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)

Kim Giddens MLA Member for Bateman
Jun 22, 2021 7:30 AM
Intro to our new member for Bateman
Peter McEwen - Principal at Agri-Access Australia
Jun 29, 2021 7:30 AM
WA Farming and Fertiliser
DG Pat Schraven
Aug 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Official Club Visit
Club News
Please spread the word to everyone who would like to join us in celebrating Applecross Rotary's 50th Anniversary and Changeover 2021.
Applecross Rotary was formed by the Melville Rotary Club in 1971.  Tom Cook was the secretary of the Melville Rotary Club for the 1970-71 Rotary year and was elected to be the Foundation President of the NEW Applecross Rotary Club on 2nd June 1971.
 
The Club gained its Charter at the Charter Luncheon on 2nd June 1971 with a total membership of 32 members of which 24 had transferred from the Melville Rotary Club.
 

 
Apr 26, 2021
Dr Garnett Hall made a very informative presentation to a good turn out of members, focussed on his role as a veterinarian in the Army Reserve.  His unit was mobilised to support the volunteers fighting fires on Kangaroo Island in January 2020. They arrived to find a large area of national park had already been burnt and Captain Garnett busied himself providing professional support to the local vets treating burnt animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.  A weather forecast of high temperatures and strong westerlies for later in the week suggested that the Centre would be in great danger unless it was made more secure, so Garnett approached the head of the army task force and secured a group of soldiers who managed, in a few days, to fire-proof the Centre.  
 
When the fire reached the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, it split north and south saving the lives of the animals and staff.
There were many international TV crews covering the fire and after it was all over, Garnett had the opportunity to introduce a Scottish reporter to the highly dangerous Drop Bear, one of which was being treated in the Centre.  Here’s the story:
 
Garnett is certainly a very entertaining vet which must make for enjoyable consultations for pet owners at the Fremantle Animal Hospital. 

 
 

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