Saturday, May 3, 2008

Photos from Wake Up! Photo competiion/birthing kit assembly nite 2008

Over 100 volunteers came to the Royal Newcastle Centre to assemble 1000 birthing kits to be sent to a Vietnamese Hospital
Eager volunteers all gloved up
The Floor Manager, Elaine Kwan, Over seeing all the action.
Phuong and Sibohan, overseeing the preparation.
The Wake Up! committee members with Pippa (John Hunter Hospital Arts for Health Co-ordinator)
4th and 5th year Med students performing as a band
In the foreground: Wake Up president Geordan talking to Ethics lecturer, Dr Charles Douglas.
We are also grateful that Dr Shah, Dr Stephanie Oaks and Prof Hensley(Dean of Medicine) who were able to grace the occasion as judges for our inagural photo competition.

Thank you for all the volunteers who made this event a success!

We hope to see you again next year:)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Annual General Meeting

Wake Up! AGM

We will be electing a new committee. Join us if you want to be part of this exciting group that reaches out to the world

Date: 7th May, Wednesday
Time: 6pm
Place: MSB 202, University of Newcastle

Food will be provided

Monday, February 18, 2008

welcome 1st years

Welcome to all our new members. We look forward to your participation in the exciting upcoming events for 2008.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

"Australia and Beyond" Photo Competition

Wake Up's Photo Competition/Exhibition will be combining the opening night with a Birthing Kit Assembly Night.

Date: 26 March 2008
Time: 5.30pm-8.30pm
Place: Royal Newcastle Centre, John Hunter Hospital

For more information, visit

Friday, May 18, 2007


old committee(from left to right): Jade, Annie, Mel, Mary, Michael, Geordan, Pamela, Mez. (absent: Malcom, Hans, Josie, Cathy, Mincho, Phuong) are heavy!
new committe for 2007/2008(from left): Alp, Elaine, Pamela, Jade, Geordan, Mez, Sheila, Swetha. Absent: Amanda

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Birthing Kit Night Photos courtesy of Adrian Pokorny (3rd yr med)

string and more string
production lines

our co-presidents
hardworking volunteers

having a good time

birthing kit assembly nite

2nd MDA Birthing Kit Assembly Nite
Wake-Up successfully assembled about 1200 birthing kits tonight. With the help of 70 students( med and non-med), 2 med bands, MDA and FOOD, we can now have a clear conscience(for the night). The birthing kits will be sent to Madagascar where women can now have a safe and hygenic birth.
First up entertaining the night was Julian's band, followed later by O'neil's band with Aaron on the vocals. Everyone had fun and the atmosphere was great.
Photos will be up asap( thanks to Adrian for snapping!)
till next year, watch this space....