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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 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 7.8 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.

Current Life members

Honorary members

Criteria for honorary membership:

Honorary membership may be awarded by the executive committee to a person who has rendered valuable services to the Association or in recognition of conspicuous contribution to stomal therapy.

Procedure for nominating an honorary member: Nominations to be sent to the national executive using usual membership form accompanied by a submission detailing the reasons for nomination. Honorary members do not pay annual subscriptions. Honorary members are requested to sign AASTN certificates for new members. Honorary members receive: Journal Minutes of AGM Minutes of Executive Committee meetings.

Current Honorary members

  • Dr. Neville Davies QLD Accepted 1981
  • Mr. Mark Killingback NSW Accepted 1989
  • 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

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

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