WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL 2017
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sue Larsen on the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Apologies to Jim before noon on Tuesday.
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Duty Officer Michael G Chris B CL Claridge
Assist DO Sherryl G David F Malcolm B
Registration Phillip S Keith R Ric T
Fellowship Alan W Rick V Bill H
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Rick Vickers (Leader) Ric Townsend Chris Brooker
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Michael and Sherryl Gregory
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Jeff opened the meeting with a report about the success of the DIK packing trip (10 Club members had travelled to Brisbane) and the recent decision of the Board to give $500 each to DIK and ROMAC.
Though the Maleny Interact Club did not win best presentation at the recent Conference they were congratulated on winning it every year for the past 3 years. The Award this year had gone to the most recently established Interact Club near Gympie.
Chris Brooker spruicked the bikes for wheelchairs project – 10 bikes had been stripped so far and more volunteers were needed to dismantle bikes that had been donated.
Other issues covered included: Gazebo sign (now sorted), Community Grants Dinner arrangements, MCSR tour for interested Rotarians on 29 March, Historical Society Open Day on 7 May. There was serious notice of the new Rotary requirements in relation to volunteering involving children – in future the Blue Card was not sufficient and a full police check was now needed for each member. Members were warned never to be alone with an under 18-year-old child.
Chris Ross Smith spruiked the Arts Council event at Community Centre at 2pm on 26 March – Eleanor’s Story.
The Sergeant extracted a few coins from the unwary.
Ken Wishaw, Professor of Paramedic Science at the Sunshine Coast University, was our speaker for the evening. He had been a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and a doctor in Buderim but now retired to pursue his lifelong passion of astronomy. Ken enthralled us with a fascinating talk about the search for and successful identification of a site in Maleny for stargazing.
Apparently, the Maleny Golf Course is potentially one of the top astronomy sites in Australia and, with the support of Cllr Jenny McKay, Ken was in negotiations with the Sunshine Coast Council for the formal designation of the Maleny Golf Course as an “astro tourism” site – the goal being an open air planetarium that would attract stargazers far and wide.
There is to be a demonstration on 24 March on site and the first public event was planned for 1 April.
Ken was seeking feedback on the idea and support – more information on Darksky.org. Angela gave the vote of thanks.
COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDS DINNER
A short report on this successful event at the RSL and details of the recipents of the awards have been published on our blogsite.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Sharon Tregonning on Advanced Care Planning.
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Combined Clubs Meeting at USC.
BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL
1st Nancy Baker 4th Phillip Stark 8th David Fraser 12th Chris Brooker 23rd John McLennan 27th Chris Ross Smith & John Whan
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL
13th Jeff & Jan Cornfoot 26th Bill & Marlene Hankinson
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
US COURT RULES ON HOLY DAYS
In Florida, an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"
The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others.
The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..."
The lawyer said," Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."
The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day.
Court is adjourned..."
You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!