"THE RANGE" Vol. 57 No. 19
WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Pia Boschetti on Pearl Farming.
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.
16th Mar 6th Apr 20th Apr
Duty Officer Roly N Jim A Lionel T
Assist DO Chris R-S Chris B Rick V
Registration Bernice McL Bill H Ric T
Fellowship John McL Keith R John W
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Bill Hankinson Lionel Tilley
Mike and Sherryl Gregory (Leader) Alan Wilson
MEETING OF 2ND MARCH
Our Guest Speaker was Dale Jacobsen. Dale was fortunate to be able to fulfil a lifelong dream in 2013 when she took part in a 32-day expedition to Antarctica. Led by Australian mountaineer and geologist, Greg Mortimer, the expedition onboard the Russian icebreaker Ortelius left Ushuaia, taking in the Antarctic Peninsula and sailing through the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas before reaching their goal — the Ross Sea.
The Ortelius anchored in McMurdo Sound for five days, enabling Dale and her fellow expeditioners plenty of time to visit Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery and Terra Nova huts and Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod hut, all over 100 years old and beautifully preserved by the New Zealand Heritage Trust. She travelled by helicopter into the Taylor Dry Valley, the driest place on earth where it hasn’t rained in a million years.
They sailed through a Force 10 storm in the Southern Ocean on the way to New Zealand, stopping off at World Heritage Listed Macquarie Island to sit amongst king penguins.
Dale showed slides of penguins, seals, icebergs and mountains caught in the midnight sun. A truly life-changing experience.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
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.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Bryan Mason on Romac.
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
FOLLOWING A RECENT TALK ABOUT BREWING, A STORY ON THE POTENTIAL DOWNSIDE OF THAT ACTIVITY
TWO IRISH WOMEN IN A BAR
Two women were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one looks at the other and says:
'I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland.'
The other woman responds proudly: 'Yes, I sure am!'
The first one says: 'So am I! And where about in Ireland are ya from?'
The other woman answers: 'I'm from Dublin , I am.'
The first one responds: 'So, am I!! And what street did you live on in Dublin ?'
The other woman says: 'A lovely little area. It was in the west end. I lived on Warbury Street in the old central part of town.'
The first one says: 'Faith, and it's a small world. So did I! So did I! And what school did ya go to?'
The other woman answers: 'Well now, I went to Holy Heart of Mary, of course..'
The first one gets really excited and says: 'And so did I! Tell me, what year did you graduate?'
The other woman answers: 'Well, now, let's see. I graduated in 1964.'
The first woman exclaims: 'The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same pub tonight! Can you believe it? I graduated from Holy Heart of Mary in 1964 meself!'
About this time, Michael walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer.
Brian, the bartender, walks over to Michael shaking his head and mutters: 'It's going to be a long night tonight.'
Michael asks: 'Why do you say that, Brian?'
Brian answers: 'The Murphy twins are drunk again.'
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