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Volume 63 Number 22 - 28 November 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 30 November - Speaker - Isaac Vujcich
Wednesday 7 December - Speaker - Steve Wilce - Taraire Block Winery

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
30-Nov-2016HelenNgaireJohn VGlenisJimColinElizabeth
7-Dec-2016NgaireJohn ELizHelenNoelValerieRay

News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels 5-9 December.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • Link to an invitation from the Akina Foundation to a meeting about Social Enterprise in Kaikohe.

  • Link to a note from Roger Toplis about a special opportunity to have a great Day on the Bay.

  • R Tucker Thompson Trust.

    • Link to a message.

    • Link to Announcements, Invitations and New Dates.

  • Link to a request for financial support for a Vocational Training Team.

  • Link to a Personal Invitation from John F Germ.

  • Link to Rotary International Convention - Let’s go Atlanta.

  • Link to Trees For Survival - Christmas Tree Fundraiser.


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 - 25 November 2016.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - 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.


23 November Meeting

  • This week Kaikohe Rotary Club was proud to host the Zone 1 Dinner at which Rotarians from Kerikeri, Waipapa, Bay of Island and Kaikohe clubs met at for evening of a fellowship. We came to the Hubb at Northland College, which gave our visitors the chance to view progress on the long-awaited $14 million rebuild of the college, due to be finished in July 2017.

  • Assistant Governor Glenis Sutherland served as an able MC, welcoming our guests to the college we had taught for so many years. Some of the college's talented students entertained us with dance and song before we sat down to dinner, ably prepared by a trio of the college's hospitality students.

  • Our guest speaker, Far North Mayor John Carter told us the Far North is on the cusp of big things. The district has gone through tough times in recent years but things are looking up. The Twin Coast Cycle Trail is due to be finished before Christmas, while the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park was officially opened last month. Both attractions are expected to attract thousands of visitors to the Far North and be a big boon to the local economy.

  • John also mentioned that the Council will receive an additional $80 million from government over the next four years to improve local roads. And the Council is working with Top Energy to facilitate an industrial park based on lower-cost power from the Ngawha Geothermal field, which could create hundreds of jobs in the Kaikohe area. And developments at Carrington are likely to lead to more visitors coming to the Far North, while Air New Zealand's new safety video is being filmed here, ensuring thousands of overseas visitors become aware of what the Far North has to offer.

  • Bruce Killen thanked John for his presentation and for taking the time from his busy schedule to talk with us.