Heirisson Happenings
From Treasurer Don,
Lots of news this week – please read on! 
Australia needs to go electric!
Our resident polymath, Dr Ken Mullin gave a great presentation at our meeting on 23 August on the need for Australia to go electric as quickly as possible, with energy derived from renewable sources if we are to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently.  Ken pointed out we have a lot of advantages as in ….
  • With significant landmass, low population density and extraordinary renewable resources, including best-in-the-world solar and wind, Australia has the easiest path of any developed country to zero emissions
  • We have the opportunity to produce more energy than we do currently and more than we need domestically – to become a green energy exporter
  • Australia can lead the world in the transition to renewables
Ken summarised that we can/should support our scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to do the innovation for what we need tomorrow.  But … we can address immediately address:
  • Electricity generation from renewables
  • Electrify car transport
  • Electrify all household usage
This addresses over 60% of Australia’s emissions
  • Renewable energy solutions for the rest are still being researched, but are probably not available until the 2030s.
Ken said there is much more to be said about these issues, and so watch this space.
Joint breakfast meeting with Cambridge RC – Wednesday 30 August
A very useful and enjoyable joint meeting was held involving five clubs, hosted by the Cambridge Rotary Club at a breakfast on Wednesday 30 August.  District Governor Ineke Oliver gave a great presentation on her aspirations for the new ‘all WA’ District 9423, and it is clear she is very committed to making the new district work and she deserves our strong support.  Heirisson was represented by President Bronwyn, Ken, Warwick, Don, Bev and Emi, and Bronwyn gave a brief run-down on our community activities, focusing on ‘Eye Contact’, our plans for the new bridge to Heirisson Island, our Australia Day breakfast and the upcoming ‘Give a Feed’ campaign.  The photo attached shows the presidents, from left, North Perth, Mount Lawley, North Bridge and Cambridge, together with our own Bronwyn (note – the only female President) and DG Ineke.
Social evening – Wednesday 30 August
A gathering of Heirisson members and some partners met at the Burnsides home to have a chat to Emi just generally socialise and enjoy some excellent nibbles, especially Sharon delicious cake!  A highlight of the evening was having former exchange student Roda (outbound to Belgium in 2000) and her Italian husband Remi.  They are both marionettistas (?) and entertained us with stories of their travels and activities. 
Emi goes to Scarborough and swims!
Emi and the two other exchange students at MLSHS, plus 12 other girls who they have befriended took advantage of the unseasonably hot weather on Thursday 31/8 and went to Scarborough after school and all went swimming.  Emi was impressed with the beach, and said the water was not too cold, although the waves were a bit challenging.  She has since been put to work making chocolate brownies for the Burnside-Parry Fathers’ Day afternoon tea.
Eye Contact at Kingsley Anglican Church
The ‘Eye Contact’ Exhibition was very well received by Rev Gillian and her parishioners at Kingsley Anglican Church where it was on display for a week (see photo of Rev Gillian and friends).  As well as providing a donation of $200, Rev Gill wrote a lovely message saying how much they had appreciated the messages being conveyed by the portraits and the texts.
Eye Contact in the Rockingham area
From Kingsley, Eye Contact was taken to Kolbe Catholic College in Rockingham – organised by the Kwinana Rotary Club – where it was on display for two weeks.  The Kwinana members helped with the ‘bump in’ and ‘bump out’ at Kolbe (see photo of the team, including Ken and Robin), and as they think they have three more locations keen to display Eye Contact, it, the exhibition stored in the trailer has been left with them.  We are very grateful for their support.
Support provided for Street Chaplains Program
In response to Dee Stepanoski’s inspirational presentation about the work the Street Chaplains do in looking after homeless people and those at risk on Perth streets in the middle of the night, Heirisson has donated $600 to their program of delivering leaflets to school leavers warning them of the dangers on the streets, and also providing information about where they can get assistance if necessary.  It is a very worthy program.
Science Scholarship at Mount Lawley Senior High School
Heirisson’s support for a Science Scholarship at Mount Lawley SHS continues, and this year we have increased the value of the scholarship from $250 to $350.  President Bronwyn will be presenting the Scholarship to the winner later in the year.
Membership subs have been sent
Members will have received an email containing an invoice for July to December subs.  The treasurer will be grateful if payment is made as quickly as possible, although he realises this may be a forlorn hope.  But – as usual the first person to pay will receive a bottle of wine. 
Some photos from Margaret River after the Big Bike Ride (mid-July 2023)
And finally – some more photos of some of the members of the cycling team working on the Rotary breakfast stand at the Margaret River markets – having completed the big ride.  All the proceeds from that morning were donated to ‘Bicycles for Humanity’. 
Next Club Meeting this week September 6th at Perth & Tattersalls Bowling Club 2 Plain St., East Perth. 6pm for Dinner/Drinks, 7pm for meeting. See y'all there! 
Sep 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Member Presentation
Sep 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Warwick Smith
September 18
Rod Slater
September 20
Sandra Brown
September 27
Bronwyn Denman
September 29
Jim Crossland
October 28
Spouse Birthdays
Daniel Fauser
September 15
Join Date
Greg Hunter
October 6, 2005
18 years
Rosalie Saxby
October 17, 2019
4 years
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