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Latest News in Karrinyup

A Visit to Bicycles 4 Humanity

RC Karrinyup recently paid a visit to the Bicycles 4 Humanity (B4H) new workshop in Midvale. This came shortly after their nineteenth container of bikes left Fremantle for delivery to Bicycle Empowerment Centre bike shops across northern Namibia. BWH work with Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia to provide in country support and distribution. B4H WA has now sent 7,000 bikes to Africa. The 406 bikes in the latest shipment will be shared between eight bike workshops. As part of our International Service, RC Karrinyup has provided financial support to assist B4H achieve their impressive milestones.

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Diversity Scholarship Program 2021

In March, RC Karrinyup was proud and excited to launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit. President Richard and Vocational Service Director Kay were thrilled to have Rotary of Crawley’s President Elect Leah, a recipient of a similar scholarship, along for the launch. Applicatons are expected to close on 30 April. Are you or do you know a young professional starting out, who seeks to make a difference in the world, who might be a likely applicant?

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Support for The Pinnacle Foundation 2021

Vocational Service Director Kay is seen here with Annie Johnston, WA Committee Chair of The Pinnacle Foundation, and Paul Ward, a member of the WA committee. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity or sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. This project comes under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Support for Interplast 2021

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with International Committee member Sandra, attended our meeting this week to receive the Rotary Club of Karrinyup'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 in developing countries. Members were keen and especially interested to hear what innovations Interplast had put in place to be able to deliver a service during the pandemic.

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Partnership Opportunities with RC Beaufort

Collaboration is fundamental to the creation of social change. Collaboratively combining skills, knowledge and expertise across sectors with other clubs enables Rotarians to have more impact on complex social problems than we can have when working alone. Recently RC Karrinyup met with the RC Beaufort to enjoy fellowship, embrace our differences, recognise that we are both striving towards the same goals and assess ways in which collaborating or partnering on common projects with common interest could deliver more effective outcomes. 

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Positive Outcome for Inaugural VES

Our busy Vocational Director Kay and President Nominee Jenni recently visited the North Metropolitan TAFE Joondalup at McLarty Avenue. This campus houses Health Department training. Here they met with our partners in the Vocational Educational Scholarship (VES) program, which is for students enrolled in Aged and Disability Services Certificate III. Senior Lecturer Jane gave the visitors a grand tour of the amazing facility and together they celebrated the success of the VES program inaugurated in 2020.

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ShelterBox Update 2021

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 in WA  ShelterBox Chair June, seen here with International Director Ken, attended our meeting to share updates on what ShelterBox is doing to overcome COVID-19 restrictions. Ken assured her our annual club donation in on its way. 

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Diversity Scholarship Program Launched

Karrinyup Rotary is proud and excited to announce the launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit. President Richard and Vocational Service Director Kay were thrilled to have Rotary of Crawley’s President Elect Leah, a recipient of a similar scholarship, along for the launch. 

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Bronwyn Revisits February 2021

Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders, who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. They are the next generation of Peace Makers. RC Karrinyup is currently sponsoring Bronwyn Manley, who is studying a Masters in Education and Peace and Conflict Resolution at at UNC (University of North Carolina) and Duke University, NC. Bronwyn gave us a brief update on her activity since her last visit. Because of COVID-19, Bronwyn has returned to Australia and is completing her studies online.

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RAWCS WA Bushfire Relief

WA is experiencing severe bushfire damage.  Steep terrain and dangerous winds are hampering the heroic efforts of fire crews and already over 80 families have lost their homes. The result of this will be long-term hardship for many and Rotary seeks your help in collecting funds so that the necessary support can be provided. You can help Rotary support the community and recovery effort through RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service, with a secure tax deductible donation.

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Meetings

Rotary Meeting - Speaker Chris Holyday

Date: Tuesday Apr 20, 2021, 6:00 pm

Local Historian Chris Holyday returns to tell us about the RSL 'A Century of Service in WA'. 

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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Mike Willis

Date: Tuesday Apr 27, 2021, 6:00 pm

Mike Willis will tell us about Cahoots, a registered charity creating inclusive opportunities for children and young people living with disability.

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Rotary Meeting - Happy 47th Birthday

Date: Tuesday May 4, 2021, 6:00 pm

Happy 47th Birthday to Us! Save the date for a Gala Event at the MAAC.

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Events

Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Apr 18, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday Apr 25, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 2, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 9, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 16, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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Stirling Farmers Market

Date: Sunday May 23, 2021, 7:30 am

Lots of exciting things are happening at the market now but it is not quite back to normal yet - see details.

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