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  • Projects - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    Search for Projects Our Club Projects BusyFeet in Boroondara Glenallen School Anzac Day Marshals Youth Service Projects Camberwell Sunday Market Group Vocational Exchange Hawthorn Relay for Life Donations In Kind DIK Philippines Medical Mission NYSF 2017 Local Partnerships Nepal Education Project 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 Come along 2 Rochester Road Canterbury Vic AUSTRALIA MAP Every Monday Dinner meeting 6 00pm for 6 30pm Register and pay online to attend a meeting Next Meeting Karen Hayes is the Chief Executive Officer Guide Dogs Victoria She leads a talented team of committed and passionate people who do truly extraordinary work

    Original URL path: http://www.canterburyrotary.org/projects/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Philippines Medical Mission - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    hearing is sustained for the children of that school Professional Development for Aussie Students It s kind of a project within a project when each year our Rotary club sponsors four of the best final year students from the La Trobe University Orthoptics course These outstanding young professionals have become an important part of our mission team to the Philippines Their professional development experience there is incredible They diagnose issues they may never see in Australia The volunteer surgeons are wonderful mentors Clean Drinking Water As our team visits different areas of the Philippines we get to learn of other local needs In the Province of Masbate there were health problems in the rural areas caused by drinking water from shallow polluted wells In partnership with Plan International and the local Rotary Club of Masbate we funded the construction of 150 water filters over two years Each of these were placed next to the water wells that were shared by up to five different families People soon discovered that if they filtered the water from the well before drinking it the dysentery would stop and their children became more healthy After two years the local government took over funding this project as it is a very economical way to reduce their health budget Feeding Program for Children School nurses told us that the worst health problem for the children in their schools after infections was malnutrition A grade five student is often the height of a year one back home in Australia After discussions with the local Rotary Club about ways to solve this issue the local rescue team RodeoNet came up with a very popular feeding program with which our team was able to assist in 2015 Disaster Aid The Philippines is quite regularly devastated by powerful typhoons Through

    Original URL path: http://www.canterburyrotary.org/projects/philippines-medical-mission/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Donations In Kind (DIK) - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    know the people who will receive goods others are more interested in the recycling aspect They all enjoy the pleasure of working with people who care and who are prepared to make a contribution All leave at the end of the day knowing that because of their effort someone will benefit from their work We also thank the people who collect goods and deliver them to the Store their labour is not included in the figures above What will we achieve in the next 15 years The Store supports four Victorian Districts and we have the capacity to do more Last year 17 more was shipped 156 increase in four years The current and potential supply of donations is vast and at times we have to reject excellent material because we lack shipping funds We can significantly increase output if we receive more funding We need more support from the people who have reusable goods to donate Schools The Better Recycling Option encourages them to donate the cost they would incur disposing of their waste If we received this we could double our output Business waste problems and associated disposal costs can be turned into positive PR opportunities with a little imagination and help from Rotary Clubs Example Surplus computers can become the core of a computer training centre in a developing country proudly sponsored by XYZ Company Community attitudes need to be changed People are very positive about recycling and giving reusable material to people in need We need to focus attention on the choice of paying for landfill or using the money to ship the goods to help others We need to encourage Government to think about this area and examine the benefits of supporting volunteers recycling reusable material and giving it to deserving people in developing countries

    Original URL path: http://www.canterburyrotary.org/projects/donations-in-kind-dik/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Nepal Education Project - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    2015 If you would like to assist Josh with this project please contact us According to recent reports the Nepal Living Standards Survey 2010 2011 NLSS III has found out that Nepal has an adult literacy rate of 56 6 with a huge variation between men and women While male literacy rate is 71 6 it is only 44 5 for women This shows that there is still a belief among Nepalese people that girls are limited to go to schools If you teach a man you teach an individual but if you teach a woman you teach the whole family goes a saying If women are educated they will share their knowledge with everyone They teach their children and manage their homes more effectively They may even be able to help to run a family business In Nepal there is a shortage of funds for learning tools such as extra classrooms libraries scientific equipment laboratories field work and research Many schools do not even have a toilet for students Nepal spends 16 percent of the national budget on education Nepal s share of higher education in the education budget was 6 in 2004 which was one of the lowest in the world 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

    Original URL path: http://www.canterburyrotary.org/projects/nepal-education-project/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Youth Service Projects - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    of achievement The program is delivered by young people for young people and is held in December each year Participants can nominate themselves to participate or be nominated by their local Rotary club The selection process includes a written application Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment RYPEN RYPEN is a Rotary sponsored District Youth Service program Year ten and eleven students from schools across our District 9800 attend a weekend long camp designed at developing their potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure based learning Its aim is to communicate to young people a series of ideas problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards A program of thought provoking speakers social situations and personal challenges is offered District 9800 Rotaractors act as facilitators for the camp leading groups of students and running the sessions Camps are held in October and March each year Model United Nations Assembly MUNA M U N A simulates the workings of the U N assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U N country Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern It is held over a week end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country s perspective The objective is to encourage young people to learn respect and tolerance for people of all races religions and nationalities They do this by debating U N topics from their given countries perspectives Rotary Youth Exchange Our club can sponsor you to become an exchange student in another country for a whole year Letters From

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  • NYSF - 2017 - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    Chair along with the other supporting documentation that s requested You ll need to pay 60 as part of the online registration process Full details are on the application form You need to provide A carefully written letter outlining your personal interests and achievements and giving reasons why you should be chosen and A copy of your latest year 11 school report Who should apply If you are presently in Year 11 a permanent resident of Australia and are considering tertiary studies in science engineering or related areas at an Australian university then you are eligible to apply There are no limits on the number of students who can apply from any one school If more than one person from your school is applying then it is a good idea to apply to different Rotary Clubs so you are not competing against one another in the first round of selection The program is designed specifically for those bright young Australians who will be tomorrow s leaders in the sciences We can really open your eyes to some extraordinary possibilities and give you a head start If this sounds like you then why not apply What happens after I apply If you meet the selection criteria our Rotary club will inform you of a date and time for a formal interview during the month of June If you are chosen to be supported by our Rotary club you will be nominated for District selections It is at these selections that final decisions are made about who will attend the NYSF Again our Rotary club and or District Chair will inform you of the procedures for this step At this point you should return to your online application and login again at www nysf edu au application in order to see if any further details are required from you before you proceed to District selections If you are successful at the District interview you and your parents will be invited to attend a dinner meeting with our club Here you will hear from a previous NYSFer who has been sponsored by our club You will also have the opportunity to briefly introduce yourself to our members What will it cost The cost for a student to attend the NYSF is 3 097 This covers all travel accommodation and meals while at the Forum This amount is subsidised by Industry and University partners of the NYSF If you are selected by our club we will cover 2 3 of this cost so your cost will be 1032 You pay this to our Rotary Club once your district selection has been confirmed and this confirms your place in your session next January Are there any other expectations We ask you to help us to raise funds for community projects by collecting entry donations at the gates for one of the Sunday Camberwell markets This starts at 7 00 am and ends at 1 00 pm You will always be paired with a Rotarian and

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  • Local Partnerships - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    Rotarian Brett Riley with Rover Scouts from the John Gardiner Crew Gerry Cross showing the scale of the massive cinema screen A meeting with the Girl Guides earlier this week set the foundations for a productive partnership between the Guides the Scouts and our Rotary club We plan to work together to raise awareness of our organisations in the local community and to work cooperatively on service projects Initially we are working together to support Interchange Inner East This organisation is located in Canterbury to offer top quality affordable specialist children s and adolescent respite recreation support to local families Our club was able to sponsor this first event with income from the donation we received from the Maling Road Business Association as a result of the assistance our club members provide each December to the Maling Road Kristkindl When Rotary partners with other organisations we can achieve so much more than we can on our own It is also very rewarding to meet like minded people and share stories while we are running activities that are so much appreciated by the recipients People can join Rovers when they are between 17 and 25 years old Usually they are looking to get involved in the outdoors making friends for life as well as service to the community and Scouting Typically Rovers enjoy helping others having a great time and taking on new challenges The fantastic volunteers who made the event possible We are a hands on Rotary Club Our members like to be involved with our service projects If you ever needed a justification for becoming a Rotarian all you needed was in the delight on the faces of those kids who attended this event with their families Well done Lili Ann Kriegler Michael Chong Brett Riley Jenni Nankervis Val

    Original URL path: http://www.canterburyrotary.org/projects/new-partnership-with-scouts-guides-and-interchange-inner-east/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Glenallen School - The Rotary Club of Canterbury Inc.
    who manage their disabilities with great energy and are eager to learn Each aspect of their work in the garden linked to the curriculum For instance this week s planting involved measurement for maths reading for knowledge of plants and soil preparation and writing as they write or verbally record the day s activity It was hard work for them firstly loading in the soil raking and soaking before finally measuring and planting but they got there Patrick and I were joined by Dave Chan our very enthusiastic Swinburne volunteer It was pleasure to be with them and we have all signed up for fortnightly visits to the garden with the Glenallen kids Val Cunniffe School Camp at Rotary s Camp Getaway Each year our Rotary Club assists the teachers to run a class camp at Rotary s Camp Getaway in Axedale We run the kitchen for them and the teachers run a wonderful program for the kids Often it is the first time they have been away from their parents overnight but they are kept to so busy having fun that they don t have time to miss home Weekly Assistance at School Each week volunteers from our club assist Glenallen School by helping one on one swimming lessons in the pool taking students out for a walk helping wherever needed An important part of our Community Service program this is a very rewarding experience for all those involved 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

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