Saturday, 12 October 2013

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th October 2013

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 55 No. 8

Wednesday 16th October 2013


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Jennifer Radbourne of Maleny Arts Council.


Please tender apologies to Bernice McLennan by noon Tuesday.

                                Oct 16              Nov 6                
Duty Officer             Malcolm B       Jim A
Registration             Andy S            Debra L

ADO & Scribe           Jeff C             Chris B
Fellowship               John W            John McL            

26th October
John McLennan (Leader)  Lionel Tilley  John Whan

9th November


President Ric opened the rather sparsely attended meeting (the busy weekend must have taken its toll) with a welcome to our guest speakers Kris and Angela Randall and family.  Some brief announcements were made including the profit of $611 from the Garage sale. Attention was also drawn to the recent email requesting assistance with parking at the function on Sat 12th October.

International Director Bernice highlighted the upcoming World polio Day on 24th October and suggested that some additional funds be sourced for this cause. It was suggested that the income from the 12th be earmarked for this purpose and that appropriately marked T-shirts be acquired to inform parking customers of the use to which their contributions would be put. This was agreed and Bernice is to proceed with getting the shirts.

Michael Gregory provided some additional information regarding vaccination against polio. It seems that those vaccinated by injection can still harbour the infection in the gut which is then passed into the sewers. The virus has been located in Israel in this situation and may also exist in other countries in this form. He warned that those travelling overseas should make sure their polio vaccinations are current both to avoid personal illness and carrying virus back  to unvaccinated people at home.

Heads and tails was won by John Whan.

Guest Speakers Kris and Angela were introduced by Jeff Cornfoot. This young couple have recently started a company which develops apps for mobile phones. Kris has a background as a software developer while Angela is a practising multimedia artist. They have two young children.  Kris commenced by clarifying what a Smartphone and an app really are (for the technologically challenged including your scribe)! Smartphones are basically a computer but with many more inputs.

  • One can swipe, tap or type for user input.
  • Location
  •  Accelerometer (Why? Augmented reality, such as restaurant locations in an area; Google night sky maps or language translations)
  • Microphone, camera, push notifications –contacts; text messages; internet access.

He then progressed to explaining what an app is. Simply it is a programme. He believes that the full potential of these programmes has not yet been realised as their development is still in its infancy.  Kris then outlined the development of their business, Co-creations, which was registered in 2011 but was really a hobby at that stage using Kris’s software development skills and Angel’s artistic talents. This year has seen them become more serious in developing as a business.

Kris outlined some of the apps they have developed to date including one for the programme of the Woodford Folk Festival. Another, called interestingly, “Gifts for Wild Women” was developed in conjunction with Robyn Clayfield who had the original idea and who shares any profits. This illustrates Co-creations business model which, as the name suggests, is based on profit sharing for shared input.

Kris believes that the apps should be fun, worthwhile and hopefully profitable and professes himself satisfied with the way in which the business is developing. He responded to a question with an explanation of how to get an app into the app store. Not quite so simple was one on how the Rotary calendar might be made available on an app. No doubt we will hear more of that from our President later.

Charlotte thanked Kris and Angel and presented the hard copy calendar and a pottery bowl to the couple.

The meeting closed at 8.20 PM


22nd October
Community Connection at Maleny High School from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

23rd October
Club Assembly at the Masonic Hall at 7:00pm with $10 meal.

30th October
Vocational Visit - TBC.

6th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.

13th November
Board Meeting at Masonic Hall.

16th November
Parking duties at Heart Reach Australia event at Maleny Botanic Gardens.

20th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.

27th November
Club AGM at the Masonic Hall at 6:30 for 7:00pm with $10 meal.

26th Rick and Cilla

8th Debra Lynde  12th Gloria Rogers  14th Keith Rogers  28th Bernice McLennan  30th Andy Schouteten  31st Gillian Allen



A police motorcycle police officer stops a driver for shooting through a red light. The driver is a real bastard, steps out of his car and comes striding toward the officer, demanding to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!

So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The motorist instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit offensive terms.  The tirade goes on without the officer saying anything.

When the officer finishes writing the ticket he puts an "AH" in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the ticket. He then hands it to The 'violator' for his signature. The bloke signs the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it stands for.

The officer says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember that you're an arsehole!"

Two months later they're in court. The 'violator' has a bad driving record with a high number of points and is in danger of losing his licence, so he hired a lawyer to represent him.  On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run through the red light.

Under cross examination the defence attorney asks; "Office,r is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client?"

Officer responds, "Yes, sir, that is the defendant's copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top."

Lawyer: "Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket you don't normally make?"

"Yes, sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an "AH," underlined."

"What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"

"Aggressive and hostile, Sir."

"Aggressive and hostile?"

"Yes, Sir.

"Officer, are you sure it doesn't stand for arsehole?"

"Well, sir, you know your client better than I do."

~~~~ How often can one get an attorney to convict his own client~~~~

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