Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  The projects we are supporting include the following.  For further details of these, please contact Jim Prokhovnik   To view Youth/ Vocational 2017/18 report, 
(Hospitality Employment And Training)
Dotated $4,000 for a six month program providing a supportive environment for young people addressing long term barriers through engaging education and wellbeing supports. It provides support to gain an accredited training qualification in hospitality, whilst preparing for the world of work or further education.  This is provided by Melbourne City Mission, see https://www.melbournecitymission.org.au/services/education-early-years/youth-engagement-programs/program-detail/heat-training
Kangan Institute
Sponsored $1,000 for the Pre-Apprentice of the Year Award (Automotive) - $1,000 worth of professional grade tools.  The award was based on results, application to studies, demonstrated behaviours and willingness to learn. The recipient now has an apprenticeship with South Yarra BMW.
Past Projects
Assisting Farmer's in Rochester
In February 2011 members from RCAP travelled to Rochester to assist flood victims
Blood Pressure Testing
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Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as RotaractInteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.  Projects we are supporting are shown below.  For further details, contact Jim Prokhovnik  To view Youth/ Vocational 2017/18 report, 
Awards for Excellence - 
Albert Park, Middle Park & Port Melbourne Primary Schools
We make a number of Award for Excellence presentations to Year 6 graduating students. Recipients are selected by their teachers on the basis that they have engaged constructively in school learning and other activities; and that they will be commencing Year 7 at a government secondary school the following year. The award is to assist in meeting some of the expenses associated with commencing secondary school. We provide $1200 to each of the schools - the schools give either 3 awards of $400 or 4 awards of $300.
Inspire Award -
Albert Park College
This award of $250 is presented to a Year 12 student at the APC Graduation ceremony. It is given to a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to, and care for, others in the local or global community.
School Camp Assistance -
Port Melbourne Primary School
Sponsored $2,531 to ensure 10 children from disadvantaged backgrounds do not miss experiencing their school camp
F1 in Schools Competition -
Troop Athena - Albert Park College
Sponsored $1,000 for the World-wide STEM competition
(STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Interact -
Albert Park College
Interact is RI’s service Club for young people aged 12 to 18. 
Emerald Hill Mission
A grant of $4,000 was given to the Emerald Hill Mission to be used by them to sponsor one high school student to continue at school for a period of 3 years
Galilee Catholic School
A grant of $1,500 was made to the Galilee Catholic School in Albert Park to send a needy child to a school excursion 
(Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific Region in the form of Life Giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.  This year we donated $5,000.
For further information, go to https://www.romac.org.au/
(Rotary Youth Program of EnRichment)
A weekend camp for year 9 - 11 students (15 to 17 age group). It is designed to develop students' potential through a mixture of lecture style and adventure-based learning. (3 students), costing $1,155
(Rotary Youth Leadership Award)
Donated $810 for a week-long residential youth development program for young people aged 18 - 25 which focuses on self, leadership, and community.  
Youth Exchange Program
RCAP sponsored Sienna Withington who spent 12 months in France - she came and spoke to us recently about her incredible, life-changing experience - thanks to Rotary
Camp Getaway
Camp Getaway caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most a sanctuary away from their daily struggles, costing $400.
For further information, go to http://www.campgetaway.com.au/
St Kilda PCYC
St Kilda PCYC (Police and Citizen’s Youth Club) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering Youth Programs in Melbourne that mentor and engage youth of all ages and backgrounds with recreational activities. Their ultimate goal is to provide support and training to develop future leaders with programs that empower youth for life.  This year, we donated $4,000.
For further information, go to https://stkildapcyc.org/
(Model United Nations Assembly)
This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country. The students debate on matters of world political and social concern.
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Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.  We support many causes and organisations in the local community, including the following.  For more information on these projects, contact Ivo Georgiev  To view 2017/18 report, 
Star Health (was Inner South Community Health)
Supporting the local community with items such as:
  • A mother with 3 young children (currently in out of home care) needs a new mobile phone to keep in contact with her kids. She’s working hard to get them back in her care.
  • A 33-year-old female from Ethiopia escaping family violence and currently in crisis accommodation has been diagnosis with PTSD. She needs assistance purchasing items she will need for her accommodation.
  • A 43-year-old female with mental illness is the primary carer for her 7-yearold daughter and due to the state of her home, she could lose her daughter. Funding will provide an industrial clean to ensure she’s not in breach of tenancy and evicted. 
In total, we donated $5,000.  For more information, go to https://www.starhealth.org.au
South Port Day Links
Volunteer based organisation that has been delivering services to older people, people with disabilities and those who care for them in the City of Port Phillip.  Our $5,000 donation is enabling SPDL to purchase a new car to allow community transport provision within the entire City of Port Phillip to older people, people with a disability and those who care for them.
For more information, go to http://www.spdl.org.au/
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
United Way Australia licenced the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia and Rotary Albert Park joined as a Community Partner in 2015, donating almost $5,000. To date we have graduated 18 kids receiving a book each month delivered to their homes, a further 27 kids are coming through.  Kids are from:
  • Bubup Child Care Centre, Port Melbourne
  • South Melbourne Mission Kindergarten
For further information, go to https://imaginationlibrary.com/au/
Albert Park College
The Rotary Albert Park book store is located in the premises of the Albert Park College and provides the following:
  • 25% of income received from book sales is donated to APC, and will total around $4,000 each financial year.
  • Donated 1000s of books to their library each year.
  • RAP hosts a Book Fair each year at Albert Park College
St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Mums recycle nursery equipment including cots, prams and car seats, as well as clothes and other baby essentials.  Our donation of $1,500 enabled St Kilda Mums to purchase reversible car restraints at wholesale for $110 and delivered to St Kilda Mums.
For further information, go to https://www.stkildamums.org/
Launch Housing
Launch Housing provides housing and support services to individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. This includes crisis accommodation, transitional, medium and long term supportive housing, and access to private rental.  Our donation of $1,500 enabled Launch Housing to purchase 30 new chairs for their communal dining room. The dining room provides a safe space for residents to enjoy breakfast, engage in activities and meet with support workers and co-residents. 
For further information, go to https://www.facebook.com/launchhousing/
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.  This year we donated $1,200.
For further information, go to https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/
Donations in Kind
Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need, for free.  Our donation of $5,000 will support their rental payments to enable DIK to continue to provide goods for local and international benefit.  Recently RAP collected bedlinen and goods from DIK to provide to YWCA/Claremont House set up.  Solar Smiles were also able to access several thousands of dollars worth of dental equipment.
For further information, go to http://www.rotarydik.org/
Fight MND
Donated $10,000 on behalf of guest speaking at the annual Golf Day.
Other Community Donations
  • The Queens Fund – donated $1,000 as part of the new members grant to help women having difficulty paying their bills.
  • Parkinson’s Walk – donated $500
Community Activity
  • YWCA/Claremont House – purchased $844 worth of bedlinen and pillows to set up the rooms for homeless women moving into Claremont House. Members from RAP are also providing support to YWCA where required.
  • "It's in the Bag" Christmas campaign – RAP members donated a total of 56 bags.
  • Shine on Awards – RAP nominated Mischa Ginns for a Shine on Award and she won the Adult Community Award.
Past Projects
South Port Community Housing Group
see http://www.spchg.org.au/
Sea Scouts
Painting of Hall, provision of kitchen equipment
Dream Cricket
DreamCricket was initiated by the Movement Disorder Foundation in concert with the Rotary Clubs of the Southern Highlands and the Bradman Foundation.  The aim to provide an opportunity for primary school students with a disability to play on the Bradman Oval and to visit the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame.
Working bees at Typo camp, see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/PhotoAlbums/typo-working-bee-apr-2014
CaSPA Care
CaSPA Care is a a longstanding, not-for-profit body set up by the community to care for the elderly in South Melbourne.
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Debating discussing and actioning for greater diversity in Rotary and society at large, see
Nganambala School
The Nganambala School Kitchen Project is a project to bring fresh veggies to a remote community.  For more info, see http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000004551/en-au/files/homepage/nganambala-kitchen-project/Nganambala.pdf
Nourish Our Kids: Footy Nuts
Improving the nutrition for indigenous children, see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/PhotoAlbums/footy-nuts-launch-2014
RCAP Kites Festival
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International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding.  We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.  International projects we are currently undertaking shown below.  For further information on these projects, contact Ish Prasad  To view 2017/18 report, 
Winds of Hope project, Uganda 
Winds of Hope was formed in 2016 as a fundraising vehicle for projects and activities in Uganda, Africa, supported by the local Ugandan and East African communities in Australia.  For further information, go to http://www.windsofhope.com.au/
District/Global Grant to be developed
Solar Smiles
Rotary Albert Park supports Solar Smiles Dental Charity providing free preventative and relief of pain dentistry by taking Australian dental teams to Cambodia and Timor Leste, partnering with local dental professionals using their innovative Solar Powered Backpack dental chairs.
For further information, go to https://www.solarsmilesdentalcharity.com/
Wash IN Schools
Supporting the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Meadows, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India on a Girls' project - Wash IN Schools – Water, Sanitation and Health. For more infomation, go to https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/international-projects
Bodhi Tree School
The Bodhi Tree Special School was set up in late 2016 for Children with Developmental Disability.  These disabilities include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple other disabilities that cannot be cured by drugs or surgery.
Donations in Kind (DIK)
Cambodian Kids Foundation (CKF)
CKF is a not for profit organisation and a registered Cambodian NGO, founded by Rotary Albert Park member Donna Cooper, supported with $2,000 per year.
Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation international projects, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.  This year our donation was $9,600.
For further information, see http://www.tarft.org.au/
Past Projects
Russian Hospital, Phnom Penh
We helped DIK in loading some 99 hospital beds and a number of other items from Peter Mac Hospital into a 40 ft container to go to the Russian Hospital in Cambodia.
Water Safety Vietnam
Donated $10,000 on behalf of the guest speaker for the Footy Breakfast.
Hope Katolo Nursery School, Kenya
Rebuild classroom & installation of solar panels.  For latest update, see (here)
Sanitation Project - Palghar, India
Global Grant  for Water Purification Systems, Toilet Blocks, Sanitary Napkin Machines & Incinerators.  Our contribution was over $11,000.
A not-for-profit project providing housing, education and medical support for people in remote Tibet.
Fire Emergency Vehicle for  Newlands, South Africa
With the help of Rotary Albert Park, The Rotary Club of Newlands were able to donate a multipurpose vehicle to the Emergency Volunteer Services (EVS).   We raised over $21,000 by way of a raffle for a trip to South Africa.
see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/fire-emergency-vehicle-for-south-africa
Dignity for Young Women of Uganda
A donation of $4,000 for the maunfacture and distribution of salitary towels and diapers, see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/update-on-dignity-for-young-women-project
Chaeli School, South Africa
We donated $2,000 for the new astro turf play area at the Chaeli Campaign Centre.  This is a a non-profit organisation working to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities located in South Africa (Western Cape).
‘Wheelchairs for Cambodia' program
Mainit Primary School, Philippines
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India Sanitation Project - 2nd Phase
Our International Services Director Ish Prasad and Veera attended the R C Bombay Juhu Beach Inauguration (2nd phase) of Global Grant project 2015-16 at Palghar
  • Girls Hostel Jawhar - Incinerators
  • Sanitary Napkin Manufacturing facility Jawhar
  • Toilet Blocks Karulpada
  • Water Purifier at Fanaspada
For more photos go to (here) and for previous articles, go (here)
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Bill Lewis
Melbourne Market Authority
Bill Lewis is a board member of Melbourne Market which is Victoria’s wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower trading centre, one of six central fresh produce markets in Australia.
Operating from a new purpose built facility on a 60-hectare site at Epping, the Market provides the critical link between growers, wholesalers, retailers and the fresh produce supply chain.  More than 4,000 businesses use the Market as a base, buying and selling fresh produce in the early hours of the morning for distribution across Victoria and Australia.
Bill has recently been a Director of The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.  He is a consultant in the agri-food industry, having been involved in the management of a number of large scale, major brand food companies, handling fruit, vegetables and milk for the Australian and international market. 
He has considerable experience in risk management, logistics, workplace and food safety as well as major projects including relocation, new technologies, in a culturally diverse environment.
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We make a difference to people’s lives - Locally & Globally.

We take action.

We are recognized as the 'go to club' for ideas and results in our community and beyond


Whether you're a veteran volunteer or new to community service, we're looking for people like you.

  • Get involved in communities
  • Connect with other like-minded people
  • Share  time and experience with young people
  • Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
  • Use  skills to help others
Enjoy Friendship – Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs - the need for friendship and fellowship.
Enjoy Fun – Our meetings are fun, our club projects are fun and our social activities are fun.
Help a Good Cause - For further information on our projects, go (here)

The Rotary Club of Albert Park is a service club dedicated to improving the lives of others both in our community and around the world.  Established in 1992 it has a long history of service.  We have a membership of about 60 with a 50% male/female balance


Our Club meets every Wednesday 6.00pm for 6.30pm  - 8.00pm
Life Saving Victoria
200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne. 
(Meetings end promptly at 8:00 p.m.)


Join us for Dinner, as our guest.  We would like to introduce you to the Club, its members and answer any questions you may have about membership.

Membership & Visitor enquiries: Loretta Michaelsen 0400 435 285










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As well as current projects, we have supported many in the past.  Some of these may become current again, dependent on need.  These include:
Special Projects
Member Participants
Nourish Our Kids: Footy Nuts
Improving the nutrition for indigenous children
Tessa McGuigan
Ngambala School
The Nganambala School Kitchen Project is a project to bring fresh veggies to a remote community.  For more info, see click (here) 
Kerry Kornhauser
Member Participants
Sea Scouts   Painting of Facilities Libby Kingdon  
RCAP Kites Festival
Rob McIlldowie,
Libby Kingdon,
Helen Harris,
Joan Robison
Member Participants
Fire Emergency Vehicle for  Newlands, South Africa
Until Dec 2014
Fundraising completed (over $25,000 raised) – renovations in hand
Mike Rady
Alan Adams
‘Wheelchairs for Cambodia' program
School Water Filtration Project in India
Provision of microloans in Uganda
Loryn Clarke
Chaeli School
South Africa - Upgrade of Facilities
Loryn Clarke
Mainit Primary School
Maintenance of classrooms
Ernita Songahid
Member Participants
Assisting Farmers in Rochester
In February 2011 members from RCAP travelled to Rochester to assist flood victims
Blood Pressure Testing
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Assistance to Farmers after Flood
In February 2011 members from RCAP travelled to Rochester to assist flood victims rebuild fencing on their 1800 acre property. All of the property except one of the houses was flooded and with 500 head of cattle contained in one small area, fencing needed to be restored quickly so the cattle could be moved to the one and only grassed area left on the farm. It was also  important to get these fences in place to stop the cattle wondering on the roads and rail line.
With the help of our volunteers and a Manitov Teleloader fences buried under mud and debris where pulled back/ draged /strained and restored to original position. One of the fence had been dragged from one side of the road to the other. The helpers suffered from barbed wire cuts  and many sunk into the mud and slush. At the close of the day all volunteers were delighted to have  restored all of the homestead fences into their original position.  
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Rotary Albert Park is more than just BBQ's.  We are involved in supporting projects on the community, national and international levels.  These hae been separated into various sections.  Click on the title for more details
  • Community  Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
  • International  International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding.  We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Services  Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as RotaractInteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
  • Vocational  Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  
  • Fundraising  RAP have several ways to raise funds for the groups and projects we support.
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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.
For more information, or if you'd like to join us, click on  
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Club Presidents

Club Chartered

Jim Corsie

Doug Wade

Gad Kolsky

Rob Denton

Ann White

Loryn Clark

David Gorman

Vicki Teschke

Mark Mills

Gerry Phillips

Clifton Warren

Yolanda Pettinato

Jessie Bainbridge

Jim Prokhovnik
Jenny Hunter
Ken Hall
Ian Henry

Joan Robison

Michael Perry

Kerry Kornhauser

Liz De Nittis
Paul Sullivan
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President Liz De Nittis
President Elect Paul Sullivan
Treasurer Ian Henry
Secretary Jim Prokhovnik
Community Service Joan Robison
Vocational Services Kerry Kornhauser
Club Service Paul Sullivan
International Service Loryn Clark
New Generations Michael Rady
Rotary Foundation Henry Blatman
Membership Sue Foster
Bulletin Richard Chater
Attendance /Database Alan Adams
Webmaster Richard Chater
2nd Hand Book Sales Enq. Greg McEwan
BBQ Convenor Chris Catchlove
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Liz De Nittis

President of the Rotary Club of Albert Park for 2012-13, KLiz has been a member of the club for around 14 years.  A runner who trained with Kathy Freeman, Liz still prides herself on keeping trm and fit.  Liz has held a number of roles in the club, Community Director, Bulletin Editor and others



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Albert Park Rotarians tree planting at Dabyminga August 3rd 2008. Approximately 2200 seedlings were planted by 60 rotarians from clubs Albert Park,Prahran, St Kilda and Malvern. An exceptional morning tea and lunch was supplied by the local community. All enjoyed magnificent views of Mt Piper, Tallarook State Forest, Glenaroua/Semour Valley and Tallarook Valley. Pictured above Henry, Loretta, Ivo, Kerry, Deb, David, Rob and Ric.

One of the top priorities of our International committee is the Shelter Box Project.

The video can be viewed by clicking on the URL below.  You will learn  s omething of what Shelter Box does and how they have responded to events.