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Welcome to the August Newsletter.  
A big Thank You to those who responded to our annual fund raiser
"Voyage of a Lifetime" Gala Lunch

Bookings closed Friday 17 August.
Over the last month the main focus of activity has been on promoting the Gala Lunch, so now it is time to catch up on what has been happening down at the Shed.

Last week Alan Hutchison from Agenda for Life interviewed Peter Harris about his motivation to restore the Alma Doepel.
Alan observes: "Even just standing on the wharf at Docklands there was a fresh and invigorating smell on the breeze that day. And there was something else in that pure air too, next to Alma where skilled people were driving the restoration forward piece by piece ... It was a scent of integrity, authenticity and pure community mindedness."
You can read or listen to that interview here at the Agenda for Life website sourcing great ideas, opinions, experiences and opportunities
"A True Labour of Love:" with Peter Harris

Meanwhile, down at the Shed and behind the scenes, work has been continuing at a pace to get the Alma Doepel hull ready to go back in the water by March 2019.

Volunteers are on hand every Tuesday (weather permitting) from 12-2pm to take anyone on a tour "Behind the Scenes". So if you should take a lunch time stroll down North Wharf Road on a Tuesday - Volunteers are on hand!
Latest Alma Progress
Work has started on the planking - the first planks are on Alma!

The first plank is part of the garboard strake (a row of planks), which runs the length of the ship. Come down to the shed and take a look. Guides are on hand every Tuesday from 12noon to 2pm. See more.....

The Alma Doepel team are very grateful to the many plank donors and other generous supporters who ensure money keeps coming in. We still need to raise $500k to complete the hull for launching next year. It is hoped the Gala Lunch will raise a significant portion of that figure!
Buying a plank is a great way to help Alma raise the funds needed. This can be an individual effort or you can organise a friendship group or association.

Plank Donors will be "immortalised" on an Honour Board with a plaque for each of those generous donors. If you have been thinking about it, you can become a plank donor today.
Buy a Plank
"Buy a Plank"
Honour Board
Below is an artist impression of how the Honour Board will look. You can see enlarged versions on the Alma Doepel website
To get Alma back in the water still requires $500k.
Buy a Plank
Other ways you can help

A Strategic Partnership between Alma Doepel and AWA Alliance Bank has been established.
Through this partnership you can support Alma Doepel’s restoration by considering AWA Alliance Bank for your banking needs..
For more details click here

AWA Alliance Bank Website
Other news
The sun was definitely shining at Shed 2 the day Moorabbin Rotary Club dropped by for a visit. Stephanie Bishop is seen here presenting Peter Harris with one of two cheques for $500. With great thanks indeed to their generosity and support.
We were indeed very fortunate to have ANZ offer us an exhibition space in the Collins St headquarters in June. Thank you to Mark Palmer and Kim Wetzler of ANZ for arranging the space to allow us an opportunity to showcase the Alma Doepel restoration. It was a great day with 12 volunteers turning out giving up their time to show their support for the restoration project. We raised $365 dollars in donations.
Alma Doepel Supporters Club AGM
A Reminder the Alma Doepel Supporters Club AGM
There is no better time to become a member and take a role on the committee. 

to attend Alma Doepel Supporters Club Inc’s

to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 6 September 2018
at Shed 2, North Wharf Road, Docklands (continuation of Collins Street)

Please download attached notices via these links.
Notice of Meeting ADSC AGM 2018
Nomination and Proxy Forms
ADSC AGM Minutes 2017

Please note in order to vote at the AGM you need to be a financial member. If you would like to become a member, please download an application and submit before the AGM
Download Application
Thanks to all our partners at the
"Voyage of a Lifetime" Gala Luncheon
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