Sunday, 18 April 2021

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 21st April 2021

   "THE RANGE"  Vol. 63 No.19

WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL 2021

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Business Meeting plus a visit from Charter Member and PP David Wilson.

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

DUTY ROSTER
                        21st April        5th May           19th May   
Duty Officer      Lionel T         Michael G         Fran T  
Assist DO          Keith R           Sherryl G         Jeff C      
Registration      Paulette S      Laurelle O        Bernice McL
Fellowship        John McL        Malcolm B        Alan W

WOOLWORTH SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
8th May  TBA

PRESIDENT'S NOTES
1. Hope all of our Rotarian family in Maleny are well and or on the mend. And our prayers are with Cilla Rick and their family as Cilla prepares for surgery this week.
2. Looking forward to a catching up with you all at a fantastic fun and relaxed cluster breakfast  this coming Saturday morning 24 April to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia from 8.30 am for 9 am at the Beersheba Living Museum. It is a partners breakfast too.
3. And many thanks to our members who have helped out with parking duties at Australia Zoo during the school holidays and further thanks in advance for all our members helping out Chris Brooker on Anzac Day. 
4. A reminder that we have a combined RUSCCF meeting coming up at the Sunshine Coast University on 12 May . Cost is $30 per head.
5. The club is also organising a shelter box and will erect it in the vacant land opposite the Community Centre on 2 May to raise funds for Shelter Box. Hoping for a big turnout.
6. Also looking forward to hearng Sherryl G' s report from her presention in relation to the good works being done by our Speak Up Now Say No to Domestic and Family Violence and Elder Abuse at the upcoming Zonta Seeds of Change  Forum.
7. Finally a brief reminder that the Maleny Show is just around the corner.

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 7TH APRIL
President Greg opened the meeting by welcoming members and guests. Our guest speaker was Maddie Crane who was a Rotary Exchange student who recently spent a year in Switzerland. Maddie, like all exchange students had some great (fun) times, however importantly, she also had some life changing experiences.

As Maddie puts it… “My year in Switzerland, thanks to Rotary, was the most amazing and unforgettable experience. Not only was I given the opportunity to pick up German, but also to mingle with people from many cultural backgrounds from across the entire world. My maturity and sense of initiative are considerably different also. Something that I think I was really able to develop from travelling independently and being ‘thrown in the deep end’. [Read: forced to become self reliant which she actually explained in the talk :-)] Despite COVID and all the challenges it brought along, I don’t believe I was disadvantaged or “missed out” at any point whatsoever! Actually, because of it [Covid restrictions] I was able to form much stronger and memorable relationships with my host parents, siblings and Swiss friends. I cherish these chances I had to grow personally much much more than tourist attractions or countries I may have seen otherwise. Thank you Rotary for all of your support and this invaluable experience.”

Ric Townsend gave the vote of thanks.
  

FUTURE MEETINGS AND EVENTS
24th April 100Years of Rotary Breakfast at the Beersheba Living Museum

5th May TBA

12th May Rotary Scholarship Dinner at USC

19th May Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Business Meeting

26th May Board Meeting

28th and 29th May Maleny Show

BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL
1st Nancy Baker  4th Phillip Stark  12th Chris Brooker  23rd John McLennan  27th Chris Ross Smith & John Whan

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL
13th Jeff & Jan Cornfoot  16th Brian and Gillian Allen 26th Bill & Marlene Hankinson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

A VIEW OF THE AGING PROCESS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE





 

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