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2020 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 2020 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Lisa Summers. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Lisa!

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Stirling Farmers Market is Back

RC Karrinyup is delighted to announce that, starting on Sunday 3rd May, our Stirling Farmers Market has been allowed to open BUT with quite a few differences in place. While once again our community is able to access fresh produce, the market is not yet a place to socialise, as we still need to practice social distancing. Please follow the new guidelines and, for the time being, come and shop alone, then leave without stopping for a chat.

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RC Karrinyup Pandemic Plan Update

Unfortunately our venue is no longer allowed to host our face to face meetings because of new restrictions advised by Government. As per the Club’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response Plan, commencing this coming Wednesday 25th March, all future meetings are held online only until further notice. It will be possible to log in via zoom at the usual meeting time. Our new 'venue' is now advertised on our website and, as always, visitors are still welcome to join us. 

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RC Karrinyup Coronavirus Pandemic Plan

With the escalation in the activity around the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic that is affecting the globe, on our doorstep and recent government decisions, which will affect our Rotary Club. The Club acknowledges the importance of the welfare of our members. The Western Australia (WA) Government has announced a State of Emergency along with a formal public health emergency over the Coronavirus Pandemic and confirming that there was still no evidence of community transmission in WA. Click through to read President Richard's message and the Club's plan to ensure the safety of our members.

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Water & Sanitation March 2020

March is designated as Water and Sanitation Month and one of the more daunting aims of Rotary is to address this problem worldwide with their goal of 'Sanitation for all by 2030'. Two areas of focus are our club’s involvement in the Zambia project led by Peter Durrant and the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Phil addressed simple ways of distinguishing between the coronavirus and a common cold, steps to take to stay safe and what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus. 

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A Year in Norway

RC Karrinyup Youth Director Trish Lynch is passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our 2019 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Alicia, newly returned from her year in Norway, to tell us about her adventure of a lifetime. Last month we farewelled our 2020 Outbound student Julia to Belgium. Applications for Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange in 2021 are now open and close on 31st March 2020. Could this be you! Read more information or contact us.

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Camp Quality Update 2020

Ross Daniel introduced Nadine Magill, State Manager of Camp Quality, to tell us how our support for kids affected by cancer in WA is working. Camp Quality gives kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again, providing a support network and a range of non-medical support services for children living with cancer and their families. RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of the program over many, many years. Nadine explained what is happening in 2020 and thanked the club for that ongoing support.

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2020 National Youth Science Forum Report

As part of our Youth Service, RC Karrinyup again sponsored students to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Forum. However, for this year's succesful applicants the experience was certainly not what they were expecting. This week, Alana Dooley and Nic Cleaver told us of their unprecedented adventures in Canberra and, while disappointed at missing some key events, were full of praise for the way the organisers handled the emergency.  

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Bicycles for Humantiy

International Director Ken Foggo introduced our guest speaker David Tucker, a member of the Rotary Club of Crawley and a driving force behind “Bicycles for Humanity WA” (B4HWA). The organisation collects old bicycles, repairs and refurbishes them and then transports them to communities in need. Since its establishment in 2011, B4HWA has transported 5700 bikes to various countries in Africa and 1000 bikes to communities in remote WA.

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The Magic Bus

RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversary project - the Earbus, was designed to work in the Kimberley region of WA. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April of 2017 and worked at first in other regions. The State Government committed $2.7 million over three years to enable the Earbus program to operate in the East Kimberley, the area for which it was intended, from May 2018. Earbus CEO Paul Higginbotham recently brought us up to date with the work of the Earbus since then.

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Speaker Kerrin McEvoy - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Wednesday May 27, 2020, 6:00 pm

Courtesy of PickStar jockey Kerrin McEvoy will join our zoom meeting.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Elise Grevesse - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Wednesday Jun 3, 2020, 6:00 pm

Our 2019 - 2020 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound student from Belgium Elise reports on the exchange to Perth. 

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Rotary Meeting - Club Assembly - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Wednesday Jun 10, 2020, 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 Matt Levy OAM - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Wednesday Jun 17, 2020, 6:00 pm

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist Matt Levy speaks to us about about motivation, team building, perseverance and growth mindset.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 31, 2020, 7:30 am

The market is back but with a difference - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jun 7, 2020, 7:30 am

The market is back but with a difference - see details.

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