eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 3 - 19 July 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
Club Information
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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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Club Meeting 15 July 2019
Last Monday Past President Steve Wylie found himself back on the stage filling in for Lili-Ann who is  away on business. He reminded members about the request for assistance at DIK over the coming weeks - see the details below. Steve advised that he had attended a meeting with Val Cunniffe at Swinburne to discuss what volunteers from the university are seeking. The outcome of the discussion and research are the observations that the students who volunteer are looking for short projects, which are  close to Swinburne and where they could meet their peers as part of the project. The contact at Swinburne is Sarah Cleaveland.
Janet Hay mentioned the Rotary for Bees project  where bee friendly plants are going to be sold at a stall at the Camberwell Market. There are going to be two plant potting days probably in October. The dates are yet to be confirmed but one potting day will be held at Janet's home and the other at John McCaskill's home. There will be a BBQ to feed the plant potters on each day.
John McCaskill again introduced Pat Poyton who has taken on the role of coordinating the mock interviews for the participants in the Salvation Army classes. Pat at this stage is looking for volunteers who would be able to assist participants who are looking for careers in IT, accounting and hospitality. Pat advised that the participants are thrilled to have the mentoring support from Club members.
Rob Simpson of behalf of Karin, who has volunteered to be the manager of the Club social program, passed around a questionnaire looking for suggestions and comments about social activities over the coming months. If anyone has suggestions that were not provided at the meeting could they please email them to Karin at
Last Week's Speaker - Jolyon Edwards
Jolyon Edwards from the Cleaning Shop in Kew, pictured above with Gilly Swinnerton and Bill Granger provided a light-hearted and informative look at small business  proprietorship and gave lots of tips for the cleaning conscious audience. He is  one of our local business  icons, as his business, with wife Rose, has  been in the Kew Junction precinct of High Street (next to MacDonalds) for 30 years.
Jolyon, who is named after a character from the Forsyte Saga,  referred to the many changes impacting his  retail business including on-line shopping, better constructed homes (less dust), more glass in modern homes and the growth of cleaning services - if you have a good one hang onto them.


He spoke about how carefully he chooses his stock, his keenness for local products ( including the story of the Tumut millet broom factory) and mindfulness for the types of chemicals best to use in the home.

He believes the biggest change to help clients in the the development of micro-fibre cloths - they gather dust better, are washable and more environmentally friendly than other products. Jolyon suggested the point of difference that his store provides when compared to larger hardware stores and supermarkets is personal services and better and different products. Whilst he has quite a following on his Saturday morning 3AW program, Jolyon shared with us his marketing philosophies and musings on social network costs. He mentioned some of the challenges facing retail business but is confident that his business will continue for many years.

There were many well answered questions on cleaning problems, even a curly one on marble tiles from our architect member, Ross Merolli!

Jolyon’s take home message was that cleaning lightly and often is much quicker than having to do big jobs once things are in a poor state, so we better get cracking before Spring. Jolyon's presentation was very well received by all members and guests.

Next Week's Speaker - Richard Earle
A consummate professional, Richard is widely regarded as the ultimate agent. Part of the original team that built the Jellis Craig name, he is known for his loyalty, tenacity and an unrivaled level of energy! An enviable skill set has underpinned his rise from salesperson to company Director in 2000. His passionate dedication to the profession has also seen him serve as a peer elected, Director of the REIV for the past decade.
Having studied Town Planning at Melbourne University and from a family of architects, Richard’s choice of career was hand in glove. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Real Estate 
Richard grew up in both Kew and Hawthorn, and has a passion for music that lead him to play double bass for the Victorian and Australian Opera and Ballet companies. 
Richard’s topic  will be “The Impact of Heritage Overlays on the Real Estate Market”.
Dental Donation
The staff and friends of Century Dental in Balwyn have personally raised $500 to provide dental medicines and dental equipment for donation to Rotary.  Some of these will be sent through Donations in Kind, whilst a suitcase full of toothbrushes and toothpaste will be taken over to the Philippines on our Mission in October and distributed to the children in the schools who are unable to afford such basic hygiene, let alone dental care of any description.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Canterbury. we acknowledge and thank Juls and Century Dental for their generosity.
DIK 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.  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 30 July  and Thursday 15 August.
Please contact DIK on 0428550574 if you can assist.
Boroondara Cares Chance Scholarship Breakfast
Walking on the Moon Presentation
Canterbury Rotary Lunch group- Week Commencing 21 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 21 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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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