Posted by Kenn WILLIAMS on Nov 05, 2021
The 21st Rotary Jacaranda Festival will be held on the 27th of November at its well established home in Applecross Village, and promises to be bigger and better than ever!!

“What started out with very humble beginnings in year 2000 and is now recognised as one of the BEST community Festivals in Perth, continues to charm all who attend,” Kenn Williams, from the organising committee said. “Set  amongst the shady flowering Jacaranda trees and commercial hub of Ardross St., without doubt, it really does take some beating “

Certainly Covid-19 WA Health protocols must be again followed, but it will not have the crowd limitations of last year, as it currently stands. Only a QR Code check-in will be required, as for any other public event.

Bunting Tangles and Other Tales

Posted by Chris WHELAN on Sep 19, 2021

On 5th January 2016 the Club received this message:

Hi Kenn,
My name is Erin Madeley and I am the Market Manager for Perth Makers Market. Thank you very much for taking the time to speak to me today.
Perth Makers Market is a new handmade market which will be hosting it’s launch market on the 7th of February 2016 and then running bi-monthly for the remainder of the year.  Perth Makers Market is a new market South of the Swan River that makes it's home at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. The goal of Perth Makers Market is to provide a platform for the talented, high quality handmade crafters that call Perth their home in a family focussed, friendly location.
With strong ties to the community and a focus on giving back, Perth Makers Market is unique.  One of the focuses regarding community ties is to provide fundraising opportunities to local groups and organisations such as yours. We were hoping that your organisation might be interested in running our parking for these events.”
And so was born our relationship with the PMM.
Bunting Tangles and Other Tales Chris WHELAN 2021-09-18 16:00:00Z 0

Schools Recycling Education Program

Posted by Ray Philp on Sep 01, 2021
Following a long wait for a reply from the Greenbatch Foundation Liquidators (CorCordis), an offer from Perth Rotarian and Rotary-Greenbatch Alliance chair David Wee was accepted for the remaining assets excluding some items that were still being contested. 
This allowed for Applecross Rotary to recover 50 x 240L bins that were purchased through a 'Communities Environment Program' (CEP) grant that was received in March 2020. The grant was to fund a Schools Recycling Program for the schools in the City of Melville delivered by the Greenbatch Foundation. 
Collecting 'grant' bins from previous Greenbatch premises
Schools Recycling Education Program Ray Philp 2021-08-31 16:00:00Z 0

Ken-ya support this flush idea?

Posted by Chris WHELAN on Jul 23, 2021
APPLECROSS ROTARY, THE ROTARY CLUB OF KITENGELA and MAMA RESPOND International (a Perth based NFP) have joined forces to build what will be the only comprehensive toilet block for special needs students in Kitengela, Kenya (population 150,000). This will be at Noonkopir Township Primary School – a public school closely affiliated with Mama Respond.
Ken-ya support this flush idea? Chris WHELAN 2021-07-22 16:00:00Z 0

2021 Applecross Rotary JacFest Update

Posted by Kenn WILLIAMS on Jul 18, 2021
This will be the 21st Celebratory year for the fabulous annual Jacaranda Festival, all set for the 4th Sat in November, this year the 27th of the month.
This is also the 50th year for Applecross Rotary since it was formed in 1971, and it has a very proud history of contributing to both the local and further afield communities.
All who attended our 2020 Street Festival would agree that it was very successful, despite the complications of Covid, and the feedback from both our Stall Holders and the public was very complimentary of the tremendous effort put in by our Project team and army of volunteers.
The same format that delights those attending, with minor tweaks, will be the basis for our 21st Festival, once again in the leafy Ardross St Applecross Village.
The Entertainment Stage, with (hopefully) lots of local School groups, choirs, entertainers and musicians will be back again, forgone due to Covid last year.
There will be a range of new Stallholders, plus a lot of the long term favourites plying their wares, and a variety of Food on offer in the Food Zone.
The Kids Zone, always a favourite, will have more for the kids, along with the regular favourites.
2021 Applecross Rotary JacFest Update Kenn WILLIAMS 2021-07-17 16:00:00Z 0

RYPEN Applications - September 21 - OPEN NOW!

Posted by Logan DUNCAN-SMITH on Jul 18, 2021
The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in September is fast approaching!
If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is
  • Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
  • Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
  • Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
  • Excited for a weekend of fun
Then we'd love to have them attend the RYPEN camp from 24th to 26th September 2021.
RYPEN Applications - September 21 - OPEN NOW! Logan DUNCAN-SMITH 2021-07-17 16:00:00Z 0

Banner Presentation by RYE Connor Ovens

Posted by Ray PHILP on Jul 11, 2021
RYE Connor Ovens presenting his host Club banner to IPP Ray Philp
Thanks to PP Dr Ian Fairnie's Presidential Year goal to get Applecross Rotary back into the Youth Exchange Program,  Connor Ovens in early 2020 embarked on his Rotary Youth Exchange to Germany hosted by the Rotary Club of Willich in District 1870.  
Connor took the opportunity at our special event celebrating the Club's 50 Anniversary and Changeover 2021 to present the RC of Willich's banner.
Banner Presentation by RYE Connor Ovens Ray PHILP 2021-07-10 16:00:00Z 0


Posted by Ray PHILP on Jul 11, 2021
IPP Ray Philp presenting PP Chris Whelan with 'Rotarian of the Year' trophy
It was indeed a pleasure to present our Executive Secretary Past President Chris Whelan with the recognition as Rotarian of the Year, for his outstanding work that he does for the Club especially my year as President.
Chris, like many Rotarians, brings his Corporate life skills to professionally manage the Club as well as the local and global projects that the club gets involved with.
Chris is now fully retired and the VOLUNTEER hours he puts into Rotary if costed out would be substantial.
On behalf of all the Applecross Rotary Members, thank you Chris.

Notes on the early history of the Rotary Club of Applecross

Posted by Bruce JAMES
From the club's archives - the following was prepared by PDG Bruce James and presented on 3rd June 2011.
The Melville Rotary Club was Chartered on 6th November 1959, having been formed by the Fremantle Rotary Club. Having formed the Cockburn Rotary Club in 1969, the Melville Rotary Club then formed the Applecross Rotary Club in 1971 with the idea that about half of their Members would transfer to the new Applecross Rotary Club.
Tom Cook was the Secretary of the Melville Rotary Club for the 1970-71 Rotary year and was elected to be the Foundation President of the New Applecross Rotary Club on 2nd June 1971. He held these two positions at the same time until 30th June 1971.
The Inauguration Meeting of those persons who had been approached to become Applecross Rotarians was held on Tuesday 13th May 1971 at a luncheon at the Sir Loin Restaurant at 35 Ardross Street Applecross. This restaurant became the weekly Club Meeting venue on a Tuesday with a 12.10 pm Fellowship preceding the Luncheon Meeting at 12.30 pm. Later on, the weekly Tuesday Luncheon Meeting was held in the Golden Host Room on the second floor of the Booragoon Hotel at Garden City. Since about 1988, the weekly Club Meetings have been Breakfast Meetings at the South of Perth Yacht Club at 7.30 am on Tuesdays.
The Club gained its Charter at the Charter Luncheon on 2nd June 1971 with a total membership of 32 Members of which 24 had transferred from the Melville Rotary Club. Seven of these Ex-Melville Rotary Club Members were themselves Foundation Members of the Melville Rotary Club since its Charter Celebration on 17th August 1959.
Notes on the early history of the Rotary Club of Applecross Bruce JAMES 2021-06-13 16:00:00Z 0

Wheatbelt and Beyond Youth Mentoring (WBYM)

In 2016 the Applecross Rotary Club began supporting a youth Mentoring program run by True Blue Dreaming Inc. aimed at providing individual mentors for country high school students who may not have the same opportunities as their city counterparts.  The club's financial support was specific to programs running in the Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem District High Schools and continued successfully through to 2019.  However, in 2019, local support for the program at the Wyalkatchem District High School lapsed, and True Blue Dreaming changed their focus away from the mentoring program.

Fortunately, the program in Bruce Rock was strongly established and continued to be supported by the school and local citizens, with the result that a new organisation, Wheatbelt and Beyond Youth Mentoring Inc. was established to continue the programs in wheatbelt District High Schools. 


The Applecross Rotary Club remained convinced of the value of the mentoring programs, which was validated by an independent report in 2018, and continued its support.

Wheatbelt and Beyond Youth Mentoring (WBYM) John KELLY 2021-06-10 16:00:00Z 0

Applecross Rotary 50th Anniversary & Changeover 2021

Looking forward to PARTYING with 80 people who have registered so far.  Please continue to spread the word to everyone who would like to join us in celebrating Applecross Rotary's 50th Anniversary and Changeover 2021.
Applecross Rotary was formed by the Melville Rotary Club in 1971.  Tom Cook was the secretary of the Melville Rotary Club for the 1970-71 Rotary year and was elected to be the Foundation President of the NEW Applecross Rotary Club on 2nd June 1971.
The Club gained its Charter at the Charter Luncheon on 2nd June 1971 with a total membership of 32 members of which 24 had transferred from the Melville Rotary Club.

Applecross Rotary 50th Anniversary & Changeover 2021 2021-05-16 16:00:00Z 0

Drop bears explained!

Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Apr 26, 2021
Dr Garnett Hall made a very informative presentation to a good turn out of members, focussed on his role as a veterinarian in the Army Reserve.  His unit was mobilised to support the volunteers fighting fires on Kangaroo Island in January 2020. They arrived to find a large area of national park had already been burnt and Captain Garnett busied himself providing professional support to the local vets treating burnt animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.  A weather forecast of high temperatures and strong westerlies for later in the week suggested that the Centre would be in great danger unless it was made more secure, so Garnett approached the head of the army task force and secured a group of soldiers who managed, in a few days, to fire-proof the Centre.  
When the fire reached the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, it split north and south saving the lives of the animals and staff.
There were many international TV crews covering the fire and after it was all over, Garnett had the opportunity to introduce a Scottish reporter to the highly dangerous Drop Bear, one of which was being treated in the Centre.  Here’s the story:
Garnett is certainly a very entertaining vet which must make for enjoyable consultations for pet owners at the Fremantle Animal Hospital. 

Drop bears explained! Ian FAIRNIE 2021-04-25 16:00:00Z 0

Starick Update

Posted on Apr 12, 2021
Last meeting's speaker was Helen Brady, who is a Domestic Violence Advocate (DVA) working as part of the mobile outreach team at Starick.  
Applecross Rotary under the leadership of Lorri Brazier, have been supporting Starick since a presentation to the club in 2015 drawing our attention to the increasing crisis in the community caused by domestic violence.
Unfortunately the demand on services provided by Starick are increasing.  
Starick is registered NFP organisation, providing multi layered support to women and children escaping family and domestic violence for over 35 years.  They work predominately in Perth's south-east metropolitan area.  Starick has 2 refuges as well as other programs to support women such as counselling, DVA's at Cannington and Armadale Police Stations, Safe at Home, and many more programs to support women and children.
Helen explained that Domestic Violence is often called "domestic and family violence" (FDV) because it is just not the intimate partners that abuse. FDV means any type of abuse that creates fear and controls another person.  Often causes physical, sexual and/ or psychological damage, forced isolation and economic deprivation.
Starick's Mobile Outreach Service is part of the COVID recovery plan. The plan aims to provide a smoother transition and ongoing support to a woman with or without children, who is experiencing domestic or family violence and who has or is about to exit the refuge environment.
Starick Update Ray Philp 2021-04-11 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Jacaranda Festival

Posted on Mar 30, 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021 - 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 2021-03-29 16:00:00Z 0

Super Power Kids Project - Kalparrin

CEO Carrie Clark and book author Rachel Callander
At our last meeting we had the pleasure of hearing from one of our organisations that we support through the Cruising Butterflies activity. Families with children with special needs from the Kalparrin community enjoy a day out on a boat run by the Cruising section of the South Perth Yacht Club.  Our club provides financial support for the day as well as some of our members make their boats available.
Kalparrin's CEO Carrie Clark thanked the club for our ongoing support of the Cruising Butterflies activity and informed the meeting about Kalparrin.
Kalparrin is Western Australia's oldest and largest member organisation, supporting 16500-plus members, who collectively represent 4,515 families raising 5925 children with disability, developmental delay, genetic, chronic medical and/or health conditions.
Membership is FREE and provides parents with access to a vast array of practical and emotional support, information, resources, opportunities and events as well as connection to a community of thousands of other parents raising children with disability and additional needs.
Carrie introduced their Super Power Kids project which has produced a beautiful book that celebrates the lives and abilities of children with a range of disabilities and conditions. 
The author of the book is Rachel Callander whose late daughter Evie who was born with a very rare chromosomal condition. In the two and a half years of Evie's life, Rachel learnt a lot about the use of language in the health system, and has spent the subsequent years continuing to explore the impact and implications on how it is used - to positive and negative effect.
Rachel believes our language shapes our landscape. The words we speak influence the behaviour, attitudes, and beliefs of ourselves and others. Within high-stakes contexts, such as the sharing of difficult information, our words carry an enormous emotional weight. They can alienate and add trauma, or they can honour and empower.
The Super Power Kids project is a transformative initiative designed to raise the profile of children living with a disability.
'These are the kids that Kalparrin supports and the best way to help them is to make sure their parents stay strong'.
Super Power Kids Project - Kalparrin Ray PHILP 2021-03-21 16:00:00Z 0


Our guest speaker for our meeting on the 2nd March was Bruce Barrett, a third generation of the Barrett family involved in Baravan Caravans.
The first Baravan Caravan was built in 1954 by David and Horace Barrett, Bruce's father and grand father respectively. 
Bruce took us through the timeline of the Baravan business and the move from domestic vans to commercial and residential caravans.
When Bruce retired a few years ago and whilst caravanning with his wife during 2019 in the south-west they discussed what they should do with their current caravan to last them another 10 years.
They thought it would be a great to own one of their family’s Baravans, however none were built with ensuites and to convert an older caravan with all the features currently available in 2020 would be a huge task.
Problem solved, Bruce reregistered the Baravan Caravan name and decided to build the last Baravan from scratch having started in October 2019.
The construction was done in a storage unit opposite Kenn Williams unit where our Rotary gear is stored.  Kenn and others have watched with interest as Bruce has toiled away for many, many hours to build 'THE LAST BARAVAN'.
Bruce has kindly shared his presentation and you can download by clicking here.
BARAVAN CARAVANS Ray PHILP 2021-03-07 16:00:00Z 0

MAMA Respond International - Inspiring

Our guest speaker for last Tuesday's meeting was a very impressive young person Erin Hegarty, the founder of Mama Respond International.
Back in 2013 Erin went to Kenya as a volunteer teacher.  While walking home with a young Kenyan Nancy,  she asked her what did she need and her reply was "a better future".  The issue was around education with 130 kids in one classroom, there were plenty of teachers, just a lack of space.  Erin deferred her degree and stayed for five months.  During this time she was able to get built 2 classrooms at the Noonkopir Township Primary School, through local donations of material, cash and labour as well as using social media to raise funds back in Australia.
In September 2017 Erin returned to the same school just when they opened a special needs unit.  The room was very small with no amenities.  It was more of a daycare centre than an educational space and had no curriculum for students with disabilities.  After spending sometime with the kids in the unit she realised she could help them by getting a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for their disability. 
Erin gave a number of examples of assisting families with funding and where to seek help for students with a curable or treatable condition.  
MAMA Respond International - Inspiring Ray PHILP 2021-02-20 16:00:00Z 0

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.
A question often asked .........
Containers for Change WA - where do your containers go? Ray PHILP 2020-11-14 16:00:00Z 0


Posted on Nov 09, 2020
Our trailer, that was purchased with our successful application for Federal Funding through the Volunteer Grant program, now has signage promoting Rotary and our club.  Thanks to Kate Zappa for the design and Brent Caithness (Complete Film Solutions)  for his support in producing the signs.
SIGNAGE ON CLUB TRAILER Ray PHILP 2020-11-08 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

    Wheatbelt & Beyond Youth Mentoring

    Wheatbelt and Beyond Youth Mentoring (WBYM)

    WBYM is an independent, not for profit, incorporated organisation who delivers a mentoring program to inspire and empower young people in regional, rural and remote areas of WA through; igniting their passion to be lifelong learners; growing their aspirations; achieving their goals and to be the best they can be.
    Schools adopt the program and administer the program under the governance of WBYM.
    Applecross Rotary will provide funding for the program  from time to time under the terms of a recently signed MOU.
    Karen Strange, Chairperson  WBYM, and and Janine Dayman,  Secretary/Treasurer WBYM, will join us for breakfast this Tuesday to give a thankyou for our donation and a brief update on the program.
    Pictured is PP John Kelly with the WBYM mentors and mentees after meeting at Bruce Rock on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August.

    Wheatbelt & Beyond Youth Mentoring John KELLY 2020-08-08 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


    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


      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


      Applecross Rotary has donated funds to ShelterBoxAustralia in 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
      Two ShelterBoxes were delivered to Syria in October 2017.
      ShelterBox John HOSKING 2019-08-06 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.
      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

      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

      ShelterBox sending a team after Cyclone Kenneth

      Cyclone Kenneth – Comoros Islands, Mozambique, Tanzania
      14 May 2019
      Two Australian Response Team members, Richard Brammall (Gold Coast) and Steve Roddis (Melbourne) will be joining the ShelterBox team heading to the Comoro Islands (or ‘Comoros’), after Cyclone Kenneth caused widespread damage at the end of April. Strong winds, torrential rains and waves of 6-12 metres battered the islands of Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli, washing away and destroying houses, schools, crops, power poles and health centres.
      The ShelterBox team will be meeting families and local partners, to assess the damage and to understand whether our aid would be suitable to help them recover.
      We will know more once our teams have visited affected communities, but aid items may include ShelterKits, water filters and mosquito nets.
      The country has been overwhelmed by its first serious cyclone in over 30 years. Entire villages in the storm’s path were affected. Almost 4,000 homes have been destroyed and a further 7,000 badly damaged, according to the government. And with 80% of the islands’ farms destroyed, plus schools and hospitals damaged, it will take months for communities to recover.
      Water infrastructure is damaged and will take time to repair (lack of power has stopped pumps working, and we’ve heard that water tanks have lost their lids and are filled with debris or seawater), raising concerns of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.
      Why is ShelterBox responding to Comoros?
      Cyclone Kenneth tore through Comoros before making landfall on Mozambique’s coast, where it caused further damage and flooding to a country already reeling from Cyclone Idai.
      Many international agencies are concentrating their efforts and resources in Mozambique. The UN, IFRC and UNICEF have announced funding or resources for Comoros, but as far as we know there have been very limited resources for emergency shelter.
      The relatively shallow waters around the islands can also make it more challenging and time-consuming to get aid to Comoros, meaning families who need support to rebuild have been left with nothing.
      ShelterBox is committed to going further, helping vulnerable families often overlooked by others. At least 345,000 people in Comoros have been affected by the disaster in some way, and the comparatively small amount of help available to them is one of the main reasons we’re sending a team.
      Where is Comoros?
      Comoros is a nation made up of three volcanic islands off the south-east coast of Africa, east of Mozambique and northwest of Madagascar.
      Although more prepared for the disruption of volcanic activity, people in Comoros haven’t experienced a cyclone this severe since the 1980s.
      Kieryn Deutrom
      Volunteer Program Manager
      ShelterBox Australia
      ShelterBox sending a team after Cyclone Kenneth Helen JONES-FAIRNIE 2019-05-13 16:00:00Z 0

      Superbug Seminar

      Posted by Ian FAIRNIE
      Most members of Applecross Rotary are now familiar with the term “AntiMicrobial Resistance” (AMR), due to the frequent updates from President-Elect Barry, with strong support from Tim Inglis and Jarrad Hall.  We sometimes read the term “untreatable infection”, and certainly Vice-President Hamish knows all about that and lived to tell the tale.  And it seems that this was also the immediate cause of David Donaldson’s death, although David had been in general poor health for some time.
      However Mark Schipp and Colin Hughes turned up the TAKE ACTION NOW dial with their presentations to a large number of Rotarians and guests at the Crown Atrium this week.
      And why was a vet speaking to us?
      Because most antibiotics are used in animal industries and AMR may be transmitted through food.  This is now being referred to as a One Health issue
      One Health recognises the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health.
      Here is the key graphic
      Australians are over-using antibiotics in human health, being Australia the 11th highest user of antibiotics out of 31 OECD countries.  In 2015, more than 30 million antibiotic scripts were provided through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
      Fortunately Mark assured us that in Canberra he and the Chief Medical Officer work together ensuring a One Health approach to addressing AMR and very importantly our food industry works closely with them, unlike many other parts of the world.  This in itself poses a risk to Australia as we import a lot of food, but Mark’s position as President of the World Animal Health Association helps him keep informed of One Health issues that put our health at risk.
      Colin Hughes added some other commentary that supported everything our Club is doing regarding AMR, and commended the work being done by a spin-off group from Applecross Rotary, AMR AWARE (Inc.).  Colin’s enthusiasm for success in raising awareness of AMR though Rotary has resulted in him proposing to change the Four Way Test into the Five Way Test: 
      1. Is it the truth?
      2. Is it fair to all concerned?
      3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
      4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
      5. Does it conserve and improve the health of the planet, its environment and people?
      Honorary Member Dr Chris Back drew the discussion to a close by reminding those attending of the calibre of the speakers that had been assembled: Colin Hughes is a former Director of Public Health in WA, Mark Schipp is a world leader in animal health, and Professor John Edwards, former Dean of the Veterinary School at Murdoch University who chaired the presentations, is a senior UN consultant, and One Health expert.
      Superbug Seminar Ian FAIRNIE 2019-05-09 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


      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 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
        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
        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


        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
        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

        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

        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
        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
        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


        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
        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
        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.
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        Club History

        Posted on Aug 04, 2016
        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.
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        Stallholder information

        The Rotary Jacaranda Festival is one of our Club's biggest community initiatives and it will return again on Saturday 27 November 2021. 
        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!
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        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. 
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        Posted on Jul 29, 2016
        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        Applecross Rotary Opportunities for Youth

        Posted on Jun 10, 2016
        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.
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        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.
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          2016 Community and Business Awards

          Posted on May 12, 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.
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          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.
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