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Pakenham
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Deep Creek Reserve Facility
62 Cameron Way
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Australia
Source: Nigel Cousins District 9820 RYLA Chair 2020-2021
 
To: Club Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Youth Directors.
 
I am excited to announce that our district will be delivering a 6 day RYLA Conference taking place from Monday 17th January to Saturday 22nd January 2022 inclusive, at Rawson Village, Rawson, Victoria, just north of Moe. This is where we held our last 2019 RYLA. 
Rotary meeting 15 th June.
President Geoff was unable to attend as he had family duties to attend to.
 
So Past President Wal took the chair and ran the meeting- in the smaller dining room at Deep Creek Reserve.
Marta gave members an update on the proposed Deb Balls. Unfortunately with the latest Covid lockdowns the timing will not allow the event to happen this year. The information
night could not be held and there is insufficient time to allow 10 weeks of training, and then the Balls, to fit the Secondary Schools time frame before Term 4. Marta is trying to arrange a timeframe that will allow Deb Balls early in 2022 and again in August/September 2022
 
Our guest speaker was our own Roger Thornton speaking as District Chair of DIK (Donations In Kind). Roger’s passion for DIK was evident in his address;
however, technology would not cooperate! It is truly amazing the sheer quantity and variety of goods collected including many new items that can no longer be sold in Australia but are most welcome in overseas countries. The cost and timing of transport by shipping container is becoming a financial burden for DIK. It appears there are not enough containers available anywhere in the world to cope with the transport demand at the present time. Some of this is obviously due to the Covid pandemic that has disrupted worldwide transport.
If you ever get the opportunity to visit the DIK warehouse in Somerton you will be amazed at the size of the “shed” and the volume of goods stored.
Well done Roger.
 
Presentation Link for those who want to see the full presentation.