Sunday, 1 October 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 4th October 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.6
WEDNESDAY 4th October 2017

Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for DG's Official Visit - Partners welcome.

Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 3rd.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                            4th Oct             18th Oct                               
Duty Officer         Jim A                Ric T                                
Assist DO            Robin H            Rick V                          
Registration        John McL          CL C
Fellowship           Keith R             Melinda M  

14th October
Mike and Sherryl Gregory (Leader)  Chris Ross-Smith

28th October
ANO  Phillip Stark  Malcolm B

With President Alan at another service club event, Jim chaired the meeting and welcomed guests. Chris reported that he represented the club on the support committee for TS Centaur. A requirement for the group is to have community support in their operation. Chris also reported that the Interact Club is going well with 22-25 members attending meetings. They are looking at a succession plan for the teacher support to continue the great work that Fran has done with  the Interact Club over the years.

Jim reported that three members had worked on the car parking at the community tree planting at the Community Precinct on Sunday 17 September. Three other members were engaged in the planting which was in the wetland area east of the Light-horse Museum.

Guest speaker for the night was Alan Still from the Maleny Weather Station. Alan explained that he had moved from Brisbane to Elimbah before coming to Maleny in 2015. Meteorology is his hobby, while computing and specifically, designing and building websites, is his occupation. He started his presentation with a lesson on Meteorology 101. He said that weather had 4 ingredients - Moisture, Temperature, Wind and Pressure. He compared this to the 4 Ingredients cookbook.

“Combine these and you can cook up a storm” he said. He described the detailed Maleny weather records kept since 1893, and sent around a few laminated sheets of historical data for our interest. He paid tribute to the late Patrick Stacey who had recorded weather at the Maleny Weather Station in Tamarind Street, since the 1980’s.

Alan, with two other Maleny residents Mal and David, has set about creating the Maleny Weather website at . It is a comprehensive and highly interactive website which was launched in June 2017. Alan unpacked the features and sections of the website for us. There are sections on the weather station itself, and the number of reports it can calculate and display, as well as short and long term weather forecasts on the ‘weather’ tab. Other sections include climate, astronomy - Alan said weather and astronomy go hand in hand, as well as history of the weather station.

Members are encouraged to check the site out to see the full range of information it contains, which is very amazing since the site has only been operational such a short time.

Alan concluded his presentation with descriptions of the four basic cloud forms, cloud forecasting, and he showed us some images of weird cloud examples. It was an interesting talk, and Alan and his team are to be congratulated for their enthusiasm and endeavours to create the website which will prove to be a valuable community resource.

Sherryl gave the vote of thanks.
11th October
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th October 
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.

25th October
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.

1st November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker TBC.

26th Rick and Cilla

12th Gloria Rogers  14th Keith Rogers  16th Kerry Neiper  28th Bernice McLennan  30th Andy Schouteten

Our roving reporter caught this action shot on the Bruce Highway


With apologies in advance to our Lady Members.

A six year old goes to the hospital with her grandmother to visit her Grandpa.

When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa's room.

"Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "As soon as Grandma comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!"

"What?" said her Grandpa.

"Make a noise like a frog!"

"Why?" asked her Grandpa.

"Because Grandma said that, as soon as you croak, we’re all going to Disney Land!”

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