"THE RANGE" Vol. 56 No. 8
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2014
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Official DG's Visit with Partners welcome.
Please tender apologies to Bernice by noon Tuesday.
Duty Officer Lionel T
Registration Sherryl G
ADO & Scribe Malcolm B
Fellowship John McL
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Bernice & John McL (Leader) Robin Thorne
MINUTES OF MEETING OF LAST MEETING
President Ric, who was to give an excellent demonstration of multi-tasking during the meeting, completed the normal formalities and welcomed our Guest Speaker Dr Nita Lester and her husband. He then thanked Bernice and John for organising the BBQ last weekend for the Maleny Historical Society. Members of the Society had expressed their thanks and Bernice reported that her team had had a great time.
Rotary’s enviable catering skills were also in demand for Sunday 5th October when President Ric lead a sausage sizzle team for Pioneer Day.
The vocational visit to IGA on 24 September had been very interesting and a letter of thanks is being sent to Rob Outridge.
Secretary Bernice was waiting for ideas on what the Club should do this year to celebrate Xmas.
After another multi-choice meal, Bill Hankinson stood in as Sergeant and extracted some funds from those present. He then formally introduced our Guest Speaker Dr Nita Lester. Nita's is a botanist and also a talented artist. She spoke to the club about her "botanical art". She showed members a range of artworks ranging from basic black and white pen and ink drawings through to full colour representations of both plants and animals. She also presented a number of items that used her artwork; these ranged from shopping bags to crockery and illustrations and layouts for children's books. Much of her time is also spent on graphic design producing brochures for charitable organisations which she contributes for free.
Nita is also the president of the Queensland Botanical Art Society which amongst other things encourages and provides workshops for aspiring botanical artists. More information on Nita and her art can be found at http://nitaclarelester.com/.
President Ric presented the vote of thanks together with an as yet undecorated bowl.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Masonic Hall at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Project Meeting - $10 meal.
Vocational visit to The Falls Rainforest Spa Cottages - Partners' Night.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Miranda Rew-Duffy on Endangered Species.
Masonic Hall for Board Meeting.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speakers Tim & Mary Bagshaw on Hydrotherapy Pool Mobility Exercises.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR OCTOBER
26th Rick and Cilla
BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
12th Gloria Rogers 14th Keith Rogers 28th Bernice McLennan 30th Andy Schouteten
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FROM OUR LIFE STYLE CORRESPONDENT
FOUR WORMS IN CHURCH
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol...Dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke....Dead.
Third worm in chocolate syrup...Dead.
Fourth worm in good clean soil.... Alive .
Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said,
'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'
That pretty much ended the service!