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.
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.
Mens Talk completed a major weekend for Male Mental Health on 27 - 28 November, when they hosted the very first Mens Life Expo on Saturday and the annual Swim For Life at Scarborough Beach Pool on Sunday. The weekend was a huge success with over $36,000 being raised. RC Karrinyup members Eddy, Mick and Peter collaborated with the team from Scarborough Rotary to contribute to the event.
Other Community Service Projects
In addition the club currently supports the following Community Service projects and programs:
- Australian Rotary Health
- McCusket Alzheimer's Research Foundation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Foodbank WA
- Riding for the Disabled
- Camp Quality
- Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club
Plans for a number of other future projects in the local community are currently underway.
The Michael Chin Humanitarian Award was created in 2000 to acknowledge an outstanding individual for their ongoing humanitarian activities in the community. This award recognises individuals, who serve the community and whose daily dedication and care giving epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment.
The RC Karrinyup's major Community Service project, the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed, was planned some seven years ago. It has now become a reality and has been flourishing at 6 Jedda Road, Balcatta 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.
Helping the Salvos 2021
For many years our Rotary Club has assisted the Salvation Army with the Annual Red Shield Appeal as part of our service to the Community. In previous years a team of volunteers from RC Karrinyup took turns over several days at the collection desk at the shopping centre. This year, however, orgainser Ross Daniel together with Trish Lynch, Ian Mackenzie and Vic Dennis held our own community stall at the Stirling Farmers Market last Sunday. The Salvos provided an EFTPOS machine for cashless donations this year and the morning was very successful taking over $600.
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.