Volume 67 | Issue 29 | 27 February 2023

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.


Our thoughts are with our New Zealand friends recently impacted by cyclone Gabrielle. RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) has set up a disaster recovery appeal. There are now three main RAWCS appeals addressing recent disasters:

Türkiye and Syria earthquake -
Last week’s guest speaker was Alick Osborne. Alick is a Rotarian and past president of the Chadstone East Malvern Rotary Club. He is also the CEO of Seasol International Pty Ltd. It was an insightful presentation of how regenerative farming techniques maintains and protects our soil’s health. He outlined the vital role of the soil carbon produced by plants. Adopting degenerative farming methods essentially promote the biodiversity of plants thereby reducing surface heat, improve water retention and contributes to the health of farming land ecosystem. These principles may be equally applied to suburban parks and gardens.
A reminder of a number of key dates in March starting with the Hawthorn Makers Market and the Myeloma 38Mate walk on Sunday 5 March; the next is the Camp Getaway weekend from Friday 17 March, and the Volunteer Expo on Thursday 23 March. Details of these events are or will be published in the Bulletin.
Thank you to Justine Paragreen for coordinating 10 of her work colleagues to assist at RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network).
Also, thanks to David Troon, Nick Pane, Kieran Healy and George de Souza for assisting at the last Camberwell Sunday Market.
Next week, the guest speaker will be Keith Heale on the topic of ‘Electric Vehicles’. I’m sure this will be a topic we will all learn a lot from.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Camberwell Rotary needs more Volunteers!

To do good in the world, we rely on our Club Members to help with our fundraising projects and help with our various charitable projects. Think of the Camberwell Art Show, the Camberwell Sunday Market, the Hawthorn Makers Market, Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network, Camp Getaway, even Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds.

And wouldn't it be great if new could engage some non-Rotarians to help us? They may even eventually become new Members!

Well, the City of Boroondara is holding the Boroondara Volunteer Expo on Wednesday 22 March at the Hawthorn Town Hall from 12pm - 6pm and President Fabienne has agreed to have a table at the Expo to attract new volunteers.

ESRAG Environment Action Summit
Pre-Convention May 25 2023
This year ahead of RICON, ESRAG has organised an Environment Action Summit on Thursday, 25 May. This is to be held in the CBD and will feature leading environmental keynote speakers including Professor David Karoly, an internationally recognised expert on climate change and climate variability and Patrick McCafferty, Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water and Chair of the Thriving Communities Partnership. The Summit will also showcase a number of outstanding Rotary environmental projects.
Delegates will be invited to meet in breakout groups to develop practical ideas for Rotary club and district environmental projects. These ideas for projects will be collated into environmental action guides and made available to Rotary clubs and districts worldwide. The summit is not just for overseas delegates to RICON, as we live nearby all Melbourne Rotarians can attend.
Come and learn and share some of the innovative projects of your club and district with other delegates.


38mate Club Walk for Myeloma | 5th March 2023

Hawthorn Makers Market

All Club members can join our Hawthorn Makers Market team at Hawthorn Town Hall on Sunday 5th March - it's the second highest fundraising vehicle the Club has & involves over 60 stallholders promoting their craft - please support it - and also participate in a leisurely walk down Glenferrie Rd at 11am to raise awareness for those living with myeloma.
You can register to walk on the myeloma website for $20 per person - - follow the 38mate prompts, to "Hawthorn Vic Walk"
Both maroon and white TEAM MYELOMA tees are available here as well in most sizes ($30 ) and white 38mate baseball caps ($25) - but please order before 24th Feb to ensure delivery before the walk on 5th March.
We will bring extra caps and tees to the market stall to purchase on the day - to ensure you can kit out to help build myeloma awareness during the walk.
All families and pooches are welcome - as well as all Rotarians.
It also coincides with the Glenferrie Festival Day on 5th March - so there will be road closures along this section of Glenferrie Rd to open it up for the festival and other community stallholders - expect music and good food options as well - so arrive early to secure any parking or come by train.
Be there or be square - let's hope for a good sunny day.
All other queries - contact Adrian on 0431 146 530
Register now for the virtual Global Peace Conference on 4 March!
Do you care deeply about your community and are looking for ideas to bring about positive change?
​​​Join us on 4 March 2023 for the third 24-hour online Global Peace Conference: an exciting, interactive convergence of thought-provokers, peacebuilders and everyday people building peace in their spheres of influence. 
​​The theme of this year’s conference is “Strengthening Our Peacebuilding Community”. This theme is an extension of our desire to connect our planet with people power, towards a peaceful and just existence for all. This year’s 24-hour conference has programming in four global geographical regions, with plenaries and skill-building sessions, covering all time zones across the globe and enabling anyone, anywhere, to participate.
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.
Rotary Peace Fellows use their training to amplify their work at the local, regional, or global level. Clubs and districts can partner with them on peacebuilding initiatives before, during, and after their fellowships.

But we need your help finding candidates. Rotary and Rotaract members can get involved by:
Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation.
Camberwell Magpies Annual Golf Day | 3rd March 2023

The Camberwell Magpies Annual Golf day is fast approaching.

Box Hill Golf Club, who are hosting the event, require our numbers several weeks in advance, so don't miss your chance to book a spot.

Costs below:

  • $110 Single Player
  • $400 Group Four
  • $750 Hole Sponsor (Includes Group Four)

18 holes of Golf, raffle prizes and a complimentary BBQ Dinner on the 19th. We look forward to seeing you on the green.

Melbourne Celtic Festival | 17th March 2023
This great day of music, from 1pm to 10pm is happening on 17 March at the Seafarers Mission in Docklands, and Rotarian, Sue Foley's band, Bhan Tre, is performing at 9pm.
The event raises money for Rotary Mental health programs through Australian Rotary Health and Foundation.
If you just can’t get there you may still like to get some raffle tickets or just make a donation to this very worthy cause.
If you have any questions please call Sue on 0418 557 751
Hope to see you there and please share with your friends and family!
Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Mar 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Mar 05, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Mar 05, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
38mate Club Walk for Myeloma
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Mar 05, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Mar 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Mar 12, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Mar 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Mar 15, 2023
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Working Bee @ Camp Getaway
Camp Getaway
Mar 17, 2023 5:00 PM –
Mar 19, 2023 1:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Mar 19, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kemi Shobowale
February 20
Adrian Campbell
March 16
Lyndon Joss
March 21
Patty Laufenberg
March 30
Spouse Birthdays
Suzanne Mullins
February 20
Joanne Docherty
March 15
Denise Oppy
March 24
Heather Heath
March 31
Nick Pane
Angela Pane
February 1
Graeme Hope
Sue Hope
February 2
Pierre Kriegler
Lil Kriegler
February 16
John Walmsley
Julie Walmsley
February 19
Michael Blood
Bernadette Blood
March 17
Warwick Heil
Liz Heil
March 24
Join Date
Don Jago OAM
February 1, 1990
33 years
Frank Leigh
February 1, 1978
45 years
Maria Wiechers
February 20, 2019
4 years
Nick Pane
February 20, 2008
15 years
Gary Goldsmith
March 1, 1987
36 years
Richard O'Brien
March 1, 1995
28 years
Robert Davies
March 1, 1990
33 years
David Troon
March 3, 2021
2 years
Sue Gray
March 11, 2015
8 years
Tim Landsberg
March 13, 2002
21 years
Warwick Heil
March 22, 2006
17 years
Yvonne Wills
March 31, 2021
2 years
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