Volume 66 Issue 6                                                  4th August 2021
Presidents Patrick's Musing  4th August 2021

Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 
The Camberwell Rotary Art show has finished for another year, a BIG thank you to Art Show Chair Geoff Heath, the Art Show Committee and everyone who worked so hard under difficult circumstances. Sales have been strong with over 106 paintings sold to the value of over $107,000, The effort has played a significant role in helping the Club achieve a good financial outcome, notwithstanding current headwinds. You will be pleased to know all the hard work to raise these valuable funds will not be wasted and are needed more than ever in our communities.
Thank you to our District Governor Dale Hoy who attended our meeting and delivered a terrific presentation, our district is in good hands, and we wish Dale & Maureen a wonderful year ahead
Hawthorn Makers Market successfully held a market last week, Teresa reported Stall holder engagement is still strong with over 30 participating, Attendance was again moderate and possibly impacted by Covid anxiety. Approximately 400 patrons attended. Thanks to all the RC Camberwell volunteers who assisted at the Market, the HMM is a vital cog in the fundraising & community engagement activities @RC Camberwell, let’s hope with Spring/ Summer approaching we can get some momentum at the market and have a strong finish to the year.
The PP night to celebrate the Past Presidents of the club has been rescheduled again, hopefully the 25th August will work @ Conchie Hall with Spitting Image catering, it’s planned to be a partners night same great price of $30
Looking to roll up the sleeves and volunteer??
Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief network (Rimern). Our community services committee have committed to this wonderful Rotary project financially $12,000 & also with volunteers. New members Phil Young & David Troon have been working hard in the truck the last couple of weeks collecting donated furniture and other household items, and the warehouse is chocka block. More volunteers are needed, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday between 930am – noon & 1.30pm – 3.30pm and 1 Saturday a month, if you want to get on the volunteers roster please reach out to David Troon or Phil Young
 Bunnings Hawthorn BBQ’s
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
Happy 80th Birthday to Judy Lear, it’s been great to have Judy & Ron so active @ Camberwell Rotary, especially with the Art Show for such a long time and their hard work still making a difference in our communities.
A big Camberwell Rotary congratulations to club stalwarts Jon & Denise Oppy celebrating 47 years of marriage, a truly remarkable achievement, I Asked some of Jon’s friends from bay 13 and they all unanimously said Denise deserves a Gold Medal !!
The RC Camberwell is continuing to support the Asylum seeker resource centre with Steve Clarke doing the collections, at present Steve is managing a car boot a month. The ASRC tell us they are feeding 1000 people at present so our contribution is needed and quickly used, So if you have any pantry staples to donate please reach out to Steve as he will kindly pick up club member contributions with the aim of making it easier for you.
Next week we will be meeting on ZOOM with Pierre Kriegler as our chair, his lovely wife
Lili-Ann who is an author and education consultant and will be presenting on Early childhood development, it promises to be a fabulous night and not to be missed so why not bring a friend along on zoom
The Club forum has been brought forward to the 18th August, look out for an email from secretary Vijay
 That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary and Stay safe
Patrick Docherty 
Member since 2010 
RIMERN(Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network).
In May2021 under the leadership of PP Murray, Teresa and her community services committee, we signed on as a foundation member of the multi-club, Centenary of Rotary in Australia Community Service project, RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network). We have committed $12,000 over 3 years with Phil Young & David Troon joined the steering committee
We joined a growing number of Rotary Clubs around Melbourne to drive an exciting, ‘hands on’ service project that, like EERN (Eastern Emergency Relief Network) in Mitcham and WERN (Western Emergency Relief Network) in Ravenshall, is collecting donated furniture, appliances and household goods, to distribute to people in need from all over inner Melbourne.
The people we will be supporting will be introduced by welfare agencies that sign up as members, and who, with their Case Manager, will select the items they need to set up their secure housing following long term homelessness, escaping domestic violence, coming out of jail, loss from disaster, ill health or other situations of dire need including refugee/asylum seeker challenges.
On 15th June, RIMERN moved into a 2 level, 700m2 warehouse at 32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick and has begun stocking up with donated goods & getting an online registration & ordering system established.

The next steps that RC Camberwell will be doing are:
  • building a volunteer force to help with a range of tasks,
    Some roles can be done from home, others at the warehouse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays between 9.30 & noon and 1pm & 3.30pm, plus at least one Saturday a month so our employed members & friends can help too.
Our Club got involved in RIMERN because it will be a great way to support our local Melbourne community, involve our members in fun & effective hands on service, and as a means to engage volunteers who may become new members of our Club.
The dynamic duo
Other News
ROMP July Forum… “the most successful yet…”

Rotary Myeloma Outreach and fellowship were the big winners at the July ROMP Forum on Tuesday 27th July. – the most successful yet held.
There were twenty-five Rotarians and friends of Rotary in the virtual “room” courtesy of ZOOM. They came from many corners of Victoria to support the cause of people living with myeloma in their own regions. (Country people need and deserve the same support at those who live in Greater Melbourne.)  Nine Rotary Clubs from five of Victoria’s nine country regions were represented -

Wimmera – Rotary Clubs of Horsham, Horsham East, Nhill and Warracknabeal
Great Southern Coast – Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central
Southern Highlands -  Rotary Club of Alfredton (Ballarat)
Loddon Campaspe – Rotary Clubs of Eaglehawk and Rochester
Gippsland – Rotary Club of Traralgon Central.
We were delighted to welcome six new Rotary Presidents to ROMP -
Camberwell - Patrick Docherty, Nhill – Helen Teakle, Rochester – Heather Watson,
Traralgon Central – Warren McPherson, Warracknabeal – John Aitkin,
Horsham East – Pam Clarke.
We wish each of  them every success for their service journey and look forward to their support for the Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program.  “No myeloma patient is to live more than one hour from a myeloma support team”
By Peter Allen, Secretary, ROMP Committee, Rotary Club of Camberwell
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
Sunday6.50AM - 10AM10AM-1PM 
04-Jul-21Patty Laufenberg/Ian McMillanJosie Tramonte/Jo-Anne Tamlyn 
11-Jul-21Rob & Glenda DaviesFabienne Nichola/Chris Howell 
25-Jul-21Lyndon Joss/ Brenda InnesDavid Troon/Vijay Susarla 
01-Aug-21Murray Anderson/Michael BloodJohn Saunders/Jo-Anne Tamlyn 
08-Aug-21Ron Lear/Brenda InnesDavid Troon/ Volunteer Needed 
15-Aug-21Patty Laufenberg/ Steve ClarkeFabienne Nichola/Murray Andrs'n 
22-Aug-21Alan & Andrea LorenziniYvonne Wills/Volunteer needed 
29-Aug-21Michael Blood/Volunteer NeededDavid Troon/Vijay Susarla 
05-Sep-21Patty Laufenberg/ Maria WeichersNeil Hookey/Jo-Anne Tamlyn 
12-Sep-21KerryAnne Frost/Justine Paragreen2 Volunteers Needed 
19-Sep-21Peter Gray/Volunteer Needed2Volunteers Needed 
26-Sep-21Peter Pratt/Volunteer NeededYvonne Wills/Volunteer needed 
03-Oct-21Maria Weichers/Volunteer NeededGeorge de Souza/ Vol Needed 
10-Oct-21Irving Lenton/ John DeCarro  
17-Oct-21Patty Laufenberg  
24-Oct-21Patrick Docherty/  
31-Oct-21 Yvonne Wills/ 
07-Nov-21Maria Weichers/George de Souza/Jo-Anne Tamlyn 
21-Nov-21Patty Laufenberg/Fabienne Nichola/ 
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.

Our Rotary Club is indeed the Family Club!  Proud Mum and Club Member Justine and daughter Eloise were welcomed by all at last Wednesday's meeting at Conochie Hall, featuring our Guest Speaker District Governor Dale Hoy.Membership Chair David Baker was heard promoting the benefits of Rotary membership to baby Eloise suggesting in the interim she (and brother Harry) consider membership of Interact or Rotaract further down the track. Baby Eloise said...'she'll work on it.  Noted!

Upcoming Events
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Aug 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Hawthorn
Aug 14, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Aug 15, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting - Club Forum
Conochie Hall
Aug 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Conochie Hall
Aug 18, 2021 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Aug 22, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
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Aug 11, 2021
Early Childhood Development - [Chair - Pierre Kriegler]
Aug 18, 2021
Club Assembly - [Chair - Patrick Docherty]
Aug 25, 2021
Past Presidents Night - [Chair - John Oppy]
Sep 01, 2021
Indian Night - Depending on availability of Conochie Hall
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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August 3
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
August 9
Rob O'Reilly
August 13
Peter Pratt
August 17
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Judy Lear
August 3
Claire Sanders
August 29
Jon Oppy
Denise Oppy
August 1
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John Sanders
August 1, 1985
36 years
Patty Laufenberg
August 1, 2018
3 years
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