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Volume 61 Number 30 - 16 February 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meeting
Wednesday 18 February - Friendship Exchange
Wednesday 25 February - Committees - Directors' Meeting

Members’ Privileges (Be sure to arrange a replacement if you are unable to take up your privilege)



Five Minute Speaker 

 Introduce Speaker


Reception Meeting Closure 



Sergeant's Assistant



 Thank Speaker

18 FebJohn VNoelGlenisJimElizabethRayNgaireBruce KDonnaJohn ENgaire
25 FebBruce GJohn E-DonnaHelenJohn VNoelValerieBruce KJim


News and Notices

  • Link to a poster about Warbirds Over Kaikohe - 7-8 March - Kaikohe Airfield.

  • Friendship Exchange Hosting - 18-21 February.

    • Link to the updated programme.

    • Members are invited to a BYO barbecue with the visitors at Wildspur - 5:30pm Friday 20 February. Bring $5 each towards the cost of meat.

      • Link to form to let us know who is coming.

      • Link to spreadsheet to see who is coming.

  • Link to a Rotary Leadership Institute notice - The next course is on Sunday 22 March 2015 - 8.45am to 4.15pm.

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 District Facebook page.

  • Link to the District What’s On Calendar.

  • Link to the Rotary Service Connections Blog.

  • Link to Monita's Facebook page.

  • Link to the Rotary Voices Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.

  • Link to Rotary International’s Member News.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 13 February 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Membership Minute - Trying new ways to find and keep members.

  • Link to Rotary Global History Fellowship - Newsletter 246.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

11 February Meeting Report (Reporter - Valerie)

  • Guests were Cam, Gary and Hillary Beath, and Vanessa. Apology from Noel.

  • Discussion re Significant Achievement Award from District - could we apply? (Does Literacy Day not count?).

  • Combined meeting - Kerikeri RSA - 23 February - probably $20 - celebrating 10 years of Rotary.

  • Friendship exchange - all in hand, 10am pick up at Kawiti Caves on Wednesday. BBQ at Wildspur on Friday, drop off at Matakohe on Saturday for 10am.

  • 25 February - Committees and Directors.

  • Bruce and Elizabeth want to deliver dictionaries to Ohaeawai School when we have them!

  • Don - coming and going but mostly away from soon till late March.

  • Please could we all check each week that one of us is taking notes for the Bulletin.

  • RYDA - Decided that Ray would let them know we are no longer involved.

  • Cam - the Kauri plantation needs repairs of the stakes and ties. Some of the other trees have died. Early winter planting of remaining 30. Glenis and Cam will stake and tie.

  • Bruce G - project idea - 2 crates of Barry Crump memorabilia at Heritage Kaikohe, want to build a replica deer stalkers hut and a special building to house and display it, $60,000 estimate.

  • Stan can build a replica deer stalkers hut cheaply and quickly, but will be mostly busy with personal concerns till March.

  • Helen gave an entertaining 5 minute talk on cricket, particularly the explanation for an American of the ins and outs of the game of test cricket.

    • 1622 the first game was played on the path of a graveyard of a village church.

    • Helen and John have viewed the actual underarm ball in WA.

    • Original bats were like hockey sticks.

    • 1787 - MCC & Lords established.

    • International played since 1844 - first was USA vs Canada.

    • 1868 - an Aboriginal team toured England and played at the Oval.

  • A chopping board was raffled by Bruce K, won by Ray and no doubt given to Vivienne.

  • Donna was the Sergeant and had Trivia questions for all - none too easy either.

  • Finale was a choice of Noel's quiz or 500. We opted for the quiz and were rewarded with chocolate.

  • Can't remember the exact wording of John V's meeting closure but it was good - in business, most mistakes have a vested interest behind them.