Terrific  to hear from Susie Cole today. Susie hails from the Rotary club of Prahran, and today was our Guest Speaker, giving an update on yet another compassionate enterprise of Rotary. The Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network ( RIMERN) currently is made up of contributions both hands on, and financial, from a number of inner Melbourne Rotary clubs, overseen by the Rotary club of Prahran.
"RIMERN will be to Community Service what Donations in Kind is to International Service... a powerful ongoing project that delivers real help in our own neighbourhoods, that clubs can get involved in as a real hands- on opportunity for service, and something to attract new members."
A myriad of volunteer roles are offered in the collection, and distribution of household goods, appliances, and furniture to people in desperate need, along with building relationships with support agencies, assisting with volunteer training, logistics and fundraising.
Agencies such as the Salvation Army, Uniting Housing, Melbourne City Mission, are just a few of the agencies that have been on board with the equivalent well- established Rotary coordinated Relief Networks in both the Eastern & Western suburbs.
All Rotarians have a heart to assist those in need. Susie also notes, it's a great way to build relationships with local Council and service agencies.
Close to our own turf, Darebin Hard Waste Heroes-http://www.darebinhardrubbishheroes.org are very enthusiastic in assisting with this great outreach. 
RIMERN is currently building their website, but Susie can be contacted via Email: secretary@rotarydistrict9800.org.au