The report is a bit late this week and thanks to Ellis for putting his hand up to fill in for George who should be on holidays relaxing on a tropical island in the Pacific but sadly George had a rather nasty fall off a roof and damaged his shoulder, sorry George I do feel the pain and hope the “drugs” are working hard to give you some relief.
 
Ross Crump was our guest speaker this week with a passionate talk on Relay for Life in Cessnock and the changes being brought into the distribution of the funds raised locally to be used locally to support those in need of help dealing with their illness rather than all the funds going into central funds for ongoing investigation into cancer causes and treatments.  Ross expressed the need for support from local business and clubs like Rotary.
George continues to keep us up to date on Robyn’s adventures through Asia, Robyn is taking some wonderful photos and will have lots of good memories of her trip, I know many of you are not on face book but if you get a chance to take a look at Robyns’ page you will be able to follow her as she travels around the many different places.
 
Greg and Lorraine have returned from their trip and hope to see them back at our meetings soon, hope you are fully recovered Greg.
 
A reminder that the Wheeling and Able Christmas Party being held on Friday 4th December, unfortunately many of us will be at the Lights so could others please make a time to call in for this afternoon and see the delight on the children’s faces as Santa hands out gifts for all.
 
Ross Lidbury will be hosting next week’s meeting with a talk on the Foundation, don’t forget to bring in your “pigs” decorated and named even though you might have already handed in you donations. Knowing Ross there will be a bit of fun to be had and I believe a small prize for the best named/decorated pig.
 
Members are reminded that our roster begins at Hunter Valley Lights on Sunday 22nd, we need to be there at 6pm for signing, don’t forget to wear comfortable foot ware and be prepared for all weather with a rain jacket.
 
John Rosee has been attending our meetings on a regular basis lately with his move from Sydney to Cessnock, this Thursday we will induct John as a member of our club.  All members please make John welcome, as you have over the past weeks, this will be a partners and friends night.
 
Birthdays this month – Janette Jackson, Peter Carver and Ellis Aldridge, Rotary Anniversaries John Jowett.
Vicki