eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 35 - 24 May 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
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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Meeting Apologies
Notify meeting apologies prior to 10 am Friday to Graham Bishop on
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Club Meeting - 20 May 2019

On Monday evening President Steve announced that long time member and former President David Robinson had advised that he will not be continuing as a Club member next year. Members Helen Hartnett and Bill Granger spoke of David's significant contribution to Canterbury Rotary Club, his friendship and the great social events he has coordinated. David joined rotary in 1994, has been a Board member for 10 years and was President in 2007-08. He started many on-going activities and functions including the walking group, past president's dinners, a job interview process for migrants and, following the death of David's wife Mary,  the Mrs Robinson cancer group which has raised substantial funds.
David responded by advising he is resigning because of some health  concerns but will still be active as a friend of rotary. He thanked the Club and the members for its friendship  and support over many years.
Like last Monday evening the Club has been very fortunate this week to induct another member. This week Anthony Balocca was inducted as a new members. Anthony was sponsored by Tony Laycock and his mentor will be Gerry Cross. Congratulations Anthony on becoming a member of the Canterbury Rotary Club.
Ted announced that our Club meeting date was in fact World Bee Day. He also indicated the he and Rosemary are members of the World Bee Sustainability Group  and they will be speaking at the Rotary International Convention  in Hamburg about the Sustainability Group. Lili-Ann also provided great news that a venue at been secured for next year's Bee Festival and that the development of the event would now be stepped-up.
Last Week's Speaker - George Pesnikas


Val Cunniffe introduced our speaker George Pesnikas as her neighbour and also the plumber that has worked on the recent renovation at her home. George then provided a very interesting and entertaining presentation on the history  of plumbing practices and how plumbing is regulated today. He advised that he chose a career in plumbing because he liked hands-on work.

He referred to the general plumbing areas being water, gas, sanitary plumbing, drainage and roofing. Other branches of plumbing are heating and cooling, medical gas and fire protection. He spoke of the regulated plumbing process of apprenticeship, licencing and individual work certificates.

George provided advice and comment to many questions from the audience. He also elaborated on his engagement at the weekend to his fiancee Paris who was also able to join him at our Club meeting.

Social - Hooking Restaurant 27 May 2019


We have booked Hooking Chinese Restaurant, 627 High Street, Kew East, for our next Restaurant Evening, exclusively for members, partners and friends. 

HOOKING is well known to Canterbury Rotarians, especially the Canterbury Rotary‚Äôs Luncheon Group, and to some members who dine there regularly with family and friends. The food is delicious, our hosts are friendly and attentive, and all who know the place rate it as one of their favourites.

Cost is $40 per head for the Banquet

Dessert or Cofffee/Tea included

BYO wine (not beer).

Cash payment/booking can be made at Monday meetings

or online through TryBooking  at

Final numbers are required by 24 May

FORaMEAL Event at Swinburne University
On 21 May a FORAMEAL packaging event was held at Swinburne University. It was a great success. Thanks to all the volunteers from Swinburne and the Club.
Please see the attached short video from the event.
Swinburne FORaMEAL Highlights May 2019
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing  19 May 2019
Wed 29 MayKew RSL63 Cotham Road Kew
Wed 12 JunHooking627 High Street Kew East
Wed 10 JulHarp Hotel636 High St Kew East
Wed 24 JulBox Hill RSL26 nelson Rd Box Hill
Thur 8 AugTrinitas955 Burke rd camberwell
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.
Multicultural Harmony Dinner June 2019
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 19 May 2019
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
Club Dinner Meeting - Richard Earle
Canterbury Centre
Jul 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury RC Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Jul 22, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 24 July 2019
Box Hill RSL
Jul 24, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Leigh Woodgate
Canterbury Centre
Jul 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting Bernie Farquher
BASScare Centre
Aug 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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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