Volume 68 | Issue 11 | 18th September 2023

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.


Let’s work together, to take action to create hope in the world and in our local communities.
Have a great week in Rotary
Vol 68 Issue 11 - ROMP Update
The ROMP Committee members for 2023 / 2024 are Don Jago – Committee Member, Peter Allen – Secretary, Trish O’Hara - Scholarship Program, Adrian Campbell – Development, Patrick Docherty – Development, George de Souza – Chair
The ROMP Committee meets weekly and is active daily to deliver its plan.
2022 / 2023 Activities
  • During the year ROMP continued its core activities – support for the work of Myeloma Australia nurses and the regional myeloma support groups provided by them
  • Through our semi-regular ROMP forums and visits to regional Rotary Clubs (Warrnambool & Shepparton) and publications we continued to build awareness of the myeloma disease and the treatment needs of patients
  • ROMP Scholarship Launched
  • Seed funding provided by Community Services
  • Offered to registered nurses who are employed in regional cancer treatment centres
  • The educational program is delivered on-line by Melbourne University and provides specialist training in cancer nursing with a focus upon blood cancers and myeloma
  • The successful launch of the scholarship program delivered a major funding opportunity for ROMP
  • It was submitted to the board of the club that ROMP would not seek funding from the club and instead would raise and manage its own funds
  • ROMP would no longer be part of Community Service and report directly to the board
  • A discrete trust would be established by the club solely for community fund-raising for ROMP which was endorsed by the board.
  • The trust – “Camberwell Rotary Outreach” – will commence early in the new financial year
2023 / 2024 Activities
  • The committee’s program and budget is fully funded – NO FUNDS required from the Rotary Club of Camberwell - Funding of up to $100,000 is anticipated to be received, firmly establishing the trust in the life of the club. Two Donors awaiting establishment of the trust
  • At least two and potentially four fully funded scholarships will be offered – 1st tranche of scholarships has been launched through promotional materials (to ROMP engaged clubs & Cancer Centres) - Applications close on September 16th.
  • ROMP “Road Shows” will continue to be at the focus of ROMP
  • Monday 28th August - multi club event at Traralgon hosted by RC Traralgon Central with representation from RC Traralgon and the Traralgon Cancer Treatment Centre – 9 RCC Members
  • October 1st - Roadshow will take place in Ballarat hosted by the Rotary Club of Alfredton – a long term supporter of ROMP.
Any member who wishes to participate in ROMP should contact Peter Allen in the first instance.
Club Events Update
End Polio Walk Fundraiser
As advised at the September meeting RC Camberwell is happy to join with The Melbourne Rotary Passport Club in this important fundraiser rather than administering our own group.
Please advise Lyndon Joss of your donation / commitment so we can acknowledge our team after the walk.
Note: Signing up does not oblige you to physically do the walk, but why not join in the fun. 
Save the date - Fellowship Night
Our next club fellowship night is the September Soiree
@ Blue River Thai Restaurant
239 Canterbury Road Canterbury
Wednesday 27th September 6.15pm start
$40 per person for a banquet dinner, drinks & fellowship
Booking details to be available soon!!
Save the date -
Another Fellowship Night
Another fellowship night - Wednesday 1st November
Tesoro Gastronomia 280 Doncaster Road Balwyn North
$50 per head includes a welcome drink "Giro d'Italia" focusing on a different region of Italy each month
Booking details to be available in October.
Save the date - Christmas Party
Our Christmas Party
@ Studley Grounds in Kew
Tuesday 12th December 6pm -10pm
$70 per person for a lovely festive 2 course dinner including canapes on arrival
An international Musical Ensemble will be performing
Booking details to be available in November!!
Patrick Docherty
M: 0409 216 617



September 2023
3rd Sept
Jeevan Vasimalla/ Brenda Innes
Fabienne Nichola/ Rick Westcott
10th Sept
Steve Clarke/ Lyndon Joss
Patty Laufenberg/ Murray Anderson
17th Sept
Alan Lorenzini/ Nadia Hamilton
David Troon/ Geoff McCormick
24th Sept
Gary Goldsmith/ Patrick Docherty
Michelle Critchley/ Gary Goldsmith
Updated 18 September 2023
31st Paul Harris Breakfast – Tuesday 21st November 2023
This annual breakfast has been held since 1992 with all proceeds going to the Rotary Foundation. 
This year we are joined by guest speaker Peter Hitchener OAM, who will be speaking on his career reporting the news.
Peter grew up near a small town in rural southeast Queensland and joined the Nine Network back in 1973. After stints at radio for 4BH Brisbane and the ABC, he joined the ranks as a news anchor for Nine News (1973) presenting the news alongside Brian Henderson and Sir Eric Pearce. He has been presenting the main weeknight bulletin since 1998 after succeeding Brian Naylor. He is always on the move, supporting a number of community organizations, playing golf, and following the action of the St Kilda Football Club and Melbourne Storm. Peter was a Victorian Senior of the Year finalist in 2015 and awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2017 "for services to the broadcast media and to the community".
TIME: 7.15am for 7:30-9:00am 
VENUE: The Savoy Hotel - Plaza Ballroom 630 Little Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
To secure your place at this event, please use the following Humanitix link.
We look forward to hosting you at this hallmark Rotary event. 
For further information feel free to contact me.
Kind regards,
Rotary Central Melbourne - Secretary & Foundation Chair 2023/24
Big Serve Bayside will raise funds to support Youth Mental Health programs and other Rotary programs
46% of Secondary School children in Bayside can’t talk about things that upset them; 40% criticise themselves for what is happening, and 33% feel nervous or anxious. These are the precursors of mental ill-health and we need to address them urgently.
Event Details
  • $45  per Team Member.
  • Jumbo racquets supplied.
  • Great prizes - Overall Tournament Winners, Most Funds raised, as well as other prizes.
  • Win 2 x  Quarter Finals tickets for Tuesday 23 January (Night), 10 Grounds Passes for Week 1 of AO 2024.
  • Participation in an afternoon tournament of fun “Jumbo” tennis.
  • Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments.
  • Team and community building opportunity supporting mental health initiatives.
  • MC Tracy Bartram will make sure everyone has a good time and lots of fun.
Contacts (Friends & Members of Brighton North Rotary)
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Mullins
September 5
Christopher Carra
September 14
Fabienne Nichola
September 16
Rick Westcott
September 17
Jon Oppy
September 25
Michael Mullins
Suzanne Mullins
September 9
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
Greg Watson
September 28
Join Date
Alan Lorenzini
September 1, 1994
29 years
Michelle Critchley
September 8, 2021
2 years
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
September 17, 2008
15 years
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