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Well, I hope that everyone enjoys their trip to Kalgoorlie, can honestly say I am quite jealous.

This week has seen a lot of progress with our relationship with the Rotaract team with some exciting things planned.



This week's meeting will be a club forum with some discussion around the Jacaranda Festival and a few other things coming up in the Rotary year.

My main focus currently is our membership plan and implementing some of the new initiatives. We will be looking shortly for support in some of these areas and would appreciate that if anyone is interested in getting involved, please let me know. 
Comedy for Cause is coming up shortly,and need to look at selling some more tickets. This is a tremendous opportunity here for an event to continue on into the future, as this is the City of Melville's ONLY community event that involves comedy and they have entrusted us to manage it. So, if everyone can pull together to try and sell a few tickets that would be excellent. PS Matt Storer is hilarious! And very much worth seeing, very intelligent and talented. 


At last meeting DG Ric McDonald attended as his first official club visit for his Rotary year. I welcomed and introduced DG Ric who addressed the club. Ric made comment at the start of his presentation after listening to our meeting preamble "that if you are learning and having fun you have a good organisation, and congratulations guys you have a lot of fun and I guess you are learning along the way as well". If you would like to hear Ric's presentation, there is a copy on the Applecross Rotary Members Group on facebook.


Hope everyone has an excellent week, and if anything at all you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact me.




Your support is needed to promote and sell tickets for this combined local Rotary Clubs' fundraising event. This could be an annual event that would be a major fundraiser for Rotary programs and local community projects. Please promote with your family, friends and other networks.

For more information and to purchase tickets - 




Opening of the Shirley Strickland Sport and Community Centre.
How lucky are we to live in the City of Melville with its outstanding commitment to its quality community infrastructure and services!
On Saturday afternoon, Tom and I attended the official opening of this well-appointed hub for City of Melville residents, especially the sports minded, who have a top class and exceptionally landscaped oval and all the facilities one could ever wish for at the local level.
Our plaque, as per the photo, proudly joins with the Shirley Strickland memories in the main entrance foyer, and for all to see for the years to come. Well done to Brett for over-seeing this project and in a facility that hopefully we … Applecross Rotary can take plenty of advantage of in the years to come.
It would be ideal for any public events, and certainly the Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health Melville RC have planned for the 13th October.
We’ll worth a visit… plenty of parking, great amenity and fabulous setting.
Wine and Food Expo at the Perth Exhibition Centre.
Thanks to Peter Mc highlighting Brendan Pang’s key offering at the event, it was a real showcase of our Wines, our newly minted Spirits industry, and some fine foods and associated offers.
Brendan’s 30 minutes showcasing of his Dumpling and Noodle making skills made it all look just too easy. but very enjoyable.
Needless to say, the Philp’s and Williams put their shopping skills to the fore and came away with many a treat!



On Monday July 18th Mutwan Engineering began constructing the special needs unit toilet block at Noonkopir Township Primary School, Kitengla, Kenya after two and a half years of planning and fundraising.
Mutwan have begun laying the foundations by excavating trenches 600mm deep, levelling floor base of the trench, and cutting steel rods for footing and base settings. The site has been fenced off from the school children to align with child protection measures.
A team of nine are on site to execute the project over 22 weeks. The toilet block will provide appropriate sanitary facilities for 40 children with special needs – the only ambulant toilet block in the township. This project is led by Mama Respond International in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Embakasi and Applecross Rotary Club.
This week Mutwan will progress to the foundation stonework so Global Precast Panels can commence the administrative block.
The promotional landscape is changing rapidly, get up to speed now, not just to help promote Applecross Rotary but your business and other organisations you help will benefit.
This will be an enjoyable afternoon where we will learn from each other as well as from others who do this very well.
Come along if you have something to learn, something to share or a mix of the two!
It is all on Zoom, to ensure you can attend in the comfort of your own home and be ‘covid-safe’.  You are also welcome to get together with others and join in as a group. We will be finishing with a BYO sundowner. 
This is the first of our Adventure series this year. We are very excited to get started! See you there!
3:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday 28 August 2022
Here is the link for the session, copy it to your calendar once you have registered:
Ric McDonald District Governor D 9465
Ineke Oliver District Governor D 9455



In the latest newsletter from Disaster Aid Australia our district project of Rotary Projects Timor-Leste East (RPTLE) is the lead article.
Project Manager Max Bird, of the Rotary Club of Kwinana, has recently traveled to Timor Leste to install a SkyHydant.  
Click here for the story on the Disaster Aid Australia website.

Members heading to Kalgoorlie: TOMORROW


The social committee of Max, Liz and Lorri have finalised all of the arrangements for the club visit to Kalgoorlie leaving the Perth train station on Tuesday 26 July and returning on the following Saturday.  The train leaves at 7:10am so I guess we will have to join our breakfast meeting via Zoom smiley.  Kenn has organised for the group to attend the Boulder Rotary meeting on the Tuesday evening and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Rotary Club has invited us for drinks and a BBQ on the Friday evening.  The itinerary also includes -
  • private tour of the Super Pit
  • drinking and eating
  • visit to the Museum of the Goldfields
  • drinking and eating
  • visit to Questa Casa
  • drinking and eating
  • bus trip to play "2 up" at the ring and to the Broad Arrow Tavern
  • Historical tram loop or a walking tour
  • oh! and nearly forgot, drinking and eating
The passenger list reads Ron Bower, the Hendersons, the Dawsons, the Williams, Lorri Brazier, the Philps, the Palmers, the J&A Kellys, and the Turners.
If you haven't been able to make this trip, the committee is already at work organising one for October to the beautiful Ferguson Valley.  Watch the AA for more details!

Easiest way to find contact details for other members and to check-out club event details.  Ray Philp is available if you need to assistance to set up. 
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