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Volume 63 Number 10 - 5 September 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 7 September - Speaker - Margaretanne Roger - Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday 14 September - Adrienne Tari - Te Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
7-Sep-2016NoelLizDonJohn EColinValerieNgaire
14-Sep-2016ValerieRayColinElizabethGlenisJimNoel

News and Notices

  • Link to a lunch invite from the QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College received via Bay of Islands Rotary.

  • Link to Nigeria Polio Talking Points.

  • Link to Celebrate With Us in Atlanta.

  • Link to a message from Elaine Mead re Alumni Reconnect Week 2016.

  • Link to the Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse Information and Registration page.


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 - 2 September 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 587 - September 2016.

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

  • Link to Rotary Service Newsletter - August 2016.

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

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • 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.


31 August Meeting - Guest Speaker - Bruce NcNabb

  • Coffee houses originated in the London in the late 17th Century and gave customers the chance to discuss the big scientific issues of the day in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. They were the forerunners of Cafe Scientifique which started in 1998. Nearly two decades later there are more than 1100 Cafe Scientifiques in the world - including one in Kaikohe.

  • Bruce McNabb spent a career in electronics and engineering - mostly in Wellington but spending time in places like Singapore. Many years ago he helped build New Zealand's first commercial computer, while more recently he designed and developed household and commercial smoke alarms.

  • When Bruce reached retirement age he and wife Sherril decided they wanted a warmer climate than what Wellington could offer. So they moved to Kaikohe and brought their interest in science and technology with them. With help from Rotarians John Vujcich and Bruce Gillies, Bruce started up Cafe Scientifique nearly two years ago. It is the only Cafe Scientifique north of Auckland.

  • Kaikohe's Cafe Scientifique meets at the Pioneer Village at 3pm on the last Sunday of each month. There is either a video presentation or guest speaker followed by discussion over coffee. recent topics have included the Juno mission to Jupiter, mental health services in New Zealand and microbes in the body (there are many good bacteria which are essential for keeping us alive).

  • Attendances have varied from 12 to 25. Anyone interested is welcome to come along to listen and take part in the discussion.

  • Cafe Scientifique has a monthly newsletter. Bruce encouraged Rotarians to subscribe by email, so they can be kept informed of latest topics and speakers.

  • John Vujcich thanked Bruce and Sherril for giving up their time at short notice to speak to us. John also noted that the next Cafe Scientifique is scheduled for 25 September - the same day as the Traverse, which offers a great opportunity to attract a wider audience.