Volume 68 | Issue 40 | 1st May 2024

We gather together on the lands of the traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to all of Melbourne’s First Peoples, to their ancestors and Elders, and to our shared future together.


Fellowship Night – Wednesday 1st May, TAO Dumplings
One of my goals for the year was to have fewer formal meetings and more Fellowship Events where partners could participate. Our Fellowship Committee did not let me down and delivered a fabulous experience at Tao Dumplings in Camberwell.
Thirty-seven people attended and the banquet did not disappoint.  There were several take-away containers of food which would have been enjoyed the next day. We even had an international visitor, Donna Li, mother of new member Darren Li who had arrived that day from Hong Kong.
As I moved around the table it was great to see so many new members enjoying fellowship. The pictures below say it all.
Let us continue to work together, to take action to create hope in the world and in our local communities.
RORP Event - Sydare Reserve East Malvern during May 2024
Geoff Widmer from RC Glenferrie who is acting as our district/cluster Coordinator for Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds (RORP) has advised that the next extraction of playground equipment will be taking place in Sydare Reserve, East Malvern during May 2014.
This is a great "hands on" project in which serviceable playground equipment is carefully salvaged and subsequently exported to countries in Asia where it is re-erected. 
A number of RC Camberwell members have participated in these activities in the past and we are again being asked to provide volunteers.
The date of extractions will be advised as soon as it is known and usually takes place on a weekday.
Club Members are asked to contact John Walmsley on 0412 516 445
Multi-Cultural Inclusion Day – Sunday 12th May 2024
Wednesday 8th May – New Member Induction and Speaker – Karen Knoester
Topic -Update on Myeloma Australia
Wednesday 15th May – RYLA Participants
Wednesday 22nd May – Speaker - Huy Truong – Thrive
Topic - Giving refugees a helping hand to become self-sustaining
Wednesday 29th May – Speaker – Speakers - Graeme Hope
Topic – Regionalization Update
Wednesday 5th June – Art Show Sponsors Night
Wednesday 12th June – Change Over Dinner
Venue - Greenacres Golf Club, 51 Elm Gorve, Kew East
Topic - The Kid from Calcutta - Second Innings
Time:  6:00pm start
Welcome drink, 2 course dinner, and fabulous entertainment as we celebrate another good year at Camberwell Rotary Club
Collectables Showcase at Menzies Malvern
Collectables Showcase at Menzies Malvern
May 15, 2024 11:30 a.m. - May 15, 2024 1:30 p.m.
Menzies Malvern
1306 High Street
Malvern, VIC Australia
Come along and support our Art Show Sponsor KEYTON (formerley Lend Lease Living) at this delightful FREE Community Connect event presented by Abbeys Auctions. Lunch will be provided, and a brief tour of the Menzies Malvern facitites will be available for those interested.

This is a delightful event where you can bring along any family heirloom, curio or antique and have the professionals from Abbeys Auctions appraise it.

And Keyton will show their appreciation with a $500 Gift Card for the Club providing we have sufficient numbers (12 minimum) attending, so please support this initiative.
Art Show Volunteer Signup Lists - What are my Commitments?
You will by now have received a number of emails advising you how to sign up for the activities which you undertook last year for the Art Show.
If you are available, please sign up and if you have any issues or questions please contact Alan Lorenzini.
Volunteers Needed: Camberwell Art Show 2024
Hi All,
Your help is needed!
Your help is needed as volunteers for this year's Camberwell Art Show!
This Invitation to volunteer is for Event 3 below “PAINTING HANDBACK TO BUMP OUT”.
As stated in the previous email, this Year, we have divided the Sessions of the Camberwell Art Show into three sections.  They are:
1.Bump in and Set up to Gala Opening
2. Open to Public
3.Painting Handback to Bump Out
In time, each of you will receive an email for each of the three Events above.
This year, the Art Show Committee has changed the format for seeking your assistance throughout the show, with the roster and volunteering.
We will be using the same roster as last year, altered to accord with the corresponding sessions this year. That is, if you were on (for example) session 7 last year, you will be the corresponding session this year.
So, the times, the operation, the duties etc that you did last year will be identical this year.
This also applies to partners. We have rostered partners onto the same corresponding sessions as last year, as well. 
I would ask that you click on the link in your email which will take you to the “sign up list” that I have prepared already based on last year. 
If you and your partner are happy with the list that we have noted, you need do nothing more.
If you want to change or increase the number of sessions that you or your partner are noted on, click on the red cross adjacent to your name and that will delete you from that Session; or if you want to include your name into another Session, then click on “sign up” and include your (or your partners names).
Remember, it is expected that each of you will sign up to between 6-12 sessions for the whole show.
Also remember, that this is the first of three invitations that you will get, as noted above in Red, so don't look to fill up all of your sessions on this one event.
Also, there will be members/ partners receiving this email, who weren’t around last year and so who have not been rostered on.
I would ask that you (and if appropriate, your partner) click on the sign up link in your email and follow the instructions above.
Finally, I remind you that this is our big fund raising event for the year (along with the HMM and the Camberwell Market) and so the Committee asks that you keep that in mind when you are considering the sessions that we have booked you into.
On behalf of the Camberwell Art Show Committee I would like to thank you, again, for you contribution to the roster, and ask that if you have any queries on this matter that you contact me.
Alan Lorenzini
Operations Manager
Camberwell Art Show - Hand Back, Bump Out
Jun. 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. - Jul. 02, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Jonathan Oppy 402 085 454
Swinburne University, Advanced Technologies Centre
427 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC Australia
Volunteers Needed: Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Your help is needed! Volunteers are required for the following event. Click on HERE to view available slots and book yourself directly online.
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 
May 11, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. - May 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Nadia Hamilton 0416 307 478
Bunnings Hawthorn
230 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC Australia
ClubRunner Corner - CSM Roster

Camberwell Sunday Market - Volunteer Roster

Have you ever wondered which Sunday you have been allocated to? Can't find the email from Alan?
Then look no further! This new widget has been added to both our website Home Page - it's at the bottom of the right-hand column, right under the 3 most recent Bulletins. And it will be in each Bulletin as well. Just click on the blue "CSM Signup List" link. It's that simple - try it!
Murray Anderson


May 2024
5th May
 George De Souza/Jessica Wat
 Geoff McCormick/ Victor Wang
12th May
Murray Anderson/ Lindy Anderson
Darren Li/ Justine Paragreen
19th May
Yvonne Wills/ Alan Lorenzini
Nav Murinatna/ Daya Govinder
26th May
Steve Clarke/ Patrick Docherty
Geoff Heath/ David Troon
May 24 – Youth Service Month
May is Rotary International Youth Service Month, when the focus is on young people and the development of the next generation of leaders. Under the leadership of Youth Service Director Adrian Campbell, the Rotary Club of Camberwell has been highly active in supporting and nurturing youth, including offering two Year 11-12 scholarships at Camberwell High, securing a District Grant for a Year 11/12 student at Canterbury Girls Secondary College, and supporting the attendance of four Youth Leaders at RYLA.

Up Coming Events!! 

The combined Rotary Districts in Victoria are honoured to be hosting Rotary International President Gordon McInally at two different events in June.
RI President Gordon has been a strident advocate in promoting Mental Health initiatives that help communities and individuals rebuild their resilience.
We are also delighted to advise that Professor Pat McGorry AO a psychiatrist known worldwide for his development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services, will be joining us to compliment RI President Gordon.
The first event is on Sunday 2 June, at the RACV in Cape Schanck, 12.00 noon for a 12.30pm start, tickets are: $95 pp (plus booking fee) incl GST for 2 course lunch, $1,200 for Rotary or Corporate Tables of 8 with naming rights.
This is an amazing opportunity to meet the RI President in person and to hear of his passion in helping our youth, individuals, and communities.  
Please book using the following link:
The second event is a Community and Leaders Breakfast on Monday 3 June at the Frankston Arts Centre with tickets costing $38 per person.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Pat McGorry AO. 
Please book using the following link:
Invitation - Guest Speaker RIPE Stephanie Urchik at Rotary E-Club of Melbourne
Good morning all,
We'd like to extend our invitation to each of your clubs to join the Rotary E-Club of Melbourne for a very special guest speaker, RI President-Elect Stephanie Urchik, who will be joining us on Wednesday 12th June at 9PM AEST.
Our meeting will be held on Zoom, with the details below, and also in the attached image which you can use in your bulletins, if you'd like.
Date & Time: 
Wednesday 12th June 2024 at 9PM AEST (Find Your Timezone
Meeting ID: 313 497 0027
Passcode: 970027
We'll also be sharing the details on our Facebook page tomorrow, making it available to any Rotarians who wish to join, but wanted to share this with you and your clubs first, especially given its auspicious timing at the end of this particular Rotary Year.
With the Rotary E-Club of Melbourne transitioning to the new E-Clubs Community Group made up of clubs across Zone 8, we especially wanted to emphasise both links to our new collaborators across the Zone, and our close and continuing friendship with the clubs of the Batman Cluster, which has been our home for many years, and with whom we look forward to continuing to serve .
Stephen Sennett
President, Rotary E-Club of Melbourne (D9800)

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