Volume 67 | Issue 36 | 17 April 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.


An East side Cluster was held in lieu of the club’s normal meeting at Green Gables on Thursday 13 April, 2023. It was pleasing to see representatives from club members outside of the Cluster including the Kew and the Chadstone East Malvern Rotary Clubs.
In attendance was the District Governor Amanda Wendt and her partner Greg, District Governor Elect Ron Payne, Assistant Governor Robert Fisher and three representatives from Boroondara City Council. The guest speaker of the night was Past District Governor Julie Mason. The theme of her presentation was Rotary in Action – One Voice. Essentially Julie galvanised the 4 clubs of the Wyndham Cluster to collectively connect formally with community groups in one event. This was the concept of presenting Rotary as one voice. The format has evolved over time from showcasing Rotary projects to rotating ‘table presentations’ by prominent community leaders with each table headed by a Rotarian facilitator. It has been a positive process of mutual understanding and Rotary clubs more integrated into the community providing more insights on needy cohorts and potential for collaboration.
The Rotary - One Voice concept is one the current cluster’s agenda to canvas the potential to adopt over time. A lot of work is required with the existing and incoming Cluster Presidents to determine if this is a goal we wish to pursue and the scope within which this will work. On a positive note, it is a great move to work together with our clubs and present a united Rotary front to our local community.
We were saddened to hear of the passing away of Claire Sanders earlier this week following a long illness. Claire was being cared for at Regis Aged Care, East Malvern over the past few years. I visited Claire in late August last year and she appeared to be well cared for, always smiling and happy. John Sanders has been the model of a caring and loving husband supporting Claire over this period. It was great to meet and welcome their son Stefan as a guest at the club last week and together with his sister Trudy were present during this challenging time. As a past member of the club for a short time prior to her illness, Claire was always cheery, friendly and engaging. Our thoughts are with John and his family at this sad time and we extend our sincere condolences to John and his family from all members of the Camberwell Rotary Club. The club was represented at the wake on Saturday 15 April.
Congratulations to Past President Patrick Docherty who was made a life member of the South Camberwell Cricket Club. Patrick has been long standing, active and committed member of the Cricket Club and is deserving of the acknowledgement.
Thank you to members David Troon, Yvonne Wills, Nav Muniratna and Peter Pratt who were rostered at the Camberwell Sunday Market on 16 April.
Next club meeting will on Wednesday 19 April 2023 and John Dean will be our guest speaker. To commemorate ANZAC day on Friday 21 April, John will outline his cousin’s heroic story in World War two.  Leslie Gordon Knight, DSO (7 March 1921 – 16 September 1943) was an Australian bomber pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. This promises to be a fascinating story of a local Camberwell resident who became a national hero.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23
Dear Fabienne and all at Rotary Camberwell,

Thank you all for your valued support of RIMERN, for the great work done by your
volunteers, particularly the Management Committee members Phil Young & David
Troon, Goods Selection Host Jo-Anne Tamlyn, Justine Paragreen (for her corporate
team) and all the others who have helped out at the warehouse from time to time.

We also greatly appreciate the generous contribution of the additional $5,000 over
and above your annual commitment, which will be applied to our increased rent and
outgoings incurred following our sub-tenant, Canard Solutions’ vacation of half the
premises at Lincoln Street East Brunswick.

We have recently set up a meeting space upstairs and invite your Club to hold a
weekly meeting at the warehouse, so that all your members can see what’s
happening at RIMERN, where your funds are going and hear some client stories and
feedback that make the work so very worthwhile. There are local cafes and coffee
shops that can cater for an event such as this so please pick a date & let’s make it happen!

RIMERN is very much your Club’s community service and environment project, a
powerful part of the circular economy and a great new membership and PR tool
should you wish to invite potential new members to get involved in a fun and
effective hands on volunteering project.

Thanks again for your support, it’s a huge help!
Kind Regards,
Susie Cole




Our ROMP partners in regional Victoria at the Rotary Club of Warrnambool are organising a charity lunch with a racing theme on Monday 1st May.
Net proceeds go to Myeloma Australia.
You will need to travel down on the day before - the Sunday, by either car or train, stay the night in a motel & attend the lunch at $90 a head.
Last year our participants returned Monday afternoon from Warrnambool, after the lunch finished.
As there will be over 10,000 people heading into Warrnambool that week for the race meeting it is best to book accommodation early to avoid disappointment.
Anyone interested in attending please contact Adrian Campbell on 0431 146 530


FORaMEAL Packing Event 
Federation Square | Saturday 27th May
The Rotary Club of Canterbury will be conducting a FORaMEAL
packing event with the aim of packing 100,000 meals in a day on Saturday 27 May 2023 at Federation Square.

They require people to assist as bump in and bump out volunteers and supervisors for this auspicious event.

For those who willing to be part of the bump in and out teams you must register and indicate your preference and availability.

They require all who are willing to undertake the supervisor’s role to attend a Train the Trainer session.

These Train the Trainer sessions will be held at different sites so that attendees have a choice of location and date that would suite them best to attend.



Community Connect Days with Lend Lease Living
Lend Lease Living will hopefully be a Bronze Art Show Sponsor this year. As part of that sponsorship I have agreed that we would support and attend a "Community Connect Day" at each of two properties.
These Community Connect Days are a way for LLL to showcase their properties, and as an extra "thank you", if we can get a minimum of 10 attending each event, they will give us 2 x $500 on top of the sponsorship.
So please make note of the following dates and times, or better still click the links and register your attendance:
Please come and support one or both of these events, bring your partner, spouse or friend. It will be fun and you will be supporting one of our Art Show Sponsors.
Murray Anderson


Join us for a celebration of Victorian environmental sustainability initiatives.  Learn more from an assembled expert panel about how your own organisation can benefit and get involved over a sustainable lunch designed with a low carbon footprint from sustainable sources.

Organised by Melbourne Rotarians committed to supporting the Environment.


Education CHANCES Foundation
Scholarship Program

warmly invites you to learn

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
Tuesday 9th May 2023
6.45 am for 7.00am start,
concluding at 8.45am
Individual : $60
Table of 10 : $600
Bookings close: Tuesday 2nd May @ 5.00pm


Rotary Convention Club Hosting Dinner at Kooyong

Monday 29th May 2023

6:00pm - 9:00pm AEST

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong VIC 3144


The Rotary clubs of Glenferrie, Hawthorn and Camberwell will welcome Rotarians from all over the world, in Melbourne to attend the Rotary International Convention 2023. Featuring as guest speaker a notable past Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Champion, and a program celebrating Marvellous Melbourne, this will be a night to savour, and to Imagine Rotary.


Upcoming Events
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Apr 16, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Apr 19, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
Apr 19, 2023
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Apr 23, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Off-site Fellowship Dinner Meeting
Barrel & Roast
Apr 26, 2023
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Lend Lease Community Connect Event
Ardency Kennedy Place
Apr 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Apr 30, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
May 03, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
May 07, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hawthorn Makers Market
Hawthorn Arts Centre
May 07, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Richard O'Brien
April 12
David Troon
April 13
John Walmsley
April 16
Maria Wiechers
April 17
Patrick Docherty
April 23
Peter Allen OAM
May 3
Gary Goldsmith
May 5
Ian McMillan
May 5
Steve Clarke
May 9
Michelle Critchley
May 10
Anita Bejerano
May 17
Michele Bucoy
May 17
Teresa Molella
May 18
Geoff Heath
May 19
Spouse Birthdays
Liz Heil
April 10
Margret Baker
April 17
Jo Troon
May 13
George de Souza
Fulvia de Souza
April 4
Murray Anderson
Lindy Anderson
April 8
Patrick Docherty
Joanne Docherty
April 8
Brenda Innes
John Innes
April 14
David Troon
Jo Troon
April 20
Join Date
Richard Gray
April 1, 1978
45 years
Peter Allen OAM
April 3, 1991
32 years
Jim O'Hara
April 4, 2001
22 years
Murray Anderson
April 11, 2012
11 years
Kieran Healy
April 13, 2022
1 year
Geoff McCormick
April 23, 2003
20 years
Teresa Molella
April 24, 2013
10 years
Annie Murphy
May 1, 1990
33 years
John Steven
May 1, 1979
44 years
Neil Hookey
May 1, 1989
34 years
Ian McMillan
May 18, 2010
13 years
Fabienne Nichola
May 28, 2008
15 years
Joe Yeh
May 29, 2019
4 years
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