Saturday, 2 June 2012
Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 46 for 6th June
Wednesday 6th June 2012
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
6th June Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bill Leveritton on "Rotary Fellowships".
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
6 Jun 13 Jun 20th Jun
Duty Officer Jim A Brian A Sherryl G
Registration Geoff C Debra L Mike G
ADO & Scribe Charlotte G Rick V Karen B
Fellowship Jeff C Malcolm B Lloyd L
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Keith Rogers (Leader) Bill Hankinson Lloyd Larney Geoff Coughlan
Brian Allen (Leader) Ric Townsend Karen Binstead Lionel Tilley
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
A Joint Clubs meeting was organised by the Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund for the annual presentation of Rotary Scholarships to three awardees selected by the academic staff. 12 of the Coast's 16 Clubs were represented in the audience of about 150 Rotarians. 11 of our members were present plus Beth Whan.
The Vice Chancellor addressed the meeting over dinner, which was prepared by the RC of Glass House Mountains, prior to the awarding the scholarships of $3,500 each to the winners who replied individually.
The profit for the evening from the food, drinks and raffle were donated to the Fund. Our contribution from the bar was $430. Thanks to Rick for the photos.
A MESSAGE FROM THE RI PRESIDENT
My dear brothers and sisters in Rotary,
June is a time to reflect on the Rotary year that has nearly passed, and to look forward to the one that is soon to begin. We look back at what we have accomplished and measure our progress toward the goals we have set for ourselves. In Rotary, we may pause to reflect, but never to rest on our laurels – for as much as we have achieved, we are always aware of how much there is still to do.
The 2011-12 year has been a time of significant progress. Binota and I have been fortunate to have visited different parts of the Rotary world and seen the many ways that Rotarians everywhere Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. In South Sudan, we met with Rotarians who are determined to make a difference despite tremendous challenges. The humanitarian problems in that nation are enormous, and begin with the most basic: At the moment, South Sudan lacks a single functional hospital. I am confident that in the coming year, Rotarians around the world will reach out to our newest Rotary country with the support and help it will need.
In Uganda, I was delighted and heartened to discover how many government ministers and officials are Rotarians, and to see them bringing the ideals of Rotary to life in their service. In Kathmandu, I was overwhelmed as countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and
Sri Lanka – came together to vow to make the region 100 per cent literate by 2017. In Fiji and Vanuatu in the South Pacific, I was moved by Rotarians who are helping to lower child mortality and provide safe housing. In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, I was delighted by the statement of Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al-Nahayan, minister of higher education and scientific research: "We are looking forward eagerly to Rotary starting its first club here." And in Valdivia, Chile, as close to the South Pole as Binota and I have been, we were moved by Rotarians' work with children who have mental disabilities.
But most of all, we found our hearts warmed by the welcome we received all over the world – and by the sight of so many Rotarians living the Rotary ideal, and choosing to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president, and look forward to working together to build Peace Through Service.
FIRST DAY OF THE SHOW IN PICTURES
More next week - with thanks to Deb
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
13th June Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm
20th June Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Peter Sullivan on "Organ Donation".
27th June Club Changeover Dinner at Terrace of Maleny Restaurant at 6:30 for 7:00pm. This is a Partners Night, $40pp for 4 courses plus tea/coffee.
RSVPs by SUNDAY 24 JUNE with dietary requirements to Karen 5494 3677.
4th July SELAMAT TAHUN BAHARU!
BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
CARRYING ON FROM LAST WEEK'S NEWSPAPER STORIES....
WHY WE LIKE THE BRITISH! (OK, I know but just try this once).
TRUE REPORTS FROM BRITISH LIFE FROM BRITISH NEWSPAPERS.
Commenting on a complaint from a Mr. Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, 'We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house.' (The Daily Telegraph)
Police reveal that a woman arrested for shoplifting had a whole salami in her underwear. When asked why, she said it was because she was missing her Italian boyfriend. (The Manchester Evening News)
Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It's a Special Branch vehicle and they don't want the public to know what it looks like. (The Guardian)
At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coast guard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.
(Aberdeen Evening Express)
Mrs. Irene Graham of Thorpe Avenue, Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled - 'He'd always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our
lawn in February 1946, they spelt out 'Heil Hitler.'' (Bournemouth Evening Echo)
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