Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 17 October
Club Speaker Don Burnside
"World Population Trends"

Don Burnside pictured
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 

Outbound Student in Brazil Lauren Wolters
Latest Update and Photos
12 Oct

It’s been a little while since I’ve given an update and a lot has been happening in the last few months. I finally met all the new exchange students in my rotary district at our district conference where we spent the weekend dancing, singing, and even planting trees. I am very thankful I get to meet so many amazing people from around the world. Other than that I’ve been doing as much as I can and making the most of it. From studying at school to going to the local rock by to travelling to my friend’s cities to learning how to paint to spending time with family and friends, I’m loving every minute of it.
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 24 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 24, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
Project in Uganda
Nov 14, 2019
View entire list


Economic and Community Development Month
24 October — World Polio Day
On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio.
We’re closer than ever to eradicating polio but we’re not done yet. We still need funds to continue immunizations and surveillance efforts. Your gift will get us closer to the finish line.
Meeting Responsibilities
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
Jim Crossland
October 28
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

The Rotary in Western Australia 48th Ladies Seminar and Luncheon's organising group has chosen the theme Connecting The World

This is in line with the Rotary International's theme for 2019-20 Rotary Connects the World. We want to connect all attending with inspiring speakers, great ideas, Rotary projects and amazing people.

Hyatt Regency
Saturday 26 October
9.30am to 3.30pm
Cost $120

Fatima and Jeninna Guest Speakers at this 48th Ladies Seminar


Fatima and Jeninna speaking of their experience as internation NYSF students who were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Heirisson. Both were Girraweehen Senior High School Students. 

The Rotary Club of Heirisson will be sponsoring Fatima and Jeninna at Ladies Event.

Archived Photo by Doug Worthington.

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.

Sausage Sizzle, Chem Centre Open Day, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturday 26 October.  Details about the open day can be found here http://www.chemcentre.wa.
.  We will be needing volunteers to help sell up to 1800 sausages in buns, and raise about $1,800 for our charity account.  More details to come.
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

Another benefit of being a Rotary club member is the opportunity to have international experiences and connections. Whether you host a youth exchange student, attend an international Rotary meeting, or partner with a club in another country on a project, Rotary offers many ways to connect with people from around the world.
DID YOU KNOW? The first Rotary Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in August 1910.
The Rotary International Convention takes place each May or June and welcomes all members and their families. It’s generally held in a different world city each year and is attended by 20,000 to 40,000 people. The convention is an opportunity to celebrate Rotary and to network and connect with Rotarians from around the world.
Rotarians’ interests and hobbies are as diverse as they are. Two types of international groups offer Rotarians ways to pursue interests they have in common with other members worldwide: Rotary Fellowships, which center around recreational or vocational interests, and Rotarian Action Groups, which focus on specific service areas.
Rotary Fellowships represent an abundance of recreational pursuits, including tennis, music, and canoeing, and professional interests such as medicine, law enforcement, and photography. Their activities are as varied as their interests. Learn more at rotary.org/fellowships.
Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and implement large-scale projects in their area of expertise. For example, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group functions as an expert consulting entity that advises clubs and districts on how to undertake water and sanitation projects that have real impact. The Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention Rotarian Action Group mobilizes Rotarians to help tens of thousands of people in under-resourced communities get low-cost, comprehensive health services and screenings. Learn more at rotary.org/actiongroups.

Footrot Cartoons
by Murray Ball

ClubRunner Mobile
  Committee Meetings    
Board Every 3rd Tuesday Board Member homes in Mount Lawley 6.30pm
Club Service To be announced To be advised 6pm
Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm