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Volume 65 Number 18 - 5 November 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 7 November - Cheryl Smith. Super Rugby warm-up match in Kaikohe
Wednesday 14 November

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
7-Nov-2018NoelJohn VGlenisDonSteveElizabethIsaacLiz
14-Nov-2018John EDonSteveNoelJohn VColinHelenElizabeth

News and Notices

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

    • Link to Volunteer Form

    • Link to Spreadsheet (Read only)

    • Link to show website.

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

  • Link to Rotary Christmas Puddings are Back.

  • Link to Rotary in Hamburg - Convention 2019.


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 Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASRAG) Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Youth Exchange News.

  • Link to the latest Giving and Grants 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.


31 October Meeting

  • Sally Macaulay is one busy woman. Apart from her involvement in the local community and business association, she is also a Far North district councillor and chairperson of the Northland District Health Board. This week Sally gave up a couple of hours from her busy schedule to talk to Kaikohe Rotary about the health challenges facing Northland - and what the DHB is doing to respond to them.

  • Sally told us that Northland sits near the bottom in most health statistics. We have families affected by alcohol and methamphetamine abuse, high rates of obesity and dental decay. Low socio-economic status mean many families have difficulty accessing health services. Or they put off doing so, meaning treatable conditions worsen.

  • Sally said funding caps meant Northland DHB has been struggling to make ends meet, while pressure on services has been increasing. Currently the DHB has an $8 million deficit. But the Government has been listening to submissions, recently providing an extra $24 million for endoscopy services. And while new ward at Bay of Islands Hospital was recently opened by Health Minister David Clark, many other buildings in the district have reached the end of their working life or are not fit for purpose.

  • Sally has a big job ahead in responding to all these challenges. We wish her all the best in ensuring that Northlanders of all ages can access the health services they need - and deserve.