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Volume 61 Number 38 - 13 April 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meeting
Wednesday 15 April - Guest Speaker - Peter Macauley - St Johns
Wednesday 22 April - Guest Speaker - Chicky Rudkin - Kaikohe East School

Members’ Privileges (Be sure to arrange a replacement if you are unable to take up your privilege)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleReception Meeting ClosureReporterSergeantSergeant's AssistantStewardStewardThank Speaker
15-Apr-2015RayColinDonStanJohn EBruce KJohn VNoelElizabethBruce GValerie
22-Apr-2015StanElizabethStanNoelDonGlenisJohn EJohn VRayNgaireDonna

News and Notices

  • Link to a message about Delivering Phone Books - maybe a new Kaikohe Rotary project?

  • District Training Assembly is on Sunday 19 April (9:15 start) at Glenfield College.

  • Link to thanks from Heart Kids Day Out.

  • Link to Megan Hammerton’s Catch-up Email.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet - Volunteers Needed.

  • Link to District Conference website.

  • Link to a Shelterbox New Zealand Special Newsletter - Vanuatu.

  • Link to a notice about the Kawakawa Puff and Pull Carnival - 17 May 2015.

  • Link to  IYE Applications for Jan 2016 Departure

    • Link to the Rotary Youth Exchange website.


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 Megan Hammerton’s Blog.

  • Link to the District Facebook page.

  • Link to the District What’s On Calendar.

  • Link to the Rotary Service Connections Blog.

  • 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 - 10 April 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under - April 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Global History Fellowship - Our Foundation Newsletter 158.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - March 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Global History Fellowship - Newsletter 248.

  • Link to District Governor’s Newsletter - March 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange Newsletter - March 2015.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - March 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - March 2015.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


8 April Meeting Report - Reporter Donna

  • Liz introduced Joe Nol our guest speaker.

  • Apologies from Ngaire Powdrill Jim Shaw John Vujcich and Glenis Sutherland.

  • Bruce and Elizabeth were asked by the Bay of Islands Club to monitor the tsunami alarm on the beach during the week.

  • Matakana quiz 9th May 5.30pm to 9.30pm Matakana school.

  • Leaders Elect Training day Sunday 19th April Glenfield College.

  • RYLA dinner 21st April.

  • Directors last Wednesday of month April and May.

  • District conference 3rd May.

  • Phone book delivery takes about 10 days need somewhere to store them and bag them in August.

    • Think about it so we can let NZ Post know asap.

  • Memorial Plaques mentioned and agreed to. Email directors for final answer on price.

  • Don spoke to the winner of our speech competition re exchange student for next year.

  • Dictionaries spreadsheet will be active soon.

  • Reminder live open day at Pioneer Village on 19th of April from 2pm.

  • Kaitaia Club is going to fold perhaps Kaikohe can offer them an honorary membership so that they can still belong to a club, or, Satellite Club of Kaikohe, Waipapa, Kerikeri or Bay of Islands??

  • Stan 5 minute speaker

    • History of Accounting.

    • 1st book of accounting written in India.

    • Records go back more than 7000 years - Mesopotamia.

  • Elizabeth introduced our guest speaker Joe Nol who is here to talk to us about CPNZ community patrols NZ.

  • Has been in Kaikohe since the 1970s was an accountant with the power board, is a Lions member and the Business Assn

  • Started in 2000. Set up to deal with a series small separate groups of patrols. Needed to get organized in the approach.

  • Memorandum of understanding with the police.

  • Eyes and ears for the police, private citizens not armed try to avoid direct confrontation with criminals.

  • Understand how the police operate, police radios and personal alarm to notify the police if something goes wrong.

  • Need to be a really good observer have quick timing look at a group and observe as you can't write it down. First thing you look at is the shoes not clothes.

  • 7 patrollers - some work as a pair or singular.

  • One week in 5 and can pick the week. Tend to mix up the times and days etc.

  • Sometimes foot patrol. Patrol started 2004 using own vehicles now they have their own vehicle to use.

  • Thanks to Council and Renton's Birchalls for installing spotlight and police radio mounted so don't have to carry the radio.

  • Need to school yourself on observation 6 or 7 points starting at the shoes. Police will ask what happened how many what they were doing etc.

  • Police are starting to task community patrollers now from command centres. Now they might ask for assistance with traffic control etc.

  • One thing to volunteer but another thing to ask you to be somewhere when they want you.

  • Success of patrolling depends on relationship with the police.

  • If anyone is interested in being a community patroller must have a clean police record.

  • Business Association has set up 6 CCTV sites around town. The feed goes to the post shop and police station so there are 2 viewing areas.

  • Need to work on lighting for night time camera footage.

  • Neil Campbell was a police volunteer who has moved back to Australia if anyone is interested there is a position.

  • Frogs - Kaikohe is lacking in them we need habitats so the business assn has come to the party with some trees etc have been purchased and some clearing is needed on the trail around the pond it would be a nice draw card for the cycle trail.