eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 28 - 7 February 2020
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
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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Last Week's Meeting - 3 February 2020
At our first Club meeting there were a host of items mentioned - these included:
  • A warm welcome was extended to our eight new members who have joined us from the former Yarra Bend Rotary Club
  • The Club is involved with a number of initiatives to assist those impacted by the fires - these include:
  • donation of the Club's share of two Sunday Market gates taking
  • purchase of a generator to help the CFA
  • provision of gift packs 
  • A "summit" is being held on Sunday 16 February at the Auburn Bowls Club to discuss how best to coordinate our fire assistance efforts
  • The Club received two thank you letters of appreciation from students at Camberwell High School for the financial assistance the Club provided to the school
  • Val Cunniffe mentioned  a FORaMEAL event for the Hobson Bay Cluster on Tuesday 18 February at the Yarraville Community Centre - assistance is requested
  • Graham Bishop distributed samples wattle badges and asked members to use them to promote the sale of badges
  • Bill Granger advised that after discussions with the organisers of the upcoming Buchan fire relief event and due to accommodation shortages, the Club would now look at alternative ways to assist the community
  • Lili-Ann called for volunteers to assist at the Boroondara Sustainability Festival on Saturday 21 March where the Club will have a stall
  • Keep the date free on Sunday 31 May for the Do The Waggle Dance Guinness world record attempt being staged by the Club at Camberwell High School
  • Please see the flier below for the social gathering on Sunday 23 February at Coffeehead in Railway Pde Canberwell from 2 to 5 pm
  • Finally Nora reminded us of the importance of advising Graham Bishop, or using the online processes,  of our  attendance/absence at Club meetings and whether you intend to have a meal or not eat on the night.
Last Week's Speaker - Club Governance John Braine
Club governance - not the most inspiring topic. John Braine, the Club's Executive Director pictured above with President Lili-Ann Kriegler, did his best to keep the audience interested while providing an insight into the governance and compliance matters that go hand in hand with the Canterbury Rotary Club.
We heard about the Club's Rules and Bylaws, which have their basis in the Club being an Incorporated Association. This incorporation leads to a number of compliance requirements like annual financial statements and  an annual return to  Consumer Affairs Victoria.
The Board keeps on top of the Club's finance through budgets, provision of monthly profit and loss statements and a balance sheet. There are many policies and procedures particularly about handling of payments and segregation of bank accounts.
John then explained about some of the other matters that keep the Board and the Club on its toes. These included:
  • Working with Children registration and youth declaration forms
  • Fund Raising registration
  • Insurance and risk management assessment of projects and activities
  • Annual plans including provision of information on the Rotary International Rotary Goal Centre website
  • Privacy and
  • Conflict of interest
John concluded the presentation  with the comments that all the above processes are undertaken with a view to ensuring the various Rules, Bylaws, policies and procedures and legislative requirements are followed so that the Board's governance objectives are met.
As each year passes, the complexity of operations of any club continue to become more significant.
Next Week's Speaker - Howard Hutchins
From slum-era, inner-city Melbourne boy to outer-Melbourne patriarch; there is very little Howard Hutchins hasn’t experienced, and very few influential Australians he hasn’t met. Sage parents, Collingwood Tech, RMIT, and a long standing business has contributed to Howard’s depth of thinking, but, it’s the school of hard knocks and world-travel turning his knowledge to affably delivered wisdom. A Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Past President, his own philanthropic work for the Indigenous and New Aussies and his regular letters to major media outlets; Howard has no fear in speaking up and standing out for anyone or any cause in need. Life might be full of serious issues; but nothing is more serious than the need for humour and Howard is just the bloke to tell you why.
Moosh Boosh
District Bushfire Business Breakfast
International Women's Day Breakfast 2020
Thursday 5 March,  the date for the 9th International Women’s Day Breakfast, isn’t far away. Please see the details in the flier below.
Please click on this link
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 9 February 2020
Wed 12 FebShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 26 FebHarp of Erin Hotel636 High Street East Kew
Wed 11 MarBox Hill  RSL Club28 Nelson Road Box Hill
Thur 26 MarTrinitas Thai955 Burke Road Camberwell
Wed 8 AprJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Road Balwyn
Wed 22 AprHooking627 High St East 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 - Week Commencing 9 February 2020
Tues 18 FebFORaMEAL Hobson Bay ClusterVal Cunniffe
Sun 23 FebMoosh Boosh at Coffee HeadKarin Simpson
Thur 5 MarInternational Women's Day Breakfast Crown Casino 
Sat 21 MarBoroondara Sustainability Festival Patterson Reserve Auburn Road Hawthorn 8 - 12.30 pmLili-Ann Kriegler
27-29 MarDistrict Conference in BendigoSteve Wylie
Sun 5 AprCar RallyKarin Simpson
Sun 31 MayDo The Waggle Dance at Camberwell High School - Guinness World Record AttemptLili-Ann Kriegler
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
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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