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Club News
Changeover Lunch - 3rd July 22
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A great afternoon of fellowship as we celebrated the handover from PP Maurie Walters to President Sue McDonald. Our MC for the afternoon ( Bronwen Dimond) did a great job with keeping things moving and introducing our PDG Dale Hoy (and Maureen) to assist with the afternoon and officers from our fellow Cluster Clubs added to the atmosphere
Our MC Bronwen Dimond  
PDG Dale Hoy    
President Sue with Kris Walters
President Sue McDonald with PP Maurie Walters
The Camberwell Sunday Market has been a consistent fundraiser this year.  Out of 35 Sundays the market operated we were able to make a handsome profit of $16,308 - an excellent result.
I wish to thank all volunteers who participated, especially the early risers who braved the extremely cold winter mornings - colder than I can ever remember.  Well done guys!
My special thanks to Joseph Yap who volunteered at least twice every month, and came to the rescue when we needed to fill a vacancy.  Also thanks to Greg Cribbes who always did 6 hour shifts - quite a feat.
I have said before that the Market is a 'whole of club event'.  It is not too onerous a task for all members to volunteer and join the regulars and meet Rotarians from other clubs as well as enjoy the atmosphere of the market.
OUT with the old and IN with the new at Carrical House

Thanks to the Community Service team at RCNB (take a bow Eileen and Estelle) and those who raised the money, our donation has provided a new Turbofan Digital Electric Convection Oven and Stand at Servant’s Carrical house.
The old oven and hotplate had well and truly passed their use-by date. CEO Amanda explained that, with such a small kitchen, the decision was taken to go for a larger stand-alone oven, with BBQ and frypan adequate for sausages and steaks.

Garden DesignFest is back! 

After covid enforced cancellations in 2020 and 2021, this year’s Garden DesignFest in November will be bigger and better than ever.

Garden DesignFest gives you the opportunity to visit professionally designed private gardens not usually open to the public.

To whet your appetite, 20 gardens are already featured on our website, with many more to come: www.gardendesignfest.com.au

Be sure you keep these weekends free to visit some fabulous gardens.

We will keep you updated with details of bus tours, new garden Designers, garden highlights and special features as they occur.

Rotary International Theme
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones (who is also our first female president) has announced the 2022-23 theme Imagine Rotary.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
The theme is a special one: the theme graphic was designed by an Australian Indigenous artist to link with the Melbourne Convention in 2023. 
Rotary Four Way Test
Rotarians live by the Four Way Test:
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives and create a better word to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Promoting Peace
Fighting Disease
Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
Saving Mothers and Children
Supporting Education
Growing Local Economies
Protecting the Environment
Annual Report
Our Club enjoyed a very successful 2021 - 2022 year.
Rotary Safe Families Ambassador Club

- The 3 R's on the club Rotary Safe Families card are:

Recognise the signs

Raise your concerns

Refer for help.

Go to rotarysafefamilies.org.au 

If you are placed in a position of aiding an older person:
  • Talk and listen to the older person
  • Respect, believe and do not judge
  • Remind them they are not to blame
  • Provide choices not interventions
  • Empower them to make their own decisions
  • Let them know there is help available
  • Offer to make a call on their behalf
  • Continue to offer support and encouragement even if the person is not ready to accept help at the time

Click on the Resources tab for videos and further information.

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