Making a difference... you can too
If you give people the opportunity they can achieve outstanding things. 
 
It's this simple philosophy that inspires a lot of the work Applecross Rotary does, locally and further afield. 
 
Our members come from all walks of life - we're engineers, lawyers, marketeers, scientists, educators, farmers and retailers, the list goes on - and we range in age from our early 20s through to mid 80s. The commonality we share is an interest in using our time, skills and energy to improve the lives of others . And we like to 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 that will save lives.... we're an ambitious club with the power to get things done. 
 
GET IN TOUCH
Applecross Rotary meets weekly but we've embraced a more flexible approach to membership. 
 
We meet on Tuesday mornings at 7am for a 7.30am start, at the Dome Café, Deep Water Point, Mt Pleasant. and via ZOOM  for our members and guests who cannot make the meetings in person. 
 
If you would like to join us send an email to secretary@applecrossrotary.org
 
 We love to welcome visitors so feel free to get in touch and arrange to come along to one of our meetings or regular social events to try us on for size. If you're interested in finding our more about becoming a member please drop us a line.
 

Upcoming speakers at our Tuesday breakfast meetings (7am for 7.30am start, finishing at 8.30am)

Bruce Barrett
Mar 02, 2021
History of Baravan Caravans
Club News
Our guest speaker for last Tuesday's meeting was a very impressive young person Erin Hegarty, the founder of Mama Respond International.
 
Back in 2013 Erin went to Kenya as a volunteer teacher.  While walking home with a young Kenyan Nancy,  she asked her what did she need and her reply was "a better future".  The issue was around education with 130 kids in one classroom, there were plenty of teachers, just a lack of space.  Erin deferred her degree and stayed for five months.  During this time she was able to get built 2 classrooms at the Noonkopir Township Primary School, through local donations of material, cash and labour as well as using social media to raise funds back in Australia.
 
In September 2017 Erin returned to the same school just when they opened a special needs unit.  The room was very small with no amenities.  It was more of a daycare centre than an educational space and had no curriculum for students with disabilities.  After spending sometime with the kids in the unit she realised she could help them by getting a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for their disability. 
 
Erin gave a number of examples of assisting families with funding and where to seek help for students with a curable or treatable condition.  
Jan 08, 2021
The Conference team have extended the early-bird special for full conference tickets up until January 15!
 
Simply insert the code EARLYBIRD65 when buying Full Conference Tickets (March 5-7) to make use of the discount,  Click here to secure your discounted tickets.
 
 
The Joint District Conference in 2005 celebrated 100 years of Rotary and the upcoming Joint District Conference will be celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Australia.
 
The Gala Centenial Conference in 2005 was held in the recently completed Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year's conference will be held in the "worlds most beautiful stadium" that was completed in late 2017.
 
The joint conferences provide an opportunity to intereract with Rotarians across Western Australia and provide the numbers needed to hire premium venues.
 
Rotary District Conferences provide speakers that engage and inspire. They also provide information on the many Rotary projects and activities both local and international.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and enjoy the magnificant Optus Stadium at what will be a memorable experience. 
 
And you will be able to say when people talk about this special event in years to come,  "I WAS THERE!".
 
Check out the Rotary WA Joint District Conference website - Click here
 

 
Tens of thousands of West Australian families will struggle to put food on the table this Christmas.
Hunger is a growing crisis in Western Australia with at least half a million people struggling to afford enough food to eat in the past year. Sadly, more than 100,000 are children.
 

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