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2020 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is Glenice Munro, a volunteer worker at Glengarry Private Hospital. She also provides support and companionship to both patients and staff. The Award, created in 2000 in honour of RC Karrinyup charter member Michael Chin, honours outstanding individuals, who serve the community for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Glenice was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Michael's son Peter Chin, at the recent RC Karrinyup Gala Awards dinner. 

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Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Bec     

At the recent Gala Awards Evening, longstanding Rotary Club of Karrinyup supporter Bec 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. 

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SpecSavers Partnership Update 2020     

RC Karrinyup has enjoyed a fabulous partnership with Specsavers Karrinyup over the past few years. Our member Klaus collects frames that are no longer required (many of them in perfect condition). These are then passed on to the RC West Perth for their spectacle recycling program, At our gala evening last week store manager Angela was presented with a certificate of appreciation as a small 'thank you' for their wonderful support.

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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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End Polio Now at Stirling Farmers Market     

To mark World Polio Day, our International Service team of Ken and Sandra conducted an End Polio Now Community awareness stall at the Stirling Farmers Market. With the last reported case in Australia being in 1972, they found little interest in the community, because the disease has all but been eliminated due to the vaccine. Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of this potentially fatal infectious disease for which there is no cure but which can be prevented through immunization. The world is so close to achieving the goal of a polio free world. RC Karrinyup made a significant contribution to the polio eradication this week. 

Mens Shed Gives Back to the Community     

The Karrinyup Community Men's Shed was a major project of RC Karrinyup Community Service. Now established as a self sufficient organisation, the Shed has found a way to 'give back' to the Community. Playgroup WA recently hosted a family picnic in the park for vulnerable families. The event celebrated recovery from perinatal anxiety and depression, a mental health condition that affects one in five mothers and one in ten fathers or 7000 new WA families every year. Thanks to Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed, they were able to host a gardening workshop for all the families, potting herb seedlings into the pine planter boxes.

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Support for Foodbank WA 2020     

Since the inception of Foodbank WA over twenty-five years ago, RC Karrinyup has been a strong supporter. This week, Foodbank's Community Engagement representative Aggie Przybylo visited our club to bring us up to date with what has been happening since COVID-19 struck earlier this year. Foodbank WA redistributes oversupplied and donated food to those in need but this year the need has been huge. Former Community Service Director Peter advised that the club had recently made our substantial annual donation, just in time for Christmas.

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Club Major Donor Recognition     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has been recognised as a Club Major Donor - Bronze for having made contributions of more than $US1000,000 over the years. The Club Major Donor Program allows The Rotary Foundation to express its gratitude for the club's proud history of giving over many years or decades. Alongside personal giving, club giving is the lifeblood of the Foundation's goal of 'doing good in the world.' This is a very proud history of giving and worthy of celebration. View certificate.

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Boost for Mens Shed     

The Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed is set to receive $15,000 towards a range of sustainability measures including a water bore, solar panels and electrical work under a re-elected McGowan Government. Former Community Service Director Peter Polain was on hand to welcome Premier Mark McGowan and David Michael MLA to the Shed last week, when the announcement was made. The visit was initiated by Balcatta MLA David Michael, who is a great supporter of the Shed.

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Support for RYLA 2021     

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup sponsored three worthy participants to the 2021 RYLA program held recently - Phoebe Earnshaw, Abdiwahab Hillow and Audrey Repsevicius. The young people will present an account of their experience to members at a club meeting early in March.

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Earth Committee Community Collaboration     

RC Karrinyup’s new Earth Committee is charged with caring for the environment in ways, which will bring about positive change in the world. Members recently attended a social event seeking to collaborate with Friends of Trigg Bushland. We look forward to hearing a presentation at a club meeting very soon, as we work with them to achieve our common goals.

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RAWCS WA Bushfire Relief     

WA is experiencing severe bushfire damage.  Steep terrain and dangerous winds are hampering the heroic efforts of fire crews and already over 80 families have lost their homes. The result of this will be long-term hardship for many and Rotary seeks your help in collecting funds so that the necessary support can be provided. You can help Rotary support the community and recovery effort through RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service, with a secure tax deductible donation.

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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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Bronwyn Revisits February 2021     

Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders, who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. They are the next generation of Peace Makers. RC Karrinyup is currently sponsoring Bronwyn Manley, who is studying a Masters in Education and Peace and Conflict Resolution at at UNC (University of North Carolina) and Duke University, NC. Bronwyn gave us a brief update on her activity since her last visit. Because of COVID-19, Bronwyn has returned to Australia and is completing her studies online.

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Diversity Scholarship Program Launched     

Karrinyup Rotary is proud and excited to announce the launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit. President Richard and Vocational Service Director Kay were thrilled to have Rotary of Crawley’s President Elect Leah, a recipient of a similar scholarship, along for the launch. 

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Support for ROMAC     

International Director Ken Foggo introduced Wilma McBain from ROMAC – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. ROMAC is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation managed and operated entirely by volunteers. It is a combined Australia and New Zealand Rotary project, which provides medical treatment to children from developing countries in the form of life saving or dignity restoring surgery, which would not be available to them in their home countries.

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ShelterBox Update 2021     

When people are plunged into crisis, Rotary Community Service Project ShelterBox Australia provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. RC Karrinyup has long been a supporter and this week Rotary in WA  ShelterBox Chair June, seen here with International Director Ken, attended our meeting to share updates on what ShelterBox is doing to overcome COVID-19 restrictions. Ken assured her our annual club donation in on its way. 

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Partnership Opportunities with RC Beaufort     

Collaboration is fundamental to the creation of social change. Collaboratively combining skills, knowledge and expertise across sectors with other clubs enables Rotarians to have more impact on complex social problems than we can have when working alone. Recently RC Karrinyup met with the RC Beaufort to enjoy fellowship, embrace our differences, recognise that we are both striving towards the same goals and assess ways in which collaborating or partnering on common projects with common interest could deliver more effective outcomes. 

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Positive Outcome for Inaugural VES     

Our busy Vocational Director Kay and President Nominee Jenni recently visited the North Metropolitan TAFE Joondalup at McLarty Avenue. This campus houses Health Department training. Here they met with our partners in the Vocational Educational Scholarship (VES) program, which is for students enrolled in Aged and Disability Services Certificate III. Senior Lecturer Jane gave the visitors a grand tour of the amazing facility and together they celebrated the success of the VES program inaugurated in 2020.

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Support for Interplast 2021     

Rotary District 9455 Interplast Coordinator Steve Dixon, seen here with International Committee member Sandra, attended our meeting this week to receive the Rotary Club of Karrinyup'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 in developing countries. Members were keen and especially interested to hear what innovations Interplast had put in place to be able to deliver a service during the pandemic.

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Support for The Pinnacle Foundation 2021     

Vocational Service Director Kay is seen here with Annie Johnston, WA Committee Chair of The Pinnacle Foundation, and Paul Ward, a member of the WA committee. The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults for whom their gender identity or sexual orientation characteristics have prevented achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation offers a spark of hope for these young people. This project comes under the RI and RC Karrinyup strategy of Diversity and Inclusion.

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A Visit to Bicycles 4 Humanity     

RC Karrinyup recently paid a visit to the Bicycles 4 Humanity (B4H) new workshop in Midvale. This came shortly after their nineteenth container of bikes left Fremantle for delivery to Bicycle Empowerment Centre bike shops across northern Namibia. BWH work with Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia to provide in country support and distribution. B4H WA has now sent 7,000 bikes to Africa. The 406 bikes in the latest shipment will be shared between eight bike workshops. As part of our International Service, RC Karrinyup has provided financial support to assist B4H achieve their impressive milestones.

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Recognition for Youth Leader     

At the recent Rotary Club of Karrinyup forty-seventh birthday dinner, Community Services Coordinator at Churchlands Senior High School Christina Kolodij, was honoured with Paul Harris Fellow recognition. RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts funds 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. Christina was honoured in recognition of her work in encouraging and training her students with a positive, balanced approach to life, which involves community service.

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Prestigious Recognition for City of Stirling     

RC Karrinyup contributes significant amounts from fund raising activities to The Rotary Foundation, the non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace. For each US$1000 contributed, the club earns credits, which may be used to honour an individual or organisation, that demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation. This honour is not given lightly. Paul Harris Fellow recognition is for individuals, however, President Richard on behalf of the RC Karrinyup, has chosen to use Foundation recognition points to honour the City of Stirling with a prestigious Certificate of Appreciation. This was presented at the recent Changeover evening.

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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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