Project Leader: Warwick Smith
|Description||By recycling, surplus items and ‘waste’ material is converted into something useful.
For example: Spectacles Abroad involves the collection of unwanted spectacles for distribution to people in need in other countries.
We’ve been involved in salvaging obsolete equipment from local hospitals, saving them the cost of disposal, which has been shipped overseas. Samoa and elsewhere has benefitted under a RAWCS-supported initiative and part of Rotary’s “Donations in Kind” (DIK) program.
Some members have also been active professionally in encouraging a community-wide response to recycling eWaste (computers, telephones, electronic equipment etc) as part of WasteNet.
|Heirisson’s role and criticality to success||The club simply acts as a collector for a variety of Rotary district or Rotary WA state-wide initiatives.
|Part of a strategic relationship or partnering/alliance?||No, but Rotary’s Stamp and Ring-Pull project, and Donations in Kind (spectacles, pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment etc) have international partners.
|What difference will the Project/Program make?||The club simply makes a small effort towards much wider initiatives.|
|Other Benefits (Include sustainability of benefits, fun to do, recognition for Heirisson)