Tuesday May 23rd 2023


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Thought for the week
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

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
Ashley Milliken
June 15
Tony Henderson
June 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jarrad Wooffindin
May 26
Chris Connor
Vivienne Connor
June 15
Join Date
Rodger Laycock
May 7, 1985
38 years
Jess Hewitson
May 16, 2017
6 years
Alan Brehaut
May 18, 1982
41 years
John Barton
June 2, 1986
37 years
Bruce Wilson
June 6, 1967
56 years
Gilly Oppenheim
June 11, 2001
22 years
Reid Cowan
June 11, 1968
55 years
Chris Connor
June 15, 2021
2 years
Dick Johnston
June 15, 1986
37 years
Cheryl Rose
June 25, 2010
13 years
Cheryl Price
June 28, 2022
1 year
Ian Gray
June 28, 2022
1 year
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President Cheryl's Message
Hi everyone

Always great to hear from our members about themselves.  Thanks Coralie for providing us with some insights into some of your “motherhood”challenges with a touch of humour thrown in.  Looking forward to your next chat which is history based about the General Grant.  We love a good history story.

Don’t forget we have no meeting next week.  We’re off to the theatre.

Have a good week
Stay warm

Yours aye

This Weeks Meeting
23rd May 2023
No Meeting This Week
Many members are attending the SC Drama Leagues' latest show 'Captain Cain' this evening.

Next Weeks Meeting
30th May 2023
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:-



What are we trying to achieve through the Regionalisation Pilot?

The aim of the Regionalisation Pilot is to develop a new regional governance structure to transform Rotary and Rotaract in Zone 8, helping clubs strengthen and grow with more intensive and specialised support that addresses their unique needs. We anticipate the direct benefits to clubs will include:
  • A stronger, unified Rotary image and brand
  • Greater opportunities for collaboration and partnerships
  • Greater efficiency, reduced duplication and reduced costs
  • Greater capacity for clubs to adapt to meet the specific needs, circumstances and cultural aspects of their geographic area
  • More direct access to the best resources from across Zone 8 to support clubs to achieve their goals
Click HERE to read more ...

Hato Hone St John Collection
We have been asked to provide volunteers for their Annual Appeal on Friday 16 June between 9 am and 6 pm. Please click here to email me and let me know if you can put in some time, and which part of the day you would be available.

Upcoming HDV Event
Save the date! 
We have an upcoming HDV event with a slight difference! We will be operating the HDV along with a BBQ for the Aspect Trust Fundraising Tug of War event. 
The event will be held at the Morgans Road Indoor Stadium, Saturday 26th August (during the evening) and we will be the food vendor where ticket holders can redeem their tickets for some snacks from us, as well as selling food if they are still hungry! 
Details and times etc will be finalised closer to the time but I will be looking for both BBQ people and HDV workers for the event.  The roster has been updated on the website so you can add your name if you are free on the evening (by clicking here...).
Let me know if you have any issues getting into the roster. 
Many Thanks 

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Editors Humour
What did one DNA say to the other DNA? “Do these genes make me look fat?”
What’s the difference between an outlaw and an in-law? Outlaws are wanted.
Scientists have recently discovered a food that greatly reduces sex drive. It’s called wedding cake.
Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with a slow Internet connection to see who they really are.
Advice to husbands: Try praising your wife now and then, even if it does startle her at first.

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