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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 Wheelchairs for Kids 2017     

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 Udo 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.

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2017 Nurse of the Year Award     

Each year, RC Karrinyup acknowledges a dedicated worker from the Osborne Park Hospital. At the recent 43 birthday celebrations, Vocational Service Director Nick introduced Anne McDonald, who for 23 years has been the Clinical Nurse Manager for several surgical services at Osborne Park Hospital. Anne is this year's recipient of the Nurse of the Year Award.

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2017 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

A highlight of the RC Karrinyup birthday celebration is the presentation of the Michael Chin Humanitarian Award. This is one of the club's highest honours and is given to recognise outstanding individuals, who serve the community. President Elect Phil, helped by Michael's widow Sylvia and son Anthony, made the preseentation this year to Riding for the Disabled Association WA (Carine) stalwart Mark Lloyd.

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2015-2016 Paul Harris Fellow Honours     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup Paul Harris Fellow recipients for 2016: Tony Bayliss, Nick Nedkoff, Ross Daniel and Howard Croxon. President Heather called on District Governor Jerry Pilcher to present each of these with a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin at the recent Changeover Dinner as is the tradition in the club. 

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Award to Science Educator     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, Graham Johnson, Head of Science at Warwick SHS, was named a Paul Harris Fellow  in recognition of his efforts to promote science education. Graham and his science team run an annual science fair, conduct outreach initiatives with local primary students and provide Warwick students with a number of extension opportunities. The Club, which has a long established partnership with the school, recogises his service to our community.

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2016 - 2017 President's Report     

Outgoing President Trish delivered her report for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, summarizing the work and achievements of RC Karrinyup over the past twelve months and mentioning just a few of the highlights.  She said she felt sure that our club has realised Rotary International's 2016 - 2017 goal of serving humanity.

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2016 - 2017 Graham Fosbery President’s Award     

At the recent RC Karrinyup Changeover Dinner, the prestigious Graham Fosbery President’s Award for 2016-2017 was presented to Carolyn Prunster for her dedicated service, particularly in the area of electonic media. The award is given each year by the President to a person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the club. Graham Fosbery's good friend Peter Durrant presented the award.

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2016 - 2017 Paul Harris Fellow Club Honours     

Congratulations to Rotary Club of Karrinyup Paul Harris Fellow recipients for 2017: Vic Dennis and Sam Horsnell. President Trish read the citation for each and called on DG Patricia Canning to present Vic with a Sapphire Pin and Sam with a Paul Harris Fellow at the recent Changeover Dinner as is the tradition in the club. 

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Are You StrokeSafe?     

The week from 4th - 10th 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. Club members also volunteered at information booths at Joondalup Health Campus and Bunnings Whitfords.

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Planting Trees at Carine Reserve     

Current RI President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree during 2017 - 2018. RC Karrinyup more than fulfilled this challenge at Carine Reserve recently, when, in conjunction with the City of Stirling, members and families managed to plant a total of seventy-five trees. President Phil said he looks forward to this becoming an annual Community Service event for our club. 

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Focus on Mental Health 2017     

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. 'Do You See What I See?' challenges perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encourages everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light. What will you do today to encourage positive mental health in those around you?   

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2018     

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program designed to develop proactive youth leaders with self confidence and a capacity to be positive role models to others. It offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seven day seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup is currently calling for nominations for January 2018. Applications close 30 November.

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2017 Local Artist Visits Stirling Farmers Market     

Again this year, RC Karrinyup was proud to sponsor the local artist award in the City of Stirling Art Awards. Following his win last Wednesday, local artist Hank of Menora, seen here with Community Service Director Peter, was keen to visit the Stirling Farmers Market together with his wife Sandra. Market Manager Peter was delighted to show them around. See full results of the Art Awards on the City of Stirling website. 

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Support for Foodbank WA 2018     

Since the very inception of our club over forty years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of Foodbank WA. This week, Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble and Community Fundraising & Events Officer Janie Brackenridge attended our meeting, where they were greeted by Community Service Director Peter. Peter presented them with our annual donation of behalf of the club. Greg updated us on recent work at Foodbank WA

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Support for Alzheimer's Research 2018     

For a number of years, the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Last year it was renamed Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation to better reflect the nation wide work now being undertaken. CEO Liza Dunne, recently attended a club meeting to accept the annual donation from the club. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. Liza gave us an update on recent developments in research.

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Earbus Heading to the Kimberley     

Many people, and particularly Rotary Clubs throughout Western Australia, are familiar with RC Karrinyup's major 40th anniversay project, the Earbus, which 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.

Up till now it has been hard at work in the Goldfields and other areas but, with the Earbus Foundation of WA recruiting for staff to attend interviews in Kununurra in the February newsletter, plans are now underway for service in the Kimberley Region, for which it was designed.

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Support for Multiple Sclerosis 2018     

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Committee member Colin made our annual donation to Sue from MS WA. Sue says she almost feels like a member of the RC Karrinyup now, as she has been so often. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support. She gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients, as the society expands its footprint with a move from Wangara to Joondalup. She told us our donation would be spent on a special hoist for the Joondalup facility.   

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Support for Camp Quality 2018     

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 29th 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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RC Karrinyup Honours Trigg Lifesaver     

At the 44th birthday dinner this week, RC Karrinyup honoured Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club long standing member, Justin Meldrum, recognising his thirty-six years of voluntary service to the community by naming him as a Paul Harris Fellow. This means that RC Karrinyup has donated $US1000 to The Rotary Foundation in Justin's name. Rotary District 9455 Governor Lindsay Dry presented Justin with a certificate and lapel pin. 

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2018 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 2018 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Jennifer Pitcher. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital.  Congratulations Jennifer!

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2017 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is nature lover and educator of over sixty years Eric McCrum OAM. 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. Eric was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Sylvia and Peter Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup birthday dinner. 

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Support for Passages 2018     

Passages Resource Centre is a referral service for homeless or street present young people between the ages of 12 and 25. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was proud to support the Rotary Club of Perth’s recent Passages Race Day as a Silver Sponsor. All funds raised, over $68,000, through ticket sales and auctions are directed towards assisting street present young people through information, programs and referrals.

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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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SCKATE Update June 2018     

Community members are very familiar with Jenny Gartrell and her second hand bookstall seen regularly at the Stirling Farmers Market in aid of Southern Cross Kenya Aid to Educate. RC Karrinyup has long been a supporter of the project and this week International Committee member Ken presented Jenny with the club's annual donation. Jenny was very grateful  and provided us with an update on the school in Mombassa, Kenya.

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