Tuesday May 31st 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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or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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
Unfortunate that the speaker cancelled at the last minute last week, fortunate that we had the opportunity to share our favourite books. What a great chat we had, with some very diverse literature choices. I’m looking forward to reading some of them for myself. When I spoke to Robyn she was working hard to secure a speaker for next week.
And the weather has been so great - walks along the beach and/or rounds of golf. I assume you have all made the most of it. Great for apple picking as well and wood chopping. Make sure you get involved in our community activities. They’re the best for us as they cost us nothing other than our time but the benefits to the community are huge.
See you on the screen next week
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 31st May
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

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

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.

TTCC Meal Cost Increase.
We have been informed by the Club Manager that due to increases in ingredient and staff costs they have had to increase their meal prices to us. They’re giving us an option which at some point we will get your feedback. $20 for a main meal or $29 for a main plus dessert. The first night we attend in person we will opt for the $20 main only at which point you can express your view and we will book accordingly from then onward.

Charitable Trust Update
Alzheimers SC – the CT funded a TV and stand for the Park Centre.
Rosie Chambers, the Service Manager wrote, "We are very excited about the new TV set up for the Park Centre.  We plan to use it for a training course tomorrow for the first time.  Exciting!!
We have had enquiries about booking the park centre for groups for which the TV setup will be a wonderful addition to this".
SC Athletics All weather Track Resurfacing Project. I spoke with the Chair Michael Boorer. The material is here in a container waiting for the Italian team to install the new surface in January 2023. This team will also install similar material in Perth and Melbourne then Timaru. Unfortunately, that order of installation is still in place and Timaru won’t be bumped up the list. Let’s hope this team can do the job in January 2023.
Bev Slooten (Chair)

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.

Day 5 Apple Picking (21.05.22).
Last Saturday we had a perfect morning for apple picking. The apples are once again heading to our local food banks for distribution to those people in need of some fresh fruit.
To see some photos 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.

Never trust math teachers who use graph paper. They're always plotting something.

After a long time, I told my hot coworker how I felt. Turns out she felt the same way. So I turned on the air conditioning.
My email password has been hacked. That's the third time I've had to rename the cat.
The couple's therapist said, “So, tell me what brings you here today?” My wife said, “It’s really difficult to live with him. He’s so literal.” I said, “My truck.”

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