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Congratulations AG Lesley Combes for a very successful cluster meeting of your group of Rotary clubs.  You put in an enormous amount of work to make it happen and it was unfortunate you were not able to attend on the night.  We all wish you a speedy recovery. 
The meeting achieved Lesley's goals of fellowship between the clubs, information sharing of each clubs' activities and a chance to discuss any projects that we can work on together. 
It was very timely with the opportunity  being presented with the partnering of the Greenpatch Education Foundation and the revenue benefits our group of Rotary Clubs could receive, by working together to capture maximum value of the Container Collection Scheme (CDS) across the City of Melville 
A Memoir from an F111 Navigator, David Palmer
One of our new Associate Members, David Palmer provided us with what was probably part 1 of a series reminiscing about his 23 years in the RAAF.  He had wanted to be an Air Force pilot since he was 12 and finally joined up at 19.  He made a technical error in acing the maths exam so was trained as a navigator not a pilot!
Group 1 Assistant Governor Cluster Meeting
A very successful Cluster meeting with representatives from the four Rotary clubs (Attadale, Applecross, Booragoon and Melville) in Assistant Governor Lesley Combes group,was held on Wednesday at the John McGrath Hall in South Perth.  Unfortunately Lesley due to a hospital appointment was unable to attend,  however she had everything organised prior to the event.  The night was managed by Lorri and Liz with Chris Whelan facilitating the meeting.  DG Wayne Milnes attended in an unofficial capacity.  His input and keeness to hear what the clubs were involved in was very much appreciated.
There were thirty five attendees who enjoyed a delicious two course dinner.  Chris made sure that the tables were made up with people from eash of the clubs and there was an excellent opportunity through the club presentations and table discussions to encourage support for each others events as well as projects that we can work on as a group.
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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Director Reports

Liz Palmer asked members to keep Sunday 8 December free for a “special occasion” at Heathcote.
Liz also advised that the Melbourne Cup breakfast would be at Wireless Hill again, featuring sweeps and a presentation from WA Turf Club veterinarian Dr Peter Symons.
Helen Jones asked members to make time after the presentation on CPR at our breakfast meeting on 15 October, to stay on for a demonstration on using the Club’s defibrillator.  Please encourage others to stay on too – yours could be the life one of them saves!
Clive Pearson thanked Lorri for her recent nomination of someone to receive a Pride of Workmanship Award, and encouraged everyone else to nominate someone for their superior service.
Kenn Williams can prove he walked over 10km during the Perth Makers’ Market on Sunday.  Kenn asked members for feedback on the new posters for this year’s JacFest that will be in the next Applecross Advocate.
Kenn also commended the article linked in the current Applecross Advocate about AntiMicrobial Resistance in Petting Zoos.
Chris Whelan announced he had banked $2500 as proceeds for Sunday’s Perth Makers’ Market.  We had just enough volunteers, for the first time, as students from Applecross Senior High School had turned out to help raise funds for a Biology trip to Southeast Sulawesi next July.


Doug Telfer won the wine thanks to tosser Lorri Brazier.
Bruce James celebrated his birthday again, while the spouses of birthday girls Helen Henderson and Margaret Mendelawitz showed their happiness too. 
Clive Pearson showed happiness about his induction into Rotary 36 years ago, while Chris Whelan was happily reunited with several items of clothing he discarded at the Perth Makers’ Market.
Dockers supporters celebrated the Brownlow Medal win by All Australian Captain Nat Fyfe.

Movie Event

Interested in supporting Attadale Rotary's MOVIE EVENT?  Let Ray Philp know and he will organise tickets for you. (0418937373 or
Sunday 6th October
16 Preston St Como
$20 per ticket
Meeting Duties 1st October
BOWER, Andrew
Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
TAYLOR, Malcolm
Photo Albums
Photos Cluster Meeting
Photos from Breakfast meeting 25 Sept
Oct 01, 2019 7:30 AM
Life Education
Life Education
Oct 08, 2019 7:30 AM
DG Club Visit
Oct 15, 2019 7:30 AM
CPR Training
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Upcoming Events
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 City Rotaract Club Meet & Greet
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
2019 Australian of the Year Dr Craig Challen SC OA
All Saints' College Centre for performing Arts
Oct 21, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary in WA 48th Ladies Seminar and Luncheon
Hyatt Regency
Oct 26, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
PMM's Parking - Club Fund Raising Activity TEAM 1
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Nov 03, 2019
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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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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One Health From Concept to Action
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> Controlling illness in animals
> The Evolution of Bacteria on a "Mega-Plate" Petri Dish
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Shelterbox Australis
DISTRICT 9465 eDigest Issue 9
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Australian Rotary Health
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