Thursday, 10 January 2019

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th January 2019

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.13
WEDNESDAY 16TH JANUARY 2019

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a planning meeting on the Australia Day Expo.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
Apologies please to Bernice before noon of Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                        16th Jan         6th Feb        20th Feb           
Duty Officer     Chris B          Jim A            Greg W                  
Assist DO        Michael G     Jeff C            Peter McG       
Registration     John W         John McL      Paulette S    
Fellowship       Lionel T        John W     

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
12th January
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Rick Townsend  Andy Shouteten

9th February
John and Bernice McLennan (Leaders)  Peter McGuirk

23rd February
Keith Rogers (Leader)  Phillip Stark  Bill Hankinson

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

MEETING OF 19TH DECEMBER
Our Christmas Party was held at the RSL. 
Before the celebrations started, there was the highlight of the induction of James McCormack as a new member by President Alan. There was also a special welcome for his partner Mary.

The festivities then began and pleasant evening was enjoyed by all. A special welcome was given to PP David Wilson who is a Charter Member of the Club.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
23rd January
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

26th January
Australia Day Expo.

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

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

13th February
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR JANUARY
1st Malcolm and Nancy

BIRTHDAYS FOR JANUARY
1st Jan Cornfoot  21st Michael Gregory

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
NEW YEAR CHEER FROM SCOTLAND
THE OLD SCOTTISH ANGLER

The rain was pouring down. There standing in front of a big puddle outside the pub was an old Scotsman, drenched, holding a stick, with a piece of string dangling in the water.

A passer-by stopped and asked, "What are you doing?"

The old man replied, "Fishing."

Feeling sorry for the old man, the passer-by said, "Come in out of the rain and have a drink with me."

In the warmth of the pub, as they sipped their whiskies, the gentleman, being a bit of a smart ass, couldn’t resist asking,
"So how many have you caught today?"

"You're the eighth", said the old man.


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
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 


 



Saturday, 15 December 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 19th December 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.12

WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Christmas Party at RSL at 6:30 for 7:00pm.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
Apologies please to Bernice before noon of Monday 17th. It would be appreciated if payment of $30 per head could be made in advance direct to the Club bank account.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                         19th Dec           
Duty Officer       Malcolm B       
Assist DO          Laurelle O     
Registration       CL C     
Fellowship         Ric T

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
29th December
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Andy Shouteten

12th January
TBA

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

MEETING OF 19TH DECEMBER
President Alan welcomed our speaker Carolyn Wiiliams, members and partners and intended new member Peter Russell.  He then took the opportunity to share the results of the AGM held the previous week and congratulated Jim Atkinson Treasurer, Bernice Secretary, and Michael Gregory as Vice President and announced the following Directors of the Board: CL Claridge,  Angela Griffin, Greg Williams, Rick Vickers and Paulette Steele.

He reminded the Club that a Club President Elect still needed to be elected and he expressed his hope that a female member would nominate for that role.
Other announcements:
- Board meeting next week
- Christmas Party on 19 December
- Xmas Tree Festival decoration of Rotary Tree by 17 December; volunteers needed to help to Greg
- Maleny Singers Carol Concert at RSL on 14 December
- Christmas Street Festival on 14 December; volunteers to Jim Atkinson
- Australia Day Expo on 26 January 2019; Spatap Project to be focus of Rotary exhibit
- Bernice and John offered to present the SES annual awards
- First dinner meeting of Club in 2019 to be 16 January
- The prospect of a social event at Andy Schouteten’s home would be followed up by the President

Chris Brooker reported that he would be checking the contents of the shed at the State School since he had heard they were having a clear out.  He would check if there might be anything useful for Donations in Kind (DIK).

The Sergeant had fun at the literal expense ($) of Sherryl and Michael G, Ric T, Roly, Jim and Jeff, Keith (who then cross fined the Sergeant), Paulette, CL and Angela.

Rick announced that he was now the proud owner of 4 more baby guinea fowl though he seemed not that chuffed.

Carolyn Williams, a local Maleny lawyer who specialised in Estate Planning, was guest speaker and held Club members and partners riveted with advice and details of risks that could occur if there was inadequate or confusing estate planning. She stressed the importance of making sure that Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and appointments of executors were up to date - correctly and clearly setting out a person’s wishes prior to their death thus avoiding the risk of inadequate or confusing documentation that might result in disagreements within families or between executors.

Her very detailed and specialist knowledge was obvious during the talk and in her answers to questions. Her lasting message was to urge members to review their documents regularly with a professional who had a detailed knowledge of the law to ensure the documents were up to date and still applicable.

Angela gave the vote of thanks.






FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
26th December
No meeting

2nd January 2019
No meeting

9th January
Proposed social meeting TBC

16th January
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a planning meeting on the Australia Day Expo

23rd January
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

26th January
Australia Day Expo.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR DECEMBER
6th Chris & Jocelyn  12th Jim & Elaine and Roly and Kerry Neiper 17th Lionel & Judy

BIRTHDAY FOR DECEMBER
11th Jim Atkinson 

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A WHIMSICAL BRITISH REACTION TO A FOOD SCANDAL
(THEY NEED SOMETHING TO TAKE THE MIND OFF BREXIT)

In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in their home cooked burgers.

Tesco is a big supermarket chain in the UK

Within hours of the news that Tesco's 'all beef  hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the Internet.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse..... I  guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Waitress in Tesco asked if I wanted anything on my Burger. So I had £5 each way!

Had some burgers from Tesco for my tea last night ...I still have a bit between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from Tesco. Her condition is said to be stable.

"I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... "AND THEY'RE OFF!"

Tesco now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

Said to the missus, "These Tesco burgers give me the trots...

"To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian".....

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse d'oeuvres.

Instead of choosing "rare, medium or well done, it's now Win, Place or Show".

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit...Talk about flogging a dead horse.


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
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 






Saturday, 1 December 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin fot 5th December 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.11
WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Carolyn Williams on Wills, POA’s ,Health Directives and Trusts.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 4th. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                            5th Dec              19th Dec           
Duty Officer         Melinda M          Malcolm B       
Assist DO            Angela G            Laurelle O     
Registration         Phillip S              CL C     
Fellowship           Peter McG          Ric T

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
15th December
Jim Atkinson (Leader)  Greg Williams  Malcolm Baker

29th December
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Andy Shouteten

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

MEETING OF 7TH NOVEMBER
President Alan welcomed all and special mention to our guest speaker Noreen Harris from MNC and a visiting prospective member James McCormack.  He then provided a good summary of the duties of Duty Officer and Assistant Duty Officer for future reference. He then mentioned upcoming events:

8 Dec – SES Presentation of annual awards. Request a Rotarian to present our award.

14 Dec – Christmas Street Carnival. More details to come.

19 Dec- Christmas Party at the RSL. More details to come. Advise Bernice if you are coming.

Chris B gave a summary of the recent achievements of the Navy Cadets from TS Centaur.  He then gave a summary of the Re-enactment Parade on 11 Nov: 225 people in the parade, 20 different organisations participated, 17 families, plus 90 school children from the local schools. The costumes were authentic and many of the flags came from museums, collections and individual families etc. A great event by the community for the community.  Post the meeting, our Federal MP has thanked Chris in the parliamentary chamber for the splendid organisation of this event.

Ric T interrupted by accusing Bill H for not being true to the re-enactment. Bill’s Dad was in the original parade but crossed  by going through the Obi Obi Creek, not cheating by going over the bridge. Bill H then took 2 minutes to explain the 30 second crossing over the bridge instead of through the creek.

Special mention of the two heroes of the parade- the pooper scoopers Phillip S and Peter McG who will be in demand in the future.

Bernice and Pres Alan went to the District AGM last Sunday to an enjoyable and informative session on many subjects.

Jeff C asked for volunteers to assist at the kiosk to sell calendars at the weekend.

Pres Alan also reminded all of the AGM at the next meeting at the Masonic Lodge (5.30 for 6 pm) and to have a serious think about nominating for any of the committee positions.

Ric T then introduced Noreen Harris from MNC. She thanked us for our continued support to the Centre. MNC is partly (50%) funded by government with the balance coming from donations. Recently income was reduced by the relocation of some service providers who used to lease some of the premises. MNC is now looking for any persons who may want to lease rooms for events, functions or business meetings.

She provided information on the various programs underway including the Maleny Young Women who meeting every fortnight to discuss issues under social workers’ supervision/ My Shared House project for women who need emergency housing but not for domestic violence cases as that is handled under a different program. MNC is looking for any spare rooms, granny flats available for short term accommodation and always looking for funding opportunities.

Noreen invited all to the Christmas Big Breakfast (last year there were 500 people) for a hot or cold
breakfast. If you want to help you can be on a 2 hour roster on the day. Rick V thanked Noreen for her presentation and the insight into the many activities MNC undertake for those less fortunate, provided her with a calendar and a world known shopping bag and a cheque from the Rotary Club to help fund her projects.


President Alan wished all safe journey home. Meeting finished on time. Well done all.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
12th December
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

14th December
Christmas Street Carnival

19th December
Christmas Party at RSL.

26th December
No meeting

2nd January 2019
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBA.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR DECEMBER
6th Chris & Jocelyn  12th Jim & Elaine and Roly and Kerry Neiper 17th Lionel & Judy

BIRTHDAY FOR DECEMBER
11th Jim Atkinson 

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
HAVE WE LOST THE BATTLE WITH TECHNOLOGY?




 




NEW STREET SIGNS FOR MAPLE STREET



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
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, 15 November 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 21st November 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.10
WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Noreen Harris of Maleny Neighbourhood Centre.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 20th. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                        21st Nov            5th Dec               19th Dec           
Duty Officer     Ric T                 Melinda M           Malcolm B       
Assist DO        Rick V               Angela G             Laurelle O     
Registration     Bernice McL     Phillip S               CL C     
Fellowship       Malcolm B        Peter McG            Ric T

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
1st December 
Jeff Cornfoot (Leader)  Michael and Sherryl Gregory

15th December
Jim Atkinson (Leader)  Greg Williams  Malcolm Baker

29th December
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Andy Shouteten

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

MEETING OF 7TH NOVEMBER
President Alan welcomed 20 members and 3 guests to the meeting. Guests for the night were Fran Tickle and mother of the Guest Speaker Helen Sharp, as well as the guest speaker for the night Brad Solomon from “Life Flight”.

Prior to the meal being served, CL played a short video production from the Maleny State School highlighting their “War on Waste”project  and vegetable gardens.The students acquitted themselves very well, explaining on the video what the project entailed as well as pointing out what they purchased with the money they received from the Club’s recent “Local Grants Program”. For those who are interested there is a story in the November issue of the “Hinterland Times” about this very subject.

Chris Brooker spoke of the need for help at the upcoming Centenary re-enactment of the Peace parade held in Maleny 100 years ago to mark the end of Word War.

Chris Ross-Smith urged all members to return their raffle books before the final performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” on Sunday 11 November. Roly reminded those that hadn’t paid to attend the Gala Cocktail Party, which was being held on Friday evening prior to the commencement of the first performance of “Figaro”, to pay ASAP.

Laurelle Owen was the lucky winner of the “Lucky Numbers” and as usual Chris Brooker made up stories and fined many people as well as our guests !!!

Guest Speaker Brad Solomon spoke of his involvement as a Paramedic with the Life Flight Helicopter service. Brad explained that the service use to be called Care Flight but has recently change it’s name to Life Flight. Brad, who’s mother Helen Sharp is a long time resident of Maleny, moved to Curramore about 12 months ago.Brad joined the service over 20 years ago and was first stationed on the Gold Coast, before moving to the Sunshine Coast base.

Brad explained how the service worked and stressed that while RACQ was the major sponsor, the service needed to source around 30% of the funds required from fundraising.  Brad is heavily involved in fundraising efforts and is one of the main organisers of the “Everest Challenge”, a bike ride up and down Hutchy Rd at Montville many times to replicate the distance to the top of Everest.

Greg Williams thanked the Guest speaker on behalf of the Club.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
28th November
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for AGM.

5th December
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Carolyn Williams on Wills, POA’s, Health Directives and Trusts.

12th December
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

19th December
Christmas Party

26th December
No meeting

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR NOVEMBER
12th Ric and Jacinta   19th Michael and Sherryl

BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER
2nd Sherryl Gregory  4th Elaine Atkinson  11th Ric Townsend  25th Bill Hankinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A SELECTION OF COMPUTER PROBLEMS AND/OR FRUSTRATIONS
FOR THOSE IN MY AGE GROUP







 
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
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 


Friday, 26 October 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 7th November 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.9
WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Brad Solomon of Life Flight.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 6th. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                          7th Nov         21st Nov           5th Dec           
Duty Officer      Greg W          Ric T                TBA        
Assist DO         Laurelle O     Rick V     
Registration      Chris R-S      Bernice McL     
Fellowship        Chris B          Malcolm B

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
17th November
Roly Neiper  (Leader)  Chris Ross-Smith  Chris Brooker

1st December
TBA

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

MEETING OF 17TH OCTOBER
President Alan was welcomed back from his leave. Guests from The River School, including Principal Anne Donoghue, Year 6 teacher Kerrie Kirwan and two Year 6 students, Obi and Mali, were welcomed to the meeting.

Roly outlined the Gala Event planned to launch the performance of The Marriage of Figaro on the opening night – Friday 9th November. Starting at 5.30pm up on the deck area of the Community Centre, prior to the performance, the cocktail event will be exclusive to Rotarians and partners and their invited guests- and a chance to “dress up” and enjoy a spread of finger food with colleagues and friends. Cost will be $25. Forty people are needed to make the event viable, so please urgently send names to Roly to assist his organisation and ensure the success of the event. 

The program for the evening was changed so that we could hear the guest speakers before dinner. Michael G gave some background on The River School which is in Bridge Creek Road, Maleny. The school opened as the Ananda Marga River School in 1995 with 23 students. The school’s name was decided by the children who enjoyed playing in beautiful Bridge Creek that runs through the school. The dedication and passion of the Prout Community- some of whom continue to contribute to the school culture and environment, Ananda Marga Education and numerous Dada’s and Didi’s has shaped The River School to become a leader in Neohumanist educational practices. The school now has over 100 students finishing at year 6. Principal Anne who has been with the school since 2007, was appointed Principal in 2017.

The presentation was ably conducted by the year 6 students, Obi and Mali, who outlined their Garden Project Vision using a power-point presentation. They explained that the school’s neo-humanist values encouraged them “to love and value all things- living and non-living”. They already have an extensive bush tucker and kitchen garden with some produce used in the school tuck-shop. They appealed to the Club to assist them with expanding their garden tool collection and possibly help with obtaining a shed to house the tools and other garden equipment.

They would also like to have some assistance and form a relationship with Rotary Club members to assist with maintenance and expertise in the gardens. Their final message stated their wishes: “for partnering with us towards a shared vision that will see our school gardens become even more productive and sustainable”.  Club members have been invited to visit the school in the near future. Let Michael G know if you are interested. An email has been sent with possible date and times.

Sherryl gave the vote of thanks.

Other Business:
Chris R-S reminded us that it is just 3 weeks until the opening of The Marriage of Figaro. Starring the Maleny Singers with the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra, it will be a big show, with 22 singers and 22 in the orchestra. Tickets are available at the Maleny Information Centre – cash sales only- $35 for adults, $30 for seniors.

Chris said there are FOUR things that Rotarians can do:
• See the show – preferably on Opening Night.
• Persuade others to see the show.
• Sell the Raffle Tickets – return butts and money at Rotary meeting on 7 November.
• Support and attend the Gala night.

Another appeal was made by President Alan for a member to take the opportunity to step up to be the next President of the Club – for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. Alan is on his second year as president and encouraged members to seriously consider this valuable opportunity to serve the Club and the community in this valued capacity.

Lionel updated members on the sale of the calendars. They are still $5 each and there are plenty left.

President Alan thanked the guests and members for their attendance and duly closed the meeting.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
9-11th November
Marriage of Figaro performances.

11th November
Centenary of 1918 Victory Parade.

14th November
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

21st November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Noreen Harris of Maleny Neighbourhood Centre.

28th November
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for the AGM.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR NOVEMBER
12th Ric and Jacinta  19th Michael and Sherryl

BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER
2nd Sherryl Gregory  4th Elaine Atkinson  11th Ric Townsend  25th Bill Hankinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
NOT ONLY IN ISTANBUL?


A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper Guido has cheated him out of $10,000,000.00.

His bookkeeper is deaf.

That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing so he would not have to testify in court.

When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about his missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer who knows sign language.
 
The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the money is!"

The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, Where's the money?
  
Guido signals back,  "I don't know what you are talking about."

The lawyer tells the Godfather, "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."

The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido's head and says, "Ask him again or I'll kill him!"

The lawyer signals to Guido, "He'll kill you if you don't tell him."

Guido trembles and signals, "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno's house."

The Godfather asks the lawyer, "What did he say?"
  
The lawyer replies, "He says stuff you.  You don't have the guts to pull the trigger."
 
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
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, 5 October 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 17th October 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.8
WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Sue Potter on the River School.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 16th. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                          17th Oct        7th Nov         21st Nov           
Duty Officer      Michael G      Greg W         Ric T        
Assist DO         Sherryl G       Laurelle O     Rick V     
Registration      Lionel T         Chris R-S      Bernice McL     
Fellowship        Andy S           Chris B         Malcolm B

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
20th October
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Phillip Stark  Keith Rogers

3rd November
Lionel Tilley  (Leader)  Greg Williams  Andy Schouteten

17th November
Roly Neiper  (Leader)  Chris Ross-Smith  Chris Brooker

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

MEETING OF 3RD OCTOBER
Vice President Michael Gregory welcomed 20 Rotarians to the meeting, including Peter Russell, visiting Rotarian from Goondiwindi. He firstly called for a one minute silence to remember and acknowledge our dear departed colleague, Rtn David Fraser, who died on 26 September. Details of the funeral on 4 October were shared and car pooling arrangements determined.

Our speaker, Vince Carberry, a former teacher in Maleny and an expert Croquet player, and his wife, as well as Rotary partner Cilla Vickers (another croquet expert) were also warmly welcomed.

Rtn Chris Ross Smith briefed members on the arrangements for the joint initiative with The Maleny Singers for the Club’s promised support for the upcoming celebratory production of the Marriage of Figaro on 9/10 and 11 November. Tickets were now on sale, and members were allocated raffle tickets to sell.

Chris sought volunteers to act as ushers and bar tenders etc. for the opera performances and he reminded the Club that the recipients of the funds raised by the raffle and the Opera would be shared between the Blackall Range Care Group and Life Flight.

Chris Brooker then briefed members on the significant volunteer effort needed to support the planned arrangements on 11 November to uniquely replicate the Victory Parade held in Maleny 100 years ago to acknowledge the end of the First World War. As a direct descendant of an armed forces participant in the original parade, Rtn Bill Hankinson would ride his white steed at the front of the parade. Chris reported that 92 school children would participate in the parade, as well as horses from the Light Horse Brigade.

Other business included:
a)    Notification that the “Everest” bike ride had been postponed because of likely inclement weather.
b)    Lionel and Paulette had removed the display of photographs from the Calendar competition.
c)    Bernice reminded members that the formal opening of the shaded seating (which the Club donated to) for the netball court at the High School would take place on 19 October at 2pm.
d)    Lionel won the sweep, the funds from which supported the Club, and the Polio Plus Pig was circulated for donations.
e)    The sergeant extracted his usual fines from transgressors.

Duty Officer, Jim Atkinson, warmly introduced our speaker, Vince Carberry, former primary school teacher and Deputy Head in Maleny who shared a video and his detailed knowledge and devotion to the game of Croquet. He was responsible for starting the Croquet Club in Maleny in July 1993 on his retirement.

Members marveled that the game likely dated back to the 13th century and it was recorded that King Charles I likely played the game. History suggests that it possibly started in France then spread to Ireland, England and Scotland.

It first appeared in Australia in 1866 and over the years had become very popular. There were now 270 clubs nationally and 8 clubs on the Sunshine Coast.

Variations of the game can be played as croquet, ricochet, gate ball or golf croquet and it is growing in popularity with men and women of all ages because it is absorbing, social and not so physically stressful that peak fitness is required. At one time it had been recognised as an Olympic sport though not currently. One of the best coaches in Australia started playing the game as a 12 year old.

Having told the tale of the unfortunate ruin of the newly planted croquet lawn a few years ago as a consequence of Rtn Laurelle’s horse leaping the fence, Vince confirmed that the current risk to the quality of the lawn was a bandicoot and a visiting ibis. Finally, Vince encouraged the Club to think of having a day of croquet and mentioned that the Lions Club were planning one such event for themselves on Sunday, 6 October.

Assistant Duty Officer, Angela Griffin, thanked Vince for his informative and interesting talk and, in noting that croquet could be traced back to the 13th century, posed the question as to what the sporting legacy of the 21st century might be. Vince was presented with one of the Club’s reusable shopping bags, and the 2019 Calendar and Club booklets for note taking.

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

31st October
Vocational Night - TBA

7th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Brad Solomon of Life Flight.

9-11 November
Marriage of Figaro performances.

11th November
Centenary of 1918 Victory Parade.

14th November
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR OCTOBER
26th Rick and Cilla

BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
12th Gloria Rogers  14th Keith Rogers  16th Kerry Neiper  28th Bernice McLennan  30th Andy Schouteten

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
THE STORY OF BLUEY - THE RETIRED CATTLE DOG

WE pensioned off old Blue the dog
when old age got him down
We sent him for company
to old Grandma in the town

But while Granny was elated
Blue still craved the great out doors
and he would roam the town exploring
while old granny did the chores

So it was this Sunday morning
Blue was fossicking about
through the paddocks near the township
on his normal daily scout

When a canine gourmet odour
overpowered his sense of smell
though his eyesight had diminished
his old sniffer still worked well

and the sense of his excitement
was reposed down by the creek
where a sheep had met his maker
for the best part of a week

For its woolly corpse was spreading
and the air was far from fresh
from this rancid flyblown carcass
with its seething greenish flesh

It was a dogs idea of heaven
and old Blue, he rubbed and rolled
till he ponged just like the sheep did
and with ecstasy extolled

Then an idea formed within him
as he gave a gentle tug
and he found the carcass followed
like a matted lumpy rug

He would take it home for later
it should last a week or two
if he stored it in his kennel
he could keep his prize from view

So he gripped the carcass firmly
proudly into town he went
but his load proved fairly heavy
and old Blues energy soon spent

And the only shade on offer
was the building with the bell
and he dragged his prize towards
with its flies and feral smell

Then the dog and sheep both rested
in the front porch of the church
old Blue looked up the gangway
at the parson on his perch

He was revving up the faithful
to repent to save their worth
and said satan was the culprit
for all the rotten things on earth

And he roared of fire and brimstone
and redemption for the throng
up the aisle came satans presence
in this godforsaken pong

And they all cried "Hallelujah"
and they fell as one to pray
but by now old Blue was rested
and he hadn't time to stay

He proceeded up the roadway
with the woolly corpse in tow
with a shortcut through the nursing home
the quickest way to go

Where the matron, in a panic
counted heads in mortal fright
with a smell like that they'd surely lost
a patient through the night

And the members at the bowls club
lowered all their flags half mast
doffed their hats in silence
for the funeral going past

But old Blue lugged his prize on homewards
travelling past the bowling club
till he took a breather under
the verandah of the pub

There old boozing Bill was resting
sleeping off the night before
to wait the Sunday session
when they opened up the door

When the stench awoke his slumber
which was highly on the nose
and he thought his pickled body
had begun to decompose

And he missed the Sunday session
when he ran home to his wife
to proclaim the shock announcement
he was off the booze for life

Meanwhile Blue could see Gran's gateway
at the far end of the street
so he started up the pavement
with his ripe and tasty treat

But there was movement in the backstreets
as the town dogs sniffed in deep
they broke chains and climbed high fences
for a piece of Blue's dead sheep

And Blue felt the road vibrating
from the stamp of canine feet
as this pack of thirty mongrels
came advancing up the street

But he wasn't into sharing
so he sought a quick escape
and he spied a nearby building
with a door that stood agape

Through this door he sought asylum
but his presence caused a shriek
for he'd chosen the local deli
that was run by Nick the Greek

And Blue shot beneath a table
where the sheep and he could hide
but the dog pack was relentless
and they followed him inside

Now the table Blue had chosen
was a double booked mistake
with the law enforcement sergeant
sipping coffee on his break

And the sergeant sat bolt upright
with a dog between his feet
and his eyes began to water
from the dead decaying meat

Then the sarge leapt up in horror
but in his haste he slipped and fell
falling down amongst Blue's mutton
with it's all embracing smell

And he lay somewhat bewildered
in the gore, flat on his back
when the mongrel pack descended
in a frenzied dog attack

With first thought self- preservation
from the rows of teeth he faced
the sarge fumbled for his pistol
in it's holster at his waist

There were muffled bangs and yelping
as random shots rang out
and the whine of bouncing bullets
off the brickwork all about

As he blasted in a panic
from beneath the blood and gore
a front window and the drink fridge
were both added to the score

And the cappuccino maker
copped a mortal wound and died
hissing steam, it levitated
falling frothing on it's side

And Nick the Greek, the owner
grabbed a shotgun in his fright
blasting into the confusion
of the frantic canine fight

At short range it wasn't pretty
dogs were plastered on the wall
there was laminex in splinters
clouds of dog hair covered all

Then the smoke detector whistled
with the gunsmoke in the air
which set off the sprinkler system
and a siren gave a blare

And the echoes still were ringing
when beneath the dying heap
there emerged old Blue, still dragging
at the remnants of his sheep

It's head was gone and several legs
but it hadn't lost it's smell
in the armistice that followed
Blue decided not to dwell

He leapt the fence at Grandma's
for his feet had sprouted wings
pure adrenalin propelled him
fleeing dogs and guns and things

Now old Gran had influenza
and had lost her sense of smell
with Blues sheep in the garden
that was probably just as well

And she looked out from her front fence
at the town in disarray
at the ambulance, police cars
and the rspca as well

Then the fire brigade rushed past her
flashing lights of rosy hue
and she hugged the old dog tightly
he'd protect her would old Blue

You just stay here like a good dog
Grandma told him with a frown
" 'cause you've no idea the trouble
you can get into in town"

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
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