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Presidents Report
Presidents Report
Thank you to all that were in attendance last week
Our visitors were Janette and Harma, great to have you visit again ladies
Our Exchange student Ossi, gave us an update on his excursion to Port Hacking organised by his school and his visit to Sydney
Past President Ross, gave a short but detailed “ This is My Life” and after prompting with questions about his considerable involvement in cricket, gave us his view on the weeks cricket fiasco
Plans were finalised for the planting of our Rotary Tree in Kitchener Park. This tree was donated by Hunter Valley Gardens, will be planted by Cessnock City Council . The Claret Ash will be a memorial to David Clark. Hopefully this will be in place before Earth Day and will be the beginning of further plantings in keeping with Rotary Internationals challenge for all Rotary members around the world to plant a tree . Thank you to Lyall Green from Cessnock Council and Sean Obrien from Hunter Valley Gardens.
On 19th April , we have Susan Rynberk from the District YEP committee speaking to us about Youth Exchange. As you know we have agreed to continue our clubs’ involvement in the Program and we are seeking Host Parents. Please bring along anyone you might know, who may be interested.
May 31, is the 5th Thursday in the month and I propose that we have a BBQ at Kitchener Park,
in place of dinner at the club. This will be a partners and friends night . BYO drinks and $10pp
RSVP to Graham Lidbury by   24th May please for catering purposes.
Hope to see you all this week
Graham
Our Latest Member

President Vicki had the pleasure of welcoming John & Joanne Rosee into our club family. John is a past member of the Kings Cross Rotary Club but has relocated to the Cessnock Region.

 
It was a well attended meeting with many visitors including AG (Zone 6) Terry New who was there to refresh us on Foundation matters. This was also the night when we were to present our Foundation Pigs for judging by Ross Lidbury. President Vicki's little porker won out against some pretty flabby competition, sporting a thick coat of bling. There was some muttering from the stys inferring that "they" would see her strung up and quartered later.
 
For more photos of the night, please click HERE

Club Events
Due to the large number of members involved in the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights, attendance at our regular Thursday night assemblies has been down but it's been reliably(?) reported that they still managed to have a good time. David Clark is still short of a few volunteers to fill his rosters so please make yourself available. It's an opportunity to raise substantial funds for the club.
 
The Wheeling and Able Christmas Party is on tomorrow night and, whilst we do have a couple of people attending, it would be nice to have more. All you need to do is turn up and enjoy yourself in the company of nice people.
 
Our AGM will be held on Dec 10th.
 
Our Christmas Party will be held on Dec 17th. If you haven't already RSVP'd Vicki it is imperative that you do so tonight. NO RSVP = NO TUCKER!
 

 
Members' News
Sick List: We've still got George, and Jack on the sick list, and now they've been joined by Meg Jowett. (hopefully they have all improved in the past two weeks.)
 
Birthdays: Peter Carver.
 
Anniversaries: John & Meg Jowett
 
Lucky Draw: was won by Peter & Loarraine

HUNTER VALLEY GARDEN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Blue Tree
Weekly Programmes
Apr 12, 2018
Rotary Education
Apr 26, 2018
Should be an ANZAC Theme
May 10, 2018
Rotary Education
May 24, 2018
TBA
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ
Apr 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Street Cleanup
May 05, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Club Vocational Visit
TBA
May 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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We meet each Thursday evening at 6pm for 6:33pm start.
Venue is Potters Hotel and Brewery,
Wine Country Dr., CESSNOCK NSW 2325
Apologies to Graham Lidbury by 11am on Thursday
phone 0419 682 573 or Email: lids@westnet.com.au
REMEMBER: you will be charged for your meal if you are absent and do not apologize.