Volume 67 | Issue 17 |  31 October 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.


Last week’s meeting was a very busy one. It was a great pleasure to induct two new members, Brett Campbell and Nav Muniratha. They impressed us with their impeccable character, willingness to contribute and the professional experience. Congratulations to both of them.
Don Jago introduced two guests, Norberto Soarez da Cruz, a Royce Abbey scholarship recipient and Father Frank Hennessy who is hosting him. Norberto presented the President with a traditional gift. In turn he was presented with an Alumni Royce Abbey Scholarship badge.
The Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP) announced that Felicity Hamley-Harrison is the first to receive a regional nursing ROMP scholarship. Congratulations to a worthy candidate who, once this additional training is completed, will provide specialised support to regional myeloma patients. Many thanks for the efforts and commitment of the Myeloma Foundation team.
Kieran Healy presented his Member Behind the Badge providing members a better understanding of his background and an overview of his professional and personal experiences. Members were delighted to hear his combined interest and career in overseas travel, particularly given it’s been on hold for us over the past couple of years or so.
We contributed the proceeds of our weekly raffle to the End Polio Program to commemorate the End Polio Day on 24 October.
We were saddened to hear that Helen Gray suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall at home about a week ago. Our best wishes to Helen for a quick recovery.
Thank you to all those who participated in the last Saturday’s Bunnings sausage sizzle. Although the weather was unkind, the day was a success thanks to the support of local tradies from construction sites close by. Special thanks to new members Paul Casha and Nadia Hamilton assisting with the setup, ably led by Kerry Anne Frost.
Also, thanks to Jeevan Vasimalla, Nadia Hamilton and Steve Clarke for assisting at the Camberwell Sunday market.
Next week’s meeting will be a Melbourne Cup Cocktail celebration at the Box Hill Golf Club rooftop. We will also be celebrating the club’s 66th anniversary.
Hope to see you there.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23

Timor Rotary Consortium - Update 

Greetings Fellow Consortium Members and Supporters,

We are now able to report that a very successful visit to Timor-Leste has been completed on behalf of the Consortium to view the progress made over the past two years on this Project. 

We are very happy to welcome Nav and Brett to the Rotary Club of Camberwell. Both are extremely impressive new members and we look forward to their fellowship, efforts and support, together in Rotary.

Sunday Market Roster in November

A big thank you to George De Souza, Patrick Docherty, Fabienne Nichola, Paul Casha, Alan Lorenzini, Brenda Innes, Rob and Glenda Davies, Patty Laufenberg, Maria Wiechers, Yvonne Wills, Peter Pratt, Jeevan Vasimalla, Steve Clarke, Nadia Hamilton, Michael Blood, John Walmsley and Ian Brown (Justine’s Dad) who undertook shifts in October, especially those who volunteered for a successive monthly shift or an additional shift to overcome the
shortfall in members’ availability. Included also is Richard Gray who readily stepped in for
the final weekend but had to cancel due to Helen’s injury and surgery. A special thank you
to John Walmsley for replacing Richard at very short notice.
Bunnings BBQ Champions
Thank you for your fantastic effort last Saturday. Our total profit was around $2000!! We certainly had two "A" teams -with Murray, George and Andrew on the BBQ, servers Paul, Yvonne, Fabienne, Gary, Teresa, Michelle, and Nadia.
Although it started off a little slow, it certainly moved along and by 12.00 we needed to race off (thank you Teresa) and get more bread. It is always a fun event where we have the opportunity to engage with the public.
Thank you also to our 'onioneers' -Kerry Anne, Murray and Lindy, Teresa and Patty - the tantalizing smell of BBQ wafted up into Bunnings Store all day.
Our next BBQ is planned for November 12th. Looking for a Team Captain to help set up this last one for the year.
Your Help Needed This Weekend
Volunteers are required for the Nov 6 market - please click on link below to register.
30th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast
Guest Speaker - Jeroen Weimar
A Journey of Leadership and Self-Transformation
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022
7:15am for 7:30-9:00am
The RACV City Club
Tickets are $75 per head or $700 for a table of 10
RSVP by Monday 14th November 2022
For more information contact Elias Lebbos
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Nov 02, 2022
Nov 09, 2022
My Reflections of Camberwell Rotary & Oppy Heat Treatment
Nov 16, 2022
Food Bank Victoria
Nov 23, 2022
Brain and Hearing Health
Nov 30, 2022
Annual General Meeting
Dec 07, 2022
Fear of Flying
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Upcoming Events
Club Fellowship Meeting - Melbourne Cup
The Deck, Box Hill RSL
Nov 02, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Nov 06, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Hawthorn
Nov 12, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Nov 16, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Annual General Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 30, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Dec 04, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Dec 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Richard Gray
October 6
John Steven
October 24
Brenda Innes
October 26
Justine Paragreen
October 27
Neil Hookey
November 5
Andrew Hunter
November 9
Don Jago OAM
November 23
Phil Young
November 23
Geoff McCormick
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Joss
October 8
Audrey Steven
October 31
Hong Sa-Ngam
November 9
Angela Pane
November 15
Julie Walmsley
November 26
Geoff Heath
Heather Heath
October 28
Richard Gray
Helen Gray
November 25
Join Date
Pierre Kriegler
October 3, 1999
23 years
Michael Blood
October 4, 1976
46 years
Adrian Campbell
October 7, 2009
13 years
George de Souza
October 12, 2016
6 years
Andy Chappell
October 21, 2021
1 year
Phil Young
October 28, 2020
2 years
Kemi Shobowale
November 6, 2019
3 years
Patrick Docherty
November 24, 2010
12 years
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