Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th August 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.3
WEDNESDAY 16th August 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Susan Griffith on SafeTalk (Lifeline).

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 15th.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                            16th August          6th September                     
Duty Officer         John W                 Roly N                      
Assist DO            Michael G             Angela G                                  
Registration         Robin H                Lionel T  
Fellowship           David F                Jeff C            

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
26th August
Chris Brooker  (Leader)  Angela Griffin  John Whan

9th September
Jim Atkinson  (Leader)  Chris Ross-Smith  Rick Vickers   

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
As the President, Alan Wilson, was unwell the meeting was chaired by IPP Jeff Cornfoot.  Following the usual opening formalities Jeff welcomed members with special mention of those returning from a lengthy trip away Angela, Sheryl and Michael. Our Guest Speaker, Judy Stubbs from the Queensland Country Woman’s Association (QWCA) was introduced and welcomed. Judy was accompanied by QCWA member Cynthia Daniels.

Jeff gave a brief overview of the Queensland Cross Country Championships held at the Maleny Golf Club last Saturday. Club members supervised the car parking and were able to raise $486 in donations from a generous public. Next year the Australian Cross Country Championships will be held at the Golf Club over 3 days and we hope to be involved in that. With around 1200 entrants and an estimated 4000 visitors it will be a major event for the Maleny community.

The publicity for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Day fundraising lunch is well underway and we are hoping, indeed expecting it to be another very successful event.

Secretary Bernice presented a letter from Velothon Sunshine Coast thanking club members for their support and offering $400 for our efforts. The event will be held again in 2018.

CL asked for members to consider volunteering as mentors to students at the Maleny Primary School and briefed us on the process and benefits to the students.

Members were relieved to note that the Sergeant was absent and having been saved from frivolous fines we fed the Polio Pig instead. Phillip won the scratch-it prize of $25.

After dinner the Duty Officer, Jim introduced our guest speaker Judy Stubbs from the Maleny branch of the QCWA. The QCWA was formed in Qld in 1922 with a national  group being formed in 1928. The first QCWA cookbook was published in Bundaberg 1928 and the funds raised used to establish a hostel for boys from the ‘bush’.

Recognising the need in the community for a healthier diet the QCWA has commenced a program called Country Kitchens and with support from dieticians and Queensland Health they have produced a “Healthy Cookbook”. To support this initiative they have trained ‘facilitators’ to take the program into the community. The primary focus is on education with a particular emphasis on children.

Judy challenged the meeting as to whether we ate 5 serves of vegetables and 2 pieces of fruit a day. A number of catch phrases for healthy living were mentioned including: “a meal should be 50% vegetables,25% protein and 25% carbohydrates”, “sit less move more” and “cook at home”.

As the local facilitator of the QWCA Country Kitchens program Judy is available and keen to present it to local organisations.  Judy was thanked by the ADO Jeff.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
23rd August
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

30th August
TBA

6th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Russ Stephenson on Malnutrition in PNG.

13th September
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

20th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBA.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR AUGUST
15th  Phillip and Janice Stark  29th Angela and Mike

BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
17th Malcolm Baker  20th Jocelyn Brooker  28th Mary Wilson and Lionel Tilley

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A BENEFICIAL MEDICAL OUTCOME

A PSYCHIATRIST VS A BARTENDER

 A little something to ponder …..




Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night.  So I went to a shrink and told him:

"I've got problems.  Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it.  I'm scared.  I think I'm going crazy."

“Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink.

“Come talk to me three times a week, and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”

"How much do you charge?” 

“One hundred and fifty dollars per visit", replied the doctor.

“I'll sleep on it", I said.

Six months later the doctor met me on the street.

“Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having”, he asked.

“Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400.00."






A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new pick-up truck.”   

“Is that so?” 

With a bit of an attitude he said, "And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?"   

“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.  Ain't nobody under there now.”   

THE LESSON FROM THIS STORY IS …..

IT'S ALWAYS BETTER TO GET A SECOND OPINION!
         

    



Sunday, 30 July 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 2nd August 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.2
WEDNESDAY 2nd August 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Judy Stubbs on QCWA Healthy Catering.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 1st.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                          2nd August      16th August      6th September                  
Duty Officer      Jim A                John W              Roly N                      
Assist DO         Jeff C                Michael G          Angela G                                  
Registration      Malcolm B        Robin H             Lionel T  
Fellowship        Melinda M        David F              Jeff C            

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
12th August
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Lionel Tilley  Phillip Stark

26th August
Chris Brooker  (Leader)  Angela Griffin  John Whan   

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Alan welcomed past and present members, partners and our Guest Speaker Dr Jon Outridge. 

He said that the vision of being "A Vibrant Club" would be discussed at next week's Club Assembly.

Bernice reported that the voluntary work for the Velothon was successful.

Dr Jon Outridge spoke of his past in medical practice in Maleny before talking about the Royal Flying Doctor Service and his work from their Charleville base.
The Reverend John Flynn had worked in rural and remote areas of Victoria and was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church to look at the needs of Outback people. His report to the Presbyterian Assembly in 1912 resulted in the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM), of which he was appointed Superintendent. In 1928, he formed the AIM Aerial Medical Service, a one-year experiment based in Cloncurry, Queensland.   This experiment later became The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The RFDS Charleville Base commenced operations in 1943. Services provided from this base include medical chests, remote medical consultations, aeromedical retrievals and primary health care clinics incorporating general practice, child and family health, health promotion and field days. The Charleville Base services approximately 622,000 square kilometres of southwest Queensland - an area almost the size of the United Kingdom - extending from the New South Walesborder to the Northern Territory and South Australia borders in the west, and the Carnarvon Ranges in the east. The base operates a single plane fitted with two stretchers and other medical equipment. To the uninitiated it was amazing how thinly spread were general medical facilities within that area.

With a series of excellent slides, Jon's presentation covered the above topics in detail as well as showing pictures of the country over which he flew. 

There was a lively question and answer session before Roly gave a vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
9th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

16th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Susan Griffith on SafeTalk (Lifeline).

23rd August
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

30th August
TBA

6th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Russ Stephenson on Malnutrition in PNG.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR AUGUST
15th  Phillip and Janice Stark  29th Angela and Mike

BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
17th Malcolm Baker  20th Jocelyn Brooker  28th Mary Wilson and Lionel Tilley

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
CRYSTAL BALL GAZING
IS THIS WHERE WE ARE HEADING?

- Hello! Is that Gordon's pizza?

- No sir this is Google's pizza.

- Sorry, I must have dialed a wrong number --

- No sir, Google bought out Gordon's Pizza a short while ago.

- OK. Take my order please.

- OK sir, would you like your usual?"

- The usual? You know me?

- According to our caller-ID database, your last 12 orders were for pizza with cheese and sausage toppings, thick crust and crisp.

- OK! That's it...

- May I suggest this time you add ricotta, rocket with dry tomato toppings?

- What? I hate vegetables.

- Your cholesterol is not good, sir.

- How do you know that?

- We cross-matched your phone number with your name and your online medical portal. We have the result of your blood tests for the past 7 years.

- Okay, but I do not want those toppings, I already take medicine ...

- Excuse me, but you have not taken your medicine regularly. We can see from our database, 4 months ago, you only purchased a box with 30 cholesterol tablets at CVS.

- I bought more from another pharmacy.

- Such a transaction is not showing in your credit card account.

- I paid in cash.

- But you did not withdraw that much cash according to your recent bank statement.

- I have another source of cash.

- That is not showing as per your latest tax return unless you obtained it from an undeclared income source.

- WHAT THE.....

- "I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the intention of helping you.

- Enough! I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp. I'm going to an Island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to spy on me.

- I understand sir, but you'll need to renew your passport first as it expired 6 weeks ago!





Monday, 17 July 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 19th July 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.1
WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Dr Jon Outridge on Royal Flying Doctor Service with Partners welcome.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 18th.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                        19 July                2nd August       16th August       
 Duty Officer    Chris B               Jim A                 John W                      
Assist DO        Phillip S              Jeff C                 Michael G                                  
Registration     Bernice McL       Malcolm B         Robin H  
Fellowship       John McL           Melinda M          David F            

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
29th July
Keith Rogers (Leader)  Andy Schouteten  Robin Hay 

12th August
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Lionel Tilley  Phillip Stark   

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Our freshly minted President Alan opened the meeting by welcoming members and our guest speaker Louise Hickey.  He thanked all those who had organised and supported the Changeover Night, which had 65 attendees. He spoke about his vision of being "A Vibrant Club" and circulated a brochure.

Bernice spoke about the final arrangements for Velothon.

Kate Huth, a former exchange student, will be invited to address the Club on 16 August.

IPP Jeff spoke of the competition for the Melbourne Cup Lunch and indicated that increased promotion was needed.

Jeff and Jim Atkinson had attended the Glass House Mountains Changeover.

John and Bernice had attendeed the Sunshine Coast Central Charter Night.

Louise Hickey spoke about eventing, describing it as a triathlon for horses.  It was based on military competitions in the late 1800's.  The three disciplines are dressage, cross country and show jumping.  Australia has been one of the top countries in the Olympics for this sport.  There are a number of 3 day events held in Queensland as well as 1 day events.

She then went on to outline the progress of the local Club on the precinct and to outline their hopes and plans for the future.

Keith gave the vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
26th July
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

2nd August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Judy Stubbs on QCWA Healthy Catering.

9th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

16th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Susan Griffith on SafeTalk (Lifeline).

BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY
11th Roly Neiper and Jacinta Townsend  20th Beth Wann

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A VIEW ON SCOTTISH ROMANTIC DOMESTICITY

As Winter comes with its cold blasts, it is nice to know romance is not dead...

A thoughtful Scottish husband was putting on his coat and hat to make his way down to the local pub.  He turned to his wee wife before leaving and said,

"Maggie - put your hat and coat on, lassie."

She replied, "Aw, Jock that's nice. Are you taking me tae the pub with you?"

"Nay," Jock replied "I'm turning the heater off while I'm oot."




Saturday, 24 June 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 28th June 2017


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.22

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
The Orangery at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Changeover Night

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                            28th June           5 July              19 July
Duty Officer                                    Andy S          Sherryl G                      
Assist DO                                       Keith R          Chris B                              
Registration                                   John McL       Lionel T           
Fellowship                                     Robin H         Melinda M             

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
1st July
Chris Brooker (Leader)  Bill Hankinson  Ric Townsend

15th July
Jim Atkinson  (Leader)  Jeff Cornfoot  Roly Neiper

MINUTES OF  MEETING OF 7TH JUNE 
In the absence of President Jeff, who is currently overseas, President Elect Alan chaired the meeting. 

The Guest speaker was Conondale resident John King accompanied by his wife Mary. John & Mary have been making Rainforest Liqueurs on site since 2000. While John & Mary have owned their property in Conondale since 1988, it wasn’t until 1996 that they applied to the Council to establish a distillery on their land. Council approval was finally granted in 1997 and it then took another three years before Government approval was granted to commence producing Liqueurs. The conditions of the Licence required them to have a Commercial Kitchen to manufacture the Liqueurs, build an insulated Bond Store and to top it all off, they are only permitted to sell their Liqueurs at the Cellar Door or Wholesale.

John & Mary collect fruits, berries, flowers and leaves from native Australian trees and shrubs, mainly from the Maleny and Conondale areas, but need to travel further afield to source some of the raw materials needed to make their Liqueurs. As an example they need to travel to the Brigalow Belt of Central Queensland to obtain the Australian Desert Lime, from which they produce their “Kandertal Liqueur”, which is described as a “Liqueur with a distinctive lime family flavour”. The liqueurs are made by obtaining an extract from the raw materials and then distilling the liquid. John & Mary produce 16 different liqueurs, and those present at the meeting were pleased to see that they had brought along most of the 16 for taste testing! Needless to say, that due to the unprecedented interest by the members present in trying anything alcoholic, President Elect Alan closed the meeting after which taste testing continued!

It was suggested that maybe the Club could visit John & Mary’s property as a Vocational visit later in the year to learn more about the process of making Liqueurs as well as to undertake a walk through the property and that of a neighbour, so that the actual trees that are used to make the liqueurs can be identified. John advised the meeting that anyone wishing to purchase the Liqueurs can purchase them in the Bottle Shop of the Maleny Hotel, or from the cellar Door in Conondale.

Jim moved a vote of thanks to John & Mary.

Other points of Interest;
·       Bernice thanked all who helped at the Show Stall, particularly the Friends of Rotary, Rotary Partners and members of the MSHS Interact Club. The Stall was very successful with most stock selling out on Saturday evening.
·       Jim advised the meeting that while takings were slightly down on the 2016 Show the Club would still make a profit of over $7,000.
·       Jim thanked all members who helped at the Show Gate on Friday and made particular mention of the work of Chris (I can’t so NO) Brooker, who was on the Gate from 5.45 am until after 7 pm.

MINUTES OF  MEETING OF 21ST JUNE
Susie Duncan Coordinator, Hinterland Bush Links Inc. gave us a great talk on connecting bush to conserve our flora and fauna.  Originally from Victoria Susie fell in love with the Maleny district due to our abundance of wildlife.

Hinterland Bush Links was set up in 2011 in recognition of the threats posed by both the loss and fragmentation of our bush in this region. Small, isolated blocks of vegetation have limited habitat value but connecting them with broad wildlife corridors greatly enhances the worth of all remnant vegetation. Linkages enable wildlife to access more habitat, and nomadic species can readily follow seasonal blossom and fruit, pollinating flowers and dispersing seed on the way. On a wider scale, connecting bush is critical to the migration of birds and flying foxes and the adaptation of species to climate change.

Within the project they work closely with landholders to assist them with restoring habitat on their properties. This includes weed management and revegetation work to improve the health of their bush as well as achieving ecologically valuable linkages with neighbours and conservation reserves.

They also assist landholders with this bush restoration through our fortnightly Roving Restorers volunteer program.

They have a strategic project to eradicate Cats Claw, Madeira Vine and Dutchman’s Pipe from the Upper Mary River catchment. They also run a Subtropical Forests Ecology Course annually.

She had some great local wildlife pics and you can see more here: http://www.hinterlandbushlinks.org/

John Byrne Principal of the Maleny State School also gave us a short talk on the value of mentors for some of the young children who have difficulty in fitting into school life. He has seen great success when these children have access to another neutral and supportive adult in their life. John is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming mentors. Blue Cards and training will be arranged by the school. The school can be contacted on 5499 8333 if you are interested in becoming a mentor.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
2nd July
Parking duties at Muscle on the Mountain.
   
5th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Louise Hickey on Maleny Eventing.

12th July
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

19th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Dr Jon Outridge on Royal Flying Doctor Service.     

26th July
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
1st Mike Edwards  21st Peter Wilkinson

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
1st Chris and Judi Ross-Smith  16th Alan and Mary Wilson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM


                       
















   

Monday, 29 May 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 7th June 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.21
WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker John King on Rainforest Liqueurs.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 6th.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                               7th June              21st June           5th July          
Duty Officer            Michael G           John W              Andy S          
Assist DO               Jim A                   Ric T                 Keith R                      
Registration            Bernice McL        Chris R-S          John McL
Fellowship              John W                Bill H                 Robin H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
17th June
John Whan  (Leader)  Keith Rogers  Chris Ross-Smith

1st July
Chris Brooker  (Leader)  Bill Hankinson  Ric Townsend

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
At our meeting we were privileged  to have 2 speakers. Firstly President Jeff welcomed Linda Morrell, Assistant District Governor for The Hinterland Cluster
of Rotary Clubs. Linda spoke briefly on her desire for the clubs in the cluster to come together to share information and help each other to grow.

Then we had a very informative talk by Melinda Martin on her life. Melinda was born into the Ashton family with 2 sisters & 1 brother at Boxhill, Vic where her father was a competitive cyclist.  He also had an interest in trotters, owning several horses. In 1966 the family moved up to the Gold Coast where her father followed his pursuit in training and racing trotters.

Then in the early 1970’s they moved to Ballina to build a boat to go prawn trawling. They sailed the boat to Thursday Island & went trawling for 18 months with little success. So they sailed back to the Gold Coast for a period,  then on to Victoria.

 After returning to the Gold Coast, Melinda attended many different schools.  She did part time work after her school day, working at training horses, swimming instructor and in a restaurant. On leaving
school she trained as a nurse at Royal Brisbane Hospital. After graduating, she returned to the Gold Coast for the start of full time nursing career.

Leaving nursing in 1973, Melinda held a number of senior positions -  7 years with QML, followed by SKF, Hollister, and Dansac as Qld Manger,  where she built it up to be number 1. She then moved to Care Fusion, which manufactured IV pumps, where she led the company and managed the sales team;  Philips Healthcare which supplied MRI equipment, where she supervised 45 engineers & 20 sales staff.  So a wonderful career in medical related businesses.

During this time Melinda married Ashley Martin in 1980. They built their first home at Coomera, which they owned for a while before selling. They then bought land in 1989 to build a shed in which they lived, while they owner built their second home . As Ashley was interested in farming, in 1996 they bought land with a rundown house at Conondale with bad tenants who were hard to move out. This house was renovated and they lived there with their son & daughter till 2003 during which
 time Melinda was still working in Brisbane.

 On leaving her job she then became involved in Real Estate, eventually buying Ray White Maleny. Today she loves looking after her clients both buyers and sellers.

Thank you Melinda for sharing your life story with us.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
31st May
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly to fine tune arrangements for the Show.

2nd and 3rd June
Maleny Show

7th June
See above

14th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

21st June
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Susie Duncan on Hinterland Bush Links.

28th June
The Orangery at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Club Changeover with Partners welcome. Please pay the cost of $35 per head in advance.

2nd July
Parking duties at Muscle on the Mountain.
   
BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
1st Mike Edwards  21st Peter Wilkinson

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
1st Chris and Judi Ross-Smith  16th Alan and Mary Wilson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR ETHICS CORRESPONDENT

Something to ponder . . .
       
 A lawyer, who had a wife and 12 children, needed to move because his rental agreement was terminated by the owner who wanted to reoccupy the home.
       
 But he was having a lot of difficulty finding a new house.
       
 When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him because they felt that the children would destroy the place.
       
 He couldn't say he had no children, because he couldn't lie -- we all know lawyers cannot and  do    not  lie.
       
  So he sent his wife for a walk to the cemetery with 11 of their kids.
       
   He took the remaining one with him to see rental homes with the real estate agent.
       
   He loved one of the homes and the price was right -- the agent asked:
       
 "How many children do you have?
       
   He answered: "Twelve."
       
   The agent asked "Where are the others?"
       
   The lawyer, with with his best courtroom sad look, answered  "They're in the cemetery with their mother."
       
    He got the house.
       
   MORAL: It's not necessary to lie, one only has to choose the right words............................

.........and don't forget, unfortunately most politicians are  lawyers.
       
     






Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 17th May 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.20
WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker our own Melinda Martin on "My Story".

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                              17th May              7th June           
Duty Officer           CL Claridge          Rick V           
Assist DO               Malcolm B           Jim A                      
Registration            Ric T                    Bernice McL
Fellowship              Bill H                   John W

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
20th May
Lionel Tilley  (Leader)  Andy Shouteten  Malcolm Baker 

3rd June
Jeff Cornfoot  (Leader)  Roly Neiper  Phillip Stark

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff opened the meeting and Chris Brooker gave us a rundown on the members required for the following events:
•    Wood Expo Parking
•    Maleny Show
•    Muscle on the Mountain
   
Our Guest Speaker was Sharon Tregoning whose topic was Advanced Care Planning. She described this in a detailed presentation which is attached to the bulletin notice.

Basically she outlined how you can capture your wishes for your end journey and provided a bucket list to help achieve this goal.  She explained how a number of significant items played their part.

A potentially difficult topic was explained sympathetically and lucidly.  It is recommended to all that her presentation be read in its original.

David Fraser gave the vote of thanks and managed to get ANO to capture the event.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
24th May
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

31st May No meeting

2nd and 3rd June
Maleny Show

7th June
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker John King on Rainforest Liqueurs.

14th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

21st June
TBC

28th June
Club Changeover at The Orangery with Partners welcome.

2nd July
Parking duties at Muscle on the Mountain.
   
BIRTHDAYS FOR MAY
4th Angela Griffin  18th Cilla Vickers  23rd John Hay

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONUNDRUM
WITH APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS
  
Written  across the wall of the cave were the following  symbols:


It was considered a unique find and the writings were said to be at least 3000 years old!
The piece of stone was removed, brought to the  museum, and archaeologists from around the world came to study  the ancient symbols.
They held a huge meeting after months of  conferences to discuss the meaning of the markings.

The  President of the Society  pointed to first drawing and said:


  
"This is a  woman. We can see these people held women in high esteem.  You can  also tell they were intelligent, as the next symbol is a donkey, so  they were smart enough to have animals help them till the soil.
 
 

The next  drawing is a shovel, which means they had tools to help them."

  

Even further proof of their high intelligence is the fish which means that if a famine hit the earth and food didn't grow, they seek food from the sea.

   

The last  symbol appears to be the Star of David which means they were evidently Hebrews."
The audience applauded enthusiastically.



Then a little old Jewish man stood up in the back of the room  and said,

   
"Idiots... Hebrew is read from right to left... It says: 'Holy Mackerel, Dig the Ass on that Chick!'"