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Volume 65 Number 10 - 10 September 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 12 September - Speaker - Steve Wilce - Winemaking in Kaikohe
Wednesday 19 September - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
12-Sep-2018IsaacLizJohn EGlenisElizabethColinNgaireDon
19-Sep-2018John VHelen

News and Notices

  • Kaikohe Rotarians are assisting as marshalls for the Copthorne Far North Rally and Classic Rally 2018 on Saturday 22 September. Several members attended a briefing last Saturday.

    • Link to Briefing Notes. Click on the links for the videos.

  • Link to Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse back on this Month - Northern Advocate.

  • Link to Far North District Council - Have Your Say on Alcohol in Public Places.

  • Link to Alumni Conect Week.

  • Link to the Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse 2018 - Information and Registration page.


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.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Youth Exchange 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.


5 September Meeting

  • Isaac Vujcich didn't know much about Rotary, until his father - John - became a member. Isaac came along to a few meetings and decided he too wanted to become of an organisation dedicated to helping the community.

  • This week Kaikohe Rotary heard from our newest and youngest member. Isaac told us, that while Rotary does lots of good things, its biggest problem is that it has a low profile. Most people have never heard of Rotary. If they have, they don't know what it does.

  • Then there is the demographic problem. Rotary is largely grey haired and Paheka. It needs to become more representative of the community it serves.

  • Isaac says he joined to become involved in projects. But there are very few of those. There are also many other people in the community who want change to make things better. But most are not attracted to Rotary and we need to think why that is. Perhaps the cost of belonging to Rotary - including the cost of a weekly meal - is an impediment.

  • He also wants to work with other clubs in our area on joint projects and is looking for opportunities to do that.

  • Isaac is our president elect and will take office on 1 July next year. He wants to implement changes but is still working through what they should be.

  • It was good hearing the perspective of a Rotarian a generation younger than most of our other members. His words have given us plenty of food for thought.