eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 33- 16 April 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 Meeting - 12 April 2021
We gathered together again after the Easter break and a few items of interest were raised:
  • Kyle is looking for volunteers to assist with the ANZAC Day parade
  • Bob Lambert advised that the removal of the children's playground has progressed with  a possible opening date of 1 August for the new playground
  • Rosemary indicated that a member's survey will be distributed to determine locations for the upcoming vocational visits
  • Lili-Ann reminded us about the forthcoming Waggle Dance Challenge on 15 May at Jells Park - start practicing your waggle dancing
Last Week's Speaker - Heather Maltby
In January 2021 the Club sponsored Heather Maltby to attend the National Youth Science Forum and she joined us last Monday evening to speak about the experience.
Heather gave us a great insight into the forum and her enjoyment at attending.
The forum, usually runs in Canberra as a live-in event was re-jigged to be an online production this year which did take away a little from the hands-on aspect of the event. But this did provide an opportunity to link onto  more online science communicators and she mentioned that Dr K was impressive.
Heather spoke about some of the subjects which caught her attention such as:
  • whether we can trust algorithms which are the driver in most artificial intelligence practices
  • the advancement is producing oxygen from running water
  • the gigantic handron collider - 27 kl long
Heather said she is not a scientist yet but is very interested in learning more about various aspects of it and she thanked the Club for providing the  opportunity to attend the NYSF.
Next Week's Meeting - Haiku Day
Next week the Club will be celebrating Haiku Day and you are requested to bring your  haiku on Monday.
Lili-Ann has composed this one as an example:
Write your haiku now
Bring it me on Monday
Make it very good.! 
The rules are:
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables.
Members are asked to also dress as a favourite author or book character.
Canterbury Rotary Guest Evening
To see more about the Club please visit our website at
FORaMEAL Article
Below is an article which appeared in the Borondara Bulletin


April 2021

“Providing for those in need”

Many local organisations have been quick to change their programs throughout the pandemic to better help those in need.  One example is Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, which moved from offering face-to-face programs to providing meals, care and emergency relief packages and other support.

The Rotary Club of Canterbury also quickly adapted to local needs, refocussing its Asia Pacific FORaMEAL project locally after seeing many individuals and families in our community doing it tough.

The program, which offers free and nutritious meals to vulnerable individuals and families in times of disaster, has since provided and distributed more than 170,000 nutritious meals to vulnerable Victorians, with the assistance of 37 community groups and schools.

Doug Hawley, founder of the initiative, said: “Members of the Rotary Club of Canterbury feel they have made a small but significant contribution to relieving hunger in Melbourne.”

Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing 18 April 2021
Wed 21 AprHooking627 High Street East Kew
Wed 5 MayShort BlackBurke Rd Camberwell
Wed 19 MayHarp 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.
Virtual Conference
For the first time, and in the year we celebrate our Centenary of service above self in Australia, we are bringing together all five Rotary Districts in Victoria for a unique and inspiring Multi District Conference, Virtual Victoria. Held over two days, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May from 11am to 1pm, the conference will be a celebration of Rotary’s achievements over the last 100 years, as well as a forum for new ideas and opportunities that will foster enthusiasm at club level to continue the amazing impact Rotary has within our communities.
District 9800’s breakout session will be an in-person event on the Saturday (1st May), showcasing our signature projects across all Avenues of Service. The event will be held at Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields and below  is a flyer providing the full details of what is going to be an amazing day!
All club members are encouraged to book for both the Multi District Conference and District 9800’s Breakout & Showcase events. 
You are encouraged to bring sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to the D9800 Breakout & Showcase event to see what Rotary does, and the wonderful work you do to make a difference in the world. There will be a gourmet BBQ as well on this day in which they can join you.
Please note that it is important to book for both the online and in-person events as follows:
I hope you, your members, friends, family and networks will join us at what promises to be a fantastic event for our District.
Best regards
 Philip Archer
District Governor 2020-21
Brighton Rotary Club Presentation - Ross Stevenson
An Evening with 3AW Radio Superstar Ross Stevenson, Thursday 29 April, 6.30pm, via Zoom
As 3AW listeners can attest, Ross Stevenson is Radio Super Star. He is also a Hawthorn supporter, writer, food critic and horse racing enthusiast.
Not To Be Missed, join us for this exclusive event and be entertained by the best in the business! Don’t Delay! Book Today!
All proceeds go to Kids First Australia Charitable Foundation a society protecting neglected and abandoned children, & to other Rotary Charities.
Join Ross Stevenson as he talks on Lawyers, Guns & Money, the Rumour File, Staying No.1 and whatever happens on the night.
A GST free Charity Event. Book Now! Tickets just $25.00
Delivered via a secure Zoom Session.
Booking link:

Opportunity via Trybookings to make further payments as tax deductible donations.
Graeme Watson
Fund Raising Director
Rotary Club of Brighton
0419 717 171
Wyndham RotaryClub Music Festival
Book a table, enjoy the entertainment, food and fellowship that we've missed over the past year.  
This is one of the Wyndham RC's major Centenial fundraising initiatives for this year, with all proceeds going towards supporting those impacted by Domestic Family Violence.  
Malaria Awareness Fun Run
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Kate Rhodes
Canterbury Centre
May 10, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Antony Giblin
Canterbury Centre
May 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Tim Falkener
Canterbury Centre
May 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting - Kay Dufty
Canterbury Centre
Jun 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Combined Club Meeting - Victor Perton
Canterbury Centre
Jun 16, 2021
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Tony Nguyen
May 9
Bob Lambert
Andi Lambert
May 2
Tony Nguyen
Tran Nguyen
May 3
David Zrna
Bronwyn Zrna
May 9
Join Date
David Zrna
May 1, 1981
40 years
Graham Bishop
May 1, 1991
30 years
Anne Brown
May 12, 2004
17 years
Rob Anderson
May 13, 2019
2 years
David Chivers
May 15, 2013
8 years
Greg Vero
May 17, 2005
16 years
Anthony Balocca
May 20, 2019
2 years
Bob Lambert
May 20, 2011
10 years
Andrew Mastrowicz
May 23, 2011
10 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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         Mobile 0424 657 700
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