eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 31 - 13 March 2020
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Week's Meeting - 2 March 2020
President Lili-Ann gave a summary of some of the activities that the Club had been involved with over the past months and also some of the upcoming activities. These upcoming activities include:
  • the judging of the Monster Mash potato growing competition on 16 March. Please see the judging rules later in the Bulletin
  • the induction of 11 new members also on 16 March
  • the Club will be participating in the Boroondara Sustainability  Festival on Saturday 21 March with bee hotel activity, a nature bee seed bomb activity, children's art and the first demonstration of the waggle dance. Please contact Lili_Ann if you are able to assist on the day
  • the Guinness World book of records waggle dance attempt on Sunday 31 May being organised by the Club and held at Camberwell High School. We are expecting some well know TV garden show presenters to join us on the day to assist with the judging.
Last week's Speakers - Philippines Trip Participants
What a wonderful presentation by the four former LaTrobe University orthoptic students last Monday evening who spoke about their experiences as members of the Philippines eye and ear mission in October 2019. We were also joined on the night by several other volunteers who were part of the mission team.
Damon Goddard, Bradley Lai, Stinoj Shaju and Rachel Wishart spoke about their typical day, with very early mornings, up to two hours travel, then conducting the eye tests and also assisting/observing the cataract  operations followed by some leisure time, bed and then up to do it all over again the next day. But while the days were long, the experiences were fantastic.
They observed that they came across clinical issues they were very unlikely to encounter in Australia.
They also spoke about the happiness of the children and the culture which Doug Hawley also noted led to a reluctance by some Philippine residents, who were diagnosed with cataracts, but who were hesitant to undergo surgery.
Doug also gave an insight into the numbers:
  • 100 surgeries conducted
  • 600 reading glasses distributed
  • 500 sunglasses distributed
  • countless ears tested
The group then showed a terrific video which highlighted the experiences from the trip.
In conclusion they thanked the Club for giving them the opportunity to be part of the eye and ear mission to the Philippines.
Next Week's Speakers -  Club Directors
At our next meeting a number of our Club  Directors will speak about the status of activities and projects that fall under their wings.
Monster Mash Potato Competition
The ‘Monster Mash’ moment of truth is upon us. On Monday 16 March,  after digging deep,  the biggest potato and largest crop by weight will be judged!
The competition has been hard fought and some of our members had a three storey high  buckets of spuds which were tenderly cultivated over the past four/five months.
To be eligible:
  • You will need to bring a printed out photo of your entire crop and the exact metric weight. (If you don’t have printing facilities you can email your photo to Lili-Ann by March 13 for printing:
  • Your name  and the precise weight of your crop should be written or printed on the photograph
  • The photograph will be mounted on the wall for all to examine
  • It would be good to include a matchbox in the photo to give an idea of the size of your potatoes
  • Hopefully a witness will be able to verify that the crop came out of one bucket!
  • You will need to bring your biggest potato so that it can be weighed and measured  and recorded as you enter the meeting
  • The biggest potato will be judged by  a combination of the greatest circumference and total weight. For example your potato may be the widest, but not necessarily the heaviest and so not a winner.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and prizes will be awarded on the night.
We greatly look forward to seeing the rewards (or not)  of your gallant gardening efforts!
Strathcona FORaMEAL Story
Below is a copy of an article distributed to the Strathcona School community by the students to highlight their participation in the FORaMEAL packaging event held at the school last year.
21st Winners Lunch
Please follow the link below for details about the 21st Winners Lunch being held at the famous MCG on 3 April to raise funds for Myeloma Australia. There is  panel of sporting greats lined up to entertain the guests.
2021 World of Difference Tour
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 15 March 2020
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-weekly 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 15 March 2020
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
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