Sunday, 22 July 2012

Maleny Rotary Bulletin 25th July 2012

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 54 No. 3

Wednesday 25th July 2012


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.


Please tender meal apologies to Lionel Tilley by noon Tuesday.

                                   25 Jul                1 Aug              8 Aug

Duty Officer               Brian A             Angela G          Not required

Registration               Jim A                 Lloyd L

ADO & Scribe            Rick V                Jeff C                          

Fellowship                 Malcolm B          Charlotte G                  


4th August
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Debra Lynde  Jeff Cornfoot

18th August
Bill Hankinson (Leader)  Lionel Tilley  Angela Griffin


The meeting was opened in the usual manner by Chairman Chris Brooker.

Deb reported that Interact are busy selling raffle tickets & there are possibly 2 students interested in Rypen.

Sheryl is looking for members to fill in at short speech when the invited speakers cannot attend.

Ric Townsend is getting a video to show us how the Money on Maple activity could be run.

Keith Rogers on short notice led a very good Sergeant session.

Due to the School chaplain being sick & not able to attend, Chris gave us an insight into part of his life. After leaving school he spent 12 years working for a Bank, then he was offered the chance to take on fuel distribution from his father Bert which he ran successfully for 26 years.  While working for the Bank, he was called up to National Service which was for 2 years. His training was served with 3 months at Singleton, 3 months at Puka Punyal and 5 months at Holsworthy.  He was then posted for 1 Year with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Nui Dat in Vietnam.

This regiment was the first unit involved in the establishment of the Aust. Task Force at Nui Dat; it was also the last to leave of the 1400 Australian personnel of whom 100 were wounded and 20 killed.  There were 50 armoured vehicles at the base; approximately 20 vehicles per year were lost to mines/rockets/etc.

This unit was used in all roles from transport of soldiers to front lines /convoy escort/install land extract SAS/ambush patrols/cordon and search.  Chris finished by saying that on 18 Aug there will be a reunion of these Vietnam veterans where up to 380 are expected to attend.

After a vote of thanks from Malcolm, the meeting came to an end.

Editor's note
A member has pointed out that in Chris's time, the cavalry was an all male preserve.  In the changing world we live in, he queries whether the attached reflects today's realities.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Rotary International recently entered into formal partnerships with three organizations that provide meaningful service opportunities for clubs and districts. Consider partnering with them for your service activities.

ShelterBox, a grassroots international disaster relief organization, is Rotary’s first Project Partner! ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to families affected by disasters at the time when they need it most. Rotary clubs and districts can work with ShelterBox by sponsoring individually tailored boxes to distressed communities during emergencies, assisting with deployment efforts by clearing aid through customs or accommodating response teams, volunteering as a member of the ShelterBox response team, or helping align ShelterBox relief efforts with the needs of areas devastated by disaster. View the ShelterBox/RI fact sheet to learn about ways your club or district can partner with ShelterBox.

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international aid organization committed to alleviating hunger by developing food banks in communities where they are needed around the world and by supporting existing food banks. Rotary clubs and districts can work with GFN to volunteer at food banks and help create new ones, organize food drives, sponsor trucks for food delivery and distribution, raise awareness of hunger, and distribute food to hungry children through the BackPack Program and other school food programs. Learn how your club or district can partner with GFN by reading the GFN/RI fact sheet.

YSA is an international organization that educates youth, teachers, community organizations, and public officials about the power that young people have to improve through communities through volunteering, advocacy. and service. Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs and districts can use YSA resources for 
service project ideas, planning resources, and grant opportunities and join annual events such as Global Youth Service Day. Read our partnership fact sheet for additional ways that young people can take action on education, human rights, the environment, and more.


1st August  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Karen Syrmis on "The Maleny Coop".

8th August  Board Meeting at the RSL at 7:30pm - no dinner.

15th August  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Peter Wilkinson's 50 Years in Rotary Celebration.

22nd August  Club Assembly at the RSL at 7:30pm - no dinner.


20th Beth W





Can Cold Water Clean Dishes?  

This is for all the germ conscious folks  that worry about using cold water to clean.
John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan.   After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast.

However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking,
'Are these plates clean?'
His grandfather replied,
'They're as clean as cold water can get em.    Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!'
For lunch the old man made hamburgers.

Again, John was concerned about the plates,   as his appeared to have tiny specks around   the edge that looked like dried egg and asked,      'Are you sure these plates are clean?'
Without looking up the old man said,    'I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you  fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!'
Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and would not let him pass.

John yelled and said,  'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car'. 
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted!
'Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!'
Meet Coldwater ! 

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