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Vote for the Karrinyup Community Mens Shed

Please vote to help our Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed secure a Bankwest Easy Grant. The Shed has applied for a grant of $1000 to buy gardening equipment. If they are not successful for the grant the consolation prize is $200. The application has now reached the voting stage and they need as many votes as possible. The way this works is they need to contact as many people as possible to cast a vote for the Men’s Shed and we are appealing to all Rotarians and Friends of Rotary. It only takes a minute of your time. Just follow the link and scroll down to the end of line 6. Please vote now. Voting closes on 29th March.

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Support for African Outreach 2019

International Committee Assistant Director Ken introduced Colleen Smith, whose African Outreach project in Zimbabwe has long been a recipient of the club's international service support. Meg Godwin, widow of Past President Ken Godwin, introduced our club to African Outreach many years ago and it was lovely to have Meg along to share the evening. Colleen gave us an update on what has been happening with the project since her last visit. Ken presented Colleen with this year's donation to the project, which targets aid for orphans, refugees and the elderly. 

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed at the SFM

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed is now flourishing in Jedda Road, Balcatta. The Shed aims to create an inclusive environment for men of all ages to get together and discover the satisfaction of creation through working with their hands. Men's Sheds provide an opportunity for members to develop skills, which enhance their self-esteem, and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their families and the community. It was great to see our Shed, make its debut at our Stirling Farmers Market recently proudly showcasing their creations.

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Vale Andrew Guilfoyle

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup mourns the passing of City of Stirling Hamersley Ward Councillor Andrew Guilfoyle. Andrew was dedicated to his community and as such was a strong supporter of a number of our club's Community Service Projects. In particular he supported those projects involving conservation of the environment including the Mooro Tours Project, the  Hamersley Community Garden and the Rotary World Tree Planting Project at Carine Open Space. The Board and members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup wish to express condolences to Andrew's family, as well as to his colleagues at the City of Stirling. He will be sadly missed. Read the tribute from the City of Stirling.   

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A Year in Spain

RC Karrinyup Rotary Youth Exchange coordinator Trish Lynch is passionate about the youth exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our guest speaker Jasmin Wallace this week. Jasmin, our 2018 Outbound student to Spain, has recently returned from her amazing life changing year. Jasmin described the culture, education, travel and many other aspects and experiences of her exchange. She mentioned there were some 'lowlights' as well as the many highlights during her year and told us how much she grew as a person through the more difficult times. 

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Applications Now Open for Rotary Youth Exchange 2020

RC Karrinyup is seeking bright, well-adjusted students, who will be 15 -18 years old on 1 January 2020, to act as Youth Ambassadors for Australia spending twelve months in a foreign country. Students will have the opportunity to experience different cultures and lifestyles. They will also be informing their host families and community of the Australian way of life and building better international understanding and goodwill. If you think this could be you in 2020, it is time to start planning now! For more information contact us. Applications close 31st March 2019.

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2019 RYE Outbound to Norway - Alicia

At our recent meeting, Youth Service mentor Trish introduced our 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Norway.  17 year old Alicia is just the second student from our link school Warwick Senior High School to take on Rotary Youth Exchange and is very much looking forward to moving outside her comfort zone and broadening her perspective by experiencing life in a different culture. At the conclusion of her presentation, President Robyn presented Alicia with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed First AGM

The first AGM of the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed was held on Friday 16th November and was well attended by members as well as special guests. These included David Michael MLA, Mark Irwin – Mayor of City of Stirling, together with Councillors Adam Spagnolo and Giovanni Italiano, City of Stirling Director of Community Development – Trevor Holland and City of Stirling Manager of Community Service – Chris Brereton. They are seen here with Shed Secretary Tony Strickland and RC Karrinyup member Ross Daniel. 

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed

It has taken a number of years of searching to locate an approved site but the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed is now flourishing in Jedda Road, Balcatta. The Shed aims to create an inclusive environment for men of all ages to get together and discover the satisfaction of creation through working with their hands. Men's Sheds across the country provide an opportunity for members to develop skills, which enhance their self-esteem, and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their families and the community.

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RC Karrinyup Mentors Rotary Peace Scholar

Trigg resident Bronwyn Manley approached our former Community Service Director Peter, in her application process seeking endorsement as a potential Rotary Peace Fellowship candidate. Impressed by Bronwyn's genuine desire to assist displaced persons and most particularly children, our Directors guided and mentored Bronwyn through her successful application and interview process with Rotary District 9455. Her application was then forwarded to Rotary International. Bronwyn has now been notified that she has been selected to receive a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship for studies as part of the Rotary Peace Centres program.  

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Camp Quality

Date: Wednesday Mar 27, 2019, 6:00 pm

Tessa Litton and Maddy See from Camp Quality are our speakers tonight. RC Karrinyup supports this program.

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Rotary Meeting - Speakers NYSF Students

Date: Wednesday Apr 3, 2019, 6:00 pm

Tonight we hear from our 2019 National Youth Science Forum alumni, Sandy Chen and Keegan Sherwood.

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Rotary Meeting - Maya Cherian

Date: Wednesday Apr 10, 2019, 6:00 pm

What does the new 'My Health Record' mean for you and your family? Tonight Maya Cherian, Community Engagement and Clinical Trainer for WA Primary Health Alliance tells us. 

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Rotary Meeting - TBA

Date: Wednesday Apr 17, 2019, 6:00 pm

To be advised

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Rotary Meeting - Moondyne Festival

Date: Wednesday Apr 24, 2019, 6:00 pm

Tonight we will hear about the Moondyne Festival to be held this year on 5th May.

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Events

Rotary District 9455 Conference

Date: Friday Apr 5, 2019, 6:00 pm

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Apr 14, 2019, 7:30 am

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Easter Holiday - No Market

Date: Sunday Apr 21, 2019, 7:30 am

Easter Holiday - No Market

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