eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 40 - 4 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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Meeting Apologies
Notify meeting apologies prior to 10 am Friday to Graham Bishop on
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Last Week's Zoom Meeting - 31 May 2021
We were back into zoom mode for our Monday meeting and it worked well and everyone was very attentative!
Ted mentioned viewing and recommended watching videos that have been posted to the I Fix the Planet website which includes a number of rotary projects. If you are interested these can be access at
Val unfortunately advised the two planned FORaMEAL events in rural Victoria at Bendigo and Echuca have had to be postponed due to Covid restrictions but are hopefully going to proceed in August. Val is also looking for additional volunteers for a packing event at Strathcona Girls School on 24 June.
Cathie mentioned that Ted Waghorne has agreed to take on the role as Director International and Alan Stevens the role as Vocations Director for the 2021-22 year - many thanks.
Bob Lambert provided an update on the R100 Yarra Park playground project  which will have its official opening on 8 August.
Last Week's Speaker - Tony Nguyen
Our newest and youngest Club member Tony Nguyen gave us an insight into his life with a member behind the badge presentation last Monday.
President Tony Laycock teamed in well as the insightful journalist with some leading and probing questions to help us get to know Tony Nguyen.
Tony's parents come to Australia separately from Vietnam in the 1980's - his mum via Hong Kong and his dad via Malaysia. They met and married in Australia .
Tony is one of three children and his parent worked long hours to make ends meet when the children were growing up. This lead Tony to work in the financial planning industry to help ensure he and his family have a sound financial footing. He has now moved in the real estate industry and is enjoying the experience.
Tony's partner is Tran and they have been together for more than 10 years.
Tony's mum has always been involved in charitable activities and this has rubbed off on him.
Tony when asked to tell us about something that we might not know about him revealed that, since his last year in high school, he has used meditation to help him deal with staying focused and deal with the stresses of everyday life - he has found this to be a great assistance to him.
Tony offered some suggestions about how to help new members like himself get involved with the Club and more broadly rotary activities and projects.
Thanks Tony for your very relaxed and informative member behind the badge presentation which members should be aware Tony agreed to do at very short notice due to meeting changes because of the covid restrictions. Thanks Tony
Next Week's Speaker - Kay Dufty via Zoom
Kay Dufty has a background in community development, social work and health promotion which has brought her to work in a range of settings with various communities, individuals and health professionals in Victoria. 
Prior to commencing at Hepatitis Victoria as a health promotion worker largely with youth and with Aboriginal communities, Kay most recently worked on a program funded by the Department of Justice, where she assisted prisoners to settle into the community upon their exit from prison. 
Kay is passionate about social justice and values the opportunities through her work at Hepatitis Victoria to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and liver health and available services and supports, and to encourage healthy choices at an individual and societal level toward better health outcomes in communities.
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.

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. 
Yarra Park Playground


It's official! The official opening, that is. The R100 Playground Committee has agreed with the City of Boroondara that the official celebrations for the opening of the Rotary 100 Playground at Yarra Bank Reserve will be on Sunday 8 August 2021. The event will be a giant Family Fun Day, featuring children's entertainment, music, refreshment stalls, and the Rotary Club of North Balwyn is coming to the party too, to provide the sausage sizzle for the day.
The Rotary clubs of Glenferrie, Camberwell, Hawthorn, Canterbury and North Balwyn are partnering with the City of Boroondara for this special event. Families from all over Boroondara will be invited to come along and enjoy the day, and share with Rotarians, family and friends of Rotary this very special anniversary. So keep the date free. And keep eyes peeled for more news via the Bulletin and on Facebook!
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 6 June 2021
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.
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 
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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To book an appointment, email us at or telephone 9899 0399
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