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A warm welcome to our new 'ASSOCIATE' members who were formerly presented with their name badges at our special dinner meeting last Wednesday evening.  A huge thank you to PP Ian Fairnie for stepping in at the 11th hour as our guest speaker.  Ian set the scene with his presentation on 'VOLUNTEERS' prior to the Associate member presentations.
This week's 'Cluster' meeting with the other clubs (Booragoon, Attadale, Melville)  in AG Lesley Coombes's group, is an excellent opportunity to look for project collaboration opportunities as well as enhancing fellowship between our clubs.  Your attendance would be appreciated.
Congratulations to PDG Bruce James, celebrating 48 years in Rotary.  Bruce joined Rotary on September 21st 1971.  Bruce was State President of APEX and joined Applecross Rotary when he was no longer eligible for APEX membership. Bruce has been on Club and District Committees and was District Governor in 1991-92.  Bruce also celebrated the 70th aniversary of his 21st birthday at our special dinner meeting.
Also celebrating his Rotary anniversary is PP Clive Pearson.  Congratulations Clive, joining South Bunbury Rotary on September 20th 1983, President South Bunbury 1988-89 and transfered to Applecross in September 2016.
When did you start volunteering?  This question was posed to me by the CEO of Volunteering WA Sally Davies in 1985, when I introduced her to a new organisation at Curtin University, Curtin Volunteers! I replied: I haven’t really done much volunteering, and she responded I bet you have!
Slowly she got me to confess I had been volunteering most of my life, it’s just that I never thought much about it, and certainly never thought one needed any training to be a volunteer.  But I did, and it struck home when I took over responsibility for Curtin’s radio station, which had four paid staff and over 100 volunteers. 
l-r: Margaret Mendelawitz, Helen James, Beryl Telfer, Helen Dawson, Ann Kelly, President Barry Mendelawitz, Membership Director Kenn Williams, Kate Zappa, David Palmer, Heather Inglis, Helen Henderson, Peta Williams
At a special dinner meeting held on Wednesday evening,  the club recognised and welcomed our new members of the Membership classification, ASSOCIATE.  Our new associate members who were present were presented with their badges.  Those who couldnt attend were Karen Strange, Ralph Fardon, Jordan Keesling, John Edwards, Peter Mazza and Val Philp.
Pride of Workmanship September 2019
A Pride of Workmanship was awarded to Wendy Hiddlestone on 18th September 2019
Wendy Huddlestone and Lorri Brazier
This award acknowledges someone whose work performance displays outstanding qualities with respect to attitude, approach, dedication and commitment. It covers work performance and ethics, including customer service, quality of output, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.
Rotary in Western Australia and Greenbatch 


Joint Communique 

From DG Wayne Milnes (9465); DG Graham Peden (9455); Darren Lomman CEO & FounderGreenbatch.
Rotary, the Environment and New Generations
In 2015 the Board of Rotary International (RI) announced an Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) to help protect and sustain our planet’s environment for present and future generations. Last year RI President Ian Riseley made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year, and each of The Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus now includes aspects of environmental sustainability. June 2019’s Hamburg RI convention put environmental projects on display as Rotarians focused on cleaning up plastic waste, protecting our vital resources.
We know that many young people are driven by causes, and the environment and plastic pollution is often on top of the list. We are now seeing state and national political recognition of this. By Rotary working on this issue, we not only can do some good in the world, and leverage the public image potential of its popularity, but also potentially attract a new wave of people to join us.
GREENBATCH - What you can recycle
Recycle NOW with Greenbatch.  Why? Because if you put your recyclable plastic container in the council recycling bin, it is baled up and sold to the global waste market and shipped overseas. Greenbatch Processing will be WA's first waste plastic processing plant, capturing the local plastic waste market.
Applecross Rotary in conjunction with Attadale and Booragoon Rotary would like to invite you – and others in your network – to attend the inaugural Meet and Greet BBQ and Rotaract Information Session to form the Melville City Rotaract Club on October 13, 2019(Sunday) from 4 PM to 6PM.
Rotaract is designed for students and professionals aged between 18-30 years old. It’s suited to anyone with an appetite to create positive change within their local community and further afield, as well as those interested in gaining leadership experience and wishing to have fun in the process.
“Rotaractors” help improve the lives of people around them, while also benefiting from the mentorship of others, and a strong social aspect – lots of the other Rotaract Clubs across Perth regularly meet over a drink at their local pub!
Involvement in Rotaract connects you with a network of business, professional, and community leaders to facilitate the development of your personal and professional skills.
The primary focus is on community service, from a couple of hours volunteering in your local area, to a few weeks working with a local community in a developing country.
Date:               Sunday 13October, 4 pm to 6 pm
Location:         Karoonda reserve Hall
                        Karoonda Road Rd (Booragoon)
Purpose:         This session is an opportunity to learn more about Rotaract, how to become a founding member of Perth’s newest club and how you might be able to make new friends and create positive change in your community at the same time.
BBQ will be provided. Please contact Suresh (0405074507)/ Logan ( 0478692342) on any enquires.
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If you’d like to share this information with others feel free – either by old fashion chatter or using our Facebook event listing. Or, if you’d like to learn more in advance, there’s plenty of information and a number of personal stories available at
Meeting Duties 24th September
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Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
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Special Meeting 18 September
Sep 24, 2019 7:30 AM
Story of F111
Story of F111
Oct 01, 2019 7:30 AM
Life Education
Oct 08, 2019 7:30 AM
DG Club Visit
Oct 15, 2019 7:30 AM
CPR Training
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There will not be a Sundowner this month.  The October sundowner will be at Liz and David Palmer's home on Thursday 31st October.
Upcoming Events
PMM's Parking - Club Fund Raising Activity TEAM 2
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Sep 22, 2019
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 24, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Cluster meeting for AG Lesley's group of clubs
John McGrath Hall
Sep 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 01, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
District Governor Wayne Milnes Visit
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 08, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Melville Rotary Club Inaugural Meet and Greet BBQ
Karoonda Reserve Hall
Oct 13, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 15, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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Applecross RC BIG DAY OUT!

Lorri is organising with the President of the Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault, Bridget Green, to join them for their lunchtime meeting at their brilliant venue at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.  The tentative date is the 23rd of October and Lorri will provide more details in the coming weeks.  Click here and check out their Facebook page.
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