Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, February 13, 2011
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Feb 16 2011
Desiree Pettit
"Evolve at Typo Station"
Feb 23 2011
Michael Dee
"Harverting Funds Manager"
Mar 9 2011
Tina Thomas
Mar 16 2011
Wayne Dalton
"Ports and Parks Community Bank"
Mar 23 2011
Nigal Lane
"Facebook Friend or Foe"
Mar 30 2011
Clemens Witt
"Berlin Wall"

Upcoming Events
Princes Park BBQ
Feb 16 2011
Tan Tract BBQ
Mar 2 2011
Visit to DIK
Mar 5 2011
GSE Welcome Dinner
Mar 15 2011
Docklands BBQ
Mar 23 2011


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Wednesday Feb 9, 2011
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This Weeks Speaker-Ray Campbell


Ray Campbell - National Commodore - Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is an organisation composed entirely of volunteers, formed in 1961 to promote safety in the operation of small craft. It guards the coast in the most effective way - initially by education, example, examination and finally by search and rescue. The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard has no law enforcement powers and enjoys a reputation for being helpful and courteous to all boat owners. Australia, the world's largest island, has a coastline of 19,650 kilometers (12,210 miles). 90% of Australia's population lives within 120km of the coast and over 70% live in the coastal belt from Cairns in Queensland to Adelaide in South Australia. Flotillas and radio bases are located from the Skardon River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, down the eastern sea board to Ceduna in South Australia, including Tasmania and major inland lakes and weirs. Expansion is continuing in areas of need. Ray Campbell first joined the St Kilda Flotilla or VF2, in Victoria in 1983 and held the position of Flotilla Purser for one term prior to forming the VF05 Flotilla At Lake Eppalock in 1995 where he was appointed as Flotilla Commander, a position he held for five years until 1990. Ray was elected as the Squadron Commodore of Victoria in 1995 and was serving his 4th term as Squadron Commodore when elected as the National Commodore. Ray has represented Victoria at a national level both during his terms as Victorian Commodore and previously as the Deputy National Commodore.

Charity Golf Day

Rotary Club of Albert Park
Charity Golf Day
Supporting Windermere & Polio Plus

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

Kooringal Golf Club, Wilga Avenue Altona

An Invitation Is Extended To Individuals Or Groups To Compete In an Ambrose Golf Competition
Cost - $100 Per Player   
Incl. - BBQ Lunch, 18 Holes, 2 Course Dinner & Prizes 

Time 11.30 am for a 12.30 pm tee off

RSVP Ian Henry (w) 9521 0303

Click HERE to download flyer with detailed information re Key Sponsorship, Tee Sponsorship and Individual

Next Weeks Speaker Desiree Pettit

logo Desiree

Evolve at Typo Station was founded in 1993 and has been offering opportunities for young people to make positive changes in their lives ever since. Using our former cattle grazing property on the edge of the Alpine National Park, Typo Station, we challenge disadvantaged and at risk young Victorians with a 100km hike and pioneer style living, while at the same time teaching them life skills such as effective communication and anger management. We also apply Narrative and Bush Therapy practices to allow our young people to take control of their lives and their futures. I am one of only two marketing staff working for Evolve and my background is varied, with qualifications in events management and marketing, and having worked in these areas as well as in account management and anti-money laundering compliance. I have worked in the not-for-profit space previously for the Royal Agricultural Society, and growing up in rural Victoria, I love spending time up at 'Typo' and seeing our young folk develop in their two-to-three year journey with us.

Last Weeks Speaker Tara Kornhauser

Last week we had the pleasure of our President Elect Kerry Kornhauser's daughter Tara Kornhauser speak at our meeting . Tara who  spent time living and working in some of the most remote places in Africa and Central Australia spoke about what life was like for  people in these areas and the help that they were able to give them. We would like to thank Tara for her great presentation which had many tales from an eye opening experience.



GSE Welcome Dinner Mar 15, 2011

Welcome Dinner Texas GSE Team 2011

Our District is delighted to announce that in 2010-11,our Group Study Exchange will be with Rotary District 5840 in South-West Texas.
The visiting team from Texas will be in our District in March/April 2011. Our team will be in District 5840 in May/June 2011.
It promises to be a great exchange. Please contact your nearest D9800 Rotary Club for more information about becoming a team member or team leader.

Alternatively, see our
District's web site GSE page for more information about District 9800, including application forms, key dates and a video about San
HERE  to download GSE Welcome Dinner flyer

Super Sunset Series 2011

Volunteers required for BBQ.

The Rotary Club of Albert Park have been once again been asked to provide the BBQ catering for the Super Sunset Series  events.  The club needs at least 6 members or friends to be in attendance for each event. Should you be able to help please let David Gorman know on 0411 806 140. 
Wednesday 16 February 2011 - Princes Park

Wednesday 2 March 2011 - Tan Track,     Wednesday 23 March 2011 - Docklands

Last Wednesday members ran the BBQ for the first of the Super Sunset Series Event at the course through the Melbourne Zoo.  It was a hugh success, the team worked hard getting all the gear set up, cooking, serving cleaning and packing up.  Many thanks to David Gorman, Stan Teschke, Henry Michaelsen, Stepthen and Karin Bond, Deb Renshaw Jones and Rob Blezard. 


Looking for something to kick start your new year? The Super Sunset Series is back for 2011! Including three unique course through the Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park, & Royal Botanic Gardens. This is one event not to miss! REGISTER NOW!! 

MCS is excited to bring back  The Docklands Dash  for 2011. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this great community 4km fun run/walk held in Melbourne's newest precint.  REGISTER NOW!


Visit to DIK

Visit to DIK Store (Donations in Kind)- Sat 5th Mar, 2011

Woolshed 37 @ 400 Somerville Rd, West Footscray (Melway 41 E 7)
Between Geelong & Paramount Rds. Enter double gates opposite Whitely Pde - Ample safe parking available. If lost phone David Dimple 0408 174 773.

9am Start We will be shown over the facility and assist with any jobs required. About 12pm - We will finish up and then if desired use their BBQ facilities to have lunch.  BYO - food and drink.
As Members of a District 9800 Club you are a shareholder and owner of your District Projects. Donations In Kind is one of these projects and effectively the people who work on this project work for you. You should be very proud of your DIK as it is one of the most efficient recycling organisations in Australia.
With donations of quality material from Members and increasingly major organisations this year  shipped was in excess of $2,600,000 of often new goods to people who desperately need them.
If you could spare some time on this day to attend DIK you will find it very rewarding.
Please RSVP
to Helen Harris 0403206061

February - World Understanding Month

23 February - Rotary's Anniversary .
Family Week - Second week of February.   The goal of Family Week is for Rotary clubs to connect with families in their communities, particularly those that need extra attention.
Share information on Family Week with club chairs. Recognize successful projects in your district. Domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang activity are just a few of the formidable challenges facing today's family. Clubs are urged to use this opportunity to promote family projects already underway or think about starting new ones. Download Celebrating Family Week for more information on Family Week activities. This month was chosen because it includes the birthday of Rotary International, February 23. During the month, Rotary clubs are urged to present programs which promote internaional understanding and goodwill, as well as launch World Community Service projects in other parts of the world.


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:

The Texan Connection

District 9800 and District 5840
Club Partnership

The Rotary Club of Albert Park as been paired with
The Rotary Club of Beorne Noon

What 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

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 110am - 12pm Afternoon 12pm - 2 pm
Feb 12

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Alan Fitzgerald

1. Jenny Grebler
2. Alan Fitzgerald

Feb 19

1. Jenny Grebler

1. Jenny Grebler

Feb 26

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


District Conference - Adelaide

District Conference March 31 - Apr 2, 2011  Adelaide
The 79th Annual Rotary District 9800 Conference. Please click the link below for latest information -     or 
contact Brian Beaumont on 0419 308 410 as he will be more than happy to assist you.
Flood Disaster Appeal

Door Roster


FEB 2011       Kerry Kornhauser, L McIldowie, Rob McIldowie, Gerry Phillips.
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
Feb 12 Paul Flakus Rosie Annois David Gorman
Feb 19 Paul Flakus Liz Denittis Kate Staniforth
Feb 26 Paul Flakus Kate Staniforth Ian Wavish
Mar 5 Henry Michaelsen Loretta Michaelsen Michael Walstab
Mar 12 Paul Flakus Alan Fitzgerald Jim Prokhovnik
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

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