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Oct 05, 2017
Clean Up and BBQ Dinner from 5pm
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Three orphanages in Surabaya are the big winners in the final game of Footy for 2017, even before the first bounce of the game. 

Q1 score 26-15. The winning square was purchased by Peter Haywood's. Prize $30

Q2 score 40-31. This square was the only square left blank in the zero column so the club was the winner. Club wins prize of $30

Q3 score 74-40. Derrick Marsden purchased this square within seconds of the squares being offered for purchase Prize $30

Q4 score 108-60. This was one of three blank squares in the winning 8 column. Club wins prize of $200

In the final Game of Footy for the season 2017, the Club and therefore the three orphanages have had a big win of $230. 

This is the first time in the 9 years of running the FNFF that the "big one" has not had a player collect on the final quarter result. 

Combine this with the home and away season winnings and the finals rounds of winnings it will mean a significant donation to the three orphanages in Surabaya from all those players in the Friday Night and Finals Footy Frenzy sweep. 

The International Committee, along with the sweepstakes comptroller and his assistant would like to thank each and all who have played the game and given so generously to the Surabaya projects. This donation will mean many items of bedding, food, medical supplies and clothes can now be purchased and some building maintenance may also be able to be undertaken. 

A full and detailed report of the actual amount donated along with the purchases and resulting benefits will be presented to the members and the international committee

Once again, thanks for playing and congratulations to all. 

Congratulations and thank you to all for participating
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.  

5 Oct: David Hare, Peter Haywood, John Hazeldine with Murray Henderson on the Bar

12 Oct: Peter Haywood, John Hazeldine, Murray Henderson with Garry Higgins on the Bar

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


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 Riseley's Remarkables Ramblings

Well the Spring weather is certainly here, this coming week we are out at Brian Dowie Park from 5pm, there is a BBQ tea provided. Please bring mowers, whipper snippers etc and gloves.  Rubbish bags will be provided.

Brian Thomas would like members to really look at Brian Dowie Park and provide feedback on where the Park goes into the future and think of it in 30 years time! 

The District Governors visit will be in a fortnight, and the members decided last week that we will make it our Hat Day, so please bring along your classical hat right down to your weirdest hat, Prizes will be awarded, remember to tell your wife/spouse/partner etc so they can get all dressed up.  Please bring them along on the night, it is a partners night. We need to show the current DG support if we want DGE Anthony supported by other clubs during his year.

This Economic and Community Development month, there might be a project in our local community that we can get involved with, the Board will look at it in the upcoming Board meeting.

If there is anything members would like to do or become involved in please send it up through the appropriate committee to the Board, along with the paperwork to support it.

Thanks for all the great work you do in the name of Rotary.


Have a great week,

President Karen McCarthy
Maryborough Rotary
Successful Pyrenees Bike Ride
What a terrific event!  Over 200 riders entered the event and participated in either the long ride(114km) or short (46km).  The feedback from riders was how fantastic the day was accept for the wind for the last 8 - 10km. Unfortunately that was something that we couldn't change.
Congratulations Peter on the excellent organisation and to Rotarians who supported the event on Friday.  Many riders were certainly interested in competing again next year and also the proposed ride in March of the 3 reservoirs.
Photos show cyclists in the long version of the Pyrenees Bike Ride last Friday stopped at Landsborough for a morning tea of bananas, muesli bars, fruit cake and lamingtons served with tea, coffee or water - well deserved after an hour or more of country riding across hills and plains!
The last photo was at the picturesque Blue Pyrenees Estate where the ride started and finished.
Pyrenees Bike Ride signage
A fine example of neat, accurate sign location and an attention to detail that would be hard to surpass. Well done Malley and Butch. Your efforts were appreciated and well worth while as no one got lost this year.
Membership committee report
The Membership Committee provided their report on the collection of suggested names for possible new members. Garry Higgins, John Caulfield and Geoff James spoke of the process to date and the proposal to encourage new people to join Rotary.  Over the next few months smaller groups of potential new members will be invited along to a meeting and as part of the meeting the Ink Spot for the night will be about Rotary.  There will also be some current members who may describe their Rotary Moments and talk about why they joined and what they like about Rotary.
Existing members were asked if this would be an issue that we may see the same Ink Spots for several meetings.  All members in attendance agreed that it would not be a problem.
Thank you to the Membership Committee for their work in seeking new members to our Rotary Club.
Defying the Drift program
Graeme Rogan provided an excellent report on the 3 tiring days he attended the 2017 Defying the Drift program in Geelong (Marcus Oldham College).  The itinerary provided a vast array of participation from the students who attended. The early mornings and late nights were a challenge for all.
The program also included visits to dairy farms, Bulla factory, pig, sheep and cattle farms.  The caliber of the key note speakers was terrific.
Gourmet  Food and Cider Festival
There will be a meeting at Karen Mc Carthy's (32 Menzies Drive, Daisy Hill) on Wednesday 4th October - 7.00pm to commence planning a Gourmet Food and Cider Festival as a fundraiser in February 2018.
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 
Goldfields Cluster Clubs - Hat Day Party

Please read about an exciting event based around the Annual Hat Week in October to highlight Rotary’s contribution to the cause of Mental Health. In partnership with the Rotary Club of SANDHURST and Rotary Club of Bendigo South (Tony Plant)  has been able to engage former district governor and now the President of Australian Rotary Health in Mr Greg Ross to attend as our key note speaker in a fun night we are currently organizing during this years Hat week Thursday October 12th.  The poster explains the finer details.

Rather than have your own little Hat Nights during this week at your club we ask you to consider encouraging your members to come along in groups of 8 to 10 wearing their special creations, hear a most entertaining and informative speaker and join with us to show that our Rotary Clubs can have fun together while supporting a very worthwhile cause.  We think our Hat Day Party can be another example of local Rotarians coming to together to support a worthy project but be a little creative in how we go about it. Also a great opportunity to bring along a prospective member or two. 

Heads and Tails
Our winner of Heads and Tails was Max (grandson of Derrick and Karen) - a nice soft drink was awarded.
Congratulations to Max
Lucky card winner
Last weeks winner was Esther Waters.  Not lucky with selecting the winning card though
Better luck next week for the winner