Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, August 16, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Aug 18 2010
Michael Dee
"Harvesting Funds Management"
Sep 1 2010
Erica Myers-Davis
"Author - Under One Flag"
Sep 8 2010
Sam Bramham
"Wheel Chair Sports Australia"
Oct 13 2010
Trey Keeler - Ambassadorial Scholar
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studying in Australia"

Upcoming Events
Aug 7 2010 - Oct 2 2010
Oct 16 2010


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This Weeks Speaker - Mike Riley

Mark Riley, FairWear Campaign & Education Officer (Victoria) 
Mark is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher, librarian and community worker. His community work has included HIV/AIDS prevention and education work, urban planning and democracy work with the People's Committee for Melbourne, supported housing roles and managing a political party office.
Mark has been working with FairWear since October 2009. He was initially engaged to undertake a project, with FairWear NSW, to identify barriers for schools regarding procurement of school uniforms accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia (formerly No Sweatshop label).
Together with Amity Lynch, FairWear NSW, he co-authored the study, More than a uniform (May 2010).
Since that time he has been working with Boroondara schools to support them in moving to procure uniforms that are ethically made.
The project also involved supporting the schools in asking their suppliers & makers to seek accreditation with Ethical Clothing Australia. It appears that this work has been somewhat successful with an unofficial undertaking by a major Australian uniform company to seek accreditation.


Rotary and Community Service Radio Show

Rotary Community Service Show Interview.

Ambassadoral Scholar goes to air on Rotary & Community Service Show together with Albert Park Rotarian David Gorman Chairman  Ambassadorial Scholars Sub-committee of District Foundation committee.

Last Friday evening Ambassadoral Scholar 'Mei Maruyama' together with David Gorman gave on air conversation with information about the Ambassadorial Scholar Program and how excellent it was.  The show podcast has been posted on the Rotary Club of Canterbury web site for you and others to download.  Go to  and click on the Radio Show tab.  On the Radio Show page, Click on the Listen/Play icon to stream the podcast or click on Download this File to download the podcast & play later.  The interview is also now in the Recent Interviews and is also in Archives. Visit the archives and Scroll or search for any of your favourite Rotary interviews. 


Tune to 94.1FM every Friday at 6:00pm to join Brian Bloomer  and David Proud and  their Rotary colleagues discussing a current Rotary project or topic.  Listen live on the internet as we stream from the 3WBC website and click on the Listen Live button.

Rotary & Community Service Show

3WBC 94.1FM

Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Rotarian Transportation Required
by Jim Prokhovnik

We need to get 6 girls from MacRobertson Girls' High School to Essendon by about 4:45pm (the bus leaves at 5:00pm) on Friday 20 August. I'm not going to be able to do this - it's Raelene's birthday. We also need to get the 6 girls back to Melbourne from Bendigo on the afternoon of Sunday 22 August.

Please let Jim know if you can help out.

Last Weeks Speaker - Melina Schamroth

Melina Schamrot "m.a.d.woman"

Last  week we had the pleasure of Melina Schamroth speak at our meeting.  Melina spoke  about how you can make a difference not only in your life but the life of many.

Founder of m.a.d. (making a difference) Melina told us how she connects people with each other and with their communities.

Melina was a very motivational speaker and w e would like to thank her for her time  taken to attend our meeting and for her great presentation.

Pictured Rotarian Kevin Mooney thanking Melina and presenting her with a gift for attending as a speaker.






Rotary Tree Planting Day

On Sunday 8th August The Rotary Club of Albert Park members, Gerry Phillips, David Gorman, Henry and Loretta Michaelsen along with Peter from PCYC and Ambassadoral Scholars, Mei, Devita, Sophie and Clem attended Rotary Tree Planting Day at Broadford.

9000 trees were planted  as part of a 10 year program. Many thanks to David Gorman who arranged a bus to transport and drive us all there. A great day was enjoyed by all.




Please join us to celebrate the Graduation      Ceremony for HEAT 17


HEAT Patron Guy Grossi will award the successful graduates.

Date:Thursday 19th August, 2010
2.00 pm
SKYS Learning Centre,
62-74 Pickles St,
(Cnr Richardson St & Pickles St)
South Melbourne

Drinks and canapés will be served by the new HEAT
18 participants.

Please RSVP by the 12th of August to Vanessa on
9696 5340 or


European Masters Exhibition

  Melbourne Winter Master Pieces

Stadel Museum 19th - 20th Century

Wednesday 25 August 2010 
At the Clemenger Auditorium at 6.30pm 
with an
 Introductory Talk on Artists and viewing

Special Offer for Rotary Club of Albert Park

only $30.00 per ticket
(revised price)

So  please ask all your friends to join us

Bookings BY 19 August:
After the Exhibition join us at the

Arts Centre CURVE BAR @ $35 drinks / snacks

European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century brings together a remarkable collection of masterpieces from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest collections in Europe. The NGV is truly privileged to host this exhibition, as the Städel have committed only the highlights of its renowned collection of 19th and 20th century European art. Alongside masterpieces by German artists are works by the greatest French, Belgian, Dutch and Swiss masters of the time.  Included are iconic Neo-Classical, Realist, Impressionist and Symbolist works, through to breathtaking German Expressionist paintings and sculpture, rarely seen in Australia.

A high point is the presence of no fewer than ten works by Max Beckmann, the quintessential Expressionist artist. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the 19th and 20th century.

Asylum Seeker Employment Project - Profiles

Asylum Seeker Employment Project
Click HERE to View where we are with this project.

August is Membership Month

August is Rotary Membership and Extension Month, a time when all Rotarians are invited to make a special effort to invite friends and colleagues to join Rotary.


Rotary enjoys a rich and sometimes complex tradition and organizational structure, with many programs that can be confusing to prospective members, new members and even not-so-new members.

The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out.


All effective Rotary clubs are responsible for four key elements: sustaining or increasing their membership base, participating in service projects that benefit their own community and those in other countries, supporting The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International financially and through program participation, and developing leaders capable of serving at club level, and later beyond the club level in Rotary district and International roles.


What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help members participate more fully in and enjoy their Rotary experience.


Door Roster


August 2010
Alan Adams, Deanne Alan, Vicki Bird, Liz De Nitis (Ann White)
September 2010

John Airey, Rosie Annois, Ray Pape, Yvonne Conn

October 2010

Brian Beaumont, Judy Nicholson, Alan Fitzgerald, Helen Harris

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

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Store

The Rotary Club of Albert Park  BOOK STORE

  Located at the Galilee School Building, Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Dorcas & Monatague Streets, South Melbourne (at back of church).

Currrently it is open each Saturday 10.00am - 2.00 pm.

Great Prices   1000's of Secondhand Books for Sale - Softbacks, Hardbacks, Collectables, Classics, Crime, Australiana, Sport, Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Childrens, Lit, Art, History, War Photography , Cookbooks, Wine, Gardening, and lots more............
Spread the word, let your family, friends, neighbours, clubs and organisations know. We appreciate all purchases and all donations. 

If your have any queries please contact Jenny Grebler on 0403841044 or should you have books to donate please contact Henry Michaelsen on 9681 7382 or Greig McEwan on 0417 055 953 and they will arrange a pick up time.

Book Store Roster

Book Club Roster   -   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!  Aug, Sept & Oct.
No prior knowledge of the books is necessary. Jenny will be there to assist you with all dealings. All books will be priced and you will just be required to take money for the sales and help people where needed. Please respond to Deb Renshaw-Jones MB: 0438 250 908 and let her know what shifts you are able to do.


Morning 10am - 12pm

Afternoon 12pm - 2pm

Saturday 7 August

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Phil Schols

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Joan Robison


Saturday 14 August

1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



Saturday 21 August




We will be opening the Book Store from 8am until 6pm.

(There is a voting booth at the Church)

8am - 11am

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Deb Renshaw-Jones

3  Michael Walstab


11am - 2.30pm

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Paul Sullivan

3  Ann White


2.30 - 4.00

John Roberts




2.30pm - 6pm

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Del Lovett

3  Chris Lovett

Saturday 28 August

1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



Saturday 4 September



1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



Saturday 11 September



1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



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 JULY - Aug 2010
Date Captain Co-Server Emergency
July 24 Kate Staniforth Paul Flakus Stephen Bond
July 31 Paul Flakus John Airey Ivo Georgiev
Aug 7 Stephen Bond Ian Henry Paul Flakus
Aug 14 Paul Flakus Jeremy Paton Rosie Annois
Aug 21 Paul Flakus Helen Harris Michael Walstab
Aug 28

Joan Robison/Yvonne Conn

Paul Flakus Jim Prokhovnik
Web Site Links

Note:      Past Bulletins are available for viewing or printing from our web page.

There are also direct links to Rotary District 9800, Networker, Rotary International and many more. 



Thats All For This Week
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week. 
Don't forget I am always looking for items of interest to publish. Please send me details of projects you may be involved with together with any photo's you may have as I am more than happy to publish them to share with our members.

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