Making a difference... you can too
If you give people the opportunity they can achieve outstanding things. 
 
It's this simple philosophy that inspires a lot of the work Applecross Rotary does, locally and further afield. 
 
Our members come from all walks of life - we're engineers, lawyers, marketeers, scientists, educators, farmers and retailers, the list goes on - and we range in age from our early 20s through to mid 80s. The commonality we share is an interest in using our time, skills and energy to improve the lives of others . And we like to have fun while we do it!
 
Our projects are equally varied. From our much-loved Rotary Jacaranda Festival, the Pride of Workmanship Awards, a local Art Show and Sale, numerous youth initiatives as well as supporting indigenous, mental health and women's refuge projects and delivering major health and water based projects that will save lives.... we're an ambitious club with the power to get things done. 
 
GET IN TOUCH
Applecross Rotary meets weekly but we've embraced a more flexible approach to membership. 
 
We usually meet on Tuesday mornings at 7am for a 7.30am start, at the Dome Café, Deep Water Point, Mt Pleasant. However, due to COVID19 restrictions we are now meeting via ZOOM every Tuesday at 7:30am. 
 
The meeting format with a guest speaker is similar to our face to face meetings. If you would like to join us send a request to ray@applecrossrotary.org and we will send you a meeting invitation.
 
 We love to welcome visitors so feel free to get in touch and arrange to come along to one of our meetings or regular social events to try us on for size. If you're interested in finding our more about becoming a member please drop us a line.
 
Club News
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.
 
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.   
 
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.
 
 

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