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Volume 67 Number 32 - 1 March 2021

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 3 March - Board Meeting

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  • Link to the latest Rotary International South Pacific and Philippines Office Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Service and Engagement Newsletter.

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

  • Link to the latest End Polio Now Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary in Review.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Bulletin.

24 February Meeting

  • Kaikohe is as far from the sea as it's possible to get in Northland. Therefore it's not surprising that many of our tamariki lack water safety skills and they seldom get to experience the joys of being on the water. Doug and Vonny France from the Kerikeri Cruising Club want to change that . This week they came to Kaikohe Rotary to seek the club's support to enable youngsters from our area to participate in the club's learn to sail programmes.

  • Vonny explained that the club uses Lake Manuwai - an irrigation lake inland from Kerikeri for its programme. It uses volunteer coaches but all are certified by NZ Yachting Federation. The club owns all the boats, many of which are donated. The club has been helped by Waipapa Rotary which has funded the building of storage and other facilities at the lake.

  • Vonny, a former teacher, has contacted schools around the Hokianga to enable their students to take part. But now they would like students from Kaikohe to take part and are asking Kaikohe Rotary for funding assistance. Doug explained that yachting can be an expensive sport. But it teaches youngsters team work and gives them experiences that help them in life. The learn-to-sail programme is aimed at kids from 8 to 12.  And while New Zealand is surrounded by water it's a shame that many of us don't get to enjoy it. But we can change that for future generations.

  • On behalf  of the club, Rotarian Bruce Killen thanked Vonny and Doug for their presentation and wished them all the best.