Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th May 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.19
WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Tranquil Park at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Community Grants Presentation Dinner - Partners Night.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 15th.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                            16th May      6th June                       
Duty Officer        N/A                Ric T    
Assist DO                                 Rick V      
Registration                              Keith R
Fellowship                                Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
19th May
Chris B (Leader)  Roly N  Keith R

2nd June
Maleny Show

16th June
TBA

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the currrent Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 2ND MAY
President Alan welcomed a smaller than usual number of members as well as Guest Speakers from the Rural Fire Brigade Scott Perrie and our former member Deb Lynde.

Melinda set the tone for the meeting by reading Henry Lawson's poem "The Fire at Ron's Farm".

Chris B went through the rosters for the Barung Wood Expo and also mentioned the need for 4 to 5 volunteers for parking on 13 May at the cross country event.

Bernice circulated the rosters for the Show.

President Alan congratulated our debating representatives on their recent victory in Landsborough.

Our Sergeant was relatively merciful for a change.

Angela introduced our guest speakers from the Rural Fire Brigade.  They emphasised that the local brigade had limited resources and therefore the responsibility that rested with individual property owners in the event of a bushfire emergency.  Owners were responsible for the safety of their families, pets, livestock and property. Each household should have a bush fire plan to be implemented in the event of an emergency. Emphasis was placed on the need to carefully consider early evacuation rather than waiting and hoping for the best.  The deadly effect of a major bushfire was described.

The talk became a useful question and answer session and much information,both verbal and brochures, was provided.

Keith gave the vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
23th May
Joint Clubs Meeting and Rotary Scholarships presentation at USC.

30th May
Masonic Hall for meeting on final arrangements for the Show.

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

6th June
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Adria Roset De Mas giving his final YEP talk.

13th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

20th June
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Gordon Ferguson on Scottish Bagpipes.

27th June
Changeover Dinner

BIRTHDAYS FOR MAY
4th Angela Griffin  15th Greg Williams  18th Cilla Vickers
 
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
AN HONEST GOLFER IS REWARDED

John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his buddy, Chris.  So they loaded up John's minivan and headed north.

After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.

'I realize it's terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I'm recently widowed,' she explained, 'and I'm afraid the neighbours will talk if I let you stay in my house.'

'Don't worry,' John said. 'We'll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we'll be gone at first light.'  The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night.

Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of golf.

But about nine months later, John got an unexpected letter from a solicitor.

It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the solicitor of that attractive widow he had met on the golf weekend.

He dropped in on his friend Chris and asked, "Chris, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our golf holiday in Scotland about 9 months ago ?"

'Yes, I do,' said Chris.

'Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit ?'

'Well, um, yes!,' Chris said, a little embarrassed about being found out, 'I have to admit that I did.'

'And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name ?'

Chris's face turned beet red and he said, 'Yeah, look, I'm sorry, buddy. I'm afraid I did.' 'Why do you ask ?'

'She just died- left me everything!!'

(And you thought the ending would be different, didn't you ?)

 MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 President  -   Alan Wilson
Vice President  - Michael Gregory
Secretary  - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer  -  Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark  
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/                     9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
USC Project Committee       Rick Vickers
Phillip Stark                          Greg Williams
CL Claridge                           Chris Brooker
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper                          10.Plan for Maleny Education Support Fund
Chris Ross-Smith                  Angela Griffin
                                              CL Claridge
                                               Roly Nieper   
                                               Jeff Cornfoot 






Friday, 27 April 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 2nd May 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.18

WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Deb Lynde on Bushfire Preparation.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 1st.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                            2nd May          6th June                       
Duty Officer         Greg W           Ric T    
Assist DO            Roly N            Rick V      
Registration         John W           Keith R
Fellowship           Laurelle O       Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
5th May
Woodies Show

19th May
Chris B (Leader)  Roly N  Keith R

2nd June
Maleny Show

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the currrent Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 18TH APRIL
President Alan welcomed members and reminded everyone of the District  Conference to be held at Maroochydore 20, 21, 22 April.

Greg Williams gave a report on the progress of the aquatic centre to be located on the Precinct and asked for a letter of support to be sent to MDSRC.

Our Sergeant Chris then extracted monies from unsuspecting members.

Greg introduced Kelli Dendle who is an occupational therapist, who has volunteered in schools and is currently working on "Affordable Housing in Maleny", whilst doing a university degree. Kelli said Rotary had commissioned a report into housing issues in Maleny. The housing conversations that followed from this outlined the need for the availability of more lower cost homes to buy or rent thus providing a transitional roof over the head of people who need to move house and  time to make other arrangements.

Some of the problems in Maleny are increasing property and rental prices. Some of the studio rentals are being used for Air B&B. As a typical rent is $480 per week; this is not sustainable for a single parent who may be on a single pension of $472 per week, or anyone on the minimum wage of $695 per week.

Those who find themselves in HOUSING STRESS are FAMILIES: LOW INCOME WORKERS: OLDER PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WOMEN (in fact the biggest group is women aged over 50 which can come about by losing a partner, then having to move house for various reasons).

There are some projects happening with Maleny Neighbourhood Centre looking into research on transitional housing and age friendly community housing:

- CHASM housing  : Small affordable Housing.

- SMART Living Society Limited: A not for profit public company limited by guarantee. Applying for full charity status and planning to build housing that is appropriate and affordable for rent.

These groups are endeavouring to get an AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY HOUSING GRANT for RESEARCH and to progress the shortage of affordable housing in Maleny.  With these groups working together she was hopeful of alleviating some of the demand for low cost housing in Maleny.

Some questions followed. Then Malcolm thanked Kelli for her enlightening talk.

THE GREAT DEBATE
Congratulations to the members of our Club who won the debate with the RC of Glasshouse Mountains in Landsborough on 23rd April.







FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
2nd May
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Deb Lynde on Bushfire Preparation.

5th-7th May
Wood Expo car parking duties.

9th May
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

16th May
Tranquil Park for Community Grants presentations.

23th May
Joint Clubs Meeting and Rotary Scholarships presentation at USC.

30th May
Masonic Hall for meeting on final arrangements for the Show.

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

27th June
Changeover Dinner

BIRTHDAYS FOR MAY
4th Angela Griffin  15th Greg Williams  18th Cilla Vickers
 
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
MULTICULTURALISM IN PRACTICE
                                                HELPING ONE'S FELLOW MAN

 
                                                        


 An Arab Sheik was admitted to the hospital for heart surgery but, prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to have some of his blood type stored in case the need arose. As the gentleman had an extremely rare type of blood that couldn't be found locally, the call went out around the world. 

Finally a Scotsman was located who had the same rare blood type.  After some coaxing, the Scot donated his blood for the Arab. After the surgery the Arab sent the Scotsman a BMW, a diamond necklace for his wife, and US$100,000 in appreciation for the blood donation.

A few months later, the Arab had to undergo a further corrective surgery procedure.  Once again, his doctor telephoned the Scotsman who was more than happy to donate his blood.  After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank-you card and a box of Quality Street chocolates.

The Scotsman was shocked that the Arab did not reciprocate his earlier kind gesture as he had anticipated.  He phoned the Arab and asked him: "I thought you would be more generous than that. Last time you sent me a BMW, diamonds and money, but this time you only sent me a lousy thank-you card and a crappy box of chocolates?"

To this the Arab replied: " Aye laddie, but I now have Scottish blood in me veins".

MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 President  -   Alan Wilson
Vice President  - Michael Gregory
Secretary  - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer  -  Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark  
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/                     9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
USC Project Committee       Rick Vickers
Phillip Stark                          Greg Williams
CL Claridge                           Chris Brooker
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper                          10.Plan for Maleny Education Support Fund
Chris Ross-Smith                  Angela Griffin
                                              CL Claridge
                                               Roly Nieper   
                                               Jeff Cornfoot 


 








Sunday, 8 April 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 18th April 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.17
WEDNESDAY 18th April 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Kelli Dendle on Low Cost Housing.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 17th.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                           18th Apr        2nd May         16th May                       
Duty Officer        Jim A            Greg W            Ric T    
Assist DO           Malcolm B     Roly N             Rick V      
Registration        CL C              John W           Keith R
Fellowship          David F          Laurelle O       Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
21st April
Bill Hankinson (Leader)  Greg Williams  Ric Townsend

5th May
Malcolm B (Leader) Chris Ross-Smith  Phillip Stark

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the currrent Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.  An additional Committee has been added this week.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 4TH APRIL
President Alan welcomed members.  As the guest speaker was unable to be present, he dragooned four of those present to speak for 5 minutes each on a topic of their choosing.

Chris Brooker spoke of the plans to celebrate the centenary of the end of World War 1.  A Victory Parade was held in Maleny at that time.  It is planned that there will be a reenactment of that parade on 11 November this year.  There will be a street parade involving community groups and the public with horsedrawn buggies and floats included.  With period costumes, Chris hopes that this will be a grand occasion as Maleny will be only one of three towns on the Sunshine Coast to celebrate with a Parade. 

Mike Gregory spoke passionately about Rotary and the opportunity it gives people to do things you would only dream about.  Mike has been a member of Maleny Club for 23 years. He highlighted many of his experiences in Papua New Guinea as well as the many friendships he has formed with people from many different cultures from around the world.



Adria,our Exchange Student from Spain, has only 3 months to go before he leaves for home.  He thanked the Club and his host families for their wonderful hospitality.  He will be attending District Conference and is looking forward to meeting more Rotarians and learning more about Rotary projects.  He also enjoyed going with Rick to the Montville Wood Craft Club and seeing people enjoying themselves whilst helping each other.  Holidays around our great country are also highlights and it is very evident that he has appreciated  his time with the Club.   

Greg Williams spoke about his willingness to be involved in the community.  He ran a small family friendly law firm in Maleny for quite a few years.  While studying Greg worked in law firms, heeding advice such as listen to what the problem is before forming your opinion - and do not let the client spend too much money. Greg is currently involved in many community projects such as canvassing for the Hydrotherapy Pool and Presidency of the Maleny Sports and Rec Club.

TS CENTAUR'S SAILING ACHIEVEMENT AT NATIONAL SAILING REGATTA 2018
Chris Brooker is the Rotary nominee on the TS Centaur Support Committee and reports regularly on their activities. This is a really top result from a relatively small unit.

PREAMBLE
Each year, normally during the Easter School Holidays, the Australian Navy Cadet National Sailing and Shooting Events are held in Sydney. Each Flotilla, there are 10 in Australia, each comprising approximately 10 Training Ships, gets to nominate 4 Cadets for the Shooting and 6 Cadets for the Sailing. The events are held over 2 days with the Shooting being at the Sydney Olympics Shooting Venue and the Sailing at Lake Chipping Norton. Cadets are accommodated and messed at Holsworthy Army Barracks. Daring Flotilla, of which TS Centaur is a member, normally have a weekend activity late in the year to select the teams for both the Shooting and Sailing.

2018 EVENTS.
TS Centaur has not been able to shoot recently due to Range availability so we did not enter any of our Cadets. However we had 6 Cadets at the Sailing Selection and TS Centaur was able to secure two places in the team of six with two other of our Cadets being selected as reserves! CDT LS Israel Macdonald-Parker and CDT AB Ben Maclean were to be our representatives in the Daring Flotilla Sailing Team. This year there were to be 17 boats on the water for the Championship. On arrival in Sydney, teams were selected and both our Cadets together with CDT AB Rio Knott, from NTS Sheean, were nominated as Daring Flotilla’s First Division Team. In 2017 AB Maclean and AB Knott had been part of the winning team in Division 2, hence the upgrade to Division 1.

RACE RESULTS
On the first day there was reasonable wind although more would have been better. Our Team did exceptionally well in the five races sailed, coming first in three of the races and two seconds. Day two saw virtually no wind, with only two races being possible. However we still managed two thirds and that was sufficient for the Team to be declared National Champions in Division 1.

OTHER RESULTS
The winning crew
Daring Flotilla performed well in the overall scheme of things with the following being achieved:
•    1st National Sailing Championship Division 1
•    2nd National Sailing Championships Division 2
•    1st National Shooting Championship

Our thanks to PP Lt Eddie Vann, ANC, Training Officer, TS Centaur for this report.

GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS AND MALENY ROTARY CLUBS DEBATE
This has been scheduled for Monday 23rd April at 6:30 pm at Country Kitchen Landsborough Restaurant with a dinner cost of $25 plus BYO drinks.  The restaurant is next to the police station - whose residents will hopefully not be disturbed.  Maleny will propose the motion that "Wine is better than beer." The rules are that there will be three speakers per team with each speaker allotted three minutes. The time keeper will be Peter Farrell and the judge is still to be appointed. The Glasshouse Mountains will provide a trophy for the winner.             

A UPDATE FROM RUSS STEPHENSON RE HIS PNG PROJECT
Many thanks for your support for the project to alleviate malnutrition in the Mougulu area of PNG. I expect to submit the application as soon as I finalise a couple of small issues.

No doubt you are aware of the devestation caused by earthquakes and land slips throughout many parts of PNG, including my project area (see report below). 

My project will be timely in the area covering mainly the Biami language people but others as well in this area that is so often forgotten by the rest of the World (including the rest of PNG). For example, during the 2015-2016 drought throughout PNG, food relief was flowing to many of the affected people throughout the country, but not in this remote, impoverished area. In early 2016 my project partner Sally Lloyd broke the news at a news conference in Port Moresby that people were dropping dead in the field from hunger, babies were dying. It was only after this that food relief started being distributed to these disadvantaged people. I chose this area for my project because the people are among the most disadvantaged and impoverished in PNG. (See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-21/western-province-people-desperate-for-food-in-png-drought/7105784).

Some of the people who are partners in my project are mentioned in the report below, particularly Sally Lloyd. I thought you might be interested in getting an insight into my wonderful partner.  Sally Lloyd is frantically busy just now, doing what she can do to help. I am hoping to be in the Mougulu area within 6 months to kick off the first stage of my project but will not get into more remote areas until late this year or early next year.  If nothing else, my modest project will send a message that we are thinking of the people and hopefully doing a little bit to make their lives a bit better - see report below.

ANTON LUTZ SHARES WHAT LIFE HAS BEEN LIKE NEAR THE EPICENTRE SINCE THE QUAKE STRUCK 3 WEEKS AGO
 
This week, a disaster relief team operating out of Mougulu in Western Province demonstrated how key partnerships can lead directly to efficient outcomes.  As the largest earthquake in more than a hundred years rocked the centre of New Guinea in the early hours of Feb 26, I lay petrified in my bed listening as things fell all through the house. As the shock waves subsided, I flipped on my phone and checked in with my friends in Mt Hagen, Goroka, Lae. They were shaken, but ok. But we were the fortunate ones.

Days passed and every day we learned more of what had befallen the people nearer the epicentre. I knew I had to do something to help the people most affected. I contacted Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and my longtime friend Mrs Sally Lloyd, a woman who not only grew up in Mougulu where her parents have served the Biami people for fifty years, but who has devoted much of her adult life to continuing that legacy and selflessly serving her people in that area. “I want to help. Is there anything you think I can help with?” I asked. “Yes!” was the reply.

By the time 4 March came around, I was in Hagen coming up to speed on the information that was coming in on the HF radio network and through the MAF pilots who were working in the affected areas southwest of the earthquake. Following meetings with MAF and the PNGDF and their ADF counterparts on 5 March, a plan was formed that Sally and I would go to Mougulu in Western Province and form part of a forward operating base to help MAF and MAF’s partners facilitate the
disaster relief work. I bought some tinfish and rice and charged up my phone.  That night, Sally told me the good news that OTML was working with the office of the MP for North Fly, Hon James Donald, and that a helicopter and pilot would be ready to assist our work the next morning.

On March 6th, we were picked up by a helicopter in Hagen and taken to Huya and Dodomona, two of the worst affected places on this side of Mt Sisa. Sally wanted to stay overnight with the people at Huya so that she could get a good sense of what was happening there. I reckoned I could do a night with the refugees at Dodomona; after all, what’s the worst that could happen?  Our assessment process involved meeting with the ward councillors and pastors, the village recorders and the local leaders. We did earthquake education, listened, prayed with them and asked about health problems, displaced persons, damages to houses and gardens, injured and missing persons, deaths. By the time midnight struck, I was fast asleep, but only just.

Just in time to be lifted out of bed by a 6.7M earthquake detonating under Dodomona like a nuclear bomb. By the time I got out of the house, part of it had fallen. The aid post which had stood for 38 years had fallen to the ground. People had minor injuries and were standing in the dark, afraid to go near the houses that they’d been sleeping in moments before. A pile of mumu stones that I’d stood on to take a photo six hours earlier had vibrated so fiercely that the stones were now spread out all over the village. But we had it easy.  Over at Huya, Sally and the refugees huddled on the airstrip as the cliffs in the distance gave way, weakened a week earlier by the 7.5M, and huge landslides now fell, one after the other for hours. The noise of a rushing howling wind thundered down on them. People cried out in fear. The slopes below the airstrip fell away into the river. Cracks opened in the airstrip as the shock waves went on and on.

At dawn we surveyed the damage. We cared for those we could and arranged for medIvacs for those who needed more than first aid. Later that day we met up in Mougulu with team volunteer Samson Suale, MP James Donald, North Fly Project Officer Larry Franklin and officers from the Western Province Disaster Office and the North Fly District Disaster Office.  As a matter of high priority, even before coffee, I related my findings from Dodomona to the group. People were missing and presumed dead. Others were believed to be trapped and dying on the other side of a treacherous, mud-choked river. We looked at each other. “Let’s go!” several of us said at once.

That was nearly three weeks ago. Every day since has been that intense, that focused, that full-on.  We found the “dead” people. They weren’t dead. We found the missing people. We conducted our community assessments in 26 locations from Tinahae in the north to Fogomaiyu in the south, carefully identifying and communicating which locations which will need ongoing aid and which will not. We learned which people were displaced, where they were moving, and what they were fleeing.  We moved patients who needed help to the health center at Mougulu. Nearly twenty of them. We rescued a woman with cerebral palsy who had been abandoned by her community as they fled. She was alone for nearly four days before I came in the helicopter to take her back to where her community had fled.

We’ve dismantled the fallen aid post at Dodomona and rebuilt it in three days. Take what is fallen, make something useful out of it, get on with life. Two newly graduated Community Health Workers volunteered to treat patients there with medicines that we got out of Hagen. They’re there now, treating yaws, grille, diarrhea and so many sores. We’ve installed water tanks at Dodomona, Adumari and Huya. We’ve helped the Rural Airstrip Agency conduct a two-day technical assessment of the fractures in the airstrip at Huya which will allow a plan to be put in place for its repair and re-opening.  We’ve given people the tools they’ll need to rebuild houses, gardens, lives. Hundreds of tools, thousands of packets of nails.  And, of course, we’ve delivered aid. Food aid. Water. Tarpaulins, tents, pots and blankets. Family hygiene kits. All donated by individuals, churches, business houses, CARE International, the North Fly MP’s Office, OTML. All of it flown by Adventist Aviation Services, MAF, SIL, and the ADF Chinooks.

This natural disaster has highlighted what many of us have known all along, that there are people living on the outer edges of Papua New Guinea. People like you and me. People, however, who do not have soap or salt, a school or an aid post. People whose lives have been shattered by the mountain collapsing beneath them and who must now survive long enough to rebuild.  For the people gathered now at Adumari, Dodomona, Huya and Walagu, perhaps their greatest need now is that their plight is not politicised nor impeded by infighting among the aid groups. They have a long road ahead of them as they decide whether or not to permanently abandon their damaged homes and villages, and if so, how to build new lives that are full of meaning and possibility.

Our small team here at Mougulu has shown how cooperation and transparency can achieve significant outcomes and I, for one, am proud that I was part of that.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
20th-22nd April
District Conference Maroochydore RSL

23rd April
Debate with Glasshouse Mountains at Country Kitchen Landsborough at 6:30pm.

25th April
ANZAC DAY - no meeting.

2nd May
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Deb Lynde on Bushfire Preparation.

5th-7th May
Wood Expo car parking duties.

9th May
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

16th May
Meeting details to be confirmed.

23th May
Joint Clubs Meeting at USC.

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL
1st Nancy Baker  4th Phillip Stark  8th David Fraser 12th Chris Brooker  23rd John McLennan  27th Chris Ross Smith & John Whan

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL
13th Jeff & Jan Cornfoot  26th Bill & Marlene Hankinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A SERIES OF ABSTRACT MEANINGS IN PICTURES

THIS IS WHAT THIS IS WHAT COURAGE LOOKS LIKE




 MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 President  -   Alan Wilson
Vice President  - Michael Gregory
Secretary  - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer  -  Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark  
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/                     9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
USC Project Committee       Rick Vickers
Phillip Stark                          Greg Williams
CL Claridge                           Chris Brooker
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper                          10.Plan for Maleny Education Support Fund
Chris Ross-Smith                  Angela Griffin
Rick Vickers                          CL Claridge
                                               Roly Nieper   
                                               Jeff Cornfoot 


 


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 4th April 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.16
WEDNESDAY 4th April 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Billy Murphy on Solar Buddy.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Jim before noon on Tuesday 3rd April.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                          4th Apr          18th Apr         2nd May                       
Duty Officer       Chris B          Jim A             Greg W            
Assist DO          Bill H              Malcolm B     Roly N              
Registration       Lionel T         CL C              John W
Fellowship         Peter McG     David F          Laurelle O

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
7th April
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leader)  Andy Shouteten

21st April
Bill Hankinson (Leader)  Greg Williams  Ric Townsend

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the currrent Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 21ST MARCH
President Alan welcomed members and guests to another bumper meeting. He reported that he and Mary will be attending PETS - the annual President Elect’s Training Seminar next weekend. Angela gave a report on the Rotary International President’s Dinner held recently at the Sandstone Point Hotel.  RI President Ian Riseley, a Melbourne Rotarian, updated the District Rotarians and guests on his year as President and his theme “Making a Difference”.

Rick V gave a brief history of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the significant Rotary Club of Maleny involvement, which led to the official opening by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Henry Abel-Smith, on the 12th December 1960. Work on the reserve was the first major project of the new Rotary Club of Maleny, which had just been chartered on 22 May 1959. Rotarians and their families set out to work on 100 acres of what could be described as scrub, to create paths, and to plant and name significant rainforest trees. The land had been donated by the Thynne sisters, and the reserve was named in honour of their Mother, Mary Cairncross.

Other items before dinner included:
• Roly announced that the next club social event would be a Thai Banquet to be held at the Atkinson’s place on Saturday 14 April.
• Chris reminded members that the annual Wood Expo was coming up at the show grounds on the long weekend of the 5-7 May. All members would be needed to assist with parking duties over the 3 day event.
• We were entertained by a light-hearted video made by our late member and Past President, Gordon Jones, when he was the Commandant of ADFA - the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Gordon was a highly decorated soldier who rose to the rank of Brigadier in the army. He was a much-loved member of the club, and of the local Maleny community where he moved after his retirement from the Army. 
• This was followed by a short video of Superstar Rotary Sergeant Chris, showing how a Rotary Sergeant’s session should be run. Thanks to David for making the videos available to the club.

Guest speaker for the evening was Dr Les Hall, a Maleny resident since 2001, and an awarded naturalist. For 26 years Les lectured in human and veterinary anatomy and conservation biology at the University of Queensland. Prior to this he was employed by the Division of Wildlife Research at the CSIRO in Canberra. In 2015 he was awarded the Natural History Medallion by the Queensland Naturalist Club for his contributions to the knowledge of Australian mammals. Les grew up bushwalking and exploring caves, where he first came across micro bats, setting the course of his life in science.

Les said from the mid 1960s he had been coming up to the Mary Cairncross Reserve looking for and observing birds. In 1968 he gained a Rotary undergraduate scholarship to the US. Les described his long and continuing association with the very special little reserve at Maleny, as well as his accomplishments in authoring and editing several books. An early book on flying foxes (he said he is called the “Batman of Maleny”), led to a significant reference book: A Field Guide to Mammals, on which he has worked with acclaimed photographer and local resident, Steve Parish. He also worked with the Mary Cairncross Management Committee on the book : Birds of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, which is now in its second edition.

Les spoke of his most recent project highlighting the flora and fauna of Mary Cairncross Reserve. The A4, 200 page book, due to be out by Christmas this year, not only puts a spotlight on the richness of life in the park, but combines the talents of  Australia’s best bird and nature artists. He showed copies of some of the magnificent paintings that will be included in the book. Some of the notable inhabitants of the park were there- the Paradise Rifle Bird, the Spine-tailed Logrunner, the Eastern Yellow Robin, Yellow-throated Scrub Wren, the Green Catbird, King Parrots, even Brush Turkeys, and many more. Snakes, butterflies, fungi, ferns and trees also feature in the detailed artwork.


 Les described the structure of the book which will start at ground level looking at the leaf litter, then looking up to the levels of the canopy, when night falls, and a section on unwanted guests. Information and scientific explanations will be combined with the printed artistry of the natural world of the park. The book will combine the talents and knowledge of many, many people, including Sunshine Coast Indigenous artist and performer, Lyndon Davies, as well as Fran Guard with her fungi knowledge. The book is expected to retail for about $40-50.

Les said that he would like to acknowledge in the book the early and continuing involvement of Rotary Club of Maleny with the park. All members and guests present would surely agree that to have the club associated with the book would be a good opportunity, not to miss.

Sherryl gave the vote of thanks.

GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS AND MALENY ROTARY CLUBS DEBATE
This has been scheduled for Monday 23rd April at 6:30 pm at Country Kitchen Landsborough Restaurant with a dinner cost of $25 plus BYO drinks.  The restaurant is next to the police station - whose residents will hopefully not be disturbed.   Maleny will propose the motion that "Wine is better than beer." The rules are that there will be three speakers per team with each speaker allotted three minutes. The time keeper will be Peter Farrell and the judge is still to be appointed. The Glasshouse Mountains will provide a trophy for the winner.             

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
14th April
Thai Banquet to be held at the Atkinson’s home.

18th April
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Kelli Dendle on Low Cost Housing.

20th-22nd April
District Conference Maroochydore RSL

23rd April
Debate with Glasshouse Mountains at Country Kitchen Landsborough at 6:30pm.

25th April
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

2nd May
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Deb Lynde on Bushfire Preparation.

5th-7th May
Wood Expo car parking duties.

9th May
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL
1st Nancy Baker  4th Phillip Stark  8th David Fraser 12th Chris Brooker  23rd John McLennan  27th Chris Ross Smith & John Whan

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL
13th Jeff & Jan Cornfoot  26th Bill & Marlene Hankinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A SERIES OF ABSTRACT MEANINGS IN PICTURES

THIS IS WHAT A HELPING HAND LOOKS LIKE

 


THE GUY AT THE BACK IS THE SUPERVISOR!

 MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 President  -   Alan Wilson
Vice President  - Michael Gregory
Secretary  - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer  -  Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark  
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/USC Project Committee 
Phillip Stark
CL Claridge
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper
Chris Ross-Smith
Rick Vickers

9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
Rick Vickers
Chris Brooker
Greg Williams


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Past President Gordon Jones

ROTARY CLUB OF MALENY  20 MARCH 2018

This week's meeting will include a showing of a video about PP Gordon Jones.  With thanks to both Chris Brooker for providing the original article and to Ric Townsend for making it bulletin compatible, an obituary to Gordon from the perspective of his outstanding militiary career is attached.





Friday, 16 March 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 21st March 2018


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.15
WEDNESDAY 21st March 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Les Hall on the Fauna & Flora of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve plus the Gordon Jones video.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 20th.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                           21st Mar           4th Apr          18th Apr                       
Duty Officer        Michael G        Chris B          Jim A             
Assist DO           Sherryl G         Bill H             Malcolm B              
Registration        Bernice McL    Lionel T         CL C
Fellowship          Andy S            Peter McG      David F

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
24th March
Lionel Tilley (Leader)  Jeff Cornfoot  Roly Neiper

7th April
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leader)  Andy S

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the currrent Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7TH MARCH
President Alan opened the meeting by welcoming members and guests.

Our Guest Speaker was Rotarian Greg Beard whose topic was The Mater Hospital and The Sisters of Mercy. Mater in the Community is an initiative of Mater Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Mater. Developed to raise awareness within the local community, speakers convey the story of Mater and its contribution to Queensland’s community since 1861. Greg's presentation explored the history of Mater through to the latest developments in the hospital's health,education and research.

Greg has been interested in 'people development' and the way in which resulting changes affect organisations since, at the age of 18, he became a member of  RYLA. Whilst working at The National Australia Bank, he was encouraged to enrol in the JCI(Junior Chamber of Commerce) from whence he became President of the international division and was assigned to visit Canada, The USA and Latin America.

Greg is now Manager of Mater in the Community. Mater is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation which has been providing exceptional care to the Queensland community for more than 100 years at its hospitals at South Brisbane and Redland and now Springfield. Mater comprises seven hospitals, Health Centres (Brookwater, Hope Island and Redlands), the world-class Mater Research, as well as Mater Pathology and Mater Pharmacy, all with one aim—to provide exceptional care – meeting the healthcare needs of the community.

The story of Mater starts with a vision that remains as current today as it was in 1861 when the first group of Sisters of Mercy arrived in Brisbane to develop a school and then set up a 20 bed private hospital in North Quay. This was the start of a tradition of providing compassionate care for the sick and the needy – which eventually led to the establishment of seven hospitals treating over 500,000 patients each year.

In the early years the sisters would overcome all obstacles, be they political, prejudicial or bureaucratic with great patience, firmness and charm. This was particularly so with sisters Angela Mary and Mary Dorothea with the former achieving legendary status for her achievements, discipline and control.

Greg projected a photo-view of Mater in 1946 which showed how large it had become including a substantial childrens hospital and the sister's quarters. An interesting aside is that The Sisters of Mercy in Brisbane were autonomous and were no way under the control or influence of their order in Dublin.

Since then Mater has continued to expand but was not funded by the government until the 1980s and relied solely on non-government and community support.

Once the large childrens hospital was absorbed into Brisbane's new Lady Cilento hospital, Mater has been able to develop its research facilities so effectively that there is an enviable blend of research leading to immediate post natal care thus going from zero to neonatal post operative care for over ten thousand babies a year with more than 2000 premature and seriously ill babies in the Neonatal Care Unit(NCU).

Areas of clinical care and research also include autism and adolescent mental health at The Mater Young Adults Health Centre in Brisbane. The Neurosciences Centre of Excellence, supported by the Mater Foundation Mission Fund includes  Stroke and Epilepsy units. Other health areas given serious attention include bowel disease, breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, still birth, diabetes and leukaemia. Mater has an excellent education facility for training nurses. The Mater Mission is concerned with homelessness and refugee health.

Mater's vision is to be a national leader in Health, Education and Research.

Greg has worked exclusively in the not-for-profit sector for almost twenty years, with over ten of them at Mater Foundation. He has experience in all areas of fundraising and philanthropy. I am confident that our audience would agree that he is an informed and passionate speaker.

Chris R-S gave the vote of thanks.







CONGRATULATIONS MALENY HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB
On Sunday 11th March, seven of our Interact students, Mikki Doonan, Rosie Skull, Sarah Hindle, Luca Curiale, Max Doonan, Sam Hamilton-Barry and Nathaniel Audley, set out with Ms Kerry Hindle, John and Bernice McLennan from Maleny Rotary, and Ms Fran Tickle, to attend the Annual Interact Conference at St.Columban’s College, Caboolture.  We attended our first Conference in 2006, and have attended every Conference since then.

The Conference brings together Interact Clubs (High school students) and Earlyact Clubs (Primary school students) from throughout Rotary District 9600.District 9600 encompasses parts of South-East Queensland from the north side of Brisbane as far out as Kingaroy and Murgon.  It also includes Papua NewGuinea, the Solomon Islands and Nauru.

These are wonderful days where young people can get together and share their stories of how they work together within their school, their local community,and on an International level, to make a difference.  When you listen to their stories, and watch their presentations, you cannot help but be inspired.  I am certain that our future is in good hands.  It is also a great opportunity to glean new ideas from other clubs.
 
It was a fun-filled day, and I would say it was the best Interact Conference I have attended. There were two brilliant guest speakers, and a couple of break-out sessions, where the students did getting to know you activities. It was very well attended, which was great to see, and our students acquitted
themselves beautifully.  The day is sponsored by Rotary, and we must say a huge ‘Thank You’ to our local Rotary Club for their unwaivering support over thelast 12 years.  They have been there every step of the way.

I would like to congratulate the members of the Maleny High School Interact Club on winning the ‘Phillip Blakey’ shield for being the best Interact Club in Rotary District 9600.  I would also like to include in this our Year 12 Interact members from 2017 who contributed so much to our success.  I am so veryproud of each and every one of you.  Well done!

Our sincere thanks to Fran Tickle for this report.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
4th April
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Billy Murphy on Solar Buddy.

11th April
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th April
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Kelli Dendle on Low Cost Housing.

20th-22nd April
District Conference Maroochydore RSL

25th April
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

5th-7th May
Wood Expo car parking duties

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH
5th Judy Tilley  26th Rick Vickers

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR MARCH
6th John & Beth Whan  22nd Peter and Kay Wilkinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A SERIES OF ABSTRACT MEANINGS IN PICTURES

SORRY LOOKS LIKE
   

MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 President  -   Alan Wilson
Vice President  - Michael Gregory
Secretary  - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer  -  Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark  
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/USC Project Committee 
Phillip Stark
CL Claridge
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper
Chris Ross-Smith
Rick Vickers

9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
1.Rick Vickers
2.Chris Brooker
3.Greg Williams