"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 21
THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Keith Rogers speaking on "Whatever happened to CUB?".
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
23 Nov 30 Nov 7 Dec
Duty Officer Keith R Brian K Brian A
Registration Dick A Geoff C Jim A
ADO & Scribe Rick V Pat K Charlotte G
Fellowship Brian D Lloyd L Debra L
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Keith Rogers (Leader) John McLennan Rick Vickers Brian Doyle
Andy Schouteten (Leader) Brian King Chris Brooker Lloyd Larney
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
President Greg opened our special Polio Fund Raiser and welcomed members, partners and guests. The meeting started with a screening of the 7:30 Report segment on Sir Clem Renouf and the start of the Rotary End Polio campaign. After a delicious Thai supper, prepared by Sherry and helpers, a raffle of donated goods was held. This raised $193 and the funds were enhanced by an anonymous donation of $100 from a former member. President Greg then presented Sherry with a bottle of wine in appreciation of her efforts.
After the screening of a second film about ending polio, our guest speaker Cathy Newman was introduced. Cathy is the Convenor of the Post Polio Support Group of the Sunshine Coast. The Group has 22 active members and 12 others who have dificulties atending meetings. There are similar groups along the coastal fringe from Cairns to the Gold Coast.
The Group has been set up to help past polio patients with the problems that beset them as they get older - active people becoming disabled again. She believes that overcoming the virus is such a struggle that the survivors age prematurely. Her own experience was a total burn out 10 years ago which forced her premature retirement.
She described the history of polio treatment in Australia and the beneficial effects of the vaccines which ridded the country of the virus. She warned however that the virus is only one international passenger away and urged that all children continue to be immunised. She commended Rotary on its efforts to rid the world of the virus.
Sherry W gave a heartfelt vote of thanks.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
26th Nov No Brainer Ball at the Showgrounds to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.
30th Nov Partners' Night at Misty's.
6th Dec Sunshine Safari lunch at RSL - volunteers required by Deb L.
7th Dec Christmas Party at the Hankinsons.
9th Dec BBQ at Street Carnival.
14th Dec Meeting at Maleny Hotel with Guest Speaker arranged by Angela G.
REMAINING BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER
20th Jenny S 23rd Elizabeth C-H 25th Bill H 29th Brian A
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR NOVEMBER
7th Dick and Heather 19th Mike and Sherryl 26th Peter and Sherry
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR LOCAL LINGUIST
The following are results from an OZ-words Competition where entrants were asked to take an Australian word, alter it by one letter only, and supply a witty definition. Clearly, you need to be an Aussie to understand.
Billabonk: to make passionate love beside a waterhole.
Bludgie: a partner who doesn't work, but is kept as a pet.
Dodgeridoo: a fake indigenous artefact.
Fair drinkum: good-quality Aussie wine.
Flatypus: a cat that has been run over by a vehicle.
Mateshit: all your flat mate's belongings, lying strewn around the floor.
Shagman: an unemployed male, roaming the Australian bush in search of sexual activity.
Yabble: the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans.
Bushwanker: a pretentious drongo, who reckons he's above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub.
Crackie-daks: 'hipster' tracksuit pants.
And for the Kiwi's amongst us:
Shornbag: a particularly attractive naked sheep.