Tuesday May 3rd 2022

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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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Thought for the week
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better - 14th Dalai Lama

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
Chris Connor
Vivienne Connor
June 15
Join Date
Anne Carnie
May 3, 2005
17 years
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
37 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
5 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
40 years
Meg Parkin
May 21, 1991
31 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
36 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
55 years
Hugh Perry
June 6, 2017
5 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
21 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
54 years
Chris Connor
June 15, 2021
1 year
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
36 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
12 years
Margaret Perry
June 25, 2019
3 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
Well, that worked well (not). Our guest speaker for last week, all organised for our first zoom meeting - no internet in his valley. Our zoom meeting went well though, 14 attendees, with some who usually zoom not in attendance. Lionel gave us an update on the legislative council meeting. Rather him than me, I like my sleep at the right time! Looking forward to seeing more of you next week. Don’t forget, if you are not confident with, or have never used zoom, one on one training is offered. Just let me know.
This week, we’re having a hat night. Wear your most glamorous, hideous or eccentric. Sadly for me, that’s most of the hats I wear - seriously - I’ve got a summer and winter set! If you have a story to tell with your hat we want to hear it, even a made up one.
Sadly, we have another passing of a committed Rotarian to report - Ron White. See below for more details on his amazing service to Rotary.
Yours aye

Zooming For The Next Few Weeks
As announced at Tuesday 19th April meeting. We will not be having any face to face meetings for a while. Our attendance is down to between 25 and 30%, with increasing numbers choosing zoom. Each week different people are isolating as close contacts, because they themselves have tested positive, or because they are choosing to manage the threat by isolating themselves from most or all community interaction, and then there are those who are generally very unwell.
I appreciate there are pockets of you who have little or no experience in using zoom. Let me know if you would like a 1:1 lesson - it gets easier the more you use it. I always think the fun bit is the pets who pop up, kids who wave as they pass by or the backdrop scenery some use. You are free to invite your household members to listen to the speaker of course, just as you can invite them to a physical meeting.
The meeting will start at 6.30 after you’ve had a chance to have dinner, we will commence with the guest speaker followed by club business. See below for the link. Otherwise, it is business as usual. The different committees need to meet as and when, either at someone’s place, a cafe, or via zoom. We need to perhaps find ways to have catch ups in person, at a cafe, or dinner out or something. Suggestions welcome. And, as is traditional, we will be having a changeover dinner. More about that later.
Zooming isn’t the Board’s preferred meeting forum for the Club but its become increasingly obvious this is the most practical way to manage the current situation, hopefully for the short term. We can but give it a go.
See you on the screen next week

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 3rd May
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Zoom Meeting Link For Next Week.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next meeting.

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.

Next Meeting
Tuesday 14th June
NOTE:- This will be a 'Zoom ONLY' meeting - Commencing at 6:30pm - No meeting at TTCC.

Passing of Ron White.
It is with sadness we advise Ron White passed away at Glenwood home last Wednesday evening (27th April).
We express to his wife Dorothy and the White family our sincere condolences at Ron's passing.
We have no other information at present regarding any funeral details.
We reflect on Ron's Rotary service  - a member of the Rotary Club of Timaru.
Ron joined Rotary on 25th May 1979 - Designation "Farming" that changed to "Farming Retired" in 1990.
Ron was club President in the 1987-1988 Rotary year.
Ron was District Governor for D9980 in the 1993/94 Rotary year.
Ron became an Honorary Member of the club in June 2018.
Ron was a Paul Harris Fellow and received this honour on 29th September 1992, Ron received a sapphire pin on 11th December 2006.
(11/04/1931 - 27/04/2022)
To read more on Ron & his contribution to Rotary click here...

Our Third Saturday Morning Apple Picking.
Last Saturday morning saw members, family & friends once again picking about 64 boxes of apples for the food banks of Family Works, Salvation Army, City Foodbank, St Vincent de Paul & Te Aitarakihi Marae-a-iwi).
To view the photo larger click here...

Competition - Best Collective Name?
At a recent Recyclers outing several of us pondered long & hard on a suitable collective noun for a group of cyclists  -  a “hub” of cyclists perhaps?
Now it’s your chance.
You are invited to submit your suggestion with the best-judged entry receiving the very generous prize of a voucher for a free cup of coffee.
Open to all Rotarians including partners & Recyclers.
Email your suggestion to before May 10th.
Good Luck!

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.

A snail named Samuel just got a raise working as a realtor. He decided since he got this money he will get a custom sports car with a big "S" on the side to show everyone the car is his. While he's flexing his new car down the streets of Los Angeles, he passes an elderly couple sitting on their porch. As he passes the man exclaims to his wife, " Look at that S-Car-Go!"

As Farmer Parr approached his neighbour’s barn, he saw Farmer Jones serenading a tractor with songs and compliments.  
“What are you doing?” Farmer Parr demanded.
Farmer Jones replied, “My wife and I have been having marital difficulties, and the marital counsellor said I needed to do something sexy to a tractor."
One day, a fourteen-year-old weasel went down to the local dance hall.
The bartender took one look at him and says, “You are under-aged. I can’t serve you beer.”
The weasel asks, “What can I have?”
The bartender replies, “I have bottled water, juice, energy drinks, and pop.”
“Pop!” goes the weasel.

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