Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, December 05, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Dec 8 2010
Stephen Block
"GEO MCO & quartet"
Jan 19 2011
Janet Hornby
"Opportunity International"
Feb 9 2011
Ray Campbell - National Commodore
"Australian Volunteer Coast Guard"
Feb 16 2011
Desiree Pettit
"Evolve at Typo Station"

Upcoming Events
Charity Golf Day
Mar 2 2011


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Wednesday Dec 1,2010
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Vocational Visit

Please Note: There will be no meeting at Lifesaving Victoria this week Wed Dec 1,

as the club have arranged a Vocational visit to the Policy Academy at Glen Waverley.

This is in lieu of our regular meeting in Port Melbourne. 

                                                Victoria Police Home page


The Policy Academy in Glen Waverley   


We will have approximately a 1 hour tour with Mick Hermans from Victoria Police and then some fellowship time at a local Italian restaurant.


The Academy, on the corner of Waverley & View Mount Rds, Glen Waverley, is approximately a 30 minute drive from South Melbourne on the Monash Fwy, but obviously longer at peak hour.


  If you have any queries please contact Vicki Teschke   9690 2077


Next Weeks Speaker - Stephen Block

Stephen Block - "GEO MCO & quartet"

Stephen is one of Australia's most respected arts managers, with a history of achievement and innovation in the classical music sector.


His early career was spent in Adelaide, gaining experience in diverse fields including theatre, tourism and government.


In 1997 he had the opportunity to follow his passion for music when he became the inaugural GM of the Australian String Quartet (ASQ), the only full-time chamber ensemble of its type in the country.


Over ten hectic years Stephen built the reputation of the ASQ and its program to the point where in 2007 he was able to hand over to his successor, secure in the knowledge that the ASQ was in its strongest ever position in its 22 year history.


The following three years were spent as Head of Marketing and Partnerships with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, where he had the opportunity to work in a much larger organisation, as well as enjoying the relaxed lifestyle of Hobart.


However, the challenge of building the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) to realise its full potential was one that he couldn't resist, and early in 2010 Stephen relinquished his role in Tasmania to become Chief Executive Officer of MCO.

Xmas Break

Christmas Break Dates.

Last meeting 2010, Tuesday 14th December, which will be our Xmas Party evening.

First meeting 2011, Wednesday19th January.


Christmas Presents


      Date                        TUESDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2010


      Time                        6PM  FOR 6.30PM


      Place                       EMERALD HOTEL (COURTYARD)

                                     415 CLARENDON STREET SOUTH MELBOURNE


      Cost                        $30 per head (fingerfood)    Drinks at Bar prices


      Dress                     "A LITTLE BIT OF XMAS"


      RSVP                     Kate Staniforth   0410 476 410



Christmas Presents

December Rotary Family Month

The idea of the family of Rotary is a simple one, and one that we celebrate every December during Family Month.  Every Rotarian is part of the Rotary family - but our family is much larger than our members.  The family of Rotary includes every one of the men, women and children who are involved in our work: the spouses and children of our members, our Rotary Foundation program participants and alumni, and all of those who are part of our programs, in the tens of thousands of Rotary communities around the world.

The youngest generation of the Rotary family is composed our Rotaract clubs and Interact clubs, the participants in our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, our Ambassadorial Scholars, and our more than 8,000 Rotary Youth Exchange students every year.  As in any family, our youth are our brightest promise for the future. 

Rotary club membership can and should enhance our home lives and family interactions.  As we work to attract more and younger qualified members, we would do well to remember that today's young professionals are often balancing work and family responsibbilities.  Adding in a commitment to Rotary service should complement, never compete with, those responsibilities.  By scheduling meetings outside of the workday, planning activities that involve family members, and welcoming family members whenever possible, we help to ensure that every Rotary family will feel a true part of the greater Rotary family.

Every club should strive to achieve a balanced interaction between Rotarian and their families - and the family of Rotary.  Only by working together, as a family, can we ensure that the Rotary of today grows in to an even stronger Rotary of tomorrow.

Last Weeks Speaker - Steven Aquilina

Last week we had the pleasure of Steven Aquilina from the  Rotary Club of South Bank speak at our meeting.

Steven gave a presentation on various aspects of  

"Social Media, and what it was all about?"

Face  Book, Twitter, Linkedln, You Tube,  how people, clubs and business use these programs to communitate either on a social or business basis. 

Steven most interesting and informative and we would like to thank Steven very much for his time and presentation. 


My Shopping Genie

The Rotary Club of Albert Park has decided as part of their fundraising program to introduce to the public a Free revolutionary internet shopping tool  The "My Shoppinggenie" that instantly finds the best deals and lowest prices on millions of products.

The Genie is free to download to all members and friends.

To register please click the following   

  For more information  contact Stan on  or ph 0411 256 033

At last weeks meeting Stan Teschke spoke about My Shopping Genie and gave out small packets of leaflets to all members to distribute to friends and business's.

Please get behind Stan for this project, download the free Genie and get as many of your friends to do also.

Christmas Hampers - Sacred Heart Mission

Christmas Hampers and Gifts for clients and residents.

Every year  Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda distribute 500 Christmas hampers and gifts to the people who use their services. If you are interested in making up a hamper or providing a gift please see the attached list.


If making up a hamper please include only the items listed as these have been specifically requested. If you are providing a gift from the list please don't wrap it as we will not know what is enclosed and will have to open it anyway.


Hampers and gifts can either be dropped off at the Day Centre at 2/99 Grey Street between 9-5 on weekdays only in the first 2 weeks of December. They will not be able to accept any gifts after then as we simply don't have the storage space.

Or Yvonne Flanders RCAP will collect at the Clubs Xmas party and the following week. Yvonne's contact details as below.

If you are droping off at the Day Centre you need to call Peter Mercer on 9536 8418 to arrange for him to open the Day Centre for you as it won't be manned otherwise.

Your support and generosity will help Sacred Heart Mission extend the Christmas spirit at a time when poverty can be most heavily felt.

Food items for Hampers

The list below has been developed in consultation with our various programs.
It would be appreciated if you could please follow the list so we can ensure for
fairness that everybody receives the same hamper. When buying tinned
goods, please select ring-pull tinned goods and provide the items in a reusable
shopping bag.

1 x 425g tin of ham
 2 x 185g tins of tuna

1 x sweet biscuits i.e. shortbread

1 x savory dry biscuits

1 x jar good instant coffee

1 x packet tea bags

1 x bottle of juice or soft drink, please no glass bottles and less than 3ltrs

1 x pack of chips or pretzels

1 x packet of nuts or dried fruit

1 x 400g (approx) tinned fruit

1 x chocolate, or lollies

1 x small Christmas cake or pudding or mince pies etc

Small packet Christmas cards & a biro

Gift list


Toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, shavers, shaving cream,
   shampoo, hairbrushes, deodorant, hand cream, etc

Aftershave, nail clippers

Beanies & gloves

T-shirts, polo shirts

Belts, caps

Sandals & thongs

Playing cards, books, diaries, journals, writing paper



Artists paints and brush sets

Please do not wrap the gifts.
For more information please call 1800 4 HEART (1800 443 278)

or Contact Yvonne Flanders RCAP  0417 011 202.

"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 

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. Any queries please contact either Mike Perry or Kevin Mooney.

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.



This year

' s RYLA Rotary Dinner
Thursday 9
th December 2010 (6.30pm for 7.00pm).

All Inclusive cost $30.00 (Inc GST)

Oasis Camp 
66-72 Monbulk Road,

Mount Evelyn (approximately 1hr 10 min via Eastern Freeway and Mt Dandenong Road).

The Rotary Club of Southbank is proud to be assisting in various elements of the Camp and we will be presenting to the RYLArians, visiting Rotarians and guests a snapshot of their club and what Rotary means to them.

Dress: Smart Casual

RSVP (m: 0410 220 530) by 30 November 2010
or contact Paul Sullivan RCAP on 
0412 818 144

Sept09 ROMAC logo





Your urgent donation will make a difference in saving the lives of our 'forgotten' children

Holidays Mission Statement

To provide medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.


  • To provide hope where there is no hope
  • To restore dignity to human life
  • To save or transform the lives of children from developing countries.
  • To provide the best possible medical and surgical expertise

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The Texan Connection

District 9800 and District 5840

Club Partnership

The Rotary Club of Albert Park
as been paired with

The Rotary Club of Beorne Noon

What Happening At the Rotary Club of Beorne Noon this week.

Click on there web page and find out

To find out what this partnership program is about click the following -

Book Store Roster


The (old) Galilee School building at the Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Bank & Montague Streets, South Melbourne


We require 2 people each Saturday for 2 hour shifts , if you are able to do the full 4 hours, please place your name in both time slots. Please respond ASAP and let me know what shifts you are able to do up until we break for Christmas!



Morning 10am - 12pm

Afternoon 12pm - 2pm

Nov 20

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Nov 27

1. Jenny Grebler
Kate Staniforth

1. Jenny Grebler
Helen Harris

Dec 4

1. Jenny Grebler

1.Jenny Grebler
Alan Fitzgerald

Dec 11

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Dec 18

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Paul Sullivan


Please let  Deb Renshaw-Jones know of your availability -

0438 250 908 or email:


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.
Door Roster


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. 

Don't forget that if you have any detail or interesting articles you would like published in our bulletin please forward to me as I would be more that happy to include for you.
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