Chairmans Report

Chairmans Report September 2023

Welcome to September and spring!
At the August meeting, we had no guest speaker, but filled the meeting with updates from
fellow members, such as Max who gave us excellent news on his latest results. Thanks Max
for sharing your news. This led to much discussion and with the knowledge and expertise of our Prostate Specialist Nurse, Nancy who could expand on Max’s information, our meeting certainly was an interesting one.

At the upcoming meeting on 12th September, we will hear from guest speaker, Dr Sam
Dickson, Radiation Oncologist and a member of many multi-Disciplinary teams at the
Calvary Mater Hospital. Please come along to welcome Dr Dickson with questions at the

As you will be aware, September is going to be a busy month for us. Timing September
Prostate Cancer Awareness month with our upcoming Sausage Sizzle is not a co-incidence.
We now have a group of dedicated members to help at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, and at
our next meeting, we will be discussing the schedule, jobs and times in more detail.
Remember the Sausage Sizzle will be at Wallsend Bunnings on Saturday, 23rd September.
Come along, join in and chat with fellow members, cook up some snags and enjoy the day.
Lets hope there is a lot of foot traffic pass by in the warmer spring weather. We’ve had a
donation now from Coles of $50 voucher, also a very welcomed hand by IGA at East
Maitland in a generous offer to supply some of our key ingredients for the day.

In the past month, I have stayed in contact with Jean and Ray Newstead. While Ray is not
well now, the couple remain strong and supportive of HPCASG. Jean, Ray and members of
the Walka Grange Lifestyle Village have been very generous in providing our Sausage Sizzle team with six embroidered cloth aprons in time for the day as pictured. We wish to thank Ray and Jean for their unwavering support of our group. We also thank the many
supporters we have at Walka Grange Lifestyle Village who are likewise supporting Ray and

Come along to our September meeting and get involved, meet our members, and even find
further help and support over a drink after the meeting if you can.

Brendon Young
25th August 2023
0458 960 300