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RC Karrinyup Pandemic Plan Update     

Unfortunately our venue is no longer allowed to host our face to face meetings because of new restrictions advised by Government. As per the Club’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response Plan, commencing this coming Wednesday 25th March, all future meetings are held online only until further notice. It will be possible to log in via zoom at the usual meeting time. Our new 'venue' is now advertised on our website and, as always, visitors are still welcome to join us. 

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Stirling Farmers Market is Back     

RC Karrinyup is delighted to announce that, starting on Sunday 3rd May, our Stirling Farmers Market has been allowed to open BUT with quite a few differences in place. While once again our community is able to access fresh produce, the market is not yet a place to socialise, as we still need to practice social distancing. Please follow the new guidelines and, for the time being, come and shop alone, then leave without stopping for a chat.

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2020 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), whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. The winner of the 2020 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Lisa Summers. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Lisa!

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed Celebrates Two Years     

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, has now been flourishing at 6 Jedda Road, Balcatta for two years.  The RC Karrinyup has provided considerable funding for the establishment of the Shed, which is now self-sufficient on an operational basis.  Men’s Sheds provide a safe and busy environment where men from all walks of life can discover new experiences in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship.

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Camp Quality Update 2020     

Ross Daniel introduced Nadine Magill, State Manager of Camp Quality, to tell us how our support for kids affected by cancer in WA is working. 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, many years. Nadine explained what is happening in 2020 and thanked the club for that ongoing support.

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Hands on for the Trigg Island SLSC     

Rotary Club of Karrinyup has supported the Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club with many projects over the years so, when the invitation came to participate in painting a mural on the side of the clubhouse, we just had to be there! While our club was well represented, we were only one of the groups, as it was a task to which the whole community could contribute. After a delicious breakfast, it was all hands to the paint and what a fun time we had! Check out the Facebook post to see photos of club members at work.

Applications Now Open for Rotary Youth Exchange 2021     

NOW is crunch time for Rotary Youth Exchange 2021 - if you are 15-17 years old and think this could be you in 2021, it is time to start planning now! This is the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a year studying in another culture. Rotary Youth Exchange is not expensive (about half the cost of comparable programmes). It is not only for those with a Rotary connection; all young West Australians are eligible to apply.

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The Magic Bus     

RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversary project - the Earbus, was designed to work in the Kimberley region of WA. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April of 2017 and worked at first in other regions. The State Government committed $2.7 million over three years to enable the Earbus program to operate in the East Kimberley, the area for which it was intended, from May 2018. Earbus CEO Paul Higginbotham recently brought us up to date with the work of the Earbus since then.

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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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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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Visit to Greenbatch     

On Friday 14 June, six members of our club, along with other Rotarians, visited the Greenbatch Foundation for an evening tour of their facility in Mount Claremont. Greenbatch explained that they are hoping to build relationships with WA Rotary Clubs to fund the set-up of the educational facility and to assist with the collection of plastic bottles. Both the discussion and tour were most informative and those members who attended have since met and formed a committee to investigate how our Club can become involved in this worthwhile initiative. 

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Induction of President Richard     

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Robyn called on President Elect Richard, inducted him as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Richard thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, mentioned the theme chosen by the new RI President Mark Maloney - Rotary Connects the World and announced his impact areas for the Rotary year as Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment. He then introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2019-2020.

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2018 - 2019 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2018-2019 was presented to Peter Polain for another unstinting and wonderful year of Rotary service to the Karrinyup Rotary Club. The award is given each year by the President to a person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Peter was awarded for his exceptional service to the Club particularly for the ongoing management of the Stirling Farmers Market and recently the establishment of the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed.

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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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Support for Camp Quality 2019     

Camp Quality aims to provide a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia and has been operating since 1983. RC Karrinyup is a strong supporter of the program. On Sunday 14th April a group of RC Karrinyup members attended the final day of the Camp Quality “Middle Camp” (for children aged 10 to 13) at Woodman Point to provide, not just a financial contribution, but also 'hands on support'. The Rotarians agreed they gained more from the experience than they gave.

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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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Preparing for Kokoda     

Under a benefactors trust, in conjunction with the North Beach RSL Sub-branch, RC Karrinyup will sponsor two young Australians to participate in an organised commemorative tour of the Kokoda trek 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 introduced themselves and told us why they will embrace this gruelling undertaking and why it holds a special significance for each of them.

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RYE 2017 Outbound to Japan     

Youth Director Robyn introduced Matthew, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup 2017 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student, who was leaving the very next day to stay in Fukuoka, Japan for a year. Matt told a little about himself and his expectations for his exchange year. At the conclusion of his presentation, Robyn presented Matt with his Australian blazer on behalf of the club. Matt has now arrived to a warm welcome in his host District.

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2018 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Elizabeth (Beppie) de Kuyer, a dedicated volunteer at 'Wheelchairs for Kids', the signature project of RC Scarborough. The Award, created in 2000 in honour of charter member Michael Chin, honours outstanding individuals, who serve the community for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Beppie was honoured to receive the Award, presented by President Robyn and Michael's son Anthony Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup birthday dinner. 

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2019 RYE Outbound to Norway - Alicia     

At our recent meeting, Youth Service mentor Trish introduced our 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Norway.  17 year old Alicia is just the second student from our link school Warwick Senior High School to take on Rotary Youth Exchange and is very much looking forward to moving outside her comfort zone and broadening her perspective by experiencing life in a different culture. At the conclusion of her presentation, President Robyn presented Alicia with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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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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First Birthday for Karrinyup Community Mens Shed     

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, has now been flourishing at 6 Jedda Road, Balcatta for a year. On Friday, 21st June, members celebrated the first birthday with an ‘Open Day’ at the Shed, during which they proudly displayed their handiwork, welcoming interested visitors and potential new members.

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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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Support for Multiple Sclerosis WA 2019     

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Director Mike welcomed Sue Shapland, General Manager, Strategic Supports and Residential Options and Nicki Washington, General Manager Member and Client Services. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support and gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients and described how our latest donation was spent.

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