Sunday, 28 November 2021


THE RANGE"  Vol. 64 No.11


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Larissa Bright on Coral Sunscreen. This will be a Partners Night.

Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

                         1 Dec             19 Jan
Duty Officer      Jeff C              Phillip S
Assist DO          Michael G      Paulette S
Registration       Fran T            Laurelle O
Fellowship         Bill H             James McC

0730 - 1030    John and Bernice McL   Fran T    

               1030 - 1330    James McC   Angela G   ANO

Our next meeting at the Maleny Hotel on 1 December is a General Meeting. Please continue logging in with your Qld App but masks are no longer required.
We can all look forward to a very interesting presentation from local Maple Street business proprietor Larissa Bright. She,in conjunction with the CSIRO, manufactures coral inspired sunscreen for improved UV protection. She also produces and distributes a wide range of 100% Australian made natural vegan skincare products
- Membership:
We shall be inducting a new member Jared Ashcroft as a new member, bringing our number up to 33.Our membership team has been working overtime to ensure everything is in place for a very memorable occasion. We can be assured that our club and Maleny and Sunshine Coast hinterland region will a better place because of his service and fellowship. So it will be a Partner Night.
- Speak Up Now Say No to Domestic and Family Violence(SUN):
Huge congratulations to our Sherryl G, who, along other SUN members, made a very professional hour long presentation regarding the history and focus of the local program and its successes to the Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on November.
- Another Red Seat Bench in Maleny:
Sherryl G and other members of the SUN collaborative partnership attended the unveiling of another Red Bench seat at the Uniting Church on 28 Nov. Many thanks to Malcolm Baker for constructing the red bench.
- Elder Abuse Forum:
And a reminder that our SUN collaborative partnership is holding a second free Elder Abuse Forum at the Maleny RSL on 13th December with a 9am start and all are welcome to attend. Please let Sherryl G or me know if you would like to come along. Everyone who attended the forum last year found it very interesting and helpful, particularly leading into the Xmas/New Year period when many families are together and have the opportunity to discuss and/or are confronted with difficult life choices.
- RC of Glasshouse Mountains PHF Award to Robert Irwin:
We have at least 7 Rotarians and 2 Friends of Rotary set to attend the meeting on 29 November at the Beerwah Hotel and look forward to some great fellowship.
- Our 2021 AGM:
Congratulations to Paulette S on her election as our Incoming President for 2021/2022, and President Elect for 2022/2023 and to the rest of Paulette’s team. We can all be very confident that the Club will be in great hands next year and beyond.
- Our local Grants Program:
It was a pleasure to welcome Ray Stewart, President of Maleny Cultural & Historical Society, together with Jon Gutke, CO of TS Centaur Naval Cadets Support Group and Peter Lavery, President of  Maleny Arts Council along with his wife Jacqueline Lavery and long time Friend of Rotary Judi Ross-Smith to our last meeting for a presentation of their grant monies under our grant program. It was good to hear from them how the grants would be used by their organisations.
- Santos Science Experience:
Another huge congratulation to Fran T for organising and Bernice McL for applying to Santos to fund the attendance of 4 local Maleny State High Student at the Santos Science Experience program in Brisbane during Jan 2022.
- Other date claimers:
Our 2021 Xmas Party will be held on 15 December at the home of Jim and Elaine Atkinson in Lawrence Place. It is a Partners event. But in the event of inclement weather, an alternate venue at the Beersheba Living Museum has been organised.
Our Xmas Tree Lights Display will be at the Uniting Church during the last 2 weeks of December prior to Xmas.
We can expect to hear from Jim A and Roly N very shortly of their plans and a working bee date.

President Greg opened the meeting with a welcome to all Rotarians and our guests from three local community groups. The meeting began with the AGM conducted in quick fire time by Jim Atkinson.  The current Office Bearers remain in place except for the President. The Incoming President and President Elect is Paulette Steele. 
There followed the award of community grants to:

1. The Maleny Arts Council represented by Peter Lavery and Judi Ross-Smith.

Judi said how happy she was that this award would have been close to Chris's heart.

2. The Maleny Historical and Cultural Society  represented by Ray Stewart

3.  TS Centaur represented by Jon Gutke

Directors reports
- Fran Tickle said that four current Year 9 students from Maleny State High School have applied to take part in the SANTOS Science Experiment between the 18th and 20th January, 2022.  They will be visiting Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point at St. Lucia and Griffith University at Nathan.  They will tour scientific facilities, hear from some of Queensland’s leading scientists, participate in hands-on workshops, explore science based careers.  Areas covered include forensic and biological science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, environmental sciences and engineering. The students are being sponsored by the Maleny Rotary Club.

- Sherryl Gregory reported that an Elder Abuse Forum would take place on Monday 13 December at 9-12pm at the RSL. All welcome. Complimentary morning tea supplied by CWA and Lions members. RSVP to Sherryl by 6 December for catering purposes.  Very interactive program with content we all need to know.
Speak Up Now's latest resource is a Trifold pocket size Safety card, specifically for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with loads of contact numbers for multiple services. This has been funded by a Sunshine Coast Council grant.
Four members of The Speak Up Now project committee with representatives from Rotary, Zonta, former Quota members and the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre have been invited to present to the Domestic Violence Prevention Council. This presentation will take place at a D&FV Roadshow at the Novotel Twin Waters on 19 November. This will be followed by a Business Leader’s networking lunch. This is a great opportunity to spread the word of our grass roots service club project up here in Maleny. It is hoped that the DVPV can link us to services and possible sponsorship and funding for future interventions in our community.

- Jeff Cornfoot spoke about Settlers Green. The Children landscape play area is now in place and has been well received by the public.  The organisers are now waiting now for Council to take control. 

- Bernice spoke about parking shifts at Australia Zoo over Christmas holidays.  There was an opportuity for the Club to earn good income. 

- Xmas Lights-Jim and Roly are looking after this.

- Greg reported that the hotel had offered the Club the opportunity to sell raffle tickets for hams on the evening of 3 December from 4.30pm to 7pm. There were three volunteers. 
Rotary Club of Glasshouse are arranging to present a PHF to Robert Irwin who will be the Guest Speaker at their meeting of 24 November at the Beerwah Hotel.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

8th December  Board Meeting 

13th December  Elder Abuse Forum at RSL

15th December  Christmas Party at Jim and Elaine Atkinson's

6th Chris & Jocelyn  12th Jim & Elaine plus Roly and Kerry 17th Lionel & Judy

11th Jim Atkinson

Apologies for the small print