Tuesday April 5th 2022
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please arrange a replacement.
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The Club's Helping Hands project aims to

help overcome disadvantage,
help people who face challenges,
provide community facilities and
support worthy organisations.
Click HERE for more information,
and to download a form for proposing a project.


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Thought for the week
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand

Thanks to King Street Motors for carrying out a Warrant of Fitness inspection of the Hot Dog Caravan at no cost to the Club, and then carrying out some maintenance work, again at no cost to the Club.  What great support of our efforts for the community.
Members might like to return the favour by supporting King Street Motors; you'll find them at 143 King Street.

Thank You 
Major sponsor of the
Rotary Club of Timaru
Hot Dog Caravan
raising funds to support our community.
Birthdays & Anniversaries this month
Member Birthdays
Jim Garden
April 8
Ron White
April 11
Colin Taylor
April 12
Russell Finlay
May 3
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Join Date
Lance Wensley
April 8, 1997
25 years
Mike Parr
April 10, 2001
21 years
Tony Henderson
April 17, 1990
32 years
Bev Slooten
April 22, 2008
14 years
Stephen Don
April 22, 2008
14 years
Anne Carnie
May 3, 2005
17 years
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
37 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
5 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
40 years
Meg Parkin
May 21, 1991
31 years
Ron White
May 25, 1979
43 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
Wow-what a great speaker last Tuesday. Police Officer Jan Gibbs, is responsible for keeping our community safe, in particular working with our youth. A very professional presentation from someone who takes her responsibilities seriously. It’s comforting to know she has our back so to speak. In contrast this coming week we have Catherine Irvine from the Council’s waste management team speaking. I’m aware they’ve chanted their processes over the past year or so, remember the topless campaign? It will be good to hear from those on the coalface as to the Council’s policy and processes.
Don’t forget to invite friends and family who are interested in doing the right thing for the environment.
Yours aye

The End of Last week's Meeting.
Those of you on zoom last week have advised you missed the end of the meeting and my brief closing words of wisdom. You’ve requested I publish them here. Not earth-shattering or deep and meaningful. Relevant to the week and the news from the Oscars which I couldn’t resist and for which I’m sure you appreciate the irony.
It was a quote from Will Smith - "Money and success don’t change people - they only amplify what is already there”.

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 5th April
Catherine Irvine Speaking on 'Waste Management'
Followed by a Directors Meeting for the Board at Lynette & Lionel's (166B North St).
Members are reminded to put in an apology for the meeting by noon on Monday (otherwise they are liable to be charged) - click on the following link to apologise:-

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Week.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 5th April  2022 at 5:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next meeting.

To join the meeting click the following link from a PC, Mac Linux, iOS or Android computer/tablet/phone:
Although we have booked the time from 5.30 pm we will tune in after dinner (time will be approx 6.30 pm).
NOTE:- If you are unable to join the meeting by 6.30pm there is a SMALL possibility that ALL members of the  AV Team are isolating at home because of being close contacts of Covid (which will mean NO Zoom on Tuesday night).

TTCC Under Red Traffic Light System.
When attending our tea meetings at the TTCC all members will be required to wear face masks before entering the building and continue to wear them until they are in the room where we have our meetings (when we are in our 'bubble' and can remove).
They need to be worn again anytime we leave our 'bubble' - i.e. if we go to the bar, toilet or collect our meal from the cafe.

Next Meeting
Tuesday 12th April
Carolyn Cooper speaking on 'Aged Care in the Modern World'
Members are reminded to put in an apology for the meeting by noon on Monday (otherwise they are liable to be charged) - click on the following link to apologise:-

Possible Tree Planting Opportunity.
Lynette Wilson has posted on our Club Facebook page a mention about Te Ana Maori Rock Art planting 22,00 special native Totara plants (and that they are looking for volunteers to plant some).
If anyone is interested in assisting (or would like to organise a group to volunteer) they can contact Te Ana Maori Rock Art and check when they are planting next.
To view the Facebook page click here... 

Apple Picking For Family Works Food Bank.



Last Saturday seven current members, past members & friends travelled to a local orchard to pick 'Honey Crisp' apples for 'Family Works Food Bank'. The apples have been donated as they can't be exported this season, they just needed to be picked, boxed and delivered.

To view some photos of the pickers (Jenny, Jess, Lynette, Stephen, Ron Paulin, Dave & Janice Darling) click here...

Shelterbox in Moldova.
Kia ora,
Last month, Russia launched a military operation on Ukraine. Already, 10 million people have fled their homes - creating the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.
Shelter Box currently has a response team on the ground in Moldova - they are working with other aid agencies and Rotary Clubs to distribute aid (including thermal blankets, shelter kits, solar lights, hygiene kits, and water filters) to families who are living in collective centres, damaged buildings, or have fled the country.
I'm reaching out on behalf of Rebecca Aitchison - ShelterBox New Zealand's Director of Rotary Engagement, with a poster detailing our response in Ukraine - click here... to view the poster.
To read more click here...

CPlay Thank You Letter For Donation.
Our Charitable Trust has received a thank you letter from the CPlay Committee for our donation of $30,000.

Information Required.
Remember this is "your" bulletin and so please email information to me on what your committee is doing (or planning) so everyone can be aware of it.
Lack of the above will mean the bulletin is not advising the members of what is happening in the club & particapation will be down.

Hot Dog Caravan Upcoming Events
No upcoming events.
Click HERE to go to the online roster to fill in your name if you can help.
(If you have a problem doing this contact Jenny Ensor.)

Editors Humour.

Chris's boss arrived at work in a brand-new Lamborghini. "Wow," Chris said. "That's an amazing car." He replied, "If you work hard, put all your hours in, and strive for excellence, I'll get another one next year".

During a lesson about adjectives, my friend, a high school teacher, asked her class to describe their mothers. One boy described his mother's hair as auburn.

Impressed by his sophisticated word choice, my friend asked, "How do you know her hair colour is auburn?" Her student replied, "Because that's what it says on the box."

After Jenny's grandchildren bragged about what levels they’d attained in a video game, she decided to give it a try. Soon, it was her turn to boast that, in spite of being a newbie, she had already managed to get to level 11. That’s when her youngest granddaughter pointed out that the “11” she was seeing on the screen was actually the game’s pause button.

The Rotary Club of Timaru (Inc) | Rotary International District 9980 | Charter No 2705 (1927)