President's Meeting Notes
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WARM welcome back from medical leave for PDG Bruce James.  So pleased to see him at this week’s meeting and also pleased the Board granted him medical leave of absence to keep his 100% attendance record intact.
WELCOME also to Clive Pearson’s friend from the UK, Roger Bacon and Margaret Mendelawitz, who is the Number One Cheerleader for President Elect Barry’s One Health theme for 2019-20.
CONGRATULATIONS to Connor Ovens, who was selected for Rotary Youth Exchange as Applecross Rotary’s nominee.  Connor is volunteering at the Rotary Art Show at Garden City later next week – off to a great start.
NEXT WEEK Gordon Dunbar tells us about his recent circumnavigation of Tasmania, which will be followed by auctioning off the right to allocate the accumulated funds from the Silver Teapot since January – almost $300!
EXCITED for the first meeting of next month (and next Rotary Year) on 2 July.  We will have guests from Mt Pleasant Primary School, Foodbank WA, Stitches of Hope, Street Connect and St Michael’s Church Mt Pleasant to hear how we are working together to help provide warmth (Stitches of Hope sleeping bags) and food (Foodbank) for street kids this winter.  We have already found funds from donors and our Club for 30 sleeping bags, which are already on their way to kids in need through Street Connect.


Liz Palmer reminds members that this month’s Fellowship is a Morning Tea hosted by Lorri at 43 Sandover Crescent, Winthrop from 10.00am
John Hosking looking for volunteers for the evening shifts 0437 077 714 at the Rotary Art Show, please help if you can find a few hours for your Club.  John thanked Kate Zappa for her media work which unearthed some new artists, and we also scored some local newspaper interviews which will hopefully find their way into your letterbox by the weekend


Max Cunnington for celebrating his real birthday this Friday along with Lee Whelan.  Max also urged all the men present to get their prostate gland checked every year – he did earlier this year, and that’s why he is still alive.  Very happy man!
John Henderson won the chocolates to take home to Helen
Tony Haeusler was happy for his twin sister having a birthday last week,
Chris Whelan managed to collect another $25 for a number of other happy events including some good AFL tipping by the President.


Thanks to the leadership of a few Applecross Rotary Board members and the dedicated labour of many others, the success of the Rotary Jacaranda Festival, donations collected at six Perth makers’ Markets and the generosity of our sponsors, the combined meeting of the outgoing and incoming Boards has funded the following in accordance with the guidelines agreed in April:
Rotary Foundation
Polio Plus
Atwell Arts Centre fostering school age children
AMR Field Research through Murdoch University
True Blue Dreaming mentoring students in the eastern wheatbelt
Shelter Box
Stitches of Hope (Cambodia) making sleeping bags for homeless kids in Perth
Mt Pleasant Primary School: Mathematics teaching support
RC Willeton Global Grant
Living Child project in New Guinea
Starick Industries matching grant
Scoping for Rotary Nepal Laboratory project
The meeting also agreed to set up a Term Deposit to provide short terms funds as required for matters requiring emergency relief.
The meeting also resolved that there would be a small increase in the Annual Subscription of $10, to cover the requirement to fund the RI dues in US dollars, with the current decline in the exchange rate with the Australian dollar.

Barry reflected back to his previous presidential year in 2007-2008.  No-one knew what a smart phone was, and the GFC hadn’t hit.  No-one knew what One Health was either, but he says we all will by this time next year.
One Health recognises that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected.
Barry is keen for every member to volunteer their time to one area of activity that our Club will continue to pursue or will ramp up this next year.  Talk to Barry, Ian, Chris (Whelan) or Ray (Philp) about which area of Service you could assist – the main ones are Youth, Vocational, Community and International Service.
Youth and Vocational Service mainly relates to supporting high school students in various programs.  Rotary Youth Exchange is Rotary International’s flagship program and Applecross Rotary has resumed its involvement meaning our nominee Connor Ovens, a year 12 student at Applecross Senior High School will head overseas in January 2020.   
We will receive an inbound exchange student in June 2020, to look after for a year.  Homestays are part of the program, but we also need members to look after the exchangee for weekends and to take them on a holiday perhaps. 
In addition to the programs involving high school students, we currently support local primary schools, which are under resourced in the science and maths areas.
Logan Duncan-Smith is the incoming Youth Director, supported by Ian Fairnie.  They are very keen to have other members help.  Outgoing Director Suresh Prabhakaran will continue to focus his efforts on getting a Rotaract Club established, as well as the 4-Way Test Speaking Competition.
The most diverse area in Community Service will be led, once again, by Clive Pearson.  Here are some of the activities needing support
  1. True Blue Dreaming: mentoring young people in rural District High Schools
We are supporting the current Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem programs and are working on new programs at Carnamah and Corrigin, which will need financial support.  We have helped TBD approach several other Rotary Clubs, such as Kalamunda, Booragoon and West Perth for financial support. Early indications are that they will make a contribution.  John Kelly and Ian Fairnie are monitoring the outcomes and will recommend what action the club should take.
  1. Mental Health First Aid
Jarrad Hall has been running with this. There is a current hiccup in that the leader nominated for training is no longer available.  Jarrad will liaise with Waylen Bay Scouts and others to find a resolution to this.
  1. Starick Women’s Refuges
Lorri Brazier continues to maintain to relationship between Starick and the Club.  The recent presentation to the club by Starick representatives is testimony to this
  1. Pride of Workmanship
After an enthusiastic start by President Ian there have been only two presentations.  This needs to be promoted more actively as it creates community awareness of Rotary.  It needs a champion to continue with the follow ups.
  1. Warm winters for Homeless Kids
This is a collaborative program with schools and other community groups in our area providing funds for sleeping bags for homeless kids, as well as meals through Foodbank WA.
  1. Give a Dam Give a Can
After an enthusiastic start it stopped at Christmas. The cans collected were distributed to Starick where they were gratefully received. The same approach can be established for the new Rotary year.
  1. Tree Planting
This is scheduled for July again after weather has broken.
  1. Defibrillator
A portable unit has been purchased.  Training sessions for members needs to be added to the morning breakfast program.  A member to take responsibility for the safe keeping of the machine needs to be nominated.
Set up is next Sunday evening and the display is from next Monday to the following Sunday.
Thanks to all those who have agreed to assist. There are a few spots left. Please let me know if you can help in one of the vacant spots.
Should be unable to help in your rostered spot please call me on 0437 077 714 and I will fill in.
There are 313 paintings entered which is below last year’s 400. This will enable us to better display the art. Thanks to the PR team there has been more publicity on Facebook etc. Please tell your friends about the Art Show. There will also be an article in the local Melville Times. click here for article
Regards John
John Hosking
0437 077 714
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