President's Meeting Notes
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Welcome Leanne Cornes and Leanne Barron from Starick.
Thank you Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz for a very successful Sundowner last Thursday
All 10 sleeping bags acquired last week, made in Cambodia for the Rotary Club of Swan Districts, have been purchased for Street Connect to keep some homeless youth warm this winter, and we will present a cheque to Kay and John Eva on 2 July when they come and speak to the Club
Club members are invited to put their hands up to purchase one or more sleeping bags ($50 each – tax deduction via RAWCS) – just let me know
The Combined Board meeting will be held on TUESDAY 11 June, a day earlier than originally planned, at the Mendelawitz home
PDG Bruce James has escaped from Attadale Rehab hospital and plans to be at the Changeover Dinner on 25 June!
Lorri Brazier caught up with Ray Wales at home after today’s meeting, and he is also looking forward to our Changeover Dinner..


Vice President Hamish reported on his recent meeting with the Nhanda Aboriginal Community concerning his conservation plans for rehabilitation of native vegetation and small animals in Kalbarri National Park.  Of the 26 organisations he has met with, the only negative response has been from the State Department of Parks and Wildlife.  The Nhanda Elders, the traditional custodians of Kalbarri National Park, are very supportive as are UWA, Curtin and Murdoch universities, and local state and federal MP’s, including our Honorary Member Ben Morton MP.  Well done Hamish!
John Hosking is keen to get help setting up the Art Show in a few weeks time, please contact him on 0437 077 714
Liz Palmer announced that the next Fellowship Feast will be a morning tea at 10am on Saturday 15 June, which Lorri will be hosting at her daughter’s home.  Details closer to the date . . . .


  • Max Cunnington won the door prize and took home the chocolates.  He also got hit up for his birthday but tried to deflect the cost of his happiness by saying it was next week.  That means he’ll have to pay up again next week!
  • Hamish Turner’s Happy Birthday was today, and Tony Haeusler’s is next Monday
  • Good pickings because both the Eagles and Dockers won, but Tom Atkinson was very unhappy the Saints got the chop in Shanghai
  • Helen Jones won the AFL Tipping last weekend, but her husband Ian still leads the Applecross ladder!

GUEST SPEAKER - Jane Cornes 

Jane Cornes is an award winning journalist, teacher, musician and songwriter who now finds joy helping others realise their creative potential.
One of her programs she runs for Starick  is a therapeutic writing program for women who have experienced domestic and family violence, and are being supported in their journey of healing by Starick.  Starick also offers counselling, a program called Safe@Home, Art Therapy, and specialist Yoga programs for victims of domestic violence.
Jane teaches women who have experience domestic violence to write about it, which empowers them to share their experience with others in the same situation, and then as their confidence grows to share it with a staff group, and later in a public forum such as the Applecross Rotary meeting we held earlier this year.
As part of the healing process Jane asks the victim to write a letter to their younger selves, to imagine a better place for their future, where they are not abused, where a woman can leave a relationship without fear of violence. That’s the fate of one woman in Australia, every week, murdered by their former partner within a week of leaving an abusive relationship.
A lively Q&A session followed.  Jane agreed with President-Elect Barry who commented that in a number of cases of mediation that he participated in, the perpetrator and victim have both come from dysfunctional families where violence was a common option for dealing with a family disagreement.
Footnote:  PE Barry recommended watching the ABC programme 'You Can't Ask That' Series 4 Domestic and Family Violence.  Eight survivors of domestic and family violence share empowering reflections of their experiences living in violent, abusive and controlling relationships. Click here for the link

We are still short of volunteers particularly for Sunday night 17th June from 7 to 9pm for hanging the 400 paintings and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5 to 7pm and 7 to 9pm. There are no sales from 5.30 to 9pm; however, we need to maintain security to 9pm as Woolworths, Coles and Kmart are open to 9pm.
Please tell your friends about the Exhibition and particularly that the paintings are for sale. We are trying to increase the sales and thus the profit which goes to Club projects.
Please let me know where you can help.
Regards John
John Hosking
0437 077 714
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