Volume 67 | Issue 23 |  12 December 2022

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.



Last Monday, members attended a private pre-screening of the movie The Lost King. It was an End Polio fundraiser coordinated by Justine Paragreen. Members enjoyed a most intriguing movie based on a true story, followed by dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. A great night had by all. Thanks for organising Justine.

Congratulations to Ohanes Nanahj from the Box Hill Institute, who was awarded the club’s Bert Steven Award. Ohanes’ received the award for his admirable personal qualities and outstanding competencies in motor mechanic. It was great to meet Ohanes as he thanked the club for award last week. Thank you to the Youth and Vocation Committee, in particular Michael Blood, for continuing with what has become an annual tradition in honour of our much-loved past member Bert Steven. 

Captain Sam Davies was our guest speaker on the topic Fear of Flying and Aviation last week. It was a thorough, detailed and insightful presentation on the intensive commercial training undertaken by pilots as well an outline of the aircraft navigation instruments at pilots’ disposal to maximise the safety and comfort of passengers. Although the actual training material takes over 4 hours to deliver, members were given a great condensed overview. 

If you intend to attend the May 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, time is running out to take advantage of the early registration fees. The deadline is 15 December when the fees will increase by around $US100. Please book asap.

Thank you to Alan Lorenzini, Justine Paragreen, Brett Campbell and Tim Landsberg for assisting at the last Camberwell Sunday market.

Thank you also for all those who attended the Hawthorn Makers Market on 4 December 2022: Teresa Molella, Michelle Critchley, Annie Murphy, Lyndon Joss, John Sanders, Graeme Hope, David Baker, Steve Clarke, Rob Davies, and Nave Muniratna.

The Community Service Committee was overwhelmed with members’ generosity following a request to bring a child’s Christmas gift to be distributed in the Camberwell area by St Vincent de Paul. Many thanks to those who contributed.

Next week is the club’s Christmas celebration as one of the much-anticipated events, it promises to be as enjoyable as other years. Look forward to seeing everyone there. 
We will return for a fellowship dinner at the Box Hill RSL on 18 January 2023. Normal meetings resume on 25 January 2023 at Conochie Hall.

If you are not attending Christmas function, may I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and all the very best for 2023.

President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23

ROMP - successfully tackling cancer in regional Victoria

“One Rotary Club at a time... one nurse at a time”

Imagine! Could one Rotary Club in suburban Melbourne make a meaningful difference in treatment and outcomes for cancer patients in regional Victoria and beyond? 
That question has been positively answered recently by the ROMP success in delivering two scholarships for senior nurses employed in regional cancer centres and keen to upgrade their knowledge and skills in cancer nursing.  The course they will take at Melbourne University in 2023 has a focus upon myeloma and other blood cancers. The two successful nurses are from Shepparton and Warrnambool.

Sophie Gunning, the successful candidate from Warrnambool was the focus of a recent media event in Warrnambool. The attached cutting tells the local story well.
The ROMP Committee challenge now? Why not five… or ten scholarships in five or ten new towns within the next Rotary  year?

It is very possible.
The EGRFA Project commenced on 1 January 2020, at the height of the Black Summer Bushfires. The types of assistance has varied widely, ranging from direct financial aid, donations of clothing and materials, supply of rural fencing materials, donations of caravans and shipping containers, help with the landholder recovery process , revegetation of properties, and providing livestock fodder.
The are many other ways the project has assisted, most importantly providing an point of contact for fire victims. The work of the the Committee has been possible because of the generous support made to assist the efforts. 
This week we received a note of gratitude from the project Committee for the help we, and other clubs have provided.
The work of EGRFA will draw to close in the next few months and further tasks will continue to be coordinated through the five Clubs of the East Gippsland Cluster.
Rotary National Flood Appeal  
The Rotary National Flood Appeal has been launched to raise funding to provide financial assistance to flood victims in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Funds donated to Victoria and Border Communities Flood Relief Fund Distribution (Project 31-2022-23 RABS) will go to flood victims in Victoria and Border communities. Donations can be made via the RAWCS website and there are opportunities to assit in various ways.
RICON Volunteer Opportunities
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.
GOLF DAY  -  17th FEBRUARY 2023
Kew Golf Club – 8am Tee Off, Ambrose competition
Proceeds for Support of our local Disadvantaged and Homeless Community.
Cost per player is $120. Post round BBQ lunch is included during presentations. Drinks are at bar prices. Yes, great raffles will be held.
Tee draw for the day will be made on Friday 3rd February  - so contact us asap.
Details of your name, phone, email, GA (Golf Australia) Number are required.
Social/non-handicap players will play of 18 or 36 on the day.
RCNB Contacts waiting for your call are:
Upcoming Events
Club Christmas Party
The Manningham Club
Dec 14, 2022
6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 08, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 15, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Fellowship Meeting - Welcome Back Dinner
Box Hill RSL Bistro
Jan 18, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 22, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Jan 25, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Jan 29, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Member Behind the Badge
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Feb 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
Feb 05, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Club Assembly
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Feb 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Murray Anderson
January 11
Nadia Hamilton
January 12
Graeme Hope
January 14
Robert Davies
January 19
David Baker
December 1
Yvonne Wills
December 2
Tim Landsberg
December 3
Annie Murphy
December 7
Frank Leigh
December 14
Paul Casha
December 26
Spouse Birthdays
Lindy Anderson
January 11
David Hamilton
December 19
Tim Landsberg
Christine Landsberg
January 11
Lyndon Joss
Margaret Joss
December 2
Peter Pratt
Judy Pratt
December 4
Don Jago OAM
Margery Jago
December 12
Alan Lorenzini
Andrea Lorenzini
December 18
Join Date
David Baker
January 1, 1996
27 years
Jon Oppy
January 1, 1980
43 years
Lyndon Joss
January 1, 1993
30 years
Michael Mullins
December 1, 1985
37 years
Graeme Hope
December 10, 2003
19 years
Jane Addis
December 15, 2021
1 year
Andrew Hunter
December 31, 1999
23 years
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