Saturday, 25 June 2016
Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 29th June 2016
WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE 2016
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBA.
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.
29 June 6th July 20th July
Duty Officer John McL Alan W
Assist DO Keith R Phillip S
Registration Bernice McL Sherryl G Bill H
Fellowship Andy S
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Bill Hankinson (Leader) Phillip Stark ANO
MEETING OF 15TH JUNE
In President Jeff's absence overseas, PP Ric chaired the meeting of the month and welcomed members, partners, PP John Bolton and guests Debra Hammond of Maleny Optical, Graeme and Jennifer Brittenden.
Lionel T reported that the judging to select the photographs for the calendar was due on 25 June. Additionally he and David Fraser would be attending the Glasshouse changeover on 27th June.
Alan W gave a report on District Assembly. He also said he would attend the Woombye Changeover on 23 June.
Rick V thanked those members who had completed his MCCU risk assessment.
Jim A announced that volunteers would be needed for parking at Muscle on the Mountain on 3 July. He also tabled the Shelter Box Certificate for our recent donation.
John W introduced the Guest Speaker Graeme Brittenden who graduated in Commerce in 1952 and worked with IBM, followed by Defence Housing and then an interest in retirement villas before retiring in 2007. Graeme interrupted his retirement four years ago by setting himself a challenge – how do we synchronise our clocks within the eastern states? His talk was titled Íts About ....Time.
His case is based on the claim by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, (CCIQ) that our clocks being 'out of synch’ with the rest of the eastern seaboard during "summer time" costs the state economy about $1,000,000 per hour or $4.37 BILLION per annum. This has been going on now for 41 of the past 45 summers. The total sum so far - $179 BILLION!
He does not wish to introduce summer time to Queensland and his solution is for both Queensland, NSW and Victoria to move their standard time forward by 30 minutes and for summer time to be abolished. 88% of the nation's population would remain on the same time zone for the future, leading to considerable savings. Clocks need never be changed again after this proposal is enacted. There had been an opportunity to make this change in 1898/99 but it had been muffed by the various state governments. There have since been more than 200 time zone changes!
Keith R thanked Graeme for his talk and presented him with our history and, somewhat bizarrely, with our 2015 calendar.
POPENDETTA SECONDARY SCHOOL, ORO PROVINCE, PNG
Alan W recently received the following letter from the Head Master of this school:
Subject: THANK YOU – COMPUTERS AND BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED.
The Cartons of computers and books have finally arrived at Popondett Scondary School.
There are 8 laptop and 9 desk top computers. 6 of the laptops started well when checked whilst 1 had no operating system and the other had a crack (but working alright). The desktops were okay. 7 were sent to the students’ computer lab while two put in the staff room for teachers use. The laptops were given to Head of Subject Departments as it is not quite safe to send to the students’ lab. The books are been processed in the library now and will be on the shelves soon. I have instructed the librarian to send the books appropriate for lower grades to the primary schools nearby.
It has been quite a struggle in getting the items to finally arrive at its destination. Mr. Wilson, besides you and your good wife (our wantok) who initiated, gathered and sent the items, the goods would not have arrived here without the help of all our nice friends in between.
On behalf of the students, staff and the board of governors, I take this time to acknowledge and express our gratitude to first of all, you and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. George Grant and the DIK team there, Mr. John Vellacot of DIK Port Moresby, Elsie Dabinyaba and husband Rommey, Mr. Bundu and all others who helped in one way or another.
We have 845 students of grades 9 -12 with average class size of 45. We have only 1 computer lab and usually, 3-4 students share 1 computer during lessons. We had 17 computers in the lab and with the 7 new ones, there are 24 now. After checking the computers we announced the good news to the students and staff and every one were very happy. So all your kind gesture and goodwill will go a long way in helping our students.
We hope and pray that our link with DIK QLD will not end here (after this experience) but continue to grow and that you will continue to help us.
Thank you very much everyone. May God bless each one of you abundantly.
Mr. Clarence Honani
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Change Over at The Old Bank Cafe at 6:30 for 7:00pm. Partners Night.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker PDG Dai Mason on Council on Legislation.
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.
BIRTHDAY FOR JUNE
21st Peter Wilkinson
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
1st Chris and Judi Ross-Smith 16th Alan and Mary Wilson
NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
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