eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 31- 26 March 2021
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Meeting Apologies
Notify meeting apologies prior to 10 am Friday to Graham Bishop on
Mobile 0412154540 or at
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Last Week's Meeting - Harmony Day
We joined together to celebrate Harmony Day last Monday and it was terrific to formally induct Hans Carlborg as our newest member. Hans is a long time rotarian and joins Canterbury Rotary Club with the aim of being closely involved with the Club's youth projects. Congratulations Hans and we look forward to many years with you involved with projects and the fun of the Club.
Some members went the extra step on Harmony Day and came attired in the dress of their homeland or where their heritage is linked. Bill Granger, pictured below, advised us that he has Irish links and, as well as looking the part, told some great jokes.
There were a number of matters raised by members:
Val showed a presentation which highlighted the steps being taken to develop the FORaMEAL program. These steps include:
  • working with Swinburne University students to create videos which will assist in training for FORaMEAL events
  • developing production kits for smaller packing events including Covid safe procedures
  • developing a focus on future events involving schools and local councils and preparing a promotional video to assist with these events
Cathie then took to the stage to MC our trivia quiz.
It was great fun and many thanks to Lili-Ann who put the questions together.
Cathie also got into the spirit of Harmony Day by decking herself out as true aussie.
And finally, Ted spoke about the Lucas Mill which has been purchased in part with funds from the Club to assist with the milling of fallen timber in the Gippsland area.
The response to this project has been immense, with the local Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and community farmers now working towards a second Mill. The team has been out to visit over 40 farms with an estimate of 300 logs to mill, and currently employing four workers. The potential to duplicate into NSW is been investigated and challenged, a simple idea that has community helping community.
Please click on the link below to watch a video about the mill:
FORaMEAL Multi Club Packing Event
The Club is hosting a FORaMEAL Multi Club packing event on Wednesday 31 March at the Amora Hotel in Richmond.
There will not be the usual Monday evening meeting next week.
Please see the full details in the flier below.
This is a free event but registration is necessary at
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 28 March 2021
Wed 7 AprBox Hill RSLNelson Rd Box Hill
Wed 21 AprHooking High Street East Kew
Wed 5 MayShort BlackBurke Rd Camberwell
Wed 19 MayHarp Hotel636 High Street East Kew
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weekly for a meal and some fun.
David Zrna looks after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact David at  or on 0467033092 to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Kate Rhodes
Canterbury Centre
May 10, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Antony Giblin
Canterbury Centre
May 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Tim Falkener
Canterbury Centre
May 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Kay Dufty
Canterbury Centre
Jun 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Combined Club Meeting - Victor Perton
Canterbury Centre
Jun 16, 2021
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Tony Nguyen
May 9
Bob Lambert
Andi Lambert
May 2
Tony Nguyen
Tran Nguyen
May 3
David Zrna
Bronwyn Zrna
May 9
Join Date
David Zrna
May 1, 1981
40 years
Graham Bishop
May 1, 1991
30 years
Anne Brown
May 12, 2004
17 years
Rob Anderson
May 13, 2019
2 years
David Chivers
May 15, 2013
8 years
Greg Vero
May 17, 2005
16 years
Anthony Balocca
May 20, 2019
2 years
Bob Lambert
May 20, 2011
10 years
Andrew Mastrowicz
May 23, 2011
10 years
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