Rotary Art Show - Roster


Every year in June the Rotary Clubs of Melville and Applecross get together to put on an Art Show at the Westfield Booragoon Shopping Centre. The aim of the show is to:

"To encourage Artists and afford them the opportunity to exhibit their works to the public."

Our club once again will be hosting the Art Show at Garden City in conjunction with the Melville Rotary Club. This is a really important event and a major contributor to our club’s fund raising program. From memory this ranks third in income generation,  behind the Jacaranda Festival and Perth Maker’s market.
The event is held over a full week (11th – 18th June)  and our input is over 5 days.
It is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK”  activity.
I have attached the roster and I would ask you to register the day / time you are in a position to attend. Timing is flexible in that this event spans days so one is not restricted to any specific time. There are mornings / afternoons / evening sessions and parts of each Also weekends.
Would appreciate you giving thought to times you can spare – complete and return this form.
I will be in attendance every day for most of each day.
Thanks in anticipation.
click here to keep up to date and to promote this year's event


Update on Sensory Room Project

Brett, Cran and I, along with Louis Koeppen, (when not at Uni) visited the business behind the sensory room technology and design/supply which is set to help kids with sensory based disabilities… autism being one, better manage their environments.
It was very impressive and one can readily visualise how this type of activity based learning experience would help those with such learning issues. Interactive, fully of colours, touchy feelies and all underlying the improved learning opportunities presented. It is this type of equipment that we will be supporting Cran’s Senior School source and install, utilising whatever funding sources that we can muster along the way.
We then met with MP Hannah Beazley, Member for VIC Park, and outlined our project and seeking her support and commitment towards that end. She was very empathetic, having her own son who has special needs.
However, and of greater concern, is the general run down state of the school, and Cran also took this up with Hannah… she again was very understanding, going on to say that Kent Street High, nearby, was even in a greater need of attention!
It beggars belief that our school system is SOOOO short of money that even the basic maintenance and repair jobs go unattended for years, including the most basic of safety matters relating to the kids!  Having visited the school, we have seen it first hand …. It is hard to believe that this is 2023!
It truly must break Cran’s heart to have to work, and lead his school, when this is the best the bureaucracy can throw up. The school just has to make do with virtually NOOO money, certainly for safety and M&R. 
Another reason that Teachers must be finding it difficult to be believed in!
Kenn Williams
0428 472619


Two for the price of one

"Stitches of Hope" is one of the charity’s supported by Applecross Rotary, and benefits needy people in two countries.  It was featured at the recent Perth Makers’ Market.
Stitches of Hope was established by a Rotary Club, Swan.  Find out more here
To save you looking, it operates in Cambodia and provides living wages for many village people.  The project is overseen by RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service.
One of the main ways it raises funds is through the production of sleeping bags, which Swan Rotary import to Fremantle, and then sell to clubs like Applecross Rotary, which use them to assist charities, like Anglicare Street Connect.  The current cost of a sleeping bag is $50, and members donating a sleeping bag can claim this as a tax deduction.
So for $50, a member can support village families in Cambodia and provide warm comfort to homeless people in WA this coming winter.  
You can access this great 2-for-1 deal by contacting Ian Fairnie.
Stitches of Hope Champion Kay Eva from Swan Rotary with two sleeping bags, not including Ian Fairnie

Thank you to the Club from 'Stitches for Hope' board 

Hi Brett and Members of the Rotary Club of Applecross,
On behalf of the board members of Stitches of Hope we would like to express our sincere thanks for inviting us to have our stall in your marque at the Perth Makers Markets on Easter Sunday the 9th April. It was a wonderful opportunity to share with interested people of the charity work we enjoy doing in Cambodia by furthering the education of hundreds of children and young people. It was a glorious day and we made about $400 in the sale of the things we had for sale. We did not draw the raffle as advertised as we did not sell sufficient tickets, incase anyone inquires, it will be draw at our next function.
Many thanks to all your members and all the very best with the projects your club support.
Yours in Rotary service,
Kay and John Eva


Toys to go with Wheelchairs for Kids in Kenya

The Bicton Mens Shed recently made 160 wooden cars and 180 animal tokens to be included with the next 'Wheelchairs for Kids' batch of wheelchairs soon to be sent to Kenya. Each chair will have with it a toy to enjoy. Chris Whelan from Applecross Rotary picked up these toys on Friday.
Thanks to the Bicton Mens Shed, and especially Antonio, for their enthusiasm and generosity.


Destiny Rescue Update

I just wanted to bring you up to date with what’s been happening with Destiny Rescue this year. 
We’re up to 944 verified rescues for 2023, which is 317 rescues ahead of where we were this time last year.
In the last reporting week (week ending 31st of March) we added 197 rescues.
15 of those were from the Africa Region (Kenya and Zimbabwe).
174 of those were from the Asia Region (Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia and two Undisclosed Nations).
8 were from the Latin America Region (Dominican Republic)
162 were female, 35 were male.
99 were under 18 years of age.
57 were between 18 and 24 years of age.
41 were 25 or older.
We have conducted 55 raids which have led to 62 arrests so far this year.
I’ve also included an Impact Report from 2022.  Please feel free to pass this information on to interested club members.  😊
Thanks again for your support last year.
Warm regards,
Destiny Rescue Australia
RYPEN MAY 23 - Applications Open!
The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in May is fast approaching!
If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is
  • Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
  • Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
  • Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
  • Excited for a weekend of fun
Then we'd love to have them attend the RYPEN camp from 19th to 21st May 2023.
RYPEN depends on Rotary Clubs to sponsor participants, and the more participants we get the better the camp will be. We would love to welcome your applicant to the camp.
We've got an exciting and challenging program lined up for the weekend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend please get your applications as soon as possible.



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