eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 4 - 26 July 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
Club Information
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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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Club Meeting 21 July 2019
There were a number of messages and reminders at the last meeting:
  • Val Cunniffe informed us about a working bee followed by a meal on Tuesday 6 August  from 6 to 7.30 pm at Doug Hawley's factory in Dandenong  to help with FORaMEAL provisions. Please contact Val at if you are able to assist.
  • A call was made by Janet Hay for volunteers to fill two vacant spots on the Camberwell Market roster on 8 and 29 September. Contact Janet at if you, or a friend,  can fill one of the spots.
  • There was reminder about members and friends attending the Q&A program on 23 September. Please refer to the registration details issued in the email two weeks ago.
  • There was also a reminder that the annual subscription invoices have been issued with the $15 discount expiring if the subscription is not paid by 31 July.
  • Finally, Anne Josefsberg indicated that the prospects are looking good for the Club to have a candidate for the youth exchange program.
Last Week's Speaker - Richard Earle
Our speaker on Monday was well known local real estate agent Richard Earle, one of the initial principals of Jellis Craig and current Director based in Hawthorn. He has served as a peer elected Director of Real Estate Institute of Victoria for the past ten years.
Richard’s subject was “Heritage overlays in Boroondara” but his fascinating and informative talk touched on many of the real estate issues of concern and interest to our members.
Richard said that we like heritage overlays because “we like what we have”. We want to protect the streetscape and the architecture of our area but, compared to situations in most other countries and major cities in the world, the change to higher density is inevitable. Residents are aging and family homes and gardens becoming more difficult to manage with children leaving home etc.  One of our members was recently described as “an elderly downsizer” and this is typical of our area profile as large homes and properties are being sold and developed with townhouses. In turn, our Melbourne population is increasing rapidly and many high net worth Chinese and other nationalities (some born here as second generation) want to send children to leading local schools and live close to those schools. They do not want older style 1920’s architecture. The inevitable result is the removal of lovely old homes with character and high density development often without any character (the latter is a personal opinion and emotional comment). In Richard’s view, these trends are leading to “the brakes being put on through heritage overlays”.
Richard advises that good real estate in Boroondara doubles in value every ten years. It is much cheaper to build than renovate and land values can be anything from $2k -$3.5k per square metre. Renovation is leading to changes in house design, eg dining rooms are disappearing and being replace by studies and games rooms. In most large European cities, development is restricted to five or six stories for apartment dwellings - here it can be twelve stories and we must protect our environment and streetscape.
Interim heritage overlays create uncertainty for buyers and impact on house values and buyers. Richard shared a personal experience in Kew. There was approval for a development of six units and all residents in the 40 home street formally opposed the development  unsuccessfully. Three of the six units were sold to three of those who objected.
We thank Richard and his excellent associate Lloyd for a most interesting and absorbing talk and presentation. The number of questions at the conclusion were testimony to another outstanding guest speaker at our club. We note with interest that Richard is a beekeeper and has hives on his property at Birragurra. We will stay in touch with him personally and professionally and hope we see him and Lloyd at our club regularly in future.
New Week's Speaker - Leigh Woodgate


The title of Leigh Woodgate's presentation is "7 Steps to Overcoming Anything".

Leigh, originally from Buchan in Victoria's high country, is an accomplished horsewoman who rode and won the Cattleman's Cup in 1990 and went on to become a jumps jockey.

She had an horrific jumps fall in a race in Hamilton in 1994 which left her in a coma and with multiple serious injuries. Leigh will speak about her life and the road back to horse riding again.

You can see Leigh on the ABC's Australian Story here

DIK Assistance
DIK needs help please  -  DIK have containers for Timor Leste and Chile scheduled for departure in July and one for the Solomons scheduled for departure in  August. There are two more likely to be sent during this period.  Packing the Chile container, all beds, is on Tuesday 30 July, after a big day of mattress cleaning on Thursday 24 July which is needed to done ahead of the loading with the ship departing on 6 August.

Packing of the Solomons Container with some beds is on Tuesday 15 August for sailing on August 24.

So DIK are looking for some extra hands on   Tuesday 30 July  and Thursday 15 August.
Please contact DIK on 0428550574 if you can assist.
Boroondara Cares Chance Scholarship Breakfast
Walking on the Moon Presentation
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 28 July 2019
Thur 8 AugTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 21 AugJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn
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 28 July 2019
Tue 27 AugFORaMEAL event with Camberwell Grammar SchoolVal Cunniffe
Tues 24 SeptBoorondara Youth Services FORaMEAL Event -  Hawthorn Town HallVal Cunniffe
4 - 16 Oct23rd Eye and Ear  Screening Mission to the PhilippinesDoug Hawley
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
Club meeting - Thorold Merrett
Canterbury Centre
Sep 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 4 Sept 2019
Elgin Inn Hotel
Sep 04, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting and Q & A Visit
Canterbury Centre
Sep 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Bryan Wood
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 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