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Volume 65 Number 39 - 29 April 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 1 May - Jacqui Bradnam - Rotary in Fiji
Wednesday 8 May - Rolf Mueller Glodde - Carbon Neutral Kerikeri

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
8-May-2019NoelJohn EGlenisJimJohn VSteveElizabethBruce

News and Notice

  • Link to the Dictionaries Spreadsheet.

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 Membership Minute.

  • 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.

24 May Meeting

  • Antarctica is a land of mystery that most know about but will never see. Twice the size of Australia, it is covered in perpetual snow and ice and its status as the frozen continent is protected by the circumpolar current which keeps warm tropical waters away from its land mass.

  • Recently Roger Toplis - a native of Kaikohe - had a chance to view Antarctica from close up. On Wednesday he told Kaikohe Rotarians about the experience. He and his wife travelled to Puenta Arenas in Chile where they joined 90 tourists from around the world on a ship heading south.

  • Roger told us of close encounters with penguins and seals while visiting islands off the Antarctic Peninsula; and then tracking polar explorer Ernest Shackleton whose ship the Endurance got trapped in pack ice in the Weddell Sea. When the ship eventually sank, Shackleton and his crew made it across the pack ice to Elephant Island. Shackleton and a small group then used long boats from the Endurance to get to South Georgia where they were able to raise the alarm and rescue those left behind on Elephant Island. Frank Worsley, a New Zealander, was the navigator who played a major role in making the rescue possible.

  • Roger says going to Antarctica is not cheap but is absolutely worth it. There is no other place like it.