eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 25- 29 January 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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Recent Activities
As we start the year hoping for one much better than the last, already there has been plenty of activity.
There was a very successful FORaMEAL packing event on Sunday 17 January with volunteers from Afri-Aus Care Inc and Mates for Change.  Over 8000  meals were packaged and the event was a trial run for the smaller scale self managed packaging event which the Club hopes to foster throughout this year.
We kicked off our first gathering with a social on Monday 18 January which was very kindly hosted at Lili-Ann and Pierre Kriegler's home. It was a great night with many partners in attendance and also our prospective member Hans Carlborg.
Then on Australia Day the Club combined with other Clubs in our rotary cluster to showcase rotary at an event held at Victoria Park. Funding was provided by the Australia Day Council to assist Clubs to be part of an Australia wide event. Thanks to all the members who helped out with the organisation and providing advice to the public on the day.  Please see further details of the event below.
Australia Day Event
Canterbury RC was one of seven Eastside and Riverside Rotary clubs that participated in Rotary’s Boroondara, ‘Australia Day in the Park’. The venue, Victoria Park in Kew was invaded early by trucks, cars, food vans, beverage vendors  and providers of children’s entertainment ready to set up for the day. Among the activities were a makers’ market, jumping castle,  scouts’ climbing wall, mini train, a full program of onstage dancers and entertainers and a two-hour live broadcast of the National Rotary Australia Day event. This included an address by the Governor General, His Excellency David Hurley, and entertainment by Marina Prior, Mike Brady, Josh Piterman and John Foreman.
The onstage performers included Ukulele by Thom Jackson, a Flag raising by 4th Kew Scouts, expert Tia Chi, and Chinese traditional dance. Sing Australia, Bollywood dances and a Tango demonstration kept the audience well entertained with their outstanding performances. The day ended with a performance of 40 children joining Naki Khan onstage doing the iconic Waggle Dance to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our global food security.
Besides all this, each Rotary Club proudly showed off their local and community projects. Clubs who participated were Balwyn, Camberwell, North Balwyn, Glenferrie, Canterbury, Hawthorn and Kew. The Victoria Police and Kew Scouts supported the event. The day was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Cynthia Watson.
What made the day special was the collaboration and camaraderie of so many clubs working together on a project supported by the National Australia Day Committee (NADC). There was also wide multicultural participation including, visitors, vendors, performers and community groups. This day will mean something to everyone who was there in so many different ways and we are all richer for it.
The Rotary Club of Canterbury thanks and appreciates the efforts of everyone involved in making the venture a success. Your gifts of time, effort and service does our club proud.
Next Week's Speaker - Selba Gondoza Luka
Our speaker at next Monday's Club meeting is Selba Gondoza Luka.
Selba is a Mental Health Clinician, Public Speaker, Family Violence advocate and Grassroot Community Leader. She is also the Founder and CEO of Afri-Aus Care Inc, a Not-For-Profit Organisation, which provides Culturally Appropriate support services to African Australians and those from other CALD backgrounds.
She is also the Co-Founder of the successful Black Rhinos Basketball Club, a Crime Prevention and Intervention Program for at-risk youth, she has recently Co-Founded a Youth program called the Ubuntu Peer-Peer Restorative Family.

She has extensive experience working with African Australian families who are facing resettlement challenges. Over the years, she has managed to connect with key stakeholders, e.g. Government Bodies, major organisations like ADRA Australia, African Community/Church Leaders, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, Swinburne University, Victoria University a number of Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 9800, etc. She is a Multiple Ward Winner and a Charter Member of Rotary Passport Club of Melbourne.

She has been working as a Task Force Member in a number of Key Government Departments. She believes in The Ubuntu Philosophy and she uses The Positive Change Model when working with at-risk youth and their families. Based on the outcomes of the Crime prevention programs she runs at Afri-Aus Care, The University of Melbourne has now published an article in relation to The Practice of Ubuntu in the justice system. Please click on the link for the full article:

She is currently working on number research and evaluation projects with a number of Faculties at the University of Melbourne
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 1 February 2021
Wed 10 FebBox Hill  RSL Club28 Nelson Road Box Hill
Wed 24 FebShort BlackBurke Road Camberwell
Wed 10 MarHarp 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 - Harmony Day
Canterbury Centre
Mar 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
FORaMEAL Multi Club Packing Event
Amora Hotel
Mar 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 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
Cathie Macmillan
March 9
John McCaskill
March 25
Join Date
Edward Waghorne
March 1, 1996
25 years
Nora Ley
March 4, 1997
24 years
Rob Simpson
March 11, 2008
13 years
Rose Stewart
March 16, 2020
1 year
Jennifer Nankervis
March 18, 2014
7 years
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