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Volume 62 Number 20 - 16 November 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Monday 16 November - Area One Dinner - Kerikeri RSA (No Kaikohe meeting on Wednesday)
Wednesday 25 November - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges

News and Notices

  • Area One Combined Dinner - Kerikeri RSA - Monday 16 November

    • Link to invitation and details.

    • Thirteen Kaikohe members attending. Car pool from the Kaikohe RSA - meet at 5:00pm for a 5:15pm departure.

  • Link to a message from the Kaikohe Pioneer Village requesting assistance on 28 November preparing for the Kerikeri Christmas Parade.

  • District Conference 2016

    • Link to the District Conference 2016 website.

  • Colin’s Waimate Show Report

    • It was a busy day for Kaikohe Rotarians at the Bay of islands Show at Waimate North today. Blue skies greeted the thousands who thronged to the showgrounds for the 173rd running of the New Zealand's oldest annual show. The Rotary stall soon became a busy place as hungry crowds queued for sausages and steak sandwiches, while others decided they need a coffee and a place to sit and relax.

    • Special thanks go to Noel Birchall and Jim Shaw for their superb organisation and Vivienne Davies for making sandwiches and other goodies that sold so well.

    • Everyone who helped on the day was part of an enterprise that showed Rotary active and helping the community.

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 - 13 November 2015.

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

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - November 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - November 2015.

  • Link to Youth Exchange News - November 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - November 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 578 - November 2015.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

11 November Meeting

  • Kaikohe Rotary has always had a close relationship with Northland College. A number of our members are past students of the college or have been on staff, while president Don Edmonds is a past Board of Trustees chair.

  • Last Wednesday Kaikohe Rotarians were hosted by students and staff at the Hubb, where we got a chance to hear from three of the talented students that the club has helped this year. William Hohepa spoke about going to Singapore to take part in the FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge. William said he entered the competition with no expectations and was surprised to be chosen to go to Singapore, where a highlight was being mistaken for a Mexican.

  • John Henare Clarke spoke about going to the NorthTec Science and Technology Fair before teenage opera singer Kauwiti Selwyn wowed us all with his rendition of Puccini's Nessum Dorma - despite suffering from chest and throat infections.

  • Principal Jim Luders says he and his staff are all in it because of the kids. The long awaited $14 million rebuild of the college is due to start early next year. Long term, he wants to work with local primary schools to turn Kaikohe into a centre of educational excellence.

  • President Don then presented Jim with two Kaikohe Rotary scholarships for senior Northland College students to sail on the R Tucker Thompson.

  • Thanks are due to college's hospitality students for putting on fantastic dinner and being such excellent hosts.