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Volume 59 Number 04 - 23 July 2012

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe
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Dinner Meeting
Guest Speaker
6:00pm - Wednesday 25 JulyRichard Keepa and Tasmin McQueen - Northland College
6:00pm - Wednesday 1 AugustRhonda Zielinski - Public Health Nursing in Kaikohe

Members' Privileges

Meeting Closure
Five Minute SpeakerRaffleSergeant's AssistantStewardStewardIntroduce SpeakerThank Speaker
25 JulBill Bruce K Don Valerie SarojaSueRoger Ray Keith 
1 Aug Glenis SueRay Bruce KJim Don BruceJim Bill 
Remember to arrange a replacement if you cannot accept your privilege at this time

News and Notices
  • Members have an another opportunity to volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels next week beginning 30 July.
    • Link to spreadsheet - check which days are already taken.
    • Link to form to volunteer.
  • Link to some new Dictionary Project photos from Sue.
  • Link to the evaluation of the Rotary Northtec Science Extravaganza 2012.
  • Link to an offer to purchase Sir Graham Henry’s book The Final Word  and contribute $20 to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Link to a message about Friendship Exchange to Iowa in September 2013.
  • Helpers are needed for the NZ Blood Service visit on Friday 27 July.
  • Link to Rotarians With Conviction - 2013 District Conference - Norfolk Island. Early bookings are essential.
    • If you want to do your bookings on-line you will find all you need on the website.
      • Link to the conference registration page - scroll down to fill in your details.
      • Link to travel booking form.
    • If you prefer to print out a form to fill in follow these links:
      • Link to download conference registration form (PDF 158KB).
      • Link to download conference travel and accommodation form (PDF 1,452KB).

Calendar, Comments, and Blogs (where there is always something new - check these links every week)
  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar.
  • Link to Rotary District 9910's Etcetera web page for regular district updates.
  • Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.
  • Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.
  • 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
  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.
  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.
  • Link to the latest Kaitaia Club Bulletin.
  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.
  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

Regular Newsletters
  • Link to the Rotary International Weekly Update - Rotary in Japan.
  • Link to Rotary International’s New Generations - Interact-Rotaract-Ryla - July 2012 - Staying connected with participants.
  • Link to Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Newsletter July 2012.
  • Link to RI Resource Extra Regional News Update Rotary International South Pacific and Philippines July 2012.
  • Link to Rotary International’s Rotary Leader June 2012.
  • Link to the District Governor's Newsletter June 2012.
  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

18 July Meeting Report (Reporter - Moengaroa)
  • Kia ora everyone
  • Meeting began with grace from Bruce Gillies.
  • We had one new visitor, Policeman Paul Johnson, our speaker for the night.
  • We also had a visit from two very lovely ladies – Heather Ayrton and Lil Day.
  • The meal was lovely.
  • Apologies - Stan. Saroja, Glenis, Frank, Ray, Tracey, Adrienne, Julie and Liz.
  • Notices
    • Saroja requires leave of absence 27 July to 3 September
    • Letter arrived for Frank from Rayma Ritchie with thanks for the honour bestowed on her.
    • President Noel will send out emails to all to keep everyone informed and if there is anything they wish to discuss it can be brought to the next meeting
    • Check Presidential Citation online.
    • Parehuia Tito-Brown was rapt with her experience at the Science Fair and thanks Rotary.
    • The Secondary Speech Contest will be upon us soon.
    • Noel had sent out information regarding the Toy Library – President Noel will confer with other Presidents on this topic.
    • Quiz night in Whangarei - no interest shown.
    • 30 July 2012 meals on wheels – volunteers needed.
    • NZ Blood service Friday 27 July 9am to 1pm – Please contact Heather Ayrton.
    • Area 1 Meeting 14 November.
  • President Noel had a Riddle of the Day – Who was born on this day in 1942? – Ray Davies – who just happened to arrive home from Australia – Happy Birthday Ray.
  • Secretary Elizabeth - Various flyers and mail.
  • Treasurer Jim – Opportunity to purchase RDU magazine online but it is not cheaper.
  • Directors
    • Keith Hingston
      • Speech Contest mid-August 2012 Zone Competition. Finals 12 September. Winner wins a trip to the Gold Coast December/January.
      • Group Study Exchange District 3730 to Korea 15 March. Interests include, Agriculture, Horticulture, Aquaculture, Forestry, Tourism etc. Looking for candidates.
    • Bill Holdem
      • Bruce Killen – Deputy.
      • Suggesting cake stalls for fundraising venture – proposed for the 8 August.
      • Information board up now.
      • Hone Heke hill working bee for November 7 2012
      • August 19 Dinner at Pioneer Village – Moe and Bruce Gillies have tickets.
      • Waimate show 10 November.
      • Rotary traverse 30 September 2012.
  • Five minute speaker – Jim Shaw.
    • His holiday in the Fiordland. Jim spoke of the pristine nature of Fiordland.
    • The walking tracks.
    • The depth of the fiords
    • How many fiords there are.
    • One of the best holidays he has ever had.
    • The beauty and magnificence of this special area.
  • Bill Holdem introduced our speaker Policeman Paul Johnson.
    • PJ as he is affectionately known spoke of the D.A.R.E. programs of which Rotary is involved with in conjunction with the Police. Bill Holdem is the Chairperson of this Committee on behalf of Rotary and is working with Hoani Hippolite.
    • The D.A.R.E. program is undergoing a metamorphosis and evolving to become NZ Blue Light and its aims are to reduce young people becoming offenders or victims of crime and to build better relations between the police, young people, their parents and their communities.
    • Bill Holdem and his committee are looking at the legalities regarding the money that has already been allocated by the courts for the DARE programs of interest to the Rotary Club.
  • Don Edmonds thanked the speaker.
  • Keith Hingston gave us the closing thought of the day.