Rotary Club of Albert Park


Friday, May 14, 2010
Club Web Site
Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
May 19 2010
De Backman Hoyle
"Intergenerational Change"
May 26 2010
Adam Smith
"Foundation for Young Australians"
Jun 2 2010
Ray Campbell
"The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard"
Jun 9 2010
Keith Weihl
"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."

Upcoming Events
Apr 17 2010 - Jul 3 2010
Luv A Duck
May 14 2010
Luv A Duck
May 15 2010
District Assembly
May 16 2010 - May 16 2010
RCAP Change Over
Jul 4 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...684

Wednesday May 12, 2010
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This Weeks Speaker-Marika Mulqueen

Marika says:  

"In June 2009 I attempted to ride the entire Tour de France route as per the professional schedule for charity. The Tour de France is one of the most gruelling sporting events in the world. It's 3500 km long over 21 stages with the total climb for the ride equal to riding up three Mount Everests.


The 2009 route took me through France, Spain and Italy as well as over the Alps and the Pyrenees. An average days riding was 200km and myself and two other cyclists rode through extreme heat, snow, rain and strong wind. We endured falls, punctures, dehydration, hunger, being completely and utterly lost and run-ins with the police.


In my presentation I recount my adventure and how I managed to complete the challenge even though I'd only been training for five months beforehand and had taken up riding not long before that!"

Marika is a dynamic, inspiring and thoroughly interesting speaker and an extraordinary lady" BE SURE TO PUT THIS EVENING ASIDE TO COME ALONG AND LISTEN TO HER 


Next Weeks Speaker - De Backman- Hoyle

About Us

De Backman-Hoyle is a professional speaker and corporate facilitator.

De is a very passionate woman when it comes to understanding and valuing people potential. Her postgraduate qualifications are in the fields of Innovation and Enterprise as well as Organisational Dynamics from Swinburne University.

She has studied the melding together of professional and personal development and believes there is a place for both corporately.

Having held senior management positions she understands the vast chasm between theoretical idealism and practical application and has scar tissue to show and share for her applications. Please join us next week and listen to what De has to say.


The Rotary Club of Albert Park 
Have Organized a Tantalizing Cooking Demonstration
on how to cook duck and how to gobble it down!!!

Luv-A-Duck Demonstration Classes
Friday May 14,  6pm

Saturday May 15, 2pm

228 Ingles St Port Melbourne  3207

$48.00 per person
Max 20 persons per class)

We also are trying to have a wine expert come along will advise the cost it it eventuates
Please click HERE to download flyer



Last Weeks Speaker Roland Perry

Roland Perry       Click here to download 300DPI image      Australian Light Horse cover image
"Author" Roland Perry          

Last week we had the pleasure of Roland Perry speak at our meeting. Roland spoke, particularly in relation to his latest two books the Light Horse and Monash. Roland's presentation was most informative and interesting.  We would like to thank Roland very much of speaking at our meeting and also for the donation of his books to the Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Store to be sold to assist in raising funds.

Rotary Club of Melbourne Park Charter Evening


Rotary Club of Melbourne Park Charter Evening


The newly formed Rotary Club of Melbourne Park invites you to their official charter evening. With the help of some dedicated and experienced Rotarians, a group of around 25 young people (21-35 years old), have been working towards creating a Rotary Club that caters specifically to their needs. The group would be delighted to have your support on the 26th as they are officially inducted.

The venue for the night is the brand new AAMIPark (pictured above), located within the Olympic Park complex. Official proceedings will be complemented by a two course meal. The evening promises to be a milestone in the district, and will be a unique opportunity to view Rotary from a whole new perspective.

AAMI Park at the Olympic Park Complex

When: Wednesday 26th May, 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Dress Code: Lounge Suit / Cocktail Dress

Tickets: $65 per head (purchase tickets
here )
Please Note: Drinks are not included and can be bought from the bar.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet and welcome this new young club into the district. Your enthusiastic support will be very much appreciated and we all look forward to meeting you on the night.

Can be purchased via the online form or by contacting Trevor Pang direct:

Work: (03) 9445 1234
Mobile: 0413 618 883

Please advise Trevor of any dietary requirements.

Getting There
If you drive you can use the following parking options which are approximately 10 minutes walk from the venue.

Wilson Parking

72 Flinders Lane

Secure Parking
32 Flinders Street
114 Flinders Street

Details on getting to the venue via public transport can be found here .


For those who are not familiar with the area, click here for a detailed map.

Further Information
If you have any questions in regards to tickets or the event please contact Trevor Pang at

STEPS Outreach Service

Donation of Sleeping Bags.

The Rotary Club of Albert Park with thanks from Rotarian Ken Hall have been able to donate six new sleeping bags to Steps Outreach Service.   This is not the first time our club have donated sleeping bags to this organisation and we look forward when we can again give further support. 

Pictured Anne Mitchell from Steps Outreach Service gratefully acknowledgeing six sleeping bags being donated by The Rotary Club of Albert Park. Pictured above Anne Mitchell Manager concern australia and rotarian Henry Michaelsen.

Since 1985, Steps Outreach Service has been supporting homeless young people and marginalised families in inner Melbourne. The Concern Australia Steps team works on the streets at night engaging with homeless young people who congregate around Flinders Street Station. Steps provide relational support to homeless young people, and assist young people to engage and be engaged in the community.

Steps receives no government funding, and relies on God and the support of generous donors to provide the spiritual and material support for the young people they assist.

More click the following

Flinders St Station - Melbourne
















May is Australian Rotary Health Research Month

Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rotary Health - Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education.
Asylum Seeker Employment Project

The Rotary Club of Albert Park

together with members from 

Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project 

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.


Should you be able assist with any employment opportunities or if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ian Wavish or Robert Stone on

Club Supports Relay for Life

Ammended total for relay for life. 

The Rotary Club of Albert Park took takings of just under $1000.00 from the BBQ and $215 from the  walkers fee at the Relay for Life held by the Victorian Cancer Council on 1st & 2nd May 2010. Well done Rotary Club of Albert Park.


Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open gives people of all ages the opportunity to see the world and make a difference by arranging group volunteer opportunities and humanitarian travel experiences in the developing world.  

Eyes Wide Open

Click HERE for more detail,
The Rotary Club of Camberwell ART SHOW

May 27-30 - Click HERE for detail
District Governor's Changeover Lunch

The Rotary Club of Toorak invites you to attend the DG Changeover Lunch at Crown Palladium 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:  

District Assembly

All Rotarians are invited to the Rotary International District 9800 Assembly

Sunday 16 May, 2010; from 9-00 am start to 1-00 pm finish.

Provided will be substantial morning tea with fellowship opportunity during the Assembly.
For the very first time this will be held at Melbourne Grammar School, Domain Rd, South Yarra, which is easy to find and easy parking.

Please contact President Joan Robison on 0418 351 762 or Should you be interested in attending.

Door Roster


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

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

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 250 908 and let her know what shifts you are able to do for the remainder of May and June.

Saturday May 15          10am - 12pm                                      12pm - 2pm              

                                       1   Jenny Grebler                                1   Jenny Grebler

                                       2   Paul Sullivan                                  2   Michael Walstab


Saturday 22 May                                                                                                             

                                      1   Jenny Grebler                                 1   Jenny Grebler

                                      2   Ian Wavish                                      2   Loretta Michaelsen


Saturday 29 May                                                                                                             

                                       1   Jenny Grebler                                1   Jenny Grebler

                                       2   Helen Harris                                   2   Deanne Allan


Saturday 5 June                                                                                                                

                                       1   Jenny Grebler                                 1   Jenny Grebler

                                       2   Peter Holdsworth                            2   


Saturday 12 June                                                                                                             

                                       1   Jenny Grebler                                 1  Jenny Grebler

                                       2   Paul Sullivan                                   2   Deanne Allan


Saturday 19 June                                                                                                              

                                       1   Jenny Grebler                                1   Jenny Grebler

                                       2   Rob McIldowie                               2   

                                       3   Lorraine McIldowie


Saturday 26 June                                                                                                              

                                      1   Jenny Grebler                                 1   Jenny Grebler

                                       2                                                           2   


Saturday 3 July                                                                                                                  

                                     1   Jenny Grebler                                  1   Jenny Grebler

                                     2   Paul Sullivan                                    2   

RC of Brighton North's Aunual Dinner Auction

RC of Brighton North's Annual Dinner Auction
in support of Motor Neurone Disease

Friday May 14, 2010

Please click
HERE to download Flyer.


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 Mar 31, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin Apr 7, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin Apr 14, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin Apr 14, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin Apr 28, 2010 Click HERE         Bulletin May 5, 2010 Click HERE

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.