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Volume 64 Number 44 - 4 June 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 6 June - Speaker - Kelvin Davis
Wednesday 13 June - Speaker - John Kendal - Northland College

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
6-Jun-2018BruceJimSteveLizElizabethNgaireDon
13-Jun-2018SteveJohn VHelenNoelBruceIsaacLiz

News and Notices

  • Vintage Railway’s Fun Trivia and Auction Night - Sunday 18 August at Copthorne Waitangi. Go here for details.

  • Link to Rotary International Membership Engagement Awards.

  • Link to invitation to District 9910 Governors’ Changeover - 1 July at Milford Primary School.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Dictionaries are available for distribution. Check the spreadsheet for details.

    • Link to spreadsheet.

  • Big Boys Heritage Toys - Fathers’ Day at the Pioneer Village - Sunday 2 September.


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 Rotary Down Under Issue 606.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Leader.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


30 May Meeting

  • It was a special privilege this week to welcome List MP Willow-Jean Prime to Kaikohe.

  • Willow-Jean was born in Kawakawa and brought up in Moerewa where her father Barry was a train driver and then did the local milk run before becoming a bus driver. She went to Bay of Islands College before doing arts and law degrees at Waikato University. Willow married Dion, her high school sweetheart, and moved to Wellington where she worked as a lawyer for several years. But the lure of home was too much and they returned to Northland and their extended family.

  • Willow-Jean's political career started in 2013 when she was elected as the youngest member of the Far North District Council. The following year she was the Labour candidate for Northland and then stood in the Northland by election in 2015. She was reelected to the Far North District Council in 2016 before her successful campaign for Labour's list in last September's general election - five campaigns in five years. During that period she also had two children, - showing a remarkable ability to multitask.

  • Willow-Jean says life as an MP has been hectic - especially with a new baby born just before the election. She is in Wellington Tuesdays to Thursdays before returning to the Far North and her family for weekends.

  • At home Willow-Jean involves herself in community initiatives. She had just attended a function to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Healthy Homes in Moerewa, a programme that has insulated most of the town's houses, making them warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. And Willow-Jean and her sister Season have set up Menstrual Cups, a project that provides girls and women in the Far North with affordable sanitary products. The project started after Willow-Jean heard that many teen girls were not going to schools because sanitary products were too expensive.

  • Jim Shaw thanked Willow-Jean for her address and passed on our best wishes for her father who has been diagnosed with cancer.