January 07 meeting

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January 07 meeting

Postby Elizabeth Mair » Mon 18 Dec 2006 11:40 am

Our next meeting is on the 20th January at 2pm in Strathclyde University Chaplaincy Centre, John Street, Glasgow.(near George Square - see map on previous posting)

The speaker will be Pat Martin from Visibility. She will be focussing on Welfare benefits.

It would be lovely to see new people at the next meeting. Elizabeth

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Postby james mckinlay » Tue 19 Dec 2006 8:06 pm

LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE NEW PEOPLE THERE ITS SUCH A GREAT CHANCE WE HAVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER KC SUFFERERS AND IT HAS HELPED ME A GREAT DEAL.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL SEE YOU AT THE MEETING

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Postby Theresa Adamson » Sat 13 Jan 2007 12:29 am

Hi, just discovered the site, im due to move house that weekend but hopefully i'll make it to the meeting, will be interesting to meet people in the same boat as me. Out of interest how many scottish members are there? Just so i know what to expect.
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Postby james mckinlay » Sat 13 Jan 2007 9:46 am

i dont know how many members there are but there are quite a few.

the meetings are really laid back and a chance to meet other people with keratoconus.

you could email elizabeth mair she would be able to tell you more.

hope to see you there
anyways all you KC people get out there and try things you are scared to do it will amaze you the impact it has on your self esteem and confidence.

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Number of members living in Scotland

Postby Elizabeth Mair » Sun 14 Jan 2007 8:55 pm

I have over 80 people on the membership list, of people who live in Scotland.There are over 1000 members of the National Keraoconus group.Most will probably have KC or will be a family member of a person with KC, or a professional working in a hospital with eye patients.
At a Scottish group meeting we usually have about 16-18 people there.Some people come along with family members, partners or a friend. You are welcome to bring somebody along with you.Most people are from the West of Scotland( because we meet in Glasgow) but we have people who regularly come from Dunfermline and Boness and Ross sometimes manges down from near Inverness.We have all ages from age 14 upwards.
As James says we are an informal group. Everybody is really friendly. We usually have a speaker first, then time for people to talk and share with one another.We also have tea or coffee.
Hope to see you on Saturday at the Scottish group meeting.(THe Strathclyde University Chaplaincy centre is oppposite the student Union building) Elizabeth

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Postby Matthew_ » Tue 16 Jan 2007 10:52 pm

I couldn't make it last time but I should be there this time. Looking forward to it. See you there.
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Postby Theresa Adamson » Sun 21 Jan 2007 7:52 pm

Sorry i couldn't make it yesterday up to my elbows in bubble wrap and turpentine!! will defo make next one!

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We had a good meeting

Postby Elizabeth Mair » Sun 21 Jan 2007 8:40 pm

See you next time Theresa, probably in March.
We had a really good meeting. Pat Martin and Kay Walker from Visibility talked about Welfare benefits and answered our questions, then had private one to one discussions with anybody who wanted it.
There were about 20 people with there including new ones.
Those on the Scottish e-mail list should have received an e-mail with the notes that I took at the meeting.I always send my notes to everybody on the e-mail list so that they don't miss out completely, especially for the ones who have too far to travel to group meetings.

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Postby Matthew_ » Mon 22 Jan 2007 8:45 am

I am really sorry I never made it. I will I will I will make the next one! My car broke down and a whole heap of other stuff happened too. A lot of organisation obviously went into planning the meeting.
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Postby Andrew MacLean » Wed 07 Feb 2007 8:53 pm

I got Elizabeth;s eMail today about the next meeting: April 07. All things being equal I expect to be able to be there.

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