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Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
People came to Manjimup from throughout Australia to attend the 2020 Apex WA State Catch Up, which was hosted by the Manjimup Apex Club over the long weekend.
Camera IconPeople came to Manjimup from throughout Australia to attend the 2020 Apex WA State Catch Up, which was hosted by the Manjimup Apex Club over the long weekend. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

More than 40 people visited Manjimup from across the country as part of the 2020 Apex State Catch Up.

Manjimup Apex Club, a service club like Rotary and Lions, hosted the annual event across the long weekend.

Visitors included the entire Apex National Board and Apex WA members from Albany, Busselton, Bunbury, Wongan Hills, Corrigin and Geraldton.

Manjimup Apex Club secretary Steve Walsh and fundraising coordinator Ben Wilson, with Apex region 14 regional communicator Emma Jackson, of Geraldton.
Camera IconManjimup Apex Club secretary Steve Walsh and fundraising coordinator Ben Wilson, with Apex region 14 regional communicator Emma Jackson, of Geraldton. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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Manjimup Apex president Tari Jeffers said the event was a success and thanked all club members for months of hard work in the lead-up to and during the event.

“We have been getting great feedback from everyone who came along,” she said.

“It was an incredible honour to have every member of the National Board come along, that’s not something that normally happens.

“We are proud to have showed off Manjimup and Pemberton to our visitors.”

Apex National President Mick Godfrey and Wongan Hills Apex secretary Lyle Greenwood.
Camera IconApex National President Mick Godfrey and Wongan Hills Apex secretary Lyle Greenwood. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

On Saturday, the event attendees played games, enjoyed lunch and participated in service work in the Manjimup Heritage Park’s historical hamlet.

In the evening, they held an official dinner at Tigers Football Club and raised $400 for a fellow Apex member’s fundraising venture.

On Sunday, Manjimup club members took the visitors on a tour of Newton Orchards, Manjimup Truffles and Delroy Orchards.

“The cherry on top was the time we spent at our time capsule where we placed our organisation’s historic information,” Ms Jeffers said.

Manjimup Apex Club members Jens Sundahl and Phil Place.
Camera IconManjimup Apex Club members Jens Sundahl and Phil Place. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

She also thanked everyone who helped organise the event.

“From the eggs that were donated for our breakfasts, to the Manjimup Shire Council for loaning us the community bus and letting us camp at the showgrounds, to Manjimup Monograms for the beautiful event shirts, we couldn’t have done it without you,” Ms Jeffers said.

The Manjimup Apex members will debrief following the event in the coming weeks.

Next on their horizon is the Apex National Convention in Perth in October.

Former regional communicator Allen Hingston, of Busselton, with Apex National board members Neal Molineaux and Adam Stewart.
Camera IconFormer regional communicator Allen Hingston, of Busselton, with Apex National board members Neal Molineaux and Adam Stewart. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Albany Apex president Toni Wheatcroft and Manjimup Apex commissariat Glenn Taylor.
Camera IconAlbany Apex president Toni Wheatcroft and Manjimup Apex commissariat Glenn Taylor. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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