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Stan Perron Award to Warwick SHS Student     

Past District Governor Fred Marsh (RC Scarborough) made a belated presentation to Abdiwahab Hillow from our link school Warwick SHS, winner of an inaugural Stan Perron Award. Abdiwahab was nominated by his school as a student, who met all the criteria. The award, funded by the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, seeks students, who excel both academically and at sport, make a contribution to the school community service and who emulate the elements of Rotary’s Four Way Test in their relationship with their teachers and fellow students. The award provides a medal and a scholarship of $500 towards further education.

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Vocational Visit WA Fire & Rescue     

Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations so it was great to have a Vocational Visit to learn about the WA Fire and Rescue Service. Simon Pearce, a Firefighter based at the Duncraig Fire Station, presented on the work of the WA Fire and Rescue Service and spoke about staying fire safe in the home. Simon's colleagues, who were on duty for the evening assisted with answering many questions. Following the presentation, the team demonstrated the function of the fire engine and tender.

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Market Update August 2020     

The Stirling Farmers' Market not only provides the club with a steady source of income for all our many wonderful projects but is also a major Community Service project and a constant reminder to the local community of the presence and effectiveness of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. It has been a while since we have had an update on the status quo, so we were happy to hear a report this week from Market Manager Peter Polain, who, along with Market Administrator Heather, spends many hours each week behind the scenes ensuring all goes smoothly each Sunday.

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Honorary Membership to Tony Bayliss     

Retiring member Tony Bayliss joined the Rotary Club of Karrinyup forty three years ago in February 1977, making him our second longest serving member after Charter Member Ian McDonagh. During his many long years with us, Tony has served the club in many different capacities. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1991-1992 and received a Sapphire Pin in 2015-2016 for his huge contribution to the Earbus project. President Richard Prunster was delighted to present Tony with Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. 

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Rotary Employment Project in WA     

Jenni Wilke introduced our guest speaker Amy Perrie from 'Inclusion Solutions', a mentoring, training and consultancy service, which supports the work and objectives of Inclusion WA, a not-for-profit organisation with a proud 25 plus year history. Amy spoke to us about the Rotary Employment Project, which aims to find opportunities within the community that connect individuals to employment, based on their interests and skill sets.

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Presentation of Board of Directors for 2020-2021     

Looking ahead, the creation of an inaugural Earth Committee will set the Club direction and promote environmental strategies and projects into the future. Rotary International recently announced their seventh new area of focus: supporting the environment. Always in the vanguard of new ideals, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup has already embraced this. President Richard presented the Board of Directors for the 2020 - 2021 year with a special welcome to new Director Jenni. This hard working team will take on the responsibility and care of the club during this Rotary year. 

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Summary of the 2019 - 2020 Rotary Year     

President Richard stated that this evening marked the end of a chapter for the Club, as it is traditionally the time for a changeover dinner. The Board had previously agreed that due to the impact of COVID19, a formal changeover would not occur at this time. Instead a formal Gala Evening is being planned, where members and guests are invited to celebrate the 2019-2020 Rotary Year and where Club awards will be presented. More information and invitations on this will be sent in the very near future.

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Support for the Environment is RI New Area of Forcus     

Rotary International is proud to announce a new area of focus: supporting the environment, which will provide members with more ways to bring about positive change in the world. Always one step ahead, RC Karrinyup has already headed down this path with the establishment earlier this year of our dedicated Earth committee. This committee is charged with working on projects designed to nurture our planet. If you would like to be part of our Earth Committee please Contact us

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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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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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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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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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RC Karrinyup Coronavirus Pandemic Plan     

With the escalation in the activity around the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic that is affecting the globe, on our doorstep and recent government decisions, which will affect our Rotary Club. The Club acknowledges the importance of the welfare of our members. The Western Australia (WA) Government has announced a State of Emergency along with a formal public health emergency over the Coronavirus Pandemic and confirming that there was still no evidence of community transmission in WA. Click through to read President Richard's message and the Club's plan to ensure the safety of our members.

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Water & Sanitation March 2020     

March is designated as Water and Sanitation Month and one of the more daunting aims of Rotary is to address this problem worldwide with their goal of 'Sanitation for all by 2030'. Two areas of focus are our club’s involvement in the Zambia project led by Peter Durrant and the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Phil addressed simple ways of distinguishing between the coronavirus and a common cold, steps to take to stay safe and what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus. 

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A Year in Norway     

RC Karrinyup Youth Director Trish Lynch is passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our 2019 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Alicia, newly returned from her year in Norway, to tell us about her adventure of a lifetime. Last month we farewelled our 2020 Outbound student Julia to Belgium. Applications for Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange in 2021 are now open and close on 31st March 2020. Could this be you! Read more information or contact us.

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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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2020 National Youth Science Forum Report     

As part of our Youth Service, RC Karrinyup again sponsored students to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Forum. However, for this year's succesful applicants the experience was certainly not what they were expecting. This week, Alana Dooley and Nic Cleaver told us of their unprecedented adventures in Canberra and, while disappointed at missing some key events, were full of praise for the way the organisers handled the emergency.  

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Bicycles for Humantiy     

International Director Ken Foggo introduced our guest speaker David Tucker, a member of the Rotary Club of Crawley and a driving force behind “Bicycles for Humanity WA” (B4HWA). The organisation collects old bicycles, repairs and refurbishes them and then transports them to communities in need. Since its establishment in 2011, B4HWA has transported 5700 bikes to various countries in Africa and 1000 bikes to communities in remote WA.

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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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GLOW Guides     

It was our privilege to sponsor Bettie, one of the Aranmore Catholic College Glow Guides, to attend a Girl Guide Camp last year. Girl Guides aims to assist girls to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting members of the community, developing confidence and life skills. GLOW Guides, Leederville is part of the organisation's Diversity Project.- and it fits very nicely into our Club's aim to support projects that promote and enhance our Nation's Diversity. 

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Bon Voyage Julia     

RC Karrinyup 2020 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Belgium Julia took off this week with RC Karrinyup President-Richard Prunster among the family members and well-wishers at Perth International Airport to see her off. Julia is very excited to be spending the year living and studying in Belgium. District 9455 Rotary Youth Exchange committee members also attended and took photos at the airport. Applications are now open for Rotary Youth Exchange 2021.

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Rotarians Against Malaria     

'If you think you are too small to make a difference, spend a night with a mosquito.' This African proverb is an introduction to one aspect of Rotary’s focus this month, which is on disease prevention and treatment. While there are many impressive projects being carried out, Club Trainer Phil focussed on one with an Australian initiative - the war against malaria, RAM or Rotarians Against Malaria. Prevention and early treatment are vital in saving lives and a program in Timor-Leste has it on target to be malaria free by 2020/2021.

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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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2014-2015 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent Club Changeover Dinner the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2014-2015 was presented to Heather Leaney for her outstanding dedication and excellent support in Club Service. The award is given each year to the person or group who, in the opinion of the President, makes an outstanding contribution to the club. President Carolyn called upon Pat Fosbery to present the award.

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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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