Sunday, 8 April 2012

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol.53 No.38 for 11th April 2012

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 38

Wednesday 11th April 2012


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:30pm with a presentation by students who attended NYSF.


Please tender meal apologies to Geoff Coughlan by noon Tuesday.

                                         11 Apr                18 Apr                25 April

Duty Officer                      John McL           Charlotte G         No meeting  

Registration                      Geoff C              Brian K

ADO & Scribe                  Bernice McL       Debra L

Fellowship                      John W                Rick V


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

28th April
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  John Whan  Charlotte Golding  Karen Binstead


President Karen opened the meeting at 19.00 and welcomed everybody, including Ivan Hankinson, Lois White and Felicity Grigor representing the Maleny Show Society. There were 13 members present.

Brian King informed us that:
The Maleny Singers have asked us to assist with the construction of a concrete path.
Dick Andrews will be leaving Maleny on 16th April.
Shave for a Cure has raised over $11,000.

Lionel T apologized for Angela and on her behalf asked for volunteers for the Maleny Music Festival on Friday 20th April from 17.30 - 20.30.

Sergeant Bill entertained us with his usual jokes to the detriment of his fellow members, but all had a good laugh.

Ivan Hankinson was introduced by Karen B.

Felicity Gregor, as the Public Relations and Publicity Officer of the Maleny Show Society, told us about her work and how she is looking for sponsors for this 75th Maleny Agricultural Show.

Ivan Hankinson, as the President  of the Maleny Show Society, then took us on a historical tour of the ” Show” since its start in 1922.  The slideshow was very interesting but again the technical equipment had its obstinate periods.

Andy A thanked Ivan, Lois and Felicity on behalf of our club and the meeting was closed at 20.35.


18th Apr Vocational visit to the Gallery on Cairncross where we will have a wine and cheese/canapés visit with Tony and Jane sharing the secrets of running a successful gallery. There will be an exhibition of Rex Backhaus-Smith paintings there at the time. It will be the normal starting time but there will be no included meal. Those who wish may move on for a meal at a restaurant of their choice.  The gallery visit  will be at reduced cost.

20th April  Maleny Music Festival.

25th Apr  ANZAC Day - no meeting.

2nd May  Vocational Awards Night - details to be advised.

9th May  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Club Assembly.

27th May Launch of ‘A Parish Odyssey (The Dobson Years)’ by Jack Wilcox at the Maleny Catholic Centre at 10;30am.

30th May Joint Clubs meeting at USC.


1st Nancy Baker  12th Chris B  23rd John McL  27th John W    


6th Lloyd & Shirley  13th Jeff & Jan  18th Brian & Gillian  26th Bill & Marlene



Do you remember when we were young and fit?

Who is this athletic gentleman?

He may well have changed since those days, as these reflexions make clear:

I'm passing this on as I did not want to be  the only old fart receiving it. Actually,  it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
  • Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting  events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove  their caps and stand at attention and sing  without embarrassment. They know the  words and believe in them.
  • Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbour, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember  the Atomic Age,  the Korean War, The Cold War,  the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005,  not to mention Vietnam.
  • If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he  will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like  any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
  • It's the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

    This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

    We need them now more than ever.

    Thank God for Old Farts !

    I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder to find them!

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