local club list

 

WebWhispers

Support Group / Club Listings

 

While the WebWhispers website, its Library and contacts on the List and the WW Forum will answer many needs for us, we feel it is important to have a local support group in addition to what we offer. Face to face discussions and demonstrations often answer questions in an easier to understand manner.

We suggest that you check out Whispers on the Web, our newsletter for Laryngectomees and SLPs as a help for ongoing information for your club meetings. It is published on the 1st of each month with interesting articles, stories and comments.  The professional column, VoicePoints, has articles, not only for other professionals, but offers material for teaching your group and giving you topics for your own discussions.  We suggest you ask your members to check our newsletter every month.  It can be found at:

http://webwhispers.org/library/whispers-on-the-web.asp where they may choose the current or the index for past issues.

Just going to our Home Page at webwhispers.org and looking to the lower right will give you the link.  Educate your people and let them know they are not alone.

 

Need a club - start a club

Booklet for Starting Club

If you do not have a club in your area and you need help setting up one, download and print a copy of Jane S. Del Vecchio's booklet, - a 29 page Adobe.pdf file.

Building a Successful Laryngectomee Club

 

New Voice Club of Oregon

Showing a type of booklet to use as handout to new laryngectomees, it shows members carrying on thier lives and activities. For a pdf copy, email:

Pete Meuleveld
pm4714lm@comcast.net

 

FINDING LOCAL GROUPS

 

If you cannot find a local meeting exclusively for "larynx cancer" or "head and neck" patients, try one for cancer patients of all types. Many of the treatments such as radiation or chemo have after effects that are shared by people with other kinds of cancers and the emotional support can be immeasurable.

Please check with your local ACS (American Cancer Society), doctor's office, clinic, hospital, cancer center or the VA hospital to see if they know of some support group meetings in your area. Check your Yellow Pages for Support Groups or Cancer Support. One might be listed under Lost Chord, New Voice, Nu-Voice, or Head & Neck Support.

The clubs below are listed by State and City in the US, followed by listings for Mexico, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Australia, and New Zealand.

If YOUR club is not listed, we ask that you contact us with your information so we may add your club to the list. Please send whatever information you have, a contact for the group, email address and web site if you have them. If you find other clubs, please let us know about them so we can add them to the list. Please notify Randy Lemster with this information.

 

CHECK THE IAL LISTINGS

 

The International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) has maps to find clubs.  Please look under:

Club Information by Country
Club Information by State

Click on the areas of the map to find clubs in that area.

If you have a local club and want to affiliate it with the IAL, you can fill out an IAL Club application but they will list clubs that are not members. We link to their club listings by State.

In our listings that follow, we list the locations and names of clubs that are in the IAL membership but suggest you go directly to the IAL download for complete information.


 

CLUB LISTINGS  USA

 

ALABAMA - IAL AL Listing

Anniston - Northeast Alabama RMC; Joni Russ, SLP, jruss@hvps.com

Birmingham - Kirklin Clinic/UAB Head & Neck Cancer Support Group (not presently active); Pat Sanders, pat@choralmusic.com

Birmingham - VA Hospital; Check with SLP in Head & Neck Department

Montgomery - See IAL List - The Montgomery Laryngectomee Association

Tuscaloosa - VA Hospital

 

ALASKA IAL AK Listing

 

ARIZONA IAL AZ Listing

Phoenix – See IAL List -Speak Easy of Phoenix

Lake Havasu City – See IAL List – Chatter-Boxers

Tucson – See IAL List – Tucson Nu-Voice Club

 

ARKANSAS - IAL AR Listing

Fayetteville - ? - Northwest Arkansas Lost Chord Club

Little Rock - See IAL List - Lost Chord Club of Central Arkansas

 

CALIFORNIA - IAL CA Listing

California Regional - See IAL List - CA Association of Laryngectomees

Campbell –See IAL List – The Lost Chord Club of Santa Clara

Los Angeles - USC Laryngectomee Group -meeting quarterly

3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am-12 pm
1520 San Pablo Street, 4th flr, Waiting Area, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact: James Pazak - email: james.pazak@health.usc.edu

Marin County –See IAL List– New Voice Club of Marin

Oakland – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Northern California

Orange County– See IAL List – Orange County Lost Chord Club

Riverside – See IAL List – Inland Empire Nu-Voices

Sacramento – See IAL List – 49er Lost Chord Club

San Diego – See IAL List – New Voice Club of San Diego

No longer meets there 9/4/2014

San Francisco – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of San Francisco

San Luis Obispo – See IAL List – SPEAK EZ’n SLO

San Mateo – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of San Mateo County

Santa Rosa - See IAL List - Ny Voice Club of Santa Rosa

Stockton – See IAL List – Look Who’s Talking

Thousand Oaks - See IAL List - The Laryngectomee Connection

 

COLORADO - IAL CO Listing

Denver –?- Metro Laryngectomee Club, Patrick Nash, dptydawg43@msn.com

 

CONNECTICUT - IAL CT Listing

Danbury – See IAL List – Danbury New Voices Club

New Britain – See IAL List –

New Haven – See IAL List – The Lost Chord Club of New Haven

Norwich – See IAL List – Tri County New Voice Club

 

DELAWARE IAL DE Listing

Newark – See IAL List – Blue Hen Speak Easy

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Washington, DC

District of Columbia - See IAL List - DC Laryngectomee Club

 

FLORIDA - IAL FL Listing

Cocoa Beach – See IAL List – Space Coast New Voice Club

Daytona Beach – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Daytona Beach

FLA Regional - See IAL List - Florida Laryngectomee Assn.

 

Jacksonville - First Coast Laryngectomee Club

Meets Quarterly, 3rd Fri at 12 PM

• Provides caring support for laryngectomy patients pre and post-surgery including hospital visits. Meetings focus on laryngectomy recovery, speech rehabilitation and related challenges

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Vincent Stabile Bldg N, Room 417 (One time a year - January )

Spouses, Friends, Doctors and Staff are welcome.

UF Health (formerly Shands) (Apr, July, Oct)

Ginny Huffman, 904-247-7944 gimmegirl@bellsouth.net

Brad Russell, 904-553-2945 bradr@pobox.com

James Sparks, 904-504-0263 Tmn0794@att.net

Please join us. We can be reached 24/7.

FCLary.org

 

Ocala – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of Ocala

Orlando - See IAL List - Greater Orlando Laryngectomy Club

Panama City – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Panama City

Pasco - See IAL List - Pasco Laryngectomee Club

Sebring – See IAL List – Ridge Area Nu-Voice Club #2

South Florida - See IAL List - New Voice Club of South FL

St. Pete - Clearwater – See IAL List – Suncoast New Voice Club

Stuart – See IAL List – Treasure Coast Nu-Voice Club #25

Tampa Bay– See IAL List – Chatterbox Club of Tampa Bay

Vero Beach – See IAL List – Indian River Laryngectomee Club

 

GEORGIA - IAL GA Listing 

Athens –?– Athens Area Laryngectomee Club

Atlanta – See IAL List – Greater Atlanta Voice Masters

Augusta – See IAL List - Chatterboxes (closed out Dec 2013)

 

HAWAII -IAL HI Listing

Honolulu – See IAL List –

 

IDAHO - IAL ID LIST

 

ILLINOIS - IAL IL Listing

Chicago - Lary's Speakeasy At St. Xavier University
3700 West 103 Rd. St., Chicago, ILL
Meetings on third/forth Tuesday of each month at 9 AM. in clinic of Pacelli Hall

Contact: Louis Trammell louis.trammell@live.com

Chicago - See IAL List - Talk Again

Evanston – See IAL List – North Shore Lost Chord Club

Maywood –?– Loyola New Voice Club

Normal – See IAL List - New Voice Club of Central Illinois

Oak Forest – See IAL List – Second Voice Association of Oak Forest

Park Ridge – See IAL List – Lutheran General Laryngectomee Club

Peoria –?– New Voice Club of Peoria

Rockford – See IAL List – Rockford Nu-Voice Club

INDIANA - IAL IN Listing

Indianapolis is WebWhispers home base

Indianapolis – See IAL List – Hoosier Anamilo Club

Lafayette – See IAL List – Tippecanoe Lost Chord Club

South Bend – See IAL List – Michiana Nu Tones Club

IOWA -IAL IA Listing

Clinton – See IAL List – Notwithoutavoice Club

Des Moines – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Central Iowa

Sioux City – See IAL List – The Lost Chord Club

KANSAS - IAL KS Listing

Topeka – See IAL List – Meadowlark New Voice Club

Wichita – See IAL List – Laryngectomee, Oral and Throat Cancer Support

Joplin, MO - See IAL KS List- Tri-State Nu Voices Club

KENTUCKY - IAL KY Listing

Fort Thomas –? – The Chordless Club

Hopkinsville – See IAL List – Second Voice Club of Western Kentucky

Lexington – See IAL List – Blue Grass Lost Chord Club

Louisville – See IAL List – Kentuckiana Lost Chord Club

LOUISIANA - IAL LA Listing

Alexandria – See IAL List – CenLa New Voice Club

Baton Rouge – See IAL List – The Greater Baton Rouge New Voice Club

Lafayette –? – La Nouvelle Voix Acadienne Club

New Orleans -?- Crescent City New Voice Club,

Shreveport – See IAL List – North West Louisiana New Voice Club

West Monroe – See IAL List – Northeast Louisiana New Voice Club

MAINE - IAL ME Listing

Portland – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of Portland

MARYLAND - IAL MD Listing

Baltimore - Greater Baltimore Medical Center Laryngectomy Interest Group
Contacts: Katie Dietrich-Burns, Stephanie Farrell, Barbara Messing, SLP’s @ 443-849-2087 .NOTE: Ask Operator for above SLP’s.

Baltimore – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Maryland

Gambrils – See IAL List – Southern Maryland Nu-Voice Club

La Plata – See IAL List – Randall W. King New Voice Club of La Plata

Silver Spring – See IAL List – Laryngectomee club of Montgomery County

MASSACHUSETTS - IAL MA Listing

Boston – See IAL List – Boston Cured Cancer Club for Laryngectomees

Salem - See IAL List - North Shore Laryngectomy Group

Springfield – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Pioneer Valley

MICHIGAN - IAL MI Listing

Ann Arbor – Head & Neck Oncology Support Group,

Theresa Lyden (743) 763-4003

Detroit – See IAL List –Anamilo Club of Detroit

Kalamazoo – See IAL List – Kalamazoo Speak Easy Club

MINNESOTA - IAL MN Listing

Duluth – See IAL List – Vocalizers Club of Duluth

Minneapolis – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Hennepin County

St. Cloud – See IAL List – Miracle Voices of Central MN

St. Paul – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of St. Paul Area

MISSISSIPPI - IAL MS Listing

Biloxi– See IAL List – Mississippi Gulf Coast Nu-Voice Club

Tupelo - See IAL List - Northeast MS Lost Chord

MISSOURI - IAL MO Listing

Joplin – See IAL List - Tri-State Nu-Voice Club

Kansas City – See IAL List – Heart of America Nu Voice Club

St. Louis – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of St. Louis

MONTANAIAL MT Listing

Kalispell – See IAL List – Silent Partners of Montana

NEBRASKA - IAL NE Listing

Lincoln – See IAL List – Lincoln Laryngectomee Club

9/4/14, I reeived this information for them:

Polly Ubben
CHI Health, St. Elizabeth's
555 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68510

pubben@stez.org

Correct telephone info is: (402) 219-8710

They do NOT have a meeting time scheduled. It is a mentoring program on an as needed basis. They do provide loaners when available.

 

NEVADAIAL NV Listing

Las Vegas –See IAL List -Still Talking Voice Club of Las Vegas

email, rlemster2@cox.net  website, www.stilltalkingvoiceclub.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE - IAL NH Listing

Goffstown – See IAL list - New Voice Club of New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY - IAL NJ Listing

Denville – See IAL List – Tri-County Laryngectomee Support Group

Hackensack – See IAL List -Bergen County Laryngectomee Club,

Valerie Collins, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, (201)

585-1742, collins1530@aol.com

Newark- See IAL List- Silent Knights

Princeton – Central Jersey Laryngectomee Club -

contact Amy Heffron,SLP aheffern@mac.com

Raritan–See IAL List - Miracle Voice Clubhttp://somersetmiraclevoiceclub.org

Redbank - See IAL List - Garden State Nu Voice Club

South Jersey– See IAL List – South Jersey Nu-Voice Club

Toms River - See IAL List- Ocean County Nu-Voice

Wayne - See IAL List- Lost Cords of NJ

West Orange- See IAL List- North Jersey Nu Voices

NEW MEXICO - IAL NM Listing

Albuquerque - Bridget Guenther, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bridget.Guenther@va.gov

NEW YORK - IAL NY Listing

Brookhaven – See IAL List – PROPS New Voice Club of Brookhaven

Brooklyn – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of Brooklyn, NY

Buffalo – See IAL List – New Voice Club of the Niagara Frontier.

Jamestown - See IAL List - Chautauque County Lost Chord

New York – See IAL List – Nu-Voices Club of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Plainview – See IAL List – Anamilo Speech Club of Nassau County

Queens – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of Queens.

Queensbury – See IAL List – Adirondack Mountain New Voice Club

Rochester – See IAL List – R. James Christie Lost Chord Club

Schenectady – See IAL List – Schenectady New Voice Club

Suffern – See IAL List – Rockland County Lost Chord Club

Utica -  St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 2209 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501,
Sara Willis, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Gordon Reitema, M.S., CCC-SLP  

315-734-4475, 2nd Thursday, monthly, 12 -1

 

NORTH CAROLINA - IAL NC Listing

Ashville – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Western North Carolina

Chapel Hill – See IAL List – UNC Nu Voice Club

Durham - Laryngectomee Living Club
Duke University Medical Center
201 Trent Dr., Durham, NC 27710
Contact Jamie Walker at 919-681-9778 for details, location and time of quarterly meetings.

Greenville – See IAL List – Eastern North Carolina Nu-Voice Club

Hickory – See IAL List – Nu Voice Club of the Unifour Area

Jacksonville - See IAL List - North Carolina Straight Talkers

Norwood – See IAL List – Metrolina Laryngectomee Support Group

Raleigh – Laryngectomy Support Group

Meets in a meeting room at the Medical Center. For more info:

Hilary Bartholomew, M.S.
Duke University Medical Center
Speech Pathology Clinic 1-F
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Raleigh NC 27710

Telephone (919) 681-9778

(9/2/14 - next meeting 9/24/14)

Winston-Salem – See IAL List – Western Piedmont Speak Easy

President - BJ Elmore - bjelmore88@gmail.com
Vice President - Tom Herring - tomherring@embarqmail.com
Secretary - Phyllis Sherrill - phyllis.sherrill@ipaper.com
Treasury - Sandy League - swl4009@aol.com

 

NORTH DAKOTA - IAL ND Listing

Fargo/Grand Forks – See IAL List – Red River Nu-Voice Club

OHIO - IAL OH Listing

Canton – See IAL List – Faber DrukenBrod New Voice Club

Cincinnati –?– Lost Chord Club of Greater Cincinnati

Cleveland – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club West Cleveland

Cleveland – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club East Cleveland

Columbus –?– Columbus Lost Chord Club

Marietta –?– Voices of the Ohio Valley

Toledo –?– The Laryngectomee Club of Toledo

Youngstown –See IAL List- Mahoning Valley New Voice Club

OKLAHOMA - IAL OK Listing

Oklahoma City – See IAL List – Sooner Nu-Voice Club.

Joplin, MO -See IAL List - Tri-State Nu-Voice Club

OREGON - IAL OR Listing

Portland – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Oregon

PENNSYLVANIA - IAL PA Listing

Erie – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Erie

Greenville –See IAL List- Tri County Voice Masters Lost Chord Club

Lancaster – See IAL List- Red Rose Nu Voice Club

Monroeville - (near Pittsburgh) Forbes Hospital group meets on first Tuesday of each month at 7P.M. Contact Nancy Feineigle at:

nfeineigle@yahoo.com

Norristown – See IAL List – Let’s Talk Club

Philadelphia – See IAL List – Speak-Eezy Club of the Delaware Valley

Philadelphia Center - See IAL List - Center City Nu Voice Club

Wilkes-Barre –?– New Voice Club of Northeast Pennsylvania

RHODE ISLAND - IAL RI Listing

SOUTH CAROLINA - IAL SC Listing

Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg.

Charleston –?– New Voice Club of Charleston

Columbia – See IAL List – New Greater Columbia (SC) Lost Chord Club

Greenville – See IAL List – Greater Greenville Laryngectomee Club

Spartanburg -?– Nu Voice Club of Spartanburg SC

SOUTH DAKOTA - IAL SD Listing

Sioux Falls –?– Sioux Falls Nu-Voice Club

TENNESSEE - IAL TN Listing

Bristol - See IAL List - Tri-City Nu-Voice Club

Chattanooga – See IAL List – Chattanooga Lost Chord Club

Knoxville – See IAL List – Nu-Voice Club of Knoxville

Memphis – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Memphis

Nashville – See IAL List – New Voice Club of Middle Tennessee

TEXAS - IAL TX Listing

Amarillo – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Amarillo

Brazos Valley - See IAL List - Brazos Valley Lost Cord Club

Dallas – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Dallas

El Paso –?– Re-Speak Lost Chord Club

Fort Worth – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Tarrant County

Houston – See IAL List – The Houston Lost Chord Club

Longview –?– Chatterboxes Too

Lubbock -See IAL List - Lubbock New Voice Club

San Angelo - See IAL List - Concho Valley Lost Chord Club

San Antonio - See IAL List - Lost Chord Club of San Antonio

Spring – See IAL List - Whispers Lost Chord of Spring

Texas Regional - See IAL List - Texas Laryngectomee Asso.

Tyler –?– Chatterboxes - Tyler

West Texas Rehab Center- See IAL List - West Tx Rehab Center

UTAH - IAL UT Listing

 

VERMONT - IAL VT Listing

Bristol – See IAL List – Bud’s New Voices

VIRGINIA - IAL VA Listing

Bristol – No information? – Tri City Nu Voice Club

Danville – See IAL List – Lost Chord Club of Piedmont Virginia

Emporia - See IAL List - Lake County Lost Chord Club

Newport News - See IAL List - Peninsula Lost Chord Club

Norfolk – See IAL List – Tidewater Lost Chord Club

Roanoke – See IAL List – Lost Chords Club of Southwestern Virginia

Vienna – See IAL List –

Meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Free speech therapy begins at 9:30 AM, general meeting starts at 10:30AM. If you are interested in therapy, please call me at 703-281-7745 so that I will be there at 9:30.

Zilpha T. Bosone, Ph.D., Speech Pathologist, Retired] 9/5/2009

WASHINGTON - IAL WA Listing

Kennewick - See IAL List - Southwestern WA Laryngectomee Club

Seattle –?– Seattle Laryngectomee Club

WEST VIRGINIA - IAL WV Listing

Charleston – See IAL List – Central West Virginia Lost Chords Club

Parkersburg – See IAL List – Voices Of The Ohio Valley

WISCONSIN - IAL WI Listing

Brookfield - See IAL List - Waukesha County New Voice Club

Green Bay – See IAL List – Green Bay Lost Chord Club

Milwaukee – See IAL List – Milwaukee Club for Laryngectomees

Stevens Point –?– North Central Wisconsin Laryngectomee Club

WYOMING -IAL WY Listing

 

 

 



OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Canada

 

Toronto

Laryngectomy Support & Information Program

Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook

105 Wellness Way, Toronto     416-480-4440

For 2014-15 meetings are 10

10 AM - 12 Noon on the first Thursday of each month held.

Please note there are no groups in Jan, July, Aug & Sep.

 

 


 

Philippines

President of the New Vois Association of the Philippines Inc.

emer rojas <emerjapan@yahoo.com>

Mobile: 0922-8922850
Wireless Landline: 02 6644334

Please join our advocacy fb:

www.facebook.com/nvapinc or

www.facebook.com/newvoisassociation

 

 

 


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IAL International Club Map

 

For our friends in Mexico:

ASOCIACION MEXICANA DE LARINGECTOMIZADOS IAP, Fco. P. Miranda 177 col. Lomas de Plateros, C.P. 01480 Mexico D. F.; Phone/fax: 5660 2621;

For our friends in Canada:

There are laryngectomee clubs in the following Canadian cities:

Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton; British Columbia: Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria; Manitoba: Winnipeg; Ontario: Essex, London, Ottawa*, St. Catherines, Toronto, Woodstock; Quebec: Montreal; Saskatchewan: Saskatoon.

French Language Laryngectomy Information: You can get literature from Quebecoise des Laryngectomises, 5565 Sherbrooke St., Montreal, Quebec - phone 514-259-5113. The current contact in Montreal is Johanne Drainville.

For our friends in the UK:

1. British Association of Cancer United Patients (BACUP), 3 Bath Place, Rivington Street, LONDON EC2A 3JR, Tel 0800 181199 (Free): (Provides advice and information about all aspects of cancer and emotional support for patients and their families.)

2. NALCUK REMOVED

3. Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, 15-19 Britten Street, LONDON SW3 3TZ, Tel 0171-351 7811: (Provides home care nursing and funds posts at National Health Service Hospitals in the UK.)

4. Cancer Aftercare and Rehabilitation Society (CARE), 21 Zetland Road, Redland, BRISTOL BS6 7AH, Tel 0117 942 7419, 0117 923 2302: (Provides emotional support and practical help through support groups around the country. Telephone and one-to-one counseling, telephone link service, holiday accommodation and information on other charities and cancer related organizations.)

5. The Ulster Cancer Foundation, 40-42 Eglantine Avenue, BELFAST BT9 6DX, Northern Ireland, Helpline 01232 663439: (Funds cancer research in NI universities and hospitals, screening programmes for women, information helpline, information resource centre, public and professional education.)

6. Tak Tent Cancer Support - Scotland, G Block, Western Infirmary, GLASGOW G11 6NT, Tel 0141 334 6699: (Information on all aspects of cancer, practical and emotional support for patients and families. 18 support groups throughout Scotland.)

7. Tenovus Cancer Information Centre, 142 Whitchurch Road, CARDIFF CF4 3JN, Helpline 01222 691998: (Provides an information sevice on all aspects of cancer and practical and emotional support for patients and families. Operates a mobile screening unit, drop-in centre, support group and cancer helpline.)

8. TALK. N.E.,based in the North East of England, Great Britain.

Meetings: third Tuesday of every month (no meeting in August)12 noon. Royal British Legion Club,West Jesmond Avenue, New Castle Upon Tyne.

From: Robert Carey <gatesheadbob2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: March 20, 2010

 

There are "Laryngectomee Clubs" in the following cities/towns in the UK. If you need a contact at one of them, inquire at the NALC Web Site. Hope this listing is at least semi-current!!

England:

Amersham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Barnet, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bristol, Burton-on-Trent, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chertsy, Chesterfield, Coventry, Croydon, Darlington, Derby, Dorchester, Dudley, East Dorset, Farnborough (Kent), Frimley, Grimsby, Gosport, Harlow, Harrow, Hastings, Hereford, Horsham/Worthing, Hull, Ipswich, Irlam, Isle of Wight, Isleworth, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Liverpool-Royal, Liverpool-Walton, London-Borough, London-Camden/Islington, London-King's Cross, London-Lewisham, London-Leytonstone, London-Tooting, Luton, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield (Nottinghamshire), Milton-Keynes, Newcaste-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, Northhampton, Notts, Oldham, Oxford, Poole, Prescot (Merseyside), Preston, Romford, Salisbury, Shropshire, Slough, Southmead, South Shields, Stafford, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swindon, T.A.L.K. (Northeast England), Torquay, Truro, Walsall, Wigan, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Yarmouth, and York; Ireland: Belfast, Dublin; Wales: Caermarthen, Cwmbran, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhyl; Scotland: Aberdeen, Bangour, Edinburgh, Glasgow-Puffin (Gartnavel), Glasgow-Royal, Glasgow-Stobhill, Glasgow-Victoria, Hamilton, Kirkaldy, Kilmarnock, Paisley.

For our friends in Ireland:

The Irish Laryngectomy Association, 5 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland, Tel (01) 668 1855: (Self-help group for pre and post operative laryngectomy patients.) Email: admin@irishcancer.ie;

For our friends in Germany:

The Federal Association of Laryngectomees (Bundesverbandes der Kehlkopflochen e.V.), Artur Mehring - Bundesvorsitzender - Obererle 65 D-45897 Gelsenkirchen, Telefon: 49 209 592282, Telefax: 49 209 597748. Web Site contains much useful data and additional points of contact for about 75 laryngectomee clubs in the various German Laender (States). One German laryngectomee club (in Essen) has a very fine Web Site (in German, of course) - well worth visiting at Ortsverein Essen e.V. Point of contact at this Essen Club is Hans Fischer, Vorsitzender, Ludgerusstraße 2, 45239 Essen, Tel. /Fax (0201) 49 51 14.

For our friends in Switzerland:

The Union of Swiss Laryngectomee Clubs
Sekretariat: 18, ch. de la Piscine, CH-1021 Renens, Switzerland; Tel. & Fax: + 41 (0) 21 635 65 61. Die Union Schweizerischer Kehlkopflosenvereinigung ist eine Selbsthilfeorganisation welche Menschen vereinigt, die kehlkopflos sind. Wir vermitteln nebst unseren Erfahrungen auch alle nötigen Hilfsmittel. Kontact: Adrian Hüppi, Langfurren 14, CH-8057 Zürich Email: admin@kehlkopfoperiert.ch

For our Friends in Austria:

Verein der Kehlkopflosen Oesterreichs - Landesverein Steiermark : Point of contact is: Obmann: Julian Kanitsch, Roetzstr. 10, 8794 Vordenberg; Tel: 03849/847; Email at office@kehlkopflos.at. The association currently holds quarterly meetings at Gasthof Lackner in Leoben.

For our friends in the Netherlands:

de Nederlandse stichting voor gelaryngectomeerden' The address is: P.O. Box 13, 3500AA Utrecht; Tel/Fax Number: (0)30-232-1483. The foundation sells products for laryngectomees and publishes a monthly magazine, called 'de tweede stem' (The Second Voice). The foundation has local clubs in the following cities/towns: The Hague, Deventer, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Vught, Montfoort, Hoensbroek, Heerhugowaard, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Zieuwent, Rotterdam, Venlo, Bergen and Zoom.

For our friends in Denmark:

Dansk Landsforeningen for Laryngectomerede, Otterup, Bent Lassen, Telephone: 45-3526-4045, Fax: 45-3526-8045. (There are about 12 local clubs in Denmark also.)

For our friends in Norway:

NLFL - Norsk landsforening for laryngectomerte (Norwegian Association of Laryngectomees). The address is: NLFL, Postboks 4 Sentrum, 0101 Oslo, Norway ; Tel.: (+47) 22 20 03 9. NLFL have regional groups in Oslo, South-Western Norway (Stavanger), Hordaland/Sogn og Fjordane (Bergen), Midt-Norge (Trondheim) and Northern-Norge. The Norwegian Association has its own magazine/newsletter NLFL-nytt. Contact the NLFL by e-mail at: post@nlfl.no 

For our friends in Australia and New Zealand:

Australia: Brisbane (Q), Innaloo, Perth (WA), Hobart (TAS), Richmond (NSW), Victoria, Sale (VIC), Adelaide, Warradale (SA); New Zealand: Auckland.

Other International IAL-Affiliated Clubs: INDIA - New Delhi; ISRAEL - Tel Aviv; JAMAICA - Kingston; JAPAN- Tokyo; PANAMA - Panama City; PAKISTAN - Sind-Karachi; SINGAPORE - Singapore; TAIWAN - Taipei; URUGUAY - Montevideo; VENEZUELA - Caracas.


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