Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, May 23, 2011
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
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
David Smyth RC Brighton
"Voilence Free Families"
Jul 27 2011
Paul Dean & Trio
"Artistic Director ANAM"


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Bulletin No. RCAP...731

Wednesday May 18, 2011
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No Meeting at Lifesaving Victoria May 18, 2011

Due to the Club Vocational Visit to the MCG  Wednesday May 18 there will be

NO MEETING  at Lifesaving Victoria on this evening.

Vocational Tour MCG

Vocational Tour MCG.(Melbourne Cricket Ground) 

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This Wednesday May 18,  START Time 6.00pm,  FINISH Time 7.15pm.
Cost $30.00.

T he super stage of Australian sport. An unforgetable experience.

Traditionally the MCG has provided live drama to thrill millions worldwide... memorable events Olympic Games, Test Cricket and Australian football's incomparable Grand Final.

But backstage, the MCG Tour gives the visitor the opportunity to relive their great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour of this marvellous stadium where so many champions of yesterday and today have performed. A fully accredited sports heritage complex and tourism destination, visitors can view the inner sanctum change rooms, famous long room, coaches boxes and even walk on the arena (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

-MCG tour, takes approximately one hour and includes a tour guide.
-Note: Dinner is an Extra Option.


Please join us for dinner after the Tour,  Geppetto Trattoria,78A Wellington Parade.

Any queries please dontact Kerry Kornhauser 0411 597 690

Payment / BSB 033 305  Acc 143281  - Please Use for payment Reference -MCG and your initials

Last Weeks Speaker - Clemens Witt


Last week we had the pleasure of D9800 A m bassadorial Scholar Clemens Witt   speak at our meeting.

Clemens having grown up in West Berlin spoke about how he could still remember the Berlin Wall and when the Wall came down.

His speech  highlighted some parts of the young German history: WW1, WW2,  German Culture, Berlin Wall, Cold War etc.

He gave small stories which helped to understand German structure and Germany today.

We would like to thank Clemens very much for his time and most impressive and interesting presentation.


Pictured above-

Left President Mike Perry being handed  a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall as a tokin of appreciation from Clemens Witt for having him speak at the Rotary Club of Albert Park meeting.

The Berlin Wall divided the country from 1961 to 1989.

Next Weeks Speaker - Paull Jeffrey

I am a primary trained teacher with a major in Physical Education. I have been at Bluearth for 10 years since it started and have been a coach, regional coordinator and now State Manager of Victoria. Before Bluearth I taught and played and coached cricket in UK for 3 years and travelled and also worked with Cricket Victoria for 5 yrs as a Development Officer. I'm a level 2 cricket coach and have coached senior cricket for 14 yrs and coached elite cricket squads past 5 yrs and have a passion for all types of sport and physical activity and enjoy coaching, teaching and assisting others of all ages.

In 2000, Australian businessman and philanthropist Malcolm Freake decided he wanted to contribute to the health and well being of our Nation by encouraging an increased participation in physical activity.

The Bluearth Approach was directed to the health and wellbeing of students, particularly primary school children. In 2005 we recognised that the best long term results could be achieved by training teachers as they spend the majority of time with these students. This resulted in the development of the Bluearth Teacher Professional Learning Program which has now seen more than 1100 teachers accredited.

Stroke Awareness-Know Your Numbers

Stroke Awareness - Know Your Numbers

Volunteers Required

Stroke Foundation

The Rotary Club of Albert Park is again operating a stroke awareness program adjacent to the Amcal Pharmacy in the Spotlight Centre, Cecil St, South Melbourne from Monday May 16th until Sat May 21st. Under supervision of the pharmacist we offer members of the public on the spot blood pressure checks, and where readings are out of range provide information about how they seek further advice.   

The Know Your Numbers program benefits your community and club on several levels.

·          Promotes awareness of high blood pressure as one of the major risk factors for stoke

·          Raises awareness of stroke

·          Encourages people to seek medical support for high blood pressure

·          Collects information for the national stroke Foundation

·          Promotes your club in the community

·          Direct engagement with members of your community and potential new members

·          Social activity for your club members


So far we have had quite a few members volunteer for shifts and thankyou to those menbers however  there are still a few times to be covered being

Wednesday                        3.00pm to 4.00pm

Thursday                             10.00am to 2.00pm

Friday                                   Noon until 4.00pm

Saturday                              2.00pm to 4.00pm


Please let Gerry Phillips know if you can assist. 0418 349 024 e-mail

New Signage for Bugs

"Bugs" The Rotary Cub of Albert Park Mobile BBQ Van displays Club Logo with the New Signage.
Change Over Dinner

Please put this date down in your calendar .

Change Over Dinner 
Friday July 1st 2011

7.00 for 7.30 Dinner

Venue:   Waterfront Restaurant, Station Pier, Port Melbourne

More details coming shortly.....................


BBQ - Big Sisters Big Brothers

Volunteers required for Big Brothers, Big Sisters BBQ this Sunday at Docklands.

Time 10.00am to 1.00 - 1.30 pm.

If you can assist please call Mike Perry on 0414 950 923


District 9800 Networker

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:

St Kilda PCYC Black Tie Gala Ball

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

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
Monday 23rd May 2011


Members Dining Room of the Melbourne Cricket Club

M.C.G., Brunton Avenue, Jolimont. 

Dress is Black Tie

$155.00 per person.

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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 -

Vocational Committee News

  • Mibbinbah - Indigenous Men, Health and Indigenous Mens Spaces

    The Rotary Club of Albert Park Vocational Committee have secured 50 computers with software for the Mibbinbah Indigenous Men's Group.

    They are delighted and they are going to Kuranda, Herberton, Mount Isa, in North Queensland, Croydon Victoria, and Tamworth in NSW, Darwin, Port Augusta and Perth these communities are very keen to be involved with the community project.

    Mibbinbah's VisionUsing 'proper way' to create safe spaces for spirit healing, empowerment, celebration and education & training.Enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males to regain their rightful place in society, whatever that may be.

    Foundation News

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    The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profitcorporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

    If you did not get to read the attached articles last week please spare some time this week to open and read. Both have some valuable and interesting information.

    Click HERE  May 2011 Foundation News D9800 Edition 4 2010-2011

    Click HERE  June 2011 Issue 108 Foundation Newsletter for Rotary Leaders

    Australian Brandenberg Orchestra

    Australian Brandenberg Orchestra
    Melbourne Recitial Centre

    Sunday 22nd May 5pm

    Phone 1300 782 856
    Ask for Marelle Irvine

    Codeword "Rotary"

    Price $92.00

    for A reserve seating, which is a 15% discount,
    plus a booking fee of $5.00.

    The offer does however expire on 30 April but f or those wishing to make a reservation please do so before 30 April as any reservation made after that date will still have seats allocated in the prime area, but the ABO cannot guarantee that they will be in the area and at the price currently allocated to us.   

    This is an excellent offer. If you have not yet been to an ABO concert I can assure you that you that it is a memorable event.
    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

    May 21

    1.Henry Michaelsen 
    2. Greig McEwan

    1. Henry Michaelsen
    Greig McEwan

    May 28

    1.Henry Michaelsen
    2. Greig McEwan

    1. Henry Michaelsen
    2. Greig McEwan

    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


    Members rostered on for Door Duty who are not be able to attend please ensure that you have made a replacement for that evening.

    MAY 2011       Phil Schols? Steven Bond?   Michael Walstab, Kate Staniforth, Paul Sullivan.
    JUNE 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
    May 21 Paul Flakus Peter Holdsworthy Brian Beaumont
    May 28 Jeremy Paton Paul Flakus Gerry Phillips
    June 4 John Roberts Paul Flakus Richard Goss
    June 11 Paul Flakus Rosie Annois Kevin Mooney
    June 18 Ian Wavish Paul Flakus

    Jim Prokhovnik

    Club Meetings

    The Rotary Club of Albert Park
    Meet:   Wednesday evenings

    Lifesaving Victoria,  200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

    Time:     6.00pm for 6.30pm start 

    Visitors are always welcome to attend.  Should you be considering attending please contact our secretary Judy Nicholson on 0419 366 740  so necessary meal arrangement can be made.