Wednesday 18th April 2012
THIS WEEK’S MEETING
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.
Please tender meal apologies to Geoff Coughlan by noon Tuesday.
18 Apr 25 April 2 May
Duty Officer Charlotte G No meeting Brian D
Registration Brian K Lionel T
ADO & Scribe Debra L Chris B
Fellowship Rick V Keith R
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Malcolm Baker (Leader) John Whan Charlotte Golding Karen Binstead
Rick Vickers (Leader) Sherryl Gregory Keith Rogers Mike Gregory
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
John McLennan introduced the guest speaker for the night, Flint De Frenne a Maleny State High School student, who spoke about his experience at a National Youth Science Forum held in Canberra last January. Flint spoke of the application process and the not so daunting experience of facing the selection panel and how excited he was to hear that he was chosen to attend the forum.
He enjoyed the Governor's Dinner where he met with fellow National Youth Science participants.
Flint's main interest is in engineering and he learned the many different avenues of this profession and was then
able to narrow down the career path which he plans to pursue. His particular interest is in physics and engineering technology.
Flint spoke of the marvels of technology, which allow for the storage of information, and how interesting it was to meet with scientists in person during his time in Canberra. He is amazed at what is yet to be discovered.
Unfortunately the Mt Stromlo Observatory suffered from the recent bush fires and has yet to be rebuilt, however the visit to the Australian National University proved very interesting and informative for the students. Flint made many new friends and enjoyed the social activities during his time away and no doubt will keep in contact via Facebook.
He remarked that he felt more mature following this experience. He plans to encourage other students to apply for this opportunity when it is next advertised. Flint was thanked for his presentation by Bernice McLennan.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
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.
BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL
1st Nancy Baker 12th Chris B 23rd John McL 27th John W
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL
6th Lloyd & Shirley 13th Jeff & Jan 18th Brian & Gillian 26th Bill & Marlene
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
MORE FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT FOR AGING
A BLOKE SAT IN HIS ARMCHAIR AND SHOUTS TO HIS WIFE,
"WHEN I DIE, I'M GOING TO LEAVE EVERYTHING TO YOU LOVE!"
SHE SHOUTS BACK "YOU ALREADY DO YOU - LAZY BASTARD!!"