Welcome to the Rotary Club of Camberwell

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Club News
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Camberwell Art Show will again be held in the Advanced Technologies Centre at Swinburne University (427 Burwood Road, Hawthorn), commencing with the Gala Opening on Friday 23 June, and then open to the public Saturday 24 June to Sunday 2 July.
For further information for both Artists and Patrons, ticket purchases and Subscription to the Camberwell Art Show Mailing List, please go to our dedicated website at http://www.camberwellartshow.org.au

Greetings Fellow Consortium Members and Supporters,

We are now able to report that a very successful visit to Timor-Leste has been completed on behalf of the Consortium to view the progress made over the past two years on this project. 

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.....
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.
May 2023
Upcoming Events
Maxine Gross
Jun 07, 2023

Chairman: Geoff McCormick


Maxine Gross, CEO & Founder, You Matter

Seeing a clear and urgent need to help women and their children affected by family violence in Melbourne, Maxine put her time, marketing and fundraising skills to establishing You Matter. She began her marketing career with Intrepid Travel in Australia. Moving to London, she worked as Director, New Media Marketing for Access Conferences, then as Marketing Director for McBains Cooper Property and Construction UK. On moving to Hong Kong with her family, she worked on various fundraising campaigns and online marketing businesses. Returning to Australia , Maxine put her skills towards helping those in need - managing You Matter's day to day operations and fundraising activities.

PDG Murray Verso
Jun 14, 2023 6:00 PM
Polio Update
Jon Oppy
Jun 21, 2023 6:00 PM
Camberwell Art Show Management
Chairman TBA
Jun 28, 2023 6:00 PM
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