OUR TEAM

Lynne Taylor

Manager Lynne has had Type 1 diabetes since her first overseas trip in 1980. A Southlander originally from Mataura, Lynne has been involved with the committee of the society since 1994 and was privileged to work with Professor Sir Don Beaven for many years. Under his guidance, she has become very competent at giving talks to various community groups. She is also Chair of the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group and a member of the Integrated Diabetes Service Group.

Karen Marshall

Membership Karen is a recent addition to the team, taking on the jobs that Lee used to do such as keeping the membership database up-to-date. She has thrown her energy into organising the Friday support group, and is contacting interesting guest speakers for 2021.  The support group meets on the last Friday of each month. See our events calendar for more detail on these outings.

Chris Murray

Shop and Website Administrator  Chris’s initial job in 2013 was as Community Liaison Officer – to facilitate effective communication and networking with all community groups and like minded health service groups, societies, organisations and health providers at local, regional and national level and to create new initiatives and increase the awareness of diabetes within these communities and organisations.  Chris also takes care of the shop and online sales and is also secretary for the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group, and Administrator for Diabetes Youth Canterbury

Melissa Peters

Financial anOffice co-ordinator  Melissa started working for the society in early 2010 doing the shop/website and other office duties and remained for 6 and a half years until she left on her big OE. On her return, she became office support person helping with IT and raising funds. Her role has subsequently evolved into financial and office coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN
CALENDER OF EVENTS
Jan
29
Fri
Friday support group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A popular movie ( title to be advised)

Feb
12
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 12 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
Podiatry with Louise @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Toenail clipping service by podiatrist Louise Nixon.

$38 for a member – slightly more for a first appointment as it takes longer.

Please phone for an appointment

Feb
19
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

Feb
23
Tue
Podiatry with Louise @ Diabetes Christchurch
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Toenail clipping service by podiatrist Louise Nixon.

$38 for a member – slightly more for a first appointment as it takes longer.

Please phone for an appointment

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