WEDNESDAY 16th August 2017
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Susan Griffith on SafeTalk (Lifeline).
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 15th.
16th August 6th September
Duty Officer John W Roly N
Assist DO Michael G Angela G
Registration Robin H Lionel T
Fellowship David F Jeff C
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Chris Brooker (Leader) Angela Griffin John Whan
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Chris Ross-Smith Rick Vickers
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
As the President, Alan Wilson, was unwell the meeting was chaired by IPP Jeff Cornfoot. Following the usual opening formalities Jeff welcomed members with special mention of those returning from a lengthy trip away Angela, Sheryl and Michael. Our Guest Speaker, Judy Stubbs from the Queensland Country Woman’s Association (QWCA) was introduced and welcomed. Judy was accompanied by QCWA member Cynthia Daniels.
Jeff gave a brief overview of the Queensland Cross Country Championships held at the Maleny Golf Club last Saturday. Club members supervised the car parking and were able to raise $486 in donations from a generous public. Next year the Australian Cross Country Championships will be held at the Golf Club over 3 days and we hope to be involved in that. With around 1200 entrants and an estimated 4000 visitors it will be a major event for the Maleny community.
The publicity for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Day fundraising lunch is well underway and we are hoping, indeed expecting it to be another very successful event.
Secretary Bernice presented a letter from Velothon Sunshine Coast thanking club members for their support and offering $400 for our efforts. The event will be held again in 2018.
CL asked for members to consider volunteering as mentors to students at the Maleny Primary School and briefed us on the process and benefits to the students.
Members were relieved to note that the Sergeant was absent and having been saved from frivolous fines we fed the Polio Pig instead. Phillip won the scratch-it prize of $25.
After dinner the Duty Officer, Jim introduced our guest speaker Judy Stubbs from the Maleny branch of the QCWA. The QCWA was formed in Qld in 1922 with a national group being formed in 1928. The first QCWA cookbook was published in Bundaberg 1928 and the funds raised used to establish a hostel for boys from the ‘bush’.
Recognising the need in the community for a healthier diet the QCWA has commenced a program called Country Kitchens and with support from dieticians and Queensland Health they have produced a “Healthy Cookbook”. To support this initiative they have trained ‘facilitators’ to take the program into the community. The primary focus is on education with a particular emphasis on children.
Judy challenged the meeting as to whether we ate 5 serves of vegetables and 2 pieces of fruit a day. A number of catch phrases for healthy living were mentioned including: “a meal should be 50% vegetables,25% protein and 25% carbohydrates”, “sit less move more” and “cook at home”.
As the local facilitator of the QWCA Country Kitchens program Judy is available and keen to present it to local organisations. Judy was thanked by the ADO Jeff.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Russ Stephenson on Malnutrition in PNG.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBA.
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
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A BENEFICIAL MEDICAL OUTCOME
A PSYCHIATRIST VS A BARTENDER
A little something to ponder …..
Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him:
"I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy."
“Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink.
“Come talk to me three times a week, and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”
"How much do you charge?”
“One hundred and fifty dollars per visit", replied the doctor.
“I'll sleep on it", I said.
Six months later the doctor met me on the street.
“Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having”, he asked.
“Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400.00."
A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new pick-up truck.”
“Is that so?”
With a bit of an attitude he said, "And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?"
“He told me to cut the legs off the bed. Ain't nobody under there now.”
THE LESSON FROM THIS STORY IS …..
IT'S ALWAYS BETTER TO GET A SECOND OPINION!