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Volume 59 Number 25 - 24 December 2012

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe

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News and Notices
  • The Rotary Club of Kaikohe has the privilege of delivering Meals on Wheels this Christmas week (no deliveries on Christmas Day or Boxing Day). Don has taken Monday 24 December. Please email editor@kaikoherotary.org or call Don on 4053030 if you can do Thursday 27 December and/or Friday 28 December.
  • Kaikohe Agricultural, Horticultural and Pastoral Association Show - 12 January 2013.
    • Link to the volunteer form.
    • Link to the spreadsheet.
  • Link to a letter requesting help with the Heart Foundation Street Appeal - 15 February 2013.
  • Link to an invitation to the Rotary Club of the Bay of Islands Golden Jubilee Celebration Dinner - 9 February 2013. RSVP by 30 December 2012.
  • Link to the Rotary statement about the attack on polio health workers on Pakistan.
  • Link to your last chance to register for the 2013 District Conference.
  • Link to a message from Rotary New Zealand World Community Service Limited - Cyclone Evan Appeal (Samoa).

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 December/January Rotary Down Under magazine and lots of other interesting stuff that is constantly updated.

Regular Newsletters
  • Link to the Rotary International Weekly Update.
  • Link to the New Generations Newsletter November 2012 - Interact Rotaract RYLA.
  • Link to the District Governor's Newsletter November 2012.
  • Link to the latest Northland College Newsletter.

19 December Meeting Report
  • Apologies - Tracy, Ray, Frank, Moengaroa, Roger, Julie, Liz, Bruce, Elizabeth, Saroja, Adrienne.
  • Guests - Jessie, Rachel.
  • Notices
    • We have received a letter of thanks from the Aged Care Centre for delivering Meals on Wheels in 2012 - see above to volunteer for this week.
    • Car Rally - 24 February.
    • Kaikohe Show - 12 January - see above.
    • Bill still has 12 Christmas Puddings.
    • We have been asked to help with the Heart Foundation street appeal - 15 February 2013 - see above.
    • Club members are invited to the Bay of Islands Golden Jubilee dinner - see above.
    • The Cake stall raised $371. Thanks to the helpers.
    • Glenis still had some cartoon books to sell, but they were all gone by the end of the meeting.
    • DARE caps and T shirts have arrived for Waima and Tautoro schools - to be delivered in the new year.
  • The club agreed that tonight’s Sergeant’s session money would be topped up to $300 to go to cyclone Evan relief.
  • Jim entertained and informed us with an illustrated talk about his Fiordland cruise experience.
  • Don spoke for five minutes about his recent six weeks away coach driving.
  • Noel closed the meeting with best wishes to all for the festive season and Bruce finished of with a quote from Dr Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?

It came without ribbons.

It came without tags.

It came without packages, boxes or bags.

And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.