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Volunteers needed now for RIMERN

Since we moved into our warehouse at 32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick we’ve been operating under difficult conditions with no lift, lockdown after lockdown and learning as we go, but in spite of the challenges, thanks to all our member Clubs’ support and the mentorship of EERN & WERN, we’re now ready to start rostering volunteers, for the Authorised Work (with Permits issued) required to get our stock sorted, the warehouse functioning and orders flowing out the door to our welfare agency clients.

Our milestones include:

  • We have fully Deductible Gift Recipient status and all donations are fully tax deductible!

  • We have an almost fully stocked warehouse, with furniture, appliances, linen and homewares!

  • We have 8 welfare agencies signed up as members and we’ve already supplied 8 client orders (with an average second hand value of $1,200 each!)

  • Our lift is now working so all our space is usable.

  • We have relationships with several commercial donors of furniture and homewares that are supplying significant quantities of high quality goods
  • Our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/495145215239091 has over 300 followers (please ‘like’ it yourself & invite all your friends & family to do likewise as we are getting offers of donations & volunteers via this page!)

  • Canard Solutions is proving to be the best ever sub-tenant as they’re helping with shelving, labour and even pick up of donations (when they’re not busy with paid jobs) as well as the obvious help with rent and overheads

  • We are now 13 member Clubs, with more considering membership every month!

Prahran, Albert Park, North Melbourne, Carlton, Canterbury, Camberwell, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Chadstone/East Malvern, Central Melbourne, Flemington/Kensington, Pascoe Vale & Melbourne are current members, and all reps are actively supporting the project. 

NOW WE NEED A REGULAR VOLUNTEER TEAM, can you help?
NB, to be covid safe, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated, wear a mask while on duty, check in on arrival with our QR code, enter their details on the time sheet on arrival and departure and only volunteer on one designated day per fortnight. Our space will allow for social distancing in each work area, we have hand sanitiser available on site and all volunteers will be issued with Authorised Work Permits as our category of “End of lease furniture removal/Domestic & Commercial Waste/resource recovery service” is permissible and the Care of people exiting homelessness et al cannot happen without the collection of goods.

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 

Morning Shift: 9.30 – 12.30

Afternoon Shift: 12.30 – 3.30

Warehouse Volunteers Required (X 2 people per job per shift):

Warehouse :
Tasks sorting donated furniture, moving stock (with trolleys, dolleys & pallet jack)

Assembling client orders, steam cleaning sofas, wiping down appliances, sorting waste metal, other tasks as required.

If possible the warehouse volunteers might also double as truck driver & jockey for donation collection.

Linen Lads or Lassies

Tasks: sorting, sizing, folding, packing & labelling the mountains of doonas, blankets, mattress protectors and other bedding into size lots,

Sorting the linen room into some sort of workable order, collate client orders.

Kitchen Kit Kids

Unpacking, washing, sorting, stacking then repacking all the donations of kitchen goods, we set up packs for 4 & 6 so that orders can be supplied with prepacks.

Also sorting donations of electrical appliances ready for test & tag (ably coordinated by Rob Head & Steve Clarke).

Volunteers working from home

Donated Goods Coordinator(s)

We need one or two people to coordinate goods donations, not an onerous task but vital.

It entails:

  • Understanding what we do & don’t accept (& why)
  • Speaking with the potential donors & finding out what they want to donate (size, age, condition etc), where it’s located & when it must be collected by.
    Request they send photos if not sure about the acceptability.
  • Adding the goods to the collection list/spreadsheet OR arrange for donor to deliver (NB someone must greet donor & they may not bring other goods without approval. Our warehouse staff reserves the right to reject goods that are unsuitable as it costs us $$ to dispose of junk).

  • Organising pick up with the collections driver(s) & jockeys, advising the warehouse managers when the goods will be delivered so that space is available & stock can be put away not dumped. We plan to have a regular mid-week collection day & 2 Saturdays a month.

Other jobs will emerge as time goes on, but if you can help with the tasks above, please send your details, including full name, DOB & home address (for permit info) and task/day/shift preference to Rohan Williams rdwrcm@gmail.com asap?

Any questions re tasks, please contact susie.cole@rotaryprahran.org.au or 0414 907 263. 

Soon we hope to be able to organise Club working bees, to get small teams from member clubs involved, there’s lots to do, it’s fun to work together and our clients are so grateful for the goods we provide, thanks everyone!

 

ROMAC

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Rotary Christmas Cakes and Puddings

Delicious traditional Rum and Brandy Fruit Cake, 1Kg traditional Steamed Pudding, and Traditional Baked Puddings all available to order now to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation

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North Carlton Railway House Fundraiser with Tony Birch

Railway House would like to invite you to a very special fundraiser on June 8th. 

Join us to hear renowned local Indigenous author Tony Birch talk about his prize-winning books, his inspiration for fiction, and about the writing life. Moderated by Bec Kavanagh. 

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl; winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Indigenous‚Äč Writing and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2012. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s DayThe Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2021 Tony released two new books, a poetry collection, Whisper Songs, and a new short story collection, Dark as Last Night

Tony Birch is also an activist, historian, and essayist. His website is: https://www.tony-birch.com/ 

 Bec Kavanagh is a writer, literary critic and academic. She has had fiction and non-fiction published in a variety of publications including MeanjinOverlandThe Big Issue and The Guardian. Bec is the Youth Programming Manager at the Wheeler Centre, and a sessional tutor at LaTrobe University. 

Details:
 
Date: Wednesday, June 8th 
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Bagung Magali Community Room - Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Address: 182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 
Cost: $40 per ticket (includes entry, a raffle ticket and a welcome drink)  

 

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Donations In Kind

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 It provides Rotarians, the Public and Corporate Sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help.

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EndTrachoma by 2020

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Carlton Community Website

The not-for-profit Carlton Community Website is an initiative of the Carlton Together Working Group - Opportunities for Carlton Project. The community website enables the coordination of information, events and discussions across Carlton and creates a digital meeting space for the community.

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Carlton Local Agencies Network

A new partnership between The Carlton Local Agencies Network (of which Carlton Rotary is a member). This paves the way for collaborative initiatives, better use of collective resources and closer engagement with the Carlton community.

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Ronald McDonald House

Our club is a long-term supporter of this wonderful program by preparing  BBQ meal for residents about 7 times/year, including the big family Christmas BBQ at Adventure Park Geelong.

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RYLA

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long residential personal development program for young people aged 18 to 25, which focuses on yourself, leadership and community.  In Rotary District 9800, RYLA aims to:

  • Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
  • Provide an opportunity for young people to develop a network of resources to facilitate their roles and development
  • Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
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  • Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.
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Opportunities in Carlton

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Steering collaborative action involving the Carlton community, four government

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stakeholders has been an extraordinary achievement given that whole of community,

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Orygen Youth Health Peer Support Program

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