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Welcome to the Alma Doepel September Newsletter.
See the new videos just published
Alma's 115th Birthday Dinner
Seniors Week

Scroll down and enjoy!
Watch these NEW Alma Videos
Peter Harris talks about the restoration - 5 mins
Youth Sail Training Slide Show to Alma's Song
by ex-voyager Joanne Liddell
In this issue we look at the hive of activity going on down at the shed as the restoration team work hard to get the hull back in the water by March 2109.
Now is a great time to visit the restoration shed along North Wharf Rd because there is much activity going on, as the final frames are tailor made and fitted so the planking can commence.
Guided Tours every Tuesday between 12noon and 2pm.
You interested in helping with the restoration?
There is much work for volunteers too. 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..
Volunteers are welcome to help out Thu, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm.
Short cuts to articles in this edition
Float Alma in 2018 Campaign Update
ADSC 2018 AGM update
Alma's 115th Birthday Dinner
Seniors Week Tours of the Shed
Tuesday Tours of the Shed

How You Can Help

Alma Doepel Chronicles
The Float Alma In 2018 campaign has reached $371,074 towards the $800,000 needed to get the hull back in the water.
In total $1.8m has been raised by our supporters, 60,000 volunteer hours have just been passed, and countless donations of services and materials have ensured the original budget of $3m has been maintained.

This level of support has made this project possible and the Alma Doepel Restoration team is very grateful for the ongoing support by so many.
This month witnessed the number of volunteer hours passing 60,000 hours
For those interested here is the breakdown since 1st February 2009
2018 Alma Doepel Supporters Club AGM 
Thu 6 Sep 2018 at Shed 2.
Elected Committee members for 2108-19
Tim Horton – President
Andrew Cohen – Vice President
Karin Otto - Secretary
Tom Parks – Treasurer
Rod Alsop – Membership
Bill Reid – Tours, Newsletters
Val Webb
Graeme Webb
Daryl Brooks
Peter Harris
Peter Van Duyen
Joanne Liddell
Coming Events
Reserve these Date
The Alma Doepel Supporters Club is holding it’s annual celebration of the launching of Alma Doepel in 1903 and would like to share this occasion with all ADSC members, former members, friends and former voyagers.

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
All bookings must be received for catering purposes by 3rd October.
Payment $75 – Payment Options are:
Electronic Transfer / Direct Deposit 
Name: Alma Doepel Supporters Club
BSB: 063234
Account: 10351168.
Reference <Name 115th>.
Includes complimentary drink, two course dinner and tea / coffee.
Please confirm bookings by email to OR
phone 0402 415 034.

Seniors Week at Shed 2
Alma Doepel - Tall Ship Restoration


Mon 8th to Thu 11th October 2108
Sat 13th and Sun 14th October 2018
Reserve your place today
Every Tuesday 12-2pm
Alma Doepel Restoration
"Behind the Scenes" Tours

at other times by appointment
Contact Bill Reid on 0416 153 116
$1.8m raised
$1.2m needed to complete the project
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.

The maths is simple! If 400,000 people were to chip in 1 dollar, that is what it would take to complete the hull back. 

Everyone is welcome to contribute more and be the equivalent of 10, 50 or  even 100 people all at once!
Remember $500 buys you 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.
Joanne's Story
Former Voyager and long time supporter of Alma Doepel, Joanne Liddell has produced a song about her experience on Alma. Joanne will give away"Alma's Song" on a CD to the first 100 donations of $50 or more!
Read Joanne's story - in the Docklands News 
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
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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