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Volume 63 Number 29 - 6 February 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 8 February - After Dinner visit to Squires Funeral Parlour
Wednesday 15 February - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
8-Feb-2017GlenisBruce KRayNgaireJohn VJohn EValerie
15-Feb-2017Bruce

News and Notices

  • Link to the website of the Rotary District Conference 21-23 April 2017 in Whangarei - follow the links to the programme and registration pages. Save $50 by registering before 1 March.

  • Link to an invitation to the Mahurangi Riverside Dinner - 11 March 2017.

  • Link to Nuts, Bolts and More - Rotary Membership Seminar - Wellington 18 March.

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


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 - 3 February 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 27 January 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 591 - February 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - February 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Vocational Service - January 2017.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - January 2017.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - January 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - January 2017.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


1 February Meeting

  • Kaikohe's Volunteer Fire Brigade was founded in 1936. In the 81 years since, it has saved lives and property in the Mid North. Despite being an essential community service, the brigade is run entirely by volunteers who take time off from work and family to help keep us all safe.

  • On Wednesday Kaikohe Rotarians visited the Kaikohe Fire Museum run by Rotarian Ngaire Powdrill and her husband Jim who has been a volunteer firefighter for 53 years. Jim has curated an impressive collection of memorabilia including photos, newspaper articles, certificates, trophies and firefighting gear that documents the contribution of Kaikohe's volunteer firefighters for the last eight decades. The brigade has been called out to a wide range of incidents such as floods, motor vehicle crashes and gas leaks. Often the brigade are the first responders and the the professionalism of its volunteers has benefitted all of us.

  • The museum is located in a shed at Jim and Ngaire's home. However, they have put the property on the market, meaning the museum's future is uncertain. Nevertheless, Kaikohe Rotarians are thankful to Jim and Ngaire for creating the museum and showing us through it. We thank you - and all Kaikohe's firefighters - for making our community a better and safer place.