Volume 67 | Issue 4 |  1 August 2022

We gather together on the traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung people. We pay our respects to all of Melbourne’s First Peoples, to their ancestors and Elders, and to our shared future together.
The Past Presidents' night was enhanced with the talented demonstration of classical Indian dancers, thanks to past president Patrick Docherty for arranging. The delicious smorgasbord of Indian dishes was much appreciated and complemented the night.
As part of the club’s tradition, the night’s focus was to honour and thank the past presidents of the club. Peter Pratt (a past president) as Chair of the meeting, was tasked with the roll call of our past leaders. Past Presidents are gifted a unique, light hearted memento at the end of their term that reflects their interests and personality. A highlight of the night was the presentation of Patrick’s gift. The thoughtful and creative gift, thanks to Anne Murphy (another past president), of a bronze figurine of a cricket batsman with the insignia ‘Congratulations on a great second innings’ was a fitting end to a great night.
Earlier in the night, there was an audible sound of sadness from members with the announcement of Gordon Duxbury’s resignation after 34 years of membership, due to failing health. Gordon specifically requested to remain on the Bulletin’s mail list so he can keep up with the club’s activities. Gordon’s wicked sense of humour and charismatic personality will be missed by all members.
By the time you read this Bulletin, the National Tree Planting Day will be over. This is a great annual event coordinated by Planet Ark. It’s an opportunity for members to contribute in an environmental activity that involves all Australians. It is in our long-term interest for the club to become more active in environmental activities such as tree planting which aligns with the latest Rotary’s Area of Focus. The degradation of our environment is a community concern which our club can respond to. Like other community needs, it’s another worthy cause that makes us relevant and appealing to potential members, particular in the younger group, in our local community. If you weren’t available on Sunday 31 July, I hope you can make yourself available in future environmental initiatives.
I encourage new members as well as experienced members to consider enrolling in the Rotary Leadership Institute proposed series of 4 sessions. It’s a great way to learn about Rotary’s formation, global structure and its milestone achievements. Please see below for registration details.
Plans for Committee meetings is being made with the Community Service Committee leading the charge on 27 July and the International Committee is planning to meet on 29 July. It’s pleasing to see Committee Chairs home hosting meetings. It is undoubtedly a most rewarding way to work together. As a gesture of support, I hope to attend all Committee meetings over the next 2-3 months.
The Canterbury Centre advised that increased costs has resulted in an increase in our meal charge effective from Wednesday 17 August 2022. Meals will cost $35. Half of the $5 increase is due to increased costs and the other half is to cover the additional cost of having a Chef who will prepare our meals on site. Up to now, meals have been prepared offsite and reheated at the Canterbury Centre. The changed arrangement is expected to improve both the service delivery and quality of meals.
Next week’s guest speaker is Servants Community Housing CEO, Amanda Donohoe. The organisation provides four housing facilities supporting those at risk of homelessness. The Camberwell Rotary Club was instrumental in the setting up one of the homes, The Les Brown House, which is a women’s accommodation refuge in Hawthorn.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Alan Lorenzini
Rotary Leadership Institute Program
As you have been told often by the older members of our Club, Rotary lives off acronyms. I’ve been in the Club, coming up to 30 years and here’s a new one on me.
RLP - Rotary Leadership Program.
The Rotary Leadership Institute presents a wonderful opportunity, through this program, for experienced Rotarians, new members and indeed people interested in finding out more about Rotary to take some time to experience the history, current and new initiatives related to this great Organization that we call Rotary.
The link below is your invitation to any of four (or all four) sessions on what Rotary is and what is exists for. You are all invited to take up the invitation noting, that there is a limit of 20 people per session.
Volunteers Needed for Sunday 7th August

Volunteers are required for the Hawthorn Makers Market.

Please click on the link below and put your name against the session for which you will be helping.

Supporting Our Art Show Sponsors | Lendlease Menzies Malvern

Last week, our generous 2022 Art Show Sponsor, Lendlease Menzies Malvern, invited club members to attend an Antiques Roadshow-styled morning tea at The Menzies. Lendlease were generous supporters of the 2022 Art Show, with Menzies Malvern being a Supporter Sponsor, and their new facility Ardency Kennedy Place in Richmond a Bronze Sponsor. Lincoln Emsley from Ardency even helped on the Setup and Hanging days!
15 members and family were able to attend, John and Audrey Steven accompanied by their daughter Jo, Rob & Glenda Davies, Brenda Innes, Yvonne Wills, Peter Pratt, John Walmsley, Peter Allen, Jo-Anne Tamlyn & Greg Watson, President Fabienne, John Sanders, Gary Goldsmith. Valuers from Abbey Auctions were in attendance to examine, date and value the range of items brought for inspection. Brenda won the “oldest category” with a pair of beautiful Georgian candlestick holders, expertly dated via their Hallmarks to manufacture in London in 1749!
Following the valuations the group toured The Menzies and we can report they were mighty impressed with the quality and size of the apartments.
We send a big thank you to Crystall Mousios from Lendlease for the invitation, and for the kind donation to the Club for attending.
National Planting Day | 31st July 2022 
On Sunday 31 July 2022 on a gloomy, cold morning, more than 200 people gathered at Scotchmans Creek, Mount Waverley to plant in excess of 8,000 seedlings on the National Planting Day organised by Planet Art. The aim is to establish the middle and understorey plantings to provide valuable corridor connection and habitat for native animals along the creek line.
The diverse groups that volunteered include Friends of Scotchmans Creek & Valley Reserve, Rotary clubs, Lions, Scouts, The City of Monash team in partnership with Melbourne Water, Church groups and families. With so many hands to assist, the task was mostly over in around two hours.
After a small and rewarding contribution participating in greening the designated area, the Friends of Scotchmans Creek & Valley Reserve held a barbecue for all helpers.
Goods Needed for RIMERN
RIMERN is getting ready to assist a large number of refugee Ukranian families in the near future and need your help to ensure these families have everyday necessities.
Click through below to see the list of what is required.
Jo-Anne Tamlyn will be collecting donations at our weekly meeting.
Thank you in advance for your support!
You Are Invited - Rotary Club of Balwyn's 50th Anniversary
President David Hobson and the Members of the Rotary Club of Balwyn, invite you and your partner to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Balwyn.
Monday 5th September 2022
6:30pm for 7:00pm
The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
Dress to Impress
Cost is $70 per person, includes a two course meal
Numbers are limited so early book early.
Click Below to Book
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 03, 2022
Managing "Servants Community Housing" in challenging times.
Managing "Servants Community Housing" in challenging times.

Amanda operated a catering company before moving to the Northern Territory to work with the Yolgnu people of Easr Arnham Land for five years and Darwin for ten years in community development and adult education. Amanda returned to Melbourne in 2010 to work with Servants Community Housing and has been involved in the growth of the organisation from one property housing 38 people to four properties housing 95 people. Amanda is now CEO and is passionate about creating housing communities where respect, dignity, hope and oppurtunity are nurtured, particularly for people with mental illness and substance use issues

Chairman: Patrick Docherty

Aug 10, 2022 6:00 PM
Afghan Refugee Assistance
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Camberwell Sunday Market  | August Roster

Thank you for your support!
Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Aug 03, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Aug 07, 2022
6:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Aug 07, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Aug 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Warwick Heil
August 3
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
August 9
Jeevan Vasimalla
August 17
Peter Pratt
August 17
Spouse Birthdays
Claire Sanders
August 29
Jon Oppy
Denise Oppy
August 1
Join Date
John Sanders
August 1, 1985
37 years
Patty Laufenberg
August 1, 2018
4 years
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