eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 23- 4 December 2020
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Week's Meeting - 30 November 2020
Again there was a terrific turn-out of members for our combined Annual and Club meeting last Monday.
In what may well be the fastest Annual Meeting on record last years Minutes were accepted, the audited financial statements moved and seconded and next years Board members voted in in under five minutes.
Congratulations and thank you to the members who have made themselves available for Board positions for 2021-22 (it is an unusual process where members get voted into Board positions in November but do not take up the positions until next July)
The Board members for 2021-22  are:
  • President for 2021-2022:                    Cathie Macmillan   
  • President Elect for 2022-2023            Edda Williams
  • Immediate Past President (& VP)      Tony Laycock
  • Secretary:                                            Rosemary Waghorne
  • Treasurer:                                            John Braine
  • Director Club Service:                        Ant Balocca
  • Director Community Service:             Bill Granger
  • Director International Service:            Greg Vero
  • Director Youth Services:                     Anne Brown
  • Vocational Services:                            Bob Lambert
Also it is great that the recent tradition of the Club having a female President will continue with Cathie Macmillan taking on the role for 2021-22 and Edda Williams for 2022-23.
Other matters mentioned the meeting included:
  • Ed advised that DIK have a acquired a large quantity of the footwear known as crocs. It was agreed the club would request a supply for distribution to contact organisations of the Club.
  • Edda indicated that a number of new books are available on the Club's website at
  • John McCaskill thanked all members and friends who supported last week's successful  Your Garden - Our Future webinar
  • Ted mentioned that the Camberwell Sunday Market will be re-opening this Sunday 6 December.
  • Edda spoke glowingly about her worm farm and will be bringing a supply of the very fertile worm juice along to next week's meeting to give to anyone who would like to use it in their garden.
Val then outlined a new FORaMEAL initiative called the Race Against Hunger Challenge. Over recent months many friends of the Club have indicated they are available to assist the FORaMEAL program and in great news many of these volunteers are students.
The idea is for individuals to set challenges and in striving to achieve the challenge help raise funds for the FORAMEAL program.
Please click on this link to see the full details
Last Week's Speaker - Karyn Sobels
Our speaker last Monday was Karyn Sobels who is the President of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (formerly VECCI),  a position she was elected to in November 2019.
Karyn outlined that she has many years experience in industries including banking and retail. She also mentioned being involved as a young adult with rotary in a RYLA program and even met her partner through a rotaract program.
Her main theme was about the impact of Covid on businesses and the efforts of VCCI to keep businesses ongoing and to drive growth in the future. Karyn indicated research estimates it may take five years for businesses in the City of Melbourne  to get back to  their 2019 levels.
Advocacy has been a major activity for VCCI as has been linking businesses with mentors.
Currently VCCI has approximately 20000 members and there is a similar number of organisations who seek advice. 
Karyn responded with enthusiasm to many questions and provided a great insight into the work of VCCI.
Next Week's Speakers - John Naughton and Edda Williams
Next week we will have John Naughton from St Vincent de Paul Society speak to us about the Society's work and the efforts at Christmas time to provide some joy to families and especially children.
We will also get to hear from our new President Elect Edda Williams in a member behind the badge presentation.
Your Garden - Our Future Webinar Video
The Your Garden - Our Future webinar was held on Thursday 26 November.
The event raised $1172 from donations. Thank you to  those who contributed to assist the Rotarians for Bees sponsorship of the Nursery & Garden Industry of Victoria (NGIV) Schools Pollination Education Program.  
Special  shout out to the Speakers, sponsors Beechworth Honey and Seasol and also all the Supporters including the team Backyard Honey who help support existing and aspiring Beekeepers.
The edited Webinar Recording is now live on the Rotarians for Bees website:
Thank You From the Canterbury Girl Guides
President Tony received a very warm letter of appreciation which is re-produced below from the Canterbury Girl Guides.
Dear Tony,
I write to you on behalf of the Canterbury Girl Guides to officially thank you for your kind donation of $2000 earlier in the year towards the refit of the kitchen at the Canterbury Guide Hall.
This thank you has been delayed in coming because I had hoped to have photos of the girls using the kitchen to share with you, however with COVID-19 we have been unable to meet at the hall for most of the year and for the past few weeks, only meet outside.
I am attaching photos of the almost finished kitchen, there is still some painting to finish off which hopefully we will get to over the summer. 
We look forward to the guides being able to make good use of our wonderful new facilities in the new year, as well as the Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre playgroup, Interchange Inner East and Lighter Footprints who also use our hall.
The partnership with Rotary, working with Michael Chong on the IIE Twilight Cinemas has been a great opportunity for our guides to give back in the past and we hope that there might be more opportunities for similar partnerships in the future.
Thank you again for your generous donation and wishing all your club members a happy and safe Christmas season.
Helen Reid
Canterbury Guides
PS Editor's Note: Apologies about the side-ways photo of the kitchen. All technical attempts to turn it around and even some strong language failed to get it  horizontal. 
Sir Peter Cosgrove Event at  Brighton RC
Join Brighton RC for an exclusive event and be inspired, informed and entertained by one of Australia's finest!
Sir Peter Cosgrove embodies the traits we truly value - warmth, humanity, toughness and loyalty.
Author of 'You Shouldn't Have Joined' - a Memoir
Absolutely not to be missed, book today.
Via Zoom cost $25.00 
A GST free event, all proceeds go to The Les Twentyman Foundation and other Rotary Charities
Should you have any questions regarding the event please contact Paul Nicholson 0416 222 325. For booking queries please contact Stuart McIntyre 0411 284 319.
Anthony Langley
Club Secretary
Brighton RC
0427 045 785
Prahran RC Xmas raffle
Prahran RC are holding a xmas raffle

13 fabulous prizes! Total prize pool value $4,460!

All proceeds will support providing household needs for people escaping homelessness and domestic violence through RIMERN, the Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network. Find out more about RIMERN at
Tickets are priced at $10 each, 3 tickets for $20, 5 tickets for $30, 10 tickets for $50, 20 tickets for $100
To buy tickets follow the link:
Eaglehawk RC raffle
The Eaglehawk Rotary Club is holding an on-line raffle for ten bottles, consecutive vintages (2007 – 2016 inc), of Penfolds Grange with an average price of $800.00 per bottle. Wines have been sourced from Langton’s Fine Wines in Sydney.
Only 200 tickets @$200 per ticket.
Members and friends may like to form a syndicate to defray the outlay if they wish.
Please see the details in the flier above about how to purchase tickets.
Thanking you in anticipation 
PP John P Jones PHF
Rotary Club of Eaglehawk
Helpful Links
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Afric Aus Care - Selba Gondoza Luka
Canterbury Centre
Feb 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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January 24
John Pocock
January 26
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