Thursday, 11 October 2012
Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 17 October 2012
Wednesday 17th October 2012
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Tim Bagshaw on the Hydrotherapy Pool.
Please tender meal apologies to Lionel Tilley (welcome back!) by noon on Tuesday.
Duty Officer Sherryl G
Registration Chris B
ADO & Scribe Mike G
Fellowship Ric T
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Sherryl Gregory Mike Gregory
John Whan (Leader) Angela Griffin Brian Allen
LAST DINNER MEETING 3rd October
Guest Speaker John Couchman
MALENY CHRISTMAS APPEAL
A copy of our recent press release.
Locals Helping Locals Helping Locals
Simply purchase an anonymous gift voucher from this or any other participating business in Maleny to assist those families in need during the Christmas period.
Place your anonymous gift voucher, not cash, in the Rotary Christmas Box attached to the tree outside the Maleny Pharmacy.
Rotary will be collecting the vouchers in October and November.
The vouchers will be distributed to five Maleny charitable organisations during the first week in December.
These vouchers are intended for Christmas gifts and will be given to local families in need in time for them to redeem the vouchers before Christmas.
A Rotary Club of Maleny Initiative
ROCKIN' IN A POLIO FREE WORLD!
Posted on October 2, 2012 by Rotary International
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Canadian Rotarian Ramesh Ferris, and RI General Secretary John Hewko make the “This Close” sign before the concert begins. Photo by Marga Hewko
By Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko
What a momentous week it has been for Rotary and polio eradication in the Big Apple. As you know, on 27 September Rotary participated in a historic session on polio eradication convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the 67th UN General Assembly.
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Wilfrid J. Wilkinson announced to world leaders and our polio eradication partners that Rotary is pledging another US$75 million to fight polio, adding to our total contribution of nearly $1.2 billion since the launch of our PolioPlus program in 1985. That follows the $228 million we announced earlier this year in response to the $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Chair Wilf also presented Secretary-General Ban with our online petition in support of polio eradication, signed by more than 6,000 concerned citizens from around the world via our new web site, endpolionow.org
The Secretary-General and other leaders repeatedly acknowledged Rotary’s leadership role in polio eradication. “I am especially grateful to the Rotarians and Rotary International,” Ban said. “They launched PolioPlus in 1985, when people suffered from polio in more than 125 countries. Since then, Rotary International joined forces with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to lead the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. That brought us to this decisive moment.”
Then two days later, Rotary shared the polio eradication message with the entire world during the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park, headlined by Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, and Neil Young, who is himself a polio survivor. The concert drew a live audience of more than 60,000 cause-committed people and was the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast television history, according to the Global Poverty Project, which organized the event. View photos here.
Rotary took the lead in producing the concert’s seven-minute segment on polio eradication, which included remarks by actress Archie Panjabi, one of our celebrity “This Close” campaign participants; Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari; and Canadian Rotarian and polio survivor Ramesh Ferris. I had the honor of closing the Rotary segment and could not resist urging Neil Young to amend the title of his traditional closer to “Rockin’ in a Polio-Free World.”
Maybe Neil indeed will “change his tune” after we’ve finally beaten polio!
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
24th Oct Masonic Hall at 7:00pm for a Polio Project Meeting.
31st Oct Vocational visit to Mukti at 6pm.
7th Nov Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Rabi Shah, Peace Fellow from Nepal.
14th Nov Board Meeting
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR OCTOBER
2nd Geoff & Merlin 26th Rick & Cilla
BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
8th Debra L 12th Gloria R 14th Keith R 28th Bernice McL 30th Andy S 31st Gillian A
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT OBSERVATION OF THE "RULES"
The Good News:
It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Michigan . . .
The Bad news:
Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down onto the rails . . .
The Good news:
An alert train crew noticed smoke about halfway back in their train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules . . .
The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses.
The crew tried to explain this to Union Pacific higher-ups but were instructed not to move the train.
They were informed that Rules prohibited moving the train when a part was found to be defective!
The Very Bad News...
ALWAYS REMEMBER: RULES IS RULES!
Posted by Rotary Club of Maleny at 20:50