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Volume 65 Number 32 - 11 March 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 13 March - Speaker - Marea Timoko - Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe
Wednesday 20 March - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
13-Mar-2019LizNgaireDonBruceHelenJohn VJimColin
20-Mar-2019HelenJohn E

News and Notices

  • Link to End Polio Now February Summary.

  • Link to a presentation about the Model United Nations Assembly.

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


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 Rotary Down Under.

  • 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 6 March 2019

  • This week Kaikohe Rotarians heard a story of survival and courage from one of our own: John Vujcich. In 2013 he was working on his farm near Kaikohe when he got too close to a slasher which cut off his right leg. A long way from home, with no one else around and no cellphone, losing copious amounts of blood, John thought he was a goner. But his resilience, his faith and determination not to die - combined with the skill of ambulance paramedics and hospital staff means that John is able to tell his story and the lessons he's learned.

  • John accepted he was the author of his own misfortune. He had decided to use a slasher to clear some rough ground in a remote part of his farm. He disregarded an oil leak and proceeded even after a plate on the slasher was damaged by a bull. When things went wrong he got off his tractor and tried to fix things without switching off the slasher - bad move!

  • John told us he used his belt as a tourniquet. With no one to raise the alarm, his only option was to drive his tractor with no usable leg .He negotiated ditches and drove through a shut gate before getting close enough to alert his wife Elodie who called 111. It was only after the paramedics arrived that the pain really kicked in.

  • Thankful for being alive, John insists he's no hero. We are are happy to still have him and inspired to hear his story.