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Gala Luncheon Update

Final call for Gala Luncheon

Members of the Alma Doepel Supporters Club have already snapped up 2 tables and currently filling a 3rd table.

Final numbers have to be given to the Hotel Windsor by Fri 9 August, otherwise they surcharge for late additions.
The Alma Doepel Gala Luncheon is in 10 days!!

So if you have not already done so, and considering it....

Please book your seats today
This is our major Fund Raiser for the year
Just click on the Book Today button
Book Today
For more information on the event
and to check out the great auction items
Click on blue button below.
You may wish to put in an absentee bid, if you are not attending in person. Contact me at
More information at our website
Below are images of some rare Alma memorabilia to be auctioned.
There is one fountain pen, two ball pens, one set of darts and a bracelet aid. All carved from reused Alma timbers. You may wish to place an absentee bid on any of these rare items. Contact me again.
Ball pen barrel turned from Alma timbers
Fountain pen barrel carved from Alma timbers
Set of darts - stem turned from Alma timbers
Something completely different - a bracelet aid - handle turned from Alma timbers
... and here is why we are raising all this money. Below is the progress made on Alma's hull - these photos were taken Tue 6 August! The planking stage is in full swing. come down and take a look!
View from the stern, shipwrights are piling on the planks!
Stern starboard view of progress! Stunning!
Underside from Bow to Stern view! What a lovely bottom!
Work is progressing on the "face" or stem as this is known.

You are invited to join us and our guest speaker
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CRC RAN
at the annual Voyage of a Lifetime Gala Luncheon 

The Alma Doepel restoration team are excited to announce the
Fifth annual Voyage of a Lifetime Luncheon
to be held on Friday 16 August 12-2:30pm
at the Hotel Windsor Grand Ballroom.
Guest Speaker
Vice Admiral  Tim Barrett AO, CRC RAN
former Chief of the Australian Navy (2014-2018) and Commander of the Australian Fleet (2011-2014)
The Hotel Windsor's heritage listed Grand Ballroom 
is adorned with soaring stained glass domes and windows
This is the Alma Doepel's major fundraising event for the year. 
Funds raised at this event represent a considerable contribution towards the restoration of the 116-year-old tall ship Alma Doepel. 
Tickets $220 per person or buy a table of 10 for $2,000.
Book Today

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett

An extraordinary Life : Leadership at Sea

Chief of Navy (2014 – 2018)
Commander Australian Fleet (2011 – 2014)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in aviation.

A dual-qualified officer, Vice Admiral Barrett served in Her Majesty’s Australian (HMA) Ships Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and HMS Orkney as a Seaman Officer and then as Flight Commander in HMA Ships Stalwart, Adelaideand Canberra. His staff appointments include Deputy Director Air Warfare Development, Director Naval Officer’s Postings and Director General of Defence Force Recruiting.

He has served as Commanding Officer 817 Squadron, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Australian Navy Aviation Group, Commander Border Protection Command and most recently as Commander Australian Fleet.

Receiving a Conspicuous Service Cross in 2006 for his achievements in naval aviation, Vice Admiral Barrett became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his service as Director Naval Officers’ Postings and Commander Navy Aviation Group. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his leadership of Border Protection Command and the Australian Fleet.

Vice Admiral Barrett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History and a Masters of Defence Studies, both from the University of New South Wales. He recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School

If you want to make sure the Alma Doepel, with her life changing Youth Sail Training program remains in Melbourne's Docklands, please support our Lunch.

If you would like to be a Sponsor for the Lunch please contact Sally Shepherdson on 0412 570 196

Your support will ensure we deliver a memorable event and raise substantial funds towards returning Alma Doepel to her vital Youth Sail Training program.

If you are unable to make the lunch, you can always make a donation instead. Speak to Sally.
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