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CHRISTMAS PICNIC – SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER 2014

As mentioned earlier in previous Newsletters, we cordially invite our members and friends including their families to our Christmas Picnic. The picnic will take place at Whiteman Park on Sunday, 7th December from 9:30am until about 4:30pm. Please see the Map below of Whiteman Park showing the location of the ADSA Christmas Picnic in the Mussel Pool Complex between the Shelters Q and W.

A delicious lunch of roast beef and roast pork will be cooked on site including barbecue sausages with gourmet salad and fruit will be provided.  Non-alcoholic refreshments i.e., coke, lemonade, water, etc will be available, a can/bottle per person only. We would respectfully suggest that everyone bring additional drinks. COFFEE AND TEA WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A SELF-SERVE BASIS AT THE FOOD SERVICE SHELTER W. This year desserts will be replaced by ice cream and icy poles, however you may wish to bring your own desserts to share with your family and friends. Entertainment will be provided by Rhythm n Groove with music for all ages including well known Christmas carols for everyone to join in singing.

Father Christmas (Santa) will make his long awaited yearly appearance to charm the junior brigade and parents. There will be plenty of sweets for the children. Parents can bring a present for their child or children (with first and last name clearly labelled) to be placed under the Christmas tree and Father Christmas will be pleased to present the gifts. Kidz ‘n Sport will provide fun activities and entertainment for the children.

To assist our caring volunteers with the catering arrangements please ring our office and advise the exact number of adults and children attending the picnic.  Vouchers will be issued at the picnic for the lunch and cool drinks. Please collect your food and cool drink vouchers from ‘Table A’ as soon as you arrive at the picnic.
‘TABLE A’ is marked on the map of the park (see back page).   Please don’t forget to bring your own blankets, chairs, tables, sunscreen, hats, caps or any other items that may provide you with comfort to enjoy the day in beautiful Whiteman Park.

Our Christmas Stocking is very popular and assists our organisation with fundraising. Please let us know if you can contribute in any way towards the Christmas stocking. Proceeds from the stocking will contribute to our fund raising for asbestos diseases medical research.

2014 Asbestos Diseases Society 4 Ambrose Fundraising Golf Day

Join us for a very special lifesaving event to raise urgently needed funds for Medical Research and treatment of asbestos caused lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

At the conclusion of the tournament there will be a presentation of prizes to the first three place getters, including the Perpetual Cup to the winning team and Cup Trophies to the 2nd and 3rd teams. Also a delicious barbeque lunch will follow the presentation and not to miss the fundraising auction.

There’s a special HOLE IN ONE prize for a lucky golfer – a brand new Nissan X-Trail valued around $30,000 donated by Rex Walker and Mandurah Nissan.

PDF for Registration    Golf Day Flyer

Meadow Springs Golf Club – email functions@msgcc.com.au or (08) 9581 6002
Dave Hall – ADSA Vice President on email hallsafe@westnet.com.au or 0428 817 151
Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc. – (08) 9344 4077 or email adsinc@iinet.net.au

Robert Vojakovic
PRESIDENT

ADSA 2014 AGM – Sunday 16th March 2014

Attended by ADSA members, Parliamentarians, and other dignitaries. The ADSA Emeritus Professor Eric G Saint Memorial Award 2014 was presented at the AGM by the Hon. Kate Doust MLC to Professor Anna Nowak in recognition of her visionary and innovative approach to oncology treatment, and for the compassion, understanding and excellence in care she tirelessly provides to asbestos disease sufferers.

Rose Marie Vojakovic AM of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc, “Prof Anna Nowak is an inspiration to us all.  It gives our members great pleasure to acknowledge Prof Nowak’s invaluable contribution to the treatment of mesothelioma with the awarding of the Eric G Saint Memorial Award to her at our AGM on Sunday.”
Much of Prof Nowak’s study and work since 1997 has focused on mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by the mineral substance which was widely used in construction and other industries in Australia up until the late 1980’s.
Prof Anna Nowak, “It is a great honour to have been recognised amongst a team of committed scientific and clinical researchers centred here in Western Australia where we have the highest incidence of mesothelioma of anywhere in the world.”
The Emeritus Professor Eric G Saint Memorial Award 2014 is a painting by Gloria Petyarre called “Bush Medicine Leaves" 2013 with an accompanying plaque that reads:
EMERITUS PROFESSOR ERIC G.SAINT MEMORIAL AWARD 2014 AWARDED BY ASBESTOS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA INC. TO PROF ANNA NOWAK IN RECOGNITION OF HER VISIONARY AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ONCOLOGY, TREATMENT, AND FOR THE COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, AND EXCELLENCE IN CARE SHE TIRELESSLY PROVIDES TO ASBESTOS DISEASE SUFFERERS PRESENTED ON SUNDAY 16TH MARCH 2014 BY THE HON. KATE DOUST MLC DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE PARLIAMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Prof Anna Nowak Emeritus Professor Eric G Saint Memorial Award 2014 recipient with her award a painting by Gloria Petyarre called “Bush Medicine Leaves" 2013 and award plaque.

  • ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK

November 25-29

The ADS holds an Asbestos Awareness Week in November every year to provide information to the public about the affects asbestos exposure, to raise awareness of asbestos products still within the community, and to provide medical information.

In 2013 the ADS Asbestos Awareness Week information days will at a venue TBC

Please click here for an Asbestos Awareness Week Flyer.

  • ECUMENICAL MEMORIAL SERVICE 2013 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FROM ASBESTOS CAUSED DISEASES

Friday November 29

The Ecumenical Memorial Service in remembrance of those who have died from asbestos-related diseases will be held this year on Friday 29th November 2013 again at the Redemptorist Monastery, Vincent Street North Perth. The details of the theme for this year service will be communicated in our newsletter. However, with the advanced notice of this service, it would be appreciated that as many as possible members and friends attend.

As mentioned last year, our kind suppliers of rosemary for the Ecumenical Service are no longer able to assist and we would be most grateful to members and friends for any assistance regarding the supply of rosemary.

Please call Rose Marie at our office Ph. 08 9344 4077


  • ASBESTOS DISEASES SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PICNIC WHITEMAN PARK 8th DECEMBER 2012 for Members and FriendsRSVPS Essential : 93444 077 to ensure we have catered for you

Sunday, 8th December from 10:30am until about 4:30pm 

This year the ADSA Christmas Picnic will take place at Whiteman Park on Sunday, 8th December from 10:30am until about 4:30pm. The entrance to Whiteman Park is off Lord Street, Caversham (Lord Street can be accessed from Reid Highway, Marshall Road or Harrow Street) Also you can enter the Park from Beechboro Road on the north side of Marshall Road. The ADSA designated picnic area is located in the Mussel Pool Complex between Shelters Q and W. If you are not familiar with the Whiteman Park grounds and the Mussel Pool location, please ask the attendant at the gate for directions to the Asbestos Disease Society Picnic situated between Shelters Q and W.

As in previous years, a barbeque lunch (sausages and steak), including a variety of fresh salads and fruits will be provided and also soft drinks of your choice, a can per person, will be available. But we cannot cater for you or your family if you do not RSVP on 93444077.

Entertainment will be provided by a popular band with music for all ages, Father Christmas (Santa) will make an appearance to charm the junior brigade and will give gifts and also pass on presents specifically marked for an individual member of a family.