Bulletin‎ > ‎Volume 67 (2020-2021)‎ > ‎

Volume 67 Number 14 - 5 October 2020

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 7 October - No meeting

  • Wednesday 14 October - Speaker - John Vujcich - Climate Change

Privileges (Link to mobile friendly version)



Five Minute Speaker

Introduce Speaker



Sergeant's Assistant

Thank Speaker

Last Word








John E


News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels - 5-9 October

    • Link to Spreadsheet - **Volunteers needed**(Wednesday & Thursday).

  • Link to a message about Alumni Connect Week - 5-11 October.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under Supplies - Celebrating World Polio Day - 24 October.

  • Link to D9910 Combined Update of Important Messages - Scroll down for 22 pages (!) of interesting stuff.

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 Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary on the Move Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under - October 2020.

  • Link to the latest Rotary in Review.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Rotary Bulletin.

30 September Meeting

  • The work of Rotary saves and changes lives. This week Kaikohe Rotarians heard about Romac - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children - from Frank Jackson from the Rotary Club of Whangarei.

  • FranK told us that Romac was founded more than 30 years ago and specialises in bringing children from the Pacific to Australia and New Zealand for urgent medical treatment. Often they suffer from conditions - such as cardiac conditions - that if left untreated will be fatal. Or they have conditions - such as cleft palates or club feet - that severely limit their enjoyment of life and their ability to be productive members of society. Usually the health systems in their home countries lack the resources and medical expertise needed to treat their conditions.

  • Frank told us Romac has no offices and no staff and runs with minimal  administration costs. It works with carers and host-Rotary clubs who look after the children while they are in New Zealand from the time they step off the plane at Auckland Airport until they are ready to fly home. And while surgeons and medical staff at Starship provide their time free of charge, there are  hospital and other costs that need to be paid. Romac operates with the funding from Rotary and other grants, as well as donations and bequests. It receives no direct government funding.

  • Frank showed us examples of youngsters who have received treatment thanks to Romac. In many cases the difference Romac has made has been amazing and life changing.  And while Covid-19 means Romac has suspended its operations, it wants to resume helping young people from the Pacific as soon as the border reopens. For more about Romac  - and how you can help - go to https://www.romac.org.au.