Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, October 31, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Nov 3 2010
Councillor Frank Martin Dromana Rotary Club
""The 1st World War Battlefields of France" "
Nov 10 2010
Iven MacKay
"District Governors Visit"
Nov 17 2010
Trey Keeler
"An American Rotary Scholar Living and Studing in Australia"
Dec 8 2010
Stephen Block
"GEO MCO & quartet"

Upcoming Events


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This Weeks Speaker

Our speaker this week will be a representative from the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project located at the Kilbride Centre in Port Melbourne.

Discussed will be what is being done  in our local community to assist Asylum Seekers from the Horn of Africa.

Also to be discussed is a Club Project to assist Asylum Seekers.

More.... click on one of the following links


Last Weeks Speaker - Tracey Gaudry

Tracey Gaudry    "CEO Amy Gillett Foundation"

Last week we had the pleasure of Tracey Gaudry speak at our meeting.  Tracey spoke to us regarding the importance of having the correct attitude between all road users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Tracey also spoke about the ongoing training which is required to educate the general community about tollerance and sharing the road.Tracey was most interesting and informative and we would like to thank her for for time and presenting her speach.

Melbourne Cup Day Invite

Racing 150th Melbourne Cup




This year is a BIG year for Melbourne as Tuesday 2nd November will see the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup!

Our Rotary Club traditionally does Cup Day and uses the opportunity to fund raise as well for a cause close to our hearts.

Your invitation is attached – we have only 24 tickets for non-members so get in quick. Friends are welcome as are members.

Click HERE for flyer with full detail.

"Shine On " Awards

The Rotary Club of Albert Park are requesting nomination.

The Shine On Awards are approaching and we would like to find a candidate.

Shine On Awards  is an Australia-wide Rotary award that recognises outstanding service by persons with disabilities who disregard their disabilities in reaching their goals to serve others. Clubs may nominate persons who meet the criteria. All nominees receive recognition with a Certificate of Commendation.

Should you know of anyone who may be suitable for this award please forward details to Kerry Kornhauser 

HEAT & Jon Faine Luncheon

HEAT  (Hospitality Employment & Training) & Jon Faine controversial ABC 774 media personality.

Last Wednesday 20 October a luncheon was held at the Republic Restaurant in St Kilda.

Many HEAT students were waiting on the tables, assisting in the kitchen, working in the bar and coffee areas. It was a great opportunity for them to put their skills to use and give them the confidence to apply for jobs in the hospitality world. Jon Faine spoke about what a wonderful work HEAT does and how it is such a valuable resource to the community

There were over 50 people attending the lunch, a full house so the students were able to experience "real life" restaurant environment

HEAT : Hospitality Employment And Training All funds raised were donated to the HEAT  

Community Safety Day Docklands

Albert Park Rotarians run BBQ at Community Safety Day, Docklands Sunday 24th October 2010

Several members of the club contributed their efforts either at one of the set up meetings, arrangement and picking up supply of food or equipment or making themselves available to cook and serve the food, so our club could assist The City of Melbourne with the running of a BBQ for the Community Services Day ran at Docklands last Sunday.  Lots attended this well organised event, which had displays of many of our emergency operations and machinery.
The Rotary Club of Albert Park proudly serving the community once again.


Polio Day 2010

World Polio Day

In honor of World Polio Day, The Rotary Foundation is happy to announce 2 for 1 recognition points for every online contribution of US100 or more made to Polio Plus during 18-24 October 2010 Central Standard Time.

Rotarians may go to  to make theri online contributio.  Rotarians will need to have registered with Rotary's Member Access.  Through Member Access, Rotarians are able to access online services and fewtures.  Rotarians may register for Member Access at

Please note that contributions on are in US dollars and will receive a US tax receipt.  Donors will need to print the tax receipt at the time of donation.  Also, online contributions cannot be made on behalf of another individual, club or district. It is expected to have a high volume of online traffic associated with this promotion.  Please allow 4-6 weeks the for the promotional points to appear.  Once the pormotional points have appeared in their accounts, donors can request their recongition materials.

The Texan Connection

The Texan Connection - District 9800 and District 5840
Club Partnership

The Rotary Club of Albert Park has been paired with - The Rotary Club of Boerne Noon
Click the following and visit their websie.

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Breakfast with Sam Lipski

Join the Tullamarine Rotary Club for breakfast. Featuring Mr. Sam Lipski CEO of the Pratt Foundation. Read more


When - 7:10 am on Thursday 28th October 2010

Where - Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Airport

(Park car 2nd level - take lift to 4th floor)

(Hilton Hotel Reception 4th floor)

Cost - $ 30 includes dining and parking costs

R.S.V.P.  21st October

Contact person: Leon Lewi  0419 354 313-

Or Fax 9331 - 5755

Annual Rotary Foundation Breakfast

The date for the Annual Rotary Foundation Breakfast in November has now been confirmed.

Wed 17th November

RACV Club 17th Floor,

501 Bourke Street Melbourne

7.15am for 7.30 sharp

$55.00 per head 

Guest Speaker: Governor of Victoria,

Professor Devid de Krestser AC.

See details on following link:

Click HERE for Flyer 

District Conference - Adelaide

Opening of the early bird registrations for the upcoming 79th Annual Rotary District 9800 Conference to be held in Adelaide. 
Please click the link below to read this special announcement.     or
you can contact Brian Beaumont on 0419 308 410 as he will be more than happy to assist you.




We are seeking the assistance of Rotary members, Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and non-Rotarians with businesses, who could contribute to the 2011 Conference with a supporters grant of $1000.00 to minimise the Conference costs. Individual support would also be welcome.

Companies, Clubs and individuals will have their names printed on a pop-up banner in the House of Friendship, displayed on the overhead screens, as well as being listed in the Conference Directory as "Conference Supporters", also included in the Conference satchels and listed in the Networker/website.

This is an ideal way of supporting the Conference and keeping the registration costs to a minimum, given the very difficult task of finding suitable sponsors.

Please place this request in your Club bulletins and promote at Club meetings as soon as possible, and do not hesitate to contact me for further information.


AG Alan Freedman,  Conference Chairman, Rotary Club of Toorak Inc., P.O. Box 397,
TOORAK. VIC. 3142.



Romac Fundraiser

Romac proudly presents for one night only
Rosa the Russian Beautician

"A delightful and entertaining cabaret with songs, stories and audience participation all delivered with impeccable timing."

The District ROMAC committee  have organised a fundraiser staring Marney McQueen for November 15th  

Marney has performed to sellout crowds  in Australia, New York and the UK.   She is currently rehearsing for a major part in the new musical, Hairspray, which opens in Melbourne next month.  Tickets are limited and an early booking is the best way to ensure attendance at this exciting fundraiser. Click HERE to download flyer


FR Bob Maguire's Golden Jubilee

You are invited to honour Father Bob Maguire and his service to the community.

Tue Feb 15, 2011
Side by Side

Golden Jubilee Testimonial Dinner, Crown Palladium

Click HERE to download flyer

Rotary Anzac Peace Tour April 2011

            Rotary Anzac Peace Tour: April 2011


Rotarians from D9800 and all over Australia are booking for our 2011 departure for the

R otary ANZAC Peace Tour to Turkey, departing in April 2011.


The tour is now in its 6th year and we invite members and guests from your club to join us on either the 13-day or 24-day itinerary that includes return airfares from Australia, accommodation, sightseeing and wonderful hospitality from Istanbul Rotarians (please ask for copy of our full intinerary).


As well as the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Lone Pine ceremonies, there are many other wonderful highlights and memories to bring home from this tour.


2006 tour participant Alan Seale remarked, "The sights of Istanbul, the moving Dawn Service at Anzac Cove and the hospitality of fellow Rotarians, both Turkish and Australian, combine to make this an extraordinary travel experience."


We'd really appreciate you promoting this tour to your Rotary Club Members... thank you! We have an A4 size pdf flyer which you may also like to attach to your next club bulletin or circulate at your next meeting please contact Owen (or Debbie Carr) for a copy.


Pricing is currently being finalised for the tour: in 2010, the price for the 13-day tour, including airfares and taxes, was approximately $6,600 per person.


For bookings and enquiries, contact Debbie Carr at Harvey World Travel Surrey Hills (phone (03) 9830 0055 or email


But you'll need to hurry, time is running out. To secure seats, you need to act now as there is only limited availability on this exclusive small group tour.


We hope members from your club can join us on this very special tour.


-   Dr Owen Tassicker, Convenor of the RAPT 2011 Committee, RC Balwyn.


Owen Tassicker  with Banu Tulumen

Secretariat, Districts 9800 & 2420

2/22 Graham Place, Box Hill 3128

Phone: (03) 9899 8345 * Mobile 0408 760 986




Door Roster


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

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 


ROSTER Oct - Dec 2010
Date Captain Co-Server Emergency
Oct 30 P Flakus Yvonne Flanders A Fitzgerald
Nov 6 D Gorman Peter Holdsworth Terry Moroney
Nov 13 P Flakus John Roberts Philip Schols
Nov 20 P Flakus Jeffrey Sadler Michael Walstab
Nov 27 P Flakus Kate Staniforth Joan Robinson
Dec 4 P Flakus Stephen Bond

John Airey


Dec 11 P Flakus      

Helen Harris 
Rosie Annois

 Jim Prokhovnik
Dec 18 P Flakus Loretta Michaelsen

Henry Michaelsen
M Walstab

                           December 25th CLOSED

Note: 18th December is the Annual Christmas Lunch and if anyone wished to offer asistance please advise Paul prior to this date.



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