Making a difference... you can too
People will do amazing things when given an opportunity.
This simple philosophy inspires Applecross Rotary's members: both locally and further afield. 
We are from all walks of life - we are marketeers, scientists, educators, farmers, engineers, lawyers  and retailers: the list goes on - and we range in age from early 20s through to 80. The commonality we share is an interest to use our time, skills and energy to improve the lives of others. And we have fun while we do it.
Our projects are equally varied. From our much-loved Rotary Jacaranda Festival, the Pride of Workmanship Awards, a local Art Show and Sale, numerous youth initiatives as well as supporting indigenous, mental health and women's refuge projects and delivering major health and water based projects around the world that will save thousands of lives.... we're an ambitious club with the power to get things done. 
Applecross Rotary meet weekly; and we have a flexible approach to membership. Just be involved; be there only when required for your project outcomes.
We meet Tuesday for a 7.30am start, at the Dome Café, Deep Water Point, Mt Pleasant (or via ZOOM if that works for you). 
Just turn up (and/or send an email to
Visitors are the future of our community service outcomes. Check us out at a meeting, a fund raising event or at a social event. Try us on for size. 
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Upcoming speakers at our Tuesday breakfast meetings (7am for 7.30am start, finishing at 8.30am)

Chris Back
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 AM
Outstanding Citizen Soldiers
Curtis Lind
Apr 30, 2024 7:30 AM
Leanne Barron
May 07, 2024 7:30 AM
Starick Update
Mark Fitzpatrick
May 14, 2024 7:30 AM
Telethon Speech & Hearing Institute
Club News
Apr. 13, 2024
Mark Wales with wife Sam and son Harry

Mark is a high achiever at seemingly everything he takes on, and his time as an SAS Commander in Afghanistan was no exception.

This year, we turn our attention to Australia’s Reserve Forces, the volunteers who first made their mark in the First World War at Gallipoli, and later in Palestine and the Western Front.  They included a certain EJ Fairnie, father of Ian, who later went on to establish a woollen mill that employed only war widows, and helped fight and win the battle for pensions for war widows, and to establish Legacy.

Our media has made war its prime focus in stories about our armed services, but our Reserve Forces in particular have also been involved in many peace keeping missions, in various regional hotspots like Cambodia, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.

Please make a special effort to come along to Mark’s presentation - Australia’s militia in War and Peace.  Bring a guest.

Apr. 15, 2024
Wow, this last week was one of the best ones I had so far, absolutely fabulous. Rotarian Graeme Fardon, Swedish Exchange student Elis and myself Valentin, we went on the Bibbulmun track and walked a 30km part of it near Albany. I went with Rotarian Kenn Williams, his wife Peta and Rotarian Murray McKay to the Walk for mental Illness on the Rotary Action Day which ended with a fantastic International Dinner with a couple of other Exchange students.
Apr. 13, 2024
Do you have any photo ID?
About 2 weeks after I downsized to Myaree in 2021, I was robbed as I slept and all my photos iD’s were among the goods stolen.  Ironically I needed photo ID if I wanted to replace them!
Our guest speaker Philip Pitia Lako didn’t have that First World problem - his birth in a grass hut in what is now South Sudan was never recorded, so he really doesn’t know how old he is, or his date of birth, a critical issue when it comes to proving you are who you claim to be. So he was given one!
Philip was “recruited” into the Sudan People’s Revolutionary Army when he thinks he might have been 10 years old, during a long civil war (1955-2005) that eventually led to the creation of a new country, South Sudan.  This army removed him from his family and he suffered torture, abuse, given very little food, or any safe places to hide during frequent aerial bombardments.
With the help of a Norwegian Agency and an Irish priest, Philip escaped to Kenya and lived in a Refugee Camp “where hope quickly fades away”.  He was  eventually accepted into Australia. However he found the resilience to muster hope when all seemed impossible, and is now determined to be of service to others.  One manifestation of this is his membership of RC Perth.  He has written a book about his life “The Ten-Year-Old Man” and the funds raised from sales are donated to the Rotary Foundation.
Australia “gave me the opportunity to imagine my full potential”, Philip told us, as well as a realisation that while a really important day in your life is the day you are born (whenever that is), another is the day you find out why.


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