Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary held its annual general meeting at St Mary’s Hall on Thursday, when the guest speaker was Carmel Johnson from Goulburn Valley Health, who spoke on the theme, Fundraising, Friends and Fortune.August 4, 2014 3:35am
Ms Johnson also spoke about her travels in Vietnam and Laos, where she visited and helped special needs and underprivileged children in remote and impoverished villages.
Ms Johnson’s address was well received by all present.
Tatura Hospital Committee president Lyn Patullock and manager Jayne French also addressed the AGM.
Ms Patullock took the chair for the election of office bearers for 2014-15, with the following duly elected; president Heather Donaldson, first vice-president Joan Holmes, second vice-president Kaye Butler, secretary Dorothy Smith, assistant secretary Coral Reilly, treasurer Trish Warnett and trading table Kaye Butler.
Ms French thanked the auxiliary for its strong support over the past 12 months, in what ‘‘has been a busy 12 months’’.
‘‘What would we do without the ladies auxiliary,’’ she said.
‘‘Goulburn Valley Health, the hospital, staff and residents thank you for your wonderful support over the past 12 months and we look forward to the support of the executive over the next 12 months.’’
Ms French said funds raised by the auxiliary would be used to upgrade the palliative care unit in the coming year.
In her annual report, which was read by Mrs Reilly in her absence, secretary Dorothy Smith said looking back over the past 12 months, the auxiliary could be proud of its achievements.
‘‘Our membership has declined to 21 members, with an average of 12 ladies attending each meeting,’’ she said.
‘‘Our main fundraising this year came from the Christmas Hamper raffle and the Mother’s Day raffle, which raised $1738.
‘‘Purchases for the hospital and Parkvilla were a Sunbeam mixmaster, a 17 litre stainless steel stockpot, hair dryer, game console and game, oxygen concentrator and a heavy-duty Electrolux vacuum cleaner — total value $3100.’’
Mrs Smith said as in past years, the auxiliary helped out at the Hospital Fun Run, the 100-Lap Swimming Challenge and Hospital Sunday.
‘‘At Christmas we gave a box of festive food to staff at the hospital in appreciation of their commitment to the residents of the hospital and Parkvilla,’’ she said.
Mrs Smith said the auxiliary was ‘‘now becoming an ageing group’’.
‘‘But as long as we are willing and able, we will go on supporting our hospital,’’ she said.
‘‘We look forward to working with Jayne (French) and her loyal staff over the next 12 months to raise much-needed funds.’’
Afternoon tea was enjoyed after the AGM.
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