Rotary Club of Albert Park


Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Bulletin No. RCAP...669

  Wednesday January 20, 2010

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January 20th, 2010 will be an evening for fun and fellowship, an evening for all to catch up with each other.

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 .

January Rotary Awareness Month

January marks the beginning of the second half of the Rotary year. It's a time to look back on what we've accomplished so far, to assess our progress, and to renew our determination to achieve our goals in the months remaining. It's a time to discuss and evaluate the goals of our clubs as well as the goals we've set for ourselves as Rotarians.

January is also Rotary Awareness Month, a time for us to consider how our Rotary values – and our own actions – influence public perceptions of Rotary. Our strategic plan outlines five core values that define and guide us as we chart a course into our second century of service.

Service is our first value, as it should be. Our focus on service is reflected in our primary motto, Service Above Self. Through our clubs and districts, we have the potential to create better, safer, and healthier communities, one project at a time.

Fellowship is the reason Rotary was founded over 100 years ago. The friendship, the camaraderie, and the wonderful sense of doing something good together is what keeps us all looking forward to our Rotary meetings week after week.

Diversity is an aspect of Rotary that becomes more important with every passing year with more than 200 countries and geographical areas already on the Rotary map. 

Integrity is fundamental to our organization's identity. Every Rotarian is a guardian of the reputation that generations of Rotarians have worked to build. When we maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings, we strengthen the trust that allows us to serve more effectively.

But it will only happen if we show leadership, the fifth, and final, core value. Each of us must remember, with our every action, that we are Rotarians. When we are chosen to become Rotarians, and when we choose to accept that honor, we take it upon ourselves to become representatives of the entire organization.

When we are known as Rotarians, then everything we do reflects upon us all. By living by our core values and committing to Service Above Self, we build a stronger Rotary and a better world for all.

Australia Day

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Click the following and read the History of Australia Day

Click and see whats on in Melbourne on Australia Day

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.

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


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

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



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




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, Kate Staniforth, Stan Teschke, Vicki Teschke 

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

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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

Australia Day Holiday coming up soon.  Start planning your celebration now.