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Support for The Pinnacle Foundation     

Community Service Director Mike is seen here with Choon Tan, a member of the WA committee for The Pinnacle Foundation, a new recipient this year under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity, sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. 


New Undercover Area at RDA Carine     

Rotary Club of Karrinyup members were proud to attend the opening of a fantastic new undercover arena at RDA Carine. Led by our resident builder Ross and one of our many engineers Stuart, the club was integral in providing the leadership, advice, consultancy and technical expertise to convert RDA's need into a proposal that could be submitted for both approval and funding. Enter the City of Stirling, Lotterywest and AE Hoskins Building Services and the dream has now became a reality. Watch a video of the opening ceremony here.


Foodbank WA Celebrates 25 Years     

On 24 October Peter Polain attended the twenty fifth anniversary celebration of Foodbank in WA. RC Karrinyup has had a long association with Foodbank WA having been involved since its inception. 25 years later, Foodbank WA is still focused on a vision of ending hunger in WA. To help celebrate this special milestone, a history book 'The Giving Pantry' has been released in both hard and soft copy, which may be downloaded free of charge in pdf format.


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.


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. 


New Rescue Boards for Trigg Island SLSC     

President Phil and Community Service Director Peter were at the Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club recently to officially hand over two Surf Rescue Boards. These are just the latest in a long line of support by our club for these local heroes. Our club has enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with the surf club going back many years. Previous donations have been for a beach shelter and rescue vehicles and equipment including an Oxy Viva unit.


Mooro Country Tours Project Update     

For some time our Community Service Committee has been working with the Mooro County Tour Group to provide seating at Lake Gwelup Reserve for cultural tour groups. The project was expected to be completed by the end of October 2016 and we are pleased to announce that has been achieved. 


Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

The Michael Chin Humanitarian Award was created in 2000 to acknowledge an outstanding individual for their ongoing humanitarian activities in the community. This award recognises individuals, who serve the community and whose daily dedication and care giving epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. 


Other Community Service Projects     

 In addition the club currently supports the following Community Service projects and programs:

Plans for a number of other future projects in the local community are currently underway.