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Dear <<First Name>>

There is a frenzy of activity down at the shed as shipwrights "steam" ahead replacing the last remaining frames over the next few weeks. Watch in awe as our shipwrights build tailor made frames from laminates. Watch as they steam, bend, glue, shape, paint and bolt these huge frames into place.
You are invited to the Alma Doepel Restoration 
 
Open Week during Victoria's Seniors Week 
All welcome
 
Friends of Alma Doepel are invited to come down and take part in a tour of the restoration.

We are open from 11am to 4pm Monday to Sunday except Friday 12 October as that is Alma's Birthday Dinner at the Royal Yacht Club Victoria.

A huge thank you to all our members and volunteers who have put their hands up to help out during the week.

Each week day we experience a large numbers of pedestrians strolling past the shed from around 12noon to 2pm. They will be able to enjoy Alma Doepel during Seniors Week too!

There is a spectacle to behold with a frenzy of activity down at the shed as shipwrights "steam" ahead replacing the last remaining frames over the next few weeks. Watch in awe as our shipwrights build tailor made frames from laminates. Watch as they steam, bend, glue, shape, paint and bolt these huge frames into place.

Alma Birthday Dinner – Royal Yacht Club Victoria Friday 12 October 7pm.
A reminder there are still a few places left for the Alma Birthday Dinner on Friday 12 October. Let Karin Otto karinotto@gmail.com know asap please.
 
A big week coming up! Supporters will be flying the flag for Alma flag everyone! There is a lot of progress being made.

Warm regards,
 
Bill Reid
0416 153 116
 


Seniors Week at Shed 2
Alma Doepel - Tall Ship Restoration
DiscoveryTours 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Mon 8th to Thu 11th October 2108
Wednesday 10th October is
Alma's 115th Birthday!

Sat 13th and Sun 14th October 2018
11am-4pm
Reserve your place today
Alma turns 115 years old on Wednesday October 10 and to celebrate the Alma Doepel Supporters Club hold an annual Birthday Dinner at the Royal Yacht Club Victoria in Williamstown on Friday 12 October.
Every one welcome.
There are some fabulous items being auctioned, more notable items include: 
Hobsons Bay Flight with Melbourne Seaplanes 2 passengers
Value $200
The thrill of taking off and landing in the water is an incredible experience.
Departing from Gem Pier in Williamstown taking off then crossing over the bay to Elwood, flying past St Kilda and Port Melbourne to the West Gate Bridge and then down the Yarra River to Williamstown.
Total experience is 20 minutes 
Round of Golf for 4 at Woodlands Golf Club
Value $600
Enjoy a round of golf at Woodlands for 4 people.
Still a few places left, so be quick!!
Guest speaker David Isom is a long time supporter of Alma and has recently completed a four year circumnavigation, principally alone, departing from Metung in 2013 in his steel Adams 40 ‘Eliana’. Read more

There are some great auction items including a Seaplane Flight!

Payment $75 – Payment Options are:
Electronic Transfer / Direct Deposit 
Name: Alma Doepel Supporters Club
BSB: 063234
Account: 10351168.
Reference <Name 115th>.
Price includes complimentary drink, two course dinner and tea / coffee.
Please confirm bookings by email to
adsc@almadoepel.com.au OR
phone 0402 415 034.
We have guided tours every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm.

Just take a stroll down North Wharf Rd and see for your self.

See map 
Every Tuesday 12-2pm
Alma Doepel Restoration
"Behind the Scenes" Tours

at other times by appointment
Contact Bill Reid on 0416 153 116
Urgent Call for Volunteers to help with the restoration!!
Here is your chance to be a part of this great project. We need all levels of skill!
There is a lot of work for volunteers to do right now. If you are interested in working on the restoration there are plenty of tasks for anyone to get involved. such as sanding, demolition, painting, doweling, cleaning up plus a myriad of admin type roles. 

Contact us if you are interested.. or call Peter Harris 0427 829 134
Volunteers are welcome to help out Thu, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm.


 
Volunteer hours are at 60,788 hours
 
The Float Alma In 2018 campaign has reached $371,074 towards the $800,000 needed to get the hull back in the water.
How you can help.
The Alma Doepel Restoration project still needs to raise $1.2 million dollars to complete the job.

So many people have already donated so much to this project enabling it to come a long way. The project has also received much in-kind support through donation of services, materials, tools and labour.  The project has come this far because of this support.

There is still more to do, and it is worth it!
Funds are still needed needed to complete the re-planking of Alma's hull so she can go back in the water.

Remember $500 buys a plank and a dedication.
Take a look at the Honour Board
Take a look at progress on the hull 


Donations can be made direct to: 
Alma Doepel Supporters Club Bank Account
BSB 063234
Account 10351168
and send the deposit confirmation to me with your contact details and you will be sent the CD.
billreid@almadoepel.com.au
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Alma's Restoration Progress
according to Barry Semple
author of the Alma Chronicles
Read all about it!
Photos and details of the restoration according to Barry Semple author of the Alma Doepel Chronicles. Click on the link below.
Read all about it!
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