Volume 65 Issue 28                                                                  20 Feb 2021
President Murray's Musings 17 Feb 2021
Deja-vu? Who would have thought that in the middle of February 2021 we would be in another state-wide Lockdown and having our Weekly Meeting over Zoom? At least we are all “experts” with the format, and there is a sense of familiarity with seeing everyone’s smiling faces on screen, including past-member Ian Feder from Sydney! The good news is that we will be back face-to-face at Conochie Hall next week with our regular hybrid meetings.
Also pleasing was another good turnout of visitors, including soon-to-be-inducted David Troon, and Jane Wills and Rob O’Reilly making their second visits. What a diverse introduction to our Club for our visitors: a Club Assembly and now a Zoom meeting!
Our on-line speaker for the evening was Kuppy Nambiar from Mathews Family Law, who gave a fascinating yet disturbing update on the issue of family violence during 2020. It’s no surprise that instances of family violence increased during the lockdowns, but I didn’t realise the magnitude of the increase. This is a confronting issue for the whole community, and as Rotarians we should continue our involvement in prevention, mediation and victim support services in this space. Thank you Kuppy.
Feedback regarding the weekly Raffle was welcome, and in response next week we will have the option to buy 1 “virtual ticket” for $2, or 3 for $5. So bring along your Fivers, not just for the drinks!
Another reminder re the International Women’s Day Breakfast: 7:00am Thursday 11 March at the Amora Hotel in Richmond, finishing at 8:30am. Tickets are $50. The Invitations are out with a link to the Humanitix payment system, so please come along, bring your partner, daughters, sons, friends, business associates. Make up a table. Be part of this novel local twist on a popular, traditional Rotary event.
That’s it from me - have a great week in Rotary.
In brief -  Team Camberwell Updates
Upcoming Rotary events:
  • March 11th 2021:  Rotary’s International Womens’ Day breakfast at the Amora Hotel, Richmond – go to: for tickets
 Please remember to text Alan Lorenzini otherwise you will be catered for.  Don't forget your facemask, and you will be allocated to a seat.  If you are unwell, or unable to be there, you can always attend via the Zoom
Kerry - Ann’s final Rotary Club of Camberwell Can CookBook is still available, at a cost of only $20 for 70 pages chock full of our recipes, what a fabulous fundraiser!!!  Online sales are still being set up.  Kerry – Ann advised the CookBook has features including Rotary’s centenary story in Australia, as well as information about our club.  Selling fast - get your order in quick!
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  • May 1st– 2nd 2021: This year’s District 9800 conference - called Virtual Victoria is where each of the Victorian districts will be coming together to host the event.
  • March 7th, 2021:  The Hawthorn Makers’ Market will be back Sunday March 7.  In the meantime, if wish to buy something special for someone special, buy  a unique online gift!!!   
         +++++   February in Rotary is Peace and Conflict Resolution month   +++++
Camberwell Sunday Market Roster:  please contact JoAnne if you are free to assist with this important income activity for our Club.
Peter Gray/ Michael Blood
Jon & Denise Oppy
Tim Landsberg/Kerry Frost
Tim Landsberg/Ian McMillan
Gary Goldsmith/David Loftus
Gary Goldsmith/Jo-Anne Tamlyn
Brenda Innes/Peter Pratt
Maria Weichers/TBA
Update from the Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership Institute Program presents a wonderful opportunity for experienced Rotarians, new members and indeed any people interested in finding out more about Rotary!.  It gives them some time to experience the history, exploring ecurrent and new initiatives related to this great organization we call Rotary.
This four-part program is now available online.
  1. Part 1 & 2: Growing and strengthening Clubs through developing a Plan for the future of your Club.  Looking at Rotary Leadership through examining the styles and characteristics of great leaders.  Becoming a confident Club President, or another club leader through better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and characteristics of effective and happy teams.
  1. Part 3:  Focussing and Increasing Humanitarian Service whilst learning more about The Avenues of Service and The Rotary Foundation.
  1. Part 4: Enhancing Public Image and Awareness of Rotary and Sharing and promoting what we do
The next Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducted on the following dates:
  1. Part 1 and 2 on Sunday the 28th of February at 11am and will run for one and a half hours.
  2. Part 3 on Sunday the 14th of March at 11am for one hour
  3. Part 4 on Sunday the 21st of March at 11am for one and a half hours
To register you need to email Jane Pennington by Friday the 19th of February. There is a limit of 25 people for each program.
RCC Centenary of Rotary in Australia Project

Hello Camberwell Rotarians,
The committee of “ROMP”  (the Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program) - a major community service initiative of the Rotary Club of Camberwell - is pleased to invite you to be our guest at the first ROMP Forum Webinar for 2021.
Tuesday 23rd February, from 7.30 PM via ZOOM
The theme of the forum
“Building Regional Myeloma Communities”
 The Forum will be led by
  Matt Maudlin,
Community Engagement Manager of Myeloma Australia.
Discussions to follow will include the delegates - Rotarians from regional and local Rotary Clubs, Myeloma Australia CEO Steve Roach and senior myeloma support nurses.
ROMP Forums are held monthly and engage with many Rotary clubs - regional and local - to deliver upon our core objective - 
“No Myeloma patient is to live more than one hour from a myeloma support group”
 You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 23, 2021 07:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Topic: ROMP Forum #1 2021
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Peter Allen OAM
Rotary Outreach Myeloma Committee
Rotary Club of Camberwell
RCC's Centenary project
(Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Australia)
Upcoming Events
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Feb 24, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Mar 03, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
Mar 07, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Mar 10, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Conochie Hall
Mar 17, 2021
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Mar 17, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Weekly Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall
Mar 24, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Conochie Hall
Apr 21, 2021
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Feb 24, 2021 6:30 PM
The Early, Privately Operated Aerodromes of Melbourne
Mar 03, 2021
Diversity and Rotary Membership
Mar 10, 2021
Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP)
Mar 17, 2021
Spinal Research Unit - The Science and the Lived Experience
Mar 24, 2021
Fellowship Event
Mar 31, 2021
Angel Flight
Apr 07, 2021
Urban Design/Heritage/Planning
Apr 14, 2021
Yarra Bend Playground Project
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Lear
February 14
Kemi Shobowale
February 20
Nick Pane
Angela Pane
February 1
Graeme Hope
Sue Hope
February 2
Pierre Kriegler
Lil Kriegler
February 16
Join Date
David Loftus
February 1, 1990
31 years
Don Jago
February 1, 1990
31 years
Frank Leigh
February 1, 1978
43 years
Maria Wiechers
February 20, 2019
2 years
Nick Pane
February 20, 2008
13 years
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