Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, March 28, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
If you have any comments or questions, email the editor.

Future Speakers
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
Relay for Life
Apr 30 2011 - May 1 2011


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Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
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Meeting Change of Venue Wed 9th March 2011

Please Note   T his weeks meeting will be held  back at our normal venue Life Saving Victoria Head Qrtrs, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne.  6.00pm for 6.30pm start.  

This Weeks Speaker - Nigel Lane

Friend or Foe?

How to keep your kids [and grandkids] safe online

Full time youthworker for 20 yrs
Competent Communicator
Seminar speaker for State
Spoken in UK, Europe, North America, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and Australia
Cert IV in Training and
Masters Degree (University of Sheffield)

What do we need to know to keep our loved ones safe?

What can we do with that knowledge?
What are the 7 top tips to ensure they are safe?

Where are the places young people hang out online?

Why do they spend so much time on the computer anyway?

Some valuable stories [good and bad].
Some statistics.
Additional free resource [101 Internet Safety Tips For Kids-available as a free          download]
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 2011, 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.

Rotarians, clubs, and districts can contribute cash and District Designated Fund (DDF) allocations to the fund. Click HERE for details on Rotary Japan & Pacific Islands 2011 Disaster Recovery Fund. Download a PDF with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Last Weeks Speaker - Wayne Dalton

Ports and Park Community Bank
Many thanks to our last weeks speaker Wayne Dalton, Wayne was most interesting and informative and we would like to thank him for his time and presentation.

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


Last Thursday evening several members from the Rotary Club of Albert Park worked tirelessly on the BBQ cooking sausages and vegi burgers for the many patrons who came to enjoy "Bling It On" Carnivale,
held in Bridport Street Albert Park. It was a great opportunity for our club to show its presence  in the local community and to the many local families and businesses.  The Carnivale was a great success with lots of entertainment.  Be sure to put in your calendar to attend next year.  Many thanks to Brumby's Albert Park for the donation of bread and to the members who assisted on the evening.

The Rotary Leadership Institute

A fast paced course to educate you about Rotary

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast paced, interactive, (three one-day courses or four half day courses) offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of Rotary knowledge.

Courses are fun, topical, interactive and geared to busy business people and professionals who would like to be more dynamic as leaders and members of their vocation and club.  The training provides a better understanding of Rotary and its programmes, thus developing more effective Rotarians.

The Rotary Leadership Institute was formed in 1992 on the east coast USA for Rotarians in Zone 33 and it has been adopted by 192 Rotary Districts in 94 countries around the world. District 9800 is the first Rotary District in Australia to commence the RLI program.



Relay for Life
by Liz De Nittis

 Albert Park Event Details:
Date: April 30 & May 1 2011

Start Time: 10:30am
Finish Time: 10:30am
Location: Albert Park Lake

We need more people to compete in the 24 hr relay which starts at 10.30am Sat 30th April and runs until the 10am 1st May.

We do have some members signed up but you all must remember that I need to receive your $15.00 registration fee ASAP please  to secure our team. You will receive the nice long T (which I shall wear on Wednesday this week).


We also need volunteers for the BBQ still. We are doing the dinner on the Sat night - 30th April 5-8pm.  Also the brekkie (Bacon and Egg rolls) on the Sunday morning.

And if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me for sure.


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

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.   

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 one 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

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)


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:

Call for Rotary Peace Applications

      Click HERE to download application and flyer

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.

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 -

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


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.
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

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.