Volume 67 | Issue 3 |  25 July 2022

We gather together on the traditional Lands of 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.
It was great to welcome back Don Jago and Andrew Hunter following a period of isolation due to Covid.
One could be forgiven to conclude that it was ‘all about me’ at our last club meeting, understandably as the speaker’s theme was ‘Introducing the President’. Having previously delivered a Member Behind the Badge some time ago and working with the same material, an attempt was made to mix up the standard details of life’s cycles with some left of centre fun facts. Members had to also endure some historical context of my personal background, one of my subjects of interest.
I encourage all members to take the opportunity to present their Member Behind the Badge. The presentation is inevitably unique and enables all members to learn a little more about you. It is an invaluable way to integrate into the club and often has the added bonus of starting conversations as you discover common threads with others.
Converting to a cashless bar proved to be reasonably harmless. Members adjusted well tapping their debit/credit card. This will now become the standard process eliminating another banking step.
After the club meeting, the first Board meeting met at my home, as the first step to encourage all monthly committee meetings to be home based. Unlike previous home meetings, catering is being kept very simple to minimise the effort on the host. There is one health warning - social conversations can continue well into the night.
Some discussion items at the Board meeting were:
  • The allocation of Committee Budgets
  • The planned RICON Club dinner on 29 May 2023
  • Increased number of Fellowship and Chairs’ off-site meetings
  • The development of a 3-year membership strategic plan
  • Canterbury Centre catering cost increase
Further details will be advised over the next two weeks or so. As with previous years, Minutes of the Board meeting as well as Chair Reports are available on the Club Runner website. Please note it will always be one month in arrears as Minutes are accepted at the following Board meeting.
Next week’s meeting is promising to be a great night. The theme is honouring our past presidents. Covid lockdown prevented this annual event taking place for the past two years. We will also be treated to Indian cuisine as well as a demonstration of Indian dance. Please register your loved ones to attend.
I look forward to seeing you all next week.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Support our Art Show Sponsors | Antique Roadshow
Our Sponsors are a vital part of a successful Camberwell Art Show, so it's important we support them wherever possible.
We are invited to attend an "Antiques Roadshow"-themed morning tea at 1306 High Street Malvern, Thursday 28 July at 10:30am.
If we can get a minimum of 12 members and guests to attend, they will donate $500 to the club.
2022 Camberwell Art Show Chair, Murray Anderson, has offered to coordinate the RSVPs.
RSVP by 26 July via email to:
2022 Camberwell Art Show - Swinburne Obligations
A major condition of our partnership with Swinburne for this year's art show was that our club will use our best endeavours to provide a minimum of five (5) introductions to organisations that may employ students for a full-time one-year Workplace Placement.
Art Show Chair, Murray Anderson, is now calling all members to ensure we meet this obligation. If you either currently work at an organisation who may need a workplace student, or knows through your network/friendship circles of such an organisation, please contact Murray.
Goods Needed for RIMERN
RIMERN is getting ready to assist a large number of refugee Ukranian families in the near future and need your help to ensure these families have everyday necessities.
Click through below to see the list of what is required.
Jo-Anne Tamlyn will be collecting donations at our weekly meeting.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Boost Confidence and Change Lives
We are calling out for donations of unwanted men’s and women’s clothes, shoes, accessories, toiletries, etc. Items will be used by those in need for job interviews, court appearances, etc.
Richard O'Brien will be collecting donations at our upcoming meeting. 
Winter clothing would be especially appreciated.
Past Presidents' Night
Wednesday 27th July | 6:00pm for 6:30pm | Canterbury Centre
Don't miss out on this annual tradition where we acknowledge and celebrate the contributions all our Past Presidents have made since the Club was established in 1956.
Enjoy scrumptious Indian cuisine and a special dance performance featuring 4 classical Indian dancers.
This one's a Partners' Night too!
Alan Lorenzini
Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as Rotary International President in the service organization’s 117-year existence on 1 July 2022.
During her one-year term, Jones will focus on building new relationships and establishing collaborations with organizations that share Rotary’s commitment to driving impact through humanitarian service and to developing leaders around the globe. She has also made Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion a key part of her presidential platform.
“Diversity has long been one of our core values and continues to serve as a foundation for how we interact with each other and our communities,” said Jones. “I know that my experiences and perspective as a woman mean that I bring a different lens to how I see and approach opportunities and challenges for our organization. I hope to be a catalyst for similar opportunities for leaders from all backgrounds that comprise the global mosaic of our organization. We are stronger, more creative, and more effective when we ask for and leverage those diverse perspectives to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.”
National Tree Planting Day  | 31 July 2022
Come join us on Sunday 31 July 2022 for National Tree Planting Day coordinated by Rotary Melbourne.
The sites are likely to be in Clayton and Kensington.
Bring your gardening gloves and wear sturdy footwear! This is a great event to invite family and friends along to, so we can all make a meaningful difference, together.
To register interest please send an email to
and Peter Berg from Rotary Melbourne will be in touch with further details. 
Imagine What's Next
The Rotary International Convention is the perfect event to discover new opportunities through Rotary. Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Rod Laver arena, the conference will welcome thousands of fellow Rotarians from across the globe to our wonderful city.
This event is unmissable and now is the time to register to attend. 
Registrations are now open, with early registration pricing available until 15 December 2022.
Upcoming Events
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Jul 24, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Fellowship Meeting - Past Presidents Night
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Jul 27, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Jul 31, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - DG Visit
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Aug 03, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Camberwell Sunday Market Roster - July

Upcoming Speakers
Jul 27, 2022
Past Presidents Night - (Chair - TBA)
Aug 03, 2022
Servants Community Housing Progress in Challenging Times
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Mollie, whose husband, Bill, was President of our Club in 1980-81, turned 100 on 21st June. A magnificent achievement and something to celebrate, particularly for members who remember Mollie and Bill fondly.
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
Andy Chappell
July 20
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
26 years
Anita Bejerano
July 10, 2019
3 years
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