Containers for Change WA - where do your containers go?

Since the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) was introduced on the 1st October 27.8 million containers have been collected.  Every container collected through Containers for Change is recycled!  Before Containers for Change, only 3 in 10 containers were recycled, meaning the other 7 are either being littered or sent to landfill. 
 
Our partnership with Greenbatch not only takes the containers for refund but also continues to collect and process the non CDS type 1 and type 2 plastic containers.  The Greenbatch Foundation have been doing this for over 3 years through support of passionate volunteers wanting to reduce plastic pollution.  By using Greenbatch as a Container Refund operator they receive an additional 6 cents per container from the Containers for Change program that will support their great work in continuing to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER Western Australians to give plastic a new life and keep plastic pollution out of our oceans.
 
WHERE DO MY CONTAINERS GO?
A question often asked .........
 
Containers for Change WA - where do your containers go? Ray PHILP 2020-11-14 16:00:00Z 0

Kalbarri Wildlife Sanctuary Concept Plan & Vision

Posted on Sep 16, 2020
This weeks guest speaker was Applecross Rotarian PP Hamish Turner.
 
Hamish has had a passion for the environment since early childhood growing up in South Africa.
 
Hamish retired in August 2017 and after a couple of overseas projects decided to do something local.  Having wildlife as a passion and a second home in Kalbarri he thought Kalbarri was a pretty good spot to start.
 
The idea come up looking at the plight of our wildlife to create a wildlife reserve that would become a world class Ecotourism facility and the reintroduction of Endangered small mammals and Plant species.
 
    Kalbarri Wildlife Sanctuary Concept Plan & Vision Ray Philp 2020-09-15 16:00:00Z 0

    Applecross Rotary's New Trailer 

    Posted on Sep 06, 2020
     
    Kenn Williams picked up our new trailer from John Papas Trailers (50 years locally manufacturing trailers) that was built to the specifications designed by Kenn and Mal Taylor.  The new trailer will replace Kenn's trailer that the club has been using for a number of years to transport the significant amount of club property that we use for the Perth Makers Market and the Jacaranda Festival.  The trailer will also be used for other club projects such as transporting furniture for Starick clients and  will be a great asset for our new project with Greenbatch and the Container Deposit Scheme.  The new trailer is larger and has a mesh cage, tool box and ramps to assist with loading and unloading.  Signage will be able to attach to the mesh sides to promote Rotary's activities to the public and provide contact information for people interested in joining us.
    Applecross Rotary's New Trailer Ray PHILP 2020-09-05 16:00:00Z 0

    APPLECROSS ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL 2020

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020
     
    We are excited to announce planning has begun for the 20th Anniversary of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival. 
     
    The event will be held on Saturday, the 28th November, at 9:30am - 3:30pm.*** 
     
    Erin Madeley Consulting have been engaged to manage the stallholder registration process and to apply you will need to create a profile within the MarketLife Stallholder portal via the following link: Click here
     
    The Rotary Jacaranda Festival will feature 140+ stalls, an array of food options and a unique line-up of entertainment and a buzz of excitement that comes when thousands of people come together. It’s an unmissable day out and a great place to kick start your Christmas shopping, supporting small businesses, local community groups and other causes all at the same time!
     
    Applications opened on Wednesday the 22nd of July and will close on the 19th of August, with notification to go to applicants on the 26th of August.
     
    *** The event will take place based on government guidelines and recommendations surrounding COVID 19 at the time. Applecross Rotary may cancel event based on their discretion surrounding COVID19.

    APPLECROSS ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL 2020 Ray Philp 2020-07-23 16:00:00Z 0

    Rapid Relief Team - "Foot Operated Hand Sanitising Stations"

    Posted by Ray PHILP on Jun 24, 2020
    Our guest speaker was Titus Dartnall who is a volunteer with the Rapid Relief Team (RRT).
     
    RRT is a not for profit organisation that is in 21 countries with about 55000 participants worldwide and the RRT is predominately for catering assistance for charitable and government organisations dealing with homelessness, natural disasters and the like with recent support for the drought over east by organising a huge number of trucks and donating hay to the drought stricken areas.
     
    Rapid Relief Team - "Foot Operated Hand Sanitising Stations" Ray PHILP 2020-06-23 16:00:00Z 0

    RYPEN 11-13 September, 2020

    Posted by Logan DUNCAN-SMITH on Jun 15, 2020

    Applications close 1st September 2020 contact Youth Director Logan Duncan-Smith - 0478 692 342

     
     
    What is RYPEN?
    ​RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment, which through a weekend live in seminar, aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in and responsibility towards, society. 
    Participants are sponsored and paid for by Applecross Rotary.   
     
    RYPEN 11-13 September, 2020 Logan DUNCAN-SMITH 2020-06-14 16:00:00Z 0

    Repairing Bodies & Rebuilding Lives - Interplast Australia & New Zealand

    Posted by Ray PHILP on Jun 13, 2020
    This week's guest speaker was Janette Etherington, Interplast's Rotarian Engagement Coordinator, who ZOOMED in from her home in Victoria.
     
    Interplast was started in 1983 by a Rotarian who replicated it from an organisation in America.
     
    The model is sending teams of volunteers across developing nations in the Asia Pacific.  They only go to where they are invited and respond to specific needs.
     
    Teams are made up of volunteer anaesthetists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, nurses and allied health professionals.  It is about restoring function as well as dignity and some examples are cleft lip, burns and injuries that haven't healed.
     
    Repairing Bodies & Rebuilding Lives - Interplast Australia & New Zealand Ray PHILP 2020-06-12 16:00:00Z 0

    THANK GOD FOR ST PATS – Guest Speaker Dr Patrick Colgan AM, Board Chairman 

    Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on May 17, 2020
    *Pat has significant experience across the community and government sectors, including Chairing the State and Federal Australian Dental Associations and is a former member of the State Dentists’ Registration Board. In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the Australian Community. 
     
    St Patrick’s Community Support Centre lies at the heart of the Fremantle community.  It started in 1972, when a frail elderly man appeared at the door of the Presbytery seeking help. He was cold, hungry and in serious need of care. 
    THANK GOD FOR ST PATS – Guest Speaker Dr Patrick Colgan AM, Board Chairman Ian FAIRNIE 2020-05-16 16:00:00Z 0

    CAMP QUALITY presentation by Nadine Magill

    Our guest speaker this week was Nadine Magill who is the CEO of Camp Quality.
     
    Nadine is a fundraising specialist, originally from Northern Island.  Her first job in Australia was raising funds for Camp Quality, then she worked on the capital campaign for the Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands, before returning to Camp Quality as a member of the National Leadership Team.

     
    CAMP QUALITY presentation by Nadine Magill Ian FAIRNIE 2020-04-30 16:00:00Z 0

    Cecil Aaron - Eulogy

    Due to COVID 19 restrictions many of Cecil's Rotary friends were unable to attend his funeral.  Applecross Rotary was represented by Lorri Brazier, Kenn Williams and Ian Fairnie.  Lorri's entry into Cecil's funeral booklet perfectly decribed the impression Cecil  had on his fellow Applecross Rotary;  Rotarians, partners and friends. 
    "Even though my friendship with Cecil was for a short time he was one of nature’s gentlemen. He had a priceless sense of humour, and that twinkle in his eye and mischievous grin - he always made me laugh. I will miss him at Rotary. God Bless" Lorri Brazier
     
    We thank Elizabeth for sharing information from Cecil's funeral. 
     
    The following is Cecil Aaron's Eulogy:

     
    Cecil Aaron - Eulogy 2020-04-30 16:00:00Z 0
    Greenbatch Foundation-Rotary Coordination Group Update  Ray Philp 2020-04-08 16:00:00Z 0

    OUR TIPPYTAPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

    Guest Speaker - Sara David AM, founder and CEO of Living Child Inc.

    Living Child Inc., the charity that Perth Midwife Sara David established in 2012, works in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea, with villages in the Karem River system, such as Yamen and Bunam.
     
    Women in these communities are now able to choose when and how many children they have, are able to give birth safely, and know that their children will have every opportunity to grow and thrive.
      OUR TIPPYTAPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE Ian FAIRNIE 2020-02-12 16:00:00Z 0

      WE'RE MAKING HEALTH A PRIORITY!

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      Have you heard about antimocrobial resistance? What about superbugs? Through #OneHealth we're working to improve wellbeing - through knowledge and through the simple act of handwashing.
       
      Applecross Rotary supports the goals of AMR Aware, to increase community awareness and understanding of the “clear and present danger” from increasing resistance of disease causing agents to all current drugs available for treatment of infections.  The short video commissioned by AMR Aware Inc. and produced by Front Porch Films, provides a clear visual statement of the reality of the danger that exists and several simple things each of us can do to reduce the likelihood that someone we love will die from an untreatable infection.  The video will be freely available for Rotary clubs and Rotarians to spread the word of how simple it is to reduce the impact of drug resistant infectious agents, and more importantly stimulate the action required, as a matter of great urgency.  As Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer of the UK succinctly stated - we can forget Climate Change; we’ll all be dead from untreatable infections before climate change affects us!
       
       
       
      WE'RE MAKING HEALTH A PRIORITY! Ian FAIRNIE 2019-11-30 16:00:00Z 0

      Welcome Associate Members

      l-r: Margaret Mendelawitz, Helen James, Beryl Telfer, Helen Dawson, Ann Kelly, President Barry Mendelawitz, Membership Director Kenn Williams, Kate Zappa, David Palmer, Heather Inglis, Helen Henderson, Peta Williams.
      New Associate members were presented with their badges and welcomed to Applecross Rotary at a special meeting on 18th September 2019. Several new Associate Members were unable to attend and will receive their badges at a later date. 
      Welcome Associate Members John Hosking 2019-09-22 16:00:00Z 0

      Pride of Workmanship

      This award acknowledges a person, who in the eyes of the nominator, displays outstanding qualities with respect to attitude, approach, dedication and commitment. It covers all aspects of work performance and ethics, including quality of output, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.
      Nominations are sought, at any time, from an employer or by a member of the public and should be sent to the Applecross Rotary Director in Charge of Community Service.
      Pride of Workmanship John HOSKING 2019-09-19 16:00:00Z 0

      Pride of Workmanship September 2019

      A Pride of Workmanship was awarded to Wendy Hiddlestone on 18th September 2019
      Wendy Huddlestone and Lorri Brazier
      This award acknowledges someone whose work performance displays outstanding qualities with respect to attitude, approach, dedication and commitment. It covers work performance and ethics, including customer service, quality of output, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.
       
      Pride of Workmanship September 2019 John Hosking 2019-09-18 16:00:00Z 0

      Spotlight on Health

      Superbug Seminar serves up shock statistics 
      Ever considered a world where a simple scratch could lead to death? The rise and fall of antimicrobial resistance means this is a very real possibility - and as early as 2050.
      Guest Speakers at the Superbug Seminar
       
      Spotlight on Health John Hosking 2019-09-16 16:00:00Z 0

      Virtual Reality for Injury Rehabilitation

      Associate Professor Marina Ciccarelli from Occupational Therapy at Curtin University showed how trials are showing how Virtual Reality (VR) technology enables people, who have suffered major injuries to the brain and/or spinal cord, speed up their rehabilitation.
      Virtual Reality for Injury Rehabilitation John Hosking 2019-09-09 16:00:00Z 0

      Winter Partnerships

      Applecross Rotary joined with donors from St Michael’s Church in Mt Pleasant to donate over 50 sleeping bags made by impoverished villagers at the Stiches of Hope facility in in Cambodia. These sleeping bags were donated to Anglicare Street Connect for local distribution. Support was also provided to ‘Foodbank’.
      Winter Partnerships John Hosking 2019-09-06 16:00:00Z 0
      GUEST SPEAKER MARINA CICCARELLI: Use it or lose it - The consequences of spinal cord injury Ian FAIRNIE 2019-09-03 16:00:00Z 0

      ShelterBox 2019

      In July 2019 Applecross Rotary was recognised as an Emerald Club Supporter having contributed over $10,000 to ShelterBox Australia. Applecross Rotary has been a regular contributor for many years.
       
      ShelterBox Australia supports international efforts by providing shelter, warmth, light and dignity to many families adversely affected by humanitarian disasters throughout the world. 
       
      ShelterBox 2019 John HOSKING 2019-08-05 16:00:00Z 0

      Community Planting Day 2019

      Applecross Rotary supported the National Tree Day Community Planting Day on 28 July 2019 organised by the City of Melville. Applecross Rotary members and family helped with the Planting and with the barbeque lunch.
      3000 seedlings were planted around the Booragoon Lake by 100 community volunteers and City of Melville staff. 
      Community Planting Day 2019 John HOSKING 2019-07-31 16:00:00Z 0

      Community Planting Days

      The Rotary Club of Applecross supports planting projects which improve the native plant areas along the Swan River and in the native bush areas of the City of Melville.  It also gives the community the opportunity to participate in the protection of their environment.
      2019
      Over 3000 seedlings were planted around the Booragoon Lake on 28th July 2019 by over 100 volunteers at the National Tree Planting Day organised by the City of Melville. Applecross Rotary members and family helped with the planting and with the barbeque lunch.
       
       
       
      Community Planting Days John Hosking 2019-07-30 16:00:00Z 0

      Art Exhibitions

      ROTARY ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
      The annual Rotary Art Exhibition, a joint project of the Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs, is held each year in a central area of the Garden City Shopping Complex. 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.
      Art Exhibitions John HOSKING 2019-07-09 16:00:00Z 0

      2019 Rotary Art Show and Sale

       
      The 2019 annual Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale, a joint project of the Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs, was from Monday 17 June to Sunday 23 June in the Garden City Shopping Complex during the Centre's standard opening hours.  
      2019 Rotary Art Show and Sale John HOSKING 2019-06-12 16:00:00Z 0

      Our members

         
                            
      Applecross Rotary is a club of some 40 female and male members whose ages range from the 20’s to 80’s. Our professions, businesses, backgrounds and cultures are diverse. Our members are, or have been, involved in a range of businesses, education, services and industries. Our professions include engineers, farmers, doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, dentists, scientists, accountants.
       
       
       
       
      We have members with expertise in public relations, computing, health and safety, project management and extensive experience in mining, mineral processing, agriculture and retail and specialist businesses. We enjoy the fun, fellowship and friendships of our members during our meetings, social events and whilst contributing to our project teams and witnessing the value of these projects.   
      Our members John HOSKING 2019-05-14 16:00:00Z 0

      Join Us at Our Meeting

      Posted on May 14, 2019
      At our weekly meetings we enjoy an excellent program of interesting speakers, reports on Club projects, plans for upcoming social events and especially fellowship with members and visitors. As our members and visitors have other commitments our meetings finish on time at 8.30am.
      Join Us at Our Meeting jwh 2019-05-13 16:00:00Z 0

      Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

      Posted on Mar 20, 2019
      RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment which through a weekend live in seminar for up to 45 participants, aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in and responsibility towards, society.  Applecross Rotary sponsors and pays for selected participates who see RYPEN as a great opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to youth in their community.      
       
      Participants are aged between fourteen and seventeen years of age who have not yet experienced leadership positions but who have the potential to benefit from :
       
      • Increased motivation and improved life skills
      • Better self image and more pride in self

      • An understanding of how to set and achieve goals

      • The confidence to overcome failure and take control of the one's future

      • An opportunity to challenge personal boundaries 

      RYPEN is an intensive programme which includes developing and implementing problem solving skills. At the same time participants from different backgrounds are interacting with each other and improving their teamwork skills. Activities may include a low ropes course, a team building course, workshops, games and more done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debate are encouraged.

        
      Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment jwh 2019-03-19 16:00:00Z 0

      Starick Artist Bella

      Posted by Lorri BRAZIER on Mar 20, 2019
      The Applecross Rotary supports the Starick Refuge in Western Australia. This is a story of a 7-year old artist who benefitted from support from Starick and our Club.
       
      Starick Artist Bella Lorri BRAZIER 2019-03-19 16:00:00Z 0

      Starick

      Posted on Mar 20, 2019
       
       
      Starick is a not for profit organisation which provides multi-layered support services in Perth’s south-east metropolitan area to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. Starick’s services include two refuges for women with children, supported community housing, court support, advocacy, children’s programs, community outreach services and an Op Shop. Applecross Rotary commenced support of Starick in 2016/17 with Malcolm Taylor and Lorri Brazier as Project Leaders. The work done by Lorri and Malcolm, and their support teams, has been carefully and sensitively undertaken and is leading to a trust being established between Starick, Applecross Rotary and the residents, most of whom have endured violence from their partners.
       
      Starick John HOSKING 2019-03-19 16:00:00Z 0

      Rotary Jacaranda Festival

      Posted on Mar 17, 2019

      Saturday 28 November 2020 - 9.30am - 3.30pm

      On the fourth Saturday in November Applecross Rotary will once again take over a much-loved section of Ardross Street, in the heart of Applecross Village, to deliver a fantastic, family-friendly day of fun and entertainment.
      Rotary Jacaranda Festival 2019-03-16 16:00:00Z 0

      Rotary Jacaranda Festival history

       

      Applecross Rotary's Rotary Jacaranda Festival is held each November. It was held in Heathcote Applecross in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Due to insurance issues there was no Festival in 2003.  It has been held in the Applecross Village in Ardross Street, Applecross each year since 2004.

      Rotary Jacaranda Festival history John HOSKING 2019-03-16 16:00:00Z 0

      Rotary Youth Leadership Award

      Posted on Mar 16, 2019
       
       
      Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
      The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a challenging 7-day program which provides a unique opportunity for leadership skills development. Rotary supports young people between the ages of 18 and 28 who have the talent, energy and motivation to discover their leadership potential!. More information is available.
       
      Applecross Rotary seeks nominations from young adults with proven leadership experience and potential leaders from diverse backgrounds. The seminar program, which is run each January, has a strong focus on personal and leadership development. Nominations close in November. Interested young people are encouraged to contact the Club’s Youth Director.
        Rotary Youth Leadership Award jwh 2019-03-15 16:00:00Z 0

        National Youth Science Forum

        Posted on Mar 16, 2019
         

         National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

         

         

         

        The National Youth Science Forums are two-week programs in January at Universities around Australia. The forum is for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology. The program has attracted over 10,000 students since its inception.

         

        Students are introduced to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of and interest in major national and global issues and emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interest in sport, arts and music. More information is available.

         

        Interested Young people who live or go to school in the City of Melville are invited to contact the Club’s Youth Director for more information.

        National Youth Science Forum jwh 2019-03-15 16:00:00Z 0

        Rapid disease detection saves lives in Sri Lanka
         

        Rapid disease detection saves lives in Sri Lanka

        Story by Dr Enoka Corea MD PhD and PDG John Kevan
         
        Teaching Hospital Jaffna Laboratory 
        Observing PCR equipment in operation.
        Rear.   Dr Enoka Corea, University of Colombo, PP Nadaraja Saravanapavan,
         RC Colombo South,  Dr Rajanthi Ramachandran, now Consulting Microbiologist.
        In chair.   Mark Mithulan, Microbiology Laboratory Technician.
         
        Rapid disease detection saves lives in Sri Lanka  Ray PHILP 2019-03-10 16:00:00Z 0

        Focus on Youth

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Feb 26, 2019
        Madeline Haines and Stephanie Tory attended NYSF
        Today's meeting highlighted the investment Applecross Rotary is making to Tomorrow's leaders. We listened to presentations from the two students who attended the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra last January, our attendee at the RYLA camp, plus an update on the (re)establishment of a local Rotaract Club in the City of Melville.
         
        Focus on Youth Ian FAIRNIE 2019-02-25 16:00:00Z 0
        Rotary Jacaranda Festival 2018 Shauna KINNEY 2018-11-23 16:00:00Z 0

        Nominations Open for Rotary Youth Leadership Award

        Posted by Logan DUNCAN-SMITH on Nov 13, 2018
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        The Applecross Rotary Club is sponsoring 2 adults age 18-28 years old to attend the 7-day RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) seminar.
         
        The deadline to apply is:
        15 November 2019
         
        The RYLA seminar will be held:
        Jan 11, 2020 – Jan 18, 2020 
        Nominations Open for Rotary Youth Leadership Award Logan DUNCAN-SMITH 2018-11-12 16:00:00Z 0
        And, the phantom cup winner is -- Shauna KINNEY 2018-11-05 16:00:00Z 0
        Aquinas College Service to Anawim John RICHARDS 2018-10-30 16:00:00Z 0
        Know a Young Scientist or Young Leader? Suresh PRABHAKARAN 2018-10-25 16:00:00Z 0

        Microscopes in Schools

        Posted by Suresh PRABHAKARAN on Oct 23, 2018
        Pictured above Suresh Prabhakaran - Applecross Rotary Youth Director, Logan Duncan-Smith - Applecross Rotary, Carmel Costin - Yidarra Catholic Primary School, Daine Burnett - St Pius X Primary School, and Cath Parry - Bateman Primary School.
        Microscopes in Schools Suresh PRABHAKARAN 2018-10-22 16:00:00Z 0
        More than 160 stallholders confirmed for this year's Rotary Jacaranda Festival! Kate ZAPPA 2018-10-13 16:00:00Z 0
        What do Rotaractors do? Dale JORDAN 2018-10-10 16:00:00Z 0

        Scatter Meeting Como Rotary

        Posted by Helen JONES-FAIRNIE on Oct 01, 2018
        Helen Jones attended the meeting at RC Como where she was hosted by Rotarian Don Swift, a distinguished chemist formerly with CSIRO.  
        Como is the largest Club in District 9465 with over 50 members, meeting Monday evenings at the Royal Perth Golf Club.  
         
        Scatter Meeting Como Rotary Helen JONES-FAIRNIE 2018-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
        Pride of Workmanship Award to Ash Chambers Ian FAIRNIE 2018-09-24 16:00:00Z 0

        Australian Rotary Health

         

        Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. It also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding and promotes findings to the community. It is a project supported by Australian Rotary Clubs with a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into research areas of Mental Health, General Health and Indigenous Health and provides Rural Medicine and Nursing Scholarships.

         
        Australian Rotary Health John HOSKING 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0

        Polio Eradication

        Posted on Sep 13, 2018
         

         

        Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. On 15 August, 2018, Rotary announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio.
         
        Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners are using to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
         
        Polio Eradication John HOSKING 2018-09-12 16:00:00Z 0

        Philippines Justice Immersion 2019
         

        Posted by John RICHARDS on Sep 11, 2018
        The Philippine Justice Immersion is a fourteen-day immersion experience from Friday 4th- Friday 18th January 2019. The trip is for those interested in exploring the work of Catholic ministries in Manila and Christian Brothers projects in Negros Occidental.
        Philippines Justice Immersion 2019  John RICHARDS 2018-09-10 16:00:00Z 0

        Our Supporters

        Posted on Sep 02, 2018
          
          
          
        We are extremely fortunate to have some incredible local businesses who are passionate about supporting the our work - including the hugely successful Rotary Jacaranda Festival, held each November when the trees are in full bloom
         
        Our Supporters 2018-09-01 16:00:00Z 0

        Polio Outbreak in South Africa

        Posted by Hamish TURNER on Aug 29, 2018
        Having seen the article on Polio in the RC –AA   and in particular the photo of the hospital ward – sent me on a   “..trip down memory lane..” I lived through a Polio outbreak in Durban (South Africa) in 1956/57.
         
        Polio Outbreak in South Africa Hamish TURNER 2018-08-28 16:00:00Z 0

        Why Stop Craving Happiness?

        Posted by Shauna KINNEY on Aug 28, 2018
        Iggy Tan explains how stopping the craving for happiness brings us peace and happiness. Sounds a little counter-intuitive? Read some of what he said (but we might not give away the final secret).
        Why Stop Craving Happiness? Shauna KINNEY 2018-08-27 16:00:00Z 0

        Fast Fitness at Any Age

        Posted by Shauna KINNEY on Aug 21, 2018
        One of our local businesses, Intense Health, came to breakfast to explain how to quickly stay fit at any age. Marcelo, the owner talked about how technology is helping speed up workouts for each stage of our lives.
         
        Tony, Bruce, and Andrew captivated by the meeting (and the Happy Dollars).
        Fast Fitness at Any Age Shauna KINNEY 2018-08-20 16:00:00Z 0

        Ben Morton MP Leadership Starts Young

        Posted by Shauna KINNEY on Aug 07, 2018
        Ben Morton, Federal MP for Tangney talks about starting in politics at the age of 12 years old. He shared his story of how the youth of his home town came together to solve serious local issues. He's added a couple more decades of experience.
         
        Ben Morton MP Leadership Starts Young Shauna KINNEY 2018-08-06 16:00:00Z 0

        Taking on Autistic Employees

        Posted by Shauna KINNEY on Jul 31, 2018
        Guest speaker Rhonda Chapman explained how to fit Autistic employees into a long, productive career. Her goal is to help employers make small changes to include employees in the Autism spectrum in their business.
        Taking on Autistic Employees Shauna KINNEY 2018-07-30 16:00:00Z 0

        Are your details current?

        Posted by Ray PHILP on Jul 28, 2018
         
        Are your contact details current in our Applecross Rotary database? We are here to help you keep in touch with our activities.
        Are your details current? Ray PHILP 2018-07-27 16:00:00Z 0

        Melville's New Rotaract Club - At Your Service!

        Posted by Suresh PRABHAKARAN on Jul 21, 2018
        Melville Rotaract Western Australia
        Pictured: Adam Luce, Suresh Prabhakaran, Rahul Suresh and Dale Jordan
         
        Applecross Rotary is starting up Melville's new Rotaract Club. Actually -- restarting a long-dormant club, but what is old is new and so needed in among our young professionals.
        Melville's New Rotaract Club - At Your Service! Suresh PRABHAKARAN 2018-07-20 16:00:00Z 0
        Business Networking with Kenwick Rotary Shauna KINNEY 2018-07-14 16:00:00Z 0

        Melville Rotaract Start Up

        Posted by Suresh PRABHAKARAN on Jul 12, 2018
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        We are starting up a new Rotaract Club within the City of Melville! Applecross Rotary would like to invite you – and others in your network – to attend the inaugural Meet and Greet Lunch and Rotaract Information Session on Saturday 21 July. 
        Melville Rotaract Start Up Suresh PRABHAKARAN 2018-07-11 16:00:00Z 0

        Giva' Damn Giva' Can

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Jul 01, 2018
        Applecross Rotary will start collecting non-perishable groceries to donate to hungry families in Perth. Donate items like the ones pictured in this photo (nothing costs more than $4 and many of the items cost a dollar or less).
         
        Giva' Damn Giva' Can Ian FAIRNIE 2018-06-30 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary 2018 - Be the Inspiration

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Jun 30, 2018
        Thank you very much, if you attended the Changeover Dinner on Thursday evening.  I hope you enjoyed the music as well as the food. If you weren’t there you missed a lovely event, expertly put together by a small team led by Lorri Brazier.
        Rotary 2018 - Be the Inspiration Ian FAIRNIE 2018-06-29 16:00:00Z 0

        Russian Hospital Cambodia Hygiene Project 2017

        Posted on Jun 27, 2018
         
        Russian Hospital Hygiene Project in Cambodia
         
         
        In Australia, we often take sanitation and hygiene standards for granted, especially in our hospitals. However, it was discovered that at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital (known locally as 'the Russian Hospital') in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, it's a very different situation.
         
        Government funding is not available for the work required to provide minimum sanitation hygiene in the wards and corridors of the buildings throughout the complex, which was built for 500 patients but usually has more than 620 patients, 1000 staff and many visitors.
         
        This project resulted from a request for assistance to the poorest of the public hospitals in the country.
        Health professionals know that simple, effective hand washing is the first step to stop the spread of infection.  The project benefits for the patients, staff and visitors in this hospital will be measured by the lower number of reported infections and reduced hospital bed days.
        Russian Hospital Cambodia Hygiene Project 2017 jwh 2018-06-26 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary Youth Exchange

        Posted on Jun 27, 2018
         

        Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)

         

        The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides for the selection and sponsorship of students in the 15 -18 year age group to travel to another country to spend twelve months attending a secondary school and living with host families in that country.

        Rotary Youth Exchange jwh 2018-06-26 16:00:00Z 0

        Handicamp

        Posted on Jun 26, 2018
         
         

         

        Handicamp: A week full of fun and challenges, and a lifetime of experiences.

         

        Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one-week live-in camp assisted by staff and buddies. Applications open on 1 October for the camp which is held in mid-January of the following year for both campers and buddies.

         

        What is Handicamp?
        Handicamp is a week long live in camp for 18 to 35 year old people with disability, who are teamed with a "buddy" for a week of fun and adventure. The camp is based on double participation and reward, supervised by a volunteer Rotary committee and nursing support.
         
        Interested Young people who live, go to school or work in the City of Melville are invited to contact the Club’s Youth Director.
        Handicamp jwh 2018-06-25 16:00:00Z 0

        Applecross and Melville Rotary Clubs Art Exhibitions

        Posted on Jun 26, 2018
         
        ROTARY ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
         
        The annual Rotary Art Exhibition, a joint project of the Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs, allows artists to display their paintings to a large number of people and hopefully sell one or more their paintings.
         
        Over the lat25 year
        Applecross and Melville Rotary Clubs Art Exhibitions jwh 2018-06-25 16:00:00Z 0
        Mental Health Project jwh 2018-06-25 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary District 9465 Key Contacts

        Posted on Jun 26, 2018
        ROTARY DISTRICT 9465
        The Applecross Rotary Club is one of 42 Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 9465. These Clubs are south of the Swan River in Perth and in WA south of a line from Perth to Kalgoorlie.

         

        Rotary District 9465 Key Contacts jwh 2018-06-25 16:00:00Z 0

        AR Indigenous Health Scholarship

         
        AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH
        INDIGENOUS HEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS
         
        The objective of this Australian wide Australian Rotary Health program is to assist indigenous students undertake a course in a range of health-related professions. To be eligible the student must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin and undertaking and enrolled in an appropriate approved medical or heath related degree. In the selection criteria preference is given to those who have completed successfully at least the first year of tertiary education. In each year there are approximately 80 scholarships are awarded. The scholarship is $5,000 per year.
         
        Applecross Rotary supported a Scholarship in 2017 and has committed to a further $1,500 for 2018 which will support Monique Lucas who is in the final year of a medical degree at the University of Western Australia.
        AR Indigenous Health Scholarship John Hosking 2018-06-22 16:00:00Z 0

        Fettuccini Class and Fundraiser 9 July

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Jun 17, 2018

        Learn how to make your own beautiful fettuccini with a special masterclass with renowned Chef Vince Garreffa. This is a fundraiser and cooking class to benefit rural education for kids in Bali.

        Fettuccini Class and Fundraiser 9 July Ian FAIRNIE 2018-06-16 16:00:00Z 0

        Starick Refuge Garden Clean Up

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Jun 16, 2018
        Applecross Rotary teamed up with Aquinas College to give the Starick Refuge a clean up. Michael Hardie, Declan Jeffreys, and Harry Wessels helped Rotarians fix up the garden this weekend.
         
        Photo credit: Oliver Basson
        Starick Refuge Garden Clean Up Ian FAIRNIE 2018-06-15 16:00:00Z 0
        A Tribute to Liz Westoby Shauna KINNEY 2018-06-14 16:00:00Z 0

        DrawHistory - What is Social Branding?

        Posted by Shauna KINNEY on Jun 12, 2018

        Jeffrey Effendi and Angel Chen from DrawHistory spoke at the Tuesday 12 June breakfast meeting. We learned about how to brand social entrepreneurial programs.

        Angel Chen and Jeffrey Effendi from DrawHistory, Rotarian Jason Tay, and PE Ian Fairnie

        DrawHistory - What is Social Branding? Shauna KINNEY 2018-06-11 16:00:00Z 0

        Mercy Care's Aged Care Services

        Posted by Ian FAIRNIE
        Mercy Care is a Social Enterprise, one of around 50 providers offering services to older people in the Perth metropolitan area, as well as disability services and child care in addition to aged care. Sam Spiro is the Business Development Manager shared her experience from Mercy Care’s Aged Care Services.  
         
        Ray Philp and Samantha Spiro at Applecross Rotary
        Ray Philp and guest speaker Samantha Spiro
        Mercy Care's Aged Care Services Ian FAIRNIE 2018-06-05 16:00:00Z 0
        5 June 2018 Newsletter - Applecross Advocate Shauna KINNEY 2018-06-04 16:00:00Z 0

        New Look for the 2018-19 Applecross Advocate

        Posted on Jun 03, 2018
        The Applecross Advocate is getting a new look for the 2018-2019 season.
         
         
         
        Applecross Rotary President Elect Ian Fairnie and Rotarian Kate Zappa incorporated a fresh new look into the masthead and footer.
        New Look for the 2018-19 Applecross Advocate Shauna KINNEY 2018-06-02 16:00:00Z 0

        Are You Bait for the 2019 Rotary Shark Tank?

        Posted on Apr 30, 2018
        Does your business have a vision to deliver a social impact?
         
         
         
        The Rotary Shark Tank is a competition among businesses working in the social initiatives in Western Australia. The Rotary Shark Tank is run by local Rotary Clubs. 
        Are You Bait for the 2019 Rotary Shark Tank? Shauna KINNEY 2018-04-29 16:00:00Z 0

        2018 Community and Business Awards

        Posted on Apr 05, 2018
         
         
        The Annual Applecross Rotary Community and Business Awards evening at Tompkins on Swan on 3 April 2018 recognised seven local residents for their work in our community.
         
        Greg Collins, Margot Whittington, Applecross Rotary President Chris Whelan, Committee Chair Gordon Dunbar, Jackie Omedei, Matthew Podesta with Peter Zambotti’s Award, Trish Halvorsen, Bert Giancristofaro, Michael Jackson and the Hon. Dean Nalder.
         
         
        2018 Community and Business Awards jwh 2018-04-04 16:00:00Z 0

        2018 Community and Business Awards News

        Posted on Feb 11, 2018
        Greg Collins, Margot Whittington, Chris Whelan, Gordon Dunbar, Jackie Omedei, Matthew Podesta with Peter Zambotti’s Award, Trish Halvorsen, Bert Giancristofaro, Michael Jackson and the Hon. Dean Nalder.
         
        2018 Community and Business Awards News jwh 2018-02-10 16:00:00Z 0

        News: Rotary Shark Tank 2018 

        Posted on Feb 04, 2018
         
         
         
        The Applecross Rotary inaugural Rotary Shark Tank Event was held on 7 March 2018. Four of the finalists presented their pitch for support to a panel of Sharks. Pictured above are (L-R) Kohen Grogan and Dylan Smith (Sharks), Geraldine Maddrell and Stuart McLay (Finalists), Ian Costley and Deborah Barker (Sharks), and Darren Lomman and Kirsten Shearn (Finalists).
        News: Rotary Shark Tank 2018 jwh 2018-02-03 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary Jacaranda Festival 2017

        Posted on Nov 27, 2017
         
        The 2017 Rotary Jacaranda Festival was held Saturday 25 November in Ardross Street, Applecross.
        Perfect weather, over 145 stalls, 2 entertainment stages, a food area, children's  area and many thousands of visitors - in fact it was our biggest event to date!
         
         
         

         

         
        Rotary Jacaranda Festival 2017 jwh 2017-11-26 16:00:00Z 0

        Supported 2016 - 17

        Posted on Jul 13, 2017
        THE ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS IN 2016-17
         
        COMMUNITY PROJECTS
         
        TRUE BLUE DREAMING PROJECTTrue Blue Dreaming, is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote Australian communities.
        Supported 2016 - 17 2017-07-12 16:00:00Z 0
        Supported 2015 - 16 2017-07-12 16:00:00Z 0
        Community and Business Awards 2017 jwh 2017-02-08 16:00:00Z 0

        Applecross Rotary - Legends on the Record

        Posted on Jan 20, 2017

        VALE Professor Ray Wales

        Ray was the first of our longer serving members to speak at Club breakfasts. It's an initiative we're undertaking having realised that many members may know little of their secret past. 

        Applecross Rotary - Legends on the Record 2017-01-19 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary Jacaranda Festival

        Posted on Dec 01, 2016
         
        THE ROUND UP - ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL 2016
        Awash with purple, Ardross Street in Applecross Village came alive on Saturday 26 November for our much-loved Rotary Jacaranda Festival.
        Despite the heat – it reached a scorching 38 degrees – more than 8,000 people came together for the biggest event we’ve put on to date.
        Rotary Jacaranda Festival jwh 2016-11-30 16:00:00Z 0

        RYLA Contact

        Posted on Oct 28, 2016
         

        APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

        The Rotary Club of Applecross is seeking applications for 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Applications close on 30th November 2016.
        RYLA Contact 2016-10-27 16:00:00Z 0

        Rotary in WA Driver Education

        Posted on Sep 03, 2016
         
         

        Rotary in WA Driver Education (RWADE)

         

        Rotary in WA Driver Education is a program adopted by Rotary Clubs in both Districts 9455 and 9465. It is the strong preference of WA Police, RAC, and other supporting organisations that a common approach across WA be implemented and that it be subject to continuous improvement.

        Rotary in WA Driver Education jwh 2016-09-02 16:00:00Z 0

        Applecross Community Planting

        Posted on Aug 15, 2016
         
        APPLECROSS COMMUNITY PLANTING 2017
         
        On Sunday July 30th, the City of Melville held their 2017 Planting Day at the Jeff Joseph Reserve in Applecross. Kate Zappa from the Rotary Club of Applecross produced promotional materials; the call was answered by 60 volunteers from Aquinas College, Waylen Bay Sea Scouts, Rotaract Club of South Perth, Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay, Rotary Club of Applecross and the general community.
        Applecross Community Planting jwh 2016-08-14 16:00:00Z 0

        Birthing Clinic Timor-Leste

        Posted on Aug 12, 2016
         
        Birthing Clinic external area to the left of the main entrance
         
        Funding was obtained in 2014 from the Rotary Club of Applecross, a Rotary District 9465 Grant, the Rotary Club of Dili in Timor-Leste and The Cooperative Café Timor. The Clinic treats over 1000 general and maternity patients each year of the 12,000 persons in the area who use the facility. Maternity and infant mortality rates in Timor-Leste are amongst the highest in south east Asia with only 18% attended by skilled birth personnel and only 22% take place in a health facility.
         
        The Birthing Clinic at the Cooperative Café Timor in the rural area of Aifu in Timor-Leste involved the renovation, extension and fitting out of a building at the Cooperative Café Timor, one of the largest rural non-government primary care providers in the country.
        Birthing Clinic Timor-Leste jwh 2016-08-11 16:00:00Z 0

        Vegetable Garden Project South Africa

        Posted on Aug 05, 2016
        SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE GARDEN PROJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA
         
        The objective of this project was to establish and assist in the management of a sustainable vegetable garden in order to produce a range of vegetables sufficient to feed all children and staff at the Lily of the Valley Children's Village, Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa.
         
        The orphanage, Lily of the Valley, (LOV) is situated midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in the Province of Kwa Zulu Natal, a district known for its natural beauty and known as “The Valley of the 1000 Hills”. LOV cares for about 122 orphans who were mostly orphaned as a result of the Aids epidemic in Africa.
        Vegetable Garden Project South Africa jwh 2016-08-04 16:00:00Z 0

        Club History

        Posted on Aug 04, 2016
        APPLECROSS ROTARY HISTORY
        Applecross Rotary has a long history of achieving positive outcomes, both in our local community and further afield.
         
        Chartered on 2 June 1971, with 32 members, the Club has and continues to support and nurture leadership; strive to improve the world and create opportunities for others; and foster friendships.
        Club History jwh 2016-08-03 16:00:00Z 0

        Stallholder information

        The Rotary Jacaranda Festival is one of our Club's biggest community initiatives and it will return again on Saturday 28 November 2020. 
         
        It's certainly one of our favourite days of the year, and, judging from the feedback we receive, the Rotary Jacaranda Festival is also a firm favourite among stallholders too!
        Stallholder information 2016-07-30 16:00:00Z 0

        Perth Makers Market

        Posted on Jul 29, 2016
         
        The Rotary Club of Applecross provides assistance with car park and pedestrian management outside the  Perth Makers Market. A market event is held on a Sunday, every 2 months, at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. 
         
        Perth Makers Market jwh 2016-07-28 16:00:00Z 0

        SUPPORT

        Posted on Jul 29, 2016
         
        THE ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS RECENTLY DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS
         
        TRUE BLUE DREAMING PROJECT
        True Blue Dreaming, http://www.truebluedreaming.org.au/,  is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote communities. It is a youth and community development mentoring program engaging young people aged 12-18 in rural and remote Australia. Their programs have been successfully delivered in the Wheatbelt, Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia since 2004. True Blue Dreaming Inc. is a registered not for profit charity.
         
        SUPPORT jwh 2016-07-28 16:00:00Z 0

        Applecross News

        Posted on Jul 25, 2016
         
        The 2017 Rotary Jacaranda Festival 
        was held Saturday 25 November in Ardross Street, Applecross Village. Perfect weather, over 145 stalls, 2 entertainment stages, a food area, children's area and a many thousands of visitors.
        Applecross News jwh 2016-07-24 16:00:00Z 0

        AMR Awareness Project

        Posted on Jun 18, 2016

        Professor Tim Inglis and Dr Barry Mendelawitz Applecross Rotary Members and Project leaders

           Key facts
        • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
        • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
        • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
        • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
        • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
         
        AMR Awareness Project jwh 2016-06-17 16:00:00Z 0

        Applecross Rotary Opportunities for Youth

        Posted on Jun 10, 2016
        APPLECROSS ROTARY
         
        OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
         
        Interested Young people who live, go to school or work in the City of Melville are invited to contact the Club’s Youth Director for more information about the following opportunities.
         
        Applecross Rotary Opportunities for Youth jwh 2016-06-09 16:00:00Z 0
        2018 Rotary Art Show and Sale jwh 2016-06-08 16:00:00Z 0

        Pathology Laboratory Equipment & Training - Sri Lanka 2016

        The Rotary Club of Applecross Inc, and the Rotary Club of Colombo South submitted an application for a Global Grant project to provide Pathology Laboratory Equipment & Training in some hospitals in Sri Lanka. The project was initiated by agreement with the District Governor of D3220 (Sri Lanka) and District Governor Melodie Kevan D9465 (Western Australia).   The Project was approved by the Rotary Foundation on 5 February 2016. Applecross Rotary Project Team Members were Professor Tim Inglis, Dr Barry Mendelawitz and PDG John Kevan.
         
          Pathology Laboratory Equipment & Training - Sri Lanka 2016 jwh 2016-05-16 16:00:00Z 0

          2016 Community and Business Awards

          Posted on May 12, 2016
          ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS AWARDS FOR 2016
           
          The Rotary Club of Applecross is proud to present awards to individuals and organisations that have provided exceptional service in the local community or local business environment. Recipients of these awards can be volunteers or professionals who take great pride in their work but who don't always receive recognition for their love of humanity, free use of their own time, or their goodwill to others. People in business who have provided a very special service and/or who take pride in their work and are a great role model for others can be recognised for their outstanding business ethics and skills.
          2016 Community and Business Awards jwh 2016-05-11 16:00:00Z 0

          About Us

          Posted on Apr 07, 2016
          We're an eclectic group of approximately 45 men and women between the ages of 20 and 80 who come from all walks of life.
          About Us jwh 2016-04-06 16:00:00Z 0