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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 The Pinnacle Foundation     

Community Service Director Mike is seen here with Choon Tan, a member of the WA committee for The Pinnacle Foundation, a new recipient this year under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity, sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. 

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New Undercover Area at RDA Carine     

Rotary Club of Karrinyup members were proud to attend the opening of a fantastic new undercover arena at RDA Carine. Led by our resident builder Ross and one of our many engineers Stuart, the club was integral in providing the leadership, advice, consultancy and technical expertise to convert RDA's need into a proposal that could be submitted for both approval and funding. Enter the City of Stirling, Lotterywest and AE Hoskins Building Services and the dream has now became a reality. Watch a video of the opening ceremony here.

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ShelterBox Update 2019     

When people are plunged into crisis, Rotary Community Service Project ShelterBox Australia provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. RC Karrinyup has long been a supporter and this week Rotary District 9455 ShelterBox Chair David Brockway, seen here with partner Claire and International Director Ken, attended our meeting to share updates on what is new with ShelterBox and how our recent donation is helping.

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Foodbank WA Celebrates 25 Years     

On 24 October Peter Polain attended the twenty fifth anniversary celebration of Foodbank in WA. RC Karrinyup has had a long association with Foodbank WA having been involved since its inception. 25 years later, Foodbank WA is still focused on a vision of ending hunger in WA. To help celebrate this special milestone, a history book 'The Giving Pantry' has been released in both hard and soft copy, which may be downloaded free of charge in pdf format.

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2019 City of Stirling Art Awards     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was again proud to sponsor the Local Artist Award at the City of Stirling Art Award Exhibition 2019. Past President Peter Polain is seen here with winner Julie Sylvester, whose beautiful beach scene was a standout. Julie, a long time resident of Scarborough and now Innaloo, is inspired by the WA coast. More of her amazing work can be seen on her website

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24 October 2019 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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Sunday Times Foodbank Report 13.10.19     

Hunger is on the rise - Foodbank WA has reavealed that there has been a twenty percent rise in the number of hungry West Australians coming to seek food. CEO Greg Hebble says that the charity has been aware of the situation for some time but it is getting worse. RC Karrinyup has supported Foodbank WA for many years.

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A Multi Layered Look at Inequality     

Did your know that where you are born is more predictive of your future than any other factor? Gender is also a major consideration, particularly in some countries. For hundreds of millions of people around the world, hardship is all but guaranteed.  Bill and Melinda Gates examine layers of inequality and the way in which geography and gender stack the deck for or against you.

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Community Collaboration for Stroke Week     

The week from 2nd - 8th September was designated as National Stroke Week. Thousands of Stroke Week activities took place in communities across the country. As part of our Community service, the RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and provided free blood pressure checks by health professionals at the Stirling Farmers Market. Information was also provided about the OPH Stroke Support Group.

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Support for Alzheimer's Research 2019     

For a number of years, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith from the foundation recently attended a club meeting to give us an update on recent developments in research. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. There is no cure, however, there are a number of factors, which can result in a statistical lower incidence .

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Support for ECU Student Nurses & Midwives Global Classroom     

As part of our Vocational Service, RC Karrinyup supported a team of student nurses by funding medical equipment to take for use during their training placement in Tanzania. Tania Beament, Director of the International School of Nursing & Midwifery at Edith Cowan University explained the benefits of the program to enrich the training of 'ECU Student Nurses and Midwives in a Global Classroom'. Rosebeth, who was part of the program, described the cultural immersion and how the supplies which the club funded were put to use.

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RC Karrinyup Welcomes Elise     

The RC Karrinyup was delighted this week to welcome 2019 - 2020 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Elise from Belgium. It has been a busy week for Elise, who attended a briefing weekend, took an orientation tour of Perth, shopped for her school uniform and attended her first day at Warwick SHS. At our meeting this week, Elise's mentor Kay introduced her to club President Richard, who formally welcomed her to the club and to Perth.

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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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2018 - 2019 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2018-2019 was presented to Peter Polain 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. Peter was awarded for his exceptional service to the Club particularly for the ongoing management of the Stirling Farmers Market and recently the establishment of the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed.

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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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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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Karrinyup Community Men's Shed Takes Off     

Approximately 50 people attended a widely advertised meeting at the Karrinyup Community Centre recently with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in Karrinyup. The project is a ‘Go’ and a steering committee has been established.

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