eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 8 - 25 August 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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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Last Week's Meeting - 19 August 2019
There was a very full agenda for the Club meeting last Monday evening. We were very pleased to be joined by five members of the Yarra Bend Rotary Club, and presenters from Swinburne University and also from the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden.
Rob Simpson advised that interviews had been conducted last Sunday and a group of three males and one  female student from Latrobe University had been selected to join the medical mission to the Philippines in October this year - it will be a fantastic experience for the students and all the volunteers who go on the mission.
Monster Mash Competition
President Lili-Ann introduced the Monster Mash competition with the characters Rosina and Carlos potato. Members and friends were encouraged to enter the competition to grow the biggest potatoes in a bucket. The funds raised will go to the Rotary Foundation.
We were joined by members from the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden to give us advice about how to grow potatoes and also about the permaculture garden.
Fleur Morales, pictured above, thanked the Club for the assistance both financially and in particular by Roger Taylor to develop and maintain the garden program. Fleur spoke about the skills that are gained by growing your own fruit and vegetables. Allsion Jones, pictured below, then gave some tips on the potato growing process and distributed a pamphlet that she had kindly prepared to guide us on our potato farming experience.
Finally David Telford gave us a brilliant show and tell class on bees and bee hives.
Last Week's Speaker - Swinburne Students
Steve Wylie introduced our speakers from Swinburne University Hannah Bacon, Anh  Hynuh and Stephanie Luk. About 18 months ago the Club approached the University seeking assistance with the marketing of our Aussie Pride badges. The outcome has been an extensive report from the research project by the students which will be of great benefit to the AP program.
The students looked at various aspect of the program including volume and value of sales, marketing, sales channels and graphic design. Hannah gave a brief history of the badge and the sales process. The students concluded that the current approach to the sale of the badges was a not  a compelling sales story and the points of contact can become tiresome and inefficient.
The research looked at case studies and competitive analysis  of similar products Three market segments were considered - novelty items, individual fund raisers and memorial items.
The conclusions of the research were that:
  • there needs to be clearer messaging,
  • a positive experience, 
  • the process needs to sell the story rather than the product (such as what are the funds raised from the sale of badges used for)
  • the design of the packaging was graphically reviewed and suggested designs were proposed
  • a new EDM process was suggested for contacting and carrying forward the sales process
  • enhanced social media  presence and an updated badge website should be adopted
  • the badges should be renamed Wear the Wattle and additional products like wristbands should be considered
The Club is very grateful to Hannah, Anh and Stephanie and Swinburne University for the work which has been undertaken and  the advice and recommendations contained in the report. 
Next Week's Speaker - BuzzFestival 
President Lili-Ann Kriegler will give us an insight into the planning and activities  associated for the bee festival to be held next year.
Maling Road MotoClassico 18 August 2019
Very many thanks to all the Club members and friends who helped at the Maling Road Autoclassico last Sunday. The weather gods looked kindly on the event this year (which wasn't the case last year) and the sun was shining for much of the event. New signage was obtained and proved to be very successful with a very generous level of donations made by the patrons attending the event. Thank you to Amir and Graham who were the chief organisers of the event.
Visit Change of Date to the Q & A Program
We were advised on Tuesday that the planned visit to the Q & A program on 23 September cannot now proceed as the program on that evening is going to be recorded at a different venue.
Those members and friends who had registered to attend the recording of the show have been offered the opportunity to attend the screening on Monday 9 September. We understand that those who had already registered to attend have been sent an email by the ABC. Further advice will be provided as the details become available.
This change of date also impacts on the Club's already arranged speaker program. Our speaker program manager, Gilly Swinnerton, is in the process of re-jigging the program. Apologies for any inconvenience that the change may cause.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening
Albert Park RC Annual Footy Fundraiser
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 August 2019
Wed 4 SeptVenue to be determined 
Wed 18 SeptHooking627 High St Kew East
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 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.
Below are some of the lunch group enjoying  the food at Jazz Ria in Balwyn last Wednesday
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 27 August 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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