THE ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS IN 2015-16
 
COMMUNITY PROJECTS
 
TRUE BLUE DREAMING PROJECT
True Blue Dreaming is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote Australian communities. Their programs have been successfully delivered in the Wheatbelt, Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia since 2004. True Blue Dreaming Inc. is a registered not for profit charity. Applecross Rotary has donated to True Blue Dreaming Inc. to support ongoing mentoring programs in the WA wheatbelt towns of Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem.
 
AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. It provides funding to a broad range of general health areas, for scholarships for rural medical and nursing students and Indigenous health students. The Rotary Club of Applecross donated to the Indigenous Health Scholarships which support Indigenous students to undertake tertiary training in nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, dentistry and other health related degrees.
 
DONATIONS for ASSISTANCE at the 2015 ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL
Donations were made to the following for their assistance which included Entertainment, Site preparation, Parking, Transport from parking, First aid, BBQ’s and Stage Announcing::
  • Waylen Bay Sea Scouts;
  • Native Arc;
  • Capital Community Radio;
  • Melville Cares;
  • Uptempo;
  • South Side Symphony Orchestra;
  • Leeming Bid Band;
  • Funk Fitness;
  • 2Cent Professionals;
  • Applecross Primary School;
  • Melville Primary School Music Department;
  • Applecross Senior High School Music Department;
  • After Hours Jazz and Swing Duo;
  • Australian Red Cross;
  • Esther Foundation.
PASSAGES
Passages Resource Centres are referral services that provide marginalised and street present young people aged 12 to 25 years with a safe, friendly and positive place to access essential support to enable them to make informed decisions and adopt safer and healthier lifestyles. They are a joint venture between the St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia and the Rotary Club of Perth. Passages Northbridge was established in 1999 and Passages Peel opened in 2012.
 
STARICK SERVICES
Starick is a not for profit organisation which provides multi-layered support services in Perth’s south-east metropolitan area to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. Starick’s services include two refuges for women with children, supported community housing, court support, advocacy, children’s programs, community outreach services and an Op Shop.
 
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE
The Ronald McDonald House near the new Children’s Hospital in Monash Ave, Nedlands provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families.
 
BUSHFIRE APPEAL
The Pinjarra Rotary Club organised an appeal for trauma counselling and other services for the residents affected by the January – February 2016 devastating bushfires in the Waroona – Yarloop – Harvey area of south west of Western Australia. Some 70 Rotary Clubs including the Rotary Club of Applecross donated to the appeal. The Pinjarra Rotary Club also coordinated members of some 20 Rotary Clubs who assisted farmers repair their fencing.
 
YOUTH AND VOCATIONAL PROJECTS
 
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY AWARDS
 
Applecross Rotary recognises outstanding community service by businesses and residents of the City of Melville.
 
COOPER AND BROMWELL BUILDING TAFE APPRENTICE AWARDS
 
The Applecross Rotary each year presents awards to the Best First Year and Best Third Year Building Apprentices at the South Metropolitan TAFE.
 
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
 
ST YARED SCHOOL ADDID ABABA ETHIOPIA
The Rotary Club of Applecross has supported the project being coordinated by the Rotary Club Attadale for the construction of a building at the St Yared School in Addid Ababa, Ethiopia. This project is being managed through the ‘Hope for Children’ Australian charity which is recognised by the Ethiopian Government's Charities and Societies Agency as an international charity This school provides high quality bi-lingual education to impoverished and marginalised children in Ethiopia. 
 
SHELTERBOX
 
ShelterBox provides families after disasters, such as flooding and cyclones, the essentials needed to begin rebuilding their lives. These include ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. The sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. The ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes.
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION
The Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians and their Clubs to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.
 
POLIO PLUS
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $9 billion to the effort. Less than 370 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2014 and less than 100 in 2015; this is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.