|Bulletin No. RCAP...729|
Wednesday May 4, 2011
Our Club Website Address is http://www.clubrunner.ca/albertpark
|This Weeks Speaker - Donna Cooper Cambodian Kids|
Donna Cooper the word "impossible" does not exist in her vocabulary. Leaving school at 14, unable to read or write properly, she went on to marry her childhood sweetheart and become a mother to 3 children.
In 2000 with no prior experience in running a business she opened the doors of her 1st store Color Me Cooper in her home town of Woodend. In 2005 she opened the 2nd Color Me Cooper store in Daylesford. What started as a small second hand store had grown into an amazing business stocking clothing & accessories from all over South-East Asia. Donna soon expanded her business by setting up her own fair trade tailors in Thailand, Nepal, India & Cambodia. Designing her own ranges of clothing.
In 2006 Donna took daughter Sam Cooper (16 at the time) to travel around Asia and experience a little piece of the world and its people. Backpacking through Cambodia they both soon found that the country and the Khmer people had stolen their hearts. The moment they were back in Australia they began fundraising for different organisations, funding the building of houses, wells & playgrounds - The Cambodian Kids Foundation was born!
The foundation keeps expanding with a new school in the works. The new school will be located in Soksan Village and will be large enough to educate over 1000 students, and will also be one of the first Eco-friendly and self sustainable schools in Cambodia, using only recycled and eco-friendly materials and renewable energy to run the school. The students will be taught gardening, permaculture and agriculture along with the already taught curriculum at the Saing Sy School.
The Foundation has grown from two women wanting to help to one of the fastest growing NGO's in Cambodia. Now with over 25 Khmer staff members, 10 board members & 13 major projects.
The Rotary Club of Albert Park members Stan and Vicki Teschke are proud sponsors of a little man named Sotip Norng (Male) Born 9/3/2010
ClickHERE to view photo's of Sotip his family and where he lives.
|Last Weeks Speaker - Indigo Daya|
Indigo Daya - Project Manager, Voices Vic
Last week we had the pleasure of Indigo Daya speak at our meeting. Indigo spoke about how she was affected by metal health at the age of 30, how she was treated and how she overcome her mental health problem to now be a mental health trainer, public speaker, activist, and the leader of a peer-led mental health program for Prahran Mission. We would like to thank Indigo for her time and presenting a most interesting presentation.
|Australian Brandenberg Orchestra|
Australian Brandenberg Orchestra
Melbourne Recitial Centre
Sunday 22nd May 5pm
Phone 1300 782 856
Ask for Marelle Irvine
for A reserve seating, which is a 15% discount,
a booking fee of $5.00.
The offer does however expire on 30 April but f
or those wishing to make a reservation please do so before 30 April as 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.
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.
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
|Vocational Tour MCG|
Date: Wednesday 18th May
As the super stage of Australian sport, The Melbourne Cricket ground is an unforgetable
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.
PRE - PAYMENT REQUIRED
Westpac - Rotary Club of Albert Park
BSB 033 305 Acc 143281
Please Use for payment Reference -MCG and your initials
|St Kilda PCYC Black Tie Gala Ball|
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
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.
|May is Australian Rotary Health Research Month|
Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research awareness and education.
|Stroke Awareness-Know Your Numbers|
Stroke Awareness - Know Your Numbers
The Rotary Club of Albert Park is again operating a stroke awareness program adjacent to the Amcal Pharmacy in the Spotlight Centre, Cecil St, South Melbourne from Monday May 16th until Sunday May22nd. Under supervision of the pharmacist we offer members of the public on the spot blood pressure checks, and where readings are out of range provide information about how they seek further advice.
The Know Your Numbers program benefits your community and club on several levels.
Promotes awareness of high blood pressure as one of the major risk factors for stoke
Raises awareness of stroke
Encourages people to seek medical support for high blood pressure
Collects information for the national stroke Foundation
Promotes your club in the community
Direct engagement with members of your community and potential new members
Social activity for your club members
Club members and their family and friends can all assist by volunteering to operate our stand in the shopping centre during the week, and a roster is being prepared by
Gerry Phillips: phone 0418 349 024 e-mail
or you can register on our website.
Volunteers are required for 2 hour shifts between 10.00am and 5.00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.00am until 6.00pm Thursday and Friday and 10.00am until 4.oopm Saturday and Sunday.
|Change Over Dinner|
Please put this date down in your calendar
Change Over Dinner
Friday July 1st 2011
Venue: Waterfront Restaurant, Station Pier, Port Melbourne
More details coming shortly.....................
|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.
|The Texan Connection|
District 9800 and District 5840
The Rotary Club of Albert Park
is in Club Partnership
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 -http://www.rotarydistrict9800.org.au/community_partners_taxan_connection
|Call for Rotary Peace Applications|
Click HERE to download application and flyer
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:
|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.
Morning 10am - 12pm
Afternoon 12pm - 2 pm
1. Jenny Grebler
1. Jenny Grebler
1. Jenny Grebler
Deb Renshaw-Jones know of your availability -
0438 250 908 or email: Deb.Renshaw-Jones@visionaustralia.org or should you have any queries please contact J Grebler 0403 841 044 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Phil Schols, Michael Walstab, Kate Staniforth, Paul Sullivan.
Ian Wavish, Robert Redpath, Yvonne Flanders, John Roberts.
For all other queries about the door roster please contact Terry Moroney 0409 006 285
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
Liz De Nitis
|Weekly Meeting On Line Registration|
NEW - On Line registration
Weekly meetings /
Members are now requested to register online for Club meetings and events.
This can be done either by -
- 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 email@example.com 0418 356 527 Club Events
Loretta Michaelsen firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
|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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