Tuesday March 9th 2021

Mar 09, 2021
National Bowel Screening Programme
Mar 16, 2021
Caroline Bay Playground upgrade
Mar 23, 2021
Visit to Ashburton Rotary Club
Apr 06, 2021
High Commisioner's roll in Fiji
Apr 13, 2021
Y-Drive update
Apr 20, 2021
Visit to St John new building
Apr 27, 2021
Club night
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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.

Remember to let us know if you're
going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
(Click the button below)

Executive Email Addresses.
Also, the club uses the email address for the public to contact us with enquiries.

Thought for the week
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail - Benjamin Franklin.

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
Shirley Keenan
March 1
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Dave Woods
March 28
Jim Garden
April 8
Ron White
April 11
Colin Taylor
April 12
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Join Date
Shirley Keenan
March 10, 2020
1 year
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
35 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
7 years
Lance Wensley
April 8, 1997
24 years
Mike Parr
April 10, 2001
20 years
Tony Henderson
April 17, 1990
31 years
Bev Slooten
April 22, 2008
13 years
Stephen Don
April 22, 2008
13 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Jess's Message.
Gaia se ólous  (Greek for hello everyone) 
Thoughts go out to those affected by the 6.3 magnitude that hit Greece this week.
We had a lovely lunch at Riverstone Kitchen on Sunday. Some members took the tour around Dots Castle too. Thanks to the Social Committee for organizing the lunch. 
Craig Calder from the SCRFU was along this week to chat about the new Fraser Park developments that are due to start at the end of the local rugby season. It was really interesting to hear about the process behind the scenes and also to learn a little about the hybrid turf. It will be a great venue for our community, catering to numerous sports groups and options for indoor functions too. 
11 of us headed down to Caroline Bay after the meeting this week and did a rubbish collection run. Click here for photos. It was actually a really lovely night for a stroll and we managed a good haul of rubbish from the area. Thanks to all those who came along, including Julie's hubby Guy and our visiting Rotarian Roy.

This Week's Meeting
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Ruth Lockey - speaking on 'National Bowel Screening Programme'.
Followed by a Directors Meeting for the Board at Lynette & Lionel's home (166B North  St).
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
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Owen Jackson & Rose Fauth - speaking on 'Caroline Bay Playground Update'.
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:-

Hot Dog Van Big Autumn Clean.
Pictured above are members doing the 2020 clean.
Sat. 6th March 9-30am.
Location:  Alpine Energy Stadium.
Bring: bucket and cloths.

Stephen Away.


As I will be away on holiday the week beginning Monday 8th March (returning late on Sunday 14th March) John Barton is preparing & publishing the next bulletin so please send any items to him (



Host Duties.
When doing Host Duties (i.e. Duty Roster), please remember that you set tables, raffles etc up for the night.
Then at the end of the meeting you need to pack up again and return table numbers etc. into the box and put away.
The large sign outside door must also be packed away (this part isn't always been done). 
It then falls to those leaving last.

For this Rotary year, President Jess would like members to take turns at providing the raffle prize (no alcohol please), either by buying a prize to the value of $10 to $15 (keep the receipt and ask Treasurer Jenny for reimbursement using the claims form click here...) or maybe you have a suitable prize you'd like to donate.
To make it simple to keep track of whose turn it is, the person on Host Duty 2 will be asked to provide the raffle prize for the week.
When it's your turn to provide the prize:
  • Please put the prize on the Host table no later than 5:30 pm.
  • Make sure there's a raffle sheet (from the host bin) and a pen on the table.
  • If you are unable to attend Rotary, and you are unable to find someone to swap, please contact Robyn Baldwin so she can arrange cover for the night.

Delivery Of Rotary School Dictionaries.
Gilly delivering Lake Tekapo Schools Dictionaries June 2020.
Volunteers are now sought to present the Rotary illustrated dictionaries to Year 4 pupils at the following primary schools.
It is recommended that you pair up with another Rotarian or take your partner with you and a schedule for this will be circulated at our next meeting.  
                            Pleasant Point Primary
                                   Pleasant  Point, St. Joseph's
                                   Fairlie Primary
                                   Fairlie, St. Joseph's
                                   Lake Tekapo
                                   Twizel Area School
                                   Mount Cook
                                   Bluestone, Timaru
                                   Timaru South
                                   Sacred Heart, Timaru
Schools must be contacted in advance to arrange a convenient time for the presentation.
Keith Bartholomew
District Co-ordinator 

Meal At Riverstone Sunday 28th February.
To view the above photo of those attending LARGER click here...

Rotary Centenary Book.
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand & the Pacific there has been a book ('Mana Tangata - People of Action') written.
Click here for more information
Our club has ordered 1 box (of 12) and any member who wishes to purchase a copy @ $39.95 should contact Lionel.

Visit To Ashburton Rotary Club Visit - 23rd March.
As mentioned above the date is Tuesday 23rd March.
We will need numbers attending (with any dietary matters) to Ashburton by Friday 19th March lunchtime (12 Noon).
We can do this on our normal sheet, we just need engagement by all club members so they can apologise on the sheet by that Friday at noon.
We also need members to advise me if they can take a car and how many they can take as passengers.
I suggest we meet in the T & C car park at 4.45 pm to allocate seats on the 23rd of March.

SCDL Agatha Christie's 'Witness For The Prosecution'.
The South Canterbury Drama League are performing Agatha Christie's 'Witness For The Prosecution' between the 5th & 12th March and Tony Henderson proposes to get a group of 20 plus together so we can get tickets for $20.00 per person to attend on Thursday 11th March
Anyone wishing to go please contact Tony.
Click here for more information.

Salvation Army 'Red Shield' Appeal.
The club has received a request from the Salvation Army to assist with collectors for their 'Red Shield Street Appeal' on the week of 10th - 15th May.
The board has decided we will not as a club commit to this but if any member wishes to assist by collecting (as an individual) outside either Countdown Victoria St, Countdown Church St, Northtown Mall or Timaru New World they should contact Raewyn on 027 511 3227 or email

Volunteers Required For St John “Heart of Gold” Annual Appeal.

Please check your diaries and if you are able, mark it down for a spot on the roster.

When: Friday 9th April, 9 am – 6 pm

Where: New World Supermarket, Timaru

We will be compiling a roster closer to the date, but in the interim, if you notify me of your intention to be involved and your preferred time, it would be very much appreciated.

Lynette Wilson

Pumpkins For Polio.
'Pumpkins for Polio' is what I hope will be a  fun way for our members to raise funds and awareness of our continued fight to eradicate Polio.
Attached you will find posters and information sheets to help sell this to your clubs, you are welcome to have others (non-members) take part if it might help get them involved in Rotary and supporting this cause, provided they can raise the funds to support their pumpkin.

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.

Manpower Needed For Hot Dog Caravan At Rock & Hop.
As the 'Rock & Hop' is being held on Caroline Bay the same weekend as our conference in Waimate (Friday 19th - Sunday 21st March) the Hot Dog Caravan manpower roster needs filling (Friday 19th - 1 shift & Saturday 20th - 2 shifts).
Anyone who is not going to conference (and is available to assist) is requested to click HERE & enter their name.

Hot Dog Caravan Upcoming Events
Friday 19th March     - Rock & Hop (Caroline Bay) - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.
Saturday 20th March - Rock & Hop (Caroline Bay) - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 27th March - Winchester Swap Meet     -  7:30 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Monday 5th April       - McKenzie A & P Show       - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Click HERE to go to the on-line roster to fill in your name if you can help.
(If you have a problem doing this contact Jenny Ensor.)

Editors Humour.



These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death...
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with a male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law.

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