Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rotary Maleny Bulletin Wednesday 15th June 2011

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 52 No. 49


Our special thanks to the Interactors plus their mentors Fran and Deb for treating us to a meeting at the High School. The meal was superb as was our after dinner speaker Brian who gave us an overview of some of the challenges for education reform. Our thanks also to Brian A for the range of goodies in the brown paper bag.

On your behalf I took the opportunity of thanking the Interactors also for their fantastic contribution to the Maleny Show roster. At the busiest times on the Friday when we were all at full capacity, they performed any task asked of them and helped us through that period. We probably could not have done it so well without them - and I said so.

I hope you have had a chance to look at the bulletin and the blog on our newly created website. I have had a few calls politely suggesting we still need the bulletin and hopefully the blog is not the only way of the future and dispensing with the weekly bulletin would be a backward step. It is very early days and we were just using some of the current technology to show how we could communicate to the members and to the public. It was never the intention to do away with bulletin. Perhaps in the future (way in the future) it may be fortnightly with weekly input on the blog. This is not for me to decide but for you, as members to let the board know how you feel. It will be then up to board (through the members) to let their wishes be known and decisions made. Thanks for the calls – this is how we should be working together.

I need some photos of the Christmas party at the Hankinsons and some of the recent trip to Moreton Island. We all enjoyed ourselves so much I can’t find any records of the event. Any assistance please?

This week we have public recognition of those volunteers who get the job done without fanfare and spotlights - the Pride of Workmanship awards. I look forward to you joining in their recognition at Tranquil Park.

Yours in Rotary Rick


Last week’s meeting was held at Maleny State High School. The Year 12 Hospitality Class cooked the meal and the INTERACT Club attended to Front of House. President Rick thanked the students for their efforts for catering and he also thanked the INTERACT Club for the help they gave at the Maleny Show.

President Rick thanked all Rotary members and their partners for their significant contribution to a very successful Maleny Show. He gave Sherry and Greg particular thanks for their outstanding contributions. Sherry in turn, gave thanks to Bernice for going beyond the call of
duty at the show. Anticipated profit is around $8000. Well done to all those involved.

There is combined Board Meeting at Linda’s place at 7pm this Monday, 13 June. Directors’ reports should be sent to Karen by Friday 10 June for distribution.

There will be a Rotary working bee at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve on Saturday, 18 June. Five or six people are needed from 8:30am - 12noon. Bring your own morning tea as the work will be at the western end of the reserve. A BBQ lunch will be provided. Contact President Rick if you are able to be a part of this working bee. The Apex Club has organised Paws of Thunder at the Showgrounds this Sunday, 12 June.

There is a Trivia Night at the RSL on 2 July. We are trying to get a table of eight from our Rotary Club to prove that we are the smartest club in town. Contact President Rick if you are feeling particularly intelligent. The questions will be half sport and half general knowledge.

Our gas bottles for the BBQ from now will be stored under the Community Centre. Mitre 10 will be used for refills and not the Farm Barn. The plastic safety bungs must be replaced back in the bottle for storage. There are plenty of these bungs in the esky.

Mike will organise a bus for the Change Over meeting at Flaxton Gardens.

Brian King spoke about the Australian Curriculum, the current state of education in OECD countries and club members sat a small NAPLAN test with various levels of success.


Pride of Workmanship Awards at Tranquil Park - Partners welcome.


22nd June
President of the Maleny District Sports & Recreation Club
Mike Norman will share with us the views of the MDSRC on the Maleny Precinct.
29th June
Club Changeover Dinner at  Flaxton Gardens — Partner’s night.


Duty                15th June     22nd June      29th June      6th July
Duty Officer    Sherry W      Dick A           Sherryl G        Lloyd L
Registration   Brian D         Chris B          Charlotte G    Brian Allen
ADO               Mike K          Jim A            Terry S            Dave E
Fellowship     Keith R         Mike G           Pat K              Andy S
Scribe            Mike K          Jim A             Terry S           Dave E


25th June
Brian Allen  Jim Atkinson  Greg Stevens  Tony Loughnan

9th July
Debra Lynde  Keith Rogers  Malcolm Baker  Bill Hankinson

23rd July
Bernice McLennan  Lynda Radcliffe  Chris Brooker  John McLennan


Peter Wilkinson 21st
Nerina Kuijpers 23rd
Pamela Doyle 24th

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