eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 27 - 15 March 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
Hands-on is the way to go at the Canterbury Rotary Club. Here members are recovering from a day in the field in the Philippines. 
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
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Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Welcome to the New Bulletin Format
The Canterbury Rotary Club has recently commenced using the  ClubRunner club management software application to manage its existing communications and IT systems. The Club's website is now produced using the ClubRunner software. Please take the time to have a look at the new website which now incorporates the former Aussie Pride website.
Also as part of the software change, the Club Bulletin will now be prepared using the ClubRunner software, and this is the first edition produced using the software.
While the layout and presentation of the Bulletin will be  a little different from the great work that Max Holland has achieved in preparing and publishing it over many years, the intention is to hopefully, using the new software, provide a high level of detail on Club events, activities, processes and stories related to the Club and more broadly about Rotary.
Any feedback, suggestions and comments about the new format would be most welcome to the
Club Meeting 4 March 2019
It was unfortunate that our President Steve could not attend as he, together with Ted Waghorne and Bill Granger, were visiting the Rotary Club of Mitchell River (see details below). Natasha Facci joined us as our newest member, inducted at our previous meeting.We also had a number of guests, including Rob Anderson, Anthony Balocca, Colin Freckleton, Rose Stewart and Mal Shorts’ wife, Gillian.
Natasha Facci and Anne Josefsberg have been organising the participation of two students from Emmaus College whom the Rotary Club of Canterbury will sponsor at the forthcoming MUNA event to be held at Swinburne.
This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country. The students debate on matters of world political and social concern. Youth Exchange students can also participate. The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries which may be completely contrary to their own views. Students are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focussed issues. The program extends over a weekend and it is chaired and judged by Rotarians.
District 9800 MUNA will be held at Swinburne University in Hawthorn on April 27 and 28 and I would highly recommend dropping in for a short visit to experience this amazing event.
Kew Football Club
Kew Football Club is looking for team managers this coming April to August season. They have two men’s and one women’s teams looking for team mangers. The team manager role requires about a 3 hour game day attendance and can be shared and rotated between a couple of Rotarians. If this is of interest to you, or anyone you know, please speak to President Steve at the next meeting or ring him on 0420 204 211.
Rob Simpson, Acting President
Inner East Film Night March 2019
Another  great event  was held last Friday evening when members of Canterbury Rotary Club  (Amir, Carmela, Jenni, Doug, Graham and Michael) the John Gardiner Rovers crew,  and the Boroondara Girl Guides participated in the first of this year's Twilight Cinema film nights for children and young adults with disabilities at Interchange Inner East.
The weather was kind for the event and lots of Interchange participants, their families and friends, including families from our Club's BusyFeet program attended and made the most of the opportunity to see Hotel Transylvania 3.  It was lovely to see Muriel Simkiss and her son Peter attend.  Muriel now leads our twice weekly BusyFeet programs at Glenallen where Peter is a Transition (final)  year student.   This event was the fourth covered by our Boroondara Council three-year grant.  Two more Twilight Cinemas will be November and in Quarter 1, 2020.
Boroondara Mayor Jane Addis,  who is also our local Maling Ward Councilor,   attended and is  picture with Jenni Nankervis and Carmela Dimasi.  Marie Lugg and Travis Vandenberg from IIE thanked all of the volunteers from Rotary, Girl Guides and Rovers.
InnerEast Film Night Photos March 2019


Last Week's Speaker - Kerry Daley
It was interesting that almost all club members on Monday confirmed by a show of hands that they shop in Burke Road Camberwell. As a result, we would all have a fondness and familiarity for many of Kerry’s events and activities including Christmas, Food Events, Well Being (the Wellness Trail involving 100 businesses), numerous Meet the Author functions at Dymocks, Camberwell in Canvas with the irrepressible and dynamic Colin Freckleton and traditional retail themes for Mothers Day etc.
Kerry is very active in helping businesses promote online and through social networking, Facebook and the Camberwell Centre website…..often with a themed homepage. Some businesses like T2 have their own page and manage promotional and Marketing activities this way.
Through her involvement with Camberwell Business, Kerry promotes networking functions, business forums and training programs in many specific areas.
She is a great friend of our club and has offered her full support to us in promoting our club programs like twilight cinema, busy feet and the Honey Festival. It was a pleasure to welcome Kerry back to our club and the interest was shown by many questions and later conversations with our members. We hope she can be a regular at our meetings and told her she is very welcome any time.
Drought Relief Project Bairnsdale
Monday and Tuesday this week, Bill, Ted and Steve met with Alan Newstead and Bernie Farquhar, President and President Elect, of the Mitchell River Rotary Club.  We have been working with Mitchell River Rotary to provide respite trips to Melbourne for drought affected families. The purpose of the visit was to explore further opportunities to assist people seriously affected by the drought.  
Leanne Jennings of the Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House, pictured here with Bill Granger, gave us an overview of the very serious impact the drought was having on farmers and their families.  With over 70 volunteers this House collects and distributes food to the needy and serves lunches on a daily basis.  With her knowledge we will target the most needy with our support.
We visited three farms in their third year of drought. They are dust bowls, with the farmers forced to sell off most of their stock to survive, and desperately trying to keep some breeding stock for when they can rebuild.
We were really fortunate to be able to stay with Judy and Peter Robbins.  Despite their farm suffering greatly in this drought, they continue to run Annie’s Cottage at Lindenow South as a respite location for “Very Special Kids” and their families.  The cottage is used 50 weeks a year.  They have been volunteering their time for nearly 30 years and deservedly have been awarded OAM’s for their work.
Our original intention was to see where we could help with our hands-on efforts and services but it quickly became apparent that their need was really urgent and priority projects such as fencing and dam cleaning needs to have skilled attention with specialist equipment.  They also require cash for fodder, fuel and water.  We thought it preferable to use Rotary skills to help fund and project manage activities.
We recognise we cannot set the local priorities, so Alan and Bernie with the help of Leanne, are developing a list of projects which will draw on the $10,000 we have allocated for drought relief.  We have also decided to seek a further grant from District 9800.
Bill, Ted and Steve
Boroondara Volunteer's Expo

Anne Hawthorne and Teresa Molella from RC of Camberewll as well as Val Cunniff and Jenni Nankervis attended the Boroondara Volunteer's Expo to advertise BusyFeet. We were trying to find volunteers for BusyFeet Boroondara. We are always looking for new volunteers for our program. We did have a lot of interest, so hopefully these interested people will contact us soon.

Next Speaker  - 2018 Philippines Medical Mission

The La Trobe University Orthoptics Students and other team members from the 2018 Philippines Medical Mission will talk about their experiences and what has been achieved by their trip to Northern Palawan.

Presenter will be Kaitlin Rust, Rachele Stin and others TBC.

The Gourmet Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The social committee is to hold another Gourmet Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch on Sunday 31st March. As this event requires a lot of planning we will need numbers asap - with cash up front so we can buy the gourmet food. This event has been very well patronised in the past. We encourage all those who have previously participated to come along again. New members and those who didn’t make it last time, will find that it is very enjoyable afternoon of find food and warm friendship. The cost is $30 per person.
Please meet at Helen Hartnett's  home 17A Victoria Road Camberwell at 12,  for champagne, nibbles and the location for your host.
 Please contact David Robinson at if you would like to join the fun.
The 2019 Hawthorn Relay for Life


For this year our Canterbury Rotary Club Team (Cantrot) will join up with the ‘Mrs Canterbury Team’ in memory of Mary Robinson.
The event starts at 4pm Saturday 23rd March and will be followed at 5pm with a ‘High Tea’ set up by Suellen Roberts in Mary’s honour. All members and friends are invited to the tea and registration is not required if not relaying.
Last year the Mrs Canterbury Team raised $5,900 and our club donated $2,000 to the event. Last year our club volunteers also cooked the brekky BBQ on Sunday morning at 7am.
In the 13 years that the Hawthorn Relay for Life has been running there have been some truly impressive fundraising results. The total raised since 2006 is $1,449,875.41 of which $137,679.88 was raised at the 2018 event.

The Cancer Council Hawthorn (Boroondara) Relay for Life is being held at Auburn High  sporting fields, Auburn Road Hawthorn East. The Club's CanTrot team will this year combine with the Mrs Canterbury team.

So far we have 4 registered relayers in addition to the Mrs Canterbury family team, and 12 members, partners and friends for the High Tea at 5pm on Saturday.  Also 6 members will be serving the BBQ Brekky at 7am on Sunday.
 $4,326 has been raised to date, and we are in the running for a research award!  Again!


Members and friends are encouraged to join other team members in this significant annual event. Donations are also encouraged.

Please contact David Robinson at for any further information. 

Also please view the Mrs Canterbury Team page  here

National Youth Science Forum

National Youth Science Forum - Applications for 2020

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program in January 2020  is Australia’s only science and technology outreach program that reaches into communities all over the country, thanks to its relationship with Rotary. Rotary Clubs, like Canterbury Rotary Club, may be able to support year 11 students who approach them seeking endorsement for their applications to attend.
In 2020, there will again be 600 places on offer. Attending NYSF is a unique opportunity for Australian students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and related disciplines. Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May to students currently in year 11. While at the program, the participants will experience 12 days of STEM related activities, designed to encourage them to continue to study in these fields, and move on to careers that are so important for Australia’s future. 
In 2020, the program will run at the following dates and locations: 
  • Session A – Wed 1 - Sun 12 Jan 2020 – The Australian National University, Canberra
  • Session B – Wed 8 - Sun 19 Jan 2020 – The University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Session C – Wed 15 - Sun 26 Jan 2020 – The Australian National University, Canberra
Application Process
Students must apply through the NYSF website There is a $60 application fee, which covers the administrative cost of the NYSF selection process. This non-refundable fee is payable upon application submission. Students must submit their application by 31 May 2019.
NYSF provides a great opportunity for students. Please refer to our website for further details about the program and how our Club may be able to provide assistance.
Rotary and Zone 8 Public Image
Click the following link for the Public Image Newsletter for Rotary International Zone 8. President Steve says there are lots of great ideas in the newsletter about promoting Rotary, including a video competition.
Another of the items is that Melbourne will host the 2023 Rotary International Convention. This is a Big Deal! The global spotlight will be on Melbourne and how we present ourselves to the world.
Also click the following link for details about the Zone 8 Club Video Competition for 2018-19.
Members are encouraged to please consider prepering a short video to enter into the competition (Janet Hay is already underway with her entry).
Camberwell Sunday Market Roster 7am - 1pm
DateVolunteersEmergency Volunteer
17 Mar 2019Doug Hawley, Jenni Nankervis, Bill Granger/Sue OsborneGreg Vero (0403365093)
24 Mar 2019Helen Hartnett,  Edward Gwee, Lili-Ann KrieglerGerry Cross ( 0418130499)
31 Mar 2019Janet Hay/Cathie MacMillan, Gilly Swinnerton/Annette Brownscombe, Neil WilliamsKyle Wightman (0411100045)
7 Apr 2019Alan Stevens, Kyle Wightman,  Sarah ProssorDavid Zrna   (0467033092)
14 Apr 2019Natasha Facci, Rob Simpson, David ZrnaDoug Hawley   (0411100776)
Contact Janet Hay (0411411732) for all roster changes
Please be on time as if you are late, our Club pays a $50 penalty for each half hour or part thereof
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group
Wed 27 MarHarp of Erin Hotel636 High Street East Kew
Wed 10 AprBox Hill  RSL Club28 Nelson Road Box Hill
Thur 2 MayTrinitas Thai955 Burke Road Camberwell
Wed 15 MayJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Road Balwyn
Wed 29 JunKew RSL63 Cotham Road Kew
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
Sat 23 MarCancer Council Victoria - Relay for LifeDavid Robinson or Greg Vero 
Sun 31 MarGuess Whose Coming To LunchDavid Robinson
Thur 25 AprAnzac Day MarshallingJohn Richards
Mon 29 AprClub's 32nd Anniversary - Social EventRob Simpson
Mon 27 MayRestaurant Night with Partners Hooking Restaurant Kew EastKathleen Stapleton & Chris James
June 1-5Rotary International Conference - Hamburg GermanyRosemary & Ted Waghorne
Mon 24 Jun2019 Changeover DinnerLilli-Ann Kriegler
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Servants Housing - Amanda Donohue
BASScare Centre
May 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Plumbing George Pesnikas
BASScare Centre
May 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Restaurant Night - Chinese Banquet
Hooking Restaurant
May 27, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Leigh Woodgate
BASScare Centre
Jun 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No Meeting - Queens Birthday Holiday
Jun 10, 2019
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To book an appointment, email us at or telephone 9899 0399
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