Tuesday May 24th 2022

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please arrange a replacement.
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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.


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Thought for the week
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt.

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
Russell Finlay
May 3
Paul Dewsbery
June 7
Julie Dockrill
June 11
Keith Bartholomew
June 11
Hugh Perry
June 12
Ashley Milliken
June 15
Tony Henderson
June 19
Chris Connor
Vivienne Connor
June 15
Join Date
Anne Carnie
May 3, 2005
17 years
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
37 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
5 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
40 years
Meg Parkin
May 21, 1991
31 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
36 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
55 years
Hugh Perry
June 6, 2017
5 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
21 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
54 years
Chris Connor
June 15, 2021
1 year
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
36 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
12 years
Margaret Perry
June 25, 2019
3 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
Another successful zoom. Such a lot of chatter. It was great. And it was so easy to share comments. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the information sharing of emergency alarm systems in the home, in particular the emergency button, and ways to record your healthcare plans and emergency treatments.
We have a couple who remain unwell for various reasons, and we wish you a speedy recovery. News of the week has to be the Perry’s new grandchild a few days early and with some medical investigations necessary. We wish mum and baby all the best as they work their way through the challenges ahead.
Next week, bring along your favourite book - it’s book review week.
See you then
Yours aye

Zooming For The Next Few Weeks
As announced at Tuesday 19th April meeting. We will not be having any face to face meetings for a while. Our attendance is down to between 25 and 30%, with increasing numbers choosing zoom. Each week different people are isolating as close contacts, because they themselves have tested positive, or because they are choosing to manage the threat by isolating themselves from most or all community interaction, and then there are those who are generally very unwell.
I appreciate there are pockets of you who have little or no experience in using zoom. Let me know if you would like a 1:1 lesson - it gets easier the more you use it. I always think the fun bit is the pets who pop up, kids who wave as they pass by or the backdrop scenery some use. You are free to invite your household members to listen to the speaker of course, just as you can invite them to a physical meeting.
The meeting will start at 6.30 after you’ve had a chance to have dinner, we will commence with the guest speaker followed by club business. See below for the link. Otherwise, it is business as usual. The different committees need to meet as and when, either at someone’s place, a cafe, or via zoom. We need to perhaps find ways to have catch ups in person, at a cafe, or dinner out or something. Suggestions welcome. And, as is traditional, we will be having a changeover dinner. More about that later.
Zooming isn’t the Board’s preferred meeting forum for the Club but its become increasingly obvious this is the most practical way to manage the current situation, hopefully for the short term. We can but give it a go.
See you on the screen next week

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 24th May
Followed by a Charitable Trust Board meeting (BY ZOOM).
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Two Weeks.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 24th & 31st May 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next 2 meetings.

To join the meeting click the following link from a PC, Mac Linux, iOS or Android computer/tablet/phone:

Joining Tea Meeting By Zoom - Audio & Video Instructions.
If you are joining our tea meetings by Zoom please read instructions on how to turn off your audio & video so it doesn't interfere with the rest of the participants.

Next Meeting
Tuesday 14th June
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Notice of 21st June 2022 AGM's.
The second part of the Clubs 'Charitable Trust' AGM will be held on Tuesday 21st June followed by the second part of the 'Clubs' AGM.
All Chairs please have your reports to Lionel by Monday 6th June so they can be copied to members for the AGM’s.

Timaru Rotary Changeover Night 28th June.
Tuesday 28 June 2022 at TTCC.

Theme: Black Tie Dinner – no birthday suits!

The meal will be $29.00pp.

More information to follow.

A Thank You From Robyn Baldwin.

To Fellow Rotarians,

I would like to thank you all for the support you have given to me and my family since the sudden passing of my husband Les. To those who attended the funeral, unfortunately, I was not able to speak to you all, but to those who have sent lovely cards, phone calls, texted, visited, dropped baking and meals off, we were most humbled by your kind and thoughtful support. My family have left knowing that their mother has the support of her Rotary family as it has played a big part in her life and is something that she has enjoyed over many years.

To me, this kindness spells out the meaning of the Rotary Family.

So once again my grateful and sincere thanks to you all

Robyn Baldwin QSM

Robyn Baldwin's QSM Investiture.

As you are all aware my investiture was held on the 10th of May in Wellington, which was tipped with a bit of sadness without Les by my side, but got through it.

To read more & view some photos of the day click here...

To read an article that was in this weeks 'Courier' click here...

Geraldine Primary School New Entrants Woodworking.
Geraldine Primary School recently contacted us about wood offcuts (after seeing an article in the Courier about our Food Bank Winter Firewood Project), Tony got some wood sorted for them & John & Adrienne Barton delivered.
We are very excited to see the new entrant students using the wood for their practical learning session this week. It's awesome to see the children out in the fresh air learning practical skills! 
What great creations! Perhaps some future builders and joiners here?
To view some photos click here...
For a short video click here...

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
No upcoming events.
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 man walked into the doctor’s office with a strawberry stuck in his ear.  “Can you help me, doctor?” he pled. The doctor looked closely, and said, “I think I’ve got some cream for that.”

One night, a dieting woman made a cake for the church potluck. Temptation got the best of her, and she ate it—all of it.  Embarrassed, she then made a second cake.  Her husband never suspected a thing—especially since she ate a piece out of the second cake too.
Didn’t you use to hear music every time you put on your Western hat?” one cowboy asked another. “I sure did.” “How did you get it to stop?” “I removed the hat from my head and took out the band.”

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