Membership Drive Golf Event

Title: Membership Drive Golf Event
Location: Renmark Golf Resort
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-02-22

Renmark Apex seeking new members

After many years of good numbers, Renmark Apex is currently seeking some new enthusiastic members to take on the challenges of the future.

To help with our current membership drive we are holding a golf day on 22nd Feb 2015 followed by a short information session.

If you are aged between 18-45 and wish to find out more, please contact Shane – 0428 224 466.

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Catering ramps up again

Renmark Apex has once again been assisting the local schools with their fundraising efforts by providing members and the catering van to cook hot chips, donuts and fairy floss.  Congratulations to the organising committees at Renmark High School Spring Carnival and Renmark North Primary School Continental on your efforts.

Both nights were a success and we look forward to being involved again next year.

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Renmark Apex Club – Catering Van = Finished (Finally)

Well, since the Apex Club decided in May 2009 to re-build our old catering van, we have slowly chipped away at pulling the old van apart (the easy bit), and then building the new one (the hard part). The project was part funded with a grant of approximately $4,000 from the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR) and a $4,000 grant from the Renmark Paringa Council. Local businesses also assisted us with donations of certain items.

The total cost of the new Catering Van was approximately $15,000 (not including labour). We re-used the original chassis and axles of the old caravan, and built the new frame on top. The van has been a long time coming, and when it was delivered on Thursday night after having the stickers applied, the members were very impressed.

Its first event was Friday night, at the Renmark High School’s Spring Fair. We received a lot of good feedback about the van, but more importantly is was a pleasure to work in, and we could all stand up straight (first time in the van…) In 3 hours we cooked nearly 200 buckets of chips and nearly 700 donuts. Six members worked in the van in comfort, rotating through different jobs all night.

Its second outing was Sunday night, at the Leukaemia Foundations ‘Light the Night’ event in Renmark. In 3 hours we cooked over 80 buckets of chips and sold around 50 hotdogs.

Below are some photos of the new Catering Van.

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2012 Handover a success

 Instead of our usual Official Dinner and Handover, this year the incoming President (Barry Sullivan) decided to incorporate our Handover with a working bee. In the morning, most of the members arrived to cut firewood for about 4 hours for the PS Industry. The PS Industry needed additional firewood for its trip to Wentworth, along with 3 other Paddle Steamers (The PS Marion, The PS Oscar W and The PS Ruby).

The members cut approximatley 8 tonnes of firewood and stacked it next to the River for easy loading onto the Paddle Steamers.

After the woodcutting was finished, the group headed to a nearby picnic spot on some private land on the River Murray for lunch, where e were joined by wives and children. 

The weather was sensational, and Barry & Kev cooked an awesome lunch on the Barbie.Barry Sullivan was awarded Apexian of the Year for 2011 – 12 for good attendance at meetings, and regular service work, as well as his additional efforts to complete the catering van. Barry displayed great charachter thoughout the year and was a worthy winner. 

Below are some photos from the day.

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Apex Club of Renmark wins State Service Award for 2012

At the SA State Convention held at Mannum on the 19th of May, the South Australian State Apex Board awarded the Apex Club of Renmark the State Service Award for service to the local community.

The Apex club has been involved in a number of service events over the past 12 months, including ‘Shanure’, catering events, re-building the catering van and assisting the PS Industry with loading and chopping firewood.

President, Peter Keynes said “It is nice to be recognised at such a high level, for the effort that the volunteers of our club put into the community” It has been a long time since the Apex Club of Renmark has received a state award, and hopefully, the next one won’t the too far away.

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Annual Shoot Night a Success

On the 16th of May, the Apex Club held its Annual Small Bore Rifle Competition.

The night was attended by 10 x members and 1 x prospexian. Shane organised dinner (but didn’t cook it….) and Nigel had arranged the use of the Rifle Range and volunteers from the Rifle Club supplied the shooting sticks and some coaching.

Newest Member, Kevin Van Amstel took out the award for Top Gun with a score of 197, hitting the bullseye 9 times. One of the oldest members, James (Mozzie) Robertson took out the Shit Shot award, with a score of 188. Pete hit the bullseye 12 times, but also had the worst shot of the night, but hes not talking about that one….

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Renmark Apex Club Donates 5 Tonnes of Firewood to PS Industry

On the 29th of April, the Apex Club collected and donated 5 Tonnes of firewood from local a citrus farm, CostaExchange and donated it to the Friends of the P.S. Industry. The collection took around 10 x man hours to complete.

The firewood replaced wood that had been stolen from the volunteers of the PS Industry a few weeks earlier.

President, Peter Keynes said that “The Apex Club of Renmark has had a long association with the PS Industry, and that collecting and donating the firewood was a worthy excersise and would assist the PS Industry.”

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Apex Club of Renmark donates $2,800 trailer to Salvation Army

On the 19th of April 2012, The Apex Club of Renmark donated a brand new 8 x 5 trailer (with cage) to the Renmark branch of the Salvation Army.

Kevin Van Amstel form the Salvation Army was a guest speaker at a club meeting in 2011 and asked the club for a small donation to assist with the purchase of a trailer so he could better assist people in need in the Renmark community.

Instead of making a small donation, the members voted to purchase and donate a suitable trailer. President, Peter Keynes, said that the club thought that by donating a trailer, with the Apex name on it was a better than simply writing a cheque. The trailer will last for many years and is a community assett that carries our name, along with the Salvation Army.

Kevin Van Amstel said that the donation was overwhelming, and that is was terrific to receive such great support form a local service club. “The trailer will be used to collect food from the Riverland Food Bank as well as move furniture and large bulky items for Salvation Army clients.”

The donation was covered by the 2 x local newspapers, as well as WIN news.

Trailer

Trailer

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Renmark & Loxton Apex Clubs Donate $630 to Riverland Make a Wish Foundation

On the 4th of April, the Renmark and Loxton Apex Clubs donated a total of $630 to the Riverland Make a Wish Foundation.

Dallas Zelliff, President of the Riverland Make a Wish Foundation attended a combined meeting held at the Loxton Apex Shed and spoke about the fantastic wishes that the Riverland Make a Wish Foundation have granted ill children from our area. His presentation touched a lot of the members.

The money donated by the two Apex clubs was raised through an interclub cricket match, which Renmark won. The full match report can be read here.

Rhian Hondow (left) & Pete Keynes (right) Present Dallas Zellif (centre) with the cheques

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More Sheep Manure Bagged

Recently 6 x Apex members bagged over 150 bags of fresh Sheep Manure (Shanure) for sale during the autunm period.

Shanure can be purchsed from Barry Sullivans Place, or from the Stoney Pinch Quarry & Earthmoving depot.

For more information, please click here

Shane (AKA Mr. T) showing his lifting skills....

Barry Sullivan bagging Shanure

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