Help to spread the word and get some awareness and support for Cleft NZ.
Thanks for voting in the 2010 Intrepid Travel NZ Volunteer of the Year Award!! Susan took out the award in the Health and Nutrition category! Many amazing volunteers were at the grand event on 8th June at St Matthews in the City. Te Radar & Hon Tariana Turia added to the sense of occassion. It was awesome and we were awestruck to be included. Thanks everyone :)
About 40 people braved the wet weather to attend the AGM. Business was covered quickly, our existing Exec have been voted on for another term. Sandy Cavell then gave us a great overview of health psychology. It was a great way to open some really important conversations and everyone learnt a little more about other ways of seeing things.
Peter Fowler (Orthodontist - Christchurch) is heading a nationwide audit of children born between 1st Jan 2000 and 31st Dec 2009 with bilateral and unilateral cleft. Cleft NZ would like to endorse this study and encourage you all to participate. An audit will help to show a clear picture of what is happening and be a fantastic starting point for future improvements. Here is your chance to support the work that our teams do by joining in.
No notices of motion or general business have been received for next Wed 26th May AGM. The following nominations have been received, John Frear (Chairperson), Stephen Selwood (Deputy Chairperson), Ian Pallas (Treasurer/Secretary), Elspeth Lamb, Susan Frear. If you would like to vote and hear Sandy Cavell's interesting talk on psychosocial aspects of being born with a facial difference, please RSVP to 0800 425 338
Thanks to all the nurses who have dedicated their careers to caring for others. Cleft NZ would like to thank all the Cleft Co-ordinators, Megan, Jane, Ruth, Susan and Harriette and the nursing staff on surgical wards and in theatre for your care, knowledge and understanding. We appreciate you. To add your message of thanks, add a comment here or login to our facebook page.
Members are asked to send any nominations, notices of motion or general business to Cleft New Zealand by Wednesday 12th May for inclusion in our AGM.
Photos of all of us are now on the site. Take a look! We are fabulous. If you want to be included, send us your pictures.
Around 70 people came to celebrate the launch of the new website and brand. Young people, parents and professionals found a positive personal message in Face IT. A great way to celebrate our triumphs and value our shared experiences, challenges and dreams. Facing challenges together with hope is empowering and positive.
We believed it was time to stand back and take a look at the way we view the kind of future we want for upcoming generations of New Zealand children »