Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, August 22, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Sep 1 2010
Erica Myers-Davis
"Author - Under One Flag"
Sep 8 2010
Sam Bramham
"Wheel Chair Sports Australia"
Oct 13 2010
Trey Keeler - Ambassadorial Scholar
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studying in Australia"

Upcoming Events
Aug 7 2010 - Oct 2 2010
Oct 16 2010


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Wednesday Aug 11, 2010
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Rotarian Transportation Required
by Jim Prokhovnik

URGENT - Transportation Required
We need to get 6 girls from MacRobertson Girls' High School to Essendon by about 4:45pm (the bus leaves at 5:00pm) on Friday 20 August.  We also need to get the 6 girls back to Melbourne from Bendigo on the afternoon of Sunday 22 August.

What is MUNA about click the following

Friday 20th 1. H & L Michaelsen x 3 girls
Friday 20th 2.
Friday 20th 3.  Only required if 2. cannot take 3 girls
Sunday 22nd 1.
Sunday 22nd 2.
Sunday 22nd 3. Only required if 2. cannot take 3 girls

Please let Jim know if you can help out.

This Weeks Speaker

Michael Dee
"Harvesting Funds Management"

Michael Dee runs Harvesting Funds Management which manages money on behalf of high net worth clients across Australia.
Michael was the 2IC of the Australian Equities group at the Queensland Investment Corporation for 13 years until April 2008.
After predicting a fall in the market he resigned and set up Harvesting Funds Management.

Seed funds began October 2008! What a great time to be investing!

His first year of operation yielded +26.3% during the worst times in many decades against a market down 9%.

Success comes from taking complex global issues, seeing the wood for the trees and predicting outcomes.

He uses the outcomes in constructing portfolios for his clients with the greatest growth available.

His unique Volatility Indexes allow predictions on market timing and of contrary moves to come.

Tonight's topic is Superpowers USA v China.

Guess who is in the Photo

Someone special from our CLUB!!!!

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 Guest Speakers !!!!

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

rsvp Joan Robison 0418 351 762
Deb Renshaw-Jones 0438 250 908




Last Weeks Speaker - Mike Riley

Mark Riley, FairWear Campaign & Education Officer (Victoria)  
Mark who has been working with FairWear since October 2009 spoke about production in the clothing industry, and why we should support suppliers & makers who seek accreditation with Ethical Clothing Australia.

We would like to thank Mark for his time to attend and for presenting a most  informative presentation.


Please join us to celebrate the Graduation      Ceremony for HEAT 17


HEAT Patron Guy Grossi will award the successful graduates.

Date:Thursday 19th August, 2010
2.00 pm
SKYS Learning Centre,
62-74 Pickles St,
(Cnr Richardson St & Pickles St)
South Melbourne

Drinks and canapés will be served by the new HEAT
18 participants.

Please RSVP by the 12th of August to Vanessa on
9696 5340 or


European Masters Exhibition

  Melbourne Winter Master Pieces

Stadel Museum 19th - 20th Century

Wednesday 25 August 2010 
At the Clemenger Auditorium at 6.30pm 
with an
 Introductory Talk on Artists and viewing

Special Offer for Rotary Club of Albert Park

only $30.00 per ticket
(revised price)

So  please ask all your friends to join us

Bookings BY 19 August:
After the Exhibition join us at the

Arts Centre CURVE BAR @ $35 drinks / snacks

European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century brings together a remarkable collection of masterpieces from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest collections in Europe. The NGV is truly privileged to host this exhibition, as the Städel have committed only the highlights of its renowned collection of 19th and 20th century European art. Alongside masterpieces by German artists are works by the greatest French, Belgian, Dutch and Swiss masters of the time.  Included are iconic Neo-Classical, Realist, Impressionist and Symbolist works, through to breathtaking German Expressionist paintings and sculpture, rarely seen in Australia.

A high point is the presence of no fewer than ten works by Max Beckmann, the quintessential Expressionist artist. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the 19th and 20th century.

Book Store Signage

We would like to say :
`Thank you to the McIldowie family for their generous contribution of signage for our Book Store. The sandwich board and two outdoor signs have already attracted passing cyclists, walkers and drivers to our store.
Many, many thanks.'

COZ Project

Last Wednesday evening we had Neil Salvano attended our club meeting and gave a brief Outline of the COZ Project

(Project subject to funding approval - advice expected by early September 2010)
The Rotary Club of Central Melbourne-Sunrise, the City of Melbourne and Victoria Police have developed a successful approach to improving the feeling of security and well-being of our young people during their late night social outings in the CBD.

Project model

·      The COZ Project involves the establishment of a "chill out zone" that provides a safe, well-lit space for young people to rest or wait for public/private transport, along with free light refreshments.

·      The presence of a mature civilian group also has an indirect effect on reducing antisocial street behaviour and contributes to making Melbourne a more welcoming place.

·        "Proof of concept" was demonstrated during trials conducted outside St Paul's Cathedral over several Friday and Saturday nights in both December 2008 and December 2009.

Project need

·      In the 2009 trials, over 600 individual contacts were made with young people.  Our advice from Victoria Police was that there was a noticeable reduction in tension in a known high risk area.

·      Qualitative assessment of the needs showed that young people - in the hours after midnight and before dawn - need a place to take a break from their social activities, re-hydrate, seek information and wait safely for public transport (eg: the Nightrider bus services that depart from the bottom of Swanston Street).

Project management and staffing

·      The project will be managed by the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne-Sunrise and staffed by volunteers from this and other Rotary Clubs.  The project will be overseen by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from Victoria Police, The City of Melbourne, St Paul's Cathedral and Rotary District 9800.

·      To deliver COZ on 25 Friday nights plus 40 Saturday nights over Spring - Summer - Autumn will take ~130 volunteers.  With that number, each volunteer would only be needed three times during that nine month period.

·      5 to 6 volunteers - including an experienced volunteer supervisor from RC Central Melbourne Sunrise - are needed to staff the "Chill Out Zone" each night, from ~10.30pm to 5.00am.  The volunteers:

Ø serve tea, coffee, soup, water and friendship

Ø direct those in need of specialist help to Victoria Police

Ø help the confused find their way home

Ø show young people that Rotary cares

·      Initially positioned at the corner of Swanston St and Flinders Lane, using a self-contained, purpose-built trailer funded under the Federal Proceeds of Crime Act legislation.

·       Volunteers will receive pre-event briefings from the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne-Sunrise supervisors and Victoria Police officers.

Our Request

·      In principle support now from the Board and members of the Rotary Club of Albert Park for the COZ Project.

·      If funding is approved by the Federal Attorney General's Department, then we would ask that the in principle support be converted into a commitment to provide a team of five volunteers (RC CMS would provide an experienced supervisor) to staff the "Chill Out Zone" on three nights during the period October 2010 - May 2011.

Door Roster


August 2010
Alan Adams, Deanne Alan, Vicki Bird, Liz De Nitis (Ann White)
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!!!  Aug, 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 21 August




We will be opening the Book Store from 8am until 6pm.

(There is a voting booth at the Church)

8am - 11am

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Deb Renshaw-Jones

3  Michael Walstab

4  Yvonne Conn 


11am - 2.30pm

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Paul Sullivan

3  Ann White


2.30 - 4.00

John Roberts

Deanne Alan




2.30pm - 6pm

1   Jenny Grebler

2   Del Lovett

3  Chris Lovett

Saturday 28 August

1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



Saturday 4 September



1   Jenny Grebler


1   Jenny Grebler



Saturday 11 September



1   Jenny Grebler

2   Yvonne Flanders

1   Jenny Grebler




Community Meals

Rotary Club of Albert Park Community Meals

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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
July 24 Kate Staniforth Paul Flakus Stephen Bond
July 31 Paul Flakus John Airey Ivo Georgiev
Aug 7 Stephen Bond Ian Henry Paul Flakus
Aug 14 Paul Flakus Jeremy Paton Rosie Annois
Aug 21 Paul Flakus Helen Harris Michael Walstab
Aug 28

Joan Robison/Yvonne Conn

Paul Flakus Jim Prokhovnik
Web Site Links

Note:      Past Bulletins are available for viewing or printing from our web page.

There are also direct links to Rotary District 9800, Networker, Rotary International and many more. 



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