President's Meeting Notes
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  • Welcome Joe Florio, Optician to several Applecross Legends, to receive a Pride of Workmanship Award
  • A very special welcome to another guest, Jordan Keesing from Ben Morton’s office, looking exhausted after a hectic election weekend.  Jordan will convey the Club’s congratulations to our Honorary Member Ben Morton MP, upon his re-election to Federal Parliament
  • Another Applecross Legend PDG Bruce James is in the Rehabilitation Ward at Fremantle Hospital, and should be recovering quicker now that his 100% attendance record has been secured
  • We have been awarded a Bronze Champion Award for our support for Shelter Box
  • Next week’s guest speaker will be Dr Peter Symons talking about “Drugs in Sport”.  Peter, a veterinarian, was on the Drug Detection panel for the Sydney Olympics because ‘we humans have been doping horses for years’.  Clive Pearson and Tom Atkinson will welcome Peter as well as the members coming to hear him speak next week.  John Kelly will host him and Helen Jones will do the set-up.


  • Lorri read out a letter from Starick thanking the Club for the furniture donation, and also from a Thank You card sent by the recipient of the donation.
  • Liz is collecting names for the Changeover Dinner at Nic and Kola’s on 25 June, $65pp to the Club Administration Account please (-3750).


  • Today’s Host Kenn Williams did a quick whip around of the Happy Eagles and Sad Dockers supporters, and successfully encouraged a number of Liberal supporters to join guest Jordan Keesing in showing their happiness with the election result
  • Liz Palmer celebrated her birthday and Lesley Combes shed a couple of happy dollars for winning the door prize


John Hosking, who nominated Joe Florio for this award, is a very happy customer, and has been for many years.  After Joe moved to East Fremantle John and Jan thought that was a bit too far to go but after becoming very frustrated with poor service, extensive and expensive mistakes with lenses and frames that sought Joe out again and have never regretted it.  Joe has been in the optometry business for over 40 years and still loves going to work everyday because his customers really appreciate his technical and interpersonal skills.  Congratulations Joe!


Continuing the tradition of new members telling older members a bit about themselves, Peter grew up right by Lake Karrinyup Country Club and started working as a caddy there when he was 12.  By the time he was 14 he started working at Hamersley Public Golf Course and showed enough promise with his own clubs that he was tempted by a professional golf traineeship when he finished school at Scarborough Senior High School.
However Peter chose to study chemistry at UWA graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Organic Chemistry.  He joined the fertilizer company CSBP after graduation and has been in the crop production side of agriculture more or less ever since.
His impressive story is available for viewing here but suffice to say he is very knowledgeable about cropping, especially in WA, about careful and judicious use of fertilisers, international trade in fertilisers, and the agribusiness and environmental politics that go with it.
Peter’s career has taken him all over the world – he even made time while living in Esperance to join Rotary in 2002, which made ‘selling’ him on Applecross Rotary at last year’s JacFest pretty easy for Kenn Williams.
Peter is still a force to be reckoned with on the golf course, and he is a pretty good judge of the AFL competition judging by his success in the Tipping Competition.
His advice is to balance our lives and his formula (he’s a chemist remember) blends Business, Family, Travel, and Golf with his Rotary Service.
Welcome to Applecross Rotary, Peter!

The May Fellowship Sundowner will now be hosted at Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz home, 57 Melville Beach Rd in Applecross, on Thursday 30 May.  Hamish and Chris will be in deep discussions about a project they are launching in the Kalbarri area, but plan to host the Sundowner in July.

Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale 2019
Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale 2019

The 2019 annual Rotary Art Exhibition, a joint project of the Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs, will be held from Monday 17 June to Sunday 23 June  in the Garden City Shopping Complex during the Centre's standard opening hours.  
Applications will be accepted until 10 June.
This Art Exhibition allows artists to display their paintings to a large number of people and hopefully sell one or more their paintings. The entry charge and sale commission are used to offset the exhibition costs. The profits are used by the Rotary Clubs for community projects. Members and friends of the Rotary Clubs set up the exhibition, provide the security and sell the paintings.
More Information and Entry Form are available.
The Waylen Bay Sea Scouts (WBSS) are attending their first 'VentKhana'.  This is a biannual Motorsport event for Venturers (teenage scouts). WBSS will come together with other units for a weekend of Motorsport and camping. WBSS have been able to attend through the funds they have raised assisting with the parking at the Perth Makers Market.  They have affixed the Rotary sticker to their vehicle in recognition of our support.

4 Way Test State Final results

Results of the Four Way Test State final.
Sophie Steele sponsored by RC Booragoon and Corpus Christi College
Georgia Payne sponsored by RC Mandurah and Frederick Irwin Anglican School.
It is now time to start the search for candidates for this year.  The Club Heats will take place in August culminating in the State Final in November this year.
Jan Moore
District Chair

Invitation from RC Kenwick

Rotary Club of Kenwick extends an invitation to our club to join them to hear from Lorraine and Anil Francis, Directors of the Mukti Mission in India.  Click here to download the flyer.
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Meeting photos 21 May
A few members will be meeting at the Raffles Hotel beer garden at 5pm Friday 24th May, for a couple of quiet drinks to finish the working week. Join us if you feel so inclined.  
Meeting Duties 28 May
Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
May 28, 2019
Drugs in Sport
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Upcoming Events
Mount Pleasant Baptist College
May 25, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
Dome Deep Water Point
May 28, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
May fellowship Sundowner
Margaret and Barry Mendelawitz Home
May 30, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Breakfast Meeting
Dome Deep Water Point
Jun 04, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast Meeting
Dome Deep Water Point
Jun 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Thanks to all those who are able to assist as shown in the 'Art Show and Sale' roster. There are still gaps on Sunday evening when we need to hang some 400 paintings on 36 panels. Artists ave to 10th June to enter and sales will be from 17th to 23rd June. Tell your family members and friends. Please share information on the facebook link.
John Richards has extended an invitation to Applecross Rotary members to consider this immersion next year.  
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