Wednesday 27th June 2012
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm. Please note that the Changeover Dinner has been rescheduled to 25 July.
Please tender meal apologies to Lionel Tilley by noon Tuesday.
27th Jun 4th Jul 11th Jul
Duty Officer Bill H Karen B TBA
Registration John W Jeff C
ADO & Scribe Bernice McL Chris B
Fellowship John McL Keith R
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Bernice McLennan John McLennan Malcolm Baker
Mike Gregory (Leader) Sheryl Gregory Charlotte Golding John Whan
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
Reports revealed that the calendar photographic competition had resulted in 13 good photos being selected for the 2013 calendar. Russell Davies, one of the winners, has offered the club a painting to raffle as thanks for our efforts.
Our Treasurer assured us that we are not broke despite giving $500 to the Cittamani Hospice and $1000 to the ramp project at Nambour Hospital. He also advised a revision of profit from the Show now that all accounts have been presented. We should clear close to $4984 despite the inclement weather on the Saturday. Our Treasurer’s efforts over the past 3 years were recognised by acclamation.
Ric T. briefly outlined his ‘Money on Maleny’ project with more detail to follow at a later date.
Mike G. gave a very succinct report on TRF.
Our Sergeant combined fact with myth & fined Ric T. for treating his dogs like kids, Brian A for using his Merc as a battering ram on the roller door. Malcolm B. requesting turf for his wet red soil block, Jim A. for frightening the dogs along Conondale road & Keith R. for wasting water near his trees.
Medical science has made giant leaps forward resulting in more organ donations being required – not only heart & lungs but skin, bone, kidney, liver & cornea. To become a donor you may register at Medicare or have it placed on your driving licence. Interestingly the three major religious groups in Australia, Muslim, Christian and Jewish all agree with organ donation although some sub groups within these groups are opposed. A copy of Jack Wilcox’s book on our Club was presented to Peter.
Sherryl lined up all the jobs for next week and we all went home.
THE FATHER OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
For a man best known as the father of The Rotary Foundation, Arch C. Klumph was modest about his role in its creation. In 1928, he listed three accomplishments that gave him "more satisfaction than any other contributions to Rotary" - and launching the Foundation wasn't among them. Instead, he emphasized his role in writing Rotary's constitution in 1915, which he asserted "gave Rotary International its first centralized power and made all the Objects and fundamentals of Rotary universal." He also took pride in establishing attendance reports and in being the first to insist upon founding a European branch office of Rotary International.
Klumph was born in the small town of Conneautville, Pennsylvania, USA, on 6 June 1869. When he was a child, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he would later become a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. In 1914, he was elected a director of the International Association of Rotary Clubs and served on the Constitution and By-laws Committee and the Executive Committee. He was elected Rotary's sixth president in 1916, five years after he became a Rotarian.
Near the end of his term as president, at the 1917 international convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Klumph reminded Rotarians that "Rotary is at the present time entering a new era, demanding improved methods in administrative machinery, with which to carry out the splendid principles which have been laid down heretofore." He defined six points of action, including an endowment, which would later become The Rotary Foundation.
"Carrying on, as we are, a miscellaneous community service, it seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world, in charitable, educational or other avenues of community progress, or such funds could be well used for extension work."
Through Klumph's simple yet profound statement, the Rotary Endowment Fund was born. The first contribution was made by the Rotary Club of Kansas City in 1917. By 1928, when the RI Bylaws were amended to change the name to The Rotary Foundation, the endowment fund had grown to over $5,000. In 1929, the Foundation made its first grant: $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children , as requested by the donor, Rotary founder Paul P. Harris.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
4th July Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm.
11th July Board Meeting at the RSL at 7:30pm - no dinner served.
18th July Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm.
BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY
20th Beth W
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR LINGUISTICS EXPERT
An English professor wrote the words:
"A woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
All of the males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing."
All the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing."
Punctuation is powerful!
SECONDLY A SERIES OF DEFINITIONS:
A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
A place where women curl up and dye.
The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
An insect that makes you like flies better.
A grape with a sunburn.
Something you tell to one person at a time.
A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
The pain that drives you to extraction.
One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
An honest opinion openly expressed.
And MY Personal Favorite!!
Something other people have,
Similar to my character lines.