Our club meeting for this week will be held at the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association at 7PM.  This is the first of our planned KEYNOTE SPEAKER SERIES.  
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August is MEMBERSHIP and New Club Development Month. 
Our first KEYNOTE speaker series event in partnership with the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association(BKSA), is a great opportunity to promote Rotary and hopefully ignite the interest of some of the BKSA members to join our club or participate in some of the Rotary programs such as RYLA, RYPEN etc.  
Thanks to Liz and David for hosting the first sundowner for the Rotary year.  The Palmer's will be heading off soon for a few weeks touring in the Murchison and the Pilbara in their recently purchased caravan.  Hopefully they will find sometime to send a few photos and commentary that we share with Applecross Rotary members and friends in the Advocate. 
The September sundowner will be back at the usual time (last Thursday in the Month) at Kenn and Peta William's home.
Lorri Brazier is pleased to advise that Gordon Dunbar has volunteered to take over her position looking after our guest speaker program.  Lorri has done a brilliant job over the past few years with the support of other members, in providing an informative and entertaining program of weekly speakers.  Gordon also needs your support and ideas in keeping up the high standards of our speaker program.
On the weekend we had our first Perth Makers Market since December 2019 due to the Pandemic restrictions.  The event was very well attended and the public was generous in supporting our donation entry points to the car parking areas.  The introduction of EFTPOS facilities were welcomed by both the public and our collectors, especially our E-Club Rotary volunteer Glynis Armstrong, who for some time has been jokingly saying as people scrummage around for cash to donate, "hang on I'll pullout by EFTPOS machine".  Now she can and does!


Our first Keynote Speaker series

Tom Atkinson(Administration Director) and Lorri Brazier (Programmes) have put together our first 'Keynote Speaker' event in partnership with the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association(BKSA). 
We have been fortunate to get as our speaker Jarrad Brown who is normally based in Singapore providing financial advice for both Australian expats and other nationalities.  Jarrad is currently 'trapped' in Australia by travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 however continues to keep his business going by using technology to work remotely while living in Perth.
Jarrad wants to motivate other young people (he is in his early 30's) to begin to start saving money and will show the financial benefits of reducing some short term spending and using the funds accumulated for something substantial several years later.  He will also look at choosing someone to help with this, and how to ensure they don't have a conflict of interest in providing the advice.
The event will be held on Tuesday evening on the 25th August at 7pm at the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association (13 Karoonda Rd Booragoon WA 6154)
Guest Speaker:  PP Warwick Smith AG District 9455 and member of Heirisson Rotary Club.
TOPIC: Homeless Hub and the Eye Contact Photographic Exhibition.
The Heirisson club is based in East Perth where homelessness is a very real issue.  When asked to see if Rotary could assist the club found there were a huge number of agencies and community support groups working on homelessness, including many Rotary clubs with projects, initiatives and contributions in the homelessness space.  
The Homeless Hub function is to have Rotary working as a coherent entity to bring its singular and unique capabilities to bear on the Homelessness issue - aligned to WA State and Agency Homelessness strategies. 
Eye Contact was created before the Homelessness Hub was officially set-up and it was created as a catalyst to change peoples perception of the homelessness problem.  Nobody on the street chooses to be there and results from a wide range of reasons that includes domestic violence, senior women that have split from partners and being left with nothing, people that have been in care until they have turned 18, increasing unemployment, and many more. 
The Eye Contact  Photographic exhibition was created to have the opportunity to have conversations to increase public awareness that homelessness is about people.  It's a photographic exhibition of 24 portraits of people who have been homeless. They include people of both genders, various age groups and categories, different backgrounds and ethnicity and so on.  This is a problem that can affect anyone and the stories that go with them is what is taken to schools and community centres to help change peoples' awareness of some of the issues.
There are a number of Rotary homeless projects that we can get involved with such as 'Eye Contact' that will be exhibiting in Melville in April 2021; the Foodbank 'Give a Feed' coming up again in November; the 'My Homes' project, just to name a few.  More information can be found on the 'Homeless Hub Home Page'. 
Andrew Bower is coordinating speakers on some of the projects  that we might like to get involved with.
Warwick is wearing various hats and has requested that we let him know if we become aware of any Rotary-related initiatives in the homeless/disadvantage persons space, any health-related activities or environmental projects/events, as they are trying to collate basic details (What, Who, When etc) and promote awareness across Rotary and into the wider community.
Warwick has provided an updated presentation that was sent to him after our meeting for your interest.

Tuesday 8th September for DG Colin Burn's club visit.

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Upcoming Events
Brentwood Karoonda Sporting Association
Aug 25, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 01, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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Sep 08, 2020
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Dear Barry and the Applecross Rotary Club
I just want to say a big thank you for the invitation to attend your handing over event at the Raffles recently. It was lovely to meet a few more club members and hear about the projects the club has been involved in. I'd also like to express my deep appreciation for the Paul Harris Fellow award in recognition of my work with Living Child in PNG. This is a great honour and helps to motivate me to keep on doing what I'm doing!
I look forward to continued partnership with Applecross Rotary.
Yours sincerely,
Sara David AM
Curtin University Alumni Global Impact Award Winner 2019
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