"THE RANGE" Vol. 55 No. 10
Wednesday 20th November 2013
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
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
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Jeff Cornfoot (Leader) Malcolm Baker Ric Townsend
Sherryl Gregory (Leader) Mike Gregory Debra Lynde
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 6th NOVEMBER
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.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Club AGM at the Masonic Hall at 6:30 for 7:00pm with $10 meal.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Jim Goulton of Maleny Jewellers.
Club Christmas Lunch at Secrets on the Lake.
18th and 25th December
Carols at Twilight at the RSL at 7:00pm.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR NOVEMBER
19th Mike and Sherryl
BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER
1st Charlotte Golding 2nd Sherryl Gregory 4th Elaine Atkinson 11th Ric Townsend 25th Marlene Hankinson 29th Brian Allen
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
AMERICAN FOR STIFF UPPER LIP ?
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! "
" Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Norma fell out,
But you know,
Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "