President's welcome

President Patrick DochertyThe 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

Next Week's Meeting

Fellowship Dinner- Wednesday 11th April
Frank Leigh - Member Behind the Badge
Venue: Kew RSL
6.15 for 6.30pm start

Welcome President Patrick

Camberwell Town HallPatrick Docherty was installed as the Camberwell Rotary Club’s 62nd President for 2017/18. It was a family affair for Patrick. who thanked Immediate Past President Nick Pane for ‘steering the ship’ safely over the last 12 months. “I am a humble individual and very honoured to take on the Presidency” he said. 


Program of meetings and events

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Community News

Camberwell Art Show

The 2018 Camberwell Art Show is held from 6-15 July at the Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre, 427 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

The Art Show is celebrating 53 years as Australia’s finest community art events for established and emerging artists with the focus on quality art. See 1350 paintings exhibited from Australia's finest artists.

To visit the Camberwell Art Show website click here.

'Seeds of Peace' Program Award


The National President of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), Mr Robert Dick has congratulated the Rotary Club of Camberwell on being awarded the 2017 RSL ANZAC Peace Prize with the following words:
“The Rotary Club of Camberwell was selected by the RSL ANZAC Awards Committee for the award of the ANZAC Peace Prize in recognition of their inspirational secondary schools project the ‘Seeds of Peace Program.’ The Program, together with the Seeds of Peace Book, is a motivational initiative designed to promote peace, engagement and awareness of the Centenary of ANZAC while it educates young Australians to become influential advocates for peace in their peer group and beyond. The ANZAC Peace Prize is awarded by the RSL to recognise any outstanding effort by an Australian citizen or group, who has promoted the concept of international understanding and who, in so doing, has made a contribution to world peace”.


Red Frogs

Red Frogs

Named after the soft red Freddo frog shape and sized lollies, Red Frogs is an organisation of volunteers who aim to keep partying teenagers safe at events such as “Schoolies Week” and festivals. Basics such as low blood sugar, dehydration and keeping safe can be problems faced by partying teenagers who may forget to eat yet continue to consume alcohol. Young inebriate women walking home are particularly vulnerable. Further, drug taking and excessive alcohol consumption can result in real anxiety for revellers who can become disorientated and or separated from their friends and unable to make their way to their accommodation.