eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 16 - 18 October 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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Last Week's Meeting - 14 October 2019


The photos above are from the plant potting held last Sunday 13 October at the home of Liz and John McCaskill. Fifteen members and friends assisted in potting  more than 2500 plants which are off to the Camberwell Sunday Market commencing on Sunday 20 October and on several Sundays from this date onwards. Very many thanks to everyone who assisted especially Janet Hay and Liz and John McCaskill.
President Lili-Ann asked John McCaskill to give our members a short (?) talk on Rotarians for Bees, one of the three signature programs managed by our club. John explained that R4Bees was formed out of concern for decline in bee and other pollinator numbers due to the varroa mite infestation, destructive chemical sprays and disappearing plant vegetation essential for providing our food chain eg. 100% of crops like almonds, walnuts and avocados rely on pollination and 50-70%of almost all other essential food source.
R4Bees is  a committee of Rotarians from three of the five Victorian Districts (soon will be all five), together with beekeeping industry bodies, the three levels of government and support organizations working together through research, education and training and major relevant programs to ensure best practice and survival of the pollination species. When this model is up and running, we are going to replicate the model in all states and then internationally,  all started and led through the Rotary Club of Canterbury with fantastic District support.
John mentioned some key activities of R4Bees including the major program for 3000 seedlings to be sold in coming weeks at the Camberwell market and other events. He pleaded for support from our Club by attending the exciting event at Greenacres on Tuesday 12th November - this is our official club meeting for that week instead of the Monday and details are on the flier in this Bulletin. We are asking members to bring partners, family and children/grandchildren to this very important community event. It will be fascinating with several leading speakers, interesting and very informative, not to mention fun. The booking details are on the flier and it is as simple clicking on this link to book. We are hoping for at least six tables from our Club. Your early registration for the event will help with our planning and ensure you are confirmed for this club highlight night.  
Last Week's Speaker - Janet Hay
Janet Hay provided an entertaining member behind the badge presentation about her life at last Monday's meeting. She had gone to a lot of trouble going over her photos library to provide a pictorial presentation about the individuals and areas of her life which she spoke about.
Janet spoke about her varied working roles from being in the arts in South Australia to being an immigration officer on Christmas Island.
She spoke with great passion about her travels and especially her Scottish heritage as part of the Hay clan. She visited Edinburgh in 2017 for the tattoo and was able to join with members of the clan and proudly wear the clan tartan. It was clearly evident the emotion that she felt in being part of the tattoo with her clan.
Thank you Janet for giving us such a great insight about yourself.
Next Week's Speaker - District Governor Grant Hocking
This week we are very pleased to welcome District 9800 District Governor Grant Hocking and his wife Melissa to our Club meeting.
Grant and Melissa are visiting all the Clubs in the District and next Monday we will have the opportunity to hear from Grant about activities and projects at the District level, his experiences so far as our District Governor and we will also have the chance to ask about matters that impact on our own Club activities.
Mitchell River Rotary Club Auction
Local Drought Relief Event
What's the Buzz about Bees
Below is the flier for the What's the Buzz About Bees event.
To register and pay for the event please either enter  into your browser or more easily  click here and  you will be taken to the Trybooking website and the page for the event. Once there please click on the words Book Now in the top right hand corner of the page and follow the prompts.
Alpha 1 Walk
This is a fun walk with a sausage sizzle afterwards. You don't have to walk, you could come along to show your support. 
Help with the sausage sizzle.
The Alpha1 Walk is on  Sunday 17 November at Albert Park Lake.
If walking, register here See attached poster above for more details. 27 October is cut of date to receive cap and t-shirt.

Strollers, wheelchairs and walkers, bikes and dogs on leashes are all welcome.
Last day to book in order to receive a cap and t-shirt is Sunday 27th Oct.
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 20 October 2019
Wed 30 OctBox Hill RSL26 Nelson St Box Hill
Thur 14 NovTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 27 NovJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weekly 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 20 October 2019
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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