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Volume 65 Number 31 - 4 March 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 6 March
Wednesday 13 March

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
6-Mar-2019ColinJimJohn EHelenNoelLizDonGlenis
13-Mar-2019LizNgaireDonBruceHelenJohn VJimColin

News and Notices

  • Link to New speakers added for the 2019 Rotary Convention.

  • Link to a message about Past District Governor David Geary.

  • Link to a message from the District Governor trains (?) re Project Tangata Moana - People of the Oceans - the proposed new joint district.

  • Link to an update from Jim about Rat Traps.

  • Link to your invitation to District Conference 2019 - 12-14 April.

  • Link to information about the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) 2019.

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

  • Link to a message from the Rotary Peace Centre.


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 End Polio Now Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group newsletter.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s 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.


Club Meeting 27 February 2019

  • Education has to change fast to help children cope with a rapidly changing world. The old days of chalk and talk are long gone. Education today has to engage children by encouraging critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. Fortunately, our teachers are awake to this challenge. On Wednesday Kaikohe Rotarians heard from two of them: Gaylene Young and Tracey Simeon from Tautoro School.

  • Gaylene told us that technological change means that today's learners need to be aware that today's jobs may be around when they join the workforce. Even today robots are building cars for Hyundai, while the development of self-driving vehicles could spell doom for current jobs in transport and distribution.

  • At Tautoro School the staff are focusing on an education that creates engaged problem solvers by bringing subjects together in a programme called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Maths). Rather than just remembering facts, it challenges children to think up solutions to problems and then turn them into into reality. The senior children have been building robots and have become so good they recently finished third in a national robotics competition in a Whakatane - a fantastic result for a small rural school.

  • Tracey and Gaylene would like to extend the programme to junior classes. But the materials are expensive, so they will be asking Rotary for help. Gaylene is pictured with a robot built by students at Tautoro School and their trophy from the national competition.