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Volume 62 Number 06 - 10 August 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 12 August - Club Activity - Club Goals, Bylaws, Projects and Events for the year.
Wednesday 19 August - Monthly Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's Assistant
12-Aug-2015ValerieLouise MartineauLizRayColin

News and Notices

  • Club Meeting This Week

    • This week Monita’s parents, Garry and Matewai, are bringing Monita’s friend from France, Louise Martineau, to meet us. Louise is staying with Garry and Matewai at present. Louise will take our Five Minute Speaker slot.

    • There is no guest speaker this week. Instead we have a mini Club Assembly to have another look at some of the items that were introduced at our first Club Assembly in preparation for our monthly Board Meeting next week:

      • Our programme of projects and activities for the year.

      • The club constitution and bylaws.

  • Link to a district message about Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.

  • Bay of Islands Vintage Railway - Fun Trivia Night - Saturday 19 September.

    • Registrations are now open.

    • Should be a great night out supporting a very worthwhile cause - and an opportunity to spread the word about the Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse.

      • Link to poster

      • Link to register for the Kaikohe Rotary team

      • Link to the spreadsheet

Calendar and Blogs (where there is always something new - check these links every week)

  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar. Go here to check out Guest Speakers for future meetings and details of other club activities.

  • 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.

  • Link to Wasrag (Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) Blog.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 7 August 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under - August 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - August 2015.

  • Link to Rotary nugGETS - July 2015.

  • Link to the District Governor’s Newsletter - July 2015.

  • Link to Youth Exchange News - July 2015.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

4 August Meeting Report

  • On Tuesday night Kaikohe Rotary had two passionate Rotarians as special guests. District Governor Peter Garnett has only been a Rotarian for 11 years. But his passion for Rotary is so great that he is taking a year away from everything else to lead Rotary in District 9910, which extends from Auckland to North Cape, plus Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

  • Peter is being joined his quest by his partner Elaine Mead who has been a Rotarian for 20 years and has been president of the Westhaven Club three times.

  • Peter spoke of the importance of keeping Rotary relevant and that clubs should function in ways that meet the needs of younger generations. While Rotary is aging, so are many other organisations. Peter challenged Kaikohe Rotarians to develop a succession plan: for each Rotarian to introduce two new members. One of them would replace themselves when they move on and the other to increase the membership base.

  • Peter also spoke of the Rotary Foundation, which from an initial donation of $26.50 in 1917 has grown to become the world's largest charitable organisation. It's Polio Plus programme has all but succeeded in eliminating Polio from the face of the earth.

  • In April 2016 Peter will hosting the District 9910 Conference in Vanuatu, which he and Elaine recently visited. Peter spoke of the good work done by Rotarians in Vanuatu and noted that delegates to the Conference will have opportunities to help cyclone relief projects.

  • Giving the vote of thanks, Bruce Gillies said Peter was the 52nd Governor he had met and his passion for Rotary was the equal of any of them.

  • In one of the highlights of his visit Peter had the pleasure of presenting Jim Shaw with a Paul Harris Sapphire to recognise his 40 years of service to Rotary. Congratulations, Jim.