Thursday, 10 November 2022

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 16th November 2022


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for the Annual General Meeting followed by a Business Meeting. 

Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

                       16th Nov        7th Dec            21st Dec
Duty Officer    Michael G       Lionel T           Neal A
Assist DO       S
herryl G        Renee H         Peter McQ
Registration    Bernice McL   James McC    Malcolm B
Des C             Jared A           Chris B

26 Nov   
0730 - 1030  Phillip S   Sherryl G   Des C 

               1030 - 1330  Roly N   Chris B   Ric T

1. Well, first off a massive congratulations to all those on the sub committee for organizing such an amazingly successful inaugural Charity Golf Day at the Maleny Golf Club. I can’t believe we had such a big turnout of players and what about the best day weather wise that we could have asked for!! Over $9,000 profit is phenomenal and that’s a great sum to give to both Orange Sky, so they can help so many more homeless people, and to RAWCS to help those in Ukraine who have lost so much this year.
2. It’s AGM time at our next meeting! This is when we seek nominations for the committee starting 1 July 2023, which is a bit odd, when with most AGMs the existing roles are relinquished then and the new committee starts immediately after the AGM.
If you haven’t seen a copy of the Nomination Form that Bernice sent out this week, get in touch with Bernice and she’ll send you out a copy again. If you are seriously thinking about joining the committee and interested in any of the roles listed and maybe have a couple of questions, feel free to call me or one of the other current committee members about what’s involved.
The difference this year is with the Secretary’s position. It’s split into two parts now which will make it easier to do. The Secretary role is fine for someone to do who is looking to travel as it can all be done online. So as long as you have a phone and a laptop and an internet connection occasionally, there’s no reason to stay in Maleny for this position. 
So there is a new position of ‘Minutes Recorder’. For this you will have to attend the board meetings held each month and take the minutes and also send out the agenda, which is an existing template that simply transfers from month to month.
We already have someone showing a strong interest in one of the Director’s roles, so have a think about it. You can transition into one of the roles slowly over the next 7 months. Oh and by the way, I am super keen for someone who thinks the President role looks interesting in a couple of years to take on the President Elect role, which of course doesn’t start until 1 July 2023.
3. We are hopefully going to be busy next year with the Woodies Expo, confirmed for 2023, and then a few weeks later the Maleny Show. Also, it’s likely that we might be called on for our parking prowess again in early August for a major music event at the Showgrounds, to be organised by the Queensland Music Festival. They are talking about 5,000 people attending a one day event. We’ve already been approached to see if we’re interested in parking vehicles.
4. Lastly, we’ve got a Vocational Night on this month, now scheduled for 23 November. We are going to be given a tour of the new SES facilities on Macadamia Drive at 5.30pm and then we’ll go for yummy pizza and drinks at Jen’s Pizza at Finbars. We’ll be taking numbers attending at next week’s meeting and I’m sure there will be an email doing the rounds as well. Anyway, let Craig know if you are planning on coming along.

President Paulette welcomed 18 members and guest speaker Nathan Dodd to the meeting.
Greg W reported on the Festuri Multi Cultural Festival held at Beerwah on last Saturday, where our Club joined with the RC of Glasshouse Country in having a stall promoting Rotary. One positive from the event was that it looks like Glasshouse will gain a new member.
Craig S advised that there will be a vocational visit on November 23rd to the new SES and RFS headquarters in Maleny commencing at 5.30pm and afterwards having dinner at Jen’s Pizza. As Jen is not able to renew her lease at the Purple Palate complex, this will be the last opportunity for the Club to savour Jen’s Pizza’s.
Rick V advised that there will be an Australia Day event at the Showgrounds next year, although it will not be the same as previous years. At this stage there will be a Flag Raising ceremony at TS Centaur followed by a Citizenship Ceremony. It is not known at this stage if APEX will be putting on their traditional Breakfast. Rick will keep the Club updated as more information becomes available.
Jim A reported on the highly successful Golf Day held at the Maleny Golf Club on Friday 28th October. Fortunately the weather on the day was fine and warm and 73 golfers hit off at 9am. With the support of many sponsors and donations, the day was not only a success socially but financially. The golf competition raised $8,446 and, when the proceeds of the raffle are added, the total raised on the day was $9,283 which is an outstanding result. Jim thanked the organising committee of Roly, Lionel, Jeff, Craig and Greg for the smooth running of the day and particularly Roly, whose idea it was to have a Golf Day. Jim also thanked those members who helped on the day, particularly the breakfast BBQ cooks who were run off their feet cooking bacon and eggs for the hungry Golfers!!! It is hoped to run another Golf Day in 2023, probably in late September.
Greg advised that the “Lift the Lid” walk for mental health that was to be held in Maleny has been cancelled .
Paulette reminded members that the Maleny Christmas Festival will be held in Maple Street on 9 December. The Club will be running a BBQ outside the Maleny Food Co on the night, as well as storytelling.
Talking of storytelling, Sergeant Chris was back on deck again and was up to his old tricks of fining members for anything and everything - some true and some not so true!!
Phillip introduced the Guest Speaker  Nathan Dodd. Nathan, who lives in North Maleny, is a Level 3 cricket coach. Nathan who hails from Lismore (Go the Blues!!!) had a love of cricket since his early days of playing in his back yard. He eventually moved to Sydney to further his cricket career, playing Grade Cricket for the strong Manly Warringah Cricket Club. He soon realised that he had a talent for coaching, so successfully undertook a level 3 coaching course with Cricket Australia. His first coaching position was with the Sandgate-Redcliff Club, where he enjoyed considerable success. He was then appointed as coach of the Australian Men’s Disability Cricket team. The team consists of men who have an IQ of lower than 75 and with a permanent intellectual disability. He was with the team as they played competitions in many countries around the world. Nathan stressed that Cricket Australia gave the Australian Disability team the same level of support that they give to all Australian Teams, from having the same uniforms to having similar support staff. Nathan said that he really enjoyed seeing the members of the team grow both as cricketers and young men. His coaching career also took him to Nepal, where he was coach of one of the franchised teams in Nepal. He said it was very different coaching a franchise team than it was coaching the national team. As well as playing in front of crowds of 20,000 plus, the franchise owners expected results and didn’t take “no” for an answer. Nathan has also coached the Northern Territory women’s team, and is currently assisting ex Qld Bulls player Chris Wildermuth as he attempts to again play first class cricket.
Jim thanked Nathan for his interesting talk and expressed his delight that there was now another “Blues” supporter in Maleny!!!
23 Nov  Vocational visit to new RFS and SES complex, followed by Jen's Pizza.

7 Dec  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Dinner Meeting with Guest Speaker Michael Hinds of BOQ Maleny on Protection From Online Scamming.

9 Dec Maleny Christmas Festival in Maple Street.

14 Dec Board Meeting.

21 Dec Christmas Party at Roly and Kerry Neiper's home.

12th Ric and Jacinta Townsend  19th Michael and Sherryl Gregory

2nd Sherryl Gregory  11th Ric Townsend  25th Bill Hankinson  29th Brian Allen