Sunday, 23 October 2011

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol 53 No 17 for 26 October 2011

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 17

Wednesday 26th October 2011

Partners' Night at Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm. Guest speaker will be Pantea Beigi. Pantea is an Iranian-American Human Rights Advocate, born and raised during the 1980s revolution and war in Iran. She has served as an AmeriCorps member for Colorado based PeaceJam Foundation, where she worked with a number of Nobel Peace Laureates to address conditions of social and economic injustice faced by underprivileged youth populations across the globe. She assists 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi in her efforts on behalf of Iranian citizens and helped protect Ebadi and her clients during the December 2008 attacks on human rights workers in Iran. In June 2009 shortly after the controversial elections in Iran, Pantea conducted routine interviews with many news outlets, providing human rights updates regarding what later became known as the"Green Movement" in Iran. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications with a Journalism minor and is a Rotary Foundation World Peace Fellow for the Master of International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                                     26 Oct         2 Nov            9 Nov
Duty Officer                 Sherryl G    Chris B          John McL
Registration                  Mike G        Jim A            Bernice McL
ADO & Scribe              Angela G     Brian A         Andy S
Fellowship                   Malcolm B   John W          Bill H

29th October
Angela Griffin (Leader)   Malcolm Baker   Brian Allen   Tony Holmes

12th November
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Debra Lynde  Jeff Cornfoot  Geoff Coughlan

The meeting opened with Chris Brooker advising of a flyover of new Air Force planes on Friday morning and Brian Allen desperately calling for sellers for the Melbourne Cup trifecta tickets.

Playing in the background throughout the meeting was a DVD showing the Tiber Toga production, which was the theme for the night. Angela G introduced the producer of the play, Bob Hall, as ‘Hail Caesar’. Bob then gave us an insight into the trials and tribulations of organising such a production from the original concept to the final summing up of the finances. The writer, the composer, the venue, the costume makers, the set makers, the cast, the financial backers, the publicists,  the many gofers all were covered in Bob’s very interesting address.

The amazing aspect of the whole exercise was how the people of Maleny, not only the Rotary club members, got behind the play as a cohesive group to bring the thing to a successful conclusion.

Financially the outcome was $5000 donated to RAWCS, $3900 to Ebenezer Trust, $13700 to the Foundation and $1127 to the RAWCS project in Gizo.

The other highlight of the meeting was the presentation of PHF’s to Bob Hall, John Cundill and Paul Coppens in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Tiber Toga.

Worth a fine, surely?

On a sad note the meeting closed with the advice from Mike G that a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra, PP Jim Adam, this week passed away suddenly in Gizo only 2 days after arriving to participate in a Rotary project.


2nd Nov   Business meeting at Maleny Hotel.
6th Nov  D9600 Foundation Seminar at St Columban's College.
9th Nov   AGM at Maleny Hotel.
16th Nov  Polio Plus function - details to be announced.
23rd Nov  Maleny Hotel with Guest Speaker Keith Rogers on "Whatever happened to CUB?".
26th Nov  No Brainer Ball at the Showgrounds to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.

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    

2nd Geoff and Merlin  3rd David and Jean  18th Brian and Pamela  26th Rick and Cilla


A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot.   One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach almost every day.  She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around and then speak to them.

Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off.   But occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money, and something that she carried in her bag.  The couple assumed that she was selling drugs, and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure, they decided to just continue watching her.

After a couple of weeks the wife said, 'Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?'   He hadn't and said so. Then she said, 'Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach.  Then we can find out what she's really doing.'

Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave...   The man then walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.

'Well, is she selling drugs?' she asked excitedly.  'No, she's not,' he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have.  'Well, what is it then?  What does she do?' his wife fairly shrieked.

The man grinned and said, 'She's a battery salesperson.'  'Batteries?' cried the wife.  'Yes!' he replied.

'She Sells C Cells down by the Seashore!'

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