Volume 66 Issue 14                                                 20th April  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.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break and feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the next few months in the lead up to our Art Show.
It was terrific to induct Kieran Healy last Wednesday , Kieran has been working behind the scenes on social media for the Art Show the last 2 years. Kieran & Wife Carolyn have immediately started their Rotary journey with enthusiasm by volunteering at the Camberwell Sunday Market.
  • Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) – Walk in Solidarity:
  • On World Malaria Day – 30th April ‘22
  • Walk 4km for the thousands of lives lost every year to malaria and raise funds for RAM projects to eliminate malaria.
For more information and to register,

 Next week we have our very own member Dr. Michelle Critchley presenting on Covid Testing: What Goes on Behind the Scenes
Michelle has a research background in industrial-based projects across nanotechnology, advanced materials, microbial corrosion and bio-energy. Currently Michelle is Director Corporate Services, & overseas the finance, human resources and corporate governance components of ACPCC. She has a passion and commitment to ACPCC’s important work in preventing cancer and infectious diseases and saving lives.
Did you know- Hawthorn Makers Market is next Sunday 1st May, start getting your schedule organised so you can at least pop into the market and support the Market committee and stall holders
Did you know - ART Show Chairman Murray Anderson has set a Sponsorship partner target of $50,000, The sponsorship commitments have recently increased to $34,250, we are getting closer to our desired target, however we still need to be .
actively looking for opportunities, so please keep connecting with your network for more sponsor opportunities.
The Board recently met, and I’m pleased to let everyone know
  • Our R100 Myeloma project will continue doing its valuable work in the community as Seed funding has been approved to commence the process of establishing the Robert Moran Nurses Scholarship
  • New member nomination for Andy Chappell has been approved and David Baker’s membership committee will be organising his induction in May
For our motor enthusiast the annual Maling Road Auto classico – Sunday 15th May’22:
  • 300 + Modern and exotic cars displayed
  • Maling Road Shopping Precinct from 10AM
Have a good week in Rotary
Patrick Docherty
Member since 2010 
Patrick Docherty
President 2021-2022
Upcoming Events
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Apr 24, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Apr 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
May 01, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
May 01, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Apr 27, 2022 6:30 PM
Covid Testing: What Goes on Behind the Scenes - (Chair - Chris Carra)
May 04, 2022 6:30 PM
Rotary Passport Clubs and WASH Training in Baguia, Timor Leste - [Chair - Don Jago]
May 11, 2022 6:30 PM
Update on Team Vista, Tanzania - (Chair - Lyndon Joss)
May 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute Cancer/Medical Research - ( Chair - Peter Allen)
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Have you ever contemplated taking up the guitar? Or are you are already accomplished in the art of strumming? Either way, you’ll probably know the ‘May’ family name. As in Maton Guitars. Internationally renowned. Sought after and played by the very best in the business. A Melbourne business just around the corner in Box Hill South.
On the 30th March, 2020, Vera May sadly passed away at the age of 102 years. (see picture taken in 2017). The passing of Vera May has reminded long-serving Club members of the contribution both Bill and Vera made to the Rotary Club of Camberwell. Bill was inducted into our Club in May, 1965, nine years after the Charter of our Club. Both Bill and Vera became an integral part of the Club’s formative years- especially in establishing the Club’s new Art Show.
 Bill was inducted as President 1978-79 and in that year inducted Richard Gray into the Club. In recognition of his impressive service record, Bill was presented with a Paul Harris Award.
Looking back on Bill’s business career – he was a top musician.  In fact, in the 1950’s and 1960’s he was a ‘Slack’ Guitarist in the well-known Graeme Bell Dixieland Band. Bill May (1915-1993), luthier, completed an apprenticeship in cabinetmaking and taught woodwork before founding Mayton Stringed Instruments and Repairs in the early 1940s. His brother Reg soon joined him as a full time guitar maker and the pair established the Maton Musical Instruments Company in 1946… in his garage! ,
Vera May was the matriarch of the Maton business and was a constant influence from 1954 until her retirement in 1987. She organised the administrative and financial aspects, while Bill built the guitars.
The husband and wife team were an inspiration to many in the music industry due to their passion for the business, great customer service, and for creating a family feeling amongst their employees.
Maton Guitars moved from Bill’s home to a factory in Canterbury Road, Canterbury, a short distance from the Canterbury Centre.  Over time, the successful business continued to expand. It moved to larger premises in Box Hill South, opposite Bunnings.   A couple of years ago some of our Club members visited the premises. The Company is run by Bill’s daughter Linda and son-law, Neville Kitchen. Unfortunately, Bill passed away in 1993.  
Looking back on Vera’s life, she was a great asset to her husband Bill, her family, to the Maton Guitar business and to our Rotary Club.
Richard Gray.   Acknowledgement: Frank Leigh.
Shine On Invitation
Warrnambool Luncheon Invitation
For those interested in some inter District Rotary fellowship, please see below an invitation to attend a MAY RACES LUNCHEON on MONDAY 2nd MAY 2022 from the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central.
This Club has actively partnered Camberwell Rotary with their award winning ROMP project - helping those living with the blood cancer Myeloma in regional Victoria.
50% of the net proceeds of the luncheon will go to Myeloma Australia to help the 20,000 people in Australia (& their families) who are living with myeloma.
Peter Allen and Adrian Campbell are travelling down by train on Sunday 1st May to represent our Club at the lunch fundraiser - returning the following day Monday 2nd May by train in the late afternoon.
All Clubs members are invited to attend (travel by train or car) - but be quick - because accommodation is being snapped up due to the Warrnambool Races Carnival Week starting Tuesday 3rd May ( some 12,000 people flood into the city during the week )
Any interested please contact Peter or Adrian to confirm numbers at the lunch  (you can pay on the day) -
Peter 0412 035 247    or   Adrian 0431 146 530

Camberwell Sunday Market Roster 2022
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Richard O'Brien
April 12
David Troon
April 13
John Walmsley
April 16
Maria Wiechers
April 17
Vijay Susarla
April 20
Patrick Docherty
April 23
Spouse Birthdays
Liz Heil
April 10
Margret Baker
April 17
George de Souza
Fulvia de Souza
April 4
Murray Anderson
Lindy Anderson
April 8
Patrick Docherty
Joanne Docherty
April 8
Brenda Innes
John Innes
April 14
David Troon
Jo Troon
April 20
Teresa Molella
April 24
Join Date
Gordon Duxbury
April 1, 1988
34 years
Richard Gray
April 1, 1978
44 years
Peter Allen OAM
April 3, 1991
31 years
Ron Lear
April 3, 1985
37 years
Jim O'Hara
April 4, 2001
21 years
Murray Anderson
April 11, 2012
10 years
Geoff McCormick
April 23, 2003
19 years
Teresa Molella
April 24, 2013
9 years
Please send your contributions or any general feedback to your 2021-2022 RCC Bulletin Editor Kemi Shombowale (