eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 26 - 17 January 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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Bushfire Relief
We are all aware of the impact of the devastating on-going bushfires. As mentioned in the emails over the passed weeks, the Club has suggested a number of opportunities for members and friends to donate. They are as follows:
Ted Waghorne has been in contact with Bernie Farquar at the Mitchell River RC  and they are planning a number of activities to support the community. The East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid committee has been formed in the District. Below are the account details where donations can be made:
Rotary Club of Bairnsdale – Projects Account
Bendigo BSB: 633-000;  Account Number 165960451
John McCaskill has advised that the Rotary Club of Kinglake has already sent truckloads of hay and sheep pallets into the Corryong area and have set up a relief fund for fire victims in Corryong. If any of our members would like to provide a financial donation, the Rotary Club of Kinglake's  account is at the Bendigo Bank, BSB 633000 and Account Number 144264876.
Funds can be donated to  Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) which has set up a Bushfire relief project which anyone can donate directly to. There are 10 individual projects currently running with the money raised going directly to the communities who need it most. I believe these donations are tax deductible. Donation details can be found at
District 9800 is providing two separate ways for Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and members of the public to provide donations to our Bushfire Recovery efforts.
The first fund will provide Rotary Clubs and individuals not seeking a tax deduction and allow us more flexibility to take immediate action.
Account: Rotary International District 9800 - Australian Bushfire Appeal
BSB: 633000     Account Number: 171227895
The second fund through Bendigo Banks Community Enterprise Foundation allows tax deductibility to individual donors or businesses who require this option. Bendigo Bank has waived their administration fees.
For tax deductible donations please use this link:
The Club joined with our cluster Rotary group  to donate all the gate takings from the last Sunday's Camberwell  Market to support the fire services and community in the fire areas. At the time of the Bulletin the unofficial amount collected was $6500 which is an very clear indication that  members of the public who attended the Sunday market dug deep with their entry donations to raise this very substantial amount to be passed on to the fire relief cause.
Discussions are on-going and it appears likely that again this Sunday the gate takings from the Sunday Market will be donated to support the fire services and community in the fire areas.
Club member Nora Ley, whose family have a farm in the Corryong area, has advised that she is safe and returned to Melbourne from Corryong last week. The family farm and livestock are unscathed  after the fire got within 2 klms but the wind changed and sent the fire back to the fire breaks. Of course the fires are still burning and the the danger is ever present.

Tony Simpson Resigns After a Great Innings as a Club Member
Club stalwart, and inaugural member of the Canterbury RC since its inception in 1987, Tony Simpson has resigned as a Club member as his health issue makes it difficult for him to now come along to Club meetings.
Tony has held and filled admirably numerous roles in the Club including:
Secretary                                        94/95 and 95/96
Treasurer                                        04/05 and 05/06
International Director                    96/97
Fund Raising Director                   91/92
Market Roster Manager                too many years to record
Tony will not be lost to the Club as he is still active with the Bike Riding group.
Tony and Jeanette will hopefully continue to be regular attendees at Club functions and social events.
Well done Tony on your great support for the Club and Rotary International.
Picnic in the Park 20 January 2020
Our first Club gathering for the year will be a picnic in the park on Monday 20 January at 6 pm.
It will be a bring  everything event - your food, drinks and probably a chair. There is a Council BBQ in the park.
The venue is Riversdale Park, which is in Riversdale Road just near the Riversdale Rail Station. 
Come along and help us kick start the new year.
Unfortunately the weather forecast for next Monday at this stage looks a bit bleak.
If it seems on Monday morning  that we look likely to be rained out, an email will be sent to all members to advise that the picnic has been cancelled (lets hope that this does not eventuate).
Speaker on 3 February - Club Governance - John Braine
As part of the series of presentations by Club Directors on the various service activities of the Club, John Braine, the Executive Secretary of the Club, will at our Club meeting on 3 February speak about governance, finances and related compliance requirements of the Club.
This topic may on the surface not be one that would automatically attract a large audience, however that is not to diminish its importance, so ever effort will be made to inject some humor  and fun into the presentation. So please come prepared with your big picture governance questions and your little ones about debits and credits.
Beautiful Thank you Email
You might recall that prior to Christmas the Club had a number of packs of facial products that were distributed in hand made bags as  gifts.
One of these ended up with Emilie from Mooroopna and she sent the Club a beautiful thank you email which is reproduced below:
Dear Rotary Club of Canterbury Members, My name is Emilie. Today I was in an unfortunate position of needing help for myself and my 2 daughters. I was gifted by the Mooroopna St Vinnies a handmade bag filled with Sukin facial products which was kindly donated by The Rotary Club of Canterbury Members. I would like to Thankyou all for this gift. I can not begin to tell you how much I appreciate such a gesture. My heart goes out to your members and I hope you can pass on to your members that someone from Mooroopna has received your gift and I personally thank you all for your kindness . Godbless you All!
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 9 February 2020
Wed 12 FebShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 26 FebHarp of Erin Hotel636 High Street East Kew
Wed 11 MarBox Hill  RSL Club28 Nelson Road Box Hill
Thur 26 MarTrinitas Thai955 Burke Road Camberwell
Wed 8 AprJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Road Balwyn
Wed 22 AprHooking627 High St East Kew
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 Upcoming Dates
Mon 20 JanPicnic at Riversdale ParkKarin Simpson
Mon 3 FebNext Club meeting at the Canterbury CentreJohn Braine
Sun 23 FebGuess Who's Coming to LunchKarin Simpson
27-29 MarDistrict Conference in BendigoSteve Wylie
Helpful Links
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