Tuesday May 17th 2022

If you're unable to do your duty
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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or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. - Rocky Balboa

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 last week.  Thank you to Tania Lowry, previous District Governor and current District Learning and Development Chair, for updating us on the district’s training seminar via Zoom.  By the time you read this you will be well into the day, or on to the next.  There were lots of training options for you to attend.  I trust those of you that did found it beneficial.  Next club night we might set aside time to share what you learnt and how we can implement some of the ideas in our club.

As I write this Gilly Oppenheim is in hospital following an accident at home.  Wishing you well for a speedy recovery Gilly.

Robyn Baldwin is back on deck as our speaker organiser but is still waiting for confirmation of who it will be this coming week.  No pressure Robyn!

Enjoy the great weather that seems to be hanging around.

See you on the screen

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 17th May
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Three Weeks.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 17th, 24th & 31st May 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next 3 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 31st May
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Winners of Collective Noun for a Group of Cyclists.
Thank you to those who entered with some very clever suggestions including
“A Hub of Cyclists”, “The Chain Gang”, “ A Pedalling of Cyclists”, “A Battery of Cyclists” ( for e-bikes) & as a reflection of our age  “ The Retyrees”
A non-cycling friend but keen car driver suggested “ A Hazzard of Cyclists” but
we will ignore that and advise that the  joint  winners were;
Hugh Perry “ Chain Reactors” and Paul Dewsbery “ Chain Reaction”
Thank you to those who took part
Bruce Borrell

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.

As a head cashier in a departmental store, he had to open and close the cash registers of the cashiers. Whenever a cashier started work, he was paged to open the register. "Open my register," "Please let me start," and "Give me the go-ahead," were some of the terms used by cashiers. One day, a newly appointed bright-looking girl came to the register and said loudly, "Turn me on!"

My friend is a court reporter, and recently she heard this:
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
“What are these pennies doing in my soup?” the restaurant patron demanded, motioning for the waiter to come over to his table. The waiter walked over and whispered, “You said you would stop eating here if there wasn’t some change in the food.”

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