Tuesday May 16th 2023


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Thought for the week
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan 

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
Great dinner and chat last week with a Clubrunner briefing from Jess. Thanks, Jess, always great to be reminded of this amazing resource.
The weather’s changing (ouch). As I write this I’m at home confident I will not have visitors, dressed in baggy tracky daks and sloppy joe, making a fashion statement when I walk Pirate!
Reminder - there is no meeting on the 23rd as we are going to the Drama League’s latest production. As I write this we have sold our 20 tickets but there are still a few left if you book direct.
Next week we will be hearing from our Coralie. She’s been a member for a while now but we’ve never quite managed to enjoy her introductory member presentation. No pressure Coralie!
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
23rd May 2023
No Meeting This Week
Many members are attending the SC Drama Leagues' latest show 'Captain Cain' this evening.

Editor On Holiday

As I will be away on holiday the week beginning Monday 15th May (returning late on Sunday 21st May) John Barton is preparing & publishing the next bulletin so please send any items to him (



Concreting At Robyn Baldwin's
Last Friday afternoon Tony & Bruce (with Stephen's assistance) broke up part of an uneven concrete path (along with a piece of concrete that was badly cracked) at Robyn Baldwin's & on Saturday morning re-concreted, which included replacing the original step in the path with a gentle incline.
To view some photos click here...

CPlay April Progress
To view the CPLay April progress 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 

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Editors Humour
What did one DNA say to the other DNA? “Do these genes make me look fat?”
Patrick's IQ test results came back. They were negative.
Why can’t you trust an atom? Because they make up literally everything.
Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine.
What do you call a hippie’s wife? Mississippi.

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