The May Newsletter of the Otago Ostomy Society is available for downloading and you can check on the Events Tab  for details of the AGM on 27 May.

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The Archie Vinitsky Awards 2017 Recipient

Mr Barry Maughan

Back in 1962, when the network of ostomy support groups was first organised in the United States there was a quiet unassuming. man who was one of the pioneer leaders of this ostomy mutual aid and peer support movement.   This same man was also one of the founding fathers of the International Ostomy Association .   His name was Archie Vinitsky.

As a tribute to the achievements of  Archie, the International Ostomy Association established an award which bears his name.   This award is presented preiodically to a person whom the world wide community of national ostomy associations believes has done an outstanding job on their behalf

At the Regional Meeting of the Asia South Pacific Association held in Seoul 31 March - 1 April the Archie Vinitsky Award for 2017 was presented to Barry Maughan.

The Executive of the FNZOS extend their congratulations to Barry on receipt of this well deserved honour.

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Please click here to download the full citation




The Western Bay of Plenty Ostomy Society's May Newsletter is available for downloading
and a reminder their AGM is being held 20 May at the Cancer Rooms,111 Cameron Road, Tauranga

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