Sunday, 3 October 2021

Rotary Club of Maleny Bulletin for 6th October 2021


THE RANGE"  Vol. 64 No.6


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Special General Meeting and Guest Speaker Dr John Whiteoak on Burn Out. Two new members will be introduced - partners welcome.

Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.

                          6 Oct             20 Oct             3 Nov
Duty Officer       Craig S          Michael G       Jim A
Assist DO          Fran T           Roly N             Phillip S
Registration       Neil A             Paulette S      Laurelle O
Fellowship         Peter McQ     Des C             Malcolm B

30 Oct    0730 - 1030    Des C   Lionel T   Bill H   

               1030 - 1330    Andy S   Keith R   Neal A

Our next meeting at The Maleny Hotel on 6 October is a General Meeting subject to our current COVID 19 restrictions applicable for the Sunshine Coast. Recent outbreaks of the Delta Strain are having consequential impacts in regions to our south in Queensland at the time of this report. If any urgent changes are required as a result of a snap lockdown, I will ensure that Bernice will forward notice to you all. In the meantime, don’t forget to log in with your Qld App and continue bringing your masks - which can be removed when seated. 

We can look forward to a memorable meeting with an Extra Ordinary General Meeting to appoint Paulette S as President Elect, the induction of 2 new Rotarians to our club - Renee Harris and Murray Anderson - plus guest speaker Dr John Whiteoak from USC providing a presentation on the topic of Burnout and the return of Chris B after recovering from a heart procedure. 

Recent Club Events, Activities and Community Service
- Maleny Pioneer Village Vocational Visit
It was so enjoyable to join with such a large contingent of members and partners, together with Murray A and Janelle to explore the Priscilla Cottage, Lawley House and Glenferna, the old Police Lockup and the Blacksmiths shop under the informative guidance of members from the Maleny Cultural and Historical Society including their President Ray, Treasurer Val, keeper of Lawley House Kerry Lawley, the mercurial hardworking Clive Powell and so many others. Our community is very fortunate to have such a hard working historically focussed organisation supported by the Maleny Mens Shed, the Blackall Range Horseless Carriage Club and our local Council to preserve, catalogue, protect and display so much of our local history in a meaningful way. And the gardens are looking fantastic. I can’t wait to see the new Mens Shed Building and new carpark rise in the near future to provide much needed new space for their activities. And our crew also enjoyed the tasty delights offered by the sumptuous Maleny Hotel menu.
- Australia Zoo Car Parking  
Many thanks to our Rotarians Bernice and John, Jeff and Fran for volunteering their time to help out with parking duties at Australia Zoo over the school holiday period, and particularly Jeff and Fran  who each took my spot following the infection of my index finger.
- Kenny Cluster joint meeting for DG Wendy's official visit   
Just reminding all of our members who have previously booked that the new date for the joint Kenny Cluster Meeting at Australia Zoo with DG Wendy is Sunday 17 October. Your tickets from August are still valid for this new date. This will be the first of such meetings within our new Cluster and also our first visit by DG Wendy in her new role.
- Speak Up Now Kite Festival   A reminder also that the date of the Kite Festival at the Beersheba Living Museum/MDSRC Clubhouse and the Ziza Field at the Maleny Community Precinct is now Sunday 14 November. Planning for the event is underway.
- Other Upcoming Events  
October is End Polio Month so keep an eye out for information regarding the Polio Train and or other events. I hope many of you can join me to take action on or before World Polio Day on 24 October by promoting awareness of Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, raising funds, and planning club events. Let’s engage our community in the fight against polio, because as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.
- Date Claimer   Craig is also organising a Joint Rotary Bus Trip and electronic scavenger hunt with our sister Glasshouse Club on 7 November at a cost of about $30 per ticket.
- Our Xmas Party on 15 December also has a change of venue thanks to Roly and Kerry Neiper.

>The Club was brought to order by Vice President Michael Gregory standing in for President Greg, who was recovering from a rather nasty infection of a hand and arm after weekend gardening. (Possibly a rather desperate and dangerous attempt at avoiding the gardening?!) Paulette had stood in for the ambulance and carted Greg off to Maleny hospital and then the medics at Kawana - though she had no bell she was thankfully quick enough to prevent possible treatment by amputation.

 VP Michael commented on how the Club seemed to have an increase in numbers of incapacitated members: Brian Allen, Malcolm Baker, Chris Brooker (who we all wish well for his upcoming heart treatment) and wished them all speedy recoveries.

VP Michael formally acknowledged the original owners of the land on which the Club was meeting and welcomed everyone present, particularly our guests: Mary Wilson – Alan’s wife who was a delight to see after too long a gap.  Murray Andersen from Theodore - a new resident of Maleny  (and intended new member of the Club ) and his son Michael (a former member of the Australian  forces who had been posted to many countries including USA and GB and Canada and duty in Afghanistan attempting to achieve peace (now sadly unlikely to be achieved -  a view that the forces had themselves predicted would likely be a failure because of the complicated nature of the “inter tribal” challenges created by the Taliban).  VP Michael also greeted our Guest Renee from the Barbers shop in Maleny who had been so supportive of the Club's sponsored training scheme for hairdressers to help them interpret possible indications of domestic abuse whereby they might be able to inform  clients of sources of confidential support and advice.  

 Unfortunately, our planned guest speaker – Shannon Horsfall – a recipient of one of this year’s Rotary sponsored Scholarships at the University of Sunshine Coast, at short notice was unable to attend the meeting, so our prospective new Rotarian, Murray Andersen offered to fill the gap.

 Other titbits of information and comment and reports on projects included:
- Rick Vickers working towards the erection of the Club’s Peace Pole at River School on 21 Sep World Peace Day.
- A potential joint project with the Maleny Hospital Auxiliary Committee to fund and refresh the decoration of the Auxiliary rooms which are so essential to provide sensitive furnishing and decoration, particularly when in use by relatives of dying patients.
- Sherryl reported that a recent visit to the excellent palliative care unit at Dove Cottage in Caloundra had provided many ideas they could transfer to Maleny.
- Sherryl additionally reported that it was intended to repeat the Elder Abuse Event this year.
- Craig advised he could be organising a vocational visit to the Pioneer Village.
Bernice and John reported on their recent support for to the annual Iron Man event which had been better this year because the organisers had introduced the improvements recommended by the Club last year. It was likely that the Club would continue to be asked to help run the annual event.
-Lionel reported on the continuing landscaping improvements on Selectors Green including work on the kids play area which required random rock and log removal to assure safety. -
Paulette would be organising a tour on 30 Sept to USC’s Moreton Bay campus – interested members should register with Paulette for the tour.

In the absence of the planned speaker the Club was treated to a report from our intended new member  Murray Andersen, who had recently sold his land in Theodore and wrenched himself and the family away from years of cotton growing and cattle farming in favour of a perfect new home with land in McCarthy Shute Road, Maleny.  Murray is clearly community oriented having already helped out at the Club’s food stall at the Maleny Show.  It was interesting as well to hear from Murray’s son, Michael, regarding his Army career.  

At conclusion of the meeting VP Michael acknowledged Judi Ross Smith’s birthday, congratulated Keith and his wife celebrating 60 years of marriage.  Others chipped in fines as required and the Polio Pig was brimming with donations. Commiserations were extended to Laurelle who had just sold her last “up for sale” property in light of the hot market in Maleny. 

The meeting finished around 9pm with Bernice reminding Jim, Sherryl and Rick that they were on duty for sausage sizzle on upcoming Saturday.

Ric V has arranged with the Principal of the River School for the erection of a Rotary Peace Pole.  This has been installed with seating built by one of the parents.

Great job Rick!

13th October  Board Meeting

17th October  DG Visit to Kenny Cluster at Australia Zoo.

20th October  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Business Meeting and Lift the Lid for ARH plus Donna Turner, MSHS Chaplain.

3rd November  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Guest Speaker Shannon Horsfall on Rotary and USC Scholarship.

26th Rick and Cilla

12th Gloria Rogers  14th Keith Rogers  16th Kerry Neiper  28th Bernice McLennan  30th Andy Schouteten  31st Gillian Allen


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