Volume 66 Issue 17                                                  20 October 2021
President Patrick's Musings
Rotary friends and friends of Rotary,
It has been another BIG week @ Camberwell Rotary with the announcement that our Hawthorn Makers Market will be reopening this November on Sunday the 7th, it’s important as a club we bring our cash that has been saved during lock down and get down to the market on the 7th and support the traders. We really need to make sure the market gets back to pre-covid success. As a club we are relying on the funds this activity generates, and it will be also a great chance to reconnect with some familiar faces.
Well done Camberwell Rotary staying together and supporting each other. Finally, the light at the end of the covid tunnel is within sight. Our beautiful State had been affected since last March with the Covid pandemic. Fortunately, our vaccination rates are on track and restrictions will be easing. We are so happy that families will finally be reunited, and even more so once borders open up.  It’s been great that the Rotary community has been there for you as best we could during this very difficult period.
The Board recently met, and I’m pleased to let members know approval has been provided for a Bert Stevens Apprenticeship Award at Box Hill TAFE to the value of $1500 – the Vocational Committee has continued to support this worthy program.
Next week we will have a Fellowship Night with Anne Murphy and her team running a quiz night, it’s a family affair so please bring along your nearest & dearest.
The leadership team are working hard planning for next Rotary year when Fabienne Nichola takes over as President. A shout out to anyone looking to be involved in running the club, there are many opportunities, and some can be done from the comfort of your home, so please contact PE Fabienne, Murray or myself.
To my fellow Rotarians, congratulations as we celebrate World Polio Day October 24 to celebrate one of the most successfully Rotary programs world wide, and a big thank you to the members who have supported TEAM CAMBERWELL and the Rotary "walkwithus" Polio campaign during October.
That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary, let’s keep connecting and be kind to one another.
Patrick Docherty 
Member since 2010 
Patrick Docherty
President 2021-2022
Upcoming Events
Weekly Dinner Meeting
on Zoom
Nov 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Conochie Hall
Nov 17, 2021 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place
Nov 21, 2021
6:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Yarra Bank Reserve Playground - Gala Opening
Yarra Bank Reserve Playground
Nov 21, 2021
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
View entire list
Nov 17, 2021 6:30 PM
What's new in your Business/Career - (Chair - Murray Anderson)
Nov 24, 2021
Annual General Meeting - [Chair - Patrick Docherty]
Dec 01, 2021 6:30 PM
Rotary Sponsorship of Mens Sheds - Chair - Ron Lear)
Dec 08, 2021
Life of a MICA Paramedic - (Chair - TBA) [Zoom OK]
View entire list
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End Polio Walk With Us Campaign - Update 20 Oct 2021
As you know, October is the month to raise funds for End Polio Now, via the Rotary Walk With Us campaign. Last year, The Rotary Club of Camberwell Team were the top fundraisers in District 9800.
This year, Team Camberwell (consisting of Murray Anderson, Treasurer George de Souza, President Patrick Docherty, Graeme Hope and Margaret and Lyndon Joss) have raised $3,332 so far, putting us in 6th place on the District Leaderboard. It's been a fun and healthy way to raise funds for such an important cause, with the added bonus of getting some exercise out of the house during Lockdown.
Polio is the world’s forgotten disease and something that should have been made history a long time ago. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.



In October we are asking you to Walk With Us for those that can’t. Please consider making a donation to Team Camberwell by clicking the following link:

or select your favourite team member and donate on their individual page.

All donations through Rotary will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who are partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductable. Individuals, teams and Rotary clubs will be recognised and credited for their donations by The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust.
So please support Team Camberwell, it's not too late, a donation large or small is really appreciated and will make a difference.
Morning Tea with the DG - 23 October

Come armed with your favourite cuppa and join us this Saturday (23 October) for the next Morning Tea with the DG for a variety of discussion topics.

You can book now at:

The event will commence at 10:00am and finish by 11:00am.

What is on the agenda:
  • Hear from four Club Presidents.
  • Learn how to tell your Club story.
  • Come and find out who "Belonging Matters" are and what they do.
  • Hear about a new Signature Environmental project.

Book now at: Once you have booked, the Zoom details will be emailed to you.

I do hope you are able to join us.

Regards, Dale

Yarra Bank Playground Gala Opening - CONFIRMED for 21 November
With the lifting of restrictions coming out of Lockdown, we can confirm the Family Fun Day/Gala Opening of the R100 Yarra Bank Playground will be going ahead on Sunday 21 November, commencing 12 midday. Make sure you mark the date in your diary, there will be a range of entertainment, food and coffee available, so bring your kids and grandkids along.
Our club has made a significant financial contribution towards this playground, and our Community Services Committee has worked hard over two years to bring the project to fruition, so please show your support by attending this fun afternoon.
There will also be volunteers needed, firstly to letterbox a specific area with resident notification flyers (a Council requirement) the week before the event, and on the day we need volunteers to act as COVID Marshalls and the like. Community Services Chair Teresa Molella will be contacting you all calling for volunteers, so watch out for her emails.
Early Art Show Photos
It's been quite a while since we held the Camberwell Art Show at the Camberwell Civic Centre. Rotarian Frank Leigh had kindly provided some photos from the 2007 show, and are in a Photo Album on our website at
Please have a look, it's amazing to look back at how the show was set up and run in those days.
Thank you Frank for the opportunity to preserve and share these photos. If members have any old photos of the Art Show or any other club event, please pass them on to me and I'll create the appropriate Photo Album.
Murray Anderson, part-time Club Historian
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Hookey
November 5
Andrew Hunter
November 9
Gordon Duxbury
November 13
Don Jago
November 23
Phil Young
November 23
Geoff McCormick
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Loftus
November 2
Hong Sa-Ngam
November 9
Angela Pane
November 15
Julie Walmsley
November 26
Richard Gray
Helen Gray
November 25
Join Date
Kemi Shobowale
November 6, 2019
2 years
Patrick Docherty
November 24, 2010
11 years
Please send your contributions or any general feedback to your 2021-2022 RCC Bulletin Editor Kemi Shombowale (