eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 9 - 30 August 2019
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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Canterbury Centre
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Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Week's Meeting - 26 August 2019
President Lili-Ann provided an outline of possible future events and activities that at this stage are still at the planning stage. Some very exciting opportunities are ahead for the Club. 
Lili-Ann also mentioned that there is an opportunity to go along to a morning tea with the District Governor Grant Hocking on 29 August at the Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road Richmond from 10.30 to noon. Please let Lili-Ann know if you would like to attend
Jenni Nankervis advised that the End Polio Now Walk is planned for Saturday 19 October. You can make a donation to the cause or join the walk at 10.00 am at Albert Park Lake  on the Walk Your Way - Rotary Walk to End Polio.  Register or donate via this link -
Doug Hawley indicated that this year's medical mission to the Philippines will be to the Mountain Province - the Club has not visited this area before. He described the area as like an alpine area which is known for it hiking. There are many schools in the area so there will be a very extensive ear screening program.
In regard to the meeting on 9 September, where some members will be heading off at 8 pm  to be part of the Q & A program, the intention is to still have our normal club meeting with the usual meal. We will request the Basscare staff to serve the meal a little earlier than usual so that there is plenty of time for those attending the Q & A program to be ready to catch the bus that is taking them to the show.
Roger Taylor distributed the potatoes seeds to all the members and friends who entered the Monster Mash potato growing competition where the funds raised are going  for the Rotary Foundation. Good luck with the potato growing.
Finally Janet Hay gave us an update on the Rotary for Bees potting parties. Two Sunday's have been set aside to plant bee friendly seedlings (Alyssum, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Sunflowers, Lavender blue, Rosemary, Echinacea, Lemon balm and Borage) that will be sold at the Camberwell Sunday Market later in the year. The dates for the seedling potting, which will include a BBQ to keep the potters up to the task, which will commence at 10 am until around 2 pm, are:
Sunday 13 October at John McCaskill's home , 4 Leicester Street NthBalwyn and
Sunday 20 October at Janey Hay's home, 138 Purinuan Road Reservoir 
Remember at our next meeting on 2 September we will have Thorold Merrett, former Magpies Team of the Century player as our presenter (see details below). Please come along in your best footy apparel to kick off the first week of the footy finals. 
Next Week's Speaker - Thorold Merrett
We are delighted to have Thorold Merrett as a our presenter next Monday.  The name Thorold  Merrett will be well known to most of the older generation of footy followers as a champion of the Collingwood Football Club.

From the Victorian country town Cobden, Thorold was a small footballer who was a keen Richmond fan who wanted to play league football for the Tigers.

At 16 years of age, Thorold was rejected by Richmond legend Jack Dyer because of his light frame, but he was given another opportunity at Collingwood in 1950. It was initially thought by followers and players that he would be 'killed' because of his size (168 cm, 59 kg).

He made his debut for Collingwood in 1950. At the age of 16 he was one of the youngest players in the VFL. Thorold played as a wingman and won respect for the accuracy and speed of his stab kick. He became one of the best players in the competition despite his unusually small stature for a league footballer. In 1953, Thorold  celebrated the premiership with the Magpies, when he was one of the best players in the Grand Final.

In years that followed, Thorold performed consistently and he continued to be regarded as one of the best kicks in the league, as well as one of the best wingmen. He played in three losing Grand Finals in 1952, 1955 and 1956. In 1958, Thorold changed roles to become a rover, and it succeeded. He won the club Best and Fairest and the Pies also won the 1958 flag, with Thorold named best on ground. In 1959, he again starred as a rover, winning a second consecutive Copeland Trophy, and finishing in the top 10 in the Brownlow Medal for a third time.

A second broken leg in 1960 saw Thorold miss most of the season and, due to doubts about the strength of his leg (the bone had not knitted perfectly), aged 26, he retired. He played 180 games in 11 seasons and kicked 148 goals. He was also a dual Best and Fairest and premiership player, and Victorian representative on seven occasions.

He was a regular panelist on the ABC's Football Round-up, which he and other panelists discussed the Saturday round of VFL football.

In 1997 he was included in the Collingwood Football Club Hall of Fame and Team of the Century, on the wing.

After football Thorold joined with cricketer Lindsay Hassett in the Merrett Hassett Sport Store chain and in the 1990's he founded Rebel Sports store

Bike Riders at Mount Ridley
On Tuesday the Club’s weekly bike riding group went by train to Craigieburn and then rode along the Aitkens Creek and Malcolm Creek bike trails to the Mount Ridley Nature Conservation Reserve. At the Mount Ridley Lookout there is a panoramic view over Melbourne. The riders then went along the Galada Tamboore Pathway within the Hume Freeway Reserve to ride to the Epping Plaza Hotel for lunch, followed by a train trip home from the Epping Station.  
Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening
Albert Park RC Annual Footy Fundraiser
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 1 September 2019
Wed 4 SeptElgin Inn Hotel75 Burwood Road Hawthorn
Wed 18 SeptHooking627 High St Kew East
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 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 1 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 2.30Janey hay
Sun 20 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 138 Purinuan Rd Reservior 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
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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