Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, May 30, 2011
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
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"

Upcoming Events


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Bulletin No. RCAP...732

Wednesday May 25, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker - Paull Jeffrey

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 well being 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.

What began as the idea of one man has now spread to all mainland states and territories of Australia, operating in major cities, regional centres, country areas and remote communities.

Today, Bluearth is a registered charity employing over 50 dedicated, expert coaches who operate all over the country.


Tonight we look forward to Paull Jeffrey State Manager BlueEarth Foundation speak at our meeting.

Paul a Development Officer a level 2 cricket coach and having coached senior cricket for 14 yrs and coached elite cricket squads in the past 5 yrs and has a passion for all types of sport, physical activity, coaching, teaching and assisting others of all ages.

Vocational Tour MCG

Last week members from the Rotary Club of Albert Park had a

Vocational Tour of the MCG.(Melbourne Cricket Ground) 

As we all know the MCG is t he super stage of Australian sport bu t backstage, the MCG Tour gave members 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. Members were able to view the inner sanctum change rooms, famous long room, coaches boxes, memorabilia amd paintings. Members also viewed the heat lamps on the arena which assisted with growing the grass in shaded areas. A great experience for all those who attended.


Know your numbers
by Gerry Phillips

Know your numbers - Taking the communities blood pressure

  This very important community health initiative of the Stroke Foundation is a project of your Vocational Committee.


  • There were eighteen of us operated the campaign table
  • for a total of 35 hours and
  • conducted 265 blood pressure tests and
  • referred 49 people to their doctors due to high readings:
  • the highest recorded reading was 203/102
  • the lowest was 92/64.


The Rotary Club of Albert Park can be proud of our participation and we thank volunteers Richard Goss, Ian Henry, Sharon Phillips, Helen Harris, Loretta Michaelsen, Vicki Teschke, Cate Staniforth, Stan Teschke, Kerry Kornhauser, Bronwyn Stephens (RC Melbourne South) Chris Catchlove, Phil Schols, Henry Michaelsen, Yvonne Flanders, Grieg McEwen, Tim Greenall (past member) and Tess McGuigan.


We also thank Helen Prentice and Dimity Hopkins of the Amcal South Melbourne Pharmacy for their support.

Container of Medical/Hospital supplies to Uganda


Project to send a container load of medical / hospital supplies to Uganda.

Barbara a Rotarian from Uganda having come to Australia to do her MPH at the University of Melbourne successfully completing  it and  graduating on the 20th Dec 2010  returned to Uganda on the 23rd Dec 2010. 

Barbara is now in Uganda doing a lot of Rotary health work having come back with a container of medical supplies she got from our country and which many of you helped her ship up to Mombasa. The container left Australia in Dec 2010 but reached Uganda March 2011  bringing a smile on many faces  and hope to many vulnerable people in her country.


A lot of you would have met her at RLI training.

She would like to take to this opportunity to thank all  for having made her realise the difference so she could make to her people upon her return.

The achivements are too many now and she is being invited to Rotary clubs that have health projects to help and advise. Due to the support she got she has been able to treat more than 3000 patients in a span of less than two months in three medical camps.


She (Barbara) now writes -

So dear friends, this may encourage those of you who have not yet realised your potential to do good in the world, that you can achive alot if you are willing and determined to make a positive change in a life of a very poor person. I really like the theme of 2011/2012 rotary year which wants us to take a moment about our lives and think how to help others (reach within to embrace humanity). I have created a lot of awareness of the goodwill and kindness of  Rotarians in Uganda. We have completed implementing the water project (Global Grant, future vision worth $64,0000), hope you have seen the pics in the 9800 district newsletter.


Above are photo's of some of the moments which I wanted to share with you and thank you so much for your support. In case of any questions please feel free to ask me I will reply you ASAP.



Fair Wear - Update from last years speaker

FairWear Victoria are undertaking 2 projects: one to re-develop the website and another to develop resources to increase awareness of and understanding about Australian outworkers and sweatshop production and how Australia has responded to reduce the occurrence of sweatshops here. If there was any follow up required following our presentation last year, that your members may have, we'd love to hear from them. Meanwhile, I hope they have book marked the Ethical Clothing Australia website [ ]and that they are checking the growing list of accredited companies before they go shopping for garments. Your fellow Rotarians may like to know too, that in the past 2 months the first Australian footwear companies have received ethical accreditation – 3 companies in fact. Check here: Finally, I'd also like to let you know that FairWear Victoria is undertaking a strategic planning session in June (morning of 28th). If one or two of the Albert Park Rotary members were at all interested in participating in this planning, I would welcome the opportunity to talk with them about how they might get involved. They are welcome to email me anytime, or phone Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday each week. Once again, thanks for inviting me to speak and best wishes to you and your colleagues. Regards, Mark Riley FairWear Campaign & Education Officer "Stopping exploitation of sweatshop & homeworkers" Available Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 130 Little Collins St Melbourne 3000 p. 03 9251 5270 f. 03 9251 5241 e. TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 9251 5200 Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 9251 5200 Internet relay users connect to the NRS (see for details) and then ask for 03 9251 5200

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.....................



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:

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 -

Brigidine Asylum Seeker Fundraiser

Brigidine Asylum Seeker Fundraiser

Delicous home made morning tea

Saturday 28th May 10am;

paintings for sale by local artists

Click Here  to download flyer

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

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.

    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 28

    1.Henry Michaelsen 
    2. Greig McEwan

    1. Henry Michaelsen
    Greig McEwan

    June 4



    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.


    Club Presidents

    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

    June is Rotary Fellowship Month
    by Loretta Michaelsen


    The month of June is considered as Rotary Fellowship Month in the
    Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect
    of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us clarify
    the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the
    groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:

    • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
    • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
    • Make new friends around the world;
    • Explore new opportunities for service; and
    • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.

    Examples of Rotary Fellowships include:

    Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI),
    International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR), International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR), International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers, International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians, Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc.

    The field is so varied, which includes marathon running, scuba diving, flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, Esperanto, go, gourmets, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture capitalists, wine and yoga.

    Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors. It must be international in nature with active members in at least three (3) countries. Each fellowship elects at least three (3) officers to oversee the group's administration. The Rotary Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI.

    What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship provide opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.

    Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary Fellowship by clicking or even start a prospective Rotary Fellowship if their recreational or vocational interest is not in the list of approved Rotary Fellowships.