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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 2015
Applications for the 2015 National Youth Science Forum open on 1st April 2014. You need to be in Year 11 and keen on Science to apply. Applications close on 31st May 2014.

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

I must be one of the happiest new Club Presidents in our District! We had such a fantastic partners' night, celebrating Christmas in July at the MCC Sports Club in Kew last Monday. Forty-five members, partners, family and friends feasted on a delicious and bountiful carvery; thoroughly enjoyed each others company; and joined in all the games with such gusto. I will never forget our champion elves proudly receiving their medallions for being the fastest to load their toys into Santa's sleigh without their frost-bitten fingers. I won't mention the shameful chin-groping of some of our naughtier elves. We'll be back at this wonderful venue on the 30th March 2015 when it's a bit warmer, for another partners' night with barefoot bowls and another yummy dinner.

Medals for champion elves

One of the real strengths of our Club is the way our partners are included in everything we do. They are the backbone of our Club. Partners come on our medical mission to the Philippines each year, they run parts of our event program, help to pickup goods for Donations-in-Kind, join in with our meetings and provide so much support to our members. I wouldn't be able to do my job as your Club President so well, without all the behind-the-scenes work carried out by Judy. But I salute you all! I hope you all feel welcome to join in any time.

Why do we join Rotary and what is it that keeps us coming back? This is something that I have thought about quite a bit since our last Membership committee meeting. I think our members have a variety of reasons, but the three key ones must be:
• to learn something new - hence the need for our outstanding speaker program;
• for the wonderful fellowship we share - like what we all did last Monday;
• to serve others - we certainly lift above our weight here with all our projects.
It makes my job quite easy when we have such a vibrant Club, where we all enjoy what we do together so much. The more we get involved, the more fun we have.
With thirty-four members now active in our private Yammer networking communications site, it's becoming an important facility for communication in our Club. All our documents and reports are now being stored here. This replaces the member login area of this club website. Remember that we all now have a new Club email address which you use to connect to Yammer: firstname.lastname@ Any emails sent to this new Club email address will be forwarded to your normal email address - this is a convenient way of communicating with other Club members using a standard email address format. Log in or sign up with the link in the email that contained your latest bulletin (club members only).

Next Monday we welcome our new District Governor, Murray Verso and Irene, to our Club meeting for their annual visit. Board members and Committee Chairs are reminded of our meeting with Murray at 5:30pm in the Board Room upstairs. I hope many of our partners will join us from 6.15pm for this special Club meeting, to help welcome Irene and hear what our new Rotary District Leader has to say. Murray and Irene are both medical doctors and really lovely people. It is a great year for Rotary in our District 9800, under Murray's enthusiastic leadership.


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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 24 July 2014

Previous editions

Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Jul 28 - “District Governor’s Visit”  Murray and Irene Verso

Monday Aug 04 - “YGAP - the 5 Cent Campaign to locate, support and empower local social entrepreneurs”   Speaker: Michelle Edmonson and Eliza Petering (YGAP)

Monday Aug 11 - "3WBC Community Radio Show - 9th Birthday” Speakers: The Community Radio Show Team from Canterbury Rotary

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Meetings at:

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury

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

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Next Speaker           DG Murray Verso

Murray first joined Rotary because he wanted a break from the stresses a general practitioner faces every day. It was an opportunity to meet new and interesting people outside the context of the doctor’s room.

“As a GP you do get to know people, and build those relationships and trust. In some ways it’s a bit of dependent relationship, because patients expect you to solve their problems all the time. In Rotary, there was the opportunity to chat with people from different backgrounds about other matters.”

He had been considering reducing the time he spent working to a part-time basis, but also saw the opportunity to get more involved with Rotary in taking on the role as District Governor.

“I decided, ‘I ought to give this a crack’ – because I enjoy Rotary so much, passionate about it, I’d like to think I can motivate other people.”

A great deal of his focus will be directed towards developing membership, and raising awareness in the community. He wants more people to know of Rotary’s work in the community – starting with making sure volunteers are badged properly. Internally, he has directed his attention to, with others, developing leadership and engagement programs.

“I want to encourage Clubs to develop a culture of planning and forward thinking – some clubs do that better than others, while some clubs are too under-resourced – but I’d like all Clubs to be able to develop a strategic plan which will help them in terms of what they want to do with fundraising, project development and leadership development.”

Paul Harris Fellows

Retiring President John McCaskill presenting
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Incoming President Peter May and to Andrew Mastrowicz

Michael Chong receiving the Paul Harris Fellow Award and the Rotarian of the Year Trophy from President John MacCaskill