Tuesday May 18th 2021

May 18, 2021
Alexandra Life boat re-housing followed by Club night
May 25, 2021
Air Rescue
Jun 08, 2021
Aoraki Foundation
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Graeme Dingle Foundation - What is Inside is Greater than any Obstacle
Jun 29, 2021
Change Over
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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
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. - Alexander the Great.

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
Join Date
Anne Carnie
May 3, 2005
16 years
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
36 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
4 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
39 years
Meg Parkin
May 21, 1991
30 years
Ron White
May 25, 1979
42 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
35 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
54 years
Hugh Perry
June 6, 2017
4 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
20 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
53 years
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
35 years
Dave Woods
June 22, 2004
17 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
11 years
Margaret Perry
June 25, 2019
2 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Jess's Message.
Kia orana kotou (Hello in the Cook Islands)
I'm so proud of our efforts last week at our ShelterBox quiz at The Bay Hill. It was a fun night and were well supported by everyone involved. We raised $2016 from our entry fees, auction and raffles and we also sold $280 worth of the ShelterBox Solar Lights. 
A huge thank you to everyone who helped me out on the night and donated prizes. Huge shout out to Lisa and Roger from The Bay Hill for hosting us and supplying the winners prize.  Click for more information & some photos of the night.
Click to read more.

This Week's Meeting
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Steve Wills speaking on 'Alexandra Life Boat' followed by a Club Night
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 25th May 2021
Christine Prince (CEO Canterbury & West Coast Air Rescue Trust) speaking on 'Air Rescue Helicopter.'
Followed by a Charitable Trust Board meeting at Lynette & Lionel's (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:-

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.

Rotary R100 Number Plate Surrounds.
A fantastic way to celebrate Rotary's 100 year Centennial Celebrations. 
At just $15 per set (plus freight), you could get one for your car, truck, van, caravan or tractor! They are super easy to install.
To view, the plate surround clearer click here.
As the freight if ordered individually would increase the cost by $15.00 - $20.00 members wishing to place an order please email Stephen @ by Sunday 16th May and I will collate the orders (and spread the freight cost between all orders).

District Know How Programme 2021.
Just a reminder about the 8th April email Tania Lowery sent out to everyone about the upcoming Zoom 'District Know How Programme' being held on Saturday morning the 15th May between 9 am & 1.45 pm.
These sessions are open to all Rotarians, so feel free to come along to as many as you like.  Come prepared with all those questions you have been wanting to ask, but just never got around to.  Our trainers are here to help you, and all sessions will be interactive with plenty of opportunities for discussion and question/answer time.
Get a group of fellow members together and come along to all, or some, of the following sessions:
  • Club Treasurer
  • Club Secretary
  • Club Foundation Chair
  • Club Development & Membership
  • Club Projects
  • Club Public Image
  • Club IT
  • Meeting Procedures
For more information click here...

Kindling Chopping Sat. 15th May.
You are invited to come to a kindling woodworking bee on Saturday 15th May, starting at 9 am and finish at 12 noon.  The location is a shed (the sign above the sliding door is 'STORE 2) on LHS of Hayes St (when coming from wharf end).
We have boxes of wood to cut into kindling. We need people with tomahawks and some people to stack boxes with the cut kindling.
Tony Henderson
Bruce Wilson, Roger, Colin & Russell at our last kindling chopping morning (12th December).

Bowel Screening: Update For South Canterbury May 2021.
We have received an update for May on the South Canterbury 'Bowel Screening' programme.
Click here... to read.
Click here... for more information on when to expect to receive your testing kit.

RNZWCS May Newsletter.
This Rotary-sponsored ambulance spotted on the Samoan island of Savaii in early May.
We have received the May RNZWCS (Rotary New Zealand World Community Service) 'News in Brief' - to read click here...

Friday At 5.
The Socials committee is holding the first "Friday At 5" get together at 'Monteiths on the Bay Hill' on 21st May.
There is no need to confirm your attendance, just turn up if you are able, for about an hour.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 29th May.
The Socials Committee are once again organising a "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" for Saturday 29th May.
For more information (and a reservation form) click here...
Click here to go straight to the reservation form.
On your smartphone using a 'QR Code Reader', Just scan the code and follow the link to the booking form. (NOTE:- this does not work with the 'Covid19 app').

Paul Harris Fellowship Upcoming Meeting.
The next Paul Harris Fellowship meeting is on Friday 4th June at The Timaru Town & Country Club -  click here for more information.
NOTE:- I will NOT be ringing around for numbers attending, please contact me (by Friday 28th May) on
686 0439 or (0274) 374 549 or - only if attending.
Malcolm McDonald

Changeover Dinner 29th June.
Please mark Tuesday 29th June on your calendars as the upcoming 'Changeover Dinner' - the theme is 'Magic'.
At Bullock Bar - the cost $35.00.
More information will follow over the coming weeks.

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
Saturday 15th May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 22nd May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 29th May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 19th June - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 26th June - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
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.
Thinking no one could hear him as he loaded an NZ Courier truck & trailer, he began to whistle. he was really getting into it when a coworker in the next trailer poked his head in. “You know, I always used to wish I could whistle,” he said. “Now I just wish you could.”
The first thing a man did when he heard his great-granddaughter was born was to text his son: “You are a great uncle!”
He texted him back immediately: “Thank you. What did I do?”
A woman and her husband Thomas were daydreaming about what they would do if they won the lottery. The wife started: “I’d hire a cook so that I could just say, ‘Hey, make me a sandwich!’”
Thomas shook his head. “Not me. I already have one of those.”

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