Sunday, 31 July 2016

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 3rd August 2016

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 58 No.3
WEDNESDAY 3RD AUGUST 2016

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Paul Boulton on UFO Research.

APOLOGIES
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                                3rd August         17th August         7th September                 
Duty Officer             Roly N                Sherryl G             Jim A                        
Assist DO                Ric T                  Michael G            Malcolm B                
Registration             Keith R              John McL             Bernice McL
Fellowship               John W              Angela G              Jeff C
        
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
13th August
Michael and Sherryl Gregory (Leaders)  Andy Shouteten

27th August
Jeff Cornfoot  (Leader)  Angela Griffin  Keith Rogers

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff opened a crowded meeting by welcoming our guests who included PDG Dai Mason and his wife as well as representatives from the Glasshouse Mountains, Nambour and Nambour 76 Clubs.

The guest speaker for the evening was PDG Dai. He spoke about his recent attendance at the Rotary International Council of Legislation 2016 in Chicago, USA. The topics covered by Dai in his address were:

1.What is the Council On Legislation (COL)? – in essence it is Rotary’s parliament where proposed enactments and resolutions are debated and voted on; the Council meets every 3 years;

2. Who attends? – District representatives, members at large, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, administration team and Chair and Co-Chair;

3. Proposals for COL 2016 – changes to the constitution, by-laws, resolutions to the Board of RI and setting of RI dues for 3 years;

4. Overview – Dai briefly described the procedures regarding registration, training sessions, assembly and social events;

5. Major changes – a few of the major changes adopted by the Council in relation to club flexibility were:
 meeting schedule requirement now twice a month;
now under section 4.010 of the By- Laws (Membership in Clubs) a club may adopt rules or requirements not in accordance with 4.030.- 4.060. of the By-Laws and such rules or requirements shall supersede the rules or requirements of these sections of these By-Laws;
Rotaractors can become members;
distinction between e-club and traditional clubs deleted.
In relation to clubs, Board Minutes to be provided within 60 days, Treasurer shall be a member of the Board and admission fees deleted from By-Laws.

RI dues were set as follows: 2017-2018 US$60; 2018-2019 US$64; 2019-2020 US$68;

6. Post COL actions – Dai briefly spoke on clubs' righst to object to legislation, publication of legislation and the need for clubs to review and amend their constitutions and by-laws;

7. Personal reflections – in conclusion Dai gave his thoughts on his attendance at the COL some of which were: cumbersome process (but workable), however, in 2019 resolutions will not be considered which should help the process; not enough time for informed debate; delegates could be per zone rather than district.

At the conclusion Phillip S thanked Dai for his interesting presentation in terms of general interest in how the Council of Legislation operates and specific interest as regards the more important changes which were enacted and which will have a direct bearing on our club.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
10th August
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

17th August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for District Governor's visit with Partners welcome.

24th August
Masonic Hall at 5:50 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly with cheese and biscuits.

31st August
Vocational visit to Brouhaha brewery in Coral Street.

7th September
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Cathy Booth on Umoja Orphanage.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR AUGUST
15th  Phillip and Janice Stark  29th Angela and Mike

BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
17th Malcolm Baker  20th Jocelyn Brooker  28th Mary Wilson and Lionel Tilley

NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
FOR PURISTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A GUIDE TO ITS CORRECT USE FROM A CULTURED MEMBER




What is the plural of octopus, cactus, nucleus, hippopotamus, gladiolus, platypus?

Were you expelled from a private school for being naughty and therefore missed out on a classical education and the ability to pluralise the Latin or Greek noun? Never mind your pedant friend is here to help.

The plural depends on whether the word has a Latin or Greek basis. Greek derived words end in the conventional –es-, while Latin ones have a plural ending in -i-. Therefore the Latin plurals of cactus, fungus, stimulus, nucleus, radius, hippopotamus  all correctly end as in cacti, fungi, stimuli, nuclei,
radii and hippopotami, although the average common user today can be efficient and just refer to those animals as ‘hippos’.

Greek based plurals therefore are caucuses, ignoramuses, hiatuses, sinuses, foetuses, prospectuses, viruses, platypuses and octopuses.

Through (incorrect) recent usage, the term ‘platypi’ and ‘octopi’ is also used for the plural, although this is technically incorrect and a form of  pseudo-Latin (read this as the ignorant snob who pretends to know everything); the correct Greek plural would be ‘platypodes’ and ‘octopodes’ as the singular
form of ‘pod’, meaning ‘foot’ is ‘podes’ or ‘pedes’ .i.e. millipedes, centipedes. So the correct common term is platypuses and octopuses.

Enjoy your next trivia night smugly knowing your Greek and Latin declensions.







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