Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, June 06, 2011
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Jun 8 2011
Angela Forbes
"CEO Connections"
Jun 15 2011
Paul Zappa
"Be A Hero"
Jun 22 2011
David Smyth RC Brighton
"Voilence Free Families"
Jul 27 2011
Paul Dean & Trio
"Artistic Director ANAM"

Upcoming Events


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Wednesday June 1st, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker - Michael Brosowski

  Michael Brosowski in Vietnam (Click for larger image.)Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

 Michael Brosowski

Breaking the poverty cycle Michael Brosowski, 36, is the founder and CEO of Blue Dragon Children's Foundation in Vietnam.

Michael grew up in Sydney and studied high school in Bundarra and Inverell, in North West NSW.

After completing an Arts/Education degree at the University of NSW, Michael worked for four years as an English and ESL teacher at Westfield Sports High in Fairfield, Sydney. Michael then worked at UNSW in the Gifted Education department while studying a Masters of Education.

In 2002, Michael moved to Vietnam to work in the Education sector, but in early 2003 he established Blue Dragon in response to the overwhelming needs of street children in Hanoi. Today, Blue Dragon serves over 1000 children throughout the country. ttp://

Last Weeks Speaker - Paull Jeffrey

Last week we we had the pleasure of Paull Jeffrey State Manager Blue EarthFoundation speak at our meeting.

Paull who is a Development Officer spoke how the Bluearth Approach was directed to the health and well being of students, particularly primary school children.

He had club members up on their feet trying some of the activities which they use in primary schools. Although they may have proved a little difficult for some members they were enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank Paull very much for his time and great presentation.

Wheelchairs for Cambodia
by John Roberts

Vocational team member John Roberts, with Wayne Slattery of the 'Wheelchairs for Cambodia' program were at the handover at DIK in Sunshine.
Wayne has arranged for the chairs to go to Cambodia via Qantas. They will be allocated to disabled children who have lost legs through land mine explosions.
These kids are presently only mobile because they can drag themselves along the ground on their hands or arms.
"This will absolutely change the live of 5 children in Cambodia. They will now be mobile enough to attend school and develop real independence" Wayne said after the handover.
He sincerely thanked the Rotary Club of Albert Park for their efforts and hoped that more assistance might eventuate when he has another "free" freight arrangement in place.
Change Over Dinner

Please join us in celebrating our achievements of the  
2010/2011 Rotary year and welcome the 2011/2012 Leadership Team at the

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Rotary Club of Albert Park Changeover Night 
Friday July 1st 2011

7.00 pm

Venue:   Waterfront Restaurant, Station Pier, Port Melbourne
$65.00 per head including pre-dinner drink

Other drinks at bar prices.

RSVP 20th June 2011
Richard Goss

Westpac Rotary Club of Albert Park

BSB 033305 Acc 143281

You will need coins for parking meters

Click HERE to download flyer

June is Rotary Fellowship Month


The month of June is considered as Rotary Fellowship Month in the
Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect
of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us clarify
the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:

  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
  • Make new friends around the world;
  • Explore new opportunities for service; and
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.

Examples of Rotary Fellowships include:

Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI),
International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR), International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR), International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers, International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians, Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc.

The field is so varied, which includes marathon running, scuba diving, flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, Esperanto, go, gourmets, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture capitalists, wine and yoga.

Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors. It must be international in nature with active members in at least three (3) countries. Each fellowship elects at least three (3) officers to oversee the group's administration. The Rotary Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI.

What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provide opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.

Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary Fellowship by clicking or even start a prospective Rotary Fellowship if their recreational or vocational interest is not in the list of approved Rotary Fellowships.


District 9800 Networker

Stay connected to what is happening in your district.
Networker is our District 9800 weekly newsletter,
filling the information gap that exists between club bulletins: Rotary Down Under and Rotary World.  Networker showcases the activities of our Clubs through caricature editor Clarice.
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Vocational Committee News

  • Mibbinbah - Indigenous Men, Health and Indigenous Mens Spaces

    The Rotary Club of Albert Park Vocational Committee have secured 50 computers with software for the Mibbinbah Indigenous Men's Group.

    They are delighted and they are going to Kuranda, Herberton, Mount Isa, in North Queensland, Croydon Victoria, and Tamworth in NSW, Darwin, Port Augusta and Perth these communities are very keen to be involved with the community project.

    Mibbinbah's VisionUsing 'proper way' to create safe spaces for spirit healing, empowerment, celebration and education & training.Enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males to regain their rightful place in society, whatever that may be.

    The Texan Connection

    District 9800 and District 5840  The Rotary Club of Albert Park   
    is in Club Partnership
     and as been paired with
    The Rotary Club of Beorne Noon

    What's 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 -

    Foundation News

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    The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profitcorporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

    If you did not get to read the attached articles last week please spare some time this week to open and read. Both have some valuable and interesting information.

    Click HERE  May 2011 Foundation News D9800 Edition 4 2010-2011

    Click HERE  June 2011 Issue 108 Foundation Newsletter for Rotary Leaders

    Book Store Roster

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

    Roster. Members required to cover the following shifts. Can be either a 2 or 4 hour shift.  

    Date Morning 10am - 12pm Afternoon 12pm - 2 pm
    June 4

    Please let  Deb Renshaw-Jones know of your availability -
    0438 250 908 or email: or should you have any queries please contact J Grebler  0403 841 044


    Door Roster


    Members rostered on for Door Duty who are not be able to attend please ensure that you have made a replacement for that evening.

    JUNE 2011        Ian Wavish, Robert Redpath, Yvonne Flanders, John Roberts.


    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 



    DATE Captain Co-Server Emergency
    June 4 John Roberts Paul Flakus Richard Goss
    June 11 Paul Flakus Rosie Annios Kevin Mooney
    June 18 Ian Wavish Paul Flakus Jim Prokhovnik
     June 25 Jim Prokhovnik  Paul Flakus Liz De Nitis
    Club Meetings

    Want to come to our meetings. The Rotary Club of Albert Park  meet  Wednesday evenings at Lifesaving Victoria,  200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. 

    Visitors are always welcome to attend.  Should you be considering attending please contact our secretary Judy Nicholson on 0419 366 740  so necessary meal arrangement can be made.


    Club Presidents

    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