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Volume 58 Number 38 - 9 April 2012

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe
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Dinner Meeting
Guest Speaker
6:00pm - Wednesday 11 AprilCommittee Meetings
6:00pm - Wednesday 18 AprilThe life and times of George Palmer

Advise Noel Birchall of apologies and guests by noon on Wednesday
Members will be charged for the meal if no apology is recorded.

Phone 4011700 (24 hours)
Fax 4011704
E-mail admin@birchalls.co.nz

Members' Privileges

Meeting Closure
Five Minute SpeakerRaffleSergeant's AssistantStewardStewardIntroduce SpeakerThank Speaker
11 AprDonBruce KNoel George MoengaroaRay Keith--
18 Apr SueRayKeith DonGlenisNoelValerie Bruce GSaroja 

Remember to arrange a replacement if you cannot accept your privilege at this time

News and Notices

  1. Meals on Wheels
  1. Thanks to the volunteers - Monday: Liz, Tuesday: Don, Wednesday: The Killens, Thursday: Frank, Friday: Sue.
  1. Link to a notice about the Mayoral Cycle Challenge 15 April 2012 (Next weekend!).
  1. Link to the form to volunteer to assist.
  2. Link to the Mayoral Cycle Challenge Rotary volunteer spreadsheet.
  1. Northern Crossing - 21 April
  1. Link to website.
  2. Link to a message from Owen Smith asking for assistance from Kaikohe Rotary (7 volunteers).
  3. Link to the form to volunteer.
  4. Link to the spreadsheet.
  1. District 9910 Conference
  1. Link to the latest conference e-mail.
  2. Link to the Conference Web Site.
  3. Link to the Conference Registration page.
  4. Link to spreadsheet of Kaikohe members who have expressed interest in attending (You can amend this if you need to).
  5. Link to the form to add your name to the list of members considering going to the conference.
  1. Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Presidential Citation Review.
  2. Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Changemaker Award Review.
  3. Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign
  1. Link to a letter from the District 9910 Campaign Coordinator Tony Lewis.
  2. Kaikohe Rotary is manning the campaign site at Kaikohe New World from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday 12 May.
  3. Link to the form to volunteer to assist.
  4. Link to the spreadsheet.

Calendar, Comments, and Blogs (where there is always something new - check these links every week)

  1. Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar.
  2. Link to Rotary District 9910's Etcetera web page for regular district updates.
  3. Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.
  4. Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.
  5. Link to the Rotary Down Under site where you can read the latest Rotary Down Under magazine and lots of other interesting stuff that is constantly updated.

Club Bulletins

  1. Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.
  2. Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

Regular Newsletters

  1. Link to the Rotary International Weekly Update.
  2. Link to the District Governor's Newsletter March 2012 (PDF 865KB).
  3. Link to the District 9910 Regular Email.
  4. Link to Rotary International's New Generations Newsletter (Interact-Rotaract-RYLA) March 2012.
  5. Link to the Rotary International's Youth Exchange E-Newsletter March 2012.
  6. Link to the Rotary Foundation's Rotary Leader March 2012.
  7. Link to E Mara - the weekly e-newsletter of Te Rūnanga-ā-iwi o Ngāpuhi.
  8. Link to the latest Northland College Newsletter.

4 April Meeting Report

  1. Apologies - Stan, Tracy, Valerie, Roger, Julie, Bill, Saroja, Glenis, Adrienne.
  2. Last week’s bulletin has been corrected - the exchange student was Hanne from Norway.
  3. The income from emergency torch sales is going to the breast cancer appeal
  4. A cheque for $425, the profit from the Heritage Kaikohe Community Day catering was presented to Bruce Gillies.
  5. Meals on Wheels next week - see News and Notices above.
  6. Don was congratulated for his part in another successful Literacy Day.
  7. Northern Crossing - 21 April - requesting 7 marshals. See News and Notices above. Jim volunteered to coordinate the volunteer effort.
  8. It’s still not too late to register for the Conference - see above
  9. President Frank reported that we may have met all the requirements for a Presidential Citation, and a Changemaker Award - see News and Notices above.
  10. The Dictionaries Project has presented some challenges. We have an application in to the Mazda Foundation for financial assistance. $100 has been received from the Takapuna club, $1,000 from Norfolk Island club and the Milford club is providing $405 for dictionaries for Kaikohe East school. Milford club is coming on 25 May to present at Kaikohe East School.
  11. The club agreed to fund the full cost of $375 to allow Parehuia Tito-Paraone from Northland College to attend the Rotary Northtec Science Extravaganza. 
  12. Treasurer Jim advised that there are still some half-year subs outstanding. Pay your $120 to Jim at the next meeting or by internet banking to bank account number 12 3097 0118980 00.
  13. The club agreed to donate $100 from the Sunshine Fund to the family of Hone Tana of Moerewa. Seven year old Hone is travelling to Auckland fortnightly for chemotherapy.
  14. Keith reported on planned Friendship Exchanges to District 1030 in North East England and District 6000 Iowa USA in 2013. Contact Keith to find out more.
  15. Five Minute Speaker Bruce Gillies spoke of his experience in Auckland staying at Domain Lodge while his wife Jill was having treatment at Auckland Hospital. He concluded with his own compilation of pictures to the tune "Everything is Beautiful".
  16. George introduced Bruce Killen as our Speaker. Bruce is one of the few second generation Kaikohe Rotarians.
  1. Bruce spoke of his interesting life mostly centred around their farm on Ngapuhi Road.
  2. He was educated in Kaikohe and Whangarei and then spent some years in farming and forestry in the central North Island and Gisborne.
  3. Bruce returned to Kaikohe, married, and settled on the farm. They bought neighbouring properties and continued farm development work turning scrubland in to farmland.
  4. Summers were spent at Paihia at the family had a bach where Bruce and Elizabeth now live.
  5. Other interests included gliding and sailing.
  6. After Bruce’s first wife died he found his second wife, Elizabeth at the Kaikohe rest home.
  7. They retired to Paihia 14 years ago.
  8. Changes Bruce has seen over the years include the tarsealing of roads, the rise (to 4 planes a day) and demise of air services to Kaikohe and dances at the “Rec”.
  9. He has also seen major changes in farming practice as the result of research and a greater understanding of animal and pasture health and welfare. Farm implements and machinery have improved over the years.
  10. A major problem has been marauding dogs and the diseases they spread.
  11. In more recent times there seems to be a lack of understanding at the political level of the importance of farming to the economy. Some of the restrictions are impractical.
  12. On the other hand Bruce is impressed by the knowledge and commitment of many of today’s young farmers.