Tuesday March 23rd 2021

Mar 23, 2021
Visit to Ashburton Rotary Club
Apr 06, 2021
High Commisioner's role in Fiji
Apr 13, 2021
Y-Drive update
Apr 20, 2021
Visit to St John new building
Apr 27, 2021
Club night
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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
Whatever you are, be a good one - Abraham Lincoln.

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
Shirley Keenan
March 1
Cheryl Rose
March 14
Alan Brehaut
March 21
Dave Woods
March 28
Jim Garden
April 8
Ron White
April 11
Colin Taylor
April 12
Spouse Birthdays
Melissa Sugrue
April 12
Join Date
Shirley Keenan
March 10, 2020
1 year
Keith Bartholomew
March 11, 1986
35 years
Jenny Ensor
March 18, 2014
7 years
Lance Wensley
April 8, 1997
24 years
Mike Parr
April 10, 2001
20 years
Tony Henderson
April 17, 1990
31 years
Bev Slooten
April 22, 2008
13 years
Stephen Don
April 22, 2008
13 years
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Don
President Jess's Message.
Pozdrav svima (Croatian for hello everyone, seeing as it’s across the ditch from the home country of the losing Luna Rossa team)
Well isn’t that some good news for Emirates Team NZ this week! 😊 I’m sure that are some very happy people around at the moment!
This week we were lucky enough to get the first look at the plans for CPlay’s Caroline Bay playground upgrade (click here to view...). What a fantastic playground this will be. The group of volunteers who have formed the CPlay committee (which now has our own Lynette as Secretary) have done an incredible job of getting this project off the ground and created (on the plans) a wonderful place for the whole family to enjoy and also learn about the history of our area. It will tie in nicely with the bike skills park too!  It was great to see in the video that many local groups are supporting the project and will benefit from the new playground. I wish them all good luck with the 1.5 million they will need to raise to get the project completed.

Georgia Dobbs Letter Of Thanks.
As mentioned in President Jess's Blurb Georgia Dobbs (who we helped fund to go to 'Outward Bound') sent us a letter of thanks while on the course - to view click here...

This Week's Meeting
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Visit Ashburton Rotary Club.
Refer below for more information (NOTE: Apologies by Noon Friday).
Members are reminded to put in an apology for the meeting by noon on Friday 19th (otherwise they are liable to be charged) - click on the following link to apologise:-

Next Weeks Meeting
Tuesday 30th March 2021
Club Night.
REMEMBER: - Tonight before the meal we are having our Club Photo taken.
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:-

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.

  HELP NEEDED for Presentation of Dictionaries 
I still need helpers to present dictionaries to year 4 pupils at the 'Fairlie District' and 'Pleasant Point' schools.
A pleasant job and you can arrange the date and time to suit yourself (NOTE: - school holidays begin Friday 16th April - returning on Monday 3rd May).
If you can help please ring me -  Keith Bartholomew 688 1446.

Rotary Give Every Child A Future.
Our Charitable Trust has donated $45.00 per club member to vaccinate a child - to read the newsletter explaining more click here...

Shelter Box Quiz Night 6th May.
Get out your diaries and block off the evening of the 6th of May (Thursday), I will be organising a quiz night at Bay Hill Brewery Bar (Monteith’s) to raise money for Shelter Box.
Details to follow.  
If you had any contacts who I might be able to convince into donating some prizes or if there is a business that would be in a position so sponsor some vouchers or gifts etc, please let me know 😊 and of course start thinking of who you want on your team 😉.

Rotary Centenary Book.
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand & the Pacific there has been a book ('Mana Tangata - People of Action') written.
Click here for more information
Our club has ordered 1 box (of 12) and any member who wishes to purchase a copy @ $39.95 should contact Lionel.

Visit To Ashburton Rotary Club - 23rd March.
As mentioned above the date is Tuesday 23rd March.
Guest speaker is Michael Todd (son of one of Rotarian members) who will be speaking on his role with WINZ.
We will need numbers attending (with any dietary matters) to Ashburton by Friday 19th March lunchtime (12 Noon).
We can do this on our normal sheet, we just need engagement by all club members so they can apologise on the sheet by that Friday at noon.
We also need members to advise me if they can take a car and how many they can take as passengers.
I suggest we meet in the T & C car park at 4.45 pm to allocate seats on the 23rd of March.

Salvation Army 'Red Shield' Appeal.
The club has received a request from the Salvation Army to assist with collectors for their 'Red Shield Street Appeal' on the week of 10th - 15th May.
The board has decided we will not as a club commit to this but if any member wishes to assist by collecting (as an individual) outside either Countdown Victoria St, Countdown Church St, Northtown Mall or Timaru New World they should contact Raewyn on 027 511 3227 or email

Volunteers Required For St John “Heart of Gold” Annual Appeal.

Please check your diaries and if you are able, mark it down for a spot on the roster.

When: Friday 9th April, 9 am – 6 pm

Where: New World Supermarket, Timaru

We will be compiling a roster closer to the date, but in the interim, if you notify me of your intention to be involved and your preferred time, it would be very much appreciated.

Lynette Wilson

Pumpkins For Polio.
'Pumpkins for Polio' is what I hope will be a  fun way for our members to raise funds and awareness of our continued fight to eradicate Polio.
Attached you will find posters and information sheets to help sell this to your clubs, you are welcome to have others (non-members) take part if it might help get them involved in Rotary and supporting this cause, provided they can raise the funds to support their pumpkin.

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 27th March - Winchester Swap Meet     -  7:30 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Monday 5th April       - McKenzie A & P Show       - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Click HERE to go to the on-line roster to fill in your name if you can help.
(If you have a problem doing this contact Jenny Ensor.)

Editors Humour.
Two men are out for the day at their favorite fishing spot.
It’s a great day to enjoy, and to help it along they are having a beer.
Almost silently, so as not to disturb the fish, Earl says “I think I’m going to divorce my wife – she hasn’t spoken to me for over 2 months”.
Pat ponders this for a while, slowly sipping his beer then thoughtfully says.
“You better think it over – women like that are hard to find”.
My heart says wine.
My stomach says chocolate.
But my jeans say - 'for the love of God woman, eat a salad'.

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