WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2018
THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Gordon Jones video and our own Greg Williams on "My Story".
Apologies to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 20th.
21st Feb 7th Mar 21st Mar
Duty Officer Malcolm B Rick V Michael G
Assist DO Jeff C Chris R-S Sherryl G
Registration CL C Greg W Bernice McL
Fellowship Melinda M John W Andy S
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Rick Vickers (Leader) John and Bernice McLennan
Jim Atkinson (Leader) Keith Rogers John Whan
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7TH FEBRUARY
President Alan opened the meeting by welcoming a full house of members, partners, guest speaker and other guests including PP Tom Malone.
President Alan then reported that: - the visit to RainForest Liqueurs had been much enjoyed by all participants.
- he would like the Club to enter a team for a ROMAC Trivia Competiiton in Caloundra on 1st March.
- the District Conference starts on 22nd April.
- he has arranged for the Club's office bearers to be recorded in the bulletin.
Jim A said that some dues were outstanding.
Rick V spoke about the upcoming cross country Championships at the Golf Club at which we are committed to parking duties:
- 5th May Sunshine Coast Regional
- 4th August Queensland State
- 25th August Australian National. This will be a big one!
CL reported that the Club's $250 had been reinvested in KIVA projects. She explained how KIVA worked.
Chris B said that the Interact Club had from 14 to 20 attendees at their meetings. They had helped to organise the games at the Aussie Day Expo.
Bernice reported that the 24 February deadline for community grants was approaching.
The Sergeant was then let loose on an unsuspecting and unwitting audience.
Our Guest Speaker Desley Malone was introduced by Ric T, who in one of his many incarnations, was a former President of the Histoical Society. Desley began by outlining the successful relocation of the Glenferna farm house to Bryce Lane. The refurbishment of the building continues and it will be used to house many of the society's records and artifacts.
She then gave a detailed history of the opening up of the local area with details of the original selectors. The selectors had to reside,clear and fence their properties and provide a living. With maps and photographs she showed how inaccessible the land was and the difficulties that these first settlers
faced. The timber getters were the real pioneers who opened up the country. As land was cleared, dairy farming began and the township began to be settled.
There were pictures of the hotel (1907), the bridging of the Obi and bullock carts (with Bill's grandfather) going through the town.
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 Greg Beard on Sisters of Mercy.
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Les Hall on the Fauna & Flora of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
District Conference Maroochydore RSL
BIRTHDAYS FOR FEBRUARY
18th Jeff Cornfoot 28th Marlene Hankinson
MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
President - Alan Wilson
Vice President - Michael Gregory
Secretary - Bernice McLennan
Treasurer - Jim Atkinson
Vocational - Ric Townsend
Club Admininstration / Membership - Philip Stark
International/Foundation - Angela Griffin/ CL Claridge
Community Relations/Youth - Greg Williams
Service Projects - Rick Vickers/Chris Ross-Smith/Jeff Cornfoot
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley
Guest Speakers - Michael Gregory
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
ONE FOR THE ETYMOLOGISTS AMONGST US
AN AMAZING 2-LETTER ENGLISH WORD
PARDON THE PUN---BUT ARE YOU---‘UP’---FOR A GIGGLE
A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition:
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word. It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv.], [prep.], [adj.], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times,this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: a drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, the earth soaks it UP. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . My time is UP!
Oh .. . . One more thing: What are the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
Now I'll shut UP!
THE FIRST OF AN OCCASIONAL SERIES OF POSTER GUIDES FOR THE NEW "MIDDLE AGED"