Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Nov 17 2010
Trey Keeler
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studing in Australia"
Nov 24 2010
Steven Aquilina - Rotary Club of South Bank
"Social Media, What it is all about?"
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"

Upcoming Events


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This Week Visit by District Governor Iven MacKay

This 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


Next Weeks Speaker Trey Keeler

Trey Keeler
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studing in Australia"


Trey Keeler is a 24-year-old Ambassadorial Scholar from the United States sponsored by Rotary District 7600 in Virginia, who is pursuing a Master's Degree in International Relations at the University of Melbourne. Trey graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a major in Political Science and minors in Public Service and National Security and Military Intelligence. Trey has gained previous international experience studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and as an intern at the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, in the office of Syed Kamall, a British Conservative Party member representing London. He previously worked in the office of US Senator George Allen and at a Richmond, Virginia, law firm. Upon completion of his Ambassadorial Scholarship he hopes to attend law school in the United States.

Last Weeks Speaker

Last week we had the pleasure of Councilor Frank Martin  from the  Dromana Rotary Club speak at our meeting. Frank gave an indepth presentation on the First World War Battlefields of France. The Somme, The Western Front,  the lives of our soldiers who fought in these areas, the casualities numbers, the conditions the soldiers struggle with day after day. Frank was most interesting and informative and we would like to thank him very much for attending our meeting and giving us such a great presentation.


Remembrance Day

                 Australian soldier        Australian flagRemembrance DayAustralian flag

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" - Remembrance Day

In Australia the 11th of November is a day to remember those who died in war.  The 11th of November 1918, saw the end of WW1. Australians observe one minute's silence at 11.00 am on Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day, was originally called Armistice Day.  After the end of WW2 in 1945, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day as an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead.

In 1993, to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1918 armistice, the Australian Government exhumed the remains of an unknown Australian soldier from the Western Front for entombment at the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory, Canberra. In 30 years from 1915, 100,000 Australians died in war service.  Many of those died in action.  Many also died through sickness and accidents.  Many Australians came home with severe war injuries and died not long after, or had a greatly shortened life.

Over 500 Australians died in the Vietnam War, and since WW2, Australians have also seen action in places like Korea, Indonesia, Malaya, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Listen to the Remembrance Day Song

More ..

Relay for Life

The Rotary Club of Albert Park need volunteers to assist with the Free Breakfast BBQ at on Sunday 21st November for the Relay for Life event.

The number of participants who will be there for breakfast is fairly uncertain, however a rough estimate is about 200 people.


In terms of a hot breakfast, we'd be hoping to provide:

- eggs

- sausages and/or bacon

- bread

Please let Mike Perry 0414 950 923 know if you are able to assist on this morning.

Relay for Life will be run from Sat 20th and Sun 21st November
Start Time: 4pm
Finish Time: 10am
Venue: Alexandra Gardens boat house drive
Note: We are only required to do the Breakfast BBQ on the 21st.

Details of Event Click Here

Map Details Click Here

November is Rotary 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.

The Royce Abbey Awards Program
The Royce and Jean Abbey Endowment
Special Projects Committee

Foundation Newsletter
 August 2010  Annual Rotary Foundation Breakfast - 17th October 2010 

More .......

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"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. 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.

What Paul Harris Said for November 2010

Albert Park Rotarian Ann White came across the following article which has some very interesting reading.


What Paul Harris Said for November 2010

A departure from our usual "quote."  

"The New Orleans storm that nearly ended the life of Rotary's founder, 12 years before Rotary was formed." The story is stranger than fiction. Read it here.  



This will give you something to talk about when you visit our booth, in New Orleans, next year.   Just tell the RGHF members at the booth that you know how Rotary almost died, when Paul was 25.

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF)

Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) since 11 October 2000

Yours for RGHF,

Jack Selway


Learn more about our membership pin, and the importance of sharing the Global History of Rotary

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

See Below what they have on for this week -

Witte Museum

Date and Time: 11/12/2010 at 12:00 pm
Location: Ye Kendall Inn

Program Speaker: George Blasing

Hosted by: Rob Bradley,  Greeter: Chris Byrd

Program Details

George Blasing, Guest Curator of Paleontology, Witte Museum, and former host of the History Channel's "Jurassic Fight Club," will tell the club members about the creatures that roamed the earth 65 million years ago, and his work to build the best dinosaur gallery in the country.

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


Our neighbours at the church are having a Food and Wine Festival this Saturday and Sunday, and are expecting thousands (or at least hundreds of people).

 A big thankyou from Deb to those who have volunteered for this weekend, she has had a great response! but please register for other weekends as outlined below...
We are opening from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.    Jenny has kindly volunteered to work both days and Ken is working on the Sunday.


Please respond ASAP and let me know if you are available!




2pm - 4pm

Sat Nov 13

1. Jenny Grebler

2. Filled

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Paul Sullivan

1. Jenny Grebler

2. Filled

Sun Nov 14

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Ken Hall

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Ken Hall

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Ken Hall


We ALSO still 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

1. Jenny Grebler

Dec 4

1. Jenny Grebler

1.Jenny Grebler

Dec 11

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Dec 18

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Paul Sullivan


Thanks heaps,    Deb Renshaw-Jones

0438 250 908 or email:


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


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.
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

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. 

Melbourne Cup 1896 The race that stops the nation   Check out the Silent Clip complements of Kevin Mooney  Enjoy

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