eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 12 - 20 September 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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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 -  16 September 2019
President Lili-Ann with Ross Merolli, Bryan Wood and keen Tigers supporter Bernard McLoughlin 
There were a number of items of interest raised at the meeting:
  • President Lili-Ann mentioned the Chances Golf Day on 28 October at Box Hill Golf Course. Would anyone interested in playing please see Lili-Ann.
  • Greg Vero announced that the Club is part of a successful Global Grant process which has secured $250000 in funding for an Indian Toilet Project which will assist more that 7000 students. This is a great venture for the Club to be involved with.
  • Bill Granger is looking  to finalise the accommodation numbers for the Mitchell River Rotary Club annual auction on the weekend of 26 October. Members and friends attending will be staying in accommodation at Paynesville which is just a short drive from Bairnsdale. Please see Bill if you are going to attend this event which aims to raise funds for the drought relief initiatives being undertaken by the Mitchell River Club.
  • Our Youth Director Anne Josefsberg advised that the Club will be supporting a student in the Rotary Youth Program who has been referred to the Club by Swinburne University.
  • Val mentioned that the big FORaMEAL  Student Packing Event  at the   Hawthorn Town Hall on next Tuesday 24 September   from  11 am - 2 pm
We are expecting in excess of 80 students so all help will be most appreciated.
If you are planning to join us, can you please let Val Cunniffe asap.
You will need to arrive ready to start work by 9.30 am as we need to be set up by 10.45.    Parking can be difficult so there are two options.   Either use the train (Glenferrie Station) or arrange to car pool with either
  • Lili-Ann Kriegler
  • Kyle Wightman
  • Andrew Mastrowicz
  • Max Holland
  • Kate Cross
  • Graham Bishop
Last Week's Speaker - Bryan Wood
It  was a thrill to have former VFL footballer Bryan Wood as our speaker last Monday night.
Bryan was still attending  Melbourne High School when he started playing in the seniors at Richmond. Very unlike today's professionalism, he was also playing for the school footy team on a Wednesday afternoon. He also mentioned the huge changes in footy from his playing days to today with the large player payments, 50 to 80 staff working at the clubs, turnovers of between $60 and $80 million a year - the AFL is its own industry.
He does not consider that footy is as attractive a spectacle today  due to more coaching and tactics and is surprised that with all the training and coaches, goal kicking is not more efficient. Bryan referred to the  player's eating habit. At Tigerland they used to have a lunchtime steak meal before the game whereas today it is all about carbs and light meals.
Even though there have been significant changes, Bryan feels blessed to have been able to play the game. He rated Royce Hart, Gary Ablett senior, Keith Grieg and Wayne Carey as the best players he has ever seen (he did concede that Leigh Matthews was also very good but left him off his list because of tangle in the 1983 finals).
Bryan concluded that today he felt sympathy for the umpires because of the very difficult job they have to do - a view that he did not necessarily hold when he was playing.
Bryan very generously responded to heaps of questions and it was a pleasure to have him join us to talk footy during the finals.
Next Week's Speaker - Anthony Balocca
Anthony (Ant) Balocca is one of our newest members. As is the custom in the Club he is going to enlighten us with his own "member behind the badge" story. Having been born in an overseas country and at one time being a policeman,  Ant's story will be very interesting and entertaining.
Bike Riders 18 September 2019
This week the bike riders rode from the Middle Gorge Railway Station, on the recently constructed Mernda rail extension, to join the Rotary Lunch Group at the Hooking Asian Restaurant in Kew East. Initially the riders went along the Middle Gorge section of the Plenty River Parklands. Then after excellent coffee at the Degani Cafe of University Hill, the riders crossed over to the ride down the Darebin Creek Bike Path to Kew East.
The bike riders often come across dumped rubbish, abandoned cars and misplaced shopping trolleys. They use the Snap Send Solve app to notify the responsible entity of the  issue. The app is available for both iPhones and Android phones. You take a photo(s) of the problem item, then you classify the issue from the drop down menu (e.g. dumped rubbish), the app knows the location and who should receive the notification (e.g. the local council), and then you just press send. The message goes with the photo(s) and the GPS location. You get an emailed confirmation that the message has been sent. In the case of dumped rubbish, the local council will acknowledge the problem by email and will give you a reference number. On this particular ride there was a pile of dumped rubbish beside the Darebin Creek near La Trobe University. Obviously, the rubbish arrived loaded on a trailer and had been tied to a tree so that it all came off the trailer as the vehicle drove away. The Snap Send Solve website is
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 22 September 2019
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
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 22 September 2019
Tues 24 SeptBoorondara Youth Services FORaMEAL Event -  Hawthorn Town Hall 11am to 2 pmVal Cunniffe
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
Sun 20 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 138 Purinuan Rd Reservior 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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