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Volume 63 Number 14 - 3 October 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 5 October - Speaker - Jane Banfield - The growth of ethical business in NZ: The Trade Aid story
Wednesday 12 October

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
5-Oct-2016GlenisNoelHelenRayJohn VElizabethValerie
12-Oct-2016ValerieHelenBruce KNoelElizabethRayColin

News and Notices

  • Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse

    • Many thanks to those who have provided feedback, mostly positive, with some constructive suggestions.

    • Check the club Facebook page for photos.

  • Rotary Friendship Exchange - India 2016-17

    • Link to Email

    • Link to invitation from Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • The next Rotary Learning and Information Training is on Sunday 6 November at Northcote.


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 - 30 September 2016.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - September 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - September 2016.

  • Link to the August Governor’s Newsletter with good coverage of the traverse on page 3.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 587 - September 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.


28 September Meeting - Speaker - Simon Tanner

  • Located a few kilometres east of Kaikohe, the Northland Correctional Facility is home to 548 prisoners - 75% of whom are Maori. Many would consider having a prison in our midst to be a negative. But its assistant manager Simon Tanner is determined to make the prison an asset to the local community.

  • Ngawha is a working prison which aims to give all inmates the opportunity to learn and develop work skills. Simon has the job of liaising with community groups and seeking out opportunities for inmates to do work that helps the community.

  • In the last three years Ngawha inmates have built three houses for the group Habitat for Humanity which helps low-income families into their own homes. Inmates have also cut trials for the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park and created art works that have been sold or auctioned to raise money for community initiatives, such as the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway.

  • Simon said the prison is not interested in being a source of cheap labour. Work opportunities aim to meet community needs and help inmates gain skills that will help them get jobs when they finish their sentences.

  • He concluded by thanking Rotarians for being such a good audience and inviting the club to view the facility at a mutually convenient time.