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Volume 66 Number 06 - 5 August 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 7 August - Club Forum
Wednesday 14 August

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
7-Aug-2019Colin
14-Aug-2019John EValerieJimSteveElizabethGlenisJohn VNoel

News and Notices

  • Link to 111th Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, 6-10 June 2020.

  • Link to Tangata Moana - New Rotary District.

  • Big Boys’ Heritage Toys - Fathers’ Day at the Kaikohe Pioneer Village - Sunday 1 September. Kaikohe Rotary has a Sausage Sizzle and Traverse Information and Registration stall.(No volunteers yet)

    • Link to the information poster

    • Link to volunteer to assist at the stall

    • Link to the spreadsheet (read only)

  • It was suggested at our last meeting that members purchase their own personalised Dinner Badge” from Rotary Down Under (RDU) supplies. The magnetic backed badges are $13.54 each, postage $12.28. Order online here and pay by credit card. Partner Dinner Badges are also available here..

  • 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 Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

  • Link to the latest Kaikohe Business Association Newsletter.


31 July Meeting - Food for Life

  • In New Zealand a sad fact is that thousands of kids go to school hungry. Hunger adversely affects their ability to learn and often means they are more disruptive in class. In Northland the problem of hungry kids in the classroom is even worse, given the widespread deprivation and poverty in our community.
  • But there are a number of programmes that provide nutritious lunches with the aim of creating healthy youngsters who are more willing and able to learn. This week Kaikohe Rotarians heard from Kaz Chamberlain from Kaikohe East School about Food for Life which has recently arrived in Kaikohe.

  • Food for Life is the brainchild of Buddhi Wilcox and is an offshoot of the Hare Krishna Church. Buddhi had been involved in similar programme in Auckland. When he moved to Whangarei he found it was needed here also. So he and some friends obtained a lease of a shop in downtown Whangarei and set up a kitchen and cafe with the aim of providing free nutritious meals to anyone who wanted them. He talked with principals and soon set up deliveries to a number of local schools. Kaikohe East principal Chicky Rudkin heard about the scheme and invited Food for Life to come to Kaikohe.

  • Kaz told us the kids at Kaikohe East gave Food for Life an enthusiastic welcome. But if Food for Life is to become an ongoing part of Kaikohe East,the school will require help. Food for Life charges the school $1 per student and the school also needs more tables and chairs, so that the students can enjoy their food in a good environment. Kaz asked if Rotary can help and provided us with quotes. Rotarians will consider how to respond to her request in the next few weeks.

  • This video shows how Food for Life operates and what it aims to achieve.