Amway UK/ROI is alive and well and growing. In Ireland we are progressing with the roll out of Open Opportunity Meetings. This month June ’09 we launched the Cork Open. Cork is in the south of the country. We have also moved Dublin to two opens per month. Numbers are growing at all opens and room sizes are under pressure. Although we still have issues with some of the restrictions in the new business model – it is workable and provides a strength to the new ABOs business. The retail part of the business is now stronger and provides solid income in month one for new ABOs and once they achieve the benckmark of minimum 5 registered customers and total sales of €190 / £150 they can move to the next level which allows them to sponsor. We have turned the corner and there is a lot more to be done – but we are out there doing it – nothing on the hard work side of the business has changed – if you want success in direct selling and network marketing – you have to put in the efforts of talking to people – showing the plan – registering and training new ABOs – selling products – building a customer base – driving the miles – building foundations is never easy but without them the structures will be weak and eventually fall. So it’s time to re-double our efforts and push forward in 2009 so that this year will be the year that the foundations for growth in Amway UK/ROI were laid.