Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 4th June 2014

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 55 No. 20

Wednesday 4th June 2014


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                  

7th June
Mike & Sherryl Gregory (Leader) Rick Vickers

21 June
Rick Vickers (Leader)  Jim Atkinson  John Whan


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.


11th June
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th June
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bill Richardson of White Ribbon Australia.

25th June
Annual Changeover Dinner at The Old Bank Cafe at 6:30 for 7:00pm - Partners welcome.

28th June
District Changeover Dinner at Bribie Island Hotel.


1st Mike Edwards



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.

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