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RC Karrinyup Changeover 2024     

This year's gala evening will be held on Tuesday, 25 June at the Marmion Angling and Aquatice Club (MAAC), 67 West Coast Drive, Marmion. This is a time to celebrate the achievements of the 2023 - 2024 Rotary year with President Kay and welcome President Elect Phil, along with the Board of Directors for 2024 - 2025. It is an event not to be missed! Everyone is welcome. Payment/Bookings must be locked in by 6.00 pm Thursday, 20th June.

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Help for Homeless in Perth 2024     

Each year, the Karrinyup Rotary Community Homeless Working Group collects and donates socks and backpacks to the homeless in the city. These items are distributed on our behalf by the Perth Homeless Support Group, as they have developed an innovative “Community Model” over time, which focuses on assisting individuals experiencing homelessness, displacement, and those in transitional housing. Sandra, Jane and Carol are seen here dropping off the goods collected for distribution this winter.

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National Youth Science Forum 2025     

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) runs in January each year for students about to enter year 12. Since 1984, more than 14,000 young Australians have progressed through the NYSF Year 12 Program. Rotary districts across Australia conduct selections for the NYSF Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF. Karrinyup Rotary usually sponsors students, who are expected to share their experience with the club on their return. Applications for January 2025 are now open. Students should apply online via this link.

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2024 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, selected by the hospital, whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. The selection process now includes finalists in three categories. The overall winner of the 2024 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award, selected from the finalists, is Leo Wu. Congratulations Leo!

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2024 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2024 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Janine Wood, Chairperson & Co-Founder, No Limits Perth. Janine is the inspiration and driving force behind the organisation, which is run entirely by volunteers out of a warehouse in Wangara with the motto “Helping Families in crisis, one act of kindness at a time”. 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.

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Black Swan Health Expands Street Doctor Service     

Building on twenty years of Black Swan Health's Freo Street Doctor Service Success, Black Swan is now providing very much needed services to the Northern Corridor at a new location in Mirrabooka. The operation is jointly funded by the Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup, Osborne Park and Scarborough, The weekly three hour clinic commenced operation on 13 March. Rotary collaborating to contribute to the well-being of the homeless community and 'Create Hope in the World'.

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Socks For the Homeless 2024     

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. You may wish to purchase them yourself or simply donate money to buy the socks. Just $5 will buy two pairs of socks. The team will collect both socks and money at the admin stall at the Stirling Farmers Market over the next couple of weeks. Please give this project your support.

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Backpacks for the Homeless 2024     

Winter will soon be upon us again and with this in mind Karrinyup Rotary Club is once again providing backpacks for Perth’s homeless community. This year we will be sending out fifty backpacks to the community with the help of the Perth Homeless Support Group. The backpacks contain items, which will provide some comfort and warmth during the cold winter evenings. A community stall will be held at the Stirling Farmers Market on Sunday 7 April, however the items can be left at the administration stall on any Sunday up until 5 May.

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Clubs Collaborate in Healthcare Project     

Black Swan Health has delivered fully accredited General Practice medical services and attended to a broad range of health issues for the homeless and those on low incomes via Street Doctor for many years. The Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup, Osborne Park and Scarborough have collaborated to provide the necessary funding for a Street Doctor clinic to commence within the City of Stirling. The service launched in Mirrabooka on 13 March. Rotary collaborating to contribute to the well-being of the homeless community and 'Create Hope in the World'.

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Nominations for Michael Chin Humanitarian Award 2024     

Nominations are called for the RC Karrinyup 2024 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award. Individuals living or undertaking volunteer humanitarian activities within the City of Stirling area may be nominated with the intent that the recipient be local to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Do you know an amazing person, who inspires others and deserves to be recognised? We would love to hear from you. The date for nominations has been extended. These now close 2 April.

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2024 National Youth Science Forum     

As part of our Youth Service, Karrinyup Rotary again sponsored two students to attend the 2024 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Eddy Giacomel introduced our 2024 students Daniel Stait from Warwick SHS and Purva Patel from Churchlands SHS. In their presentations, the students 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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2023 Support for AEN WA     

In Vocational Service month we welcomed Irene Walker, Executive Officer of the Apprentice Employment Network WA, (AEN WA) a Registered Not for Profit Charity. Irene described the work of AEN WA and the wonderful parternership with Karrinyup Rotary, instigated by President Kay. This year our Vocational Service team provided practical support for outstanding apprentices/trainees with Special Recognition Awards. Irene introduced the four award recipients present, who spoke on their career paths and explained how the club's support had assisted with the purchase of essential items for their work.

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Seeking to Volunteer at Tranby Hub     

A group of Karrinyup Rotary members met with Elaine, volunteer manager at Tranby Hub, to discuss ways in which they could provide support. Elaine explained how the Hub, run by the Uniting Church, does fantastic work with our city’s homeless catering for 300 - 400 people a day, seven days a week for breakfast, morning tea and lunch. The Hub also has showers and computers and provides contact with doctors and Centrelink. They are always looking for volunteers and the Karrinyup Rotary team is very excited and looking forward to their future volunteer work with Tranby Hub.

Vocational Visit to InfraBuild     

On 22 November, nine Club members, including our exchange student Karolina, visited the InfraBuild facility in Forrestfield. They learned how coils of steel wire and reinforcement rods are converted into the intricate configurations and shapes necessary for the construction of the reinforced concrete buildings and bridges we see around us every day. InfraBuild is part of the GFG Liberty alliance which, among other entities, owns and operates the Whyalla steel electric arc furnace (EAF) works in South Australia. The group found the visit most interesting and educational.

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2023 City of Stirling Art Awards Presentation     

The Karrinyup Rotary Community Service team again sponsored the City of Stirling Biennial Art Awards with a prize for the local artist. This year the judges selected two winners of the Local Art Award. President Kay Durrant and Community Service Director Mike Murphy attended the official opening on Friday 3 November, where Mike presented the awards. He is seen here with one winner - Marina van Leeuwen. The exhibition is free and open to the public until Sunday 12 November (10am – 5pm daily) so there is still time to visit.

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Support for 2023 AEN WA Awards for Excellence     

Members of the Karrinyup Rotary Vocational Service team recently attended the 2023 Apprentice Employment Network of WA Awards for Excellence gala presentation evening, where Tess Gardner and Carolyn Prunster presented Karrinyup Rotary Club Special Recognition Awards. This is the club's second year supporting this project, which is the result of Kay Durrant’s understanding and recognising the importance of the need to support young people starting out in their careers.

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Congratulations Caleb - 2024 WA Rhodes Scholar     

In 2018, our club sponsored Caleb from Warwick SHS to participate in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) program. From there he continued to excel, becoming Dux at WSHS and during his university studies was selected to spend a month in Israel, working alongside PhD students at the Weizmann Institute. Caleb updated the club at the end of his first university year. He has now been named 2024 WA Rhodes Scholar. Well done Caleb - we are very happy to have been just a tiny part of your journey!

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Lake Gwellup Story Trail Walkshop     

The City of Stirling in partnership with Karrinyup Rotary will construct its first Story Trail to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary. This will be the Club's Golden Project. To gain a deeper understanding of how the community engages with Lake Gwelup in developing the Story Trail, to support the project and bring the local community together, a barbeque and Walkshop event was held recently at Lake Gwelup Regional Open Space. The community is invited get involved and help shape the next chapter in the Lake Gwelup story.

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Vocational Support for Alta 1 Kimberley     

Karrinyup Rotary's Vocational Service team funded two overlockers for use by students at Alta-1 Kimberley College. They have arrived safely and a letter of thanks has been received for them and the donations of fabric and thread from Rotary friends. The girls and the staff were very appreciative of the materials and the overlockers. Teacher Anita, who has a background in Home Economics, has set up a sewing station in the class. This has proved a wonderful tool for engaging the students.

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Convention Commitment Fulfilled     

At the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, the Karrinyup Rotary delegation responded to a request for Rotary to supply hygiene kits to assist in educating at risk children in the Goldfields in how to avoid trachoma and other diseases. A team of volunteers worked hard to source and prepare the first shipment of one hundred bags, which have now been delivered to the Goldfields Trachoma Team. Plans are underway to provide further hygiene kits. Any contributions from clubs or individuals would be most welcome. Please contact Sandra McGuire.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2022     

Since the inception of Foodbank WA over twenty-five years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter. This week, Ian de Nazareth, Senior Fundraising and Partnerships Manager at Foodbank WA, visited our club to bring us up to date. 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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2023 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Valerie Bull. Valerie was nominated by Meggan Harders for service to the community through the Books on Wheels service, which enables people, who are unable to access the library physically, to continue to use the service. As Val was unable to attend, Meg accepted the award on her behalf from Michael's two sons Anthony and Peter Chin. 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.

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Help for Homeless in Perth 2023     

Karrinyup Rotary's winter support for the homeless commecnced several years ago with collecting warm socks. Later this was expanded to gathering other warm items of clothing and preparing backpacks for the homeless. This year the club also donated sleeping bags. Following a recent busy bee preparing these for distribution, they were delivered to the Perth City Homeless Support Group. Karrinyup Rotary club members Beth, Tess and Jane are seen here working away on packing day. Karrinyup Rotary's donations were set for distribution on Tuesday, 9th May.

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Future Leaders Activity Assistance     

Karrinyup Rotary Youth Services has set aside funds for financial assistance for young people from families in need to attend Girl Guides, Scouts or similar pursuits (other than sports). The scholarship will cover the annual fees to be a member and participate in a youth development activity. Western Australia resident children aged 5 to 18 years participating, or wishing to participate in approved activities, whose parents/guardian have a Health Care/Pension Concession Card or members of Ukrainian refugee families are eligible.

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Zambia Water Project     

The Zambia Water Project involved scoping and drilling a bore to sufficient depth and installation of a pump and water tank.  This has now provided clean drinking water for the school of some eighty orphaned and vulnerable children under the support of Arising Life Ministries in Ndola, Zambia as well as to the community of the Kaloko area.

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