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Volume 65 Number 17 - 29 October 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 31 October - Sally Macauley - Health Challenges in Northland
Wednesday 7 November - Cheryl Smith. Super Rugby warm-up match in Kaikohe

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
31-Oct-2018GlenisNoelElizabethSteveBruceJohn EColinNgaire
7-Nov-2018NoelJohn VGlenisDonSteveElizabethIsaacLiz

News and Notices

  • Link to Meals on Wheels spreadsheet - Volunteers needed - 29 October to 2 November.

  • Link to an important message from Rotary International about Scams Targeting Rotarians.

  • NZ Blood Service is at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall on Friday 2 November - Volunteers needed.

  • Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show - 9-10 November 2019

    • Link to Volunteer Form

    • Link to show website.

  • Link to Rotary Christmas Puddings are Back.

  • Link to World Polio Day 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.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Service and Engagement 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.


24 October Meeting

  • Nicola Smith likes books. That's been the case since she was a youngster growing in Kaikohe. So it's good for us all that she's found her true vocation: as librarian at Kawakawa Public Library.

  • This week Nicola shared her insights with Kaikohe Rotary about her job and how libraries are changing. She told Rotarians that librarians do a lot more than sort and issue books. They are information finders and helpers. And serving a community where many families have no internet and who don't know how to use a computer, Nicola's IT skills and expertise are constantly in demand.

  • But there are big changes afoot in Kawakawa. The Far North District Council is partnering with the community, Ngati Hine and Far North to build Te Hononga - a community facility that will house the library, a council service centre, a workshop and cafe. When it is built the existing library will be demolished and replaced by green space.

  • Nicola says this the first time time she has been involved in such a large project. While progress has sometimes been slow, it has been input to get community and iwi input into the design. She believes it will be like no other building. Although (like the nearby toilets) inspired by Friedrich Hundertwasser, it will not be an official Hundertwasser Building.

  • Plans are almost finalised, consents are being obtained, tenders have opened and construction will start in the next few weeks. It is hoped Te Hononga will be open before the end of 2019. It will be an exciting addition to Kawakawa and our district.