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2024 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2024 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Janine Wood, Chairperson & Co-Founder, No Limits Perth. Janine is the inspiration and driving force behind the organisation, which is run entirely by volunteers out of a warehouse in Wangara with the motto “Helping Families in crisis, one act of kindness at a time”. 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.

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2024 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, selected by the hospital, whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. The selection process now includes finalists in three categories. The overall winner of the 2024 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award, selected from the finalists, is Leo Wu. Congratulations Leo!

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Black Swan Health Expands Street Doctor Service     

Building on twenty years of Black Swan Health's Freo Street Doctor Service Success, Black Swan is now providing very much needed services to the Northern Corridor at a new location in Mirrabooka. The operation is jointly funded by the Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup, Osborne Park and Scarborough, The weekly three hour clinic commenced operation on 13 March. Rotary collaborating to contribute to the well-being of the homeless community and 'Create Hope in the World'.

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Socks For the Homeless 2024     

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. You may wish to purchase them yourself or simply donate money to buy the socks. Just $5 will buy two pairs of socks. The team will collect both socks and money at the admin stall at the Stirling Farmers Market over the next couple of weeks. Please give this project your support.

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Clubs Collaborate in Healthcare Project     

Black Swan Health has delivered fully accredited General Practice medical services and attended to a broad range of health issues for the homeless and those on low incomes via Street Doctor for many years. The Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup, Osborne Park and Scarborough have collaborated to provide the necessary funding for a Street Doctor clinic to commence within the City of Stirling. The service launched in Mirrabooka on 13 March. Rotary collaborating to contribute to the well-being of the homeless community and 'Create Hope in the World'.

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Nominations for Michael Chin Humanitarian Award 2024     

Nominations are called for the RC Karrinyup 2024 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award. Individuals living or undertaking volunteer humanitarian activities within the City of Stirling area may be nominated with the intent that the recipient be local to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Do you know an amazing person, who inspires others and deserves to be recognised? We would love to hear from you. The date for nominations has been extended. These now close 2 April.

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Seeking to Volunteer at Tranby Hub     

A group of Karrinyup Rotary members met with Elaine, volunteer manager at Tranby Hub, to discuss ways in which they could provide support. Elaine explained how the Hub, run by the Uniting Church, does fantastic work with our city’s homeless catering for 300 - 400 people a day, seven days a week for breakfast, morning tea and lunch. The Hub also has showers and computers and provides contact with doctors and Centrelink. They are always looking for volunteers and the Karrinyup Rotary team is very excited and looking forward to their future volunteer work with Tranby Hub.

2023 City of Stirling Art Awards Presentation     

The Karrinyup Rotary Community Service team again sponsored the City of Stirling Biennial Art Awards with a prize for the local artist. This year the judges selected two winners of the Local Art Award. President Kay Durrant and Community Service Director Mike Murphy attended the official opening on Friday 3 November, where Mike presented the awards. He is seen here with one winner - Marina van Leeuwen. The exhibition is free and open to the public until Sunday 12 November (10am – 5pm daily) so there is still time to visit.

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Remembrance Day 2023     

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of First World War hostilities and honour all who have died in the line of duty. Our club supported the Rotary Club of Osborne Park, who were joined by the 10th Light Horse Association and the military section of the Veteran & Classic Car Club of WA, for a Memorial Service conducted by the RSLWA Osborne Park Sub Branch in the Rotunda at Lake Gwelup Reserve. DG Ineke Oliver laid a wreath on behalf of Rotary. Karrinyup Rotary supplied morning tea for community members, who stayed to socialise and view the veteran cars.  See more photos.

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2023 Karrinyup Rotary Photo Competition Results     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup Community Service team is proud to announce the the results of the inaugural Karrinyup Rotary Photography Competition. This was a novel and enjoyable way to fund raise specifically for childhood cancer and help support ongoing research. The photography competition, which celebrated natural beauty and interesting people, was open to all. Amateur and professional photographers could all enter. There were four categories: Community Service, Environment, Life on the Street and Photography as Art. These are the winning photos.

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Lake Gwellup Story Trail Walkshop     

The City of Stirling in partnership with Karrinyup Rotary will construct its first Story Trail to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary. This will be the Club's Golden Project. To gain a deeper understanding of how the community engages with Lake Gwelup in developing the Story Trail, to support the project and bring the local community together, a barbeque and Walkshop event was held recently at Lake Gwelup Regional Open Space. The community is invited get involved and help shape the next chapter in the Lake Gwelup story.

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Remembrance Day Service 2023     

Join the Rotary Clubs of Osborne Park and Karrinyup and the Osborne Park RSL for a Remembrance Day service at the memorial in the Lake Gwelup Reserve near the corner of Lagonda Drive and North Beach Road, Gwelup. After the service there will a complimentary morning tea served at the Colin Moore Community Centre. Karrinyup Rotary members will be asked to assist with setting up tables and chairs and hosting community visitors. For planning and catering purposes please advise via email at rotaryosbpk@gmail.com by you would plan to attend, if you have not already done so.

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New Surf Ski for Trigg Island SLSC     

Back in July, the Karrinyup Rotary Community Service team donated a a Fennix LS – Surf Life Saving Ski for use by the Trigg Island SLSC. This week we learned that Trigg Island SLSC Youth Members Annika and Eleanor have taken a keen interest in paddling. They have been awarded use of the surf ski in recognition of their ongoing commitment to their training, competition, sportsmanship and upholding the Trigg Island SLSC values. Trigg Island SLSC President Cas Ryan joined the girls to present them with the new ski, which we're sure will get a lot of use. See more photos.

Convention Commitment Fulfilled     

At the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, the Karrinyup Rotary delegation responded to a request for Rotary to supply hygiene kits to assist in educating at risk children in the Goldfields in how to avoid trachoma and other diseases. A team of volunteers worked hard to source and prepare the first shipment of one hundred bags, which have now been delivered to the Goldfields Trachoma Team. Plans are underway to provide further hygiene kits. Any contributions from clubs or individuals would be most welcome. Please contact Sandra McGuire.

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Future Leaders Activity Assistance     

Karrinyup Rotary Youth Services has set aside funds for financial assistance for young people from families in need to attend Girl Guides, Scouts or similar pursuits (other than sports). The scholarship will cover the annual fees to be a member and participate in a youth development activity. Western Australia resident children aged 5 to 18 years participating, or wishing to participate in approved activities, whose parents/guardian have a Health Care/Pension Concession Card or members of Ukrainian refugee families are eligible.

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Local Youth Organisation Training Grant     

Currently the Rotary Club of Karrinyup Youth Services group has a small budget to provide funding for local youth organisation volunteers, who reside or volunteer in 'our patch'. The purpose is for them to complete initial or refresher training to gain or maintain such qualifications as Senior First Aid, Mental Health First Aid or Bronze Medallion, that they may require to perform their volunteer role.

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Open Day Rotary Supporting 'My Home'     

This week a dream has become a reality with an Open Day in North Fremantle. The “My Home” houses are nearing completion and, by the end of the month, eighteen formerly homeless women aged 55+ will have a fully-equipped, high quality home - a forever home. The scale, scope and impact is a breath-taking display of philanthropic endeavour. Rotary Supporting 'My Home' showcases what can be achieved by Rotarians working together and engaging with other community groups. Karrinyup Rotary has played a big part in the journey.

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Help for Homeless in Perth 2023     

Karrinyup Rotary's winter support for the homeless commecnced several years ago with collecting warm socks. Later this was expanded to gathering other warm items of clothing and preparing backpacks for the homeless. This year the club also donated sleeping bags. Following a recent busy bee preparing these for distribution, they were delivered to the Perth City Homeless Support Group. Karrinyup Rotary club members Beth, Tess and Jane are seen here working away on packing day. Karrinyup Rotary's donations were set for distribution on Tuesday, 9th May.

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2023 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. This year the hospital reviewed the selection process to include finalists in three categories. The overall winner of the 2023 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award, selected from the finalists, is Donna Wheeldon. Congratulations Donna!

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2023 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Valerie Bull. Valerie was nominated by Meggan Harders for service to the community through the Books on Wheels service, which enables people, who are unable to access the library physically, to continue to use the service. As Val was unable to attend, Meg accepted the award on her behalf from Michael's two sons Anthony and Peter Chin. 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.

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Thank You from Give a Feed     

Give A Feed is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Heirisson. The goal was to provide more than 3,000 Give A Feed Festive Hampers to West Australian families in need so they could celebrate Christmas and not go hungry. Over the November-December festive season, thanks to Rotary’s support network, 'Give a Feed' rocketed past its 2022 target, to reach an impressive 4,300 hampers. A fantastic result, as the most recent campaign raised over $129,000. Sincere thanks to all who contrubuted.

Collaboration at Mens Life Fest 2022     

The Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup and Scarborough collaborated at the incredible Mens Life Fest 2022, hosted on Saturday 5 November from 3.30 pm till 9.30 pm - a late spring afternoon with the spectacular Scarborough Beach as its backdrop. Thousands turned out for the event, which had it all! Mens Talk AU thanked everyone for their support and motivation to make a difference in our community. Only together can we make the change!  We look forward to an even bigger event in 2023.

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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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Support for Foodbank WA 2022     

Since the inception of Foodbank WA over twenty-five years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter. This week, Ian de Nazareth, Senior Fundraising and Partnerships Manager at Foodbank WA, visited our club to bring us up to date. Foodbank WA redistributes oversupplied and donated food to those in need but this year the need has been huge. Former Community Service Director Peter advised that the club had recently made our substantial annual donation, just in time for Christmas.

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Remembrance Day 2022     

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of First World War hostilities and honour all who have died in the line of duty. This year, our club supported the Rotary Club of Osborne Park, who were joined by the military section of the Veteran & Classic Car Club of WA, for a Memorial Service conducted by the RSLWS Osborne Park Sub Branch in the Rotunda at Lake Gwelup Reserve. DG Ineke Oliver laid a wreath on behalf of Rotary. The event drew a good crowd for the first of what it is hoped will become an annual event.

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