The International Service Committee, led by International Service Director Mark Howlett, has successfully launched a new project for the club which will bring great joy to children in developing nations. Partnering with the City of Boroondara and the Rotary Overseas Recycled Playground (RORP) program, the project will harvest playgrounds in the city that are due for replacement, and ship them via Rotary Donations in Kind to communities in developing countries, including Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Cambodia and Tanzania, where they will be reassembled by local Rotary clubs.
The first four playgrounds scheduled for harvesting have been identified. Please let Mark know via email or in person if you would like to volunteer to help out with this wonderful program, and watch for more details in future Bulletins.

RORP is a project initiated and led by the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington. In Boroondara the Rotary clubs of Camberwell, Canterbury and Hawthorn have joined with Glenferrie to implement the project. Yet another example of the power of Rotary when we work together as Rotarians in partnership with the community. The Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds program brings smiles to little faces and joy to big hearts.

City of Boroondara Playgrounds Scheduled for Replacement in 2021

Playground at Pridmore Park Hawthorn
scheduled for dismantlement February 2021
Playground at Nettleton Park Glen Iris
scheduled for dismantlement mid-February 2021
Playground at Yarra Bank Reserve Hawthorn
scheduled for dismantlement March/April 2021
This site will also be the location for the installation of the
Rotary Interactive Play Sculpture, a Rotary 100 Project
Playground at Victoria Park Kew
scheduled for dismantlement July/August 2021