Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 1st November 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.8
WEDNESDAY 1st November 2017

Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Adria, our YEP Student.

Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 31st.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                         1st Nov            15th Nov        6th Dec                              
Duty Officer      Bernice McL    Malcolm B     Michael G                                    
Assist DO         Angela G         Jeff C             Sherryl G                          
Registration      Chris B             Keith R          Andy S
Fellowship        John W             Bill H             Ric T  

4th November
Roly N  (Leader)  Andy S  John W

18th November
Jeff C  (Leader)  Angela G  Keith R

2nd December
John & Bernice McLennan  (Leader)  Lionel T

President Alan opened the meeting by welcoming members, partners, Adria, our guest speaker Brian Springer, Greg Williams and members of his family.  He then proceeded to induct Greg as a member of the Club which was greeted by a standing ovation.  Greg spoke of his history in Maleny and his work with a number of  community organisations.  He looked forward to contributing to the Club.

Ric T reported that he had carried out his psychology test with the Glasshouse Club. There was a suggestion that the two Clubs might debate "Is wine preferable to beer?" or some other weighty topic on the Vocational night of 29th November.

Jeff confirmed that he had attended the Interact AGM.  It was a good meeting and the committee positions were filled.  The Club had had a successful year and had thanked Fran whose last meeting it was.

Bernice urged members to return their Youth Declaration forms so that they could be submitted to District before 17 November.

Alan informed us that an iPad had been donated to the High School for a student with special needs.

Lionel won the raffle.  This put him in good stead compared to the other unfortunates present who fell foul of the Sergeant's fake news.

Brian Springer, D9600 Ambassador for ShelterBox, began by thanking the Club for its past donations for ShelterBoxes.  He informed us that it was now possible to make smaller donations for other emergency supplies such as family tents, ShelterKits, water filters and mosquito nets.

He gave an audio-visual presentation covering the type of relief work that ShelterBox and Rotary have undertaken.  ShelterBox was founded in 2000 in the town of Helston, Cornwall, UK. That same year the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard adopted it as its millennium project. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families. ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

Brian explained that the work for ShelterBox would never be completed as natural disasters will continue to occur worldwide, meaning an ongoing need to supply displaced families with basic shelter, helping to turn despair into hope.

Lionel gave the vote of thanks.
8th November
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

15th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with our own CL and a Shed The Light update.

22nd November
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

29th November
Vocational Night - TBC

19th Mike and Sherryl

2nd Sherryl Gregory  4th Elaine Atkinson  11th Ric Townsend  25th Bill Hankinson 


I have a little GPS
I've had it all my life
It’s better than the normal ones
My GPS is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
"It's thirty miles an hour", it says
"You're doing thirty five"

It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it's never ever
Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene.

It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I'm sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice.
It fills me up with counselling,
Each journey's pretty fraught;
So why don't I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I'm properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And - keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I do wish that once in a while
I could turn the damned thing off.

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