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Apex Global 8th AGM and Installation Program 2017 in Malaysia




Dear  all Apexians,
Greetings from Apex Global.
This is  official information / invitation for the 8th Apex Global AGM and Installation Program.
I am pleased to inform you all that Apex Malaysia has kindly agreed to arrange the Apex Global AGM and Installation Program in their National Convention which will be held in Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah. Details Schedule of the program is given below:
Program: 8th Apex Global AGM
Date:  11 August 2017
Venue: Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (KGSAAS), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Time: 5.00 pm to 6.15 pm ( Malaysian Local Time )
And followed by Installation Program at 6.30 pm at the same venue.
REGISTRATION : FREE
All members country are requested to send :
i) Proposed agenda (if any) by 5th July 2017 to the undersigned address.
ii) Country Reports by 5th July 2017 to the undersigned address.
iii) Proposed Amendments (if any) of MOU by 30th May 2017 to the undersigned address.
Apxn. AslamDip RoyPrapty roySabera

NB. Website of  Apex Global is already updated. If you like to add any information, please forward your information to me.
Eagerly waiting for your presence in the above program. All the best.
Yours in Apex

Apxn. Md. Aslam Hossain
Chairman, Apex Global
National President – 2014, Apex Bangladesh
7, B B Avenue Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 9562218(0), 57313024(R)





Memorandum of Articles of Apex Global as proposed by a 3 members Committee- 2017



Dear Apexian

Good day to you all.
 
As discussed before, I have the pleasure of sending herewith Memorandum of Articles of Apex Global as proposed by a 3 member Committee formed during Mid-term Meeting held at Yercaud, India.
 
I shall highly appreciate if you go through the Memorandum and come back with your suggestions, if any at next AGM of Apex Global to be held on August 11,2017 at Shah Alam, Malaysia.
 
Your proper attention and deliberations will help all of us to finalize the Memorandum of Articles. And then it can be adopted at the AGM.
 
I look forward to your valued suggestions and also to meet all of you at the next AGM on August 11,2017.
 
Take care
 
Yours in Apex Global
Apxn. Md. Aslam Hossain
Chairman,Apex Global
National President – 2014, Apex Bangladesh
7, B B Avenue Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 9562218(0), 57313024(R)
Cell: +88 01713 092133, 01684 016156
Mail: apxn.aslam@yahoo.com, dbab@singerbd.net

Details of Apxn. Aslam,Global Chairman


Proposed MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING


 

ARTICLE 1            INTRODUCTION

1.1.      Name                          The name of the Organization is Apex Global

1.2.      Pertinent Definitions

1.2.1.   APEX GLOBAL          The combined group of Apex Associations joined as one International Group known as Apex Global.

1.2.2.   THE GROUP COMMITTEE

The combined heads of each Apex Association that manages the business of Apex Global

1.2.3    ASSOCIATIONS        The various individual National Apex Associations

1.2.4.   NATIONAL BOARDS  The National Boards which conduct the business of the individual Associations and their Districts, Regions and States within each Association.

  • WOCO The World Council of Service Clubs that encompasses Apex, Round Table       International, Active 20-30 and Ladies Circle
  • ASPAC

The Asia-Pacific regional body that consists of the Apex Associations and Round Table Associations

  • ASPAC Regional Chairman.

The elected position of Regional Chairman of the ASPAC Organisation

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER

A member of Apex Global that can attend Group meetings, and participate in all discussions and activities but is ineligible to vote at this forum until it meets the minimum requirement for full membership i.e. minimum of three clubs within the Association.

             1.3.                               Interpretations

                                                  1.3.1.    The Memorandum of Understanding is to be read on the basis that the words have their usual English meaning as stated in the Macquarie Dictionary.

                                                  1.3.2.    It is the intention of every Apexian that the Memorandum of Understanding be read and followed with the best interests and Ideals of Apex in mind.


ARTICLE 2                              IDEALS AND OBJECTS

             2.1.                               The Ideals of the Organization are:-

2.1.1.      To make the ideal of service the basis of all enterprise;

2.1.2.      To develop by example a more intelligent and aggressive citizenship;

2.1.3.      To provide a means of forming enduring friendship rendering altruistic service and building better communities;

2.1.4.      To promote international understanding and friendship.

             2.2.             The Objectives of Apex Global shall be:-

2.2.1.      To foster and promote active interests in all community affairs both locally and internationally;

2.2.2.      To encourage high standards and communication in business;

2.2.3.      To share ideas and methods of greater efficiency and effectiveness;

2.2.4.      To promote and participate in genuine good fellowship;

2.2.5.      To contact and support young people.

            

ARTICLE 3            OFFICIAL EMBLEMS

                3.1.         Logo                                                       

                                                               

3.1.1.      The rising sun represents the rising generation of youth;

3.1.2.      The base of the triangle represents the ideal of citizenship;

3.1.3.      The sides of the triangle represent the ideals of fellowship and service.

3.1.4.      The logo can be adapted by each country to incorporate their individual identity by placing the name of their country at the base

3.1.4       The Logo is the original design from the Founders of Apex.

 
   

 


             3.2              The Brand                                                                           



3.2.1       The Brand incorporates the Logo.

3.2.2       The intention of the Brand is to present a consistent single identity of Apex Global to the international public.

3.2.3.      The triangular logo should be devoted to historical and internal uses when promoting Apex, while the arched brand is our adopted focus when externally promoting Apex nationally & internationally

3.2.4       The arch represents the clasp of hands of friendship across the various countries that form part of the Apex Global alliance.

3.2.5       The arch elevates the Logo to demonstrate the importance of the ideals and philosophy represented in the Logo.

3.2.6       In addition the arch demonstrates the unified and cooperative assistance shared by participating Apex organizations

3.2.7       The brand will not be altered from its original state without the approval of the Group Committee.

3.2              Use

3.2.1       It is recommended that the Logo and its various adaptations for each Apex Country be utilised in conjunction with the Brand to suitably promote Apex in each individual Country as well as Internationally.

3.3.             Colors

The official colours of Apex Global are red, blue and yellow.


  • Apex Global Statement

 

The statement enshrined across the top of the brand describing our purpose is:-

“PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE, PURPOSE - our world, our community”

This statement is to be utilised at all times when publicising in the wider regional community.


3.4.1       The Statement of Purpose “PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE, PURPOSE – our world, our community” forms part of the overall mission of all Apex Associations. Being that we as likeminded Associations will encourage all members to increase their Participation in Apex, that the People of Apex are united in their desire to help their own communities as well as all communities in our region and that our Purpose is to create an atmosphere where we all Grow, Learn Make Friends and Have Fun while Helping Others. Our World, Our Community is a symbolic statement of our membership of a wider community across the globe.


ARTICLE 4            MEMBERS

             4.1.             The membership of Apex Global shall consist of Apex Associations. Membership is not restricted to Associations maintaining membership of WOCO or ASPAC. Members who choose to not be members of either WOCO or ASPAC shall maintain Apex Global membership status without prejudice.

             4.2.             An Association shall consist of not less than 3 clubs.

             4.3.             Associations with less than 3 clubs shall be appointed with Associate member status to Apex Global to encourage participation and expansion.

             4.4              The Age limit of the active members of the individual Associations should not exceed 45 years, but Associations that maintain an active membership age of over 45 years will maintain membership of Apex Global through the approval of The Group Committee. Associations will consist of male, female and mixed clubs with encouragement given to Associations to have clubs with identification as non gender specific.

4.5              All Associations shall be incorporated pursuant to the relevant laws of the country they are based. Apex Global accepts no liability for errors, omissions or acts by individual associations against the laws of any nation or nations, and no liability can be transferred to Apex Global by a member association.

  • There are no financial expectations or fees for membership of Apex Global.
  • There will be no bank accounts operated in the name of Apex Global.


ARTICLE 5            OBLIGATIONS, EXTENSION & COMMUNICATION

 

5.1.      Obligations

5.1.1.      Every Association and every individual member of every Association shall follow the Ideals and Objectives of Apex Global.

5.2.      Chartering of New Clubs and Associations

A prospective Club and/or Association may be chartered providing:-

5.2.1.           The prospective Club/Association is sponsored by a Club with a current charter or by an Association;

5.2.2.         The sponsor and the prospective Club/Association follow the chartering process outlined in the individual Associations relevant rules.

5.3.      Communication

 

Each Association shall be entitled to communicate directly with The Group Committee and The Group Committee shall communicate directly with each Association.

 

ARTICLE 6            ADMINISTRATION & GOVERNANCE

6.1.      Governing Body

6.1.1    The business of Apex Global shall be administered by The Group Committee.

6.1.2    The mission of The Group Committee is to assure a well run, effective Apex Global that is responsive to its members needs. The Group Committee shall:-

6.1.2.1 Pursue the Ideals and Objectives;

6.1.2.2 Develop projects and activities jointly within the region;

6.1.2.3 Oversee administrative functions; and

6.1.2.4 Ensure the financial responsibility and accountability of any activities undertaken by The Group.

6.1.3 The Group Committee’s vision is that it shall provide effective leadership of Apex Global by:-

6.1.3.1 Recognising the need for change and managing it effectively;

6.1.3.2 Responding to member Association needs and expectations;

6.1.3.3 Unifying its actions; and

6.1.3.4 Focusing on solutions

 

6.2.      The Group Committee

The persons who sit on The Group Committee shall consist of:-

6.2.1    The Apex Global Chairperson (automatically placed by way of rotation as per Article 6.6.3);

  • The Apex Global Vice Chairperson (automatically placed by way of rotation as per Article 6.6.5);
  • The National Presidents of each Apex Association as elected by their Association or a member appointed to the position as approved by that individual member Associations National Board;
  • The incoming National Vice President of the home Association of the incoming Apex Global Chairperson shall assume the position of that Associations representative on The Group Committee or such other member as approved by that Associations National Board.

6.3.      Powers of the Group Committee:-

6.3.1    The powers, duties and obligations of the members of The Group Committee are as restricted to those duties established within this Memorandum of Understanding

6.4.      The Activities of Apex Global

6.4.1    Any activity in the name of Apex shall be undertaken having regard to the Ideals and Objects of Apex Global and Apex in general.

6.4.2    The activities that Apex Global conducts as a united body may undertake are to be conducted under the approval and supervision of The Group Committee

6.4.3    Activities conducted as Individual Associations either locally or Internationally are to be conducted under the auspice of that individual Association’s sovereign right, however all International activities are recommended to be placed before The Group Committee for formal approval.

6.5.      Day to Day Management of Apex Global

The day to day management of Apex Global shall be conducted by the appointed Chairperson or Vice Chairperson or his or her proxy as approved by The Group Committee.


6.6        Apex Global Chairperson


6.6.1       The position of Chair of the Apex Global Group shall rotate through the individual Associations. The National President or their proxy as approved by that Association’s National Board shall automatically assume the position of Chair of Apex Global as of the 1st July each financial year.


6.6.2       The Chairperson shall maintain that position in conjunction with their role of National President during that twelve month period. If in the circumstance that an Association’s Annual Changeover is not conducted until an extended period after the 1st July, the member assuming the position of National President at that next changeover shall automatically assume the position of Chairperson of Apex Global as of 1st July prior to their swearing in to the position of National President of their Association.


6.6.3       The position of Chairperson of Apex Global shall rotate through the individual Associations on a rotational basis in the following order commencing from the 1st July 2008

Apex Australia

Apex Bangladesh

Apex Malaysia

Apex India

Apex Singapore

Apex Philippines

Apex Fiji

Apex Indonesia

Apex Srilanka

Any new Association Chartered will join at the bottom of the list.


6.6.4          If in the event of one Association declining the position of Chairperson of Apex Global the position of Chairperson shall automatically be assumed by the incoming National President of the next Association in the rotation.


6.6.5          The Vice Chairman of Apex Global shall be the incoming National Vice President of the next Association in the rotation.


6.6.6          If in the event that due to unforeseen circumstances that neither position can be filled by way of the process as listed above – the positions of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall automatically resume at the commencement of the list.


ARTICLE 7            DUTIES

 

7.1          Apex Global Chairperson

The duties of the Apex Global Chairperson shall include the following:

7.1.1.      The attendance if possible at the two Group Committee Meetings.

  • The investigation with The Group Committee and with the assistance of individual Apex Associations of the possibilities of extension to new areas in the region
  • The promotion and encouragement of the active participation in all aspects of Apex by members.
  • Keeping the ASPAC Regional Chairman informed of all Apex Global activities within the region.
  • Chairing the meetings of The Group Committee
  • In general to promote The Groups Ideals and Objectives and represent the interests of Apex Global and to fulfill such duties as the members may from time to time decide.
  • To promote travel and fellowship between the members of Apex Global
  • To encourage club to club relationships within Apex Global


  • Apex Global Vice Chairperson

The Vice Chairperson shall in general understudy the Chairman and their duties shall include the following:

  • To generally assist the Chairperson
  • To act as secretary at meetings of The Group Committee
  • To fulfill such duties as the members from time to time decide
  • To Chair Apex Global meetings in the absence of the Chairperson
  • Restrictions
    • The position of Chairperson/Vice Chairperson of Apex Global does not result in that individual having authority over any Association.

It is purely a management/coordination position of The Group. The position is for the chairing of the two annual meetings and the coordination of activities and communication between the members of the Apex Global Group. The chair position holds no power or authority over any sovereign association’s activities or interests.


ARTICLE 8            MEETINGS OF THE APEX GLOBAL GROUP COMMITTEE AND TIME LINE

  • The Group Committee shall meet not less than two times in the Apex Global year, the first of which shall be held at a Regional Member Associations Changeover usually in July or August and shall be deemed to be the AGM and the second at the venue of the ASPAC – ATSUMARI AGM which is normally hosted in February or March of each year.
  • The Apex Global year shall commence on the first day of July in each year and shall end on the 30th day of June in the following year.


ARTICLE 9            VOTING AND MOTIONS AT THE MEETINGS OF THE GROUP COMMITTEE

9.1          Voting at meetings of the Apex Global Group Committee shall, unless otherwise provided, be by simple majority by way of a show of hands, each Association being entitled to vote on the matter under consideration having one vote. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted.

9.2          A quorum for any meeting of the Apex Global Group Committee shall be 40% of those Members who are entitled to vote. (Under the current 7 Association membership a minimum of 3 from 7 Associations is required to be present for a quorum)

  • Any motion submitted by a Member Association to any Meeting shall require a seconder.
  • One delegate elected for such purpose by each member association shall be entitled to vote at the meetings of The Group Committee
  • The Chairperson of the Apex Global Group Committee is designated to have a casting vote at all Group Committee meetings.

 

ARTICLE 10         NOTICES OF MEETINGS

  • Notice of a meeting of the Apex Global Group Committee together with an Agenda of the business to be transacted at such meeting shall be sent by the Chairperson to the Presidents of all member Associations at least 60 days prior to such meeting.


ARTICLE 11         TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF THE GROUP COMMITTEE

  • The total expenses of all members of The Group Committee shall be the responsibility of their respective Associations.


ARTICLE 12         BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED AT MEETINGS OF THE APEX GLOBAL GROUP COMMITTEE

12.1        The Business of Apex Global shall be disposed of in the following order or in                                                     such order as the meeting by resolution may determine.

Ideals and Objectives

Welcome and meeting procedure

Adoption of the Minutes of the previous meeting

Matters arising from the Minutes

Association reports

Projects and Cross Association Programs

Extension and Chartering of Clubs and Associations

Regional Projects and items of interest

Date and Venue of the next Meeting

Any other Regional Business

Apex Global Chairpersons Report

ASPAC matters

Any other business

Sergeant at Arms Fine Session

Closure


ARTICLE 13         INTERPRETATIONS AND AMENDMENT

 

13.1        This Memorandum of Understanding may only be amended if such proposed amendment is circulated to all Members 60 days prior to the relevant meeting and if two-thirds of the Member Associations are present and entitled to vote in favour of such a proposal. (Under current 7 association membership – 5 from 7 required to be present)


ARTICLE 14         WINDING UP OR SUSPENSION OF APEX GLOBAL

 

14.1        The following administrative arrangements will apply in the event of a decision to             wind up or suspend the affairs of Apex Global:


  • In the event of a decision to wind up the affairs of Apex Global which shall be taken only at an Annual General Meeting at which not less than two-thirds of the total votes of those present and entitled to vote are cast in favour of such windup.
  • The Apex Global Members shall decide upon the safekeeping and or disposal of records, insignia and other assets of Apex Global.

 

ARTICLE 15         PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

             15.1.          The Founders of Apex

The Founders of Apex are recognised as Ewen Laird OBE, Langham Proud OBE and Sir John Buchan CBE.

             15.2.          Birthplace and Birth date:-

The birthplace of the Apex movement was the Geelong Apex Club on 10 March 1931.

15.3.          Individual Association Birthdates

Apex Global recognises that the 10th March 1931 was the overall birth date of the Apex movement but that each individual Association recognises its own individual and unique time and date that Apex commenced in each individual country.

             15.4.          Apex Celebrations

                Each individual Association shall celebrate its birth during the periods associated with the development of Apex within those member countries.

15.5           Apex Global Celebrations

Every Association is encouraged to annually highlight the existence of Apex Global particularly during the month of March, including March 10th the birth date of the Apex movement.

             15.5.          The Organisation shall be non-party political and non-sectarian.




Dear Global Apexian

 

Global Midterm Annual General Meeting will be held 26 January 2017 Thursday in Bangladesh . 

You are requested to come Bangladesh & join with us to raise apex global activity.

 

Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: 26 January 2017, Thursday

Details Click Here

 



 

 

Dear Global Apexian

Apex Bangladesh National Convention 2017 will be 27 & 28 January 2017 at Dhaka.

You are requested to invite to join with us.

 

Details Click Here

 


 

 

 

 

 



 

Dear Apexain

You are cordially invited to join in Apex India National Convention 2017 date on 03 & 04 February .

 

 



 ADRC Flag Day 2016 in Singapore



 



 

The Apex Globetrotter 1st issue-2016 will be published 30 November.

Please help us to send your club activity, service, program image also

text about apex global in time.

 

Apxn. Md. Aslam Hossain

Chairman,Apex Global

National President – 2014, Apex Bangladesh

 





 




Apex Global is about Apex expansion

Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia & Indonesia are being targeted... where would you like to see Apex go next?
Send your ideas and comments to the Chairman - Click here to send an email.

 

 

The five main objectives of Apex globally

To foster and promote active interests in all community affairs both locally and internationally;
To encourage high standards and communication in business;
To share ideas and methods of greater efficiency and effectiveness;
To promote and participate in genuine good fellowship;
To contact and support young people.

 

 

Get to know your Global Sub-Committee

The following sub-committee format was proposed by the Apex Global Chairman and was unanimously adopted at the Apex Global AGM held at Port Dickson in Malaysia in August 2008.

Apex Bangladesh - Service Projects

Apex Singapore - International Relations/Education
– Promotion of Mass Tours, Conventions, Training Exchanges, Work Parties etc

Apex Philippines - Branding and Promotions

Apex Malaysia - Executive Duties, e.g. Secretarial & Coordination - Area and Association Extension

Apex Australia - Disaster Planning/Protocols Formation and Implementation

Be active, help Apex Global grow… it is up to everyone to make it happen!

 

 

Apex makes a statement globally

The statement enshrined across the top of the Apex Global brand describing our purpose is:-

“PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE, PURPOSE - our world, our community”

This statement is to be utilised at all times when publicising in the wider regional community.

The Statement of Purpose... “PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE, PURPOSE – our world, our community” forms part of the overall mission of all Apex Associations. Being that we as likeminded Associations will encourage all members to increase their Participation in Apex, that the People of Apex are united in their desire to help their own communities as well as all communities
in our region and that our Purpose is to create an atmosphere where we all Grow, Learn Make Friends and Have Fun while Helping Others.

Our World, Our Community is a symbolic statement of our membership
of a wider community across the globe.

 

 

The Year Of The Tiger

by Apex Kuala Lumpur

Chinese New Years day is the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar year. Chinese New Years day is always between January 20 and February 20 of the Gregorian calendar each year. The preparation to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival begins around 8th day of 12th lunar month. The last day of the Chinese New Year Festival is on the 15th day of first lunar month. That means that about three weeks is required to prepare the festival and 15 days to celebrate it.

The Chinese New Year Festival combines Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day together. To understand more about the 15-day Chinese New Year Festival, we need to know some Chinese culture background first. Thousands of years ago, China was mainly an agriculture society. Each year, the dynasty government announced an annual calendar for farmers. The calendar contained the solar, lunar and weather information for people to know when to seed, plant, harvest on their land and even when to work, rest, pray and celebrate their activities. Obviously, farmers know they count on the sky for their living. The sky is connected to heaven and heaven is related to religion. The major activity of the religion is to pray to gods for good luck, wealth, health, wisdom, career, longevity, peace and happiness at temple or home.

The religion for most Chinese today is mixing Buddhism and Taoism (Daoism) together. Buddhism was imported from India. Taoism is Chinese domestic. The founder of Taoism is credited to Lao-Tse (Laozi), who wrote famous Tao Te Ching, the Classic Book of “The Way and its Virtue”, around 604-531 BC. Taoism books say there are 36 heavens and 36 grounds in the universe.

There are hundreds of gods and goddesses as well as saints and immortals living in the heavens and grounds. The Original Supreme God lives in the 36th heaven. The Spiritual-Treasure Supreme God lives in the 35th heaven. The Ethics-Virtues Supreme God, who had once the incarnation to Lao-Tse, lives in 34th heaven. They are top three Gods in the Taoism (Universe). The Jade Emperor lives in the 33rd heaven. He is the king of gods and in charge of 33 heavens. Therefore Jade Emperor is one of the important gods who is worshiped or prayed to within many Chinese families.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2010!

 

 

In Memoriam – A Tribute To Apexian Lifer Lim

by Mike Ong Apex Club of Penang

Lifer Lim Chin Chai joined Apex in 1971. Together with Chandran Nair, Robert Chan, Sam Chong, Tony Ng and Seow Chye Hiap from the Apex Club of Ipoh, they formed The Apex Club of Penang that was chartered on 1st August 1972, by The President of Apex Clubs of Western Australia, Zone 4, District 5.

He ‘seasoned’ to a Lifer in 1968. His son, Lim Say Cheang, wrote, “My dad lived and breathed the 3 Principles of Apex – Citizenship, Fellowship & Service. His pride and commitment to being an Apex member was in all his daily activities. His travelling the world over were some of his happiest and cherished experiences. His one lifetime wish to hold the position of President of Apex Penang finally came true when he was in his 70’s”.

Lifer Lim travelled a lot. He attended The 50th Anniversary of WOCO, in Chester England in 1996, Local Conventions, the Zone 4 Convention in Western Australia and National Apex Clubs Convention in Bendigo, Australia. As the 2007/2008 President of Apex Penang, he attended Clubs’ Installation Nights, the Singapore Convention and finally the 2008 National Convention in Port Dickson. In 2009, he participated all again.

He donated generously to the Education Trust Fund, first at the Apex Golden Jubilee Celebrations 2007 in Penang and at the 2009 National Convention in Kuala Lumpur. ETF Chairman, Life Governor A. Gnanarajah commented, “Lifer Lim was a staunch Apex Member whom I had the highest respect, regard and admiration over the long years I had known him. His generous contributions to ETF would be long remembered. “Immediate PNP Thavanesan wrote, “He was on my board as the NIRO for 2008/2009, though he was unable to serve because of ailment, his spirit was there.” The messages Apexians wrote in memory of Lifer Lim can be viewed at www.apexpenang.blogspot.com.

He passed away on 17/9/2009 and sadly missed, as expressed by Apex Global Chairman Rick Hose, “A sad time indeed for the Apex Movement within Malaysia and also the Asia Pacific. It is time to make certain the good work by Lifer Lim continues.”

 

 

Facts About Twinning

The aim of twinning is to give Clubs in your Association is a simple but meaningful way of supporting our fourth ideal. Twinning refers to the process of creating an informal alliance with a fellow young person’s service Club, in this case an overseas Club.
This alliance is based upon friendship and fellowship, with an exchange of Club and local happenings, information and ideas. This two-way exchange of ideas will broaden your members and Club horizons. It is a bit like a sister-city relationship, except it uses a service Club to foster good international relations.

Why would any Club want to enter into a Twinning arrangement? A part from the obvious reason of supporting our fourth ideal of Apex, it gives Clubs within your Association a new area in which to expand its horizons.
Clubs participating will gain a new perspective on how to go about being an Apex Club. Your members will gain information as well as friends.

Twinning involves exchanging dinner notices, photos, newspaper clippings, copies of Club newsletters and hopefully, personal visits by members from your Association to the Clubs in other countries that they have twinned with. The best way to set up a twinning relationship is now via the internet.

Many Clubs have their own web-sites or Facebook pages etc. Other than that have your National International Relations Officer/Manager contact the Apex Global Chairman via e-mail through rick@absolutelyapex.com.au and you will be put in touch with the relevant contact person.

What have you done lately within your Association to promote “International Understanding and Friendships?”

 


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