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Volume 66 Number 23 - 2 December 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 4 December - Speaker - Councillor Moko Tepania - My life and what I've learned from the jobs I've held
Wednesday 11 December - Speaker - Meralyn Te Hira - Principal Kaikohe West School

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
4-Dec-2019NoelKaren HepiLizHelenJohn EValerieJohn VColin
11-Dec-2019NgaireJohn EGlenisSteveJohn VNoelColinBruce

News and Notices

  • Link to Request for Assistance - Christmas in the Village - 5 December.Link to Kaikohe Bowling Club Quiz Night - 6 December.

  • Link to R Tucker Thompson - Announcements, Invitations, and Dates.

  • Link to District Conference 2020 - Vanuatu.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under Supplies - Christmas Edition.

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


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 ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Interplast Update.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • 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 E Mara E Pānui.


27 November Meeting

  • Lydia Vujcich wants to make the world a better place. The trainee doctor is the daughter of Rotarian John Vujcich and the sister of President Isaac. Lydia recently returned home after five months working at a rural hospital in the African nation of Zambia. On Wednesday she told us about her Zambian experience.

  • Lydia's trip was arranged through Serving in Mission, a Zambian based international missionary group. She was stationed at the Mukinge Mission Hospital, situated about 800km from the capital Lusaka. Lydia told us while the weather in the day was hot, at night and early in the mornings it could be cold, conditions she had not anticipated!

  • Mukinge Hospital was founded in 1953 and serves the Kasmpe province. The hospital has seven wards and is also a nurse training centre.

  • Lydia told us Zambia's economy is based on agriculture, with 90% of its population living in rural areas. The lack of transport made access to health services a critical issue, with people sometimes having to travel several days to seek medical treatment.

  • Other problems include equipment and drug shortages and a power supply that is often switched off to rebalance loads. That makes scheduling of operations and other treatments tricky.Nevertheless, standards of care are very high and the locals benefit hugely from having access to quality healthcare. Go to www.mukinge.com to find out more about the excellent work being done there.

  • It was a fascinating presentation and we all wish Lydia well as she embarks on her career.