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Volume 64 Number 20 - 13 November 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 15 November - Board Meeting
Wednesday 22 November - Del Rameka - Te Uma o te Kona

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
15-Nov-2017Don
22-Nov-2017ElizabethNoelSteveDonLizValerieJohn V

News and Notices

  • Kaikohe Rotary Visit to Ngāwhā Prison - Wednesday 29 November.

    • Each person who is visiting the prison on must fill out a visitor request form up until to the “signature of applicant” and these forms are to be forwarded to the prison before the visit so we need them by the 15 November meeting. Copies of the forms will be available at the 15 November meeting or you can click on this link to download a form to print and fill in and either bring it to the meeting or scan and forward it to don.edmonds@kaikoherotary.org.

  • Link to Rotary Signs Point the Way - Northland Age - 2 November 2017.

  • Link to the latest info from the Otago Youth Adventure Trust - Milton Rotary Tramping Club.

  • Link to an email from the R Tucker Thompson Trust with a link to their Annual Report. Kaikohe Rotary gets a special mention on Page 17.

  • Link to Find Your Inspiration in Toronto - Rotary International Convention, 23-27 June 2018.


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 - 27 October 2017.

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

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 600 - November 2017.

  • Link to Youth Exchange News - November 2017.

  • Link to Giving and Grants Newsletter - November 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.


Area One Combined Clubs’ Dinner

  • On Saturday (4 November) Kaikohe Rotary joined Rotarians from the four other clubs (Waipapa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands and Kaitaia) in Area One for dinner at the Bay of Islands Golf Club. The occasion was an opportunity to meet up with Rotarians from our area, renew old acquaintances and discuss what Rotary is about and what our respective clubs are doing.

  • After dinner Waipapa Rotary president Graeme Brown welcomed our guest speaker, Deidre Otene, chief executive of the MOKO Foundation. Deidre was born and brought up in Mangamuka before attending Okaihau College. After leaving for the big city to attend and graduate from university, Deidre had a successful career in the public service and the corporate sector both in New Zealand and Australia.

  • But Deidre wanted to return home and put something back into the community that raised her. She met up with New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O'Sullivan who was looking for the right person to head up the Foundation he was setting up to provide access to healthcare and economic opportunities for young people.

  • Deirdre spoke of the work of the MOKO Foundation. Dr O'Sullivan is piloting a programme that uses technology such as smart phones to enable doctors to provide online diagnoses and treatments for Maori living in remote communities. Deirdre's focus has been on education and improving opportunities for young people. For more information about the MOKO Foundation go to http://themokofoundation.com/about/

  • After questions, Kerikeri Rotary president Keith Day announced that the area's Rotary clubs were applying for a Global Grant of $150,000 so that Rotary can help the MOKO Foundation with its key initiatives.

  • It was a great way to end an enjoyable evening. Thanks are due to Waipapa Rotary headed by president Graeme Brown for organising the event and the Bay of Islands Golf Club for providing such a superb venue.