Thursday, 28 June 2018

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 4th July 2018

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 60 No.1
WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY 2018

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Phil Thamm on Australian Military Airborne.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
RSVP to Bernice before noon on Tuesday 3rd. Please ensure that your meal order is lodged by 6:45pm at the meeting.

DUTY ROSTERS                
                           4th July         18th July        1st August                       
Duty Officer        Roly N           Michael G      Chris B  
Assist DO           Greg W          Sherryl G       Bill H     
Registration        Peter McG     John W          CL C     
Fellowship          Chris R-S       Alan W          John McL

SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
14th July
Roly Neiper (Leader)  Phillip Stark  Greg Williams

28th July
Malcolm Baker (Leader)  Ric Townsend  Chris Brooker  

CLUB ORGANISATION
Details of the make up of the current Board and Committees can be found at the end of this bulletin.

MEETING OF 18TH JUNE
President Alan began by welcoming all members and introducing visiting Rotarian Nev and his wife from Stanthorpe and a potential new member Paulette Steele.



He then provided details of the proposed program, including assigning tasks to members, for the Changeover dinner at the Orangery Restaurant on Wednesday 27 June.


To test the knowledge of members on Rotary, President Alan asked a series of questions on Rotary firsts – as to whether members passed the test was open to conjecture although, it must be pointed out, a number of questions were rather difficult:- for example, where was the first Rotary club in a non-English speaking country?

Chris B advised members that whilst the number of volunteers he had for Muscle on the Mountain on 1 July would probably enough, he would like additional help if possible.  He then, as per usual, provided the light entertainment for everyone with his sergeant’s session. Fines were meted out to all and sundry for any misdemeanor, misdeed, wrongdoing, faux pas, lapse, slip or sin or for anything really – real or imagined.

After dinner, Melinda M introduced the guest speaker Gordon Ferguson who spoke about Scottish bagpipes. In his address Gordon spoke about his life-time involvement with the bagpipes stretching over fifty years during which time:
- he played in many countries including Canada, Russia and France;
- as part of the Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band won five consecutive world championships between 1965 and 1969;
- played at two Edinburgh Military Tattoos and for the Queen at a private function.

Gordon related how he went from humble beginnings near Glasgow to his time in the 214th Boys Brigade Company, his successful undertaking college study in management accounting, his time as a practicing accountant and of his emigration to Australia, whilst from an early age maintaining his passion for playing the bagpipes – except for the time he was helping to raise his young family.

Since moving to Queensland, Gordon has played with the Queensland Irish Pipe Band and the Queensland Highlanders Pipe Band and in recent years has been a full-time member of the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums and travelled with them to play at the prestigious 2006 Edinburgh Military Tattoo; he now offers his ervices by way of playing at private functions and providing tuition.

Gordon finished his address by playing a short medley of tunes. Phillip S gave the vote of thanks.

PHF AWARDS
Sincere congratulations to Bernice McLennan, Jeff Cornfoot and Greg Williams who have just received this recognition.  This is the second such award for Bernice and Jeff.

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS
11th July  
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.

18th July
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.

25th July
Masonic Hall at 5:30pm for Club Assembly.

1st August
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Roslyn Leslie on Wilvos.

BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY
8th Peter McGuirk  11th Roly Neiper and Jacinta Townsend  20th Beth Wann
 
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES?

Siamese twins walk into a pub in Sydney and park themselves on a bar stool.

One of them says to  the bartender

"Don't mind us, we're  joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. We'll have two VB's, thanks."

The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers.

"Been on holiday  recently, lads?"

"Off to the States  next month," says John. "We go to the States every year, hire a car and drive for miles, don't we, Jim?"

Jim agrees.

"Ah, The States!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country ...... the climate, the beer,  the culture .. .. ..." 

"Nah, we don't like that American crap," says John. "Pies, peas and VB, that's us, hey, Jim?  And we  can't stand the Yanks; not civil and polite like us

Aussies."

"So why keep going to  the States?" asks the bartender.
 
"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive.”



 MALENY ROTARY CLUB EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR 2018-2019
BOARD MEMBERS
 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
 
Other Roles
Minute Recorder - Lionel Tilley  
Guest Speakers  - Michael Gregory                                          
Bulletin Editor - Keith Rogers

MALENY ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEES   
1.Grants Committee            2.RAWCS - Ebenezer Zambia 
Confidential                         Angela Griffin
                                            CL Claridge
                                            Jim Atkinson
3.RAWCS-Nepal               
Chris Ross-Smith                4.Show Committee
Jim Atkinson                        Bernice McLennan
CL Claridge                         John McLennan
               
5.Social Committee             6.Calendar Committee
Phillip Stark                         Lionel Tilley
Roly Neiper                          Rick Vickers
                                            Jeff Cornfoot 
7.High School Project         Jim Atkinson  
Chris Brooker                         
Jeff Cornfoot                        
Greg Williams               

8.Membership/                     9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
USC Project Committee       Rick Vickers
Phillip Stark                          Greg Williams
CL Claridge                           Chris Brooker
Angela Griffin
Roly Nieper                          10.Plan for Maleny Education Support Fund
Chris Ross-Smith                  Angela Griffin
                                              CL Claridge
                                               Roly Nieper   
                                               Jeff Cornfoot 













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