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Update from Ndola August 2016     

International Director Peter has received an email update from Joyce Chimbila, our contact at Arising Life Ministries in Ndola, where we recently completed our Zambia Water Project. The story is typical of doing work in Africa and Peter intends to discuss options and a way ahead with the International Committee. Read Joyce's letter.

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Support for Rotaract Training Day     

RC Karrinyup has a long history in many aspects of Youth Service including our Past President Peter currently serving as the Rotary District 9455 Rotarian contact to Rotaract. Recently, member Jeanne was able to apply her vocational skills to provide a personal development training presentation on Mindfulness as the first of two sessions to support young Rotaracters in WA at their recent training day.  

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Mooro Country Tours Project Underway     

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. Work has now commenced on this project which is expected to be completed by the end of October. 

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Interplast Team Travels to Phillipines     

RC Karrinyup is a strong supporter of Interplast Australia and has been for many years. Our contribution earlier this year formed part of the Rotary District 9455 funding, which enabled a team of medical personnel to travel to Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines in September 2016. The team focused on surgical service delivery, with the majority of patients consulting the Interplast team for repair of cleft lip and palates and burn contracture releases. 

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Earbus Update - October 2016     

RC Karrinyup members, together with Director Clinical Services Lara Shur and CEO Paul Higginbotham from the Earbus Foundation, recently inspected the Earbus at Osborne Motor Bodies. All were very pleased with the vehicle, which is now very close to completion and on schedule for the projected due date in early November. 

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Fifth Birthday for Stirling Farmers Market     

What a fabulous Fifth Birthday we had at the Stirling Farmers Market! The Market was bustling and there were so many happy little faces and a great crowd. We hope all our wonderful stallholders and customers enjoyed it as much as we did. Many thanks to everyone, who worked so hard to ensure the success of the day. Check out some of the highlights of the party.

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A Very Special Evening     

Instead of our usual meeting this week, the club hosted a very special evening in support our Rotary Club’s International project in Ndola, Zambia. Earlier this year saw the completion of the water bore, which now provides fresh water for the school and orphanage. The event attracted a number of visitors and friends from far and wide, who came along to hear from our special guest Joyce Chimbila.  

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Earbus Project Completed     

The Earbus has been completed and informally handed over to the Earbus Foundation. The vehicle will now go through operational trials to ensure the design is fit for purpose and any issues found during the field trials will be adjusted.  Finally, the vehicle will be transformed with an appropriate Aboriginal livery for its work in the field before the formal handover takes place in the New Year.  On behalf of the thousands of Aboriginal children, who will benefit from this asset, thank you to all our generous donors. The RC Karrinyup is honoured to have been part of this journey with you. 

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A Vision Realized     

Over three years ago, Professor Harvey Coates AO, Clinical Patron, Earbus Foundation of WA, envisaged a mobile 'go anywhere' clinic capable of travelling to remote areas of the northwest of Western Australia. For patients unable to travel to a town clinic, it was necessary to take the clinic to them in the battle against the exceedingly high incidence of ear disease among the population of that area. Professor Coates is thrilled that, thanks to the efforts of the RC Karrinyup, this vision has now become a reality.    

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Support for Foodbank WA 2017     

Since the very inception of our club over forty years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of Foodbank WA. This week, Foodbank CEO Greg Hebble attended our meeting, where he was greeted by President Trish and Community Service Committee member David. David presented him 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 2017     

For a number of years, the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service.  Ellaine Hislop, representing the renamed Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation, recently attended a meeting to receive a donation from the club and give an update on recent developments in research.

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Call for Nominations Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2016     

Nominations are called for the Michael Chin Humanitarian Award for 2016. The Award was created in 2000 to acknowledge an outstanding individual for ongoing humanitarian activities in the community. If a worthy recipient is found the award is presented the following May. Do you know anyone who should be nominated for this award? Nominations close 10th March.

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Visit to Mooro Country Tours Project     

Last year our Community Service Committee worked with the Mooro County Tour Group to provide seating at Lake Gwelup Reserve for cultural tour groups. The project was completed last October. President Trish, together with a group of members and partners recently visited the site to inspect the completed project and found it to be most satisfactory. 

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New Beach Shelter for Trigg Surf Club     

RC Karrinyup has once again supported the Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club in the dedicated and amazing work they do in the local community down at Trigg Beach. Our club has enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with the surf club and has recently funded the purchase of a large beach shelter., thus building on previous donations for rescue vehicles and equipment, such as an Oxy Viva unit, over the years and furthering the relationship between the two clubs.

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Specsavers Support RC Karrinyup     

Specsavers stores across Australia are committed to supporting the communities that support them. Each store is locally owned and operated by community-based optometrists, who elect a local charity, along with The Fred Hollows Foundation, to support through the Specsavers Community Program, with funds donated out of their own pockets for every pair of glasses sold. SpecSavers Karrinyup has elected to nominate the RC Karrinyup as their ‘Charity of Choice’

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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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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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Celebrating Rotary Youth Exchange in 2017     

RC Karrinyup Inbound exchange student, Hannah from Germany, together with Past President Carolyn, recently attended a reception at Parliament House to celebrate the wonderful Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. Rotary Exchange Students travelled from all over the state of Western Australia including Kununurra, Esperance and from Albany for the occasion. 

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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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