Volume 65 Issue 40                                                May 22nd, 2021
President Murray's Musings - 19 May 2021
As I keep saying, Rotary International is the greatest volunteer organisation in the world; therefore successful clubs are always driven by enthusiastic volunteers, and that's certainly the case with the Rotary Club of Camberwell. We have our huge Camberwell Art Show coming up in July that requires literally thousands of volunteer person-hours, our Hawthorn Makers Market depends of our regular team of volunteers, and the Camberwell Sunday Market (the subject of tonight's talk) requires 2-4 Camberwell volunteers every Sunday rain, hail or shine. The $20K+ per year we earn from providing these 2 full shift (equivalent) volunteers per week is vital income to our Charity Fund.
The meeting was once again well attended, with Honorary Member Mayor Garry Thompson, Councillor Di Gillies, Rotarian Rob Nethercote and provisional member Michele Bucoy joining members present. We also had members Sparkey, Chris H, Kemi and Josie Zooming in.
Dave McFadyen and Phil Lambers from the Rotary Club of Balwyn gave an interesting and informative talk about the history, company structure and management of the market, the amazing amount of money the market generates (approximately $20M to date!), and where the money goes. Some impressive stats: some 370 stallholders; 30% of surplus (approx $240K per annum) paid into the Boroondara Council's Community Development Grants Fund; an amount each year paid into the Market Development Fund; and the Balwyn Rotary Club's funds a wide range of projects (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, DIK, Boroondara Family Network, Balwyn Evergreen etc) with the cash flow from the Market.
During question time, our own senior member Neil Hookey clarified that the original concept of what became the Camberwell Sunday Market was when Neil (then in Apex) as President of the Camberwell Chamber of Commerce created a strategy to combat the threat from the then-brand new Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1960. The Chamber of Commerce negotiated with the City of Camberwell to purchase properties along Station Street to build  a car park, and over a period of many years this was completed. Finally the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Camberwell Rotary and the Council, gained permission to hold a market in the new car park area on Sundays, as long as only second hand goods were sold - so this was the first "Camberwell Sunday Market". It's good to give credit where credit is due!
It was good to see the ROMP Team back in Conochie Hall after a hugely successful visit to Horsham where a Paul Harris Recongition was given to the Wimmera Cancer Centre. More about this elsewhere in this bulletin.
With the Art Show only 6 weeks away, can all remaining members who do not yet have their Working With Children Check please do so without delay. It's free, and it's a Swinburne requirement (as well as District's). Also, many of us have their spouses, partners, children, friends etc assisting as volunteers - if they are over 18, they must have a WWC Check as well. Swinburne also have a requirement to successfully complete their on-line Induction - there will be instructions on how to perform this in coming bulletins, and there will be a live demonstration of the process at a future Dinner Meeting. And finally, those who have not yet returned their Roster Availability Form please do so without delay.
Thank you for your positive responses to my emails concerning the distribution of our Camberwell Rotarian bulletin. We are very close to 100% successful delivery of the bulletin, and I will continue to work with the few who are still having problems.
And finally, now is the time to review your personal and Rotary details in the soft-copy Club Directory. The Secretary is in the process of updating the file to produce the 2021-2022 edition for distribution at the Changeover Dinner, so if you have changed anything, gained a higher level of PHF recognition, come on or off any District or other Boards or positions of responsibility, please let Secretary Fabienne know as soon as possible.  Also, can all members log on to the Member Area of our own website and make sure your personal details are correct. And note that the "Anniversary" date field refers to your Wedding Anniversary (where applicable), not the date you joined Rotary - that's in the "Rotary" section. And please don't be shy about putting birth dates for you and your partner - the information is held securely, will not be published anywhere with the year shown, but is vital for the club, our district and RI to measure and manage the age profile of our organisation. If you are unsure about any of this, please contact me or Webmaster Jeevan.
That's all from me, have a good week in Rotary.
Paul Harris recognition for Wimmera Cancer Centre
Paul Harris recognition for Wimmera Cancer Centre
Five Rotary Clubs share the Horsham celebration

One of the great moments in Rotary happens when we recognise a person - or less frequently an organisation - that shares the community service aspirations that are at the heart of the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International.

On Wednesday 12th May five Rotary Clubs and community leaders assembled for a joint meeting in Horsham to recognise the great work done by the Wimmera Cancer Centre in support of cancer patients in the Wimmera region of Victoria and to acknowledge the pivotal support provided by the centre to the Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program.

Five couples from the Rotary Club of Camberwell – Peter and Bev Allen, David and Margret Baker, Michael and Bernadette Blood, Don and Margery Jago and Jim and Trish O’Hara shared the hospitality of the Rotary Club of Horsham East together with fellow Rotarians from Horsham, Nhill and Warracknabeal.. Sadly, Adrian Campbell was an apology due to an illness. (He is fine again now)
The PHF ceremony was conducted by PDG Don Jago in his role as Chair of the ROMP initiative. The  beautifully framed recognition certificate was gretefully received on behalf of the Wimmera Cancer Centre by Carmel O’Kane, Cancer Nurse Practitioner and Manager. In accepting the recognition Carmel ironically commented that “Rotary deserves the recognition” because of the support delivered by the clubs in the creation of the Wimmera Centre and ongoing Rotary support.
PDG Don Jago formally recognises the Wimmera Cancer Centre represented by Manager Carmel O’Kane while President Zane Bell (Horsham East and President Doug Mitchell (Horsham) look on.
Rotary Meeting Wed 26 May. IT'S G DAY. Book Now. Final Notice.
And the Mayor Won!!!!!!!!
38 MATE!!!!!!!!!
Local Member of State Government Emma Kealy MP gets into the mood of 38mate.
38 Australians are diagnosed with myeloma each week. There is no cure.
CAS Sponsors wanted

SPONSORS for the Camberwell Art Show 2022 WANTED!!!

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Please talk to Nick Pane or anyone on the Camberwell Art Show committee for more details.
We all need to support the CAS 2022 - our number 1 Club fundraiser.  Our Sponsors advertise their businesses, whilst supporting our artists.
Last year was a non - event... Let's make this year a memorable return to the "New Normal CAS"!
Held at Swinburne University, Hawthorn, from Friday 10th July to Sunday 18th July.
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Upcoming Events
District 9800 Assembly 2021
May 22, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
May 23, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Fellowship Meeting - MCG Tour
Melbourne Cricket Ground
May 26, 2021
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fellowship Dinner - The Garden State Hotel
Garden State Hotel
May 26, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
May 30, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Bunnings Hawthorn Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Hawthorn
May 30, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Jun 02, 2021
Art Show Sponsors' Night
Jun 09, 2021
How the Rotary Foundation Can Assist Your Club Projects
Jun 16, 2021
The Centre for Optimism
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