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President's  Jottings
Ray PHILP
Congratulations to the Conference Committee (pictured above) on putting together the Joint District Conference.  I personally enjoy the conferences as a way of catching up with people old and new, as well as learning about what other clubs are doing.  Rotary clubs in WA are involved in so many activities and projects, both locally and globally. However, I am still amazed at the number of people I meet that do not know what Rotary does. This has to be addressed if we are to attract more members.  As has been discussed with some of our members over a few drinks, the solution lies in a professionally managed PR campaign that is financed with a contribution from ALL clubs in Rotary WA.
 
At last week's meeting our members who attended conference shared some of their 'thoughts' from the conference.  Our soon to be newest Rotarian Cindy Wiese and President-elect Peter McEwen shared the following for this week's AA.
 
1. Cindy
"As a new Rotary Club member, attending the District Conference 2021 was a great opportunity for me to enjoy the company of club members and expand my knowledge of what it means to be a Rotarian.
 
My husband, Mike and I experienced a warm welcome from members at the Official Opening held on Friday evening. We were surprised and delighted to catch up on the night with some former friends and colleagues from the South West of WA.  The Opening night was a great chance to meet and get to know Rotarians from other clubs in an informal setting and chat about projects that are important to them. I enjoyed connecting with others enthusiastic to collaborate across clubs, to brainstorm ideas and share experience and resources to best benefit mutual projects.
 
The conference days were an education for me, presenting both speakers and exhibitors with many worthy projects.
 
Memorable speakers for me, included; Michael Chaney who spoke on the challenges we face in modern society to engage busy people to commit to membership in any form.  How will Rotary continue to attract and inspire members to commit and embrace being active community citizens and leaders. 
Motivational speaker Cam Calkoen was an inspiration.  Cam not only overcame his disability but thrived and excelled, he is a role model to all people on dreaming big and achieving your dreams through hard work, tenacity and a big dose of humour. 
Jennifer E Jones (Int. President nominee) spoke on how we can all tell the story of Rotary.  Every club has a story or stories to tell and every Rotarian has the ability and perhaps obligation to promote the importance of Rotary, its humanitarian work and impact locally and globally.  
 
Attending the conference allowed me to gain insight into the almost overwhelming number of humanitarian causes that need our help and that I am proud to be a Rotarian and hope to make a difference".
 
2. Peter
Conference provided a quality venue and some quality speakers. Key takeaway message from a number of speakers was that membership decline for all clubs, not only Rotary, is a major issue and needs continued attention and a refocus. We need to DREAM BIG, ACHIEVE MORE”
 
My thanks to Chris Whelan, Clive and Jan Pearson, Peter McEwen, Logan Duncan-Smith, Cindy and Mike Wiese, and Val Philp for making up the Applecross Rotary representation to this very special event in the RotaryWA timeline.
 

Rotary Youth Event with special guest Greg Hire

Youth Director Logan Duncan-Smith has again managed to organise a well known sporting player to be the keynote speaker at our next youth event.  Greg Hire from Perth Wildcats is also the founder of 'A Stitch In Time', an NFP organisation that 'promotes wellbeing through advocacy, education and social connection for individuals and communities'.  Logan will also have speakers promoting Rotaract, RYLA, RYPEN etc.  Click here for details

Do you require a club polo shirt?

An order is currently being put together for those members, partners and supporters of Applecross Rotary who need a club shirt.
Let me know by email if you would like to order a shirt with the size and if you want your name embroidered onto the shirt. 
 
The cost is as follows:
Polo shirt with club logo - $45
Polo shirt with club logo plus name - $50
 
The polo shirts have kids size as well, so if any ladies are below a size 12-14 (men's small) they can check the sizing.
 
Click here for 'How to Measure' guide
 
 

Applecross Rotary 50th Anniversary Celebration

The plan is to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at this year's changeover dinner in early July.  Any contributions from our current and past members would be appreciated such as photo's, stories, project information etc. I will start to run some past AA articles in our current AA to highlight some of our history.
 
Check-out Applecross Advocate Vol.1  No. 1  (copy thanks to PDG Bruce James)
 
Some of the Past Presidents (Picture taken in 1988)
 

 
RYPEN APPLICATIONS - May 2021 - OPEN NOW
 
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ART SHOW and SALE
 

KEEP ME INFORMED

The following is the roster and the request from Hamish is for you to nominate the times that would suit you and return the form to Hamish (hamishKWS@gmail.com) by the end of March. Hamish recognises it is early and he will build contingencies for any late changes.  Click here for roster form.

Some worthwhile information about Rotary when someone asks you "what is Rotary?"
 
TIME FOR AN ONLINE REFRESHER ON HOW TO USE THE CLUB'S DEFIBRILLATOR ..... click here
 
 
Upcoming Events
Breakfast Meeting 16th March 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Mar 16, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Optus Stadium Tour and Lunch
OPTUS STADIUM
Mar 22, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Breakfast Meeting 23rd March 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Mar 23, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Breakfast Meeting 30th March 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Mar 30, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Applecross Rotary Youth Event - Greg Hire Wildcats
To be confirmed
Mar 31, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Breakfast Meeting 6th April 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Apr 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
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Mar 16, 2021 7:30 AM
Kalparrin (our connection with Cruising Butterflies)
Kalparrin (our connection with Cruising Butterflies)
Kalparrin is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 1989 to make a positive difference in the lives of families and carers of children with additional needs through provision of information and access to practical and emotional support.  Their vision is to build stronger families and supportive communities. 
Mar 23, 2021 7:30 AM
Intro to our DG 2021-2022
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March 9
 
Lorri BRAZIER
March 11
 
Matthew WOODALL
March 20
 
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Ann Kelly
March 10
 
Join Date
Tim INGLIS
March 8, 2011
10 years
 
Peter McEWEN
March 13, 2002
19 years
 
Doug TELFER
March 17, 1975
46 years
 
Hamish TURNER
March 18, 2008
13 years
 
Max CUNNINGTON
March 26, 2019
2 years
 
Tom ATKINSON
March 26, 2019
2 years
 
Jamie KELLY
March 29, 2005
16 years
 
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