Posted by Suresh PRABHAKARAN on Jul 21, 2018
Melville Rotaract Western Australia
Pictured: Adam Luce, Suresh Prabhakaran, Rahul Suresh and Dale Jordan
Applecross Rotary is starting up Melville's new Rotaract Club. Actually -- restarting a long-dormant club, but what is old is new and so needed in among our young professionals.
Twenty people braved the weekend weather to attend an information session about starting a Rotaract Club in the City of Melville.  Three of the four Rotary Clubs in Melville attended and pledged their support for a new Rotaract Club which also was supported by the Rotary District 9465 Rotaract representatives and District Director Ian Ball.  
The meeting convenor Rahul Suresh is arranging a follow up meeting which will hopefully begin the process of formally staring a new Rotaract Club.  If so, Melville Rotaract, will be the only Rotaract Club between Rossmoyne and Rockingham.
Pictured: Lesley Combes, Jarrad Hall and Noeleen Mazza
Today (Saturday 21 July 2018), Applecross Rotary hosted a Melville Rotaract Information session and lunch.  President Ian was really pleased to see a number of Applecross Rotarians there. Our club was joined by Rotarians from the Attadale and Booragoon clubs.  
Our own Lesley Combes told us that she had been a member of the former Melville Rotaract Club. This experience counted as an important part of her life as a 19 year old country girl coming to grips with living in the City.  Unfortunately, the old Melville Rotaract Club folded some years ago.
What we know now -- continuing support from Rotarians is critical for the success of Rotaract Clubs. The number of Rotarians present today augers well for the new Rotaract Club. We will be asking Rotarians to volunteer to mentor our Rotaract members. Mentoring is valuable to retaining great members and maturing the new club.
Sponsoring (or co-sponsoring) a Rotaract Club is something that new RI President, Barry Rassin, has high on his list of things for Clubs to do. It is on our members' list too. We are aiming to have our Club awarded a Rotary Citation this year, and this initiative will have us on the way.
Want to join us?
Rahul Suresh
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