Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, May 02, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
If you have any comments or questions, email the editor.

Future Speakers
May 4 2011
Donna Cooper
"Cambodian Kids Foundation"
May 11 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"
May 18 2011
Visit to MCG
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"

Upcoming Events
District D9800 Assembly
May 15 2011 - May 15 2011


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Induction of New Member

Wednesday 20th April 2011 new member Chris Catchlove being inducted to the Rotary Club of Albert Park by President Mike Perry.
This Weeks Speaker - Indigo Daya

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Indigo Daya  - Project Manager, Voices Vic

Indigo is a mental health trainer, public speaker, activist, and the leader of a peer-led mental health program for Prahran Mission.  Her work involves developing and implementing innovative new approaches to recovery which place the lived experience of people with mental illness at the forefront.  She is a passionate advocate for change, inclusion and human rights.

During her twenties, Indigo had a thriving career in the corporate world, including marketing, HR and project management.  However, at the age of 30 her career - and life - fell apart.  In 1999 Indigo had a mental health breakdown, and spent 5 years as a revolving door mental health patient.  She was on high levels of medication, given shock treatments against her will, became unemployed and lost all hope.

With the support of Prahran Mission, Indigo found her path to recovery, and with it, a new passion for bringing hope and genuinely effective and respectful recovery work to the mental health sector.  

Australian Brandenberg Orchestra
by Kevin Mooney

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

M elbourne Recital Centre
Sun 22 May at 5pm

Phone:  1300 782 856

Ask for: Marelle Irvine

Codeword : "Rotary"

Price: $92.00 (ammended price

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

Fellow Rotarians       
As you are aware from the numerous announcements at weekly meetings since February this year, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) has again made an excellent offer to us for a theatre group on 22 May. 

You should be aware that the offer from ABO is to provide us with category A seats immediately adjacent to the best seats at Melbourne Recital Centre.  I have sat in these seats and can assure all that they are excellent. 


The offer does however expire on 30 April.  This date has also been announced several occasions at our weekly meetings since February.


For those wishing to make a reservation I strongly suggest that you do so on or before 30 April.  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.


As you would no doubt appreciate the ABO cannot hold our seats for us for much longer.  It must release them to the general public and its members to maximise its revenue and have a full house.  If it does not have bottoms on seats it can't pay its way!


This does not mean that our people cannot purchase after that date  They are only guaranteed the above seats up to that date.  ABO may however  make every endeavour to place our members and friends in the best possible seats in the category allocated to us, for any bookings made after that date.


Please note the details on the earlier email from Loretta for all reservations, which must be made directly to ABO and paid for by credit card at that time.  No one in our club has authority from ABO to make group booking, collect money and pass this on to ABO.


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.


Weekly Meeting On Line Registration

Attention Members
NEW -  On Line registration 

Weekly meetings / Future Events
Members are now requested to register online for Club meetings and events.

This can be done by either -
- Clicking on the individual event tab in the bulletin/web.

- Responding to an Email Invitation with online registration.


If you have any queries please contact Yvonne Conn yconn@bigpond,com
0407 344 365 Attendence Weekly Meetings

Richard Goss 0418 356 527 Club Events
Loretta Michaelsen 0400 435 285 General Enquiries

Please Note that online Registration will only occur where we have an team captain from our club as chair for the event.


Last Weeks Speaker

Last week we had the pleasure of two of our club members speak at our meeting.

Both Helen Harris and President Mike Perry gave a most interesting presentation on their lives going from childhood to where they are today.

We would like to thank both Helen and Mike for their contribution of this speech and taking the time to share their lives with us.

Member picture Member picture

District Assembly

District Assembly
Kyneton May 15, 2011

If you have never been to a District Assembly why not come along...most interesting and will give you a wider picture about Rotary and what we as a club can achieve.
- Our club will be driving up a bus so we all can go together.

If you have any queries please contact our President Elect Kerry Kornhauser 0411 597 690

Relay for Life



  For those of you who have signed up to walk or volunteered on the BBQ do not forget that theRelay for Life is on this weekend. April 30 & May 1 2011
Start Time: 10:30am  
Finish Time: 10:30am Location: Albert Park Lake

If you are still wishing to compete in the 24 hr relay you must remember that Liz needs to receive your $15.00 registration fee ASAP please to secure the team.

You will receive a long T Shirt for participation in this event.

The Rego Form is a must for each participant to complete and return to Liz De Nittis with your $15.00.  

All BBQ times are now covered lunchtime Saturday, evening Saturday, and Breakfast Sunday but if you would still like to help out I'm sure extra hands would be appreciated.

Click HERE    for more information.   Site Details.  Members please click   Here   to download actualmap of the Albert Park Relay for Life (we are site 23).

Any queries please contact Liz De Nittis   mobile  0407 321 200.

Thanks to you all for your support to our local community.


St Kilda PCYC Black Tie Gala Ball


wholesale Sheath/ Column Sweetheart Sweep/ Brush Train Chiffon Over Elastic Satin Evening Dress (FSF08415)  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.

Vocational Tour MCG

As the super stage of Australian sport, The Melbourne Cricket ground is 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
RSVP: 9/05/11  Kerry Kornhauser 0411 597 690

Members please register with our on line service from a previouy sent email or from the events tab. 

Westpac - Rotary Club of Albert Park
BSB 033 305  Acc 143281
Please Use for payment Reference -MCG and your initials

Change Over Dinner

Please put this date down in your calendar .

Change Over Dinner 
Friday July 1st 2011

7.30-8.00 Dinner

Venue:   Waterfront Restaurant, Station Pier, Port Melbourne

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


Cafe International Invite

Cafe International 2011 

A Mysterious Murder International House
241 Royal Parade Parkville University of Melbourne

Saturday 7th May 2011

Tickets are available at AUD $80.00/person, inclusive of a three-course meal, free flow of beverages, and an intriguing night of performances and mystery.

  A '20s Murder Mystery   We take this opportunity to formally invite you to a night of first class entertainment and fine dining, and to take delight in the vast variety of talent the students of International House have to offer. Every year, we donate a percentage of the money raised to a charity, and this year, we
have decided to donate 50% of the funds raised from Café International to
sister campus, International House in Queensland, due to the terrible damage they sustained during the Summer floods. International House Brisbane has been forced to close down for the entirety of the first semester of this year, and we are all eager to help them in their goal to reopen in July, so that they can start supporting students as International House Melbourne supports us.

Our doors will open at 6:30pm for some pre-dinner drinks and entertainment, with
dinner and the show commencing at 7:15pm.

Dress Code: Black Tie

RSVP by 22 April 2011   Click Here to download Attendance Acceptance form. 
enquiries, please contact or Gerry Phillips RCAP on 0418 349 024


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 will be held on Monday 23rd May 2011 at 6.30pm in the Members Dining Room of the Melbourne Cricket Club, at the M.C.G., Brunton Avenue, Jolimont.  Dress is Black Tie and the cost is $155.00 per person.

Click Here for download

Easter Hat Parade

Last week Fun and Fellowship had members participate in a  
Easter Hat Parade

All members were to wear a Easter or Funny Hat and if they didn't there was a $5.00 fine. 

Thankyou to all members who participated by wearing a hat of choice.

Prize winners both received a Chocolate Golder Goose

Best Ladies Hat going to Loretta Michaelsen (Floral Easter Bonnet)
Best Men's Hat going to Stan Teschke (Chille Hat)
And for those who forgot or just didn't get around to it your fine money was greatfully accepted.

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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 -

Call for Rotary Peace Applications

      Click HERE to download application and flyer


District 9800 Networker Want to stay connected to what is happening in your district.
Networker is our District 9800 weekly newsletter,
filling the informationgap 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:

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
Apr 30

1.Jennny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

May 7

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


Door Roster

 ROTARY CLUB OF ALBERT PARK  Door Roster  Apparently some of our members rostered on for Door Duty will not be able to attend all meetings for April.  Please ensure that you have made a replacement for the evenings you will not be able to attend.    

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.

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
Apr 30     Phil Schols David Gorman Paul Flakus
May 7 Lorraine McIldowie Rob McIldowie Paul Flakus
May 14  Ian Henry John Roberts Paul Flakus
May 21  Paul Flakus Peter Holdsworthy Brian Beaumont
May 28  Jeremy Paton  Paul Flakus 

 Gerry Phillips

Club Meetings

The Rotary Club of Albert Park meet on Wednesday evening at Lifesaving Victoria,  200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

Visitors are always welcome to attend. 

Should you be considering attending please contact our secretary Judy Nicholson on 0419 366 740  so the necessary meal arrangement can be made.


Thats all for this week.
by Loretta Michaelsen

Thats all for this week. Enjoy the great Autumn weather we are having.

by Michaelsen, Loretta

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