Friday, 16 September 2011

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol 53 No 12 for 21 September 2011

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 12
Wednesday 21st September 2011


Maleny Hotel at 6:30pm for 7:00pm for a Club Forum. Concise Oxford Dictionary defines forum as a market place or a place of assembly for judicial and other business.


Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                                   21 Sep                28 Sep         5 Oct
Duty Officer                Angela G             Bill H           Sherry W
Registration                Chris B                Tony H         Brian K
ADO & Scribe             Roly N                 Rick V          Keith R
Fellowship                  John W                Jeff C           Geoff C


1st October

Rick Vickers (Leader)  Bill Hankinson  Karen Binstead  Lionel Tilley

15th October

Michael Gregory (Leader)  Sherryl Gregory   Ric Townsend   Greg Stevens


President Greg opened the meeting by introducing our guests from Maleny High school Fran Tickle and the President of their InterAct Club Chelsea Large. He then invited Dick A to assist him in the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship to Fran Tickle for her exceptional work in helping with the formation of the InterAct Club and her continuing guidance and contribution to the ongoing success of that Club.  This presentation received a standing ovation from those present.

President G announced that Ric T had been invited to join the Board as International Director and that Charlotte G had kindly agreed to look after Vocational Service.

Jeff C reported on the financial situation which will return to normal when the funds are received from Splendour in the Grass.

Chris B, emulating Pooh Ba from The Mikado,reported that:

- Town seats…Lionel will organise working bee via email when ready.

- Howells Knob Gazebo…Jim will organise working bee via email when ready. Council has given permission for work to proceed. Jim will tell you the story over a beer.

- Landsborough/Maleny Rd Lookout…Have contacted Andrew Powell's office to establish responsibility. May be a joint Council/MRD grey area. Have requested Andrew Powell's office supply name of contact within MRD for us to talk with.

- Calendar…Sales commenced.

- Christmas Carols…joint venture with RSL and Maleny Singers due in December this year.  Quite successful last year even with torrential rain.

- Maleny Precinct…May take up to 6 years before anything substantial there.

- Relay for Life…8/9th October. Club has donated $1000 to sponsor a Rotary team. Believe all names of starters are in.

- Melbourne Cup sweep…Brian Allen to organise on his return.

- Sunshine Coast Riding for Disabled…Received letter requesting support for purchase of 24 acres for $530,000 at North Arm. Advised we couldn’t assist at
this time.

- St Vincent de Paul Society, Maleny…Received letter from Jack Wilcox requesting financial and hands-on support for two projects.
   A >> Elderly couple trying to remain in house which is approaching being uninhabitable.
   B >> Single mum trying to pay off mortgage and remain in house which requires some TLC.
Agreed to $500 per project to purchase material and asked that Jack approach Apex to be main organiser of project work and to contact us when help required.

- Mary Cairncross 70th Anniversary…8th October. Assistance with BBQ from 11ish.  MC Committee and/or Council to supply all requirements and we supply BBQ, gas and volunteers.

- Maleny State School Centenary..April 2012. Committee formed within P & C but this is a huge undertaking and they will require help.  Brian to arrange for Rick Page (Pres P & C) to be guest speaker at some stage to inform us of assistance required. To be hands-on, not monetary.

This was followed by a mercifully brief pickpocketing session from the Sergeant.

Our first Guest Speaker Fran Tickle was introduced by Dick Andrew.  Fran, our newest Paul Harris Fellow, spoke about her involvement with the Interact Club at the Maleny State High School and her pride and pleasure in having seen it flourish to an active organization over the past few years.

Fran had an opportunity to visit the Solomon Islands in 2005 and saw for herself the limited resources available for the children in the school library at a school in Honiara. She set about sourcing school books and other equipment to transport to the school through the Rotary Donation in Kind program. Fran saw an opportunity to become involved with youth, and has been a great mentor for the Interact students which is demonstrated by the respect shown to her from the students both at school and out in the wider community.

We are truly fortunate to have Fran working at the local school.
Chelsea Large, a year eleven student at Maleny High School, was introduced by Brian King. She spoke of her experience  during the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship week  in Canberra.  Chelsea visited Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport, and travelled to Duntroon on the Canberra Raiders Bus.

The experience has improved her confidence and social skills.  She is to be congratulated on her election as the Interact Representative on the District Interact Club.


28th Sep  Maleny Hotel with RYPEN as the topic.

5th Oct   Maleny Hotel with John Whan talking on "A humble wood worker."

8th Oct   BBQ at Mary Cairncross Park for their 70th anniversary.

8/9th Oct  Relay for Life.


18th  Annie S       29th  Mia S


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





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