"THE RANGE" Vol. 57 No. 18
WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH 2016
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Dale Jacobson on Why Antarctia?
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.
2nd Mar 16th Mar 6th Apr
Duty Officer Mike G Roly N Jim A
Assist DO Alan W Chris R-S Chris B
Registration Andy S Bernice McL Bill H
Fellowship Roly N John McL Keith R
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Keith Rogers (Leader) Angela Griffin Jeff Cornfoot
Jim A (Leader) Bill H Lionel T
MEETING OF 17TH FEBRUARY
President Jeff welcomed everyone, particularly the President and 6 members of Glasshouse Rotary who had made the trip up the hill for our meeting and Andy, our “visiting Rotarian” from the Holland America Cruise Line, who presented a Rotary banner from a Club in California.
The Club was updated with information about the approval of community grants (not yet public); the closing off of sales of the successful 2016 calendar; the annual fund raising Melbourne Cup event for 2016 to be held at Maleny Manor; MDSRC’s annual dinner in April and calls for nominations for best community group and best volunteer; RYPEN nominations.
Volunteers were sought for the BBQ lunch for the Senior Citizens joint meeting with Kanango on 14 March and also the BBQ for Bat Night at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
Rick Vickers sought new members for the Calendar Committee, which would soon be planning the 2017 calendar.
Ric Townsend reported that the Rotary shopping bags had arrived and would be distributed to IGA and the newsagent next week.
Angela Griffin presented a PowerPoint supplied by RI about the value of Rotary’s only charity – The Rotary Foundation (TRF), which funded many varied and worthwhile humanitarian projects and programs around the world. Only 2% of the donations received by TRF went on administration (exceptionally low compared with other charities) and members were encouraged to help meet the RI goal of “Every Rotarian Every Year” by personally making a US$100 tax-deductible donation to TRF. This can easily be done online through www.Rotary.org.
Ian Hope of Glasshouse raised $100 for TRF by organising an innovative $2 raffle for tickets to win a ticket in the Rotary Foundation Art Union raffle with top prize of a Toyota car. Keith Rogers, both Club Presidents, John Whan and Jim Atkinson won Art Union tickets.
Keith Rogers kindly stepped into the breach as speaker after our guest speaker withdrew at short notice. Always interesting to hear, Keith was able to share with us the intricacies of brewing, which can be traced back to 3000BC – humans have always been a boozy lot it seems! Keith focussed especially on the production of Guinness and the key materials that make up beer - malted barley (barley soaked in water), hops, yeast and water. The notable dark colour of Guinness is achieved by roasting some barley and the creamy white top of Draught Guinness is formed by the dissolved nitrogen coming out of solution.
Keith could have gone on and talked about the history of Guinness and his experiences of producing beer in Africa but that had to wait for another time.
Having thanked the Glasshouse members for joining us, President Jeff reminded Maleny members of the next meeting – a Project Meeting at the Masonic Lodge next week – 5.30 for 6pm. Apologies as always in advance please to Bernice.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Pia Boschetti on Pearl Farming.
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm Project Meeting with cheese and biscuits.
Masonic Hall at 6:30 for 7:00pm Facebook - How to? Partners welcome.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bruce McNaught on Membership Development Plan and Global Rewards.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
District Conference starts at Maroochydore.
Joint Clubs Meeting at USC.
27 & 28th May
BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH
5th Judy Tilley 26th Rick Vickers
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR MARCH
6th John & Beth Wann 22nd Peter and Kay Wilkinson
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A FURTHER REPORT ON THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY TEACHERS
LITTLE JOHNNY'S BREAKFAST
A grade three teacher is giving a lesson on nutrition, and she decides to ask her students what they had for breakfast. To add a spelling component, she asks the students to also spell their answers.
Susan puts up her hand and says she had an egg, 'E-G-G'.
'Very good', says the teacher.
Peter says he had toast 'T-O-A-S-T'.
Johnny has his hand up and the teacher reluctantly calls on him.
'I had bugger all', he says, ' B-U-G-G-E-R-A-L-L'.
The teacher is mortified and scolds Johnny for his rude answer.
Later when the lesson turns to geography, she asks the students some rudimentary questions.
Susan correctly identifies the capital of Canada . Peter is able to tell her which ocean is off Canada's east coast.
When it's Johnny's turn, the teacher remembers his rude answer from the nutrition lesson, and decides to give him a very difficult question.
Johnny, she asks, 'Where is the Pakistani border?'
Johnny ponders the question and finally says, 'The Pakistani boarder is in bed with my mother.
That's why I got bugger all for breakfast'.