eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 10- 4 September 2020
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Passing of Former Club Member Jim Clements
Sad news has reached the Club that former member Jim Clements passed away on Wednesday after fighting a courageous battle against several medical issues.
Jim was one of the stalwarts of the Rotary Club of Canterbury’s Philippines medical missions having participated in 10+ missions with his wife Lea. Jim is pictured on the right in the above picture with Ted Waghorne during a recent Philippines mission.
Our sympathies go to Lea, his 2 sons, Anthony and Michael, and their families.
Last Week's Meeting, 31 August 2020
A few updates were provided at the meeting:
  • President Tony Laycock reminded members to complete the on-line survey that was emailed out on Wednesday 26 August.
  • Bob Lambert  gave an update on progress with the welcome packs which will be distributed to new residents in the Boroondara area - all is looking good.
  • Joe Flinn advised that the Club's application for a Connected Victoria grant has been submitted and has received strong support from within the aged care sector.
  • Ed Brown spoke about DIK and advised that activities are on-hold at the moment but hopefully will ramp up soon. Ed is now on the DIK Board and will be looking for assistance with pick-ups and at DIK once it resumes activities. Thanks Ed for taking on this role.
  • Val indicated the FORAMEAL food packs are moving quickly and she and Doug Hawley have been asked to speak at several Rotary Clubs about the project
At next Monday's meeting the Club is having a yellow theme and members are encouraged to wear  yellow to celebrate the arrival of spring and the emergence of wattle.
Last Week's Speaker - David Sinclair
David Sinclair provided a fact filled presentation which demonstrated his depth of knowledge concerning freight movement by sea and logistics.
He joined the company Sea Road about about six years ago and the company has made steady growth over his time looking after the business which is mainly involved with moving freight to and from Melbourne and Tasmania.
Approximately 95% of freight is moved by seas to and from Tasmania and there are three main firms competing for the business. All types of freight is moved  via Tasmanian ports in Devonport, Hobart, Bell Bay and King Island. David advised that international shipping lines tend to avoid Tasmania due to the size of  their ships and  freight size considerations.
Sea Road has one large ship and one smaller ship docking at dedicated berths and a large fleet of trucks. There are around 360 employees working under two awards.
David provided some eye raising statistics about salaries of maritime employees and working conditions and a history lesson about changes that have occurred over the past 30 years in the shipping industry.
David concluded that the industry is challenging with many variables and opportunities to improve efficiency.
Thanks David for joining us and enlightening  many members on the very interesting topic of  freight and logistics.
Next Week's Speaker - Russell Donovan
Russell has worked as a General Manager in the Golf Industry for the past 16 years after spending 8 years as a Business Banking Manager with the Commonwealth Bank. Trained in finance management, Russell has a keen eye on attention to details. Passion for golf was from a young age and was his sport of choice during his teenage years.
Currently employed as the General Manager of Box Hill Golf Club, Russell is responsible for 60 plus staff, 1000 plus members, a busy bistro and a function venue that hosts over 300 functions per year. Turnover in the 2019 financial year was just under $8 million dollars.
In his personal time, Russell enjoys time with his family including two children aged 12 and 8 and a semi regular game of golf when time permits.
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Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Bob Lambert
November 5
Edda Williams
November 5
Pat Poynton
November 30
Join Date
David Shave
November 1, 1998
22 years
John Pocock
November 1, 1997
23 years
Kyle Wightman
November 1, 1993
27 years
Camela Dimasi
November 14, 2016
4 years
Austin King
November 19, 2018
2 years
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Surrey Hills Physiotherapy Centre
Visit our website for more details of the treatment and services offered.
1/109 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC, 3127. We are located just south of the Surrey Hills railway station, with parking available in Peppercorn Lane, Union Road or Windsor Crescent.
To book an appointment, email us at or telephone 9899 0399
         George Pesnikas
         Mobile 0424 657 700
         Highly recommended by Val and Patrick Cunniffe