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Volume 66 Number 16 - 14 October 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 16 October - Board Meeting
Wednesday 23 October - Bodean Rogers - Sports Academy proposal

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word

News and Notices

  • Link to Ride Like a Girl - a Movie Fundraiser in Kerikeri for Polio Plus.

  • Link to A Great Way to Spend a Sunday the Northland Age Traverse Report.

  • Link to Meals on Wheels Spreadsheet - 21-25 October.

  • Link to Colin’s Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse report with 168 Photos (Thanks Colin).

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 Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter.

  • 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 Kaikohe Business Association Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

9 October Meeting

  • After attending the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg earlier this year, Vicki Douglas did something she has wanted to do for a long time: she visited the Auschwitz Prisoner of War camp in Southern Poland. Vicki, a member of Kerikeri Rotary came to Kaikohe this week to tell us all about her experience at Auschwitz.

  • The Nazis opened a prisoner of war camp at Auschwitz in 1940. Over the next five years 1.3 million people were transported from across Europe to what became three camps in the Auschwitz area. Of those 1.1 million died in gas chambers, executions, disease and by other causes. While the camp was first opened to incarcerate enemy combatants, Auschwitz quickly became identified with Hitler's final solution - his plan to exterminate the Jews. For five years the trains came and disgorged its human cargo - men, women and children - into the camps. Most of those who came never left. Vicki told us of visiting the blocks where the inmates lived in harsh and cold conditions, and the gas chambers where those who could not work were sent to die; and the furnaces where hundreds of thousands were bodies were cremated.

  • Vicki said the visit to Auschwitz was a time of grief. It was also a moving experience for a German exchange student who for the first came face to face with what her countrymen had done. Vicki said the message of Auschwitz was that we must all do everything we can to make sure what happened there never happens again.