eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 33 - 9 April 2020
President - Lili-Ann Kriegler 0438489032
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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Last Week's Meeting - 6 April 2020
Well there was a lot of doubt about whether the heading "Last Week's Meeting" would get a run for a long time due to the restrictions associated with social isolating.
However, to use a Trumpism,  there was a very great and exciting event last Monday when the Club held its first online meeting using the Zoom app.
More than 40 members managed to set-up the Zoom app on their PC's, tablets and mobiles to join the meeting. Special thanks to Lili-Ann Kriegler and Rob Anderson who worked to set-up the meeting and provide a guide and hands-on assistance to get the members connected to the meeting.
While it was a bit different not seeing each other face to face, there was lots of fun, a couple of jokes, a game of two-up, some social conversation and most importantly, the Club had inductions for 11 new members.
Ten of these new  members joined us from the former Yarra Bend Rotary Club and we were also, after a long but patient wait, finally able to induct Rose Stewart as a member.
Congratulations to all our new members and we look forward to your involvement in the Club's activities, projects and social events for many year s to come.
The Club is planning its next online Club meeting which is likely to be on Monday 20 April.
Board Meeting - 30 March 2020
Like the most recent on-line Club meeting, the Board had an online meeting using the Zoom app on Monday 30 March.
Several matters were discussed including a decision to redirect funds that had originally been committed to assisting  pronunciation classes run by the Salvation Army to now be used for emergency food  in programs run by the Army.
Funds will able be provided to purchase generators for victims of the Gippsland fires who are living in temporary containers what do not have running water.
Ted Waghorne submitted a proposal to help with the setting up of a water pump in the Philippines. This proposal was supported and options are being examined to raise the necessary funds.
Rob Anderson joined the meeting and outlined a proposal about using online facilities to enable Rotarians to connect.
The broad outline of the proposal  is a short term (next 4-5 months) two stage project to firstly help Rotarians to connect within their Clubs during these times of Social Distancing by empowering Clubs and their members to use technology such as Zoom web conferencing to run Club Meetings/Social Gatherings and Facebook closed groups to stay connected.
The second stage is an Online 60+ day Marathon ‘unConvention’ starting 1 June 2020. with 3 Streams:
  • Rotarians Connect - where clubs from around the world present a 15 minute overview of their club and its projects to attendees. These presentations would be recorded and be available to Rotarians and the wider public on an ongoing basis.
  • A stream for Rotary Projects to be similarly presented to Rotarians and the wider world
  • ‘The Festival Of Good’ a grassroots event to encourage people and organizations to share events of social good
Rob proposal was very well received and a small project group has been established to develop the next steps.
President Lili-Ann advised that the planned Guinness Book of Records Waggle Dance attempt in May is possibly unlikely to proceed due to the social interaction restrictions. However, a concept is being considered to use online facilities to still stage the event to align with world bee day - more to come in few weeks.
Monster Mash Potato Competition
The Monster Mash Potato competition is finally going to be judged.
Great planning sometimes falls apart and because the Club has not been able to have our usual Club meetings there hasn't been an opportunity to judge the best crop and best potato in our competition.
However the time has now come to produce the evidence of your agricultural skills, or lack thereof.
Please email the photos of your crop and best/largest potato with measurements to our sole judge President Lili-Ann Krigeler at
Your entry must be submitted by Friday 10 April.
The very unusual looking potato in the photo above was grown by Rosemary Waghorne. Odd shape but impressive weight.
Good luck to all the growers.
How to Keep Involved with District and Other Clubs
Opportunities are available for members to participate in District meetings on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Rosemary Waghorne provided the following information:
To join this D9800 Zoom Meeting:  Monday and Wednesday  starting at 6PM
  1. Your computer or phone can be used with a camera and microphone
  2. Use this link to open the Zoom window (once you have downloaded the Zoom app  and set-up an account)
  3. You will soon see everyone who has joined the meeting
This information is on the front of the District webpage: along with a list of future speakers.  Last Monday evening they  they had a quiz, something we are familiar with and which went down very well.
In addition, Rosemary advised that she was on a Zoom cluster meeting on Tuesday morning and took away the following:
  • Most Clubs are having zoom meetings and many of them are having guest speakers.  Ideas for speakers include using Tedx talks, or some of the ones on the Rotary Brand Centre, which is being updated with more speakers.  These can be shared via the host’s screen on zoom.
  • Some Clubs are directing their members to the District meetings if District has a well know speaker rather than have their own meeting.  DG Grant Hocking is trying to have many of the cancelled conference speakers to present.
  • Several Clubs are putting out step-by-step zoom guides for their members and there are also some available on the District website.
  • People and Clubs are encouraged to add ideas to the ‘Staying Connected’ button pages on the district website – an example is DG Grant Hocking’s walking group post.
  • On the District webpage there is a link for Clubs to add their meeting details so that others outside their Club can join.  
  • There is also a list of 'Meetings around the World’ at which you can join a whole host of meetings across the globe.  Several people have joined meetings from the other side of the world with great success – just beware of time differences.
These avenues provide an opportunity to connect with others we wouldn’t normally meet. 
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