Saturday, 17 October 2020

 "THE RANGE"  Vol. 62 No.8

WEDNESDAY 21St OCTOBER 2020

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Business Meeting.

APOLOGIES AND MEALS
Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTERS
                        21st Oct          4th Nov       18th Nov                
Duty Officer    Bernice McL    Fran T         Chris R-S         
Assist DO       Jim A               Alan W        Jeff C                   
Registration    Phillip S          Lionel T        Laurelle O
Fellowship      James McC     Bill H          John McL           

WOOLWORTH SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
14th November
0730 - 1030  Jim A  Bernice McL  Greg W

1030 - 1330  Brian A  Roly N  Rick V

12th December
TBA

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7TH OCTOBER
We had a couple of guests at our dinner meeting. Ric T introduced Val France for a second time to our meeting and Jeff C introduced Peter McQuoit who is new to Maleny from Samford. I believe Jeff mentioned that Peter was a volunteer at our Blues Drive-In concert in July.
Val F gave a short account about the group Speak Up Now to combat Domestic Violence and the newly restored Red Bench, outside the post office, which is a collaboration of various groups and the Red Rose Foundation. Most of the work on the bench was done by our tireless Malcolm Baker. There will be the official unveiling of the Red Bench on Friday morning 9th October with Councillor Winston Johnston and Val told us there will be more red benches popping up in Maleny.
Lionel T spoke about the Settlers Green on the Maleny Precinct giving us an update on the trials and tribulations of the installation of Children’s Playground equipment. He also did a plug for the 2021 calendars.
Bernice mentioned about the upcoming Mental Health Day on the 21st October, the same date as our next dinner at the hotel. Everyone is to come wearing a hat, of any description.
Jeff C promoted the End Polio dinner he is organizing at the RSL on 28th October.
Paulette spoke about the vocational night and how everyone seemed to particularly enjoy the wine tasting and pizzas at Finbars/Jen’s Pizza.
The conference on Sunday 8th November which this year will be held in Lawnton was mentioned as we need a minimum of two people from the club to attend, so that we are eligible for apply for district and global grants.
Craig S mentioned Movember and so far, he and Greg W are taking part in this. Greg has already started to grow his moustache for next month, however it wasn’t that noticeable yet.
Paulette also talked about the Maleny Commerce organized Christmas Festival this year being held instead at the showgrounds as a Christmas Music Concert and that the service clubs only will be providing food and Chris B has nominated Rotary to run the bar instead of food as it’s easier and more profitable. Whether this proceeds will depend on the grant that Maleny Commerce has applied for.
Bernice gave us a bit of an update about the Christmas Tree Festival and what is happening instead. She had lost her email about the event however recalled that this year to have a Covid safe event, it had been decided to have videos instead of trees. The theme is HOPE.
Jim A updated us on the Sausage Sizzles and how we have been invited to be included in the roster for the Woolies’ ones. Rotary will replace the Historical Society who have been doing it up to now. It was a unanimous decision to join in these as they are far more profitable than those previously held in Maple Street. So, Saturday 17th October will be our first one and it was decided to have two teams, three
people doing the 7.30 to 10.30am shift and a further three doing the 10.30am to 1.30pm shift.
Chris B conducted the sergeant’s fines in his usual style bringing loads of laughter to the evening.


The highlight of the evening was to see Keith Rogers being awarded a Paul Harris fellowship. As you are reading this, Keith is the person who, with undisputed regularity, puts together this blog every fortnight for all of us to read.

Wayne Litherland from ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) was our guest and speaker for the evening. Since 1988, over 500 children have been assisted in hospitals in Australia and NZ. They now help up to 40-50 children per year from Timor Leste, PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga.
Wayne showed us a video which gave a good coverage of what valuable work ROMAC does. Wayne then related a couple of stories that particularly touched him of children he had encountered and the difference that ROMAC had made to their lives. 
One was the story of Vincent who had not just his first aircraft flight but also his first ride in a car and the puffer jacket they had given him as he was so underdressed for a cold climate which he had never experienced. Later back home on the island, Wayne saw Vincent proudly still wearing his puffer jacket as he played, even though he must have been cooking in it. ROMAC has turned life around for many children over the 32 years.

Paulette gave the vote of thanks.

FUTURE MEETINGS AND EVENTS
23rd October
Train Ride for Polio Day.

28th October
Polio Fund Raising Dinner at the RSL.

4th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Clive Waring on Heritage Photos.

8th November
Rotary Foundation Seminar at St Columban's.

11th November
Board Meeting

18th November
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for AGM.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR OCTOBER
26th Rick and Cilla

BIRTHDAYS FOR OCTOBER
12th Gloria Rogers  14th Keith Rogers  16th Kerry Neiper  28th Bernice McLennan  30th Andy Schouteten  31st Gillian Allen

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT 

This is the first time I have heard about Paraprosdokians. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. Groucho Marx used the form frequently.

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you ... but it's still on my list.

 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

 5. We never really grow up -- we only learn how to act in public.

 6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left.

 7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

 8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, "In case of emergency, notify... " I answered " a doctor."

 11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

13. I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.

14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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