President Barry advises -

  1. Regular Tuesday meetings are cancelled till further notice.

  2. Look out for each other, and in particular our more elderly Club Members.

  3. Your Club Board soon will review the situation and advise members how we might move forward in an appropriate way.

There was a private funeral for Cecil Aaron at St Michael's Mt Pleasant on Friday morning, and three Applecross Rotarians were honoured to attend.  Pictured is the display that was next to the coffin.  Please note the Applecross Rotary T shirt on the right.  Cecil also volunteered as a driver for Melville Cares.
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President Barry began the meeting by inviting members to stand and spend a few moments in silence to honour the memory of our late member Cecil Aaron, who died peacefully on Sunday morning.
He then welcomed Natasha Rogers from the Greenbatch Foundation.
Barry also advised that he and Peter McEwen had a productive meeting in Perth with HE The Nepalese Ambassador discussing the Club’s proposed Global Grant project in Kathmandu.


Ray Philp presented the Perpetual Trophy for the AFL Tipping Competition to the inaugural winner for 2019 Ian Fairnie, reminding him that he would need to pass it onto the next winner, assuming there will be an AFL competition in 2020!
Ray also wants members to provide a photo for their ClubRunner file.
Liz Palmer reminded members that the monthly Sundowner will be at Dany and Peter McEwen’s home on Thursday 26 March, and also advised members that the Club’s Fellowship evening at Grill’d was now Tuesday evening, 31 March.
Lorri Palmer gave us the Good News that PP Lesley Combes has finally left Fiona Stanley Hospital to continue her recuperation at her daughter Kelly’s home.  Her grandson Sebastian will be pleased to have her stay with them.
Clive Pearson, standing in for Hamish Turner, is now collecting names for the Art Show roster in June.


Ian Fairnie advises that all the current overseas Rotary Youth Exchangees from District 9465, including Connor Ovens, have elected to stay where they are.  However it is highly likely there will be a delay in the arrival of inbound exchangees, with the possibility of the inbound exchange being totally abandoned for 2020-21.


We all celebrated Doug Telfer joining Applecross Rotary 45 years ago! 
Gordon Dunbar was happy that Cruising Butterflies event has been postponed until later in the year but it seems that the next Perth Makers’ Market in early will be cancelled, so there wouldn’t have been a clash anyway!
And Logan Duncan-Smith was very happy to win the wine thanks to the tossing of resident leprechaun John Henderson.

GREENBATCH - Natasha Rogers, Operations Manager, Greenbatch Foundation

Natasha gave us an update on the Container Deposit Scheme, and the Rotary Greenbatch Alliance.  The slides from her presentation can be found here[IJ1] .
There are four elements to Greenbatch, first introduced to Applecross Rotary during the Rotary Shark Tank presentations in 2018:
  1. Container Deposit Scheme Participation
  2. School Recycling programs
  3. The Experimental Education Facility, and the
  4. Community Events program
There is a fundraising target of $150,000 to get all of this underway, with $60,000 having been raised to date, and another $20,000 budgeted to come from the Container Deposit Scheme, which gets underway on 2 June.
Rotary Clubs are logical partners for Greenbatch as the goals of both align perfectly.
And the need to take action is urgent.
China and Malaysia banned the import of mixed plastics last year and shortly afterwards the combined governments of Australia (COAG) banned the export of waste plastic after it was added to the Basel Convention as a hazardous material.
President-Elect Ray Philp is Applecross Rotary’s Go-To Champion for Greenbatch so we can expect to hear more and be asked to do more.  Our local Federal MP and Honorary Member Ben Morton secured funding for all the schools in our area to be able to participate in collecting waste, and our Club has accepted responsibility for Applecross Senior High School and Ardross, Applecross, Brentwood and Mt Pleasant Primary Schools.
This will provide us with additional opportunities to engage these five schools in all our Rotary Youth Service initiatives.
Applecross Rotary has been on display from the 1st March for token votes to win the monthly first prize of $300 at 'Grill'd Applecross' (18 Riseley St).  Spread the word to your family and friends to vote for AxR when they receive a token for every burger they order.  At the end of the month $500 is splt between three community groups ($300 for first, $100 for 2nd and 3rd). 

Two minutes of your time please to checkout how to use the club's DEFIBRILLATOR.

Please let Ray know if you have any donations and he will arrange to pick them up from you (0408 937 373).
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Mar 24, 2020
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