Thursday 29 February 2024

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 6 March 2024

 THE RANGE Vol 65 No 15

Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Dinner Meeting with Guest Speakers Helen and Hannah from Maleny State High School.

Apologies please to Bernice by noon on Tuesday.

                              6Mar            20Mar           03Apr      
Duty Officer         Craig S        Malcolm B     Phillip S
ADO                     Scott W        Michael G     Neil A
Registration          Fran T          Brian A          Lionel T
Fellowship            John W         Chris B         John McL

30Mar    0800 - 1100  James McC   John and Bernice McLennan

              1100 - 1330  Keith R   Chris B   Lenah K

27Apr    0800 - 1100  Lionel T   Scott W   Brian A

              1100 - 1330  Jim A   Bruce K   Andy S

President Paulette welcomed members to this Business Meeting. She announced that she had just received an application for membership from our guest speaker Cougar Lutze, This will be circulated and, if approved, will lead to a lowering of the Club's average age.  Since this meeting, arrangements were made to induct Cougar into the Club on 28 February before his departure to Tanzania.
She also reported on her meeting with PP Alan Wilson who has offered his resignation because he is no longer able to make the journey from Bribie Island to attend Club meetings.

Jim A announced that the Club had unfortunately received some other resignations.  Peter McQuoid had moved to WA and Des Crane had relocated away from Maleny.  Sadly Angela Griffin has also retired after having achieved some notable successes both for and with the Club.  The Board will decide how to mark this event.

Sherryl G reported that a film fundraiser, generously hosted by the Maleny Film Society on 10 February with the proceeds of the ticket sales being donated to Speak Up Now, had been a great success. The film shown was Shavda which was confronting and certainly heightened the awareness of domestic violence.

Fran outlined the arrangements that have been made for the RYDA event at Corbould Park.

There was a discussion about organising the catering for the Historical Motorcycle Club's Swap Meet on Saturday 9 March.  Roly is arranging to supply food in the Cricket Pavilion on Friday evening, Saturday morning and lunch.  He will be calling for volunteers to assist with cleaning the pavilion and setting it up for the preparation and serving of meals.

Chris B conducted his regular extortion based on another set of questionable assertions.

P Paulette writes: It was a special ‘out of the box’ gathering on the evening of 28 February as we inducted Cougar Lutze into the Maleny Rotary Club. Most of you have met him and heard him speak either back at our November meeting or early in February when he spoke again.

 I think he must be the youngest member we’ve ever inducted although I’m happy to be corrected about that. Cougar is off to Tanzania next week, so this was the only opportunity we had to hold his induction, as he will not be back on our shores until about October.

It was also a perfect opportunity to have a photo with the youngest and oldest, as well as longest serving Rotary member in our club, John Whan.


Re upcoming guest speakers at our meetings, on March 6 we will have Helen and Hannah from Maleny State High School talking to us, I am trying to organise times for a variety of interesting local speakers, including well known artist Peter Hudson, local retail business owners and local musicians. Later in the year, we will definitely have the creators of the musical play, A Girl’s Guide to World War. This has gone from being a local Sunshine Coast production to being performed at The Powerhouse in Brisbane.  It is about to go on a regional tour in Queensland and probably nationally. Aleathea Monsour and Katy Ford live here in Maleny and it will be a pleasure to have them come to one our meetings.

If anyone has any ideas of someone they think would be an interesting guest speaker, please let me know and I will endeavour to arrange it.

9Mar Motor Cycle Swap Meet catering

13Mar Board Meeting

20Mar Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Business Meeting 

5th  Judy Tilley   26th  Rick Vickers


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