eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 11- 11 September 2020
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
Club Information
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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 7 September 2020
Another full-on zoom meeting  was held last Monday evening with a great 35 members zooming in.
Matters mentioned at the meeting included:
  • Edda Williams has offered to run a zoom meeting to assist with the preparation of the aged care books. Please see  the email from Edda for further details.
  • Lili-Ann provided an early insight to the presentation going to be given by John McCaskill and Fabienne Nichola on 21 September on the Color Your World project.
  • Val and Doug advised that around 80,000 meals have been distributed to various organisations as part of the FORaMEAL project helping to provide nutritious meals to members of the community impacted by the Covid restrictions.
  • Present Elect Cathie Macmillan  mentioned that the Club's Annual meeting will be held in November where there will be elections for the 2021-22 Board positions. Cathie asked members to consider if they would like to put themself forward for  a position on the Board and to contact either herself or current President Tony Laycock to discuss any aspect of Board membership and the various Board positions.
Last Week's Speaker - Russell Donovan
Our speaker Russell Donovan, General Manager of the Box Hill Golf Club, did not entertain us with stories of birdies, putts, chips and holes in one.
His presentation was about a much more circumspect topic - how does a golf club and its members meet the challenge of having a golf course and great club house facilities that cannot be used due to our stage four Covid restrictions.
Russell indicated one of the key aims has been to ensure the welfare of the club's staff and members.  A very conscious effort has been made to regularly contact members, particularly those who are living alone just to check that they are coping and whether they need any assistance.
Staff, of which there are around 60, have fortunately been able to get the jobkeeper allowance and many staff have been able to work at least a few hours each week. The club has not been able to hold functions or let members and guests use the poker machines which has impacted on the club's income. Fortunately a small activities has taken off providing take-away meals which has helped keep some staff active.
Russell said the club's financial position is at this stage reasonable having received two government grants. To our surprise Russell indicated there is an ongoing electricity expense as the poker machines cannot be turned off even though they are unable to be used!
One of the Russel's pleasing observations was that across Australia the number of golf rounds has risen over the past six months when compared to the previous year in part due to limited alternative sporting events that the public can get involved with.
It was a pleasure to have Russell speak positively about how the golf club is coping and his optimism for the future when golfers will be allowed back on the course and the club facilities  are able to open. 
Next Week's Speaker -  Dr Sarah Garner
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have a proud history of rising to meet the needs of our community. The Institute’s approach to COVID-19, which threatens the lives of people in Australia and around the world, is no different.
WEHI scientists are collaborating with medical research institutes, universities, hospitals and industry, with the united goal of developing new diagnostics, improving healthcare and finding a cure.
Leveraging longstanding expertise in infectious diseases, immunology and drug discovery, the team is focusing on developing much-needed treatments and rapid diagnostic tools for COVID-19 and for potential future pandemic viruses.
Dr Sarah Garner will be talking about her current research into COVID-19 and the techniques she is using to contribute to the global effort to combat this disease.
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Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Bob Lambert
November 5
Edda Williams
November 5
Pat Poynton
November 30
Join Date
David Shave
November 1, 1998
22 years
John Pocock
November 1, 1997
23 years
Kyle Wightman
November 1, 1993
27 years
Camela Dimasi
November 14, 2016
4 years
Austin King
November 19, 2018
2 years
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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.
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