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President's Notes
Logan DUNCAN-SMITH
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This week I would like to congratulate Elizabeth and Nik for putting together their first of many events in conjunction with the Melville City Rotaract, they will be speaking at tomorrows meeting about it.
 
Last week I met with the team from Wheat Belt and Beyond, which again we have some exciting things planned with the Melville City Rotaract as well as working together with some local football teams, looking for mentors. If you know someone that might be interested in the mentor program please let me know and I can pass on some information in regards to it. I personally will be looking at contributing. 
 
Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce invited us to host this months Business After Hours, but at this stage we will be postponing that until October at this stage. That way we can help promote the Jacarada Festival as well as invite/promote some of the local businesses around Applecross. So please if your interested in assisting with this, please reach out. 
 
Lorri has organised a tour of the Resource Recovery Group Canningvale Centre which is designed to educate visitors about the recycling process and allow safe and exciting views from observation decks into the various facilities.  The group operates a state-of-the-art $100 million facility which receives, recycles, and processes waste from some of its member local councils consisting of the Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle and City of Melville.  Applecross Rotary has been very active in partnership with the City of Melville in educating the public at the Jacaranda Festival on minimising and managing waste for the benefit of the environment.   
 
 
This week I am looking forward to hearing from Murray in regards to RAWCS.
 
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!
 
Logan

 
MUSINGS FROM AG KENN
Last Chamber Business After Hours hosted by the City of Melville
 
Applecross Rotary and our Membership of the Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce.
AxR Board has again renewed its Membership with the MC CofC, with the plan that we should try and tap into the opportunity to better promote and support the role of Rotary in the business community. CofC meetings are held monthly, and usually at a business who gets a chance to tell their story and hopefully gain some commercial benefits. Like the Rotary of old, networking is a key function of the Chamber for its members.
 
Familiar faces at the last BAH's. PE Tom Atkinson (top) & club business partner Erin Madeley
 
Planning to Host a CofC event.
Logan has indicated to the CofC that we (Rotary) are keen to host a Chamber meeting in the near future, with the aim of telling our ‘VOLUNTEERING’ story, and attracting interest and support for the work that we do in our community. I gather that Melville RC is also keen to be involved in a similar activity.
 
Some thoughts on Planning for a successful outcome.
 
1. We need to select a good central local venue for around 50 attendees, and a date that will not clash .. ie: not Jacfest or similar. I reckon we need at least 2 months lead way for a Committee to prepare.
 
2. The host supplies the finger foods and drinks, and venue, of course, and everything that goes with that in a catering sense. I guess we need to think in the order of up to $1k cost. The pre publicity for the event, thru the CofC, needs some thinking about.
 
What is most likely to interest businesses to both attend and want to engage with what we have to offer? The ‘what’s in it for me’ hook needs to be well baited and specific if we are to attract businesses for the right reasons
 
3. We should aim to provide a short professional presentation or overview of our key community projects and engagement, with a call for support to business to join with us for the benefits it can bring to them in a commercial and community sense.
We should highlight our Community Awards opportunities, and seek support for same.
 
( Our own Club Sponsors, perhaps the CoM, should be asked to help endorse and advocate for our claims)
 
4.  Within the presentation, we should not be ashamed at calling for an interest in AxR membership, perhaps Corporate Members, or Project specific support.
We should  plan a special business interest speaker for a morning meeting as a draw for them to attend.
 
5. Our messaging on the night needs to be both simple and positive, with quality banners and hand outs. It must support our ‘join with us’ theme.
 
6. Endeavour to get promotional value for Applecross Rotary as host both before and post the event. It would be a great opportunity to fly our AxR flag loud and strong.
 
7. Ensure that there is a follow-up process in place for any expressions of interest as a result of the evening.
 
Any feed back would certainly be welcome, especially on whether we can see value in this action.
 
My thoughts,
 
Kenn.

 
WASTE TO WAGES
 
The following was received from Kim Giddens MLA Member for Bateman, requesting our assistance for the following very worthwhile project.
 
Since 2020 Senator Glenn Sterle has been running the Waste to Wages program, in partnership with East Kimberley Job Pathways (EKJP), an organisation in Kununurra that provides training and employment throughout the East Kimberley.

Waste to Wages trains and employs Aboriginal youth to collect and repair recyclable items for their store named “Revive”. All money raised from selling repaired items at the store go directly back into training local Indigenous people and providing meaningful employment. Senator Sterle is now calling for donations to support the 2022 Waste to Wages program, which will see a convoy depart Perth for Kununurra in late August. If you have any pre-loved furniture you would like to donate to support this wonderful project, we want to hear from you! 

The donation centre is on Malland street in Myaree, please contact my office on 9316 1377 or Kim.Giddens@mp.wa.gov.au to organise drop off. 
 

 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - MELBOURNE
 
This is a unique opportunity to attend a Rotary International Convention.  As Chris Whelan pointed out the "RI convention comes to Australia once in an adult life". The event runs from the 27th of May to 30th May 2023. Chris has shared his plans based on arriving 26 May and departing 30 May as follows:
 
Costs?…(no liability):
 
  • Registration: $690.
  • Air fares at present $ 680 return
  • Accommodation… up to you
  • Snacks included at lunch. Other meals on your own account. 
  • Thousands of new friends to enjoy. Inspiration at every corner.
  • For any of you who are not aware; this is a great event.

Just do it!

 
And Ian Fairnie also added "Helen and I attended the RI Convention in Bangkok in 2012 and it was one of the best experiences we have had (still is) so I personally recommend it".
 
 
For more details and to register:
 
 
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ADVENTURES IN STORYTELLING
 
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
 

 
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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4 WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
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Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) works in harmony with the Rotary Foundation and its ‘Areas of Focus’, delivering humanitarian aid through the Australian regional network of Rotarians, Clubs and Districts. 

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