Tuesday February 7th 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
It always seems impossible until it’s done. - Nelson Mandela

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
Bruce Wilson
February 11
Chris Connor
February 15
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Adrienne Barton
February 19
Cheryl Rose
February 12
Join Date
Julie Dockrill
February 25, 2014
9 years
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
37 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
9 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
So good to get the new Rotary year up and running and what a fun way to do it.  The BBQ at Jenny and Basil’s was great. If you didn’t make it you missed a night of very tasty food and catching up with our fellow Rotarians.  It was a fundraiser for the Foundation.  Click here... for a link to the latest Foundation newsletter which aptly summarises the projects our funds are being put to at the moment.

Congratulations to our two PHF awardees - Anne Carnie and John Rushton.  Well deserved by both. Refer below for more information & photos.

See you on Tuesday
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
7th February 2023
Louisa Stuart - Speaking on her time at 'Science & Technology Forum'
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
14th February 2023
Coralie Teer - Speaking on her 'Life & Work'
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:-

Welcome Back BBQ 31st January 2023
Welcome Back BBQ 2023!
We welcomed in the new year with a BBQ (attendance included a donation to the Rotary Foundation). We had a lovely evening catching up on the festive season activities of our club members.
It was a special evening for two people, we awarded Paul Harris Fellows to Anne Carnie (a member of our club for the last 17 years) and a community-focused PHF to local architect John Rushton.
Both recipients have dedicated a tremendous amount of time to projects and activities for the betterment of our community.
Click here... to view more photos.

Greetings From Jacob Strating
I (Stephen - editor) received the following email on Wednesday from past member Jacob Strating:-
Dear Stephen, President Cheryl and Rotary members!
Over the many years since I left Timaru, you have kindly and regularly forwarded me a copy of the Rotary Bulletin, which I so dearly appreciate.
It has kept me informed and in a way, made me feel part of the club.
It is so good to see so many younger faces and then also, the many, happy, older ones.
Please send my regards and appreciation to all your members,  especially the ones who still remember me.
Also inform them, if you will, that I joined the Probus Club of Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa some two and a half years ago and that presently, I am the Vice President of the club.
I still treasure the happy memories and shall never forget the wonderful years I spent with the Rotary Club of Timaru.
Wishing you all the very best for the coming year.
Jacob Strating.

BBQ At Port
Some members on Sunday were manning a BBQ at the fishing competition on the port - with proceeds going to CPlay.

CPlay - January Update - We Have A Start Date
Our Charitable Trust has received the January update from CPlay - to view click here...

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

Keynote speaker details:-

Registration closes 24 Feb - register at:-

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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
A poodle and a collie were walking down the street.
The poodle turned to the collie and complained, "My life is a mess. My owner is mean, my girlfriend is having an affair with a German shepherd, and I'm nervous as a cat."
"Why don't you go see a psychiatrist?" asked the collie.
"I can't," replied the poodle. "I'm not allowed on the couch."
Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake.
"I'll go into town for a doctor," the other says.
He runs ten miles to a small town and finds the only doctor delivering a baby.
"I can't leave," the doctor says. "But here's what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground."
The guy runs back to his friend, who is in agony.
"What did the doctor say?" the victim cries.
"He says you're gonna die."
Did you hear about the weekly poker game with Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Leif Eriksson and Francisco Pizarro?
They can never seem to beat the Straights of Magellan.
Six guys are playing poker. After losing $500 on one hand, Smith clutches his chest and topples over, dead at the table.
To decide who's going to tell his wife, his buddies draw straws. Anderson picks the short one.
"Break it to her gently," they all urge. "Leave it to me," he says.
When Smith's wife comes to the door, Anderson says, "Your husband just lost $500 playing cards."
"How much?" the wife yells, eyes blazing. "Tell him to drop dead!"

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