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Volume 66 Number 01 - 1 July 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 3 July - No Meeting
Wednesday 10 July - Speaker: Craig Pinkney - MV Ranui on Hokianga Harbour

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
10-Jul-2019DonJohn VValerieHelenJimNgaireLizElizabeth

News and Notices

  • 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 Rotary Brand News.

  • Link to the latest Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest End Polio Now Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Service and Engagement Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action Newsletter.

  • 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.

Kaikohe Rotary Changeover at Northland College

  • Once a year Kaikohe Rotarians and friends come together to celebrate the Rotary year and pass on the chains of office to a new President. On Wednesday night at Northland College we were able to thank President Valerie Dickson for her leadership over the last 12 months before Valerie passed on the chains to incoming president Issac Vujcich.

  • However, before the formalities took place, guests including Far North Mayor John Carter were served dinner ably prepared by Northland College hospitality students. Then Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust chairperson and Rotarian Sue Hamnett told us how the trust came about and where it is headed.

  • The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust was formed by Bay of Islands Rotary in 2002. Sue was shoulder tapped to join the trust five years later and became secretary in 2008. She took over as chair earlier this year after Johnson Davis stepped down due to ill health.

  • Ever since it was set up, the trust has had a vision of restoring the railway from Kawakawa all the way to Opua. In efforts to do that volunteers have spent thousands of hours restoring locomotives and carriages to usable condition and then running trains on the line to Taumarere. In addition, the trust has raised $4.5 million from the public and from grants. It is about to put an application into the Provincial Growth Fund to build a station at Colenso Green near Opua. Sue hopes the trust will hear good news in August or September but it is far from a done deal.

  • After guests sang Happy Birthday to President Valerie, she handed the chains of office to President Isaac. In his remarks Isaac told us we should try and build a perfect community. While that goal is probably beyond us, our efforts will make life better for everyone and will draw people who want to make a difference into Rotary .

  • It was an enjoyable evening for all and we now look forward to an exciting year ahead under President Isaac.