Sunday, 4 November 2012

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 7 November 2012

THE RANGE"  Vol. 54 No. 13

Wednesday 7th November 2012


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Rabi Shah, Peace Fellow from Nepal.  This will be a Partners' Night and any other guests would be welcome.


Please tender apologies or confirm additional attendees to Lionel Tilley by noon Tuesday.

                                Nov 7                   Nov 21

Duty Officer            Malcolm B             John McL

Registration            Brian A                  Bernice McL

ADO & Scribe         Bernice McL          Malcolm B
Fellowship              John McL               Brian A


10th November
John Whan (Leader)   Angela Griffin    Brian Allen

24th November
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Lloyd Larney   Bill Hankinson


The meeting was a special project night to acknowledge World Polio Day, and a fundraiser to meet our club’s Polio Eradication financial commitment for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.  The evening turned out to be a very convivial, as well as informative event, with good company, good food, good guest speaker, and lots

President Karen welcomed members, partners, visiting Rotarian Yvonne Beckett from the Wynnum Manly Club, and guest speaker Lloyd Hooper. A brief business session highlighted the following:

• Busy weekend coming up on Saturday 27 October – with 3 concurrent sausage sizzles – in the main street, at the Book Event at the library and at Mary Cairncross Park.
• Friends of Ebenezer Event, at Maleny Botanic Garden, on 3-4 November. The club has been asked to help with parking. Email Chris Brooker if you are available to assist.
• Rotary Rollers Bus Tour – Sunday 25 November – to Old Petrie Town – 9.00-4.00pm, leaving from Showgrounds- $10 each. Sherryl G. is taking names.
• Yvonne Beckett gave a snapshot of her club of 60 members, and outlined some of their projects which included: chartering a new Rotaract Club, a weekly sausage sizzle at Bunnings (which raised over $700 per week), a Pelican perch project, Youth Exchange students continuously hosted for many years and lots more.
• Karen passed around the Polio Pig which was in its element at this meeting! She also announced that Toolboxes donated by Andy would be available for purchase at the end of the meeting – all proceeds to the Polio night fundraising.

The three-course meal was enjoyed by all.  Thanks to Bernice for her coordination, John for his BBQ expertise, and the members and partners who contributed  dishes. A special thanks to Charlotte who made and delivered her signature cheesecake recipe and dropped it off en-route to the airport. Thanks to Brian Allen for bringing the beverages.

The Chairman of the District Polio Sub-Committee, Lloyd Hooper from the Nanango Club, gave a very professional presentation on the current status of the Polio Eradication program. Through several videos, and images, he portrayed very effectively, the successes as well as the struggles to rid the world of polio. One video was  . They were all very moving. Lloyd reinforced that it is now nearly 30 years since the Polio Eradication program was established. He showed the 7.30 report by Kerry O’Brien which highlighted the role played by Sir Clem Renouf in the establishment of the project, which is a partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, The Committee for Disease Control, and Rotary. The spread of the polio virus is enhanced by the poor sanitation and water supply in the endemic countries of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Nigeria. India has had no new cases of polio since 13 January 2011, but the strong surveillance system must continue before it can be declared polio-free. There has been a 95% reduction in cases in Nigeria. Since World Polio Day last year, the number of new cases of polio has declined from 467 to 171.

We are certainly very close to achieving the goal, but there is a funding shortfall, which Rotary must work hard to meet. Clubs are encouraged to continue to fundraise, and to educate new members, as well as access the RI resources to keep up to date. The Polio Eradication project has been the biggest international public health project ever, and we can be truly proud to be part of it. The presentation elicited many questions, which Lloyd ably answered.

The meeting closed with the drawing of the cash raffle – the winners, Rick and John, promptly donating back the prize money to the Polio fundraising effort.

It was a great night. Thanks to all who attended and were involved in the organization.


Our team at work on 27th October:

And some of the satisfied customers


Chris B reports on how past and present NYSF students are going.

Emily Batista - Year 12 Merit Award (minimum of 2”A’s” and no result less than a “C”) and Principal’s Award for the student who best exemplifies the school’s philosophy of “Learning for Living”.
Emily told Chris that she has applied to ADFA to be accepted for an “Electrical Engineering” degree. With her NYSF and T.S.Centaur Naval Cadets experience, she stands a very good chance.

Flint de Frenne - Year 12 Excellence Award (Minimum of 4 “A’s” and no result less than “C”). Subjects Maths B, Maths C, Chemistry, Physics, Geography plus Subject Awards for Mathematics B and Mathematics C.  Also University of the Sunshine Coast Community Award for a student who consistently upholds the values of positive relationships, excellence in learning, responsibility, ethics and social justice.
Flint is Year 12 Dux (jointly with another student) awarded to the student/s with the most outstanding academic achievement at this point in time in Year 12, taken over twenty semester units in Queensland Studies Authority subjects. A method similar to calculating OP scores is used to determine Year Twelve Dux.  
Harley Lutze - Year 11 Excellence Award (Minimum of 4 “A’s” and no result less than a “C”). Subjects Maths B, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, German. He is also the School-Based Trainee of the Year awarded for outstanding effort in acquiring workplace knowledge and skills in preparation for life after school.  ADF Leadership Award which acknowledges the achievements of young people who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of Leadership and Teamwork within the school and wider community.

Year 11 Dux awarded to the student/s with the most outstanding academic achievement at the end of Semester One in Year 11. A similar method to calculating OP scores is used to determine Year Eleven Dux.


14th Nov  Board Meeting at Masonic Hall

18th Nov  TRF Seminar at St Columban's College

21st Nov  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bob Taylor - Update on Maleny Art Awards

25th Nov  Rotary Rollers bus trip to Petrie Old Town

28th Nov  AGM at the Masonic Hall


7th Dick & Heather  19th Mike & Sherryl


1st Charlotte 2nd Merlin & Sherryl  4th Elaine  11th Judy  25th Bill  29th Brian A




An Italian husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open-mouthed kiss, then says she'll see him later and walks away.

The wife glares at her husband and says, "Who was that?"

"Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress."

"Well, that's the last straw," says the wife. "I've had enough, I want a divorce!"

"I can understand that," replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Jaguar in the garage and no more yacht club. No more credit card and large bank accounts. But.... the decision is all yours."

Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm.

"Who's that woman with Tony?" asks the wife.

"That's his mistress," says her husband.

"Ours is prettier," she replies.

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