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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.  Rotary Clubs - buy these pins as a fundraiser for your Club.

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NYSF 2016
Applications for the 2016 National Youth Science Forum open on 1st April 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.

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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

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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 West Footscray.

What's in the News?

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Regular Club events 

Canterbury Rotary Walking Group

Canterbury Rotary Bike Riders

Canterbury Ladies Lunch

Canterbury Rotary Lunchers

Peter May

President's Message

Last Monday the competitive world of education was highlighted to us as Phil De Young, past Principal of Carey Grammar, described how General Excellence and Academic scholarships are used by our Melbourne schools to attract the brightest and the best. With annual school fees in the range of twenty-five to thirty thousand after-tax dollars, a 50% scholarship can make a huge difference, particularly for families with several children. Whilst we heard positive stories of how scholarships have been offered to girls to bring the gender balance to 50-50 at Carey, and how the 'Neville York' scholarship had enabled a student to become a doctor. There was also the darker side where the inter-schools athletics competition had been rendered virtually worthless by one school offering excessive numbers of sports scholarships. It was interesting to hear how some schools are taking action to try to prevent Melbourne High from taking their best students. Past President 'Jack' McCaskill, being an old-boy of Carey Grammar, made the perfect chairman for this excellent speaker.

Phil De Young

What an innovative way to present a Member Behind the Badge talk!! Lola was a little bit naughty, but Lili-Ann kept firm control as we were taken through some lovely stories about the Kriegler family and Lili-Ann's career to her current role in early childhood education. Wonderful entertainment for our audience, confirming once again that these talks are a highlight of our meeting program - not to be missed!

Gerry Cross reported on his talk to students of a school who had raised money to assist in funding a container to transport the school chairs and desks that their school had donated to DIK for students in East Timor. This takes our DIK project to a whole new level when the students are also engaged in this way. Well done Gerry!
Our partnership with the Salvation Army in Camberwell continues to flourish with Michael Chong now organising a new round of vocational mock-interviews for new migrants. Several members are offering their expertise to support this initiative.

Tony Simpson continues his excellent work in the weekly staffing of the volunteers for the Camberwell Sunday Market - our major fundraising activity. A new roster has been prepared to take us up to the end of the year. Thanks Tony.

Members are encouraged to register for our Rotary District Conference, to be held in Hobart next March. John McCaskill is planning loads of fun for those who are able to attend. There is a great speaker line-up once again, as you will see on the website: We hope to take 20 members and partners to this one.

Our Medical Mission to the Philippines is now less that a month away. Flights have been booked, immunisations are being brought up to date and we'll soon be starting to pack. Andrew Mastrowic, Steve Wylie, Rob and Karin Simpson, Kyle Wightman, Peter May, John Richards and Doug Hawley are the members attending this year. Ross Harrison, Cathie MacMillan, Eugene, Kathryn Johnston, and Grant Lambert will join the four LaTrobe University Orthoptics students, Gareth Lingham, Miranda Styles, Jessica Siriweera and Faren Willet on this year's team.

Michael Chong and Ross Merolli are organising our next Partners' night for Monday, 29th September. This will be a visit to Fareshare, where the CEO, Marcus Godinho, will explain to us how they rescue food to fight hunger in our city by giving away over 1.5 million meals each year. With a limit of only 45 people able to attend this event, it is important that you register to attend as soon as you can. Dinner will follow in a restaurant being organised by Ross.

Until next Monday, please have a wonderful week.


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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 11 Sep 2014

Previous editions

Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Sep 15 - “Historical Background to the troubles in the Ukraine”  Speaker: Dr Binoy Kampmark (RMIT Lecturer), Chair: John Richards

Monday Sep 22 - "Research on Retraining the Brain to Beat Depression” Speaker: Dr Rebecca Segrave

Monday Sep 29 - “Fareshare Visit”  Partners' Night in Abbotsford, and the Dinner will be at a nearby Victoria Street Restaurant

Meetings at:

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury

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

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Next Speaker           Binoy Kampmark

Dr. Binoy Kampmark lectures at RMIT University in global studies. He is a graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was also a Commonwealth Scholar.

He has research interests in the institution of war, diplomacy, international relations, 20th century history and law. He writes regularly for CounterPunch and a range of other publications, and is a regular public commentator on affairs of history and security. In 2013, he was Julian Assange's running mate for Victoria in the Australian federal election.

Binoy will talk about the historical background to the current troubles in the Ukraine.

Binoy Kampmark


Lola with Lili-Ann Kriegler

New Member

Vice President John MacCaskill inducting new member Brett Riley

We are seeking to induct five new members who are under 30 this year - four to go !!