Wednesday 29th August 2012
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
AROUND THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES. This social meeting, with partners invited, will be at the Masonic Hall at 6;30 for 7:00pm with a BBQ meal and more. Friends of Rotary also very welcome. Please bring any travel stories/pictures – either on a USB or in a photo album - to share highlights of great travel adventures. Lots of club members are going on exciting holidays abroad and around Australia – we all want to hear more about it. A great chance to catch up.
We do need however to have an idea of numbers so please let Karen know by Monday if you are coming or not, and if you will be bringing partners, friends, neighbours etc. Please also bring a small raffle prize for a fun raffle - a chance to swap some of those unwanted birthday presents you have in your cupboard or to show off some of your culinary, gardening or artistic skills.
Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by Monday.
29 Aug Sep 5 Sep 12
Duty Officer Angela G Andy S No roster
Registration John W Debra L
ADO & Scribe Jeff C Keith R
Fellowship Sherryl G Charlotte G
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Keith Rogers (Leader) John Whan Lloyd Larney
Rick Townsend (Leader) Andy Schouteten Chris Brooker
LAST WEEK’S MEETING
A Club Assembly was held in the Masonic Hall in Tamarind Street. This venue proved to be a good alternative meeting place with a spacious meeting area, on street parking, kitchen facilities, without noise, distractions or interruptions to limit discussion. With a good agenda in place, President Karen welcomed members and promised an efficient, brisk meeting which finished by 8.30pm. Discussions related to committee agendas, forthcoming events, future fund-raising opportunities, proposed changes to by-laws, and more.
Notes of discussions will be emailed to all members soon.
TEN LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FUTURE VISION PILOT
As The Rotary Foundation prepares for the global launch of its new grant model next July, a number of changes are being made based on feedback from Future Vision pilot districts. Rotarians can expect to see these improvements in coming months:
1. A user-friendly online system for district qualification and grant application.
2. A streamlined global grant application process with clearly defined expectations and a list of resources to help applicants get started.
3. Clear guidelines on how to meet global grant requirements for area of focus and sustainability.
4. Expanded criteria in two areas of focus: basic education and literacy now includes secondary education, and disease prevention and treatment covers prevention of noncommunicable diseases and health promotion; in addition, all areas of focus allow certain types of infrastructure projects.
5. The elimination of a requirement that applicants for global grant scholarships provide proof of language testing.
6. Adjustments to the composition of vocational training teams, reducing the minimum number of travelers to three and allowing, with Foundation approval, the team leader to be a non-Rotarian.
7. Funding for international travel to implement global grant projects.
8. An option for a contingency fund of up to 20 percent of the total district grant spending plan.
9. A reduction in the minimum budget for a packaged grant from US$50,000 to $20,000.
10. The addition of a district stewardship subcommittee to ensure careful management of grant funds.
The Foundation expects these improvements to help Rotarians develop projects that meet the eligibility requirements for global grants, thus reducing the time from application through payment.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
30th Aug Calendar picture hanging at Maple 3 at 3:00pm - volunteers needed.
5th Sep Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Kerry Brown on "History of the Big Pineapple".
9th Sep Real Food Festival - car parking duties.
12th Sep Board Meeting at the RSL at 7:00pm.
19th Sep DG's visit with Partners welcome. Venue to be finalised.
BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
12th Tony L 17th Malcolm B 20th Jocelyn B 28th Lionel T
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR AUGUST
29th Mike and Angela
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A DIFFERENT LIFE STYLE???
MY NEW PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?
Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!
Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways -
Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Australians.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Australians.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Australians.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Australians.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Australians.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.