Volume 68 | Issue 34 | 20th March 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.


Club Meeting Conochie Hall - Wednesday 20th March 24

By co-incidence we had Ted Waghorne (RC Canterbury) as our guest speak who talked about “Electrify Boroondara” a community-led alliance dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean energy future.

The specific goals include:

  • increasing the uptake of rooftop solar and batteries
  • reducing the use of gas by transitioning to electric appliances
  • increasing the uptake of electric vehicles and e-bikes
  • improving the energy efficiency of new and existing housing stock, apartments, and other buildings.

The alliance is looking for ten volunteers to become Home Energy Guides. A grant from the City of Boroondara allows the alliance to provide training and the volunteers will learn more about energy efficiency and use their skills to support our community reduce emissions and energy bills.

If interested visit to find out more and apply.

Let’s work together, to take action to create hope in the world and in our local communities.
Have a great week in Rotary
Audrey Steven's Funeral
Last Friday a large number of Rotary Camberwell Members, partners and Past members gathered to farewell Audrey Steven, the wife of over 70 years of long-serving Club Member John Steven, who predeceased her less than a year ago. Audrey was deeply involved with Rotary with her much loved husband and was awarded two Paul Harris recognitions. Our thoughts are with her surviving adult children John, Jo and Peter (Past Member), and the many grand- and great grand-children.
Wednesday 27th March – Club Assembly & New Member Induction
All members and partners are asked to attend the induction of a new member to the club.
The Chair of Membership and the Art Show will also provide an update for members on their respective areas of responsibility.
Wednesday 10th April – Servants Community Housing
The club is organising a fellowship night at Servants Community Housing. Spitting Image will provide catering.
Tuesday 16th April 24 – Cluster Club Meeting (Book through Clubrunner)
Wednesday 24th April – New Member Induction
All members are asked to attend the induction of a new member to the club.
Volunteers Needed: Hawthorn Makers Market
Your help is needed! Volunteers are required for the following event. Click on HERE to view available slots and book yourself directly online.
Event:   Hawthorn Makers Market
Date:    07/04/2024 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Chair:    Teresa Molella 0420 286 840
Location:   Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
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


March 2024
3rd March
Chris Carra/ Gary Goldsmith
Rick Westcott/ Peter Pratt
10th March
Nav Muniratna/David Troon
Justine Paragreen/ Patty Laufenberg
17th March
Alan Lorenzini/Andrea Lorenzini
George de Souza/Patrick Dockerty
24th March
Steve Clarke/ Nadia Hamilton
Tim Landsberg/ Murray Anderson
31st March
Kemi Shobowale/ Michael Blood
Yvonne Wills/ Fabienne Nichola

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)

m: +61 0404 325 980 | e:
The planning for the D9800 Conference has definitely ramped up, with the conference now just a few short weeks away.  You may recall that during the registration process when you puchased your tickets for the Conference, we asked for an indication as to your potential interest in activities to be planned for Friday 12th April.  

Based on the feedback received we have now arranged two activities, a social round of golf at the Bendigo Golf Course or a social game of bowls at the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club.   Details of each option are as follows -


D9800 Conference Social Golf - Friday, 12th April - 1pm Start

Bendigo Golf Club

33 Golf Course Road, Ascot 3551

A 9 Hole Round

Cost is $20.00 per player (paid on the day) - Drinks at Bar Prices

Clubs and/or Golf Cart Hire is available - bookings in advance are recommended


D9800 Conference Social Bowls - Friday, 12th April - 12:30pm Start

Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
1 Station Street, Kangaroo Flat 3555
2 Games of 10 Ends - Drawn Pairs
$15 Green Fee (paid on the day) includes nibbles, tea & coffee. Drinks at bar prices.
Casual dress. Flat sole shoes or bare feet.
Bowls available for use if required.


Are you interested and keen to enjoy a social afternoon playing either of these sports?  Then simply email to book your place, indicate which sport you want to play and then turn up on the day ready to enjoy one of our wonderful sporting facilities in Bendigo.  

Bookings for both events will close on 25th March 2024 - this gives you plenty of time to pack the clubs or polish the bowls in readiness to head to Bendigo for a great social gathering leading into our wonderful 'Gathering on the Goldfields' Conference.



Alison Bacon

Executive Officer//Registrations

District 9800 Conference 2024

0417 562 952

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Adrian Campbell
March 16
Lyndon Joss
March 21
Patty Laufenberg
March 30
Spouse Birthdays
Denise Oppy
March 24
Heather Heath
March 31
Michael Blood
Bernadette Blood
March 17
Warwick Heil
Liz Heil
March 24
Join Date
Gary Goldsmith
March 1, 1987
37 years
Richard O'Brien
March 1, 1995
29 years
Robert Davies
March 1, 1990
34 years
David Troon
March 3, 2021
3 years
Sue Gray
March 11, 2015
9 years
Tim Landsberg
March 13, 2002
22 years
Warwick Heil
March 22, 2006
18 years
Yvonne Wills
March 31, 2021
3 years
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