THE ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS IN 2016-17
 
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.
 
AMR
AMR, antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics, is increasing and becoming a serious global health problem. The AMR Awareness Project aims to provide information about the problem by
  • Reducing the chance of infection by personal hygiene and vaccination;
  • Does the infection really need antibiotics?
  • If an antibiotic is needed which one to use and why?
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 2016 ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL
Donations were made to the following Community Groups for their assistance which included Entertainment, Site preparation, Parking, Transport from parking, First aid, BBQ’s and Stage Announcing:
  • Waylen Bay Sea Scouts;
  • Capital Community Radio;
  • South Side Symphony Orchestra;
  • Leeming Bid Band;
  • 2Cent Professionals;
  • Applecross Primary School;
  • Melville Primary School Music Department;
  • Melville Senior High School Music Department
  • Applecross Senior High School Music Department;
  • ToneDeft Choir
  • Australian Red Cross;
  • Esther Foundation.
  • SES
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.
 
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
This Foundation provides research, awareness and support programs.
 
CRUISING BUTTERFLIES
The Cruising Butterflies provide children with special needs and their carers a cruise on the Swan River.
 
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.
 
YOUTH PROJECTS
 
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD – RYLA
RYLA is a 7-day residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 18 - 25 years. The week incorporates a lot of self-development through a variety of mechanisms including reflection (individually & as a team), team work, sports and outdoor activities, dancing and many others.
 
HANDICAMP
Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability and between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one-week live-in camp assisted by staff and buddies. Applications open on 1 October for the camp which is held in mid-January of the following year for both campers and buddies.
 
CONNACO SCIENCE CHALLENGE
The Giant Classroom Science Challenge is Fun, flexible and engaging and designed to activate students through web based activities.
 
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
 
PATHOLOGY LABORATORY EQUIPMENT & TRAINING IN SRI LANKA
This Project provided equipment and training to hospitals staff from Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and Western Australia enabling them to test for infectious diseases in a rapid and timely manner and thus direct appropriate treatment.  This vital public health initiative will save lives and reduce suffering. 
 
RUSSIAN HOSPITAL HYGIENE PROJECT IN CAMBODIA
This project is providing hand washing facilities and training at the Russian Hospital in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Additional funding has been obtained from Rotary Clubs and Rotary Foundation.
 
ST YARED SCHOOL ADDID ABABA ETHIOPIA
The Rotary Club of Applecross 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.