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Volume 66 Number 09 - 26 August 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 28 August - Board Meeting
Wednesday 4 September - R Tucker Thompson Students

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
28-Aug-2019John V
4-Sep-2019NoelElizabethDonValerieNgaireJohn VGlenisBruce

News and Notices

  • Link to ShelterBox Kokoda Trek. 

  • Link to Ohaeawai School Quiz Night - 6 September.

  • Link to Ngāwhā Corrections Visit - 17 September.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2020.

  • Link to Membership and Foundation Seminars.

  • 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.

    • Link to the information poster

    • Link to volunteer to assist at the stall - do it now!

    • Link to the spreadsheet (read only)

  • 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 End Polio Now Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Service and Engagement Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s 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.


21 August Meeting

  • Te Pū o Te Wheke literally translated means the centre of the octopus. It is also a community arts gallery in the main street of Kaikohe and is the brainchild of local resident Sasha Wilson. This week Kaikohe Rotarians met Sasha and found out what made her tick. Then we travelled to Te Pū o Te Wheke where Sasha and fellow trustee Annais Allen gave Rotarians a guided tour of the gallery.

  • Sasha was born and educated in Kaikohe and has lived here most of her life. She worked a number of jobs over the years and raised her son Reece, now 21. She has always had an artistic streak and three years opened her first gallery in the former Mitre 10 store. Earlier this year the gallery moved across the road into new premises and became a community trust. The new gallery has quickly gained attention for the wide range of creativity it exhibits - all produced by artists living in the Kaikohe-Hokianga area.

  • Sasha explained that local artists can exhibit at the Te Pū o Te Wheke, paying a rental of $10 a week for their work. This helps the gallery defray expenses such as rent and electricity. However, when works are sold, artists keep everything else.

  • Sasha showed examples of creativity in her life, such as the colour scheme in her car and the decoration of the smallest room in her house. 

  • The trustees led by chairperson John Hayward are looking to develop a large area behind the gallery as a workshop/studio, so artists can both create and exhibit in the gallery.

  • Te Pū o Te Wheke is a fantastic addition to Kaikohe and shows there is a huge amount of creativity in our community. Congratulations, Sasha and all the best with Te Pū o Te Wheke!