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Volume 67 Number 16 - 19 October 2020

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 21 October - Board Meeting - (Kaikohe Bowling Club)

Privileges (Link to mobile friendly version)



Five Minute Speaker

Introduce Speaker



Sergeant's Assistant

Thank Speaker

Last Word



News and Notices

  • Far North Council - Have Your Say.

  • Link to District 9910 Combined Update of Important Messages.

  • Link to Coronavirus: How Shelter Saves Lives.

  • Link to World Handwashing Day (Water Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group).

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 in Review.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Water Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Rotary Bulletin.

October 14 Meeting

  • Jim Shaw has always been the consummate Rotarian. He joined Kaikohe Rotary in 1975, following the footsteps of his father. In last 45 years Jim has filled almost every role in the club, including President. In recent years Jim has filled the role of Treasurer with aplomb, ensuring money is accounting for, cheques are banked and club commitments to the wider Rotary movement are fulfilled.

  • But this week Jim and his wife Vivienne came along to say farewell to Kaikohe Rotary before they move to Hamilton to be closer to children and grandchildren. Jim will be sorely missed. Members paid tribute to Jim as someone who was unafraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in, whatever the project or activity. Events such as the Traverse and our stalls at the Kaikohe and the Bay of Islands shows ran smoothly thanks to Jim's professionalism and willingness to get the job done. Whatever the pressure, Jim always remained composed.

  • In reply, Jim remarked that at the time he joined Rotary he was manging a furniture store on Kaikohe's main street. But even if he was tired after a hard day at work, he would forget everything when he walked into a Rotary meeting and was energised by the fellowship of his fellow Rotarians. 

  • One project in particular made a big difference to the community - fundraising to pay for an extension to the Kaikohe library. A dance was organised by Jim and fellow Rotarians sold tickets for $50 a head, or more than $150 in today's money. All tickets were sold and the extension went ahead thanks to community's support

  • We all thank Jim for his service to Rotary and the community of Kaikohe and Vivienne for helping to make it possible. We wish them all the best in their new life in the River city. They can expect a warm welcome in future visits to Kaikohe.