Volume 66 Issue 13                                                  22nd September 2021
President Patrick's Musing 22nd September 2021
Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 
What a big week in Melbourne with the Pandemic, Protestors, a natural disaster & Grand Final to look forward to and through all this RC Camberwell have been busy getting on with business and loading tables & Chairs into a container for Timor, a sizeable loot of non perishable food items were delivered to the Asylum seeker resource centre & more volunteers were busy collecting & sorting household items for RIMERN, thanks to everyone for rolling up their sleeves and getting involved to really make a difference
This week on Zoom we have another high-profile speaker in Chanel Nine Journalist Christine Ahern. Christine is the Melbourne correspondent for the Today Show, winning two Quill awards for her reporting during the COVID crisis. Christine began her TV career with the ABC's Landline program as a researcher, before moving to Hobart to become the sport reporter/presenter for ABC News.
As a Queensland representative swimmer Christine has always had a passion for sport, so her next move was to the sporting capital Melbourne, working with the ABC across TV and radio.
In 2004 she made the move to Channel 9 as a sport reporter/presenter in the Melbourne newsroom & in this time has covered five Olympic Games
so please join us for a meeting not to be missed
October is the Walk with Us to End Polio.Team Camberwell has been set up and is looking for members to get involved, either by participating in a walk or sponsoring members… Let’s get involved... The Rotary Walk With Us campaign throughout October is a fun way to raise awareness and funds to End Polio Now
  • Using Rotary’s friendly website (, you can register to walk, set your distance and fundraising goals. Alternatively, you can donate to someone who is walking and at the moment George, Vijay & Patrick have registered and looking for support
Our thoughts are with long time members & dear friends  John & Audrey Steven who are both in Hospital recovering from a recent medical challenge
That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary, let’s keep connecting, be kind to one another, stay safe & let’s hope Carlton are back in the finals next year where they belong !!
Patrick Docherty 
Member since 2010 

Thanks to all our member Clubs’ support, we’re now ready to start rostering volunteers, for the Authorised Work (with Permits issued) required to get our stock sorted, the warehouse functioning and orders flowing out the door to our welfare agency clients.
  • We are now 13 member Clubs, with more considering membership every month!
Prahran, Albert Park, North Melbourne, Carlton, Canterbury, Camberwell, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Chadstone/East Malvern, Central Melbourne, Flemington/Kensington, Pascoe Vale & Melbourne are current members, and all reps are actively supporting the project.
Our facebook page has over 300 followers
NB, to be covid safe, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated, wear a mask while on duty, check in on arrival with our QR code, enter their details on the time sheet on arrival and departure and only volunteer on one designated day per fortnight. Our space will allow for social distancing in each work area, we have hand sanitiser available on site and all volunteers will be issued with Authorised Work Permits as our category of “End of lease furniture removal/Domestic & Commercial Waste/resource recovery service” is permissible and the Care of people exiting homelessness et al cannot happen without the collection of goods.
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays - one day per fortnight
Morning Shift: 9.30 – 12.30
Afternoon Shift: 12.30 – 3.30
please send your details, including full name, DOB & home address (for travel permit information) and task/day/shift preference to and for more information :-
Judy Page   
0425 741 624
Rohan Williams
0431 897 398
Warehouse Volunteers Required (X 2 people per job per shift):
Warehouse :
Tasks sorting donated furniture, moving stock (with trolleys, dolleys & pallet jack)
Assembling client orders, steam cleaning sofas, wiping down appliances, sorting waste metal, other tasks as required.
If possible the warehouse volunteers might also double as truck driver & jockey for donation collection.
Linen Lads or Lassies
Tasks: sorting, sizing, folding, packing & labelling the mountains of doonas, blankets, mattress protectors and other bedding into size lots,
Sorting the linen room into some sort of workable order, collate client orders.
Kitchen Kit Kids
Unpacking, washing, sorting, stacking then repacking all the donations of kitchen goods, we set up packs for 4 & 6 so that orders can be supplied with prepacks.
Also sorting donations of electrical appliances ready for test & tag (ably coordinated by Rob Head & Steve Clarke).
Volunteers working from home
Donated Goods Coordinator(s)
We need one or two people to coordinate goods donations, not an onerous task but vital.
It entails:
  • Understanding what we do & don’t accept (& why)
  • Speaking with the potential donors & finding out what they want to donate (size, age, condition etc), where it’s located & when it must be collected by.
    Request they send photos if not sure about the acceptability.
  • Adding the goods to the collection list/spreadsheet OR arrange for donor to deliver (NB someone must greet donor & they may not bring other goods without approval. Our warehouse staff reserves the right to reject goods that are unsuitable as it costs us $$ to dispose of junk).
  • Organising pick up with the collections driver(s) & jockeys, advising the warehouse managers when the goods will be delivered so that space is available & stock can be put away not dumped. We plan to have a regular mid-week collection day & 2 Saturdays a month.
Other jobs will emerge as time goes on, but if you can help with the tasks above, please send your details, to Judy or Rohan, as above, asap
Any questions re tasks, please contact or 0414 907 263.
Soon we hope to be able to organise Club working bees, to get small teams from member clubs involved, there’s lots to do, it’s fun to work together and our clients are so grateful for the goods we provide, thanks everyone!
Susie Cole

Donations from rotary 
Donations from Rotary club and Michael Railaco on Tuesday, Sep 21. A big thank you to everyone who made this possible ,below is a link to access more pictures.

Have you Heard!!!!!!!


Current situation
Sunday6.50AM - 10AM10AM-1PM    
04-Jul-21Patty Laufenberg/Ian McMillanJosie Tramonte/Jo-Anne Tamlyn    
11-Jul-21Rob & Glenda DaviesFabienne Nichola/Chris Howell    
10-Oct-21Irving Lenton/ John DeCarroPhil Young/ Tim Landsberg    
17-Oct-21Patty Laufenberg/ Murray AndersonRobert O'Reilly/ David Troon    
24-Oct-21Patrick Docherty/Grace DochertyAndrew Hunter/Murray Anderson    
31-Oct-21Michael Mullins/Peter PrattYvonne Wills/John Sanders    
07-Nov-21Maria Weichers/David LoftusGeorge de Souza/Jo-Anne Tamlyn    
14-Nov-21Tim Landsberg/Robert O'ReillyGeoff McCormack/ Vol needed    
21-Nov-21Patty Laufenberg/ Andrew HunterFabienne Nichola/Steve Clarke    
28-Nov-21Gary Goldsmith/ Michael MullinsGary Goldsmith/Yvonne Wills    
05-Dec-21Rob & Glenda DaviesMurray Anderson/ Jo-Anne Tamlyn    
12-Dec-21Justine Paragreen/Vol NeededNick Pane/ Vol Needed    
19-Dec-21Alan & Andrea Lorenzini2 Volunteers Needed    
09-Jan-22Ron Lear/     

Hello to All who may be interested in this opportunity,
An “Introduction to Public Image” has been arranged by the Zone (ie Australia & New Zealand) for this Sunday 26th September starting at 12 noon AEST. 
This introductory session will provide an overview of The Rotary Brand, learn why our visual identity and logos are important in being a powerful Rotary brand ambassador and explore the resources available such as the Brand Centre, the Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines. 
If you would like to/are able to attend, please click here to register. A link to join the session will then be emailed to you.

Upcoming Events
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Sep 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Oct 03, 2021
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Oct 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Oct 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Oct 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Conochie Hall
Oct 20, 2021 7:30 PM
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Sep 29, 2021
Channel 9 Today Show reporter.- [Chair - Alan Lorenzini] - (Bio & Zoom OK)
Oct 06, 2021
Walter & Eliza Hall Inst - Rare Ovarian Cancer Research- [Chair - Murray Anderson] - (Bio & Zoom OK)
Oct 13, 2021
Assistant District Governor "Reflections on Rotary" - (Chair - Fabienne or Murray) - (Zoom OK)
Oct 20, 2021
Child of ROMP - (Organiser - Peter Allen)
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Mullins
September 5
Fabienne Nichola
September 16
Chris Howell
September 25
Jon Oppy
September 25
Nick Pane
September 25
Michael Mullins
Suzanne Mullins
September 9
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
Greg Watson
September 28
Join Date
Alan Lorenzini
September 1, 1994
27 years
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
September 17, 2008
13 years
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