Hospital Auxiliary working to repopen lobby Gift Shop

Lenore Cates

The monthly meeting of the executive for the LVGHA was held on December 7th with eight members attending. Five attended in person and three attended virtually.

Regretfully there are still some vacancies to be filled for the executive. Positions available are : Vice- President, Treasurer for 2021/ 22, Foundation Representative as well as Members at Large. Although, one new Member at large was welcomed and will be sworn in in the New Year. Happily the members are pleased to announce that the newspaper advertisement has garnered a reactivated knitter as well as one new knitter.

The in-house silent auction which ran from November 16 to 20 was deemed a success with a net profit of $224.67. The committee is now in the process of discussing other means of fund raising.

A goal for reopening the shop was discussed with a tentative reopening date prior to Christmas 2020.

Plans are in place to educate the volunteers who have agreed to work and to ascertain if there will be enough volunteers to reopen. It is now a matter of waiting for the specifics to be finalized. Look for an advertisement in the paper in the near future calling for shop volunteers.

The Gift Shop Committee has come together to organize the shop in anticipation of it’s reopening. They are pleased to announce that the have been many new donations and are looking forward to getting back into business.

Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions at this time, all luncheons are on hold until further notice.

It was decided that The Auxiliary Chair would send a Christmas message to the members outlining activities as well as sending them greetings of the season.

More Baby kits were requested by the Nurse Supervisor. More kits were made up and ready to be distributed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m. Next meeting to be held February 1 2021.