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Backpacks for the Homeless     

What started out as simply collecting socks for the homeless this winter grew into something much more, due to the wonderful contributions and generous donations of our amazing local residents, as well as support from our club. Working closely with the Perth City Homeless Group, we were able to provide, not only over 300 pairs of socks for distribution but we also managed to put together 32 backpacks for men and women for donation to the needy. Each backpack carried a tag identifying that it was a donation from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup.

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Jazz by the Beach 2022     

Are you a jazz fan? Then you are in for a treat! On 27 and 28 August, some of Scarborough’s top venues are showcasing stunning music – a celebration of local musicians for music lovers featuring 17 acts over two days, across 10 venues and around 80 individual artists. This promises to be a cultural and lively experience running across eight venues with an exciting program of some of Perth's favourite performers. Click through for the full details.

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Peter Named District 9455 Rotarian of the Year 2021-2022     

Caught by surprise at the recent Changeover event, outgoing President Peter Durrant was unusually speechless, when named by District Governor Dee Buckland as the District 9455 2021-2022 Rotarian of the Year. Peter is well known for his diverse contributions to both club and District service. DG Dee mentioned among other items: current and past president of RC Karrinyup (2013-2014 and 2021-2022), District Governance Director 2021-2022, District Representative Transition Governance Focus Team and Founder and Chair WA Rotary Relief.

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Mens Health Week 2022     

On 17 June, representing the Rotary Club of Karrinyup and the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed, Peter Polain attended a forum on 'Men’s Health and Well Being', sponsored by 'Mens Talk'. The event, which comprised an evening of networking and engaging with the physical and mental aspects of men's wellbeing, featured guest speakers, along with refreshments. It was well attended by over one hundred participants. Notably there were several young men as well as young women.

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Induction of President Jenni     

At the recent 2022 Changeover event, President Peter inducted President Elect Jenni Wilke, as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the responsibility of the leadership of the Club. President Jenni thanked the club for the honour entrusted to her and reminded us that 2022 - 2023 RI President Jennifer Jones calls us to 'Imagine Rotary'. Our challenge is to use our imagination - Imagine all the people - Livin' life in peace. Be Brave, Intentional, Kind and Respectful. Jenni said she appreciated the opportunity of continuing the great work, long history of positive relationships and outcomes, fun and friendship provided by Rotary Club of Karrinyup.

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Motion by the Ocean     

Community Service team member Neville Pollard introduced Alanagh Godderidge founder and CEO of the local charity Motion by the Ocean. She is also a pioneer of the Cycling Without Age movement in Western Australia. The core program connects the elderly and those less mobile with volunteer riders on trishaw e-bikes. These free rides promote inclusion and conversation thus creating social experiences for passengers, volunteers and the coastal community. Alanagh invited anyone who knows an eligible person or family who could benefit from the program to please contact the team.

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Socks For the Homeless 2022     

Homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks, which can result in their developing trench foot and other problems. This is best prevented by wearing clean dry socks. RC Karrinyup's Sandra McGuire is calling for your help to supply warm socks to homeless people. These need to be in natural fibres for both men and women. If you cannot purchase them yourself, you may wish to donate money to buy the socks. Just $5 will buy two pairs of socks. Sandra and her team will collect both socks and money at the admin stall at the Stirling Farmers Market over the next couple of weeks. Please give her your support.

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2022 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Solaris Cancer Care Op Shop Manager Marilyn Salley. Her efforts have supported thousands, whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The Award, created in 2000 in honour of RC Karrinyup charter member Michael Chin, honours outstanding individuals, who serve the community for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. It was presented by Michael's son Peter Chin.

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2022 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), selected by the hospital, whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. The winner of the 2022 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Keren Smith. Congratulations Keren!

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Support for WA Bushfires 2022     

Fires have ravaged more than 60,000 hectares of Western Australia’s South West region and throughout the Wheatbelt, with thousands of firefighters attempting to control the many emergency risk-level fires located throughout the state. Rotary Club of Karrinyup has made a substantial donation from our disaster relief fund to West Australians affected by the fires, who need our assistance urgently. More help is needed. See how you too can assist.

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OAM to Peter Polain     

Karrinyup Rotary congratulates our esteemed member and Past President Peter Polain, who has been named in the Australia Day honours with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the Community in a variety of roles. Peter led the Community Service Committee through numerous major projects including the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed. He took on a pivotal role in founding the Stirling Farmers Market, acted as manager for nine years and is still involved in the Management Committee.

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Camp Quality Update 2021     

Community Service Director Mike Murphy introduced the team from Camp Quality, Belinda and Maddie - to tell us how our support for kids affected by cancer in WA is working, and talented puppeteers - Andrea and Haydon. 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 years. Maddie explained what is happening in 2021 and thanked the club for its ongoing support.

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Rotary Impacting Lives Dandjoo Koorliny     

Karrinyup Rotary has supported RDA Carine for eighteen years and was integral in converting their need for an all weather facility into a proposal that could be submitted for approval and funding for the facility, which opened in 2019. At the recent renaming ceremony to Dandjoo Koorliny, one family told how the arena has provided an incredibly important place within the community and especially in the life of their family demonstrating that Rotary truly does impact and change lives forever.

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Stirling Farmers Market Celebrates Ten Years     

For ten years, the RC Karrinyup has administerd the Stirling Farmers Market. As well as being a reliable source of income for all our many charity projects, this weekly event has established our club as a visual presence in the local community. Market patrons continue to praise the wonderful friendly atmosphere, which prevails each Sunday morning at the market. Club members and helpers on duty each week are responsible for perpetuating this.

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Renaming Ceremony Dandjoo Koorliny     

Karrinyup Rotary members were proud to attend the renaming ceremony for RDA Carine - Dandjoo Koorliny. The Dandjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Project is designed and led by Aboriginal leaders to help us all walk together towards the future. Karrinyup Rotary has supported RDA Carine for eighteen years and was integral in converting their need for an all weather facility into a proposal that could be submitted for approval and funding. The facility, which opened in 2019, is now beautifully decorated by local indigenous artists.

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Items Donated to Hospital     

Our Community Service team has assisted in the delivery of beautiful donated hand knitted baby items from the students at Churchlands SHS. A group of students at the school are engaged in community service projects. Among the items donated for our recent drive for winter clothing were lovely knitted beanies and bootees for premature and new born babies. These were delivered to King Edward Memorial Hospital for use by the staff.

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Stroke Week Community Service 2021     

As part of National Stroke Week 2021 and our service to the local community, RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and free health checks at the Stirling Farmers Market providing a valuable service to the local community. City of Stirling Councillor Karlo Perkov braved the elements to lead the way with a BP check. Many thanks to RN Peta for volunteering her time on the day.

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SOS in the CoS     

Several weeks ago, Mick, Sandra, Jane and Tess from the RC Karrinyup community service team set out on a mission to provide some relief from the cold for homeless people in the City of Stirling in the form of additional winter clothing. The aim was to collect a quantity beanies, socks, gloves and small blankets to be distributed by the City of Stirling in backpacks. Being 'People of Action', the team gathered items from work and friends and operated a stall to collect donated items from the local community at the Stirling Farmers Market.

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Prestigious Recognition for City of Stirling     

RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts from fund raising activities to The Rotary Foundation, the non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace. For each US$1000 contributed, the club earns credits, which may be used to honour an individual or organisation, that demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation. This honour is not given lightly. Paul Harris Fellow recognition is for individuals, however, President Richard on behalf of the RC Karrinyup, has chosen to use Foundation recognition points to honour the City of Stirling with a prestigious Certificate of Appreciation. This was presented at the recent Changeover evening.

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Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Dawn     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover event, long standing member Dawn Palm was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow. RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts from fund raising activities to The Rotary Foundation. For each US$1000 contributed the club earns credits. The club may decide to use these credits to honour an individual, whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. This honour is not given lightly. Dawn has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and made personal sacrifices in her service contribution to the Club over many years.

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2020 - 2021 Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pins     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup recipients of Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pins for 2020 - 2021. Kay Durrant was honoured for her significant contribution in the role of Vocational Service Director. Nick Nedkoff was recognised for the hours he puts in for our club in his many quiet background roles, of which many members are not even aware. Peter Durrant was acknowledged for his ongoing dedication and commitment to the Zambia Water Project. President Richard read out the citations for each one.

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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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Recognition for Youth Leader     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup forty-seventh birthday dinner, Community Services Coordinator at Churchlands Senior High School Christina Kolodij, was honoured with Paul Harris Fellow recognition. RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts funds to The Rotary Foundation. For each US$1000 contributed the club earns credits. The club may decide to use these credits to honour an individual, whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation - to build world understanding and peace. This honour is not given lightly. Christina was honoured in recognition of her work in encouraging and training her students with a positive, balanced approach to life, which involves community service.

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2020 - 2021 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Gala Evening, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2020-2021 was presented to Klaus Nehyba for his significant dedication and commitment, not only as Treasurer but also, in organising and ensuring the smooth running of our many social functions. The award is given each year by the President to a person or group, who is considered to have contributed significantly to the success of the Club in that President’s year or progressively over a period of time. After reading the citation, Presidnet Richard called on Pat Fosbery to present the award.

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Induction of President Peter     

At the recent 2021 Changeover event, President Richard called on President Elect Peter Durrant, inducted him as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the responsibility of the leadership of the Club. President Peter thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, mentioned that he would continue Richard’s focus on Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment. We would also strive to increase our ability to adapt, attract new membership while retaining current membership and increase our impact. He said we can be justifiably proud of all we have accomplished as we strive towards our 50th anniversary, which will be a milestone to be savoured. 

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