Heirisson Happenings?

Sofia Poyry

Rotary International Exchange Student from Finland

North West Safari
27 April to 12 May

Sofia presenting her talk.
Picture Doug Worthington

The Trip

3000 kilometres drive for hours not see anything. Flies by the millions. Red dust that gets into everything. Nine young women in a tent for a tent party.
Before the Safari most but not all of the group gathered at Carnac Island.
At Pinnacles. Sand-boarding for some. Pink Lake. Girls before the sunset at Port Gregory.
Kalbarri National Park was very good as well as nature’s window.
Monkey Mia was a favourite place with the dolphins, and the feeding of them twice. I even tried tried kangaroo meat. Aboriginal bush walk. Dinner around camp fire with stories.
Tropic of Capricorn. We made pizza at the camp fire.
My favourite was Coral Bay with two days of snorkelling and swimming with the Mantra Rays and Whale Sharks, three of them. We saw a Tiger Shark and turtles. The water was rough and many of the people were seasick.
The gorges were beautiful along with Millstream.
My favourite activity was swimming with the Whale Sharks along with the beautiful scenery. Having 15 nights in the tents and never seeing a snake. Having time with the exchange students, a bit sad that this safari came at the end of the exchange and we get to know each other just before we depart and we never know when we will see them again.
Robin Arndt who introduced Sofia and her talk, Sofia, and President Greg.
Photograph by Doug Worthington
Saturday 8 June "Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner," for information on being a host or guest please contact Allan (almac1@iinet.net.au).
We have two members who have volunteered to be hosts for the evening, and who will no doubt put on slap up feasts!
We now just need people who are keen to come along to whichever venue they are allocated to.
Can you please advise Allan or Don (in person, email or phone) if you are keen to participate
Help Our Heroes Charity Ball – held by the RSL of WA – Saturday 15 June 2019


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
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
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

Rotary Exchange Student Lauren Wolters latest Trip in Brazil

From the 29 May:
Another great trip with my exchange friends has sadly come and gone. While only a very short trip, the three days I spent in Foz do Iguaçu were absolutely incredible. Our first full day was spent visiting Itaipu Bionacional park; the largest damn system in the world that is shared by Brazil and Paraguay as well as walking to Paraguay where we spent about 2 hours exploring the hectic city of Ciudad del Este. 
The following two days involved visiting the Cataratas (falls) in both Brazil and Argentina; first being the Argentinian side of the falls and second the Brazilian side. 
These days involved lots of walking, seeing more waterfalls and rainbows in two day than I have in my entire life, visiting Parque Das Aves (a conservational bird park) and even going directly into one of the waterfalls on a boat!! Despite two days of drenched clothes, I had an amazing time seeing one of the natural wonders of the world with some of the most amazing people. The trip was then topped off with a dinner and a show of music and dance from 8 Latin countries. Once again, I feel very grateful to visit such amazing places and have so many people to thank for these opportunities, so thank you.
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 6 June 7am for 7.30am start at
Antico Caffe 
3/81 Royal St,
East Perth
Jun 06, 2019
Pankaj Mishra's "Age of Anger"
Jun 13, 2019
Water for Africa
Jun 20, 2019
“Supporting people to transition from homelessness”
View entire list

The Month of June's Focus is Rotary Fellowships Month

June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June.
“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”
Rotary Founder, Paul Harris  
Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who share a common vocation or recreational interest. Rotary Fellowships give their members the opportunity to have fun, make new friends around the world, and enhance their experience in Rotary.
Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the international language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians — which now holds the distinction of being the oldest continuing fellowship. The scope of fellowships has changed significantly over the years, but their purpose remains the same: to unite Rotarians in friendship and provide opportunities to enjoy favourite recreational or professional activities.
Many fellowships also use their special interests to serve others. For example, the Fellowship of Canoeing Rotarians has organized clean-ups of polluted rivers; members of the International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians conduct training sessions for Rotarians and others in their community; and members of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Scuba Divers join local Rotary clubs to undertake service projects on each of their diving trips.
Rotary International has established specific policies for forming a Rotary Fellowship. The RI Board of Directors evaluates each prospective group before deciding whether to formally recognize it. However, each fellowship operates independently of RI, with its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure. Membership is open to all Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors.
To learn about the fellowships currently recognized by RI, go to www.rotary.org/fellowships.

Important Dates in June:

1-5 June — Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany.
30 June — Rotary Citation for Rotary Clubs Award nominations are due.
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 30 May 2019
Set up / pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 6 June 2019
Setup / pack away
Jessy, Narinder
Nolan, Richard
Roster with 13 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Crossland, Jim
Hickey, Glenda
Roster for 20 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Mullin, Ken
Roster for 27 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris McCappin
June 12
Sheridan Webb
June 30
Spouse Birthdays
Jaki Crossland
June 21
Debbie Fletcher
July 1
Sapna Jessy
July 1
Join Date
Don Burnside
June 12, 2017
2 years
Bronwyn Denman
June 30, 2014
5 years

Rotary Quotes

1998-99 James L. Lacy (candy manufacturing), Rotary Club of Cookeville, Tennessee, USA.
Rotary vision: To invite each Rotary member and each Rotary club to Follow Your Rotary Dream!
“We cannot talk about the future without talking about children. They are our future.”
— A Dream for Our Children’s Future, THE ROTARIAN, September 1998
The Returned League and Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated (RSLWA) 


is Western Australia’s primary provider of well-being, welfare and advocacy for veterans, serving and ex-service members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their family. We are an innovative and agile organisation that continually looks to improve ways of serving its members and in particular ‘contemporary’ veterans who have recently transitioned from the ADF to civilian life.

As part of our ongoing support of our veterans and their families, RSLWA is now embarking on its next major fundraising opportunity. And we need your help.
The assistance that the RSLWA receives from our  community supporters is what makes our goals achievable. Without community organisations like you, we would be at a loss.
Together with Pindan and Infiniti Air & Solar we are hosting our Help Our Heroes Charity Ball on Saturday 15th June 2019. This ball aims to raise significant funds for RSLWA, amongst other things, provide welfare and advocacy support to those in need.
How can you help?
1. Join us at the Ball or becoming a sponsor
The Help Our Heroes Charity Ball will include three-course fine dining, 5-hour drink package, silent & live auction and live entertainment from the Australian Army Band. The event will take place at the prestigious Crown Towers Perth Ballroom with some of Perth’s most leading corporate organisations attending.
Date:                Saturday, 15th June 2019
Time:               6.30pm arrival with 7.00pm start
Price:               Early Bird - $1,800 per table of 10 or $185 each person, standard - $1900 per table or $195 each. Tickets can be purchased through here.
Please find the link to our sponsorship package.
2. Sell Help Our Heroes Charity Ball raffle tickets.
Courtesy of great sponsors, we have fabulous prizes up for grabs:
First prize: Aircon and solar package valued at $11,500. It includes a 12kW aircon with eight outlets and four zones; and a solar system with 3kW inverters and panels*
Second prize: Aircon package valued at $8,500, which is a 12kW covering eight outlets and four zones*
Third prize: Overnight stay for two at Crown Towers in a Deluxe King Room, with breakfast for two at Epicurean Restaurant. Valued at $600
*conditions apply for those living outside of the metro area.
Best of all, the funds raised will go directly to veteran support - meaning:
  •          $20 provides crisis accommodation for 1 night
  •          $25 provides a food hamper to feed a veteran and his/her family
  •          $100 provides petrol/ transportation for a  veteran to get around to seek help
  •          $200 provides 6 month car rego
  •          $500 provides 10 hours of advocacy & transition support .
For every ONE TICKET SOLD you will have provided much need welfare and advocacy support to veterans and their families in need.
How good does that feel to know you are making a difference for those who have sacrificed so much for us.
Raffle tickets are $20 each and come in a book of 10.
If you wish to participate, please email marketing@rslwa.org.au to arrange collection of your raffle ticket books.


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