140% of Monies raised goes to local RFS Units
On Sunday 23rd February, the Rotary Club of Berrima District and Richard Lane (Wingecarribee Vocal Muster) presented the Berrima RFS with 19 Kestrel 3000 Meters.  This is one meter for each of the 19 RFS Units in the Southern Highlands.
During the Australia Day celebrations in Berrima, the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster (WVM), Leo Sayer, John Waters, and others performed for the community while Berrima Rotary volunteers collected almost $5000 with their trusty buckets. The plan was for 100% of moneys collected to go directly to the RFS Southern Highlands Units to purchase safety equipment.
The RFS asked for some specialised safety equipment, Kestrel 3000 Meters, and Berrima Rotary delivered EXACTLY what was asked for.  The Kestrel 3000 is a pocket sized instrument that can accurately measure Current Wind Speed, Maximum Wind Gust, Average Wind Speed, Air Temperature, Wind Chill, Relative Humidity, Heat Stress Index and much more, and is exactly what is needed by RFS on the front line.
Berrima Rotary’s Vice President, Ric Mejias, negotiated with the Kestrel supplier to convert $5000 to almost $7000 value to enable the purchase of 19 Kestrel Pocket Weather stations so that EVERY RFS Brigade in the Southern Highlands would receive one.
The Meters were officially handed over to the Berrima RFS Station by the Rotary Club of Berrima District’s President Shelley Boyce.
100% of moneys raised were used to purchase the safety equipment and delivered without administration fees directly to RFS Southern Highlands. The Southern Highlands community, the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster and the Rotary Club of Berrima District proudly support the RFS Southern Highlands.