Sunday, 30 May 2021

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 2nd June 2021

"THE RANGE"  Vol. 63 No.22

WEDNESDAY 2ND JUNE 2021

THIS WEEK'S MEETING
Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Kate Huth,  a Rotary Peace Fellow.

Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

DUTY ROSTER
                        2nd Jun          16th Jun        7th July
Duty Officer      Roly N            Chris B          Jim A 
Assist DO          Phillip S          Keith R          Michael G   
Registration      Paulette S      John McL        Sherryl G
Fellowship        Lionel T         John W           Bill H

WOOLWORTH SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
26 Jun     0730 - 1030    TBA

                1030 - 1330    TBA

PRESIDENT'S NOTES
1. Zonta Seeds of Change Forum on Sat 22 May 2021
It was a privilege to attend this forum against domestic and family violence and Elder Abuse held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The key note speaker was Rosie Batty. And our own Sherryl G gave a magnificent presentation outlining the background,  approach to and numerous projects that have been completed and are planned for tackling this issue in the Sunshine Coast hinterland by our collaborative partnership of local service clubs under the banner of Speak Up Now. Sherryl also challenged other communities around Australia to adopt our grassroots model to effect change and make a real impact on community attitudes to respect.

2. A huge thankyou also to Ian Demack and the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre as our partner in Speak Up Now for organising a fantastic Candelight Ceremony/ Vigil against Family and Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse at Tesch Park Maleny on Thursday 20 May 2021. Speakers included Cr Winston Johnson, Member for Glasshouse Andrew Powell and Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace who recently chaired a commonwealth investigation into the issue delivering 81 recommendations to tackle D&FV&EA.

Andrew Wallace also spoke of the extent gravity and pernicious impact of pornography on all levels of society, how it is impacting on respect in Australia between family members and steps he sees as necessary to stop our children from being flooded with it through inadvertent searches.
3. The 2021 Maleny Agricultural Show
Wow. The words "Best Show Ever" are already being thrown about. As your President, I am so proud of the selfless involvement of so many of our club members and their partners, past members and their partners, and prospective members in the  planning for, and the tireless and dedicated volunteering of their time and undertaking of enormous contributions to the operation of the Friday Gate, the Parking at Maleny Pioneer Village and Hoppers land, at the guess the weight of the bull competition, and at our Rotary Food Stall.

And apart from the tremendous value for money fare we have provided to so many Show attendees, it was just so satisfying to witness so many people return time and time again for our Maleny Show Stopper Steakburgers , pea and ham soup or pumpkin soup, hamburgers, egg and bacon burgers, hot dogs,  tea or coffees, sausages in a blanket, and wide range of pizzas.
Thank you one and all for making your contribution to a great Maleny Show.

And now it's off for the clean up on Sunday morning.


MINUTES OF MEETING OF 19TH MAY
President Greg opened the meeting with the usual formalities.
Members had a warm welcome for CL Claridge who has returned from an extended stay in NZ. We also welcomed a visiting Rotarian from Melbourne who is also John Whan’s brother.
The meeting received a very comprehensive briefing from President Greg covering a number of topics/events including:
• A student from Maleny Senior High is attending the RYPEN Camp at Coolum,
• Greg, Sheryl, Paulette and Jeff attended the RYDA course at Corbould Park Racecourse. Students from Maleny High and the Maleny Flexi School attended and were all impressed with the program.
• On the 12th May a strong contingent of Rotarians from Maleny attended the dinner at the Sunshine Coast University. Maleny Rotary ran the bar which resulted in a nice profit to the Club
• The Candlelight Vigil and Walk for domestic violence awareness is to be held at Tesch Park on the 20th May.
• Sheryl is to be a key note speaker on the Domestic Violence Awareness program at the the Zonta ‘Seeds of Change Forum’  on 22nd May,
• Jill Morris is holding an environmental day at her property and requested some assistance with car parking.
• President Greg announced that the 2021 Changeover Dinner will be  on 23rd June at The Orangery.

Karen Heading from the Maleny Show committee spoke about the complex issues for the Maleny Show this year. There are significant restrictions and requirements that all members rostered for Show Gate duties needed to be aware of in order to comply with the Show Society’s COVID safe plan. There were a number of questions from the floor and Karen was left with a few extra issues to consider.

After Karen left a number of members spoke briefly on their recent activities including:
• Jeff on a Shelterbox display planned for Sunday 27th June,
• Jeff reported on discussions with Council staff at Mary Cairncross about the number of donated bench seats and plans for their installation somewhere in the Park,
• Bernice spoke about and passed around a roster for the Rotary food kiosk at the Maleny Show.
• Jim spoke about the roster for the Show Gate at the Show.

Sergeant Chris was an apology for the meeting so members were left to self-reflect on their misdeeds and redirected their fines money to the Polio Pig.

Unfortunately the meeting was running over-time so the presentation from CL on the projects in Nepal was held over to a later meeting. CL very graciously accepted the apology from President Greg. We look forward to hearing from her very soon.

The meeting was closed shortly after 8:30.

A MESSAGE FROM ANGELA WITH AN UPDATE ABOUT THE EBENEZER CHILD CARE TRUST
EASTER CELEBRATIONS
The mothers and children joined the rest of the Christian community across the world to celebrate the death and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. They gathered in the chapel to share the word of the Lord and discussed the importance of Easter. The children and the mothers sang and danced in fulfillment of this wonderful occasion.



OUR WONDERFUL DONORS FUND HOUSEWARES 
ECCT Executive Director, Owen Lisulo thanks donors for the ability to purchase 8 mattresses, 2 washing machines, 2 upright fridges and 1 stove for the homes. "It could not have come at a better time than this. We highly appreciate your continued donations to support our mothers and children. These items will help to make work very easy for our mothers” he said.

WELCOME TO RECEPTION CLASS 
Last year only three babies were going to school. Before the beginning of the school term, 6 babies were assessed in order to see if they were ready to start attending school. This has brought the total number of 9 children attending school from the baby's home leaving only two children at home; Brian and Elliot who are less than 2 years old. The children are very excited about this new development. ECCT endeavors to foster an early love of learning in the children. 

NEW VOLUNTEER SOCIAL WORKERS 
We have three Volunteer Social Workers who are currently working with Sunford Muchindu - the permanent Social Worker. We have Beauty, Chinyama, Mulenga, Mumba and Heather Nkobaika who are now working closely with the children. The volunteers have certificates in Psychosocial and Child Counseling.


HEALTH TALKS WITH THE CHILDREN 
Social workers Heather and Sunford sat with the toddlers, older boys and girls to discuss various issues that affect them. The topics which were covered during the discussion were; prevention of accidents, hygiene, family values and importance of education. 

Thank you for your continued support and generosity. You have given health, education and hope to over 500 severely disadvantaged Zambian children. 

FUTURE MEETINGS  AND EVENTS
9th June Board Meeting 

12th June RSL at 10am for the launch of Jack Wilcox's new book - Maleny Weather 1880 - 2016

16th June Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:30pm for Business Meeting with Nepal update from CL.

23rd June Changeover Night at The Orangery.

30th June Vocational visit to the Chocolate Factory at 1630h followed by pizzas in Finbars.

BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE
1st Mike Edwards  

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR JUNE
1st Chris and Judi Ross-Smith  16th Alan and Mary Wilson

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
ITS NICE TO BE RIGHT OCCASIONALLY





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