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)

Kelly Keall
Aug 03, 2021 7:30 AM
Homeless Youth
DG Pat Schraven
Aug 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Official Club Visit
Club News
PP Chris Dawson and Life Member PP John Henderson
 
John Henderson was presented with his Life Membership plaque at the Breakfast Meeting on the 20th July 2021.  Unfortunately, John was unable to attend the 50th Anniversary/ Changeover 2021 party when Chris Dawson did the presentation in John's absence, however Chris Dawson was able to do a rerun at the breakfast meeting to John in person.
 
John joined Applecross Rotary in November 1984 and was Club President for the 1995/ 96 Rotary year. John was acknowledge with a PHF in 1998. 
 
In presenting John with the Life Membership plaque, Chris spoke of his early connection with John though his father and John both running very successful farm machinery businesses in the Great Southern Region in the 1960s.  John is known for his community spirit throughout his life.  Chris also mentioned the memorable Club social events at John and Helen's property in the 'hills' were a highlight of the Club's social calendar over the years.  
 
John thanked the Club for the honour of being presented with Life Membership and recognised Helen as the reason for his success in his business and community life.
 
John joins PDG Bruce James as Life Members of Applecross Rotary.
 
Helen Henderson, PP John Henderson, PDG Bruce James at Changeover 2020
 
 
Jul 11, 2021
IPP Ray Philp presenting PP Chris Whelan with 'Rotarian of the Year' trophy
It was indeed a pleasure to present our Executive Secretary Past President Chris Whelan with the recognition as Rotarian of the Year, for his outstanding work that he does for the Club especially my year as President.
 
Chris, like many Rotarians, brings his Corporate life skills to professionally manage the Club as well as the local and global projects that the club gets involved with.
 
Chris is now fully retired and the VOLUNTEER hours he puts into Rotary if costed out would be substantial.
 
On behalf of all the Applecross Rotary Members, thank you Chris.
 

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