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On Thursday Ray Philp and myself met with Tom Perrigo who is on the board of Men's Sheds WA.  Tom is driving the  push for a Men's Shed in the City of Melville and is looking forward to a positive announcement very soon.  He is excited by the prospect of having expertise from our Club members to support him on a steering committee once the City of Melville has allocated a suitable piece of land to build a shed.  For example, Clive Pearson was the inaugural president of the very successful Bunbury Men's Shed. Tom's connection with Men's Sheds is through his interest in men's health and well being, and is keen to develop some additional partnerships with Rotary to support this important health issue.
Another exciting proposal is for Curtin students' to develop an AMR podcast to assist in the promotion on social media platforms and future presentations.
At this month's board meeting the Budget for 2019/20 was adopted.  Access to the Board minutes, budgets, etc is via ClubRunner.  You will need to login, go to Admin, My ClubRunner, View Club Documents.  If you are having trouble logging in, contact Ray Philp who will be more than happy to assist.
Our next important fund raising activity of managing the parking at the Perth Makers Market, is on Sunday 22nd September.  It is team 2's turn and the roster can be found in the right hand column under 'Useful Links'.  Please let Chris Whelan know of any alterations to the roster.
August is Membership Month and the perfect time to introduce your friends and colleagues to Rotary.  Invite them to breakfast at our picturesque venue at Dome Deepwater Point. You can tell them of the organisations we assisted in 2018-2019 

Directors and Chairs

Liz Palmer is  looking for a venue for the August Sundowner on 29 August, please advise if you can host the event.
Liz also promoted a day out: Millbrook Winery lunch on Monday 19 August
Ian Fairnie (on behalf of Kenn Williams) promoted Associate Membership, and said there are already has 5 nominations: Helen Henderson, Peta Edwards, John Edwards, Jordan Keesing, and Kate Zappa
Lorri Brazier won on the first toss by Steve Perry, and both showed their happiness, as did Eagles and Dockers supporters.  Steve was also glad to be back until Christmas.
Mal Taylor celebrating a birthday.  Andrew Bower showed how thrilled he was to get his new Rotary Polo shirt.  John Kelly forgot he was on desk duty!
Ray Philp pleased that Jan and Clive Pearson were able to fly out of Hong Kong today after the “riots” closed the airport over the weekend.
A GOOD LIFE: Looking back at a lifetime of service - Margaret Mendelawitz
Margaret has been pondering – what is a good life?  Is a meaningful life one that will only occur in the paid workforce or can a life spent doing unpaid work be of value?
Margaret never envisaged spending much of her life, as an unpaid mother and wife.  She began her working life in nursing, meeting future husband Barry when they were both working at King Edward Hospital.  He was a gynaecologist and obstetrician, and after they were married he continued to work long hours, and was on call day and night.
In 1978, after giving birth to three boys in six years (the fourth son came along two years later) Margaret became involved in volunteer work.  She became a foundation member of CPEA – the Childbirth and Parenting Association.  As a trained midwife Margaret was well placed to run classes for expectant mothers and fathers, and recruit others to run more classes.
This led onto supporting women after they had given birth, especially those with Post Natal Depression.  At that time there was little support for anyone with less than clinically severe PND.  So Margaret organised support groups.  This led onto the CPEA founding an association inspired by a similar group in the UK called MAMA: Meet-A-Mum-Association so new mothers could connect with other new mothers. 
CPEA also produced Directories for new parents listing contact details of many organisations that might be of help.  Margaret and a close friend produced this directory for 10 years, funded by appropriate ethical advertisements.  Over that time the two of them printed and distributed 350,000 copies.
Margaret has been involved in many other organisations and causes, including getting the heritage buildings at Applecross Primary School listed before the valuable land they were on was sold off to raise funds “Consolidated Revenue”.
In 2001, Barry went to East Timor for 3 months.  This was two years after the Indonesians tried to destroy the country they had earlier invaded and once controlled.  The work Barry and Margaret did there through Applecross Rotary, and the community support they engendered, is a whole other story, and we haven’t even started on their work as qualified Mediators, AMR and One Health, and the five anthologies she has put together (plus one in preparation) of articles about Australia published in Charles Dickens’ weekly magazines between 1850-59. 
It’s not too late to enter Mastermind, Margaret!  Those anthologies sound like a great “Special Topic”.
So the opening question posed by Margaret, which pondered whether only paid employment can lead to your life being “meaningful” has to be answered with a resounding NO!
It also made me wonder why it took so long to recognise this outstanding citizen with a Paul Harris Fellowship!

Shelterbox support recognised
Applecross Rotary was recognised as an Emerald Club Supporter having contributed over $10,000 to ShelterBox Australia. Applecross Rotary has been a regular contributor for many years.

Rotary Playmeet with Purpose

Sunday August 25 at 10:30 - 12:30

A.H.Bracks Library Cnr Stock Rd and Canning Hway

Do you feel like you miss out on learning and connecting because networking functions are not kid-friendly? Do you find it hard to fit in time with friends? Are you interested in making a difference? Then Rotary Playmeet for Purpose is for you! An inter-generational opportunity for kids, parents, grandparents, extended family, friends and community leaders to play, chat, exchange ideas, help each other and make new friends.

10:30 Meet your Rotary hosts at the benches near the indoor basketball courts (just past library entrance) or at the tables next to the basketball courts if it is raining. Please bring some morning tea to share (no nuts please)
11:00 Library opens - we will move to the Creative Space (next to kids reading room) for craft and stories with a focus on doing good in the world!
12:00 Free play time - borrow a book or explore the library toys.

Participation is free but during the morning we will invite you to make a voluntary gold coin donation to the Rotary Foundation

Applecross RC BIG DAY OUT!

Lorri is organising with the President of the Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault, Bridget Green, to join them for their lunchtime meeting at their brilliant venue at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.  The tentative date is the 23rd of October and Lorri will provide more details in the coming weeks.  Click here and check out their Facebook page.
Meeting Duties 13th August
Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
COMBES, Lesley
Photo Albums
Breakfast Meeting 6 August Photos
Aug 13, 2019 7:30 AM
Research into bug resistant bacteria detection.
Research into bug resistant bacteria detection.
Aug 20, 2019 7:30 AM
Drone Deploy
Aug 27, 2019 7:30 AM
One Health
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Upcoming Events
New member information session
DOME Deep Water Point
Aug 12, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Aug 13, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Relaxing Lunch - Millbrook Winery
Millbrook Winery (Jarrahdale)
Aug 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Aug 20, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Aug 27, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
PMM's Parking - Club Fund Raising Activity TEAM 2
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Sep 22, 2019
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cluster meeting for AG Lesley's group of clubs
John McGrath Hall
Sep 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Useful Links
> Petting zoos pose risk for spreading drug resistant bacteria
> Controlling illness in animals
> The Evolution of Bacteria on a "Mega-Plate" Petri Dish
PMM Rosters
PMM Team 1 roster
PMM Team 2 roster
PMM Overview for Club Members
For your interest
DISTRICT 9465 eDigest Iss 4 2019
"Connections"- DG's Newsletter
Rotary in WA Facebook
Applecross RC Facebook Page
Charity ball for Motor Neurone Disease - 14 September
On Saturday 14 September 2019, the John Curtin Leadership Academy will be hosting a vintage circus themed charity gala on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA. The event aims to raise much needed funds to help support people living with MND and their families, through the provision of advisory services, support groups, education, equipment and wheelchair accessible transport. 

Pre-Dinner Drinks will be from 7pm with the main event commencing at 7:30pm.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - BelleVue Ballroom 
21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000
Ray Philp is organising a table of 10.  If you are interested contact Ray -
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