Welcome to the Rotary Club of Camberwell

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Club News
Hi all,
As always things are polepole (slow) so achieving my list of ‘jobs to do’ each week never really happens.
We spent most of the week catching up with the various primary schools, checking on the kids and trying to get a letter written and a short video. Their English is so incredibly poor.
Accommodation is very basic and to get enough warm water to wash my hair is a challenge. There is also no wifi at the accommodation.
I have resorted to buying a ‘router’ for wifi for Team Vista house. Costly but what a difference it has made.....

2022 Changeover Dinner

It was a wonderful night had by all at this year's changeover dinner, as we thank outgoing President Patrick for his service and welcome incoming President Fabienne. 
From L to R: Peter Allen (Rotary Camberwell), Bob McMullin (Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central), Chris Rantall (Guest speaker), John Hutson ( Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central & event organiser) and Adrian Campbell (Rotary Camberwell)
The City of Warrnambool celebrated the 150th running of the Grand Annual Steeplechase this week, and the pre meet lunch organised by the Warrnambool Central Rotary Club was attended by 130 guests from all over the State. The charity partner of the event was Myeloma Australia, and our Club members Peter Allen and Adrian Campbell joined the lunch - representing the Club's award winning Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP). We are pleased to report about $9,000 was raised for the Myeloma Foundation on the day through very generous donations and raffles - special thanks to local Rotary organisers John Hutson and Bob McMillan (who lives with myeloma).
The Warrnambool community are remarkable ambassadors & fundraisers for those living with Myeloma - with this lunch event together with the city's recent 38mate Walk in February, they have now raised close to $20,000 for the cause - which is the best result of any town or city in Australia. Well done Warrnambool.
The Camberwell Club's multi District ROMP initiative has sown seeds in Rotary Clubs all over the State, to support those living with blood cancers in regional Victoria and to improve health outcomes for those dealing with cancer. A cause worth fighting for in all our regional communities.
Our Rotary Club is indeed the Family Club!
Proud Mum and Club Member Justine and daughter Eloise were welcomed by all at last Wednesday's meeting at Conochie Hall, featuring our Guest Speaker District Governor Dale Hoy (pictured here with Assistant Governor Casey Tan and President Patrick Docherty).
Membership Chair David Baker was heard promoting the benefits of Rotary membership to baby Eloise suggesting in the interim she (and brother Harry) consider membership of Interact or Rotaract further down the track.
Baby Eloise said ... "she'll work on it"!  Noted!
There have been many significant achievements in 21 years: DIK have a new Store, new equipment, and an increased capacity to assist our stakeholders to help others. We also wish to highlight achievements over the last 21 years and thank the people and organisations who have made this possible. Donations in Kind operations in other states conduct similar activities. Rotary’s involvement in this area started over 50 years ago and in 1987 Donations in Kind was established as the nation-wide Rotary project. 
Achievements to date:
Our very dear member Kerry Anne has compiled the Camberwell Rotary Cook Book. With a stocked pantry and time on your hands during the many Lockdowns, it is time to try out some new and interesting recipes. Buy your own copy for $20 (see Kerry Anne).
Meeting Information
Welcome to Camberwell Rotary
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Canterbury Centre, Conochie Hall
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126
We generally hold our weekly Dinner Meetings at Conochie Hall, however we often meet at other interesting locations, so check the Upcoming Events list. Visitors and guests are always welcome. We meet at at 6:00 for a 6:30pm start and finish 7:30pm.
August 2022
Upcoming Events
Peter Frueh (Joint Presentation)
Aug 17, 2022
Rotary District 9800: The New Regional Structure

Chairman: George DeSouza

Peter Frueh held a wide range of executive roles with Telstra and Hewlett Packard before leaving in 2006, when he joined the  Rotary Club of Balwyn and was President in 2011-12. He established an Executive Coaching business Achieve Change.

Peter has three adult children and two grandsons. His wife Anne is also a Rotarian and currently an Assistant Governor in District00.

After serving in several District positions Peter was District Governor of District 9800 in 2017-18. he was a Zone 8 Assistant Rotary Coordinator for 2019-22. Peter's passion in Rotary is enhancing and being part of high performance teams.  This reflects his vocational experience and its application to enhancing Rotary.

Since the Rotary International Board apptroved a petition to form a Regional Organistion in January 2019, Peter has been CoChair of the project with PDG  Ingrid Waugh from District 9920 in Auckland New Zealand. 

Peter will outline what Rotary International is planning to enhance club support and reduce volunteer effort and cost. As CoChair of the Regionalisation project for Zone 8 he will explain how Rotary and Rotaract can be enhanced in Australia, New Zealand and the 14 Pacific Islands that make up Zone 8.


Casey J Tan (Joint Presentation)
Aug 17, 2022
Rotary District 9800: The New Regional Structure

Chairman: George De Souza 

Casey was inducted into the Rotary Club of Carlton in 1985 and was it's President in 1994-1995.

He has served in various Club and District roles; lately as the Assistant Governor of the Eastside Cluster 2020-2022.

His wife Carolyn is happily retired. Their son is a partner of a global chartered accountancy firm.

Professionally, Casey was a Non-Executive Director of Arthur Anderson and held directorship, or senior management roles with Wesley Mission, BudgetRental, Elders Finance and the Victorian Government.

Martin Coleman
Aug 24, 2022
Ageing in the Workforce
Lara Jeyaretnam, Shyama Fuad, Siraj Perera
Aug 31, 2022
Bridging Lanka
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