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Volume 60 Number 15 - 7 October 2013

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe


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Dinner Meeting

 Wednesday 9 October Speaker: Monita Skipworth - Outward Exchange Student
 Wednesday 16 October Committee Meetings

 Members' Privileges








 9 OctDonna  Valerie Don Ngaire Noel Stan Bill KeithBruce G 
 16 OctJim  Ray Stan KeithBill  Valerie Elizabeth - -

News and Notices

  • Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse 29 September 2013

    • Link to the Slide Show and Feedback Form. Club members add your feedback while it is fresh in your mind.

    • Link to the Feedback Summaries from 2011, 2012 and 2013. Interesting to compare.

  • Link to a message about Purple Pinkie Day - 24 October.

  • Link to Ngawha Marae Reawakening notice.

  • Link to the District 9910 ERKs Promotion.

  • Link to the webpage of the District 9910 Conference Waitangi - 25-27 April 2014.

  • Link to the webpage of the Rotary International Conference Sydney - 1-4 June 2014.

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

  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar.

  • Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Facebook page.

  • Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the District Governor’s Newsletter - September 2013.

  • Link to the October Rotary Down Under webpage.

  • Link to the September New Generations Newsletter.

  • Link to Rotary Global History Fellowship Newsletter - #139.

  • Link to Rotary Service Update - September 2013.

  • Link to Polio Update - 25 September.

  • Link to Shelterbox News - September 2013.

  • Link to the latest Northland College Newsletter.

  • Link to the Kerikeri Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

2 October Meeting Report (Reporter - Elizabeth)

  • Apologies - Stan Adams, Sue James, Valerie Dickson and  Frank Duxfield.

  • Guests - Hoani Hippolite and Kylie Tippett from DARE.

  • Make-ups - Whole club at traverse

  • Good to see Liz here & looking well

  • Highlight of the evening was the Induction of two new members, John and Helen Ellis, introduced by Elizabeth Killen, with Bruce Gillies’s homily and President Glennis officially welcoming them to our Club.

    • John is a sheep and beef farmer, with interests in stud breeding of Coopworth sheep and Simmental beef cattle. Interests and hobbies include farm politics as a member of the Agriculture Tribunal and Vet Club Movement of which he was an executive member. Hi sporting interests include rugby, cricket and tennis. Now an armchair critic watching most sport including yachting.

    • Helen grew up on a farm in Waipukurau and attained her BA at Wellington University . She taught for 30 years in Central Hawkes Bay and Kaitaia Colleges. Spent many years involved with horses. Played tennis and still plays golf and is interested in travel and family records.

    • They have 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren.

    • Welcome John and Helen.

  • The Traverse was a great success. Congratulations to all.

  • Special thanks to Donna who did Meals on Wheels this past week.

  • After some dubious preparation the National Blood pressure day on Saturday was a success. Sixty-five blood pressures recorded. Thanks to St Johns, Bill, and Elizabeth

  • Volunteers needed for Breast Cancer Street Appeal on Friday 11 October.

  • Combined Meeting with Lions at The Hubb. 6:00pm Wednesday 23 October. $20.  Partners and guests welcome.

  • Kaikohe Christmas Parade 30 November. A request for street marshals.

  • Bill introduced Kylie Clifford from the re-born DARE  programme,

    • It was assessed that the previous DARE programme, originally started by Rotary, was not delivering the desired programme and the police were not going to give their ongoing support, so a new organization has been formed with a broader focus on life skills.

    • This is more professionally managed with trained facilitators and areas, all of which takes more money in training and maintaining. A full time person is employed just to access grants and donations! If Kaikohe is to continue it will take a great amount of time and money ($5,000 - $120,000 per year) in organizing and delivering the programme

    • Rotarians listened politely and asked many pertinent questions. The outcome will be discussed at the next board meeting.