Wednesday 18th January 2012
THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Winston Johnston on "Combined Service Clubs' Projects".
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
18th Jan 25 Jan 1st Feb
Duty Officer Jeff C Roly N Chris B
Registration Bill H Tony H Angela G
ADO & Scribe Malcolm B Jim A Keith R
Fellowship Pat K John W Sherry W
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Rick Vickers (Leader) Brian Allen Debra Lynde Malcolm Baker
Charlotte Golding (Leader) Lionel Tilley Ric Townsend John Whan
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
Meeting chaired by ADO Rick V who did an outstanding job, welcoming all back from the Christmas break.
Various directors and chair presented summarised reports notifying offer of Solomon Island trip in late Feb – early March; Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve work party required in late Feb; Members to get a satisfaction questionnaire to assist the facilitator running the club assembly.
Club Service Director Brian King:
1. informed members of partner’s night on 29 Feb with guest speaker David Crewe
2. rosters are out so any changes need members to do personally and inform Keith R, Geoff C.
3. He corrected the Range News article about year 12 results with 1 OP1 and 3 OP4, rest did well with above State average.
4. High School footpath to be done Fri 20 Jan (formwork) and Sat 21 Jan (concrete pour) - Same as Sausage Sizzle. Later advised formwork now 26 Jan with concrete pour Sat 28 Jan.
Treasurer Jeff: we are in good shape, and all should now have their half yearly fees invoices.
Sgt Session: insightful, creative, funny and mercifully brief.
Guest speaker, Lloyd Larney, introduced by DO John McL, then gave an informative yet highly entertaining session on the aspects of his life spanning the period in the RAAF from 1947 to about the middle 1960’s. Many anecdotes about the highs and lows in the RAAF from the start point in Forrest Hills to Amberley, Archerfield, Changi, Korea and Hiroshima, and through work on the many aircraft such as Vampires, Mosquito bombers, Lincoln bombers , Mustangs, helicopters and the VIP flight.
Rick V (ADO) then provided a vote of thanks to Lloyd and looked forward to next episode of his life. Meeting brought to close on time.
NEWS FROM PRESIDENT GREG
Happy new year from China, as we get closer to the year of the Dragon.
A picture of Annie and I outside The Venetian Casino in Macau. I wonder how it compares to Venice?*
* Answer: Where are the pigeons?
When Greg and Annie arrived in China at 4.00am on 26 December they had to adapt quickly to the colder conditions, leaving Australia at 26 degrees and arriving in China at 6 degrees!
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
25th Jan Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Tim Bagshaw on "Apex Australia".
1st Feb Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Lloyd Larney on "This Is My Life - Part 2".
8th Feb Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Club Assembly
BIRTHDAYS FOR JANUARY
1st Jan C and Kay W, 21st Mike G
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR DECEMBER
1st Malcolm and Nancy, 19th Greg and Annie
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A DISTURBING MESSAGE FROM THE UK
A worrying thought for 2012 !
10 years ago Bob Hope died
5 years ago Johnny Cash died
A couple of months ago Steve Jobs died
A few weeks ago Jimmy Saville died
Now we have no Hope, no Cash, no Jobs and nobody left to Fix It
Let's hope nothing happens to Ed Balls!
On a separate and unrelated topic, my granddaughter has recently returned from northern Nepal.
There were local reports that the Dalai Lama had entered a pizzeria and asked them to make him One with Everything - ummmmmmmmmmmmmm!