eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 9- 28 August 2020
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
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Last week's Meeting - 24 August 2020
We heard that the Club is making an application under the Let's Stay Connecting program for funding to be aimed at aged care residents and help with reducing isolation. The aim, should funding be made available, is to prepare videos and other material to be distributed to aged settings and the elderly. Thanks to Joe Flinn who has assisted with the application process.
Doug and Val gave us an update on the FORaMEAL project and advised that an unbelievable 20000 meals had been distributed on Monday alone. There are now 17 organisations who are receiving pallets/boxed of the FORaMEAl packs. These are staggering numbers. Please have a look at the new FORaMEAl website at
Edda Williams has taken on a coordinating role with the aged care books project and Jenny Vero is assisting with working our way through the copyright hurdles. Many thanks.
If anyone in the Club is having issues with the Club's IT systems like the website, zoom, getting emails and the Club's online phone app please do not hesitate to contact John Braine or Steve Wylie who will do their best to assist.
Last Week's Speaker - Grant Hocking
We were very pleased to have past District Governor Grant Hocking join us to speak about his role with optimisation and all things rotary.
The old adage  about giving a busy person a task and it will be done is very true with Grant.
His new optimisation role in District 9800 seems to have very broad boundaries. Optimisation is about  the best way to do things and continual improvement. Covid-19 has created  unique circumstances to facilitate change.
Grant mentioned a few of the activities and programs that he is leading and/or involved with which includes:
  • He is working with others in the District  such as David Whiting and Cliff Downey to bring about change and improvement.. They are looking to introduce a knowledge management system to record past and current policies, minutes, activities, events  and history so that these things are not lost and forgotten in a file in a back room of a former District officer. Basically it will be a repository of information  and data and will  be readily searchable..
  • Grant is also looking at District recognised projects - ones that are broader than one Club and how these are managed, identified and fostered.
  • He is also a member of a regionalisation committee looking at how rotary is structured, its zones and leadership processes and modernising tasks. This is a very large process.
  • Other new committees have commenced and are related to the environment and also diversity and inclusion
  • Finally Grant referred to the end polio project and how this will develop and grow particularly with our present social restriction rules.
Thanks Grant for joining us to give us an update about how a busy person fills in part of their day and the great work you are doing for rotary.
Next Week's Speaker - David Sinclair
David Sinclair is considered to be one of the most able managers in the Logistics scene.
He has seldom needed to apply for improved positions, offers just come.
Currently he is the Marketing Manager for Sea Road. This a Devonport based business, privately owned, which carries in cargo vessel freight between Melbourne and Devonport.
There are only 3 companies in this field. TT Line (Princes of Tasmania) government owned, Toll, owned by the Japanese and Sea Road.
David will speak about what they do and, maybe a little about working with the MWU.
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Helpful Links
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Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Alan Stevens
August 12
Greg Vero
August 15
Ken Maher
August 16
Join Date
John McCaskill
August 1, 1995
25 years
William Granger
August 1, 1992
28 years
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