Sunday, 15 July 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 18th July 2018


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.2
WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 3rd. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                           18th July      1st August     15th August         
Duty Officer        Michael G    Chris B          Chris R-S  
Assist DO           Sherryl G     Bill H             Lionel T     
Registration        John W        CL C             Malcolm B     
Fellowship          Alan W         John McL     Andy S

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
28th July
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Chris Brooker

11th August
Keith Rogers (Leader)  Michael and Sherryl Gregory  

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

MEETING OF 4TH JULY
President Alan began by welcoming all members and introducing visiting Rotarian Nev and his wife from Stanthorpe and a potential new member Paulette Steele.
Report to follow.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
18th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.

25th July
Masonic Hall at 5:50pm for Club Assembly.

1st August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Roslyn Leslie on Wilvos.

8th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY
8th Peter McGuirk  11th Roly Neiper and Jacinta Townsend  20th Beth Wann
 
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
WITH THANKS TO ONE OF OUR CLUB CYNICS (MALE)



THE CYNICAL PHILOSOPHER REPORTS:

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn't that be an even number?

Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.

I find it ironic that the colours red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That's your common sense leaving your body.

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

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

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

 









Sunday, 8 July 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Changeover Dinner 27 June 2018

View of The Orangerie

ADG Linda, DG Wendy and President Alan

PHF recipient Bernice McLennan

PHF recipient Greg Williams

PHF recipient Jeff Cornfoot

A member, past members and guests

Part of the new Board

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

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

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



Thursday, 28 June 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 4th July 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.1
WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Phil Thamm on Australian Military Airborne.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 3rd. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                           4th July         18th July        1st August                       
Duty Officer        Roly N           Michael G      Chris B  
Assist DO           Greg W          Sherryl G       Bill H     
Registration        Peter McG     John W          CL C     
Fellowship          Chris R-S       Alan W          John McL

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
14th July
Roly Neiper (Leader)  Phillip Stark  Greg Williams

28th July
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Chris Brooker  

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

MEETING OF 18TH JUNE
President Alan began by welcoming all members and introducing visiting Rotarian Nev and his wife from Stanthorpe and a potential new member Paulette Steele.



He then provided details of the proposed program, including assigning tasks to members, for the Changeover dinner at the Orangery Restaurant on Wednesday 27 June.


To test the knowledge of members on Rotary, President Alan asked a series of questions on Rotary firsts – as to whether members passed the test was open to conjecture although, it must be pointed out, a number of questions were rather difficult:- for example, where was the first Rotary club in a non-English speaking country?

Chris B advised members that whilst the number of volunteers he had for Muscle on the Mountain on 1 July would probably enough, he would like additional help if possible.  He then, as per usual, provided the light entertainment for everyone with his sergeant’s session. Fines were meted out to all and sundry for any misdemeanor, misdeed, wrongdoing, faux pas, lapse, slip or sin or for anything really – real or imagined.

After dinner, Melinda M introduced the guest speaker Gordon Ferguson who spoke about Scottish bagpipes. In his address Gordon spoke about his life-time involvement with the bagpipes stretching over fifty years during which time:
- he played in many countries including Canada, Russia and France;
- as part of the Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band won five consecutive world championships between 1965 and 1969;
- played at two Edinburgh Military Tattoos and for the Queen at a private function.

Gordon related how he went from humble beginnings near Glasgow to his time in the 214th Boys Brigade Company, his successful undertaking college study in management accounting, his time as a practicing accountant and of his emigration to Australia, whilst from an early age maintaining his passion for playing the bagpipes – except for the time he was helping to raise his young family.

Since moving to Queensland, Gordon has played with the Queensland Irish Pipe Band and the Queensland Highlanders Pipe Band and in recent years has been a full-time member of the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums and travelled with them to play at the prestigious 2006 Edinburgh Military Tattoo; he now offers his ervices by way of playing at private functions and providing tuition.

Gordon finished his address by playing a short medley of tunes. Phillip S gave the vote of thanks.

PHF AWARDS
Sincere congratulations to Bernice McLennan, Jeff Cornfoot and Greg Williams who have just received this recognition.  This is the second such award for Bernice and Jeff.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
11th July  
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.

25th July
Masonic Hall at 5:30pm for Club Assembly.

1st August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Roslyn Leslie on Wilvos.

BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY
8th Peter McGuirk  11th Roly Neiper and Jacinta Townsend  20th Beth Wann
 
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES?

Siamese twins walk into a pub in Sydney and park themselves on a bar stool.

One of them says to  the bartender

"Don't mind us, we're  joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. We'll have two VB's, thanks."

The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers.

"Been on holiday  recently, lads?"

"Off to the States  next month," says John. "We go to the States every year, hire a car and drive for miles, don't we, Jim?"

Jim agrees.

"Ah, The States!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country ...... the climate, the beer,  the culture .. .. ..." 

"Nah, we don't like that American crap," says John. "Pies, peas and VB, that's us, hey, Jim?  And we  can't stand the Yanks; not civil and polite like us

Aussies."

"So why keep going to  the States?" asks the bartender.
 
"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive.”



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

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

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













Sunday, 17 June 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 20th June 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.21

WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Gordon Ferguson on Scottish Bagpipes.

APOLOGIES
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 19th.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                         20th June        4th July            20th July                       
Duty Officer      Melinda M       Roly N             Michael G  
Assist DO         Phillip S          Greg W            Sherryl G      
Registration      Andy S            Peter McG       John W     
Fellowship        David F           Chris R-S         Alan W

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
30th June
Rick Vickers (Leader)  John Whan  Andy Shouteten

14th July
Roly Neiper (Leader)  Phillip Stark  Greg Williams

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

MEETING OF 4TH JUNE
President Alan welcomed all members and their partners and promised an interesting night.  He mentioned a couple of recent and upcoming events including the Changeover, thanked all for their support during the Maleny Show and asked for any other news. He also welcomed our Spanish exchange student Adria, who was to speak to us later in the night.

John W proposed a vote of thanks to John and Bernice for their ongoing organisation of the Show Food Stall which was passed by acclamation.

Jeff C then gave a slide presentation of his motorcycle journey across America via Route 66. Very interesting and quirky glimpse of American life. Long way to go on two wheels for a photo shot.

We all enjoyed a delicious dinner before Chris B fined most of us for various dubious crimes and some that defied fantasy land. The lucky number card prize was won by Malcolm B.

Meal over, Rick V introduced our guest speaker Adria Roset de Mas to speak on his expectations, observations and goals over the last 11 months. His intent was to get to know the Australian people as much as possible via visits to friends and with his four host families. Goals including surfing, seeing the outback, playing football etc. Much nodding of heads ensured that those in the audience, if a bit younger, would like to have joined him.


Rick V then thanked him for his insights into his stay and, by way of thanks, presented him with an R.M Williams sleeveless jacket on behalf of the Club, as a memento of his exchange with us.

Then we took another 10 minutes getting into a group huddle for a memorial photo with Adria. Ric T promised to tidy up the photos if all were sent to him for processing and improvement.

Pres Alan concluded with thanks, reminding all to drive home safely and see you at the next meeting.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
27th June
Changeover Dinner at The Orangery.  Please RSVP to Bernice by 19th June with payment before 24th June.

4th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Phil Thamm on Australian Military Airborne.

11th July  
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.

25th July
Masonic Hall at 5:30pm 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
ANNUAL TAX RETURN

 
With the end of the financial year fast approaching, the Australian Tax Office has emphasised the importance of accuracy in your tax return.

The ATO has returned the Tax Return to a man in Townsville after he apparently improperly answered one of the questions.

In response to the question, "Do you have anyone dependent on you?"

The man had written:
   
    "2.1 million illegal immigrants,
    1.1 million crackheads,
    4.4 million unemployable scroungers,
    80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons,
    plus 450 idiots in Parliament,
    thousands of 'retired politicians', and
    an entire group that call themselves 'Senators'."

The ATO stated that the response he gave was "unacceptable".

The man's response back to ATO was,  "Who did I leave out?"


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

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

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










Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 6th June 2018


"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.20
WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Adria Roset De Mas giving his final YEP talk plus the induction of Judi Coey - Partners welcome.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 5th.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                           6th June        20th June                       
Duty Officer        Ric T             TBA    
Assist DO           Rick V      
Registration        Keith R
Fellowship          Bill H

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
16th June
TBA

30th June
TBA

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

WOOD EXPO PARKING





Club members organised the parking at this 3 day event under the leadership of Chris B.  There was much waving of buckets at the entrance to the Showgrounds, and arms in the arenas and ovals as drivers were given assistance.  The spirit is summed up in this photograph.





MEETING OF 16TH MAY AT USC
A number of members attended the annual Joint Clubs meeting at USC for the presentation of Rotary scholarships funded by Club donations.  Many thanks to Greg for the attached photos.






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

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

27th June
Changeover Dinner at The Orangery.

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
A MAN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

Bob Hope was born in England in 1903 to an English father and a Welsh mother. He died in 2003, aged 100 years.

 
On his death bed they asked him where he wanted to be buried and he said. "Surprise me."

This is a tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON TURNING 70
'I still chase women, but only downhill.'

ON TURNING 80
'That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.'

ON TURNING 90
'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.'

ON TURNING 100
'I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon - then it's time for my nap.'

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
'I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.'

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR
'Welcome to the Academy Awards, or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover.'

ON GOLF
'Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.'

ON PRESIDENTS
'I have performed for 12 presidents but entertained only six.'

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
'I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it.'

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY
'When I was born, the doctor said to my mother "Congratulations, you have an eight pound ham."'

'Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.'

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS
'That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.'

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES
'I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me.'

ON GOING TO HEAVEN
'I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.'

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

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

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














Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th May 2018

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

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

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 15th.

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

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

2nd June
Maleny Show

16th June
TBA

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

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

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

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

Bernice circulated the rosters for the Show.

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

Our Sergeant was relatively merciful for a change.

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

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

Keith gave the vote of thanks.

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

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

1st-2nd June
Maleny Show

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

13th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

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

27th June
Changeover Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Yes, I do,' said Chris.

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

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

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

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

'She just died- left me everything!!'

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

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

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

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