eBulletin Volume 34 - Issue 7 - 16 August 2019
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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Meeting Apologies
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Last Week's Meeting - 12 August 2019
Janet Hay offered a very special thank you to the our members Helen, Tony and Ted who were rostered on at the Camberwell Sunday market last Sunday in what were very cold, damp and challenging weather conditions for the everyone who was brave enough to venture outside. Well done to you all.
Val Cunniffe also offered a thank you to the 17 members and friends who assisted last Tuesday with the repacking of the FORaMEAL boxes.
Bill advised that Nora and Annette visited our oldest member Trevor Donkin and unfortunately advised that he is not in very good health. Bill also indicated that he had spoken to Tony Simpson who is also unwell and that Tony is awaiting the results of recent medical tests.

Recently a new webpage has been included on the Club's website with details about the Rotarian for Bees project. Please have a look at the website at to find out more about the project. There are also several helpful links to other formation and websites about how we all can assist bees to thrive.





Our President Lili-Ann Kriegler mentioned at the Club meeting on 5 August about the need to expand our social media activities. Several members and in particular Lili-Ann have been very active recently on our Facebook site with details about the Club, photos, projects and links with activities and events from other Clubs. Please click on this  link to our Facebook site and, as suggested by Lili-Ann, do a lot of liking and sharing.


Last Week's Speaker - Maree De George

Maree De George is from Windermere Child & Family Services and is in the  picture above with Gilly Swinnerton. She lives in Rosebud and works in Narre Warren, so it was a big drive for her to come to us.

Although Windermere started at the Brighton orphanage in Windermere Crescent 150 years ago, Windermere now  visits Melbourne communities which they service with almost 200 employees, . It’s sobering to know there is a callout regarding family violence to our police service every 2 minutes in Australia? Windermere assists 20,000 people affected by family violence annually.

Maree then shared with us the range of government assisted services they provide eg NDIS, Childcare, Crisis management, counselling to name just a few, and then the amazing unfunded services they provide entirely through community support-Building Harmony”, “Mums and Bubs “and “Kids on Track”.

“Building Harmony” brings children from diverse backgrounds together at age 9 to 11, to celebrate diversity, respect different cultures and encourage friendship across cultures.

“Mums and Bubs” provides young girls with babies from very dysfunctional backgrounds (many of whom would be otherwise living in their car) with a residential program for 4-9 months at Strachan House, to help them learn how to function well as a parent, how to apply for a rental home, how to cook a meal, how to sit at dinner with family and fellow residents, how to love your child - experiences they have not received when growing up.

“Kids on Track”  is for grade 5 children that police and teachers identify as being vulnerable, demonstrating antisocial behaviour and likely to come before the courts if the pattern is not addressed by a powerful and positive intervention.

Well-known former footballer Matthew Richardson is an able and committed ambassador for these programs with Windermere, and led Trek on the Kokoda Trail last year and will take a team to the Great Wall of China next year as fundraisers. There is a commemorative Golf day in October and the “Bounce of The Ball” lunch at the MCC in March – this is recommend as a fun way and day to support Windermere.

Prior to questions, Maree showed a graphic and spine-chilling video by a young woman who had been badly beaten by her then partner into unconsciousness, requiring coma therapy and long term rehabilitation. She detailed her story, and explained how Windermere has gradually enabled her to move into a much brighter life with her young son. The boy was suicidal following the violence he had witnessed, but has been given help and hope for the future.

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Next Week's Speaker - Swinburne Students
Our speakers next week are students from Swinburne University. They will speak to the members and guests about the findings from the research project they have undertaken in relation to the marketing of Aussie Pride badges.
We will also be distributing our potato seeds and buckets  for our potato growing competition and will be joined by our permaculture expects from Ashwood Gardens to give us some advice.
Maling Road Moto Classico
Amir Salehi is co-ordinating the Club's involvement with the Auto Classico which is being held this year on Sunday 18 August in Maling Road Canterbury. This is a great local event which the club has supported for a number of years. Would any  member or friend who is able to assist with a couple of hours on this day please contact Amir on
Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening
Albert Park RC Annual Footy Fundraiser
Restoring Hope Golf Day
Restoring Hope is a Melbourne based charity that helps young people who have been sexually abused.  They are holding a fund raising golf day at the RACV Golf Club in Healsville on the 10 November.  
The mission at Restoring Hope is to distribute Crisis Care Packs and Comfort Care Packs to young people who have been abused.  Typically a child would receive these items at a police station or trauma hospital.  The Packs provide new clothes (necessary for when the police remove clothing for forensic testing), toiletries, a blanket, a colouring book, pencils and a “Hope” teddy bear. The aim is to use this simple act to bring some comfort and a sense of normality to a life that has been turned upside down, and restore a sense of dignity and hope at a time when it is needed most. The details about the golf day and how to book are at the Restoring Hope  website at:
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 18 August 2019
Wed 21 AugJazz Ria228 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn
Wed 4 SeptKew RSL63 Cotham Rd Kew
Wed 18 SeptHooking627 High St Kew East
Wed 2 OctShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weeky for a meal and some fun.
Nora Ley  is temporarily looking after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact Nora at   to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Significant Dates - Week Commencing 18 August 2019
Tues 24 SeptBoorondara Youth Services FORaMEAL Event -  Hawthorn Town Hall 11am to 2 pmVal Cunniffe
4 - 16 Oct23rd Eye and Ear  Screening Mission to the PhilippinesDoug Hawley
Sun 13 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 4 Leicester  St North Balwyn 10 to 2.30Janey hay
Sun 20 OctRotary for Bees Plant Potting project 138 Purinuan Rd Reservior 10 to 2.30Janet Hay
Sun 17 NovAlpha 1 Walk at Albert Park (TBC)Jenni Nankervis
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club meeting - Thorold Merrett
Canterbury Centre
Sep 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - 4 Sept 2019
Elgin Inn Hotel
Sep 04, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting and Q & A Visit
Canterbury Centre
Sep 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Dinner Meeting - Bryan Wood
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Canterbury Centre
Sep 16, 2019
8:30 PM – 9:30 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