Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 19th September
Guest Speaker Mark Glasson

Mark Glasson pictured with club members Glenda and Ken,
photo by Doug Worthington
The Rotary Club of Heirisson has hadf a long association, 2013, with AnglicareWA for example with providing drivers for the Learner Hours Driving Prgram for the young people at Anglicare WA's Foyer Oxford.

Community perception survey is conducted by AnglicareWA every 2 years and the result that comes back is that people appreciate their Aged Care, but don't do Aged Care. So there is a perception issue to address here.

Foyer Oxford is iconic as it is the largest one site youth accomodation site in Australia.

AnglicareWA is loated within 55 communities and offers 88 services. Anglicare WA prides itself that it will go to places where  others won’t go. Hence defining itself as most willing. For example there is 1 AnglicareWA worker in Balgo in the Tanami Desert, which is one of the most remote Aboriginal communities in the South-East Kimberley. That worker is there addressing youth suicide.

40% of services are in rural areas. There are 4 workers in Halls Creek which like Roebourne has a poor perception on harm that is taking place within those communities.

The historic approach to address social welfare has been based on deficit which in time becomes economically rationed to only the worst cases. Instead the approach should be based on strengths. For trouble doesn't travel alone, and people have resilience and they know how to budget but they do not enough money,  so help them to lift their income.
It is wrong to characterise people as "lifters" and "lifted."

The core issue is the lack of affordable housing leading people into entrenched disadvantage. Being poor means that 80% go without a meal a week, and there is also often entrenched violence in the background.

What is required is an integration of response, not deficit focus, but to integrate services that build relationship strength and confidence.

There is a homelessness problem in WA with 9,000 of which 3,000 are children and youth and this has not changed in 20 years. Youth receive less income than than Newstart at $40 a day. Entry job success is only at 16% meaning that many are never successful. The Employment system is build on a model of volume of applications processed by the agencies. Yet we know that most peopel gain jobs through relationships.  Youth at disadvantge don’t have those relationships.

So AnglicareWA is big but with strong misunderstood of what it does in the community. So the staff Rewrote our values who wanted to express values that inspire them in their work.

Homestretch WA is a Pilot Program in Fremantle that is addressing the issue that youth in state care lose support at the age of 18 and are on their own.  40% of young people on the street are from the state care system. They are at risk of being younger parents, in prison, in hospital, with mental illhealth. This costs the state money. Hence the Pilot Program to keep state service support to these young people to the age of 21.

Many people are not aware that current legislation bedfore the state parliament for the sale of TAB allows for the expansion of electronic machines beyond the Crown Casion into 300 other venues.

Start prevention of homelessness in high schoolby addressing domestic violence and mental health. The answer is in the networks that the youth and in.
Fatma Sehic is a past student of Girrawheen Senior High School, was one of the first two students from the school to attend the National Youth Science Forum and followed up with attendance at an International Science Forum in Singapore. She was one of the two people behind the establishment of our Interact Club at Girrawheen SHS.
An amazing young lady who gained so much from attending the NYSF and readily acknowledges the support she has received from Rotary.
Photo from Fatma Sehic's Facebook
Elected unopposed, Fatma Sehic, a second year Data Science major, is the next representative of the Science and Engineering Faculty. Despite only starting at Curtin last year, Sehic is incredibly passionate about science and has already been actively involved in many student representation initiatives.
Sehic has been the Science and Engineering Representative for the First Year Committee and the representative for the Student Actuarial Society, and is currently the General Representative of the Student Representation Board and a member of the Finance and Risk Committee, so there is no second guessing that Sehic knows how to represent students. Aware of how vital Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is to the growth and maintenance of our society, she plans to champion the needs of students studying STEM subjects.
“Students are often not in a position of power to stand up for themselves when institutions are making them struggle … I am confident that I will be a strong pillar of support during these times,” she says.
Sehic wants STEM students to be in a position to extract the most they can from their time at Curtin, and plans to do this by liaising with clubs and the university to create experiences that will help students beyond their degree.
“I am willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the students in this Faculty are well-represented and properly supported.”
To ensure this adequate support is provide to students, Sehic has promised to make sure that unit outlines include details that state whether or not workshops and tutorials will be recorded.
“This is particularly important for … First Year Engineering students as they have dense timetables and this extra information can allow them more time to study, work or just have a break”
Sehic also wants to make sure that STEM focused clubs are being properly funded and have the necessary resources to continue their clubs, and promises to concentrate her efforts into “making STEM at Curtin bigger and better”.

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What the ‘together’ in Rotary’s vision statement means

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
By Paddy Rooney, governor of District 7390 (Pennsylvania, USA)
The word which defines much of our world today is division. We are divided in so many ways by race or creed, ethnicity or belief, by gender or age or sexuality. But the divisions have gone beyond mere realities and instead have become a source of dissention among us with the result that we have sliced and diced ourselves into smaller and smaller groups or tribes which only further exacerbate our  sense of alienation one from the other.
So what does it mean when our Rotary International Mission Statement begins with the word “Together.” Does together mean that we ignore the differences between us, pretend that they don’t exist, make believe that there never was any division among us? I don’t think so.
Rather what together says is that when we become part of this undertaking called Rotary, we intentionally set aside the differences we know exist and figure out ways to work together. We recognize and accept the differences, perhaps indeed celebrate those differences, for there is something beautiful in the wondrous variations among us. And together doesn’t mean that we pretend to agree with each other, for again there is something healthy in having different views and perspectives brought to bear on an issue.
But the intentionality of togetherness says that we are willing to put aside our differences and those markers which divide us. It says that is does not matter where we came from or what education we have or what experience we bring. When we are come together in Rotary it is not just service above self but Rotary first and the individual second.
Because unless we are willing to embrace and embody this understanding of “together” we will never be able to achieve our goals, serve our communities or change the world. On the card I had printed for my year as district governor in Rotary I put the phrase “Doing together that which we cannot do alone.” For it is only together that our work can be accomplished and only together that we will Connect the World.

KDT (Kimberley Dental Team) Tenth Anniversary Friday 18 Oct Crawley Yacht Club 6 to 8 pm

Kimberley Dental Team Ltd was founded by Jan and John Owen in May 2009 as a result of their experience in Halls Creek.

In May 2009, Dr. John Owen accompanied his wife Jan, dental nurse and dental health educator in her earlier career, to Halls Creek. The visit occurred because of Jan’s participation in the choir Madjitil Moorna: Singers of Aboriginal songs, who had been invited by an Aboriginal school teacher, Doreen Green, to sing with the children of the Halls Creek District High School. The school welcomed their dental expertise as they had been without a dental therapy service for a considerable time and many children suffered dental disease and pain. This afforded the opportunity for Jan and John to provide dental screening and dental health education (DHE) to the local school children during the week of the choir visit.

With their increasing awareness of the inequality of dental health care compared to that of metropolitan Perth, Jan and John committed to the development of a volunteer team of dental health personnel, the Kimberley Dental Team (KDT), to enhance current services and improve dental health literacy. The model used was initially inspired by the Filling the Gap volunteer program operating in North Queensland.

Source: http://www.kimberleydentalteam.com/

Herman Cartoon


Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 26 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
Sep 26, 2019
Belinda's Brave Walk
Oct 03, 2019
The Happy Child
Oct 17, 2019
Population Trends
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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:

Teacher Training: 

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#page-content

Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 19 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Hunter, Greg
Dawson, Janelle
Roster for 26 September 2019
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Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Roster for 3 October 2019
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Webb, Sheridan
Crossland, Jim
Roster for 10 October 2019
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Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 17 October 2019
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Fletcher, Rick
Pierazzoli, Claudia
Roster for 24 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
McCappin, Chris
Fletcher, Debbie
Roster for 31 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
Mullin, Ken
Hickey, Glenda
Registration for 3 November 2019
Set up / Pack away
Nolan, Richard
Hunter, Greg
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

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

Fashion Parade 10am 16 October Swan Districts Football Club

Rotary Basics


In Rotary’s first decade, members set out guiding principles that evolved into what is now known as the Object of Rotary. They added the advancement of peace in 1921 and made the language more gender-neutral in 1989 and 1995.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Source: RotaryBasics_2011_595en.pdf
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