Christmas Message

President Vicki and her Board wish you and your families a truly happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016.
In this time of harsh and hurtful conflict throughout the world, take time to reflect on our good fortune and think about what we might do to live up to our Rotary ideals. As our theme for February 2016 is "Peace and Conflict Resolution/ Prevention" what can we do tobring a better life to others?

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
Notes From Dec 3
Lorraine Bevan
Again, this week, our attendance at dinner was down to 12, but when you add in 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 Louise Selmes and Bill Flett.
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; so far we have received $4056.
Upcoming Events:
December 17 is our Christmas Party so please doll-up in your festive gear and come along ready to party.
As many of our members were on volunteer duties or away for other reasons, our Annual General Meeting was kept to a minimum of business with the election of Executives and Directors being deferred to the new year.

The editorial staff (George and Ellis) wish you all a very merry
Christmas and a peaceful and fulfilling 2016.

Wheeling and Able Christmas Party
Please note that by clicking on the name of the photo album in the right hand column, you will see more photos of the most enjoyable event.





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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.