eBulletin Volume 33 - Issue 37 - 14 June 2019
President - Steve Wylie 0420204211
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last Meeting - 3 June 2019
Prior to the brainstorming discussion at the last meeting President Steve updated members on the matters discussed and motions which were agreed at the last Club Board meeting.
He also asked members to hop online at and register for the Club's Change-over Night which is being held at BASScare on Monday 24 June. The theme is a Touch of Africa.
Janet Hay shared a video taken at the FORaMEAL event from the District Multi-District Conference. The video has been entered in a Rotary Zone 8 competition and in a great promotion for the FORaMEAL project, our District Governor Bronwyn Stephens has advised the video will be shown at  the District's Change-over event in June.
Val Cunniffe then updated members on the upcoming FORaMEAL events.  She also advised that the feedback from the event held at Swinburne  University in May was very positive. There are events planned at Strathcona Girls Grammar and also Camberwell Grammar. Funding assistance for a FORaMEAL event for youth in Boroondara has also be obtained from Balwyn Rotary Club - this generosity is very much appreciated.
Well done to Val and the FORaMEAL team.
Brainstorming  - 3 June 2019
Our brainstorming session opened up to members the opportunity to embrace the wider activities our Club performs. Each Chair has provided a summary paragraph on how the session informed them of their responsibility and how they gained a considerable history of the directorate functions as a result of hearing from past chairs, and current desires  for the achievements on the three taskforce areas. Please read their assessments below:
Youth  Service- Anne Josefsberg:
The working party dealing with Youth Services proved to be very useful for me as a Director of Youth Services. Several points were raised which I have acted upon as a result of the discussion. 
1. The members of the Rotary Club of Canterbury want to know exactly what is happening in Youth Service and in programs being undertaken, what is required for each program, what help needs to be provided and who needs to be asked for help
2. What age group is being helped with the program - who is being targeted, and how are they being assisted
3. A committee needs to be established to deal with Youth Services - I am currently working on this. Thanks everybody who spoke on the evening for this. 
4. The possibility of establishing a Rotaract Club was raised
Club Services and Communication - John Braine :
The members of the group were very forthcoming and positive in their comments and suggestions regarding the Club Services and communication functions. All endorsed a need to consider the Club’s approach to recruiting  new members and retaining recent younger members who have joined the Club. One suggestion was to conduct an online survey of all the Club’s contact to see how best to get them involved with the Club. It was suggested that a new membership option should be considered to make it easier and less expensive for younger members who are time poor.
In regard to communications, expanded use should be made of the Club’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and Meet-up apps.
Given the trend for more members to not have  meal at our Monday meetings, perhaps the structure of the meetings and sharing of the meeting’s overhead cost should be considered.
There was strong support to re-energise the committee structure with all members to be involved with one or more committees.
There was also a commitment to continue the use of the menu card at our meeting as this demonstrates the professionalism of the Club and is a great communication tool.
Finally the work of the social committee was acknowledged and it was recognised that this committee needs extra hands to continue it great work.
Community - Carmela Dimasi:
1. The reason why many of the 23 grants provided were initiated was discussed , and why some must be continued, and decided to drop a few and seek other worthwhile  recipients of our precious funds
2. A small committee be formed and meet for executive decision making  (aka Fireside chats is Gerry Cross's terminology) which will allow the directorate to function more effectively
3. The Club has much in dollars and delivery of service to offer our community, choosing the best causes is the part where we need to act but take care in allocation and recipients.
President Steve brought the discussion together once the group discussions finished and it appeared everyone was keen for these evenings to occur two or three times a year - that decision will be made by the Board. A collegiate activity, reminding us of our personal  and  Club Rotary service conscience.
Next Meeting  - Dana Levickis Lithuanian Consul General
Our speaker next Monday is the honorary  Lithuanian Consul General, Dana Levickis. 
Dana came to Australia as a DP (displaced person). Her parents left Lithuania during the war with the intention of returning home, but the mass deportations of Lithuanians to Siberia and the Berlin Wall made them reassess the situation. Arthur Caldwell invited people who looked like Australians, had an education and were fit and healthy, to Australia, hence they came to the most live-able city in the world.
Dana has a BA from Melbourne University and a post graduate Dip Ed from Monash University and for most of her life enjoyed teaching Maths. 
She will give us an overview of the people, the economy, politics and culture, tourist destinations and  the constitution of a small self proclaimed republic in the city of Vilnius. 
Canterbury RC Changeover Night 24 June 2019
The  Rotary Club of Canterbury Changeover Dinner is happening very soon. The details are:
  • 24 June 2019
  • 6.30pm
  • BASScare Community Centre
  • 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury
  • The cost is $60.00 per person
  • The Theme: A Touch of Africa
  • Dress: Semi-formal, theme related
Included in the cost is
  • a three course meal
  • welcome sparkling wine
  • a selection of red and white wine on the tables
  • coffee and tea
  • a convivial gathering and friendly banter
The booking is easily done on the Trybooking link:
We would appreciate if you book by 17 June  so we can ensure the catering is planned well in advance.
If you have any queries, contact Lili-Ann on 0438489032, or
RI Conference Hamburg June 2019 
Rob Simpson emailed from the RI Conference in Hamburg advising all has gone well. Rob and Karin attended along with  Ted and Rosemary Waghorne- they have been catching up with many other delegates from District 9800 including Jonathon and Elizabeth Shepherd.
Over 25,000 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Exchange students and others have registered from all over the world.
On Monday they partook in a 3km walk around the beautiful lake in the centre of the city to raise funds for Polio Plus.
The opening ceremony was amazing ,with inspiring speakers and fabulous entertainment.
Multi-Club FORaMEAL Event 11 June 2019
A terrific Multi-Club FORaMEAL event was held last Tuesday at the Kew Bowls Club. Club's from within and outside our District volunteered their time to fill the FORaMEAL food packs.  Other volunteers were from the Guides and a table of men and women who wanted to contribute to a community event for a great cause. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Approximately 39000 meals were packed which is a great result. Thank you to the organising committee, especially Val Cunniffe and Doug Hawley. A further thank you goes to Doug who, when it was realised at about 7 pm  that there weren't enough FORaMEAL sachets, jumped in his car and drove to Dandenong and back to pick up  more sachets. Nearly all of the volunteers generously stayed much later than originally anticipated to continue the filling of the sachets.
Camberwell Grammar Rotary Interact Club Movie Night
Camberwell Grammar Rotary Interact Club is holding a fund raising movie night. The details are: 
SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME  @ Lido Cinemas Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn.
6pm  on 4 July 2019.
$20 per ticket -  all proceeds go to the Club's charities. No ads, just straight to the movie.
Come along with your friends and enjoy. Book
Strathcona Girl Grammar FORaMEAL Event 27 June 2019
FORaMEAL Event Details:
Strathcona Girls Grammar School
30 Yarra Street
Date:                 Thursday 27 June 2019
Set-up:              11.30 - 12.30
Packing time:  1.00 - 3.00 pm
Students are raising $4000 to host the event.
Katherine Borgula (Swinburne) is assisting students with fundraising.
Camberwell Grammar School FORaMEAL Event 27 August 2019
New Booking
Camberwell Grammar School
55 Mont Albert Road
Date:           Tuesday 27 August 2019
Students are raising $4000 to host the event.
Anne Josefsberg will lead the event and Liam Blake (Swinburne) will assist the students with fundraising.
Mega Student FORaMEAL Event Tuesday 24 September 2019
Venue :      Hawthorn Town Hall
Date:         Tuesday 24 September 2019
Hosted by Boroondara Youth Services
150 students from various schools will participate.
The event will be funded by grants.
Swinburne students and Rotaractors will assist with the event.
Family Violence Forum
Multicultural Harmony Dinner June 2019
Canterbury Lunch Group -- Week Commencing 16 June 2019
Wed 26 JunShort Black761 Burke Rd Camberwell
Wed 10 JulHarp Hotel636 High St Kew East
Wed 24 JulBox Hill RSL26 Nelson Rd Box Hill
Thur 8 AugTrinitas955 Burke Rd Camberwell
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 Dates - Week Commencing 16 June 2019
June 27FORaMEAL Packing Event Strathcona Girls Grammar School -  1.15 pmTay Greggan CampusVal Cunniffe
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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