The Rotary Club of Cessnock formally began in 1937.
Whilst there have been many changes to Rotary during that time, our purpose is unchanged.
We are here to enhance the well-being of our local and international communities.
Cessnock club is local, Rotary is international.
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

December 3: What happened?

PP Wayne Pearson (Maroochidore RC) joined us for dinner and gave some background about himself and his club. It's about the same size as ours and also meets on a Thursday night. He and his wife had been to see the Hunter Valley Garden lights and they reckoned that they got good value for the money. 
At the moment they are traveling down the coast, having spent the last week in North Haven.
Whilst our attendance at dinner was down to 13, when you add the volunteers at the gardens and those on sick leave or holidays it was a pretty high %age of members on the job. Well done guys.
Lucky Draw:
The two winners were PDG Greg and DGN Steve. No swabs were taken!
Sick List:
PP George was able to attend and chair tonight's meeting though he was still unable to use his right shoulder (except for eating)
Meg Jowett was due to get out of hospital the next day (4th). Jack Grant is OK but has moved to a place where he can can get immediate care if it is needed. We must ensure that Jack can still can along to dinner when he wants.
Call For Volunteers:
The roster for the HVG Lights is still light on(!) for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. If you can be available please let David Clark know ASAP. 
This one of those big and important jobs for club members as it not only brings us much recognition but raises substantial funds for use in our many other projects; $3200 so far...not bad for drops in the bucket!
Upcoming Events:
Graham Farish said that De Bortoli Wines is offering us a special wine tasting in the new year, date to be fixed.

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2015 Wheeling & Able Christmas Party
Meeting on November 19, 2015
Weekly Programmes
Apr 12, 2018
Rotary Education
Apr 26, 2018
Should be an ANZAC Theme
May 10, 2018
Rotary Education
May 24, 2018
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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
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:
REMEMBER: you will be charged for your meal if you are absent and do not apologize.