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Trace Smith
Speakers & Events
Sep 28, 2017
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Oct 05, 2017
Clean Up and BBQ Dinner from 5pm
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The winner in Friday nights Finals Footy Frenzy game between the Cats and the Crows, with a winning square of 6-5, was Peter Haywood.
Saturdays twilight game between the Tigers and the Giants was Shaun Brame who was the winner with a winning square of 3-7
Congratulations Peter and Shaun and thanks for playing. Your winnings will be handed over when next we meet.
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.  

28 Sept: Ray Hannan, David Hare, Peter Haywood with John Hazeldine on the Bar

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


Happy Birthday to;
Nil this week
Congratulations on Rotary Anniversary for;
Kate Ashton
Meryl James
Tracey Smith
Esther Waters
All with an anniversary date of 27th September 2012
Congratulations on the following Wedding Anniversaries;
Geoff and Meryl James 28th September
Please call John Caulfield with any welfare news or concerns,
Ph 5461 1516  or
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News From Maryborough Rotary:
Maryborough Rotary
Service Above Self
Every Thursday, 6 for 6.30PM.
Dining Hall,
Raglan House, Raglan Street
(But Always Check under Heading, "Upcoming Program" on website)
Maryborough, Victoria  3465
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VenueMap Venue Map
 Riseley's Remarkables Ramblings
This week the meeting starts at 7am at Raglan House. 
The program will pertain to membership, the  club needs the input of all the members not just a few, so Please attend.
Some members attended the Highland Society's AGM on Friday night. The speaker I think surprised most people there.It was a fabulous night. 
Thanks to Jackie and Shane Dellavadova for all the hard work they put into the Rock'n'Roll dance on Saturday night, and the fact they cleaned the hall without any help. 
I think as a club we need a debrief regarding the Wing & Wheels event. 
October is looming and so is Hat Day, We need an organiser for this please.
October is also 
Economic and Community Development Month

2-8 October — Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week

24 October — Rotary's World Polio Day Livestream Event

30 October-5 November — World Interact Week

Thanks to Peter Haywood for the organising of the Pyrenees Magic Bike Ride, and to those helping, this is getting bigger and better every year. Its great to see.

There are lots events coming up, please help out or attend where you can. Also like and share on your Facebook page if you have one, it helps get the work our club does out into the public arena.

Have a great week,

President Karen McCarthy
Maryborough Rotary
Guest Speaker - Cheryl Griffin about Kenya
Last week our guest speaker was Cheryl Griffin - who spoke of her visits and support with fundraising for Kenya. Cheryl told us so many facts about Kenya it was extremely interesting. Kenya gained independence in December 1963 and that was when their flag was adopted
One of the most interesting I thought was regarding the colours of the flag and why they were chosen;
  • Green - colour of leaf of the tea they import
  • Red - colour of blood spilled to gain independence
  • Black - colour of their native skin
  • White - colour of peace
Welcome to our latest member - David Allman
Last week we welcomed David Allman to Maryborough Rotary Club.  David will have the category of Minister - Salvation Army and be a member of the Community committee.
Youth Committee meeting 28/9
There will be a Youth Committee meeting tomorrow morning after the Breakfast meeting to finalise details for the Trivia night on 4/11. If members could stay and attend it would be appreciated
Membership Committee meeting 28/9
There will be a brief Membership Committee meeting tomorrow morning after the Breakfast meeting. Would all committee members please attend if possible
Blue Pyrenees Bike Ride

Only two more sleeps until the Blue Pyrenees Magic ride.

According to today's weather forecast prediction Friday 29th September should be partly cloudy 12C with a gentle SW breeze (Yr) & no rain.

Ride route .... Ride notes = Ride is flat until Moonambel, then gradual rise to undulating hills until Landsborough.

                                             Gradual rise after Landsborough then a pinch after 8km (difficult for some).

                                             Fast 60km plus descent to a gradual rise to Pyrenees Hwy.

                                             Turn left at Elmhurst off the Pyrenees Hwy to Nowhere Creek. Gradual rise.

                                              Left from Sandy Lane to Pyrenees Hwy (avoiding dangerous railway crossing).

                                              Pending wind ride could be fast to Avoca. Also depending on wind last 7km

                                              to Blue Pyrenees could be tiring. Be rewarded with free Rotary sausage/bread

                                              & softdrink or a tasty wine,coffee or beer at Cafe Blue.

Possibly 180 - 200 entries - congratulations Peter for all your organisation

Paul Harris Fellowship Award
The Paul Harris Fellow is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905.
The Paul Harris Fellow was established in his honour on 1957, to express appreciation for a contribution of US$1000, to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.
These programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.
The Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, healthcare, immunizations and shelter for millions of persons These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.
Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognise another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objective and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world peace and understanding.
In honouring Joan Hartley, we are also honouring the Home and Community Care (HACC)program and its role in the Council and Maryborough District Health Service.
The specific recipient is also recognised for her work within the wider community generally.
Joan arrived in Maryborough with her family form Wangaratta in 1962.  She has four girls, Jenny, Wendy, Lynette and Susan.
Joan soon became involved in the Community activities. Her initial involvement was with netball, where Joan has served for more than 50 years. She has coached Methodist, Exies and founded the United clubs and spent many years umpiring too.
Joan has been president of the Association and is a life member. She also managed the complex canteen for 30 years, providing healthy food and much needed funds for the Association.
Joan is also Treasurer for the North Central Netball region.
Joan served as treasurer of Cal Gully kindergarten and is just on of two Life members.
Tome passed and Joan became an employee of the local council and is still employed at age 78 with Meals on Wheels, because she enjoys it.
Joan also worked diligently for Guiding in Maryborough and is currently the Treasurer of the Girrahween Trefoil Guild
Joan has been supporting her beloved Bombers for many years as fundraiser and president of the Bendigo Bombers, which is part of the Essendon Football Club.
Joan is not afraid to get her hands dirty and has worked hard for many organizations, thus exemplifying her Community spirit. She is well respected iin her lcal community.
It should be stated that a Paul Harris recognition is NOT an award, but an acknowledgement of the payment of $US 1000 for each recipient.
A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to reality today as Joan becomes a Paul Harris Fellow. It has because of gifts like the one made in her honour, that The Rotary Foundation can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world; improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding and bright hopes for peace.
A contribution to the Rotary Foundation is an investment in an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over and one that Joan clearly shares. Working with such individuals of goodwill, we believe the ideals can and will become closer.
Joan, it gives Rotary great pleasure to present you with the emblems of appreciation given to a Paul Harris Fellow – a certificate and pin.
Our congratulations and sincere thanks for your commitment to our common goals of world understanding and peace.
PP Garry Higgins gave a report on the latest Rotary Club to join the challenge of implementing the #SayNO2familyviolence- Morwell Rotary Club.  They have done artwork on their BBQ trailer, engaged with their local health services and police.
The message is spreading wide and far.
Fundraiser 2018 meeting
There will be a meeting at Karen Mc Carthy's (32 Menzies Drive, Daisy Hill) on Wednesday 4th October - 7.00pm to organise a gourmet meal as a fundraiser early in 2018.
Vocational Scholarships
On Tuesday, the 10th of October, the Club will be presenting its International Vocational Scholarship to a candidate to study worlds’ best practice in a field that will have ongoing benefit to our local community. This will be our fourth such scholarship.
The event will be conducted at the Highland Society starting at 6-00 pm and will be chaired by Ross Abbey Fellow, PDG, Geoff James.
Guest speaker will be Ms. Emma King, CEO, Victorian Council of Social Service.
Cost is $35 per head which includes entrée and main course.
This will be a partners and guests evening and we encourage members to invite those who are working or who have an interest in the development of our community to attend.
Numbers to Rt. Garry Higgins. Phone 0418473669 or email
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 
Vocational Talk
PP PHF Bob Osborne gave an excellent, brief, spontaneous vocational talk regarding the changes to his lifestyle over the last few months with the loss of his independence and relocation into Havilah.  Whilst the move was difficult it has resulted in the best outcome for his health and Bob is trying to stay involved and get out when he can.  Bob praised Havilah for the care and the standard of the facilities.
Vocational Talk this week is Anthony Ohlsen
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 Derrick Marsden - a great bottle of wine for any occasion.
Congratulations to Derrick
Lucky card winner
Last weeks winner was the very excited Tracey Smith.  Not lucky with selecting the winning card though
Better luck next week for the winner