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Volume 65 Number 28 - 11 February 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 13 February - Speaker Gaylene Young from Tautoro School
Wednesday 20 February - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
13-Feb-2019IsaacElizabethNgaireJohn VLizNoelGlenisHelen
20-Feb-2019John VNoel

News and Notices

  • Link to Meals on Wheels spreadsheet 11-15 February. Still looking for volunteers!

  • Link to New Zealand-Australia Rotary Conference - Regeneration - January Newsletter. (Christchurch - September 2019).

  • Link to a message from the Rotary Peace Centre.

  • Link to an invitation to a day sail from Opua on the Spirit of Adventure.

  • Link to Can you spare a few hours to help with the Blind Foundation Red Puppy Appeal? 22-23 March.

  • Link to an invitation to Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) seminars in Whangarei. Part One 9 February. Parts Two-Three 10 February.


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 Giving and Grants.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Leader.

  • 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 February Area One Meeting

  • Eric Rush has come a long way since his early days growing up in Kaeo, living with his family in a house without electricity. On Tuesday night he spoke to Area One Rotarians in Kerikeri, telling us many stories about growing in the Far North, playing rugby and making the All Blacks.

  • While there were few material possessions in the Rush household, young Eric learned many important life lessons while growing up on the Whangaroa Harbour - including diving for kina and other species for dinner. He recalled how grandfather was a hard taskmaster for him and his brother and that he started playing rugby to get out of hard work.

  • From his early days Eric was a very good open-side flanker. But his attempts to make the North Auckland rep team were stymied by even better players. So he headed to the big smoke and caught the eye of Auckland coach John Hart. The rest the say is history - but a very funny one at that.

  • Eric had us all in stitches with a series of very funny stories about his days in the All Blacks - culminating in a visit to Buckingham Place where he met the Queen and Princes Diana.

  • It was fantastic night hearing from a local who made it big from small beginnings. Many thanks to Neil Blanchfield and the team from Kerikeri Rotary for putting it all together.