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.
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
Roly Neiper (Leader) Phillip Stark Greg Williams
Malcolm Baker (Leader) Ric Townsend Chris Brooker
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.
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
Board Meeting at the Masonic Hall.
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Fiona Hawkins on Home Care.
Masonic Hall at 5:30pm for Club Assembly.
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?"
"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
"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
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
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
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
7.High School Project Jim Atkinson
8.Membership/ 9.Qld Australian Cross Country Athletics Title
USC Project Committee Rick Vickers
Phillip Stark Greg Williams
CL Claridge Chris Brooker
Roly Nieper 10.Plan for Maleny Education Support Fund
Chris Ross-Smith Angela Griffin