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SSPA NSW Annual General Meeting

September 19, 2015

Our Annual General Meeting was held at Westmead Children’s Hospital on September 19, with a modest turnout. Besides discussion on recent events and planning the year ahead, we held our election for all office bearers for 2015/16. The results were: President/Chairperson: Michael Blair Secretary: Emily Blair Treasurer: Troy Parker Sports Co-ordinator: Charli Worgan Social Co-ordinators: […]

Trivia Night – Cancelled

August 8, 2015

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the upcoming Trivia Night which was scheduled for this Saturday, 8 August due to low numbers. This was going to be our major fundraiser for the year. We will most likely be looking at some alternative fundraising event for later in the year. If possible, please support these events […]

Connected Foundation Ball – Cancelled

April 19, 2015

The ConnecTeD Foundation Fundraising Ball for 2015 has been cancelled. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the board of ConnecTeD Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s ConnecTeD Ball. They will be holding the Ball next year. When we have more details of next year’s ball, we’ll include them on the nsw.sspa.org.au website and […]

SSPA NSW BBQ Fundraiser

April 12, 2015

The SSPA NSW Branch held a BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, 12 April at Woolworths, Kings Langley Shopping Centre. We were there from 9am until 4pm, and had a reasonable turnout, but were able to raise a good amount of money to go towards this year’s convention. Thanks to all who helped out on the day and to […]

ConnecTeD Christmas Appeal

December 5, 2014

The ConnecTeD Foundation ran a Christmas appeal to raise money to support a fantastic educational program run once a year by the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Departments at the Westmead Children’s Hospital. The program has been funded by ConnecTeD for the last 2 years with more professionals wanting to attend each year to learn about the physical […]

Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 1, 2014

What is it? October was officially recognised as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” by the Little People of America (LPA) in 2009. October was chosen as the month to celebrate dwarfism as it’s the birth month of the late Billy Barty, founder of the LPA. It is now celebrated around the world, with several countries passing a resolution to officially […]

Actor Warwick Davis and Short Statured People of Australia president Meredith Young feature in Carole Lander’s book Little People: BIG LIVES

January 2, 2014

STEREOTYPES from fairytales, circus acts and the media put barriers in the way of people with dwarfism being accepted for who they are, says the president of Short Statured People of Australia. “The only thing different about us is our physical stature – there’s no intellectual, sexual or any other difference – it’s purely physical,” […]

Next Branch Meeting

December 7, 2013

We will be holding our next Branch Meeting on Saturday 7 December at the home of Michael Blair and Emily Sloane (Dee Why, Northern Beaches of Sydney). The meeting starts at 11:00am and will be followed by a BBQ lunch. For those who do not wish to partake in the Branch meeting, you are more […]

Adult’s Christmas Party

November 23, 2013

We will be holding the Adult’s Christmas Party the weekend following the Children’s Christmas Picnic. Date:  Saturday 23 November Venue: Crinitis, 291 Church Street, Parramatta Time: 6:30pm Cost:  $44.00 per person (this includes a set dinner menu). Drinks are at an additional cost. Dress: Smart Casual RSVP:  To Emily Sloane on 0478 073 010 or [email protected] by Thursday […]

Northern Region Weekend and Children’s Xmas Picnic

November 16, 2013

The SSPA NSW Branch will be holding the annual Northern Region Weekend and Children’s Xmas Picnic on Saturday 16 November. Children’s Xmas Picnic Time: 11:00am-3:00pm Where: Blackbutt Reserve, Richard Riley Reserve, Freyberg Street, New Lambton, NSW (Newcastle) What to bring: Picnic Lunch and drinks, present for Santa to give children up to the value of […]

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