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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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Jazz by the Beach 2021     

Are you a jazz fan? Then you are in for a treat! The City of Stirling, together with local businesses, has planned a full two days of awesome jazz over the weekend of 14 – 15 August. There will be eighteen acts spread across eight iconic venues. This is a great way for the City to both support local artists and local businesses through this tough time, as well as give local residents something fun to do close to home. It is hoped that this festival can become a regular event. Click through for the full details.

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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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Tallulah Wins with Help of RC Karrinyup     

RC Karrinyup supports our link school Warwick SHS. Head of Science Graham Johnson reports ‘In the WAHPVA (Western Australian Human Powered Vehicle Association) event both Tallulah and Yokayi ran strongly for the duration of the event. It was cold and miserable with heavy rain prior to the event and considering the two trikes ran without front windscreens for the 6 hours, it was a great overall result. Yokayi ran in the top 10 for most of the day eventually finishing 12th overall and 6th in her division and Tallulah finished 19th overall and first in her division as the highest finishing All-female entrant.’

Graham said’ It is not about winning but about the opportunity, which the support of RC Karrinyup enables Warwick students to experience. ‘We at Warwick Pedal Prix racing are proud to carry the name of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup on our trikes’.

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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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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 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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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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2021 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 2021 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Jo Pye. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Jo!

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Supporting Blinky Bill     

The RC Karrinyup this week gave a substantial donation in support of Blinky Bill - Car #96 in the Variety Bash 2021 to be held in August in the Pilbara. Blinky Bill is driven by local youth Ethan, along with his mum Jennifer as navigator. Our club was impressed to see a young person from our area fundraising for such a great cause. Started by Dick Smith in 1985, the Bash raises funds for the Children's Charity, Variety. To date, over $23 million has been raised for sick and disadvantaged kids around Australia. It is not a race or a rally, rather in Dick Smith's words, "a drive in the outback with a few mates" in cars that are 25 years or older, which have been done up in a fun theme. Read more and support Blinky Bill.

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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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2021 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is marathon walker and fundraiser, Scott Guerini. 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. Scott, who is the youngest recipient ever, was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Michael's son Peter Chin.

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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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Defibrillator for Street Chaplains     

Street Chaplains are non-denominational volunteers, who are ‘Good Samaritans,’ providing crisis care unconditionally to any in need on the streets of our city. They offer compassion and practical help to all, who need and want it, especially the most vulnerable. They had a necessity for a portable defibrillator, which would enable them to administer CPR, when they were required to deal with such emergencies and approached local MP Tony Krsticevic MLA requesting assistance. Tony contacted RC Karrinyup, who, as 'People of Action', made it happen and recently made the presentation.

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Report on RYLA 2021     

Youth Director Trish Lynch introduced our three graduates from the 2021 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program. Phoebe, Abdiwahab (Didi) and Audrey spoke of their experiences during the week long course they attened in January sponsored by RC Karrinyup. Speaking as a team, the trio spoke glowingly about their learning experiences, making new friendships with complete strangers, experiencing teamwork, public speaking and gaining a huge boost to their self-confidence.

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RI Award to Peter     

At the RC Karrinyup Changeover dinner last week, Rotary District 9455 Governor Jerry surprised member Peter with the prestigious Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award. Peter was nominated by RC Karrinyup Vocational Service Director Nick.

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Boost for Mens Shed     

The Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed is set to receive $15,000 towards a range of sustainability measures including a water bore, solar panels and electrical work under a re-elected McGowan Government. Former Community Service Director Peter Polain was on hand to welcome Premier Mark McGowan and David Michael MLA to the Shed last week, when the announcement was made. The visit was initiated by Balcatta MLA David Michael, who is a great supporter of the Shed.

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Support for RYLA 2021     

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup sponsored three worthy participants to the 2021 RYLA program held recently - Phoebe Earnshaw, Abdiwahab Hillow and Audrey Repsevicius. The young people will present an account of their experience to members at a club meeting early in March.

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Earth Committee Community Collaboration     

RC Karrinyup’s new Earth Committee is charged with caring for the environment in ways, which will bring about positive change in the world. Members recently attended a social event seeking to collaborate with Friends of Trigg Bushland. We look forward to hearing a presentation at a club meeting very soon, as we work with them to achieve our common goals.

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Prestigious Avenues of Service Citation to Karrinyup Rotarian     

At the Rotary Club of Karrinyup's recent birthday dinner, Rotary District 9455 Governor Angus expressed delight in introducing the Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation, which commends ongoing service by an individual Rotarian in all five areas of service. The citation, signed by RI President Gary C K Huang, was awarded to our immediate Past President Peter.

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Georgia Rotary Student Program     

The Georgia Rotary Student Program has been going for 69 years. Each year this scholarship program sponsors about 60 students from around the world, who spend a year studying at a university in Georgia. The aim is to promote peace and international understanding.

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Selections for National Youth Science Forum     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is delighted to share the exciting news that not one but both our applicants to the National Youth Science Forum 2016 have been selected. Congratulations to both James and Nathan on your selection to represent Rotary District 9455 and our club in this prestigious program.

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Paul Harris Fellow for Lauren     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup first met Lauren when we sponsored her to attend RYLA (Rotary Young Leadership Awards) in January 2013, as part of our partnership with Trigg Island Surf Club, whereby we look to help them develop their young leaders. 

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