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From the change – over (combined District and Cessnock club) on the 2nd July 2016


The club embraced the start of a new 5 year strategic plan steered by Wilma and Pam from District.


During the next 6 months the club had the following guest speakers:


Vic Lair (retired journalist)

John Cormick (University of 3rd age (U3A))

DG’s Wife Janette Jackson – district challenge

Sara Fenton (Mobile Travel Agent)

4 Mt View students with their experiences with MUNA

Rachael Pullicino (Potter Tavern Events Manager)

Tracey Frost (Ingenia – lifestyle development)


18th August 2016 Peter Carver was award 50 year service


25th August 2016 Ben Yates was awarded the James Johnson award.


The AGM was on the 8th December 2016 and a new constitution was presented for discussion.

And later approved in February 2017.


Christmas party was held on 15th December 2016 and a fun time had by all who attended.


Events that the club took part in the last 6 months


Branxton Markets (Book Stall)

Vintage Car Rally (B-B-Que)

Bunning – (B-B-Que)

Postie Bike race (B-B-Que)

Hunter Valley Lights (Nov – Jan) Guides

Fire in the Park – Guides

Cessnock Council Christmas function – Guides

Special needs Christmas party (Santa and helpers)


The Cessnock club has lost a past president, Brad Dewhirst and John Jowett’s wife Meg in the last 6 months.


The last six months has whizzed past and the club is already starting to organse the change over dinner on the 29th June 2017 and its 80th Birthday in November 2017.


Cessnock Rotary President

Ross Lidbury

 President Ross Lidbury