Rotary Club of Maleny
In Rotary District 9600

Position
Name
Contact Details
President
Sherryl  Gregory
Treasurer
Jeff  Cornfoot
Secretary
Karen  Binstead
Community  Director      Brian  Allen  

 

         
International  Director   Bob  Hall    
         
Youth  Director   Tim  Lattey    
         
Vocational  Director
Sherry  Wright

Meeting Times:

Maleny Rotary meet every Wednesday evening
at 6.30p.m. for 7p.m. start
.

Meeting Place:-   Maleny  Hotel

A.G.M. held each November

 

Maleny Rotarians are well known for their Saturday morning
fundraising B.B.Q's in Maple Street, Maleny.

Membership:

Fees are paid twice a year.  Contact the secretary for further information.  

Some  Maleny  Rotary  Facts:

The Rotary Club of Maleny is a big part of our community life, each year supporting many local projects, including the Maleny Show, Relay for Life walk (cancer research), group study exchange, bike education at three local Primary Schools and holding their famous fortnightly "Sausage Sizzle".

The club also supports the Maleny based Friends of Ebenezer and directly, through Rotary Australia World Community Service ( RAWCS), the Ebenezer School for orphans in Livingstone, Zambia.   Contributions to RAWCS for the ongoing work  at the school accommodating and providing education to the current 280 children, go directly to the school, and are tax deductible.

The Maleny branch supports 'Interact', a teenage service club (Maleny SHS won the District Trophy) and Maleny Rotary Club is also considering forming "Rotoract" a sevice club for ages 18 to 30 (enquiries to Rick Page 5494 2666).

Maleny Rotary Club is delighted to have joined MDSRC and to be participating in the community efforts in creating the sporting and recreational facilities planned for the Precinct.

They recently presented MDSRC with a perpetual trophy to be awarded annually to the outstanding 'Young Sportsperson of the Year'. 

It is Maleny Rotary's 50th Anniversary on 29th April 2009 - This special occasion also marks, to the day, the 50th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the Maleny Rotary Club in 1959!

The celebrations will include the launch of a new book by local historian turned author Jack Wilcox;
" Rotary in Maleny - 50 Years of Service", at Tranquil Park on Wed 29th April.
(bookings essential jma_w@bigpond.com).

Four years of research and hundreds of interviews have resulted in this must-read, fascinating historical journey, told through the recollections of a wide cross section of Maleny residents.    Rotary International is 103 years old in 2009 and justifiably recognised as a major privately funded charity, and for integrity in its operations, reflected in the four way test to which all Rotarians commit their dealings:

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

One of the International projects Maleny Rotary is most proud of is the worldwide PolioPlus program which has eliminated the terrible polio virus from all but 4 countries in the world.   This is a massive achievement.   Recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave $255,000,000.00 to Rotary International to help in this fight.

Mike Norman (L) accepts Rotary's Young Sportsperson of the Year Award,from Bob Hall, (Rotary)
accompanied by young sports personalities Harrison Canton (Maleny Redbacks U'15's) & Holly Sinclair (2008 Beerwah Golf Club Ladies Champion)

Students from MSHS attending the "L" Permit Driving programme
sponsored by Maleny Chaplaincy and the Rotary Club of Maleny.

Upcoming Events

Currently, Maleny Rotary's 'Pride in Workmanship' Awards 2009 are in full swing - the categories are Outstanding Young People and Horticultural Success Stories, nominations due by April 20th.

Nomination forms and info: sherryw@bigpond.com


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