Tuesday August 16th 2022

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.
(Click the button below)

Thought for the week
I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward. -  David Livingston 

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
Bev Slooten
August 9
Malcolm McDonald
August 27
Jenny Ensor
September 20
Robyn Baldwin QSM
September 30
John Barton
Adrienne Barton
August 23
Lionel Wilson
Lynette Wilson
September 9
Greg Sugrue
Melissa Sugrue
September 14
Join Date
Robin Peterson
August 5, 2014
8 years
Natasha Hammond
August 10, 2021
1 year
Robyn Baldwin QSM
August 10, 1999
23 years
Greg Sugrue
September 14, 2010
12 years
Lionel Wilson
September 15, 1992
30 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
If you're unable to do your duty
please arrange a replacement.
Updated Duty Roster 'Task List' coming in the next few weeks.
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
So much for the warmer weather, and thank goodness for ugg boots. Winter has arrived with a vengeance. I must admit I did miss having four seasons when living in Sydney so I’m not complaining - yet.
A pity the weather put a damper on the tree planting. Thanks so much to the members, family and friends who braved the cold wet day to get it all done.
Thanks, Cheryl Price for sharing highlights of your past few years with us last week including your experiences of house sitting. A great way to see the world. This week we will be joined by Phil Mackay, the Council’s 'Emergency Management Advisor'. He will be updating us on Civil Defence. As I often say - "don’t forget to invite interested family and friends".
Yours aye

Next Meeting
Tuesday 16th August
Phill Mackay (TDC Emergency Management Advisor) - speaking on 'Civil Defence Updates.'
NOTE:- This will be a face-face meeting at TTCC and a 'Zoom' meeting (Commencing at 6:30 pm).
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:-

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 23rd August
Cassandra Slumskie (Owner - Trinity Employment Services NZ) - speaking on 'Recruitment/Immigration Employment'.
NOTE:- This will be a face-face meeting at TTCC and a 'Zoom' meeting (Commencing at 6:30 pm).
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:-

Zoom Meeting Link For August
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 16th, 23rd & 30th August 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next three weeks' Zoom meetings.

To join the meeting click the following link from a PC, Mac Linux, iOS or Android computer/tablet/phone:

Joining Tea Meeting By Zoom - Audio & Video Instructions
If you are joining our tea meetings by Zoom please read instructions on how to turn off your audio & video so it doesn't interfere with the rest of the participants.

Charitable Trust – July
Applications declined – Blue Light Applicant to Sydney.
                                     Multi-Club District Grant Project-
                                     sanitary products supplied with ERKS.
                                     MVHS – period project.
John Barton has agreed to be seconded onto the Trust for this year.  
We are looking forward to the new venues for our HDV in the coming months.
Please check the roster. Training will be given to meet the TDC Food Audit requirements.

Planting of 150 Trees on Pleasant Point Highway (Beside Cycle Track) – Saturday 6.08.22.


Last Saturday afternoon 14 members, past members, partners & friends spent the afternoon planting 100 'Pin Oak' trees as part of our club's 'Centennial Project' - to celebrate the club's 100 years since its inauguration in 1927 (along with another 50 donated).

This followed months of planning - including talking to Timaru District Council & Waka Kotahi - NZ National Roads Board to establish if we were allowed to plant trees, the type we could plant, exact location & spacing (by Bruce Borrell & Paul Dewsbery), Ordering trees from Plantarama Nurseries, walking the track to verify where exactly we were going to locate them, marking out the precise locations with wooden stakes, clearing any long grass (by weed eaters) where holes were to be dug, organising Fulton Hogan (last Thursday - Friday to dig holes - which they did free of charge, along with donating the compost to go in with the trees, also the cutting of plastic tube (for the future watering) - donated by Julie & Guy Dockrill.

A fantastic effort by all those involved to which we owe a BIG 'Thank You.'

To view photos click here...

To view 'The Courier' article click here...

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
The caravan will be starting to operate again from the 1st of September - click on the link below to see where it will be operating, the dates & to fill in your name if able to help.
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 Jess Hewitson.)

Editors Humour.
Dad passed away recently, and among the messages received by my mother was this e-mail from a great-niece: "Our thoughts are with you, Lucy. You and Chas are the last of an error."
Mike arrived home from work to find all the windows and doors wide open. Apparently, our puppy had had an accident. "Yeah, it really stank," his daughter told him. "In fact, when we first walked in, I thought you had come home early and were cooking dinner."
Allan's wife is a by-the-recipe baker. But that attention to detail still hasn't made her chocolate chip cookies taste any better. One day, after the cookies had been in the oven a while, Allan smelted a familiar odour.
"They're burning," he shouted.
"I know," she said nonchalantly.
"Aren't you going to take them out?"
"No. They still have six minutes."
"What's the difference between an optimist and a pessimist?" Sue asked her husband.
He thought for a minute before responding, "An optimist is a guy who created the aeroplane. A pessimist is a guy who created the parachute."

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