Guest Speaker: exercise physiologist Anna-Louise Moule: Cancer Recovery
Bruce Clement Hodges, (8 January,1937 - 20 May,2016)  Rest In Peace.    Show

Reserve Saturday 5th December for this years Christmas Party to be held at the usual venue in North Ryde.
If you haven't got your name down, time to do so asap.
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Brian Charles Gardner, (6 July,1938 - 11 September,2015)   LANSW President 1998-2015   Rest In Peace.    Show
The St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation has announced a record $500,000 in new grants to researchers at St George and Sutherland hospitals. St George Hospital’s Swallow Centre run by gastroenterologist Professor Ian Cook was last year given a grant worth more than $300,000 to help identify those cancer patients most at risk of developing dysphagia and to provide evidence on how radiation doses affect swallow function.
Sep 2014 Newsletter Acid Reflux;   NicVAX;   free books (Dr I Brook)
At the August meeting a cigarette pack was passed around with the attached message ave_a_winfield
Wollongong Hospital Laryngectomy Support Group (see Meetings) invites any local person who has undergone laryngectomy surgery, their families, friends and carers, to their meetings. No need to formally RSVP – just show up on the day! What to bring: you and your significant others are all we need but feel free to bring something to share for morning tea as we may not be able to arrange catering at every group.
Strictly Speaking an online support group for Laryngectomee's on Facebook was announced at the July meeting.
On 20 June, three Sydney laryngectomees created a new support group using a Facebook Closed Group. Anyone can find the group and see who's in it. Only members can see the posts. As of 16 August, it had 29 members. The founding members were Paula Duggan, Katrina Price and Janet Waddell. Wally Bak was added as a fourth admin on 8 July. On 3rd September there were 41 members. (see below)
Cancer Council NSW is conducting a survey of access to patient accommodation. You are invited to participate (also includes people living in metro Sydney). click here for link and to Show an extract of their email.
from A.T.K.:   I’m sorry to advise you that Lilah Walton has died in her nursing home at Strathfield and the funeral service will be was held at 10 am at St Judes Church, 106 Avoca Street, Randwick on Wednesday, 9th July, 2014. That’s tomorrow.
Vale Lilah Walton 1924 - 2014

Extraordinary Meeting of LANSW to be held April 15.

The main business of the Annual General Meeting of the LANSW held on March 18 has been postponed to the next meeting to be held on April 15. The taking of nominations and appointment of officers was expected to take place but it was voted that this be transferred to the April meeting.

At the opening of the AGM, the Treasurer / Secretary / Welfare Officer, Carol Gardner, showed some emotion when she commenced reading her notes. One of the attendees, Michael Schey, whose son is a laryngectomee but who is fully voiced himself, graciously offered to read her notes on her behalf.

The meeting had been thrown into some confusion when it became clear that Carol would not be accepting renomination for her positions and it was implied that the President, her husband Brian Gardner, would also not stand for reelection. This was exacerbated by the fact that the AGM was not as well attended and, in the light of Carol's withdrawal, insufficient nominations for the positions had been received. Antoni Krasnodebski also reiterated his reluctance to continue his duty as Newsletter Editor.

A degree of acrimony developed when criticisms of association's operation published on Facebook in the support group Strictly Speaking came to light. The author, Janet Waddell, one of the group's originators, raised concerns at the meeting regarding her lack of information on the procedure for nominations. Her attention was drawn to the December Newsletter's Positions Vacant in which the duties of officers were stated, nomination forms appeared, and in which it was stated that members could self nominate. She had also been critical of the attention given at meetings to the reading of the association's financial status. It was pointed out that this was formally required to maintain status as a recognised charitable association.

Members are urged to attend April's Extraordinary meeting and to seriously consider standing for position as officers. The future of their association and its ability to continue to appropriately support laryngectomees is in the hands of the members.
See April 2015 Newsletter   Positions Vacant; Nomination Form

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Reserve Saturday 6th December for this years Christmas Party to be held at the usual venue in North Ryde. click here for Christmas Party Acceptance form.

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Webinar Invitation
Life after active treatment
"How do I get back to feeling 'normal'?"
Date: Thursday,25th June 2015   Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!   Cost:  Free. (click to register)
Presenters: Maxine Rosenfield, Aaron Likely & Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko
Guest Speakers from EnableNSW at our February meeting, Felicity Mobbs and her colleague, Catherine Lockwood, discussed products available to laryngectomees, the conditions and forms that apply. These may be more generous than previously thought. An html version of a draft document current at the meeting date "Voice Prosthesis, Electrolarynx and Respiratory Consumables for Laryngectomy" is available here along with links to articles and forms on their website.