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Update from Ndola- March 2018

RC Karrinyup's major International Project involves supporting a school for at risk children in Ndola, Zambia. Phase 1 of the project, completed in 2016, involved a reliable supply of fresh water. On a recent private visit to Zambia, our member Nchima scheduled a visit to the school. The visit was aimed at continuing to build on our relationship with Arising Life Ministries, to check on current state of affairs and review RC Karrinyup funded projects. He spent a whole day with Joyce Chimbila the Director of ALMS, her staff and the lovely children at ALMS. 

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Support for Multiple Sclerosis 2018

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Committee member Colin made our annual donation to Sue from MS WA. Sue says she almost feels like a member of the RC Karrinyup now, as she has been so often. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support. She gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients, as the society expands its footprint with a move from Wangara to Joondalup. She told us our donation would be spent on a special hoist for the Joondalup facility.   

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Do You Know a FABULOUS FAMILY???

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is lucky to have fabulous Host Families in the fold - many of whom host repeatedly because they find it such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. However, we are always looking for new families to share in this wonderful experience. Do you know a fabulous family, who might want to learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange opportunitites?

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Support for Alzheimer's Research 2018

For a number of years, the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Last year it was renamed Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation to better reflect the nation wide work now being undertaken. CEO Liza Dunne, recently attended a club meeting to accept the annual donation from the club. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. Liza gave us an update on recent developments in research.

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Earbus Heading to the Kimberley

Many people, and particularly Rotary Clubs throughout Western Australia, are familiar with RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversay project, the Earbus, which was designed to work in the Kimberley region of our state. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April of 2017.

Up till now it has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas but, with the Earbus Foundation of WA recruiting for staff to attend interviews in Kununurra in the February newsletter, plans are now underway for service in the Kimberley Region, for which it was designed.

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New Rescue Boards for Trigg Island SLSC

President Phil and Community Service Director Peter were at the Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club recently to officially hand over two Surf Rescue Boards. These are just the latest in a long line of support by our club for these local heroes. Our club has enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with the surf club going back many years. Previous donations have been for a beach shelter and rescue vehicles and equipment including an Oxy Viva unit.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2018

Since the very inception of our club over forty years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of Foodbank WA. This week, Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble and Community Fundraising & Events Officer Janie Brackenridge attended our meeting, where they were greeted by Community Service Director Peter. Peter presented them with our annual donation of behalf of the club. Greg updated us on recent work at Foodbank WA

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2018 RYE Outbound to Spain

At our recent meeting, Youth Service director Wayne introduced Jasmne, our 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Spain.  Jasmine is the first student to exchange from our link school Warwick Senior High School.  She will go to Zaragoza (Saragossa) in the north east of Spain, about 300 km West of Barcelona. At the conclusion of the presentation, Wayne presented Jasmine with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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2017 Christmas Banquet

Members, partners, our exchange student Ona and guests enjoyed a lovely festive atmosphere at our annual Christmas banquet. We welcomed Sam's parents from New Zealand together with Jax and Mac. It was also wonderful that our 2018 outbound RYE student to Spain Jasmine, together with her mum Carol, dad Trevor and brother Hayden could join us, as well as our auditor Peter and his wife Pauline. President Phil, currently in Canberra, and Tony Krsticevic MLA were unable to attend but sent warm Christmas wishes. Members and guests then tucked in to a sumptuous Christmas banquet.

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RC Karrinyup Welcomes New Member Hilary

At our recent weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup was delighted to induct new member Hilary. Hilary has now been visiting us for quite some time and has already volunteered her time at our Stirling Farmers Market. She expressed a keen desire to join the club and, following due process, has now been welcomed into the Rotary family. She will serve on the Vocational Service Committee. 

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Meetings

Anzac Day - No Meeting

Date: Wednesday Apr 25, 2018, 6:00 pm

There will be no meeting on Anzac Day. Lest We Forget.

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Rotary Meeting - 44th Club Birthday

Date: Wednesday May 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

RC Karrinyup was chartered in May 1974. Celebrate our 44th birthday and the announcement of the 2017 Nurse of the Year and recipient of the 2017 Michael Chin Award.

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Rotary Meeting - David Singer & Drew Sweet

Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018, 6:00 pm

Tonight we hear from this year's recipients of the Hammond Scholarship, David Singer and Drew Sweet, who are preparing for the challenge of the Kokoda Trek.

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Rotary Vocational Visit

Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 5:30 pm

Our meeting tonight will take the form of a vocational visit to Foodbank WA. Watch this space for details.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Ron Geary

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Tonight's speaker, Ron Geary, will tell us all about Rotary International Peace Fellowships. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Nolene Proud

Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018, 6:00 pm

Nolene Proud spent much of her working life in libraries, however, she took adventurous holidays. Her presentation is entitled 'An Adventurous Life'.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 13, 2018, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 20, 2018, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 27, 2018, 7:30 am

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