REMINDER: NO MEETING ON 31 JANUARY 2017 DUE TO CENTENARY DINNER
 
President Richard opened the meeting at 7:03 a.m and led the affirmation and proposed the toast:
 
Visitors
Our visitor today was our speaker, Kath Koschel from The Kindness Factory.
 
 
 
Speaker
 

Our speaker ​is Kath Koschell from the Kindness Factory.  Maggie introduced her and it was through a Cricket NSW event that Ted had a chance to hear her amazing story and recommended her for our club speaker today. We are very pleased he did.
 
Kath Koschel, a former elite cricketer whose life spiralled into despair and darkness without warning, created the Kindness Factory as a result of this very difficult period of time in her life. She fought through the horrible ordeal and emerged with a renewed passion for life and a complete understanding of just how powerful kindness can be.
 
The Kindness Factory is a non-profit organisation based in Sydney, Australia, that promotes and encourages acts of kindness in the community. A simple act of kindness, no matter how small, can have a positive effect on someone else’s life.