Please call any of the members for advice or a chat if you are feeling down as we all get at some time, if you wish to join the Association call Maureen the President/Secretary or email at and she will send out all relevant forms and the latest newsletter. The cost to join for 12 months starting 1st April is $20.00, $30.00 for 2 people, anyone joining between January and end of March will get you 15 months membership. We are a registered charity and accept donations graciously. All donations, new registrations and renewals to be sent to Mark Ahrens who is our Treasurer. If you wish to talk to any of the committee please call the committee member in your area who will be only to pleased to talk to you or call me and I will call you back to save you the cost of a call. Please remember you are not alone.

Email Maureen McLean - President/Secretary/Web Master

Phone/Fax 02 43 514115

Email Ruth Ahrens - Vice President

Phone/Fax 02 49 323 455 Contact for North Coast

Email Alan Wood - Promotion Officer for Queensland

Phone/Fax 0754922913

Mark Ahrens - Treasurer

Phone 02 49323455 2 Parlin Close, Rutherford 2320

Email Charmiane Poulton - Assistant Secretary

Phone 0419010449 Contact for South Coast

Fred de Jonge - Assistant Treasurer

and contact for Western Sydney

Phone 02 9623 0272

Email Iain Blaney - Contact for Victoria

Phone 03 97529644

If you wish to become an ordinary member or help in any way or donate, it would be much appreciated. We are a group of sick people, some very ill and any help or funding is appreciated, even some little thing to raffle at meetings amongst the members. Please contact Maureen 02 43 514115 or

The above committee was elected on Sunday 12th May 2013 at the Blacktown RSL in Sydney who kindly let us use their rooms for free.