eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 29 - 5 April 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
Hands-on is the way to go at the Canterbury Rotary Club. Here members are recovering from a day in the field in the Philippines. 
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Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Club Meeting - 25 March 2019

President Steve welcomed the 70 plus members of the cluster clubs, partners and friends to the cluster meeting hosted by the Canterbury Rotary Club.

He advised that our relationship with the the Kew Bears Football Club is developing with Cathie Macmillan and himself appointed managers for their senior women’s team (Cathie on the right in her new cap). 
The joint Canterbury and Mitchell River Rotary drought assist program has received a significant boost with an additional grant from District 9800 Drought fund.
Ted Waghorne and Bill Granger are over-sighting the distribution of the funds in conjunction with Mitchell River Rotary and the CEO of the Bairnsdale Community House. Bill and Ted also hosted our third drought affected family last weekend.
The parents and their two children saw  Collingwood play Geelong and visited sights such as the Aquarium. Sunday afternoon they returned to their farm, sadly to sell some sheep to enable them to buy fodder.
Last Week's Speaker - David Christie from Baker's Delight
David Christie, the joint CEO along with his wife of Bakers Delight, gave an enthralling and fast moving presentation to the 75 members and guests present last Monday night.  He shared with us his secret ingredients for profitable growth of more than 700 stores in four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA).  David took us back to the beginning of the family baking business which now spans five generations, starting as one bakers shop in Mordialloc in the early 1900’s. 
The business was founded on three key concepts:  real bread, real delight and real people.  The current Bakers Delight business was born in Glenferrie Road in 1980 and was an originator of the now popular franchising model of retail stores.  Successful business growth has resulted from a culture of quality and transparency.  Bakers Delight only uses the best ingredients and ensures that all administrative managers work at the counter weekly, having face-to-face transactions with the retail customer providing a continuous feed-back loop.  The vision is to always have a point of difference (great product that customer like),  continuous (but incremental) improvement and simplicity.  Simplicity means continually improving business and in-store processes and simplyifying the message to the customer. 
David also believes that employees need a reason to come to work rather than just making a profit and this is achieved by incorporating charity into the business culture.  Bakers Delight starts everyday with empty stores as all left-over bread from the previous day has been donated to charity.  Bakers Delight also shares their office with Breast Cancer Network of Australia which means that everyday business and charity work side-by-side.  David concluded by saying that in 1901 bread from the family business was delivered by horse and buggy, today bread is being delivered by Uber Eats and in Canberra drones are conducting trial deliveries.  A lively question session followed.
Next Week's Speaker - Stephanie Cantrill

Stephanie Cantrill has a background in occupational therapy, and worked in that field for a number of years before completing a Masters of Public Health. After her masters, Steph spent four years living and working in India – a challenging and rewarding experience, to say the least. Steph has been back in Melbourne for the last four years and now works as Polio Australia’s Community Engagement Officer, aiming to inform both polio survivors and the wider community about the Late Effects of Polio.

She will be joined by Gary Newton and will talk about the ongoing need both for vaccination and for support and resources for the thousands of people living in Australia who have survived polio and are now living with its late effects. 

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Sunday Social  - Guess Whose Coming to Lunch


Sunday 31 March  saw our now annual Gourmet “Guess who’s coming to lunch”. Another fabulous social event  attended by 47 members and friends of Rotary.  Our event kicked off at Helen Hartnett's with bubbles and nibbles before heading off to unknown destinations. The Crosses, Wightmans, Simpsons, Cunniffes, McCaskills and the Krieglers hosted this Gourmet Graze, and David Robinson should be congratulated for arranging the food, all especially selected and sourced. Many thanks to our host families, and especially to Karin Simpson who provided the most delicious Crème Caramel to wrap up what was a fun day of wonderful food, fun and lots of laughter.
The feedback (excuse the pun) from those who attended was most complimentary. The Rotary Club of Canterbury is getting quite a reputation for having these fun events, with the next evening planned on Monday 29 April to celebrate our club’s Anniversary Dinner. All friends of Rotary are most welcome, and we hope to see some of our past members also come to yet another enjoyable event. Remember to save the date!
This photo shows Cathie Macmillan, Tony Laycock, Patrick Cuniffee, Anthony Balocca, Bronwyn and David Zrna at hosts Val and Patrick Cuniffee's home. 
Fundraising Walks - Cathie Macmillan


Hi Rotary friends

I am participating in two fundraising walks in April and May. Most of us know someone who has suffered from melanoma or pancreatic cancer. I would love it if you could spare a few dollars for either cause.
On Easter Sunday I will be walking a section of Jay’s Longest Melanoma March. Jay Allen is walking from Adelaide to Sydney (2000 kms in 50 days) to raise funds for Melanoma Institute Australia. I am walking 24 kms of the 2000! Jay’s target is to raise $1 million for research to find a cure of melanoma. Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die from the disease each year. Did you know that it is the most common cancer in 15 – 39 year olds? (MIA website).
Donations for this walk are via Tour de Cure:
On Sunday May 5th I will be walking with friends as part of the Put your Foot Down annual Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation walk. Team ‘Walking for Wendy’ are raising funds for research whilst celebrating the life of our dear friend Wendy. Currently the 5 year survival rate for this disease is 9.8%. Despite being a top 5 cancer, Pancreatic Cancer receives a fraction of the funding of other top 5 cancers.  
Anzac Day Marshals
The Club have again been requested to provide marshals for the Anzac Day march Thursday 25th April 2019 and this is a call for volunteers.
There are 2 components to the exercise:
  • On Wednesday 10 April there is a final briefing at Anzac House 4 Collins Street Melbourne, 1st floor at 6pm. This normally runs for 90-120 minutes and light snacks/refreshments will be provided. Also Marshal vests etc will be available then for the volunteers who don’t already have them. As there have been a number of changes to the Order of March it is important to attend this briefing.
  • The march itself on Anzac Day. This requires a commitment up to approximately 11.30am-12.00noon.
I would thoroughly endorse this very  worthy remembrance and if you would like to assist then contact me in the next few days please.
John Richards
Past Canterbury Rotarian
Ph 9809 2679
M 0413 075 212
Cancer Council Relay for Life Walk
There was a fantastic effort by the members of the Mrs Canterbury team over the weekend of 23 and 24 March at the Cancer Council Hawthorn Relay for Life Walk. An unbelievable  effort with 10 members staying overnight on Saturday. Canterbury Rotary Club members also provided the BBQ breakfast on Sunday morning. A special mention to John McCaskill who jogged 20 laps as he does every year.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in this hugely important community event. 
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Camberwell Market Roster - Week Commencing Sunday 7 Apr 2019
DateVolunteersEmergency Volunteer
 7 Apr Alan Stevens, Kyle Wightman,  Sarah ProssorDavid Zrna   (0467033092)
14 Apr Natasha Facci, Rob Simpson, Anthony BaloccaDoug Hawley   (0411100776)
21 Apr Neil Williams, Austin King,  Anne JosefsbergGreg Vero (0403365093)
27 AprVal/Patrick Cuniffee, John Braine, George DolezalTony Laycock (0432769837)
5 MayDavid Zrna, Rob Simpson, Graham Bishop/Janet HayNeil Williams (0418 444 274)
Contact Janet Hay (0411411732) for all roster changes
Please be on time as if you are late, our Club pays a $50 penalty for each half hour or part thereof
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Beginning 8 April 2019
Wed 10 AprBox Hill  RSL Club28 Nelson Road Box Hill
Thur 2 MayTrinitas Thai955 Burke Road Camberwell
Wed 15 MayJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Road Balwyn
Wed 29 MayKew RSL63 Cotham Road Kew
Wed 12 JunHooking627 High Street Kew East
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 Beginning 8 Apr 2019
Thur 25 AprAnzac Day MarshallingJohn Richards
Mon 29 AprClub's 32nd Anniversary - Social EventRob Simpson
Mon 27 MayRestaurant Night with Partners Hooking Restaurant Kew EastKathleen Stapleton & Chris James
June 1-5Rotary International Conference - Hamburg GermanyRosemary & Ted Waghorne
Mon 24 Jun2019 Changeover DinnerLilli-Ann Kriegler
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Stephanie Cantrill Supporting Polio Survivors
Basscare Centre
Apr 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting 8 April 2019
Basscare Centre
Apr 08, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mark Bella We Can't Wait (Toilets in India)
Basscare Centre
Apr 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No Meeting - Easter Monday
Apr 22, 2019
Celebration of 32nd Anniversary Canterbury RC
Basscare Centre
Apr 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 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