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RC Karrinyup Mentors Rotary Peace Scholar     

Trigg resident Bronwyn Manley approached our former Community Service Director Peter, in her application process seeking endorsement as a potential Rotary Peace Fellowship candidate. Impressed by Bronwyn's genuine desire to assist displaced persons and most particularly children, our Directors guided and mentored Bronwyn through her successful application and interview process with Rotary District 9455. Her application was then forwarded to Rotary International. Bronwyn has now been notified that she has been selected to receive a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship for studies as part of the Rotary Peace Centres program.  

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed     

It has taken a number of years of searching to locate an approved site but the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed is now flourishing in Jedda Road, Balcatta. The Shed aims to create an inclusive environment for men of all ages to get together and discover the satisfaction of creation through working with their hands. Men's Sheds across the country provide an opportunity for members to develop skills, which enhance their self-esteem, and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their families and the community.

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First RC Karrinyup Sponsored ASIST Workshop     

As part of our service to our local community, Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) recently partnered with the City of Stirling and the WA Mental Health Commission to provide a fabulous course designed to make our community more 'Suicide Safe'. The interactive ASIST workshop ran over two days at the end of September and was a huge success. Participants spoke very highly of the training they received and were most grateful to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup for providing this valuable opportunity. 

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Stroke Week Community Service     

The week from 3rd - 9th 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 providing a valuable service to the local community. 

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SpecSavers Partnership     

RC Karrinyup has enjoyed a fabulous partnership with Specsavers Karrinyup over the past few years. Our member Klaus collects frames that are no longer required (many of them in perfect condition). These are then passed on to Rotary District 9455 clubs for the RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service The Global Hands Project. The Karrinyup store also collects miscellaneous monetary donations and forwards them to the club. Thank you Specsavers!

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Vocational Visit to Warwick SHS     

Instead of our usual meeting at the Hillarys Yacht Club this week, the club enjoyed a visit to our link school - Warwick Senior High School on Open Night. Specifically we wanted to learn first hand what is currently happening in Education and most particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program. Warwick SHS is an Australian leader in science and STEAM education and for many years, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of a steady stream of students through the National Youth Science Forum and Conoco Phillips Science Experience programs.  

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Felix Attends First Club Meeting     

Newly arrived from Stockholm, 2018 - 2019 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Felix attended the first meeting of his host club, RC Karrinyup. It has been a big week for Felix, who attended a briefing weekend, shopped for his uniform and attended his first day at Warwick SHS. Felix said he was very glad to be here and thanked the Rotary club for making his exchange year possible. Youth Director Wayne presented Felix with an 'Australian Survivial' kit as an introduction to our culture.     

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Welcome to RC Karrinyup, RYE Inbound Felix     

On Friday afternoon, President Robyn and members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455), together with his first host family, gathered at Perth International Airport to welcome our 2018 - 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound student from Sweden, Felix. Felix will attend Warwick Senior High School and will meet club members for the first time when he attends the Australian Rotary Health Forum at the UWA Club on Wednesday, 25th July. 

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2017 - 2018 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2017-2018 was presented to Ross Daniel 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. Rotary District 9455 DG Charles Johnson presented the award.

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Induction of President Robyn     

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Phil called President Elect Robyn to the podium, inducted her as the forty-fifth President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Robyn thanked the club for the honour entrusted to her, reiterated the call of the new RI President Barry Rassin from the Bahamas, for Rotary to 'Be the Inspiration' and introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2018-2018.

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SCKATE Update June 2018     

Community members are very familiar with Jenny Gartrell and her second hand bookstall seen regularly at the Stirling Farmers Market in aid of Southern Cross Kenya Aid to Educate. RC Karrinyup has long been a supporter of the project and this week International Committee member Ken presented Jenny with the club's annual donation. Jenny was very grateful  and provided us with an update on the school in Mombassa, Kenya.

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Mens Shed Set to Go     

The first meeting of the Karrinyup Community Mens Shed held recently at the approved site, the former Balcatta pre Primary School at 6 Jedda Road Balcatta, was a great success with over forty men attending. The steering committee now has a lease from the City of Stirling for commencement on 1st June. If you missed the meeting or want more information please contact Peter on 0478 215 692 or Tony on 0400 504 144 for more information. There is no age limit maximum or minimum.

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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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Earbus Official Kimberley Launch     

RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversay project, the Earbus, 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 of 2017 and has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas ever since. The State Government has now committed funds to expand the Earrbus program to the Kimberley with the official launch set to take place on 18th May in Kununurra. Our Earbus has finally 'come home' to work in the land for which it was intended.

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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. 

Earbus Heading to the Kimberley     

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 of 2017.

Up till now it has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas but, with the Earbus Foundation of WA recruiting for staff to attend interviews in Kununurra in the February newsletter, plans are now underway for service in the Kimberley Region, for which it was designed.

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Fighting for Our Farmers     

Australian farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis.  Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle and keep crops alive. Families on the land are suffering and they need our help. Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief. 100% of donations go to the farmers and all are tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS. Every dollar counts. Our club wlll be supporting this emergency in our own back yard and individuals are also encouraged to donate privately through the RAWCS website link

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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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2018 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 2018 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Jennifer Pitcher. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital.  Congratulations Jennifer!

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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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2017 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is nature lover and educator of over sixty years Eric McCrum OAM. 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. Eric was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Sylvia and Peter Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup birthday dinner. 

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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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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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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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