Saturday, 24 June 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 28th June 2017


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.22

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim moved a vote of thanks to John & Mary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12th July
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

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

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

BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
1st Mike Edwards  21st Peter Wilkinson

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

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM


                       
















   

Monday, 29 May 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 7th June 2017

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

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

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 6th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Melinda for sharing your life story with us.

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

2nd and 3rd June
Maleny Show

7th June
See above

14th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

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

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

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

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

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR ETHICS CORRESPONDENT

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

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






Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 17th May 2017

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

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

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31st May No meeting

2nd and 3rd June
Maleny Show

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

14th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

21st June
TBC

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

  

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

   

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



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

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




Sunday, 16 April 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 19th April 2017


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.19
WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sharon Tregonning on Advanced Care Planning.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Jeff before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                               19th Apr           17th May            
Duty Officer            Chris B             CL Claridge           
Assist DO               David F            Malcolm B                      
Registration            Keith R             Ric T
Fellowship              Rick V              Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
13th May
Lionel Tilley (Leader)   Andy Shouteten  Malcolm Baker

27th May
Jeff Cornfoot  (Leader)  Roly Neiper  Phillip Stark

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff welcomed members and guests to the meeting. He reported that the Club had gained good PR in the Glasshouse Country and Maleny News and a positive response to the Community Grants evening held at the RSL last month. Rotary also features in the current Hinterland Times - advertising the calendar photo competition. Several members reported that the District Conference held at Caloundra last weekend went well. Past RI President Glen Kinross’s speech was particularly mentioned.

Reminders were given about the 2017 Maleny District Sports and Recreation Club Awards night to be held on Sat 22 April at the RSL. It would be good to have a Rotary table. The club has nominated the Interact Club for one award. Some discussion was held on the sausage sizzle trial of later starting and finishing times. Results were mixed - the position of the sizzle could affect the takings, and Rotary PR may be more the priority than fundraising. Our incoming exchange student from Spain arrives on 4 July. Jeff thanked Malcolm who has agreed to be his counselor. Lionel announced that this would be the last year of the Rotary Bowel Scan program. Kits in hand would be sold at the usual venues. The Federal Government will be running their progamme after that.

Sue Larsen from the Fred Hollows Foundation was welcomed at the guest speaker. Sue is the National Fundraising Manager for the Foundation, which started 25 years ago. Sue previously worked for Thai International Airlines for 20 years and met Fred Hollows through her work there, and his work in Eritrea and Nepal. Fred loved indigenous Australia and launched the National Trachoma Programme. Trachoma is an eye disease endemic in lots of indigenous areas. Fred pioneered and revolutionised cataract surgery through the use of the perspex intra-ocular lens. He set about reducing the cost of the lenses and the operations, and training local people to do the work.

Sue’s presentation highlighted lots of statistics relating to the need to treat preventable blindness, and about the success and extent of the Foundations’ work in 25 countries including Nepal, Eritrea, Northern Africa, South East Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
• 32.4 million people in the world are blind
• 90% live in developing countries
• 3 out of 5 of them are women
• 4 out of 5 have preventable blindness
• In 2015 the Foundation reached 890,066 in eye operations and treatment
• 64,613 people had been trained, including 232 surgeons
• $2.4 million has been invested in equipment and technology
• $25 donation can restore sigh t- a gift that is life-changing.

It was gratifying to be reminded that Rotary International had kick-started the Foundation with a $100,000 donation presented to Gabbi Hollows at the Melbourne Rotary International Convention in 1992. Sue’s presentation reassured us that the work that Fred Hollows pioneered is still being carried out by the Foundation, which is now stronger and reaching more communities- providing affordable and sustainable eye care, investing in people to carry on the work in the 25 countries it has reached. Sue outlined ways that people can get involved as volunteers, and/or in participating in fundraising activities such as Coastrek  coming up on the Sunshine Coast in July. For more information visit coastrek.com.au or the Fred Hollows Foundation website at : www.hollows.org.

Sue finished the presentation with a video showing the remarkable work of the Foundation through the commentary of Ray Martin, the Foundation’s first chairman, travelling to a remote area in Laos where surgery was needed to be carried out on twins, both born with cataracts. 

Sherryl gave the vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
22nd April
MDSRC Awards Dinner at the RSL.

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

29th April to 1st May
Car parking duties at Maleny Wood Expo.

3rd May
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

10th May
Combined Clubs Meeting at USC.

17th May
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.
   
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
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE DOES NOT RUN SMOOTH
A WIFE'S TALE

Several days ago, as I left a meeting, I desperately gave myself a personal search. I was looking for my car keys.

They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.

Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the car park.
 
My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition.
 
My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. His theory is that the car will be stolen.

As I scanned the car park I came to a terrifying conclusion! His theory was right. The car park was empty.

I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.

Then I made the most difficult call of all.
 
"Hello My Love", I stammered; I always call him "My Love" in times like these. "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen."

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had disconnected, but then I heard his voice. He barked, "I dropped you off!"

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."


He retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your bloody car."

This is what they call, " the Golden Years!"




Friday, 31 March 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 5th April 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.18
WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sue Larsen on the Fred Hollows Foundation.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Jim before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                               5th Apr           19th Apr        17th May            
Duty Officer            Michael G       Chris B         CL Claridge           
Assist DO               Sherryl G        David F         Malcolm B                      
Registration            Phillip S          Keith R          Ric T
Fellowship              Alan W           Rick V            Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
8th April
Rick Vickers  (Leader)   Ric Townsend   Chris Brooker

22nd April
Jim Atkinson  (Leader)  Michael and Sherryl Gregory

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff opened the meeting with a report about the success of the DIK packing trip (10 Club members had travelled to Brisbane) and the recent decision of the Board to give $500 each to DIK and ROMAC.

Though the Maleny Interact Club did not win best presentation at the recent Conference they were congratulated on winning it every year for the past 3 years. The Award this year had gone to the most recently established Interact Club near Gympie.

Chris Brooker spruicked the bikes for wheelchairs project – 10 bikes had been stripped so far and more volunteers were needed to dismantle bikes that had been donated.

Other issues covered included: Gazebo sign (now sorted), Community Grants Dinner arrangements, MCSR tour for interested Rotarians on 29 March, Historical Society Open Day on 7 May. There was serious notice of the new Rotary requirements in relation to volunteering involving children – in future the Blue Card was not sufficient and a full police check was now needed for each member. Members were warned never to be alone with an under 18-year-old child.

Chris Ross Smith spruiked the Arts Council event at Community Centre at 2pm on 26 March – Eleanor’s Story.

The Sergeant extracted a few coins from the unwary.

Ken Wishaw, Professor of Paramedic Science at the Sunshine Coast University, was our speaker for the evening. He had been a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and a doctor in Buderim but now retired to pursue his lifelong passion of astronomy.  Ken enthralled us with a fascinating talk about the search for and successful identification of a site in Maleny for stargazing.

He showed us extraordinary photographs of distant planets and stars taken with an iPhone through a telescope at the Maleny Golf Club and educated us about space, stars, planets, moons, solar systems and galaxies.

Apparently, the Maleny Golf Course is potentially one of the top astronomy sites in Australia and, with the support of Cllr Jenny McKay, Ken was in negotiations with the Sunshine Coast Council for the formal designation of the Maleny Golf Course as an “astro tourism” site – the goal being an open air planetarium that would attract stargazers far and wide.
There is to be a demonstration on 24 March on site and the first public event was planned for 1 April.
Ken was seeking feedback on the idea and support – more information on Darksky.org.  Angela gave the vote of thanks.

COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDS DINNER
A short report on this successful event at the RSL and details of the recipents of the awards have been published on our blogsite.


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

19th April
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sharon Tregonning on Advanced Care Planning.

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

3rd May
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

10th May
Combined Clubs Meeting at USC.
   
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
US COURT RULES ON HOLY DAYS

In Florida, an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others.
The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..."


The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said," Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists." 

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day.

Court is adjourned..."

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!




Thursday, 30 March 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny's Small Grants for Community Groups March 2017

AWARDS NIGHT 23 MARCH 2017

 At a very successful dinner on 23rd March at the RSL, the Rotary Club of Maleny held an awards night  where 15 local community groups were presented with cheques to enable them to finance projects that had been submitted for approval.

President Jeff Cornfoot explained the background to the scheme:
  
"For the last 3 years the Rotary Club of Maleny has called for applications from local Community groups for grants of up to $1000 to assist with specific projects. The 2017 program has been completed with 15 groups sharing a record $10,200." 
  
The attached video presentation lists the successful applicants (in alphabetical order) and the projects for which they had requested funding.  Special thanks are due to Ric Townsend for the production and posting of this video.

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