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THIS WEEK’S MEETING
This will be a general meeting at the Maleny Hotel at 6:30pm for 7:00pm. Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead 5494 3677 by noon Tuesday
6th July 13th July 20st July
Duty Officer Lloyd L Tony L Debra L
Registration Brian A Greg S Chris B
ADO & Scribe Dave E Tony H Malcolm B
Fellowship Andy S Rick V Bernice M
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Debra Lynde Keith Rogers Malcolm Baker Bill Hankinson
Bernice McLennan Lynda Radcliffe Chris Brooker John McLennan
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
49 Members and guests attended the 52nd changeover dinner at Flaxton Gardens on Wednesday 29th June
President Rick presented Charlotte Golding with a Paul Harris Fellowship for the work she carried out during the year in connection with literacy.
President Rick presented his Annual Report July 2010 – June 2011 in both written form and photographic form and thanked everyone for supporting him during the year. He outlined the progress made towards the implementation of the Future Vision Plan
PDG Mike Gregory inducted incoming president Mike Keane and Mike spoke about the year ahead and the changes which were necessary to ensure the future of Rotary. He explained why the Rotary organization as a whole needs to examine how they operate so as to encourage additional members as well as retaining existing members in the future. President Mike stated that the present RI membership was 1.2 Million which is exactly the same number as it was 7 years ago. This is despite having inducted 1.2 Million new members during that period. Another concern pointed out by President Mike is the current age profile of Rotary members in Australia. 48% of our members are over 60 years of age while another 48% are in the 40 – 59 year age group. This leaves only 4% in the under 40 age group. 30% of members are retired and only 17% of the total members are female.
Jim Atkinson was invited to introduce the new RI theme for 2011/2012, which is “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”. He then changed the theme banner.
President Mike then introduced his new board for 2011 – 2012 as follows:-
VICE PRESIDENT – Mike Gregory
SECRETARY – Karen Binstead
TREASURER – Jeff Cornfoot
DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SERVICE – Angela Griffin
DIRECTOR CLUB SERVICE – Brian King
DIRECTOR VOCATIONAL – David Edmonds
DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL - Lynda Radcliffe
DIRECTOR NEW GENERATIONS – Deb Lynde
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Rick Vickers
PRESIDENT NOMINEE 2012 -2013 – Greg Stevens
Despite the cold weather a good time was had by all.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
10th July Mystery car trip. Assembly at the High School 9.30 with departure 10am. Several different routes to be taken for about a 2 hour drive. Lots of fun (penalties for arguing with your partner!).
Cost $10 per car with lunch available for purchase at the destination. Brian Doyle needs numbers by Wednesday 6th July.
13th July Meeting at the Maleny Hotel. Details to be announced.
20th July Meeting at the Maleny Hotel. Details to be announced.
6th August A Club Progressive Dinner will be held commencing at 6.30 pm. The volunteer hosts are
Jim and Elaine Atkinson, Mike and Judy Keane, and Roly and Kerry Nieper.
Please confirm your attendance with Brian Doyle.
25 July Jean Edmonds
None this month
An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anaesthetic, he asked to speak to his son. "Yes Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me ...
your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife....".