Tuesday April 25th 2023


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Thought for the week
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare

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
Colin Taylor
April 12
Russell Finlay
May 3
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Jarrad Wooffindin
May 26
Join Date
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
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
38 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
6 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
41 years
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
Great natter last week. Don’t forget there is no meeting this week due to it being Anzac Day. The week after we are being joined by Ashburton Rotary and will be starting 30 minutes later to give them time to travel.
Make sure you buy a poppy as part of your remembering those who have served in our armed forces over many years. The RSA does an amazing job supporting our returned service personnel and their families. Funds raised go towards this.
Lest we Forget

This Weeks Meeting
25th April 2023
No Meeting this week
  A Charitable Trust Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th at Lynette & Lionel's (166B North St).

Next Weeks Meeting
2nd May 2023
William Rolleston - Talking on "The Latest Developments of 'South Pacific Sera' and Producing mRNA For Vaccines".
NOTE:- As Ashburton Rotary has to travel down our meal start time will be '6:30' tonight.
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:-

RI VP Nicki Scott Event Invitation
We have been offered an amazing opportunity to meet with Rotary International Vice President 2022-23 Nicki Scott in mid-May. Nicki will be in Christchurch for a couple of days and will be our guest and keynote speaker on Monday 15 May at a multi-club meeting to be held at the New South Brighton Surf Club from 5.45 pm.  

Upcoming HDV Event
Save the date! 
We have an upcoming HDV event with a slight difference! We will be operating the HDV along with a BBQ for the Aspect Trust Fundraising Tug of War event. 
The event will be held at the Morgans Road Indoor Stadium, Saturday 26th August (during the evening) and we will be the food vendor where ticket holders can redeem their tickets for some snacks from us, as well as selling food if they are still hungry! 
Details and times etc will be finalised closer to the time but I will be looking for both BBQ people and HDV workers for the event.  The roster has been updated on the website so you can add your name if you are free on the evening (by clicking here...).
Let me know if you have any issues getting into the roster. 
Many Thanks 

An Evening At The Movies
Lionel is endeavouring to organise a trip to a movie at Movie Max - possibly on a Tuesday evening (instead of having a 'Meet & Greet night at TTCC) in May or June.
Anyone who is interested is asked to check the 'Coming Soon' movies on the 'Movie Max Digital' website by clicking here... & emailing Lionel of any they would be interested in attending by clicking here...

SCDL - Captain Cain
The Little Theatre's latest show ('Captain Cain') is the story of Timaru's early years (to view more information click here...).
Captain Cain, whose statue sits outside the Landing Services building, is fondly known as 'the father of Timaru'. Extensive research over the last 20 years has enabled Carol Angland to dramatise the early years of European settlement in South Canterbury.
I am organising for us to attend on Tuesday 23rd May @ 7:30 pm (which is one of our meeting nights with no guest speaker) f you would like to attend, please email me ASAP by clicking here... - so I can block-book our tickets.
Tickets are $20 each if we can get 20 seats sold.
This may be a popular show (as written by a local & about a subject close to the hearts of many), please reply promptly so we don't miss out.

Kindling Chopping Morning 15th April 2023
Last Saturday we held another very successful kindling chopping morning, attended by 13 members & 1 past member who enjoyed lots of comradery (to view some photos click here...).

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Editors Humour
Tale of Two Doctors
Boy, if this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does.
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then.Why the different treatments for the two patients?
The  FIRST is a Golden Retriever.
The SECOND is a  Senior  Citizen.
Next time take me to a vet?
We can teach kids there’s no i in team, but it’s way more important 
to teach them that there’s no a in 
The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.
I once gave my wife the silent treatment for an entire week, at the end of which she declared, “Hey, we’re getting along pretty great lately!”  

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