Volume 66 Issue 22                                                 24th November 2021

Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 

It was great to be back at HQ for the AGM and enjoy some fellowship as we dined to the culinary delights provided by Spitting image

The club is pleased to announce the AGM was successfully conducted and the following positions have been ratified commencing next Rotary year

President Elect – The kid from Calcutta George de Souza.

Secretarycurrently still an opportunity for a member to take on this role

Treasurer – George de Souza

Membership Chair – David Baker

Fellowship chair – Teresa Molella

International Chair – Tim Landsberg


Dates for your Diary

Christmas party celebrations have been organised for Wednesday 15th December and you need to book and pay $50 online via the club website, placing are filling so be quick to avoid missing out, it promises to be a gala celebration with high quality entertainment.

Hawthorn Makers market – Christmas bonanza market is scheduled for Sunday 5th December, it promises to be a market not to be missed, please make an effort to bring some cash and support our market stall holders.

Bunnings Hawthorn – have invited the RCC to display our wares on Thursday 9th December between 6pm – 8pm, they will set up a table in the main area and we can sell our Christmas cakes, cook book & chat to potential members , anyone who is free for this evening please let me or Kerry Anne know ASAP.

That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary, let’s keep connecting & be kind to one another.

Patrick Docherty 

Member since 2010 

Patrick Docherty
President 2021-2022
Upcoming Events
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Nov 28, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Dec 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Dec 05, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Dec 05, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Dec 01, 2021 6:30 PM
Rotary Sponsorship of Mens Sheds - Chair - Ron Lear)
Dec 08, 2021
Life of a MICA Paramedic - (Chair - TBA) [Zoom OK]
Dec 15, 2021 7:00 PM
Christmas Party & Past President's Night
View entire list
ClubRunner Mobile
Camberwell Rotary Road Trip
ROMP Hits the Roads of regional Victoria
Members of the Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP), a centenary project of our Club, has been busy on the road this week. 
With restrictions eased, it was an opportunity to hit the road for some fellowship & to meet new and existing supporters of this award winning initiative.
Peter Allen, Adrian Campbell, and Jim & Trish O'Hara presented at both the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk (Bendigo) and the Rotary Club of Wodonga West.
They were warmly received by both Clubs, as the team sought to engage these local Rotary clubs to help support the myeloma communities in their cities.
When Rotarians meet, good things happen.
The Eaglehawk Club have offered their venue to enable the Myeloma Aust support group to meet in Bendigo - which means the specialty myeloma nurses can help those local people living with this incurable blood cancer on a regular basis.
The Wodonga West Club was recently approached by our new ROMP member George De Souza to join our outreach program - and it was great to engage with them and seek their support in person.
We all know the power of one Rotary Club - but when many clubs join forces for the common good, there is a remarkable outcome in the community.
The ROMP monthly Forum ìs on this Tuesday night 30th Nov at 7.30pm - so tune in & join (by zoom) all our regional Rotary Club members right across Victoria to get the last update for 2021.
20,000 Australians live with Myeloma - an incurable blood cancer.
Support our Club inspired Myeloma Outreach program.
Picture 1 - Peter Allen with members of the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk (Bendigo)
Picture 2 - ROMP team of Jim & Trish O'Hara, Adrian Campbell and Peter Allen at the Silo Art - Colbinabbin near Bendigo
Picture 3 - Trish, Peter, Adrian and Jim at the Wodonga West Rotary meeting this week

Presentation of Rotary new member - Michelle Critchley 
New member Michelle Critchley has finally made it! Although inducted via Zoom way back on September 8, last Wednesday's first post-Covid physical Club Meeting was also the first opportunity for President Patrick to present Michelle with her new member collateral including her Rotary lapel pin and Dinner Badge. It was a great occasion for Michelle and the Club and we wish her many happy years of community service and enjoyment. Michelle is Director of Corporate Services at the not for profit  Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. She has a research background in industrial based projects across nanotechnology, advanced materials, microbial corosion and bio-energy. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Intellectual Property Law.
Yarra Bank Reserve Children's Playground Opening 
It's officially the Yarra Bank Reserve playground and has been brought back to life thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Camberwell, Canterbury, Glenferrie and Hawthorn with the generous support of the Rotary Foundation. And it marks the Centenary year of Rotary in Australia. The superceded playground equipment was packed up by Rotarians and is now on its way to Nepal where it will be restored and installed in a Nepalese community by the Rotary Club of Kathmandu. The'fun of the fair' atmosphere finally came to fruition after several 'on-off, on-off' cancelled openings due to Covid restrictions. And what a day it was. From 'ankle biters' to grandparents, it was a kids' (and adults) paradise with a touch of mayhem, magic, popcorn and a sausage sizzle. The Park was opened by City of Boroondara Mayor Garry Thompson and Rotary District 9800 Governor, Dale Hoy. The new Playground sculpture was designed by world renowned play equipment artist Benjamin Gilbert of Agency Sculpture and features an interactive sculpture that they say ...'will capture the spirit of place of this beautiful park'.  Camberwell Rotarian Teresa Mollela and Past President Murray Anderson have been the driving force behind our Club's support for the project with Past President Geoff McCormick having lent his support right at the start. Well done all! .
Have You Heard!!!!!
Team Vista Christmas Cards.
This year we have an assortment of Christmas cards available for that "difficult to buy for" family member.
They are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $250. The idea is that you buy, for example a $5 stationary set for a child in Team Vista and give the gift card to someone. $10 is a football or basketball etc.
I will bring the cards along to our next meeting.
Don't forget the Camberwell Rotary Cookbook which is also a wonderful gift to give. ($20)
Bunnings Hawthorn are giving all BBQ clubs the opportunity to promote and sell on Thursday 9th December from 6-8pm. Books, cards and Christmas Cakes will be on sale at the store. Bunnings have been very generous in giving us some extra BBQ days. Our last on, November 14th we took in $1900!
Container to Tanzania
Finally it has left our shores! Will arrive in Dar at the end of December, filled to the brim with school desks and chairs and medical supplies.
Camberwell Sunday Market Roster @ 25 Nov 2021
Thank you all for your responses at our recent meeting.
As you can see, I still need three (3) volunteers for the 26 December, which I know is difficult. If you have any chance at all of doing a three hour stint on this day, please let me know as soon as possible.
I have also marked other days in January where I have a shortfall, once again please check your diaries and let me know your availability.
Thank you for your ongoing support for this important Rotary community program, and important fund raiser for our Club.
Jo-Anne Tamlyn, Camberwell Sunday Market Roster Coordinator 
The Master of Ceremonies needs your Help!
As you know, the Master of Ceremonies uses ClubRunner-generated data to celebrate birthdays (member and spouse/partner), wedding anniversaries, years in Rotary etc at the first meeting of each month.
But there is so much more that is not recorded in the database! Birth of children and grandchildren, moving house, a promotion, a new car, marriages of children - indeed any important (or funny) event is worth sharing.
So please, before the first meeting of each month, shoot the Master of Ceremonies an email with any and all important milestones, achievements and events so they can be shared and appreciated by the whole membership.
Murray Anderson, Master of Ceremonies 2021-2022
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Hookey
November 5
Andrew Hunter
November 9
Gordon Duxbury
November 13
Don Jago
November 23
Phil Young
November 23
Geoff McCormick
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Loftus
November 2
Hong Sa-Ngam
November 9
Angela Pane
November 15
Julie Walmsley
November 26
Richard Gray
Helen Gray
November 25
Join Date
Kemi Shobowale
November 6, 2019
2 years
Patrick Docherty
November 24, 2010
11 years
Please send your contributions or any general feedback to your 2021-2022 RCC Bulletin Editor Kemi Shombowale (