Tuesday January 31st 2023

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.


Click the following links for information about:

Remember to let us know if you're
going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
Life is too important to be taken seriously. - Oscar Wilde

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
John Barton
January 4
Emma Walton-Woodings
January 5
Ian Behrnes
January 6
Stephen Don
January 17
Lance Wensley
January 28
Jess Hewitson
January 29
Bruce Wilson
February 11
Chris Connor
February 15
Spouse Birthdays
Adrienne Barton
February 19
Cheryl Rose
February 12
Join Date
Bruce Fraser
January 1, 1972
51 years
Jack Johnston
January 1, 1972
51 years
John Denley
January 1, 1975
48 years
Robin Hawkins
January 1, 1978
45 years
Julie Dockrill
February 25, 2014
9 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
Welcome to the new year. It promises to be a busy Rotary year with something for everyone. Focus will be on getting out there into the community and increasing our membership.
Our BBQ next Tuesday at Jenny and Basil’s will be a great way to start. Sunday we’re off fishing, so to speak (BBQ at the port). We also have our District Conference coming up in March in Oamaru. The organisers have lined up some great speakers. Check out the District website and below for the programme.
See you Tuesday
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
31st January 2023
'Welcome Back' BBQ
The Rotary Year begins with a BBQ and partners are most welcome. 
Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2023
Time: 5:30 start for 6 pm meal
Place: 360 Pages Road, Timaru (Jenny & Basil's home)
Cost: $10 per person (donation to the Rotary Foundation)
What to bring: If your surname begins with A to M please bring a salad. If it begins with N to Z please bring a dessert.
RSVP: Normal Tuesday meeting procedure for apologies and guest notifications - refer below (or notify Lionel directly at ) Need numbers by 28th January, please.
Members are reminded to put in an apology for the meeting by Saturday 28th - click on the following link to apologise:-

Next Weeks Meeting
7th February 2023
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:-

District 9999 Conference 24-26 March in Oamaru
Stay the weekend or drive down for your choice of events.

Keynote speaker details:-

Registration closes 24 Feb - register at:-

Paul Harris Fellow Presentations
President Cheryl surprised Jess Hewitson & Jenny Ensor with 'Paul Harris Fellow' awards at the end-of-year Christmas Dinner on 13th December.
Both ladies were recognised for their tremendous efforts and hard work within our community and club over the last few years.
Congratulations Jess and Jenny.

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
The caravan is now back operating - click on the link below to see where it will be, the dates & to fill in your name if able to help.
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 Jess Hewitson.)

Editors Humour
Jonathon's wife was in labour with their first child. Things were going pretty well when suddenly she began to shout,
"Shouldn't, couldn't, wouldn't, didn't, can't!"
"Doctor, what's wrong with my wife?" asked Jonathon.
"Nothing. She's just having contractions." answered the doctor.
A panda walks into a bar, sits down and orders a sandwich. He eats, pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter dead.
As the panda stands up to go, the bartender shouts, "Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and didn't pay for the food."
The panda yells, "Hey, man, I'm a panda. Look it up!"
The bartender opens his dictionary to panda: "A tree-climbing mammal of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves."
The 16th tee featured a fairway that ran along a road. The first golfer in a foursome teed off and hooked the ball. It soared over the fence and bounced onto the street, where it hit the tire of a moving bus and ricocheted back onto the fairway.
As they all stood in amazement, one of the golfer's friends asked, "How did you do that?"
The golfer shrugged. "You have to know the bus schedule."
Psychiatry students were in their Emotional Extremes class. "Let's set some parameters," the professor said.
"What's the opposite of joy?" he asked one student. "Sadness," he replied.
"The opposite of depression?" he asked another student. "Elation," he replied.
"The opposite of woe?" the prof asked a young woman from Texas. The Texan replied, "Sir, that would be giddyup."


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