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Supporting Blinky Bill     

The RC Karrinyup this week gave a substantial donation in support of Blinky Bill - Car #96 in the Variety Bash 2021 to be held in August in the Pilbara. Blinky Bill is driven by local youth Ethan, along with his mum Jennifer as navigator. Our club was impressed to see a young person from our area fundraising for such a great cause. Started by Dick Smith in 1985, the Bash raises funds for the Children's Charity, Variety. To date, over $23 million has been raised for sick and disadvantaged kids around Australia. It is not a race or a rally, rather in Dick Smith's words, "a drive in the outback with a few mates" in cars that are 25 years or older, which have been done up in a fun theme. Read more and support Blinky Bill.

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Support for Socks in the City     

Homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks to wear. As a result they can develop trench foot and other problems. The best treatment is prevention and the best prevention is to wear clean dry socks. Inspired by a presentation at the recent Joint Bi District Conference, RC Karrinyup member Sandra McGuire initiated a drive to support the Socks in the City project of the RC Heirisson to supply warm socks to homeless people in Perth. Sandra and her team collected both socks and money at club meetings and at the Stirling Farmers Market over several weeks. The results were amazing!

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Recognition for Youth Leader     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup forty-seventh birthday dinner, Community Services Coordinator at Churchlands Senior High School Christina Kolodij, was honoured with Paul Harris Fellow recognition. RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts funds to The Rotary Foundation. For each US$1000 contributed the club earns credits. The club may decide to use these credits to honour an individual, whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation - to build world understanding and peace. This honour is not given lightly. Christina was honoured in recognition of her work in encouraging and training her students with a positive, balanced approach to life, which involves community service.

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2021 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is marathon walker and fundraiser, Scott Guerini. 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. Scott, who is the youngest recipient ever, was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Michael's son Peter Chin.

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2021 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 2021 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Jo Pye. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Jo!

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A Visit to Bicycles 4 Humanity     

RC Karrinyup recently paid a visit to the Bicycles 4 Humanity (B4H) new workshop in Midvale. This came shortly after their nineteenth container of bikes left Fremantle for delivery to Bicycle Empowerment Centre bike shops across northern Namibia. BWH work with Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia to provide in country support and distribution. B4H WA has now sent 7,000 bikes to Africa. The 406 bikes in the latest shipment will be shared between eight bike workshops. As part of our International Service, RC Karrinyup has provided financial support to assist B4H achieve their impressive milestones.

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Diversity Scholarship Program 2021     

In March, RC Karrinyup was proud and excited to launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit. President Richard and Vocational Service Director Kay were thrilled to have Rotary of Crawley’s President Elect Leah, a recipient of a similar scholarship, along for the launch. Are you or do you know a young professional starting out, who seeks to make a difference in the world, who might be a likely applicant?

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Support for The Pinnacle Foundation 2021     

Vocational Service Director Kay is seen here with Annie Johnston, WA Committee Chair of The Pinnacle Foundation, and Paul Ward, a member of the WA committee. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity or sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. This project comes under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Support for Interplast 2021     

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with International Committee member Sandra, attended our meeting this week to receive the Rotary Club of Karrinyup's annual donation to Interplast. Started in Australia in 1983 as a joint project between Rotary and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Interplast exists to repair bodies with simple surgery and rebuild lives in developing countries. Members were keen and especially interested to hear what innovations Interplast had put in place to be able to deliver a service during the pandemic.

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Partnership Opportunities with RC Beaufort     

Collaboration is fundamental to the creation of social change. Collaboratively combining skills, knowledge and expertise across sectors with other clubs enables Rotarians to have more impact on complex social problems than we can have when working alone. Recently RC Karrinyup met with the RC Beaufort to enjoy fellowship, embrace our differences, recognise that we are both striving towards the same goals and assess ways in which collaborating or partnering on common projects with common interest could deliver more effective outcomes. 

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Positive Outcome for Inaugural VES     

Our busy Vocational Director Kay and President Nominee Jenni recently visited the North Metropolitan TAFE Joondalup at McLarty Avenue. This campus houses Health Department training. Here they met with our partners in the Vocational Educational Scholarship (VES) program, which is for students enrolled in Aged and Disability Services Certificate III. Senior Lecturer Jane gave the visitors a grand tour of the amazing facility and together they celebrated the success of the VES program inaugurated in 2020.

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ShelterBox Update 2021     

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 in WA  ShelterBox Chair June, seen here with International Director Ken, attended our meeting to share updates on what ShelterBox is doing to overcome COVID-19 restrictions. Ken assured her our annual club donation in on its way. 

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Diversity Scholarship Program Launched     

Karrinyup Rotary is proud and excited to announce the launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit. President Richard and Vocational Service Director Kay were thrilled to have Rotary of Crawley’s President Elect Leah, a recipient of a similar scholarship, along for the launch. 

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Bronwyn Revisits February 2021     

Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders, who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. They are the next generation of Peace Makers. RC Karrinyup is currently sponsoring Bronwyn Manley, who is studying a Masters in Education and Peace and Conflict Resolution at at UNC (University of North Carolina) and Duke University, NC. Bronwyn gave us a brief update on her activity since her last visit. Because of COVID-19, Bronwyn has returned to Australia and is completing her studies online.

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RAWCS WA Bushfire Relief     

WA is experiencing severe bushfire damage.  Steep terrain and dangerous winds are hampering the heroic efforts of fire crews and already over 80 families have lost their homes. The result of this will be long-term hardship for many and Rotary seeks your help in collecting funds so that the necessary support can be provided. You can help Rotary support the community and recovery effort through RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service, with a secure tax deductible donation.

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Earth Committee Community Collaboration     

RC Karrinyup’s new Earth Committee is charged with caring for the environment in ways, which will bring about positive change in the world. Members recently attended a social event seeking to collaborate with Friends of Trigg Bushland. We look forward to hearing a presentation at a club meeting very soon, as we work with them to achieve our common goals.

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Support for RYLA 2021     

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup sponsored three worthy participants to the 2021 RYLA program held recently - Phoebe Earnshaw, Abdiwahab Hillow and Audrey Repsevicius. The young people will present an account of their experience to members at a club meeting early in March.

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Boost for Mens Shed     

The Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed is set to receive $15,000 towards a range of sustainability measures including a water bore, solar panels and electrical work under a re-elected McGowan Government. Former Community Service Director Peter Polain was on hand to welcome Premier Mark McGowan and David Michael MLA to the Shed last week, when the announcement was made. The visit was initiated by Balcatta MLA David Michael, who is a great supporter of the Shed.

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Club Major Donor Recognition     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has been recognised as a Club Major Donor - Bronze for having made contributions of more than $US1000,000 over the years. The Club Major Donor Program allows The Rotary Foundation to express its gratitude for the club's proud history of giving over many years or decades. Alongside personal giving, club giving is the lifeblood of the Foundation's goal of 'doing good in the world.' This is a very proud history of giving and worthy of celebration. View certificate.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2020     

Since the inception of Foodbank WA over twenty-five years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter. This week, Foodbank's Community Engagement representative Aggie Przybylo visited our club to bring us up to date with what has been happening since COVID-19 struck earlier this year. 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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Defibrillator for Street Chaplains     

Street Chaplains are non-denominational volunteers, who are ‘Good Samaritans,’ providing crisis care unconditionally to any in need on the streets of our city. They offer compassion and practical help to all, who need and want it, especially the most vulnerable. They had a necessity for a portable defibrillator, which would enable them to administer CPR, when they were required to deal with such emergencies and approached local MP Tony Krsticevic MLA requesting assistance. Tony contacted RC Karrinyup, who, as 'People of Action', made it happen and recently made the presentation.

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Mens Shed Gives Back to the Community     

The Karrinyup Community Men's Shed was a major project of RC Karrinyup Community Service. Now established as a self sufficient organisation, the Shed has found a way to 'give back' to the Community. Playgroup WA recently hosted a family picnic in the park for vulnerable families. The event celebrated recovery from perinatal anxiety and depression, a mental health condition that affects one in five mothers and one in ten fathers or 7000 new WA families every year. Thanks to Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed, they were able to host a gardening workshop for all the families, potting herb seedlings into the pine planter boxes.

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed Update October 2020     

Jeff Crookes from the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed (KCMS), seen here with Ross and Peter, gave us an update on the Shed. This RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project was planned some seven years ago. It has now become a reality and has been flourishing 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 and no longer in need of support from RC Karrinyup. This project has been achieved because of Rotary and is an excellent example of Rotary making a difference to people’s lives.

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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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