eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 13 - 27 September 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Week's Meeting - 23 September 2019
  • Doug Hawley advised that there are 22 members and friends heading off on Friday week to the Philippines on the Club's eye and ear mission. We wish them safe travels.
  • Jenni Nankervis is encouraging everyone to join in the End Polio Now walk on 19 October. Please contact Jenni for further details. Jenni also mentioned the Alpha 1 walk on Sunday 17 November. Posters have been prepared, t-shirts ordered and registration will be available via Try Booking (details will be provided next week).
  • Lili-Ann is still looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate the District Conference in Bendigo next year. Also the distribution of the donated hampers  is being handled by Ted Waghorne but he needs some assistants.
  • Finally Tony Laycock, the current president Elect, advised that the Board election for the 2020-21 year are coming up in November. Anyone interested in putting their name forward for election to a Board position should speak to either Tony, Neil Williams or President Lili-Ann Kriegler.
Last Week's Speaker - Anthony Balocca
Last Monday, one of our newest members Anthony (Ant) Balocca participated in the Club's regular practice of "member behind the badge".
With very good humor Ant responded to a range of questions from John Braine. Some questions were well researched and others were not so much which Ant took in his stride and provided a terrific insight into his life, family, professional experiences and journey from being born overseas to now being in Australia for over 30 years.
Thank you Ant for being a great sport and sharing details about your like.
Next Week's Speaker - Cally Berryman
Inside the dark world of female gambling
Dr. Cally Berryman is a counsellor who currently works with clients who have drug, alcohol and gambling and other issues. She has worked in the areas of addiction for over 20 years – as a clinician, counsellor, academic teaching and program development. 
Almost 200,000 people in Australia struggle with problem gambling and as more gambling advertising spend is directed at targeting women, female gambling in Australia is on the rise.
The Accidental Gambler written by  Dr. Berryman sheds light on the dark world of female problem gambling and how women often use gambling to deal with grief, trauma and unresolved issues. 
As well as opening up the conversation about problem gambling, Cally hopes that the book will assist women with gambling problems to understand that they are not alone and that help is available.
Region 8 Video Competition Presentation
At the recent Governor Training Conference held in Christchurch, New Zealand, all members of District 9800 were very proud to see that the Canterbury RC won the inaugural award for the Zone 8 Video competition. Zone 8 covers Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The winning certificate was presented by Gina Growden, Rotary Public Image Coordinator to RC Canterbury representative Janet Hay.
Gina highlighted that entries had to illustrate how club members were People of Action during 2019 and were 'being the inspiration'. The videos were to be produced 'in-house' and were to be prepared especially for the competition. Use of correct Rotary branding and innovation and professionalism of production were taking into consideration in selecting the winners.
The Canterbury RC video entry was a compilation of the FORaMEAL packing event that was held at the Multi-District Conference earlier this year. The link to see the video is
Janet caught up with First Lady Gay Maloney, wife of Rotary International President Mark Maloney and presented her with a Wear the Wattle FORaMEAL pin. You can see Gay proudly her pin.
Boroondara FORaMEAL
A terrific day last Tuesday at the Boroondara FORaMEAL event at the Hawthorn Town Hall. There were  90+ secondary school students who packed 33,800 meals. 
Rotarians worked so hard, and Swinburne students and Rotaractors were superb supporters. The Boroondara Council were delighted and are keen to do it again in late January at the end of school holidays. Strathcona students assisted Lili-Ann as comperes. There was a  short break for Pizzas for lunch and the students were back into it all. 
All was  packed up by 2pm. Tired but very satisfied. Another great event made possible by a great team. 
Boroondara Cares Golf Day - 28 October 2019

Boroondara Cares Foundation operates the Boroondara CHANCES Scholarship Program which gives out over $100,000 a year to about 100 worthy students locally. The scholarships are merit based and help close the gap in school expenses.

Here is a tremendous opportunity to help students from less well-off families succeed in their education. There are three ways you may assist:

1. Sponsor a hole in the name of your business from $300.00;

2. Book yourself or a group of 1 to 4 players into the golf day – see below
3. Make a donation via Boroondara Cares Foundation on their website,
You can go straight to the event with the following link  The funds raised will support the CHANCES Scholarship Program which is a major Boroondara Cares initiative supporting students in the area who are financially or socially disadvantaged.
Another great example of Rotary International at work. Supported by the 8 Rotary Clubs in the Boroondara area
Competition Format
Ambrose – foursome
Monday 28 October 2019 from 11am
Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill
The cost is only $100.00 per person that includes a light lunch, 18 holes of Golf and a BBQ buffet dinner following the event, plus lots of prizes for winning groups, best drive and nearest to the pin.
Book direct as indicated or contact Garth Symington (RC of North Balwyn). For more information on 0419 519 899 or at 
Paul Harris Fellow Breakfast 21 November 2019
Restoring Hope Golf Day
Restoring Hope is a Melbourne based charity that helps young people who have been sexually abused.  They are holding a fund raising golf day at the RACV Golf Club in Healsville on the 10 November.  
The mission at Restoring Hope is to distribute Crisis Care Packs and Comfort Care Packs to young people who have been abused.  Typically a child would receive these items at a police station or trauma hospital.  The Packs provide new clothes (necessary for when the police remove clothing for forensic testing), toiletries, a blanket, a colouring book, pencils and a “Hope” teddy bear. The aim is to use this simple act to bring some comfort and a sense of normality to a life that has been turned upside down, and restore a sense of dignity and hope at a time when it is needed most. The details about the golf day and how to book are at the Restoring Hope  website at:
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 29 September 2019
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 16 OctHarp Hotel636 High St east Kew
Wed 16 OctBox Hill RSL26 Nelson St Box Hill
Thur 14 NovTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weeky for a meal and some fun.
Nora Ley  is temporarily looking after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact Nora at   to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 29 September 2019
4 - 16 Oct23rd Eye and Ear  Screening Mission to the PhilippinesDoug Hawley
Sun 13 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 4 Leicester  St North Balwyn 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
Sun 20 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 138 Purinuan Rd Reservior 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
Tues 12 NovRotary for Bees Cluster Meeting Greenacres Golf ClubJohn McCaskill
Sun 17 NovAlpha 1 Walk at Albert Park (TBC)Jenni Nankervis
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Social - Oaks Eve Party
Auburn Bowling Club
Nov 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cluster Meeting - Rotary for Bees
Greenacres Golf Club
Nov 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 14 Nov 2019
Nov 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting - Tash Facci and Rob Anderson
Canterbury Centre
Nov 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting 18 November 2019
Canterbury Centre
Nov 18, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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