Tuesday May 11th 2021

May 11, 2021
New Zealand Raptor Trust
May 18, 2021
Alexandra Life boat re-housing followed by Club night
May 25, 2021
Air Rescue
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Graeme Dingle Foundation - What is Inside is Greater than any Obstacle
Jun 29, 2021
Change Over
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
166B North St
May 11, 2021
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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.

Remember to let us know if you're
going to miss a meeting,
or if you're bringing a guest.
(Click the button below)

Executive Email Addresses.
Also, the club uses the email address for the public to contact us with enquiries.

Thought for the week
It’s fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney

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
Join Date
Anne Carnie
May 3, 2005
16 years
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
36 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
4 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
39 years
Meg Parkin
May 21, 1991
30 years
Ron White
May 25, 1979
42 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
35 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
54 years
Hugh Perry
June 6, 2017
4 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
20 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
53 years
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
35 years
Dave Woods
June 22, 2004
17 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
11 years
Margaret Perry
June 25, 2019
2 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Jess's Message.
Talofa ni Malo ni (Hello everyone in Tokelau)
We had our 2nd Zoom chat this week (look at us, all hip and rolling with the times 😉) It was with Christine Hurley, the topic being the Australasian Centennial Project “Give Every Child A Future”. Christine represents the Wellington Rotary Club on the steering group for the project and Chairs its NZ engagement and fundraising committee.  
It was great to hear how the centennial project came to fruition and how they are tracking now. Under the advice of UNICEF, they have chosen 9 countries in the Pacific to start with, each child will receive the 3 vaccines - Rotavirus, Pneumococcal and HPV. The project will take 3 years to immunise the intended 100,000 children.  A sad fact that girls in the Pacific are 3 times more likely to get cervical cancer than girls in NZ.
An amazing project, not only with the health benefits but the educational factor too. Great that our club has already donated just over $1500 to the project.  

This Week's Meeting
Tuesday 11th May 2021
Ron Lindsay speaking on 'NZ Raptor Trust'.
Followed by a Directors Meeting for the Board at Lynette & Lionel's home (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
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Steve Wills speaking on 'Alexandra Life Boat' followed by a Club Night
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:-

Host Duties.
When doing Host Duties (i.e. Duty Roster), please remember that you set tables, raffles etc up for the night.
Then at the end of the meeting you need to pack up again and return table numbers etc. into the box and put away.
The large sign outside door must also be packed away (this part isn't always been done). 
It then falls to those leaving last.

For this Rotary year, President Jess would like members to take turns at providing the raffle prize (no alcohol please), either by buying a prize to the value of $10 to $15 (keep the receipt and ask Treasurer Jenny for reimbursement using the claims form click here...) or maybe you have a suitable prize you'd like to donate.
To make it simple to keep track of whose turn it is, the person on Host Duty 2 will be asked to provide the raffle prize for the week.
When it's your turn to provide the prize:
  • Please put the prize on the Host table no later than 5:30 pm.
  • Make sure there's a raffle sheet (from the host bin) and a pen on the table.
  • If you are unable to attend Rotary, and you are unable to find someone to swap, please contact Robyn Baldwin so she can arrange cover for the night.

Rotary R100 Number Plate Surrounds.
A fantastic way to celebrate Rotary's 100 year Centennial Celebrations. 
At just $15 per set (plus freight), you could get one for your car, truck, van, caravan or tractor! They are super easy to install.
To view, the plate surround clearer click here.
As the freight if ordered individually would increase the cost by $15.00 - $20.00 members wishing to place an order please email Stephen @ by Sunday 16th May and I will collate the orders (and spread the freight cost between all orders).

District Know How Programme 2021.
Just a reminder about the 8th April email Tania Lowery sent out to everyone about the upcoming Zoom 'District Know How Programme' being held on Saturday mornings the 8th & 15th May between 9 am & 1.45 pm.
These sessions are open to all Rotarians, so feel free to come along to as many as you like.  Come prepared with all those questions you have been wanting to ask, but just never got around to.  Our trainers are here to help you, and all sessions will be interactive with plenty of opportunities for discussion and question/answer time.
Get a group of fellow members together and come along to all, or some, of the following sessions:
  • Club Treasurer
  • Club Secretary
  • Club Foundation Chair
  • Club Development & Membership
  • Club Projects
  • Club Public Image
  • Club IT
  • Meeting Procedures
For more information click here...

Clubs Altrusa Platter Donation.
Pictured below is the platter Cheryl provided for the Altrusa District 15 Conference last weekend (along with the sign identifying the contents of the platter & who donated).
It was one of many platters auctioned off at the weekend.
The club board paid for it and Cheryl's "Cafe Cherie" baked the goods!

Kindling Chopping Sat. 15th May.
You are invited to come to a kindling woodworking bee on Saturday 15th May, starting at 9 am and finish at 12 noon.  The location is a shed (the sign above the sliding door is 'STORE 2) on LHS of Hayes St (when coming from wharf end).
We have boxes of wood to cut into kindling. We need people with tomahawks and some people to stack boxes with the cut kindling.
Tony Henderson
Bruce Wilson, Roger, Colin & Russell at our last kindling chopping morning (12th December).

Friday At 5.
The Socials committee is holding the first "Friday At 5" get together at 'Monteiths on the Bay Hill' on 21st May.
There is no need to confirm your attendance, just turn up if you are able, for about an hour.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 29th May.
The Socials Committee are once again organising a "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" for Saturday 29th May.
For more information (and a reservation form) click here...
Click here to go straight to the reservation form.
On your smartphone using a 'QR Code Reader', Just scan the code and follow the link to the booking form. (NOTE:- this does not work with the 'Covid19 app').

Changeover Dinner 29th June.
Please mark Tuesday 29th June on your calendars as the upcoming 'Changeover Dinner' - the theme is 'Magic'.
More information will follow over the coming weeks.

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
Saturday 8th May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 15th May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 22nd May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday 29th May - Rugby Alpine Energy
- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
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 rabbit goes to the dentist, and the dentist says, "I need to pull a tooth, but I’ll give you Novocain."
The rabbit answered, "Uh-uh! Not me, Doc. I’m an ether bunny."
When asked why she came from a large family a woman explained,
"My mother was hard of hearing and wore a hearing aid that she removed at bedtime. My dad would wait till she had put it on her nightstand and say, “Do you want to go to sleep or what?” Not being able to hear, she would inevitably respond with “What?” And that, my dad, joked was the reason".

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