THE RANGE" Vol. 65 No.3
Apologies please to Bernice before noon on Tuesday.
3 Aug 17Aug 7thSep
Duty Officer Jim A Sherryl G Michael G
Assist DO Chris B Greg W Keith R
Registration Jeff C Laurelle O Peter McQ
Fellowship James McC Lionel T Jared A
WOOLWORTH SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
08 Aug 0730 - 1030 Des C Rick V Fran T
03 Sep 0730 - 1030 Phillip S James McC Peter McQ
I seem to get an endless amount of emails about different events and causes which I generally pass on to Bernice to forward on to you all. I understand you’re probably too busy to look at all the emails we tend to receive these days. However, a few of these are really interesting or worthwhile so I thought I’d mention a few to you here. You may be interested in attending or donating to them.
The first one is August 2022 Dignity Drive in Maleny. The Dignity Drive is an initiative of charity group Share the Dignity. Share the Dignity believes access to period products is a right, not a privilege. 1 in 5 Australians have been unable to afford period products at some point in their life. All products donated need to be in original packaging, including pads, tampons, maternity pads, period undies, menstrual cups and incontinence products are accepted. The campaign will be kicking off from 3 August and finish 30 August 2022. Maleny Woolworths and both Star Discount Chemists (Maple St and Riverside Centre) are the donation points.
Next is the End Polio Now walk. The walk is on Sunday 14th August at La Balsa Park at Harbour Parade, Buddina from 8am to 11am. It’s only a 2km walk and there’s some lovely scenery. Find details below to register.
Thirdly, ITHACA - CALOUNDRA CITY LIFE SAVING CLUB Patrols : Bulcock Beach, Caloundra are running our popular Grey Medallion course again and have places left for 27 & 28 August. This is a specially adapted 2-day course for seniors covering how to deal with an emergency, CPR, defibrillator, first aid, marine stings, water safety, water wise skills, dry rescue, familiarising grandkids with water etc. Cost $5. People can enrol on line at www.caloundracity.org.au or call for further information 0402 45 46 44 - Patricia Barry (Facilitator and Hon Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, we’ve been hearing quite a lot about the Regionalisation Pilot Project lately which we have to vote on in a couple of months. There was an email sent around with times and dates where you can listen and find out more about it. A couple of sessions have already been on and there’s another four to go. So, if you want to be well informed about this Regionalisation Pilot Project, then I suggest you catch one of the sessions left to join in - Sunday 31 July @ 3.00pm, Thursday 4 August @7.00pm, Tuesday 9 August @12.00pm and Friday 12 August @7.00am; hopefully a time there for all of us. I understand they will be recorded as well so you can listen later. You have to register using the following link to select which session you want to attend - https://www.dropbox.com/s/rnjf3h6id5611r3/town%20hall%20invite%20with%20links.pdf?dl=0.
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 6TH JULY
President Paulette opened the meeting by welcoming those members who were present and in good health and wishing that those who were unwell had a speedy recovery. This was a Business Meeting with no Guest Speaker.
Roly N delivered an update on the farewell which the Club was sponsoring for Rob and Sam Outridge at the RSL on 21st July. It was expected to be a wet, cool night which may affect numbers, but 130 people had booked. The new owners will be attending.
Rick V will run the small programme of formalities that has been arranged. Chris will deliver the Ode before Rob and Sam will be presented with Paul Harris Fellowships for their service in the town. They really have done amazing things and helped many people over the years. They will be missed.
Post our meeting, some photographs from the event are attached.
Winton Johnson will present them with the keys to the town.
Lisa Plunkett read her commemorative poem which is reproduced below.
Roly and his helpers should be congratulated on the excellent organisation, not forgetting the food.
RYDA was due on 21st July with Fran and Renée attending. It has since been reported to have been a wonderful day. It went off without a hitch and provided the students with life saving lessons - many thanks to our representatives.
Arrangements are proceeding for the Pride of Workmanship Awards dinner to be held on 31 August at the Maleny RSL.
Regionalisation webinar - Register for the session convenient for you.
The Treasurer announced that the six monthly dues had not changed and he looked forward to receiving members' payments.
In the absence of the Sergeant, there was a dob in session - a pleasing aspect was that many members opted for self flagellation!
For many years storage facilities for the Club have been provided by a container in John and Bernice's garden. An alternative solution is needed - and long overdue. Rick and Lionel started the planning process for new storage facility and members contributed suggestions on a white board.
Brian A announced that Probus had Mike Keane as a guest speaker at the CWA Hall on 27 July about the disappearance of flight MH17. Mike was a former RAF fighter bomber pilot, a commercial airline executive and member of our Club. Members would be welcome.
The meeting closed at 8.10p.m
17 Aug Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for a Business Meeting
24 Aug Rotary and USC Scholarship dinner at USC
31st Aug Pride of Workmanship Award at the RSL
07 Sep Maleny Hotel at 6.30 for 7.00pm for a Dinner Meeting
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR AUGUST
15th Phillip and Janice Stark 29th Angela and Mike
BIRTHDAYS FOR AUGUST
17th Malcolm Baker 20th Jocelyn Brooker 21st Craig Sim 28th Mary Wilson and Lionel Tilley
To Sam and Rob
With admiration, gratitude and much affection.
Dear Sam and Rob,
You've really made us quite a town
Throughout the coast we are renowned
Our IGA is envied, famed
You've really done us proud.
I bring with me a cavalcade
An avenue of accolades
How can we bear to say goodbye
We've really got it made.
You've helped to put us on the map
Folk travel far and wide
They've heard about the Gourmet Fare
And prowl the aisles inside.
For Noosa ham so succulent
Asparagus in brine
For Maggie Beer's Duck Pate
These three I find sublime.
(and I buy them all the time
they've even got Beef Jerky
which makes us all feel … perky?)
There's brands to make you chortle
From near and far they're sourced
Like “Drunken Sailor – Ugly Duck”
And Pomodoro's sauce (of course).
But while I've eulogised these treats
I should have mentioned first,
Community Chest and your bequests
The Groups that you have nursed.
The Food Hampers for those in need
The Schools, the Clubs galore
A million – nearly two I've heard
You've given them and more.
The time ten years ago or so
When we all were minus power
You gave us ice and help and hope
It was your finest hour.
And then there are your wondrous Staff
I cannot name them all
But Janelle – no longer with us
I clearly can recall.
There's Fiona who can put a name
To everybody's face
And tiny, cheerful Trisha Lyon
Who serves with style and grace.
The boy who says “Now can you cope
Would you like a hand with that?”
I love it when he escorts me
‘Cause your trolleys are a trap.
They try to get away from me
I'm not coping with the brakes
I'm headed for the gully
Where there lives a big green snake
It's now high time I praised you for
Your generous trading hours
Fifteen hours – all days but one
You deserve a bunch of flowers.
Or better still – the City Keys
Or a Statue in Tesch Park
But why be cast in stone or bronze
Where the pigeons leave their mark.
Now Andrew, Winston, Everyone
I've had a wondrous thought
Find a street that has no name
And we'll call it “Outridge Court”.
Developers will have a ball
With little cul-de-sacs
And streets named after loyal staff
With rustic walking tracks.
Where Owen Gray can lead the way
We'll have a bivouac
We'll have a children's Picnic Day
And then we'll hit the sack.
We'll have a Ribbon Cutting Gala
We might just ask the Mayor
And maybe Wills and Kate and George
The Royals could well be there.
We could have Anastasia
Or Tony Albanese
A Marching Band with all the Clubs
For whom you've made life easy.
The Fire Brigade, the Hospital.
Cats and dogs from Sippy Creek,
The Schools can have another break
And we'll call it “Outridge Week”.
But whether it’s a Statue
Or a street that bears your name
Please remember that we love you
and please – come back again.
We know that Europe beckons
You deserve a well-earned rest
And THANK YOU Rob and Sam for making
our IGA the VERY, VERY BEST.