Phillip Island and San Remo: The club is off on a road trip this week (Monday, April 30),
heading to the Western District to lend a hand to those people who had the misfortune to be caught up in the recent dreadful fires. Blazeaid are co-ordinating the whole exercise.
We’ve learned from our fellow Rotarians in the area, that assistance has been very sparse and even essential boundary fencing is still incomplete. The workers should be in the west for roughly 7-10 days. Accomodation is either bring your van, stay in motel or tent it!
 
Narre Warren: On Anzac day members helped the RSL with their Dawn Service at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. The club is proud to serve ANZAC Gunfire Breakfast for more than 35 years. A special thank you to the community service director, Tim Fisher, for his many hours of preparation, organisation and supervision. He had a great job organising Forty-six volunteers from the Rotary Club of Narre Warren and families, Rotary Club of Berwick, Casey Cardinia Rotaract Club, SES Narre Warren and the Inner Wheel Club of Narre Warren.
 
Foster: The very colourful Prom Coast Post newsletter always has some good news. Highlights of the past month include the get together at Gurney's Cidery which also included members of the Yarram  and Leongatha Rotary Clubs.
 
Traralgon Central: Ben McLean from the Australian Paper Waste to Energy project gave a fascinating insight
into the proposed new plant at the Maryvale mill, one which will cut emissions and provide much needed power from domestic waste from across Victoria.
He explained that a $7.5m feasibility study has been undertaken with the intention of a main plant being online by 2022. The waste, collected mainly from kerbside municipal bins, would be transported mainly from Melbourne's south east suburbs and Gippsland, either by truck or train. The technology, already used widely in Europe, would see an anticipated 650,000 tonnes burnt to create steam to power machinery at the mill.
More than 400 would be employed during the building phase with full time jobs for nearly 50 once completed.
For more about the project click HERE:
Picture: Maryvale. Courtesy ABC.