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Volume 63 Number 20 - 14 November 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 16 November - Board Meeting
Wednesday 23 November 2016 - Area One Dinner at The Hubb (Byers House)

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
16-Nov-2016Ray------

News and Notices

  • The Rotary Area One Dinner is at The Hubb, Gate 3, Northland College, Wednesday 23 November. 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. The Guest Speaker is the Mayor, John Carter. $25 per person. Partners and guests welcome. BYO drinks.

    • Link to register for the dinner.

  • Link to an email from the Kaikohe Librarian asking for Volunteer Drivers for a Housebound Library Service. Email don.edmonds@kaikoherotary.org if you can help.


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 - 11 November 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Leaders - November 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - November 2016.

  • Link to the October Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under - November 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - November 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.


9 November Meeting

  • Being in family of Rotary, fostering international understanding is something that Kaikohe Rotary regards as a pleasure. Rotary has programme of student exchanges that help young people gain confidence and new experiences living with families in other countries, sampling their culture and lifestyle. These exchanges often create lifelong friendships that can span the globe.

  • This week Kaikohe Rotary welcomed back Gloria Keller-Brinley who in 1976 was a an exchange student from Greenville, Ohio to Kaikohe. Gloria said she had been warmly despite the last of four exchange students within 18 months. She noted that all her host parents were fantastic. They included Bruce and June Davis-Goff who were happy to provide a home, even though Bruce was a member of Lions, not Rotary. Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 12.11.16 PM.png

  • Gloria said while New Zealand and Kaikohe has changed a lot since her first visit, the countryside remains green and that is something special.

  • Gloria spoke of life back home. She has been married twice with two children from each marriage and three stepchildren. Despite having no retail experience, Gloria was taken on as assistant manager of the Whirlpool kitchen appliance store in Greenville and has turned it into one of the company's most successful outlets. Greenville is a town of 12,000 and Whirlpool employs 1200 people. Many of them work at a nearby manufacturing plant where Whirlpool appliances are produced for worldwide export, including to New Zealand.

  • Gloria said she had made many friends when she first came to Kaikohe and it was fantastic to catch up. Gloria advised Rotarians they had a friend living in Ohio.

  • Jim Shaw - who was in Rotary when Gloria first came here - thanked Gloria for her presentation and wished all the best for her flight home next week and for the future.


  • Also on Wednesday The Rotary Club of Kaikohe was delighted to welcome a new member. Isaac Vujcich was inducted By Assistant Governor Glenis Sutherland and joins his father John Vujcich as a Kaikohe Rotarian. Congratulations, Isaac! We look forward to your input into Rotary projects in the months and years ahead.