Rotary Albert Park
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Club Meeting every Wednesday

Rotary Albert Park

Albert Park

The "Go To" Club

We meet most Wednesdays, 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Lifesaving Victoria Headquarters
200 The Boulevard
Port Melbourne, Victoria  3207
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Visitors welcome.

Contact Bec at 
0411 690 341 or
Upcoming Events

Chris Catchlove

President of Rotary Albert Park for 2015-16

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Welcome to Rotary Albert Park

Thank you for visiting the Rotary Albert Park's website.

Rotary Albert Park (part of Rotary International) is a group of people providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all pursuits and helping build goodwill and peace locally and worldwide.  Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.  Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.

Rotary Albert Park was established in 1992 and has a long history of service. We have a membership of about 65 with a 50% male/female balance.

No Meeting due to Changeover

Presidents' Changeover - Sunday, 3 July
Join us and celebrate our 24th Changeover with a Brunch
When?    Sunday 3rd July, 11am
Where?   Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
What?     3 Course meal, coffee, tea, soft drinks
Dress?     Smart Casual
Parking?  St Kilda Baths ($12.00)
Price?      $65.00
Pay?  Credit Card Facilities at the meeting, or
Direct Debit BSB 633-000  A/C No 151-847894  Ref: Your Surname
RSVP Loryn 0418 390 334

Welcome to Bec
This meeting will be an introduction to Bec and an outline of her plans

Camberwell Rotary Art Show - Dinner Meeting
Instead of our usual meeting at LSV, this week we will meet at the Rotary Camberwell Art Show for dinner, followed by a free tour of the show with an art expert.   The Camberwell Art Show celebrates 51 years as one of Australia’s leading art events for established and emerging artists.  It is held at Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre, 427 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn.

Fundraising Poker Night - Saturday, 16th July
Rotary Albert Park is holding a Poker Night to raise funds for our Indian projects (see here) on Saturday, 16th July.  Join us, and invite your friends, for a fun, professionally run, social night of poker in a safe environment.
How the event is structured:
  • Quick “Learn to Play” instructions before the Texas Hold’em tournament
  • Each player will start with 1,500 in chips
  • Anytime in the first 75 minutes, a player has the option to buy more chips
  • After the re-buy period, if a player loses all their chips, they are eliminated from the tournament
  • The top 9 players will share in over $2,000 worth of prizes, including a Bali Holiday Package, Android Tablets and Gold Class movie tickets. 
When: Saturday, 16th July, at 7:00pm
Where: Middle Park Bowling Club, Canterbury Road, Middle Park
How Much:  Entry is by a donation of $50
Bring your friends - you'll have fun
Drinks at bar prices
Food available
The space is limited, so get in early.  To buy tickets, go to Trybooking,

Writers' Festival Book Fair - 29th & 30th July
Friday, 6:30pm - 8pm & Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Rotary Albert Park this year will be holding their annual book fair at Albert Park College, in partnership with the Albert Park College inaugural Writers' Festival.

The festival commences on Friday July 29 at 6.30pm and will be open on both the Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm.  It will showcase written works by APC students and feature author talks, writers workshops and a host of literary activities designed to inspire the imagination.

The Book Fair, now in its 13th year, will be offering an extensive range of books for all ages at bargain prices - children's, fiction and non fiction, art, history, sporting, humour, classics, gardening, cooking and self help.

Once again all money raised is distributed to those in need in our local community.  So far this year we have raised in excess of $16,000 and have also set up and supplied 100's of good quality books to Napier Street Aged Care and Community housing at bottom of Victoria Avenue.  Children's books have also been donated to the kindergarten at Park Towers and St Kilda free libraries.
Any questions, contact Ken at

RC Port Melbourne “Christmas in July” Dinner for ROMAC
Monday, 25th  July, Montague Continuing Education Centre.

Free Books at Port Phillip Libraries
At Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries, book stands have been added for people to help themselves to free books.  These have been stocked with good quality books, collected by our book club.

Sanitation Project - Progress 19th June
Rotary Club of Bombay Juhu Beach is proud to announce the Inauguration of Phase I of our joint Global Grant Project GG1639803 on Sunday, 19th June at the tribal villages of Palghar.
During this phase we will cover:
1) Sanitary Napkin Manufacturing Facility at Jawhar
2) Incinerator at Girls Residential Ashram School, Sakhur
3) Ultra Purification Drinking Water System at Borichaghoda & Asaranagar
4) 5 Toilet Blocks at Borichaghoda
Please convey our thanks to all members to RCAP for being our International partner for this worthwhile project.
For some photos, see (here)
Thanks & Regards,
Rtn Yogen Shah (Club Secretary)
Rotary Club of Bombay Juhu Beach

Sea Scouts Facilities
You may recall that we approved $1,100 for the purchase of twin ovens, hotplates, and extractor fan for the Sea Scouts hall on Albert Park Lake.  Herewith is a photo of the newly installed appliances.
The Sea Scouts are very thankful for this donation because it equips them to cater for other Scout groups (or cubs, etc) to reside in their premises for weekends and special events, and cater for them.  Formerly this was a huge problem and the wonderful room on top of their boathouse overlooking Albert Park Lake, was barely utilised.
This donation was in addition to the working bee we participated in last year to fully paint out their boat shed, see (here)

International Women's Day Breakfast 2016
Over 1200 people attended the International Women's Day Breakfast this year, resulting in $50,000 being raised for charity.  For some photos, see (here), and also see video below
Emergency Vehicle Handover
The emergency vehicle in South Africa has now been handed over.  Attached (here) is the Press Release, and a video of the handover follows. (we are thanked at 6:50)
Again we thank all those who supported this cause and bought raffle tickets.


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