Apex Australia

Apex Australia was started in 1931 in Geelong, Victoria, by Ewan Laird, Langham Proud and John Buchan. June 4,1933 saw the commencement of Tasmania's Apex life with the formation of the Launceston Apex Club, being club 9 of the Association. Thirty-eight young men formed the foundation of what grew to 35 communities which experienced the benefits of a locally-based Apex Club.

Since these early days, Apex Tasmania has been a leading identity in the National Association, with members holding the position of National President and the state holding many National Conventions, the latest being 2004 in Hobart. The Apex Clubs of Tasmania have been responsible for the motions and lobbying for compulsory anti-tuberculosis X-rays, assisting the introduction of Guide Dogs for the Blind in Australia and work parties to underdeveloped countries, just to name a few.

Apex today is a young persons' service organisation for those aged 1845. It develops young leaders for the future while assisting to make communities better places to live. Some areas in which Apex Tasmania are involved are the Launceston Christmas Pageant, the Royal Hobart Show, Devonport Regatta, TasBash and the Lauderdale triathlon.

Phil Pregnell