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President Ken presenting cheque to David

As with many organisations Rotary likes to use acronyms, which can be confusing to many. Our meeting on September 10 was a case in point,  Our Guest Speaker was David Cockshell the Chairman of DIK, a subsidiary of RAWCS. For those requiring a translation “DIK”  stands for  Donations in Kind, and “RAWCS” – Rotary Australia World Community Service.

DIK recycles items no longer required by current owners and dispatches them to organisations which are in desperate need of them. While some shipments are made to other regions of Australia, the majority are sent overseas.

David spoke mainly on the largest project he has undertaken, the relocation of over 4,000 medical items from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. These ranged from hospital beds to operating theatre equipment to wheel chairs etc. Twenty eight projects were selected to receive  requested items, and containers have been shipped to Africa, Asia, SW Pacific, Middle East and Australasia.

At the conclusion of his address President Ken presented David with a cheque to help pay for freight costs.

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