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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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Visit to Greenbatch     

On Friday 14 June, six members of our club, along with other Rotarians, visited the Greenbatch Foundation for an evening tour of their facility in Mount Claremont. Greenbatch explained that they are hoping to build relationships with WA Rotary Clubs to fund the set-up of the educational facility and to assist with the collection of plastic bottles. Both the discussion and tour were most informative and those members who attended have since met and formed a committee to investigate how our Club can become involved in this worthwhile initiative. 

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Induction of President Richard     

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Robyn called on President Elect Richard, inducted him as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Richard thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, mentioned the theme chosen by the new RI President Mark Maloney - Rotary Connects the World and announced his impact areas for the Rotary year as Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment. He then introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2019-2020.

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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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Award to English Educator     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, Meredith Dawn, Head of English at Warwick SHS, was named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition for her efforts to improve the English and literacy skills of her students and the difference she makes to their lives and educational outcomes. The Club, which has a long established partnership with Warwick SHS, recogises Meredith's outstanding service to our community.

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First Birthday for Karrinyup Community Mens Shed     

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, has now been flourishing at 6 Jedda Road, Balcatta for a year. On Friday, 21st June, members celebrated the first birthday with an ‘Open Day’ at the Shed, during which they proudly displayed their handiwork, welcoming interested visitors and potential new members.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2019     

Since the very inception of our club, RC Karrinyup has provided strong support for Foodbank WA, now in its 25th year. This week, Foodbank WA Community Fundraising & Events Officer Janie Brackenridge attended our meeting. She was greeted by Community Service Committee members Peter Polain and Mike Murphy. Janie updated us on recent work at Foodbank WA which is currently conducting its Winter Appeal.

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Support for Interplast 2019     

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with our Charter Member Ian, attended our meeting this week to receive our Club'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. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has provided ongoing support for many years and continues to do so.

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Support for Wheelchairs for Kids 2019     

Wheelchairs for Kids is a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, which produces up to 350 wheelchairs a month for disabled children all over the world. These are produced to WHO standards at the workshop in Wangara. At our meeting this week, International Committee member Ken presented Wheelchairs for Kids CEO Gordon with Rotary Club of Karrinyup's annual donation. Gordon gave us a short update on the recent milestones of the project. Members particularly enjoyed a short video demonstrating how the wheelchairs are produced in the workshop. 

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2019 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 2019 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Karen McNulty. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Karen!

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RC Karrinyup Celebrates 45 Wonderful Years.     

Happy Birthday to us! The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was chartered in 1974 and this week celebrated forty five years of service at a special birthday dinner at the Hillarys Yacht Club. Many former members and Friends of Rotary were able to join us for this historic occasion. During the evening there was some reminiscing on all the wonderful ways our club has served the local, international and youth communities through a variety of projects over the years.

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2018 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Elizabeth (Beppie) de Kuyer, a dedicated volunteer at 'Wheelchairs for Kids', the signature project of RC Scarborough. The Award, created in 2000 in honour of charter member Michael Chin, honours outstanding individuals, who serve the community for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Beppie was honoured to receive the Award, presented by President Robyn and Michael's son Anthony Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup birthday dinner. 

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Support for Camp Quality 2019     

Camp Quality aims to provide a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia and has been operating since 1983. RC Karrinyup is a strong supporter of the program. On Sunday 14th April a group of RC Karrinyup members attended the final day of the Camp Quality “Middle Camp” (for children aged 10 to 13) at Woodman Point to provide, not just a financial contribution, but also 'hands on support'. The Rotarians agreed they gained more from the experience than they gave.

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2019 National Youth Science Forum Report     

President Robyn Cleaver introduced Sandy Chen (Churchlands Senior High School) and Keegan Sherwood (Warwick Senior High School), who told about their experiences in Canberra in January at the 2019 National Youth Science Forum. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. It is held in January each year and covers the subjects of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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Support for African Outreach 2019     

International Committee Assistant Director Ken introduced Colleen Smith, whose African Outreach project in Zimbabwe has long been a recipient of the club's international service support. Meg Godwin, widow of Past President Ken Godwin, introduced our club to African Outreach many years ago and it was lovely to have Meg along to share the evening. Colleen gave us an update on what has been happening with the project since her last visit. Ken presented Colleen with this year's donation to the project, which targets aid for orphans, refugees and the elderly. 

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A Year in Spain     

RC Karrinyup Rotary Youth Exchange coordinator Trish Lynch is passionate about the youth exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our guest speaker Jasmin Wallace this week. Jasmin, our 2018 Outbound student to Spain, has recently returned from her amazing life changing year. Jasmin described the culture, education, travel and many other aspects and experiences of her exchange. She mentioned there were some 'lowlights' as well as the many highlights during her year and told us how much she grew as a person through the more difficult times. 

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Applications Now Open for Rotary Youth Exchange 2020     

RC Karrinyup is seeking bright, well-adjusted students, who will be 15 -18 years old on 1 January 2020, to act as Youth Ambassadors for Australia spending twelve months in a foreign country. Students will have the opportunity to experience different cultures and lifestyles. They will also be informing their host families and community of the Australian way of life and building better international understanding and goodwill. If you think this could be you in 2020, it is time to start planning now! For more information contact us. Applications close 31st March 2019.

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed at the SFM     

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed is now flourishing in Jedda Road, Balcatta. The Shed aims to create an inclusive environment for men of all ages to get together and discover the satisfaction of creation through working with their hands. Men's Sheds provide an opportunity for members to develop skills, which enhance their self-esteem, and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their families and the community. It was great to see our Shed, make its debut at our Stirling Farmers Market recently proudly showcasing their creations.

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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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