Volume 67 | Issue 22 |  5 December 2022

We gather together on the lands of the traditional custodians, 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 club’s Annual General Meeting was held last week. It was great to have members attend providing the required quorum to proceed. Although the process went relatively smoothly, it is disappointing that the vacant board positions have not yet been filled. If anyone has an interest in serving as a President Nominee for 2023-4, Community Chair, or Vocation and Youth Chair, please advise President Elect George de Souza. The club relies on members taking up the responsibility of key roles to work effectively. Should you decide to do so, you can expect on-going support and a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and friendships with other board members.
Our Christmas function is only days away, on Wednesday 14 December 2022. Please book asap. The Fellowship Committee has worked hard to make this event enjoyable and entertaining. A donation to the Christmas raffle would be appreciated – please see Patrick Docherty.
Membership growth is an important priority for the club and it will have greater focus as we enter the new year 2023. One the initiatives will be for members to introduce a potential member at a scheduled ‘Each one, bring one’ meeting on 8 February 2023.  Most existing members have been introduced by someone they know in Rotary so please seek someone in your family and network to attend.
RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network) rehome pre-loved homewares with Melbournians in need. This will be promoted at Hawthorn Bunnings on Thursday 8 December from 6pm to 8pm.  A number of club members are actively involved in the organisation and it would be appreciated if other members could support this critical initiative by attending on the night.
Thank you to Nav Muniratna, Paul Casha, Murray Anderson and David Troon for assisting at the last Camberwell Sunday market.
Next week’s guest speaker will be Sam Davies and the topic will be ‘Fear of Flying and Aviation’. The Community Service Committee will also be collecting items for a St Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper. Christmas gifts for children up to 16 years of age or a gift voucher will be collected at the 7 December meeting. Please bring a Christmas gift donation for those who may not be able to afford one.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Say "Hello" This Thursday
RIMERN is manning a stall at Bunnings Hawthorn this Thursday the 8th December and all are welcome to call by and say hello. The purpose of the stall is to raise awareness of RIMERN’s work supporting homeless people transitioning to accommodation.
The stall will be manned by members of the management team and they will be more than happy to answer any questions. Please let them know you are from Camberwell Rotary Club, a participating Club in this fantastic Rotary project.
Club Runner Corner - Murray Anderson
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"!

The magic of Christmas never ends 

when you’re in the company of Rotary friends.

We’ve made a list and checked it twice .. 

your name is there, so it will be nice.

Two courses of food, wine, and a welcome drink

Live entertainment as well, so what do you think?

Let’s get together for some holiday cheer

Christmas Day is almost here!

Rotary Club of Camberwell Christmas Party 2022
Wednesday 14th December
Manningham Hotel, Bulleen - Ben Nevis Room
6:15pm - 10:00pm
$60 per head, payable via our website
2 course dinner and entertainment
Deadline is Wednesday December 7th.


You are invited to attend a one-hour information session and receive an update on the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot.
Moving forward, the goal remains to establish a Regional Governance structure to transform Rotary and Rotaract in our region to better support Clubs to provide relevant and engaging experiences that serve our communities and enable us to grow.

This session will kick-off a series of regular communication that will enable you to be kept up to date and informed throughout the next period of the pilot.
The host for the webinar will be Rotary International Director Jessie Harman. Presenters will be Co-Chairs PDG Ingrid Waugh and PDG Peter Frueh.

Questions will be asked through the Q&A function and will be moderated by Rotary International staff.
With time zones and work schedules in mind, three different sessions will be hosted. Click on the date below to register:
Rotary National Flood Appeal  
The Rotary National Flood Appeal has been launched to raise funding to provide financial assistance to flood victims in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Funds donated to Victoria and Border Communities Flood Relief Fund Distribution (Project 31-2022-23 RABS) will go to flood victims in Victoria and Border communities. Donations can be made via the RAWCS website and there are opportunities to assit in various ways.
RICON Volunteer Opportunities
Calls for volunteers are open now.
The types of jobs shall include the following : 
  • Welcome assistants at major entrance venues to Melbourne as well as the two Convention venues Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre as well as the various Event venues during the Convention. 
  • Marshalls at the Convention venues. 
  • Assistance for Delegates at the major Melbourne accommodation Hotels and Motels. 
  • VIP transport  
  • Assistants in the House of Friendship 
  • Assistants at the Host Organisation Office  - providing general information to delegates
You are invited to attend
The Rotary Leadership Institute Program presents a wonderful opportunity 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 organisation we call Rotary.
Part 1 and 2: Saturday 4 March at 10am for 90 minutes
Part 3: Saturday 18 March at 10am for one hour
Part 4: Saturday 25 March at 10am for one hour
To register email Jane Pennington by 28 February.
There is a limit of 20 people for each program.
GOLF DAY  -  17th FEBRUARY 2023
Kew Golf Club – 8am Tee Off, Ambrose competition
Proceeds for Support of our local Disadvantaged and Homeless Community.
Cost per player is $120. Post round BBQ lunch is included during presentations. Drinks are at bar prices. Yes, great raffles will be held.
Tee draw for the day will be made on Friday 3rd February  - so contact us asap.
Details of your name, phone, email, GA (Golf Australia) Number are required.
Social/non-handicap players will play of 18 or 36 on the day.
RCNB Contacts waiting for your call are:
A big thank you to Kemi Shobowale, Lyndon Joss, Jim & Trish O’Hara, Joe Yeh, Patrick
Docherty, Andrew Hunter, Nadia Hamilton, Michelle Critchley, David Troon, Ian & Sandy
Chappell, Nick Pané and Gary Goldsmith for earning $1,959.91 for the club’s charity
account, bringing the total earned to date this Rotary Year to $11,369.11.

$25,000 + by end of this Rotary Year??
Dec 07, 2022
Fear of Flying and aviation
Dec 14, 2022
Christmas Party
Jan 25, 2023
Fellowship Movie Night
Feb 01, 2023
Member Behind the Badge
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Upcoming Events
End Polio Now Movie Fundraiser
Balwyn Cinemas
Dec 05, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Dec 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Dec 07, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Camberwell Car Park
Dec 11, 2022
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Club Christmas Party
The Manningham Club
Dec 14, 2022
6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 08, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 15, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Fellowship Meeting - Welcome Back Dinner
Box Hill RSL Bistro
Jan 18, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 22, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Jan 25, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Murray Anderson
January 11
Nadia Hamilton
January 12
Graeme Hope
January 14
Robert Davies
January 19
David Baker
December 1
Yvonne Wills
December 2
Tim Landsberg
December 3
Annie Murphy
December 7
Frank Leigh
December 14
Paul Casha
December 26
Spouse Birthdays
Lindy Anderson
January 11
David Hamilton
December 19
Tim Landsberg
Christine Landsberg
January 11
Lyndon Joss
Margaret Joss
December 2
Peter Pratt
Judy Pratt
December 4
Don Jago OAM
Margery Jago
December 12
Alan Lorenzini
Andrea Lorenzini
December 18
Join Date
David Baker
January 1, 1996
27 years
Jon Oppy
January 1, 1980
43 years
Lyndon Joss
January 1, 1993
30 years
Michael Mullins
December 1, 1985
37 years
Graeme Hope
December 10, 2003
19 years
Jane Addis
December 15, 2021
1 year
Andrew Hunter
December 31, 1999
23 years
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