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Volume 64 Number 27 - 4 February 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 7 February - John Vujcich - China visit
Wednesday 14 February - Mihaka Lemon - Deaf Rugby tour

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
14-Feb-2018John VGlenisValerieNgaireElizabethDonIsaac

News and Notices

  • Link to Otago Youth Adventure Trust - Milton Rotary Tramping Club. Places still available this February and March.

  • Link to Elizabeth Killen Awarded a Paul Harris Pin (great photo!).

  • Link to Experience the Rotary Convention Like Never Before - Canada - 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 Rotary International’s Member News.

  • Link to Wasrag (Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) Blog.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Giving and Grants.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Vocational Service Newsletter.

  • 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.

31 January Meeting

  • This week Kaikohe Rotary welcomed Terisa Le Noel who in 2017 took part in the Rotary New Zealand Matched Student Exchange (RANZE). Under this programme families of secondary students from each country host a student from the other for three months on a reciprocal basis.

  • Terisa was matched with Yasmin, a student from Hillsborough near Newcastle. It was Terisa's first trip across the Tasman, so it was a great learning experience for her. Terisa lived with Yasmin's family and went to her school - a Catholic college in Hillsborough. Terisa said she struggled a bit with the Australian schooling system after being effectively being pushed up a year. (the Aussies only go to Year 12 whereas it goes to Year 13 in NZ).

  • But Terisa got through OK and also coped OK with Australia's major drawback - the fact that there are so many Australians. She went on many trips, did lots of sightseeing and undertook some other activities - such as ice skating - for the first time. While she was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Terisa said she never went to a Rotary meeting because her sponsor got sick.

  • Then it was Yasmin's turn to come to to New Zealand. Terisa and her parents Terry and Jody hosted Yasmin in their Kaikohe home, while Yasmin joined Terisa in going to Okaihau College. In the holidays Terisa showed Yasmin around many of the attractions of the Bay of Islands and Far North and they took part in The Beast mud fun run.

  • The student exchange experience has obviously helped Terisa become a more well rounded and confident person. We wish her all the best in wherever life leads her. We also thanks Terry and Jody for allowing Terisa to undertake the exchange and for their support throughout.