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Volume 64 Number 33 - 19 March 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 21 March - Board Meeting
Wednesday 28 March - Speaker - Darren Huston - Kaikohe New World

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
21-Mar-2018Liz
28-Mar-2018ElizabethJohn EIsaacHelenJimJohn VValerie

News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels 19-23 March

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • Link to the R Tucker Thompson Trust update.

  • Link to Celebrating Fifty Years of Rotaract.

  • District Conference - Kerikeri - 6-8 April.

    • Link to poster.

    • Link to website - go here to register.


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 Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Leader.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s 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.


14 March Meeting

  • Most of us don't like to think about dying. But dying is an inevitable part of life: it comes to an end one day. We may hope that we die in peace with little or no pain. But what we wish for and what we get can be two different things - especially if you go through a terminal illness.

  • This week Kaikohe Rotary heard from Belinda Watkins and Adele Woodward from hospice mid-northland which offers palliative in-home care in a district that extends from Taupo Bay in the north to Hukerenui and from the Bay of Islands across to the Hokianga. Hospice employs five specialist palliative nurses who thousands of kilometres each year to provide specialist care to between 50 to 60 terminally ill people across the district.

  • It takes between $1.3 million and $1.4 million to keep hospice going. A contract with Northland District Health Board provides less than half this amount, meaning hospice has to raise more than $700,000 each year from the public. The vast majority of this comes from hospice shops in Kerikeri, Kawakawa and Kaikohe. These shops stay open thanks to 300 volunteers who give their time and countless members of the public who donate goods for sale. But more volunteers are needed, especially anyone in Kaikohe who can help keep the shop open on Saturdays.

  • While people may think of a hospice as a live-in facility, there is no such facility in our area, with the nearest in Whangarei. Belinda says this is unlikely to change, as institutions are expensive to run, while experienced palliative nurses can provide quality in-home care for a smaller cost. And that is what most patients and their families prefer.

  • Adele said Hospice is trying to develop and improve its community links and thanked Rotary for the chance to do so in Kaikohe. For more about hospice mid -northland go to www.hospicemn.org.nz