THE ROTARY CLUB OF APPLECROSS financially supports, initiates, and its members assist, a range of Community, Youth and International projects and organisations.
 
COMMUNITY PROJECTS
 
AMR

AMR, antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics, is increasing and becoming a serious global health problem. The AMR Awareness Project aims to provide information about the problem by Reducing the chance of infection by personal hygiene and vaccination;
  • Does the infection really need antibiotics?
  • If an antibiotic is needed which one to use and why?
 
DONATIONS for ASSISTANCE at the ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL
 
 
Donations are made to the numerous Community Groups for their assistance with the entertainment, site preparation, parking, transport to and from the parking area, First aid and with the BBQ’s.
 
 
 
 
STARICK SERVICES
 
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. The services provided by Starick include two refuges for women with children, supported community housing, court support, advocacy, children’s programs, community outreach services and an Op Shop. Read More.
 
CRUISING BUTTERFLIES

 
The Cruising Butterflies provide a day out on a boat for families with children with special needs from the Kalparrin community a not-for-profit organisation that supports family members or carers of a child with a disability or special needs. It is run by the Cruising Section of the South of Perth Yacht Club with “at no cost” administration support of the Yacht Club. Several members of Applecross Rotary participate in Cruising Butterflies by making their boats available; all agree that it is quite humbling to experience what many of these families go through every day in raising their special need children.
 
 
 
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY AWARDS
 
 
 
Applecross Rotary, each year, recognises outstanding community service by businesses and residents of the City of Melville. Read more about the 2018 awards, 2017 awards and 2016 awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE ROTARY SHARK TANK
 
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. The Rotary Shark Tank gives mentoring, financial planning, business planning, and assistance sourcing products and services to winning businesses with a social mission.
 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH PROJECTS
 
TRUE BLUE DREAMING
 
True Blue Dreaming, is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote Australian communities. 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. Applecross Rotary has, for a few years, donated to True Blue Dreaming Inc. to support ongoing mentoring programs in the WA wheatbelt towns of Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem.
 
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD – RYLA
RYLA is a 7-day residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 18 - 25 years. The week incorporates a lot of self-development through a variety of mechanisms including reflection (individually & as a team), team work, sports and outdoor activities, dancing and many others.
 
 
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM
 
The National Science Forum  gives Year 11 students passionate about science an opportunity to visit a large variety of some of Australia’s leading scientific facilities and talk to many of our top scientists enabling informed career choices to be made. It's also a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and establish professional relations and life-long friendships.
 
 
CONOCO PHILLIPS SCIENCE EXPERIENCE
 
The Conoco Phillips Science Experience is designed for youth who have an interest in science and want to engage in a wide range of fascinating hands-on science activities led by passionate scientists. This Science Experience provides information for Year 9 and 10 students about further studies in science, technology and engineering highlighting the wide range of careers that will allow them to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences.
 
HANDICAMP
 
Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability and 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.
 
ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAM OF ENRICHMENT - RYPEN
 
RYPEN provides a group of young people aged 15-17 an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills. This weekend long program will see them engage with like-minded people, while having fun and learning new skills in areas such as problem solving and public speaking. On top of learning these skills RYPEN will give them a chance to put them to practical use, through debate and physical activity.
 
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
 
SHELTERBOX
 
 
ShelterBox provides families after disasters, such as flooding and cyclones, the essentials needed to begin rebuilding their lives. These include ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. The sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. The ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes. Read More.
 
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION
 
 
The Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians and their Clubs to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.