There will not be a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 28th July due to Applecross Rotary Changeover 2020 being held on Wednesday evening (29 July) at the Raffles Hotel at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.  

Breakfast meetings return on Tuesday 4th August.
President's  Jottings
member photo
This Wednesday we finally have the opportunity to celebrate now Past President's Barry Mendelawitz's year and the start of the Club's 50th Anniversary year with a Changeover function at the Raffles Hotel.  We have 40 people attending including some special guests that Barry will be recognising as well as our Honorary Members City of Melville Mayor, the Hon. George Gear and Dean Nalder, the local member for Bateman and Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Energy.  Both the City of Melville and Dean Nalder's Office give the club invaluable support for the Jacaranda Festival.
This year will also be the 20th Anniversary of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival and festival chair Kenn Williams and his committee are already on the job with the organisation on schedule even with the delay caused by COVID 19.  The festival is planned for Saturday, November 28 with the proviso that the event will take place based on government guidelines and recommendations surrounding COVID 19 at the time. Also Applecross Rotary may cancel event based on our discretion surrounding COVID19.  Members are urged to share the postings about the festival on their social media sites from the following Facebook page: 
It was with sadness that we learnt of the passing of past member Bob Hollingsworth.  Bob was a member of the club from November 1991 to June 2005 when he resigned due to moving to Jarrahdale.  Bob received a PHF recognition in May 1997 and was the inaugural Fair Director in the 1992-1993 Rotary year and I presume for a number of years following.  He was Community Service Director in 1997-1998.  
George Mavros told me how it was Bob's idea that started the Jacaranda Festival and I was fortunate to have met  Bob and his wife Pamela  at last year's Festival that they attended.
George Mavros attended the funeral last Thursday in Jarrahdale. George reported that Bob continued his work in the community when he moved from Applecross to Jarrahdale and was remembered by many friends he had made throughout his life.
I encourage members to give Membership Director Peter McEwen and his committee your support in providing at least two contacts for potential members that they can follow-up on.  Many of the traditional requirements Rotary has had for meetings and membership have limited the potential for new members.  Check out the following link to the CLUB FLEXIBILITY FAQ to assist you identify potential members.  To download a membership form click here.
I appreciate the opportunity to join the list of Presidents of Applecross Rotary.  It is of coincidence that the year I was President of South Bunbury Rotary (2006-2007), the District Governor was John Kevan.  Both John and PDG Melodie Kevan have been Presidents of Applecross Rotary and tireless workers for the club until moving to Mandurah.  I have found a photo taken with John and Melodie when he did his DG visit to the club in my year as President of South Bunbury Rotary.
If interested the following link is to the bulletin at the time when John inducted South Bunbury's first female member: click here

Travelling Applecross Rotary People

It was great to get a photo from Kenn when he and Peta met up with the Turners in Kalbarri recently.  Whilst Hamish and Chris are at their second home in Kalbarri for a few weeks, Kenn and Peta are travelling around the Gascoyne and I believe they are now enjoying the warmer weather at Exmouth.  Looking forward to some more photos from our members travelling around the state.

Our guest speaker, David Archibald, was introduced by Max Cunnington.  David has written a book entitled The Anticancer Garden in Australia and is about reducing the risk of cancer through diet.  The book gives a list of plants that have been investigated with anticancer properties and why. David gave a comprehensive and technical presentation to support his findings and fortunately David's presentation was the first to be live streamed via our Facebook page so if you missed his presentation or need to recap on some of the technical information you can go to the saved video by clicking here.  
David has also provided a copy of his presentation:  click here 
MC Chris Dawson opened the meeting and invited President Ray to provide some opening remarks. 
Ray welcomed our guest speaker David Archibald and Max Cunnington's guest Gary Preston.  Ray requested that members let him know if they were coming to the changeover so numbers could be finalised with the Raffles. He also brought the following graphic on the 'lifecycle of plastics' to the attention of the meeting and requested members to start collecting their type 1 and type 2 containers. Gordon Dunbar handed out collection bags for the containers to be stored in and at regular intervals the bags will be collected at our breakfast meetings and transported to the Greenbatch Foundation.
 John Kelly conducted heads and tails with the winner being Barry Mendelawitz.,  Thanks to Ian Fairnie our cellar has been restocked and this week a real bottle of wine was selected by Barry.
Chris Dawson advised the meeting of the sad news that he had read in the newspaper on the passing of past member Bob Hollingsworth.  George Mavros commented that the Jacaranda Festival concept came from Bob.
Youth Director Logan Duncan-Smith again reminded the meeting that he is still looking for nominations for RYPEN and RYLA.
MC Chris wished Doug Telfer a happy birthday for July 29th; happy wedding anniversarys for Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz on July 26th and Helens and his on July 29th; and Lesley Combes 12th Rotary anniversary on July 29th.
  1. Max had $10 from Ian Fairnie who gave it to him when he went to see him to pickup the wine for the meeting.  Max reported that Ian was going very well and the $10 was for the Dockers who were let down by their kicking.  Ian (who was on Zoom) then related an experience he had recently on another fairly serious Zoom meeting, whereby his cat caused him to utter some expletives when he wasn't on mute.  His message was to go on mute during a Zoom meeting!
  2. George contributed some happy dollars telling the meeting how his family recently flew him up to join them on holiday in Broome and travelled with them via Karijini back to Perth.
  3. John Kelly contributed some happy dollars for the Eagles win and advised the meeting he had caught up with Lesley Combes who is going reasonably well.  John said he would call on a couple of members to join him to do some garden cleanup at Lesley's on a monthly basis.
  4. Tom Atkinson made a happy eftpos contribution for his team St Kilda's win.  Also junior footy started on the weekend.
  5. Ron told the story of his two children who play mixed ice hockey on the weekend and his daughter ending up in the sin bin for tripping her friend who was playing on the opposite team.

Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival 2020

We are excited to announce planning has begun for the 20th Anniversary of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival. 
The event will be held on Saturday, the 28th November, at 9:30am - 3:30pm.*** 
Erin Madeley Consulting have been engaged to manage the stallholder registration process and to apply you will need to create a profile within the MarketLife Stallholder portal via the following link: Click here
The Rotary Jacaranda Festival will feature 140+ stalls, an array of food options and a unique line-up of entertainment and a buzz of excitement that comes when thousands of people come together. It’s an unmissable day out and a great place to kick start your Christmas shopping, supporting small businesses, local community groups and other causes all at the same time!
Applications opened on Wednesday the 22nd of July and will close on the 19th of August, with notification to go to applicants on the 26th of August.
*** The event will take place based on government guidelines and recommendations surrounding COVID 19 at the time. Applecross Rotary may cancel event based on their discretion surrounding COVID19.

It was great to get an update from our Rotary Youth Exchange student Connor Ovens who is currently in Willich, Germany.
Connor has just moved families and the plan is for school to return (as normal) on the 12th August after the summer holidays.
The impact of the Corona virus on his exchange has been significant with all trips and Rotary events cancelled at this point however he is hoping to be able to do some small things later this year.  He recently went with his host Mum to visit her father in a small town in the north of Germany called Bremerhaven.  Connor said it was finally nice to see some more of Germany however the weather was pretty dreadful, "Perth in the middle of winter was warmer and sunnier".  
Connor reported most things are open and running with social distancing in place.  Masks are required in all stores and on public transport.  No enforced lockdown with friend groups of up to 50 in a house and 10 in public he thinks.
Connor is following the Eagles and recruiting some German supporters along the way.
His last comment - "Carn the Eagles" 

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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