Volume 66 Issue 3                                                   14th July 2021
President  Patrick's Musing 14th  July 2021
Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 
2 weeks into the Presidency and I’m really enjoying the role and very happy for this opportunity. Thank you to our hard working members for their support and robust feedback
Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting, the last 2 weeks we have been very fortunate to start the Rotary year with 2 well accomplished speakers on interesting topics. Keep up the good work John Walmsley our new speaker program/co ordinator. If any member knows an interesting speaker please reach out to John
It was terrific to see Justine back at the club and it was great to also see 7 members on Zoom.
The Art show has been live online since last Saturday, and the sales numbers as of last Wednesday 14th were over $40,000 in sales, we need to keep spreading the word with friends ,family and colleagues to make sure the next 2 weeks will be successful ….if you need any more DL flyers ,A4 leaflets or an electronic copy please reach out to Andrew Hunter 
 As we grapple with another lockdown Unfortunately the Art Show Sponsors night has been cancelled for next week, stay tuned for what will happen next Wednesday
SAVE THE DATE – 28th July is the PP night, our first partners night for the year, I encourage you to make an effort and attend so we can thank Murray for a fantastic year, the plan at this stage is to get Spitting image to cater
Next week we will be having our first Board meeting for this Rotary year, everyone is welcome to attend
That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary and Stay safe
Patrick Docherty 
Member since 2010 
The Rotary Leadership Institute
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.
This four-part program is now available online.
Part 1 & 2:
Growing and strengthening Clubs through developing a Plan for the future of your Club.
Looking at Rotary Leadership through examining the styles and characteristics of great leaders.
Becoming a confident Club President or another club leader through understanding the roles and responsibilities and characteristics of effective and happy teams.
Part 3:  Focussing and Increasing Humanitarian Service whilst learning more about The Avenues of Service and The Rotary Foundation.
Part 4: Enhancing Public Image and Awareness of Rotary and Sharing and promoting what we do
The next Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducted on the following dates:
Part 1 and 2 on Sunday the 8 August at 11am and will run for one and a half hours.
Part 3 on Sunday the 15 August at 11am for one hour
Part 4 on Sunday the 22 August at 11am for one hour
To register you need to email Jane Pennington by Friday 30 July. There is a limit of 20 people for each program.
Thank you letter from Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Thank you letter from Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Thanks Steve Clark and Richard O’Brien for collecting the donations from Camberwell Rotary members and friends
Keep up the good work RC Camberwell = people of action helping people in need
Dear Rotary Friends
Thank you for your generous donation to the ASRC Foodbank.
Our Foodbank operates as a free grocery store for people seeking asylum who live in our community. The ASRC Foodbank's unique model enables people to choose their own items, providing access with dignity to food they can’t afford to buy. With your support, we provide food to approximately 700 people each week, most of whom rely on us as their sole source of food. Many of these people are denied the right to work and earn an income, while others receive insufficient income to cover their basic needs.
Giving food is the most immediate and tangible way to support people seeking asylum, and your generosity inspires us. The majority of all groceries and material aid is donated by generous supporters just like you. We can’t operate our programs without your compassionate contribution.
Thank you once again for your support and generosity. It truly is invaluable.
Karen and the Foodbank team.
Karen Quist
Food & Goods Donations Coordinator
Groceries for Asylum Seekers
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 
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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  
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31-Oct-21 Yvonne Wills/ 
07-Nov-21Maria Weichers/George de Souza/Jo-Anne Tamlyn 
21-Nov-21Patty Laufenberg/Fabienne Nichola/ 
2021 Camberwell Art Show
OnLine Art Show

Opens On Line
Saturday 10th July at 9.30am

Featuring over 1000 paintings from many of Australia’s top artists including galleries Without Pier, Jenny Pihan Fine Art and SHOWCASE ART GALLERY.

With a wide range of mediums, genre, sizes and a price range to suit every pocket.

 Bairnsdale Cluster Project 31st July/1st August

Good Afternoon

I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing to you all today in a last bd effort to get a project done that our Cluster has been working on for over 12 months.

Working with the East Gippsland Rotary Clubs and Landcare we would like to achieve the planting of 7000 trees over the weekend of 31st July/1st August.

Due to the last Covid 19 lockdown our initial planting date has been and gone. We are running out of time to get these trees into the ground.

I ask if you could kindly extend an invitation to your members to join us at this wonderful project.  

I do apologise for the very late notice but I am not prepared to cancel the project. As Victorians are free to travel many of our initial volunteers have taken the opportunity to travel interstate so I am seeking more volunteers.

The goal of this project was to plant as many trees as possible over a weekend, to inject much needed income into these towns who during covid have seen very few holiday makers and of course enjoy the fellowship of fellow Rotarians. Peter Sindrey, President of Lakes Entrance Rotary has worked tirelessly to make this project happen and it is up to us to ensure we see the project through.

Ideally I would like to confirm our numbers to Peter no later than Monday next week 31st July/1st August:

  • Rotarians and or friends of Rotarians to book their own accommodation. We will be based in Bairnsdale. A variety of accommodation is available.
  • Lunch will be provided on both the Saturday and the Sunday, buses will transport our volunteers out to 4 properties
  • A function will be organised at the Bairnsdale RSL for Saturday night 31st August
  • We encourage our volunteers to bring basic gardening tools,. (gloves, hand tools, spades, rakes, picks etc..)
  • Good footwear is essential
  • Wet weather gear.

If you have any members interested in attending or need more information,  please do not hesitate to contact me: 

Donna Martin, Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club

0437 177 031


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