Rotary Club of Albert Park


Wednesday, March 03, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Mar 3 2010
Paul Dyer
"Australian Brandenburg Orchestra."
Mar 10 2010
Steve Walters
"Chief Economist JP Morgan"
Mar 17 2010
No Speaker this week due to Charity Golf Day 19/3
"Change of Meeting Date"

Upcoming Events
BBQ - Docklands
Mar 10 2010
Charity Golf Day
Mar 19 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...674

Wednesday March 3, 2010

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Presidents Message
by Joan Robison

It has been an exciting and fruitful 3 months and the participation of all members has made being President of this great club an honour.


Our regular Wednesday meetings continue to  turn in good  numbers and our dinners are  enjoyable and the staff are very helpful and assist whenever we ask.    


The Bookshop is now off and running and the team are thinking of having "Book Sales"

each month.     Fundraising from these sales is continuing to grow and this then follows

on to making more  donations.     Funds have also been raised through the Super Sunset

Series barbeques.


From these fundraisers, in the last 3 months, we have made the following donations -

Inner City Health $1250
Cystic Fibrosis $2000
Motor Neurone $3000
Local Primary School Awards $1500


And various other smaller donations.


Our guest speakers have been first class - last week David Molyneux from Prison Friendship Victoria and next week Paul Dwyer from the Australian Brandenberg Orchestra.     Well done speakers group.


We have inducted 5 new members with another propospective member to be inducted

in the next fortnight.


I would like to wish  members who are attending the District Conference in Perth a very enjoyable stay. I have no doubt it will be most rewarding for all attendees.  


We have a busy exciting 4 months coming up and I would encourage all members to participate in the events that are being organized.     Please attend your Committee meetings and get to have your say in the running of the Club   

Speaker March 3rd 2010 - Paul Dyer

We are pleased to advise that we have secured Paul Dyer as speaker on 3 March.  Paul, as you may be aware, is the founder and  Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO).   The ABO is expanding its concert series into Melbourne now that the new Recital Hall is available. 

Click HERE for attached is the flyer for the meeting on 3 March.  Also is the link to a short video to entitled 'Baroque is Back' of the counter tenor, Philippe Jaroussky in rehearsal with the Brandenburg in preparation for Vivaldi Olympia which opened last night in Sydney.  There is also an interview with Paul.

Click on one of the following for more information -

The club would like to see as many people as possible attend on this evening.  Note: The booking system for RCAP members is as usual and for friends and others please reply to Kevin Mooney 0418220602.


Last Weeks Speaker - Feb 24, 2010


Last week we had David Molyneux  Executive Director of Prison Fellowship Victoria speak at out meeting.

David spoke about Prison Fellowship Victoria how it engages with and provides support, friendship, mentoring and pastoral care for prisoners, ex prisioners, their families and others affected by crime.

David also brought along Sean Wood a graduate of the Prison program who is putting his life back together. Sean spoke of the program the way it turned his life around and how confident he now is to live a normal life.

Prison Fellowship has a presence in all 14 prisons in Victoria. At the core of their service provision is the team of 260 dedicated volunteers, men and women, who visit prisoners across the State.  They provide friendship, mentoring and pastoral care support for prisoners.  Volunteers give more than 3,000 hours throughout the year in this service.

We would like to thank both David Molyneux and Sean Wood for their time and presentation on this topic it was most interesting and informative and wish them both further success in the future.

Change of Meeting Date

Due to the club hosting the Charity Golf Day at Kooringal Golf Club, Altona on

Friday March 19th

there will be no meeting at Lifesaving Victoria on

Wednesday 17th March.

Please note this will be our weekly Rotary Club of Albert Park Meeting 6.30 start 2 course dinner.

Rotary: Charity Golf Day
by Ian Henry

Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne Sandbelt<br />Hole 10




Friday 19th March, 2010

11.30am for a 12.30 pm tee off

An invitation is extended to individuals or groups, to compete in an

Cost - $100 per player


Dress regulations apply

RSVP TO:    ROTARY CLUB OF albert park 
                 P.O BOX 151 albert park 3206 
Ian henry  fax on 9521 0107,
phone 9521 0303.      

Click HERE to download flyer.


Dear RCAPer's

As Golf Day coordinator and on behalf of our President, Joan Robison, I cordially invite you to assist with our Charity Golf Day on Friday 19th March at Kooringal Golf Club, Altona.


Your assistance could comprise :-


a)      Finding a corporate sponsor by using the attached 'SPONSORS NEEDED' form to corporate sponsors. Click Here

b)      Playing on the day and perhaps putting together a team of 4 players by using the attached detail to individuals (see Below).

c)       Registering your own interest to play on the day by using the Golf Day invitation attached.HERE

d)      Assisting on the day with the registrations, marshalling or the BBQ from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

e)      Assisting on the day by being available from 12.30pm to 5.30pm to witness a possible hole-in-one.


The event commences with registration and a sausage sizzle at 11.30am with a 12.30pm tee off and concludes with a 2 course dinner at 6.30pm. The evening is planned to finish at 8.00pm.       Please note that this is our weekly Rotary Club of Albert Park meeting.


Funds raised will be directed to The Cancer Council to honour the efforts of Michael Mitchell who spent 12 months walking 6000kms from the tip of Cape York to Wilsons Promontory - see  for further information.


Sponsorship and player responses are sought by February 12.
Could you please advise me of your availability to assist on the day at your earliest convenience.

I hope you can join me for what promises to be a fun event.





As Golf Day co-ordinator and on behalf of Joan Robison, President of the Rotary Club of Albert Park, I cordially invite you to attend our Charity Golf Day on Friday 19th March at Kooringal Golf Club, Altona - see invitation attachedHERE


The event commences with registration and a sausage sizzle at 11.30am with a 12.30pm tee off and concludes with a 2 course dinner at 6.30pm. The evening is planned to finish at 8.00pm.
Of course, if you could arrange a team of four, all the better.


Funds raised will be directed to The Cancer Council to honour the efforts of Michael Mitchell who spent 12 months walking 6000kms from the tip of Cape York to Wilsons Promontory - see   further information.


Your response by February 12th is requested by completing the attached invitation HERE and returning it to me either by email or fax on 9521 0107, or simply calling me on 9521 0303.


I hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun event.

Want to visit some golf web sites, click on one of the following-



March Is Rotary Literacy Month

Understand Issues Literacy

Rotary Literacy Month highlights literacy and education issues around the
world. Celebrated in March each year, Rotary Literacy Month is an excellent
opportunity for Rotary clubs and districts to raise awareness about literacy,
launch new literacy initiatives and projects, and recognize literacy accomplishments
from the past year. Rotarians everywhere are encouraged to participate in Rotary Literacy Month by engaging in service or activities that specifically address literacy and education issues either in their communities or abroad.

Below are some ways to get involved with literacy.  

Begin a student mentoring program.

Encourage local businesses to offer education opportunities for employees.

Start an adult education program at a local school or community center.

Conduct a teacher training event for your district.

Conduct a literacy awareness campaign in your community. 

  Donate books for a community library, school supplies for under privileged students, or teaching materials for underprivileged schools.   

Arrange a community award to recognize contributions to literacy and education. 

  Hold a literacy ball to raise money for literacy programs in your community.

Conduct an essay contest to encourage writing among students in your community. 

  Arrange a literacy fair and invite local bookstores to participate, local authors to read about literacy, and local government agencies to display information about literacy and education programs.

BBQs - Super Sunset Series - Volunteers Required

Volunteers Needed for     BBQ at Docklands 

Melbourne City Sports.     

This is the last of 4 events our club has been asked to assist with.

Wed Evening March 10, Please contact David Gorman if you are able to assist on 0411 806 140  email

As these events 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 




2010 District Conference

District Conference   Perth   WA    March 4th - 7th 2010


Currently we have a few of our members away at the District Conference.

Should you like to see what is happening at the conference please click on the following -                                                                                       .


Kids TRY-athlon - ENTER

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

Liz De Nitis would like to thank those members who have put their name down as a volunteer for the Sanitarium Tryathlon. The deadline has now closed and Liz will be sending out email reminders, information to all volunteers prior to the event. Please watch out for this is your inbox or should you have any queries in the meantime please contact Liz on   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.

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

April 2010
Brian Beaumont, Yvonne Flanders, Andrew Lilley, Greig McEwan

May 2010
Ken Hall, Tessa McGuigan, Ray Pape, Jeremy Paton

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

Community Meals            March - June 2010

6th March Kate Staniforth Paul Flakus Philip Schols
13th March Kevin Mooney Jim Prokhovnik Paul Flakus
20th March Vick Bird Paul Flakus Stephen Bond
27th March Stephen Bond Loryn Clark Paul Flakus
3rd April Paul Flakus Ian Henry Rose Annois
10th April Paul Flakus Loretta Michaelsen Sue Foster
17th April Henry Michaelsen Paul Flakus Michael Walstab
24th April Paul Flakus Liz De Nittis Jim Prokhovnik
1st May Rosie Annois Paul Flakus Kate Staniforth
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 Jan 13th 2010 Click HERE      Bulletin Jan 20th 2010 Click HERE

Bulletin Jan 27th 2010 Click HERE      Bulletin Feb 3rd 2010 Click HERE

Bulletin Feb 17, 2010 Click HERE         Bulletin Feb 24, 2010 Click HERE

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.