Neville was our Guest Speaker talking about RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness)
Stephen Chaired the meeting
See the photos here
Welcome to guests Don, Ian and Ana
PP Bernie delivered the President's Address
  • Keith was overjoyed to be back in front of the BBQ, and a brand new one too! EFPOS boost included - details later.  Thanks to Roz White from IGA Baringa - "White's Super IGA @ Baringa were wonderful" says Judy
  • Alan received an OBE from Bernie - before you get too excited, that's an "Over Bloody Eighty" award
  • ROMAC Trivia Night coming up - Let Deborah know
  • 9600 Conference, 26th to 28th March
  • Stronger Communities Grant project to consider
  • Division 2 community meeting tomorrow
  • Golf Day - Darryl to report
"Always end the day on a positive note" and learn to write faster if you want the whole of the Thought for the Day
Neville was our Guest Speaker talking about RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness)
After the programs in October 11200, students have participated in this amazing program - will will never know how many lives have been saved by RYDA
In 2012 we are reaching out to 1800 younger students with a "learner driver" focus.  There is a $62,000 TMR grant to expend - its an expensive program costing $5,000/day including venue, buses etc.
This is the last year of a seven year grant cycle, and new funding talks are coming up.
Dates are in March and May
Setup 29th March for the 30th and 31st taking two groups from Chancellor State College.
Setup 4th May for the 5th and 6th for Sienna Catholic College and two new schools (now 13 in all including Maleny State High).
Neville and Pam deserve special mention for the years they have spent on the program, but there is now a need for "new blood".  Neville says he is "calm on the surface" but "paddling like crazy below"
  • Darryl - Golf Day - A couple have pulled out but we have 15 holes sold - Needs help landing those three more sponsors.  Meeting the Club today at 3:00 (beer o'clock?) Support the event on the day - 19th March check here
  • Deborah has some good speakers coming up including from SEQ Water (not too wishy washy I hope) and Clive about Heritage Albums
  • Kath spoke about the proposed Peace Pole
  • Pam spoke about the Chinese NYSF student sponsored by RC Hamilton - Neville did her interview, but only gave her 99/100 because "no one gets 100" - how mean is that?
  • Bernie reminded us about the Board Meeting on Monday, and let us know that Brian W spent the afternoon in hospital after crashing his Teslar - put the seven airbags to good use
  • Deborah spoke about the proposal for us to do three Car Boot Sales per year - sellers will book & pay online, and it will be promoted through Facebook, assuming they will still be operating in Australia (otherwise Deborah may be waving a large sign out on the highway)
  • Alan spoke on the "Tasting lamb and beef" fundraiser - sounds too tasty to be true - apparently all you need is 60 people between 25 and 75yo, and three phase power

A huge THANKYOU!!! to all the members that worked Saturday in the heat plus getting their heads around the new Covid 19 regulations you are all amazing and deserve a round of applause.

 NEWS FLASH!!  Keith was the first to cook on the New Bunnings BBQ I could not think of a more deserving person to have this privilege pictures and video to follow from Bunnings Caloundra 

The figures for the day :-

Cash banked     1236.20

Eftpos sales         303.50    (42 eftpos sales)

Gross                 1539.70

Purchases           490.00  approximately -had a little stock on hand

Net Profit          $1050.00

White's Super IGA @ Baringa were wonderful had everything ready for pick-up Saturday morning which saved double handling, even the cans of drinks were cold saving a little $$ on ice plus a trade discount giving our club more $$ for future projects, as the saying goes 'watch the cents and the dollars will look after themselves'.

Thank you once again 

Yours in Rotary,

Judy Clark

Sgt Ian let us have it with both barrels - fortunately only our pride was injured

When Insults Had Class

These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle fingers.


The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. "Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
Abraham Lincoln

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." Jack E. Leonard

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx