Tuesday March 14th 2023


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Thought for the week
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. - Christopher Reeve

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
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Jim Garden
April 8
Colin Taylor
April 12
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Join Date
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
37 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
9 years
Lance Wensley
April 8, 1997
26 years
Mike Parr
April 10, 2001
22 years
Tony Henderson
April 17, 1990
33 years
Bev Slooten
April 22, 2008
15 years
Stephen Don
April 22, 2008
15 years
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
Thank you Cheryl for introducing us to an event most of us will never get the opportunity to participate in, a marathon. Well done doing it yourself.
Next week our Emma is updating us on all things legal that we need to know as a Club, both at Board level and as individual members.
Great to get feedback on the project in Kenya that we helped fund. It’s also exciting seeing a number of activities around town that we’ve helped fund, now make a start, in particular CPlay and the resurfacing of the Athletics Track.
See you Tuesday
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
14th March 2023
Emma Walton-Woodings - Speaking on 'The Latest Law Changes'
NOTE:- This will be a face-face meeting at TTCC and a 'Zoom' meeting (Commencing at 6:30 pm).
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Next Weeks Meeting
28th March 2023
Club Night - Cheryl Rose
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:-

Upcoming Dates To Keep
Fundraising Car Wash
On Sunday 12 March (this weekend) a fundraising car wash is happening at the Timaru Library Carpark.   It's part of Seaweek, but the funds raised are going to CPlay.  
We are looking for volunteer car washers on the day -  if you are free or have family members who might be keen, please get in touch with me or Lynette. 
The car wash is running time 10 am to 12 pm, but volunteers are to be there for 9 am safety briefing and set up etc.   I will be down there organising everyone, so just come and find me.
If you are unable to help with the washing, perhaps you could bring along your car to be washed!? Entry from Sophia Street end of Bank Street.  
We are still looking for a couple of van assistants in the HDV for the Rock n Hop event on Sat 18th March.  If you are about, please put your name on the roster. 
'Save the date' for Saturday 1st of April - for the Winchester Swap Meet - now being held at Levels Motor Raceway.  I haven't added it to the roster yet as we are still waiting to hear if we have a powered site, hopefully early next week we will have an answer. 

Margaret Perry
President Cheryl sent a note to Margaret from the Board & members on hearing of her terminal illness diagnosis.
The following is Margaret's reply:-
The President
Timaru Rotary Club of Timaru
Good Morning Cheryl and Members
Your note of 1 March 2023 was very much appreciated. Yes, my health concerns are serious. I have a consultation with Christchurch Hospital this week followed by a biopsy this Friday at Timaru Hospital.
It seems my life expectancy is far less than I thought. It is very difficult to cope.
However, your note to me was appreciated. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
Kind regards
Margaret Perry
If anyone would like to contact Margaret (and send her their love & support) she can be contacted on
027 391 3138 or by email

CPlay - Update - Ready To Start
We have just received from CPlay another update which announces the start date for the playground.
Click here... to view.

Anzac Day Tuesday 25th April
Just in case you wish to plan ahead.  ANZAC day this year is on 25th April (one of our Tuesdays).  So you can take an extra long weekend and not worry about Rotary - we won’t meet that Tuesday. We will remind you closer to the time. Regards Cheryl

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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
Moses had the first tablet that could connect to the cloud.
A lot of people cry when they cut onions. The trick is not to form an emotional bond.
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
I bought one of those tapes to teach you Spanish in your sleep. During the night, the tape skipped. Now I can only stutter in Spanish.
A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog's IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you. 

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