Tuesday February 1st 2022

If you're unable to do your duty
please arrange a replacement.
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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.


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going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.  - Eleanor Roosevelt

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
John Barton
January 4
Emma Walton-Woodings
January 5
Ian Behrnes
January 6
Margaret Perry
January 10
Stephen Don
January 17
Lance Wensley
January 28
Jess Hewitson
January 29
Bruce Wilson
February 11
Rhino Connor
February 15
Lee-Anne Johns
February 24
Spouse Birthdays
Adrienne Barton
February 19
Cheryl Rose
February 12
Join Date
Bruce Fraser
January 1, 1972
50 years
Jack Johnston
January 1, 1972
50 years
John Denley
January 1, 1975
47 years
Robin Hawkins
January 1, 1978
44 years
Roger Curr
February 11, 1986
36 years
Shaun Anderson
February 12, 2013
9 years
Julie Dockrill
February 25, 2014
8 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President-Elect Cheryl's Message.
Hello everyone
Well, if you didn’t make it to our meeting last Tuesday you missed an amazing speaker. Roselyn Fauth has researched and uncovered places and events in Timaru’s history and current day that I would suggest we only know of a small amount that exists. Her enthusiasm and passion for the area are inspiring. I for one will be getting hold of her maps and exploring. All free, they make for a great family activity and/or outing. This week’s speakers from the Aoraki Foundation Trust will give us a window into another avenue of funding for projects targeting children. Don’t forget to invite people you know who would benefit from this knowledge.
It’s been seriously quiet around town now that we’re in red, except for the Ballantynes sale - a bit of light relief, for me anyway. I trust you’re managing to cope with the extra restrictions and business challenges. Make sure you check in on your Rotary mates, that they are ok, this covid stuff isn’t going away in a hurry.
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 1st February
Leigh Lawless & Leonie Rasmussen (Aoraki Foundation Trust) Speaking on
'Aoraki Kids Endowment Fund'.
For more information on the above trust click here...
Followed by a Directors Meeting for the Board 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:-

Next Meeting
Tuesday 8th February
Keith Bartholomew Speaking on 'Local History'
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:-

Robyn Baldwin QSM Thank You Letter.
The Club has received a letter from Robyn thanking us all for the contacts we made on the occasion of her receiving her 'QSM' award.
To view letter click here...

Lions Club of Timaru Surburban/SC Bike Skills Park Update & Thank You Letter.
The Charitable Trust recently received a letter from the 'Lions Club of Timaru Surburban/SC Bike Skills Park Committee' with an update & thanking us for the signage we have placed on the two bridges (we donated), we have responded to their offer to pay for the signage by thanking them (but advising they were donated so no costs to pay).
While we got a quotation from Peter Taylor of Timaru Sign & Graphix' for the signage when made he kindly donated them (to view signage click here...)
To view, the letter click here...

Zoe Leen Outward Bound Sponsorship Thank You Letter.
In December while attending an 'Outward Bound' course which the Charitable Trust gave her some sponsorship for  Zoe Leen wrote us a letter of thanks.
To read letter click here...

Cancelled Because of Covid-19.
In case anyone has not heard (or read) the following have been cancelled this year because of Covid-19:-
Rock & Hop Festival.
SC Mini Golf Champs at Shears Quarters.

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...

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
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.
Lance was describing his job as an engineer to some third form students when he mentioned that “one of my colleagues and I designed a medical instrument for measuring human muscle tone.”
Later, he added, “another colleague and I designed a system to allow merchants to print coupons at the cash register.”
Thinking that all this technical talk was confusing, he asked if there were any questions.
There was one: “What’s a colleague?”
John is known as a stickler for good spelling. So when an associate e-mailed technical documents and asked him to “decifer” them, he had to set him straight. “Decipher is spelt with a ph, not an f,” he wrote. “In case you’ve forgotten, spellchecker comes free with your Microsoft program.”
A minute later came his reply: “Must be dephective".
Natasha discovered a shortcut today. If you leave your Fitbit in your pants pocket when placing them in the dryer, you can get a head start on your steps. She had 3,800 steps in before she put them on!

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