Join us for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication. Visit the Rotary International Facebook page to watch with other end polio supporters.

This Thursday at Lorri's home, 20A Piercy Way Kardinya.  Please bring a plate to share and $7.50pp for drinks.

Less than a month to the Jacaranda Festival

The count-down continues with less than a month to go before our major event, the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival. This is the 22nd year of the event that has been continually improved over the years, with many members volunteering many hours as we continue strive for a better festival. This is a great day out for the community, providing a wonderful showcase for a wide range of small business stallholders and community organisations,  The JacFest is also an opportunity to raise the profile of Rotary and an effective fundraiser to help finance our local and international projects and programs. We are involving more community groups in contributing manpower to the festival, providing them with valuable funds to run their respective organisations.
Lots of work is happening in the background over many months, however the erection of the promotional signs at the entry to the Applecross Village is a visual sign that we are getting close to the BIG day.
Thanks to Bruce Uren, Chris Dawson, Peter McEwen and Ray Philp the signs were erected last Friday.

This is a very easy way of getting into the habit of making a personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation – Our Charity 
The Centurion Program is an Australian program which is run through the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust and it is designed to allow individuals, Rotarians or otherwise to make a personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation of AUD 100.00 per annum.
The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Tax Office, therefore the contribution is tax deductible, the contribution is also credited to the contributors Paul Harris Fellow status. 


Some of the benefits of becoming a Centurion are as follows:

  • All Centurion contributions from Rotarians count towards their Club’s Annual Giving total. 
  • 100% of the funds are used for Areas of Focus projects both locally and internationally – no admin fees
  • It is picked up as part of the District’s contribution resulting in 50% of the contribution coming back to our District to use as support funds for the programs we want to support.
  • 50% of your donation comes back to our District in 3 years’ time to support District Grants, Global Grants, Vocation Training Teams, Areas of  Focus Scholarships
  • The money is paid into the Australian Rotary Trust Fund making your contribution tax deductible.
  • The commitment you are asked to make is simply contribute A$100 per year as long as you are able to.
  • The initial commitment is recognised by the presentation of a certificate and the ‘Centurion’ lapel badge
  • This is not a large commitment but an important one in terms of our overall contribution to The Foundation.
  • Partners of Rotarians as well as private individuals can also participate in the program and their support would be most welcome. 

Our District Foundation Committee is asking Clubs and members to promote our 'Century of Centurions' program.

Please share this as widely as possible to help us reach our goal of 100 Centurion members by 30th November, 2022.

RYLA 2023 Applications Open!
RYLA is an intensive eight-day program designed for 18-28 year olds with leadership potential and a commitment to community service. The program is a unique opportunity aimed to bring participants out of their comfort zone and challenge them to think outside the square while actively using and building on their existing skills and knowledge. RYLA includes seminars, workshops, physical activities and team games relating to areas including Communication and Public Speaking, Leadership, Team Work and Group Dynamics, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Goal Setting, Time Management and Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence. All applications must include the name of their sponsoring Rotary Club, and we expect that applicants have contacted their local Rotary Club to arrange sponsorship prior to submitting the form.  The RYLA Committee will assist with this if necessary. Applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance onto RYLA.  Successful applicants will have the energy, commitment and motivation to develop their leadership potential and be willing to challenge themselves physically and mentally over the course of the program.   Please note: Applicants who have come to us via a Rotary Club will receive priority acceptance onto the program.
RYLA is held at the Serpentine Camping Centre from Saturday 7th January – Saturday 14th January 2023.
Rotary Club Sponsorship for a RYLA participant is $900, and the participant contribution is $250.  This includes all activities, accommodation and meals for the week.
The application form is available online - or click here to download a form.
Applications need to be in by 30th November 2022.

When the Rotary world arrives in Australia for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, 27-31 May, your vibrant country will be in the spotlight. This is a rare chance to be an ambassador for Rotary in Australia and for the warm, welcoming host city of Melbourne, so register today!

Register now to get a reduced rate, and encourage your friends to do the same. This offer expires 15 December.  

Another fun evening with Cockburn community aiming to win many prizes furnished by generous sponsors. This is part of Rotary Cockburn's annual fund raising program that supports over 20 community groups with their financial needs. Assemble a team of 4 or 6 people and come and have some fun! Bookings are highly recommended, via text at 0407 689 132: team captain name, #'s and Team name.
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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'Eat The Elephant' the experience & how to write a book

“It’s probably true that everyone has a book in them, although it may not be a good one”

- Wilbur Smith

PP David Grieve of RCD wrote a book in 2019 called Eat the Elephant – solve your business problems in small bites – even when it seems impossible. With a thoughtful introduction by Australia’s most recent Rotary International President Ian Riseley, himself an accomplished account and business leader the book has very readable advice on leadership and business management.

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