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Serving the Canterbury and wider Community since 1987

"A Symbol of Australia we Love"

Aussie Pride badges

Aussie Pride Badges make the perfect presentation pin for Australian Citizenship ceremonies.  Schools - foster Pride, Unity and Peace by presenting these to your students for encouragement and recognition.

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NYSF 2016
Applications for the 2016 National Youth Science Forum open on 1st March 2015. You need to be in Year 11 and keen on Science to apply. Applications close on 31st May 2015.

Canterbury Rotary is...

The Rotary Club of Canterbury have been serving our Local & international communities since 1987. We have an active social and project program. Our members love being part of our Club and enjoy participating in all our activities.  Want to be involved? See below

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Interested in becoming involved?

Are you passionate about your local, business and international community? Have you participated in a Rotary program and want to re-connect with Rotary?

Do you have an interest in helping others locally and around the world with the opportunity to meet a diverse range of like-minded people?

We'd love to hear from you. We invite you to contact us about joining our Club. The Rotary Club of Canterbury is vibrant and active in our Community - Locally and Internationally. Click here to Contact the Club about Rotary or joining Rotary or to find a Club near you.

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Social Fun activities

Our Rotary Club members have fun while they volunteer. Our social events cater for a variety of tastes. Car rallies, movie nights, games nights and tours of places of significant interest in our city, and more . . .

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What Projects do we do?

Some of our projects seek participants from our local community. You or your children may be able to participate e.g. Youth Leadership training or overseas cultural and job exchange. Click Here for a short Brochure of our projects. Read about our new Education Project in Nepal and about our recent experiences in the Philippines.

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Club History
Our club was chartered in 1987 and merged with the Rotary Club of North Camberwell in 2005. North Camberwell was chartered in 1984 and was the fifth Rotary club to be chartered in Camberwell.

Donations in Kind
Our Rotary Club is proud to be a member of DIK Inc the major sponsor of Donations In Kind in West Footscray. It has been wonderful for our members to visit sites in the Philippines where the local people are benefiting from this incredible recycling project.

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President's Message - Nora Ley

Last Monday night Club members, family members, friends of the Rotary Club of Canterbury and invited guests attended a great farewell celebration to the old Rotary Year and a festive welcome to the new Rotary Year. The venue was the MCC Kew Sports Club in Barker’s Road, Kew and the ‘top hat’ and balloon table centrepieces set the stage for an evening of fine food, fine wine, good fun and warm fellowship. Some attendees even dared to wear a crazy hat! 
Guests included District Governor Julie Mason, Assistant District Governor Therese McKinney and the CEO the Surrey Hills Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank, Dick Menting. Also there were the Presidents elect from our cluster – Anne Murphy from Camberwell and Anthea Rutter from Balwyn, as well as participants of the Philippines Eye and Ear Screening Project, Merilyn Cunningham from the Boroondara Guides and four of our Seeds of Peace Scholars.
Our handover was low key but formalities were attended to, including the presentation of three Paul Harris Fellow Awards. Congratulations and thanks are extended to Max Holland for his contribution as the Bulletin Editor and the organiser of the weekly Bike Riding Group, to John Braine as Club Secretary/Public Officer and the provider of sound support and advice in that role and to Bill Granger who had a sapphire added to his existing Paul Harris Award in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution and efforts as Program Director over many years - a mammoth task that we Club members have all gratefully received and appreciated.
Michael Chong was again the worthy recipient of the Club’s Perpetual Cup for his contribution and efforts in many Club activities and particularly with Community Services Projects. Thank you Michael for your drive and enthusiasm which encompasses and inspires our Club members as well as other members of the broader Community in achieving the goals of Rotary.

All-girl Leadership Team

Val Cunniffe was in her element as the English Bobby, handing out Fine Enforcement Notices and demanding folding money to fill the social coffers. Well Done, Val.

The music for the evening was provided by Beverley Sheehan who was a recent speaker at a Club meeting. Beverley is the sister of Judith Durham and has had a singing career focused on jazz music - at the Club meeting she sang an enthralling solo. This time Beverley was accompanied by the Swing Shift Trio – Kim Harris on keyboard, Jason Downes on clarinet/saxophone and Leon Heale on double bass. Beverley and the Swing Shift provided a mesmerizing performance of jazz and swing music - so much so that initially everyone was so entranced by the music that nobody got up to dance! But Val was soon in her law enforcement element again and had plenty of people gracing the dance floor.

A big thank you to all for your attendance, especially Peter and Judy May, Lyn Steel, Helen Hartnett, Graham Bishop and Val Cunniffe who participated in the planning and roles on the night.

The festivities are over for the time being and we certainly witnessed the 2015-16 theme “Be a gift to the World” in motion. Next Monday will be a time for reflection on the past year when Peter will be presenting a synopsis of the Club’s achievements. This will be followed by the Club Directors and Chairs for 2015 -2016, who will be providing an outline of programs and projects that are planned to be achieved this year. A copy of the Board approved budget will be distributed.

Best wishes to each and everyone as we face the challenges for the Rotary year ahead, which I’m sure will be fruitful and rewarding for us all, and which will hopefully “Be a Gift to the World”.


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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 02 July 2015

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Annual Report 2014-15

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Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Jul 13 - "The work in Kanthi Village in Kenya”  Speaker: Helen Jurcevic 

Monday Jul 20 - "Assistant District Governor's visit” Therese McKinney

Monday Jul 27 - "District Governor's visit” Julie Mason

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Every Monday - Dinner meeting
6:00pm for 6:30pm

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Coming Speaker  Helen Jursevic

The Women’s Friendship Group Inc. is a non denominational, non political, multicultural group for women from diverse cultural backgrounds in Manningham. The WFG has women from 33 diverse cultures who meet in friendship and harmony. The women meet on a monthly basis for either a morning tea or lunch. We have guest presenters on topics including health, financial and legal issues pertinent to their lives. We have two outings per year one to the country and the other to the seaside. We also have a partnership with the YMCA whereby we have two weekly Strengthening Exercise classes and have a Craft group. The WFG has two Social Justice programs, one domestic and one international. The current Domestic Social Justice program is to make garments for Manningham Community Health Services which are to be given to the needy within the Manningham community. The International Social Justice program has been providing money to Pastor Daniel Ntheeu to feed the village people in Kanthi which is located in the Eastern region of Kenya. Kanthi village, as all of Kenya and the Horn of Africa, has experienced drought and famine for the past four years. In order to help these village people the WFG aims to raise funds to have water connected to the village so they can grow their own vegetables and become self sufficient. This gesture by the women of the WFG empowers women in both countries to raise their profile and elevate themselves out of poverty.

Helen (right) at Kanthi in Kenya

Kanthi village is located in a remote part of Mutomo district in Kenya. This village has an estimated 250 families. Their water was supplied by a seasonal dam which was dependent on rain. Just like many other parts of East Africa and the horn of Africa, this village has suffered effects of prolonged drought leaving the residents with no choice but to depend on well wishers for their daily meals as well as walking for at least 8Km (each way) in search of water.