Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, April 18, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
If you have any comments or questions, email the editor.

Future Speakers
Apr 20 2011
Mike Perry / Helen Harris
"Club Member Presentation"
Apr 27 2011
Indigo Daya
"Voices Vic"
May 4 2011
Donna Cooper
"Cambodian Kids Foundation"
May 11 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"
May 18 2011
Visit to MCG
May 25 2011
Paull Jeffrey
Jun 1 2011
Michael Brosowski
"Child Trafficking in Vietnam"
Jun 8 2011
Angela Forbes
"CEO Connections"
Jun 15 2011
Paul Zappa
"Be A Hero"
Jun 22 2011
Cr Judith Klepner
"City of Port Phillip"

Upcoming Events
Relay for Life
Apr 30 2011 - May 1 2011
District D9800 Assembly
May 15 2011 - May 15 2011


This eBulletin has been generated by ClubRunner club communication software. Visit for details.

© 2002- 11 Doxess. All Rights Reserved.

ClubRunner Sponsors
Please visit our Sponsors.
To place your ad click here.

Club Site Sponsors
10% discount on CPAP equipment for all Rotarians. Ph.1300 365 561 BIRDHealthcare
Bakers Delight 250 Claredon St Sth Melb 3205
Hocking Stuart 332 Montague St Albert Park 3206
Please visit our Club Website Sponsors.
To place your ad click here.
Bulletin No. RCAP...726

Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
Our Club Website Address is

This Weeks Speaker

Peter Logan Media Officer


  Save Albert Park ~ aiming to relocate the Grand Prix to a permanent track ~

·          to stop motor racing in Albert Park

·          to reclaim & restore Albert Park as public open space & parkland

·          to work to protect Albert Park from the impact of the Grand Prix & other inappropriate development & activities

Peter Logan volunteers as the media officer for Save Albert Park, using his experience from 47 years in the workforce. He is now a business owner, running a small orchard but prior to that he worked in a medium and a large enterprise, as well as two terms as an independent councillor on Port Phillip Council. Peter is married with three children - all at home. A lifetime South Melbourne resident, Peter still competes in open competition for South Melbourne Athletic Club - it's just that he's a bit slower now but that won't stop him.

Last Weeks Speaker Najaf Mazari Afgan Refugee

Najaf Mazari

Mazar Development Fund logo

Last week we had the pleasure of Najaf Mazari speak at our meeting. Najaf told us of his life as a boy and young man in Afghanstan. How he fled the country and made his new life in Australia.

After being tortured by the Taliban and narrowly escaping certain death during the genocide of Hazara men and boys and reluctantly leaving behind a young wife and 6-month old baby, he made the dangerous journey overland, eventually crossing the ocean in a leaky boat to the shores of Australia, where he ended up in the Woomera Detention Centre. Najaf could not speak english had no money and only the clothes on his back. Najaf  being released, settled in Melbourne going to school to learn english and obtaining any rug jobs that were available. Najaf now owns his own  rug shop, selling traditional Afghan rugs. His wife and daughter were finally given permission by the Australian government to join Najaf in 2006 after a 6-year separation. In April 2007, he was granted Australian citizenship.

Najaf has done extremely well in the few years he has been in Australia, releasing the followng book - It is a story we've heard before - fearing for his life, a refugee seeks asylum in Australia, is 'vetted' by the rigorous system enforced enthusiastically by the Immigration Department, attains residency then citizenship, is eventually reunited with his family and makes good. But Najaf Mazari's memoir, The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif , begs the question, have we really been listening?

Najaf has also been busy establishing the Mazar Development Fund

We would like thank Najaf very much for attending our meeting with his wife and daughter and giving a most informative and interesting presentation.



Easter Hat Parade

Fun and Fellowship
Easter Hat Parade

Wednesday 20th April

All members are to wear a Funny Hat

If you don't there will be a $5.00 fine

File:EasterBonnet.jpg Adult Easter Bunny Earflap Hat - Made to Order


Relay for Life

 Albert Park Event Details:

Date: April 30 & May 1 2011
Start Time: 10:30am  
Finish Time: 10:30am
Location: Albert Park Lake

There are a lot of teams signed up for the Relay For Life event which will allow us to raise our contributional Funds quite easy!

Any other persons wishing to compete in the 24 hr relay must remember that Liz needs to receive your $15.00 registration fee ASAP please to secure the team. You will receive a long T Shirt for participation in this event.

The Rego Form is a must for each participant to complete and return to Liz De Nittis with your $15.00. 

We also need just a couple more BBQ Volunteers for the Lunchtime on Sat 30th (Sat evening and breakfast Sunday has been covered.

Click HERE    for more information.   Site Details.  Members please click   Here   to download actual map of the Albert Park Relay for Life (we are site 23).

Any queries please contact Liz De Nittis   mobile  0407 321 200.

Thanks to you all for your support to our local community.


Friendship Exchange

Home Host 

Is there anyone who would be interested to home-host an Indian Rotarian couple  from D2980 India for 3 nights 19th - 21st April & possiblly do a little tour-guiding with them as well.

Last month there were a team of Ten Members from D 9780, lead by PDG Eddie Loughnan, on a Friendship Exchange Programme.

We have a couple who would like to extend their stay at Melbourne  and seek your help for Home hospitality for this couple.  

Please contact David Gorman ASAP if you can assist. 

email Mob 0411 806 140                                     

St Kilda PCYC Black Tie Gala Ball


wholesale Sheath/ Column Sweetheart Sweep/ Brush Train Chiffon Over Elastic Satin Evening Dress (FSF08415)

Our friends at St Kilda PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club) are holding a fund raising ball. 

The St Kilda PCYC has a fabulous fundraiser night coming up which we would love for you to attend. The St Kilda PCYC Black Tie Gala Ball will be held on the 26th May 2011 at the prestigious Nine Darling Street . Expect to be indulged, entertained and most importantly, expect to be inspired. You'll see firsthand the impact this amazing organisation has on the communities it supports.

Please check out , tickets can be purchased online through moshtix


A dedicated  team has put together what will be a standout night in support of the St Kilda PCYC and we are now asking all PCYC members, friends and supporters to spread the word and it would be great if you could attend the gala ball.


For over 63 years the St Kilda PCYC has provided exceptional support to those in need and they hope that you can now help them, so they can continue to make a difference to the local community.
2011 Camberwell Rotary Art Show

2011 Herald -Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show

Preview /Opening Night

Wed 13 April 7-30 -10 pm

Caulfield Racecource - Melway Map 68 E1


An invitation is extended to members and friends to the Opening Night of the 2011 Camberwell Rotary Art Show.

Enjoy a glass of wine ,savouries and music provided by a quartet from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Plus, have first mover advantage on some 1500 paintings at great prices!

Patron of the Art Show ,Mr  Harold Mitchell AC will open the 2011 Art Show and Award winners will be announced following the opening.  


Please  note that bookings for the Preview /Opening night

 Wed 13 April,  7.30 -10.00 pm

(Entry $50  ) have to be booked in advance

Click HERE to donwload flyer.

Visit   -download booking form

Cafe International Invite

Café International 2011

A Mysterious Murder

International House
University of Melbourne

We graciously welcome you to attend our annual fundraiser:

A '20s Murder Mystery   Café International 2011

This year, Café International takes you on the exciting and mysterious trail of a 1920s Murder Case. Follow our world famous detective through a whole new style and format to our entertainment program, and enjoy the most exciting experience of your year as the murder case unveils.

We take this opportunity to formally invite you to a night of first class entertainment and fine dining, and to take delight in the vast variety of talent the students of International House have to offer. Every year, we donate a percentage of the money raised to a charity, and this year, we
have decided to donate 50% of the funds raised from Café International to
sister campus, International House in Queensland, due to the terrible damage they sustained during the Summer floods. International House Brisbane has been forced to close down for the entirety of the first semester of this year, and we are all eager to help them in their goal to reopen in July, so that they can start supporting students as International House Melbourne supports us.

Café International will be held on
Saturday, 7

th May 2011
International House,

241 Royal Parade, Parkville

Our doors will open at 6:30pm for some pre-dinner drinks and entertainment, with

dinner and the show commencing at 7:15pm.

Dress Code: Black Tie

Tickets are available at AUD $80.00/person, inclusive of a three-course meal, free flow of beverages, and an intriguing night of performances and mystery.

RSVP by 22 April 2011

We have had a great time in years gone by with Café, and at the same time we support both International House and Rotary who are major benefactors of IH in Parkville.

Click Here to download Attendance Acceptance form. 

For enquiries, please contact or Gerry Phillips RCAP on 0418 349 024


Rotary 90th Birthday

    2011 Marks the 90th
Year Anniversary of Rotary in Australia

and the Rotary Club of Melbourne. Australia's first Rotary Club invites its  members and other Rotarians to a Gala Dinner to celebrate this occasion in the presence of Her Excellency, Ms. Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The 90th Anniversary Dinner will be held on Monday 23rd May 2011 at 6.30pm in the Members Dining Room of the Melbourne Cricket Club, at the M.C.G., Brunton Avenue, Jolimont.  Dress is Black Tie and the cost is $155.00 per person.

Click Here for download

Call for Rotary Peace Applications

      Click HERE to download application and flyer


District 9800 Networker Want to 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.
Members are encouraged to subscribe to Networker at:

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 -

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
Apr 16

1.Jennny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Apr 23

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

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

 ROTARY CLUB OF ALBERT PARK  Door Roster  Apparently some of our members rostered on for Door Duty will not be able to attend all meetings for April.  Please ensure that you have made a replacement for the evenings you will not be able to attend.    

APR 2011       Jeremy Paton,Deb Renshaw-Jones, Joan Robison,Ray McInnes.
MAY 2011      
Phil Schols, Michael Walstab, Kate Staniforth, Paul Sullivan.

JUN 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
Apr 9     Paul Flakus Helen Harris Michael Walstab
Apr 16 Paul Flakus Ian Wavish Ken Hall
Apr 23 Paul Flakus Greig McEwan Terry Moroney
Apr 30 Phil Schols  David Gorman Paul Flakus
May 7  Lorraine McIldowie Rob McIldowie 

Paul Flakus

Thats all for this week.
by Loretta Michaelsen

If you have any good Rotary articles, photo's or  information please forward to me as I would be more than happy to pubish in the bulletin.