Posted by Carolyn Prunster on Nov 24, 2017
New Chapter for Foodvan
This week marked the end of an era as RC Karrinyup handed over the Foodvan to RC Balajura-Malaga to facilitate their fundraising for charity work.  The van has given great service over the years but with the administration of the Stirling Farmers Market now taking up a major part of our human resources, it is time to transfer its use and benefits to another club.  Rotarians working together for humanity!
Rotary Clubs working Together Carolyn Prunster 2017-11-23 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Nevin on Jun 19, 2017
 
The Northbridge Rotary Club presently pays all operating costs for the operation of a ‘Breakfast Club’ at Forrestfield Primary School, a State school in Perth’s south-eastern foothills, as part of a project designed and instigated in 2011 by Bev and John Lowe of Manna Inc. This initiative is designed to assist the children of disadvantaged families by ensuring that no child at the School has to go without breakfast on each school day.
Breakfast Club Peter Nevin 2017-06-18 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Nevin on Jun 10, 2017
 For several years, the Northbridge Rotary Club has worked with the Rotary Club of Kelowna-Ogopogo in British Columbia, Canada (District 5060), to facilitate the Rotary Adventures in Tourism student exchange between Australia and Canada to foster international fellowship and to promote tourism studies.
 
 
Rotary Adventures In Tourism Peter Nevin 2017-06-09 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Di Collins on May 21, 2017
The Microscopes in School project was the concept of the Chief Scientist of WA, Prof. Lyn Beazley.  As she was concerned at the huge shortfall of young people going on to study science at a higher level, she said that unless a love of science was developed in students at an early age this trend would be difficult to reverse.
Microscopes in Schools Di Collins 2017-05-20 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Schooling on May 06, 2017
In December 2016, the Rotary Club of Scarborough’s New Generations committee provided $2,000 to the Trailblazer Foundation, Cambodia.  Trailblazer provides significant grassroots support to Cambodian communities through health, food security, education and economic development programs. 
 
 
Water Filters for Cambodia Chris Schooling 2017-05-05 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Prunster on Apr 07, 2017
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. 
Earbus - A Vision Realised Carolyn Prunster 2017-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Prunster on Dec 14, 2016
The genesis of the Zambia Water Project was in 2012 under the leadership of Colin Rose, who was the Rotary Club of Karrinyup’s International Director at the time.
The committee first identified a long term goal to support a school with boarding facilities for orphaned and vulnerable children in Ndola, Zambia.  It soon became apparent that before much progress could be made, a reliable source of fresh water must be sourced.  What also became clear was that this would take some considerable time.
 
 
Zambia Water Project Carolyn Prunster 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0