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Volume 64 Number 02 - 10 July 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 12 July - Speaker - Shaun Reilly
Wednesday 19 July

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
12-Jul-2017NoelElizabethBruce LizValerieNoelLiz
19-Jul-2017DonJohn EValerieNgaireBruceRayElizabeth

News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels - 17-21 July - Volunteers needed.

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • Link to Rotary Learning and Information - Chance to complete in Okaihau 19-20 August.

    • Link the Rotary Learning and Information webpage. Go here for details and registration link.

  • Link to Membership Workshop and Foundation Seminar - 13 August. RSVP 7 August.

  • Link to POP Kaikohe [Pride of Place Kaikohe] - a message from Ana Heremaia and an invitation to respond with your ideas.

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


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 - 30 June 2017.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - June-July 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 596 - July 2017.

  • Link to Membership Minute 23 June 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Service - June 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - June 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.


5 July - Changeover

  • Every year Rotary has an event called changeover. It gives a chance for Rotarians and friends to meet up and reflect on the year just gone and look forward to challenges in the year ahead. On Wednesday (5 July) Kaikohe Rotary held its annual changeover evening which was superbly hosted by the team at Kaikohe RSA.

  • The evening's theme was The Cycle Trail, something particularly relevant to Kaikohe. We first heard from Janet Purdey who is General manager of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Janet explained the the New Zealand Cycle trail originated in an idea presented by the then Prime Minister John Key to the 2009 Jobs Summit. It is now made up of 22 different trails throughout New Zealand, including our own Twin Coast Trail which goes through Kaikohe.

  • Janet says the New Zealand Cycle Trail has proved its worth in stimulating regional economies. A 2015 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment cost-benefit study showed the Trail has returned $3.55 for every dollar invested. And although the Trail has attracted thousands of tourists to this country, 83% of users are New Zealanders.

  • She said regions like Northland can only extract benefits from having a cycle trail if they set up businesses providing accommodation and other services for cycle trail users.

  • We then heard from two locals who have done just that. Jack Poutsma and his partner Di Maxwell have bought the old BNZ building and are in the process of converting it into a hotel and backpackers which will include a cafe-restaurant. Ray Clarke and his wife Robyn set up Top Trail Hire and Tours in 2012 to provide bikes and other transport services for trail users including cruise ship passengers.

  • Both these initiatives are fantastic for our community.

  • After the speakers the real business of the evening took place, with President Don Edmonds unloading the chains of office after two years in the job and handing them on to new President Colin Patterson.

  • Colin then introduced RI President Ian Risely's theme for the Year "Rotary: Making a Difference". Colin explained that Rotary wants to make a difference in Kaikohe. But the more members we have, the bigger difference we can make. If you want to make a difference, we'd love to hear from you.