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Trace Smith
Speakers & Events
Oct 19, 2017
Partners, Spouses and Significant others are all invited to attend
Oct 24, 2017
A stand will be outside the Newsagents on High St from 9am till 4pm
Oct 26, 2017
Starts at 6pm also the AGM
Oct 28, 2017
BBQ if you let us know you would like to participate at $15 meat and salads from 6pm
Oct 30, 2017
asking for names of those who would like to attend
Nov 02, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
This is instead of the meeting on the 2nd of November please book your table with Trace or Harold
Nov 08, 2017
Maryborough Race Track
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Bill Johnson
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APOLOGIES and NOTIFICATION OF GUESTS and SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS  to Derrick Marsden  before Noon on the Wednesday prior to the Thursday evening meeting:  
Derrick Marsden
Mobile 0487 392 233 
Home: (03) 5460 5924    
Club Members who have not given notice of their inability to attend the meeting are expected to pay the cost of the dinner being $20.  Members can pay by cash or EFTpos at the fellowship table on arrival or online to Maryborough Rotary. 
Have you thought about prepaying a block of meeting fees online?  Club Treasurer Peter Haywood would be interested in hearing from members who would like to adopt this method.  

Each week four Club Members are rostered for Fellowship to assist in setting up the meeting room, greeting attendees, collecting monies and managing the drinks table. If you are rostered and unable to attend the meeting you are requested to arrange a replacement as you are all needed.  

19 Oct: John Hazeldine, Murray Henderson, Garry Higgins with Barbara Hilder on the Bar

26 Oct:  Murray Henderson, Garry Higgins, Barbara Hilder with Geoff James on the Bar
2 Nov:  Garry Higgins, Barbara Hilder, Geoff James with Meryl James on the Bar
Happy Birthday to;
Leigh Williamson 23rd October
Congratulations on Rotary Anniversary for;
Leigh Williamson 24th October (4 years)
Congratulations on the following Wedding Anniversaries;
Murray and Sally Henderson 13th October (45 years)
Shane and Jackie Dellavedova 19th October (32 years)
Please call John Caulfield with any welfare news or concerns,
Ph 5461 1516  or
Four Way Test:
smiley Is it the Truth?
smiley Is it fair to all concerned?
smiley Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
smiley Will it build goodwill and friendships?
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Every Thursday, 6 for 6.30PM.
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 Riseley's Remarkables Ramblings
What wonderful weather there is now, plenty of time to do things, lots of baby animals being born, Spring show us that there is always renewal of things, different cycles so that life does not become stale. The next generation comes forth and regenerates the world. This is something we need take note of within the club, also the way that they all pitch in together, not one is off doing their own thing.
With October being so many things it is in Rotary, Economic and Community Development month. We have Mental Health Week (including Hat Day), World Polio Day, The District Governors visit and the Family Fun Day doing a BBQ for the Shire on the 29th of October - Sunday with Rex Hunt appearing. So there should be a good crowd there. I am grateful to the members who put their hands up for things, for within ourselves we always feel so much better when helping others and expecting nothing back. It is such a great feeling.

On the Saturday 28th October, there will be a BBQ and Bonfire as a FELLOWSHIP and fun evening, Please bring along portable musical instruments or a Limerick or two.Friends of Rotary are also welcome. BBQ meal will be available for people to purchase, and idea of numbers who wish to purchase a meal will be needed. 
There will be Kranskys, Sausages or Steak, along with some salads. BYO Drinks, chairs, rugs, warm jumpers,folding tables and marshmallows.   Children are welcome

This is a Partner/Spouse/Wife/husband etc night, please bring them along for a great night of fun and fellowship, starts at 6:30pm. RSVP 26th October, Karen McCarthy 0428 697 823

Please let Derrick Marsden know if you are bringing someone with you this week for the DG Visit. If we show that our club supports the District Governor then our very own DGE Anthony should get lots of support next year.

Have a great week,

President Karen McCarthy
Maryborough Rotary
Vocational Community Scholarships - high calibre of participants
What an excellent night for everyone who attended the Vocational Community Scholarship Presentation evening.  Thrilling to see 3 extremely deserving recipients of the scholarships - sponsored by Central Goldfield's Shire Council and Maryborough Rotary.
Vince Haining (Interim CEO of CGS) spoke and thanked Rotary for inviting him to speak.
Garry Higgins provided an explanation on our #SayNO2familyviolence project and presented a short video to highlight this with current statistics.  Natalie Weir also sang again for us to the DVD and as last time it was sensational and certainly reinforced the message.
Guest speaker - Emma King, who is the CEO of VCOSS spoke so highly of the actions and proactiveness of the community in bringing this issue out in the open and working together to solve it collectively.
Three impressive young women shared their visions for a better Maryborough - Kym Skyring, Kelsey Chandler, and Judith Sproule are pictured with President Karen and Guest speaker, Emma King, the CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Services.
Australian Rotary Health news

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is Lifting the Lid for mental health and we will be wearing hats at Rotary this week.

We will wear hats - classical, silly, stylish, whimsical and practical.

For those wishing to know more about mental health problems, the excellent program “The Not so Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 years on” has recently been on ABC TV. If you can watch iview, you can catch it for another12 days.

So please bring your hat and you may even win a prize.

Rotarians and Friends Clean Up Dowie Park
Over 30 Rotarians and friends spent some productive time cleaning up Dowie Park last week. President Karen thanked everyone for their attendance and particularly PP Brian Thomas for organizing the event.
Horsham Aeromedical Transfer Station

On Friday 29th September 2017 President Karen and DGE Anthony along with members of the Maryborough Ambulance Auxiliary, Maryborough and Carisbrook Lions, Maryborough Lodge and Maryborough Highland Society representatives journeyed to Horsham to view the Horsham Aeromedical Transfer Station (HATS).

At the site we were met by Horsham East Rotary PP Jenny Reid, Wimmera Lodge's Philip Nicks and Horsham Ambulance Auxiliary member and Paramedic Paul Burton.

Paul explained to us the reasons the transfer station came about whist Jenny and Phil explained how the community came together to raise the funds to construct and fit out the building. In all $160,000 was provided I cash and In-kind to allow the facility to be completed.

The purpose of the facility is to allow for a patient to be prepared for travel by air ambulance, fixed wing or helicopter. The concept is that the patient is bought to the facility by road ambulance, they may not have even been taken to the hospital, the ambulance enters into the facility via roller doors, the doors are shut the climate is controlled and the patient is readied by the paramedics either from the road ambulance or the aircraft and on occasions by both. Being made ready includes transferring from the road stretcher to the aircraft stretcher as they are different for obvious reasons. Once the patient is ready doors on the other end of the building are opened and the patient is placed on the aircraft. At no time are unauthorised persons present on the tarmac.

The facility contains no medical equipment or drugs as these are all in the ambulance or on the aircraft.

The facility at Horsham has been used for more than 400 patient transfers in the past 12 months, it allows the patient to be readied for transfer no matter what the weather conditions are, what time of day it is etc

At this point in time there has been no formal request for funding for the facility but if the indication from those in attendance is anything to go by a project to provide a similar facility at the Maryborough Aerodrome is definitely in the pipe line. Investigations into siting etc have been made with the Shire.


Upcoming Trivia Night
Please remember that Saturday 4th November is our fundraising Trivia night.  The theme is Spring Carnival - come dressed as a jockey, ready for a day at the races or maybe even the horse (you decide which end)!
The night begins at 6.30 for 7.00pm start.
Cost - $20/person at the Maryborough Highland Society
Light refreshments will be provided during the night
Make up a table (max 10) with your friends and family
Raffle and auction will be held on the night and bring your little gold coins to ensure you purchase some extra knowledge (no bribes of course)
Contact Graeme, Harold, Louise or Tracey with your name and numbers attending
More details in next bulletin
RYLA applications open soon
District Conference
District Conference in 2018
The Conference for DG Ray Herbert is in Mt Gambier at the Civic Centre in the Cave Gardens Precinct April 6-8th 2018. Sessions are going to be open to the public. As DGE Anthony will be having his in 2019 in Maryborough, it would be great to see as many of our members at the upcoming Conference, that way people will see our enthusiasm. The more we connect to Rotarians from other Clubs, I think the more will come to the next one we host.
We need as many Maryborough Rotarians to register and come to this great event. The Club has to make a presentation at the District Conference. I am sure DGE Anthony would love to see you all there.
I encourage everyone to come even the very longest serving member down to the newest recruit.  
This is a great event for the newer Rotarians, a great way of making connections across the District and a great way to have some fun for a weekend. It is one event where Rotarians get to reconnect with friends rarely seen but often chatted with.
President Karen McCarthy