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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

Our presenters this week, Meyar and Joe Eidelson reminded us that family history is precious. We often don’t think about the effects of this history being lost until older family members become frail or their memory start to fail, or even after they die.
Previously our only options were writing down the oral recollections of older members along with a few photos. New technology such as improved photography, sound recording via tape and cassette recordings, video, film and scanning techniques and more recently the applications of mobile phones, have help with recording family information. Various storage mediums have been used, including paper, film, video, floppy discs, CDs, DVDs. However, the reliable life span of digital mediums may be less than 10 years and in any case they all tend to be one off productions that cannot be readily updated to add further information. Also, I am sure all of us have some form of storage that is incompatible with the current versions of programs or boxes of old photographs that you were always going to sort through. Sometimes, you even completed the task of selecting the best shots and memories and now have photo collages on the wall or have albums collecting dust on the bookshelf after initially being shared.
The modern approach is to create a private online interactive multimedia archive that is stored in “the Cloud” for your family members and friends to view, to share and to develop your history. This modern approach can be provided through, where family history is a dynamic and living documentation by family members and friends. It can provide an interactive way to view and share memories, to upload documents, interviews and family photos at any time, for any topic or for any occasion. The security is controlled by designated family members who provide passwords to those family and friends they consider appropriate. Various levels of interaction within the online site can also be controlled from read only through to the ability to add and edit information. There is no limit on the size but restrictions apply to monthly data input.

District Governor, Julie Mason

Our quiz master for the evening, Rob Simpson, sure challenged our history recalling abilities with the entertainment this week -Kings and Queens of England in 1066 to 1189, Prime Ministers of England and Australia in the early 1900s and US Presidents from the 1700s to the 1800s! Over the page there were even more - Significant Dates of Australian History and Olympic Host Cities of the summer Olympics!! The overall scores weren’t brilliant and maybe you need to consider your colleague’s quiz skills and knowledge base before joining a table at future meetings! What will the challenge be next week?

Thanks again to all who assist to make our evenings enjoyable. The setup, collection of money and the post tidy up, all happens behind the scenes. I ask you all to consider joining the roster for the role of the front desk. We need additional people to assist the skilled IT program people to collect the meal and events money. Guaranteed support and encouragement will be provided! The more the merrier and the less number of times you will be called on to assist.

Also, please consider participating in the Rotary events for next Saturday morning by either joining the membership team at Maling Road, Canterbury or attending the District 9800 Success Seminar at Trinity Grammar. Both events are from 10am – 12.30pm with bookings required for the District 9800 Seminar at

Next week our speaker is the Victorian State Member for Hawthorn, John Pesutto MP, Shadow Attorney General. So until we meet again next Monday, have a good week.

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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 13 Aug 2015

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Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Aug 17 - "Shadow Attorney - Victorian Parliament” John Pesutto MP

Monday Aug 24 - "10th Anniversary Birthday Celebrations of the 94.1 FM 3WBC Rotary Radio Show”  Speaker: John Farmer (Station Manager 3WBC) 

Monday Aug 31 - "History and Things of Interest in Boroondara and the Real Estate Market” Speaker: Jeremy Desmier

Meetings at:

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury Vic AUSTRALIA

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

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Next Speaker  John Pesutto MP

In 2014 John Pesutto was elected as the Member for Hawthorn in the Victorian Legislative Assembly and was immediately appointed Shadow Attorney General.

John’s parents were Italian immigrants who arrived separately in Australia in the early 1960s without much more than their personal possessions and no formal education. John’s dad worked on the power stations in the Latrobe Valley and his mum worked in the local shoe factory. John owes much to them for the values instilled in him and his four siblings. Values like integrity, honest effort and initiative, as well as generosity of spirit.

John graduated from the University of Melbourne with degrees in Law and Commerce. Spending most of his professional life in the private sector practicing law, John has successfully run his own small business.

Please Remember  Sunglasses for PNG

In this month of August, remember to bring along your unwanted sunglasses to the Club meetings to add to the collection that Sue Clifford will be taking on her next trip to PNG. Sue particularly needs to collect men’s sunglasses.

We all know from our Club’s involvement with the annual Philippines medical mission the importance of eye protection in places like PNG. So also ask your family, friends and acquaintances if they have any sunglasses available for this most worthwhile cause.

District Conference 2016

Conference Promo July 2015