Life & Honorary Members

Criteria for Life Membership:

Life membership may be awarded by the executive committee to a Full Member in recognition of conspicuous contribution to, and eminence in, the field of Stomal Therapy Nursing.

Procedure for nominating Life Members: Nominations to be sent to the National Executive using the usual membership form accompanied by a submission detailing the reasons for nomination. Life Members retain all rights and responsibilities of a Full Member as stated in 16.5 of the Constitution.

N.B. Although this honour is sometimes received as a surprise, the Executive recommends that the member be approached to see if they want to accept this honour.

Life Members

Mrs Meryl Barrett, VIC

Accepted 1985

Elinor (Elle) Kyte, VIC

Accepted 1985

Taken 1969  (Left to Right) Sir Edward Reginald Hughes, Elizabeth (Robbie) Debney (RN), Elinor Kyte

Mrs Mary Jo Kroeber A.M. 2004, WA

Accepted 1988

Mrs Lena Stillman, QLD ( Deceased)

Accepted 1993

Mrs Heather Hill A.M., NSW

Accepted 1996

Sr Mary Kelly O.A.M. 2011, WA (deceased)

Accepted 1997

Mrs Patricia Blackley, SA (deceased)

Accepted 1998

Mrs Helen Simcock, WA

Accepted 1999

Miss Zoe Johns, TAS

Accepted 2000

Mrs Cynthia Smyth, QLD

Accepted 2005

Dr Julia Thompson, NSW

Accepted 2007

Miss Susan Dunne, NSW

Accepted 2011

Ms Lorrie Gray, WA

Accepted 2012

Brenda Sando, QLD

Accepted 2012

Mrs Merle Boeree, SA (deceased)

Accepted 2013

Elizabeth English, SA

Accepted 2015

Dr Keryln Carville, WA

Accepted 2015

Pat Walls, Qld

Accepted 2015

Ms Rosalind Probert, QLD

Accepted 2017

Miss Lesley Everingham, NSW

Accepted 2017

Elaine Lambie, QLD

Accepted 2017

William (Bill) Tyrrell, NSW

Accepted 2019

Mrs Carol Stott, NSW

Accepted 2019

Sue Delanty, TAS

Accepted 2021

Helen Nodrum, VIC

Accepted 2021

Mrs Wendy Samson, VIC

Accepted 2022

Honorary Members

Criteria for Honorary Membership:

Honorary Membership may be awarded by the AASTN Executive Committee to a person who has rendered valuable services to the Association or in recognition of conspicuous contribution to Stomal Therapy Nursing.

Procedure for nominating an Honorary Member: Nominations to be sent to the AASTN National Executive using usual membership form accompanied by a submission detailing the reasons for nomination. Honorary Members do not pay annual subscriptions. 

Current Honorary Members

      • Dr. John Herron QLD Accepted 1990
      • Dr. A D Campbell QLD Accepted 1992
      • Prof. Lesley Bokey NSW Accepted 1996
      • Mr. Russell Stitz QLD Accepted 1999

Previous Honorary Members

    • Dr. Fred Leditsche (resigned 1999) QLD Accepted 1990
    • Prof. Sir E S R Hughes (deceased 1998) VIC Accepted 1977
    • Mr. David Failes (deceased 2014) NSW Accepted 1989
    • Dr. Neville Davies QLD Accepted 1981
    • Mr. Mark Killingback NSW Accepted 1989

The AASTN does not have any limit on how many Honorary Members there are in the Association.