eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 28 - 22 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. 
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This is week two of the Club's  eBulletin being prepared using the the  ClubRunner club management software application. While there was a bit of over-enthusiasm in hitting the "send" button  too early last week, which then necessitated a follow-up email with the attachments, the feedback has been positive.
Members were provided with email advice this week about accessing the login for the members area of the Club's website. Information was also provided about accessing the new mobile phone app which gives contact details for our Club members, District 9800 officers and members of other District 9800 Clubs.
Please take the time to have a look at the new website which now incorporates the former Aussie Pride website and, if inclined, the members area of the website and the mobile phone app. If you have any difficulty with accessing the members area of the website or the mobile phone app please contact John Braine.
Club Meeting -  11 March 2019

The meeting started with a beautiful prayer composed by Rob Simpson to harness our thoughts concerning the terrible event last Friday in New Zealand.
President Steve raised a number of issues:
Ambulance Victoria Leaders Mentoring Program (AVLMP). 
Ambulance Victoria is seeking  applications from Rotarians across District 9800 to be part of the 2019/20 Ambulance Victoria Leaders Mentoring Program (AVLMP). We need mentors for AV mentees in the metropolitan area based in South Melbourne, Windsor, Reservoir, Doncaster and Blackburn. Greg Vero has been involved with this program in recent times.
The ideal Rotary mentor has played a leadership role in community engagement programs or projects and has current or recent business involvement at a managerial level.  Any interested members were advised that the application questionnaire needs to be completed by Monday, 15 April 2019. If you are interested please speak with Greg.
Kew Bears Seeking Game Day Manager
We have an exciting, fun and engaging opportunity for Rotary to work with the Kew Football Club. Kew FC have enthusiastically embraced the concept of the synergies between our clubs and apart from helping on FORaMEAL nights is skilled willing  and able to help us with our social media promotions. 
Kew FC requires reliable volunteers to assist with team manager roles within the club. Their players are usually great at chipping in to the extent that they can, but with a recent growth in the number of teams, they  have struggled to find enough non-playing volunteers to help out during the course of the playing season due to the increasing number of teams. The team manager role requires about a 3 hour game day attendance and  can be rotated between  a couple of Rotarians.
The season is from April 6th to August if the team makes the finals. The role is not stressful and will be overseen by their male and female football coordinators. We already have a couple of members indicate they are keen to be involved. Any other interested member or friend of the Club should contact President Steve at 
Drought Relief Project
An update was provided regarding the progress with the drought relief project. Respite is being arranged for drought affected families and there is optimism that further grant funding may become available from District to enable more tangible support to be provided.
Introduction to Rotary - Rotary Leadership Institute
An opportunity awaits for members and friends to learn more about Rotary with like-minded people. The Rotary Leadership Institute is a four part program where you will learn a little more about Rotary, the early history, traditions, the Rotary Foundation, and its relevance in the world today. You will make new friends in an enjoyable environment.
This program is perfect for members who have joined Rotary in the last 12 months and indeed people who may be interested in becoming involved in Rotary activities.
What: Rotary Leadership Institute
Where: Montague School, Montague Street South Melbourne
When: Sunday 24 March and 31 March from 9:30 am to 2:30pm. There is also an alternative all day course in Bendigo in April.
Val Cuniffee showed  a short video from the recent food packing event at the Multi- District Conference. Please click here to see the video. Members are encouraged to distribute the video. The Club can now offer businesses the chance to book an event where they can promote teamwork and demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility in a way their staff will thoroughly enjoy.  If they wish, we can arrange for small businesses to minimise expenses by sharing their event with another company.  
Val urged members to spread the word as the Club is ready to take enquiries and book workshops. 
Last Week's Speakers  - Philippines Trip Members


Four special presenters along with Doug Hawley provided a fabulous summary of their experiences at the 2018 eye and ear mission to the Philippines during last Monday’s meeting.
Kalanie Gunatillake, Sophie Gutknecht, Kaitlin Rust and Rachel Stin were the four Latrobe University orthoptic students, now graduates, who joined 18 other team members on the trip to the northern part of the Palawan island.
They described the surgery process, the basic sanitary procedures and the beautiful moment when the bandages were removed after a successful operation and the patient could again see.
They also outlined some of the barriers to healthcare in a rural country which included financial, cultural and religious and the stigma related to wearing sunglasses.
Some impressive numbers were details from the trip:
  • 1900 eye screening and 5000 ear screening
  • 300 reading classes distributed
  • 600 sunglasses distributed
  • 170 surgeries performed
  • 400 glasses distributed to primary school students
  • 60 glasses distributed to high school students
Some of the highlight of the trip were:
  • The improvement to the health and quality of life of individual Philippine residents
  • Creating and maintaining the relationships between Australian and local rotarians
  • Personal and vocational growth through the learning and cultural experiences
The joy and the humbling nature of the experience was demonstrated when a story was told of a patient who wrote a song expressing thanks for the help provided by the eye and ear team.
There were many questions and it was great that several other members of the 2018 team also came along to catch up and have a chat about another very successful eye and ear mission by the Club to the Philippines – number 22 by the Club.
Next Speaker - David Christie from Baker's Delight

This a Cluster meeting where David Christie from Baker's Delight will speak to the combined Clubs.

David Christie, together with his wife Elise Gillespie, are the Joint CEO’s of Bakers Delight Holdings, a family-­‐owned bakery business that operates 700 stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.
They have been working in the business since 2004 and played important leadership roles in establishing and growing the business in Canada, trading as COS Bread. In 2012, David and Elise moved to Melbourne to take on General Manager roles for Bakers Delight, overseeing operations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, the next stage of succession occurred, and David and Elise were appointed to lead the business into the future.

Bookings for this meeting have closed.


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

Camberwell Market Roster - Week Commencing Sunday 24 Mar 2019
DateVolunteersEmergency Volunteer
24 Mar Helen Hartnett,  Edward Gwee, Lili-Ann KrieglerStev Wylie ( 0420204211)
31 Mar Janet Hay/Cathie MacMillan, Gilly Swinnerton/Annette Brownscombe, Neil WilliamsKyle Wightman (0411100045)
 7 Apr Alan Stevens, Kyle Wightman,  Sarah ProssorDavid Zrna   (0467033092)
14 Apr Natasha Facci, Rob Simpson, David ZrnaDoug Hawley   (0411100776)
21 Apr Neil Williams, Austin King, Anne JosefsbergGreg Vero (0403365093)
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
Cancer Council - Hawthorn Relay for Life
Auburn High School Sporting Fields
Mar 23, 2019 4:00 PM –
Mar 24, 2019 8:00 AM
Cluster Meeting David Christie - Baker's Delight
Basscare Centre
Mar 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Gourmet Guess Who's Coming To Lunch
Mar 31, 2019
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
No Meeting Due to Social Event on Sunday
Apr 01, 2019
Stephanie Cantrell Supporting Polio Survivors
Basscare Centre
Apr 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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