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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 2017
Applications for the 2017 National Youth Science Forum open on 1st March 2016. You need to be in Year 11 and keen on Science to apply. Applications close on 31st May 2016.

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

Jimmy Fan from Balwyn High School introduced the National Youth Science Forum student’s presentations. Jimmy is currently in Year 12 and was our 2015 successful nominee and so he initially thanked the Rotary Club of Canterbury’s members for their financial support and acknowledged the help and assistance from his parents, teachers and sponsors in his attendance at the NYSF in Canberrra.
Jimmy said that his experience and personal development commenced with the application process. Firstly there was the local Club interview, then the District selection interview and finally his 14 day residential participation at the Australian National University (ANU) along with 400 other students from across Australia. He was very enthusiastic about his NYSF involvement and was very positively about the opportunities that were given by participating in the forum.
Jimmy was part of the biology interest group. Students were shown and experienced branches of science and were exposed to potential career opportunities that prior to the forum were unknown by them. They visited many vibrant, innovative private company and medical science laboratories. They saw many specimens and explored or participated in real life science experiments and completed mini ‘hands on’ research. Some of the highlights included forensic science, 3D technology and quantum mechanics.
Most importantly, the take home message for all of them was to pursue their dreams, to try new things, to embrace change and to develop good time management skills. They, as students, are the ‘now’ and should take action and not passively wait for the future to come to them.
Jimmy acknowledged that he was fortunate to be able to participate in the post forum ’Next Step’ follow ups. He has emerged with understanding of the potential pathways for his future studies and career. He feels he has gained life-long friendships with others who attended the forum. They keep in touch through social media, especially Facebook. The knowledge and experience that he personally gained has made him more determined to follow his dreams. At this point, he is considering whether his pathway will be in medical research or in medical practice.

Jimmy Fan

Our Rotary Club of Canterbury’s successful NYSF nominees for 2016 are Grace McKee from Canterbury Girls High School and Sion Hau from Balwyn High School. Grace has an interest in physics and maths and loves learning about the universe and especially astronomy. She hopes to have a future career in research in physics and engineering and has a preference to complete her studies at Monash University. Sion, on the other hand, has an interest in biology as she sees that it is our bodies that are of most interest to her. She is unsure at this time of which branch of science she will follow for her future studies and career.

Both girls thanked the Club members for their sponsorship and acknowledged with great excitement their enthusiasm and expectations for the forum in January 2016, especially after having discussed the activities with Jimmy.

We wish the three students, all the best for the years of studies ahead and encourage them to seize all the opportunities that they are given and above all to follow their dreams. We hope to have the girls return to a Club meeting next year to report on their experiences at the 2016 NYSF.

I hope to see you next Monday when we welcome Mark Read who will talk of his life involving sport, betting and business.

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Rotary Promos

Club Bulletin - 24 Sep 2015

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Annual Report 2014-15

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Guest Speaker Calendar

Monday Sep 28 - "The Philippines Project and Eye Care” Speakers: Orthoptics Graduates Jess & Gareth and Dr Trevor Gin

Tuesday Oct 06 - "Movie Night for PolioPlus” Palace Cinema, Balwyn

Monday Oct 12 - "Schools for Nepal”  Speaker: Ray Jones 

Monday Oct 19 - "Foodbank - Help Fight Hunger in Australia”  Speaker: Lindsey Ritchie 

Meetings at:

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury Vic AUSTRALIA

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

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Next Speaker  Dr Trevor Gin

Dr Trevor Gin is an Associate Ophthalmologist at Eye Surgery Associates specialising in Medical Retina. Dr Gin is involved in numerous international clinical trials for Medical Retinal Unit and for the Eye and Ear Hospital. He also has an interest in third world eye disease and has operated in eye camps in Nepal, Vietnam, Kiribati, Nauru, Ethiopia and the peripheral islands of Vanuatu.

Eyes For Africa is a small Australian not-for-profit, non-government, non-denominational organisation that is run entirely by volunteers and is dedicated to free sight-restoring cataract removal and other eye care, in poor communities of remote, rural Ethiopia. Dr Gin will be speaking about cataract surgery and his experiences with the Eyes for Africa foundation.

Dr Gin, Ophthalmologist

Maling Road Scavenger Hunt

Our Canterbury Rotary Maling Road Scavanger Hunt which was held last Saturday 19th September was a great success.Read our latest club bulletin above for more details about our Scavenger Hunt.

District Conference 2016

Conference Promo July 2015

Beechworth Weekend

La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival
Friday to Sunday, 13th to 15th November 2015

Club members and partners will be participating in the La Dolce Vita “The Sweet Life” Wine and Food Festival on 14-15 November.

Make your own way to and from Beechworth on the Friday and Sunday, with a bus driver available to take us to the wineries and cheese factory on Saturday. Dinner on the Friday and Saturday evening will be confirmed.

A weekend to enjoy a great social time with fellow Club members while savouring the food and wine of north east Victoria.

As this is a very popular weekend we need to get the numbers of people going by the middle of September, so please contact
Helen Hartnett or David Robinson