Rotary Club of Albert Park


Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Bulletin No. RCAP...670

  Wednesday January 27, 2010

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January 27th, 2010 the club will be having one of its members speak on My Brilliant Career.
February 3 ,  Rosalie Schwank, Rotary Exchange Student from Bamburg, Germany.

February 10th
, Glynn Ianno, Topic - Putting the fun into fundraising.

February 17th
, Bare Foot Bowling at Middle Park Bowls. No meeting at Lifesaving Victoria this evening.

February 24th
, David Molyneux, Topic - Prison Fellowship Victoria. 

March 3rd
, My Brilliant Career by Club Member.

March 10th
, Steve Walters, Topic - Chief Economist JP Morgan

Last Weeks Fun & Fellowship

Last week two Albert Park Rotarians gave a talk about prior experiences in their lives.

John Roberts delightfully entertained the group with his experience in community activity in various parts of Australia and his journey to Harare where he had to  ensure containers of second hand computers and books made it to the correct destination. There were plenty of coments made about the  photos  shown with (young John) but to see the final outcome where African students were using the computers and books was a great thing.

Member picture 

Pictured above Terry Moloney spoke about his travels  to the many different countries in the world and presented a DVD show on his Hot Air Balloons experience in Turkey.  The DVD having such fantastic background  music delighted many members in particular President Joan Robison and President Elect Mike Perry (pictured below) who took to the floor to show us their style of dancing.                                     

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stock vector : Silhouettes of the pairs dancing ballroom dances. A waltz, a tango, a foxtrot.


The talks and presentations were totally enjoyable with lots of laughter and jokes coming from the crowd.

We would like to thank John and Terry very much for taking part at our meeting and making it such a great evening.

BBQs - Super Sunset Series - Volunteers Required

Volunteers Needed.

 The Rotary Club of Albert Park have been asked to provide and man  a   BBQ on the first three dates of the following event.

Great opportunity for the club to raise funds. Great event to be involved with.

January 28th has alredy been covered by volunteers but we require volunteers for both Wed Feb 10th and Wed Feb 24th.

Please contact David Gorman if you are able to assist on 0411 806 140  email

As they are on club meeting nights  they will qualify as a "make-up". Please let Alan Adams know if you wish this to be documented as a makeupl 

For full details of the events please click on one of the following links -



Donated Books

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Last week The Rotary Club of Albert Park member Mrs Lorraine McIldowie displayed and talked about an article published in the Surf Coast Times. Lorraine was delighted with this write up as she has over some years now personally delivered  donated books from our book club to this organisation to assist them in raising funds.

The article read as follows - The Cottage by the Sea Fair this Saturday is set to provide another fun-filled day of activities.  With numerous stalls, including the white elephant, toys, books, fruit and vegetables, the Queenscliff-based charity is hopeful the day will prove a huge success.
The morning will start with a breakfast from 9am, as well as Devonshire teas, which will be served all day overlooking the rip.

Cottage by the Sea is an independent children's charity organisation that relies heavily on community support and charity donations to provide a service to more than 900 children every year.

The cottage offers short-term care (camps) for children aged between 5 and 12. The camps vary from a four to seven day stay and are held throughout the year, not just in the school holidays.

Saturday's fair will take three days to set up , with contributions from more than 40 volunteers. According to cottage general manager, Tony Fetherston, the revenue from the day is highly importand to the cottage, as it receives no government funding. Last year's fair raised $50,000, and Fetherston is hoping for a repeat this weekend.
It's our biggrest fundraiser of the year, so we hope lots of people come down to enjoy it and get involved," he said. "When people see the cottage, they see what we're all about and why we are a worthy cause to support."  There will also be tours of the cottage held throughout the day.

Cottage by the Sea is located at 25 Flinders Street, Queenscliff.

You can view this article at click on past editions, page 3. 

Rotary GSE Welcome Dinner - Tuesday 9th February

The Rotary Club of Brighton Beach

is holding a dinner to officially welcome

The Group Study Exchange Team
Rotary District 2203 Spain to Rotary District 9800

                                                Click Here for Detail


Bare Foot Bowling

Rotarians and friends are invited to join for some fun with a BBQ Dinner and Bare Foot Bowling.

Date:   Wednesday 17th Feb 2010

Time:   6.00pm

Middle Park Bowling Club

Canterbury Road,  Albert Park Reserve,  Middle Park.

BBQ Dinner & Bowls  $28.00

RSVP  Kerry Kornhauser

Click Here  to view flyer.

District Conference 2010 Perth WA

District Conference Perth WA March 4th - 7th 2010


If you need any help or have any queries about this conference please contact RCAP member Brian Beaumont on 0419 308 410 or email   as Brian will only be more than happy to assist you.





VIP Guest Speaker: Professor David de Gretser, AC, Governor of Victoria.

Topic: "Mens Health Issues"
"Men's Health Issues"


Book Club

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Club is moving to a new venue.  They will now store, sort and sell books from a room at Father Bobs church St. Peter's and St Paul's South Melbourne more details coming soon. If you have any queries in the mean time please contact either Ken Hall on 0403 802 127 email or Joan Robison on 0418 351 762 email

Kids TRY-athlon - ENTER


VOLUNTEERS...... Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon

Date: Sunday 14th March 2010.
Location: CataniGardens, Melbourne.
Shift times: 6-6.30am start for 5 hours

Albert Park Rotarians and friends please keep this date free.  Sanitarium TRY-athlon have once again asked for us to assist with the volunteering duties.

Note: We have been advised that no one will need a working with children card for this event.

200 volunteers are needed to assist in the smooth running of the Kids TRY-athlon .Volunteer duties will be to assist and encourage children aged 7 to 15 years participating in the Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon. The aim of the day is for the kids to have fun in a non-competitive environment where every participant receives a medal and a finisher's certificate.

Volunteer roles will include:   ENCOURAGING THESE YOUNG PEOPLE !!!

*Getting  Ready and Numbering
Encouraging the kids to 'get ready' to enter transition by wearing their helmets & shirts. Writing event numbers on the kids' upper arms with large nikkos. On completion of numbering volunteers (marshals) will be reallocated to the following sections: Swim, Cycle, Run and Recovery and may be asked to assist with bike check out from the transition area when their initial duties are complete.

Assisting the children with racking of their bikes, guidance during the event ,security , and bike "check out" after event.

Crowd control and supervising kids into age groups for swim start. Helping to pack up signage then assist in Transition .

Guidance along cycle course on closed roads along Wharf and Station Road. Helping with pack up of road closure equipment and signage then assist in Transition .

Guidance along run course within Camp Shortland Reserve. Helping to pack up of equipment and signage then assist in Transition .

Manning a tent to supply water to every finisher.

Further information

Volunteers are required to be at CataniGardens between 6.00am-6.30am. Sign on at the "Meeting Point" tent located near the finish line. Briefing will be at 6.40am. The first jobs will start at 7.00am to assist with checking in and numbering the youngsters, and putting bikes in racks. At around 8.00 to 8.30am some will move to swim, cycle, run or recovery to be ready for the 9.00amstart. Wear comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothing; bring snack and sunscreen.          

A cap, T-shirt and botted water will be provided in a kit bag. Volunteers should be over 16 years of age.

Register to volunteer

Email Liz De Nittis, Rotary Club of Albert Park at  or Ph: 0407 321 200




Member Access to Rotary International
by Loretta Michaelsen

During the week Vicki Teschke sent an email to all members on how to access the members area of The Rotary International Site. (copy following)

Do you know that you can do a make-up in any part of the world where Rotary meets when you are travelling?

Do you know that you can access this information on-line?


Although the club does have a cd containing this information, up-to-date details are available on the Rotary International website.

Select Member Access (Top right of screen)

Login OR Register

Select   Search the Online Official Directory

Search by District number (if known) or by city / town

I immediately registered one of our members to this site and was amazed at the amount of information that was available.

Below is just a short summary of what is available.

Please insure you visit this site and if not already registed please follow the process and gain your access.  If you should require assistance please do not hesitate to contact me on 03 9681 7382

Door Roster


Please be sure to notify Editor Loretta Michaelsen should you change your allocated time so it can be updated in the bulletin.

January 2010
Terry Moroney, Stan Teschke, Vicki Teschke Kate Staniforth, Replaced 27/1/09 L Michaelsen

February 2010
Richard Goss, Ian Henry, Rob McIldowie, Lorraine McIldowie

March 2010
Liz De Nittis, Kerry Kornhauser, Chris Lovett, Del Lovett

Please contact Paul Sullivan if you have any queries about the Door Roster 0412 818 144  email

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. 


If you have any issues or changes please contact Paul Flakus by Tuesday each week if you  are unavailable OR that they have made alternative changes on 0417 567 747  Phone: 03 9589 1722    Fax: 03 9589 2799 or

Jan 23rd 2010 Henry and Loretta Michaelsen

Jan 30th 2010 - June 2010 Paul to advise.

Club Presidents

03-11-92 Club / Chartered

03-11-92/94 Jim Corsie

1993-94 Doug Wade


1994-95 Gad Kolsky

1995-96 Rob Denton

1996-97 Ann White


1997-98 Loryn Clark

1998-99 David Gorman

1999-00 Vicki Teschke


2000-01 Mark Mills

2001-02 Gerry Phillips

2002-03 Clifton Warren


2003-04 Yolanda Pettinato

2004-05 Jessie Bainbridge

2005-06 Jim Prokhovnik


2006-07 Jenny Hunter

2007-08 Ken Hall

2008-09 Ian Henry


2009/2010 Joan Robison


Thats All For This WeeK
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week please send through photo's and details of Rotary events that you are involved with as I am more than happy to publish for you.