Volume 67 | Issue 39 | 8 May 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.


Our guest speaker last week was Jason Harvey, an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. In his presentation, he highlighted the many sports related injuries and surgery he performs. He presented some visual often confronting incidents sports participants commonly experience. Jason has internationally recognised training and experience undertaking general surgery training at Harvard and Harbor-UCLA; completing his advanced training in orthopaedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA in 2005.
Jason has a passion and a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery techniques. He is also involved in research into advanced techniques in fixation of wrist fractures, hand & wrist sports injuries, finger joint replacement, elbow conditions, and base of thumb arthritis.
His connection to our club is his father-in-law, Rob Davies. Jason is originally from Sydney and it was made clear that his acceptance in the Davies family was subject to being a supporter of the Geelong Football Club. A condition he complied with and has grown to love. To our absolute delight, we were also pleased to have Kimberley Davies as a guest on the night. Kimberley is happily married to Jason Harvey.
Our newest member Viviane Chamali was inducted at our last meeting. With a background in Career Planning in Education and numerous formal credentials in related fields, Viviane has a lot to offer the club. Her passion for community service is demonstrated by her prior position as State Vice President of the Country Women's Association (2019-20) and recognition for her support of the multi-cultural community.
Thank you to members Patrick Docherty, Joe Yeh, Andrew Hunter and Rick Westcott who were rostered at the Camberwell Sunday Market on 7 May.
The next club meeting will be on Wednesday 10 May. The guest speaker will be Valerie Jones on the topic of Technology and Social Connectedness. Given the polarised views on this subject, it will be a stimulating presentation.
Look forward to seeing you then.
President Rotary Club of Camberwell 2022-23

Let's celebrate our amazing year of Imagining Rotary and International Convention Melbourne at our very own Rotary Gala Dinner, where we will welcome our veryspecial guests Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

Rotary International President-Elect Gordon McInally and Rotary International President-Nominee Stephanie Urchick, and many more visiting Rotary leaders will be joining us. 

This is an incredibly rare opportunity for us all to celebrate with Rotary's current and future senior international leadership at our very own event, a special edition of District Conference dinner for the year the International Convention is in Melbourne.

Melbourne’s iconic Plaza Ballroom is the ideal venue for this once-in-a-lifetime evening, serenaded by the legendary singer-songwriter Jack Jones, and compelled to the dancefloor by the energetic Baker Boys dance band.

Event proceeds will be donated to The Rotary Foundation

Tickets close Tuesday 16 May 2023, so be sure to book your club’s tables, or individual tickets now.

Warrnambool Visit

Club members Alan Lorenzini and Adrian Campbell recently visited Warrnambool to help raise funds for the Myeloma Foundation.
"With 160 other people for the lunch, over $15,000 was raised to help the myeloma nurses 1800 helpline" said Adrian.
Every year the May racing calendar comes alive with over 10,000 people visiting Warrnambool - it is a great community event.
The Rotary Club of Warrnambool and the Rotary Club of Camberwell are both members of the ROMP initiative in regional Victoria.


Welcome to the Club

Congratulations Viviene Chamali who was inducted on Wednesday 3 May. 


Food For Refugees

The community service committee is again looking for food donations for refugees. For new members: some visas allow refugees to work and some prohibit work. Refugees are moved from one type of visa to another to another as they move through the system. When they are not allowed to work donations save them from starving.

Below is a list of the most needed items. Should you like to be involved, bag some groceries when you're shopping and:
  • Bring them to a club meeting and Richard O'Brien will take them off your hands; or
  • Phone Steve Clarke on 0411 556 561 and he'll collect them from you.
Items needed:
  • Tuna in oil - 400g
  • Tinned Tomatoes 400g
  • Honey - small bottles
  • Raw unsalted nuts- almonds, walnuts, cashews
  • Spices - small packs - cumin, tumeric, chilli
  • Coconut Cream
  • Sweet and savoury biscuits
  • Dried fruit - apricots, dates
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Full cream UHT milk - 1L
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Laundry powder - max 1kg
  • Dishwahing liquid - 1L



A big thank you to Jeevan Vasimalla, Nick Pane, Kieran Healy, Michelle Critchley, Brendan Innes, George de Souza, Geoff Heath, David Troon, Yvonne Wills, Nav Muniratna, Peter Pratt, Murray Anderson, Maria Weichers, Nadia Hamilton, Steve Clarke, Gary Goldsmith, Brett Campbell and Tim Landsberg for raising $2,626.89 at the Camberwell Sunday Market in April, bringing the total income to our Charity Account this Rotary year from the market to $21,339.19.



Peace Fellow Nominations
Each year, Rotary awards fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centres.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and up to 40 for certificate studies at premier universities.

Candidates who are applying for the 2024-25 Rotary Peace Fellowship have two weeks to finalise their applications by the 15 May deadline. 


RICON23 End Polio Now Walk
Friday 26 May 2023
Melbourne is renowned for its beautiful parks, gardens and walking trails. Join us on the afternoon of Friday 26 May to enjoy an easy walk from Federation Square, in the centre
of the city, along beautiful St Kilda Road, past many city landmarks, to the Rotary Peace Park.
The 2.5 km (1.5 mile) Walk will enable us to raise awareness of Rotary’s number one humanitarian priority – the global eradication of poliomyelitis. Don’t forget to bring your red End Polio Now shirt.
Photo opportunities will abound.


Our District Governor Amanda Wendt wants to make a BIG DIFFERENCE during the 2023 Rotary International Convention.
How? By conducting the biggest ever FORaMEAL Packing Event in Fed Square on Saturday 27th May, with 15 packing tables set up. Amanda hopes to pack 100,000 meals, which will be going to people affected by the disaster in Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. To do this we hope to attract over 1,000 members of the public to work in one hour blocks from 10am to 4pm to pack the meals.
All D9800 Clubs are being asked for volunteers to help with Bump In, Bump Out or to act as Supervisors during the packaging. Click on the link below for more information and to volunteer:


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.


RICON23 Official Club Hospitality event

Upcoming Events
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
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
May 10, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
May 14, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Art Show Sponsors Night
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
May 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
TBA - see Agenda
May 17, 2023
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
May 21, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting
Conochie Hall, Canterbury Centre
May 24, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Lend Lease Community Connect Event
Menzies Malvern
May 26, 2023
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Camberwell Sunday Market
Market Place Carpark
May 28, 2023
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
Jo Troon
May 13
Greg Watson
June 2
Judy Pratt
June 2
Bernadette Blood
June 14
Fulvia de Souza
June 30
John Innes
June 30
Join Date
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
Christopher Carra
June 1, 1995
28 years
Geoff Heath
June 1, 1983
40 years
John Walmsley
June 1, 1982
41 years
Michele Bucoy
June 9, 2021
2 years
Jeevan Vasimalla
June 10, 2009
14 years
Nadia Hamilton
June 15, 2022
1 year
Trish O'Hara OAM
June 15, 2022
1 year
Brenda Innes
June 17, 2015
8 years
Steve Clarke
June 20, 2012
11 years
Justine Paragreen
June 30, 2010
13 years
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