Volume 68 | Issue 39 | 24th April 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 24th April
The club meeting featured an Anzac Day theme.  We had two guest speakers on the night being Brett Phillips and a twelve-year-old young man Jack de Bolfo. The main topic was The Rotary Club of Camberwell’s Seeds of Peace Project presented by Brett Phillips.
Let us continue to work together, to take action to create hope in the world and in our local communities.
Regionalization Update - Rotary Community Leader
Congratulations to Gary Goldsmith who has been appointed as Rotary Community Leader for RCG 9800 -1.
RORP Event - Sydare Reserve East Malvern during May 2024
Geoff Widmer from RC Glenferrie who is acting as our district/cluster Coordinator for Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds (RORP) has advised that the next extraction of playground equipment will be taking place in Sydare Reserve, East Malvern during May 2014.
This is a great "hands on" project in which serviceable playground equipment is carefully salvaged and subsequently exported to countries in Asia where it is re-erected. 
A number of RC Camberwell members have participated in these activities in the past and we are again being asked to provide volunteers.
The date of extractions will be advised as soon as it is known and usually takes place on a weekday.
Club Members are asked to contact John Walmsley on 0412 516 445
Multi-Cultural Inclusion Day – Sunday 12th May 2024
Wednesday 1st May – Fellowship Night
TAO Dumplings, 1 Evans Place, Camberwell
5th May – Hawthorn Makers Market
Wednesday 8th May – Speaker – Karen Knoester
Topic -Update on Myeloma Australia
Wednesday 15th May – Speaker - Ann Petropoulos - Flicker of Hope
Topic - Shining a Light on Neurofibromatosis
Wednesday 22nd May – Speaker - Huy Truong – Thrive
Topic - Giving refugees a helping hand to become self-sustaining
Wednesday 12th June – Change Over Dinner
Venue - Greenacres Golf Club, 51 Elm Gorve, Kew East
Topic - The Kid from Calcutta - Second Innings
Time:  6:00pm start
Welcome drink, 2 course dinner, and fabulous entertainment as we celebrate another good year at Camberwell Rotary Club
Art Show Volunteer Signup Lists - What are my Commitments?
You will by now have received a number of emails advising you how to sign up for the activities which you undertook last year for the Art Show.
If you are available, please sign up and if you have any issues or questions please contact Alan Lorenzini.
Volunteers Needed: Camberwell Art Show 2024
Hi All,
Your help is needed!
Your help is needed as volunteers for this year's Camberwell Art Show!
This Invitation to volunteer is for Event 3 below “PAINTING HANDBACK TO BUMP OUT”.
As stated in the previous email, this Year, we have divided the Sessions of the Camberwell Art Show into three sections.  They are:
1.Bump in and Set up to Gala Opening
2. Open to Public
3.Painting Handback to Bump Out
In time, each of you will receive an email for each of the three Events above.
This year, the Art Show Committee has changed the format for seeking your assistance throughout the show, with the roster and volunteering.
We will be using the same roster as last year, altered to accord with the corresponding sessions this year. That is, if you were on (for example) session 7 last year, you will be the corresponding session this year.
So, the times, the operation, the duties etc that you did last year will be identical this year.
This also applies to partners. We have rostered partners onto the same corresponding sessions as last year, as well. 
I would ask that you click on the link in your email which will take you to the “sign up list” that I have prepared already based on last year. 
If you and your partner are happy with the list that we have noted, you need do nothing more.
If you want to change or increase the number of sessions that you or your partner are noted on, click on the red cross adjacent to your name and that will delete you from that Session; or if you want to include your name into another Session, then click on “sign up” and include your (or your partners names).
Remember, it is expected that each of you will sign up to between 6-12 sessions for the whole show.
Also remember, that this is the first of three invitations that you will get, as noted above in Red, so don't look to fill up all of your sessions on this one event.
Also, there will be members/ partners receiving this email, who weren’t around last year and so who have not been rostered on.
I would ask that you (and if appropriate, your partner) click on the sign up link in your email and follow the instructions above.
Finally, I remind you that this is our big fund raising event for the year (along with the HMM and the Camberwell Market) and so the Committee asks that you keep that in mind when you are considering the sessions that we have booked you into.
On behalf of the Camberwell Art Show Committee I would like to thank you, again, for you contribution to the roster, and ask that if you have any queries on this matter that you contact me.
Alan Lorenzini
Operations Manager
Camberwell Art Show - Hand Back, Bump Out
Jun. 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. - Jul. 02, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Jonathan Oppy 402 085 454
Swinburne University, Advanced Technologies Centre
427 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC Australia
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:    05/05/2024 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


May 2024
5th May
 George De Souza/Jessica Wat
 Geoff McCormick/ Victor Wang
12th May
Murray Anderson/ Lindy Anderson
Darren Li/ Justine Paragreen
19th May
Yvonne Wills/ Alan Lorenzini
Nav Murinatna/ Daya Govinder
26th May
Steve Clarke/ Patrick Docherty
Geoff Heath/ David Troon

Up Coming Events!! 

The combined Rotary Districts in Victoria are honoured to be hosting Rotary International President Gordon McInally at two different events in June.
RI President Gordon has been a strident advocate in promoting Mental Health initiatives that help communities and individuals rebuild their resilience.
We are also delighted to advise that Professor Pat McGorry AO a psychiatrist known worldwide for his development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services, will be joining us to compliment RI President Gordon.
The first event is on Sunday 2 June, at the RACV in Cape Schanck, 12.00 noon for a 12.30pm start, tickets are: $95 pp (plus booking fee) incl GST for 2 course lunch, $1,200 for Rotary or Corporate Tables of 8 with naming rights.
This is an amazing opportunity to meet the RI President in person and to hear of his passion in helping our youth, individuals, and communities.  
Please book using the following link:
The second event is a Community and Leaders Breakfast on Monday 3 June at the Frankston Arts Centre with tickets costing $38 per person.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Pat McGorry AO. 
Please book using the following link:
World Immunization Week 2024

World Immunization Week (24-30 April) is a perfect time for Rotary clubs to share the incredible progress Rotary and its partners have made toward eradicating polio.

Article by Murray Verso, End Polio Now Coordinator

World Immunization Week 24-30 April 2024

This year there are significant anniversaries to celebrate:

  • 10 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region was certified free of polio
  • 30 years since the WHO Americas Region was certified as polio-free
  • 50 years since the launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization, which ensures equitable access to vaccines (including polio vaccines)

During World Immunization Week, you can raise awareness that vaccines work and give examples of what Rotary and our partners have accomplished in reducing polio cases by 99% worldwide.

How to support EndPolio during World Immunization Week

  • Visit
  • Explore the World Immunization Week Toolkit to find graphics and sample posts that you can share on social media with the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork
  • Use a club meeting as an opportunity for members to learn about Rotary’s polio eradication efforts.
  • Host an event to raise awareness and funds for PolioPlus.
  • Start an online fundraiser using Raise for Rotary and share it with your network.

Don’t forget! Your district can donate District Designated Funds (DDF) to PolioPlus to help Rotary meet its US$50 million fundraising goal each year to ensure a $100 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We know our work isn’t done until we end polio forever but as a Rotary member, you have a critical role in helping to achieve this very important goal.

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)

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Richard O'Brien
April 12
David Troon
April 13
John Walmsley
April 16
Jessica Wat
April 18
Patrick Docherty
April 23
Spouse Birthdays
Liz Heil
April 10
Margret Baker
April 17
Andrew Hunter
Evelyn Hunter
April 2
George de Souza
Fulvia de Souza
April 4
Lindy Anderson
Murray Anderson
April 8
Murray Anderson
Lindy Anderson
April 8
Brenda Innes
John Innes
April 14
David Troon
Jo Troon
April 20
Join Date
Richard Gray
April 1, 1978
46 years
Peter Allen OAM
April 3, 1991
33 years
Jim O'Hara
April 4, 2001
23 years
Murray Anderson
April 11, 2012
12 years
Geoff McCormick
April 23, 2003
21 years
Teresa Molella
April 24, 2013
11 years
April 26, 2023
1 year
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