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President’s report March 2019

Welcome to the New Year every one, the weather is going well here in Wellington just the right temperature for us. Rob will be greatly missed by us all here in Wellington and on our National committee. Rob had a positive attitude till the very end, always cheerful and he was always coming up with different ways of looking at things. Rob and his wife Chris gave great support to Scleroderma New Zealand as a whole and especially to us here in Wellington and Palmerston North, I believe there was only one meeting that they missed in the three years.
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President’s report December 2018

Hello everyone, well where did that year go to? First of all a huge thank you to the Scleroderma NZ committee, they have had their work cut out for them this year, they have been a huge support and I would like very much to show my appreciation, it has been truly valued. A big thank you also to Barbara and John Spavin who have worked hard on these wonderful newsletters, apart from their continued support on the committee, coming up ten years now. Their work has been a big asset to Scleroderma NZ. Also a big thank you to
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President’s report September 2018

Hello everyone, I bet you are all having a sigh of relief now that Spring is in the air, which means lots to do in the garden, be careful of your backs, I know I have just given myself a twinge or two from resting it all winter. We had our AGM on the 29th of June and time has flown by since then. We have our 25 committee members, and two ladies Chris Carlyon, Palmerston North, and Lorraine Horlbrook Invercargill, who have stepped down. I would like to thank both Chris and Lorraine for all their work and support
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President’s annual report 2018

I hope that you are all keeping warm at this time of year, with plenty of layers, a warm home and don’t forget to exercise to your ability. We are all different on this one. We had sad losses of members this year. We will remember them all in our hearts. I hope that you are all coping. It is difficult and we all cope in different ways, Remember that we are all here to support each other. We also have members experiencing difficult times with their scleroderma. Our thoughts and support are with you all. I thank the committee
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President’s Report February 2018

Greetings to you all, it is still sunny and warm here in Wellington but we feel concerned for various places around NZ with the flooding and land slides. I hope that your all coping well with what ever comes your way and I hope that you stay safe. We have been saddened by the loss of one of our members Graham Aamodt here in Wellington, it was a sudden unexpected death. It has been a sad time, as he was a very jolly fellow. There will be a memorial notice later in this newsletter. We launched the podiatry survey on
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President’s Report August 2017

Hello all, well we have great hints of spring. The daffs are out and blossoms are standing out amongst the green native forest here in Wellington, along with quite a few spring bulbs, giving lots of vibrancy. Our membership is growing. We now have 144 members from North of Auckland to Invercargill. The new Christchurch group is doing well and meeting every couple of months and the Auckland Central group had their first meeting on the 27th of August. It will also meet every couple of months. Well done to both groups for getting together and supporting each other. Palmerston
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President’s Report May 2017

Winter is on its way, but we still have the odd day that is quite mild and pleasant. Firstly thank you all for your support at the National seminar here in Wellington this past weekend. We had some long distance travellers amongst us, Dipton in the deep South, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Auckland and our folk from Wellington. Thank you to all of you for your help on the day, helping it run smoothly and the generous morning and afternoon teas, that Adrienne Burleigh, Tina Mclean and Sandra Forsyth put together for us. We had some very special
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President’s Report February 2017

It has been a very unsettled summer so far and I am keeping my fingers crossed for some more heat for February. We have had a small taste of it here in Wellington this week. It has been a busy time for Gordon and me on a personal note with four flower shows since September with our last one on the 4th & 5th of February, which was a begonia, fuchsia and dahlia show, a lot of work and support from all the good folk in Wellington and Lower Hutt and beyond. Barbara Spavin did very well in her flower
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President’s Report November 2016

Seasons greetings to you all, it isn’t long now before we are all rushing around to get our last minute jobs done before we head off to get together with family and friends or just have a quiet one at home. We have had a busy time here in Wellington with the printing of the booklets which have now been sent out to those of you who have requested them. It has been a long process and one we couldn’t have managed without help from our hard-working fund-raisers: Linda Bell,Allan and Sandy Edmondson and our Specialist Nurse Maureen Anderson and
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President’s Report August 2016

Bring on Spring, we all need that boost of sunshine, and we have had a good taste of it over the last few days. I hope that you have all mostly come through the winter spell here in New Zealand quiet well. We have been reasonably fortunate throughout New Zealand as it has mostly been mild, with just with one or two heavy snow storms here and there around the country. We had a sad start to July with the loss of Valerie Smith as you will read about later in this newsletter, she will be missed by our group
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