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Volume 66 Number 21 - 18 November 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 20 November - Board Meeting
Wednesday 27 November - Speaker - Lydia Vujcich

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
27-Nov-2019HelenDonJohn VGlenisColinJohn EJimElizabeth

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 Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Interplast Newsletter.

  • 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.

13 November Meeting

  • Chloe Phillips-Harris doesn't believe in doing things by halves. The Opua resident loves horses and currently has 20 on her farm, most of which she trains for show jumping. But Chloe likes to ride anything that can be ridden. This week she told Kaikohe Rotarians about her experiences In Mongolia, riding camels, horses and even yak and reindeer.

  • Chloe calls herself an adventurer. That's an apt description for someone who has twice ridden across Australia's Simpson Desert. But the country Chloe finds most fascinating is the landlocked Asian nation of Mongolia, with its mountains, the Gobi Desert and its nomadic tribespeople. Chloe has got to know the people and works and stays with them on her adventures, despite being unable to understand their multiplicity of languages.

  • She described her most recent adventure which was crossing the Gobi Desert on the 10 coldest days of winter with temperatures ranging from -20 to -40 degrees C. In such harsh conditions camels were the only animals able to cope. Despite many people thinking of them as creatures of hot deserts, camels originated in Siberia so are well equipped to handle extreme cold in Mongolia.

  • Chloe runs her own expedition travel company. Next year's offering is a south-north ride across Mongolia, utilising camels, horses, reindeer and yaks .Chloe says the going rate of taking part in such an expedition is around US $10,000. While there were no takers among Kaikohe Rotarians, we were all enthralled with Chloe's presentation and wish her all the best in her future adventures.