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Support for The Pinnacle Foundation

Community Service Director Mike is seen here with Choon Tan, a member of the WA committee for The Pinnacle Foundation, a new recipient this year under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity, sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. 

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New Undercover Area at RDA Carine

Rotary Club of Karrinyup members were proud to attend the opening of a fantastic new undercover arena at RDA Carine. Led by our resident builder Ross and one of our many engineers Stuart, the club was integral in providing the leadership, advice, consultancy and technical expertise to convert RDA's need into a proposal that could be submitted for both approval and funding. Enter the City of Stirling, Lotterywest and AE Hoskins Building Services and the dream has now became a reality. Watch a video of the opening ceremony here.

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ShelterBox Update 2019

When people are plunged into crisis, Rotary Community Service Project ShelterBox Australia provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. RC Karrinyup has long been a supporter and this week Rotary District 9455 ShelterBox Chair David Brockway, seen here with partner Claire and International Director Ken, attended our meeting to share updates on what is new with ShelterBox and how our recent donation is helping.

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Foodbank WA Celebrates 25 Years

On 24 October Peter Polain attended the twenty fifth anniversary celebration of Foodbank in WA. RC Karrinyup has had a long association with Foodbank WA having been involved since its inception. 25 years later, Foodbank WA is still focused on a vision of ending hunger in WA. To help celebrate this special milestone, a history book 'The Giving Pantry' has been released in both hard and soft copy, which may be downloaded free of charge in pdf format.

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2019 City of Stirling Art Awards

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was again proud to sponsor the Local Artist Award at the City of Stirling Art Award Exhibition 2019. Past President Peter Polain is seen here with winner Julie Sylvester, whose beautiful beach scene was a standout. Julie, a long time resident of Scarborough and now Innaloo, is inspired by the WA coast. More of her amazing work can be seen on her website

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24 October 2019 Focus on World Polio Day

24th October is marked globally as World Polio Day, established by Rotary International. Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of this potentially fatal infectious disease for which there is no cure but which can be prevented through immunization. There are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. We are so close to achieving the goal of a polio free world. On 24th October, RC Karrinyup will make a significant contribution to the polio eradication.

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Sunday Times Foodbank Report 13.10.19

Hunger is on the rise - Foodbank WA has reavealed that there has been a twenty percent rise in the number of hungry West Australians coming to seek food. CEO Greg Hebble says that the charity has been aware of the situation for some time but it is getting worse. RC Karrinyup has supported Foodbank WA for many years.

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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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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Speaker Chris Frame

Date: Wednesday Dec 11, 2019, 6:00 pm

Cunard & Southampton - 100 Year Anniversary

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Rotary Meeting - 2019 Christmas Function

Date: Wednesday Dec 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

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

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Rotary Meeting - Xmas No Meeting

Date: Wednesday Dec 25, 2019, 6:00 pm

No meeting - Christmas Day.

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Rotary Meeting - New Year No Meeting

Date: Wednesday Jan 1, 2020, 6:00 pm

No meeting - New Year's Day

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Rotary Meeting - Holidays No Meeting

Date: Wednesday Jan 8, 2020, 6:00 pm

No meeting - Summer Holidays

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Julia Phan

Date: Wednesday Jan 15, 2020, 6:00 pm

RC Karrinyup RYE Outbound for 2020 Julia Phan speaks about her year ahead.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market - CLOSED

Date: Sunday Dec 29, 2019, 7:30 am

Closed for the Christmas holiday break.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 5, 2020, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 12, 2020, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Jan 19, 2020, 7:30 am

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