Saturday, 13 August 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 17th August 2016

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.4
WEDNESDAY 17TH AUGUST 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                                17th August     7th September     21st September                
Duty Officer             Sherryl G        Jim A                    Lionel T                        
Assist DO                Michael G       Malcolm B            CL                
Registration             John McL        Bernice McL        John W
Fellowship               Angela G        Jeff C                    Phillip S
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
27th August
Jeff Cornfoot  (Leader)  Angela Griffin  Keith Rogers

10th Sep
Jim Atkinson  (Leader)  Bill Hankinson  David Fraser

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
PP Rick V opened the meeting by welcoming Angela who had returned from Europe and our guest speaker Paul Boulton.

Chris thanked those who had helped with parking for the State Cross Country Championships.  The money raised will be donated to the Precinct Committee.  He will be calling for volunteers for parking at Witta Fest shortly.

It was reported that the calendars should be printed this month.

Guest Speaker Paul Boulton is a "Personal Change Transformation Specialist" who has a shop in Montville Main Street. He spoke on UFO research.

Paul advised that UFO Research Queensland Inc.was established in 1956 is Australia's (and possibly the world’s) longest running UFO research association.  He also stated there were over 50,000 reports of UFO sightings a year worldwide. He then went on to explain how references to UFO’s can be seen in artworks going back thousands of years. UFO sightings have also been reported by some world leaders and many in the military.

Paul is a believer in the well known theories of government conspiracies to hide the truth from the public (to save us from panic) and that he accepts that there are actually seventeen levels of security control in the world that are above that enjoyed by the President of the USA.  He advocates that these
are part of  a human and alien co-operation arrangement.

Finally he said he was working with a Queensland cattle farmer on the unexplained disappearance of some of his cattle and various strange events on his property related to alien activity.

Ric T proposed the vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
17th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

24th August
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

31st August
Vocational visit to Brouhaha brewery in Coral Street.

7th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Cathy Booth on Umoja Orphanage.

14th September
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

21st September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker John Whiteman on Global Food Security and Madagascan Lemurs.

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

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A MODERN DAY FORM OF THE REVOLUNTIONARY TUMBRIL
THE CONDEMNED MAN .....



Ron Chesterfield, 89 years of age, was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night.

Ron replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."

The officer asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"

Ron replied, "That would be my wife."




Sunday, 31 July 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 3rd August 2016

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.3
WEDNESDAY 3RD AUGUST 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Paul Boulton on UFO Research.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                                3rd August         17th August         7th September                 
Duty Officer             Roly N                Sherryl G             Jim A                        
Assist DO                Ric T                  Michael G            Malcolm B                
Registration             Keith R              John McL             Bernice McL
Fellowship               John W              Angela G              Jeff C
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
13th August
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leaders)  Andy Shouteten

27th August
Jeff Cornfoot  (Leader)  Angela Griffin  Keith Rogers

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff opened a crowded meeting by welcoming our guests who included PDG Dai Mason and his wife as well as representatives from the Glasshouse Mountains, Nambour and Nambour 76 Clubs.

The guest speaker for the evening was PDG Dai. He spoke about his recent attendance at the Rotary International Council of Legislation 2016 in Chicago, USA. The topics covered by Dai in his address were:

1.What is the Council On Legislation (COL)? – in essence it is Rotary’s parliament where proposed enactments and resolutions are debated and voted on; the Council meets every 3 years;

2. Who attends? – District representatives, members at large, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, administration team and Chair and Co-Chair;

3. Proposals for COL 2016 – changes to the constitution, by-laws, resolutions to the Board of RI and setting of RI dues for 3 years;

4. Overview – Dai briefly described the procedures regarding registration, training sessions, assembly and social events;

5. Major changes – a few of the major changes adopted by the Council in relation to club flexibility were:
 meeting schedule requirement now twice a month;
now under section 4.010 of the By- Laws (Membership in Clubs) a club may adopt rules or requirements not in accordance with 4.030.- 4.060. of the By-Laws and such rules or requirements shall supersede the rules or requirements of these sections of these By-Laws;
Rotaractors can become members;
distinction between e-club and traditional clubs deleted.
In relation to clubs, Board Minutes to be provided within 60 days, Treasurer shall be a member of the Board and admission fees deleted from By-Laws.

RI dues were set as follows: 2017-2018 US$60; 2018-2019 US$64; 2019-2020 US$68;

6. Post COL actions – Dai briefly spoke on clubs' righst to object to legislation, publication of legislation and the need for clubs to review and amend their constitutions and by-laws;

7. Personal reflections – in conclusion Dai gave his thoughts on his attendance at the COL some of which were: cumbersome process (but workable), however, in 2019 resolutions will not be considered which should help the process; not enough time for informed debate; delegates could be per zone rather than district.

At the conclusion Phillip S thanked Dai for his interesting presentation in terms of general interest in how the Council of Legislation operates and specific interest as regards the more important changes which were enacted and which will have a direct bearing on our club.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
10th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

17th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

24th August
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

31st August
Vocational visit to Brouhaha brewery in Coral Street.

7th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Cathy Booth on Umoja Orphanage.

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

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FOR PURISTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A GUIDE TO ITS CORRECT USE FROM A CULTURED MEMBER




What is the plural of octopus, cactus, nucleus, hippopotamus, gladiolus, platypus?

Were you expelled from a private school for being naughty and therefore missed out on a classical education and the ability to pluralise the Latin or Greek noun? Never mind your pedant friend is here to help.

The plural depends on whether the word has a Latin or Greek basis. Greek derived words end in the conventional –es-, while Latin ones have a plural ending in -i-. Therefore the Latin plurals of cactus, fungus, stimulus, nucleus, radius, hippopotamus  all correctly end as in cacti, fungi, stimuli, nuclei,
radii and hippopotami, although the average common user today can be efficient and just refer to those animals as ‘hippos’.

Greek based plurals therefore are caucuses, ignoramuses, hiatuses, sinuses, foetuses, prospectuses, viruses, platypuses and octopuses.

Through (incorrect) recent usage, the term ‘platypi’ and ‘octopi’ is also used for the plural, although this is technically incorrect and a form of  pseudo-Latin (read this as the ignorant snob who pretends to know everything); the correct Greek plural would be ‘platypodes’ and ‘octopodes’ as the singular
form of ‘pod’, meaning ‘foot’ is ‘podes’ or ‘pedes’ .i.e. millipedes, centipedes. So the correct common term is platypuses and octopuses.

Enjoy your next trivia night smugly knowing your Greek and Latin declensions.







Saturday, 16 July 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 20th July 2016

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.2
WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                              20th July         3rd August          17th August                 
Duty Officer           Alan W            Roly N                Sherryl G                        
Assist DO              Phillip S           Ric T                  Michael G                
Registration           Bill H               Keith R               John McL
Fellowship             Andy S            John W               Angela G
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
30th July
John and Bernice McLennan (Leaders)  Lionel Tilley

13th August
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leaders)  Andy Shouteten

CHANGEOVER NIGHT 6TH JULY
Members and guests enjoyed an excellent meal at the Old Bank Cafe.  Highlights of the evening, captured by David Fraser, were:


ADG Ian Hope installing Jeff as our President for the year.


Some members of the incoming Board which also includes Angela, CL, Lionel, Malcolm and Rick V.


Linda Vann, Commanding Officer of TS Centaur, receives a Paul Harris Fellowship.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
20th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

27th July
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

3rd August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Paul Boulton on UFO Research.

10th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

17th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
PICTORIAL WHIMSY







Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 20th July 2016

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.2
WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                              20th July         3rd August          17th August                 
Duty Officer           Alan W            Roly N                Sherryl G                        
Assist DO              Phillip S           Ric T                  Michael G                
Registration           Bill H               Keith R               John McL
Fellowship             Andy S            John W               Angela G
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
30th July
John and Bernice McLennan (Leaders)  Lionel Tilley

13th August
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leaders)  Andy Shouteten

CHANGEOVER NIGHT 6TH JULY
Members and guests enjoyed an excellent meal at the Old Bank Cafe.  Highlights of the evening, captured by David Fraser, were:


ADG Ian Hope installing Jeff as our President for the year.


Some members of the incoming Board which also includes Angela, CL, Lionel, Malcolm and Rick V.


Linda Vann, Commanding Officer of TS Centaur, receives a Paul Harris Fellowship.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
20th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

27th July
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

3rd August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Paul Boulton on UFO Research.

10th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

17th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
PICTORIAL WHIMSY







Friday, 1 July 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 6th July 2016


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.1
WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Changeover Dinner at the Old Bank Cafe at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Partners.

APOLOGIES
Accurate figures for attendance to Bernice before noon on Tuesday please.

DUTY ROSTERS
                               6th July          20th July                 
Duty Officer                                  Alan W                        
Assist DO                                     Phillip S                
Registration            Sherryl G       Bill H
Fellowship                                     Andy S
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
16th July
TBA

30th July
TBA

MEETING OF 29TH JUNE
In President Jeff's absence overseas, PP Ric chaired the meeting of the month and welcomed  a small but distinguished group of members.

Lionel T reported that a record number of 102 photographs had been submitted for the calendar competition.  The judging panel had selected the 13 photographs needed for the calendar.

Alan W had attended the Woombye Sunrise Changeover.

Jim A confirmed the roster for parking at Muscle on the Mountain on 3 July.

Bernice said that she would circulate a request for S/S duty on 16 July. 

With a great flourish, John McL introduced our surprise Guest Speaker David Fraser who had arrived with a Power Point presentation and had got the projector to work without the usual problems. David's talk was on "This is my life".

After completing his education, in 1973 he started working at the CSR plant in Ipswich manufacturing Masonite boards.  His initial role was in maintenance engineering but moved to production management and was appointed Factory Manager from 1991-1993.  He resigned when the company policy for cost cutting changed from enhancing efficiency to reducing the skilled labour force.



 In 1993 he purchased 208 acres in Corks Pocket Road, Reesville.  He ran a herd of 20 Droughtmasters and set about designing and building cabins in an ecologically friendly environment.  This was named Fraser's Selection and was so successful that he won the Sunshine Coast Tourism Award for 3 consecutive years.

By 2007 he was looking for something different. Fraser's Selection was sold and David and his "cousin" spent 3 years doing relief accomodation work.  As this became less enjoyable, they decided to retire and David resumed his membership of our Club.

Keith R thanked David for his talk and congratulated him on being so prepared at such short notice.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
13th July
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

20th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

27th July
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

3rd August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Paul Boulton on UFO Research.

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
50 SHADES OF GOLF


Four guys have been going on the same golfing trip to St Andrews for many years.

Two days before the group is to leave, Jack's wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn't going.

Jack's mates are very upset that he can't go, but what can they do.

Two days later, the three get to St Andrews only to find Jack sitting at the bar with four drinks set up!

"Wow, Jack, how long have you been here, and how did you talk your missus into letting you go?"

"Well, I've been here since last night..

Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and asked, 'Guess who?" I pulled her hands off, and there she was, wearing a nightie.

She took my hand and pulled me into our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over. Well she's been reading ”50 Shades of Grey”.....

On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did.

And then she said, "Do whatever you want."

So--- Here I am!





Saturday, 25 June 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 29th June 2016


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 57 No. 26
WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBA.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                               29 June              6th July           20th July                 
Duty Officer            John McL                                  Alan W                        
Assist DO               Keith R                                       Phillip S                
Registration            Bernice McL       Sherryl G        Bill H
Fellowship                                                                 Andy S
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
2nd July
Bill Hankinson (Leader)    Phillip Stark  ANO

16th July
TBA

MEETING OF 15TH JUNE
In President Jeff's absence overseas, PP Ric chaired the meeting of the month and welcomed members, partners, PP John Bolton and guests Debra Hammond of  Maleny Optical, Graeme and Jennifer Brittenden.

Lionel T reported that the judging to select the photographs for the calendar was due on 25 June.  Additionally he and David Fraser would be attending the Glasshouse changeover on 27th June.

Alan W gave a report on District Assembly.  He also said he would attend the Woombye Changeover on 23 June.

Rick V thanked those members who had completed his MCCU risk assessment.

Jim A announced that volunteers would be needed for parking at Muscle on the Mountain on 3 July.  He also tabled the Shelter Box Certificate for our recent donation. 

John W introduced the Guest Speaker Graeme Brittenden who graduated in Commerce in 1952 and worked with IBM, followed by Defence Housing and then an interest in retirement villas before retiring in 2007. Graeme interrupted his retirement four years ago by setting himself a challenge – how do we synchronise our clocks within the eastern states?  His talk was titled Íts About ....Time.

His case is based on the claim by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, (CCIQ) that our clocks being 'out of synch’ with the rest of the eastern seaboard during "summer time" costs the state economy about $1,000,000 per hour or $4.37 BILLION per annum.  This has been going on now for 41 of the past 45 summers. The total sum so far - $179 BILLION!

He does not wish to introduce summer time to Queensland and his solution is for both Queensland, NSW and Victoria to move their standard time forward by 30 minutes and for summer time to be abolished. 88% of the nation's population would remain on the same time zone for the future, leading to considerable savings. Clocks need never be changed again after this proposal is enacted.  There had been an opportunity to make this change in 1898/99 but it had been muffed by the various state governments.  There have since been more than 200 time zone changes!

Keith R thanked Graeme for his talk and presented him with our history and, somewhat bizarrely, with our 2015 calendar.

POPENDETTA SECONDARY SCHOOL, ORO PROVINCE, PNG







Alan W recently received the following letter from the Head Master of this school:




Dear Mr. Alan Wilson & Everyone,

Subject: THANK YOU – COMPUTERS AND BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED.

The Cartons of computers and books have finally arrived at Popondett Scondary School.

There are 8 laptop and 9 desk top computers. 6 of the laptops started well when checked whilst 1 had no operating system and the other had a crack (but working alright). The desktops were okay.  7 were sent to the students’ computer lab while two put in the staff room for teachers use.  The laptops were given to Head of Subject Departments as it is not quite safe to send to the students’ lab. The books are been processed in the library now and will be on the shelves soon. I have instructed the librarian to send the books appropriate for lower grades to the primary schools nearby.

It has been quite a struggle in getting the items to finally arrive at its destination. Mr. Wilson, besides you and your good wife (our wantok) who initiated, gathered and sent the items, the goods would not have arrived here without the help of all our nice friends in between.

On behalf of the students, staff and the board of governors, I take this time to acknowledge and express our gratitude to first of all, you and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. George Grant and the DIK team there, Mr. John Vellacot of DIK Port Moresby, Elsie Dabinyaba and husband Rommey, Mr. Bundu and all others who helped in one way or another.

We have 845 students of grades 9 -12 with average class size of 45. We have only 1 computer lab and usually, 3-4 students share 1 computer during lessons. We had 17 computers in the lab and with the 7 new ones, there are 24 now. After checking the computers we announced the good news to the students and staff and every one were very happy. So all your kind gesture and goodwill will go a long way in helping our students.




We hope and pray that our link with DIK QLD will not end here (after this experience) but continue to grow and that you will continue to help us.

Thank you very much everyone. May God bless each one of you abundantly.

Mr. Clarence Honani
Principal

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
6th July
Change Over at The Old Bank Cafe at 6:30 for 7:00pm.  Partners Night.

13th July
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

20th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.

27th July
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

BIRTHDAY FOR JUNE
21st Peter Wilkinson

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

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
MORE CONSUMER FRIENDLY POLICING??