Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, June 07, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Jun 9 2010
Keith Wehl
"Alzheimer Assoc"
Jun 16 2010
Grace McQuilten
"Social Studio of Fitzroy"
Jun 23 2010
Nick Bailey
"Australian National Academy of Music"
Jun 30 2010
My Brilliant Career
"Member speaking in relation to changeover."
Jul 7 2010
Jenny Lamachina
"Beautiful Accomondation"
Jul 14 2010
Farewell to Rosalie Swank
"Rotary Exchange Student"
Jul 21 2010
Michael Dee
"Harvest Funds Management"

Upcoming Events
Apr 17 2010 - Jul 3 2010
RCAP Change Over
Jul 4 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...687

Wednesday June 2, 2010
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Presidents Message
by Joan Robison

I am nearing the end of my year as President of the Rotary Club of Albert Park.

It has been a very wonderful and rewarding experience.     An experience I would never have visualized 5 years ago.     As a charter member of this great Club I have seen Presidents come and go and I have "stolen"  some of their best ideas.    I am a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel and if something is successful keep it going.

My Board of Vicki Teschke (Secretary) Phil Scholes (Treasurer) Stan Teschke (Community) Kerry Kornhauser (Club Services) Jim P. (New Gens) and Jeremy Paton / Richard Goss (International) and Tess McGuigan (Vocational), have guided me and been a great support throughout the year.     I have met some wonderful people from other Clubs and Districts and their inspiration has been amazing.

I still have a lot to do in this next month.    The Book Club is starting to fire up and the Guest Speakers group  have got some fantastic speakers booked well ahead into end of

July.   This week has been a busy one with the new Rotary Club of Melbourne Park

being chartered with 25 wonderful young people who are so energetic and ready to take on the world.   The Shine on Awards is an event I urge you all to attend and become involved with.     Inspiring disabled people who don't let their disabilities hamper them into going out and achieving what normal bodied people do.     We joined Melbourne South over the weekend working with the boys from Melbourne Grammar raising funds for the Red Shield Appeal.

All in all its been a busy Rotary week.


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.


Last Weeks Speaker - Adam Smith

 adam-smith-education-foundation_0118 Adam Smith - CEO Foundation for Young Australians

Last week we have the priviledge of listening to Adam Smith at our club meeting. Adam who is one of Australia's most talented young executives is working with The Foundation for Young Australians committed to improving the learning outcomes and life chances of young people. He addressed the issues of Cyber bullying and living with everchanging technology. Ultimately, his long-term vision is for an Australia where all young people achieve their full potential and are valued by all.

We would like to thank Adam very much for his time and great presentation which was most interesting and enjoyable .

Shine on Awards

Shine on Awards - Sunday 30 May, 2010

 Prue Watt is a visually impaired athlete who has excelled in the sports of swimming as well as slalom and giant slalom skiing.


The Rotary Shine on Awards was held over the weekend and our Club's nominee Prue Watt, received a Certificate of Commendation. There were 30 other nominees and all of their stories were amazing and their individual achievements were inspiring!


President Joan has invited Prue to speak at our club in the next couple of weeks, please find enclosed some information about her:


Prue Watt was born premature at only 24 weeks.  High levels of oxygen resulted in burnt and scarred retina's which limited the distance that Prue could see (approx. 2 metres) also severely limiting her peripheral vision, especially in her right eye.  Scientifically termed Retinopathy of Prematurity, her condition has presented challenges, however she has learnt to adapt and live a normal and successful life.


Prue played a number of sports growing up including netball, tennis, surf life saving and cross country running.  Through her interest in surf life saving Prue became a keen swimmer at an early age, displaying talent in all four strokes that lead to competing at state and national levels by age 14.   Prue's level of swimming ability improved quickly with training and competition experience and she was soon selected to swim at national competitions.


Prue has won many medals over her swimming career and was awarded Junior Female Paralympian of the Year in 2004, awarded NSW Junior Athlete with a Disability in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, has represent Australia in both the Athens 2004 Paralympics and the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.


Prue has had the honour of being an Australia Day Ambassador in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and is currently working part time at Vision Australia and studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Deakin University in Melbourne, hoping to eventually work in the field of Occupational Therapy with kids with disabilities.  


Congratulations Prue and we look forward to welcoming you to the Club in the coming weeks!



Change Over Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Albert Park   
Change Over Luncheon

  Sunday 4th July 2010

Member picture Member picture

Farewell  RCAP President 2009/2010 Joan Robison
Welcome  RCAP President 2010/2011
Michael Perry

Life's a Party
Powerhouse Function Centre
Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
12.00  for 12.30 Start  5pm Finish
2 Courses, Drinks Included
$100.00 All Inclusive (revised amount)

Special Guest Entertainment Russell Morris
Dress Smart Casual
Club Awards to be presented

Come and celebrate this once a year occasion
Members please bring your family/ friends and join us in this special occasion

Enquiries Kate Staniforth 0410 476 410 or Lorraine McIldowie 0412 315 515
Payment: Cheque, Cash, EFT or Credit Card please contact the above with your payment details.

Click HEREfor flyer


Asylum Seeker Employment Project - Profiles


The Rotary Club of Albert Park
together with members from 

Brigidine Asylum Seekers

are working together on the

Asylum Seeker Employment Project.   

The first  challenge facing new arrivals in Australia is to find a job.  Another big challenge is to become known in the local community.  These two challenges are connected. It is said that 80% of job vacancies are never advertised and that many jobs are filled through word of mouth or through networking. Networking is talking to people you know about jobs.
New arrivals in Australia don't have any networks, which are so important, especially in getting their first job. This is especially in the case of Asylum Seekers because their families, friends and people they worked with in the past are not in Australia.

In order to help them become better known locally the RCAP has offered to assist asylum seekers associated the  Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project by placing profiles of individual asylum seekers on their web site for their members. It is hoped that some of these members may be able to assist some of you with your job search or perhaps with work experience opportunities in Australian workplaces.
Note: Below profiles may take a little longer than normal to open.


Country Sri Lanka, seeking career in Sign Writing or Painting

Country Chad, Seeking Career in Legal and Community Development.

Country The Democratic Republic of Congo, seeking career as School Teacher


Country Cameroon in West Africa, seeking career in Laboratory



Country Pakistan, seeking career in the Health Field and in particular in Aged Care

Country Sri Lanka, seeking career in the Computer Field, Customer Service or Food Service

Country Sudan, seeking career in Information Technology

Who Are Aslyum Seekers.  Countries which they have fled.  CLICKand View
Should you be able assist with any employment opportunities or if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ian Wavish 
ianwavish@hotmail.comor Robert Stone on
OFFICIAL VISIT FROM Rotary Club of Melbourne South

OFFICIAL VISIT FROM  Rotary Club of Melbourne South
We have arranged for The Rotary Club of Melbourne South to make an Official Club Visit to the Rotary Club of Albert Park, attending our weekly meeting on –

Wednesday, 2nd June

6.00pm for 6.30pm


Lifesaving Victoria Headquarters

Cnr. Todd Road & The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

RC Albert Park was chartered in 1992 by The Rotary Club of Melbourne South and is therefore their "Daughter Club".    

The Rotary Club of Melbourne South  will gain an insight into Albert Park's projects and meet their members in an atmosphere of warmth and great fellowship.


June is Rotary Fellowship Month

The month of June is considered as Rotary Fellowship Month in the
Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect
of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us clarify
the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:

  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
  • Make new friends around the world;
  • Explore new opportunities for service; and
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.

More Click HERE..

HEAT Luncheon Invite

HEAT  Albert Park Rotarians and Friends are once again invited to attend a luncheon proudly put on by the HEAT Program. The Rotary Club of Albert Park continually support these luncheons with members and friends attending and have made donations in the past to help with the special needs the program requires to continue.  Click the following to view what HEAT is about



  When: Thurday 3rd June, 2010. 12pm.
Cost: $12 includes a 2 course cafe style lunch, non-alcoholic

beverage and tea or coffee.

(or enjoy 3 course's for $17)

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

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




Welcome Home Dinner GSE Team Japan

Rotary Club of Wyndham
Welcome Home Dinner
District 9800 GSE Team Back from Japan

Wed 16th June 2010
Click HERE for flyer

Brandenburg Orchesta


Sunday August 1, 2010
Special Offers to Rotarians

Click HERE for flyer (Colour)  Click HERE for flyer (Black and White)

Rosalie Schwank - Exchange Student

McGrath Foundation

Last Wednesday evening our Exchange student Rosalie Schwank attended the clubs meeting and informed  members and others about a run her friend Gusten Danielson is doing on Sunday 6th June. Gusten intends to run 100 km in 12 hours, from Tullamarine to Castlemain in order to raise money for the McGrath Breast Cancer Foundation, as his aunt back in Sweden got diagnosed with breast cancer while he was here in Australia, on exchange, and this is his way of supporting her. 
Rosalie  think's this is a great thing and maybe some of the members of the club would like to support Gusten with a donation!
They can do this on the McGrath homepage, his community event number is : CE00745,  if you have any further questions  you can contact Gusten on or on his mobile number: 0458854928
What a wonderful thing it is to see our exchange students be involved with please get behind them and support their

Want to know more about Rosalie's stay in Australia please visit Photo downloads (International Exchange Student)on web page.

District Governor's Changeover Lunch

The Rotary Club of Toorak invites you to attend the DG Changeover Lunch at CrownPalladium 11.30am for Pre-Luncheon Drinks Sunday 27 June 2010

Entertainment by Singer/Songwriter Dianna Corcoran - Female Artist of the Year
FREE PARKING in multi level car park - Entrance off Kingsway and Clark Street, Airbridge to Crown. Take ticket to cloak room for validation.

Bookings by Fri 12th June 2010 to: Rotary Club of Toorak, PO Box 397 Toorak Vic 3142
Phone: 0419 357 864 Fax: 03 9509 7935   Email:

Want to view The Rotary Club of Toorak Web Site click the following link -  

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Store




Click HERE to download Book Store Flyer

It is 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.

Great Prices   1000's of 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............

From collectables to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay   We also have books for sale on our ebay site  where we sellsome of the collectible and antiquarian books that are donated.<>.

Spread the word let your family, friends, neighbours, clubs and organisations know. We appreciate any purchases or any donations.  This helps us to raise funds for needy projects that our club wishes to donate to.

Looking to buy books either come into our store at the above address or go online to view our books for sale at ebay or ABE.

If your have any queries please contact Jenny Grebler on 0403841044.

If 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

As you are already aware, the Club has been given the opportunity to use The (old) GalileeSchool building at the Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Dorcas & Montague Streets, South Melbourne, for our second hand books.

We require 2 people each Saturday and I have split the shifts into 2 hours, if you are able to do the full 4 hours, please place your name in both time slots. Jenny Grebler will be on hand each week and she has a wealth of information about the books. Jenny will need 1 person in the morning and 1 person in the afternoon to help her out.

No prior knowledge of the books is necessary, 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 908and let her know what shifts you are able to do for the remainder of May and June.

                                            10AM - 12 PM                          12PM - 2PM

Sat Jun 5

1 Jenny Grebler

1  Jenny Grebler
2  Peter Holdsworth 2  Ian Henry
Sat Jun 12 1  Jenny Grebler 1 Jenny Grebler
2  Paul Sullivan 2  Deanne Allan
Sat Jun 19   1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Rob McIldowie 2  Joan Robison
3  Lorraine McIldowie
Sat Jun 26 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Helen Harris 2
Sat Jul 3 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2 Paul Sullivan
Door Roster


Please be sure to notify Editor Loretta Michaelsen should you change your allocated time so it can be updated in the bulletin.
June 2010
Gerry Phillips, Deb Renshaw-Jones, Michael Walstab, Ann White
July 2010
John Airey, Stephen Bond, Yvonne Flanders, Helen Harris

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 Paul Sullivan 0412 818144  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

Community Meals       1st                        2nd               Emergency


8th May 

Paul Flakus

Ivo Georgiev

David Gorman

15th May

Chris Lovett

Del Lovett

Paul Flakus

22nd May

Paul Flakus

Kerry Kornhauser

29th May

Paul Flakus

Tess McGuigan

Michael Walstab

5th June

Paul Flakus

Ian Wavish

Ken hall

12th June

Paul Flakus

Robert Redpath

Stephen Bond

19th June

Phil Schols

David Gorman

Paul Flakus

26th June

Lorraine McIIdowie

Rob McIldowie

Paul Flakus

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


Past Bulletins

Bulletin Apr 28, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin May  5, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin May 12, 2010 Click HERE       Bulletin May 19, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin May 26, 2010 Click HERE
Click HERE for Rotary Foundation News Edition 2

Thats All For This Week
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week. Don't forget members can login into The Rotary Club of Albert Park web site where they are they able to view, print off club documents. ie club directory, club organisational chart, leave of absence forms and more.... need assistance please contact me.

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