eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 15 - 11 October 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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Canterbury Centre
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Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Week's Meeting - 7 October 2019
Acting President Steve Wylie asked members to advise him if they are attending the District Conference in Bendigo next year as he has taken on the role as on to conference coordinator.
Bill Granger  has put out his final call for numbers for the drought relief weekend in Bairnsdale being hosted by the Mitchell River Rotary Club. Please see the flier below.
Jenni Nankervis provided advice about registration for the Alpha 1 walk on Sunday 17 November. Please also see the flier for this event below.
Finally John McCaskill advised that registration is now available via Trybooking for the "What's the Buzz about Bees" cluster dinner. Please see the flier containing the Trybooking link below.
Last Week's Speaker - Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell from Neuaudio Hearing and Brain Health a practice in Burke Road Camberwell gave a very informative if at time scary presentation about hearing loss and the impact this may have on the brain and possibly the earlier onset of dementia if the loss is left untreated.
Andrew's message was to not leave hearing loss untreated as it can impact the brain in areas including memory, speech, language and hearing. Andrew indicated that up to 40% of loss in  brain volume can be due to hearing loss. 35% of cases of dementia could, it is estimated, be lessened if hearing loss had been treated.
After the fitting of a hearing aid/assistance  there can be structural improvement in the brain, but patients need to wear the aids for at least 12 hours a day. People are more likely to take action to address vision loss than hearing loss.
The main causes of hearing loss are aging  and then noise. Hearing loss can lead to social isolation - people struggle to hear in a group. Loneliness can lead to an earlier age of death and stress. Andrew advised that attention to hearing loss can lead to an overall improvement in family relationships.
Andrew indicated that there have been advances in hearing aids through improved rechargeable batteries and that brain training programs can also be very helpful. His book Catching the Mind Robber offers more resources and he recommends seeing an independent audiologist if you have any sign of hearing loss.
Andrew was a great presenter and provided very valuable advice and that we all should treat hearing loss as we would any other disease - get it treated.
Next Week's Speaker  - Janet Hay
Our speaker this week will be Janet Hay who has been a member now for many months but as yet has not given her member behind the badge presentation. Janet has had a very mixed professional career and has worked in several community organisations,  in stage productions, and as a property developed so we should be in for a fascinating presentation.
Plant Potting Weekend
Janet Hay sent out an urgent request for assistance for last weekend to help re-pot the bee friendly plants which are destined for sale at the Camberwell Sunday market. When the plants were delivered  at Janet's home many were larger than expected and needed to be put in bigger pots immediately. A number of volunteers under the direction of Janet and John McCaskill, our chief plant gurus, assisted on Saturday and Sunday. Well done to everyone who helped out.
There will be a second even bigger plant re-potting day next Sunday 13 October at John McCaskill's home at 4 Leicester Street Balwyn North. Please let John know if you can assist at
Philippines Eye and Ear Mission 2019
Members of our 2019 Philippines Eye and Ear mission arrived  safely last Friday and as pictured above were in good spirits as they prepared for their first day of working hands-on with a large contingent of adults and children. We wish them the best of luck.
How is Your Potato Growing
How is your potato growing in the Club's best potato competition?
The above photo of a potato, which is the pride and joy of the Bulletin editor, is evidence that potatoes will grow in a bucket. The potato  supplied by Roger Taylor sat idle for many weeks while  I hoped that the chit would grow a bit more - but there was no further growth.
Eventually it went in the bucket about three weeks ago and after about two more weeks I thought I had wasted a perfectly good bucket by putting holes in the bottom of it as there was no sign of anything happening  in the bucket. But as you can see in the picture, a stem with some leaves have now sprouted out of the dirt (sorry the special soil mix).
I hope your potato growing is also showing some signs of progress.
Boroondara FORaMEAL Event Video
On 24 September a Canterbury Rotary Club FORaMEAL event was organised for youth in Boroondara and it was a great success.
Nearly 100 young people volunteered to pack the emergency FORaMEAL sachets.  Boroondara Council assisted with the venue at the Hawthorn Town Hall and also provided pizza for lunch for the volunteers.
It was great to see some many young people give up some of their holiday time to assist and pack the sachets which will provide around 33800 meals. Thanks you to everyone who made this such a terrific event .
Please have a look at the video below of the event.
Around the Bay Bike Ride 2019
This year the Canterbury Rotary Bike Riding Team again completed the 100 km Melbourne to Frankston Return ride. There were nine ride options, ranging from 20 km Melbourne to Elwood return to a 300 km ride around the bay plus diversions - the shortest ride totally around the bay is 210 km. Trains between Camberwell and the city didn’t operate over the weekend, so some riders had an extra 25 km ride to get to the start at Albert Park Lake. Daylight saving also added a challenge with the 7 am start. 
More than 8,000 riders participated in the event with 1,100 riding the Frankston Return option. The ride started in warm conditions with a strong north-westerly tail wind, but at Frankston a strong cold change arrived from the west, so that the wind became much more variable in direction - at times from the side and other times from the front on the journey back to Melbourne.
Around the Bay attracts  many bike riders of different ages and abilities coming together to enjoy bike riding. One of the Canterbury Riders, Jim Chambers, went on the 20 km ride with two of his primary school grandsons - he has promised his 8 year old granddaughter that she will be old enough for the 20 km ride next year. We all look forward to the event next year when the Canterbury Rotary Bike Riding Team will again participate in Around the Bay 2020.
The riders were Dave Dolan, Neil Williams, Gerry Cross, John Eddison, Claude Piccinin, Max Holland and Denis Blom. 
Mitchell River Rotary Club Auction
What's the Buzz about Bees
Below is the flier for the What's the Buzz About Bees event.
To register and pay for the event please either enter  into your browser or more easily  click here and  you will be taken to the Trybooking website and the page for the event. Once there please click on the words Book Now in the top right hand corner of the page and follow the prompts.
Alpha 1 Walk
This is a fun walk with a sausage sizzle afterwards. You don't have to walk, you could come along to show your support. 
Help with the sausage sizzle.
The Alpha1 Walk is on  Sunday 17 November at Albert Park Lake.
If walking, register here See attached poster above for more details. 27 October is cut of date to receive cap and t-shirt.

Strollers, wheelchairs and walkers, bikes and dogs on leashes are all welcome.
Last day to book in order to receive a cap and t-shirt is Sunday 27th Oct.
Boroondara Cares Golf Day - 28 October 2019

Boroondara Cares Foundation operates the Boroondara CHANCES Scholarship Program which gives out over $100,000 a year to about 100 worthy students locally. The scholarships are merit based and help close the gap in school expenses.

Here is a tremendous opportunity to help students from less well-off families succeed in their education. There are three ways you may assist:

1. Sponsor a hole in the name of your business from $300.00;

2. Book yourself or a group of 1 to 4 players into the golf day – see below
3. Make a donation via Boroondara Cares Foundation on their website,
You can go straight to the event with the following link  The funds raised will support the CHANCES Scholarship Program which is a major Boroondara Cares initiative supporting students in the area who are financially or socially disadvantaged.
Another great example of Rotary International at work. Supported by the 8 Rotary Clubs in the Boroondara area
Competition Format
Ambrose – foursome
Monday 28 October 2019 from 11am
Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill
The cost is only $100.00 per person that includes a light lunch, 18 holes of Golf and a BBQ buffet dinner following the event, plus lots of prizes for winning groups, best drive and nearest to the pin.
Book direct as indicated or contact Garth Symington (RC of North Balwyn). For more information on 0419 519 899 or at 
Paul Harris Fellow Breakfast 21 November 2019
Restoring Hope Golf Day
Restoring Hope is a Melbourne based charity that helps young people who have been sexually abused.  They are holding a fund raising golf day at the RACV Golf Club in Healsville on the 10 November.  
The mission at Restoring Hope is to distribute Crisis Care Packs and Comfort Care Packs to young people who have been abused.  Typically a child would receive these items at a police station or trauma hospital.  The Packs provide new clothes (necessary for when the police remove clothing for forensic testing), toiletries, a blanket, a colouring book, pencils and a “Hope” teddy bear. The aim is to use this simple act to bring some comfort and a sense of normality to a life that has been turned upside down, and restore a sense of dignity and hope at a time when it is needed most. The details about the golf day and how to book are at the Restoring Hope  website at:
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 13 October 2019
Wed 16 OctHarp Hotel636 High St east Kew
Wed 16 OctBox Hill RSL26 Nelson St Box Hill
Thur 14 NovTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weeky for a meal and some fun.
Nora Ley  is temporarily looking after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact Nora at   to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 13 October 2019
4 - 16 Oct23rd Eye and Ear  Screening Mission to the PhilippinesDoug Hawley
Sun 13 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 4 Leicester  St North Balwyn 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
Tues 12 NovRotary for Bees Cluster Meeting Greenacres Golf ClubJohn McCaskill
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
Social - Oaks Eve Party
Auburn Bowling Club
Nov 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cluster Meeting - Rotary for Bees
Greenacres Golf Club
Nov 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 14 Nov 2019
Nov 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting - Tash Facci and Rob Anderson
Canterbury Centre
Nov 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting 18 November 2019
Canterbury Centre
Nov 18, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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