Sunday, 4 March 2012

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol.53 No.33 for 7th March 2012

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 33

Wednesday 7th March 2012


Maleny Hotel with a 6:30pm for a 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Graham Hall from Maleny Harvest. He will be speaking about life in the fruit and vegetable industry in National Farmer’s Week.


Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                                  7th Mar            14 Mar               21 Mar

Duty Officer               Keith R            Bernice McL        Brian A

Registration               Bill H                Debra L               Rick V

ADO & Scribe           Brian D            Brian K                Lionel T

Fellowship               Geoff C            Lloyd L                Jim A


17th March
Jeff Cornfoot (Leader)  Jim Atkinson  Geoff Coughlan  Brian King

31st March
Brian Doyle (Leader)  Debra Lynde  Greg Stevens  Lloyd Larney


Chaired by Angela Griffin who welcomed the guest speaker David Crewe, Helen Crewe, visiting Rotarian Les Pontin (Caloundra Pacific club) and partners of  members.

The Chairman congratulated those involved on another very successful D9600 Interact Conference.

The Treasurer thanked his deputy for counting the shekels while he was overseas and expressed his pleasure that the bank accounts appeared to be intact.

Charlotte thanked the panel members from last week's 'hypothetical evening' and created a dilemma for Brian King by presenting him with a scratchie!  The Chairman thanked Charlotte for organizing the wonderful evening with the Nambour 76 club.

Brian K proudly stated that the school Interact Club won the award for strongest club at the D9600 Interact Conference last weekend - see below.

Brian also briefed the meeting on discussions with the Hotel and the working bee at the school this weekend. He also suggested that the Club come up with enough money for him to keep his hair on (Shave for a Cure)!! It may be worth it!

Angela presented the Club with a banner from the Rotary Club of South Foreland, England.

Mike Gregory reminded us of Rotary's 107th birthday last week and discussed fund raising for Polio eradication.

The Sergeant extracted a fine or two before the 'bad' jokes kicked in. As I recall it only 1 of 6 had some quality!  Heads and tails was won by Leanne King.

Our guest speaker David Crewe provided a very entertaining overview of his life, including some amusing anecdotes of his public relations work with the British Royal family. David also showed us a great short film of his experiences as a deck hand on the Endeavour replica during a cruise from Sydney to Brisbane.

David and Helen came to Maleny 3 years ago after some 17 moves including London, Kent, France and Gozo, Malta. They are very involved with Maleny Singers and Maleny Players.  In late 2010 David won the ABC "Your Town, Your Song" penning the lyrics for a beautiful song titled "The Magic of Maleny".

Jeff C gave the vote of thanks.

At the recent Interact Conference held at St Columban's, our Interact Club of Maleny has again been presented the Phil Blakey Shield to add to their wins in 2009 and 2010. They presented themselves very well and we can look forward to their presentation to us at a future meeting.

Many congratulations to the Interact Club and their guidance team.

At the same function, our Club Service Director met Pani Beigi, the Rotary Peace Fellow again.

Looking for another photo?


In February last year, our Club awarded Rhonda a PHF for her work with the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. She has just written a book entitled "Down to Earth, a guide to simmple living".  The launch will be at the Neighbourhood Centre, unfortunately for us at 6pm on 14th March.

Rhonda was recently interviewed on Channel 7 - this can be seen on


14th Mar  Probus 25th Anniversary Tea.

14th Mar  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:30pm with Jim Atkinson giving a personal view of a White Christmas.

21st Mar  Vocational visit to Maple 3 at 6:30 for 7:00pm.

23-25th Mar District Conference at the Events Centre, Caloundra.

28th Mar  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:30pm with Guest Speaker Shane Petersen of Computer IT on "Information Technology".


2nd Mar David B  5th Mar Judy T  17th Mar Lloyd L  25th  Brian D  26th Rick V        


6th John & Beth  22nd Peter & Kay



If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)


If you broke wind consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it !)


The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.


A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig..)


A cockroach will live nine days without its  head  before it starves to death.    (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)


Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
(Don't try this at home, maybe at work)


The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
(Honey, I'm home. What the...?)


The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. 
(30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)


The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a muddy pond?)


Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life ... quality over quantity)


Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)


The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)


Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(Okay, so that would be a good thing)


A cat's urine glows under a black light..
(I wonder how much the government paid to figure that out.)


An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)


Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)


Polar bears are left-handed.
(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)


Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??   Do the dolphins know about the pig?)

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