Tomorrow's meeting is a DINNER meeting at the DOME; 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
President's  Notes
Peter McEWEN
member photo
This year’s AFL grand final at Optus Oval was an amazing spectacle, one that will be remembered for a long time! Members Kenn and Peta, and Brett were lucky enough to secure tickets to this outstanding event. It was still a great watch for the rest of us in our homes. Congratulations to Melbourne on breaking their 57 year drought, although not everyone was happy!
Perth Makers Market
Despite the inclement weather, there was still a great roll out at Sunday’s market. Thanks to all members and volunteers that helped.
New Community Project
A special thank you to our anonymous Club member who will donate $10,000 to a new community project. The proviso is that the project needs the full support and involvement of all members.
At last week’s meeting, Community Services Director Clive led a brainstorming session. The following ideas were noted:
  • Environment day
  • Walk for change
  • Public toilet in Applecross Village
  • City of Melville wish list – to be expanded
  • Maintain a section of road and cycleway in area
  • Deepwater Point facilities playground.
We will have further 5 minutes brainstorming sessions at the next two meetings, prior to shortlisting projects.
MCCC Awards Project
A small working party, consisting of  representatives of Applecross and Cockburn Rotary Clubs, and MCCC executive will meet on 29 September to define objectives and the process moving forward. From our perspective, we will target apprentice and youth awards to be presented at the MCCC 2021 Christmas function. Additional business awards will be discussed with a view to being formally awarded in September 2022.  
Two tables have already been committed!
We are targeting around 20 tables of 10 persons.
There will be 6 races with 6 horses. Each horse is auctioned and 50% of race proceeds are retained for the Charity.
A Melbourne Cup Calcutta will also be held.
We hope to raise over $5,000 for the new WA Children’s Hospice.
Don’t forget to send in your spring photos.
This week’s photo was taken near Mollerin.

What is better than 'wild flowers'??

According to Kenn ....



and this!

New look at Perth Makers Market
Thanks to Cindy Wiese we presented a more professional look at our Makers Market stall on Sunday. 
George Mavros made contact with a lot of the public by encouraging them to scan the QR code with the SAFEWA app as they passed our stall at the entrance to the market. We have a prime position to promote Rotary and with the professional eye of new member Cindy we will look to maximise the opportunity we have to promote our projects and activities as well as encourage new members.
In line with our continued improvement focus, Brett Hammill made some alterations to Chris Whelan's recent effort to streamline the task of restricting the verge parking along the pathway to the market's entrance.  
With all this creative thinking from some of our members we still need people to do the heavy lifting as demonstrated by President Peter and supervised by AG Kenn.
The Perth Makers Market car parking activity is an important fundraiser for the club as described in Chris Whelan's article in last week's Applecross Advocate.  Sunday's weather caused fewer people than normal to attend and that will reflect in the donations we received.  

AG Kenn's Jottings
That Day In September… a day to remember!
Peta and I were truly fortunate to be 2 of the 61,118 at the Grand Final on Sat night!
Even better to be in the Demons quarter, and see them win their first flag in 57 years! 
For Peta, an ardent and long suffering Demons lover, ‘twas a dream come true… and to be hosted in our own home town! Got me thinking… we here in the West are so very lucky.
This Optus Stadium is a magnificent built for purpose arena in every way possible. Easy access in and out, great seating, all creature needs so handy with great food and beverage service! And, when the sun goes down, the lighting is spectacular.
Public transport to and fro was free and absolutely hassle free… couldn’t believe how easy and prompt, especially with the 60,000 heading home together after the game.
A truly fantastic event in anyone’s terms.
And a bit sad for Advocate Editor Ray, who looked very much a doghouse inhabiter by the end of the night! (Bulldog house, that is!)

Next Thursdays Sundowner in The Village.
Can we please have a good AxR attendance for the 2021 JacFest promo evening for local businesses in MP Kim Giddens Ardross St Office on Thurs from 5.15 til, and a little later for AxR.
Our Lottery West Grant will be presented, Pete Stone from the CoM (and possibly our Mayor ) will attend, and we will let the Village businesses into the plans for the 21st Annual JacFest.
All about good community relations….
Normal ‘bring a plate’ rules to apply, drinks provided with our regular charge, and Kim Giddens Office will also support.
ONLY 8 WEEKS TO GO to our next special day!!!

RC Como has requested we share with our business contacts and friends.  They would love to see you and your family on the day!
Booragoon Rotary is walking to raise awareness of mental health and the work being done by Australian Rotary Health’s Mental Health Research unit.
Their walk is from Dome Cafe to Canning Highway and return, a 3Km round trip. You can turn around at any time to shorten your walk. "Wear a coloured hat and have a chat" about mental health. We'll share a coffee afterwards. The event is free. Donations are welcome.
SUNDAY 14th November, 2021.
Organised by Booragoon Rotary Club. Click here for a free entry ticket
Easiest way to find contact details for other members and to check-out club event details.  Ray Philp is available if you need to assistance to set up. 
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Photo Albums
Hammill's wildflower snaps
William's wildflower snaps ...
Whelan's wildflower snaps ....
Upcoming Events
Dinner Meeting 28th September 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 28, 2021
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Sundowner at Member for Bateman's Office
Kim Giddens Office
Sep 30, 2021
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Melbourne Cup Calcutta Night
Sunshine Harvester Works
Nov 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Nov 07, 2021
Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival
Applecross Village Shopping Centre
Nov 27, 2021
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Dec 19, 2021
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Guest Speaker Schedule 
Sep 28, 2021
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Tony was a member of the following Rotary Clubs:

Moora 1991 - 1999 and President 95/96

Leeming - Murdoch: 1999 - 2005

Applecross 2005 -

PHF 2011 & 2015

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