eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 12 - 12 July 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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Club Meeting 8 July 2019
President Lili-Ann provided  exciting news from a meeting she and John McCaskill  had with Edda Williams, Anne Brown and Bob Lambert from the Yarra Bend Rotary Club last week. The outcome is that they have selected our Club to join when they return their charter on 11 December. They expect  to become part of Canterbury on 1 January 2020. In the meantime there will be a period of negotiation and progressive integration. This is very exciting with possibly 5-8 new members joining our Club. The plan is to have a high level meeting in the very near future to plan the integration and to have an MOU about the continuation of several of their programs and relationships with their stakeholders.
Lili-Ann also provided early advice of a golf day on 28 October in support of the Chances Project - start working on your golf swing!
Elisabeth Shepherd provided details of a free BBQ with a great purpose. The BBQ is being held to provide a photo opportunity to promote the upcoming World BBQ Day . The free BBQ will be held at Hays Paddock in Kew East on Sunday 21 July with a 10.30 for 11 am start. Please contact Carl Zammit of the Kew Rotary Club on 0418328499 if you are able to join in the fun at the BBQ.
Ted Waghorne gave a brief summary of the Rotary International Conference held in Hamburg in June. A presentation was given at the conference on the Rotary4Bees project which Ted advised was well received.  Ted  indicated that many of the speakers and attendees were younger adults which is great news for the on-going future of the rotary community.
Doug Hawley asked that anyone interested in attending this year's Eye and Ear Mission to the Philippines on 4 - 16 October to register their interest as soon as possible at
Finally, Vicki Bayly the BASScare Manager asked that members be advised that BASScare are looking for a driver for a part time position to drive one of the Centre's community buses. If anyone is interested could they please contact Vicki on 98804709
Last Week's Speaker - Dr Stephen Dixon
Dr Stephen Dixon, picture on the left with Rob Simpson and President Lili-Ann Kriegeler, provided the club with yet another excellent and engaging talk about his experience after visiting Japan some 30 years ago.
In November last year, Rob and Karin Simpson  were traveling Japan when they visited an historic site on the island of Miyajima near Hiroshima with a Torii Gate seemingly floating in the water.  They were most surprised to find an Australian leading a group of school children on an educational tour of the island - it was Stephen Dixon.
Stephen was born in Bendigo, went to St. Patricks in Ballarat, before becoming a teacher at Kew Special School until 1991, when the school closed. Stephen likened the conditions at Kew Cottages to those depicted in the film “Elephant Man”.
Soon afterwards, Stephen travelled to Tokyo as a Homestay student, living with a Japanese family, planning to continue his study of Japanese for a year before returning to Melbourne to finish a Japanese course at Monash University, and perhaps resume teaching at a primary school in Melbourne. 
During his stay, however, he associated his experiences with another film “Sliding Doors”, with several occurrences compelling him to remain in Japan.  He mentioned that in those days, a 10-minute phone call to Australia cost $30, so regular contact with his family was very difficult.
While things didn't go according to his initial plan, they turned out much better than he could have expected and the experience in Japan has had a profound impact on his understanding and appreciation of culture and diversity, and interest in many major events that have shaped Japan in recent history.
Stephen was greatly impacted by the 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu earthquake when over 600 people lives were lost; and again in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which resulted in 20,000 deaths.
Despite all this, he is extremely happy in Japan, with his Japanese wife Miho and their 16 year old son. It was interesting to hear that Stephen and Miho were married in Canterbury.
We thank Stephen for the wonderful talk, and hope that he can return again, this time with his family, as a guest of our club.
Next Week's Speaker - Jolyon Edwards
Joylon and Rosemarie Edwards have run The Cleaning Shop in In High St Kew for over 30 years. In that time, they have seen significant changes in the way we go about keeping our homes sparkling, ourselves safe and the ways we do it. Jolyon will share with us his insights on our homes and how he has survived against all comers!
Jolyon's topic is: "What is it and why do I need it? Cleaning house in the 21st century"

Camberwell RC Art Show Visit 4 July 2019
A hearty group from Canterbury Rotary Club took the opportunity last Thursday to take in the exhibits at this year's Camberwell Art show proudly organised by the Camberwell Rotary Club. From all reports a fun night was had by all. 
DIK Needs Assistance
DIK needs help please  -  DIK have containers for Timor Leste and Chile scheduled for departure in July and one for the Solomons scheduled for departure in  August. There are two more likely to be sent during this period. DIK are packing the Timor container on Tuesday 16 July and will complete it on Thursday 18 July, if needed, for sailing on 25 July.  Packing the Chile container, all beds, is on Tuesday 30 July, after a big day of mattress cleaning on Thursday 24 July which is needed to done ahead of the loading with the ship departing on 6 August.

Packing of the Solomons Container with some beds is on Tuesday 15 August for sailing on August 24.

So DIK are looking for some extra hands on Tuesday 16 July, Thursday 24 July, Tuesday 30 July  and Tuesday 15 August.
Please contact DIK on 0428550574 if you can assist.
Boroondara Cares Chance Scholarship Breakfast
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 14 July 2019
Wed 24 JulBox Hill RSL26 Nelson Rd Box Hill
Thur 8 AugTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 21 AugJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn
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 14 July 2019
Tue 27 AugFORaMEAL event with Camberwell Grammar SchoolVal Cunniffe
Tues 24 SeptBoorondara Youth Services FORaMEAL Event -  Hawthorn Town HallVal Cunniffe
4 - 16 Oct23rd Eye and Ear  Screening Mission to the PhilippinesDoug Hawley
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
Club meeting - Thorold Merrett
Canterbury Centre
Sep 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 4 Sept 2019
Elgin Inn Hotel
Sep 04, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting and Q & A Visit
Canterbury Centre
Sep 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Bryan Wood
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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