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A Multi Layered Look at Inequality

Did your know that where you are born is more predictive of your future than any other factor? Gender is also a major consideration, particularly in some countries. For hundreds of millions of people around the world, hardship is all but guaranteed.  Bill and Melinda Gates examine layers of inequality and the way in which geography and gender stack the deck for or against you.

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Community Collaboration for Stroke Week

The week from 2nd - 8th September was designated as National Stroke Week. Thousands of Stroke Week activities took place in communities across the country. As part of our Community service, the RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and provided free blood pressure checks by health professionals at the Stirling Farmers Market. Information was also provided about the OPH Stroke Support Group.

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Support for Alzheimer's Research 2019

For a number of years, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith from the foundation recently attended a club meeting to give us an update on recent developments in research. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. There is no cure, however, there are a number of factors, which can result in a statistical lower incidence .

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Support for ECU Student Nurses & Midwives Global Classroom

As part of our Vocational Service, RC Karrinyup supported a team of student nurses by funding medical equipment to take for use during their training placement in Tanzania. Tania Beament, Director of the International School of Nursing & Midwifery at Edith Cowan University explained the benefits of the program to enrich the training of 'ECU Student Nurses and Midwives in a Global Classroom'. Rosebeth, who was part of the program, described the cultural immersion and how the supplies which the club funded were put to use.

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RC Karrinyup Welcomes Elise

The RC Karrinyup was delighted this week to welcome 2019 - 2020 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Elise from Belgium. It has been a busy week for Elise, who attended a briefing weekend, took an orientation tour of Perth, shopped for her school uniform and attended her first day at Warwick SHS. At our meeting this week, Elise's mentor Kay introduced her to club President Richard, who formally welcomed her to the club and to Perth.

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Support for Multiple Sclerosis WA 2019

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Director Mike welcomed Sue Shapland, General Manager, Strategic Supports and Residential Options and Nicki Washington, General Manager Member and Client Services. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support and gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients and described how our latest donation was spent.

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Visit to Greenbatch

On Friday 14 June, six members of our club, along with other Rotarians, visited the Greenbatch Foundation for an evening tour of their facility in Mount Claremont. Greenbatch explained that they are hoping to build relationships with WA Rotary Clubs to fund the set-up of the educational facility and to assist with the collection of plastic bottles. Both the discussion and tour were most informative and those members who attended have since met and formed a committee to investigate how our Club can become involved in this worthwhile initiative. 

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Induction of President Richard

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Robyn called on President Elect Richard, inducted him as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Richard thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, mentioned the theme chosen by the new RI President Mark Maloney - Rotary Connects the World and announced his impact areas for the Rotary year as Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment. He then introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2019-2020.

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2018 - 2019 Graham Fosbery President’s Award

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2018-2019 was presented to Peter Polain for another unstinting and wonderful year of Rotary service to the Karrinyup Rotary Club. The award is given each year by the President to a person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Peter was awarded for his exceptional service to the Club particularly for the ongoing management of the Stirling Farmers Market and recently the establishment of the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed.

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Award to English Educator

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, Meredith Dawn, Head of English at Warwick SHS, was named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition for her efforts to improve the English and literacy skills of her students and the difference she makes to their lives and educational outcomes. The Club, which has a long established partnership with Warwick SHS, recogises Meredith's outstanding service to our community.

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Planning Workshop 2

Date: Wednesday Oct 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Planning workshop to create the 'Golden Vision - with Karin Borzel, District Director of Leadership and Development and James McLeod, District Club Development Director.  

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Rotary Meeting - Social Evening

Date: Wednesday Oct 30, 2019, 6:00 pm

It's a Blue Moon Wednesday so it is time for a Social Evening to be held at the Lotus Court Chinese Restaurant Woodvale.

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Rotary Meeting - Planning Workshop 3

Date: Wednesday Nov 6, 2019, 6:00 pm

Karin Borzel, District Director of Leadership and Development and James McLeod, District Club Development Director return for the first of our workshops looking at partnership or collaboration opportunities.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Nov 3, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

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

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Stirling Farmers Market

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

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Stirling Farmers Market

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

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