WEDNESDAY 15th November 2017
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker our own Dr CL Claridge on Shed The Light Nepal.
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 14th.
15th Nov 6th Dec 14th Dec
Duty Officer Malcolm B Michael G Rick V
Assist DO Jeff C Sherryl G Lionel T
Registration Bill H Andy S Jim A
Fellowship Keith R Ric T Chris B
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Jeff C (Leader) Angela G Keith R
Rick V (Leader) Andy S Lionel T
John and Bernice McL (Leader) Bill H
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
President Alan welcomed visitors Agnes from Maleny and Peter from Beerwah, who were first time visitors to the Club, as well as Kelly who is hosting Adria,our Youth Exchange Student.
Chris Brooker reminded us all of the valour of the soldiers of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba 100 years ago on the afternoon of 31 October 1917. It was a bold attack when 800 men of the 4th and 12th Light Horse regiments charged across open desert and over the Turk trenches with bayonets in hand. The charge captured Beersheba and opened the way to Jerusalem.
A song by Graham Roger and a toast proposed by Rick Vickers to the Maleny Light Horse Troop completed the commemoration.
Reports from the President and Directors included:
I. The appointment of a small group by the Board to build on the review of membership undertaken by Phillip Stark. The aim is to enhance the vibrancy and size of the Club. There is the possibility of an independent survey through USC about perceptions of Rotary in the Maleny community.
II. Bernice reminded members to return their Youth Declaration forms before she went on vacation.
III. Jeff updated Melbourne Cup arrangements and the good numbers attending despite the increased competition.
IV. Calendar sales were underway and CL volunteered to host the kiosk on 11 November to sell.
V. Ric reported that the proposed Glasshouse/ Maleny debate had been postponed.
VI. Rick sought volunteers for the SC Evacuation exercise from 08.30 to 2pm on 29 November.
VII. Bernice advised that more Club shirts were being ordered if anyone wanted more – orders to Treasurer Jim.
VIII. The Christmas party was being organised for 20 Dec at the Hankinson's place and entertainment was being organised by Chris B.
Chris Brooker took to the stage again to dispense fines for “misdemeanors” including Rick T who absconded with the key to the male toilet which was hooked to a large toilet brush!; Bernice for yet another birthday; Angela for being a media tart; Jeff for continuing to hide from his wife that he had bought a brand new motorbike; and David for donating 5 litres from his heart and surviving.
Since he had arrived in Australia he had visited Fraser Island (which he thought people were calling Freezer Island) and the Great Barrier Reef; seen whales; learned to surf and cook and how to do the washing up; and play the saxophone in the school band.
He was a regular at the Rotary sausage sizzles - clearly responsible for increasing sales and attracting customers – especially the girls! Adria confirmed he was learning a lot from his Maleny Rotary Club friends and would be returning to Spain in June next year.
Angela gave the vote of thanks.
FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
Masonic Hall at 5:30 for 6:00pm for Club Assembly.
Vocational Night - TBC
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with ADG Linda Morrell on My Rotary.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Kim Kirkman, Ten Tenors and Harp for Healing. This is a Partners Night. NB Held on Thursday.
Christmas Party at Ocean View with thanks to Bill and Marlene.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR NOVEMBER
19th Mike and Sherryl
BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER
2nd Sherryl Gregory 4th Elaine Atkinson 11th Ric Townsend 25th Bill Hankinson
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
A HOPEFUL PARABLE
AN OLD DOG TEACHES ITSELF NEW TRICKS
Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Doberman thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble now!"
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young lion halts his attack in mid-stride, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew!," says the lion, "That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a squirrel, who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the lion. So, off he goes.
The squirrel soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the lion.
The young lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"
Now, the old Doberman sees the lion coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet. Just when they get close enough to hear, the old Doberman says........
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another lion!"
Hopeful moral of this story...
Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and experience will always overcome youth and treachery!