Tuesday August 2nd 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.
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Thought for the week
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison

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
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
Thank you to Bruce Cowan for driving up from Dunedin to present to us Rotary International’s pilot project concept for our Oceania region (To view 'Rotary Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot Project' PowerPoint (as a PDF)  click here.. ). 
It was great to have our Rotary mates from Waimate and Timaru North join us for dinner and the presentation.
That Rotary hasn’t changed a lot since its inception is both comforting and challenging. We look forward to participating in further workshops towards making Rotary even better and more relevant for our region moving forward.
Next week is still to be confirmed as I write this. Robyn is stacking the speakers up for the next coming months. If you know of someone who would be a good speaker, or somewhere we can visit as a group make sure you let Robyn know. I would like to think we all watch out for opportunities and leads to pass on to Robyn.
Yours aye

Next Meeting
Tuesday 2nd August
Ian Gray - 'Own Job Talk'
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 9th August
Cheryl Price - 'Own Job Talk'
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 August
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August 2022 at 6:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next five 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.

Washdyke to Pleasant Point Cycle Trail Tree Planting

  •    Volunteers are required for tree planting.
  •    Also, require 3 vehicles with trailers to cart compost.

Please advise Bruce ASAP if you are available -  to email him click here... or text 021 0239 9769.

Instructions for working Bee volunteers:-

When: Saturday 6th August.

Time: 8:30 am.

Where to meet: Old rail siding tin shed, corner Pleasant Point Highway & Levels Plain Rd.

What to bring: 2 buckets, a sharp knife, a supermarket carry bag to carry trees & a spade if you have one.

Morning Tea: Provided (inc. scones, tea, coffee, milk etc.), but please bring your own thermos of hot water & cup.

Volunteers will be grouped in pairs.

Specific planting instructions will be given on the day therefore it would be helpful if we could all be there at the same time 8:30 am.

If that is not possible please advise Bruce beforehand to arrange an alternative time.

The tree planting project is to celebrate 100 years of service by 'The Rotary Club of Timaru'.

All being well the trees will still be providing a magnificent visual legacy of our club in 100 years' time.

Sergeant Chris In Disguise
Last Tuesday night Sergeant Chris was in disguise (wearing a red wig & tartan cap).

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.

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.
You’d die of embarrassment if these phrases appeared in your obituary:
“She leaves behind a brother and 117 cats.”
“Passed away in a failed stunt that has already been viewed more than 40 million times on YouTube.”
“Was always quick to point out others’ grammatical errors.”
“Survived by his parents and his animatronic wife, Elizabot.”
There are people who have green thumbs. And then there's me,  Mrs Susan Black Thumb. I didn't think anyone else noticed until the day my sister visited. "I found this in the yard," she said, handing me a potted plant as she came in the door. "I think the wind blew it off your deck." "It wasn't the wind," my husband joked. "It jumped."
Few people know what a quartermaster does. So during his aircraft carrier's Family Day, he demonstrated a procedure called semaphore—he grabbed his flags and signalled an imaginary boat. When finished, he pointed to a little girl in front and asked, "Now do you know what I do?" "Yes," she said. "You're a cheerleader."
She's only in her 40s, but my friend Mary has bounced back from cancer, heart problems, and even a stroke. Through it all, she and her husband, Mark, have kept their sense of humour. One day she said, "You know what kills me ... ?" Smiling, Mark teased, "Apparently nothing."

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