Volume 67 | Issue 8 |  29 August 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.


At our last meeting, Martin Coleman, Founder and CEO of Your Age Advantage provided us with an interesting insight of the obstacles experienced by older folks in employment and other settings. He outlined the stereotype attitudes, biases and false premises misinformed individuals adopt when making decisions when assessing the worthiness of mature workers. It was reassuring to know that Martin’s work is focussed on addressing this issue and provide an alternative, more positive view substantiated by authoritative research.

The findings he shared reinforced what we already know with many of our mature members
continuing to contribute to a wide range of the club’s activities and programs. Of those who may have physical limitations, their experiences and wisdom are valued by our members as they take up the role of mentoring less experienced members.

Also covered at the last meeting, was advice that the Board met last week with the highlight being the allocation of funds to Committees, which will now provide the impetus to execute prioritised initiatives. A brief outline of an examination of the recent member attendance was also provided.

In brief:
  • Thank you to Brenda Innes, Maria Wiechers, Patty Laufenberg and Yvonne Wills for volunteering for the Camberwell Sunday market
  • Please support the Hawthorn Makers Market on 4 September 2022
  • Register your interest please for the upcoming Camberwell Art Show Workshop 3 September 2022
  • If you haven’t yet registered for the Melbourne Rotary International Conference (RICON) 2023, please do so
Next week our guest speakers will be Lara Jeyaretnam, Steve Dunn and Siraj Perera. They will provide an overview of Sri Lanka’s economic collapse and the work they are doing to assist the most disadvantaged.

The United Nations recently expressed alarm about the likelihood of human rights abuses in the midst of power shortages, crippling fuel crisis and the economic collapse in Sri Lanka, as the country grapples with unprecedented political turmoil.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
This Week!

You are invited to join the team at the Rotary Club of Eltham as they host the Gala Opening of this year's Eltham Art Show.

The opening will take place at the Eltham Community & Reception Centre, Main Road, Eltham, at 9:30pm on Thursday 1st September.

Click the link below for tickets.


Adrian Campbell
We have been travelling through South Australia and the Northern Territory over the last month.
The iconic Daly Waters pub is a favourite watering and traveller entertainment hole in NT - about 2,400 kms north of Adelaide, and 600 kms south of Darwin. They are famous for their "Beef & Barra" signature meal, and also country & western live entertainment.
Travellers have a particular custom here of leaving behind a memento or a message in the pub - invited & attached anywhere inside - whether it is tee shirts, socks, underwear, number plates, souvenirs, baseball caps etc
You will be pleased to know that the Myeloma cause is now front and centre in this famous pub - I know this as a fact ( and the pictures will support this ) - because it cost me my myeloma 38Mate tee shirt !
Great to know that now the myeloma cause and awareness will live on in this wonderful pub (that welcomes hundreds of different travellers everyday).
If you have a good yarn from your travels this year we would love to hear about it. Be sure to send through a short story and some photos to Kieran to include in the next Bulletin!
The ROMP August Forum | This Tuesday
Paul Harris in Regional Victoria
This is your invitation to share the good news for regional myeloma communities that is now unfolding - nurses’ scholarships, Rotary recognition for regional cancer centres… and more.

The ROMP Forum is open to all who are keen to support people living with myeloma
 and other blood cancers in their own communities.
7.30 PM Tuesday 30th August via ZOOM   
Thank You | More Groceries Needed
Our club recently received a "HUGE THANK YOU" for our Groceries for Refugees collections. During lockdown 2021, ASRC provided food for 1000 people, half of them children! Steve Clarke and Richard O'Brien are happy to pick up grocery donations from members homes.
Here’s a list of items most needed:
Tuna in oil 400g | Tinned tomatoes 400g |
Honey small bottles | Raw unsalted nuts |
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 |Disposable razors |
Shampoo and conditioner | Laundry power max 1kg |
Dishwashing liquid 1 litre
Early Registrations for RICON 2023 in Melbourne close 15th December - Register Today!
RICON will give you the opportunity to experience some terrific events to connect with fellow Rotarians from across the globe. This week we are featuring:

Night at the Museum
Our fabulous welcome cultural event will be the chance to catch up with fellow Rotarians at one of Melbourne’s iconic venues – The Melbourne Museum. Experience the many exhibits to gain an understanding of Melbourne’s culture, including the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and The Melbourne Story featuring Australia’s most famous horse and hero of the depression, Phar Lap whilst enjoying our special Victorian food and beverage offerings.
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 31, 2022
Bridging Lanka (Joint presentation)

Chairperson: Michelle Critchley TBC

This organisation coordinates a number of projects that aims to assist vulnerable communities and families in Sri Lanka to develop livelihoods, recover from conflict and trauma and enhance their capacity to develop and sustain self-managed micro-enterprises.

Sep 07, 2022
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Camberwell Sunday Market  | September Roster

Upcoming Events
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Aug 28, 2022
6:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Aug 31, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Art Show Workshop
Haven Rooftop Meeting Room
Sep 03, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Sep 04, 2022
6:50 AM - 1:00 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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Please send your contributions or any general feedback to your 2022-2023 RCC Bulletin Editor Kieran Healy (