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Volume 64 Number 09 - 28 August 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 30 August - Speaker - Eric Rush - Farewell Kaikohe
Wednesday 6 September - Exchange Students Terisa and Yasmin - Club Forum

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
30-Aug-2017HelenIsaacLizJohn VElizabethDonGlenis
6-Sep-2017John E

News and Notices
  • Congratulations to members who attended the Rotary Learning and Information seminars in Okaihau recently. Kaikohe is definitely a leading club. Fifty-six percent of Kaikohe Rotarians are RLI graduates and one further member has completed Part 1.

  • Link to Big Boys’ Heritage Toys - Fathers’ Day at the Kaikohe Pioneer Village - Sunday 3 September.

  • Link to the 2017 Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse webpage. Earlybird registrations are now open.

  • Link to a notice from the Kaikohe Pioneer Village. They are looking for three new trustees.


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 August 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Service - August 2017.

  • Link to End Polio Now Newsletter - August 2017.

  • Link to ShelterBox Newsletter - August 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.


23 August Meeting

  • Thousands of kiwis each year suffer the debilitating effects of a stroke. A stroke is when a blockage leads to blood supply to the brain being cut off and consequent brain damage. Strokes can be anything from relatively minor to fatal, depending on the seriousness of the blockage and the time taken to get medical treatment.

  • On Wednesday Kaikohe Rotarians heard from Lynelle Ngakuru, a field officer from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand. Lynelle was born and brought up in Kaikohe and now lives in Paihia. She covers a territory from Kawakawa to Cape Reinga, educating the public about about stroke prevention and treatment and helping stroke victims access support services.

  • Lynelle says there there are several telltale signs of a stroke including a drooping face, arm weakness and difficulty speaking. If you notice any of these symptoms call 111 immediately. It is crucial that victims receive medical treatment from a specialist stroke physician within five hours. The only such specialists in Northland are at Whangarei Hospital.

  • We also heard from Roger Floyed, a former Kaikohe Rotarian whose life was turned upside down after suffering a stroke. Roger said his stroke meant he was clinically dead for a period but emergency services managed to revive him. He has now recovered to about 75% of his former self. But he lost his job at NorthTec, his marriage broke up and he was forced to sell his house and move into rental accommodation. His recovery has been complicated by suffering three smaller strokes. Despite these setbacks, Roger is determined to keep living life to the full.

  • Lynelle and Roger spoke to us in a week when we heard one of our members - Ray Davies - is in Whangarei Hospital. We give Ray our best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery.