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Volume 65 Number 19 - 12 November 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 14 November - Speaker: Adrienne Tari - Northland Conservation Board
Wednesday 21 November - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
14-Nov-2018John EJohn VSteveNoelJohn VColinHelenElizabeth

News and Notices

  • Link to Otago Youth Adventure Trust - Milton Rotary Club - Still spaces available to experience the great outdoors and wonderful scenery of the lower South Island this summer.

  • Link to Join us in celebrating Foundation Month.

  • 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 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.

7 November Meeting

  • Cheryl Smith has rugby in her blood. Her father played for the Maori All Blacks, as did one of her brothers, while two others played for Northland. But at school she played netball, as girls were not allowed to play rugby.

  • Being a sporty type Cheryl was successful as a netballer, representing Northland and trialling for the New Zealand development squad. But lure of rugby remained strong. When her local club asked her to play for them, Cheryl jumped at the chance. She was so good that within two years she was picked for the Black Ferns and was soon off to Amsterdam to play in the World Cup.

  • This week Cheryl came to Kaikohe Rotary to tell us about her days as a top rugby player, winning two World Cups, although she and her team mates were totally amateur - having to take time off work to play.

  • These days Cheryl works for Sport Northland and is president of the Kaikohe Rugby Club. In this latter role Cheryl played a crucial role in gaining a Super Rugby warm up match for Kaikohe, using her friendship with Blues coach Tana Umaga to overcome resistance from the rugby hierarchy to bring the event to the mid North.

  • Thanks to Cheryl, Saturday February 2 will be a red-letter day for Kaikohe. That's when the Blues play the Chiefs at Lindvart Park. Whatever the result, Kaikohe will be the winner on the day!