Tuesday April 12th 2022
Apr 12, 2022
Aged Care in the Modern World
Apr 19, 2022
Interesting Times in our Library
Apr 26, 2022
Farming in Zimbabwe
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help overcome disadvantage,
help people who face challenges,
provide community facilities and
support worthy organisations.
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Thought for the week
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving

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
Jim Garden
April 8
Ron White
April 11
Colin Taylor
April 12
Russell Finlay
May 3
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Join Date
Lance Wensley
April 8, 1997
25 years
Mike Parr
April 10, 2001
21 years
Tony Henderson
April 17, 1990
32 years
Bev Slooten
April 22, 2008
14 years
Stephen Don
April 22, 2008
14 years
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
Ron White
May 25, 1979
43 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Cheryl's Message.
Hi everyone
Great to see everyone last night either in person or by zoom.  A few more have tested positive for covid, either members or their partners, and a few more are isolating out of respect for the rest of us as they have been in the same place at the same time as others who have.  As I usually say - make sure you keep an eye on our Rotary families that are also your mates.
Our speaker last week, Catherine Irvine from the Council’s Waste Management team, brought us up to speed on Council’s long term waste management plan.  The standardisation of waste management throughout the country makes sense.  We look forward to further news on the possible introduction of the cash refund scheme for bottles and cans.
Next week we welcome Carolyn Cooper, the CEO of Presbyterian Support in South Canterbury.  They have expanded, shut down for Covid, and faced, I am sure, other challenges over the past two years.  Will be great to be updated on their service to our community.
See you next week one way or another
Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 12th April
Carolyn Cooper speaking on 'Aged Care in the Modern World'
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 Next Four Weeks.
You're invited to join our weekly tea meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 12th, 19th 26th April  & 3rd May 2022 at 5:30 pm for Timaru Rotary Club Meeting. This link will work for the next 4 meetings.

To join the meeting click the following link from a PC, Mac Linux, iOS or Android computer/tablet/phone:
Although we have booked the time from 5.30 pm we will tune in after dinner (time will be approx 6.30 pm).

Zoom Familiarisation
This week at 6.25, before we commence our formal meeting, I will be offering a few minutes of zoom familiarisation.  I’m calling it “zoom for the otherwise smart”.  If you are at home, and not available to sit through the whole meeting, you can leave afterwards.  I’ve allowed enough time for you to practice your skills and chat for a couple of minutes with either yourselves or others in the actual meeting.
See you then

TTCC Under Red Traffic Light System.
When attending our tea meetings at the TTCC all members will be required to wear face masks before entering the building and continue to wear them until they are in the room where we have our meetings (when we are in our 'bubble' and can remove).
They need to be worn again anytime we leave our 'bubble' - i.e. if we go to the bar, toilet or collect our meal from the cafe.

Next Meeting
Tuesday 19th April
Ingrid Davies-Martin speaking on 'Interesting Times in our Library'
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:-

Condolences to Robyn Baldwin.
As I write this the day after our last meeting, it is with sadness that I advise of the passing of Robyn’s husband Les late last night (Tuesday). They were in their 55th year of marriage.  That’s a lot of memories and a huge achievement.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Robyn.
Les’s farewell is delayed until the family can get to Timaru.  We will keep you posted in this regard.

Another Apple Picking Saturday Morning.
Last Saturday morning saw members, family & friends again apple picking for the food bank of Family Works (but also this time for Salvation Army, City Foodbank, St Vincent de Paul & Te Aitarakihi Marae-a-iwi).
To view some photos click here...
Our local community newspaper 'The Courier' had a front page article in this weeks edition - to read click here...

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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 Police officer pulls over a priest and immediately smells alcohol on his breath. The next thing he notices is an empty wine bottle lying on the passenger seat. “Have you been drinking?” the officer asks. “Just water,” says the priest. “Then why do I smell wine?” The priest looks at the bottle and shouts, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!”

“Visit me for three days a week at $300 a visit, and you’ll be cured,” the psychiatrist assures him. The price tag is a little rich for the patient, so he says he’ll think about it. Six months later, the two meet on the street. “Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having?” asks the psychiatrist. “Because a bartender cured me for only $10.” “How?” “He told me to cut the legs off the bed.
Jill and her husband Russell stopped at a dentist’s office. “I need a tooth pulled right away,” Jill says. “Don’t bother with the Novocain; we’re in a hurry.” “Which tooth do you want pulling?” asks the dentist. Jill shoves Russell toward the dentist. “Go ahead, dear. Show him your tooth.”

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