Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, April 03, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Apr 6 2011
Najaf Mazari
"Afghanistan Refugee"
Apr 13 2011
Peter Logan
"Save Albert Park"
Apr 20 2011
Mike Perry / Helen Harris
"Club Member Presentation"
Apr 27 2011
Indigo Daya
"Voices Vic"
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
Cr Judith Klepner
"City of Port Phillip"

Upcoming Events
Relay for Life
Apr 30 2011 - May 1 2011


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Wednesday Mar 30, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker Annette Allison

Annette Allison is the Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Division

Royal Flying Doctor Service


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The service employs a range of health, aviation, marketing, communications, administration and HR professionals.



News from the Bookstore
by Jenny Grebler


A large box of  beautiful books was donated to the very happy librarian of Albert Park College.  Copies of literary  luminaires ranging from Shakespeare to James Joyce plus French and Science books will now grace the shelves of the new library.

Many thanks to our gorgeous Rosie for her donation of books, CDs and DVDs to the Bookstore.  Rosie has also crafted a colourful Tutenkhammen for our display of Egyptian books.

Dictionary 4 Life


Vocational Committee Project. Dictionary for Life (illustrated dictionary).  Mar 21, 2011 Albert Park rotarian Vicki Teschke presented grade 3 & 4 students at Port Melb Primary School with the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary. Inside the front cover the club had personalised the dictionaries with the students names with a name plate in the front showing they are from the RCAP together with a modified 4 way test for children. The aim was to improve literacy in an interesting/colourful/fun format. More photo's of this dictionary are available from the webpage.

Friendship Exchange

Home Host 

Is there anyone who would be interested to home-host an Indian Rotarian couple  from D2980 India for 3 nights 19th - 21st April & possiblly do a little tour-guiding with them as well.

Last month there were a team of Ten Members from D 9780, lead by PDG Eddie Loughnan, on a Friendship Exchange Programme.

We have a couple who would like to extend their stay at Melbourne  and seek your help for Home hospitality for this couple.  

Please contact David Gorman ASAP if you can assist.  Mob                                       email

Last Weeks Speaker - Nigel Lane

Last week we had the pleasure of Nigel Lane speak to us about Facebook. Nigel provided some statistics, valuable stories (good and bad) how to control a young persons usage together with the 7 top tips to ensure safety.

NIgel was most interesting and informative with many questions coming from his audience.  We would like to thank Nigel very much to making time to club to our club and for his great presentation.

Meet the GSE Team from Texas

Farewell function to the Group Study Exchange Team from Texas

Are there any rotarians who would like to represent our club at the farewell to the Group Study team from Texas on the 8th April.


Team leader John and team members  Suzanne, Michelle, John and Miles have developed many friends as they have toured our District. They have been one of the best prepared teams we have had in our District and they have been a credit to Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and their District of 5840.

The venue is the All Seasons Motel McIvor Rd Bendigo.  We would like to have a full house for the farewell to the Texas team and the team would appreciate your support.

Click HERE to downland flyer 

For Bookings contact President John Gallagher Rotary Club of Bendigo

Should you have any queries please contact David Gorman on 0411 806 140
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.   

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)

Super Sunset Series 2011

Last Wednesday evening The Rotary Club of Albert Park provided the BBQ at the 4th and final event for the Sunset Series.  The four events which we provided the BBQ for were Wed 2nd Feb, Melbourne Zoo, Wed 16th Feb Princes Park, Wed Mar 2nd Tan Track and Wed Mar 23rd, The Docklands Dash. All BBQ's were most success and the club would like to thank all those who assisted/contributed  in one way or another.

The Super Sunset Series          

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.

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 -


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

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 2

1.Jennny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Apr 9

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


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 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.