eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 17 - 25 October 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Last Week's Meeting - 21 October 2019
The meeting last Monday was a full-on affair.
We had a visit by District Governor Grant Hocking and his wife Melissa, the induction of our newest member Pat Poynton and a presentation by staff from the Cancer Council and members of the Hawthorn Boroondara Relay for Life committee and the Mrs Robinson Relay for Life team.
We were very pleased to also have several members of the Yarra Bend Rotary Club and members of the Rotary 4 Bees committee join the meeting. We had so much on that we were unable to have Cathy Macmillan lead us in a sergeants session - apologies to Cathy as she had prepared a very special District Governor orientated session.
Pat Poyton was inducted as a new member of the Club. Pat was joined by her husband Neville, and two of her children Emily and John at the meeting. John McCaskill introduced Pat and we were very lucky that District Governor Grant Hocking was able to provide Pat with her certificate and rotary badge. Congratulations Pat. We look forward to you and your family enjoying a long association with the Club. 
Graeme Jacobs, a member of the Hawthorn Boroondara Relay for Life committee thanked the members of the Mrs Canterbury Relay for Life team for an outstanding 10 year continuous involvement with relay for life. Three years ago this team was awarded the Spirit of Relay award for their great work and contribution to the event. Members of the team including Suellen Roberts, past Club member David Robinson and his sons Matt and Stuart also joined us at the meeting.
Nicole Angelou and Cara  Davey from the Cancer Council then spoke about the work of the Council providing assistance to cancer patients and  research initiatives amongst a host of activities.
Very many thanks to Graeme, Cara and Nicole and members of the Mrs Canterbury team for joining with us to discuss relay for life.
Last Saturday several Club members and friends joined many other enthusiastic walkers at Albert Park for a walk in aid of the End Polio Now project.
Well done to all the walkers and especially Bill Granger who was good to his word and came dressed in a tutu (along with Rosemary and Jenni) for the event.
Sunday was the first day when the Rotary 4 Bees group began selling the bee friendly plants which have been re-potted over the passed weeks.
Hardy volunteers braved the cool but dry conditions at the Camberwell Sunday Market selling the plants which were transported in the DIK truck (many thanks to DIK and Gerry Cross).
Sales were steady and the group looks forward to bigger days  when the stall will again be set-up at the market.
Last Week's Speaker - District Governor Grant Hocking
District Governor Grant Hocking, accompanied by his wife Melissa, attended the Club meeting to give us an insight into what is happening at District level in rotary. Prior to the meeting Grant, along with ADG  Barry Hickman, met with our Board members to have a chat about how the Club is travelling. Grant provided very positive feedback about  the Club which was very pleasing to hear.
In Grant's presentation he provided information and comment on:
  • The End Polio Now project  - Grant handed the End Polio Now batten around the room.
  • In 2021 rotary will be holding its centenary and all Clubs are encouraged to adopt a special project to help celebrate the year.
  • The news that a rotary national drought relief fund raising effort is underway and all Clubs will be able to apply for access to the funds.
  • John McCaskill was recognised for his passion in promoting the Rotary 4 Bees project and also for being chosen to co-chair the District's new sustainability committee.
  • There is a need for rotary to keep innovating to keep being relevant.
  • A new Equity committee has been formed by District and it is keen to hear what Clubs are doing in this space.
  • He suggested that, as has occurred in a few other Clubs, our Club should consider forming a Peace  Committee.
  • He touched on a number of issues in regard to membership. These included a new type of Club called a passport Club which meets a minimum of four times a year, is project focused, is less formal and would be more attractive to time-precious younger adults. Another new type of Club is a Parent's Club which meets over coffee on a Saturday morning, the kids come along and again this would be very informal.
Finally Grant put in a plug for the Rotary Foundation and asked members to consider the Foundation as one the charities to which they donate.
Grant and Melissa were very generous with their time and stayed around long after the meeting concluded to have a chat with our members and guests.
Next Week's Speaker - Robert Hartnett
Our speaker next week is Robert Hartnett, Helen's son.
Robert is back in Melbourne from his workplace in Hong Kong and he will give us an insight about living and working in Hong Kong when there is significant democratic unrest.
Welcome Back To the 2019 Philippines Mission Participants
We welcomed back our members and friends who formed part of the team for this year's eye and ear mission to the Philippines.
Above is a photo of the group from a dinner with the local governor in the Bontoc council rooms. The group had incredible hospitality throughout the mission.
And below are the stats  received from the EYE  and EAR Foundation covering the great work done in the Philippines.
Camberwell Grammar Interact Club
The Interact Club of Camberwell Grammar School hosted a very special meeting, during which two cheques were presented. One for six thousand dollars for Mark Balla, for Operation Toilets and one for six thousand dollars for Ready, Settle , Go, a foundation associated with the Western Bulldogs , which assists youth in the area, directing them to useful activities and enabling them to continue their education.
Mark Balla demonstrated to those present the results of the money donated to Operation Toilets, the inauguration of a toilet block in India. Simon Rodder explained that Ready, Settle , Go provided a range of services to the young and newly-arrived residents in the Western Suburbs. A third speaker, Shenka, who had arrived very early in the morning on that day from a flight from London, works for Amnesty in Melbourne. He inspired the boys in the Interact Club to continue the good work undertaken. 
What's the Buzz about Bees
Below is the flier for the What's the Buzz About Bees event.
To register and pay for the event please either enter  into your browser or more easily  click here and  you will be taken to the Trybooking website and the page for the event. Once there please click on the words Book Now in the top right hand corner of the page and follow the prompts.
Mitchell River Rotary Club Auction
Local Drought Relief Event
Alpha 1 Walk
This is a fun walk with a sausage sizzle afterwards. You don't have to walk, you could come along to show your support. 
Help with the sausage sizzle.
The Alpha1 Walk is on  Sunday 17 November at Albert Park Lake.
If walking, register here See attached poster above for more details. 27 October is cut of date to receive cap and t-shirt.

Strollers, wheelchairs and walkers, bikes and dogs on leashes are all welcome.
Last day to book in order to receive a cap and t-shirt is Sunday 27th Oct.
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 
DIK Africa Dinner
Paul Harris Fellow Breakfast 21 November 2019

There are still places available for this Paul Harris breakfast meeting, and the time for purchase of tickets has been extended to the end of this week.

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 27 October 2019
Wed 30 OctBox Hill RSL26 Nelson St Box Hill
Thur 14 NovTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 27 NovJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weekly for a meal and some fun.
Mal Short  is temporarily looking after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact Mal at   to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 27 October 2019
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 - Picnic in Riversdale Park
Riversdale Park
Jan 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Club Governance
Canterbury Centre
Feb 03, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Howard Hutchins
Canterbury Centre
Feb 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Betty Kitchener
Canterbury Centre
Feb 17, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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