Volume 67 | Issue 26 |  6 February 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.


It was a great to see members returning for their holiday break and attend what was effectively our first ‘normal’ meeting back at Conochie Hall. Our guest speaker Peter Warner outlined what has been a life-long commitment serving the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club. Other guests accompanying Peter were long standing friends Mark Graven, Anthony Hall and Don McQueen who is ‘Nomad’ Rotarian of many years. Peter has been part of an organisation which has contributed significant community benefits through the provision of local sport. The Cricket ground is an integral part of Camberwell life for many families across many generations. The strong growth of junior teams and women and girls’ teams promote positive personal development, skills and inclusiveness of our local community. Boroondara is fortunate to have Peter’s commitment and dedication in his role. Although through different pathways, both our clubs share a common aspiration to make a positive impact in our local community. We hope to have an ongoing relationship with the Camberwell Cricket Club in the future. As a first step our members have been invited to take part in their golf day on 3 March at the Box Hill Golf Club. Interested members can find details below.
You would have received advice from the Camberwell Art Show (CAS) 2023 date of 24 June to 2 July at Swinburne University. Details of Artist entry and the Gala Opening on 23 June will be available soon.  This is a busy and rewarding time for all club members. Please diarise the dates to ensure your availability. In the meantime, the CAS Executive Committee are in high gear in preparation to meet these deadlines. As with other years, we are grateful for the committee’s hard work.
Another upcoming event led by Fellowship Chair Patrick Docherty being ramped up is the multi club Rotary International Convention Club dinner at the Kooyong Tennis Club on Monday 22 May. This is rare opportunity to host International Rotarians in our City. A special night is planned and I hope members will attend.
As advised in the last Bulletin, a recording of the Rotary Australia event is now available for your viewing
Its great to see members taking up the offer of courses offered  through the Rotary Leadership Institute. I strongly encourage you to take this opportunity, you will find it very rewarding. Please see Secretary Justine Paragreen for registration.
Thank you, Jo-Anne Tamlyn, Lindy Anderson and Patrick Docherty, for assisting at the last Camberwell Sunday Market.
Next week the club meeting will be specially dedicated to membership growth with a number of members’ guests attending. The theme is ‘Each one Bring one’. Community Chairs will showcase their main projects to our guests and members. There is still time for you to invite a guest. You simply include them as a guest when you register to attend the meeting.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Welcome back home Maria Wiechers after being away in St Martins, Caribbean after the passing of your beloved father (above) on 17 December. Club members and friends extend their sincere condolences to you, the boys and all your family.
We missed you after being away since well before Christmas so you could care for your father in his last days.
You’ve had a challenging time over the past few weeks including coordinating your father’s funeral on 23 December and taking care of your affairs. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as you’ve settled back home.
Camberwell Magpies Annual Golf Day | 3rd March 2023

The Camberwell Magpies Annual Golf day is fast approaching.

Box Hill Golf Club, who are hosting the event, require our numbers several weeks in advance, so don't miss your chance to book a spot.

Costs below:

  • $110 Single Player
  • $400 Group Four
  • $750 Hole Sponsor (Includes Group Four)

18 holes of Golf, raffle prizes and a complimentary BBQ Dinner on the 19th. We look forward to seeing you on the green.

Melbourne Celtic Festival | 17th March 2023
This great day of music, from 1pm to 10pm is happening on 17 March at the Seafarers Mission in Docklands, and Rotarian, Sue Foley's band, Bhan Tre, is performing at 9pm.
The event raises money for Rotary Mental health programs through Australian Rotary Health and Foundation.
If you just can’t get there you may still like to get some raffle tickets or just make a donation to this very worthy cause.
If you have any questions please call Sue on 0418 557 751
Hope to see you there and please share with your friends and family!
Rotary Peace Fellows use their training to amplify their work at the local, regional, or global level. Clubs and districts can partner with them on peacebuilding initiatives before, during, and after their fellowships.

But we need your help finding candidates. Rotary and Rotaract members can get involved by:
Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation.
Climate & Peace - 7th Feb 2023
Transitioning to an Energy Superpower

Who’s making the decisions about our Energy future? How soon can we have mostly renewables? and What can you and I do? - Key questions that will be answered in the Webinar Transitioning to an Energy Superpower - Tuesday 7th February 6pm AEDT. 

Check out the panel of Industry leaders; Dr Kerry Schott – who has recently joined the AGL Board, Kobad Bhavnagri - Global Head of Strategy at BloombergNEF - and Kylie Hargreaves who heads up the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity.

KEW GALA - 18 February 2023

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: Saturday 18th February 2023 6.30pm-11.30pm

𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲: Kew Golf Club, 120 Belford Rd, Kew East VIC 3102

𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴: Lots of fun with a Rock 'n' Roll Cover Band, Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction and Raffle!

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱: 2-course meal, drink on arrival plus two bottles of wine on each table and soft drinks.

𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲: 50s Rock 'n' Roll

𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁: $80pp
(Group discount- $750 for a table of ten)
"Rallying Together" for Mental Health
An exclusive event to follow the Australian Open, but played with super-sized racquets and special rules.  It is a fun networking day that captures the excitement of the Australian Open, in its home ground, whilst raising funds and awareness for mental health programs (for disadvantaged children and disaster affected communities).
As part of this bold initiative, Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott, AO will appear as our guest speaker, Friday 24 March 2023 at Melbourne Park.
Join us fighting for mental health support and register your team of two.  This is your chance to be part of Melbourne’s inaugural ‘The Big Serve’ Tennis event.
RICON Volunteers Needed!
Calls for volunteers are open now.
The types of jobs shall include the following : 
  • Welcome assistants at major entrance venues to Melbourne as well as the two Convention venues Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre as well as the various Event venues during the Convention. 
  • Marshalls at the Convention venues. 
  • Assistance for Delegates at the major Melbourne accommodation Hotels and Motels. 
  • VIP transport  
  • Assistants in the House of Friendship 
  • Assistants at the Host Organisation Office  - providing general information to delegates
You are invited to attend
The Rotary Leadership Institute Program presents a wonderful opportunity for experienced Rotarians, new members and indeed people interested in finding out more about Rotary to take some time to experience the history, current and new initiatives related to this great organisation we call Rotary.
Part 1 and 2: Saturday 4 March at 10am for 90 minutes
Part 3: Saturday 18 March at 10am for one hour
Part 4: Saturday 25 March at 10am for one hour
To register email Jane Pennington by 28 February.
There is a limit of 20 people for each program.


A big thank you to Paul Casha, Kemi Shobowale, Jim & Trish O’Hara, Michael Blood, Brenda Innes, Geoff Heath, Patty Laufenberg, Joe Yeh, Peter Pratt, Andrew Hunter, David Baker, Lyndon Joss, Fabienne Nichola, Jo-Anne Tamlyn and Patrick Docherty for raising $2,036.09 for the club’s Charity Account at the January Camberwell Sunday Market, bringing the total raised so far this year to $14,33071.
Upcoming Events
Dinner Meeting: Club Assembly & Each One Bring One
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Feb 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Feb 12, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Feb 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Feb 15, 2023
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Feb 19, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Feb 22, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Feb 26, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Mar 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Mar 05, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Mar 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kemi Shobowale
February 20
Adrian Campbell
March 16
Lyndon Joss
March 21
Patty Laufenberg
March 30
Spouse Birthdays
Suzanne Mullins
February 20
Joanne Docherty
March 15
Denise Oppy
March 24
Heather Heath
March 31
Nick Pane
Angela Pane
February 1
Graeme Hope
Sue Hope
February 2
Pierre Kriegler
Lil Kriegler
February 16
John Walmsley
Julie Walmsley
February 19
Michael Blood
Bernadette Blood
March 17
Warwick Heil
Liz Heil
March 24
Join Date
Don Jago OAM
February 1, 1990
33 years
Frank Leigh
February 1, 1978
45 years
Maria Wiechers
February 20, 2019
4 years
Nick Pane
February 20, 2008
15 years
Gary Goldsmith
March 1, 1987
36 years
Richard O'Brien
March 1, 1995
28 years
Robert Davies
March 1, 1990
33 years
David Troon
March 3, 2021
2 years
Sue Gray
March 11, 2015
8 years
Tim Landsberg
March 13, 2002
21 years
Warwick Heil
March 22, 2006
17 years
Yvonne Wills
March 31, 2021
2 years
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