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Volume 64 Number 22 - 27 November 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 29 November - Ngawha Prison Visit - See Below
Wednesday 6 December - Speaker - Heater Ayrton - Te Taraire Reserve

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
6-Dec-2017NoelNgaireSteveBruceHelenJohn EIsaac

News and Notices

  • Visit to Northland Region Corrections Facility - Wednesday 29 November.

    • We go inside at 5.30pm. So please arrive in the prison car park before then.

    • Please bring photographic ID. Otherwise you will not be admitted.

    • No cellphones or cameras are allowed. Please leave any electronic devices in your vehicle.

  • Link to Ride for Rotary - a multi-district fundraiser.

  • Link to Cycle Tour of New Zealand.

  • Link to There’s Something for Everyone at the Rotary Convention.

  • Link to Join us in Celebrating Foundation Month.


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 - 24 November 2017.

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - 21 November 2017.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - November 2017.

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

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 600 - 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.


22 November Meeting - Te Uma o te Kona

  • When Kaikohe teenagers hit the headlines, it's usually for the wrong reasons. But most are good people who need a bit of help and guidance to keep them on the right track. They also lack positive outlets and activities to help keep them on the straight and narrow.

  • Earlier this year the chair of the Te Kotahitanga e Mahi Kaha Trust approached the Rūnanga-a-iwi o Ngāpuhi and the Kaikohe Community and Youth Centre Trust with the idea of creating a dedicated youth space in Kaikohe and subsequently contributed $160,000 to the project.

  • The Youth Space opened on 14 August. In the three months since almost 2500 young people have made use of the space in the former Video Ezy premises on Broadway. On Wednesday night Kaikohe Rotary heard from Del Rameka who manages Te Uma o Te Kona. Del told us that the youth space is designed to provide a safe space for young people aged from 12 to 24. Over 24s are allowed as long as they leave after one minute. There are a range of activities available ranging from lounging around to playing table tennis.

  • Many young people are coming into centre hungry, so food and hot and cold drinks are provided. Del thanked the many local businesses for their help in making this possible.

  • Currently the centre opens at 3.30pm to 8pm Wednesday and Thursday, with longer hours Friday to Sunday.

  • Dallon August a youth mentor, spoke of his work in mentoring young people, teaching the kaupapa of the centre and using their art to decorate the premises. All young people register when they arrive and are driven home if they are late leaving.

  • Te Uma o Te Kona is a positive development for Kaikohe and Rotary is keen to help it flourish and grow. John Vujcich thanked Del and Dellon for their presentations and wished then all the best in their ongoing work.