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Volume 63 Number 28 - 30 January 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 1 February - After Dinner visit to the Kaikohe Fire Museum
Wednesday 8 February - After Dinner visit to Squires Funeral Parlour

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
1-Feb-2017ElizabethJohn VNgaireBruce KLizHelenColin
8-Feb-2017GlenisBruce KRayJimJohn VJohn EValerie

News and Notices

  • Link to Colin’s report and pictures from the Kaikohe Show.

  • Link to your invitation to the Love and Giving Dance and Fundraising Dinner for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) at Sky City.

  • Link to a message about the proposed Friendship Exchange to India.

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 - 27 January 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 20 January 2016.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - January 2017.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - January 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - January 2017.

  • Link to the December Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to End Polio Now.

  • 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.

25 January Meeting

  • Coast Guard is very much like Rotary. It's a community organisation largely run by volunteers who give up their time to make the world a better place for all of us. On Wednesday Keith Wallace from Bay of Islands Rotary Coast Guard came to talk to us about Coast Guard's work.fb - 1.jpg

  • He told us Bay of Islands Coast Guard currently has 32 volunteers but only 16 of whom actually go into the water, with the remainder performing important land-based roles. Coast Guard is often called in by Police and Search and Rescue to find stranded boaties and perform lifesaving tasks on water. Bay of Islands Coast Guard is based at Doves Bay near Kerikeri and has a purpose-built Niad rescue boat which has a crew of four during the day and five when going out at night.

  • Keith told us while callouts for Coast Guard are fewer than for other emergency services such as the Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Christmas-New Year period is extremely busy and stretches limited resources.

  • Coast Guard faces many of the same challenges that Rotary does. Most of its income needs to be raised from the public. As fundraising officer, Keith is charges of raffles. Selling tickets raises between $15,000 and $17,000 a year. Coast Guard is also an ageing organisation and finding young volunteers who can commit the time for training is becoming more and more difficult.

  • Nevertheless, Bay of Islands Coast Guard performs a vital role in saving lives and keeping us safe in the water. Its members and volunteers deserve our full support.