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Two Visiting Rotarians were welcomed this week – both Past Presidents of their respective Clubs, and both bearing gifts! 
Past President David Porter (Melville) presented a cheque for $1651 being our half of the net proceeds from the Annual Rotary Art Show at Garden City, while acknowledging the many years of dedicated service to that event by Jan and John Hosking.  David then went on to win Heads ‘n Tails but donated the wine back to the Club.
And a new Associate Member Jordan Keesing received his badge.  Jordan already does a lot for Applecross Rotary through Ben Morton’s office, and is getting excited already what he can do to help with JacFest ’19.
Past President Bernie Foley (West Perth) presented a superb presentation on his organisation Life Education.  
Meeting host Andrew Bower and Guest Speaker Bernie Foley
Life Education has been active in Australia for 40 years, having been established by the Rotary Club of Kings Cross through the auspices of the late Rev. Ted Noffs from the Wayside Chapel.
Along with other health challenges, the issue of illicit drug use was exploding back in 1979. As a community, we were struggling to understand how to deal with this problem. While still committed to providing crisis relief and rehabilitation, Ted saw an opportunity to address the issue before it became a problem… through education.
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.
Greenbatch invite you to drop off your household waste items on Saturday 5th October, 11am-2pm at 4 Brooklands Way, Mt Claremont.

By 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. By bringing your plastic to Greenbatch, you are helping to reverse this trend!

How it works:
1. Wash eligible household waste items of any liquid or food and flatten.
2. Place these items into a designated bin, bag or box for Greenbatch.
3. Sort them into categories by item type before you arrive on the day.
4. Dispose of your items into our labelled cages, which are categorised by item type. Volunteers are available to help you.
5. Take back any items which are not outlined in our handy guide, as we cannot dispose of them at Greenbatch.
6. Enjoy a sausage sizzle (vegan options available), check out our merchandise, plastic reprocessing equipment, and partner stalls such as Flow Vessel, and Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.
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.
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 13 October, 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.
If you’d like to share this information with others feel free – either by old fashion chatter or using our Facebook event listing. Or, if you’d like to learn more in advance, there’s plenty of information and a number of personal stories available at

Director Reports

John Henderson updated members on Lesley Combes’ progress following heart surgery.  Lesley is still in intensive care at the Mount Hospital so cannot receive visitors.  Members will be advised when this changes.
Clive Pearson advised that our Mental Health initiative is underway again, and a Healthway Funding Application has been lodged by Jarrad Hall to support the Trainer the Trainer program run by Indigo Taylor.
Liz Palmer reminded members about the trip to Bunbury Wednesday 23rd October and also gave notice that she and David Palmer will host the next Fellowship Sundowner on 31 October.
PE Ray Philp drew attention to the Greenbatch Partnership endorsed by both District Governors in WA, that will be Good for Rotary, and Great for reducing plastic pollution.  Greenbatch will have a stall at JacFest 19.


Andrew Bower owned up to a birthday, which is still not up on ClubRunner! 
Lorri Brazier joined this Club 17 years ago as the first women member, and
Helen and John Henderson are celebrating 67 years of marriage this week.
Kenn Williams showed his happiness about several things but the main one was the breaking news that Ron Bower is returning to WA later this year and will be welcomed back into Applecross Rotary with open arms

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
You are invited!
The Hon Ben Morton MP is very pleased to invite the President and members of Applecross Rotary to join him and fellow service club members for his annual Service Club Sundowner at his electorate office on Thursday 14 November 2019.
This is a great opportunity for us to catch up and celebrate another fantastic year serving our community.
 Afternoon tea and refreshments will all be provided!
Please find event details below:
Event: The Hon Ben Morton MP’s Service Club Sundowner
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Location: The Hon Ben Morton MP’s Electorate Office
RSVP:  By 11 November 2019 by email at or by phone at 9354 9633
All members of Applecross Rotary are invited to join in the event.
Meeting Duties 8th October
Welcome Desk
Welcome Desk
DUNBAR, Gordon
Oct 08, 2019 7:30 AM
DG Club Visit
DG Club Visit
Oct 15, 2019 7:30 AM
CPR Training
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Upcoming Events
District Governor Wayne Milnes Visit
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 08, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
RC of Applecross Board Meeting
Raffles Board Room
Oct 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary in WA 48th Ladies Seminar and Luncheon
Hyatt Regency
Oct 26, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Oct 29, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
October Fellowship Sundowner
Liz and David's Home
Oct 31, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 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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