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Vote for the Karrinyup Community Mens Shed     

Please vote to help our Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed secure a Bankwest Easy Grant. The Shed has applied for a grant of $1000 to buy gardening equipment. If they are not successful for the grant the consolation prize is $200. The application has now reached the voting stage and they need as many votes as possible. The way this works is they need to contact as many people as possible to cast a vote for the Men’s Shed and we are appealing to all Rotarians and Friends of Rotary. It only takes a minute of your time. Just follow the link and scroll down to the end of line 6. Please vote now. Voting closes on 29th March.

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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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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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Vale Andrew Guilfoyle     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup mourns the passing of City of Stirling Hamersley Ward Councillor Andrew Guilfoyle. Andrew was dedicated to his community and as such was a strong supporter of a number of our club's Community Service Projects. In particular he supported those projects involving conservation of the environment including the Mooro Tours Project, the  Hamersley Community Garden and the Rotary World Tree Planting Project at Carine Open Space. The Board and members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup wish to express condolences to Andrew's family, as well as to his colleagues at the City of Stirling. He will be sadly missed. Read the tribute from the City of Stirling.   

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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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2019 RYE Outbound to Norway - Alicia     

At our recent meeting, Youth Service mentor Trish introduced our 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Norway.  17 year old Alicia is just the second student from our link school Warwick Senior High School to take on Rotary Youth Exchange and is very much looking forward to moving outside her comfort zone and broadening her perspective by experiencing life in a different culture. At the conclusion of her presentation, President Robyn presented Alicia with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed First AGM     

The first AGM of the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed was held on Friday 16th November and was well attended by members as well as special guests. These included David Michael MLA, Mark Irwin – Mayor of City of Stirling, together with Councillors Adam Spagnolo and Giovanni Italiano, City of Stirling Director of Community Development – Trevor Holland and City of Stirling Manager of Community Service – Chris Brereton. They are seen here with Shed Secretary Tony Strickland and RC Karrinyup member Ross Daniel. 

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed     

It has taken a number of years of searching to locate an approved site but 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 across the country 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.

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RC Karrinyup Mentors Rotary Peace Scholar     

Trigg resident Bronwyn Manley approached our former Community Service Director Peter, in her application process seeking endorsement as a potential Rotary Peace Fellowship candidate. Impressed by Bronwyn's genuine desire to assist displaced persons and most particularly children, our Directors guided and mentored Bronwyn through her successful application and interview process with Rotary District 9455. Her application was then forwarded to Rotary International. Bronwyn has now been notified that she has been selected to receive a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship for studies as part of the Rotary Peace Centres program.  

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First RC Karrinyup Sponsored ASIST Workshop     

As part of our service to our local community, Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) recently partnered with the City of Stirling and the WA Mental Health Commission to provide a fabulous course designed to make our community more 'Suicide Safe'. The interactive ASIST workshop ran over two days at the end of September and was a huge success. Participants spoke very highly of the training they received and were most grateful to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup for providing this valuable opportunity. 

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Stroke Week Community Service     

The week from 3rd - 9th September was designated as National Stroke Week. Thousands of Stroke Week activities took place in communities across the country including information stalls and health checks. Rotary supports this initiative in spreading the word and, as part of our service to the local Community, the RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and free blood pressure checks at the Stirling Farmers Market providing a valuable service to the local community. 

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Support for ShelterBox 2018     

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. Rotary Community Service Project ShelterBox Australia provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. RC Karrinyup has been a long time supporter of the project and this week ShelterBox Area Coordinator and Rotary District 9465 Chair June attended our meeting to share updates on the situation in Lombok, the new Shelter Kits, including solar lights and water filters and to accept our 2018 donation. 

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Vocational Visit to Warwick SHS     

Instead of our usual meeting at the Hillarys Yacht Club this week, the club enjoyed a visit to our link school - Warwick Senior High School on Open Night. Specifically we wanted to learn first hand what is currently happening in Education and most particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program. Warwick SHS is an Australian leader in science and STEAM education and for many years, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of a steady stream of students through the National Youth Science Forum and Conoco Phillips Science Experience programs.  

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Fighting for Our Farmers     

Australian farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis.  Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle and keep crops alive. Families on the land are suffering and they need our help. Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief. 100% of donations go to the farmers and all are tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS. Every dollar counts. Our club wlll be supporting this emergency in our own back yard and individuals are also encouraged to donate privately through the RAWCS website link

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Felix Attends First Club Meeting     

Newly arrived from Stockholm, 2018 - 2019 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Felix attended the first meeting of his host club, RC Karrinyup. It has been a big week for Felix, who attended a briefing weekend, shopped for his uniform and attended his first day at Warwick SHS. Felix said he was very glad to be here and thanked the Rotary club for making his exchange year possible. Youth Director Wayne presented Felix with an 'Australian Survivial' kit as an introduction to our culture.     

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Return from Kokoda     

Under the Hammond Benefactors' trust and in conjunction with North Beach RSL Sub-branch, RC Karrinyup sponsored two young West Australians to participate in an organised commemorative tour of Kokoda in June. The applicants were required to demonstrate a genuine interest in Australia’s military history. At our meeting this week, David Singer and Drew Sweet told us why they embraced this gruelling undertaking, their experiences of the trek and how it changed their understanding of their place in the world. 

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SpecSavers Partnership     

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 Rotary District 9455 clubs for the RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service The Global Hands Project. The Karrinyup store also collects miscellaneous monetary donations and forwards them to the club. Thank you Specsavers!

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Welcome to RC Karrinyup, RYE Inbound Felix     

On Friday afternoon, President Robyn and members of Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455), together with his first host family, gathered at Perth International Airport to welcome our 2018 - 2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound student from Sweden, Felix. Felix will attend Warwick Senior High School and will meet club members for the first time when he attends the Australian Rotary Health Forum at the UWA Club on Wednesday, 25th July. 

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Induction of President Robyn     

At the recent Changeover meeting, President Phil called President Elect Robyn to the podium, inducted her as the forty-fifth President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Robyn thanked the club for the honour entrusted to her, reiterated the call of the new RI President Barry Rassin from the Bahamas, for Rotary to 'Be the Inspiration' and introduced the Board of Directors of the club for 2018-2018.

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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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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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Karrinyup Community Men's Shed Takes Off     

Approximately 50 people attended a widely advertised meeting at the Karrinyup Community Centre recently with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in Karrinyup. The project is a ‘Go’ and a steering committee has been established.

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Tate Returns from Germany     

Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) Club Youth Chair Robyn, and very happy parents, Jean and Jill were at Perth International Airport this week to welcome our 2015 Rotary Youth Exchange student Tate back from Germany.  Are you interested in Rotary Youth Exchange?

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