Heirisson Happenings?

Meeting 26 September
Guest Speaker Belinda Teh
"Belinda's Brave Walk"

Belinda pictured with Narrinder Jessy, Belinda is holding a pgoto of herself with her mother Mareia
photo by Doug Worthington
Belinda's campaign of e million steps to change a law has arisen out of her mother Mareia experiencing a horrific death. 
Belinda's Web page can be found at https://www.belindasbravewalk.org.au/
You can read Belinda's story at https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/

Cheers from past Heirisson member, Andrew Zint,

who has just been inducted into Nanjing Rotary, by one of the top people in Rotary in China.


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 1, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6.30 pm, Wednesday 9 October.  The workshop will commence at 7.00 pm sharp and conclude at 9.00 pm.  
Kimberley Dental Team 10th Anniversary Sundowner - Royal Perth Yacht Club, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Friday 18th October – All welcome, but please RSVP to the KDT (See details about the KDT is http://www.kimberleydentalteam.com/)
Girrawheen Senior High School Arts Exhibition, Friday 18th October –further details to be advised.
The Giant Garage Sale, Floreat Athena Soccer Club , Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October  (see https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/). 
Floreat Athena is located at 41 Brittania Avenue,Mt Hawthorn (see http://floreatathenafc.com.au/joomla/index.
).  Bring along your items for sale!  More details to come.
St Andrews Open Day - Rotary promotion stall and Snakes & Ladders. Saturday 19th October – Wellington Square, subject to confirmation, with more details to follow (see events in https://unitingchurchwa.org.au/media-events/events/).
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Orientation Day - Sunday 20th October.  Location to be advised.  All welcome.  For details on NYSF, see https://www.nysf.edu.au/
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.gov.au/Education-and-Outreach/Open-Day.  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 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
Footrot Cartoons by Murray Ball

Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 3 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
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Economic and Community Development Month
7-13 October — Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week
24 October — World Polio Day
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Water is a precious resource due to increases in demand from our ever growing population.
Rainwater harvesting can provide around 50 per cent of a family's water needs. This not only saves water, but saves money and reduces our impact on the environment.

Chennai city in India is deprived of quality ground water due to rapid urbanization. Lack of good monsoon this year has resulted in severe scarcity of water and depleting underground water levels. In order to mitigate this problem and to preserve rainwater, Rotary Club of Madras South is planning to carry out rainwater harvesting at selected public schools to preserve water and create awareness in the community about the importance of rainwater harvesting.

A pilot project in undeway in Jaigopal Garodia Public High School in Saidapet, Chennai at the cost of USD 5000. The project will scaled to cover 20 more public schools in Chennai.

These schools do not have proper rainwater harvesting mechanism. The idea is to ensure that rainwater harvesting is carried out on scientific basis. Also wherever possible, the water will be diverted to well or bore pit for quick re-charge. This system will also be explained to schools children and create awareness amongst school children.
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 3 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Crossland, Jim
Roster for 10 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 17 October 2019
Set up / Pack away
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
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

Fashion Parade 10am 16 October Swan Districts Football Club

Rotary Basics

As an international organization, Rotary values its diversity around the world and within each club. Each club strives to reflect the diversity of its community by including members from a mix of professions, genders, ages, and ethnicities. Having members with different backgrounds and viewpoints gives your club a broader understanding of the community and its problems, and better equips it to find solutions. Equally important is fostering a culture of inclusion, where these differences are respected, supported, and valued. Rotary is apolitical and nonreligious, and it does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, colour, faith, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Source: RotaryBasics_2011_595en.pdf
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