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Next Tuesday's Meeting
Nov 13, 2018
My Rotary Youth Exchange
My Rotary Youth Exchange

Chloé Méar comes from Brandérion in North-western France, she is 17 and speaks French but is also fluent in English and German.  She is the eldest of three children.  She has a sister and a brother. 

She loves reading, listening to music, writing or watching videos.  At school she studied 10 subjects, mostly academic and seems to have a very enquiring mind.  She also loves drama, the arts, dance and the theatre.

Chloé has travelled many places in Europe but nowhere as far as Australia.

At our meeting on Tuesday, Chloé will be telling us more about her exchange experience.

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A few words from President Bernie
My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful band of volunteers Noel and Olive Begley, Alan Bethune, Anne Boland, Ann Rattle, Pam Snyman, Judy Clark, Merv and Anne Paddison, Gerry Swan, Les Walsh, Megyn Carpenter, Ana Carolina and our stand in Charmaine Wheatley who diligently sat outside Golden Beach Newsagent and Westpac in Bulcock Street selling Trifecta tickets for the Melbourne Cup.  A wonderful effort, as they sold all that they had by Monday morning.  To top it off the winner was Graeme Bowden from the BookShop at Caloundra.  Graeme has always supported us in our fundraising ventures even though he is a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific.  Congratulations Graeme.  I am hoping that Graeme will be able to attend our breakfast on Tuesday morning so that I can present him with his prize.
We have a winner in the Melbourne Cup Trifecta
Graeme Bowden of the BookShop at Caloundra and a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific is the lucky winner of our Melbourne Cup Trifecta Sweepstake.  A great investment return.
Many thanks to all our volunteer ticket sellers and members for having fun supporting this worthwhile fundraiser.
It’s great to be a Rotarian any day – but some are Just Magic
District Governor Wendy writes:
While in Papua New Guinea recently DGE Darryl and I spent lots of time talking with families, villagers, the polio teams and young polio victims. We first met with UNICEF and WHO on the Saturday afternoon when we arrived and we discussed the need for the teams to wear safety vests as they are travelling throughout the country encouraging all children under 15 years of age to have their vaccinations. Bob Aiken had been the first to alert us to the problem as it was raised by UNICEF.
We knew our District could not meet the need but we were in touch with Carol and Amy from Polio Plus in Evanston. And together we all talked and negotiated to find a way to deliver the vests. Amy was amazing and this morning we received the fantastic news that The Foundation Trustee Chair had signed – and the grant was approved.
President Elect out and about
Lunchtime meeting with the Rotary Club of Washington, Tyne and Wear. Wonderful North East hospitality and a chance to hear of the good work they are doing in the community.
Lest We Forget
Don’t miss The Marriage of Figaro - All profits to Rotary
Maleny Singers next production of Mozart’s famous comic opera The Marriage of Figaro is an hilarious and musically glorious romp in which the actual marriage plays second fiddle to several wicked intrigues.
It has a very funny and involved plot encompassing love and liaisons, tricks and disguises, lust and laughter and, along with sublime music, splendid singers and chorus, is certain to be both entertaining and rewarding.
All this, plus an orchestra of 24 under the baton of Margaret Taylor a former principal singer of The English National Opera who also directs the opera. This opera is not likely to be attempted again in the hinterland for many years.
A wonderful chance to have fun and also to support, through Maleny Rotary, two great charities – Blackall Range Care and the Life Flight Foundation.
Tickets now available but book early as there are only three performances at The Maleny Community Centre in Maple Street on November 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm, 4pm and 2pm respectively – Just 5 days before the only evening performance!
Bookings at, Maleny Information Centre or at the door
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