eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 36 - 7 May 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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Last Week's Meeting 3 May 2021
At our Bring a Friend night last Monday we had a bumper crowd with lots of friends and lots of fun and information about the Club, its projects and more broadly about Rotary International.
In the photo above everyone present got up and danced with our Busyfeet leaders and absorbed the energy and enjoyment which our Busyfeet children experience when they join in the weekly Busyfeet sessions.
John McCaskill was our MC for the meeting and introduced a several of  members who gave us a brief outline of a number of Club projects and Rotary International.
Many thanks to the following members for their enlightening presentations:
  • Doug Hawley on the Philippines Eye and Ear Mission
  • Val Cunniffe on the FORaMEAL project
  • John McCaskill on Rotarians for Bee and the District 9800 Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Lili-Ann Kriegler on the waggle dance and environment initiatives
  • Jenni Nankervis on the Busyfeet project
  • Cathie Macmillan on Club social activities and smaller projects, and 
  • Rosemary Waghorne who gave us a snapshot of Rotary International 
Induction of Tony Nguyen
In a night of highlights one of the standouts was the induction of our newest member Tony Nguyen.
Tony was accompanied at the meeting by his partner Tran and his  cousin Ackhim Pham.
In the photo above Tony received his induction certificate from President Tony Laycock and his sponsor Ted Waghorne.
Tony has joined us after a casual chat with Ted at a Camberwell Sunday Market where he asked Ted what was rotary about. This led to Tony coming along to several Club meetings and assisting at Club events and projects.
It is a great pleasure to welcome Tony as a member of the Club and we hope that he, particularly as he is lot younger than many of our members, is able to enjoy the fun and participation  in Club projects for many years to come.
Welcome Tony.
Club Recognition
The Club was very pleased to receive a  District 9800 Recognition Award at the District Conference on the weekend. The award is for the FORaMEAL project and Val Cunniffe, Tony Laycock and Doug Hawley are in the picture above with the award certificate.
At our Club meeting on Monday evening, District Governor Philip Archer was  present and awarded certificates to Rob Anderson and John McCaskill for their contributions to Rotarians for Bees and the District Environmental Sustainability District Committee. Fabienne Nichola, who is Co-Chair along with John McCaskill of the District Environmental  Sustainability Committee, was also present and assisted with the ceremony.
Next Week's Speaker - Katie Rhodes
How often do you do a stocktake on your financial position and consider if your set up is working towards your broader financial and lifestyle objectives? The notorious deadline of 30 June presents an occasion for you to review your financial position and consider whether short-term, there are any financial strategies that should be employing in the current or next financial year, changes to legislation that may impact you and more broadly, what your medium and long-term investment strategies are to grow your wealth and meet your needs. Investment opportunities, superannuation and ways to minimise tax will be among the questions raised and topics discussed by Financial Adviser from Accru Wealth Management, Kate Rhodes.
Kate works at Accru Melbourne, a Hawthorn East based financial services firm offering financial planning, accounting and audit services. Kate is passionate about working closely with her clients, spanning across all demographics, to grow their wealth and expand their financial literacy to ensure their goals are being met and they are making well informed decisions towards their financial future.
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 9 May 2021
Wed 19 MayHarp Hotel636 High Street East Kew
Wed 2 JunLady Dan101 Bridge Rd Hawthorn
Wed 16 JunBox Hill RSLNelson Rd Box Hill
Wed 30 JunHookingHigh St Kew East
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.
District Assembly - 22 May 2021
Please see the flier below for the District 9800 Virtual District Assembly being held on Saturday 22 May.
It is a great opportunity to see the District leadership team and also find out about projects and activities and for current and incoming Board members to heard about and discuss matters related to their Board role.
Registration details are included in the flier.
Foodbank Victoria Fundraising
Club member Gilly Swinnerton is supporting Foodbank Victoria through fundraising associated with Run Melbourne 2021 where Gilly is participating.
Gilly would love you to get on board as she is seeking emotional support from the Club and  would be very appreciative of financial support by clicking  here 
Moonee Valley RC Art Show
We are excited that the Moonee Valley Art Show is happening for 2021.
We hope that you can join us on the weekend of the 14th to 16th of May 2021 at North Park Mansion in Woodlands Street, Strathmore, for the Art and lovely surrounds. Details on the attached flyer.
Our Gala Night; the first opportunity to view and purchase the wonderful Art is from 7 pm on Friday 14th May 2021. Enjoy the ambiance of North Park, while enjoying a scrumptious super and live music of the “ Night Moves”, drinks will be available at bar prices.
All proceeds from the Art Show go to supporting Rotary Community Projects.
For enquires please contact me and we look forward to seeing you at the Moonee Valley Art Show.
Take care
Kelly Abfalter
Moonee Valley Art Show Chair
Rotary Club of Essendon
M: 0413 027 156
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Horse Riding Holiday Terry and Kyle
Canterbury Centre
Jul 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Graham Dawson
Canterbury Centre
Jul 12, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Forum
Canterbury Centre
Jul 19, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Peter Allen
Canterbury Centre
Aug 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Dorothy Gilmour
Canterbury Centre
Aug 09, 2021
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Join Date
Edda Williams
June 1, 2015
6 years
Rosemary Waghorne
June 8, 2010
11 years
Anne Josefsberg
June 19, 2002
19 years
Cathie Macmillan
June 19, 2002
19 years
Neil Williams
June 26, 2000
21 years
Ed Brown
June 30, 2001
20 years
Ross Merolli
June 30, 2002
19 years
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1/109 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC, 3127. We are located just south of the Surrey Hills railway station, with parking available in Peppercorn Lane, Union Road or Windsor Crescent.
To book an appointment, email us at or telephone 9899 0399
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