Saturday, 3 September 2011

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol 53 No 10 for 7 September 2011

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 10

Wednesday 7th September 2011


Maleny Hotel at 6:30pm for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker our own Debra Lynde on "My involvement with youth" plus a special presentation from PDG Eric Wood.


Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                                  7th Sep               14th Sep                21 Sep
Duty Officer               Brian D                Rick V                  Angela G
Registration               Debra L               John McL             Chris B
ADO & Scribe           Lionel T               Bernice McL         Roly N
Fellowship                 Greg S                Karen B                 John W


17th September
Greg Stevens     Brian Doyle    Dave Edmonds     Charlotte Golding

1st October
To be gazetted


This was the official visit of District Governor for 2011/12 Carolyn Krueger who attended with husband Egon. President Greg and the Board had a productive meeting with the DG before the meeting. Other visitors for the evening were Assistant Governor Will Waterford and his wife Donna, PP Roger Wright from RC of Mooloolaba and his daughter Jodie, co-owner of Pomodora's Restaurant.

Director’s Reports:

Karen called for team members for the Relay for Life team for the October event.

Chris B talked about progress with the lookout on Maleny-Landsborough Road - as well as advertising the upcoming RSL Scottish Night Friday 2 September. Calls were made for the Bike Education program at Maleny next week.

Mike G gave a TRF report – Foundation Seminar 6 November, St Columban’s College. The Annual Programs Fund and polio fundraiser was set for 19 October.

Brian King introduced the new Interact Treasurer and gave a report on the Science Experience.  He said the  RYPEN camp was a success with a wonderful group of young people and leaders. 36 young people had attended and Chris B was thanked for driving the bus.

DG Carolyn addressed the club and quoted her favourite Rotary saying: “Rotary gives ordinary people opportunities to achieve and see extraordinary things”. Carolyn then proceeded to describe some of the experiences she and Egon had on their official visit last month to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Nauru.

These included:
• Port Moresby  - where they had lunch with the acting Prime Minister.
• Mt Hagen where they were taken on a 2 1/2 hour drive out of Hagen where peace talks were happening between warring tribes.
• Goroka – a bumpy journey in a police vehicle from Mt Hagen after trouble with airlines.
• Lae – more bumpy roads to Lae and the premier Rotary event of the year in those parts – the Black Tie Ball where Carolyn was tightly wrapped in a grass skirt and attendees parted with a lot of Kina to buy a stuffed dog and a signed rugby jersey – bringing in approx. 130,000 Kina for the night. Carolyn made the most of sitting next to the General Manager of Air Nuigini to appeal for help with fares to bring one person from each PNG/Solomon/Nauru club down for the 2012 District Conference. She would like all Queensland clubs to  support this goal financially.
• Madang – they visited a Centre for the Deaf where sewing machines from DIK provided a great self-help project for women. Also visited a  school for the blind and hospitals.
• Kokopo – where the amazing President Arlu Stephenson has almost all members of her family as members of her club. They visited a hospital which had been painted by the club and featured cartoon characters around the walls for the children’s ward and bible stories in adult wards.
• Bulolo – a 4 hour drive from Lae – met the 2 members Brian and Andrew who are the stalwarts of this small club. The community has been severely affected by ethnic cleansing activities and many families are living under makeshift tarpaulins which are in need of replacement.
• Gizo – Carolyn described a hospital built with Japanese aid which will require a lot of resources to have it up and running.
• Nauru- Carolyn inducted 3 Honorary members and visited the phosphate mine.

Mike G gave the vote of thanks to Carolyn and President Greg invited members to share more fellowship with our guests after the meeting.


5th to 9th Sep  Bike Ed at Maleny postponed for 1 week.

10th Sep  Working Bee at Mary Cairncross Park at 8:30am.

12th to 16th Sep  Bike Ed at Maleny State School.  Volunteers to contact Chris B PLEASE.

14th Sep  Maleny Hotel with Guest Speaker Chelsea Large on "Adventure in citizenship."

21st Sep  Maleny Hotel with Guest Speaker our own John Whan on "A humble wood worker".


18th  Annie S       29th  Mia S


4th  John and Bernice     18th  Andy and Mia      28th  Keith and Gloria



1981 & 2005 - Two Interesting Years

Interesting Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married.
2. Liverpool crowned soccer Champions of Europe.
3. Australia lost the Ashes.
4. The Pope died.
Interesting Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married.
2. Liverpool crowned soccer Champions of Europe.
3. Australia lost the Ashes.
4. The Pope died.
Lessons to be learned:
The next time Charles gets married, someone should warn the Pope!!
Liverpool could possibly take care of themselves but there is no reason to believe that recent history should not continue for the Australian cricket team.

4 September 2011

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