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Lets swell a bit with Rotary fellowship THIS THURSDAY

Hi All

We often try to do our bit to raise funds for good causes and it involves a bit of work.

Here’s an opportunity to reflect the origins of Rotary with a bit of fellowship to remember the origin and purpose of Rotary as espoused by Paul Harris.  No work involved !

We have booked the venue and would love to see you/ your club members/ PHF’s and friends for an hour or so on 23rd February at The Rowing Pavilion, 4 The Esplanade, Mt Pleasant.

No cost of entry but plenty of good food and drinks if you are happy to pay for it while you have some fellowship with Rotarians and others.

Details are in the attached flyer so send it around.

I hope you can pass this on to your members and friends for next Thursday evening the 23rd February, 2023.

Regards to all

Peter Smith

President 2022- 23

Rotary Club of Melville         



Come to The Rowing Pavilion and have some fellowship and celebrate the commencement of Rotary!  Commencing at 6.30pm meet other members and acknowledge the purpose that started Rotary.

Wear your ROTARY Shirt !!!

Cost :  What ever you decide to eat or drink is all it will cost. Your choice! (The venue is Fabulous, the outlook Glorious and the company Outstanding)
Where :  4 The Esplanade, Mt Pleasant

Look for the Rotary teardrop upstairs and inside the Rowing Pavilion

AG Kenn's District Conference Report
District Conference.
Truly was a great Rotary get together at Mandurah on Saturday for the future of Rotary WA, combining the two current Districts 9455 and 9465 for the last time and prior to the formal inception of Rotary District 9455 on 1/7/23. Lots of energy, enthusiasm for essential change… which was the theme for the conference, fantastic speakers and very professionally presented.  About 260 attended.
Very well done to the ‘volunteer’ Rotary committee behind it all.
Of interest to me is a genuine commitment to work together for the best interests of our overall community, and how Rotary must work hard in order to regain the lost ground of constant falling membership numbers and apparent declining member engagement, in our rapidly changing world.
Speakers included:
  • Phil Britten, a survivor of the Bali Terrorist attack and the impact that this has had on his life, his theme… your choices create your destiny.. so true
  • Evan Burrell, Rotarian from NSW and a passionate advocate of how we must change the traditional perceptions of Rotary and join todays world of expectations.
  • IR Director Vicki Puliz addressing “Why Rotary”, discussing Regionalisation and the challenges Rotary faces.
  • Our own Lyn Beazely overviewing the quirky world of science, and Rotary fitting in.
  • An engaging energetic Rotaract panel explains their view and relationship with both Rotary and their community. (We do need to get some of their engagement if Rotaract Melville is ever going to become a reality!)
  • Benita Cattalani.. a practical and informative development for both creating and implementing change, and some of the inevitable resistances to be faced.
An extensive showcase of Rotary RI, District and Club endeavours were manned up in the foyer, again a pity only we were there to see what great work we do!
The Conference Dinner, attended by around 200 delegates at the Peel Thunder HQ was a great success, and ended a fantastic and historic Rotary event.
Attended by Ray, Chris W and Kenn.


Evan Burrell - Telling the Rotary Story
RI Director Vicki Puliz
RI Director being introduced by MC Kero o'Shea
The Boulder Rotary team, winners again of the 'best club attendance at conference' award!
Congratulations to Frank Andinach on being Presented a 50 Year Service to Rotary Award at this year's Joint District Rotary Conference in Mandurah.
Frank has served on every position on our club board and is currently our Foundation Director, Bulletin Editor and Photographer extraordinare.
Frank was Presented the Award by Rotary International Director Vicki Puliz, visiting from the US, in front of 250 Rotary delegates.
Kenn Williams
0428 472619
PS: AND: Don’t forget the Sundowner hosted by Melville Rotary this Thursday at 6 for 6.30pm, wear a Rotary shirt and have some fun. Canning Rowing Club rooms.

Interested in a night out at the Theatre?
Come and support our very own Erin Hegarty (MAMA Respond) and partner of Applecross Rotarian Mike Smith.  Erin is co-director of the theatre production being performed at 'The Old Mill Theatre'
Cnr Mends Street & Mill Point Road, (Opposite the Windsor Hotel), South Perth.  The show is running from the 22nd Feb to 4th March.

Time To Talk About JacFest 23

Time To Talk About JacFest 23

There will be a Jacaranda Festival Project Team meeting after breakfast on Tuesday 21st February. Any member interested in the JF23 is invited to attend, in person or by Zoom. Finish by 9:00 am.


1. Proposed new JF23 project management structure.

2. Upcoming training on Teamwork

3. What day for the Festival? A Saturday or a Sunday?

Jacaranda Festival Update for Our Club Sponsors

Report from Applecross Rotary on the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival JF22.

JF22 was held 19th November 2022. This was the 22nd consecutive Applecross Rotary Jacaranda
Festival. It was a great success, albeit momentarily dampened by a shower of rain.
Approximately 12,000 attendees; survey responses indicate 58% resident within the City of
Melville. Demographics: 36% young adult, 24% young family and 39% older family. There was a
50/50 split between returning patrons and first-time visitors. More than 90% of survey respondents
advised that they see the event as a “community event” run by volunteers. Brand recognition is
well established across the Perth Metro area. However, communication about the role of
Applecross Rotary, the City of Melville and other event sponsors can be improved.
The event footprint was expanded into McDonald Street because of the building/carpark
development at the NE corner of the event space. This was a successful move and will be required
for any future events.
Based on past feedback the event strived to provide additional public facilities at JF 22. However,
the major item of public feedback was “more shelter, seats and tables”. Thus, additional
infrastructure and space allocation will be needed.
The new ‘quiet zone’ was a success, enhancing community diversity within the event.
The waste management initiatives, funded by a grant obtained from the City of Melville, were very
successful. Public education outcomes were evident, and the initiative was applauded in some of
the public feedback. Applecross Rotary seek support from the City of Melville to replicate and to
improve this important community initiative.
Stall holder bump-in was significantly improved following input from Erin Madeley Consulting. This
improvement was applauded by almost every stallholder who provided formal feedback. There
were 152 individual stalls, including 8 NFP’s and 3 community organisations. Feedback from 59
stallholders (39% of the total) was overwhelmingly very positive.
There were no reportable incidents during the event. Feedback from local neighbours indicated
strong support for the expanded street closures. The flow of pedestrians approaching and leaving
the event has improved and thus less risky.
Food stalls were provided free access to an electrical supply. This reduced the noise/smell/risk
from their generators. However, the supply provided was not sufficient and a larger generator will
be required at future events.
Volunteers donated 789 hours on the event day. This is in addition to the 540 hours donated by
Applecross Rotary volunteers in the project team.
After the event $17,910 was distributed to external volunteer groups and entertainers who
supported the event on the day.
The current 3-year funding support agreement from the City of Melville expired after JF22.
Applecross Rotary’s objectives for the festival over the next 5 years are:
  1. Build on the existing 22-year brand recognition to reinforce community volunteering, Melville amenity and civil life.
  2. Broaden public recognition of how the event is produced.
  3. Increase engagement so more local business be involved and support the event.
  4. Enhance community diversity and inclusion in the event attendees.
  5. Be an educational role model for waste management at a public event.
  6. Broaden the event footprint:
    • Use MacDonald Steet to its best availability.
    • A longer event time span to include evening entertainment/meals in a nearby location.
    • Enable workers at local businesses to easily park near the event space.
Applecross Rotary seek a new 3 year funding agreement, requesting $25,000 per annum.
Prepared by Chris Whelan
JF22 Event Coordinator
11th Feb. 2023

D9465 has for several years promoted the no-cost publicity of ALL Rotarians wearing their Rotary shirts on the 23 February, Paul Harris’s Birthday. The event has been followed by several other Districts around the World but still needs clubs to be reminded to get involved. This initiative was started by a group of our AGs and is an easy way of showing Rotary in our community and inviting the conversation of ‘What is Rotary”. Ideally, the Rotary shirt would be worn all day as the Rotarians go about their daily business, not just at a Rotary meeting.




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