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Call for Nominations Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2017     

Nominations are called for the Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2017. The Award was created in 2000 to acknowledge an outstanding individual for ongoing humanitarian activities in the community. If a worthy recipient is found the award is presented the following May. Do you know anyone who should be nominated for this award? Nominations close Friday 9th March 2018.

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Support from SpecSavers Karrinyup     

Specsavers stores across Australia are committed to supporting the communities that support them. Each store is locally owned and operated by community-based optometrists, who elect a local charity, along with The Fred Hollows Foundation, to support through the Specsavers Community Program, with funds donated out of their own pockets for every pair of glasses sold.

Some months ago SpecSavers Karrinyup elected to nominate the RC Karrinyup as their ‘Charity of Choice’. This week we received their donation for our Charity projects. President Phil has sent a letter of thanks and Certificate of Appreciation acknowledging their generous support. 

New Rescue Boards for Trigg Island SLSC     

President Phil and Community Service Director Peter were at the Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club recently to officially hand over two Surf Rescue Boards. These are just the latest in a long line of support by our club for these local heroes. Our club has enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with the surf club going back many years. Previous donations have been for a beach shelter and rescue vehicles and equipment including an Oxy Viva unit.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2018     

Since the very inception of our club over forty years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of Foodbank WA. This week, Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble and Community Fundraising & Events Officer Janie Brackenridge attended our meeting, where they were greeted by Community Service Director Peter. Peter presented them with our annual donation of behalf of the club. Greg updated us on recent work at Foodbank WA

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2018 RYE Outbound to Spain     

At our recent meeting, Youth Service director Wayne introduced Jasmne, our 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Spain.  Jasmine is the first student to exchange from our link school Warwick Senior High School.  She will go to Zaragoza (Saragossa) in the north east of Spain, about 300 km West of Barcelona. At the conclusion of the presentation, Wayne presented Jasmine with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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Emergency Data Device     

Australian Rotary Health is promoting sales of an Emercency Data Device as a service to the community. The device is carried on a keyring or similar and stores vital medical information of the carrier and relatives. The information can be accessed by paramedics, doctors and emergency department staff in the event of an accident/emergency. This allows the medical teams to apply the correct procedures quickly, which can prevent long term injuries and even death.

The device would make an ideal Christmas gift and may save a life. It is especially relevant for anyone who lives alone. Cost of the device is $20, part of which forms a donation to Australian Rotary Health. The device is available through the RC Karrinyup Contact Us page. 

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Kimberley Planning Underway     

Many people, and particularly Rotary Clubs throughout Western Australia, are familiar with RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversay project, the Earbus, which was designed to work in the Kimberley region of our state. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April. Up till now it has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas but plans are now underway for service in the Kimberley Region, for which it was designed.

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New Chapter for Food Van     

Last week marked the end of an era as RC Karrinyup handed over the Foodvan to RC Balajura-Malaga to facilitate their fundraising for charity work. The van has given great service over the years but with the administration of the Stirling Farmers Market now taking up a major part of our human resources, it is time to transfer its use and benefits to another club.  Rotarians working together for humanity!

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24 October 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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2017 Local Artist Visits Stirling Farmers Market     

Again this year, RC Karrinyup was proud to sponsor the local artist award in the City of Stirling Art Awards. Following his win last Wednesday, local artist Hank of Menora, seen here with Community Service Director Peter, was keen to visit the Stirling Farmers Market together with his wife Sandra. Market Manager Peter was delighted to show them around. See full results of the Art Awards on the City of Stirling website. 

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2018     

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program designed to develop proactive youth leaders with self confidence and a capacity to be positive role models to others. It offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seven day seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup is currently calling for nominations for January 2018. Applications close 30 November.

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Focus on Mental Health 2017     

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. 'Do You See What I See?' challenges perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encourages everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light. What will you do today to encourage positive mental health in those around you?   

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2017 City of Stirling Art Awards     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is once again proud to sponsor and co-host the City of Stirling Art Award and Exhibition.  This year's event, which show​​​​​cases local and Western Australian artists working in a variety of mediums, from painting and drawing to sculpture and textiles, will be held from 12 - 16 October at the City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling. 

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Millitary History Scholarships     

RC Karrinyup, in conjunction with the North Beach RSL Sub-branch, seeks to sponsor two young Australians to participate in an organised commemorative tour in an area of either Papua New Guinea or South East Asia, which has seen Australian service men and women on active service. Applicants preferences will be considered but the final choice will be made by Rotary and RSL.

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Planting Trees at Carine Reserve     

Current RI President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree during 2017 - 2018. RC Karrinyup more than fulfilled this challenge at Carine Reserve recently, when, in conjunction with the City of Stirling, members and families managed to plant a total of seventy-five trees. President Phil said he looks forward to this becoming an annual Community Service event for our club. 

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Award to Science Educator     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, Graham Johnson, Head of Science at Warwick SHS, was named a Paul Harris Fellow  in recognition of his efforts to promote science education. Graham and his science team run an annual science fair, conduct outreach initiatives with local primary students and provide Warwick students with a number of extension opportunities. The Club, which has a long established partnership with the school, recogises his service to our community.

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2016 - 2017 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2016-2017 was presented to Carolyn Prunster for her dedicated service, particularly in the area of electonic media. The award is given each year by the President to a person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Graham Fosbery's good friend Peter Durrant presented the award.

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2016 - 2017 Paul Harris Fellow Club Honours     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup Paul Harris Fellow recipients for 2017: Vic Dennis and Sam Horsnell. President Trish read the citation for each and called on DG Patricia Canning to present Vic with a Sapphire Pin and Sam with a Paul Harris Fellow at the recent Changeover Dinner as is the tradition in the club. 

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Induction of President Phil     

President Trish called President Elect Phil to the podium, inducted him as the forty-fourth President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Phil thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, reiterated the call of the new RI President - Australian Ian Riseley, for Rotary to be 'Making a Difference' and introduced the Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

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Hannah's Year in Australia     

Youth Servcie Director Wayne introduced our 2016 - 2017 Rotary Youth Exchange student Hannah from Germany, who has now spent a year as part of our club. Wayne outlined the objectives of the Rotary Youth Exchange program as a context for Hannah's presentation, referencing how she has fulfilled each of these objectives. 

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Welcome to RC Karrinyup, RYE Inbound Ona     

On Monday evening, members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455), together with representatives of her host familes, gathered at Perth International Airport to welcome our 2017 - 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound from Spain, Ona. Off to a flying start, Ona enrolled at Warwick Senior High School and will meet club members at her first meeting on Wednesday. 

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Are You StrokeSafe?     

The week from 4th - 10th 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. Club members also volunteered at information booths at Joondalup Health Campus and Bunnings Whitfords.

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2017 Nurse of the Year Award     

Each year, RC Karrinyup acknowledges a dedicated worker from the Osborne Park Hospital. At the recent 43 birthday celebrations, Vocational Service Director Nick introduced Anne McDonald, who for 23 years has been the Clinical Nurse Manager for several surgical services at Osborne Park Hospital. Anne is this year's recipient of the Nurse of the Year Award.

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Support for Wheelchairs for Kids 2017     

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 Udo 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.

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Celebrating Rotary Youth Exchange in 2017     

RC Karrinyup Inbound exchange student, Hannah from Germany, together with Past President Carolyn, recently attended a reception at Parliament House to celebrate the wonderful Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. Rotary Exchange Students travelled from all over the state of Western Australia including Kununurra, Esperance and from Albany for the occasion. 

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