eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 33 - 10 May 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Club Meeting -  6 May 2019
President Steve Wylie announced that Rob Anderson would be inducted as a club member at next week's meeting and that Anthony Balocca would be inducted the following week.
A number of items were mentioned by members:
  • Anne Josefsberg read a thank you letter  from Elizabeth at Camberwell HS for assistance provided by the Club.
  • Val Cuniffee advised that a FORaMEAL event would be held for Strathcona School in June.
  • Bill Granger gave an update on the drought relief project.
  • Jenni Nankervis  mentioned that due to building works at the Hawthorn Town Hall the  Busyfeet program had been briefly suspended. Jenni also thanked the Club for its support of the Alpha 1 project.
  • John McCaskill called for assistance with mentoring of participants in the Salvos Prounication classes as was detailed in last week's Bulletin.
Mike Walsh then led a discussion on possibly renaming the Aussie Pride badge. He outlined that students at Swinburne University had been undertaking a project to identify ways to improve marketing of the badges and had observed that the badge name has possibly lost its uniqueness particularly when the name is searched on the internet.
Members discussed possible alternative names for the badge which will be distributed by Steve Wylie to members for further consideration.

Stormy skies over Victoria Park, Kew for the Kew Bears Women’s game against Melbourne University last Saturday. President Steve and Cathie Macmillan have commenced as Team Managers for the team . The women played an excellent game in front of an enthusiastic crowd, winning comfortably in the end. The heavens opened to finish the day!


Last Week's Speaker  - Blaise Van Hecke

Blaise Van Hecke gave all of us who are  a little aged challenged an inspiring presentation with an account for her journey walking the Camino  trail reaching her final destination in Santiago. Blaise described herself as a writer and not an adventurer. She runs Busybird Publishing with her husband.

Blaise outlined that on turning 50 last year she decided that not for religious reasons but to do something for and by herself she would do the 800 klm walk. About 1500 walkers reach Santiago each day having completed the walk staying in a variety of accommodation during their treak. She outlined that a shell is the symbol of the walk and there are signposts with the shell symbol throughout the walk to guide the walkers. She averaged about  16 to 20 klm each day over differing terrain of hills, flat and rocky tracks. Blaise used walking poles which were a great assistance coming down slopes. Overall the walk took 42 days.

She described the satisfying feeling, during which she said she didn't ever feel unsafe, on reaching Santiago and receiving her certificate.



Last Week's Speaker - Amanda Donohoe

We were enlightened last Monday in the presentation by Amanda Donohoe, CEO of Servants Housing and also Sydney Matingo, one of the residents who spoke about the demand and circumstances associated with providing accommodation and support for residents in our community. Amanda indicated that many of the residents do not easily fit anywhere but they require accommodation. The residents may have mental health, depression, alcohol or drug issues,  have been recently released from prison or are disengaged from their family. Some members of the community in these circumstances end up in privately run rooming houses which have a varied history and some fortunately find their way to Servants Housing.
Amanda has over a period of 20 years worked, with breaks in between,  in various roles at Servants Housing having been appointed CEO in 2017. She has observed the nature of the services and residents change significantly over that period particularly with the closure of a number of mental health facilities. With the support of many organisations Servants Housing has been able to open a house only for women - this has been a great step forward.
Sydney then spoke with confidence and sincerity about  how living at Servants Housing has assisted his personal well-being. He has been able to integrate into the community and there a sense of safety and trust. Sydney then outlined his own journey from where he attended a good school, was employed but his mental illness resulted in him becoming homeless. Through the assistance of Servants Housing he is now looking to return to a TAFE course and will ultimately look to find his own housing.
The Club recently made a donation to Servants Housing and it is hoped that it helps to assist in the great work that the organisation provides.
Doug Hawley in Port Vila
Greetings from Vanuatu.
This  picture was taken at the Rotary Club of Port Vila with the President of the Club, Greg Wylie (do you see any genetic resemblance?!). I was able to introduce the Club to FORaMEAL. Doug
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
Canterbury Rotary Lunch - Week Commencing 12 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 12 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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