Speaker Date Topic
Cheryl Oprandi Nov 15, 2018 6:45 AM
Surviving Polio

The key points that will be to cover are:

  • How I never let my disabilities from the after effects of a Polio infection stop me in my career path, sporting participating in sports and generally living life. How I adapt to situations so I am able participate and be involved.
  • The new research involved with how some of the effects of the disease have been passed on to the next generation. Most people are unaware of this. Polio may get irradiated but shouldn’t be forgotten.
  • A general discussion of the difficulties and lack of knowledge in the medical world of how to treat survivors as they get older. Looking at the current development of callipers, anaesthetic, certain medication that effect Polio survivors.  
  • A general overview of the plan by the Australian government to train medical staff on the treatment of Polio survivors when admitted into hospitals. Especially now that many survivors in Australia are between the ages of 60 and 80.
Christine Carroll Nov 21, 2018 7:00 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange - Departing Outbound Student Address
  •  Combined Meeting with Rotary Club of Cambridge to farewell our joint Exchange Student , Christine Carroll , to Japan .
  • Date : Wednesday , 21st November .
  • Time : 7.00am for 7.30am
  • Venue : Cambridge Bowling Club .
  • Address : Chandler Avenue , Floreat .
  • Cost : $20.00 per person .
Ken Brinsden Nov 29, 2018 6:45 AM
The Development of the electric car and what the landscape will be in 10 – 20 years
Ken Brinsden is a mining engineer with over 25 years' experience in surface and underground mining operations, including roles in mine management, production, and brown-fields and green-fields development roles across a range of commodities. Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016, was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016.

Ken has led the development of the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project, which has progressed from first drill hole to production in under four years. This exponential growth has resulted in Pilbara Minerals now being one of the world’s leading lithium raw materials players and listed within the ASX 200.

Phil Hepworth & Emma Herring Dec 06, 2018
Water in Africa

Phil Hepworth has worked in the irrigation industry for the majority of his career.

In 2010, Phil had a life changing moment which propelled him on a journey when he saw a statistic that ‘one child dies every 15 seconds from water related diseases’. His heart was challenged to do something so he enrolled in a drilling course through Living Water International Texas, USA, where he obtained a Shallow Water Drilling Certificate.

After obtaining his certificate, Phil worked with Lance Whyle of Living Water International helping to provide clean water for 3 years.  Lance retired and 2013 saw the birth of Water for Africa.

Since then Phil has travelled 3-4 times each year to Tanzania, often accompanied by his wife and a team of volunteers to bring safe clean water to the beautiful people.

Janet McLeod Dec 13, 2018 6:45 AM

Janet McLeod was born in Northern Ireland and completed her initial nursing training in Belfast. She immigrated to Australia in 1973 continuing her nursing career and studies in Perth WA. 

In 1998, while completing a Masters Degree specialising in Parkinson’s Disease she was appointed the inaugural Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist based with Parkinson’s WA Inc . This was a Health Department funded initiative of a 1 year trial with 1 nurse looking after the entire Perth Metropolitan area. The nursing team has now grown to 8 nurses.  Janet is currently the Clinical Nurse Manager to this nursing team.

 Janet’s vision for the role included her passion for educating nurses and other health professionals caring for people with Parkinson’s. The early years included planning and presenting at 2 courses focusing on Parkinson’s facilitated by Curtin University. Education at aged care facilities, hospitals and community venues remains an integral part of the role. In 2007 she co authored Guidelines for Nursing Practice in Caring for People with Parkinson’s with Nerolie Lyle. Among other duties Janet is also involved in the production of Parkinson’s related publications used nationally.  In 2017-2018 she was very involved in the planning of and writing two themes for the soon to be launched Australian College of Nursing on line Post Graduate Certificate in Parkinson’s Care.

Janet has presented the Western Australian model of Parkinson’s nursing at many international conferences including Vienna, Durban and Washington. She has been a regular presenter at national conferences.  .


2000      Nurses Board of Western Australia Research Award (Parkinson’s related)

2004      Edith Cowan University Craig Care Award for outstanding thesis (Parkinson’s related)

2012      Dr Rana International Award for education in the field of Parkinson’s (Canada)

2012      Order of Australia Medal for service to nursing and the Parkinson’s community


Professional Qualifications

1967-70   Hospital based Training -           Belfast City Hospital           Northern Ireland

1992       Certificate in Gerontology           Curtin University                Western Australia

1999       Bachelor of Nursing                      Edith Cowan University     Western Australia

2004       Masters of Nursing                       Edith Cowan University     Western Australia

2012       Certificate of Counselling             Edith Cowan University    Western Australia


                                                                Registration Details

AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery                     NMW0001207025 Registered Nurse (Division 1)



Rev Des Cousins Dec 20, 2018
Christmas Message - Family Day Breakfast
Club Committee Meetings Jan 03, 2019 6:45 AM
Kimmy O'Meara Jan 10, 2019 6:45 AM

Kimmy taught 70 Rwandan psychologists and doctors to become facilitators of Laughter Yoga, in 2013,  to use as a healing tool for PTSD, mental illness and depression suffered by 1994 Genocide survivors and their families.   Over the last five years they have formed an organisation RRGO , Rwanda Resilience and Grounding Organization - rrgo on Facebook for you to peruse. They have done LY on city tv many times, facilitated at ghetto schools, universities, hospitals,villages, disability facilities, prisons, refugee camps, resulting in incredible life changes for people who experience the benefits of laughter.
They would like all survivors to laugh their way to a future of health and happiness.

Maya Cherian Feb 14, 2019
My Health Record