On a gloomy cool Sunday morning a group of Glenferrie Rotarians together with six others gathered together at the Rotary container in Patterson Reserve. From there everyone radiated throughout the Patterson Reserve, along Gardiners Creek and into surrounding streets collecting rubbish.  Overall we collected about 20 large bags consisting of discarded plastic, coffee cups, cigarette butts, paper rubbish, supermarket trolley, etc. 
As the morning progressed the sun emerged and we enjoyed a relaxed BBQ lunch prepared by Libby Marshall, ably assisted by Ian and Heather Salek.  Many thanks to Carol Benson, Elizabeth Dumonic, Tim Gale, John Hudson, Andrea Kimmler, Isiaih Lahai, Simon Messenger, Charles Tran and Helena Wimpole.  Boroondara councillor, Di Gillies enthusiastically embraced the event, including several friends invited by by Elizabeth Dumonic.  It was a multi-generational occasion with 3 year old Ivy Tran turning up to check on her father.  It was also pleasing to meet other attendees, Michael Macrow, Ricky Phan, Sophie Nguyen, Mellanie Clarke and Oxana Belyaeva.
All in all a most successful and worthwhile event.

Clean Up Australia Day 2021