Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, May 08, 2011
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
May 11 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"
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
Stroke Awareness-Know Your Numbers
May 16 2011 - May 22 2011


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Bulletin No. RCAP...729

Wednesday May 4, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker - Donna Cooper Cambodian Kids

Here’s an article that was written by one of our volunteers, Miss Lynsey Ward
If you have never heard of the not for profit organisation the Cambodian Kids Foundation, it is a great shame.
This foundation was founded in 2006 by the Cooper family of Woodend . Since then they have improved the health of an entire village, created 2 wonderful schools, 2 kinderdartens, a medical centre, a portable medical centre, a


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

Back to Voices Vic Home  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

Codeword "Rotary"

Price $92.00

for A reserve seating, which is a 15% discount,
plus 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.

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

Vocational Tour MCG

Date:      Wednesday 18th May
Time:      6.00pm

Price:       $30.00

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

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 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.

May is Australian Rotary Health Research Month

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Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research awareness and education.

Stroke Awareness-Know Your Numbers

Stroke Awareness - Know Your Numbers

Volunteers Required

Stroke Foundation    

  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

7.30-8.00 Dinner

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.

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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

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.  

Date Morning 10am - 12pm Afternoon 12pm - 2 pm
May 7

1.Jennny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

May 14

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.    

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

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 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 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.


Club Meetings

The Rotary Club of Albert Park

Meet:   Wednesday evenings

Location: 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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