Tuesday July 19th 2022

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.


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going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. - Charlie Brown

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
Mike Parr
July 8
Ian Gray
July 9
Robin Peterson
July 9
Roger Curr
July 14
Meg Parkin
July 17
Bruce Borrell
July 29
Bev Slooten
August 9
Anne Carnie
August 10
Malcolm McDonald
August 27
Spouse Birthdays
Ian Gray
July 9
John Barton
Adrienne Barton
August 23
Join Date
Ian Behrnes
July 5, 1982
40 years
Ellwyn Mackie
July 6, 1976
46 years
Bruce Borrell
July 13, 1999
23 years
Lee-Anne Johns
July 21, 2020
2 years
Robin Peterson
August 5, 2014
8 years
Natasha Hammond
August 10, 2021
1 year
Robyn Baldwin QSM
August 10, 1999
23 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
It’s been a rocky week with members testing positive, others trying to fly to other parts of the country, post-operation recovery and lots of variable weather. How appropriate that on Tuesday past, our first face-to-face for the Rotary year, with a theme of “Singing in the Rain” - it was raining! I was certainly trying to keep happy, singing as I took Pirate for two walks in the torrential rain.
Great professional presentation last week by Craig Chambers, the Strategic Risk Manager with our local Fire and Rescue service. Their changes over time from Fire to Fire and Rescue have provided challenges they have clearly enthusiastically adopted. Next week our speaker is Ruth Swale, a Social Justice Advocate.
Keep warm, stay away from the bugs
Yours aye

Next Meeting
Tuesday 19th July
Ruth Swale - Talking on being a "Social Justice Advocate".
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 26th July
Bruce Cowan - Talking on "Regionalisation Pilot".
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:-

Zoom Meeting Link For July.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 19th and 26th July 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next two 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.

Roster Changes For This Year
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has to date carried out duties that help to make each meeting run smoothly.
We have deleted the Chairperson role.  In addition to the set-up duties of both Host 1 and 2, Host 1 will greet guests and visitors and specifically host the guest speaker.  This will include introducing and thanking them.  If you find getting behind a mike a significant challenge let me know, and we will sort something else out.  Host 2 will continue, as last year, to provide the raffle prize.
To make sure we have enough skills to back up other club roles and spread the pressure, we are looking for shadows to train up for the Bulletin Editor and AV duties.  After a 3 month trial of shadowing the AV person, we are hoping to insert those trained into the roster.  Ideally, we would like everyone in the club to be on this roster.  At the moment we only have a couple of people doing this role which is very unfair to them.  It doesn’t demand high-level computer skills.
And Stephen, who has very ably been the Bulletin editor for a few years needs to train someone else up to cover and eventually replace him.  Again, one person doing this role is a big ask.  Ideally, a couple of members who take turn about on a monthly basis would spread the load.
Feel free to chat to myself or other members if you want clarification of the roles.

TTCC Subscriptions Now Due.
A Reminder to members that Timaru Town & Country Club Subscriptions ($20.00) are due by 31st July - they can be paid by cash, credit card or from money on your current TTCC membership card.

(100 trees - each tree representing a year of service)
The cycle track & existing Pin Oaks.
As you will be aware our Rotary Club plans to plant trees alongside the newly completed cycle track on the Pleasant Point Highway.
This is a project that has involved considerable planning over the past year but we are now at the exciting stage of planting 100 Pin Oaks plus a further 50 trees which have been kindly donated.
Considerable planning re the positioning of the trees has been carried out to meet the requirements of Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Management & the Timaru District Council who maintain the cycle track plus involving local businesses who have been very generous with helping, in particular, Fulton Hogan for boring holes & supplying compost, Plantarama for propagating trees, an anonymous gift of 50 trees & Guy Dockrill for supplying 60m Novaflow pipe.
Now it’s your turn!
Volunteers are required for the  following;
-  3x weed eaters with operators  Thurs 4th/Fri 5th
-  Compost: 3 x vehicle & trailer to collect & deliver compost along the track  Sat 6th
-  Ute & driver to collect & distribute trees along track  Sat 6th
-  Volunteers for actual planting on Sat (holes will be dug)
-  Volunteers to organise morning tea
This will be the first big Rotary project for our year, sure to be a fun day resulting in a very worthwhile community project to be enjoyed in years to come.
Please let me know if you can help or have any questions - to email me click here...
Bruce Borrell
Email. -
Cell 021 023 99769
Home 688-1165

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.

The husband knew he was not the easiest guy in the world to get along with. So when his anniversary rolled around, he wanted his wife to know how much he appreciated her tolerating him for the past 20 years. He ordered flowers and told the florist to enclose a card that read, “Thanks for putting up with me so long.”

When his wife got the delivery, she called him at work. “Where are you going?” she asked.

“What do you mean?” he said.

She read the card aloud as the florist had written it: “Thanks for putting up with me. So long.”

A wife asks her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and, if they have avocados, get six.”
A short time later, the husband returns with six cartons of milk.
“Why did you buy six cartons of milk?” his wife asks.
He replies, “They had avocados".
Our minister announced that admission to a church social event would cost $6 per person. “However,” he said, “if you’re over 65, the price will be $5.50.”
From the back of the congregation, a woman shouted, “Do you really think I’d give you that information for only 50 cents?”
George ordered a foot-long sandwich from a take-out restaurant and asked the clerk to cut it into quarters. “I’m sorry, I can’t,” she said. “I've already cut it in half.”

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