Volume 66 Issue 5                                                   28th July 2021
Bulletin Editor
Kemi Shobowale
President Patrick's Musing 28th July 2021
Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 
Thank you to the 38 members who attended our zoom meeting, it’s a great effort to get so many online, it was a terrific presentation from David Dippie from Donations in Kind
The membership committee led by David Baker is doing a terrific job with a few new member prospects in the pipeline, it was great to have Michelle Critchley Join our zoom meeting
The Camberwell Rotary Art show sales as @ Wednesday 28th have been strong with over 100 paintings sold to the value of over $100,000, very strong viewing numbers continue on the website, as a club let’s hope the momentum continues for the final week of the show
The PP night has been rescheduled to the 18th August @ Conchie Hall with Spitting Image catering, it’s planned to be a partners night so be quick to register, same great price of $30
Looking for a volunteer opportunity??
A couple of dates where you can participate  
Bunnings Hawthorn BBQ’s – we have been lucky to get 3 dates in August
Saturday – 7th August BBQ Captain – Kerry Anne  - afternoon shift vacancies available
Saturday – 14th August BBQ Captain – Kerry Anne
Sunday 22nd August BBQ captain – TBA – shifts available
Save the Date :. The opening of the R100 play ground has been rescheduled to 12th September, hopefully we will be in a more covid safe environment, so stay tuned for more details
Our thoughts go out to Ian Mc Millan who is having a few medical challenges, with a sudden debilitation of shingles causing the bell palsy (Ramsey Hunt Syndrome) has left him quite fragile for now with partial facial paralysis, wishing you a speedy recovery Ian
On a brighter note Kemi is in the final stages of completing her Thesis for her PHD, after all those years of study and hard work we wish you well in the final chapter of your studies
A big Camberwell Rotary congratulations to John & Audrey Steven celebrating 70 years of marriage, a truly remarkable achievement
Next week we will be meeting back @ Conchie Hall for our official DG Dale Hoy visit, also AG Casey Tan will attend…. a night not to be missed
That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary and Stay safe
Patrick Docherty 
Member since 2010 
Rotary International Convention in 2023


The Yarra Bank Reserve, site for the interactive play sculpture being presented to the community on September 12th as a gift from Rotary, is a beautiful park with an ancient history. The traditional land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, who hunted and fished along the Yarra banks, the reserve contains an ancient scar tree. A scar tree or scarred tree, also known as a canoe tree and shield tree, is a tree which has had bark removed by Aboriginal Australians for the creation of bark canoes, shelters, weapons such as shields, tools, traps, containers or other artefacts. 
Visitors to the park on September 12th for the Opening Ceremony and Family Fun day will be able to view the scar tree, and reflect on and pay respect to the families who lived, worked and played along these banks in a distant past.


The theme for the new playground project was stated quite casually, early in the planning cycle, by Benjamin Gilbert of Agency of Sculpture, creators of the Rotary interactive play sculpture. Benjamin said: "The play sculpture is meant to demonstrate that when people work together they can create something magnificent". The plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor of Boroondara at the Family Fun Day on Sunday September 12th.
Other News
Vale: Nancy Carter.
Widow of Ned, Nancy passed away at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Ned & Nancy will be well remembered by our members who took part in the Horsham Club visits.
Nancy’s funeral will be at Horsham on Wednesday, August 5.
A wonderful couple, stalwarts of the R C of Horsham.
Close friends of a number of our members and partners.
Sadly, no longer with us.
YOU'RE INVITED to drop in this Sunday, August 1 between 10am & 3pm.
The Hawthorn Makers Market is the Hawthorn Arts Centre.
You'll enjoy it. And be supporting the Club. Everyone's a WINNER! 
Have a coffee. Peruse what's on offer from our loyal stallholders. It's all handmade.


Well, I have finally made it back to Texas!!!  It was a good trip, with the usual variety of experiences along the way, but lovely to see Bill again.  It is extremely hot here, with the normal daytime temperature hovering around 38 degrees for the next few weeks and very high humidity; thank goodness for good air-conditioning!
Yarra Bank Playground Gala Opening - Date Changed
Due to the strict post-Lockdown rules governing outdoor gatherings, the Gala Opening cannot be held on the 8th August as originally planned.
It will now be held on Sunday 12th September. Everything else stays the same. Please note the new date in your diary.

ClubRunner Corner: Home Page Menu Items - Member's Services
This week I want to expand on the information available under the Home Page Member's Services tab.
As the image above show, there are 7 options:
  1. Annual Reports: here are the Club's own Annual Reports as submitted prior to each year's AGM, as well as District 9800 Annual Reports.
  2. Club Directory: here is the eDirectory which draws "live" data from member's profiles, as well as PDFs of the last 8 "traditionally formatted" directories.
  3. Club Board Documents: here are the Minutes of each Board Meeting, together with the corresponding Committee Reports, Financial Reports and other documentation.
  4. Club Meetings: here are the statutory documents for Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings (Notice of Meeting, Agenda etc)
  5. Rosters: here is the Roster for the Camberwell Sunday Market. Other Rosters are handled elsewhere using ClubRunner Volunteer Signup Lists.
  6. Templates & Procedures: Templates include the Request for Payment document (it opens in a separate tab on your browser, where you can print it), and the current year Club Letterhead (which is a downloadable Word document).
  7. Edit My Profile: this is for another day!
Making Friends with your Club Website
This is the first in a series of articles to help you become familiar with the amazing functionality of our Club's website. Today we will talk about the Home Page Menu Bar, and specifically the "About Our Club" tab:
These Menu options are described in detail as follows:
1. Meeting and Location: this is useful for visitors and potential new members to see where and when we meet. Clicking on this tab gives the address of Conochie Hall and the day and time we meet. There is even a venue map available.
2. Club Executives: this gives a listing of all the Club Executives, as well as a listing of all the Club Committees and their Chairs.
3. The "Contact Us" tab gives an input form that is automatically emailed to the current Secretary. The Contact Us button also appears elsewhere on the Home Page and this is the first point of contact for many of our new member prospects.
4. Club History: this currently features separate documents for the First Meeting and Charter of the Club, the list of Past Presidents, a list of all Club members who have been recognised as Paul Harris Fellows, and a list of all Club Members who have been given Royce Abbey Awards (these lists will be updated annually in July).
The Club History option will also be where all the Club history, stories, Member's reminiscences, images and memorabilia will be stored - a work in progress, so watch this space.
Go to our Home Page at and look for yourself.
Until next week.
2021 Camberwell Art Show
OnLine Art Show

Opens On Line
Saturday 10th July at 9.30am

Featuring over 1000 paintings from many of Australia’s top artists including galleries Without Pier, Jenny Pihan Fine Art and SHOWCASE ART GALLERY.

With a wide range of mediums, genre, sizes and a price range to suit every pocket.

Camberwell Art Show
Upcoming Events
2021 Camberwell Online Gallery
On Line
Jul 09, 2021 – Aug 01, 2021
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Aug 01, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting - District Governor Visit
Conochie Hall
Aug 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Hawthorn
Aug 07, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Aug 08, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Aug 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
View entire list
Aug 04, 2021
District 9800 Vision, Objectives and Plans - [Chair - President - Patrick Docherty]
Aug 11, 2021
Early Childhood Development - [Chair - Pierre Kriegler]
Aug 18, 2021
Past Presidents Night - [Chair - John Oppy]
Aug 25, 2021
Club Assembly - [Chair - Patrick Docherty]
View entire list
ClubRunner Mobile
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joe Yeh
July 4
Pierre Kriegler
July 4
Michael Blood
July 5
George de Souza
July 12
John Sanders
July 15
Alan Lorenzini
July 28
Spouse Birthdays
Andrea Lorenzini
July 15
Bill Kirk
July 26
Christine Landsberg
July 31
Ian McMillan
Pamela McMillan
July 21
John Steven
Audrey Steven
July 28
Join Date
Peter Pratt
July 1, 1996
25 years
Vijay Susarla
July 1, 1996
25 years
Anita Bejerano
July 10, 2019
2 years
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