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Volume 64 Number 40 - 7 May 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 9 May - Speaker - Wayne Martin - Fire and Emergency NZ
Wednesday 16 May - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
9-May-2018NgaireNoelGlenisJohn EDonValerieElizabeth
16-May-2018John E

News and Notices

  • Hats off to Kaikohe Rotary...

    • Link to the Northern Advocate article.

  • Meals on Wheels - It’s Kaikohe Rotary’s privilege again next week.

    • Link to the spreadsheet.


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 Youth Exchange News.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest ROMAC e-Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest Shelterbox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


2 May Meeting

  • St John has been part of the Kaikohe community for more than 70 years. It is well known as the local ambulance and as provider of first aid services for sports and community events - such as the Kaikohe Traverse. But it does so much more, as Kaikohe Rotarians heard this week from Cam Sutherland.

  • Last year Cam took over as chair of St John's Kaikohe area committee from Peter Macauley after 35 years. Cam explained that St John operates in Kaikohe with four paid staff and 14 volunteers. But more volunteers are needed, to replace those who have retired or moved out of the area.The lack of volunteers means St John is sometimes stretched to provide 24/7 coverage in our community. But with help from other nearby St John bases such as Kawakawa and Kerikeri, our community is covered - even when our local ambulance is sent to the Hokianga.

  • Cam said St John provides other services such as first aid training, medical alarms and transporting elderly people to medical appointments. But government funding still doesn't meet all costs, so fundraising is necessary. And there is a part charge of $98 for ambulance callouts to attend medical emergencies. While some might complain about that, Cam reminded his audience that an ambulance in Australia can cost $600 - and there is no ACC to pay the costs of accident callouts.

  • About three years ago Cam was instrumental in setting up the St John Op Shop which has turned out to be a roaring success. He is one of team of local volunteers who help keep the shop going.

  • Last year Kaikohe Rotary was able to show its appreciation to Cam by awarding him a Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary's highest honour. We are delighted he's continuing that work and Rotary will help however we can.