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5 most common recycling questions explained

Planet Ark provide answers to the most common recycling questions.

QUESTION 1: What are ‘soft plastics’ and why can’t I recycle them at home?

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Cambodia Life Changing Water Project

More that 5000 people in Cambodia accessing drinking water thank you to Six Rotary Clubs, six Rotary Districts, District 9800 World of Difference Program one other Rotary organisation and the Rotary Foundation.

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Winners are......Rotary Spring Raffle

Our Spring Raffle has been drawn. Congratulations to our winners:
1st Prize: $500 Bunnings Voucher - Lyle Chasemore 👏
2nd Prize: $250 Bunnings Voucher - Michael Hayes 👏
3rd Prize: Seasol Pack - Emily Osborne 👏
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Ashburton-a-Fair

What a fabulous event. We had a great turn, fabulous stalls with some really great feedback. The weather was ideal. And so many Rotarians volunteered their time to make the day such a success.

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Community Service Update

The Community Team have been busy planning and excited to activate now that we have some freedom.

  • SleepOut for the Homeless
  • Revamp George Pepperell Gazebo and....
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Walk or Sponsor us to End Polio

31st October Stats:
  •    Team of 8 x Walkers
  •    $$ raised to date: $3,126
  •    Sitting 9th on Ladder out of 36
   To sponsor us, go to: Walk with Us - Chaddy Chatters

EPS pollutes Yarra River

Summary of a presentation by the Yarra Riverkeeper Dr. Karin Tragear to Environmental Sustainability - Rotary Action Group (ESRAG):

During research undertaken by Yarra Riverkeepers in September-October 2019 and checked in January 2020, they have identified that polystyrene particularly EPS is the predominant polluter in the Yarra with both large pieces and microplastics.

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SAFE Families

Guest Speaker topic: SAFE Families: Stopping Abuse in Families Everywhere

Wednesday 6th October. 6:30pm. Via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/96621106605

Drinking Water to School Children in Vanuatu

Another highly successful International project that is almost complete - the provision of drinking water for schools in Vanuatu thanks Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern.

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Projects

Rotary SleepOut for the Homeless - raises $11,000+

SleepOut in Central Park raised over $11,000! That will buy food packs for the Homeless this festive season.  Thank you to all who made a donation. Your kindness made a difference!

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300 Beanies for Uganda & Seafarers

Did you know that between Rosemary and Dawn they have knitted 300 beanies. WOW!

200 beanies were knitted by Dawn and Rosemary, and sewn by Rosemary. These made their way to Uganda.

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Drinking Water for Schools In Vanuatu – the Next Step

The last piece of the puzzle is the connection of guttering to run from the school roof to the water tank.

AND HERE WE GO – the guttering to the tank at St Therese was connected just in time for a massive rain fall and the tank filled completely overnight.

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Rotary SleepOut for the Homeless - This Friday Night

SleepOut in Central Park this Friday and support those that are homeless this festive season.  Funds raised so far $9,000 +.  Let's keep building on those numbers :)  For the details, and to see who is sleeping out, go to........

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Residential Recycling = Reduced Landfill Rubbish

We have united with other clubs of inner Melbourne to establish a premises for the storage of residential goods to be recycled in the community thereby reducing landfill rubbish.

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BusyFeet

BusyFeet is a dance and movement activity for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, aged 6 to16 years. The participants will experience happiness, and develop more self confidence, through the movement of dance. To experience  BusyFeet.........  

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Completion of the Toorak Community Garden

Saturday 31st July, RCEM volunteers installed the final two wicking garden beds required for the Toorak Community Garden.  

VIDEO:   https://fb.watch/7625bjFvQF/

RCEM was asked to be the auspicing organisation for a community grant application from the residents of a block of units who wanted to capture water from their roof, compost from the kitchens and grow their own food.

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RCEM Environment Update

Gardiners Creek, which flows through Malvern East, originates in Blackburn and flows from Blackburn Lake to the Yarra River.
Originally it was known as the Kooyongkoot, from whence Kooyong derives its name. The creek system is an important biodiversity corridor, but also sadly in many sections it has been reduced to a storm water drain.
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RCEM Online Shop Sales

See what's new at the RCEM shop. 

We are ready to take your order: https://rccem-onlineshop.square.site/

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Events

Two volunteers for the Camberwell Market

Date: Sunday Jan 30, 2022, 6:30 am

We need 2 volunteers for the Camberwell Market:

  • 6:30am to 9:30am
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm

Contact is Paul Rake

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Shed Clean Out

Date: Saturday Feb 5, 2022, 9:00 am

Contact Michele Kennedy

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Volunteers needed : BBQ at Bunnings

Date: Sunday Feb 6, 2022, 9:00 am

Can you help with our Bunnings BBQ?  4 volunteers needed per shift: 8:30am/9:00am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:00pm. It is great fun catching up with fellow Rotarians and learning things you didn't know!  Contact is Lyle: 0408 585 266 

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'The Market'

Date: Saturday Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 am

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BBQ Australian Henley Regatta

Date: Saturday Feb 26, 2022, 8:30 am

Australian Henley Regatta

An important fundraising opportunity and a great day by the Yarra River cooking and having fun. We will need a dozen volunteers to cook and serve egg and bacon rolls, sausages, hamburgers, and paella.

Please let Alick know if you are available!

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Two volunteers for the Camberwell Market

Date: Sunday Feb 27, 2022, 6:30 am

We need 2 volunteers for the Camberwell Market:

  • 6:30am to 9:30am
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm

Contact is Paul Rake

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