Tuesday May 9th 2023


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Thought for the week
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain 

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
Ashley Milliken
June 15
Tony Henderson
June 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jarrad Wooffindin
May 26
Chris Connor
Vivienne Connor
June 15
Join Date
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
38 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
6 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
41 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
37 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
56 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
22 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
55 years
Chris Connor
June 15, 2021
2 years
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
37 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
13 years
Cheryl Price
June 28, 2022
1 year
Ian Gray
June 28, 2022
1 year
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
Another great presentation from William Rolleston last week.  Such a successful scientific facility in our backyard putting South Canterbury on the global map.  Always delighted to host our Ashburton Rotarians at our club as well.

This week is our chat week, we will take a bit longer so Jess can brief us on Clubrunner and remind us of what it offers for us as individual Rotarians.  Click here for a briefing note put together by John Barton in case you’ve never accessed it and/or forgotten how to.

See you Tuesday

Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
16th May 2023
Coralie Teer - Speaking on Her 'Life & Work'
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:-

Next Weeks Meeting
16th May 2023
Coralie Teer - Speaking on Her 'Life & Work'
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:-

RYDA Thank You Letter
The club has received a letter of thanks to the members who assisted in this years 'RYDA' from 'Road Safety Education' - to view click here...

Ashburton Rotary Tulip Bulb Fundraiser

The Ashburton Rotary Club sells tulip bulbs as a fundraiser.

They sell packs of 10 bulbs for $10 ($1 a bulb), the bulbs have varied colours in each pack.

I am willing to take orders for packs of Tulip bulbs and get packs down for club members who would like to grow some tulips - click here to email me.


D9999 Know How Seminar – Registration And Programme For This Important Event

Our Annual "Know How" (Club Leaders Seminar) is on Saturday 20th May and we invite all Rotarians and Rotaractors to attend.

Do you want to know more about Trusts, Secretary, Treasurer, Insurance, Rotary Oceania (ROZops) and how the Foundation works? 

There are sessions for Presidents-Elect, Growing Your Club, and an update on Regionalisation and Public Image.

Register NOW using this link for these FREE sessions and be an informed Rotarian.

The link Programme is attached below.

Hato Hone St John Collection
We have been asked to provide volunteers for their Annual Appeal on Friday 16 June between 9 am and 6 pm. Please click here to email me and let me know if you can put in some time, and which part of the day you would be available.

Upcoming HDV Event
Save the date! 
We have an upcoming HDV event with a slight difference! We will be operating the HDV along with a BBQ for the Aspect Trust Fundraising Tug of War event. 
The event will be held at the Morgans Road Indoor Stadium, Saturday 26th August (during the evening) and we will be the food vendor where ticket holders can redeem their tickets for some snacks from us, as well as selling food if they are still hungry! 
Details and times etc will be finalised closer to the time but I will be looking for both BBQ people and HDV workers for the event.  The roster has been updated on the website so you can add your name if you are free on the evening (by clicking here...).
Let me know if you have any issues getting into the roster. 
Many Thanks 

An Evening At The Movies
Lionel is endeavouring to organise a trip to a movie at Movie Max - possibly on a Tuesday evening (instead of having a 'Meet & Greet night at TTCC) in May or June.
Anyone who is interested is asked to check the 'Coming Soon' movies on the 'Movie Max Digital' website by clicking here... & emailing Lionel of any they would be interested in attending by clicking here...

SCDL - Captain Cain
The Little Theatre's latest show ('Captain Cain') is the story of Timaru's early years (to view more information click here...).
Captain Cain, whose statue sits outside the Landing Services building, is fondly known as 'the father of Timaru'. Extensive research over the last 20 years has enabled Carol Angland to dramatise the early years of European settlement in South Canterbury.
I am organising for us to attend on Tuesday 23rd May @ 7:30 pm (which is one of our meeting nights with no guest speaker) f you would like to attend, please email me ASAP by clicking here... - so I can block-book our tickets.
Tickets are $20 each if we can get 20 seats sold.
This may be a popular show (as written by a local & about a subject close to the hearts of many), please reply promptly so we don't miss out.

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Editors Humour
We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet, so we bought a dog. It’s cheaper, and you get more feet.
Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings?
It’s hardly ever for them.
If you think 
eggplant is good, you should try any other food; it’s much better.
Bifocals are God’s way of saying, “Keep your chin up.”
How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town.

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