Wednesday 13th June 2012
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
13th June Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm.
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
13 Jun 20th Jun 27th Jun
Duty Officer Brian A Sherryl G Bill H
Registration Debra L Mike G John W
ADO & Scribe Charlotte G Karen B Bernice McL
Fellowship Malcolm B Lloyd L John McL
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Brian Allen (Leader) Ric Townsend Karen Binstead Lionel Tilley
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Bernice McLennan John McLennan Malcolm Baker
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
Meeting chaired by Jim A who did an outstanding job and kept things moving along, despite the pressure of meals arriving as we assembled. He welcomed our guest Bill Loveritt and wife Eleanor.
Various directors and chairs presented summarised reports.
The pig has been found, and the bar at USC made $430. Both a membership proposal and a letter from Kennedi at St Jude’s were circulated.
Lionel T advised that Bowel Scan was reasonably successful at 360 sold, but not as good as last year. There is a disturbing trend that the most participants are still the 65-80 age group , however the more at risk (younger groups) are not participating.
President Karen reminded us that to qualify for District Awards we need to have our entries by 20 June. Also a gentle reminder about board reports by the Thursday(14th) before meeting on 18th and annual reports are due now.
Treasurer Jeff C: we are in good shape; the Show did well banking some $14 564 so we can anticipate a profit of approx $7500. Well done to Bernice and John McL.
Jim A mentioned and thanked all who helped on the Show gate roster, with the taking just under the record and PYOP made some $830, the winning tickets were drawn by Felicity Grigor and will be advertised in the Range News and MDS&RC bulletin.
Bernice thanked all for their contribution, it was certainly worthwhile but we could not have done without outside help and the Interactors. Next year we need to evaluate if we have sufficient numbers.
Mike Gregory advised that he was moving on from the Foundation to another aspect and, with a recent outbreak in Chad , we need to keep supporting the polio plus campaign.
Sgt Bill managed to extract fines from just about everyone with some elements of truth in most fines.
Heads and Tails won in a single blow by Mike Gregory.
Guest Speaker Bill Leveritt, from the Brisbane Highrise club, was introduced by Jim A. Bill spoke briefly but convincingly about the many ways Rotarians could enrich their lives and increase their knowledge through Fellowships. Basically members can choose from about 94 recreational, vocational and medical/health fellowships. They are roughly divided into Rotary Action Groups and Vocational/Recreational Groups.
They can give a common interest to meet other Rotarians who share that passion, can add a new dimension to membership and know that you are doing a service to some in the world less fortunate.
Bill then took us through a photo travelog of their trip to St Judes in Tanzania, explaining about the 3 campuses with many anecdotes and images of the primary schools, the high school at Usa River, the boarding dormitories, school grounds, canteens classrooms , and a visit to one of the family homes of the 120 children per year who are given the opportunity to attend St Jude’s.
Rick V (ADO) then provided a vote of thanks to Bill and presented him with a copy of the History of Maleny through the eyes of Rotary and a personal copy of Humanity in Motion.
Meeting brought to close on time by the ever efficient Jim A.
MORE PICTURES FROM THE SHOW
|Its the Year of the Farmer|
|If she only knew what I'm thinking?|
|Have I a deal for you?|
|Well done Jim.|
|We've survived another year!|
Recently an article released in the Fairfax press highlighted the global fight to eradicate polio forever and the challenges we face in doing so. These challenges include a recent surge in cases of polio identified in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as a nearly $1 billion shortfall in funding to meet urgent needs in order to ensure we stem the resurgence of new cases of Polio.
What does this mean for us?
Far from being a negative story due to the lack of focus on “the good news”, this article underscores the importance of Rotary’s efforts and the need for Rotarians, the public and corporate partners to get behind the campaign to end polio.
It’s not just the money we contribute that make a difference – our credible leadership, advocacy and partnership have seen governments around the world act on this issue whilst also encouraging partners like The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to commit significant funds to eliminate polio.
What’s more, The Rotary Foundation recently celebrated the achievement of our US$200 Million Challenge for polio eradication, proving that Rotary can make a huge difference and that we are the pre-eminent way everyday people can make a difference as we try to eliminate the last 1% of polio cases. As our front-line polio fighting nurse (and fellow Rotarian) Jenny Horton recently said, “The situation has never looked so good, yet past experience has shown it takes just one case in an area of low immunity to cause an outbreak of large proportions”. Since we began the campaign in earnest, over $9billion has been invested in this cause – the last push may be the toughest, but we can’t afford to take a backward step.
The message we want to put out is simple – We’re THIS Close and We Need Your Help to End Polio Now.
By raising the $1 billion needed now we would be on track to ending polio. By eliminating the disease now (upstream) we would save the world between $40-$50 billion by the year 2035 (downstream), not to mention saving around half a million children from paralysis.
The sooner we get the job done, the better.
Take a moment to think how you and your Club can do something that makes a difference so that the next story or article we see featured in the media is one highlighting something special that we are doing and focussing on our achievements.
Let’s play our part and End Polio Now.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
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 Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm.
11th July Board Meeting - location and time to be finalised.
BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A CURRENT STATE OF ORIGIN TALE
THE LOVING HUSBAND
A man had two of the best tickets for the second State of Origin match. As he sits down, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him..
"No", he says, "the seat is empty."
"This is incredible!" said the man, "who in their right mind would have a seat like thisfor such a critical State of Origin match, the biggest sporting event of the rugby league calendar and not use it?"
He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away. This is the first State of Origin match we haven't been to together since we got married."
"Oh... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. I guess you couldn't find someone else, a friend or relative or even a neighbour to take the seat?"
The man shakes his head...
....."No. They're all at the funeral."
A GUIDE FOR ENTOMOLOGISTS
How to Tell the Sex of a Fly
A woman walked into the kitchen to find her
husband stalking around with a fly swatter
"What are you doing?"
"Oh. ! Killing any?"
"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.
Intrigued, she asked.
"How can you tell them apart?"
He responded,"3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."