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