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2019 Nurse of the Year

The RC Karrinyup Nurse of the Year Award was created in 1990 to honour outstanding nurses and midwives working at the Osborne Park Hospital (OPH). This annual Award recognises a nurse (or midwife) whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. The winner of the 2019 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Karen McNulty. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Karen!

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RC Karrinyup Celebrates 45 Wonderful Years.

Happy Birthday to us! The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was chartered in 1974 and this week celebrated forty five years of service at a special birthday dinner at the Hillarys Yacht Club. Many former members and Friends of Rotary were able to join us for this historic occasion. During the evening there was some reminiscing on all the wonderful ways our club has served the local, international and youth communities through a variety of projects over the years.

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2018 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Elizabeth (Beppie) de Kuyer, a dedicated volunteer at 'Wheelchairs for Kids', the signature project of RC Scarborough. The Award, created in 2000 in honour of charter member Michael Chin, honours outstanding individuals, who serve the community for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Beppie was honoured to receive the Award, presented by President Robyn and Michael's son Anthony Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup birthday dinner. 

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Support for Camp Quality 2019

Camp Quality aims to provide a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia and has been operating since 1983. RC Karrinyup is a strong supporter of the program. On Sunday 14th April a group of RC Karrinyup members attended the final day of the Camp Quality “Middle Camp” (for children aged 10 to 13) at Woodman Point to provide, not just a financial contribution, but also 'hands on support'. The Rotarians agreed they gained more from the experience than they gave.

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2019 National Youth Science Forum Report

President Robyn Cleaver introduced Sandy Chen (Churchlands Senior High School) and Keegan Sherwood (Warwick Senior High School), who told about their experiences in Canberra in January at the 2019 National Youth Science Forum. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. It is held in January each year and covers the subjects of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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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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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Speaker Mark Stothard

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

Director of Echo Yachts, Mark Stothard talks to us about the world's largest trimaran, which was built right here in Perth.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Gordon Hudson

Date: Wednesday May 29, 2019, 6:00 pm

Gordon Hudson speaks to us about Wheelchairs for Kids the signature project of RC Scarborough. Our club has long been a supporter of this International program. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Steve Dixon

Date: Wednesday Jun 5, 2019, 6:00 pm

Our club supports Interplast. District Coordinator Steve Dixon brings us an update.

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Rotary Meeting - Club Assembly

Date: Wednesday Jun 12, 2019, 6:00 pm

An update from the Directors on the activities of the Club as we close out the Rotary year.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Jenny Gartrell

Date: Wednesday Jun 19, 2019, 6:00 pm

Jenny Gartrell gives us an update on Southern Cross Kenya Aid to Educate.

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Rotary Meeting - No Meeting at Hillarys

Date: Wednesday Jun 26, 2019, 6:00 pm

No meeting on account of Changeover on 27th June

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jun 9, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jun 16, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jun 23, 2019, 7:30 am

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Club Changeover - 2019/2020 President Richard

Date: Thursday Jun 27, 2019, 6:30 pm

President Robyn will pass the mantle to President Elect Richard.

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