Apex 40 branches are generally based around a local Apex Club, District or Zone. These Branches are autonomous. Some meet monthly, others less regularly, but all with a view to maintaining and fostering friendships, and occasionally providing assistance to local Apex Clubs. Branches often organize get-togethers with one or two other Branches. Sometimes it is with those in their own neighbourhood, or it might be an outing by one Branch passing through the area of another.
Each year members from the various Apex 40 Clubs gather for a weekend for the Annual Convention known as 'The Rort'. During this weekend there is a brief interruption to the festivities to conduct the necessary formalities of the Association (The Annual General Meeting). The Rort is generally preceded or followed by a 3 or 4 day itinerary covering visits to areas surrounding the town hosting The Rort.
The socialising of individual members with each other, across the whole organisation, never ceases. When on an interstate holiday, for example, members invariably look up acquaintances and friends made during the Rorts. It is a huge social club, and fosters friendships between whole families.
To gain more of an idea of what it is about, have a look at the Roaring 40s newsletter, published in March, July and November each year. This provides information on Apex 40 activities and items of interest from around the Branches.
There are currently about 35 active Branches, some with memberships in excess of 40, plus 14 'Members-at-large'. Members at Large are active members of the Association, living or travelling in areas where there is no Apex 40 Club, or find it not practical to join an existing Club, but still participate in our activities.
These people are all friends.This means that members have over 2,000 friends dotted all over Australia and the South Pacific, where they are always made welcome. See further down the page if you are interested in joining.
Apex 40 Branches
New South Wales: Alstonville, Byron Bay Oasis, Crest Blue Mountains, Forbes, Great 8, Inverell, Lavington, Leeton, Lismore, Manly, Moree, Mullumbimby/Brunswick Heads, Nepean Valley, Wyong.
Queensland: Albany Creek, Caloundra, Curtis Coast, Gold Coast, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Redlands, Wynnum/Manly, XEPA Great South East.
South Australia: Adelaide Hills, Macrams/Millicent.
Tasmania: Devonport, Launceston.
Victoria: Bendigo, Dandenong Valley, Geelong Oasis, Melbourne/Gippsland, Melbourne Norwesters, Portland, Sunraysia.
West Australia: Perth.
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