For my last article of the year, I would like say a big thank you to all the volunteers, workers and community members who have made 2009 such a great year.

Next year brings lots to look forward to, including Mardi Gras, which seems to be coming around faster and faster every year. For those who haven’t started working on costumes yet, there is no time like now!

Illawarra Mardi Gras Float won’t be holding a December meeting due to the Christmas craziness, so the next meeting and the last time you can sign up to be part of this experience is Tuesday January 5. This cut-off is to make sure everything is organised in time, so spread the word, sign up early and don’t miss your chance to be in the first Illawarra float in years.

Meetings are 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Phoenix Theatre, 24 Bridge St, Coniston. Please call 4226 1163 for info.
In 2010, we’re supporting those who want to try something new by starting an early morning exercise group beginning in January. Attendance will determine the nature of the group, i.e. walking vs. running. If we have enough interest, we may do both. Groups will start at 6.30am. For more details please contact Michael on 4226 1163.

The last week in January is ‘healthy weight week’ at the Illawarra office. There will be speakers, cooking demonstrations and plenty to do. Book it in and look out for the final schedule in the New Year.

The ACON Illawarra office will be closed for the holidays from 2pm Thursday December 24 2009 and will reopen on Monday January 4. Until then, we wish you all a restful and happy festive season!

info: For more about groups, services or organisations in the Southern Region, contact ACON on 4226 1163 or email

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