Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, November 07, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Nov 10 2010
Iven MacKay
"District Governors Visit"
Nov 17 2010
Trey Keeler
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studing in Australia"
Dec 8 2010
Stephen Block
"GEO MCO & quartet"

Upcoming Events


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This Weeks Speaker

Councilor Frank Martin - Dromana Rotary Club

The First World War Battlefields of France.

Frank's interest in the topic arose about 25 years ago. We all new about Gallipoli and Simpson and his donkey from our school days but nothing was passed on about the Somme and the Western Front. After a lot of reading on the subject and three trips to the region over recent years Frank's presentation came together. He has presented to Rotary, Lions and Probus Clubs over the past few years and has a wealth on information on this topic. About myself, I worked in the building industry for 45 years. Firstly in structural steel as a draftsman then in Structural Engineering and Architecture as a design draftsman for about 20 years. I then progressed into building project management and construction and facilities management up to my retirement from the regular workforce 4 years ago. I now operate my own building design business on the Peninsula and was elected as a Councillor for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council in 2008.


Next Weeks Speaker

Next Week
Visit by District Governor

Iven MacKay

Iven has lived and worked in Melbourne all his life, and was educated at Melbourne Grammar School. Iven's vocation in "Maps and Travel Guides" began with over 20 years in the family business publishing the "Melway Street Directory" finishing as Managing Director, these were great times. The family sold the business and Iven, along with Marilyn, a Home Ecomonics and Textiles teacher, decided to work together and purchased a specialty retail business "Map Land" Australia's oldest map shop, established in 1870, with shops in Melbourne CBD and in Kew.  Some years later, with the industry in decline, the Kew shop was sold and they concentrated on the City flagship store.  The growth of internet technology has had a hugh impact on the map and travel guide industry over the last 14 years, and in a final attempt to keep Map Land alive, the relocated themselves and the business to attempt to keep Map Land alive, they relocated themselves and the business to Bentleigh in 2008.  They closed the business in 2010 as it was simply not econimically viable to continue and will seek new opportunities form employment in the future.

Iven is a past president of the International Map Trade Association, Asia Pacific Region, and remains involved in the map & trade guide industry, attending confenences and map fairs worldwide.  He graduated from OCTU in 1977 as an Army Reserve Officer and served as such until joining Rotary.

Iven joined Rotary in 1985 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Toorak. He was a Club President in 1990-1991, District Governor's Representative 1991-1992, and has served as on District Committees and in District leadership roles ever since.  He has a 100% attendance record and is a strong believer in the benefits of weekly attendance.  Iven was GSE Team Leader to D3660 in Busan, South Korea in 2006.  He was assistant Governor for Beachside Cluster 2007-2009.  He is a Pual Harris Fellow with Double Sapphire.  Iven and Marilyn have a 23 year old son AShley. Interests include travek food & wine, and country/60's music


Last Weeks Speaker

Last  week we had several representatives from the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project accompanied by Br Robert Stone efc from the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) speak at our meeting.  Two Sisters  spoke about and discussed the Club Project they run to assist Asylum Seekers. They also had with them in attendance a current Asylum Seeker  in the program who  answered questions about what they are up against and why they wanted to live in another country. Robert Stone also spoke on more detail of the program, the length of time envolved, being able to find a job, which was most informative and interesting.  We would like to thank them all for taking time to attend our meeting and give a great presentation.

Pictured Ian Wavish RCAP member, Asylum Seeker, Sisters and FR Robert Stone. 

Want to know more about this Program please click one of the following -


November is Foundation Month

D9800 Director Foundation John Davis, Rotary Club of Footscray

D9800 Ambassadorial Scholarships and Visiting Ambassadorial Scholars Mentoring Program - David Gorman, Rotary Club of Albert Park.

Rotary Club of Albert Park Director of Foundation - David Gorman

District 9800 The Rotary Foundation Education Projects.
Group Study Exchange, Vocational Training Teams, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Rotary Centres for International STudies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, Rotary Peace and Conflict Study Porgram for Professional Development.

The Rotary Foundation Humanitarian Grants Programs.
Grant Coordinatiors, Global Grants, District Grants, Health, Hunger & Humanity (3H) Grants.

The Rotary Funding and Contribution.
Annual program fund Contributions, EREY (Centurion), Sustaining Member Fund and the Paul Harris Society of D9800, Permanent Funds Gifts (Benefactorors),bebefactor recognition program, The Paul Harris Society of District 9800

Foundation Promotion and Speaker Bank
Polio Plus and the US200 Million Gates Foundation Challenges Grant.

End Polio Now
The Royce Abbey Awards Program
The Royce and Jean Abbey Endowment
Special Projects Committee

Foundation Newsletters

More .......

"Shine On " Awards

The Rotary Club of Albert Park are requesting nomination.

The Shine On Awards are approaching and we would like to find a candidate.

Shine On Awards  is an Australia-wide Rotary award that recognises outstanding service by persons with disabilities who disregard their disabilities in reaching their goals to serve others. Clubs may nominate persons who meet the criteria. All nominees receive recognition with a Certificate of Commendation.

Should you know of anyone who may be suitable for this award please forward details to Kerry Kornhauser 

Annual Rotary Foundation Breakfast

The date for the Annual Rotary Foundation Breakfast in November has now been confirmed.

Wed 17th November

RACV Club 17th Floor,

501 Bourke Street Melbourne

7.15am for 7.30 sharp

$55.00 per head 

Guest Speaker: Governor of Victoria,

Professor Devid de Krestser AC.

See details on following link:

Click HERE for Flyer 

Coming Up

Dec 12th 2011. We have been asked to assist with a BBQ at Docklands for the MRA event.  1000's are expected to attend and we will need all the help we can get.  More information will be coming next week but if you can please keep this day free in your calendar to assist.

Thousands of motorcyclists, their families and friends will descend on Docklands on December 12 as the Motorcycle Riders Association (MRA) Toy Run comes to town.

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce has invited the Toy Run to Docklands this year to boost the local economy and forge greater ties with outer suburban Melbourne.

Chamber president Keith Rankin said as many as 30,000 people were expected to flock to Docklands on the day.  He said up to 10,000 motorbikes were expected, as well as friends and families.

The Texan Connection

District 9800 and District 5840 Club Partnership

The Rotary Club of Albert Park has been paired with - The Rotary Club of Beorne Noon

To find out what this program is about click the following

Visiting Rotarian

Last Wednesday evening we had the pleasure of Clive E J Evans attend our meeting.

Clive is the International Director for The Rotary Club of Goquitalm Sunrise Canada.

Clive on being presented with a banner discribed our club as very similar to his and how he totally enjoyed the evening.  We would like to thank Clive for visiting our club and wish him best for the rest of his journey.

Click and visit Clive's club

District Conference - Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia - Venue for the Rotary District 9800 Conference 2011
Opening of the early bird registrations for the upcoming 79th Annual Rotary District 9800 Conference to be held in Adelaide.       Please click the link below to read this special announcement.     or 
contact Brian Beaumont on 0419 308 410 as he will be more than happy to assist you.




We are seeking the assistance of Rotary members, Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and non-Rotarians with businesses, who could contribute to the 2011 Conference with a supporters grant of $1000.00 to minimise the Conference costs. Individual support would also be welcome.

Companies, Clubs and individuals will have their names printed on a pop-up banner in the House of Friendship, displayed on the overhead screens, as well as being listed in the Conference Directory as "Conference Supporters", also included in the Conference satchels and listed in the Networker/website.

This is an ideal way of supporting the Conference and keeping the registration costs to a minimum, given the very difficult task of finding suitable sponsors.

Please place this request in your Club bulletins and promote at Club meetings as soon as possible, and do not hesitate to contact me for further information.


AG Alan Freedman,  Conference Chairman, Rotary Club of Toorak Inc., P.O. Box 397,
TOORAK. VIC. 3142.



Romac Fundraiser

Romac proudly presents for one night only
Rosa the Russian Beautician

"A delightful and entertaining cabaret with songs, stories and audience participation all delivered with impeccable timing."

The District ROMAC committee  have organised a fundraiser staring Marney McQueen for November 15th  

Marney has performed to sellout crowds  in Australia, New York and the UK.   She is currently rehearsing for a major part in the new musical, Hairspray, which opens in Melbourne next month.  Tickets are limited and an early booking is the best way to ensure attendance at this exciting fundraiser. Click HERE to download flyer


FR Bob Maguire's Golden Jubilee

You are invited to honour Father Bob Maguire and his service to the community.

Tue Feb 15, 2011
Side by Side

Golden Jubilee Testimonial Dinner, Crown Palladium

Click HERE to download flyer

Rotary Anzac Peace Tour April 2011

            Rotary Anzac Peace Tour: April 2011


Rotarians from D9800 and all over Australia are booking for our 2011 departure for the

R otary ANZAC Peace Tour to Turkey, departing in April 2011.


The tour is now in its 6th year and we invite members and guests from your club to join us on either the 13-day or 24-day itinerary that includes return airfares from Australia, accommodation, sightseeing and wonderful hospitality from Istanbul Rotarians (please ask for copy of our full intinerary).


As well as the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Lone Pine ceremonies, there are many other wonderful highlights and memories to bring home from this tour.


2006 tour participant Alan Seale remarked, "The sights of Istanbul, the moving Dawn Service at Anzac Cove and the hospitality of fellow Rotarians, both Turkish and Australian, combine to make this an extraordinary travel experience."


We'd really appreciate you promoting this tour to your Rotary Club Members... thank you! We have an A4 size pdf flyer which you may also like to attach to your next club bulletin or circulate at your next meeting please contact Owen (or Debbie Carr) for a copy.


Pricing is currently being finalised for the tour: in 2010, the price for the 13-day tour, including airfares and taxes, was approximately $6,600 per person.
For bookings and enquiries, contact Debbie Carr at Harvey World Travel Surrey Hills (phone (03) 9830 0055 or email


But you'll need to hurry, time is running out. To secure seats, you need to act now as there is only limited availability on this exclusive small group tour.

We hope members from your club can join us on this very special tour.

  -   Dr Owen Tassicker, Convenor of the RAPT 2011 Committee, RC Balwyn.

  Owen Tassicker  with Banu Tulumen, Secretariat, Districts 9800 & 2420,  2/22 Graham   Place, Box Hill 3128.    Phone: (03) 9899 8345 * Mobile 0408 760 986

Door Roster


November 2010
Richard Goss, Maxine Miller, Kevin Mooney, Ken Hall

December 2010
Greg Mc Ewan, Loretta Michaelsen, Henry Michaelsen, Tessa McGuigan

If you are unable to fulfill your door duty, please speak to another member and organise a replacement for yourself.
For all other queries about the door roster please contact Terry Moroney 0409 006 285

Community Meals

Rotary Club of Albert Park Community Meals

Want community Meals Instructions. Please login, go to My ClubRunner Box, Click on View Club Documents, then click on Community Meals Instructions. 


Please Note that each server is responsible to ensure that any changes are advised to Paul on 0417 567 747 or email 


ROSTER Oct - Dec 2010
Date Captain Co-Server Emergency
Oct 30 P Flakus Yvonne Flanders A Fitzgerald
Nov 6 D Gorman Peter Holdsworth Terry Moroney
Nov 13 P Flakus John Roberts Philip Schols
Nov 20 P Flakus Jeffrey Sadler Michael Walstab
Nov 27 P Flakus Kate Staniforth Joan Robinson
Dec 4 P Flakus Stephen Bond

John Airey


Dec 11 P Flakus      

Helen Harris 
Rosie Annois

 Jim Prokhovnik
Dec 18 P Flakus Loretta Michaelsen

Henry Michaelsen
M Walstab

                           December 25th CLOSED

Note: 18th December is the Annual Christmas Lunch and if anyone wished to offer asistance please advise Paul prior to this date.



Thats All For This Week
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week. 

The race that stops the nation The race that stops the nation The race that stops the nation The race that stops the nation  

Good Luck for those of you going to the cup, hope you pick all the winners.
Have a great day.

Club Presidents

Club Chartered

Jim Corsie

Doug Wade

Gad Kolsky

Rob Denton

Ann White

Loryn Clark

David Gorman

Vicki Teschke

Mark Mills

Gerry Phillips

Clifton Warren

Yolanda Pettinato

Jessie Bainbridge

Jim Prokhovnik
Jenny Hunter
Ken Hall
Ian Henry

Joan Robison

Michael Perry