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Volume 64 Number 12 - 18 September 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 20 September - Board Meeting
Thursday 28 September - Governor's Visit - The Hubb - Northland College - See below.

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker

News and Notices

  • Kaikohe rugby player Mihaka Lemon has been selected for the Deaf Blacks team to travel to England later this year. He will join Kaikohe Rotary with a supporter for our pre-dinner session this week. Link to news item.

  • Governor’s Visit - The Hubb - Northland College - Thursday 28 September - Partners, Guests and Honorary Members welcome.

    • Link to the invitation with full details.

    • RSVP by filling in this form by Sunday 24 September.

    • Link to spreadsheet (read only).

  • Link to Area One Dinner Invitation - 4 November.

  • Rotary Convention 2018 in Toronto.

  • Link to the 2017 Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse webpage. Earlybird registrations to this Friday 22 September then it’s $5 more. Pass the word around.

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 - 15 September 2017.

  • Link to Shelterbox New Zealand Newsletter - September 2017.

  • Link to South Pacific and Philippines Regional Information Bulletin - September 2017.

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

  • Link to Youth Exchange News - September 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 598.

  • 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.

13 September Meeting

  • Jack Poutsma's son-in-law Derek Saywell is part of Team Japan in the America's Cup. And with the Cup scheduled for May and June, there was almost no chance that Jack would forego a trip to Bermuda to see his daughter Susie, Derek and their two grandchildren.

  • Bermuda is chain of coral islands 600 to 800 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. Covering just 26 square miles, Bermuda has a population of 64,000. A self-governing nation Bermuda has almost no agriculture and industry. Its main economic activities appear to be financial services (Bermuda is a tax haven) and tourism. The cost of living is very high because almost everything is imported from USA. Jack said Bermuda's roads are very narrow and there are few footpaths. Scooters are the main mode of transportation.

  • Jack had mixed loyalties, as his son-in-law had followed Dean barker from Team New Zealand to Team Japan. he was able watch the racing from a spectator vessel. But the rules meant spectator craft had to keep well away from the sailing, so he ended up getting a better view on TV.

  • Jack said almost the entire Bermuda population were supporting teams other than team New Zealand because the other teams committed themselves to a world series of yacht racing that would move the sport to various venues around the world, thus growing its profile and bringing in new fans. Jack also regretted Team New Zealand's decision to return to mono hulls for the next regatta, saying catamarans were faster and more exciting.

  • As a former President of Kaikohe Rotary, Jack is someone who is always welcome in our town. Issac Vujcich thanked Jack on behalf of his fellow Rotarians for his fascinating presentation.