Volume 67 | Issue 18 |  7 November 2022

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


The weather was bleak for Melbourne Cup Day but members celebrated the racing carnival in style at a lovely rooftop location on Wednesday night. It was great to see everyone take part in the spirit of the occasion by dressing up in their race carnival best. The Fellowship Committee delivered a wonderful evening of ‘fashion on the fields’ won by Yvonne Wills and a phantom race call won by the ‘boy from Calcutta’. The race caller sounded very professional and you would have sworn it was an actual race except that all the horses represented a quirky attribute of each club member. This added to the night’s laughter, light heartedness and fun.
Coincidentally we celebrated the 66th anniversary of the club’s Charter on the same night. It is a moment to reflect on our predecessors, their leadership, achievements and foresight. We are grateful that their legacy continues 66 years on. Our hope is that if they were present, they would be satisfied that what they started is still valued, that we continue to support the community and we’re ensuring the club’s existence for generations to come. We shared a celebratory cake to commemorate the occasion.
A very big thank you to the Fellowship Committee for arranging a great night. The combined efforts of the Committee Chair, Patrick Docherty as well as committed members, Brenda Innes, Teresa Molella and Kerry Anne Frost who all contributed to a successful night.
It is with sadness that after three operations following a fall, we announce the passing of Helen Gray, wife of our long-standing member, Richard Gray. Our condolences to Richard and his family. We will advise funeral details once known.
Thank you to Michael Blood, Nadia Hamilton, John Walmsley, and Ian Browne for assisting at the last Camberwell Sunday market.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to assist at this past weekend's Hawthorn Makers Market, in the beautiful Melbourne sunshine.
The roster is out for another Hawthorn Bunnings sausage sizzle scheduled on Saturday 12 November. Your support is appreciated for what is always a great team activity.
Next week’s speaker will be Jon Oppy and the topic is My Reflections of Camberwell Rotary and Oppy Heat Treatment. Jon has been an active club member since 1980 holding many positions as well as successfully leading his company as CEO. As the consummate story teller, it promises to be an entertaining night.
 Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
It is with great sadness that we inform the Club that our lovely Helen Gray has passed away after a fall at home, followed by operations and complications.

We remember Helen’s beautiful smile, her warm personality and enormous contribution to the Club over 43 years. Helen was always the picture of perfection at all our functions. She worked hard behind the scenes.
In her role of Art Show Chairman’s wife, Helen made all the judges delicious sandwiches, cakes and flowers for the table. She added luxury to the bathrooms with beautiful soft towels and accessories from home.

Whenever there is a good man, there will always be a magnificent women and this certainly was the case with Richard and Helen.

We will all miss her and will remember her with fond memories.

Rest in Peace Helen.
Your Help Needed This Weekend
Your help is needed for the next Bunnings BBQ on Nov 12, 2022!
Nov 12, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
230 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Melbourne Cup Fellowship Evening

Sweep Results

1st: GoldTrip - David Troon
2nd: Emissary - Murray Anderson & Peter Pratt
3rd: High Emocean - Gary Goldsmith
Last: Interpretation - Alan Lorenzini

Sunday Market Roster in November



If you have not yet registered for the RI Convention in Melbourne in May 2023, here's how to get the lowest price possible: 


  1. Book as soon as possible and before 15 December, when the cost to register increases by 
  2. US $100
  3. Make sure that you select the option when you come to pay with your credit card (preferred option) that you select AUD from the dropdown menu. This will ensure that you do not pay credit card fees, commissions or incur a poor exchange rate. You will be billed at the "Rotary" exchange rate for that month, which will be better than the rate offered by your credit card provider
  4. In the circumstance that you do need to cancel your booking it will also ensure that you get the best exchange rate on your refund and avoid other costs
  5. If you or your partner or other guest are under the age of 30, you can access a really great registration rate of only US $125!
  6. 5. Children are welcome too for a very nominal fee 

If you are still uncertain about your payment, or if there seems to be no option to pay in AUD choose the payment option of "Pay Later" and then contact the Rotary Office in Sydney at, providing your registration ID so they can assist you to complete the registration. 

Discount for Rotarians
This year’s Gathering of Kindness event will take place on TODAY and TOMORROW at the RICHMOND POWER STATION Building 3, 658 Church Street, Cremorne VIC 3121, 9am to 5 pm and will also be live streamed. 
Rotarians have the opportunity to participate in-person or on-line and I am delighted to advise that Rotary members can participate in-person for 50% of the regular ticket price.
When booking your ticket you just need to add this code in the space provided of the payment screen:  
enabling you to book tickets at the discounted price. 
You're Invited | 1st December 2022
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
Join the Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst
at Camp Getaway
161-163 Kimbolton-Axedale Rd, Axedale
6pm for 6:30pm
$35 per head
BSB: 633 000
Account: 101 145 373
Ref: "RYLA Dinner + <Surname>
RSVP by 16 November
The conference was held at The National Convention Centre, Canberra located within the city centre. 400 Rotarians and spouses attended from across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. The conference recently opened to anyone in Rotary in the Oceania region.
There was a distinct level of additional energy and enthusiasm with the representation of a younger cohort. The conference was jointly chaired and both had equal representation on topics covered.  A quote that reinforces the importance of this partnership is ‘What we do today will determine if Rotary is here in the future’. The impact Rotaractors in Oceania and globally augurs well for the future of Rotary. A relatively new development I was unaware of is that it is now possible to have dual membership, that is, be a member of both a Rotary club and a Rotaract club - something I will consider pursuing.
Members are reporting receiving dodgy emails, impersonating District office bearers, requesting funds transfers and replies.
Please scrutinise the sender address of any emails you receive, and confirm any requested actions by phone, on the number you already have in your Contacts for that person.
Stay diligent, as flooding relief appeals can seem compelling, and legit-looking office bearers' names and their titles are being used. If in doubt, don't.
Amanda Wendt | District Governor | D9800 2022-2023
30th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast
Guest Speaker - Jeroen Weimar
A Journey of Leadership and Self-Transformation
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022
7:15am for 7:30-9:00am
The RACV City Club
Tickets are $75 per head or $700 for a table of 10
RSVP by Monday 14th November 2022
For more information contact Elias Lebbos
Nov 09, 2022
My Reflections of Camberwell Rotary & Oppy Heat Treatment
Nov 16, 2022
Food Bank Victoria
Nov 23, 2022
Brain and Hearing Health
Nov 30, 2022
Annual General Meeting
Dec 07, 2022
Fear of Flying
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Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Hawthorn
Nov 12, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Nov 16, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Annual General Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Nov 30, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Dec 04, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Dec 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Dec 07, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Fellowship Meeting - Christmas Party
The Manningham Club
Dec 14, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Hookey
November 5
Andrew Hunter
November 9
Don Jago OAM
November 23
Phil Young
November 23
Geoff McCormick
November 30
David Baker
December 1
Yvonne Wills
December 2
Tim Landsberg
December 3
Annie Murphy
December 7
Frank Leigh
December 14
Paul Casha
December 26
Spouse Birthdays
Hong Sa-Ngam
November 9
Angela Pane
November 15
Julie Walmsley
November 26
David Hamilton
December 19
Richard Gray
Helen Gray
November 25
Lyndon Joss
Margaret Joss
December 2
Peter Pratt
Judy Pratt
December 4
Don Jago OAM
Margery Jago
December 12
Alan Lorenzini
Andrea Lorenzini
December 18
Jim O'Hara
Trish O’Hara OAM
December 19
Join Date
Kemi Shobowale
November 6, 2019
3 years
Patrick Docherty
November 24, 2010
12 years
Michael Mullins
December 1, 1985
37 years
Graeme Hope
December 10, 2003
19 years
Jane Addis
December 15, 2021
1 year
Andrew Hunter
December 31, 1999
23 years
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