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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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RC Karrinyup Sponsors ASIST Workshop

In line with Rotary Australia's desire to improve the mental health of our nation, Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) is partnering with the City of Stirling and the WA Mental Health Commission to provide a fabulous course designed to make our community more 'Suicide Safe'. This partership will provide valuable training over a two day workshop, at virtually no cost, in intervention techniques to enable participants to deal with suicidal friends, family members or aquaintances. The ASIST workshop is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participant to recognise when someone is at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

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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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SpecSavers Partnership

RC Karrinyup has enjoyed a fabulous partnership with Specsavers Karrinyup over the past few years. Our member Klaus collects frames that are no longer required (many of them in perfect condition). These are then passed on to Rotary District 9455 clubs for the RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service The Global Hands Project. The Karrinyup store also collects miscellaneous monetary donations and forwards them to the club. Thank you Specsavers!

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Welcome to RC Karrinyup, RYE Inbound Felix

On Friday afternoon, President Robyn and members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455), together with his first host family, gathered at Perth International Airport to welcome our 2018 - 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound student from Sweden, Felix. Felix will attend Warwick Senior High School and will meet club members for the first time when he attends the Australian Rotary Health Forum at the UWA Club on Wednesday, 25th July. 

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Induction of President Robyn

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Phil called President Elect Robyn to the podium, inducted her as the forty-fifth President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Robyn thanked the club for the honour entrusted to her, reiterated the call of the new RI President Barry Rassin from the Bahamas, for Rotary to 'Be the Inspiration' and introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2018-2018.

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Felix Bergdahl

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

Our 2018 - 2019 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student from Sweden Felix tells us about himself, his family, his country and his aspirations for his exchange year with us in Perth.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Mike Murphy

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

Our own member Mike Murphy speaks about 'Painting with Light'. Please note: The Annual General Meeting will be held during this meeting.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Shannon Lovelady

Date: Wednesday Oct 3, 2018, 6:00 pm

Historian Shannon Lovelady speaks to us about the Western Front Dead project, where a research team is collecting a definitive list of West Australians killed as a result of their service on the Western Front during World War 1. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Lorna Hirsch

Date: Wednesday Oct 10, 2018, 6:00 pm

Lorna Hirsch has over 18 years’ experience working as an educator in suicide prevention. She speaks to us about the ASIST program.

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Sue Higgs

Date: Wednesday Oct 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

Sue Higgs speaks to us about the Mature Age Learning Association, where it is never too late to find out more. 

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Rotary Meeting - Club Assembly

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 6:00 pm

An update from the Directors on the activities of the Club to date.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

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

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Oct 14, 2018, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Oct 21, 2018, 7:30 am

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Oct 28, 2018, 7:30 am

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