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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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Support for Passages 2018     

Passages Resource Centre is a referral service for homeless or street present young people between the ages of 12 and 25. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was proud to support the Rotary Club of Perth’s recent Passages Race Day as a Silver Sponsor. All funds raised, over $68,000, through ticket sales and auctions are directed towards assisting street present young people through information, programs and referrals.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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RC Karrinyup Honours Trigg Lifesaver     

At the 44th birthday dinner this week, RC Karrinyup honoured Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club long standing member, Justin Meldrum, recognising his thirty-six years of voluntary service to the community by naming him as a Paul Harris Fellow. This means that RC Karrinyup has donated $US1000 to The Rotary Foundation in Justin's name. Rotary District 9455 Governor Lindsay Dry presented Justin with a certificate and lapel pin. 

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Support for Camp Quality 2018     

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 29th 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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Anzac Day 2018     

Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) was well represented at the North Beach Anzac Day Dawn Service, with President Phil and members of our Community Services Committee and partners attending.  Other club members attended services at King's Park and elsewhere. In true Anzac spirit, PP Trish attended the Dawn Service in Wanganui, NZ. As has happened in previous years, President Phil, together with Community Services member Ross, laid a wreath on behalf of the club. Lest We Forget.

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Support for Multiple Sclerosis 2018     

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Committee member Colin made our annual donation to Sue from MS WA. Sue says she almost feels like a member of the RC Karrinyup now, as she has been so often. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support. She gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients, as the society expands its footprint with a move from Wangara to Joondalup. She told us our donation would be spent on a special hoist for the Joondalup facility.   

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Do You Know a FABULOUS FAMILY???     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is lucky to have fabulous Host Families in the fold - many of whom host repeatedly because they find it such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. However, we are always looking for new families to share in this wonderful experience. Do you know a fabulous family, who might want to learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange opportunitites?

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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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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 Alzheimer's Research 2018     

For a number of years, the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Last year it was renamed Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation to better reflect the nation wide work now being undertaken. CEO Liza Dunne, recently attended a club meeting to accept the annual donation from the club. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. Liza gave us an update on recent developments in research.

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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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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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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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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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Support for Rotaract Training Day     

RC Karrinyup has a long history in many aspects of Youth Service including our Past President Peter currently serving as the Rotary District 9455 Rotarian contact to Rotaract. Recently, member Jeanne was able to apply her vocational skills to provide a personal development training presentation on Mindfulness as the first of two sessions to support young Rotaracters in WA at their recent training day.  

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