The Rotary Club of North Balwyn joined the call to help and held a special meeting at DiK recently.
Donations in Kind or DIK colloquially, consists of many parts of which the most visible has been Shed 40 at Somerville Road; however to avoid an inevitable rent increase DIK is in the throes of moving in to Shed 39 which attracts cheaper rent due to its restricted southerly access to large vehicles. The move has incurred many man hours to relocate the pallet racking, put down new floor lines, build new offices and amenities and then relocate the stock, whilst also continuing the picking up of donated goods and stuffing of containers.
The other parts of DIK are its dedicated management team, Rotary volunteers, donors of funds and donors of goods and services. Bob Glindemann, Laurie Fisher and David Dippie, together with a team of regular volunteers keep the store goods sorted and ready for containerisation in support of Rotary Overseas Projects. This year’s Networker Edition 6 has a great summary of its history and achievements.
We decided to see for ourselves what DIK looks like in the flesh and Bob Glindemann stayed on after a very hot and tiresome day to be Guest Speaker at our meeting and try to instill some of his enthusiasm of DIK into our members.
Members are welcome (if not urged) to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and especially in the coming weeks to help finalise the move.
Thanks Bob for your informative speech and facility tour, and to everyone who traveled across town to West Footscray to gain their own appreciation of the fine work that DIK does.