Ray Applebee

Ray Applebee has been an identity in the area for about 39 years.He permanently resides at Chewton and is involved in various community affairs. He served in the Merchant Navy during WW2,then the Royal Australian Navy and Naval Reserve for over 30 years.

 Formerly a Metcalf Shire Councilor prior to amalgamation,a presenter on Central Victorian Gospel Radio for several years,Welfare officer and currently Honorary Chaplain for the Castlemaine RSL Sub Branch, lifelong musician and former musical director for the Victorian Police Bands,35 years as bandmaster with the  Salvation Army,former member the Naval Reserve Band and Marist Brothers Band in Bendigo.

 He is primarily interested in the welfare of our community.