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Volume 60 Number 22 - 25 November 2013

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe


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Dinner Meeting

 Wednesday 27 November 

 Members' Privileges








27 Nov Bill John Sue Don KeithRay Valerie Donna  Noel

News and Notices

  • Link to the Meals on Wheels Roster for 25-29 November - Volunteers still needed.

  • Kaikohe Christmas Parade - Friday 29 November 5:00pm. Rotary volunteers needed to rope off the streets, man the intersection of Mangakahia Road and Broadway to turn the floats around and help keep the public behind the ropes.

    • Link to form to volunteer (only one volunteer so far!).

    • Link to spreadsheet.

    • Link to the Christmas Parade Flyer.

  • Area One Dinner - Kaitaia - Saturday 30 November - 6:00pm.

    • Link to the form to indicate that you are going.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

    • Link to information about the dinner - price etc.

  • Link to a message from Rotary President Ron Burton about Rotary and the Philippines Disaster.

  • Link to the new Heritage Kaikohe Pioneer Village website.

  • 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 - November 2013.

  • Link to the Rotary Down Under 2013 Readership Survey.

  • Link to What’s On in District 9910.

  • Link to Youth Exchange E-Newsletter - November 2013.

  • Link to the Rotary Global History Fellowship - Special Comely Bank issue.

  • Link to Shelterbox News - November 2013.

  • Link to the November Rotary Down Under webpage.

  • Link to the Kerikeri Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

20 November Meeting Report (Reporter - Stan)

  • Guests: Ursula Beazley, Leeann Rakete, Sharon Cooper, Zadkiel Beazley-Tango, Te Ariki Beckham, Jessie Wilson.

  • Make ups: those members attending the Blood Bank service during the week. Members felt there is a need to promote the service when in town as the numbers were down this year.

  • Members attending the Kaitaia combined dinner are 2 with 2 further possible. Glenis is arranging car pooling.

  • Christmas function is to be held at Kaikohe RSA on 18th December. Style will be a social event. Those attending are asked to bring a present to $10.

  • Meetings will resume on 15th January 2014.

  • Kaikohe show is scheduled for 10th January. The BBQ from Bunnings has been booked.

  • The Christmas Parade to be held on 29th November – roster is available (see above). Volunteers are needed for intersection control, rope in the public area, and people control.

  • Rotary Conference early bird enrolment has been extended to assist members attending.

  • An exchange student has accepted the invitation to visit in December. Glenis is arranging a BBQ and requests members attending to bring salads etc to assist with catering. John and Helen will host a trip to Kaitaia on the Friday.

  • Members may be interested to visit the new Pioneer Village website. Noel’s father features.

  • Bill advised that Christmas puddings are still being organised.

  • Valerie was the 5 min speaker. The topic outlined her thoughts re Corrections Department system failings based on her observations.

  • Guest speakers Ursula, Leann and Sharon spoke of their current trials of computer equipment in teaching special needs children. They discussed the pros and cons of the computer equipment. Current trials include I-pad, desktop, netbook units. The units remain at the school. Funding will be sought for the equipment.

    • Zadkiel and Te Ariki demonstrated use of the maths program.

  • Noel thanked the guests for informing the club of their program.

  • Ray gave the closure.