Welcome to the Rotary Club of Camberwell

Are you a person who wants to make positive changes in your community, regional Australia and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of friendly people who share your drive to give back.
Club News
Firstly, thanks to Geoff McCormick for standing in for me at last week's meeting. I had a wet but enjoyable 6 day, 1800km adventure on my motorbike through the Victoria Alps up to Jindabyne, we visited the National Gallery in Canberra, rode some terrific roads around the Snowy Mountains, then home via Lakes Entrance.
It was my great pleasure to induct two new members, Yvonne Wills and Rob O'Reilly into our club. Both have been assigned to the Art Show Committee where they will bring their enthusiasm and talents to bear, and with the Show a mere 3 months away, there will be plenty to do. It was also wonderful to meet Rob's wife Soumya Shah, and welcome her into the club as well. As I stressed during the induction, it is not only the responsibility of the assigned Mentors to help new members settle in to the club, it falls to all members - it's a club-wide responsibility. So let's all of us ensure that Yvonne, Rob, Bernie, Tania and David T feel welcome and valued at every meeting.
Our Guest Speaker for the night was Rodney Richards from Angel Flight. Angel Flight is an amazing organisation which provides free flights from rural locations to enable non-emergency patients attend medical treatment in capital cities. Organised and run by the pilots who donate their time, Angel Flight run on average 20 missions per day, and each mission involves 11 hours of planning and preparation. To date they have run 45,000 flights! They receive no government assistance, and 85% of the donations they receive goes on fuel. Truly an amazing organisation, and a well-presented talk by Rodney.
Some reminders:
  • Our celebration of the Centenary of Rotary in Australia will be on 21 April - mark the date in your diary, it will be an off-site dinner, partners welcome.
  • The next playground harvesting project will be in a couple of weeks at Yarra Banks Reserve, please help when volunteers are called for.
  • And when the new playground (a club R100 Project) is complete, the Eastside and Riverside Cluster Club Presidents are planning a significant Grand Opening event involving wide community support - this will be in June/July, dependent on the installation progress. Each Club will need a club champion to assist with the organisation.
  • The Rotary Peace Summit is on-line for two half-days on 21-22 April.
  • Our Club is forming an Environmental Sustainability Committee, in line with RI's newest Avenue of Service
  • Please support Jo-Anne and volunteer regularly for a shift at the Camberwell Sunday Market. Please give up your time on Sundays to do a minimum of 4 half shifts (3 hours) per year - and who can't do a 3 hour shift? Remember this is one of our three main fundraising activities, but it needs your regular support. When she rings, say yes!
That's it from me, have a great week in Rotary.
Dear everyone,
We'd like to cordially invite you, your members, family and friends to our Annual Musical Event -- "The Music of the Night - Songs from Stage & Screen".
Book a table, enjoy the entertainment, food and fellowship that we've all missed over the past year.  
This is one of our major Centenial fundraising initiatives for this year, with all proceeds going towards supporting those impacted by Domestic Family Violence.  Your support in this would be greatly appreciated.
And yes!!!! we are plus two again at Rotary Camberwell.
A big welcome to our newest members, Yvonne Wills and Robert O'Reilly.
                                       Yvonne Wills
                                                                  Robert O'Reilly. 
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:
Photo: Port of Melbourne
William Arnott
March 31, 2021
Artificially intelligent beehives are being installed at Victorian ports to protect against exotic pests and diseases.
Bega Cheese’s Purple Hive project, a solar-powered device that detects bee pest Varroa destructor, will be installed alongside several sentinel hives managed and monitored by Agriculture Victoria.
Purple Hive provides alerts in real-time using artificial intelligence and 360-degree camera technology. It has been tested in New Zealand, where the mite is established, to prepare for installation at the Port of Melbourne.
Our very dear Kerry Anne has compiled Camberwell Rotary Cook Book. With stocked pantry and time on your hands, it is time to try out interesting recipes. Buy your own copy for $20.
2020 has been quite a year starting out with the bushfires and followed by the Covid pandemic. This article is intended to bring you up to date with our Club’s significant contribution to the bushfire relief effort after the catastrophic devastation which occurred at the start of this year.
Meeting Information
Welcome to Camberwell Rotary
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC
Dinner meetings have recommenced! Like to join us? Use the "Contact Us" button to request an Invitation. Meetings start at 6:00 for 6:30pm and finish 7:30pm.
April 2021
Upcoming Events
Richard Blakeman (RC Glenferrie)
Apr 14, 2021
Yarra Bend Playground Project
(Special Event)
Apr 21, 2021
Rotary 100 Celebration Dinner
Jill Oliver and Betty Kitchener
Apr 28, 2021
ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
Dr Vivienne Nicholson
May 12, 2021
Telling Tales
Philip Landers & David McFayden
May 19, 2021
The Camberwell Sunday Market
Sponsors for Art Show
Jun 02, 2021
Art Show Sponsors' Night
PDG Murray Verso
Jun 09, 2021
The Rotary Foundation (Precise Topic Title TBA)
Art Show Committee
Jun 23, 2021
Briefings for Art Show
Rotary membership helps you build lasting friendships, strong networks, additional skills and greater confidence.
Programs often start with just one motivated person seeing an opportunity and then making it happen with the support of Rotary's global resources behind them.
Rotary will celebrate 100 years of making a difference in Australia and New Zealand in 2021. Join with us to mark this momentous occasion.