Tuesday February 8th 2022
Feb 08, 2022
Local History
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help overcome disadvantage,
help people who face challenges,
provide community facilities and
support worthy organisations.
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Thought for the week
Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.- Billy Bowerman

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.
Hello everyone
What a glorious few days we enjoyed before we finally got some much-needed water on the garden.  Hope you managed to get out and about, that you weren’t stuck in an office during the sunny days.

It was great to hear of another initiative that benefits the children in our community, from Leonie and Leigh of Aoraki Kids Endowment on Tuesday.  This week we have our Keith talking to us on one of his favourite subjects - 'local history'.  That will follow on nicely from our speaker of the previous week who spoke on the same subject having created a treasure hunt to remind or reveal what we didn’t know.  Don’t forget - we have a number of members choosing to stay home as much as possible during this challenging time, make sure they are ok, and maybe lend a hand by doing some errands for them.

Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 8th February
Keith Bartholomew Speaking on 'S.C. Heritage Guide'
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:-

TTCC Under Red Traffic Light System.
As of Thursday 3rd February 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 15th February
Nicky Kerr (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:-

Some Timaru Rotary History - Jiminy Cricket.
A history snippet
Jiminy Cricket (who acknowledges our sergeant's fines by doffing his hat) was made by Frank Washbourn in the late 1940s when he is about 70 years old!
Frank was a former member of the Rotary Club of Timaru and president 1934/35. This information came from Roger Wahbourn, Frank's grandson who was researching the family history.
Harold Washbourn, Roger's father was also President of the club in 1950/51.

To view two photos of Jiminy Cricket (one of it being held by our Immediate Past President Jess, click here...


Timaru Golf Club House & Garden Walk - Sunday 20th February.
"Who is up for a great day out? 🙂 My golf club is running a House and Garden Walk as a club fundraiser (from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday 20th February).
There are 9 great locations to visit; Lysaght St, Preston St, Sealy st, Wai-iti-Rd, George St, Arthur St, South St, James St, and Springbank Road, Otaio.  A mixture of older and newer houses. 
There will be plants, cakes, jams and chutney stalls to purchase from, and complementary Devonshire teas and music along the way!
Contact Jess for tickets (021886812 or or you can purchase from Miss Timaru & the Timaru Golf Club Pro Shop. "
To view the flyer larger click here...

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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.
Tony grew up above his father’s tavern. When he was a kid, his brothers would race each other down the stairs every morning to sweep up the bar and find the change customers had dropped during the night. Years later, as an adult, he found out that his father would throw a few coins over the bar for them to find in the morning. It cost him only a dollar a day to have us fight to be the first one to clean the bar.
Mike (An elderly farmer) had an old bull that lost its usual desire and no longer went near the cows. He called the vet, who prescribed a pill to stimulate the bull’s interest. A few weeks later, he ran into a friend, who asked, “How’s that bull?” “Great!” said Mike. “The bull is back to his former frisky self.” “That’s fantastic. What miracle drug did the vet prescribe?” “I don’t know,” said Mike. “But it tastes like liquorice.”
One day, Greg's physician father treated himself to a plate of raw oysters and offered to share them with Greg. Just as he was about to dig in, Greg's Father picked up an oyster, examined it, and commented, “They remind me of infected tonsils.”And that’s the story of how he ended up eating the entire plate of oysters himself.

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