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Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 19 Sep 2012

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 54 No. 9

Wednesday 19th September 2012


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for the visit of District Governor Dai Mason and his wife Sue.  This is a Partners' Night.  Please advise Karen Binstead by lunch time Tuesday 18 September 2012 if you are coming or not and how many - also dietary requirements.


Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon on Tuesday.

                                 Sep 19            Oct 3            Oct 17

Duty Officer             Charlotte G       Chris B         Sherryl G

Registration              Keith R             Mike G          Chris B

ADO & Scribe           Andy S            Ric T               Mike G                

Fellowship                Debra L           Sherryl G         Ric T                


29th September
Jeff Cornfoot (Leader)   Charlotte Golding   Chris Brooker

13th October
Malcolm Baker (Leader)   John McLennan   Bernice McLennan


The President welcomed 13 members and Guest Speaker Kerry Brown.

Directors' reports
- Sherryl G announced that future meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month would be held in the Masonic Hall.  She thanked the RSL for their help in the past.
- She also advised that the venue for the DG's visit would be the Hotel and not Tranquil Park.
- Chris B said that the final duty rosters for the Real Food Festival would be sent out by email the next day.
- He was due to talk to Maleny State School about a modified Bike Ed course.
- Bernice McL said there were plans for an International Night on 24th October with funds going to Polio Plus.
- Charlotte G had provisionally arranged a vocational visit to Mukti on 31st October.
- It was noted that the Hinterland Times featured the new doors for the Community Centre and Rotary's donation towards the cost.

Our Sergeant wove his normal series of fanciful tales to the financial detriment of those attending.  Heads and Tails was won once again by Mike G - is it time for a swab test?

Andy S introduced Kerry Brown, a former nurse and now a journalist who is the author of "Our Sweetest Icon", a history of the Big Pineapple.  Kerry spoke with great enthusiasm of her involvement with the Big Pineapple and her painstaking research which had allowed her to complete her book.  Her story ranged from its initial set up in 1971, through its glory days as a leading tourist icon - in 1988 it attracted 1.2 million visitors - to its run down in the early part of this century.  There are now new owners who hope to set it up as an events hub with a music festival.

Keith R proposed a vote of thanks and presented Kerry with a copy of Jack's Club History.

The meeting closed at 8:40pm.


Rotary Club Central helps club, district leaders
A new online tool, Rotary Club Central, enables leaders to track club goals, measure progress toward those goals, and see club achievements in three key areas: membership, service, and Foundation giving.  Launched in July, the tool changes the way clubs work with their district governors by replacing paper forms for annual goals. In addition to helping club leaders, Rotary Club Central makes it easy for district leaders to review club activities throughout their district. And it will also help gauge Rotary’s worldwide impact.
Rotary Club Central requires a Member Access account; if you don’t have one yet, sign up today. 

The Foundation finds more innovative ways to cut costs
The Rotary Foundation has begun emailing gift acknowledgments and tax receipts for gifts received through or at the Foundation’s Chicago bank. This change will save thousands of dollars per year in printing and postage costs.  Donors should receive their gift acknowledgment within a few days of the Foundation’s receipt of their contribution. Sign in to Member Access to ensure that Rotary has your current email address.
In another cost-cutting move, the Paul Harris Fellow certificate folder was recently changed from a padded folder to a heavy paper one. This change is expected to save US$125,000 annually, making more money available for Doing Good in the World.

26th Sep  Project meeting at Masonic Hall at 7:00pm - Money on Maple project.

3rd Oct  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Charlotte arranging a Guest Speaker.

10th Oct  Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

17th Oct  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Tim Bagshaw on the Hydrotherapy Pool.


4th  John and Bernice  28th  Keith and Gloria



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