Volume 67 | Issue 1 |  11 July 2022

Imagine Rotary - Imagine Camberwell
President Fabienne's Reflections
After much anticipation, the Changeover dinner took place on Wednesday 6 July. It was great to see many members, friends and family attend. Many thanks to Anne Murphy who coordinated a fabulous event while attending to the added commitments of the Camberwell Art Show (CAS) Sales Desk duties.
The highlights of the night were acknowledging Patrick Docherty’s leadership with our thanks over the past Rotary year, two worthy members Murray Anderson and Alan Lorenzini receiving a Paul Harris Fellow and inducting new member Paul Casha.
Sadly, many members did not attend due to health reasons, mostly COVID related and pre-planned time away and other commitments. Following the intensity of the demands of the Camberwell Art Show, some members took time to reunite with family members.
Congratulations to the Art Show Executive team for the success of this year’s exhibition. Starting from the Gala opening night to the pick up of paintings, patrons appear to have a smile on their face and grateful for a face-to-face art show after two years of absence. Patron feedback received was positive with comments such as ‘best ever’, ‘world standard’ etc. Thank you to all members who contributed to this wonderful event.
The Club’s Secretary has sent an email to all members confirming members’ Committee and other responsibilities. Our first Board meeting will be on Wednesday 20 July 2022 with Committee meetings starting from August onwards. We look forward to a productive year.
The first meeting for the new Rotary year at the Canterbury Centre will be on Wednesday 13 July. The theme of the night will the ‘Thank God it’s over’ (TGIO). It’s an opportunity to reflect on the club’s major event, thank everyone, compare stories and celebrate this fantastic achievement.
Please BYO a plate to share with everyone and the bar will be open at no cost. Spouses, partners and loved ones are most welcome to join us.
We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.

2022 Changeover Dinner

Congratulations to our new President Fabienne
Rotarians and guests enjoy the night
A little dancing to finish!
What a fantastic night it was, to celebrate another year in Rotary and to welcome our new President, Fabienne Nichola, who inspired the room with a thoughtful and forward-looking inaugural speech, concluding by imploring us all to IMAGINE. President Fabienne has assembled a strong team to lead the club this next year, hopefully the first in some time that will not be impacted to a great degree by the pandemic. A huge credit to outgoing President, Patrick Docherty, who has led the club through a very challenging time.
The changeover dinner was a wonderful chance to welcome a number of fellow Rotarians and dignitaries, as well as family and friends of the club. Held at the Amora Hotel in Richmond, the night recognised outstanding achievements from a number of members, notably, Murray Anderson and Alan Lorenzini, who were presented with the Paul Harris Fellow recognition for their tireless work over the past year. The night was topped off by the first new member induction of the year, welcome to the club Mr Paul Casha!
MC for the evening, President Elect, George de Souza, ran a tight ship on the night. It made for a wonderful celebration of fellowship and service and enabled ample time for some fancy footwork to be on show. With live music courtesy of the President's close friends, the night came to a close in a wonderful spirit as the club prepares for a busy and fulfilling year ahead.
New Year - New Roles (for some...)
Committees really are the Club’s ‘engine room’ and it’s important that all members are actively involved and support their Committee Chair.
Please make sure you familiarise yourself with this year's committees.
Camberwell Art Show 2022 - that's a wrap!
After literally thousands of hours of planning, preparation and execution, the 2022 Camberwell Art Show, the first physical show for 3 years, is over.
Congratulations to the Art Show Committee and to the whole club for producing an outstanding event.
ROMP Member Celebrates OAM
Our ROMP member, the Rotary Club of Warrnambool, are celebrating member, Bob McMillan, who has been awarded an OAM. Bob received the award with his brother Peter (pictured) in recognition for his years of service to the local community.
Bob lives with the incurable blood cancer myeloma, and has been a wonderful contributor and fund-raiser for that cause in Warrnambool.
Congratulations Bob!
Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting - TGIO
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Jul 13, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Jul 17, 2022
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Meet Your President
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
Jul 20, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Jul 20, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joe Yeh
July 4
Pierre Kriegler
July 4
Michael Blood
July 5
George de Souza
July 12
John Sanders
July 15
Andy Chappell
July 20
Alan Lorenzini
July 28
Spouse Birthdays
Andrea Lorenzini
July 15
Christine Landsberg
July 31
Ian McMillan
Pamela McMillan
July 21
John Steven
Audrey Steven
July 28
Join Date
Peter Pratt
July 1, 1996
26 years
Anita Bejerano
July 10, 2019
3 years
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