Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 29th August

Induction of Peter Gregory and guest speaker Ken Mullin, photos by Doug Worthington:

Meeting 5th September

photos by Doug Worthington:

Meeting 12th September

Poem spoken by John, prospective new member and Warwick was our guest speaker.
photos by Doug Worthington:


Greetings from Finland


How are you?

It's taken me a while to send this email but I wanted to wait for the most exciting thing this summer to happen before I sent the email. So my little niece got a little brother couple weeks ago! (There's a picture attached of us) I haven't seen much of him yet but I'm sure I will in the future.

When I got home there was a Japanese exchange student staying at my house so it was nice to not give up English straight away. And speaking Finnish was actually not as hard as I thought it would be!

I've been at home for two months now and the first month of it I had summer holidays and I spent lots of time with my family and even went to Ed Sheeran's concert with my sisters! It was awesome to see my family and friends after so long but also a little bit scary and I couldn't believe I was actually back in my little hometown. At school I've been for a month now and I’m slowly getting used to it. It can be quite hard sometimes because it’s weird to see my friends there but not be with them in the same classes. Luckily I’m not the only one who was on an exchange so it’s good and the people in my class are really nice! Now I just have to focus on studying hard.

I made the photobook few weeks ago and it's been really great to have it and my mum went through it like five to ten times during the first couple days I had it. Also my relatives saw it when we had a little gathering with them and last week I was talking to my sponsor club so I had it there too!

I really miss Australia already and one big reason for that is that the weather in Finland is already getting colder so I wish I could be there and enjoy spring!

Kind regards,
Sofia Pöyry

Herman Cartoon

Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 19 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

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

Rotary members make amazing things happen, like:

Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance.

Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors after a study showed that more than half of the local adult population was functionally illiterate.

New teaching methods: The SOUNS program in South Africa, Puerto Rico and the United States teaches educators how to improve literacy by teaching children to recognize letters by sounds instead of names.

Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon so students can be healthier and get a better education.

SOURCE: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/supporting-education#page-content

Meeting Responsibilities
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

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 1 – Wednesday 9 October.
Workshop 2 – Monday 4 November.
Can you please put those dates in your diary.  I have spoken to Glenda Hickey and we can use the Boardroom at Uniting Care West for the two sessions.  It is likely that not all  members will be able to attend both dates, but it is far enough ahead that people should be able to shuffle commitments if they want to attend. 
Next steps
· Announce the events and dates at tomorrow’s meeting (and follow-up with an email)
· Send out the last strategy (see attached) to all members as background reading
· Ken will knock up a one page summary of the recent survey data to be used at the workshops.
· Ken and I will review achievements of the Club against the targets set in the 2017-20 strategy (Ken has already done this in March 2018 (see again), but it can be done again to bring it up to date) to be used at the workshop.
Don Burnside
Club Services, Heirisson Rotary Club

Grand Final lunch 11.00 am 28 September

at Greg and Vicki Hunter’s home, 13 Bruce Street.

AG Breakfast with Australian Rotary Health

Date: 11 September 2019 at 1:10:00 pm AWST

For World Mental Health Day, Crawley has partnered with Australian Rotary Health to host the WA Auditor General for a breakfast meeting.  She will be presenting on her office's recent report on the current state of adult mental health care access in WA.  This will be a great presentation and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.  All other Rotary business will be suspended for a complete focus on the AG.  Crawley has shifted our meeting for that week to the Wednesday to make this possible. We have space for 250 guests for a full sit down breakfast at the UWA Club.  We expect (hope!) a strong interest from the community in this event.  
Date:Wednesday 9th October
Time: 7am to 8:30am
Location:UWA Club, Crawley

Rotary Basics

Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” reflects our belief in unselfish volunteer service.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
The causes we target to maximize our impact are called our areas of focus. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities fall within these areas. Through global grants and other resources, we help clubs focus their service efforts in the following areas:
Promoting peace
Fighting disease
Providing clean water
Saving mothers and children
Supporting education
Growing local economies
Projects that focus on these causes are eligible for global grant funding from The Rotary Foundation.
Source: RotaryBasics_2011_595en.pdf
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Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm