eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 10 - 6 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 - 2 September 2019
President Lili-Ann welcomed the 50+ audience of members and friends including nine members from the Yarra Bend Rotary Club to our footy night at the beginning of the finals. Cathie Macmillan, pictured with Graeme Hindhaugh, had us all entertained with the singing of the footy team songs.
There were a few items of interest:
  • Bill Granger asked members to think about the upcoming auction run by the Mitchell River Rotary Club on 26 October to raise funds for drought relief. Could anyone thinking of going along please advise Bill next Monday so that he can arrange accommodation.
  • Val is looking for assistance to distribute fliers in Boroondara schools to promote the youth FORaMEAL event on 24 September at Hawthorn Town Hall.
  • Doug asked those joining the Philippines mission to please complete the RAWCS forms.
  • John McCaskill mentioned the Rotary 4 Bees cluster meeting on Tuesday 12 November at Greenacres Golf Club. There will be guest speakers, a Q & A and a lots of fun.
Last Week's Speaker - Thorold Merrett
Pictured are Thorold Merrett, John McCaskill (in the scarf and cap he hopes to wear for the next four weeks) and Ken Mitchell
Last Monday, the great talents of Karin Simpson, Helen Hartnett and others including the amazing Cathie McMillan, produced a room and program with a football flavor to celebrate finals time.
Our speaker was Collingwood legend Thorold Merrett who had a stellar career with the Magpies playing 175 games and winning three Copeland Medals (Best and Fairest).
Former Rotarian and current Probus member (himself a former VFL Boundary Umpire for many years at the same time as Bill Granger), Ken Mitchell introduced Thorold and set the scene for his talk about what he called “the most significant grand final of all time” in 1958.
Back in the 1920’s, Collingwood won four consecutive premierships…..1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925. The experts said this would never be equaled….and they are still right about that. In the period between 1920 and 1958, Collingwood and Melbourne between them won 18 premierships and were runner up 11 times.
Melbourne won the premiership in 1955, 1956 and 1957. They were clearly the dominant team in 1958 and easily accounted for Collingwood in the semi final that year before meeting them again in the Grand Final which the Demons were expected to win easily. They would then equal that record of four consecutive premierships. Melbourne had a team of experienced champions and Collingwood had almost half their team with less than 100 games including five first year players.
Thorold then gave us his account of the game from the players perspective including the plan conjured up by Gordon Carlyle; the Colliers, Coventry and Jack Reagan at full back were the catalysts for victory according to Thorold. Weideman  and Harrison “handled the rough stuff” but when Laurie Mithen “kinghit” one of the young Collingwood players, Collingwood were steeled for revenge and came from five goals behind at half time to win the game.
This was a fascinating account of passion and football rivalry at a different and more violent time in the history of the game - one field umpire and no video replays. The numerous questions reflected the great interest and enjoyment of the huge audience of 54 - Thorold still knows how to draw in a crowd.
Thorold went on to also enjoy a very successful business career with his sports store in partnership with Australian test cricketer and superstar Lindsay Hassett.
Thanks to everyone who was responsible for a most interesting and highly entertaining night to celebrate the footy finals. Always a Melbourne highlight.
Next Week's Meeting - Trivia Night
Next week we are going to hold a quick fire trivia night. This will be a short fun night before  some members and friends climb aboard a bus to go and be part of the Q & A audience.
Albert Park RC Annual Footy Fundraiser
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 8 September 2019
Wed 18 SeptHooking627 High St Kew East
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 16 OctHarp Hotel636 High St east Kew
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 8 September 2019
Tues 24 SeptBoorondara Youth Services FORaMEAL Event -  Hawthorn Town Hall 11am to 2 pmVal Cunniffe
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 2.30Janey Hay
Sun 20 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 138 Purinuan Rd Reservior 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
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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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
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         Highly recommended by Val and Patrick Cunniffe