"THE RANGE" Vol. 55 No. 4
Wednesday 21st August 2013
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Colin Beard on Photographic Adventures.
Please tender apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
Aug 21 Sep 4 Sep 18
Duty Officer Malcolm B Jim A Chris B
Registration Debra L Mike G Angela G
ADO & Scribe Jeff C Sherryl G Charlotte G
Fellowship John W Keith R John McL
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Malcolm Baker (Leader) Keith Rogers Robin Thorne
Brian Allen (Leader) Karen Binstead Andy Schouteten
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7th AUGUST
18 members enjoyed a convivial evening with an early finish.
After the usual opening formalities, Andy Schouteten briefed the meeting on his evening at the Rotary Club of Brunssum-Onderbanken in Holland. Their meeting started with a walk in the forest and then an outdoor meeting at 9:30 in the evening - only in summertime!
Andy presented the Maleny Club with a pennant from the Dutch club and proposed a " toast to the Rotary Club of Brunssum-Onderbanken".
Chris B introduced Carl Jonsson (2013 NYSF student) and his father who came to have Rotary draw the winning tickets for their raffle raising money to send Carl to South Africa for an international science forum.
President Ric briefed the meeting on his current and future activities, including a meeting with other District Presidents and the District Governor.
Brian A. passed around a copy of the 2014 calendar and advised that they would be on general sale from early September.
Lionel T. requested some assistance at Maple 3 on Monday 2nd September to hang the calendar photo competition entries.
Deb L. advised of Interact activities including a sausage sizzle at Bunnings, a raffle draw on 2nd September, a pie drive in September and the RYPEN camp on 2-8 September.
Chris B. is looking for volunteers for Bike Ed next week and to man the entry gate at the Slow Food Festival on 7th & 8th September - yes it is Election Day!
Rick V. briefed the meeting on Mary Cairncross issues and his work with the Maleny Community Centre and the District Disaster Plan.
The new Sergeant Paul F. extracted considerable funds from unprepared members by asking general knowledge questions, some easy but others obscure! Deb L won the 'heads & tails'.
In the absence of our guest speaker, members who had travelled recently were asked to give a brief overview of their wanderings. Jeff C in France & Scotland, Rick V with the military exercise Talisman Sabre in Central Queensland, and Andy S a 33 day Mediterranean cruise plus time in Istanbul, the Barcelona area
and Holland. Paul F visited his former home town Mudgee and found it too cold.
Rick V entertained with a tale of briefing some young and naive American soldiers on the safety risks in the Shoalwater Bay Area - the briefing covered crocodiles, snakes, sharks, spiders, mosquitoes and most importantly 'drop bears'! The live firings and bombing did not phase them but 'drop bears'!
The meeting closed at 8.15.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
RAM Conference at St Columbans College.
Club Assembly at Andy & Mia Schouteten's house with $10 meal.
Calendar picture hanging at Maple 3 - contact Lionel.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sarah Garap, Peace Fellow.
Caloundra Golf Club at 6:00 for 6:30pm for Combined Clubs Dinner with DG Trevor Taylor.
7th & 8th Sep
Car parking at Real Food Festival.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Thea Cassin of Blackall Range Care Group.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR AUGUST
29th Angela and Mike
BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
17th Malcolm Baker 20th Jocelyn Brooker 28th Lionel Tilley
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM?
A group of guys, all age 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch.
Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the waitresses there were gorgeous, with tight skirts, nice legs and perky breasts.
Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch.
Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food and service were good and the wine selection was excellent.
Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch.
Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because they could dine in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.
Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch.
Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had an elevator.
Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch.
Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View Restaurant, because they had never been there before and heard it was quite good.