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Alma Doepel Supporters Club
April 2019 Newsletter

Dear <<First Name>>
In this special Heritage Festival edition of the Alma Doepel Newsletter, we have some exciting news! 
Alma Doepel Open Day part of the Australian Heritage Festival.
Sun April 28 10am-4pm
here will be "Behind the Scenes" tours of the Restoration.

Have a look at what is going on right now, because when this project is finished, you will not see the like of this again anywhere near Melbourne. 

On Sunday 28 April you will be able to travel to the shed
by train, tram, bike, foot or ferry!
What you will see!

Much progress has been made on the restoration!

Shipwrights have reached a major milestone
with the framing stage now COMPLETE!

Every single one of the 53 frames are now ready for the planking stage.

The shipwrights are finishing off the "Faring" stage - that is smoothing out the run of a plank around all the frames of a vessel.

By Heritage Festival day the Planking Stage will have commenced - and Alma will be taking shape before your very eyes!

Now is the  time to take a look, because soon all the hard and very skilled work will be covered up, never to be seen again! 

Don't miss out on this exciting community project taking place right here in Docklands...
Book your Ticket NOW
Enjoy a unique opportunity to join our Port Cruise for a rare chance to get a good look at Melbourne's busy ports and see those Mighty Ships up close.

You can't get this close to these ships any other way. 
Cruises leave the Wharf Hotel on the half hour and the Library at the Dock on the hour from 10:30 - 3:00pm. This is a ONE DAY ONLY event, seats are limited, bookings are essential as they will sell out! 
Book your Ticket NOW

Alma Doepel hosts VCAL students
from Wyndham Central College

in a new community initiative to provide curriculum outcomes for students at the Alma Shed...

On Thursday 28th March 20 students along with two teachers from Wyndham Central College visited the Alma Doepel as part of their VCAL training curriculum outcomes..  

The students watched a video on work safety in the workplace with additional issues specific to sailing ships. Students then completed a multiple-choice questionnaire designed to demonstrate each fully understood the safety rules when working on a tall ship and in any workplace with inherent dangers. Students were then shown around the Restoration and Veterans Exhibition "Soldiers at Sea".

The program was made possible by a grant received from the Victorian International Container Terminal Community Investment Fund. We are hopeful students from other schools will visit Alma Doepel to take part in this program to understand what is required to run a tall ship . A big thank you to the Alma volunteers who assisted in making the day a success.

Peter Harris, Peter Van Duyn, Daryl Brooks, Barry Semple (Alma Doepel) and Allan Bernardi (Wyndham Central College) enabled the project to become a reality along with volunteers Tim Horton and Colin Lill who assisted on the day to ensure the program ran smoothly. 

The 2019 Annual "Voyage of a Lifetime"
Luncheon Fundraiser

at the Windsor Hotel
is set for either Friday 16 or 23 August.

Keep these dates open, a final announcement will be made shortly.
Friday 11 October is the date set for
Alma's 116th Birthday Dinner
at the Royal Yacht Club Victoria.
Save the Date!

Booking information to be announced.
Two months to End of Financial Year 
Donate Today
There are a number of ways
you can help raise money for Alma
1. The end of financial year is looming, and with that you may be thinking about tax deductible donations!
Please think of the Alma Doeple Restoration Project.

2. Why not get a group together and come on a "Behind the Scenes Tour" of the Alma Doepel. If each member makes a small donation - say $10 - we will provide a tour with morning tea. You will see up close the work that is going on and learn about the 115 years of history including service to:
  • Eastern seaboard of Australia,
  • Hobart and Melbourne,
  • the Army in WW2 in the Pacific Islands
  • and her new role providing Youth Sail Training for young people equipping them for success in their lives
3. If you are considering a mortgage in the near future - you might want to have a look at the AWA Alliance Bank who have an arrangement with the Alma Doepel to assist in the Restoration. As an example if you took out a $250,000 mortgage at 4.09% it might deliver Alma Doepel approximately $1,300 a year. Something for you to think about.

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
Make a donation today of any amount, and remember a donation of $500 or more buys a plank and immortalises you or your group on our Plank Honour Board. 
Alma on TripAdvisor
Learn More
The Alma Doepel experience is listed on TripAdvisor. If you have enjoyed a "Behind the Scenes" Tour and would like to make a nice comment, please do so by clicking here.

Your reviews will encourage others to come on one of our Behind the Scenes Tours, and help raise money to see Alma sailing again.
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!
Alma Doepel Supporters Club
Join the Alma Doepel Supporters Club today

Click on this link to the ADSC Application Form  
, join up for 5 years, and you only pay for 4!
Fill it out and follow payment instructions.
You can email to me or send to the PO Box indicated.
Every dollar raised goes towards the restoration.
See you on board the Alma Doepel Supporters Club!
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