Tuesday's breakfast meeting (4th August) will be back at the DOME Deep Water Point, 100 The Esplanade Mount Pleasant .  You can also join the meeting via ZOOM.

President's  Jottings
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Looking forward to getting back to the Dome for our weekly meetings.  We have our cupboard located at the venue for the storage of our meeting items that saves the logistical task of transporting the items to the meeting.  
Thanks to Tom Atkinson for arranging the Karoonda Sporting Club for our temporary meeting venue and Lorri Brazier for providing the catering at the venue. 
Tom and Lorri are planning on using the sporting club for some special evening meetings throughout the year in partnership with the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association.
Our first social get together will be this Saturday (8th August) for lunch at Lorri's home (20A Piercy Way Kardinya).  From 11:30am bring a finger or fork food plate and a bottle of wine to share and Lorri is providing soup and sweets.  Please let Liz Palmer know if you will be attending.
Our first Sundowner will be at Liz and David's home on the 20th August.  If you would like to host a Sundowner please contact Liz.


AxR Changeover 2020

Applecross Rotary's 49th Changeover event was held at the Raffles Hotel on Wednesday 29th July.
MC Chris Dawson started the proceedings by introducing President Barry Mendelawitz who welcomed the 44 members, partners and guests.  Two of our honorary members: the Hon. George Gear (Mayor City of Melville) and his wife Carol; and  local member for Bateman Dean Nalder were present.  Also present was Samantha Fewster who is the the 2020-2021 Rotaract Australia Executive Board Chair.
Samantha thanked the club for our support in starting the City of Melville Rotaract Club. Samantha made special mention for the assistance they received from Suresh Prabhakaran who is currently taking some time off from Rotary to focus on his new consulting business.
There were three very special recognitions presented on the night.
The first was to Past District Governor  Bruce James. 
Bruce was presented an inaugural Life Membership of the Applecross Rotary Club by Past President John Kelly.
The Life Membership recognises Bruce's outstanding record of nearly 50 years of leadership and service in Rotary.  Bruce joined Applecross Rotary in September 1971, was Club President in 1997/98, District Governor 9460 in 1991/92 and either served or led on every committee at Club level and most of District level.
President Barry Mendelawitz presented a Paul Harris Fellow to Sara David AM and Greg Hebble.
Sara David AM is the founding member and CEO of Living Child Inc, a charity aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality rates in PNG.
Greg Hebble is the CEO of Foodbank WA which is the states largest food relief organisation.
Applecross Rotary are proud supporters of Living Child and Foodbank.  The PHF's recognise the contribution through leadership and passion that both Sara and Greg provide to ensure the success of their humanitarian and educational programs.
President Barry handed over to President-elect Ray Philp. 
Ray thanked Barry for his leadership and second term as President.  Ray commented that the coming year has some significant milestones for the club being the 50th anniversary of the Club and the 20th year of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival. He said that it will be 'business as usual' with our major projects of One Health and the Rotary Jacaranda Festival and a new project in collaboration with other Rotary clubs in our zone with the Greenbatch Schools Recycling Education program. This ticked the boxes with the 4 main priorities as communicated by District Governor Colin Burns.
Thanks to Lorri and Liz for organising the function that allowed members and guests to mingle throughout the evening with canapes served and music by UWA musical student Boyd Peters.


Applications for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) for 2021 are open now!
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 16th January – Saturday 23rd January 2021.
Rotary Club Sponsorship for a RYLA participant is $850, and the participant contribution is $200.  This includes all activities, accommodation and meals for the week.
The application form is available online - .
Please get your applications in by 15th November 2020.
To assist with our planning, it would be appreciated if you can let me know if you are planning on sending someone to RYLA.
If you have any questions, please contact me on 0402 491 139 or
Ian Ball
RYLA District Committee

The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in September 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 11th to 13th September 2020.
We believe that after the disruption of the last few months, RYPEN would be a great opportunity for students to have some "Fun with a Purpose".  
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.
Please send applications to The camp costs $300 per attendee and your club will be invoiced later for the camp.
Applications close 1st September 2020!
If you have any questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to let me know.  You can email me or call 0402 491 139
Yours in Service,
Ian Ball
on behalf of the
District 9465 RYPEN Committee


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