A club meeting was held on 28 February at the RIMERN warehouse in Brunswick. Suzie Cole, Prahan Rotarian who the key lead of the initiative provided a comprehensive tour of the facility.   
RIMERN is a multi-club Rotary project operating in Inner Melbourne, providing furniture, appliances and homewares to welfare agency clients who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, post-incarceration, refugee displacement and other crises. 
Members and guests were impressed by the operation now in its fourth year managed by a dedicated group of volunteers. Suzie Cole emphasized the desperate need for volunteers.
We are grateful for the ongoing efforts since inception, of Camberwell Rotary members Jo-Anne Tamlyn, David Troon and Phil Young and in the past Steve Clarke who tagged and tested the electronic goods coming into the facility. Club members and any other willing volunteers are encouraged to visit and lend a hand at the facility. Also, if could source household goods from white goods to linen and kitchenware, please contact RIMERN. This is a valuable project serving the needs of the community with the positive environmental impact of diverting unwanted goods that would otherwise go to landfill.
Visiting Rotarian Patrick Ngasso and his wife Miriama from Abuja, Nigeria holidaying in Australia (pictured left with President George de Souza) was absolutely in awe and inspired by what RIMERN’s work and impact.
We wish them safe travels as they head back home.