• Three Past District Governors attended our Changeover Dinner – Bruce James, as well as John and Melodie Kevan.  Great to see them
  • Pleasing to see representatives from one of our sponsors, Mont Realty too - Carrie Green and Adrian Holler, as well as Jordan Keesing from Ben Morton’s office
  • Was a great evening at Nic & Kolo’s with excellent food, well organised by Liz and Lorri, as usual
  • Happy dollars came from John Henderson bidding $50 to grab the bag of foreign coins collected during the year at various events, thanks john, much appreciated
  • While I was unhappy not to have met several of my goals for my year as President, I was very happy that we inducted FIVE new members during the past year.  The first one, Andrew Bower will be the new Club Treasurer, and the last one Chris Caithness, inducted at the dinner, has already shown her enthusiasm for what we do at Applecross Rotary, volunteering at the Rotary Art Show at Garden City last week
  • And after years of complaining about the food and service at our previous venue, shifting to the Dome at Deep Water Point has been a great decision, thanks to Lorri’s tenacity
  • An unexpected highlight was Mission Impossible: getting Applecross Rotary back into Rotary Youth Exchange, with the successful nomination of Connor Ovens as our first outbound student for many years
  • Speaking of the Rotary Art Show, special thanks to John and Jan Hosking for their work at getting it up and packed away again on two successive weekends with the help of 23 other Rotarians, and thanks to Hamish Turner too, for putting his hand up to take this over for next year
  • Applecross Rotary continues to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the local and wider community thanks to some great fundraising through the Annual Rotary Jacaranda Festival, and car parking donations at Perth Makers’ Market throughout the year.  An incomplete list of almost 50 organisations can be found elsewhere in this week’s Bulletin – let me know what I may have missed please
  • And finally, thank you to Jason for running our Treasury so well over the past 12 months and to Suresh for two years as Youth and Vocational Service Director.  Logan will be stepping into that role next year.  Suresh will be helping Logan with setting up a Rotaract Club (one of my unmet goals) while I will be preparing for and managing an inbound exchange student from June 2020, with the help of Chris Caithness
  • I wish President Barry, President-Elect Ray (Philp) and their team a very successful 2019-20
  • They will get off to a cracker start with the line up of presenters at the first meeting of the new Rotary year on 2 July – NEXT WEEK!.  It will be an excellent meeting to bring family and friends 
'Keeping the Homeless of Perth safe, warm and fed during winter'
Swan Districts Rotarians Kay and John Eva (Stitches of Hope Cambodia)
Bec Stott (Anglicare Street Connect)
Rev. Pamela Turner (St Michael’s Anglican Church Mt Pleasant)
Kelly Jennings (Mt Pleasant Primary School P&C)
Greg Hebble (FoodbankWA)
Ian Fairnie


New Paul Harris Fellows

Three new Paul Harris Fellows were announced at the Changeover Dinner: The two who were present were recognised for their work in the community and for exceptional service to Applecross Rotary.The third will be presented with the award at a breakfast meeting next month.


Margaret was recognised for as lifetime of service to the community locally and internationally.  For more than 40 years Margaret has initiated and supported community projects related to childbirth education and early childhood enhancement programs.  More recently Margaret has been involved with East Timor support group: Melville Friends of Hatolia, and member of the steering group of AMR Aware Inc.
Having trained as a mediator in 2003 Margaret has been a volunteer with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau since that time. As an accredited Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner she has helped hundreds of people through the trauma of relationship breakdown.


Ray was awarded his second Paul Harris Fellowship for his exceptional service to our club in helping us make the transition to ClubRunner, producing a most informative Applecross Advocate each week, and mastering the technology at our new meeting venue at the Dome, Deep Water Point.
Ray came to Applecross Rotary from RC South Bunbury, very well credentialed, and recommended to us by his long term Rotary friend Clive Pearson who had successfully made the transition to Applecross.
In the short time he has been a member of our Club, Ray has converted many sceptics to ClubRunner and has successfully transitioned our Club Bulletin, the Applecross Advocate, to the ClubRunner platform.
Rotary Means Business - Christmas in July Business Networking Event (Details in Upcoming Events)
It will be a most valuable event for all Rotarians who would like to sign up for free on our ROTARY Western Australia ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY (hosted by Rotary Means Business on the free community B2Me platform).
For those who cannot attend – here are the easy registration steps (although we would prefer members to come to the meeting):
Step 1:             Visit
Step 2:             Click on ‘Free sign Up’ located at the top right of the page
Step 3:             Sign up using one of the social buttons or alternatively with your email
Step 4:             Select either provider (provider of a service) or user (service seeker)
Step 5:             Follow the prompts to complete your profile
Step 6:             When asked to join a community, click on ‘Social Enterprise, Business and Industry’ then click on Rotary Means Business. Continue the sign-up process.
Step 7:             When your page is built, continue to build your personal page and follow the prompts to add your business contact details and build your network by inviting anyone you know to join B2Me via the options provided.
At the RMB Business Networking Session you will learn how to build your personal business network and follower list, add service providers you know and trust to your own personal directory, and invite people to help build the Rotary Means Business family.
Supporter profile: Applecross Rotary
In this issue we'd like to shine the spotlight on outgoing President Ian Fairnie, Program Co-ordinator Lorri Brazier and their hard-working colleagues at Applecross Rotary, who support our work in many ways.
Ian firmly believes that if you give people the opportunity, they can achieve outstanding things. 
It's this simple philosophy that inspires much of the work Applecross Rotary does, locally and further afield.
As well as running the Rotary Jacaranda Festival each November, the club supports a variety of community groups, including ours. 
Garden clean-ups at the refuge, teddy bears for our children, sponsorship of our client Christmas party, donation of household goods and a furniture fund to assist women when they move into their own home are just some of the important ways Applecross Rotary assists us throughout the year.
The club meets every Tuesday morning at Dome Café, Deep Water Point, Mt Pleasant, and its members are as diverse as the projects it undertakes, ranging in age from their early 20s through to their mid 80s. 
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
Meeting Duties 2nd July
Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
Photo Albums
Changeover Photos
Jul 02, 2019 7:30 AM
Stitches of Hope Cambodia
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Upcoming Events
District 9465 Changeover 2019
Melvillle Glades Golf Club
Jun 29, 2019
6:15 PM – 11:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
Dome Deep Water Point
Jul 02, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Means Business Fellowship
Wembley Hotel "Plank Road Bar"
Jul 02, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Home of Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz
Jul 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Applecross Rotary Members, Partners and Friends
A very big thank you to the 31 persons from Applecross Rotary team who with the team from the Rotary Club of Melville put in many hours to organise and manage the Art Show and Sale. A special thanks to David and Pam Porter from the Melville Club who undertook the registration and sales of the paintings and spent countless hours over the past few weeks managing the event.
The Applecross Team was:
Tom Atkinson, Andrew Bower, Lorri Brazier, Lesley Combes, Max Cunnington, Chris Caithness, Chris Dawson, Gordon Dunbar, Ian Fairnie, Ralph Fardon, Tony Haeusler, Helen and John Henderson, Jan and John Hosking, Helen Jones, John Kelly, Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz, Peter McEwen, Connor Owens, Liz Palmer, Val and Ray Philp, Suresh Prahakaran,   Malcolm Taylor, Hamish Turner, Chris Whelan, Peta and Kenn Williams, Kate Zappa.
Over 40 of the 320 paintings were sold.
Regards John
John Hosking
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