Tuesday February 14th 2023

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:

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or if you're bringing a guest.
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Thought for the week
Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. - Gary Keller

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
Bruce Wilson
February 11
Chris Connor
February 15
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Adrienne Barton
February 19
Cheryl Rose
February 12
Join Date
Julie Dockrill
February 25, 2014
9 years
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
37 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
9 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone
I feel so proud of our Club when we get positive feedback from our students that we sponsor on professional and personal development programmes. Last week we heard from Louisa Stuart who has just returned from the Science Forum in Auckland. Such an opportunity. We should explore similar opportunities for other career topics.
Next week is Club night. We have some big challenges, in particular, the need for new members and the filling of some executive positions for the next year. I’m hoping to make it a dual workshop event. Some time as a group and some time in our committees. Please come prepared to contribute to the discussion with positive thoughts/ideas and ways in which we can improve.
We have achieved a lot in the last year as we surfaced from the challenges facing the country. We’ve started increasing our income back to pre covid times, especially the hot dog van, and we had a busy six months with lots of requests for help in various forms from the community.
See you with a long list of discussion points next week.
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
14th February 2023
Club Night
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 Weeks Meeting
21st February 2023
Chris Thomas - 'Age Concern SC'
Followed by a Charitable Trust Board meeting 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:-

A Thank You To The Club From John Rushton
The Club has received the following letter from John Rushton after he was presented a 'Paul Harris Fellowship' for his voluntary work in the community last week:-
Hello Cheryl
I would appreciate if you could forward my thanks to all the members of the Timaru Rotary Club for the friendly welcome, lovely dinner and enjoyable company Vicki and myself received at your club's BBQ dinner last Tuesday. It was a joy to share a meal with you all and the entertainment provided by Jenny’s BBQ fireworks!
Please extend my thanks to the club members for the honour afforded me with the Paul Harris Fellow. Such kindness is amplified knowing it comes from a group that itself is founded in service to the community.
John Rushton

Santa Paws 2022
In December 2022 we held our first Santa Paws event.  Furry family members came along to have a photo with Santa at the Park Centre Rotary Nook, situated in the Timaru Botanical Gardens. 
To read more & view some of the photos click here....

District 9999 Conference 24-26 March in Oamaru
Stay the weekend or drive down for your choice of event

Keynote speaker details:-

Registration closes 24 Feb - register at:-

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Hot Dog Caravan Upcoming Events
The caravan is now back operating - click on the link below to see where it will be, 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
I ate a clock yesterday, it was very time-consuming.
Have you played the updated kids' game? I Spy With My Little Eye . . . Phone.
A perfectionist walked into a bar...apparently, the bar wasn’t set high enough.
You know it is going to be a bad day when the letters in your alphabet soup spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.
In America, a fire hydrant has H-2-O on the inside and K-9-P on the outside.

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