
Proposed dates are –
Workshop 2 – Monday 4 November.
Can you please put those date in your diary. 
Don Burnside
Club Services, Heirisson Rotary Club

Rotary Basics

Rotary Friendship Exchange gives participants opportunities to explore new cultures and discover diverse perspectives. Participating in an exchange is a wonderful way to make new friends, establish international service partnerships, and strengthen international understanding. As of 1 July 2017, non-members are welcome to participate in the program as well as members.
Every continent has Rotary clubs. You can experience new Rotary cultures by visiting other clubs. Use the Club Finder tool on Rotary.org, download the Club Locator app, or look on club websites to find meeting details and contact information.
A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a Rotary club-sponsored group of non-Rotarians who want to help their own community through service projects. Rotarians provide professional expertise, guidance, encouragement, organizational structure, and some material assistance for the RCC, whose members contribute their labour and knowledge of community needs. This community-based service program was initiated in 1986 to improve the quality of life in villages, neighbourhoods, and other communities.
There are more than 8,500 corps in over 90 countries. Rotary Community Corps are active everywhere Rotary is present: in urban and rural areas, and in both developed and developing countries.
The Rotary Community Corps of Handa works with local schools to hold disaster-preparedness classes for young people. Activities include first aid, building portable toilets, and emergency food preparation.
The Rotary Community Corps of Parker, Colorado, provides a powerful growth and enrichment experience for the teens and adults with special needs who belong to it.
The Rotary Community Corps of Cura Village near Nairobi established a home for children whose parents have died of AIDS. Many of the children are HIV-positive themselves.
Go to: https://www.rotary.org/en/

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