Volume 66 Issue 18                                                  25th May 2022
President Patrick's Musings
Rotary friends and friends of Rotary
When you serve to change lives, your actions today can help extend the lives of others.
Thank you to Art Show Chairman Murray Anderson and the Art Show committee for bringing together the sponsors who are making a valuable contribution to our club.
The sponsor evening was a great success with a real sense of excitement back at Conchie Hall with 56 people enjoying good food & fellowship
It was great to welcome new member Andy Chappell & wife Sandy to our club last week
I received an email from Irving Lenton letting me know he has ongoing medical conditions he needs to deal with and has resigned from the club effective immediately
  • Next week 1st June fellowship evening The Garden State Hotel
    101 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC 3000, 6.30 start for a 2 course dinner, there are only a couple of spots left , so contact Anne Murphy if interested
  • Important upcoming dates
  • ART Show roster needs to be completed by EVERYONE ASAP
  • Tuesday 21st June & Wednesday 22nd June – important dates to hang painting for the Art Show – help needed – contact David Troon
  • Wednesday 7th July Club Changeover @ Amora – look out for booking details
  • New member induction for Trish O’Hara has been scheduled for Wednesday the 15th June
Have a good week in Rotary
Patrick Docherty
Member since 2010 
Patrick Docherty
President 2021-2022
Upcoming Events
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Hawthorn
May 28, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
May 29, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Fellowship Meeting - The Garden State Hotel
The Garden State Hotel
Jun 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Jun 05, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
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Jun 01, 2022 6:30 PM
Fellowship Night - (Organiser - Anne Murphy)
Jun 08, 2022 6:30 PM
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute Cancer/Medical Research - ( Chair - TBA)
Jun 15, 2022 6:30 PM
Art Show Briefing at Conochie Hall
Jun 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Painting Hanging at Swinburne University
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RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network)
RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network)
is heading for it’s 1st Birthday on 16th June & our big gift will be a van!
From getting our warehouse keys until now it’s been a very exciting year!
RIMERN has been awarded a coveted Centenary of Rotary in Australia Grant for $25,000 from the wonderful Rotary Club of Balwyn to enable us to buy our own VAN!! This is the best news and we are so grateful to Rotary Balwyn for their generosity!
We’ll soon be swooping on more donated goods and supplying more orders… WOO HOO!
PLUS It’s our Birthday soon! …On 16th June 2022 RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network) will celebrate 12 months since moving in to our warehouse at 32-34 Lincoln Street East Brunswick, sharing space & costs with strategic partner Canard Solutions who are also significant donors of rehomeable goods for our project.
Nearly 12 months on, look at us now!
Fifteen member Rotary Clubs are now members supporting this Centenary of Rotary in Australia Community & Environmental Service project, collecting donated furniture, appliances and homewares and supplying them to people in need who have been referred by one of our sixteen welfare agency members.
So far we have supplied 101 orders, almost whole house lots of goods to 330 people at a greatly discounted/second hand value of around $128,558, supported by a growing team of 93 volunteers from member clubs Rotary Prahran, Albert Park, North Melbourne, Carlton, Canterbury, Camberwell, Chadstone/East Malvern, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Glenferrie, Flemington/Kensington, Central Melbourne, Melbourne, Pascoe Vale, Preston AND from wonderful community supporters, many who knew nothing about Rotary before they heard about RIMERN! 
The demand for RIMERN support is growing every week, with orders coming in from the 84 accredited Case Managers from our agency members and our need for quality stocks is growing urgently too.
We need help with stocking the warehouse now!
How can you help?
  1. We urgently need good quality stock, contemporary/modern & smaller furniture, appliances including fridges, washing machines, dryers, microwaves and all the basic small appliances, plain coloured linen, new/newish towels, bath mats, bedding (no marks, stains or tears), spotless inner spring mattresses & bases (none that need assembly please) in single, double or queen sizes, modern smaller sofas, arm chairs, dining tables, lowline TV units, bedside units, coffee & lamp tables, smaller book cases and modern lamps. 
For a full list of what we collect, what we don’t take & why, please refer to our facebook page
  1. We also need 2 new members of the Donated Goods team, currently a wonderful team of 4 captained by Rotary Canterbury’s Gilly Swinnerton, comprising Rotarians Heather Harris (Pascoe Vale), Joan Luscak (Glen Eira) and donor/community supporter Ros Pach.
    Someone who can work from home by phone and email, to contact Op Shops in our catchment areas of the cities of Stonnington, Glen Eira, Port Phillip, Melbourne, Yarra, Darebin, Moreland and surrounds, to introduce RIMERN (what we do, what we need, how we can collect the goods or receive then in the warehouse) so that rather than turn away furniture, electrical goods and other items that they may not usually sell, they can redirect the donation to us.
    Someone who is good at sales & cold calling who can target major furniture retailers who may have seconds, returns or trade ins that could be suitable for our needs, to introduce RIMERN & build a relationship that directs their surplus to us.

    This is a one by one approach, requiring research, persistence, meeting them face to face, maybe hosting their community service or Corporate Social Responsibility coordinator to our warehouse…. It’ll be challenging but SO rewarding if we can get our foot in the door of a couple!
If you can help with any of the above, please email
Our warehouse team, could do with some regular help from fit & fun people who can move furniture selected for orders into the dispatch area & ensure that all orders are complete.
CAN ANYONE FROM CAMBERWELL HELP WITH THIS? If so please contact Susan Robb ( to be rostered on
Volunteering at RIMERN changes lives, it’s local, it’s flexible & most importantly FUN! If you haven’t been yet, please put your hand up, if you have been, please go again.
The need for our help is growing and RIMERN is a way that we can make a difference at minimal cost.
Andy Chappell Induction / Art Show Sponsor night
It was indeed a lovely night for Rotarians. We had to great events in one night.
Teddies For Tanzania
Hi all if you missed out on adoption a teddy … never fear as I will bring some more into meetings over the next few weeks. The teddys came from Kurrajong North Richmond Rotary Club whose ladies knitted them for Interplast which is an NGO that sends volunteer doctors and pediatricians to third work countries and takes the teddies for the children. The teddies will go to the children at St Joseph’s Hospital.
They are $50 each . Your teddy will go to a specific child.
So far 14 teddies were adopted ready for distribution. There are so many more teddies waiting for adoption. You can also purchase for family and friends .
If you prefer to make a contribution please send $50 to
Team Vista Ltd
Bsb 035-006
Account 340823
I will then write your name on a child’s card for you.
Thank you so much
Kerry Anne
International Convention 27-31 May 2023 Melbourne- Australia
Camberwell Sunday Market Roster 2022
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Allen OAM
May 3
Gary Goldsmith
May 5
Ian McMillan
May 5
John de Carro
May 9
Steve Clarke
May 9
Michelle Critchley
May 10
Anita Bejerano
May 17
Michele Bucoy
May 17
Teresa Molella
May 18
Geoff Heath
May 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jo Troon
May 13
Join Date
Annie Murphy
May 1, 1990
32 years
John Steven
May 1, 1979
43 years
Neil Hookey
May 1, 1989
33 years
Kerry Anne Frost
May 11, 2015
7 years
Ian McMillan
May 18, 2010
12 years
Fabienne Nichola
May 28, 2008
14 years
Joe Yeh
May 29, 2019
3 years
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