Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, March 29, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Mar 31 2010
Neil Meyer
"Teen Challenge Victoria"
Apr 7 2010
Alan Lachman
"Insight Education Centre for the Blind & Vision Impaired"
Apr 14 2010
Keith Weihl
"To be confirmed"
Apr 21 2010
Nina Vallins
"Project Respect"
May 26 2010
Adam Smith
"Foundation for Young Australians"
Jun 2 2010
Ray Campbell
"The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard"
Jun 23 2010
Nick Bailey
"Australian National Academy of Music"

Upcoming Events


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Bulletin No. RCAP...677

Wednesday March 24, 2010

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This Week - Presenters

Greig Mc Ewan will be giving a brief presentation about the internet.

Loretta Michaelsen will be giving a brief presentation about Clubrunner.

Please come prepared with any questions.

We also look forward to the Vocational Committee presenting awards.

Next Weeks Speaker Neil Meyer

This weeks guest speaker Neil Meyer Executive DirectorTeen Challenge Victoria. He will be talking about the residential treatment and training program for young menwith life-controlling issues and addictions at a Training Centre on a 60 acre rural property in Kyabram Victoria. 


Teen Challenge began in 1958, when a young preacher, named David Wilkerson, was moved with compassion to reach out to young people on the streets of New York.  His story is retold in the bestselling book, The Cross and the Switchblade, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.  Since then, Teen Challenge has spread to approximately 1000 centres in over 80 countries around the world.

Teen Challenge Victoria has been providing help for people caught up in drug and alcohol abuse, and other life-controlling problems for over 30 years.  We are an inter-denominational ministry and registered charity that is governed by a Board of directors, including the Executive Director.  As an established Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service, Teen Challenge Victoria is registered with the Hospitals and Charities Board and the Health Commission of Victoria


Rotary Charity Golf Day

Great conditions, enthusiastic players, friendly BBQ lunch, drink cart, awards, raffles, auctions, hard working club members, and dinner with guest speaker Simon Madden  ensured the Charity Golf Day to be a most successful and rewarding day.


The Rotary Club of Albert Park Golf Day committee and, would like to thank all involved in our second Charity Golf Day held last Friday March 19, 2010.  Whether as a volunteer, a golfer, tee sponsor or dinner guest, you have helped raise $18,353.70 for The Cancer Council.

A big thankyou especially to Ian Henry for his preparation and committment for the fine running of this event.  Well done Ian.

We will be handing this amount over to Michael Mitchell and a representative of The Cancer Council, at our meeting on March 31st.

Please join us on this occasion to further honour Michael's efforts of walking 6,000 kms for The Cancer Council.  


The Rotary Club of Albert Park gratefully acknowledges the following tee sponsors -

Clements Hutchins
D Bowman Plumbing
Gandel Metals
GPS Electrical Services
GSB Chemical Company
Homewrap Packing & Supplies
Ian Henry Financial Services
Medibank Private
Melbourne Trailer and Caravan Supplies
Taco Bills
Tom Waterhouse
Urban Land Developments



Pic 1. Ian Henry's team.

Pic 2. Participants acknowledging the event holders.

Pic 3. President Joan Robison passing over a prize assisted by Ian Henry and Kerry Kornhauser.

More photo's and information available from photo downloads on web page. 

Speaker Simon Madden

At the Charity Golf Day Dinner we had retired footballer Simon Madden present a speech to us.  Simon talked about his days playing under coach Kevin Sheedy. How Kevin addressed the players and the respect he has for the man.

Simon also talked about his admiration for Neil Danaher a what a fine gentleman he is. Simon now runs a business called  winning   please click on the following link to view. 

We would like to thank Simon for giving up his time to come and speek at our Charity Golf Day Dinner.

Pictured above Simon Madden and Rotarian Judy Nicholson

School Water Filtration Project - India

Below are several photographs sent to the Club by Major Madhusudan Cherekar of the Rotary Club of Ahmedpur.

RC Ahmedpur, Maharashtra, India, Club number 26139, District 3130


These photographs provide an informal record of the work to which our (RCAP), and District 9800's, Matching Grant contribution to the School Water Filtration Project have been put.  The Project has been completed under budget and the residual amount has been transferred to The Rotary Foundation India.

The inscription on the tank in one of the photographs has been translated as:


"In memory of late Rotarians Sanjay Jaju and Dr Arun Shastri

[who died in an accident while returning from a Rotary Meeting]
with collaboration of
Rotary International [America]
Rotary Club of Albert Park [Australia]
Rotary Club of Ahmedpur
Dr Vaibhav Reddy [President09-10]
Chandrshekhar Sangvikar [Secretary[09-10]
Dr Madhusudan Cherekar [Project In Charge]
Arun Bhutda [President07-08]"





Well done  Richard Goss and the International Committee

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.

DG Colin Muir

"Empowering People Through Literacy"

Knowing how to read and write can transform a person's life. These basic skills, which so many of us take for granted, can mean a job, an income, and hope for a better future for those who are struggling to break the cycle of poverty. That's why Rotary has focused on promoting literacy for more than two decades, and why The Rotary Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support literacy projects. ...

(Click here for the Networker with the full DG's message)

Comming Up

Relay for Life   -  1st and 2nd of May.

Stay tuned Liz Denittis will be forwarding details shortly.

District 9800 Community News

District 9800

Community News

Edition 5

- 2009/2010 - March 2010

Click HERE to view all details

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, Helen Harris, Andrew Lilley, Greig McEwan

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

If you are unable to fulfil 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            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 Feb 17, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin Feb 24, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin Mar 3, 2010 Click HERE         Bulletin Mar 10, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin Mar 17, 2010 Click HERE

Thats All For This Week
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week, school holidays start at the end of this week, and easter just around the corner. Take care and enjoy our lovely Autumn weather.