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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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First Birthday for Karrinyup Community Mens Shed

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, has now been flourishing at 6 Jedda Road, Balcatta for a year. On Friday, 21st June, members celebrated the first birthday with an ‘Open Day’ at the Shed, during which they proudly displayed their handiwork, welcoming interested visitors and potential new members.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2019

Since the very inception of our club, RC Karrinyup has provided strong support for Foodbank WA, now in its 25th year. This week, Foodbank WA Community Fundraising & Events Officer Janie Brackenridge attended our meeting. She was greeted by Community Service Committee members Peter Polain and Mike Murphy. Janie updated us on recent work at Foodbank WA which is currently conducting its Winter Appeal.

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Support for Interplast 2019

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with our Charter Member Ian, attended our meeting this week to receive our Club's annual donation to Interplast. Started in Australia in 1983 as a joint project between Rotary and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Interplast exists to repair bodies with simple surgery and rebuild lives. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has provided ongoing support for many years and continues to do so.

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Support for Wheelchairs for Kids 2019

Wheelchairs for Kids is a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, which produces up to 350 wheelchairs a month for disabled children all over the world. These are produced to WHO standards at the workshop in Wangara. At our meeting this week, International Committee member Ken presented Wheelchairs for Kids CEO Gordon with Rotary Club of Karrinyup's annual donation. Gordon gave us a short update on the recent milestones of the project. Members particularly enjoyed a short video demonstrating how the wheelchairs are produced in the workshop. 

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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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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Speaker Chris Frame

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

Maritime Historian Chris Frame is back! This time he will give us 'A Photographic History of Orient Line.'

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Rotary Meeting - Social Evening

Date: Wednesday Jul 31, 2019, 6:00 pm

Time to bring a friend and enjoy some fun with a 'Christmas in July' theme.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Tania Beament

Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2019, 6:00 pm

Tania Beament, Director of the International School of Nursing & Midwifery at Edith Cowan University tells us about 'ECU Student Nurses and Midwives in a Global Classroom'.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Liza Dunne

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2019, 6:00 pm

Liza Dunne, CEO of the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation speaks to us this evening about recent research developments.

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Rotary Meeting - Club Assembly

Date: Wednesday Aug 21, 2019, 6:00 pm

Our first Club Assembly for the New Rotary Year. The Operational Plan will be presented and directors will relate the various projects planned for the year.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Barney Mitcham

Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019, 6:00 pm

Audiometrist Barney Mitcham's presentation is entitled 'Hear & Spin'. 

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Aug 11, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Aug 18, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Aug 25, 2019, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Sep 1, 2019, 7:30 am

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