eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 32 - 3 May 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
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 - 29 April 2019
Our celebration of the Club's 32nd anniversary last Monday was a great night with lots of fun and a couple of challenging question and answer sessions that certainly stretched the memory of many members, partners and friends who attended the meeting.
Well done to the organisers and in particular thank you to Karin Simpson and Cathie Macmillan. We were also able to congratulate Tash Facci on her birthday. 
Below are a couple of photos of some of our members who fully embraced the ABBA theme.
Anzac Day 2019

On Anzac day many Club members, partners and friend rose very early to assist with the marshaling at this year's Anzac service in the city.  The volunteers this year were:

David Zrna
Doug Hawley
Andrew Mastrowicz
John McCaskill
Andrew McCaskill
Rob Simpson
Janet Hay
Gerry Cross
Kate Cross
Carmela Dimasi
John Brookes


Pictured here at the march are  David Zrna, John Richards, and Kate and Gerry Cross. A very big thank you to former Club member John Richards who coordinated the volunteers for the service. 

Celebrating MUNA April 2019
Our Youth Services Director Anne Josefsberg provided the following report  on the Model United Nations Assembly ( MUNA) which was held over the 27-28 April weekend.
There are so many ways to describe MUNA - exciting, action-packed, amazing and absorbing. Teamed up in pairs, students undertook research into a nominated country, selected a resolution ( a proposer, a seconder, speakers for, speakers against, final thoughts expressed by the proposer, final thoughts expressed by speaker against). Delegates from countries sought clarification, offered motions of dissent, and most often of all, points of order strategically applied to draw more information from the proposer.
Canterbury Rotary Club sponsored two MUNA delegates - Maria Gerges  and Luca Petterlin who represented Indonesia - they are pictured below with Club member Tash Facci.
The cut and thrust of the event was assessed by a panel of three Rotarians who awarded the following categories: best male, best female, best costume, first winning team ( to go forward the Canberra for the National MUNA Competition) and second winning team. The first winning team were from Swinburne Senior Secondary College, Laura and Archie, who represented Saudi Arabia. They performed extremely well. The second winning team came from MacRobertson Girls High School, Vy and Areeba, who were very close in their performance on the day (Sunday 28th April). The manner statistics, facts and figures were absorbed by student delegates and strategically used in response to clarification and points of order was very impressive. The quality and depth of language demonstrated conveyed eloquence and a deep understanding of the issues within the resolutions.
The day was so satisfying and I heard one of the delegates declare that she did not  believe that there was other people who had the same level of interest in politics as she did. One of our delegates , Luc, told me in a conversation over the lunch break, that the best part of his day was when he read the news of the day.
In a world where it often appears that many citizens are ignorant of the world around them, I found myself in a room full of current affairs junkies. It was such a pleasure to be there, surrounded by them, soaking up their intense enthusiasm, passion and raw intelligence.
Doug Hawley In Samoa April 2019


Doug Hawley has sent greetings from Samoa.  He has attended a  RC Apia meeting where he presented the FORaMEAL project and  advised that he received a very positive response.

Next Week's Speaker - Blaise Van Hecke


Blaise van Hecke is a writer, publisher and writing mentor. To signify turning fifty, she went on a little adventure by walking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago carrying everything that she needed for six weeks.  Blaise walked over 800 kilometres and went through a gamut of physical, emotional and spiritual transitions. She also met a lot of people from all over the world doing the same thing. They were all pilgrims looking for something. Some didn’t know what they were looking for, but that question was often answered for them by the time they finished. Blaise certainly didn’t know she was looking for anything, but she sure did get a lot of answers.

Social - Hooking Restaurant 27 May 2019


We have booked Hooking Chinese Restaurant, 627 High Street, Kew East, for our next Restaurant Evening, exclusively for members, partners and friends. 

HOOKING is well known to Canterbury Rotarians, especially the Canterbury Rotary’s Luncheon Group, and to some members who dine there regularly with family and friends. The food is delicious, our hosts are friendly and attentive, and all who know the place rate it as one of their favourites.

Cost is $40 per head for the Banquet

Dessert or Cofffee/Tea included

BYO wine (not beer).

Cash payment/booking can be made at Monday meetings

or online through TryBooking  at

Final numbers are required by 24 May

Salvos Pronunciation Classes

A message and request from John McCaskill:
Our club recently again welcomed Norman Gale and Sue Davis from the Salvos Pronunciation Class Program. They outlined the success of this program and the importance of how it is helping young professional people from many countries to prepare them and assist them in finding meaningful employment in their chosen new country. It was wonderful to meet and talk with at least twelve of these people who were guests of our club that evening. Thank you to all our members who made them so welcome - they all spoke very highly of our Club and this experience.
As a follow up to this terrific night, I have received personal details and, in some cases, the CV’s for thirteen people who are asking for assistance from our Club members. This assistance may be full mentoring or career advice, mock interviews, resume preparation or just conversation coaching for job seeking and interviews. I would be very grateful to receive offers from any club member who feels they can assist any of the following people.
  1. Luis Gabriel Torres from Colombia, a music teacher by background who has  been in Australia for 18 months.
  2. Hamed Arianfard from Iran - in Australia for four months. Looking for part time work in technology or science , physics teacher currently studying his PHD at Swinburne.
  3. Natalia Alzater, also from Colombia and has been in Australia for three years. Looking for work as a Business Analyst or Insurance clerk. Currently doing MBA in Digital Management and has a Business Degree.
  4. Ka Chun Ma from Hong Kong. Has been in Australia for five years. Looking for IT or website development work.
  5. Fatemeh Kalighi, from Iran and been here for two years. Looking for work as an Interior Designer.
  6. Isabella Baoping Huong, from China and here for one year. Currently studying Business Information Systems at Monash and seeking part time work whilst studying.
  7. Parvaneh Hashemi, from Iran - here two years. Has Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Masters in Marketing Management, Professional experience in tourism.
  8. Sandra Castro , from Colombia - here for four years. Looking for full time work in finance or project management. Has Diploma of Project Management.
  9. Florence Ng, from Malays - here for three months. Looking for work in Communications Design which she is studying at Swinburne. Qualified with Accounting and Finance Degree in Malaysia.
  10. Hynak (Angela) Kim, from Korea. Been in Australia for seven years. Experience as an Art Teacher and in Design. Looking for work related to creative arts or floristry - full or part time or even volunteering. Loves to help others.
  11. Giang Hoang, from Vietnam - been in Australia for eight years. Has Masters Degree in Professional Accounting at Deakin. Looking for Accounting work.
  12. Caroline Joe from Indonesia, here for seven years. Studying Cert 3 in Early Childhood Education. Looking for work as a Childcare Teacher.
  13. Lilian Navas from Colombo - in Australia for two months. Studying Social Communication and Journalism. Six years experience in Customer Service.
Thanks again to all members who have been so welcoming and generous with your offers to assist these wonderful people. Please let me know if you are willing to help at or 0414 477 444
End Polio Now Donations

Back in August 2018 the Club had a visit by Bronwyn Stephens, our District Governor. She distributed small jars full of  smarties and requested members to replace the smarties with gold coins and donate these coins to the End Polio Now foundation.
A few of our members have taken up Bronwyn's request and their donations have been forwarded to Dennis Shore at District 9800. Doug Hawley was one  of the members who collected his gold coins and he managed to squeeze $156 into the small jar in place of the smarties.
Dennis Shore sent an email to the Club this week to thank and also congratulate Doug. He also provided the amazing advice, reproduced below, about the impact of Doug's donation which makes you recall the words of the popular song "from little things big things grow"
Doug's $156 contribution will be matched by District and the district component will attract a 50% bonus, all of which will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. So Doug’s contribution will generate $1170 to fight polio.
      Thanks again,


Members are encouraged to consider accumulating their gold coins and to make a donation to the End Polio Now cause (you do not need to still have the smartie jar to make a donation).


Canterbury Rotary Lunch - Week Commencing 5 May 2019
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.
District 9800 Assembly 26 May 2019
District Assembly is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 9800, as well as being an opportunity to meet the incoming District Support Team.

The day is structured to give individual members the chance to learn more about Rotary and for office bearers about their portfolio as well as networking with others in similar positions in other Clubs.

A session for new members is extra special, and this will show them the scope of Rotary within the District and beyond. All new Club members are encouraged to attend as are all members of  the Club Board and members who have joined your Club within the last 12 months.

This day will be held on Sunday 26 May at Tabcorp Park in Melton with registration between 8.15am - 9.00am. The day concludes with lunch at 1.30pm.

Below is the Agenda for the day, detailing the sessions.
Would anyone interested in attending please advise Neil Williams by Wednesday 15 May at  - please also advise Neil of any breakout sessions you would like to attend. The Club will pay the cost for any members to attend and enjoy the lunch at the Assembly. Please also advise Neil if you having any particular dietary requirements.

District Assembly Flier
Rotaract Flier Apr 2019
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 5 May 2019
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
Club Dinner Meeting - Richard Earle
Canterbury Centre
Jul 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury RC Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Jul 22, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 24 July 2019
Box Hill RSL
Jul 24, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Leigh Woodgate
Canterbury Centre
Jul 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting Bernie Farquher
BASScare Centre
Aug 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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