eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 42 - 18 June 2021
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
Service Above Self
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126
0402 925 924
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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 Combined Meeting - Victor Perton
What makes you optimistic?
That was one of the issues discussed by Victor Perton from the Centre for Optimism (what a great name) at our combined Club  meeting on Wednesday where the Camberwell Rotary Club were our hosts and did it in fine style.
Victor gave us a bubbly and inspiring presentation that included many thought provoking ideas like:
  • the leader is the person you see in the mirror
  • surround yourself with optimists 
  • what makes you optimistic
  • optimism is the belief that good things will happen and all will work out in the end
  • health is a major optimistic issue but optimism itself is a key trait in extending health
  • optimists sleep better, more sleep makes you more optimistic 
  • if you have an optimistic partner this rubs off on you
  • every great leader is  realistically optimistic
  • it is hard for a pessimistic person to be innovative. Shit happens, just keep going
  • the number one habit for an optimist is to smile
  • my best self - what will I look like in fives years time. This approach will assist in making you more optimistic
  • laugh like an optimist!
Victor suggested that instead of asking you acquaintances "how are you?" and receiving a "good or not bad reply", instead ask "what has been the best thing in your day" and you are likely to receive a much more positive response.
Victor certainly exhibited an air of optimism and was able to enthuse the audience with the same feeling and make for a terrific presentation.
Next Week's Speaker - Alex Josefsberg
Alex Josefsberg, wife of Club member Anne, is joining us at short notice for which we are very appreciative to speak about his journey from USSR to Australia.
Alex has had a varied career which has included university teaching and will surely have a very interesting story to relate to us.
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.

Lucas Mill Update
Bernie Farquhar has been in contact with an update on the Lucas Mill which the Club provided assistance to purchase to help the clean-up after the 2020 fires in Gippsland.
Bernie advised that the milling project has been a real challenge starting a complete organization from scratch that has to meet Government funding criteria and complying with environmental policies  but to see the product produced and the letters that are being received from farmers is amazing and rewarding.
There are now two mills operating, two Toyota 4wd with purpose built trailers equipped with every tool rope and chain imaginable and 4 great guys loving their training and certificates in Forestry and mill operations.
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group Week Commencing 20 June 2021
Wed 30 JunHookingHigh St Kew East
Wed 14 JulyShort BlackBourke Rd Camberwell
Wed 28 JulyHarp HotelHigh St Kew East
Wed 11 AugBox Hill RSLNelson St Box Hill
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.
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 - 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)
Member Birthdays
Anthony Balocca
July 12
Max Holland
July 14
Tony Laycock
July 25
Join Date
Elizabeth Shepherd
July 1, 2020
1 year
Tony Laycock
July 23, 2018
3 years
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