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Volume 63 Number 15 - 10 October 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 12 October - Speaker: John Vujcich - Electric Cars
Wednesday 19 October - Board Meeting

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

News and Notices

  • Thanks to Debbie Beadle for the Northland Age Okaihau-Kaikohe Traverse coverage.

  • Link to Meals on Wheels spreadsheet - 10-14 October.

  • 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 - 7 October 2016.

  • Link to the September Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to End Polio Now - October 2016.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - September 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - September 2016.

  • 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.


5 October Meeting - Speaker - Jane Banfield

  • Trade Aid is an outstanding example of social enterprise in New Zealand. This week Kaikohe Rotarians heard all about Trade Aid from Paihia resident Jane Banfield.

  • it was started by Christchurch couple Richard and Vi Cottrell who in 1970 spent two months in a North Indian village. While there, they found the locals were skilled carpet makers but struggled because they were unable to sell their wares, or found if they did. they received very little of the final sale price due to high mark-ups from retailers and distributors.

  • The Cottrells took some carpets home and they quickly sold them. That gave them the idea of helping small producers in the Third World market their goods and ensuring they got a fair price for their labour. They set up Trade Aid which has expanded over the last 40 years to network of 30 stores up and down the country, plus a chocolate factory and distribution centre in Christchurch.

  • Trade Aid is the country's largest importer of coffee and encourages producers to use environmentally sustainable methods.

  • You can read more about Trade Aid at www.tradeaid.org.nz.