Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, March 20, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Mar 23 2011
Nigal Lane
"Facebook Friend or Foe"
Mar 30 2011
Annette Allison - Public Affairs Manager
"Royal Flying Doctors Service"
Apr 6 2011
1. Ian Wavish 2. Loretta Michaelsen
"Club member presentation"
Apr 13 2011
Peter Logan
"Save Albert Park"
May 4 2011
1. Mike Perry 2. Helen Harris
"Club member presentation"
May 11 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"
May 25 2011
Paull Jeffrey
Jun 1 2011
Michael Brosowski
"Child Trafficking in Vietnam"

Upcoming Events
Docklands BBQ
Mar 23 2011
Relay for Life
Apr 30 2011 - May 1 2011


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Wednesday Mar 16, 2011
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Meeting Change of Venue Wed 9th March 2011

Please Note

This weeks meeting will be held  at the Fleece Hotel, 120 MontagueStreet (off City Road, cnr Buckhurst St) Port Melbourne, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start.

This Weeks Speaker - Wayne Dalton

Ports and Park Community Bank
Our speaker this week will be Wayne Dalton,
the Chairman of the 'Parks and Port Community Bank Project'. Wayne has taken over the responsibilities of running the steering committee which is endeavoring to start a Community bank to serve the needs of the communities of Port Melbourne, Middle Park and Albert Park.

Last Weeks Speaker - Tina Thomas

Lifeline 13 11 14

Last weeek we had Tina Thomas a Training Coordinator for Lifeline based in Melbourne at the Wesley Mission speak at our meeting. Lisa spoke about the 24 hour telephone crisis line lifeline provides, which connects people with care by providing services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support and Mental Health Support.  That Lifeline has 3,500 volunteer Telephone Counsellors their training and envolvement. Lisa was most interesting and informative and we would like to thank her for her time and presentation.

Help Earthquake, tsunami victims in Japan

Foundation sets up fund to help earthquake, tsunami victims in Japan   Hiromitsu Shinkawa was rescued two days after the tsunami hit. (Getty Images)

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March, The Rotary Foundation established the Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery Fund, which will support recovery projects in the affected areas.

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake, Japan's largest in the last century, caused a devastating tsunami that swept over northern coastal towns. More than 200 people are confirmed dead, but government officials say the death toll will rise.

Rotarians, clubs, and districts can contribute cash and District Designated Fund (DDF) allocations to the fund. Learn more.

The Foundation will begin accepting online contributions by 14 March.

Download a PDF with answers to frequently asked questions.

SHELTERBOX;ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters
by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a
tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other
items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months followinga disaster.

A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is mobilizing after a massive earthquake struck Japan. The earthquake, measuring 8.9 in magnitude, triggered a tsunami that's caused extensive damage. The latest reports coming out of Japan have shown cars, ships and buildings being swept away with waves of up to 10 meters high slamming into the coast. Areas across the Pacific Basin have been put on tsunami alert including Russia, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Hawaii.
ShelterBox Response Team members Lasse Petersen (AU) and Mark Pearson (UK) are heading to Japan and begin ShelterBox's international response. 'The scenes we're seeing are catastrophic,' said Lasse. 'Whole homes are being washed away and our thoughts go out to all the families who are facing this disaster. The epicenter was in Japan so our first team are mobilizing to head there but we continue to watch very closely the path of the tsunami. We're very aware the worst may not be over.

Letters From Abroad


   The Rotary Youth Exchange site has moved to:

Click the following link for the 1st publication called "Letters from  Abroad", a newsletter from New Generations, The District Youth Exchange committee, which relates to 2010-2011, Youth Exchange Students stat have just returned home and recently back home and into D9800.

This publication is outstanding and I encourage you to click on the link and read the most inspiring stories. A big thankyou to Dr Barry Mullen who designed and published the article and Vanda Mullen for his initiative.

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.

Three down two to go. Wed 2nd Feb, Melbourne Zoo, Wed 16th Feb 2011 Princes Park, Wed Mar 2nd Tan Track all being a hugh success with our club catering for approximately 900 participants at each event. Great work Rotary Club of Albert Park

4. Wednesday 23 March 2011 - Docklands   

Please let David know if you can assist on this night.
The Super Sunset Series          The Docklands Dash


District 9800 NetworkerNetworker 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:

Mug Collection

Traditional MugAlbert Park rotarian Yvonne Flanders is collecting mugs for Queens Road (Sacred Heart). If you have any mugs you can donate Yvonne will collect them at Rotary this Wednesday evening. (great opportunity to get hid of those mugs no longer used)

Footy Tipping Competition

The Rotary Club of Melton Valley's Annual AFL 2011 Footy Tipping Competition is about to launch again.
See if your friends and acquaintances and interested and can help some great, worthy Rotary projects.

1. Every extra member in the contest helps raise the prize money but also allows Rotary to do extraordinary projects here in our own communities all for just $2.00 per week.

2. To join go to
For every 10 members signed up by your club or non-profit group Rotary will donate $120.00 to your group.

3. Remember if you are joining as part of a group online you need to include your company or organization's name when registering.

Any queries please contact Ross Butterworth  0411 228311

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.   

The Texan Connection

District 9800 and District 5840  - Club Partnersh ip
The Rotary Club of Albert Park 
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 -

Call for Rotary Peace Applications

      Click HERE to download application and flyer

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.
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
Mar 19

1.Jennny Grebler
2.Kate Staniforth & Helen Harris 

1. Jenny Grebler

Mar 26

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Apr 30 

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


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

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

Invitation to Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition
17 March from 3 - 9pm

18 & 19 March from 10 - 3pm

Professional Artwork for Sale

St Silas Church, Bridport Street, Albert Park

Proud participant in the Albert Park Carnivale

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.