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Upcoming Speakers & Events
Meeting: Club Forum
Raglan House
Mar 08, 2018 6:30 PM
Meeting: Hugh Delahunty_Administrator to CGSC
Raglan House
Mar 15, 2018 6:00 PM
Maryborough Rotary Cycling Event
Maryborough Railway Station
Mar 18, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Meeting: Service & Governance Ctees
Raglan House
Mar 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Meeting: Breakfast Meeting
Bristol Hill Motor Inn
Mar 29, 2018 7:00 AM
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 greeting attendees, collecting monies, managing the drinks table and putting away meeting items. If you are rostered and unable to attend the meeting, please arrange a replacement. 

08 March: Shayam Sundermalik, Alison Teese, Brian Thomas with Marion Walters on the bar
15 March: Alison Teese, Brian Thomas, Marion Walters with Esther Waters on the bar
22 March: Brian Thomas, Marion Walters, Esther Waters with John Williamson on the bar
Happy Birthday to:
Nil this week
Congratulations on the following Wedding Anniversaries;
Mark and Sue Edmondson (8th March)
Robert Rowe (7th March 22 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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Welcome to Maryborough Rotary:
Maryborough Rotary
Service Above Self
Every Thursday, 6 for 6.30PM.
Dining Hall,
Raglan House, Raglan Street
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Maryborough, VIC  3465
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Thank you to those who volunteered to person the BBQ for the long weekend and do breakfast at the trotting track for the mobile homes talk fest.
Derrick has sent the BBQ rosters out by email.
REMEMBER,  due to road works, Chaplin's Road between the Highway and Tullaroop Road is closed. Access to the trotting track from Maryborough is via Tullaroop Road and from Carisbrook via Bucknall Street.
Also remember to support Peter and the Pyrenees bike push or Bike ride on Sunday March 18th. There are a lot of jobs so volunteer early to avoid disappointment.
Multi District Pets will occur on the 24/25th March. If interested in learning more (about Rotary), come along, there’s a great dinner on Saturday evening.
The LIFT program lifts off for the year on the Thursday 15th March - at the Hub from 9.00am - approx. 3.00pm. Ask Harold or Graeme if they require support for the day with all those young adults.
April gives us all more opportunities to misbehave!
District Conference on the 6th - 8th April is in Mount Gambier. In Europe that is in the next country!.
Then District Assembly on the 29th is in Ararat.
Get to meet interesting people and then… do projects with them.
I don't have a weekend at home in March, but I still have two free in April.
See you on Thursday.
Acting President Martin Mackay
Maryborough Rotary
What entertainment - Music Quiz!
For those who were not at Rotary last Thursday night you missed a great, fun, entertaining and sometimes uncontrollable crowd of Rotarians.  Clearly most of us could not follow the rules of the quiz when asked to write down the next line of the song Geoff had partly sung; the instructions were certainly not adhered to. It was a magic night of enjoyment and a lighter side to our usual Rotary meeting.   Thank you sincerely Geoff and Meryl for the work you put in to provide us with a focus for the night.
I do have some short videos I took of the night for those who missed it.  I appreciate Geoff enjoyed every aspect of the evening as we all know how much Geoff loves to play his guitar.
Ink Spot - Meryl James - Water and Sanitation Month
Last weeks Ink Spot was delivered eloquently by Meryl James.  It was about the month of March in Rotary being Water and Sanitation month. Thank you Meryl for enlightening Rotarians about the important work we contribute to in saving and empowering so many people with water and sanitation improvements.
World Water Day competition
World Water Day Competition - Your club could win $500!
What is World Water Day? 
World Water is fast approaching!  Your club and district can help celebrate World Water Day. It focuses on the approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide who must rely on water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, polio and other waterborne diseases.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.  In 1993, the UN General Assembly designated March 22nd as World Water Day.  It is now a globally recognized event. 
$$$$$ - What can you win? 
Two prizes will be awarded: 
$500 US for the best project (i.e. the one with the most impact)
$500 US for the most innovative project
What must you do?
Whatever works best for your community!  In some areas March 22nd is in the middle of a dry season - or a monsoon.  In the north, rivers may be frozen until Spring.  The choice is yours!  All we ask is that the project improve the quality of water and/or level of awareness of it in YOUR community. You could, for example:
  • Clean up debris along a waterway, lake, creek, pond, stream, or other water source.
  • Prevent erosion by planting trees and native plants along a water source.
  • Build awareness in your community - encourage students to write essays on the importance of water and what THEY can do to protect it.
  • Encourage farmers in your area to use eco-friendly chemicals that will not damage fragile water systems.
  • If your community's water source is safe, eliminate plastic water bottles.  If they are a necessity ensure they are collected and recycled appropriately.
Use your imagination!  The bottom line is to educate your community on the importance of protecting its water sources.  Get them involved!  
Whenever possible, please consult with your local water or conservation authority to ensure that your efforts are compatible with conditions in your area!  For example, cleaning a watercourse during spawning season could have a negative impact. 
Need Ideas? 
A good place to look is the World Water Day website.  You will find a wealth of ideas to kick-start your project.   
Share your story  
Please use your project to celebrate World Water Day.  You can promote it at your regular club meeting closest to March 22nd, 2018.  WASRAG will share some of them in its monthly newsletter.  And - why not tell your story to the Rotary world yourself?  Go to the RI website and post it on Rotary Club Central and/or Rotary Showcase! 
Who will judge the entries? 
The members of WASRAG's Membership Satisfaction Team, including Chris Etienne - USA (Chair) and Tom Bos - USA, Ada Cheng - Hong Kong, Rich Churchman - USA, Toro de Silva - Brazil, V.N. Singh - India, Ndukwe Chukwu - Nigeria and Rob Crabtree - New Zealand will review all applications and submit a short-list of finalists to WASRAG's Operations Team.
How do you enter the competition? 
Submit a brief description of your project, including what you have done, the target audience and the expected impact of the project.  Remember to tell us your Club name and District number and give us a contact name, email address and phone number.  Some projects will be showcased on the WASRAG website.   
DEADLINE:  Please submit all entries by May 1st, 2018.  
AWARDS:  Winners will be notified by May 31st, 2018.  The awards will be presented at WASRAG's Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 23rd, 2018.
Please send all entries to WorldWaterDayChallenge
How it all started! 
Many of you will have read the fantastic story of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah (California) District 5130's "Cleaning the Rivers of the World" program in WASRAG's October 2017 Newsletter.
Spearheaded by passionate water champion, Salvador Rico, the South Ukiah club challenged Rotary clubs around the world to clean up rivers in their communities. 
Inspired by Salvador and his club's efforts - WASRAG now invites you and your club to get involved in water - and maybe win some funding for your water projects!
Have you registered for WWS-10?  Stay tuned for more news on the exciting speakers and events we have planned for June 22, 2018 at Toronto's Delta Hotel, right next to the Convention Centre, the day before the Rotary International Annual Convention.  Go to REGISTER NOW......
Vocation Talk - Terry Allan
Terry Allan gave us a very interesting vocation talk regarding the many different and varying systems that Terry has worked in over his working life to date. Thank you Terry for all your information and description of why and how systems integrate importantly in all our lives and careers.
Reminder for Breakfast Duty at Caravan / RV gathering
Just a reminder if you placed your name on the Breakfast roster for the Carisbrook Trotting complex for Caravan / RV group travelling around for Thursday - Monday 7.30 - 9.30am.  Please check with Derrick if you are not sure of your day.
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Happy 80th Birthday - Robert Osborne OAM
Happy 80th Birthday to Robert Osborne OAM - who did himself comment "that he never thought he would get to hear his own wake"
Reminder from Murray Henderson about Friday Footy Frenzy
Murray is doing Friday Footy Frenzy for fundraising for our Rotary Club at the moment. Please purchase a square ($10 each) to be in it to win.
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship 2018
Amble into an Autumn Garden - Maryborough Ambulance Auxilary