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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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Vocational Visit to Warwick SHS

Instead of our usual meeting at the Hillarys Yacht Club this week, the club enjoyed a visit to our link school - Warwick Senior High School on Open Night. Specifically we wanted to learn first hand what is currently happening in Education and most particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program. Warwick SHS is an Australian leader in science and STEAM education and for many years, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of a steady stream of students through the National Youth Science Forum and Conoco Phillips Science Experience programs.  

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Fighting for Our Farmers

Australian farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis.  Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle and keep crops alive. Families on the land are suffering and they need our help. Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief. 100% of donations go to the farmers and all are tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS. Every dollar counts. Our club wlll be supporting this emergency in our own back yard and individuals are also encouraged to donate privately through the RAWCS website link

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Felix Attends First Club Meeting

Newly arrived from Stockholm, 2018 - 2019 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Felix attended the first meeting of his host club, RC Karrinyup. It has been a big week for Felix, who attended a briefing weekend, shopped for his uniform and attended his first day at Warwick SHS. Felix said he was very glad to be here and thanked the Rotary club for making his exchange year possible. Youth Director Wayne presented Felix with an 'Australian Survivial' kit as an introduction to our culture.     

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Return from Kokoda

Under the Hammond Benefactors' trust and in conjunction with North Beach RSL Sub-branch, RC Karrinyup sponsored two young West Australians to participate in an organised commemorative tour of Kokoda in June. The applicants were required to demonstrate a genuine interest in Australia’s military history. At our meeting this week, David Singer and Drew Sweet told us why they embraced this gruelling undertaking, their experiences of the trek and how it changed their understanding of their place in the world. 

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - 2018 Christmas Function

Date: Wednesday Dec 19, 2018, 6:00 pm

A special social evening with partners and friends to celebrate the festive season.

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No Meeting - Xmas Break

Date: Wednesday Dec 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

No meeting due to Christmas Holidays.

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No Meeting - Holiday Break

Date: Wednesday Jan 2, 2019, 6:00 pm

No meeting this week due to the holiday break.

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No Meeting - Holiday Break

Date: Wednesday Jan 9, 2019, 6:00 pm

No meeting this week due to the holiday break.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Alicia Woodruffe

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

Tonight we hear from our 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Norway, Alicia Woodruffe.

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Events

No Market - Xmas Holidays

Date: Sunday Dec 30, 2018, 7:30 am

There will be no market today as stallholders and volunteers take a well earned holiday break.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 6, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 13, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 20, 2019, 7:30 am

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