"THE RANGE" Vol. 55 No. 7
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speakers Kris & Angel Randall on Co-Creations App Design.
Please tender apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.
Oct 2 Oct 16 Nov 6
Duty Officer Bill H Malcolm B Jim A
Registration Paul F Andy S Debra L
ADO & Scribe Charlotte G Jeff C Chris B
Fellowship Robin T John W John McL
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Bill Hankinson (Leader) Angela Griffin Bernice McLennan
John McLennan (Leader) Lionel Tilley John Whan
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 18th September
President Ric welcomed Janene McCarthy and Debra from Blackall Range Care Group, our guest speakers, and Jo Richards from the Flexi School.
28 Sep - For the upcoming Community Garage Sale at the Baptist Church, Pres Ric would like donated goods to be delivered either directly the Baptist Church on the Friday afternoon (27th) or if they can’t be stored elsewhere, under his house.
12 Oct – we are to do the parking for the Health and Wellness Day. Specific details later but same format as we currently use.
22 Oct –all invited to a High School Community Connection event 5.30pm to 7 30pm. Karen will distribute the invitation.
10 Dec – Maleny to host the lunch for the international youth exchange students. Deb L to provide details later.
Pres Ric asked for volunteers to cook at Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Thu 26 – TY Rick V and Bernice McL.
Lionel advised that Take 2 of hanging the photos from the calendar competition was successful and advised all to look at the great selection of photos. Oh yes, and calendars are readily available from Brian A.
At coffee break a miracle occurred. Suddenly our long missing computer speakers and yellow boom box magically appeared after being invisible on the back shelves of the pub storeroom for over 12 months. TY to the our vigilant pub staff. Now does anyone know where the dynamic microphone is for the boom box?
Chris B introduced our guest speakers, Janene and Debra, from Blackall Range Care Group. It basically cares for the frail and aged and also for those who have a long term disability (e.g. over 6 weeks). Numbers of clients are increasing – last year they looked after 889 clients across the hinterland. It started in 1986 in the Old Montville School. They now have premises at Maleny and Flaxton, 7 vehicles 2 buses and 4 community nurses, over 60 employees and 70 volunteers.
They operate through federal, state and local funding plus support from community groups. Their services are on a fee for service basis although no one has ever been rejected for an inability to pay. The services they provide include assessment, nursing care, respite care, domestic/home cleaning assistance, counselling, transport to appointments. They also promote healthy active living with cooking classes, computer classes, gym workouts and guest speakers on a range of topics. There is also a carers group who meet once per month for interaction, information and support.
We were then shown a promotional video that eloquently detailed all the above information in a more interesting fashion than your scribe.
Ric V thanked Janene and Debra for their presentation and answers to a range of questions, and presented them with our new calendars and the specially commissioned bowls.
Pres Ric then declared the meeting closed. My thanks to Bill H who loaned the scribe a pen as his quill and ink well had run dry.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Board Meeting at Masonic Hall.
Parking duties at Health and Welfare event at Maleny Showgrounds.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Jennifer Radbourne of Maleny Arts Council.
Community Connection at Maleny High School from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Club Assembly at the Masonic Hall at 7:00pm with $10 meal.
Vocational Visit - TBC.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.
Parking duties at Heart Reach Australia event at Maleny Botanic Gardens.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR OCTOBER
26th Rick and Cilla
BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
8th Debra Lynde 12th Gloria Rogers 14th Keith Rogers 28th Bernice McLennan 30th Andy Schouteten 31st Gillian Allen
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
OUR IRISH CORRESPONDENT REPORTS ON A MIRACULOUS OCCURRENCE
Murphy drops some buttered toast on the kitchen floor. It lands butter-side-up. He looks at what he has done in astonishment, for he knows it’s a law of nature that buttered toast always falls butter-down.
He rushes round to the presbytery to fetch the priest. He tells the priest that he thinks a miracle has happened round at his flat. He won’t say what it is but wants Fr Flannagan to see it with his own eyes. He brings Fr Flannagan into the kitchen and asks him what he sees on the floor.
“Well,” says the priest, “it’s pretty obvious what we have here. Someone dropped some buttered toast, and then for some reason flipped it over so that the butter was on top.”
“No, Father, I dropped it and it landed like that.”
“Well,” Fr Flannagan says, “it’s certainly a natural law of the universe that dropped toast never falls butter side up. But it’s not for me to say it’s a miracle. I’ll report the matter to the bishop, and have him send people round, to interview you, take photos, etc.”
An investigation of some rigour is conducted, not only by priests of the archdiocese, but by scientists sent from the Curia in Rome. The final ruling is a negative, however. It reads:
"It was certainly an extraordinary event that occurred in Murphy’s room, quite outside the normal run of the phenomena. Yet we have to be very cautious before ruling any happening miraculous, ruling out all possible natural explanations. In this case we have declared no miracle. For it possibly resulted from Murphy's having buttered the toast on the wrong side."
AND FINALLY A GOOD NEWS STORY ON THE HOUSEHOLD REPAIR FRONT
MY SINK HAS FINALLY BEEN FIXED!!!!
I"LL LET YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE PLUMBER.