Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, October 04, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Oct 6 2010
Sophie Dowse
"Benefits of being an Ambassadorial Scholar"
Oct 20 2010
Tracey Gaudry
"CEO Amy Gillett Foundation"
Oct 27 2010
Robert Stone
"Asylum Seekers Project"
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
HEAT Luncheon
Oct 8 2010
CANCELLED -Oktober German Beerfest
Oct 16 2010 - Oct 16 2010
Oct 16 2010 - Oct 17 2010


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This Weeks Speaker

This weeks speaker will be Sophie Dowse.  Sophie is an Ambassadorial Scholar from USA and will be speaking on the Benefits of being an Ambassadorial Scholar.

Here is some information from the SCHOLARS ORIENTATION DAY

Information exchange was top of the agenda on Sunday 11th April, 2010 when
Inbound & Outbound Scholars (Peace & Ambassadorial) gathered for their
Orientation day at International House. Ostensibly a day for the 'elders' to impart Rotary & cultural knowledge to the students as they prepare for their respective courses, whether here or overseas, the major outcome is an exchange of names, ideas and cultural diversity. Scholars from seven countries being sponsored or hosted in three districts (9780, 9800 & 9810) played word games, challenged each other with their aims & aspirations and some recent alumni revealed the life-changing aspects of a single year living & studying in another country.

Ambassadorial Scholars are available, even at short notice, as speakers to your club. They have fascinating stories to relate about their country of origin and their field of study. 

Check the District website for their contact details or contact RD9800 Ambassadorial Scholars Co-ordinator: David Gorman, RC Albert Park email:

RCAP Annual Book Fair

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Annual Book Fair will once again be held on
Sat 16, Oct 9am - 5pm
Sun 17th Oct 10am - 3pm

Albert Park Primary School
Bridport Street

Albert Park
This is one of the Club's Major Fundraiser's be sure not to miss out plenty of bargins

Books Galore 1000's and 1000's of them.
Softbacks, Hardbacks, Collectables' Classic' Crime' Australiana' Sport' Romance' Sci Fi' Fantasy' Childrens' Lit' Art' History' Photography' Cookbooks' Wine ' Gardening' CD's DVD's

More, More and More............
Be sure to tell all your friends.

Liz De Nittis is collecting names to go on the roster for Friday set up, Saturday Sales, Sunday Sales and Monday Pack Up. Kerry will also have a list as help is required over the next two weeks with packing of books.
Please let Liz 0407 321 200 or Kerry 0411 597 690 know if you are able available to help.

Could members please bring  FRUIT BOXES (that are low sturdy box with handles) and Strong Plastic Bags

The Texan Connection

The Texan Connection - District 9800 and District 5840

Rotary District 9800 is proud to start a global partnership with Rotary District 5840 in Texas, USA. A new partnership in 2010, we are excited about the exciting opportunities that exist with such an exchange. We hope that clubs here in our district and clubs in District 5840 can start a communication that will strengthen and grow our local support to our communities, as well as our efforts internationally.

In addition, the Group Study Exchange this year will occur between these two districts adding to the opportunities of sharing information:

Club Partnership

Clubs in both District 5840 and District 9800 have been paired with "partner clubs." The goal is for club presidents, officers and all the members to communicate with their partner clubs; sharing ideas, projects, fellowship and dreams for the year ahead and beyond.

The first steps are for club presidents and officers to reach out to one another and find out more about their partner club. Find out what projects they are working on. Clubs have been grouped with similarly sized clubs. Because there are more clubs in District 9800, some clubs in District 5840 have been paired with two clubs from District 9800.

The Rotary Club of Albert Park has been paired with - The Rotary Club of Boerne Noon

Click the following and visit their websie.

Want to know more about this program,  Click the following -

A little about District 5840

District 5840 Map

Rotary International District 5840 lies deep in the heart of Texas, covering an area of 52,466 square miles encompassing 44 counties. There are nine Rotary districts in Texas, with District 5840 having a membership of 2,900.

Rotary first came to Texas in 1912 when clubs were chartered in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Rotarian Herbert J. Hayes organized the San Antonio Rotary Club, the 52nd Rotary Club to be chartered, in June 1912 with 11 men. Today, the San Antonio club is the largest Rotary club in the world with a membership of more than 600.

October is Vocational Service Month

October is Vocational Service Month

District 9800 Director Vocational Service 2010-2011 Bob Slater - Rotary Club of Carlton.
The Rotary Club of Albert Park Director of Vocational Service  2010-011 Kerry Kornhauser.

Vocational Service is about promoting activities that engage the vocational skills and experience of Rotarians, together with their professional networks, for the benefit of career and vocational development, enhancement and recognition within the community.

Vocational Service focuses on-

  • Adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all ocupations, including the treatment of employees, associates, competitors and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just your own or those that are pursued by Rotarians; and
  • The contribution of your vocational skills to the problems and needs of society.

It can be performed in many areas, including Vocational Awareness (embracing Ethics), Vocational Awards, Career Development and Vocation at Work.

General District Programs

  • Promotional of High Ethical Standards
  • Vocational Service Tool Kit
  • Vocational Service Month (October)
  • Direct Vocational Forum

Specific District Programs

  • Police Leadership Mentoring Program
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Mentoring Program
  • Computer 4 Kids and Community
  • "Shine On" Awards.


Last Weeks Speaker - Father Denis Andrew

Last week we had the pleasure of Current Province Leader for the Carmelites in Australia and Timor-Leste Catholic Priest Father Denis Andrew speak at our meeting.

After Ordination in 1980 Denis spent the next 30 years working in Carmelite Parishes around Australia.    

It was at school Denis developed a love for distance running.   He has completed many marathons.  Denis spoke to us about how the benefits of running have him with a holistic approach to spirituality - healthy body, mind and spirit.  Being Provincial had opened up new fields, including a strong involvement with East Timor.  Timorese Carmelites joined the Australian Province of the Carmelites in 2001.  At present there are 45 Timorese Carmelites.  Denis spoke on how it had  been a challenge to adequately house them, educate them as well as sponsor humanitarian projects in the remote parish of Zumalai in the south of the country. We would like to thank Denis for his time and presentation which was most informative and interestining for all to listen to.

Our meeting moved to Trivia Night RC South Melbourne

No meeting on Wednesday October 13
Meeting moved to Thursday 14 October Trivia Night RC South Melbourne

We will be having a Makeup meeting with the Rotary Club of Melbourne South at their Trivia evening the next evening Thursday 14th October and we are trying to get as many tables of 10 as we can to attend.
So please advise Kerry Kornhauser 0411 597 690 ASAP if you will be attending what will surely be an enjoyable and educational evening.

The Rotary Club of South Melbourne strongly supported our club's NGV evening with many attending.
The Pier
1 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Thursday 14 October 2010 7.30pm
Fundraising games, Auction & Trivia (a night to remember !!)

Finger Food included

$30 each or $300 per table of 10
Call Ruth 0408 997 946
Click HERE for flyer

Invite - SOIREE - John Faine

The Rotary Club of Albert Park

HEAT (Hospitality Employment & Training)

invite you to a


with controversial ABC 774 media personality JON FAINE

Join us for lunch and support young people at risk.

Republica Restaurant St Kilda Baths

Jacka Boulevard

Wed 20 October at 12.00 for 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

John will give us tips on how Rotary can grow its media profile and presence and also share stories from his recently published book.

$55 per person (3 course lunch,coffee, tea and soft drinks included - wine available for purchase)

For bookings - e: or 0418 390 334

Polio Day 2010

Click HERE to download Flyer and Registration 

Click HERE to read Media Release

Click the following to view website

Community Safety Day Docklands

Community Safety Day

Melbourne City Council have once again asked The Rotary Club of Albert Park to run a BBQ for this hugh event.  We will seeking several members to work on this day as there is estimated to be 1000's attend. 

Please let Kevin Mooney      0418 220 602    know if you can spare some time to help out on this day.


This year, Community Safety Day at Docklands Sunday 24th October will the premier event of Community Safety Month. There will be live demonstrations throughout the day to show how services "work together" during an emergency.   There will be displays providing education and promotion of how every Victorian can take an active role in community safety.

Victoria's emergency and safety services are bringing their special skills and impressive equipment to a fun day at Docklands. The wow factor will be high as you get close to helicopters, boats, fire trucks, working dogs and horses, interactive displays, emergency demonstrations, water rescues, specialised vehicles used to 'work together' in rescues and emergencies around Victoria.  

The event offers family oriented entertainment including children's photograph opportunities, face painting, prizes & giveaways.   Plus, performing live will be Victoria Police Show Band. 
Join all the fun and meet those who work and volunteer to protect us and keep us safe. Learn more about safety and explore the many volunteer-based opportunities. With demonstrations, displays, kids' activities and more - don't miss a great day out at Docklands.

Keep up to date with all the people and organisations involved to make this special day successful over the coming weeks via Docklands TV starting 26th Aug.


HEAT Invite

HEAT Cafe Friday 8th of October, 2010


HEAT 18 students will be  gaining practical experience in menu design, a la carte service, food preparation and a busy kitchen service. We invite you to book a table and enjoy a great lunch while providing HEAT students with the invaluable opportunity to practice their new skills.

When: Friday 8th of October, 12pm

Cost: $15 includes a 2 course cafe style lunch, non-alcoholic beverage and tea or coffee.

(or enjoy 3 course's for $18)

Where: SKYS Learning Centre, 62-74 Pickles St, South Melbourne, 3205.

How: To make a booking call HEAT on 9696 5340 or email

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


Mitchell-Sutherland Golf Tournament

I am a member of Rotary Club of Melbourne and am currently organising the annual Mitchell-Sutherland Golf tournament.
Please arrange for a member of your club with an AGU handicap to contact me (by email or phone 0414 824 635) to co-ordinate a team from your club for this year's event on 11 October.
David Carruthers

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

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Store

The Rotary Club of Albert Park  BOOK STORE

  Located at the Galilee School Building, Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Dorcas & Monatague Streets, South Melbourne (at back of church).

Currrently it is open each Saturday 10.00am - 2.00 pm but please note that it will not be open on Saturday Oct 16 as this is our Annual Book Fair Day held at Albert Park Primary School Bridport St Albert Park.

Great Prices   1000's of Secondhand Books for Sale - Softbacks, Hardbacks, Collectables, Classics, Crime, Australiana, Sport, Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Childrens, Lit, Art, History, War Photography , Cookbooks, Wine, Gardening, and lots more............
Spread the word, let your family, friends, neighbours, clubs and organisations know. We appreciate all purchases and all donations. 

If your have any queries please contact Jenny Grebler on 0403841044 or should you have books to donate please contact Henry Michaelsen on 9681 7382 or Greig McEwan on 0417 055 953 and they will arrange a pick up time.

Book Store Roster

Book Club Roster   -   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!   Oct.
No prior knowledge of the books is necessary. Jenny or one of the book team will be there to assist you with all dealings. All books will be priced and you will just be required to take money for the sales and help people where needed. Please respond to Deb Renshaw-Jones MB: 0438 250 908 and let her know what shifts you are able to do.


Morning 10am - 12pm

Afternoon 12pm - 2pm




Saturday 2nd October  

1. Henry Michaelsen


1. Henry Michaelsen


Saturday 9th October 

1. Greig McEwan

1. Greig McEwan
Paul Sullivan

Saturday 16th October







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 - 2010
Date Captain Co-Server Emergency
Oct 2nd

L McIldowie

Rob McIldowie Ian Henry

Oct 9th

P Flakus Maxine Miller Liz De Nittis
Oct 16th Kevin Mooney Richard Goss Paul Flakus
Oct 23rd L McIldowie Rob McIldowie Paul Flakus
Oct 30th P Flakus Yvonne Flanders A Fitzgerald
Nov 6th

D Gorman

Peter Holdsworth Terry Moroney



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