Tuesday July 27th 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Juice Products NZ - Global Award
Aug 03, 2021
Travel Ship Mariner
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Upcoming Events
Charitable Trust Meeting
Jul 27, 2021
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If you're unable to do your duty
please arrange a replacement.
On duty? Click HERE for a list of your tasks.
To see the full duties roster, click HERE

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.
(Click the button below)

Thought for the week
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa 

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
Mike Parr
July 8
Robin Peterson
July 9
Roger Curr
July 14
Meg Parkin
July 17
Bruce Borrell
July 29
Bev Slooten
August 9
Anne Carnie
August 10
Malcolm McDonald
August 27
John Barton
Adrienne Barton
August 23
Join Date
Ian Behrnes
July 5, 1982
39 years
Ellwyn Mackie
July 6, 1976
45 years
Bruce Borrell
July 13, 1999
22 years
Lee-Anne Johns
July 21, 2020
1 year
Robin Peterson
August 5, 2014
7 years
Robyn Baldwin
August 10, 1999
22 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Hugh's Message.
Kia Ora
Contrary to rumour, I am not unwell. Never had a cold in my life. Just a slight tickle in my throat that prevents me from speaking; as it erupts into a cough pretending to be deep centred, in my chest. A few deep-sea green muscles emanating out my nose, you pay good money for those.
The doctor knows I am not really ill. She says "Don't come near my surgery, keep well away!! Go to the supermarket get Panadol or some other such stuff. Just in case you are really unwell keep away. You might contaminate my surgery and kill off my patients; then how will I eat?"

This Week's Meeting
Tuesday 27th July 2021
Trish Hazlett (Juice Products NZ) - Speaking on 'Global Exporters Award'.
Followed by a Charitable Trust Board meeting 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:-

Next Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
James Laurent - Speaking on 'Life On The Seas'.
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:-

Westport Flood Relief.
The following email has been received by all District 9980 Clubs from DG Nick Woods.
As you will be aware (unless you're based internationally) Westport on the West Coast of the South Island has been hit hard by flooding over the weekend, as part of District 9970 our next-door neighbour, and soon to be fellow D9999 Rotarians. 
Westport Rotarians have been busy assisting in the cleanup and recovery effort. 
Attached is the mission brief and outline of what has been happening to date from PDG Gary Hopkinson (click here to read). 
Timaru Club members please contact Lynette Wilson directly if you have the skills and the time to assist.
If you are able to assist financially then also please contact Lynette to see what is needed most. 
It's early days, so please keep those in Westport in your thoughts over the coming weeks and months ahead.


As you probably know, Club members are asked to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation each year on their birthday. The amount of the donation (if any) is entirely up to the member; as a guideline, many members donate the equivalent of $1 per week - $50 for the year.

In the past, many members have made their donation by cheque but that option is no longer available for most.  In future it would be helpful if you would make your donation by internet banking deposit to the Charitable Trust’s bank account:

  Account name:     The Rotary Club of Timaru Charitable Trust

  Account number: 03-0887-0241664-000

  Particulars:          Birthday donation

  Reference:          Your name

Alternatively, you can put a cash donation in an envelope marked with your name and “Birthday donation” and hand it to the Treasurer.

From today this information will be available by a link on the LHS of the bulletin (under 'Handy Information For Members').

Club Activity & Project Photos.
We are preparing to update the photos on our Clubrunner website & bulletin.
Can any member who has photos that they think would be suitable to show the club in action (highlighting what we do in the community or make donations to) please email them to John Barton (
Photos need to be of a style that can be edited into a rectangular shape (like the 'Y-Drive' photo above).

Friday At 5.
The Socials Committee is holding a "Friday At 5" get together at 'Monteiths on the Bay Hill' on 30th July.
There is no need to confirm your attendance, just turn up if you are able, for about an hour.

Notice of New Membership Application.
Second Notice.
An application has been received from Natasha Hammond to become a member of our club - Natasha is a 'Local Proppy Real Estate Expert' employed at Proppy Real Estate, Timaru.

Hospital Visitors
For the 2021-22 Rotary year Margaret Perry & Ann Carnie are the 'Hospital Visitors' for the club and request that when any member hears of a current member or associate member (or their immediate family) being in hospital (or unwell at home) that they contact them and let them know.

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
Saturday 28th August - Heartlands Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 4th Sept. - Heartland Rugby Alpine Energy ???
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 25th Sept. - Heartland Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 2nd Oct. - Heartland Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 16th Oct.- Heartland Rugby Alpine Energy (Semi-Finals) ???
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 23rd Oct. - Heartland Rugby Alpine Energy (Finals) ???
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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.
A booking office had three phones. One day during lunch, a staff member was responsible for answering all of them. It was a constant repeat of “May I help you?” or “Will you hold?” I guess she got confused because she surprised one man on the other end of the line when answering his call with, “May I hold you?”
A local lumberyard was having an open house, and a man's wife really wanted to go. the man, though, had no interest.
After badgering him with no luck, she finally said, “If you don’t go, I’ll be the only woman there.”
The man shrugged. “If I go, you’ll still be the only woman there.”
After a man's beloved dog Lucky passed away, his daughter tried to explain to her four-year-old son what had happened in terms he might understand.
“Remember that baby bird we found on the sidewalk the other day?” she asked.
As the truth sank in, Ian grew alarmed: “Lucky fell out of a tree?”

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