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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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Call for Nominations Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2018

Nominations are called for the Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2018. The Award was created in 2000 to acknowledge an outstanding individual for ongoing humanitarian activities in the community. If a worthy recipient is found the award is presented the following May. Do you know anyone from 2018 who should be nominated for this award? Nominations close Friday 8th March 2019.

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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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First RC Karrinyup Sponsored ASIST Workshop

As part of our service to our local community, Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) recently partnered with the City of Stirling and the WA Mental Health Commission to provide a fabulous course designed to make our community more 'Suicide Safe'. The interactive ASIST workshop ran over two days at the end of September and was a huge success. Participants spoke very highly of the training they received and were most grateful to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup for providing this valuable opportunity. 

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Stroke Week Community Service

The week from 3rd - 9th September was designated as National Stroke Week. Thousands of Stroke Week activities took place in communities across the country including information stalls and health checks. Rotary supports this initiative in spreading the word and, as part of our service to the local Community, the RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and free blood pressure checks at the Stirling Farmers Market providing a valuable service to the local community. 

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Support for ShelterBox 2018

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. Rotary Community Service Project ShelterBox Australia provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. RC Karrinyup has been a long time supporter of the project and this week ShelterBox Area Coordinator and Rotary District 9465 Chair June attended our meeting to share updates on the situation in Lombok, the new Shelter Kits, including solar lights and water filters and to accept our 2018 donation. 

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Club Assembly

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

The Board of Directors will give an update of activities and projects in the club. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speakers NYSF Students

Date: Wednesday Mar 6, 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 - Speaker Ian Mackenzie

Date: Wednesday Mar 13, 2019, 6:00 pm

Our member Ian Mackenzie served over twenty years in the Police Force. Tonight we hear some entertaining 'Tales from the Police'. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Marianne McCabe

Date: Wednesday Mar 20, 2019, 6:00 pm

Marianne McCabe, 2015 winner of our Michael Chin Humanitarian Award, will speak about the 'Stirling Women's Centre'.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Mar 10, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Mar 17, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Mar 24, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Mar 31, 2019, 7:30 am

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