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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

Why do we come to Rotary meetings? I'm sure our members have a variety of reasons, but the majority would be motivated by three major things:
1. To learn something new, or to share their knowledge with others;
2. For the fellowship and fun that we always enjoy; and
3. To 'give back', or be involved with our various service projects.

Jenni Nankervis

At last Monday's meeting we covered all three areas. We learnt about one of the most common hereditary disorders in the world, that usually goes undiagnosed: Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Our own member, Jenni Nankervis, was our guest speaker for the night and she combined her talk with her Member Behind the Badge presentation. These are always great times when we get to know our fellow members in greater depth. Jenni spoke confidently and was able to put the complex topic of this medical disorder into simple terms that we could all understand.

PP John McCaskill, as our minor speaker, told us about the unique service opportunity of hosting young business people from Mississippi when the GSE team arrives next March. Our Club has long been associated with this outstanding program that really does change the lives of the participants. I encourage you to become involved with this next group of inbounds if you can.
The new meeting format this year allows for more time for fellowship over dinner and we have a short segment for games and entertainment. We almost killed poor Trevor when the other tables ganged up on him to burst his balloon. Wild laughter ensued as Graham and Lili-Ann chased each other up and down to determine the final winner of a fine bottle of Chilean wine that had been donated by the Chilean Consul-General. We are all very much looking forward to Val Cunniffe's return in October, when she resumes her role of MC and entertainment coordinator for our meetings.

We received notification that Jimmy Fan, our National Youth Science Forum candidate for 2015 has been successful. Sue Clifford will organise for Jimmy to come to one of our Club meetings to introduce himself and hear from Kate Oliver, our successful candidate from 2014. This is another life changing Rotary event when young people travel to Canberra for an intensive Science program at the Australian National University and CSIRO next January.

Bill Granger has an awesome line-up of guest speakers for us, as you would have seen from the back of the table menus last Monday. I encourage you to take these menu cards home to share the information with your partners and friends. These people are always welcome to join us as often as they like, for a beautiful meal and to learn what these interesting speakers have to say.

Remember to keep collecting 5 cent pieces for the platypus on your table at our next meeting at the Bass Centre on 1st September. We will celebrate the induction of Brett Riley as a Rotarian and member of our Club under our new sponsorship project. Come to this meeting and learn about Speech Pathology in Cambodia from Chrissy Heine.
Don't forget to join our Club's morning walking group for a special stroll along the Heidelberg School Art Trail at 11am this Sunday 24th August. Dogs are welcome. If you can't walk for an hour, you are also encouraged to join in the lunchtime barbecue at midday. Lunch will be held at the car park beside the Eaglemont Tennis Club.

A reminder that our next Club meeting has moved from Monday to Tuesday night for our partners' night at the Rivoli Cinemas in Camberwell. The idea is that everyone picks one of the movies that starts between 6 and 7 pm, then we all meet over the road at the Cafe Paradiso for dinner after the show. There are some great movie choices at the moment and the dinner menu looks tempting. I hope to see you there.


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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 28 Aug 2014

Previous editions

Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Sep 01 - "Establishing Speech Pathology in Cambodia” Speaker: Chyrisse Heine, Chair: Doug Hawley

Monday Sep 08 - “Moving from Primary to Secondary”  Speaker: Phil De Young, Chair: John McCaskill

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

what's on ?

Meetings at:

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury

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

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Next Speaker           Chyrisse Heine

I’m a Speech Pathologist and Audiologist working at La Trobe and Monash Universities. In December 2013, I was invited to attend a workshop in Phnom Penh to present on Speech Pathology. Since that time, I have been involved with an NGO known as Cabdico with Weh Yeoh as the lead in this project. Together we are trying to provide speech therapy services for the large Cambodian population with swallowing and communication disorders with a view to establish a formal program. At present there are no Cambodian Speech Pathologists and a huge population in need. So please come along to my talk and help us bring Speech Therapy to Cambodia!

Chyrisse Heine


Irene & Murray

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