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Volume 63 Number 48 - 19 June 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 21 June - Primary Schools' Speech Contest
Dinner at 6:00pm. Speech Contest starts at 6:45pm
Wednesday 28 June - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
21-Jun-2017John V

News and Notices

  • Link to a notice about the proposed District Membership Incentive Programme.

  • Link to an update from Terisa LeNoel, our Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Australia.

  • Dictionaries for Year Four Students

    • Link to some pics from the Rotary Dictionary presentation at Waima school.

    • Colin and Helen had the pleasure of visiting Kaikohe Christian School recently. Check it out here.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • International Project Participation - Polio Free India

  • Link to Governor for 2019-20.

  • Link to 100 Years of Doing Good in the World - a message from the Rotary Foundation.

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 - 16 June 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - June 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 595 - June 2017.

    • Check out the item on the Wairere Falls track on Page 45. Well done Kerikeri Rotary!

  • Link to the Governor’s Newsletter - May 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - May 2017.

  • 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.

14 June Meeting

  • Shaun Clarke grew up in the small Canterbury town of Hororata. When he was 15 he was awarded a student exchange to Australia and became one of the first in his community to travel overseas. Spending a few months living with one of his host families above their butcher's shop proved to be an eye-opening experience.

  • After leaving school Shaun joined the air force, a vocation which enabled him to travel widely. He has now been to 47 countries, while he and his family have moved 25 times in the past 30 years.

  • But his latest move is most significant. For he has left the military - finishing as defence attache in our High Commission in Canberra - to become chief executive of the Far North District Council. Shaun admits moving from the military to local government has been a challenge, requiring a change in mindset. Before taking on his new job he contacted Local Government New Zealand who gave him in the chance to observe other councils in action, which enabled him to gain familiarity with council processes.

  • Shaun says he is enjoying his new job and is impressed with the professionalism of councillors and staff. It's a return home for his wife Louise who comes from Hokianga. They currently live in his late father-in-law's home in Waimamaku.

  • It was honour for Kaikohe Rotary that Shaun accepted our invitation to speak to us. We wish him well in all his endeavours and he can expect a warm welcome if he wishes to visit us again.