Monday, 18 November 2013

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 20th November 2013

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 55 No. 10

Wednesday 20th November 2013


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speakers Rick Vickers and the Dutch VTT D1600/9600.


Please tender apologies to Bernice McLennan by noon Tuesday.

                               Nov 20               Dec 4              
Duty Officer            Sherryl G            Malcolm B        
Registration            Bernice McL       Angela G

ADO & Scribe          Mike G              Charlotte G
Fellowship                Bill H                 Lionel T            

23rd November
Jeff Cornfoot (Leader)  Malcolm Baker  Ric Townsend

7th December
Sherryl Gregory (Leader)  Mike Gregory  Debra Lynde


19 members attended but alas no sign of the guest speaker - he was unavoidably detained as his wife was taken to hospital.

President Ric gave a report of the Ebenezer meeting with a result of a committee of Angela, Jim and Mike to oversee all ATO and CNFPC requirements.

Ric also reiterated that all meetings except the monthly board were catered whether at the hotel or Masonic Hall and apologies were required.

Parking duties for the 16th November were still on and we may require a couple more bodies. Begging email to be sent.

Rick V. advised the PA setup was alive and well; the Rotary catered lunch at Mary Cairncross for Good Neighbours day went off well; calendar committee to meet at Maple 3 Thursday 3pm (that’ll be last Thursday by the time this is posted); and the VTT / Dutch team is back from PNG and will be at the Mooloolaba Surf Club next Monday evening. Andy and Rick to attend the dinner.

Angela advised on the performances of Sylph Circus coming up but I missed the dates.

Lionel spoke of the Vocational visit to Nambour Mail Centre next Feb/March and a looming Hypothetical next May.

Jim (commonly known as Jimbo the Market Gardener) had the last of his famous silverbeet available for processing into salads etc.

Chris expounded on the idea of Transitional Housing with a meeting between Rotary, Neighbourhood Centre and a housing provider on 19th November.

The Sergeant gave his customary brilliant address (although some of the puns did elicit involuntary groans) with one on Malcolm probably going into the Hall of Fame.

As the guest speaker still hadn’t shown, President Ric gave a brief address on the role of the newly formed Disaster Sub-Group and a meeting he had with the High School on Community Connections.

(We really are a busy little group)

And at 8.10pm we all went home with or without an armful of silverbeet.


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

4th December
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Jim Goulton of Maleny Jewellers.

14th December
Club Christmas Lunch at Secrets on the Lake.

18th and 25th December
No meeting.

20th December
Carols at Twilight at the RSL at 7:00pm.

19th Mike and Sherryl

1st Charlotte Golding  2nd Sherryl Gregory  4th Elaine Atkinson  11th Ric Townsend  25th Marlene Hankinson  29th Brian Allen



Tony and his wife Norma go to the state fair every year, 

And every year Tony would say, 

" Norma, I'd like to ride in that helicopter. "

Norma always replied, 

" I know Tony , but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, 

And fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "

One year Tony and Norma went to the fair, and Tony said, 

" Norma, I'm 75 years old. 

If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance"

To this, Norma replied, 

" Tony, that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks" 

The pilot overheard the couple and said, 

" Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny! 

But if you say one word it's fifty dollars."

Tony  and Norma agreed and up they went. 

The pilot did all kinds of fancy manouvres, but not a word was heard. 

He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, 

But still not a word.. 

When they landed, the pilot turned to Tony and said, 

" By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed! "

Tony replied, 

" Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Norma fell out, 

But you know, 

Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! " 

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