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    that our Club picks up one of the areas of focus to address as a Community Service project The Foundation is relying on its member Rotary Clubs to manage the delivery of these services so that more than 100 cents in every dollar donated is delivered in benefits to those in need in our city Clubs should support each other with these projects and we all need to rise to accept this challenge Helen Worladge Our guest speaker this week was Helen Worladge the Program Manager for the Boroondara Cares Foundation CHANCES Scholarship Program Helen explained that the CHANCES program has been running since 2006 A Poverty Report from 2013 showed a rather shocking statistic from recent census data that there are some 7 500 children under 15 who are living in poverty in the City of Boroondara The main schools where students are supported with scholarships in 2016 are Camberwell High Auburn High Kew High and Canterbury Girls Secondary College There are 119 students being supported this year with twelve of those being at University mostly at Swinburne The value of scholarships range from 800 to 1 200 with funds managed by the schools on behalf of their students We saw a heart warming video with the past Principal of Camberwell High Elida Brereton talking about the great benefits for the scholarship recipients Helen also told us of a public speaking program that is currently being supported by the Rotary Club of Balwyn and offered free to students It has been run four times across three schools in 2015 as a weekly 90 minute after school class over three weeks Helen is looking for other Rotary Clubs where the students can make short presentations to the club inviting their parents to listen to their talk This would allow them to practice their new skills to a more formal audience and would be a very good way to introduce their parents to Rotary Daizy Maan Gerry introduced Daizy Maan originally from Griffith in NSW who studies Commerce and Law at Deakin University as a CHANCES Scholarship awardee Daizy was the Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year has participated in Rotary s National Youth Science Forum NYSF in Canberra and in Rotary s Model United Nations Assembly MUNA where she gained her passion for public speaking Daizy told us she has been inspired to become involved with a wide range of voluntary community activities in return for the wonderful opportunities that have been provided to her by Boroodara Cares Foundation through her CHANCES scholarship When she is ready this dynamic young lady will make an outstanding contribution to Rotary activities Two New Members Members warmly welcomed two new members to our Club recently Sue Osborne Teacher Training had her Rotary badge presented by her Club mentor Annette Brownscombe Ian Mellett Automotive Retail rejoined our Club and had his Rotary badge re presented by Acting President Peter May It was wonderful to have Sue s daughter Ruth and Ian s wife Chris

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  • About Rotary - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    in a Rotary program and want to re connect with Rotary Do you have an interest in helping others locally and around the world with the opportunity to meet a diverse range of like minded people We d love to hear from you We invite you to contact us about joining our Club The Rotary Club of Canterbury is vibrant and active in our Community Locally and Internationally Click here to Contact the Club about Rotary or joining Rotary or to find a Club near you As a member of the Rotary Club of Canterbury you become more involved in the local community and you get involved in providing aid to other parts of Australia and the world This is the essence of what the club and Rotary International offers to you the opportunity to be involved and this is the key to getting the most out of membership New members are always welcome we seek community members who want to make a difference in their community locally and globally If you re interested in finding out more about Rotary contact us by sending a message to null Phone us on 0416 661 321 or email us from the contact us page Click Here for a brochure about Rotary Click Here for some info about some projects in which Canterbury Rotary is engaged Click on the Projects tab at the top of the page to jump to our Projects Page What is Rotary Members of a Rotary Club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world Rotary clubs receive a charter from the worldwide organisation Rotary International A Rotarian belongs to a particular Rotary club after being invited to join that club Rotary districts are a way of grouping a number of clubs in a particular geographic area The area covered quite often crosses state and even national boundaries Rotary District 9800 encompasses the City of Melbourne the Melbourne CBD surrounding and bay side suburbs and country clubs that stretch as far as Echuca Moama on the Murray River in northern Victoria For more detailed information about District 9800 its organisation and area of coverage please Click here Rotary International s Beginnings Founded by Paul Harris in 1905 Rotary International has become one of the most successful service organisations in the world Raised in a rural village in Vermont Paul had a vision of a club for professionals that would rekindle the fellowship he had known in his youth Harris could never have known what a huge impact this first club would have on the world He met up with three friends a coal dealer a merchant tailor and a mining engineer At this first meeting the men committed to growing the group and decided that the business leaders they would attract should meet regularly to enjoy camaraderie Meetings were rotated among their places of business and so the name Rotary emerged

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  • Why People Join Rotary - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    are fun Social activities are fun Service is fun Public Speaking Skills Many people join Rotary with a fear of public speaking Rotarians develop confidence and skill in public communication through the opportunity to practice in a safe and supportive environment Citizenship in the World There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary Club Every Rotarian wears a Rotary International pin and is welcome and encouraged to visit any of the 29 000 Clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions This opens up a world of instant friends to all Rotarians locally and internationally Assistance when Travelling Rotary Clubs are everywhere and members are always ready to assist fellow Rotarians in need of a doctor lawyer hotel dentist advice etc while travelling Entertainment Every Rotary Club and District hosts parties and activities that provide a social diversion to business life Rotary Conferences Conventions Assemblies and Institutes provide entertainment in addition to Rotary Information Education and Service activities The Development of Social Skills Through weekly meetings and other events Rotarians develop social and people skills Rotary is for people who like people Family Programs Rotary provides one of the world s largest youth exchange programs high school and college clubs for future Rotarians opportunities for partner involvement and a host of activities designed to help family members grow and develop family values Vocational Skills Every Rotarian is expected to contribute to the growth and development of their own profession or vocation to serve on Committees and to teach young people about their job or vocation Rotary helps make us better doctors lawyers accountants teachers secretaries or plumbers The Development of Ethics Rotary provides a strong ethical framework through a 4 Way Test that defines personal ethical standards Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships Cultural Awareness Around the world practically every religion country culture race creed political persuasion language colour and ethnic identity is represented in Rotary It is a cross section of the world s most prominent citizens from every background Through Rotary people become more culturally aware and learn to love and work with people everywhere In the process they become better citizens of their own countries Prestige Prominent people are members of Rotary including leaders from business government the professions arts sports the military religion and all other disciplines Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world Among Rotary s ranks are executives managers and professionals who make decisions and influence policy Nice People Above all Rotarians are nice people the nicest people on the face of the earth Whilst they may be important people they all follow the policy that it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice The Absence of an Official Creed Rotary has no secret handshake no secret policy no official creed no secret meeting or rituals It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others The Opportunity to Serve

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  • Social Fun - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    Company of wonderful friends Relaxing at the picturesque Victorian holiday town Eating great seafood Strolling through the Art and Craft shops in the town Invigorating walks along the foreshore and around the island and of course drinking wonderful wines and hot chocolate in front of an open fire Ahhhhhh The social life in Rotary is good Beechworth Food Wine Festival Weekend For the weekend of the La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival our club went to Beechworth to enjoy a tour of wineries a cheese factory delightful restaurants the old Beechworth gaol and this beautiful area of our state Horsing Around Night Our city of Melbourne in Australia is famous for hosting the world s greatest horse race the Melbourne Cup We even have a state public holiday for this racing carnival on the first Tuesday each November So at our club meeting we all dress up run sweeps and play games to celebrate this significant event Movie Nights Our local movie theatre has several cinemas and is surrounded by some lovely restaurants In lieu of our regular meeting we gather at the theatre to watch whichever of the movies are showing based on personal preference then meet for dinner at a chosen restaurant Sometimes we join with other Rotary Clubs and book a whole cinema to raise funds for Rotary s signature international project polio eradication Car Rally An old favourite is the Club Car Rally where we all set out in our cars to follow a set of instructions that lead us to a nice barbecue spot for lunch on a weekend There are questions to answer on the way with prizes for the most correct answers Some couples do get quite heated particularly when trying to lay the blame for why they got lost but we

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  • Regular Social Activities - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    a meal at home We do form some wonderful friendships with the like minded folk we meet at Rotary Fortnightly Lunchers Every second Wednesday a group of club members meet at a local restaurant at 12 30pm for lunch Several past members keep in contact by attending these informal meeting Please contact David Zrna if you would like to join us We solve all the problems of the world Morning Walkers Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7 00am members walk together through the local suburbs to help to keep fit Dogs are very welcome and sometimes we conclude with breakfast in a park Such a delightful way to start the day Weekly Cycle Ride Each Tuesday members who are cyclists set out for a days ride through the suburbs of Melbourne Just take a look at all the blue lines on this map These are the bike tracks where members of our Rotary Club have ridden their bikes together over the last twelve months They use a GPS tracker Every Tuesday the group stops at a cafe for morning coffee then somewhere nice for lunch What a way to see our beautiful city Upcoming Events Dinner meeting Guide Dogs Victoria 2 May 6 00 pm 8 30 pm Rotary Lunchers Izakaya Mizu 4 May 12 30 pm 2 00 pm RC Brighton North President s Breakfast 6 May 7 15 am 9 00 am Vocational Visit Doug Hawley s factory 9 May 6 00 pm 8 30 pm District Assembly 15 May 9 00 am 1 30 pm View All Events Quick Links Register for meeting Apology Current Volunteering Opportunities Aussie Pride Badge Annual Report 2014 15 Club Bulletin 28 Apr 2016 Subscribe to our Club Bulletin Join our Rotary Club NYSF Applications Open for 2017 facebook twitter youtube

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  • How to join this club - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    make it every week so they only notify us when they can attend This allows us to order the correct number of meals from our caterer each week We have many volunteering opportunities Some members choose to lead specific club projects others volunteer regularly on a particular project and others are there to jump in when we are short of help for a specific activity It s really up to you how involved you wish to become We advertise volunteer opportunities during weekly club meetings and in our weekly club newsletter that is emailed to all members Sunday Market Volunteers The majority of our charitable funds for Rotary projects comes from three club members volunteering each week to collect donations at the Camberwell Sunday market This makes our club around 1 000 each week There is an expectation that members who are physically able participate in a market roster three or four times each year As many of our club projects involve children we ask members to maintain a Victorian Working With Children Check There is no cost for volunteers to register How much does it cost We try to keep costs to members to a minimum We don t want our club to exclude anyone due to costs A sponsorship is offered to those in their final years of University or while they are still job hunting to enable them to join our club when funds are short These younger members are wonderful volunteers with many great ideas Our club does not charge a joining fee Each year our club has to pay around 200 per member to Rotary International and to our Rotary District for membership fees and insurance We ask new members to pay a pro rata membership fee on joining to cover these fees for the remainder of the current financial year Our annual club membership fee is around 320 to 350 This can also be paid quarterly These funds are used to pay our membership fees to Rotary and to administer our club We never use funds raised for charitable purposes for club administration Weekly dinner cost is 25 to cover the cost of the meal and venue hire Some members eat at home in which case there is no cost to participate in the meeting if you don t need the meal At weekly meetings we often run a game or competition where members contribute small change to participate These funds are used for club administration unless a particular cause is nominated at that specific meeting We often use this money to hire entertainment for our special annual dinner at the end of June We spend over 70 000 00 a year on various projects But none of this is raised from members Most of these funds come from our members volunteering to collect donations 3 4 times a year at the Camberwell Sunday Market Unless you wish to join our Fund Raising committee members in this club dedicate their time to spending the

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  • Rotary Friends - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    your home participate in a gardening project to help people in need cook meals for youth programs at Rotary s Camp Getaway participate in a project that you instigate from an identified need in our community Rotary Youth Exchange Additional benefits if you decide to become a Rotarian You can attend the meetings of any Rotary Club in the world as a Rotarian You have a vote at our club s general meetings You can lead a club or district project How to become a Rotary Friend Like our Facebook page Come along to one of our meetings so we can to get to know you Check out the Projects we are currently undertaking Submit this online form What are the commitments If you are volunteering on a project where children are involved it is law in Australia that all adults hold a current Working With Children Check There is no application cost for volunteers How much does it cost So much fun volunteering with Rotary There is no membership fee for a Rotary Friend We do ask you to pay the meal cost of 25 when you choose to attend our club dinners to hear guest speakers Donated funds cannot to used to cover volunteer expenses We are one of the few organisations that ensure that every dollar we raise goes to the purpose intended As such volunteers and Rotarians cover our own expenses How do I attend a club dinner meeting Simply submit this form as a Rotary Friend before 10am on the day of the meeting Then come along from 6pm for a 6 30pm start If you wish to book and pre pay by credit card use this Register and Pay Online link Volunteer Rover Scouts helping to run an event for families of kids with

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  • Club History - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    stories as opposed to myths on which progress and development can be measured and we can take pride in the fact that these conjoined clubs have contributed much to our community both local and internationally and have shown that the Rotary motto of Service above self has been continually demonstrated since each club s inception Rotarians Ian Coopes and Peter Lyall have spent many hours collating this wonderful record of our club since 1987 Club Beginnings Community Service International Service Youth Service New Generations Vocational Service Fellowship Fund Raising Office Bearers Paul Harris Fellows North Camberwell Club Bulletin Past Editions Upcoming Events Dinner meeting Guide Dogs Victoria 2 May 6 00 pm 8 30 pm Rotary Lunchers Izakaya Mizu 4 May 12 30 pm 2 00 pm RC Brighton North President s Breakfast 6 May 7 15 am 9 00 am Vocational Visit Doug Hawley s factory 9 May 6 00 pm 8 30 pm District Assembly 15 May 9 00 am 1 30 pm View All Events Quick Links Register for meeting Apology Current Volunteering Opportunities Aussie Pride Badge Annual Report 2014 15 Club Bulletin 28 Apr 2016 Subscribe to our Club Bulletin Join our Rotary Club NYSF Applications

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