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Volume 66 Number 20 - 11 November 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 13 November Chloe Philips-Harris
Wednesday 20 November Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
13-Nov-2019ValerieDonColinNgaireSteveJimJohn EHelen

News and Notices

  • Link to Waimate North Show report and pics.

  • Link to Kaikohe Christmas Parade 2019 - Christmas in the Village.

  • Link to Aloha Rotary - Rotary in Honolulu.

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 Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Youth Exchange News.

  • 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.

6 November Meeting

  • Thousands of kiwis live their lives with the impediment of low or no vision. However, a service provided by Blind & Low Vision NZ (formerly the Blind Foundation) enables them to enjoy books even if they are unable to read the written word.

  • These are talking books. Now in the digital age, they've gone fully digital in the form of Alexa - voice activated and voice responsive technology.

  • This week Diana Morse who is Library Volunteer Coordinator for Blind and Low Vision NZ made the trip from Auckland to tell Kaikohe Rotarians about Alexa and demonstrate how it works.

  • Diana told us Alexa uses similar technology to that in home management systems. But NZ is the first country in the world to adapt that technology to help people with visual impairments. Alexa is now being rolled out in Northland. But to do that, it needs a network of volunteers to connect users to the technology and then train them how to use it. For more information go to www.blindlowvision.org.nz. if you can help e-mail dmorse@blindlowvision.org.nz.