Heirisson Happenings
From President Don;
At the meeting on 3 March, Meg Abercromby, Research and Evaluation Project Officer with the Royal Life Saving Society WA addressed the Club.  She required us to do a quiz on the factors causing drowning in Australia, which revealed that many of our views – about where drowning occurred (lakes, rivers or ocean) and who in the community (youth, aged, men , women children) were most likely to drown – were not correct.  Those most at risk are men over middle age, with alcohol being a major factor in causing people to take risks and hence losing their lives.  She highlighted the enormous effort that RLSSWA puts in to teaching people to swim, to building awareness in the community about the risks of water sports and activities, and the means that people can take to reduce those risks.
She invited members and friends to donate to the RLSSWA, and to become better acquainted with the work of the Society.  More information is available at https://royallifesavingwa.com.au/ and the Annual Report (available at https://royallifesavingwa.com.au/about/annual-reports) document the Society’s activities in detail.
And at our evening meeting on 8 March we heard from Matt Correia and Neil Starkie from St Bartholomew’s House who updated us on current and planned activities at the House and through its outreach projects. 
Matt Correia
Neil Starkie
Neil Starkie gave a very interesting talk about the rehabilitation work done by St. Bart's with several case studies of homeless people that had benefitted greatly from this intervention. This was quite a revelation to your erstwhile reporter as he was under the impression that St. Bart's was just an accommodation facility for homeless people and had no idea of this truly fabulous background work being done to get people back on their feet and into the workforce once again. Heirisson Rotary is closely tied to St. Bart's and Neil and Matt's talks were excellent reinvigoration of our interest. Enjoyed by all.
And finally, here's the meeting notes of the last Club Services meeting which is interesting information for all.
Rotary Club of Heirisson
Club Services Meeting
8.10 pm, Tuesday 8 March 2022
Quinneys Room, Gloucester Park 6050
 Members present: Rick Fletcher, Debbie Fletcher, Allan McLean, Jim Crossland, Don Burnside
Apologies: Justin Walker, Sheridan Webb,
  1. Membership
  • Membership planning for 2022 is underway.  Two people have expressed interest in membership, with one of them (Jacqueline Baril) attending as a guest at our meeting on 17 March.
  1. Club administration
  • Doug Worthington Memorial – Ken and Rick have made a formal request to the Town of Cottesloe for permission to erect the Memorial.  It is likely that the request will need to make its way through the Town’s planning processes, which may take some time.
Speaker Roster 2022. 
  • As shown in the attached Roster, we have a speaker for 17/3 and 5/4, but no others.
  • Annual Report 2021-22.  Don to approach Ken and Sheridan for assistance.
  • Bronwyn and Don investigate getting a Debit Card attached to the main Rotary account (10465327).
  1. Fund-raising 2021-22
  • John Patton (East Perth IGA) was invited to a meeting and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his donations of produce for several Rotary events in East Perth, but he could not attend on 8 March.  Don to re-arrange with John.
  • Big Boys Toys.  Good result, good involvement from Club members, with $3,204 raised for the Club.
  • There is no need for any further specific fund-raising effort before July 2022.
  1. Other coming events
  • Anzac Day Gunfire Breakfast.  The planning is being led by Wesley Sim (Perth RC) and Don will represent Heirisson in meetings with RSLWA.  This may be doubtful given the situation with Covid, but Don will be in contact with Wesley and RSLWA.
  • A picnic is planned for members and families at some time in early May.  Banks Reserve, on the river was suggested as a venue.  Allan and Don to check it out. 
  • Changeover Dinner.  Planned for early July 2022, and it was agreed to use Quinney's Room at Gloucester Park again.  Don to check available dates with District, and contact Actors Hub to see what they could offer in the way of entertainment.
  1. Next Club Services meetingTuesday 12 April at Chez Burnside
"Note: Tomorrow's Meeting 17th March cancelled due to Covid related issues"
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday March 24
 7am start for 7:30am breakfast meeting to be held downstairs in Quinney's Room. 
Gloucester Park, 3 Nelson Cres, East Perth WA 6004
Meeting cost is
$25 includes cooked breakfast
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting 24 March
Walker, Justin
Meeting 31 March
Hunter, Greg
Evening Meeting 5 April
Crossland, Jim
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Member Birthdays
Robin Arndt
March 9
Richard Nolan
March 13
Greg Hunter
April 15
Spouse Birthdays
Bob Grove
March 21
Join Date
Richard Nolan
March 1, 2018
4 years
Sheridan Webb
March 21, 2019
3 years
Keiren Shun
April 1, 2021
1 year
Madeleine Shoebridge
April 1, 2021
1 year
Ken Mullin
April 5, 2012
10 years
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