Launch Event for Rotary WA 2023-05-21 16:00:00Z 0
Good News Story Jan 2023 David R TAYLOR 2023-02-08 16:00:00Z 0
Conference Print David R TAYLOR 2023-01-19 16:00:00Z 0
Give a Feed 2022 - Rotary Impact ! Warwick Smith 2023-01-13 16:00:00Z 0 Foodbank WA,Hunger Relief,Volunteering

Back to School Grants for Ukrainian Displaced Persons

‘The Karrinyup Rotary Youth Service team has established a ‘Back to School 2023’ grant to assist children of Ukrainian Displaced persons living in Western Australia. Its purpose is to help cover the expenses of funding their back-to-school requirements for 2023 (books, fees, uniforms etc). Families can apply for a grant of $200 for local children, who have settled here after fleeing the war in Ukraine. To be eligible, they must have the 769 visa that applies to DP’s from Ukraine. Applications on the attached form should be made to the club email The Youth committee will assess the applications for approval.’
Please share so we can reach those in need through the Rotary network.
The Form and photo is attached. The article with link to the download the form is on the front page of Latest News on the Karrinyup Rotary website.
Back to School Grants for Ukrainian Displaced Persons David R TAYLOR 2022-12-13 16:00:00Z 0

My Home Inside

‘My Home’ Update November 2022
‘My Home’ is an extraordinary and immediate response to the housing crisis. Eighteen small low impact homes are currently being built with completion due in February 2023. These will house women over 55, who would otherwise be homeless. Rotary Clubs in District 9455 have undertaken to provide furniture and household goods. There is now the opportunity to make the houses more personal and homely with bedding, linen, towels, kitchen equipment, etc. Help has come from many areas but further funding is needed. See how you can help.
My Home Inside David R TAYLOR 2022-11-29 16:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2023 David R TAYLOR 2022-10-20 16:00:00Z 0
RI Melbourne Convention 2023 Dave Taylor 2022-09-10 16:00:00Z 0

Help for Homeless in Perth

What started out as simply collecting socks for the homeless this winter grew into something much more, due to the wonderful contributions and generous donations of our amazing local residents, as well as support from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Working closely with the Perth City Homeless Group, the club’s Homeless Working Group was able to provide, not only over 300 pairs of socks for distribution but also managed to put together 32 backpacks for men and women for donation to the needy. Each backpack carried a tag identifying that it was a donation from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Recently these were delivered for distribution by the Perth City Homeless Support Group.
Help for Homeless in Perth  David R TAYLOR 2022-08-02 16:00:00Z 0

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

A letter from John Germ, Trustee Chair, 2021-22, The Rotary Foundation

To all Rotarians,
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help.

Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.


Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number of refugees could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.

With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time.



Responding to the crisis in Ukraine Danielle Winzenried 2022-03-10 16:00:00Z 0
Assistant Governor Pham shares his inspiring Rotary journey 2022-02-03 16:00:00Z 0

OAM to Karrinyup Club Member

Distirct 9455 congratulates Karrinyup Rotary's 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. 
OAM to Karrinyup Club Member  2022-02-03 16:00:00Z 0
ARH WA Mental Health PhD Award Launched Warwick Smith 2021-10-14 16:00:00Z 0

District 9455 Youth Protection Policy

Rotary District 9455 strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability Rotarians, spouses and partners and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Version updated 8 September 2021

District 9455 Youth Protection Policy Danielle Winzenried 2021-09-15 16:00:00Z 0

Media Release:  SOS in the CoS – People of Action


19th July

SOS in the CoS – People of Action

Statistics from the 2016 Census identified that there were 520 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Stirling, the highest local government figure in Western Australia. Homelessness is the theme for a planned major collaborative project, but the Rotary Club of Karrinyup is also keen to assist the homeless with a number of smaller projects.

In discussions with our contact at the City of Stirling several weeks ago, an area was identified, where our club could make a difference this winter. The mission was to help the homeless by providing some relief from the cold in the form of additional clothing. The aim was to collect a quantity of 200 or more beanies, socks, gloves and small blankets to be distributed by the City of Stirling in backpacks.

Over a period of just several weeks, the RC Karrinyup team, being 'People of Action,' enthusiastically ran with the project and gathered items from work and friends. They also operated a stall to collect donated items from the local community at the Stirling Farmers Market.

The final count was 236 beanies, 202 blankets, 225 pairs of socks and 237 pairs of gloves. Many, many thanks to all, who contributed in so many different ways. Homeless people in our community will stay a little warmer for your efforts.

It had been planned to hand the items over to the City of Stirling at the end of June but this had to be rescheduled due to COVID lock down.

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup was proud to step up and respond to the SOS. This is Rotary in action and Rotary serving to change the lives of those in need in a simple but effective way. – ENDS

Picture attached:

Thomas and Beth from City of Stirling were thrilled to receive the fabulous collection from RC Karrinyup’s Sandra and Mick.

For further information contact Carolyn Prunster Secretary Rotary Club of Karrinyup Tel: 0417 979 411


Media Release: SOS in the CoS – People of Action Danielle Winzenried 2021-07-24 16:00:00Z 0


Rotary WA, Districts 9455 & 9465 have been announced Finalists in the 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Awards for their Rotary WA Driver Education “RWADE” program.  Winners will be announced at a breakfast on Thursday 25th March at the Duxton Hotel Perth.
The finalist category "Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration for a Safer WA” is a tribute to Stakeholders, Community and Schools plus Rotarians in Metropolitan and Regional (Geraldton, Northam and Pinjarra) who have tirelessly worked with Rotary clubs over many years to establish a successful program in their efforts to save young lives.
RWADE fits well with and supports the Driving Change – Road safety strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030 aligning with schools in their Keys for Life Program. Last year 2,500 – 3000 students were reached state-wide, with the three Geraldton Clubs running the largest Regional program since 2015.
“Receiving this recognition is very exciting and a credit to so many who have provided ongoing support since our first program” said Rotary WA Coordinator Lindsey Francis.
GIVE A FEED 2020 SUCCESS Warwick Smith 2020-12-23 16:00:00Z 0


 “We Do”...
World first- Husband and Wife Rotary Presidents
We are humbled with the responsibility of being a world first husband and wife Rotary presidential team but we are excited with the possibilities that awaits with our continual evolution as a network of positive connections.
Thanks to Ross Robertson and our inaugural board for setting up a springboard of impactful projects and an impressive A list speaker program, all the while having fun.
The clubs adaptability and flexibility to manage and rebound from COVID-19 has been remarkable.
Here is an insight to what we imagine..
WORLD FIRST 2020-07-16 16:00:00Z 0

District Changeover 2020-21

Welcome to the first Digital District 9455 Changeover!!
With the impact COVID-19 has had on our community, the planned District Changeover scheduled for the 27th of June at the MAAC had to be cancelled to comply with RI  and Public Health restrictions. To ensure our members did not miss out on this important event, an innovative Digital Changeover concept was devised. So grab some popcorn, relax and enjoy District Changeover delivered digitally.
DG Graham + DGE Jon
Click on Picture to view:
To view shorten  versions suitable for presentation at meetings:
District Changeover 2020-21 2020-06-26 16:00:00Z 0

RI South Pacific & Philippines Office November 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Bernadette Administration Coordinator ROTARY INTERNATIONAL | South Pacific and Philippines Office| on Nov 18, 2019
South Pacific and Phlippines office
Dear Rotary Leader, 

I have pleasure in sharing our newsletter "RESOURCE" for the month of
November  2019; please click on the following link to access it

Hope you will find the newsletter informative and we look forward to your
comments/ideas for improvement; please write to us at

Kind regards
RI South Pacific & Philippines Office November 2019 Newsletter Bernadette Administration Coordinator ROTARY INTERNATIONAL | South Pacific and Philippines Office| 2019-11-17 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary: Golden Ticket Raffle to Support Salvos with Homeless 2019-11-14 16:00:00Z 0
Mt Lawley Rotary Celebrates 70th Anniversary David R TAYLOR 2019-10-24 16:00:00Z 0

District Final Four Way Test Speaking Contest

Posted on Oct 06, 2019
District Final of the 2019 Rotary Four Way Test Speaking Contest for Year 10 students.
The Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest is part of the Rotary School Link Program and encourages teachers and students from each club’s link school to take part in this public speaking, confidence building and ethics consideration opportunity. The Rotary Four Way Test is a state-wide competition with a State final being conducted between the winners of the heats held during the contest.
The aims of the contest are to:
  • promote the ideals of Rotary;
  • develop relationships between Rotary and secondary schools; and
  • develop confidence and self-esteem in Year 10 students.
District Final Four Way Test Speaking Contest Dave Taylor 2019-10-05 16:00:00Z 0
PDG Charles in UK Judy Dinnison 2019-08-27 16:00:00Z 0
Resource Guide for Rotary Club Officers Grace Ramirez, RI Office 2019-08-14 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 9455 Stan Perron Award 

Posted by PDG Fred Marsh on Aug 13, 2019
More 250 Rotarians and guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel for a special lunch on Monday 22 November 2018 to honour Stan Perron AM for his contribution to business in WA and to Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Belmont for nearly 60 years.  
Rotary District 9455 Stan Perron Award PDG Fred Marsh 2019-08-12 16:00:00Z 0
Eye Contact Photographic Exhibition Ken Mullin 2019-08-12 16:00:00Z 0

Microscopes for Schools

Students from Bunbury with their microscopes
The Microscopes for Schools project was the concept of 2006-13 WA Chief Scientist, Prof. Lyn Beazley,
whose desire was to see every primary school student have access to a magnifying microscope.  
Microscopes for Schools Di Collins 2019-07-25 16:00:00Z 0

Recognising our Rotaract Clubs

Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Over the weekend of February 8-10, the Rotaract Australia Conference was held in Adelaide. Samantha Fewster, the Rotaract representative for Rotaract WA attended the conference and represented the West Australian clubs.
Recognising our Rotaract Clubs Judy Dinnison 2019-04-14 16:00:00Z 0

A Reflection on the First 100 Days – City Rotary

Posted on Mar 16, 2019
Perth’s newest Rotary club was launched last November - Rotary Club of Perth City East or, City Rotary as they prefer to be known.
Born out of a desire to create a more contemporary approach to rotary,  much of the traditional Rotary meeting style has been revamped with emphasis being placed on a professional powerpoint style visual presentation. 75% of members are new Rotarians from a diverse range of backgrounds.
A Reflection on the First 100 Days – City Rotary  Lisa Rossi 2019-03-15 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 9455 Conference 

We are really looking forward to welcoming all Rotarians to what is shaping up to be an excellent Conference.
We have a group of amazing individuals as our keynote speakers, supported by an equally amazing group of Rotarians and other as supporting speakers.
And there will be a range of attractive displays allowing for one on one meetings of like-minded Rotarians along with plenty of time for networking, socialising or just plain gossiping!
We have worked in partnership with Scotch College whose facilities and young men will be supporting our conference in several respects.  In return we will support their community service activities.  Come an see how we do it.
All this means that we can bring you a great conference at an equally great price.
Information on the Conference is at 
which has a link to the Trybooking site
for registrations.  
Registrations close at Sunday evening 31 March.
Rotary District 9455 Conference Judy Dinnison 2019-03-06 16:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Beaufort Rotary Club

Posted on Feb 27, 2019
Welcome to the Rotary family to a dynamic new club...Beaufort Rotary Club. Beaufort Rotary Club is an inclusive, diverse and progressive club, which chartered in July 2018.
Welcome to Beaufort Rotary Club Louise Youens 2019-02-26 16:00:00Z 0

Days for Girls

Posted on Feb 19, 2019
Local Rotarians and friends making a huge difference to the lives of girls in 3rd world countries.
Days for Girls Judy Dinnison 2019-02-18 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Four Way Test Speaking Competition 

Posted on Nov 07, 2018
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Rotary Four Way Test
Year 10 Speaking Contest 2018
More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, The Four-Way Test today stands as one of the organization’s hallmarks. It may very well be one of the most famous statements of our century.
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Join the global movement of young leaders called ROTARACT who are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.  Rotaract clubs bring together people of ages 18-early 30’s to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

Rotaract Samantha Fewster 2018-11-06 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary for Melanoma Research (R4MR)

Posted by Jon Bilson on Aug 23, 2018
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Recently the partnership between Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Rotary District 9455 to ‘Eradicate Melanoma Deaths’ through the Rotary for Melanoma Research (R4MR) project was formalised with the signing of an MOU. Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman and now Past District Governor Lindsay Dry signed the agreement in May, which commits each party to work together to assist in taking the great work undertaken by ECU Researcher Prof Mel Ziman (Rotarian) and her team to the community. 
Rotary for Melanoma Research (R4MR) Jon Bilson 2018-08-22 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Birthday 2018-02-17 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs working Together

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

Breakfast Club

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

Rotary Adventures In Tourism

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

Microscopes in Schools

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

Water Filters for Cambodia

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

Earbus - A Vision Realised

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

Zambia Water Project

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

Saving lives in Ghana

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.
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India celebrates three years without polio

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.
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Finding Safe Haven

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

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

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.
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