Welcome to the Rotary Club of Camberwell

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Club News
Another week doing the updates for the students at our secondary schools and Kaloleni primary. So lovely to hear “Mama Kerry” around the community. They haven’t forgotten this mzungu...
Hi all,
As always things are polepole (slow) so achieving my list of ‘jobs to do’ each week never really happens.
We spent most of the week catching up with the various primary schools, checking on the kids and trying to get a letter written and a short video. Their English is so incredibly poor.
Accommodation is very basic and to get enough warm water to wash my hair is a challenge. There is also no wifi at the accommodation.
I have resorted to buying a ‘router’ for wifi for Team Vista house. Costly but what a difference it has made.....

2022 Changeover Dinner

It was a wonderful night had by all at this year's changeover dinner, as we thank outgoing President Patrick for his service and welcome incoming President Fabienne. 
From L to R: Peter Allen (Rotary Camberwell), Bob McMullin (Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central), Chris Rantall (Guest speaker), John Hutson ( Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central & event organiser) and Adrian Campbell (Rotary Camberwell)
The City of Warrnambool celebrated the 150th running of the Grand Annual Steeplechase this week, and the pre meet lunch organised by the Warrnambool Central Rotary Club was attended by 130 guests from all over the State. The charity partner of the event was Myeloma Australia, and our Club members Peter Allen and Adrian Campbell joined the lunch - representing the Club's award winning Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program (ROMP). We are pleased to report about $9,000 was raised for the Myeloma Foundation on the day through very generous donations and raffles - special thanks to local Rotary organisers John Hutson and Bob McMillan (who lives with myeloma).
The Warrnambool community are remarkable ambassadors & fundraisers for those living with Myeloma - with this lunch event together with the city's recent 38mate Walk in February, they have now raised close to $20,000 for the cause - which is the best result of any town or city in Australia. Well done Warrnambool.
The Camberwell Club's multi District ROMP initiative has sown seeds in Rotary Clubs all over the State, to support those living with blood cancers in regional Victoria and to improve health outcomes for those dealing with cancer. A cause worth fighting for in all our regional communities.
Our Rotary Club is indeed the Family Club!
Proud Mum and Club Member Justine and daughter Eloise were welcomed by all at last Wednesday's meeting at Conochie Hall, featuring our Guest Speaker District Governor Dale Hoy (pictured here with Assistant Governor Casey Tan and President Patrick Docherty).
Membership Chair David Baker was heard promoting the benefits of Rotary membership to baby Eloise suggesting in the interim she (and brother Harry) consider membership of Interact or Rotaract further down the track.
Baby Eloise said ... "she'll work on it"!  Noted!
There have been many significant achievements in 21 years: DIK have a new Store, new equipment, and an increased capacity to assist our stakeholders to help others. We also wish to highlight achievements over the last 21 years and thank the people and organisations who have made this possible. Donations in Kind operations in other states conduct similar activities. Rotary’s involvement in this area started over 50 years ago and in 1987 Donations in Kind was established as the nation-wide Rotary project. 
Achievements to date:
Our very dear member Kerry Anne has compiled the Camberwell Rotary Cook Book. With a stocked pantry and time on your hands during the many Lockdowns, it is time to try out some new and interesting recipes. Buy your own copy for $20 (see Kerry Anne).
Meeting Information
Welcome to Camberwell Rotary
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Canterbury Centre, Conochie Hall
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126
We generally hold our weekly Dinner Meetings at Conochie Hall, however we often meet at other interesting locations, so check the Upcoming Events list. Visitors and guests are always welcome. We meet at at 6:00 for a 6:30pm start and finish 7:30pm.
October 2022
Upcoming Events
Paul Coghlan TBC
Oct 12, 2022
Reflections of my career as a Judge

Chairman Geoff McCormick

The Honourable Paul Coghlan AO KC, Office of Special Investigator Paul Coghlan was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1969, signed the Bar Roll in 1978 and was appointed Queens’s Counsel in 1995. He has held the positions of Commonwealth Prosecutor Deputy Crown Solicitor’s Office, Commonwealth Associate Director of Public Prosecutions, Senior Crown Prosecutor (Major Trials), Chief Crown Prosecutor and Director of Public Prosecutions for Victoria. He prosecuted a large number of major trials, including homicide, commercial fraud and drugs. He was appointed to the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007 and became the Principal Judge of the Criminal Division between 2010 and 2013. In 2013 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal and retired in 2014. He was appointed a Reserve Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2014. He sat on a regular basis except for brief periods in 2017 and 2019 when he completed reviews of the Bail Act 1977 for the State of Victoria. Paul Coghlan was the re-appointed a Reserve Judge of the Court of Appeal as from 8 May 2018, and continued to sit regularly, and on a full-time basis. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished service to the law, and to the judiciary, and to the administration and review of criminal justice. In May 2022 he was appointed Special Adviser to the Special Investigator.

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