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Volume 61 Number 39 - 20 April 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meeting
Wednesday 22 April - Guest Speaker - Chicky Rudkin - Kaikohe East School
Wednesday 29 April - Committees - Directors

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
22-Apr-2015StanElizabethJohn VNoelDonGlenisJohn EBruce KValerieNgaireDonna
29-Apr-2015NoelBruce G-RayValerieNgaireDonJimStanDonna-

News and Notices

  • Polio Plus Fundraiser - a project from the Kerikeri club’s Youth Committee.

    • Movie - Testament of Youth - follow this link to the Stuff review.

    • $22 each. $10 goes to Polio Plus.

    • 5:45pm Wednesday 13 May at the Cathay Cinema.

    • No meeting in Kaikohe that night. Support Polio Plus.

    • Bring a friend - 147 seats to fill.

    • Link to register your interest.

    • Link to view spreadsheet.

  • Don and Colin attended the Leaders Elect Training Seminar at Colin’s old school  on Sunday 19 May.

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

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet - Volunteers still needed.

  • Link to District Conference website.

  • 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 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.

15 April Meeting Report - Reporter Bruce K

  • It's lovely fellowship prior to the meeting when we all sit around an expanding table with our drinks before the Sergeant calls us to order at 6pm. Come in plenty of time and join in.

  • President-Elect Don and his iPhone, presided with aplomb. Well done Don.

  • Apologies - Jim Shaw, John Vujcich, Ngaire Powdrill and Liz Henley.

  • Guest Speaker - Peter Macauley.

  • Most welcome - spouses Cam and Vivienne.

  • Notices of Note

    • Dictionaries are ready for delivery, please contact Glenis.

    • Members, do we want to deliver telephone books?

    • Rotary Quiz at Matakana? Probably not enough interest.

    • Reminder about Rotary Conference 1st-3rd May. Noel won’t be going because it is the opening of the Shooting Season!!

  • 5 Minute Speaker was Colin Patterson who spoke the “Love of genuine Journalism” and how it has seemed to devolve since the advent of Facebook and Twitter

  • Bruce Gillies introduced our Guest Speaker Peter Macaulay by reminding us that Peter has been and is a very active resident of Kaikohe for over 40 years, a partner in the Law firm of Palmer Macauley, a staunch Lions member and an esteemed Administrator of the Order of St John.

    • Peter spoke on the origins of St Johns, Of the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem that the Knights Templar found on their Crusades in the 11th century and that is still operating today. How the Order is structured in NZ, infact , he likened it to both Rotary and Lions as it a system that works well.

    • Government funding is only 80%, the rest has to be raised locally and while there are paid staff the role of the volunteer is vital. Peter encouraged us to become 'Friends' of St Johns as it is a good source of funding for them and there are benefits for us as well.

    • What Peter did not say is the amount of time he spends at the national and local level on important administration nor of the awards he has received in recognition of his dedication to St Johns.