Posted by Ian FAIRNIE
Two new members have been inducted into the ranks of Rotary International, and they are/were both school principals!
Margaret Brede is the former Primary School Principal at St Mary’s Karrinyup, while Cranston (Cran) Collis is the current Principal of Kensington Special School, and boss of current member Nik Bluett.  Early indications are that both new members are keen to be involved in some of our current projects and also propose new projects for Applecross Rotary.

Guest Speaker

Rebecca D’Olimpio from the City of Melville guided members through the proposed development of the Goolugtup wetlands that can be found close to the river between the South of Perth Yacht Club and Heathcote.
The site’s focus will be Health and Healing, as well as mental well-being, and this will be facilitated through a fire and smoke theme.
There is a great opportunity for community involvement in helping bring the plan to reality and especially for Applecross Rotary to take the lead in coordinating this.  Our Club is already linked to the six local Primary Schools through the former Microscopes for Schools project, and new member Margaret Brede confirmed that much of the restoration work to restore the native plants in the wetlands would fit right into the Primary School curriculum.
A more immediate issue will be ensuring that the parking for Perth Makers’ Market will be maintained and even enhanced.  Rebecca assured us this will be case!