Division 6 News – Sept 2015

Charter of a new club

Division 6 just got bigger with a new club: the Club of Suva Fiji sponsored by the MONT-DORE Club of New Caledonia and the NAPIER Club in New Zealand. The official charter ceremony took place at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva on 12 September.

District Governor Laetitia requested children’s books in English – which will be the first club fundraiser to build a library. (She is also suggesting that clubs in the District make a donation to support this project).

Laetitia says “the growth team has not been idle” and congratulated them. A second club in Nandi is on the way.


div6-radioRadio Broadcast

Governor Laetitia Calvez, the Division 6 Lt Governor Lucien Blanc, Véronique Girard, from Ralia Club and Michel Fongue from Mont Dore Club spoke on New Caledonia radio for one hour about Kiwanis in our region and the celebration of the 100 years of Kiwanis. Governor Laetitia says that was good advertising for our organisation and on what we do during this special year of celebration.

Sur les ondes: Le Gouverneur Laetitia CALVEZ, le lt gouverneur de la division 6 Lucien BLANC, Véronique GIRARD du KC Ralia, representant les clubs de brousse, Michel FONGUE du KC Mont Dore, ont parlé du kiwanis dans la région sud pacifique, de la célébration des 100 ans du KI, pendant plus d’une heure. Le Gouverneur Laetitia dit que c’est une bonne publicité pour notre organisation.


100 year picnic at Isle of Pines held on 2nd August

div6-beachEight clubs in Division 6 offered to 100 children, for their application in school, a special leisure day at the beautiful Isle of Pines. Early in the morning, buses from Koumac, Boulouparis, Mont Dore, Nouméa, picked up the children to go to the Betico boat in Nouméa.

It was a nice trip to the Isle of Pines, where they had funny games and good fellowship. After a good meal there were more games in the afternoon, before returning to Nouméa and home for the children, Kiwanians, friends and families.

The children were given pictures and souvenirs to acknowledge the 100 years anniversary of Kiwanis. They were so enthusiastic, they told their school friends and teachers about their trip to the Isle of Pines.

The item was printed in the newspaper.

100 enfants à l’ile des Pins le dimanche 2 août 2015

8 clubs et la division 6 ont offerts à 100 écoliers méritants, une journée récréative à l’Ile des Pins. Tôt le matin, les autobus sont partis de Koumac, Boulouparis, Mont Dore, Nouméa et ont ramassé les enfants des villages pour la capitale Nouméa. Les enfants et les accompagnateurs ont embarqué sur le bateau Betico. La traversée s’est bien passée. Une belle journée de partage, avec des jeux, un bon repas et retour en fin de journée sur Nouméa. Les enfants ravis ont raconté, le lendemain leur journée dans leur classe respective.

Une belle célébration des 100 ans et une belle promotion du Kiwanis. Un article a été publié dans le journal.


div6-100yrKiwanis Ralia Koumac

A free recreational day was organised to celebrate 100 years of KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL. We had hoped to have 100 children but there were only 70.

They had fun and a great day out. Various games were offered. Each child had a makeup, a sandwich, a cake, a drink, popcorn and crushed ice. It was a beautiful day – Serving the children of the world.

Veronique Girard, New Caledonia


Division 6 trustees meeting and change of board

div6-trustees1On 19th September, Division 6 held the last divisional meeting, with the last reports for the lt governor Lucien BLANC and his team.

Lucien BLANC was happy to give to Suzanne VILLE the gong and the hammer.

Suzanne VILLE, the Lt governor for 2015 – 2016, is also the new captain of the crew – the team of mariners will work and help the Lt governor during the incoming year.

div6-trusteesGovernor Laetitia CALVEZ and the Lt Governor Lucien BLANC, thanked the team for the job done and for the growth work.

Governor Laetitia CALVEZ presented the district scholarship to the Key Clubber Palaina TOTO from Coeur Blaise KEY club.

Laetitia CALVEZ, Jo CANO and Palaina TOTO


Conseil d’Administration de la division 6 et passation des lieutenants gouverneurs.

div6-2Le 19 septembre 2015, la division 6 a tenu son dernier conseil d’administration, avec les rapports moraux et financiers pour le Lt

Gouverneur Lucien BLANC et son équipe. Lucien BLANC était ravi de remttre la cloche et le maillet à Suzanne VILLE.

Suzanne VILLE est le Lt Gouverneur 2015 – 2016, elle est également le capitaine de l’équipage de marins qui l’accompagnera et l’aidera toute l’année.

Le Gouverneur Laetitia CALVEZ et le Lt Gouverneur Lucien BLANC ont remercié l’équipe pour le travail accompli et le travail de croissance dans la division 6.

Le Gouverneur Laetitia CALVEZ a remis la bourse du district à Palaina TOTO, membre du Key club Coeur Blaise.