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Induction of President Phil     

President Trish called President Elect Phil to the podium, inducted him as the forty-fourth President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the chain of office. President Phil thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, reiterated the call of the new RI President - Australian Ian Riseley, for Rotary to be 'Making a Difference' and introduced the Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

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Thank You For Mooro Country Project     

Recently the Wadjak Northside Community Group hosted a tour of Lake Gwelup Mooro Country for members of our club, as a thank you for the seating facility. The tour started with an introduction at the Lake Gwelup seating facility showing us the Lake Gwelup Reserve from a traditional Aboriginal perspective. On a perfect autumn day, members shared a truly delightful morning with the lovely Wadjak, people concluding with a delicious morning tea featuring produce from the Australian bush. 

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Support for WA Bushfires 2022     

Fires have ravaged more than 60,000 hectares of Western Australia’s South West region and throughout the Wheatbelt, with thousands of firefighters attempting to control the many emergency risk-level fires located throughout the state. Rotary Club of Karrinyup has made a substantial donation from our disaster relief fund to West Australians affected by the fires, who need our assistance urgently. More help is needed. See how you too can assist.

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Earbus Official Kimberley Launch     

RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversay project, the Earbus, was designed to work in the Kimberley region of our state. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April of 2017 and has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas ever since. The State Government has now committed funds to expand the Earrbus program to the Kimberley with the official launch set to take place on 18th May in Kununurra. Our Earbus has finally 'come home' to work in the land for which it was intended.

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SOS in the CoS     

Several weeks ago, Mick, Sandra, Jane and Tess from the RC Karrinyup community service team set out on a mission to provide some relief from the cold for homeless people in the City of Stirling in the form of additional winter clothing. The aim was to collect a quantity beanies, socks, gloves and small blankets to be distributed by the City of Stirling in backpacks. Being 'People of Action', the team gathered items from work and friends and operated a stall to collect donated items from the local community at the Stirling Farmers Market.

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Earbus Handover & Launch     

Members of RC Karrinyup turned out in force for the handover and launch of WA’s first community-funded mobile ear clinic at the Stirling Farmers’ Market. The completed Earbus is the realization of a dream for Professor Harvey Coates AO, Clinical Patron, Earbus Foundation of WA, who three years ago envisaged a mobile 'go anywhere' clinic, capable of travelling to remote areas of the northwest of Western Australia. Thanks to the passionate 'fund, design and build' campaign of the RC Karrinyup, this dream has now become a reality. 

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RC Karrinyup Pandemic Plan Update     

Unfortunately our venue is no longer allowed to host our face to face meetings because of new restrictions advised by Government. As per the Club’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response Plan, commencing this coming Wednesday 25th March, all future meetings are held online only until further notice. It will be possible to log in via zoom at the usual meeting time. Our new 'venue' is now advertised on our website and, as always, visitors are still welcome to join us. 

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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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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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Renaming Ceremony Dandjoo Koorliny     

Karrinyup Rotary members were proud to attend the renaming ceremony for RDA Carine - Dandjoo Koorliny. The Dandjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Project is designed and led by Aboriginal leaders to help us all walk together towards the future. Karrinyup Rotary has supported RDA Carine for eighteen years and was integral in converting their need for an all weather facility into a proposal that could be submitted for approval and funding. The facility, which opened in 2019, is now beautifully decorated by local indigenous artists.

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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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November Focus - The Rotary Foundation     

During November the Rotary Club of Karrinyup showcases Rotary's six areas of focus for promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. At this time we make a significant contribution from the funds raised at the Stirling Farmers' Market to the Rotary Foundation.

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New Oxy Viva Unit for Trigg Surf Club     

RC Karrinyup has recently funded a new Oxy Viva unit for the Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club, building on previous donations for rescue vehicles and equipment over the years and furthering the relationship between the two clubs.

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2014-2015 Paul Harris Fellow Honours     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup Paul Harris Fellow recipients for 2015: Kay Durrant, Peter Polain (sapphire pin), Ray Richards (second sapphire pin) and Barry Tibbitts (sapphire pin). Kay's award was presented previously, as she was going away while President Carolyn presented the others at the recent Changeover Dinner as is the tradition in the club. 

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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.

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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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The Magic Bus     

RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversary project - the Earbus, was designed to work in the Kimberley region of WA. The purpose built vehicle was completed and handed over to the Earbus Foundation in April of 2017 and worked at first in other regions. The State Government committed $2.7 million over three years to enable the Earbus program to operate in the East Kimberley, the area for which it was intended, from May 2018. Earbus CEO Paul Higginbotham recently brought us up to date with the work of the Earbus since then.

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Karrinyup Community Mens Shed Project Complete     

The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, was planned some seven years ago. It has now become a reality and has 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 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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2020 - 2021 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Gala Evening, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2020-2021 was presented to Klaus Nehyba for his significant dedication and commitment, not only as Treasurer but also, in organising and ensuring the smooth running of our many social functions. The award is given each year by the President to a person or group, who is considered to have contributed significantly to the success of the Club in that President’s year or progressively over a period of time. After reading the citation, Presidnet Richard called on Pat Fosbery to present the award.

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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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Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Dawn     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover event, long standing member Dawn Palm 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. Dawn has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and made personal sacrifices in her service contribution to the Club over many years.

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Coastcare Update February 2019     

Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare is a volunteer group that looks after the care and regeneration of our coastal dunes by eradicating non indigenous plants and weeds and planting appropriate plants for the area. During the 2017 – 2018 year, the RC Karrinyup made a donation to the Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare group to cover the cost of signage, which identifies plants and a banner to display where the group is working.

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Peter Named District 9455 Rotarian of the Year 2021-2022     

Caught by surprise at the recent Changeover event, outgoing President Peter Durrant was unusually speechless, when named by District Governor Dee Buckland as the District 9455 2021-2022 Rotarian of the Year. Peter is well known for his diverse contributions to both club and District service. DG Dee mentioned among other items: current and past president of RC Karrinyup (2013-2014 and 2021-2022), District Governance Director 2021-2022, District Representative Transition Governance Focus Team and Founder and Chair WA Rotary Relief.

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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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2020 - 2021 Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pins     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup recipients of Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pins for 2020 - 2021. Kay Durrant was honoured for her significant contribution in the role of Vocational Service Director. Nick Nedkoff was recognised for the hours he puts in for our club in his many quiet background roles, of which many members are not even aware. Peter Durrant was acknowledged for his ongoing dedication and commitment to the Zambia Water Project. President Richard read out the citations for each one.

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