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Help for Perth Homeless Support Group     

Members of the Karrinyup Rotary Homeless Working Group and friends recently prepared food and distributed it to the homeless through the Perth Homeless Support Group. On Friday they met at the Perth Homeless Support centre in Bayswater and prepared sandwiches, desserts and packed cakes ready for distribution on Sunday, when the team met at the homeless hub to distribute food, clothing, toiletries and books. This is a very streamlined operation with team leaders organising all aspects of the day. The Perth Homeless Support Group can always use assistance and anyone can volunteer.

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2021 - 2022 Graham Fosbery President’s Award Presentation     

At the RC Karrinyup Gala Evening in June, Trish Lynch was named the recipient of the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2021-2022 for dedicated 'Service Above Self' in her unstinting effort with the Stirling Farmers Market, over a decade. The award is given each year by the President to a person or group, considered to have contributed significantly to the success of the Club. As Trish was unable to be present in June, her good friend Kay accepted the Award on her behalf. Recently 2021-2022 President Peter Durrant was able to present the award to Trish personally.

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Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Bruce     

Unable to attend the Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover event in June, Associate Member Bruce Klomfass was recently honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow. Immediate Past President Peter Durrant read the citation stating that Bruce has been a stalwart of our club's major fundraiser, the Stirling Farmers Market and a huge support to Market Manager Heather Leaney and her team. The enormous value he has brought to the market's smooth operation cannot be underestimated.

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A Successful Club Model     

Past President Peter Durrant recently presented a webinar on Rotary Membership Voice entitled 'Karrinyup Rotary - How we've developed a successful club model that builds strong community connections, participation, and membership'. Peter outlined where we have come from, where we are heading, our strenghts, projects and succession planning. He also spoke of our social impact, with a Rotary focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in making the world a better place.

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Alta-1 Wellness Day 2022     

Alta-1 offers learning pathways to disengaged students across Australia. Children come into the Alta-1 program because they have been damaged by trauma. Teachers at the ConnectEd Middle School Campus in Perth felt there was a need for a day that provided practical skills and learning in a fun environment, as many of the students are in need of support with basic day to day living skills. Another Wellness Day was held recently with Karrinyup Rotary again providing support.

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2022 National Youth Science Forum     

As part of our Youth Service, Karrinyup Rotary again sponsored two students to attend the 2022 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Eddy Giacomel introduced our 2022 students Julyanna and Jagriti both from our link school Warwick SHS. In their joint presentation, the girls each described their experience at NYSF, an annual program which brings together hundreds of Year 12 students from all around Australia. The program is designed to encourage young people in their passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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Backpacks for the Homeless     

What started out as simply collecting socks for the homeless this winter grew into something much more, due to the wonderful contributions and generous donations of our amazing local residents, as well as support from our club. Working closely with the Perth City Homeless Group, we were able to provide, not only over 300 pairs of socks for distribution but we also managed to put together 32 backpacks for men and women for donation to the needy. Each backpack carried a tag identifying that it was a donation from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup.

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Ukrainian Displaced Persons Project     

There are a significant number of Ukrainian Displaced Persons in WA requiring our care and assistance. Stallholders at Karrinyup Rotary's Stirling Farmers Market stepped up and donated produce each week to be distributed to families, who have fled the war to our city. From this connection with the Ukrainian Community in Perth and with seed funding from the Greenlight Foundation, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup has established a larger project with RAWCS to support new arrivals fleeing the war in Ukraine with their settlement in Western Australia. If you would like to help, tax-deductible donations can be made by following this link.

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RC Karrinyup Named Best Club of 2021-2022     

At the recent Changeover evening club members were surprised and delighted, when 2021-2022 District Governor Dee Buckland announced the Rotary Club of Karrinyup as the recipient of the District Governor's Award for the Best Club of the Year. DG Dee described our forty-eight year old club as a traditional club, which has transformed into a modern, dynamic club that is going places.

DG Dee outlined some of the criteria considered when making the Award as: membership - 12% increase in membership in 2021-2022, Stirling Farmers Market, close engagement with the City of Stirling, international projects, environmental projects, liaison with the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group, support for Ukrainian displaced persons, public relations and public image, as well as engagement with other Rotary clubs.

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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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2021 - 2022 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Gala Evening, Trish Lynch was named as the recipient of the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2021-2022 for dedicated 'Service Above Self' in her unstinting effort with the Stirling Farmers Market, over a decade. The award is given each year by the President to a person or group, who is considered to have contributed significantly to the success of the Club in that President’s year or progressively over a period of time. As Trish was unable to be present, her good friend Kay Durrant accepted the Award from Pat Fosbery on her behalf.

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2021 - 2022 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup recipients of Paul Harris Fellow recognition for 2021 - 2022. Richard Prunster was honoured for his dynamic leadership as club president, navigating the club through two years of the pandemic. Mick Rogers was recognised for his huge contribution in the areas of membership and public image, while Mark Hebbard was acknowledged primarily for his generous support of the club particularly throughout Richard's tenure. President Peter read the citation for each one.

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Vocational Training in Andon     

Stellar Child Care Organisation (SCCO) develops sustainable education and employment opportunities in Cambodia. It supports poverty-stricken families in Andong, a displaced community near Phnom Penh. The focus is on practical projects, that provide long-term, sustainable solutions in education, family support and income generation. One such project is vocational training of young men and women. RC Karrinyup International service team is working with SCCO to support to train up to ten young men and women each year.

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2022 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Solaris Cancer Care Op Shop Manager Marilyn Salley. Her efforts have supported thousands, whose lives have been impacted by cancer. 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. It was presented by Michael's son Peter Chin.

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2022 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. The winner of the 2022 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Keren Smith. Congratulations Keren!

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World Immunization Week 2022     

World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Vaccination is one of the best tools we have to improve people’s health and well-being. This is very relevant as we endeavour to cope with the current pandemic. Global vaccination programs for preventable diseases, such as polio, are critical to protecting vulnerable children and preventing outbreaks.

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Rotary Foundation Alumni of WA Reconnect 2022     

An initiative of President Peter Durrant, RC Karrinyup was delighted to host a Rotary Foundation Alumni of WA Reconnect 2022 dinner at the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club (MAAC). Guest Speaker Richard Court's excellent presentation entitled 'Our Asian World Post COVID' was very relevant and most interesting. Rotary Foundaton Alumni of WA President Bill Hassell was delighted with the event and has requested our club consider making this and annual affair.

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A Visit to RC Attadale     

President Elect Jenni Wilke responded to a request from work colleague Heather McNaught (RC Attadale) for a team from Karrinyup Rotary to visit her club and share some of our RC Karrinyup's strategies and experiences, particularly in the area of attracting new members. Jenni and Membership Director Mick Rogers, together with Secretary Carolyn Prunster, attended a very pleasant evening meeting at the Swan Yacht Club.

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Socks For the Homeless 2022     

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. If you cannot purchase them yourself, you may wish to donate money to buy the socks. Just $5 will buy two pairs of socks. Sandra and her team will collect both socks and money at the admin stall at the Stirling Farmers Market over the next couple of weeks. Please give her your support.

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Being Senior WA Citizen of the Year     

Neville Pollard introduced Jan Standen, president of Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren WA. Jan, who is the Senior WA Citizen of the Year for 2022, described how while initially reluctant to accept nomination for the award, she agreed because it would enable her to showcase the dire need for Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren to receive government carer support. She urged everyone to step up and petition their local MP to create Fairer Futures for grandparent carers and their grandchildren. Just enter your postcode to contact your MP. The letter is already written.

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ShelterBox Update 2022     

The world is witnessing a vast humanitarian crisis unfold as thousands of innocent people flee Ukraine desperately trying to find safety. The UN reports that over 660,000 people have already left the country and predicts as many as 12 million people may need humanitarian assistance. In response to an urgent call this week from Rotary International Service Project ShelterBox Australia, RC Karrinyup, a long term supporter, has more than doubled our annual contribution. 

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National Flood Appeal     

Rotary Australia Relief Fund - As a result of the flooding in QLD and Northern NSW, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has established a National Flood Appeal to raise funds for distribution to impacted families and businesses. The fund aims to get financial assistance quickly to those in need to help with the clean up and damage. Karrinyup Rotary has this week made a substantial donation through this RAWCS fund. Your additional support would be most appreciated.

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OAM to Peter Polain     

Karrinyup Rotary congratulates our esteemed member and Past President Peter Polain, who has been named in the Australia Day honours with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the Community in a variety of roles. Peter led the Community Service Committee through numerous major projects including the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed. He took on a pivotal role in founding the Stirling Farmers Market, acted as manager for nine years and is still involved in the Management Committee.

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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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