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Support for Alzheimer's Research 2019     

For a number of years, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation has been a major beneficiary of Karrinyup Rotary Club Community Service. Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith from the foundation recently attended a club meeting to give us an update on recent developments in research. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the second leading cause of death in Australia. There is no cure, however, there are a number of factors, which can result in a statistical lower incidence .

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Support for Multiple Sclerosis WA 2019     

Our club has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA over many years. This week, Community Service Director Mike welcomed Sue Shapland, General Manager, Strategic Supports and Residential Options and Nicki Washington, General Manager Member and Client Services. Sue thanked the club for our ongoing support and gave us an update on latest developments and support for clients and described how our latest donation was spent.

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Support for Interplast 2019     

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with our Charter Member Ian, attended our meeting this week to receive our Club's annual donation to Interplast. Started in Australia in 1983 as a joint project between Rotary and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Interplast exists to repair bodies with simple surgery and rebuild lives. The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has provided ongoing support for many years and continues to do so.

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Support for Wheelchairs for Kids 2019     

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 Ken 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. Members particularly enjoyed a short video demonstrating how the wheelchairs are produced in the workshop. 

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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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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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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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Preparing for Kokoda     

Under a benefactors trust, in conjunction with the North Beach RSL Sub-branch, RC Karrinyup will sponsor two young Australians to participate in an organised commemorative tour of the Kokoda trek 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 introduced themselves and told us why they will embrace this gruelling undertaking and why it holds a special significance for each of them.

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RYE 2017 Outbound to Japan     

Youth Director Robyn introduced Matthew, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup 2017 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student, who was leaving the very next day to stay in Fukuoka, Japan for a year. Matt told a little about himself and his expectations for his exchange year. At the conclusion of his presentation, Robyn presented Matt with his Australian blazer on behalf of the club. Matt has now arrived to a warm welcome in his host District.

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2018 RYE Outbound to Spain     

At our recent meeting, Youth Service director Wayne introduced Jasmne, our 2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound student to Spain.  Jasmine is the first student to exchange from our link school Warwick Senior High School.  She will go to Zaragoza (Saragossa) in the north east of Spain, about 300 km West of Barcelona. At the conclusion of the presentation, Wayne presented Jasmine with her coveted green Australian blazer.

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Hannah's Year in Australia     

Youth Servcie Director Wayne introduced our 2016 - 2017 Rotary Youth Exchange student Hannah from Germany, who has now spent a year as part of our club. Wayne outlined the objectives of the Rotary Youth Exchange program as a context for Hannah's presentation, referencing how she has fulfilled each of these objectives. 

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2020 National Youth Science Forum Report     

As part of our Youth Service, RC Karrinyup again sponsored students to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Forum. However, for this year's succesful applicants the experience was certainly not what they were expecting. This week, Alana Dooley and Nic Cleaver told us of their unprecedented adventures in Canberra and, while disappointed at missing some key events, were full of praise for the way the organisers handled the emergency.  

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Camp Quality Update 2020     

Ross Daniel introduced Nadine Magill, State Manager of Camp Quality, to tell us how our support for kids affected by cancer in WA is working. Camp Quality gives kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again, providing a support network and a range of non-medical support services for children living with cancer and their families. RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter of the program over many, many years. Nadine explained what is happening in 2020 and thanked the club for that ongoing support.

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Bicycles for Humantiy     

International Director Ken Foggo introduced our guest speaker David Tucker, a member of the Rotary Club of Crawley and a driving force behind “Bicycles for Humanity WA” (B4HWA). The organisation collects old bicycles, repairs and refurbishes them and then transports them to communities in need. Since its establishment in 2011, B4HWA has transported 5700 bikes to various countries in Africa and 1000 bikes to communities in remote WA.

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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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Water & Sanitation March 2020     

March is designated as Water and Sanitation Month and one of the more daunting aims of Rotary is to address this problem worldwide with their goal of 'Sanitation for all by 2030'. Two areas of focus are our club’s involvement in the Zambia project led by Peter Durrant and the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Phil addressed simple ways of distinguishing between the coronavirus and a common cold, steps to take to stay safe and what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus. 

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RC Karrinyup Coronavirus Pandemic Plan     

With the escalation in the activity around the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic that is affecting the globe, on our doorstep and recent government decisions, which will affect our Rotary Club. The Club acknowledges the importance of the welfare of our members. The Western Australia (WA) Government has announced a State of Emergency along with a formal public health emergency over the Coronavirus Pandemic and confirming that there was still no evidence of community transmission in WA. Click through to read President Richard's message and the Club's plan to ensure the safety of our members.

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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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Stirling Farmers Market is Back     

RC Karrinyup is delighted to announce that, starting on Sunday 3rd May, our Stirling Farmers Market has been allowed to open BUT with quite a few differences in place. While once again our community is able to access fresh produce, the market is not yet a place to socialise, as we still need to practice social distancing. Please follow the new guidelines and, for the time being, come and shop alone, then leave without stopping for a chat.

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2020 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 2020 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Lisa Summers. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Lisa!

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Support for the Environment is RI New Area of Forcus     

Rotary International is proud to announce a new area of focus: supporting the environment, which will provide members with more ways to bring about positive change in the world. Always one step ahead, RC Karrinyup has already headed down this path with the establishment earlier this year of our dedicated Earth committee. This committee is charged with working on projects designed to nurture our planet. If you would like to be part of our Earth Committee please Contact us

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Summary of the 2019 - 2020 Rotary Year     

President Richard stated that this evening marked the end of a chapter for the Club, as it is traditionally the time for a changeover dinner. The Board had previously agreed that due to the impact of COVID19, a formal changeover would not occur at this time. Instead a formal Gala Evening is being planned, where members and guests are invited to celebrate the 2019-2020 Rotary Year and where Club awards will be presented. More information and invitations on this will be sent in the very near future.

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Presentation of Board of Directors for 2020-2021     

Looking ahead, the creation of an inaugural Earth Committee will set the Club direction and promote environmental strategies and projects into the future. Rotary International recently announced their seventh new area of focus: supporting the environment. Always in the vanguard of new ideals, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup has already embraced this. President Richard presented the Board of Directors for the 2020 - 2021 year with a special welcome to new Director Jenni. This hard working team will take on the responsibility and care of the club during this Rotary year. 

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Rotary Employment Project in WA     

Jenni Wilke introduced our guest speaker Amy Perrie from 'Inclusion Solutions', a mentoring, training and consultancy service, which supports the work and objectives of Inclusion WA, a not-for-profit organisation with a proud 25 plus year history. Amy spoke to us about the Rotary Employment Project, which aims to find opportunities within the community that connect individuals to employment, based on their interests and skill sets.

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RI Award to Peter     

At the RC Karrinyup Changeover dinner last week, Rotary District 9455 Governor Jerry surprised member Peter with the prestigious Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award. Peter was nominated by RC Karrinyup Vocational Service Director Nick.

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