Wednesday 4th June 2014
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Ian Lucas of Lucas Parklands.
Please tender apologies to Jim A by noon Tuesday.
4 Jun 18 Jun 2 Jul
Duty Officer Chris B Jim A Mike G
Registration Rick V Bernice McL John W
ADO & Scribe Sherryl G Jeff C Robin T
Fellowship John W Lionel T Ric T
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Mike & Sherryl Gregory (Leader) Rick Vickers
Rick Vickers (Leader) Jim Atkinson John Whan
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7TH MAY
Our Guest Speaker for this meeting was Michelle Gilmore who, together with her husband Heatley, have recently become the owners of the Hinterland Times. Michelle has taken over as editor and Heatley,who has had many years experience, looks after the advertising.
They also produce the monthly Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News, and quite separately provide an internet marketing service for resorts and accommodation.
Heatley and Michelle met at university when Heatley, who had grown up on the land, studied agricultural economics and Michelle, science. Michelle went on to complete a Master of Science and, from 1993, worked as a dietitian in Ipswich, Toowoomba and Mackay. She travelled to rural towns helping older people and people with disabilities. She has also run her own private practices, as well as spending seven years as the Gympie Community Nutritionist for Queensland Health. In that role she worked with council and schools to improve food security in the Gympie region, including the Mary Valley, focussing on access to fresh produce and healthy options.
A few years ago, Michelle closed down her private practice to devote more time to the couple’s marketing business, liaising with resort owners and producing newsletters for their guests. The majority of their hospitality clients are based on the Sunshine Coast including the hinterland, so she has been writing about the area and promoting its wonders for at least five years.
The Gilmore family has grown as they have travelled throughout Queensland and overseas with the four children born in Toowoomba, Mackay and London.
In the last year, they have written and edited entire editions on-line, from ads to photo captions, understanding publishing and web requirements, but find it very exciting to be working with such an accomplished team of local writers and designers. They are already working closely with business owners and community groups. They aim to ensure that HT maintains its high regard in the community.
Michelle said that they had been bouyed by the positive reception to their publication. She outlined their production schedule and emphasised how important it was for potential contributions to be received in good time. They were more interested in advertising forthcoming events rather than reporting past history.
There was a lively question and answer session before Keith R gave a vote of thanks.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bill Richardson of White Ribbon Australia.
Annual Changeover Dinner at The Old Bank Cafe at 6:30 for 7:00pm - Partners welcome.
District Changeover Dinner at Bribie Island Hotel.
BIRTHDAY FOR JUNE
1st Mike Edwards
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
ANOTHER VERSION OF MURPHY'S LAW
Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.
After arriving in Paris , he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine.
As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which Murphy could not understand), so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down.
He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language.
After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her.
After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music.
They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until thecafe closed and the band was packing up.
Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.
To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.