Rotary Club of Albert Park


Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Oct 13 2010
Trey Keeler - Ambassadorial Scholar
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studying in Australia"

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Aug 28 2010 - Oct 2 2010
Oct 16 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...700

Wednesday-Sep 15,2010
Our Club Website Address is

No Meeting 15th Sept 2010

Due to the Footy Finals Breakfast being held on Friday 17th September there will be no regular meeting held at Lifesaving Victoria on Wednesday 15th September.

Publishing Change
by Loretta Michaelsen

Please Note:
  Loretta is back next week so stories should be again be sent to Loretta for the bulletin.
Footy Finals Breakfast

The Rotary Club of Albert Park

Footy Finals Breakfast 2010

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Join us for a fun morning of Footy Finals Fever
Special "Footy Legend"Guest Speaker

Matthew Richardson
Mathew "Richo" Richardson is a retired professional AFL footballer who player for Richmond. The club's key forward through the late 1990s and the 2000s, leading goal scorer thirteen times and selected in the All Australian team in 1996, 1999 and 2008. He continues to make his mark as a media commentator with Network 10.

Great Entertainment

Auctions, Raffles

Give aways

and a

Full Sit Down Breakfast

Friday September 17, 2010
Point Restaurant Promenade Room

Albert Park Lake

Cost $55.00

7.00am for 7.30am Start

AFL-Geelong-Cats AFL-Colingwood-Magpies St Kilda Football Club's 2006 logo

Ask your friends, family and business colleague's to come along.

rsvp Joan 351 762
Deb Renshaw-Jones 0438 250 908

Click HERE to view/download flyer

All Proceeds to The Reach Foundation

Click the following link to read all about Reach

October 20th Speaker John Faine
by Loretta Michaelsen

The Rotary Club of Albert Park & HEAT (Hospitality Employment & Training) invite you to a Soiree 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
OktoberFest - RC Docklands
by Loretta Michaelsen

Oktober German Beerfest to be held at the James Squire Brewhouse as the Docklands fundraiser Saturday October 16 7pm - 11.30pm

Tickets: $65 which includes two courses of traditional German Beerfest cuisine, beer, wine and a keepsake stein glass
Contact: Alison Gouws 0409 947 780 Ann Ellis 0437 580 515 Jane Kinsey 9600 0700 or ask at James Squire Brewhouse bar counter.
Payment can also be made via bank transfer to the Rotary Club of Docklands. Email with the number of tickets required and your postal address. Then transfer funds to the club and your tickets will be mailed to you. Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000 Account no 137680682. Please ensure you leave your surname and, if possible, "OCTFST" in reference field.
Prizes to be won on the evening!
Our meeting moved to Trivia Night RC South Melbourne
by Loretta Michaelsen

No meeting on Wednesday October 13
Meeting moved to Thursday 14 October Trivia Night RC South Melbourne

Please note that South Melbourne strongly supported our club's NGV evening with many attending
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 ea or $300 per table of 10
Call Ruth 0408 997 946
September - New Generations Month

District Director New Generations Vanda Mullen
RCAP Director New Generations - Jim Prokhovnik

New Generations.  To recommend, co-ordinate, support and deliver effective Youth Service programs. Essentially to provide innovative and practical opportunities to support and motivate young people in our communities to acquire learning and life skills.

Programs such as Youth Exchange,

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA),


Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), Audi Victoria Rotary Youth Squad,

Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)

What is MUNA about click the following

Youth Suicide Awareness, Rotaract, Interact, Storm the Stage, The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), The Science Experience, Lord Sommers and Powerhouse, RYDA Roadside Youth Driver Awareness, The Portsea Camp, New Horizons, The First Steps - Youth Job Search Program.

Rotary Exchange Student Rosalie Schwank

Thank you all - and warm greetings from germany. Rosalie's mother writes the following -


Dear all,
We feel we must say to you all thank you very much for inviting  our daughter Rosalie to your country and into your families and for hosting her and caring for you over the whole year so cordially! It was such a good feeling for us during the the long time to know her well hosted so far away from home.

Now we have her back since some weeks and she told us so much about her exciting year, about your hospitality and your support in all thinkable matters. She has found so many good friends and has learnt to love your country so much that she is planning to return as soon as possible. And we know also very well that this year abroad offered her so many new experiences and impressions that she would never have found at home. So thank you again for your heartiness and for your generousness. We admire it very much, especially because we know very well that hosting a young boy or girl can be sometimes a bit of challenge as we also hosted three young boys in our family during the last year. But I think it is in the same way an enrichment for all and I believe that you see this in the same way.
All in all it is a great chance for all of us to meet young people coming from different countries and to learn more about their ideas and about their way of living. It an important step on our Rotarian idea of international understanding.

Rosalie is now feeling at home here again - but it really needed some weeks. Obviously she was enjoying her new life in your wunderful country so much that it was not very easy for her to leave you all and to leave her friends. And we really love her telling impressively about her experiences, about her life with her friendly host families, about her school and her friends and her Australia tour.... Sometimes she is still sad about her goodbye.

But meanwhile she was fortunately very busy with getting her driving licence - and yesterday she finally passed the test. Now she can't wait to get 18 next month and to drive by herself. And also the new school year will start soon and will demand her full engagement.

Now we like to add that it would be a pleasure for us to welcome the ones or the others of you here in Germany very warmly, if someone of you is planning to visit Europe and Germany. We are living in a nice village nearby some beautiful small cities that you may know, e.g. Bamberg, Rothenburg, Nürnberg. So please let us know about your tours:) We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards from Germany (Bavaria - Franconia)
to you all and to your families,
Carola, Niko, Benedikt .... and Rosalie.
Wachenrother Weg 2
96132 Schlüsselfeld
Mobil 0174/155 95 23

Pakistan Disaster Relief

Rotarians Send Help to Pakistan Flood Victims
Rotarians are reaching out to victims of the heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, as the country continues to cope with its worst flooding in decades.

Major rivers have flooded valleys in about one-third of the country, claiming as many as 1,600 lives and washing away bridges, roads, and entire villages. The United Nations estimates that more than four million people have been left homeless.


Pakistanis living on the side of the road after heavy flooding. Photos courtesy of Rotary Club of Rawalpindi Rohtas

Foundation Sets up Fund to Help Flood Victims in Pakistan

In response to the floods that have devastated Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province since 23 July, The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees is accepting contributions to help fund Rotary projects that will support long-term disaster recovery in the affected areas. Rotarians, clubs, and districts can contribute both cash and District Designated Fund (DDF) allocations to the Rotary Pakistan Flooding Fund. This account is being administered through the Foundation's Matching Grants program.

  1. Contributions can be made using the attached form which will direct the funds through The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust. This form can be used for a contribution by cheque, direct debit or credit card and the contributor should simply write "Pakistan Disaster Relief" across the top to make his or her intentions known.
    While these personal and corporate contributions are tax deductible, they will not   attract PHF points. Club contributions will also not attract PHF credits.


  1. All contributions will be consolidated in Evanston and used to fund matching grants that are specifically designed to restore normalcy to the lives of the Pakistan people and provide them with their basic requirements. These will be "second phase" programs and will not necessarily be of an immediate nature.

Click HERE for Direct Debit / Payment Form

Click HERE for Direct Debit Service Agreement


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


Door Roster


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!!!   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 4th September

1. Jenny Grebler


1. Jenny Grebler

2. Joan Robison

Saturday 11September

1. Jenny Grebler

2. Yvonne Flanders

1. Jenny Grebler

2. Joan Robison ?


Saturday 18 September

1. Jenny Grebler

2. Vicki Teschke

1. Jenny Grebler


Saturday 25 September






Saturday 2nd October







Guess who is in the Photo

Someone special from our CLUB!!!!  Who it it. Which one is he. Clue "1967"

This week can he name all of the players in this picture. How good will his memory be!!!

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


Sept 4

Paul Flakus Greig Mc Ewan Kate Staniforth
Sept 11 Paul Flakus Ivo Georgiev David Gorman
Sept 18 Chris Lovett Del Lovett Paul Flakus
Sept 25 Paul Flakus Tess McGuigan Richard Goss
Oct 2

L McIldowie

Rob McIldowie Ian Henry



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