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Trace Smith
Upcoming Speakers & Events
Meeting: Guest Speaker TBA
Raglan House
Feb 08, 2018 6:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Rm 7 Raglan House
Feb 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Meeting: Service & Governance Ctees
Raglan House
Feb 15, 2018 6:00 PM
Group 7 Meeting
Raglan House
Feb 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meeting: Guest Speaker TBA
Raglan House
Mar 01, 2018
Meeting: Club Forum
Raglan House
Mar 08, 2018 6:30 PM
Maryborough Rotary Cycling Event
To be confirmed
Mar 18, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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. 

15 Feb: Robert Rowe, Tracey Smith, John Stewart with Shayam Sundermalik on the bar
22 Feb: Tracey Smith, John Stewart, Shayam Sundermalik with Alison Teese on the bar
01 March: John Stewart, Shayam Sundermalik, Alison Teese with Brian Thomas on the bar
Happy Birthday to:
John Stewart (17th Feb)
Rosa Malik (spouse of Shayam Sundermalik) (12th Feb)
Congratulations on the following Wedding Anniversaries;
Nil this week
Tony Coyle (12th Feb 3 years)
David Hare (14th Feb 16 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.
Dining Hall,
Raglan House, Raglan Street
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Maryborough, VIC  3465
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Riseley's Remarkables Ramblings
Thank you to Rtn Chris Frahn for taking on the role of Public Image Director, not only for the remainder of this Rotary year but also for PE Meryl's also.
This weekend sees Maryborough cater for RLI and thank you to Meryl and her helper for doing this.


Rotary Adventure in Leadership Committee  invites your Rotary Club to sponsor a delegate to attend the annual Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) program in Canberra in May 2018.
RAIC is a not-for-profit program run by the Rotary Clubs of Canberra and Woden, in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) for about 35 year 11 students.  Its aim is to give attendees (or delegates as we call the Year 11 students who attend) an in-depth understanding of Australia’s Parliamentary democracy and what it means to be an Australian citizen. Enclosed is a brochure about it. See downloads for Rotary Adventure in Leadership Invitation to Presidents, Rotary Adventure in Leadership Application Form and RAIC Photo and Video Permission Form.
I wonder who you know that could sponsor to attend this. Please put your thinking hat on  and let Harold know.
Have a wonderful week
President Karen McCarthy
Maryborough Rotary
Susan Pinker Shares Her Research on Living Longer
Our presentation last Thursday was a video talk from Susan Pinker given at a Ted Conference last April. Susan shared  the latest research on why people live longer, and she concludes that the two key factors are that you have at least 3 close relationships in your life, and that you interact socially with other people on a regular basis - e.g. talking to the postman, chatting with shopkeepers, playing cards with friends, coming to Rotary etc. Our brains release all kinds of positive chemicals when we have to interact, face to face with others. The talk is entitled, "The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life" and it is available on Youtube.
Brian Shares His Journey with Cedar Boxes
At our meeting on Thursday last week, as part of our "Share Your Vocation" segment, PP Brian Thomas shared his fascinating story of making beautiful boxes out of Australian Cedar and distributing them world wide. Part of his enjoyment from this was joining the Bendigo Woodworking group for networking.  Brian did this for about 15 years, whilst at the same time also experiencing flower growing of proteas.  Brian couldn't stress enough how important networking is in your chosen career or interests. Brian has provided his Australian cedar boxes to the President of the USA, Royalty in England and the RIPA from Bangladesh.
Thank you to Brian for such an interesting vocational talk
Ink Spot by Geoff James - History of the Rotary Logo
Geoff provided yet another excellent Ink Spot - this time on the history of the Rotary logo.  
As usual another extremely interesting history on another aspect of Rotary and the thinking behind the design.
PP Martin Takes a Meeting
PP Martin took the reins for last Thursday's meeting due to our President not being well. We wish Karen a speedy return to pain-free health.
Rotary District 9780 - Changing Futures in the Pacific Region with Interplast