Exciting times at the hospital

Submitted by
Lenore Cates

The regular executive meeting for the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary was held on Nov. 5 in the third floor meeting room at the hospital.

Past president Judy Webster presided and 12 members were in attendance.

Exciting times are happening at the hospital!

A lobby sale is planned for Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This is always a fun-filled event with crafts tables, bake tables and a general festive atmosphere.

It is hoped that everyone can find the time to attend.

The shop is gearing up for the holiday season as well. Currently, it features Curvy Chick’s Popup Shop. There is a sale on knitted slippers BOGO.

As the holiday season nears there will be more festive activities in the shop.

All of these are in the planning stage and will be finalized in the near future. Come on down and check things out!

The Christmas luncheon is on track. It will be held at the Knox United church on Dec. 9 at noon.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the shop, Pharmasave, and Shoppers Drug Mart. Convener Diane Glowasky is planning a fun time which includes games and prizes.

The auxiliary’s fall tea was deemed a success although attendance was down this year.

A few recommendations concerning the number of volunteers and miscommunication involving the bake table and baking for the tea were discussed.

Hopefully, this will remedy the situation next year.

Long-time member Mary Jane Pearson was unable to convene the event this year.

The members would like to thank Joy Lockman for stepping in to fill the vacancy.

They would also like to thank Mary Jane for her years of dedicated service.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers as well as this event could not be held without your help.

The Foundation representative reported that the “Black and White Gala” was a sold-out affair and the costs were met for the laboratory equipment. Riverside has received a three-year accreditation with a commendation score of 98.6.

Meanwhile, the auxiliary is currently without a president. This position was left vacant when Shirley Scofield relocated.

Linda Booth has kindly agreed to fill in for three months. The club is also lacking a vice-president and a publicity chairperson–although one of the members is currently considering this position.

Michael Graham is currently filling the vending machines. Diane Noonan is doing the ordering for the shop.

However, backup persons for these two positions are badly needed. Volunteers gladly accepted.
“Lobby Lottery” sales are doing well.

Due to the cold weather and the drafts from the opening of the doors, it has been decided to move the ticket booth to a different area of the lobby for the comfort of the volunteers.

Donna Penney reported that sympathy and get-well cards have been sent to those in need.

Judy Webster reported that 11 more baby kits have been distributed.

A discussion was held regarding outdated policy and procedure manuals.

Executives and chairpersons have been asked to review their job descriptions, policies and guidelines in order to update the manuals and to present them at the next meeting.

Because some members of the executive have a conflict with the meetings being held on the first Tuesday of the month, a motion was made to move to the first Monday of the month.

All were in agreement and the motion was carried.

The next meeting will be held on Dec. 2.