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Volume 61 Number 44 - 25 May 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meeting

Wednesday 27 May - Eden Cherrington
Wednesday 3 June -

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
27-May-2015GlenisValerieNoelHelenColinDonBruce GStanDonnaJohn EJim
3-Jun-2015DonDonnaJimGlenisBruce KColinHelenRayJohn VStanJohn E

News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels 25-29 May.

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • NZ Blood Service is collecting blood at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall 8:30am to 1:30pm on Friday 5 June.

    • Link to form to volunteer to assist.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • Link to Invitation to District Changeover - 21 June.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet


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 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 - 22 May 2015.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - May 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange News - May 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Global History Fellowship - Paul Harris #249.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - May 2015.

  • Link to End Polio Now Newsletter - May 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under - May 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.


20 May Meeting report - Reporter - Elizabeth

  • Apologies from Ray, Donna, and Valerie who is in Dunedin for her daughter's graduation in journalism.

  • Guest Speakers from R Tucker Thompson Trust.

  • Reminders: Check the links in the bulletin, especially regarding Meals on Wheels and Blood Bank hosting next week

  • Items of interest

    • Helen and John Ellis attended Jack Holder's funeral in Kaitaia last week. Jack was a stalwart of Kaitaia Rotary for about 40 years and was Area 1's first Assistant Governor

    • President Liz has been delivering dictionaries and John and Helen visited the schools in the remote North Hokianga and were impressed and inspired by the schools, their teachers and pupils

    • Bruce Gillies exhorted all Rotarians to either become members of the Pioneer Village or renew their membership. The Pioneer Village has supported the Pioneer Village since it started many years ago. Membership is Single $20, Family $30, Corporate $30.

    • President Elect Don suggested that there could possibly be more activities at the Pioneer Village on the Rotary Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse Day. Bruce thought it was a good idea.

    • Monita Skipworth has contacted Cam. She will be having one of her overseas friends staying in July and would like to come to Rotary on 17th July

    • Reminder... If you hear of a good speaker, please contact our Programme Director.

  • Our Guest Speaker Jane Hindle and Sophia Camplin spoke on the R Tucker Thompson Trust.

    • Jane is the Finance Controller and a dedicated supporter of both the boat and the ideals of the Trust. The R Tucker Thompson was built to the same design as the early American boats that frequented NZ in the 1800s. During the summer months she does tourist charters to make money to help support their winter programme of Youth Development Voyages for Northland's young people. It's amazing to see the young people attain confidence and well being in themselves during the 7 Day voyage.

    • Cost per child is $885, which is subsidized by The Trust. Funds are derived from profits from their tourist season, grants and sponsorship from organizations and service groups such as Rotary and Lions. Funding is a constant issue

    • The Trust also takes out adults and corporate groups or for functions such as a wedding or a dinner on day trips and many years ago sailed to England for a big Festival of Tall Ships.