President's welcome

President Nick PaneThe Rotary Club of Camberwell represents 60 years of service to the community.

As members we conduct the renowned Camberwell Art Show plus the Hawthorn Craft Market, which provide substantial sums to a multitude of projects here and overseas.  We volunteer for and assist in a plethora of other projects and we have fun doing it all.

Our membership is broad and welcoming and partners quickly form friendships too.  If you would like to become part of a Club that provides the rewards of giving to others and social interaction in a friendly, relaxed environment you are welcome to attend any of our weekly dinner meetings.

We meet Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 7.45pm
at Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury

Prospective members are welcome to attend and have a free meal with us. Please contact us to advise if you are coming.

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Club News

Guest Speaker; Max Chesterton OAM

Max is an architect and member of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg. His topic is "Galipoli, the start of Integration."

Wednesday March 1, 2017

Conochie Hall, 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury

Eastside Cluster Event

Special Eastside Cluster Event Meeting hosted by the Rotary Club of Camberwell on 8 February.

Guest Speaker — Prof. Katie Allen


AT: Conochie Hall, 2 Rochester Rd Canterbury

FROM: 6.15pm for 6.30pm

COST: $30 (2 course meal excl drinks) Members of Cluster Clubs (excl RC Camberwell)

Click on this link or in the menu above to book.

Update from Sue Gray

First time I have a few minutes spare, it is Mon morning and have been here since last Thurs lunchtime. 


Community News

Swinburne University Teenage Mums Programme

The birth of a child for a teenage mum usually means the end of education of the mum’s formal education. However, this is not the case for those enrolled Swinburne University Young Mums programme. Year 11 and 12 and vocational courses such as Certificate 2 in Retail Services or Information Technology are offered by Swinburne for students aged 15 to 20.  The best part of the programme is that mums bring their babies with them.


Swinburne University Rotoract Club recently held a film night raising over $1300 for the programme. Both Rotoract and the programme's director were delighted.

Santa Visits Box Hill North

Santa travelled by train at the Box Hill Miniature Railway monthly open day in December. Although Mr Claus arrived in a car, after handing out presents he joined other patrons, particularly children, in a ride on one of the trains. Constantly ringing his bell he sat at the end of the rear carriage waving to all as the train passed. When interviewed after he said the train wasn’t as comfortable as his sleigh, however, the train ride was great fun.

Santa visited the train park at the request of the Rotary Club of Camberwell

Good News Week

Its Good News Week; 

Grade six students at Canterbury Primary School have spent the last 2 weeks of their primary school life making “Solar Buddies” to help developing nation school children study at night. Essentially a solar charging torch, the Solar Buddies (also called BrightBeams) Canterbury students made have been sent to Budrum in Queensland. There they will be packed together with other schools efforts and shipped to Ghana.

As part of the grade six curriculum called “Giving Back,” students were very excited about their opportunity to help others. They were amazed to discover children in some parts of the world live in homes with no electricity connected. The notion that these were much safer than smoky Kerosene or oil lamps and wouldn’t burn the house down wasn’t lost on them.

Completion and the packing up of the torches had the upper school buzzing with excitement. Paid for by the Rotary Club of Camberwell, Canterbury children made 100 units and elected to send their handiwork to Ghana. Four students gave their thoughts about the project.

“It was great fun building the BrightBeam lights for someone it will help in the future” - Charlie

“The BrightBeams were enjoyable to construct. Thank you for sending them to us to make.” Caleb

“We really enjoyed making and testing the BrightBeams lights.  We hope they will be helpful to people in need.” Charlotte and Isabelle