eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 41 - 11 June 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 Zoom  Meeting - 7 June 2021
We gathered again via Zoom last Monday, and hopefully this will be the last time that we need to use this very useful technology  which is quite as not as good as face to face meetings.
We had a very interesting presentation on hepatitis B & C, please see the details below, and a number of items of interest were mentioned.
  • Edda indicated that she has been able to arrange for 40 boxes of pre-loved books to be delivered to DIK for distribution.
  • Val advised that Doug has been very busy distributing boxes of FORaMEAL sachets with around 17000 meals distributed over the week.
  • Ted referred to Rotary's seventh area of interest, the environment, which was the focus of discussions last weekend and indicated that there are many rotarians involved in environmental projects
  • John Pocock asked members to advise him of their availability for the Sunday Market roster
Last Week's Speaker - Kay Dufty

Let’s get rid of Hep B and C!


On Monday night we had a team of three people explore the changes and options in treating Hep B & C that can improve outcomes for people inflicted with hepatitis.

Firstly, Kevin Sheehan, from the Rotary Club of Melbourne explained that Hepaitis  Victoria ( now incorporated in LiverWELL) had been one of their Club’s Rotary  Downunder Centenary  projects for almost ten years.

Kay Dufty, one of LiverWell’s Health Promotion Officers,  helps to promote good health for people with Hepatitis B  (227000 people in Australia) and C  (130000 suffered) and viral hepatitis (29000). The liver is a vital organ in the body, and its inflammatory decline is called the silent epidemic, as symptoms often do not occur until late in its decline in function. Kay explained that both  hepatitis B and C  are blood borne, from sharing needles, non-sterile tattoos, medical procedures - thankfully a low incidence and workplace accidents such as needle stick injury. Mother to baby transfer can also occur. In 305 of cases, Hep B & C develop into cancer, and  it is one of the faster growing cancers in Australia. Hepatitis B can be prevented with vaccination, and managed with careful monitoring, but Hep C can now be cured. Rotary has an End Hepatitis Now project, which Kay encouraged our club to support,  and called us to action for World Hepatitis Day on 29th July.

We then heard Jane’s personal story, as a long serving public service management level employee who had experimented with party drugs, ceasing in 1984 but who fell ill in 2010, having been carrying the disease  all that time. Once diagnosed, (which took some time) we shared her horror at the diagnosis and terrifying options, and she found Hepatitis Vic personnel very helpful. She reduced her workload and received family support, and has been cured through Hep C which has become  available in the last decade. She now works to increase public awareness of treatments available, esp

Thank you Kevin, Kay and Jane  for helping us to understand Hepatitis from your three perspectives and giving so generously of your time and experience for our Club’s benefit.


Combined Club Meeting with Victor Perton Wednesday 16 June
Due to Covid capacity restrictions at Basscare the booking arrangements for the combined Club meeting next Wednesday 16 June have changed and a separate email has been forwarded to Club members advising how to book and pay using the Camberwell RC's booking system.
If you are wishing to attend you are advised to book and pay asap as it is expected the hall capacity will be reached very quickly. 
City of Yarra FORaMEAL Distribution
The pictures below are from a City of Yarra FORaMEAL distribution this week.  
The Club has had requests from a few organisations and have delivered 17,280 meals this week.  
Well done to all involved.
Canterbury RC Change-Over Night

Next Monday  we welcome in our new President Cathie Macmillan and show our appreciation for the great work of our outgoing President Tony Laycock.

The event will be held at the Amora Hotel at 649 Bridge Road Richmond..

The theme for the night is a touch of your favourite sport.

Bookings have now closed for the event.

Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 13 June 2021
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.
Yarra Park Playground Taking Shape


Yackandandah is a beautiful town in north eastern Victoria, between the tourist town of Beechworth and the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury. Population about 950. It is also the home of Agency of Sculpture, the business founded by artist-engineer Benjamin Gilbert, whose home in Yackandandah featured in the television program Grand Designs in 2016. 
Agency of Sculpture has designed and is building the unique interactive play sculpture that will be the focal point of the new playground at Yarra Bank Reserve, a gift to the community from Rotary to mark the centenary of Rotary in Australia. Project Lead Past President Don Moore and PP Richard Blakeman visited Yackandandah on Tuesday May 18th to check on progress, and they weren't disappointed with what they found. To check out the photos, click on 'Read More'
The foundations for the play sculpture have already been laid at Yarra Bank Reserve and construction of the playground and work on landscaping is currently underway. So Benjamin and his team are working feverishly to get the work done, but are still reserving plenty of energy for their trademark creativity. Practical art is what Agency of Sculpture produce. Practical art? Until now, wasn't that thought to be an oxymoron? 


The Agency of Sculpture workshop in Yackandandah
Past President Don Moore, right, checks out the supports for the hull with Agency of Sculpture's Benjamin Gilbert
Searching for leaks?
Practising for launch day, Benjamin Gilbert (left) and PP Don Moore
PP Don Moore, right, checks out the play magnets that will form part of the sculpture
   Welders at work on components for the sculpture
PP Don Moore checks out the unique rowing mechanism that will allow small children to move the huge oars that are the main feature of the sculpture
  Artist-Engineer Benjamin Gilbert explains how the sculpture will be anchored. 
Australian Honours  and Awards System
How do people get nominated for the Order of Australia?
How can we recognize those people who've given so much of their life to serve others? 
Join us to find out more and how to nominate worthy Rotarians for Australian Honours!
District 9800 Change-over
We know you are all well aware of the ongoing situation in Melbourne with the Covid restrictions on numbers attending functions and would appreciate that this has made planning for the District Changeover a little challenging.
We want this function to be a celebration of the very different year we have just had and a chance to look forward to the next Rotary year with as many people as possible in attendance.
Hence the District Changeover has been moved to Saturday 10 July.  Same details, same venue, same time.
Thank you to everyone who has already booked.  If you are unable to attend on this new date please contact Jane Pennington (  to arrange a refund.
If you have not yet booked, please do so and come and celebrate with your Rotary colleagues.  It will be “first in best dressed” for tickets as we are unsure what the restrictions will allow by then.  The invitation is attached with booking details.
If you have questions please contact Jane.
We both look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful celebration.
Philip                                                               Dale
 Philip Archer                                                 Dale Hoy
District Governor 2020-21                           District Governor Elect 2020-21
Rotary Foundation Donation
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
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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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