Monday, 19 March 2012

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol.53 No.35 for 21st March 2012

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 35

Wednesday 21st March 2012


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


Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                                     21 Mar         28 Mar            4 Apr

Duty Officer                  Brian A        Mike G            Karen B

Registration                  Rick V         John W            Angela G

ADO & Scribe              Lionel T        Malcolm B       Chris B

Fellowship                    Jim A            Sherryl G          Jeff C


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

14th April
Brian Doyle (Leader)  Lionel Tilley  Chris Brooker  Ric Townsend


Disappointingly low turn out of members – only 13 present. Where were you?

Chairperson Brian K welcomed members and guest Arcadia Love, formerly of the Range News, who had offered to assist the Club with marketing and publicity.

Bernice and Jim confirmed that rosters for food stall and gate duties at the Maleny Show were filling up – anyone not yet volunteered to please contact them.

Glasshouse Mountains Rotary Club has moved to a twice a month meeting arrangement.

Greg S, the President, had extended his LOA to 1 week before change over.

Music Festival – 20/21/22 April, agreed that Club would do SS at sunset on opening night. Apex doing breakfasts, Interact lunch on Sat and Quota would be offered the remaining slots. Apex equipment offered to all other clubs to use.

BBQ – needs new location when Community Centre work commences. Brian Allen to store in interim. Longer term arrangements to be made with Chris B when he returns from Tassie.

Deb L reported for New Generations that Interact had done fund raising BBQ at Bunnings last Sat and this coming weekend would participate in “Shave for a cure”.

Club congratulated Jim A who had accepted role of Treasurer next year (Jeff to be assistant) and Club would buy him a laptop and software to do the job.

Charlotte spruiked next week’s (21 March) vocational based meeting at Maple 3. Numbers needed soonest. Yummy food guaranteed and Mark will tell us how you run a successful café.

30 May Joint Rotary Club and USC event – Brian K announced bus transport would be free; cost of meal $25.

Arcadia reminded us of the Ebenezer fundraiser film night, which regrettably clashed with a Rotary meeting night.

Sergeant Ric extracted a few coins including from himself for missing the Board meeting; and from Andy, who is going on a 104 day cruise, and Charlotte who did something odd to her knees at a party over the weekend!  Sergeant session ended with the inevitable (bad) joke – where does he find them?!
Brian D won the scratchy – apparently for the first time in 7 years.

Our very own speaker:
Bernice M introduced Jim A, who treated us to a vicarious trip through the Canadian Christmas winter wonderland where at times the temperature dipped to -4c but felt like -15c; Niagara Falls – falls spectacular but the town……..oh dear!; New Year in New York - wow; and New Year recuperation in Disneyland and
Hollywood in LA – fun in the sun. Beautiful scenery and fun photos and looked like a very good time was had by all.

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".

4th Apr  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:30pm with Guest Speaker Ivan Hankinson.

30th May Joint Clubs meeting at USC.


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


6th John & Beth  22nd Peter & Kay



An Alabama preacher said to his congregation, 'Someone in this congregation has spread a rumour that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan. It is a horrible lie and one which a Christian community cannot tolerate. I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who did this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian Family'.

No one moved.

The preacher continued, 'Do you have the nerve to face me and admit this is a falsehood?  Remember, you will be forgiven and in your heart you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression'.

Again all was quiet.

Then slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop traffic, rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed and her voice quivered as she spoke: 'Reverend, there has been a terrible misunderstanding. I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets'.

The preacher fell to his knees, his wife fainted, and the congregation roared .............

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