Upcoming Speaker
May 19, 2020 6:30 PM
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Meeting Notes from 12th of May 2020
  • We had 14 attendees for our meeting.
  • Congratulations to Bernard on 30 years in Rotary.
  • Sheryl updated us on the Markets.  There is a chance we could be back in June but it will more likely be July.  The Government was meeting industry leaders last Tuesday.  Sheryl can have the market up and running in 2 weeks.  It will be a smaller market but it will be great to have it up and running again.
  • Laith told us that the Belltower bells can now be raised.  Permission has been given for the bells to be rung, with 20 bell ringers allowed in.  Ours are the first in the world to be opened.
  • Krys shared that she had met with the team organising the ICE walk.  This will be our first major function when we come out the other side of the lockdown.  Kaye is waiting on a representative for the walk from the City.
  • John Milton told us that the Kalamunda Community radio station will put the Opera in the Park on over 2 nights.  They are happy to interview members of the club to help promote Rotary.
  • Dee won this week's quiz.
  • Franziska mentioned the District course via Zoom on Youth Protection
  • Our Aboriginal awardee Lucy will be our guest speaker on 16 June.
  • Dan thanked Paul for sorting the insurance for the opera. 
  • Dan also told us that Phillip Berger's membership application has been received.
Guest Speaker - Dee  'My Home' Project
Dee talked to us about the My Home Project which to do with housing solutions for homeless people.  The major cost of the project is the land, and this is overcome by local authorities granting land on a peppercorn lease.  The Government then streamlines the approval process.  There is an 80% success rate when a homeless person is put in a home.  They are small homes which are low cost to the tenant and are more than adequate while the person is getting on their feet.  There is a Homeless Hub made up of a conglomerate of Rotary Clubs.  The model is to use Government land that isn't going to be used in the short term.  The preference is for them to be in small groups.  At this stage there are 4 areas chosen - East Victoria Park, North Fremantle, Woodbridge and Maddington.  Location is important - being handy to public transport and jobs.  It is hoped to have the first on set up by December.  A single stand alone dwelling complete with whitegood can be set up for around $95 000.  The focus is on women over 55.  We will probably need a club liaison officer as we work just what level of support it is appropriate for our club to provide.

"My Homes" Initiative
My Homes
Our guest speaker was Dee who gave an overview of the "My Homes" Initiative. The focus of the 'My Homes' initiative is to provide homes for the Homeless.
Click here to view the Investment Prospectus, providing more detail.
An MOU is being prepared between My Homes and Rotary, this is likely to outline Rotary involvement "to provide furniture and household goods" rather than funding any construction.
Dan Pearce has kindly taken on the role as Kalamunda Club Liasion officer and more information on the project will be available early June. 

Need A New Rotary Challenge
International Volunteering
International Rotary Volunteers register their skills with RI to serve outside their home country. As Ambassadors for Rotary, they foster international understanding and goodwill, are expected to be flexible and culturally sensitive, and must maintain standards of behaviour that reflect positively on their home country and uphold the ideals of Rotary.
The most effective International Volunteers learn to work in solidarity with the members of the host community, helping them carry out their objectives , offering advice when asked, and encouraging them in their work.
Three ways to undertake international service:
  1. Register your skills with RI. Your registration is entered in the Rotary Volunteer’s data base, and you will receive information on registered projects available. You choose your project.
  2. Register as a Humanitarian Grants ‘CADRE of Technical Advisers ‘ to provide technical expertise to TFR in implementing projects.
  3. Volunteer to undertake  a Club Overseas Project.  Get  District/TRF Grant Funding for projects  within the 6 areas of focus.

Recipe of the week
Sometimes it has to go quick, however this does not mean you need to revert to steak and salad dinner, there are plenty of recipes available with lots of flavour.
Polenta is not everyone's game either, but this recipe might change your opinion of polenta being bland and boring.
Mushroom Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes 
click on below 'read more' link to find out the recipe
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May 1, 1990
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May 24, 2009
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