Tuesday February 15th 2022

If you're unable to do your duty
please arrange a replacement.
On duty? Click HERE for a list of your tasks.
To see the full duties roster, click HERE

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.


Click the following links for information about:

Remember to let us know if you're
going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. - Joe Paterno 

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
Bruce Wilson
February 11
Chris Connor
February 15
Lee-Anne Johns
February 24
Shirley Keenan
March 1
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Adrienne Barton
February 19
Cheryl Rose
February 12
Join Date
Roger Curr
February 11, 1986
36 years
Shaun Anderson
February 12, 2013
9 years
Julie Dockrill
February 25, 2014
8 years
Shirley Keenan
March 10, 2020
2 years
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
36 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
8 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President-Elect Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
Well, we reached a milestone at our last meeting. We linked in via zoom for those who prefer to remain home in the current climate.  Thanks to John for setting it up.  Looking forward to feedback from everyone who zoomed in.  We’ll be doing this for every meeting for the foreseeable future.
We had our Keith Bartholomew speak on the history of South Canterbury.  It was great to have him back.  Clearly a favourite subject of his.  We appreciated Keith sharing his knowledge of the churches, monuments and older buildings in the region.  Make sure you buy his book “South Canterbury Heritage Guide” from various places including Bay Books and the Timaru Herald.  It’s designed to fit in your glovebox for a day trip to scenic sites.  This dovetails nicely with Roselyn Fauth’s talk on places to explore.  You can get her information and activity maps from the website  That’s my weekends sorted for a few months.  I hope Pirate appreciates historic sites!
This week our speaker is Nicki Kerr from the Red Cross. It will be great to hear how they contribute to our local community and beyond.
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 15th February
Nicki Curr (NZ Red Cross) Speaking.
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:-

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Four Weeks.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 15, 22 February and 1, 8 March 2022 at 5:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This one link will work for all 4 meetings.

To join the meeting click the following link from a PC, Mac Linux, iOS or Android computer/tablet/phone:
Although we have booked the time from 5.30 pm we will tune in after dinner (time will be approx 6.45 pm) unless we notify it will be from 5.30 pm.

TTCC Under Red Traffic Light System.
When attending our tea meetings at the TTCC all members will be required to wear face masks before entering the building and continue to wear them until they are in the room where we have our meetings (when we are in our 'bubble' and can remove).
They need to be worn again anytime we leave our 'bubble' - i.e. if we go to the bar, toilet or collect our meal from the cafe.

Next Meeting
Tuesday 1st March
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:-

Call For Nominations For D9999 2024-25 District Governor.
All members should have received the following email on Friday 11th February (please ensure you all read - in case interested - don't be shy about nominating someone you know, just check with them first!:-
A reminder that the transition management committee for D9999 is now calling for nominations for the role of District Governor 2024-25.  2024 - 25 may seem a long way ahead, but it is time to start thinking about a successor to District Governor Nominee Phil Gully to take office as District Governor from 1 July 2024. Nominations must be received by 1 March 2022.
Attached are two documents. Read the Call for Nominations first, as it gives you all the details you need to begin the process (to read click here... & here...)
Mark Yaxley
Chair, Nominations Committee
District 9999
Rotary Club of Avonhead
New Zealand
H +64 03 344 1933
M +64 021 437 718

Family Works 'Christmas Angel' Thank You Letter & Certificate.
Following on from when members of our club donated gift vouchers & gifts to Family Works 'Christmas Angel' project in December for some families at christmas we have received a letter thanking us, some letters from families who participated in the project & a 'Certificate of Thanks'.
To view, the letter click here...
To view the letters from the families & the "Certificate of Thanks' click here...

Timaru Golf Club House & Garden Walk - Sunday 20th February - CANCELLED
Another fundraising event is CANCELLED because of the numbers allowed to be together.

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 people hear that Fred and Mildred have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, they inevitably ask them the secret to their long, successful marriage. In response, Fred will smile sweetly, nod Mildred's way, and explain, “We both love me.”
As the general inspected the troops, he asked some of the Marines which outfit they were serving with. Ramrod straight, each would respond, “Marine Air Group 36, sir” or “Second Marine Division, General.” Then there was one young private. When the general asked, “Which outfit are you in?” the Marine replied, “Dress blues, sir, with medals!”
A frightened man goes to the secret police and says, “My talking parrot disappeared.”

“Why did you come here? Go to the regular police.”

“I will. I’m just here to tell you that I disagree with whatever that parrot is going to say.”

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