Tuesday May 10th 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
If you focus narrowly on the problem as you see it, you might well lose hope, but if you look at it from a wider perspective, it’s easier to be more positive. - 14th Dalai Lama

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
What a great zoom meeting we had. 17 in attendance. Lots of laughs. Loved the different hats and the stories behind them, real or imaginative. Thanks, Jess for the Trivia Quiz. With 3 out of 15 right, I guess I shouldn’t seek a career on the trivia circuit!
Not sure who next week’s speaker is, Robyn is still finalising that. What next for a fun storytelling opportunity - perhaps our most outlandish tie - or a baby photo competition. Maybe a wedding photo from many years ago, or another glam photo, or a photo where we’re not likely to be recognised. Any other ideas are welcome. We’ll try to do this once a month, and maybe continue it when we have our face to face meetings.
See you on the big or little 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 10th May
Followed by a Directors Meeting for the Board (BY ZOOM).
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Four Weeks.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st May 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next 4 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 17th May
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Condolences To Guy & Julie Dockrill & Family.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Guy Dockrill's mother (Pat) last Sunday evening. 
Our condolences to Guy, Julie & their families.

Emma Walton Woodings Made  A Director.
A BIG congratulations to our club member Emma who has been made a director in her firm 'Aoraki Legal'.
To read the article that is in this week's Courier click here...

A Fourth Saturday Morning Apple Picking.
Last Saturday morning saw members, family & friends once again picking apples for the food banks of Family Works, Salvation Army, City Foodbank, St Vincent de Paul & Te Aitarakihi Marae-a-iwi) - (they were joined by Sharyn Cain & Michael Horne from Rotary Club of Waimate who picked for Waimate food banks).
To view some photos click here...

Competition - Best Collective Name?
At a recent Recyclers outing several of us pondered long & hard on a suitable collective noun for a group of cyclists  -  a “hub” of cyclists perhaps?
Now it’s your chance.
You are invited to submit your suggestion with the best-judged entry receiving the very generous prize of a voucher for a free cup of coffee.
Open to all Rotarians including partners & Recyclers.
Email your suggestion to before May 10th.
Good Luck!

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.

When Lance's son was four-years-old, they went camping in a primitive area with a tent. Prior to our camping trip, he had been explaining to him the importance of washing his hands and flushing the toilet. The only toilets in the camping area were outhouses, which he had not used before. After using the outhouse, he stepped out the door and yelled to Lance, "Hey dad, where is the flusher??"

When Peter's nephew, Victor, was five, he took him to a local stable for a pony ride. He was very impressed that the stable hands were riding without a saddle. Peter explained to him that it's called riding bareback. When he returned him to his parents, they asked him how he enjoyed his pony ride. He excitedly told them that he saw grownups riding naked!
A farmer's wife prayed to the Lord and asked him, "How old will I be when I die?" His reply was 96 years old. She said, "Hot diggity dog, I will have myself fixed up." She had everything lifted and tucked and was in the doctor's office, making the last payment on her reconstruction. She walked out of the doctor's office, started across the street, and was hit and killed. She gets to heaven and asks the Lord, "What happened? You told me that I would live to be 96." His reply: "We'll I just didn't recognize the new you!"

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