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Induction of President Peter     

At the recent 2021 Changeover event, President Richard called on President Elect Peter Durrant, inducted him as President of RC Karrinyup and handed over the responsibility of the leadership of the Club. President Peter thanked the club for the honour entrusted to him, mentioned that he would continue Richard’s focus on Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment. We would also strive to increase our ability to adapt, attract new membership while retaining current membership and increase our impact. He said we can be justifiably proud of all we have accomplished as we strive towards our 50th anniversary, which will be a milestone to be savoured. 

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Supporting Blinky Bill     

The RC Karrinyup this week gave a substantial donation in support of Blinky Bill - Car #96 in the Variety Bash 2021 to be held in August in the Pilbara. Blinky Bill is driven by local youth Ethan, along with his mum Jennifer as navigator. Our club was impressed to see a young person from our area fundraising for such a great cause. Started by Dick Smith in 1985, the Bash raises funds for the Children's Charity, Variety. To date, over $23 million has been raised for sick and disadvantaged kids around Australia. It is not a race or a rally, rather in Dick Smith's words, "a drive in the outback with a few mates" in cars that are 25 years or older, which have been done up in a fun theme. Read more and support Blinky Bill.

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Support for Socks in the City     

Homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks to wear. As a result they can develop trench foot and other problems. The best treatment is prevention and the best prevention is to wear clean dry socks. Inspired by a presentation at the recent Joint Bi District Conference, RC Karrinyup member Sandra McGuire initiated a drive to support the Socks in the City project of the RC Heirisson to supply warm socks to homeless people in Perth. Sandra and her team collected both socks and money at club meetings and at the Stirling Farmers Market over several weeks. The results were amazing!

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2021 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 2021 RC Karrinyup Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year Award is Jo Pye. This Award is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital. Congratulations Jo!

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Gifts for Wheelchairs For Kids     

Students at Churchlands SHS are engaged in community services projects. Recently the school donated to our community service team's SOS for items of winter clothing. Among donations received from the students and the school were beautiful knitted teddies and blankets. International Director Sandra delivered these to the delighted volunteers, who organise the toys and blankets to go with each wheelchair donated from RC Scarborough's Wheelchairs For Kids.

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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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Stroke Week Community Service 2021     

As part of National Stroke Week 2021 and our service to the local community, RC Karrinyup hosted an information stall and free health checks at the Stirling Farmers Market providing a valuable service to the local community. City of Stirling Councillor Karlo Perkov braved the elements to lead the way with a BP check. Many thanks to RN Peta for volunteering her time on the day.

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Items Donated to Hospital     

Our Community Service team has assisted in the delivery of beautiful donated hand knitted baby items from the students at Churchlands SHS. A group of students at the school are engaged in community service projects. Among the items donated for our recent drive for winter clothing were lovely knitted beanies and bootees for premature and new born babies. These were delivered to King Edward Memorial Hospital for use by the staff.

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Supporting Cahoots 2021     

Community Service Director Mike Murphy introduced the team from Cahoots - Business Development and Philanthropy Manager Kerryn Lambert and Marketing and Fundraising Lead Kaylee Nicholas. Cahoots is a registered NDIS provider, catering to people living with a disability as well as others, who face exceptional challenges, to develop friendships, skills and confidence. It creates inclusive opportunities for those aged five years and over. Cahoots is a recipient of our Community Service funding.

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2021 Focus on End Polio Now     

Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of Polio worldwide. This potentially fatal infectious disease can be prevented through immunization and we are so close to achieving the goal of a polio free world. However, polio remains endemic in two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan. Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries. View a new strategy for the last mile. 

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The Rotary Foundation Recognition 2021     

The Rotary Foundation is one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations. Its mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, support for education and the alleviation of poverty. Each November, Karrinyup Rotary makes a substantial contribution. On behalf of the club, President Peter accepted a Level 1 certificate of recognition from The Rotary Foundation presented by Director of Foundation for Rotary District 9455, Greg Thurston.

Stirling Farmers Market Celebrates Ten Years     

For ten years, the RC Karrinyup has administerd the Stirling Farmers Market. As well as being a reliable source of income for all our many charity projects, this weekly event has established our club as a visual presence in the local community. Market patrons continue to praise the wonderful friendly atmosphere, which prevails each Sunday morning at the market. Club members and helpers on duty each week are responsible for perpetuating this.

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Diversity Scholarship Program 2021     

In March 2021, RC Karrinyup was proud and excited to 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. Are you or do you know a young professional starting out, who seeks to make a difference in the world, who might be a likely applicant?

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Vocational Visit WA Fire & Rescue     

Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations so it was great to have a Vocational Visit to learn about the WA Fire and Rescue Service. Simon Pearce, a Firefighter based at the Duncraig Fire Station, presented on the work of the WA Fire and Rescue Service and spoke about staying fire safe in the home. Simon's colleagues, who were on duty for the evening assisted with answering many questions. Following the presentation, the team demonstrated the function of the fire engine and tender.

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A Year in Norway     

RC Karrinyup Youth Director Trish Lynch is passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our 2019 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Alicia, newly returned from her year in Norway, to tell us about her adventure of a lifetime. Last month we farewelled our 2020 Outbound student Julia to Belgium. Applications for Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange in 2021 are now open and close on 31st March 2020. Could this be you! Read more information or contact us.

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Camp Quality in 2021     

Community Service Director Mike Murphy with the team from Camp Quality, who told 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 supporter for many years.

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Rotary Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination     

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation have released a position statement on COVID-19 vaccination. As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes that the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative.

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OAM to Peter Polain     

Karrinyup Rotary congratulates our esteemed member and Past President Peter Polain, who has been named in the Australia Day honours with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the Community in a variety of roles. Peter led the Community Service Committee through numerous major projects including the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed. He took on a pivotal role in founding the Stirling Farmers Market, acted as manager for nine years and is still involved in the Management Committee.

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2021 Michael Chin Humanitarian Award     

RC Karrinyup is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Dr Michael Chin Humanitarian Award is marathon walker and fundraiser, Scott Guerini. 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. Scott, who is the youngest recipient ever, was honoured to receive the Award, presented by Michael's son Peter Chin.

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National Flood Appeal     

Rotary Australia Relief Fund - As a result of the flooding in QLD and Northern NSW, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has established a National Flood Appeal to raise funds for distribution to impacted families and businesses. The fund aims to get financial assistance quickly to those in need to help with the clean up and damage. Karrinyup Rotary has this week made a substantial donation through this RAWCS fund. Your additional support would be most appreciated.

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ShelterBox Update 2022     

The world is witnessing a vast humanitarian crisis unfold as thousands of innocent people flee Ukraine desperately trying to find safety. The UN reports that over 660,000 people have already left the country and predicts as many as 12 million people may need humanitarian assistance. In response to an urgent call this week from Rotary International Service Project ShelterBox Australia, RC Karrinyup, a long term supporter, has more than doubled our annual contribution. 

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Strengthening Capacity to Serve     

Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) conference 'Bringing Children And Young People Into View' is designed to strengthen policy and practice responses for children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence. The Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup and North Perth have sponsored Pilbara social worker and coordinator counsellor Fay from the Nintarri Centre to attend.

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Socks For the Homeless 2022     

Homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks, which can result in their developing trench foot and other problems. This is best prevented by wearing clean dry socks. RC Karrinyup's Sandra McGuire is calling for your help to supply warm socks to homeless people. These need to be in natural fibres for both men and women. If you cannot purchase them yourself, you may wish to donate money to buy the socks. Just $5 will buy two pairs of socks. Sandra and her team will collect both socks and money at the admin stall at the Stirling Farmers Market over the next couple of weeks. Please give her your support.

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Being Senior WA Citizen of the Year     

Neville Pollard introduced Jan Standen, president of Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren WA. Jan, who is the Senior WA Citizen of the Year for 2022, described how while initially reluctant to accept nomination for the award, she agreed because it would enable her to showcase the dire need for Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren to receive government carer support. She urged everyone to step up and petition their local MP to create Fairer Futures for grandparent carers and their grandchildren. Just enter your postcode to contact your MP. The letter is already written.

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A Visit to RC Attadale     

President Elect Jenni Wilke responded to a request from work colleague Heather McNaught (RC Attadale) for a team from Karrinyup Rotary to visit her club and share some of our RC Karrinyup's strategies and experiences, particularly in the area of attracting new members. Jenni and Membership Director Mick Rogers, together with Secretary Carolyn Prunster, attended a very pleasant evening meeting at the Swan Yacht Club.

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