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Berowra Apex Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Past and present members of the Berowra Apex Club, including several of the original founding members, recently gathered to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. Members and their partners enjoyed a party at Berowra RSL, with newer members learning a bit about the club’s traditions and history, while previous members caught up on recent activities. The club’s first president Graham Hulbert, and current president Matt Francis, were both present and spoke passionately about the club’s past, present and future.

The first Berowra Apex meeting was held in 1976, and in December 1977 it became a fully fledged club. Since then, Apex has had a proud history serving the Berowra community. In the early days service activities such as cleaning up the seven barbecue areas on Berowra Waters Road leading down to the ferry and doing repairs and mowing for elderly residents were common. Fund raising events such as Azalea plant sales and cash-a-can helped generate funds for various community initiatives. These days it’s the Woodchop, Movie Under the Stars, Santa Sleigh, Christmas tree sales, and much more.

Berowra Apex is proud of what has been accomplished in the last 40 years, and looks forward to continuing the legacy into the future. Anyone who is interested in giving something back to the community is encouraged to consider joining – visit berowraapex.org.au for more information.

 

St Bernards Bush Fair

Rain threatened to spoil the fun in the days before, but Saturday was as good a Spring day as you could ask for, and the St Bernards Bush Fair was a great success. Good fun was had by all, not least the Apex boys manning the BBQ.

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Teflon cooking up a storm

Berowra Apex Club 40th Anniversary Invitation

This year Berowra Apex Club celebrates its 40th birthday, and we’re throwing a party! We would love to see all past members and their partners there for some food, drinks and to reminisce about the good old days. The party will be held at Berowra RSL on Saturday 4th November at 7:30pm. See the flyer for more details.

Apex has a proud history serving the Berowra community. The first meeting to establish a Club in Berowra was held in 1976. In December 1977 we received our Charter and thus became a fully fledged Apex Club.

In the early days Service schemes took priority, such as cleaning up the seven barbecue areas that were on Berowra Waters Road leading down to the ferry. Doing repairs and mowing for elderly residents. Fund raising gradually took over and we sold numerous Azalea plants. Cash a can was also quite lucrative. Now it’s the Woodchop, Santa Sleigh and Christmas tree sales.

All in all the Berowra community is in good hands thanks to Apex and the other Service Clubs. We encourage anyone who is interested in giving something back to the community to consider joining Apex.

 

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Apex Donation to Scouts and RFS

Thanks to this year’s hugely successful Woodchop festival, Berowra Apex Club was able to make significant donations to Berowra Scouts and Berowra Rural Fire Service at last night’s meeting.

Berowra Scout Leader Lachlan Munro, RFS Brigade Captain Matt Esson and RFS Community Engagement Officer Brett Bromfield were in attendance to receive the cheques.

Thanks to the everyone in this wonderful Berowra community for supporting Woodchop and making this possible.

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Scout Leader Lachlan Munro and Apex President Matt Francis
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Brett Bromfield from Berowra RFS and Apex President Matt Francis

 

 

 

Blues Mobile Trek for Kids is Underway

The Berowra Apex team have hit the road in their “Blues Mobile”, driving across NSW and South Australia in the annual Trek4Kids rally to support the Starlight Foundation. You can follow their progress live and donate to to this worthy charity.

The 2017 Trek4Kidz is a week-long event, exploring different regional areas of the Australian countryside by car. Since its inception, the Trek has visited more than 400 towns, 45 schools and raised over $1,600,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This year the trek will be starting off in Nowra and winding their way down the Murray River to Renmark in South Australia and finally ending back in Forbes.

HOW YOU CAN HELP If you want to help the Starlight Children’s Foundation, donate to the team now – 100% of donations will be given to Starlight.

Berowra Apex would not be able to help Starlight without the support of Trek Sponsors including Berowra Car Care, Berowra Village Tavern, Nobby Kitchens and Francesca Parrino.

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Berowra Woodchop 2017

Mark your diary – the annual Apex Berowra Woodchop Festival will be held this year on August 13th 2017 at the Berowra Village Tavern.  Stallholder application forms are now available.

Now in its 23rd year, Woodchop is an old style “fair” where the community joins together to enjoy the festival atmosphere, market stalls, amusement rides, food and wine tasting, live music and a world class round of the NSW Axemen’s competition.

Woodchop attracts thousands people, with many local schools, community groups and Hornsby Council being represented. All proceeds raised from Woodchop are returned to the community via Apex service programs and donations.

If you are interested in holding a stall, please submit an application form. The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th July 2017 – get in quick, as we had to turn stall holders away last year!

 

Movie Under the Stars 2017 Wrap-Up

A big thank-you to all the families who joined us at Warrina oval for the annual Movie Under the Stars. Berowra residents came out in force to celebrate the end of school term and to make the evening a great success.

Movie Under the Stars is sponsored by Hornsby Council and organised by Berowra Apex who also provide the sausage sizzle and jumping castle. Berowra Guides supplied popcorn and copious cups of hot chocolate as families settled down to enjoy the Oscar winning film “Zootopia”. The rain stayed away and the stars did indeed come out!

You may have seen the “Blues Brothers” around on the night with their custom converted “Bluesmobile”. These are four Apex members who will be participating in this year’s Trek4Kidz, a cross-country charity rally in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The money raised from Movie Under the Stars will be donated to this worthy cause. You can also show your support by making a donation to the team.

Apex are always looking for new members to help run events like Movie Under the Stars. We are a group of guys from around Berowra who want to help build a better, local community – if that sounds like something that interests you, get in touch with us.