• Darebin Parklands Re- Wilding.
     On a cold windy Sunday morning, we braved the elements and assisted with the Darebin Council’s project in re- wilding Darebin Parklands in Reservoir.  Improving the Biodiversity of our landscape- especially in urban Melbourne is crucial. The indominable Ben Smith from Darebin Council Parks & Environmental Planning is a great inspiration to us all.  As Ben has mentioned to us before- green spaces are vital to Biodiversity, and we can all take part as a local reponse to global challenges. Literally hundreds of thousands of Indigenous plant species have been planted, and it’s great to be a part of this! Thanks Ben, and team ROTARY PRESTON!!
     
              
     
  • RIMERN ( Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network)
                   - It’s great meeting up with other Rotarians & being part of a wonderful service to the community. A core of dedicated Rotarians devote many hours to assisting people in crisis by providing household goods & furniture. RIMERN are always looking for volunteers to assist with this great program. The RIMERN warehouse is open Tues, Wednesdays and Thursdays,, & there are working bees on Saturdays with donated goods being collected. A very satisfying aspect to this is that clients, together with their Case Manager from a variety of agencies select the goods THEY want & need. Extra details, such as Scattered Cushions, Throws for the couch, picture frames, paintings & prints make a house feel more like home, and it’s these extras- along with the essentials such as furniture whitegoods, that RIMERN provides. Great work Susie Cole, Ros McMaster, David Gorman & many others who keep this ticking over!
     
       
     
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  • Rotary Preston has recently partnered with RIMERN- (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network)
    This means we are donating financially to help with the warehouse rental, and other running costs.  Volunteers from our club are assisting with this excellent ROTARY program providing much needed household goods to people in dire need, and providing a presence to the monthly Management Committee meetings. A wonderful project to be involved with.
 
  • Post- Graduate Research into PTSD Disorders
  • Reservoir Neighbourhood House Foodbank
  • Jacob’s Well India
  • Children First Foundation
  • Pinchapoo Van