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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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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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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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End Polio Now at Stirling Farmers Market     

To mark World Polio Day, our International Service team of Ken and Sandra conducted an End Polio Now Community awareness stall at the Stirling Farmers Market. With the last reported case in Australia being in 1972, they found little interest in the community, because the disease has all but been eliminated due to the vaccine. 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. The world is so close to achieving the goal of a polio free world. RC Karrinyup made a significant contribution to the polio eradication this week. 

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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SpecSavers Partnership Update 2020     

RC Karrinyup has enjoyed a fabulous partnership with Specsavers Karrinyup over the past few years. Our member Klaus collects frames that are no longer required (many of them in perfect condition). These are then passed on to the RC West Perth for their spectacle recycling program, At our gala evening last week store manager Angela was presented with a certificate of appreciation as a small 'thank you' for their wonderful support.

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Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Bec     

At the recent Gala Awards Evening, longstanding Rotary Club of Karrinyup supporter Bec was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow. RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts from fund raising activities 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. 

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2020 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Glenice Munro, a volunteer worker at Glengarry Private Hospital. She also provides support and companionship to both patients and staff. 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. Glenice was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Michael's son Peter Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup Gala Awards dinner. 

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Support for ROMAC     

International Director Ken Foggo introduced Wilma McBain from ROMAC – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. ROMAC is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation managed and operated entirely by volunteers. It is a combined Australia and New Zealand Rotary project, which provides medical treatment to children from developing countries in the form of life saving or dignity restoring surgery, which would not be available to them in their home countries.

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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 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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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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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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