WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2016
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker John Whiteman on Global Food Security and Madagascan Lemurs.
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.
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Duty Officer Lionel T David F Andy S
Assist DO CL C Angela G Roly N
Registration John W Rick V Malcolm B
Fellowship Phillip S Chris B Keith R
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
John and Bernice McLennan (Leader) Malcolm Baker
Phillip Stark (Leader) John Whan Ric Townsend
Mike & Sherryl Gregory (Leader) Andy Shouteten
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Members were privileged to have Cathy Booth as our guest speaker, project leader and founder of the Umojo Orphanage Kenya which is now a RAWCS project. Cathy is inspirational with her enthusiasm and her leadership abilities which have driven the project from inception to the intake of its first children.
As a child, Cathy always wanted to work in an orphanage and teach young children but it was only after four children, six years in PNG that she returned to the Bundaberg area and successfully studied to be a teacher. She also has a passion for travel visiting Kenya for the first time in 2010. She was overwhelmed with the poverty and the daily hardships of everyday life for the Kenyan people.
In 2011, Cathy returned to Kenya to teach as a volunteer in a number of orphanages after raising funds from family and friends. Overall, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. She decided she would start her own charity and begin fundraising to build her own orphanage.
On the 30th July, 2011, Cathy launched her own non-profit organisation – Umoja Orphanage Kenya. Umoja is Swahili for unity and togetherness, Her Moto; Together we will achieve the
extraordinary. Umoja was made a project of Rotary Australia World Community Services (RAWCS) has received support from Rotary clubs, both in Australia and overseas. It has also been supported heavily by Australian Aid
Umoja’s goal is to build individual children’s homes, where children will be homed in a ‘family’ environment. Construction of our first children’s home started in October 2014. It was completed in July 2016 allowing the first five children to enter the orphanage.
Umoja Children’s Village –Ukunda will be self-sustainable through a permaculture model by farming crops and animals and selling excess produce to the surrounding villages. A safari side-business will also return profits back into the project to help pay local staff who will work in our orphanage. By employing local Kenyans the orphanage can provide invaluable skills for the future.
Umoja Orphanage Kenya aims to help children but it will also help communities break the cycle of poverty.
|First Childrens' Home under construction|
Roly gave a vote of thanks and congratulated Cathy on her achievement in difficult circumstances.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Mike Norman on the Light Horse Museum.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Michael Gilles with an MCSR update.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER
4th John & Bernice McLennan 18th Andy & Mia Schouteten 28th Keith & Gloria Rogers
BIRTHDAY FOR SEPTEMBER
17th Judi Ross-Smith 29th Mia Schouteten
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
GETTING READY FOR BROADBAND IN THE BUSH
AUSSIE COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY
LOGON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.
LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the barbie.
MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie.
DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the ute.
HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the ute keys.
WINDOWS: What you shut when the weather's cold.
SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season..
BYTE: What mozzies do
MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.
CHIP: A pub snack.
MICROCHIP: What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips.
MODEM: What you did to the lawns.
LAPTOP: Where the cat sleeps.
SOFTWARE: Plastic knives and forks you get at Red Rooster.
HARDWARE: Stainless steel knives and forks - from K-Mart.
MOUSE: The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.
MAINFRAME: What holds the shed up.
WEB: What spiders make.
WEBSITE: Usually in the shed or under the veranda.
SEARCH ENGINE: What you do when the ute won't go.
CURSOR: What you say when the ute won't go.
YAHOO: What you say when the ute does go.
UPGRADE: A steep hill.
SERVER: The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.
MAIL SERVER: The bloke at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.
USER: The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.
NETWORK: What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.
INTERNET: Where you want the fish to go.
NETSCAPE: What the fish do when they discover a hole in the net.
ONLINE: Where you hang the washing.
OFFLINE: Where the washing ends up when the pegs aren't strong enough
A LITTLE BIT OF AUSSIE CULCHA!!