CLUB BULLETIN: MEETING 1013 – REPLAS

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 1013 here.

Purchase your tickets for The Reel Event here.

From President Kirsty Stark:

At Tuesday’s meeting we welcomed Robbie Westley from Replas, who came to speak about the work his company does in recycling used plastic and turning it into a wide range of products within the community.

They obtain plastic from a multitude of sources, including plastic bags, bumper bars, hospital shrinkwrap and more, and then transforms into plastic bollards, outdoor benches, pathways, decking and more. Have a look at some of the amazing products on the Replas website: http://www.replas.com.au/

Robbie is obviously passionate about what he does, and Replas contributes a huge amount to the Australian environment, by redirecting used plastic from ending up in waste. Just one Replas bollard prevents over 2500 plastic bags ending up in landfill! Amazing work.

As a side note, you may care to look at the “War on Waste” program currently screening on the ABC on Tuesday evenings (or on iview). It’s a huge eye opener as to the amount of waste in
Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/war-on-waste/

Club Member and Councillor with the City of Campbelltown, John Kennedy, is well aware of the work Replas does with Local Government, including the City of Campbelltown and is shown in the picture below with Robbie, holding some of the raw product used by Replas.

Welcome Romeo!

We were also lucky to have Romeo Caporaso attend our meeting as a guest. Romeo came along to our Business Networking evening last month, and will be speaking at the club in June, so it was great to welcome him to a meeting and introduce him to Rotary.

The Reel Event

By the time this Bulletin comes out, you should have received the running sheet and list of roles for the Reel Event from me via email. Please get in touch if you have any issues with the role you have been assigned, or need more information about anything.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Weekly Challenge

Sell some last minute tickets to the Reel Event, or see if you any of your friends want to come along! Tickets will be available at the door, or buy now from: http://www.trybooking.com/oqxc

If anyone would like paper tickets to sell rather than using the link above, please let Ian Coat or me know.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Marie’s Farewell Dinner

Marie’s farewell joint meeting with the Norwood Club is on 7th June. 6pm for 6:30 PM with a German/Aussie theme at The Kensington Hotel. Please get back to Kirsty if you are going.

Changeover Brunch

Please pencil in the date of Sunday June 18th for our Magill Sunrise Changeover Brunch; 10:30 AM for 11:00 AM at Wholly Belly, 24 Magill Road Norwood (next to Fisher Firearms): http://www.whollybelly.com.au. Yummy pancakes and other treats from their wood fired kitchen.

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 1013 here.