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Volume 62 Number 44 - 16 May 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 18 May - John Putt: VSA - Training Builders in Vanuatu
Wednesday 25 May - Bruce Gillies' Video Presentation - Kaikohe Rotary's Service Record

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
18-May-2016ValerieNgaireJohn VNoelElizabethGlenisColin
25-May-2016NoelJohn EElizabethColinNgaireJohn VLiz

News and Notices

  • Link to Dictionary Presentation at Kaikohe East School.

  • Link to District Assembly VIP Ritual.

  • Link to Conference 2017.

  • Link to District Quiz - 7 May - a brief report.

  • Link to Otago Youth Adventure Trust - Milton Rotary Tramping Club - online bookings for 2017 are open.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • 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 - 13 May 2016.

  • Link to RI-Resource Extra - May 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - May 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - May 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 583 - May 2016.

    • Link to a report on the Dictionary Project.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


11 May Meeting Report - Guest Speaker Ricky Houghton

  • Ricky Houghton's family came from Kaitaia. But he grew up in West Auckland and spent 21 years working for the Waipareira Trust. After his mother died 16 years ago he moved back home to Kaitaia and decided to set up an agency to help his people. So He Korowai Trust was born.

  • This week Ricky Houghton spoke to Kaikohe Rotary about the trust's projects to help people in need. Prisoners in Springhill prison are taking apart old state houses. The materials are then taken north to used to help Maori families in Te Hapua living in shacks, cowsheds and garages to improve their housing.

  • He Korowai Trust is also buying old state houses from Glen Innes, trucking them to Kaitaia to provide affordable homes for low-income families. The houses are placed on land owned by the trust and licences to occupy are then issued to needy families. To keep these licences the families must remain drug, alcohol and violence-free.

  • The trust has bought the old Kaitaia Hotel and is converting it in an establishment providing emergency accommodation for 35 homeless people. He Korowai is also help Maori make better use of their land by growing maize, potatoes and other crops. Go to www.hkt.org.nz for more about the work of He Korowai Trust.

  • Ricky's was a fascinating and enthralling presentation. Rotarians and guests were grateful Ricky gave up some of his valuable time to join us and talk about his work helping Maori in the Far North. Ricky invited Rotarians to drop in when we are next in Kaitaia and see He Korowai's work for ourselves.