eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 34 - 17 May 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
BASScare Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Meeting Apologies
Notify meeting apologies prior to 10 am Friday to Graham Bishop on
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Club Meeting - 15 May 2019

A highlight of the meeting was the induction of our newest member Rob Anderson. Rob was accompanied by his daughter Scarlett and his sponsor Doug Hawley. It is fantastic to have Rob as a member of our Club.
There were a few housing keeping issues discussed by President Steve and Val Cunniffe gave an update on planned FORaMEAL events coming up at Srathcona School, Swinburne University and a combined rotary club event in June. Anyone who is able to assist with these events should contact Val at
Last Week's Speaker - Amanda Donohoe

We were enlightened last Monday in the presentation by Amanda Donohoe, CEO of Servants Housing and also Sydney Matingo, one of the residents who spoke about the demand and circumstances associated with providing accommodation and support for residents in our community. Amanda indicated that many of the residents do not easily fit anywhere but they require accommodation. The residents may have mental health, depression, alcohol or drug issues,  have been recently released from prison or are disengaged from their family. Some members of the community in these circumstances end up in privately run rooming houses which have a varied history and some fortunately find their way to Servants Housing.
Amanda has over a period of 20 years worked, with breaks in between,  in various roles at Servants Housing having been appointed CEO in 2017. She has observed the nature of the services and residents change significantly over that period particularly with the closure of a number of mental health facilities. With the support of many organisations Servants Housing has been able to open a house only for women - this has been a great step forward.
Sydney then spoke with confidence and sincerity about  how living at Servants Housing has assisted his personal well-being. He has been able to integrate into the community and there a sense of safety and trust. Sydney then outlined his own journey from where he attended a good school, was employed but his mental illness resulted in him becoming homeless. Through the assistance of Servants Housing he is now looking to return to a TAFE course and will ultimately look to find his own housing.
The Club recently made a donation to Servants Housing and it is hoped that it helps to assist in the great work that the organisation provides.
Next Week's Speaker - George Pesnikas

George Pesnikas is a local plumbing servicing the Camberwell and surrounding areas.

He will give us an insight into what it is like to work in the plumbing industry and in particular the issues which confront a local plumber.

Social - Hooking Restaurant 27 May 2019


We have booked Hooking Chinese Restaurant, 627 High Street, Kew East, for our next Restaurant Evening, exclusively for members, partners and friends. 

HOOKING is well known to Canterbury Rotarians, especially the Canterbury Rotary‚Äôs Luncheon Group, and to some members who dine there regularly with family and friends. The food is delicious, our hosts are friendly and attentive, and all who know the place rate it as one of their favourites.

Cost is $40 per head for the Banquet

Dessert or Cofffee/Tea included

BYO wine (not beer).

Cash payment/booking can be made at Monday meetings

or online through TryBooking  at

Final numbers are required by 24 May

Canterbury Rotary Lunch - Week Commencing 19 May 2019
Wed 29 MayKew RSL63 Cotham Road Kew
Wed 12 JunHooking627 High Street Kew East
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weeky for a meal and some fun.
David Zrna looks after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact David at  or on 0467033092 to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 19 May 2019
Mon 27 MayRestaurant Night with Partners Hooking Restaurant Kew EastKathleen Stapleton & Chris James
June 1-5Rotary International Conference - Hamburg GermanyRosemary & Ted Waghorne
Mon 24 Jun2019 Changeover DinnerLilli-Ann Kriegler
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club Dinner Meeting - Plumbing George Pesnikas
BASScare Centre
May 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Restaurant Night - Chinese Banquet
Hooking Restaurant
May 27, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Leigh Woodgate
BASScare Centre
Jun 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No Meeting - Queens Birthday Holiday
Jun 10, 2019
Canterbury Rotary Multi-Club FORaMEAL packing Even
Jun 11, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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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