THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Club Assembly at Maleny High School at 6:30 for 7:00pm. BBQ meal at $10.
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct
Duty Officer Debra L Angela G Sherryl G
Registration Pat K Lloyd L Mike G
ADO & Scribe Dick A Lionel T Angela G
Fellowship Brian D Charlotte G Malcolm B
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Michael Gregory (Leader) Sherryl Gregory Ric Townsend Greg Stevens
Angela Griffin (Leader) Malcolm Baker Brian Allen Tony Holmes
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
President Greg started proceedings at 7.00pm with an attendance of 18 members. He spoke about the SCRC Community Awards and wondered whether the Rotary Club should submit nominations.
The Rotary seats by the High School and the Uniting Church have been attended to by Lionel and Malcolm. Lionel will check those in Montville.
The date for Jim's working bee at Howell's Knob is to be finalised.
The Blackall Range Tourist Association is now involved with the Bald Knob sign, in addition to the Council and Main Roads.
Volunteers are needed for the Mary Cairncross BBQ on 8 Oct.
Bernice outlined the arrangements and timing for Relay for Life on 8/9 Oct.
An International Night is being organised for 16 Nov in aid of Polio Plus.
The committee is looking for a suitable project to support in The Solomons and might invite Trevor Taylor to talk at a meeting. Brian D asked that consideration be given to the Handicapped Children's Centre in Honiara to which the Club had made a donation some years ago.
InterAct are selling their raffle tickets at Maleny Market as well as cooking a pancake brekky once a month. Their AGM is due on 11 Oct.
They plan to make a donation on the last day of term to the New Building Fund.
3 vocational activities are being planned. There will be a joint meeting with Nambour 76 in February, a possible visit to Zender's gluten free production facility and a Maroochydore River cruise.
The meetings of 19 and 26th Oct will be Partners' Nights.
Sergeant Rick had some difficulty making his voice heard and getting some of his arbitrary fines to stick! Charlotte won the heads and tails and $3 on the scratchy!
Sherry W eloquently introduced our own John Whan to give his life story as "A Humble Woodworker". John outlined his varied work experience through office boy, apprentice cabinetmaker, wood carver, milk vendor, "professional" snooker player, carpenter, shipwright, builder, joinery contractor, furniture restorer to furniture and joinery maker. John started work in 1947 and began his apprenticeship shortly thereafter. He changed jobs regularly adding to his skills base before going into partnership as a builder.
He next set up his own workshop in Newmarket where his biggest job was to install the pews at St Peter's Lutheran College. These have survived the wear and tear of future generations including Chris B's daughters! In 1978 he acquired a Mercedes Tourer and set off for the UK and Ireland and worked in furniture restoration, carving and gilding.
In 1980 he moved to Maleny where he built a house and workshop. He sold his business in 2004 and now has a small workshop under his house, where he can sometimes hide. John presented this enjoyable talk with considerable humour.
Keith gave the vote of thanks.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
19th Oct "Up The Tiber" celebration at Tranquil Park - Partners' Night.
2nd Nov Speaker to be confirmed.
9th Nov AGM.
26th Nov Ball at the Showgrounds to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.
BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
1st Greg S 2nd Leanne K 8th Debra L Sherry W 12th Gloria R 14th Keith R
16th Kerry N 28th Bernice McL 30th Andy S 31st Gillian A
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR OCTOBER
2nd Geoff and Merlin 3rd David and Jean 18th Brian and Pamela 26th Rick and Cilla
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR MOTORING CORRESPONDENT
|PERHAPS THERE REALLY ARE TWO PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA WHO WOULD OWN ONE???|