Biggin Scott Boroondara club membership doubles

Biggin Scott Boroondara is well represented at Rotary Camberwell with the recent induction on 3 April 2024 of Real Estate Sales Executive Darren Li joining another employee, existing member Jessica Wat.
In his thank you speech, Darren referred to how closely the current Rotary International theme of ‘Create Hope in the World’ resonated with him personally. His maturity and enthusiasm to contribute to community service defies his years as the youngest club member. Our hope is that Darren will be impactful representing a young adult’s perspective and as a role model, promoting the importance of positive community involvement amongst his peers.
Biggin Scott Boroondara club membership doubles  Fabienne Nichola 2024-04-08 14:00:00Z 0

Why PM Anthony Albanese donned a traditional Sikh turban in Melbourne last Sunday

President George de Souza attended the Vaisakhi Celebrations and to commemorate Sikh Volunteer Australia’s (SVA) 10th anniversary at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren on Sunday 7 April 2024.
Rotary Camberwell was amongst a large number of individuals, representatives from Vic Police, SES, Fire Rescue Victoria, faith leaders, school and college principals, volunteers, volunteer organisations and SVA staff members who were recognized on the day. Overall, more than 238 Appreciation Certificates were awarded. Amongst the guests were Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan, Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto, Bruce MP Julian Hill and many more. The Governor-General of Australia His Excellency David Hurley AC DSC (Retired) and on behalf of Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley sent a message of congratulations by video. 
The Prime Minister and the Victorian Premier addressed the gathering respectfully wearing traditional Sikh turban and scarf. Referring to the SVA Mr. Albanese said 'They do extraordinary work. During the pandemic they provided food for students who were in desperate need for that support. During the bushfires, during floods… wherever there are issues confronting Australians, we see the best of the Australian character and there's no community organisation that has done more than Sikh Volunteers Australia. We see them whether it be here in Victoria, or up in Lismore (where he discovered Sikh volunteers were not as he expected from the local area but had driven up from Melbourne), wherever there are floods or natural weather events, we see people putting their values into practice by providing that support to their fellow Australians who are in need.' 
These sentiments were echoed by many others. A recurring theme is that the SVA doesn’t just aspire to do community service they demonstrate their community service through their food vans serving meals to the disadvantaged and emergency workers. They can be relied on for immediate response to emergencies.
The SVA received the Australian Human Rights Heroes 2020 Award for their efforts during Covid lock downs.
The final message addressing the broader audience is the vital role of volunteers to not only be there when needed but their presence symbolizes a community that cares.
What is Vaisakhi?
Why PM Anthony Albanese donned a traditional Sikh turban in Melbourne last Sunday Fabienne Nichola 2024-04-07 14:00:00Z 0

Welcome newest member Victor Wang

Victor Wang was inducted on 27 March 2024. He was supported by his wife Kathy Hou and daughter Sarah. Victor selected Camberwell Rotary on the basis of an assessment of its programs and activities on our website. He holds a Master of Engineering and brings a wealth of professional experience with over 28 years in the IT sector working with a number of international companies. His currently manages a venture investment and property management business. We look forward to his contribution and leadership in the future.
Welcome newest member Victor Wang  Fabienne Nichola 2024-04-03 13:00:00Z 0

2024 Boroondara Volunteer Expo

Each year Boroondara council invites the general public to attend the Volunteer Expo to meet a range of volunteer organisations. On 20 March 2024, a large number of volunteer groups were represented from midday at the Arts Centre providing information to all who attended.
As was the case last year, Rotary Camberwell attended the Expo to seek volunteers for the Camberwell Art Show. 
Murray Anderson (left) spent considerable time interacting with those who showed interest which will ultimately result in a good supply of volunteers.
The availability of volunteers provides great support with a range of duties supplementing the work of club members. Mayor Cr Lisa Hollingsworth (left) visited our stall the Expo.
Later that day, she was at the Rotary Camberwell meeting to be inducted as an honorary member.
Rotary Camberwell has a long history of deep connection with the City of Boroondara. Symbolic of this association, is the club’s tradition to invite the mayor as an honorary member. The strong relationship extends over many decades of mutual support which includes the Camberwell Art Show, Boroondara Cares, the Hawthorn Makers, Civic ceremonies, formal club functions and the Volunteer Expo.
We are delighted to have Mayor Cr Lisa Hollingsworth agree to continue this unbroken chain of honorary membership. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration during her current term of office.
2024 Boroondara Volunteer Expo  Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-24 13:00:00Z 0

Audrey Steven's Funeral

Last Friday a large number of Rotary Camberwell Members, partners and Past members gathered to farewell Audrey Steven, the wife of over 70 years of long-serving Club Member John Steven, who predeceased her less than a year ago. Audrey was deeply involved with Rotary with her much loved husband and was awarded two Paul Harris recognitions. Our thoughts are with her surviving adult children John, Jo and Peter (Past Member), and the many grand- and great grand-children.
Audrey Steven's Funeral Murray Anderson 2024-03-23 13:00:00Z 0

Member Induction - Lindy Anderson

Welcome to our newest member Lindy Anderson
Lindy was inducted as a member of the Camberwell Rotary Club on 13 March 2023 and is already well known to members as the supportive wife of existing member Murray Anderson.
Given Lindy’s accomplishments as a business owner’s background coupled with nursing, palliative care and Training and Assessment qualifications, the club is definitely the winner.
The alignment of values is without doubt as she demonstrates a long-standing community connection such as supporting Very Special Kids, setting up the Kew Trader’s Group, being part of the Boroondara Family Network, as well as her ongoing vocation as Justice of the Peace. 
On a personal level, Lindy is known for bringing passion, enthusiasm and commitment in all she does. Lindy already has a deep sense of ‘Service Above Self’. Members of the club agree she will be a fabulous Rotarian.
Member Induction - Lindy Anderson Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-18 13:00:00Z 0

Education & WASH Projects in Kampong Thom, Cambodia

Susie Lachal - running water project | LinkedInSusie Lachal from Running Water Project was the club guest speaker on 13 March 2024.​ From 2005, efforts have focussed on Cambodia, to rebuild its educational system from bottom to top.  Cambodian teachers in small villages and cities have been supported through teacher education, professional development, curriculum development as well as improved classroom amenities resulting in increased school retention, particularly for girls.
Since 2009, Susie has had a long-standing relationship with the Camberwell Rotary Club partnering to assist government schools in Kampong Thom, Cambodia. The work is centered on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) combined with Menstrual Health Management (MHM) for around 14,500 students, 350 teachers across 60 schools. Before and after the classroom upgrade above.
Education & WASH Projects in Kampong Thom, Cambodia Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-17 13:00:00Z 0

Myeloma Australia’s Greatest Call Long Lunch

On a beautiful afternoon of Wednesday 6 March 2024, around 470 guests attended a delightful lunch for the Myeloma’s Greatest Call Long Lunch.
Myeloma Australia is proud to be partnering with three prominent Australians who have all been touched by myeloma in some way - Sandy Roberts, Frankie J. Holden OAM and the Hon Dr Denis Napthine AO.  Through their profiles they all strive to build a deeper understanding of myeloma in our community and driven to support the pathway to a cure.
As a legendary sports commentator, Myeloma ambassador Sandy Roberts was central amongst the well-known sports media personalities who provided support to their much-loved friend and colleague, as they hosted and delivered very witty entertainment and inspiring Myeloma stories.
Amongst those was the story of our own member, Adrian Campbell who was discharged from hospital the day before to attend the lunch.
The Camberwell Rotary Club occupied two tables at the event, and all agreed it was truly a transformative experience.
Myeloma Australia’s Greatest Call Long Lunch  Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-10 13:00:00Z 0

Rotary Outreach Myeloma Team in Mildura

Posted by Fabienne Nichola
President Mel Tucker of Mildura-Deakin Rotary welcomed the visiting Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP) team from Camberwell Rotary on 21 February 2024 to build stronger club relationships with the potential of participating in the program.
Left to Right - PP Gary Klippel (Mildura-Deakin), Don Jago OAM, President Mel Tucker (Mildura-Deakin), Peter Allen OAM, Jim O’Hara and Trish O’Hara OAM
Rotary Outreach Myeloma Team in Mildura Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-04 13:00:00Z 0

Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network (RIMERN) Club Visit 28 February 2024

A club meeting was held on 28 February at the RIMERN warehouse in Brunswick. Suzie Cole, Prahan Rotarian who the key lead of the initiative provided a comprehensive tour of the facility.   
RIMERN is a multi-club Rotary project operating in Inner Melbourne, providing furniture, appliances and homewares to welfare agency clients who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, post-incarceration, refugee displacement and other crises. 
Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network (RIMERN) Club Visit 28 February 2024  Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-04 13:00:00Z 0

My Greatest Walk at Hawthorn Makers Market Sunday 3 March 2024

My Greatest Walk is an annual community event of Myeloma Australia, was held on Sunday 3 March 2024 to raise funds and awareness of Myeloma. Around 50 members and friends walked including two of whom have Myeloma, as well as Hayley Beer, Support Nurse with Myeloma Australia, all came to support the walk, our member Adrian Campbell and Myeloma Australia.
Coinciding with the Glenferrie Festival, the walk started at the Hawthorn Town Hall where the monthly (the first Sunday of each month) Camberwell Rotary Club Hawthorn Makers Market was showcased.
In excess of $4,000 was raised while members enjoyed the food and coffee offerings of the festival. Thank you to all those who attended and donated.
My Greatest Walk at Hawthorn Makers Market Sunday 3 March 2024  Fabienne Nichola 2024-03-04 13:00:00Z 0

FORaMeal Packing Night 14 Feb 2024

The evening of Wednesday of 14 February 2024 was the FORaMeal packing night. It is a rewarding all club activity together with their family and friends who packed in excess of 14,000 food packs as emergency relief meals for those impacted by natural disasters. A project of our sister club Canterbury Rotary Club, it has become a much-anticipated annual club event. 23 members and 20 guests attended the night.
FORaMeal Packing Night 14 Feb 2024 Fabienne Nichola 2024-02-18 13:00:00Z 0

Last Week's Speaker Dr Gayle Smerdon and Chair Nav Muniratna

Guest speaker Dr Gayle Smerdon Management Coach, presented on the topic of ‘Overcoming Overwhelm’. Gayle is a writer, speaker, coach and trainer. She holds a PhD in the Social Sciences, and Grad. Dip. in Psychology. Her professional mantra is ‘Doing work that matters’.

Amongst the books she’s authored are ‘iDevelop: How to take charge of your professional development by becoming a conscious learner’, ‘DO ONE THING and do it deep: How to focus and energise your workplace’ and a work in progress titled on ‘Team Up: How to lift your people and productivity’, due for publication later in 2023.

With many people finding their lives are beyond busy, with too much to do and too little time, Gayle asked us to consider not just how to get better at being productive but to find ways to prioritise our tasks. But she encouraged us to ask bigger questions about what’s important to our lives and how we balance the different aspects that enrich us and help us be happy and healthy.
We don’t want to look back on lives that were busy but on lives that were full. Gayle acknowledged that while these are not things we don’t know, it’s easy to lose sight of them when overwhelmed with information, activities and distractions.
Gayle provided a number of tools we can use for clarity about what's important in our many roles at any stage of life and assist us in managing multiple tasks effectively. In short, she shared great insights on how to care for our own welfare by adopting some practical tips as we navigate the life’s ongoing demands.
Last Week's Speaker Dr Gayle Smerdon and Chair Nav Muniratna Fabienne Nichola 2023-09-14 14:00:00Z 0

ROMP Road Show – August 2023 Traralgon, Victoria


The Rotary Club of Camberwell has been engaged with Myeloma Australia since it began more than twenty-five years ago. The Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP) is an ongoing community service program of the Rotary Club of Camberwell in collaboration with Myeloma Australia.

The ROMP Scholarship is a project run by a Rotary Club of Camberwell Committee, collaborating with Rotary Clubs of regional Victoria. The scholarship is offered to selected registered nurses employed in rural and regional cancer centres or clinics in Victoria to complete a Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing at Melbourne University. The online course is over a year on a part time basis. The scholarship is funded by participating Rotary clubs, their communities and sponsors.
‘We are tackling myeloma - and all cancers - in regional Victoria, one Rotary Club and one nurse at a time'.
ROMP Road Show – August 2023 Traralgon, Victoria  Peter Allen OAM 2023-09-05 14:00:00Z 0
Timor Rotary Consortium - Update 5th May 2023 John Walmsley 2023-05-04 14:00:00Z 0

The 2023 Camberwell Art Show

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Camberwell Art Show will again be held in the Advanced Technologies Centre at Swinburne University (427 Burwood Road, Hawthorn), commencing with the Gala Opening on Friday 23 June, and then open to the public Saturday 24 June to Sunday 2 July.
For further information for both Artists and Patrons, ticket purchases and Subscription to the Camberwell Art Show Mailing List, please go to our dedicated website at
The 2023 Camberwell Art Show Murray Anderson 2023-03-20 13:00:00Z 0

The 2023 Boroondara Volunteer Expo

Camberwell Rotary needs more Volunteers!

To do good in the world, we rely on our Club Members to help with our fundraising projects and help with our various charitable projects. Think of the Camberwell Art Show, the Camberwell Sunday Market, the Hawthorn Makers Market, Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network, Camp Getaway, even Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds.
And wouldn't it be great if new could engage some non-Rotarians to help us? They may even eventually become new Members!
Well, the City of Boroondara is holding the Boroondara Volunteer Expo on Wednesday 22 March at the Hawthorn Town Hall from 12pm - 6pm and President Fabienne has agreed to have a table at the Expo to attract new volunteers.
The 2023 Boroondara Volunteer Expo Murray Anderson 2023-02-23 13:00:00Z 0

Greetings from Everyone at Hearing and Beyond

Posted by Kieran Healy

As the year is coming to a close I look back on what has been, yet again, another difficult year financially. However, we have again made it through the year.

Thanks to a small Band of Angels who continue to offer their unwavering support. We are so Blest to be surrounded by our Angels.

Greetings from Everyone at Hearing and Beyond Kieran Healy 2023-01-28 13:00:00Z 0
“ROMP” - successfully tackling cancer in regional Victoria“One Rotary Club at a time... one nurse at a time”  Peter Allen OAM 2022-12-18 13:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Corner - December

Ever wondered if you have already registered for the next Club Meeting? Did you remember to register your spouse/partner/guest? Ever wondered what your upcoming volunteer commitments are? Then look no further than "My ClubRunner" and "My Profile/Commitments"!
Simply log in to the Member Area on the Home Page (top right-hand corner) and select My ClubRunner then Commitments - simples (as the meerkat says)!
I also notice that some Members have never logged in to the Member Area of the Home Page, and others are infrequent - I encourage all Members to log in regularly (you only have to do it once as your computer/device will remember your login details), as this gives you access to a wide range of Club documentation and functionality not available to non-members. For instance, once you are logged in, you can use the Calendar that appears on our Home Page to register and pay for events - you don't have to wait for emails and reminders.
So please log in and check out your profile - if you have forgotten your password, there is a reset functionality available on the website, and if you require any further assistance, as always please don't hesitate to contact me.
ClubRunner Corner - December Murray Anderson 2022-12-01 13:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Movie Fundraiser - The Lost King Kieran Healy 2022-11-19 13:00:00Z 0

2022 Rotary Zone 8 Conference

The conference was held at The National Convention Centre, Canberra located within the city centre. 400 Rotarians and spouses attended from across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. The conference recently opened to anyone in Rotary in the Oceania region.
There was a distinct level of additional energy and enthusiasm with the representation of a younger cohort. The conference was jointly chaired and both had equal representation on topics covered.  A quote that reinforces the importance of this partnership is ‘What we do today will determine if Rotary is here in the future’. The impact Rotaractors in Oceania and globally augurs well for the future of Rotary. A relatively new development I was unaware of is that it is now possible to have dual membership, that is, be a member of both a Rotary club and a Rotaract club - something I will consider pursuing.
2022 Rotary Zone 8 Conference Fabienne Nichola 2022-11-05 13:00:00Z 0

Timor Rotary Consortium - Update 

Greetings Fellow Consortium Members and Supporters,

We are now able to report that a very successful visit to Timor-Leste has been completed on behalf of the Consortium to view the progress made over the past two years on this project. 

Timor Rotary Consortium - Update John Walmsley 2022-10-27 13:00:00Z 0

Moshi Week 3

Another week doing the updates for the students at our secondary schools and Kaloleni primary. So lovely to hear “Mama Kerry” around the community. They haven’t forgotten this mzungu...
Moshi Week 3 Kerry Anne Frost 2022-09-17 14:00:00Z 0
Message from District Secretary Kieran Healy 2022-09-03 14:00:00Z 0

Moshi Week 2

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.....
Moshi Week 2  Kerry Anne Frost 2022-07-10 14:00:00Z 0


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. 
2022_07_06_Changeover-Dinner Kieran Healy 2022-07-09 14:00:00Z 0

ROMP Goes to Warrnambool

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.
ROMP Goes to Warrnambool Murray Anderson 2022-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
2022 Camberwell Art Show Murray Anderson 2022-02-11 13:00:00Z 0

2022 Camberwell Art Show - Dates Confirmed!

Swinburne University have now confirmed the following dates for the 2022 Camberwell Art Show. Put 20 June to 5 July in your diaries and calendars now. Remember a successful Art Show is by far our largest fund-raiser, which in turn powers our community projects both here and overseas.
Details are as follows:
2022 Camberwell Art Show - Dates Confirmed! Murray Anderson 2022-02-09 13:00:00Z 0
Australia Day in the Park 2022 Murray Anderson 2022-01-14 13:00:00Z 0
Fun of the Fair - Yarra Bank Playground Family Fun Day Murray Anderson 2021-10-20 13:00:00Z 0

Groceries for Asylum Seekers

Groceries for Asylum Seekers.
we seek the following items from club members.
They're looking for the following things;
  • Tuna in oil 400g
  • Tinned tomatoes 400g
  • Honey small bottles
  • Raw unsalted nuts almonds, walnuts, cashews
  • Spices small packs cumin, turmeric, chilli
  • Coconut cream
  • Sweet and savoury biscuits
  • Dried fruit apricots, dates
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Full cream UHT milk 1 litre
  • Deodorant spray
  • Disposable razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Laundry power max 1kg
  • Dishwashing liquid 1 litre
With the intention of helpfulness, I’m again offering to pick up groceries for asylum seekers in the following areas; Boroondara, Stonnington, Burwood, Doncastor and Templestowe.
Thanks to all those who have previously donated. The Refugee mob are so grateful. Richard O'Brien and I now using the Community Centre in Alphington to drop off your donations. Here's a snap of the Alphington Staff loading their cupboard.
All the best 
Cheers Steve Clarke
Groceries for Asylum Seekers oluwakemi shobowale 2021-07-09 14:00:00Z 0

 Bairnsdale Cluster Project 31st July/1st August

Good Afternoon

I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing to you all today in a last bd effort to get a project done that our Cluster has been working on for over 12 months.

Working with the East Gippsland Rotary Clubs and Landcare we would like to achieve the planting of 7000 trees over the weekend of 31st July/1st August.

Due to the last Covid 19 lockdown our initial planting date has been and gone. We are running out of time to get these trees into the ground.

I ask if you could kindly extend an invitation to your members to join us at this wonderful project.  

I do apologise for the very late notice but I am not prepared to cancel the project. As Victorians are free to travel many of our initial volunteers have taken the opportunity to travel interstate so I am seeking more volunteers.

The goal of this project was to plant as many trees as possible over a weekend, to inject much needed income into these towns who during covid have seen very few holiday makers and of course enjoy the fellowship of fellow Rotarians. Peter Sindrey, President of Lakes Entrance Rotary has worked tirelessly to make this project happen and it is up to us to ensure we see the project through.

Ideally I would like to confirm our numbers to Peter no later than Monday next week 31st July/1st August:

  • Rotarians and or friends of Rotarians to book their own accommodation. We will be based in Bairnsdale. A variety of accommodation is available.
  • Lunch will be provided on both the Saturday and the Sunday, buses will transport our volunteers out to 4 properties
  • A function will be organised at the Bairnsdale RSL for Saturday night 31st August
  • We encourage our volunteers to bring basic gardening tools,. (gloves, hand tools, spades, rakes, picks etc..)
  • Good footwear is essential
  • Wet weather gear.

If you have any members interested in attending or need more information,  please do not hesitate to contact me: 

Donna Martin, Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club

0437 177 031

Bairnsdale Cluster Project 31st July/1st August oluwakemi shobowale 2021-07-09 14:00:00Z 0
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May Rotary updates

May is.....
Every month in Rotary has a special purpose. 
Refer to your Club Directory if you are planning an event to correlate with the Rotary Calendar.
May is also National Myeloma month in Australia.
May is National Myeloma Month - and for the Rotary Club of Camberwell, our ROMP project.
ROMP - the Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program - is our Club's Centenary year project, in collaboration with Myeloma Australia.  Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer, of no known cause, which affects approximately 2000 Australians every year.
This RC100 accredited project is designed to provide access for all people diagnosed with Myeloma in Victoria to have easy access to a Myeloma support nurse and support group, run in-person or via virtual means.  Our club ROMP committee are pleased to report that all 9 jurisdictions across Victoria, supported by local Rotary clubs, are now linked into this excellent program.  And this week, their "38mate" program was launched - checkout the photos below!
38 Australians are diagnosed with Myeloma every week - every myeloma patient, their family and regional myeloma communities deserve ready access to specialist myeloma nurses, information about evolving myeloma treatments and advice about living with myeloma.
If you haven't yet received your copy of the ROMP newsletter, ask Adrian Campbell or Peter Allen for a copy.
May Rotary updates Josie Tramonte 2021-05-06 14:00:00Z 0 #Cancercouncil,#camberwellrotaryclub,#rotaryleadership,#survivorship
Rotarians against Malaria Josie Tramonte 2021-04-16 14:00:00Z 0

AI beehives installed at Victorian ports to detect biosecurity threats

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.
AI beehives installed at Victorian ports to detect biosecurity threats  2021-04-02 13:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donations in Kind West Footscray Store Achievements to March 2021

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:
Rotary Donations in Kind West Footscray Store Achievements to March 2021 Josie Tramonte, Don Jago 2021-04-02 13:00:00Z 0


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. 
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Camberwell Rotary - Bushfire Relief

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.
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Living on a rubbish dump in Tanzania Jeevan Vasimalla 2020-08-21 14:00:00Z 0
Supporting refugees through Covid 19 Steve Clarke 2020-08-11 14:00:00Z 0
Clean Drinking Water for Vietnam  2020-06-24 14:00:00Z 0

Disaster Relief Food Packaging

Our recent disaster relief food packaging night put together 18,000 meals ready to be delivered to a needy spot. Typically these meals are provide to villages wiped our by typhoon or flood. Consisting of 3 basic ingredients and a sachet of essential minerals these meals are stored in  air tight foil and heat sealed bags, boxed and ready for delivery to disaster location.
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