Thursday, 9 November 2017

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 15th November 2017

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 59 No.9
WEDNESDAY 15th November 2017

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.

DUTY ROSTERS                       
                         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  

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

2nd December
Rick V (Leader)  Andy S  Lionel T

16th December
John and Bernice McL (Leader)  Bill H


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.

Our speaker for the evening was our very own Youth Exchange Student – Adria from Barcelona who had been sponsored in Spain by the Santa Marta Club.   He was born on 4 May 2001 and lived in the town of Valldorex, which had a population of 8000. He was fond soccer, downhill biking and motorbiking and Chic – his little Jack Russell dog.

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

29th November
Vocational Night - TBC

6th December
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with ADG Linda Morrell on My Rotary.

13th December
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

14th December
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.

20th December
Christmas Party at Ocean View with thanks to Bill and Marlene.

19th Mike and Sherryl

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


An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and, before long, discovers that he's lost.

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!

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