Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, October 17, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Oct 20 2010
Tracey Gaudry
"CEO Amy Gillett Foundation"
Oct 27 2010
Robert Stone
"Asylum Seekers Project"
Nov 3 2010
Councillor Frank Martin Dromana Rotary Club
""The 1st World War Battlefields of France" "
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
Oct 16 2010 - Oct 17 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...704

Wednesday-Oct 13, 2010
Our Club Website Address is

Our meeting moved to Trivia Night RC South Melbourne

No meeting on Wednesday October 13
Meeting moved to Thur 14 October Trivia Night RC Sth Melbourne

We will be having a Makeup meeting with the RC of Melbourne South at their Trivia evening the next evening Thursday 14th October and we are trying to get as many tables of 10 as we can to attend.
So please advise Kerry Kornhauser 0411 597 690 ASAP if you will be attending what will surely be an enjoyable and educational evening.

The Pier
1 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Thursday 14 October 2010 7.30pm
Fundraising games, Auction & Trivia (a night to remember !!)

Finger Food included

$30 each or $300 per table of 10
Call Ruth 0408 997 946      Click HERE for flyer

RCAP Annual Book Fair

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Annual Book Fair

Sat 16, Oct 9am - 5pm
Sun 17th Oct 10am - 3pm

Albert Park Primary School
Bridport Street,   
Albert Park
This is one of the Club's Major Fundraiser's be sure not to miss out plenty of bargins

Books Galore 1000's and 1000's of them.
Softbacks, Hardbacks, Collectables' Classic' Crime' Australiana' Sport' Romance' Sci Fi' Fantasy' Childrens' Lit' Art' History' Photography' Cookbooks' Wine ' Gardening' CD's DVD's

More, More and More.......Be sure to tell all your friends.

Liz De Nittis is collecting names to go on the roster for Friday set up, Saturday Sales, Sunday Sales and Monday Pack Up. Kerry will also have a list as help is required with packing of books.
Please let Liz 0407 321 200 or Kerry 0411 597 690 know if you are able available to help.

Members: Please bring strong Plastic Bags for sales. 


The Texan Connection

The Texan Connection - District 9800 and District 5840

Club Partnership

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

Click the following and visit their websie.

Want to know more about this program,  Click the following -


Next Weeks Speaker - Tracey Gaudry

Tracey Gaudry
"CEO Amy Gillett Foundation"


Head of Company Operations, Senior Leadership Group (Executive), Jacobs Australia Tracey is a senior manager with fifteen years professional experience with a strong focus on the public sector. Her experience covers Strategy and Planning, Operations Planning and Management, Client/Service Delivery Management, Resource Management, Project Management, Business Development, Marketing, and Statistics and Operations Research. Formerly Head of Company Operations with Jacobs Australia. Prior to this role, Tracey was the Global Category Manager - Dairy Foods and has held lecturing appointments at the Australian Sports Commission, University of Canberra, University of Melbourne and Deakin University. Tracey is an accomplished key note speaker and facilitator, presenting at research, business and philanthropic events over the past nine years. In her professional road cycling career, Tracey attended two Olympic Games and three Tour de France events. Tracey has achieved over fifty international medals and was ranked third in the world in 1999. Master of Management (2005), Bachelor of Commerce and Science (1991) and Senior Advisor to ACT Sport July 2010 - commenced in the role of CEO for the Amy Gillett Foundation having previously been a board member for the Foundation since December, 2009

Last Weeks Speaker - Spohie Dowse


Sophie who is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from USA spoke about her young years growing up with the family in Britian and then moving to the USA at age 7. How the family adapted to a new country, what they got involved with and her aims for the future. Spohie being very family dedicated decided she would like to persue a career in Social Work.
Sophie  is currently studying Social Work at Uni and has  been involved in lots of hands on experience here in Australia (which is part of the course). Sophie also spoke  how being a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar has opened her world to the vast differences  in countries and communities with the different policies they hold. Sophie hopes one day with the experience she obtains  hold  a senior role of influence in Social Work and  have the opportunity to write some of the policies herself.

Sophie was most delightful, and very interesting. We would like to thank her very much for her presentation and wish her the best for the future.

Pictured President Mike Perry & Sophie Dowse

October - Vocational Month

The Rotary Club of Albert Park, Indigenous   Literacy Project - Update October 2010


The aim of this project was to assist with improving literacy among indigenous students. A number of groups have been identified in the Northern Territory through Sue Rose who is the Regional Learning Agent at the NT Open Education Centre. Initially three groups were identified for projects. In remote schools one of the big challenges is student attendance. Unfortunately the students who started the Sport in our Community and Games for kids have stopped coming to school so their projects will not be completed.  No funding was used for those two as the money is only spent when the materials are ready for printing.

The good news is that 7 students  from Gapuwiyak school have been doing a subject related to the health promotion of diabetes.

They decided to make calendars with pictures (of themselves where possible) and a short message to promote the diabetes message to their community. The calendars will be displayed in the local clinic, shop, school and council offices. They made the calendars at a residential school in Darwin three weeks ago and as a result the calendars have now been published. The total cost was about $850. Each calendar with postage worked out at around $40 each.

Some of the calendar pages they had printed follow. Thanks were expressed to RCAP for the funding and further projects will be identified as opportunity arises.


Polio Day 2010


Click HERE to download Flyer and Registration 
Click HERE to read Media Release

Click the following to view website

World Polio Day

In honor of World Polio Day, The Rotary Foundation is happy to announce 2 for 1 recognition points for every online contribution of US100 or more made to Polio Plus during 18-24 October 2010 Central Standard Time.

Rotarians may go to to make theri online contributio.  Rotarians will need to have registered with Rotary's Member Access.  Through Member Access, Rotarians are able to access online services and fewtures.  Rotarians may register for Member Access at .

Please note that contributions on are in US dollars and will receive a US tax receipt.  Donors will need to print the tax receipt at the time of donation.  Also, online contributions cannot be made on behalf of another individual, club or district. It is expected to have a high volume of online traffic associated with this promotion.  Please allow 4-6 weeks the for the promotional points to appear.  Once the pormotional points have appeared in their accounts, donors can request their recongition materials.

Invite - SOIREE - John Faine

The Rotary Club of Albert Park

HEAT (Hospitality Employment & Training)

invite you to a


with controversial ABC 774 media personality JON FAINE

Join us for lunch and support young people at risk.

Republica Restaurant St Kilda Baths

Jacka Boulevard

Wed 20 October at 12.00 for 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

John will give us tips on how Rotary can grow its media profile and presence and also share stories from his recently published book.

$55 per person (3 course lunch,coffee, tea and soft drinks included - wine available for purchase)

For bookings - e: or 0418 390 334

Community Safety Day Docklands

Community Safety Day

Melbourne City Council have once again asked The Rotary Club of Albert Park to run a BBQ for this hugh event.  We will seeking several members to work on this day as there is estimated to be 1000's attend. 

Please let Kevin Mooney      0418 220 602    know if you can spare some time to help out on this day.


This year, Community Safety Day at Docklands Sunday 24th October will the premier event of Community Safety Month. There will be live demonstrations throughout the day to show how services "work together" during an emergency.   There will be displays providing education and promotion of how every Victorian can take an active role in community safety.

Victoria's emergency and safety services are bringing their special skills and impressive equipment to a fun day at Docklands. The wow factor will be high as you get close to helicopters, boats, fire trucks, working dogs and horses, interactive displays, emergency demonstrations, water rescues, specialised vehicles used to 'work together' in rescues and emergencies around Victoria.  

The event offers family oriented entertainment including children's photograph opportunities, face painting, prizes & giveaways.   Plus, performing live will be Victoria Police Show Band. 
Join all the fun and meet those who work and volunteer to protect us and keep us safe. Learn more about safety and explore the many volunteer-based opportunities. With demonstrations, displays, kids' activities and more - don't miss a great day out at Docklands.

Keep up to date with all the people and organisations involved to make this special day successful over the coming weeks via Docklands TV starting 26th Aug.


District Conference - Adelaide

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 you can 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.



Melbourne Cup Day Invite

Racing 150th Melbourne Cup




This year is a BIG year for Melbourne as Tuesday 2nd November will see the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup!

Our Rotary Club traditionally does Cup Day and uses the opportunity to fund raise as well for a cause close to our hearts.

Your invitation is attached – we have only 24 tickets for non-members so get in quick. Friends are welcome as are members.

Click HERE for flyer with full detail.

Farwell to member

At last weeks meeting members gathered to wish Deanne Allan farwell.  Deanne who has been an active member with the Rotary Club of Albert Park is moving to live interstate.  We would like to thank Deanne for her contribution to the club and wish her every success for the future.

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

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 

Door Roster


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

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 - 2010
Date Captain Co-Server Emergency
Oct 2nd

L McIldowie

Rob McIldowie Ian Henry

Oct 9th

P Flakus Maxine Miller Liz De Nittis
Oct 16th Kevin Mooney Richard Goss Paul Flakus
Oct 23rd L McIldowie Rob McIldowie Paul Flakus
Oct 30th P Flakus Yvonne Flanders A Fitzgerald
Nov 6th

D Gorman

Peter Holdsworth Terry Moroney



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

Breakfast with Sam Lipski

Join the Tullamarine Rotary Club for breakfast. Featuring Mr. Sam Lipski CEO of the Pratt Foundation. Read more


When - 7:10 am on Thursday 28th October 2010

Where - Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Airport

(Park car 2nd level - take lift to 4th floor)

(Hilton Hotel Reception 4th floor)

Cost - $ 30 includes dining and parking costs

R.S.V.P.  21st October

Contact person: Leon Lewi  0419 354 313-

Or Fax 9331 - 5755