Heirisson Happenings?

Last Week's Guest Speaker:

Sofia Poyry,

"My Year as a Rotary Internation Exchange Student"

Guest Speaker Sofia Poyry
Pictures Doug Worthington
My journey commenced with 13 other Finish exchange students spending 4 days together in Singapore. I realised that I was speaking Finish for the last time and would be soon speaking English which was quite a challenge for an introverted quiet girl.
Language, especially small talk and local sayings were a challenge, also being at a new school and not knowing anyone.
My subjects at school were: english, maths, psychology, physical education, then drama which is a subject we can't do in Finland.
Surfing lesson, swimming with whale sharks in the north west, and Sydney, along with amazing friends, and seeing the south west of the state were my favourite experiences and memories.
What really stands out for me in Western Australia is nature, especially the trees, the beaches with the sunset into the ocean, and the amazing animals.
I still don’t know cricket and I do not like vegemite.
I look at the world differently now, this experience has changed me.
I would like to thank Rotary International, Jill in charge of Exchange Students here in Perth, Heirisson Rotary Club, and the three host families, as well as my family for letting me go.
I leave on Saturday 6 July at 11.30am at the international airport, Terminal 1, on Singapore airlines.
In Finland I will have 1 month summer holidays then 2 years high school where we do 18 subjects, 75 courses with Finish along with either English or Swedish among 50 compulsory courses. 5 times a year the timetable changes. We must do two languages, there are no school uniforms, lunch is provided at school, and teaches are called by their first names.
I will remember Australians as being very polite where the Finish aren't.  Australian slang tells you a lot about the people and the culture, I will always remember that they are people without shoes. That the Australian winter is like the Finish summer. My experience of summer here was that it was really hot.


Photos from Sofia's presentation

Farewell at the Airport


Warwick, Allan, Sue Wolters, Sofia, Bev, Don

From Lauren in Brazil

Um mês com muito “tchaus” mas muitas aventuras também. Sou muito grata por todos as pessoas maravilhosas da minha vida aqui 💕
A month with many “goodbyes” but lots of adventures too. I am very thankful for all the amazing people in my life here 💕

Photos from lauren's Facebook

Congratulations to Warwick

Warwick was awarded Rotary’s highest honour, Paul Harris Fellow, for great service as Assistant District Governor.
Photo from Warwick's Facebook
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 11 July 7am for 7.30am start at
Antico Caffe 
3/81 Royal St,
East Perth
Jul 11, 2019
12 Buckets
Jul 18, 2019
Appreciation and Achievements of the help in setting up her STEM videos
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Month of July Theme

Changeover Month-New Leadership

We come to the 13 July Changeover of Leadership and look forward to the year under President Allan.

We thank Outgoing President Greg and the Board who have done a great job taking the Board through a challenging year. Also a wonderful rewarding year which has seen the new members joing the club.

Changeover Dinner on Saturday 13th July, 2019.
Please RSVP to me advising either;
- yes, you will be attending and the number attending  OR
- No, please accept my apology as I am unable to attend.
Ideally, we would like all tickets paid in full prior to the event so we do not have to deal with money on the night and have to pay the venue on the night.
Please either;
1)  Direct Credit to the Club’s account
Westpac Bank
BSB  036 016
Account No: 791761
Detail payment:
CO your name. ( for Changeover & your name to identify payment.
Please confirm with me that you have paid.
2) Please bring full payment to our meeting this Thursday
We hope to have a few surprises during the evening, will Celebrate our Interact Club, and have an enticing 3 course dinner for your enjoyment and the success of the event will be the attendance of as many members as possible.
We look forward to your company onthe evening.


As discussed at recent weekly meeting, nominations are sought for a number of Board and Office Bearer roles for the club for the 201,9-2020 Rotary Year.
Attached is a summary of current and sought positions, obviously the blank spots are the positions we seek to fill.
These are briefly summarized below;
Role Level Description Secretary Board Prepares agenda for Board Meetings Takes minutes of Board meetings Handles club communications and mail distribution Updates membership records Other at direction of the board.
Director Youth Board Organise Youth Directorate meetings Manage Youth programs Liaise with Girrawheen Senior High School in conjunction with Allan Mclean, [school Board Chair)
Social Office Bearer Plan and implement a social program for club members
Speaker Program Office Bearer Organise the Guest Speaker program. Seek input from members, contact and liaise with Guest Speakers to ensure a diverse and interesting Guest Speaker Program.
Web Master Office Bearer Manage the clubs website and social media.
Public Relations Office Bearer
A new role. Manage the club's Publlc Relations;- liaise with webmaster for web and Facebook content; prepare press releases; other Public Relations initiatives.
Taking on one of the above roles is a great way to get to know and gain an understanding of the club's operations.
All Office Bearers will be members of the Club Services Directorate but will also be free to join other directorates of interest.
To discuss any role of interest to you, please contact Allan Mclean or the current incumbent to get further information.
Allan Mclean President Elect.
Friday 5 July Changeover Dinner for members and their partners with a three piece band.
Greg Hunter
Allan McLean
President Elect
Allan McLean
Don Burnside
Don Burnside
Ross Jones
Bronwyn Denman
Bronwyn Denman
Director Club Services
Allan McLean
Don Burnside
Director – Community
Ken Mullin
Ken Mullin
Director – Youth
Claudia Pierazzoli
Director International
Rod Slater
Rod Slater
Don Burnside
Bulletin Editor
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Membership Committee
Greg Hunter; Allan McLean; Don Burnside; Ken Mullin; Sheridan Webb; Justin Walker
Greg Hunter; Allan McLean; Don Burnside; Ken Mullin; Sheridan Webb; Justin Walker
Club Services
Club Services
Rod Slater
Rod Slater
Don Burnside/Allan McLean
Speaker Program
Robin Arndt
Narinder Jessy
Web Master
Warwick Smith
Volunteers interested in taking on any of the above positions are welcome to contact Allan McLean on 0411 721 851 to discuss the expectations of the respective roles.
Thank You.
Allan McLean.
President Elect


Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 4 July 2019
Set up / pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 11 July 2019
Set up / pack away
Fletcher, Rick
Pierazzoli, Claudia
Roster for 18 July 2019
Setup / pack away
Jessy, Narinder
Nolan, Richard
Roster with 25 July 2019
Set up / pack away
Crossland, Jim
Mullin, Ken
Roster for 1 August 2019
Set up / pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Roster for 8 August 2019
Set up / pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Fletcher, Debbie
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan McLean
August 5
Ken Mullin
August 14
Spouse Birthdays
Debbie Fletcher
July 1
Sapna Jessy
July 1
Join Date
Robin Arndt
August 1, 1969
50 years
Claudia Pierazzoli
August 17, 2017
2 years
Rotary Quotes
2002-03 Bhichai Rattakul (pharmaceutical manufacturing), Rotary Club of Dhonburi, Bangkok, Thailand.
Rotary vision: That each Rotary member, club, and district Sow the Seeds of Love.
“When love is infused into our actions, we do not stop to question the time or money we are sacrificing. We are inspired to do more, to give more. Love is the motivating force behind all of Rotary’s best work.”
— Sow the Seeds of Love, THE ROTARIAN, July 2002


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Club Service To be announced To be advised 6pm
Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm