Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, February 20, 2011
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Feb 23 2011
Michael Dee
"Harverting Funds Manager"
Mar 9 2011
Tina Thomas
Mar 16 2011
Wayne Dalton
"Ports and Parks Community Bank"
Mar 23 2011
Nigal Lane
"Facebook Friend or Foe"
Mar 30 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"

Upcoming Events
Tan Tract BBQ
Mar 2 2011
Visit to DIK
Mar 5 2011
GSE Welcome Dinner
Mar 15 2011
Docklands BBQ
Mar 23 2011
Relay for Life
Apr 30 2011 - May 1 2011


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Bulletin No. RCAP...718

Wednesday Feb 16, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker Desiree Pettit

logo Desiree

Evolve at Typo Station was founded in 1993 and has been offering opportunities for young people to make positive changes in their lives ever since. Using our former cattle grazing property on the edge of the Alpine National Park, Typo Station, we challenge disadvantaged and at risk young Victorians with a 100km hike and pioneer style living, while at the same time teaching them life skills such as effective communication and anger management. We also apply Narrative and Bush Therapy practices to allow our young people to take control of their lives and their futures. I am one of only two marketing staff working for Evolve and my background is varied, with qualifications in events management and marketing, and having worked in these areas as well as in account management and anti-money laundering compliance. I have worked in the not-for-profit space previously for the Royal Agricultural Society, and growing up in rural Victoria, I love spending time up at 'Typo' and seeing our young folk develop in their two-to-three year journey with us.

Charity Golf Day

Rotary Club of Albert Park
Charity Golf Day
Supporting Windermere & Polio Plus

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

Kooringal Golf Club, Wilga Avenue Altona

An Invitation Is Extended To Individuals Or Groups To Compete In an Ambrose Golf Competition
Cost - $100 Per Player   
Incl. - BBQ Lunch, 18 Holes, 2 Course Dinner & Prizes 

Time 11.30 am for a 12.30 pm tee off

RSVP Ian Henry (w) 9521 0303

Click HERE to download flyer with detailed information re Key Sponsorship, Tee Sponsorship and Individual

Visit to DIK

Visit to DIK Store (Donations in Kind)

Sat 5th Mar, 2011

Woolshed 37 @ 400 Somerville Rd, West Footscray (Melway 41 E 7)
Between Geelong & Paramount Rds.

Enter double gates opposite Whitely Pde - Ample safe parking available. If lost phone David Dimple 0408 174 773.

9am Start

We will be shown over the facility and assist with any jobs required.

About 12pm

We will finish up and then if desired use their BBQ facilities to have lunch.  BYO - food and drink.
As Members of a District 9800 Club you are a shareholder and owner of your District Projects. Donations In Kind is one of these projects and effectively the people who work on this project work for you. You should be very proud of your DIK as it is one of the most efficient recycling organisations in Australia.
With donations of quality material from Members and increasingly major organisations this year  shipped was in excess of $2,600,000 of often new goods to people who desperately need them.

If you could spare some time on this day to attend DIK you will find it very rewarding.
Please RSVP
to Helen Harris 0403206061

GSE Welcome Dinner Mar 15, 2011

Welcome Dinner Texas GSE Team 2011

Our District is delighted to announce that in 2010-11,our Group Study Exchange will be with Rotary District 5840 in South-West Texas.
The visiting team from Texas will be in our District in March/April 2011. Our team will be in District 5840 in May/June 2011.
It promises to be a great exchange. Please contact your nearest D9800 Rotary Club for more information about becoming a team member or team leader.

Alternatively, see our
District's web site GSE page for more information about District 9800, including application forms, key dates and a video about San
HERE  to download GSE Welcome Dinner flyer

Eritrean Refugee School Project

Eritrean Australian Humanitarian Aid (EAHA) is pleased to announce that the container of school supplies is finally on its way to Sudan. Despite a number of unexpected delays, we are happy to report that a large 40-ft container jam-packed full of school furniture, books, computers, sports equipment and other school supplies is on its way. The container itself has been donated to the project courtesy of Mount Scopus Memorial College, and will be used as a converted library when it arrives at Wadsherifay refugee camp.

One of EAHA's members and co-founder, Mr Anwar Alishek, left for Sudan in late December and has started work on the repair of school buildings, using funds donated to the project to purchase building material. A report and photos of the repairs will be sent in the next update. Another EAHA member and co-founder, Mr Berhan Jaber, left for Sudan this week (also self-funded!) and will meet the container at Port Sudan at the beginning of March and oversee its transportation and distribution at the schools.

Both Anwar and Berhan were featured in an article in The Age on 31 December about the project ("Refugees reach out from afar to aid their homeland" -

We will be sending another update once the container reaches its destination. In the meantime,
we would like to thank you again for your support. In particular, we would like to thank all of the many individuals who donated money or goods, as well as the following schools, organisations and businesses:
  • Ascot Vale Sports & Trophies
  • Beaumaris North Primary School
  • Bendigo Secondary College
  • Dandenong West Primary School
  • Deer Park Primary School
  • Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network
  • Mount Scopus Memorial College
  • North Melbourne Football Club
  • Office of the Public Advocate
  • Preshill Primary School
  • Rotary - Albert Park, Flemington and Yarraville clubs
  • Victoria Police  

District 9800 Networker

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:

Last Weeks Speaker-Ray Campbell


Last week we had the pleasure ofRay Campbell, National Commodore, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard speak at out meeting.
Ray informed that the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is an organisation composed entirely of volunteers and guards the coast in the most effective way. That the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard has no law enforcement powers and enjoys a reputation for being helpful and courteous to all boat owners. That flotillas and radio bases are located from the Skardon River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, down the eastern sea board to Ceduna in South Australia, including Tasmania and major inland lakes and weirs. Expansion is continuing in areas of need. We would like to thank Ray for taking time to come to our meeting and give his presentation.

Super Sunset Series 2011

Volunteers required for BBQ.

The Rotary Club of Albert Park have been once again been asked to provide the BBQ catering for the Super Sunset Series  events.  The club needs at least 6 members or friends to be in attendance for each event. Should you be able to help please let David Gorman know on 0411 806 140.

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 - Melbourne Zoo - Hugh success with our club catering

 for approximately 900 participants. Great work Rotary Club of Albert Park

Wednesday 16 February 2011 - Princes Park

Wednesday 2 March 2011 - Tan Track,    

Wednesday 23 March 2011 - Docklands  


Looking for something to kick start your new year? The Super Sunset Series is back for 2011! Including three unique course through the Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park, & Royal Botanic Gardens. This is one event not to miss! REGISTER NOW!! 


MCS is excited to bring back  The Docklands Dash  for 2011. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this great community 4km fun run/walk held in Melbourne's newest precint.  REGISTER NOW!


Sanitrium Tryathlon 2011

Volunteers Required to Marshall.

Sanitarium Tryathlon 2011

  • Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
  • Event Date: Sunday, 13 March 2011
  • Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and cap.

    N eed to be at the marshalling area to sign in around 6am for a 6.30 briefing.

    The event finishes around 11am.

    Sanitarium donates monies to our club for each member or friend who are a volunteer participant.

    Note: We will not be doing the BBQ this year. 

    Great Event please help raise funds for our club and help our local Community at the same time. 

    RSVP  Liz De Nittis 0407 321 200

    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

    What 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 -

    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
    RCAP require volunteers to run the BBQ for the evening of the 30th April and for Breakfast on the 1st May.
    RCAP would also like to put together a team to run in this event.

    Click HERE or click on the link above for more information.

    If you are interested in either being part of this event, helping at the BBQ or making your own team please contact -

    Liz De Nittis 0407 321 200.


    Call for Rotary Peace Applications

          Click HERE to download application and flyer

    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 110am - 12pm Afternoon 12pm - 2 pm
    Feb 12

    1 Greg Mc Ewan
    2. Alan Fitzgerald

    1. Greg Mc Ewan
    2. Alan Fitzgerald

    Feb 19

    1. Jenny Grebler

    1. Jenny Grebler

    Feb 26

    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


    District Conference - Adelaide

    District Conference March 31 - Apr 2, 2011  Adelaide
    The 79th Annual Rotary District 9800 Conference. Please click the link below for latest information -     or 
    contact Brian Beaumont on 0419 308 410 as he will be more than happy to assist you.
    Flood Disaster Appeal

    Door Roster

     ROTARY CLUB OF ALBERT PARK  Door Roster      

    FEB 2011       Kerry Kornhauser, L McIldowie, Rob McIldowie, Gerry Phillips.
    MAR 2011     
    Liz De Nitis,Vicki Teschke, Stan Teschke, Jim Prokhovnik.

    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.

    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 


    Date  Captain Co-Server Emergency
    Feb 12 Paul Flakus Rosie Annois David Gorman
    Feb 19 Paul Flakus Liz Denittis Kate Staniforth
    Feb 26 Paul Flakus Kate Staniforth Ian Wavish
    Mar 5 Henry Michaelsen Loretta Michaelsen Michael Walstab
    Mar 12 Paul Flakus Alan Fitzgerald Jim Prokhovnik
    Mar 19 Richard Goss Paul Flakus Yvonne Flanders
    Mar 26 Paul Flakus Yvonne Flanders Ivo Georgiev
    Apr 2 Chris Lovett Del Lovett Paul Flakus
    Apr 9 Paul Flakus Helen Harris Michale Walstab
    Apr 16 Paul Flakus Ian Wavish Ken Hall
    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.
    Australian Soul Tours and Events

    Australian Soul Tours and Events is a tour operator, specialised in small groups and personal touring. Their variety of tours includes touring in Adelaide, KangarooIsland, Great Ocean Road, FlindersRanges, the Red Centre including Uluru and much more. Newly we are offering a tour to Lake Eyre, FlindersRanges and Coober Pedy. As a member of the community it is important to us to get involved into charity work and raise funds for people in need. Since Australian Soul Tours and Events is in operation, we always supported the Royal Flying Doctor Service whilst collecting donations during our tours. Now we would like to work together with Rotary Clubs Australia and support your projects too. In this regard we have the following to offer: We are offering your club members a discount of 5 % for tours booked with us. Further 5 % of this booking will be a donation to your Rotary Club for charity reasons. To ensure that your Club is receiving the donation and the member the discount, club members should book our tours via email and provide us with the details of your club. We look forward to hear from you Kind regards Sandra Sarantou Director Phone: 040 9092509