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Volume 62 Number 40 - 18 April 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 20 April - Speaker - Colin Quincy - Tasman Rower
Wednesday 27 April - John Vujcich - Vanuatu

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
20-Apr-2016RayHelenElizabethJohn EBruce KJimValerie
27-Apr-2016LizNoelGlenisRayJohn EColinElizabeth

News and Notices

  • Obituary

    • President Elect Stan Adams died suddenly on Sunday 10 April. Stan had been a member of the Rotary Club of Kaikohe for several years. He was a willing worker at all of our club activities and was looking forward to his year as president. Stan’s wife Saroja Subbiah also served the club for several years including a term as club president. Our thoughts are with Saroja and the family at this time.

  • Meals on Wheels - 26-29 April - Volunteers Needed.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • Firefighter Skytower Stair Challenge 2016

    • A team of Kaikohe firefighters are participating in this annual fundraiser for Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

    • Link to web page.

    • The famous Rotary Hoes team has entered the quiz night at the Kaikohe RSA on 30 April.

  • Link to Concert at the Station poster (1 May).

  • John and Elodie in Vanuatu

    • Link to email - Santo Rotary, and the container.

  • Link to Cyclone Winston Bulletin 14.

  • Link to Mum’s the Word - Special deal for Mothers’ Day at the Pioneer Village.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • District Quiz - 7 May

  • Link to District Youth Programmes 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 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 and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) Blog.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 8 April 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 582 - April 2016.

  • Link to RI Resource Extra - 31 March 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - March 2016.

  • Link to download the District Governor’s Newsletter - March 2016.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


13 April Guest Speakers - Mike Edmonds and Stu Kay

  • Kaikohe has a public swimming pool. But it is on Education Ministry land and is not available for use public during the week. Even in weekends public use has to be negotiated.

  • The pool is 50 years old and its future is uncertain, so recently a group of civic-minded Kaikohe citizens got together to investigate the feasibility of building a new community pool. On Wednesday, two members of the group - Mike Edmonds and Stu Kay -spoke to Kaikohe Rotary about the progress the group has made.

  • Stu said the options being considered include sticking with the existing pool or building a new pool on Lindvart Park. Although keeping the current pool will be less expensive, the community has no say in its running and records set in it are not recognised because of its irregular length. We have little idea of its condition or likely lifespan.

  • Stu said they had not yet worked out how much a new pool would cost. Kerikeri is looking at pool costing between $12 million and $15 million but Kaikohe's would likely to be much less than that. Given Kaikohe relatively temperate climate, any new pool is likely to be uncovered. They said the first step was to get an engineering report on the existing pool. The group is now seeking funding to get this done.

  • Noel Birchall thanked Stu and Mike, saying that most Rotarians were very familiar with the Northland College pool and wished the group every success with its work.