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Auxiliary hosting joint luncheon

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The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary held its monthly executive meeting on Dec. 5 in the small conference room at the hospital.

Reports were received from all the directors in attendance.

Diane Glowasky reported the combined Christmas luncheon with the auxiliaries for the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres and Rainycrest, is scheduled for this Monday (Dec. 11) at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Tickets cost $20 each, which must be purchased by tomorrow (Dec. 8).

Door prizes have been donated by Lowey's Greenhouse and Market Garden.

The menu also is quite festive, and I believe Santa has expressed an interest in attending.

The Christmas 50/50 draw will take place at the luncheon, with Irene Laing stating sales are going well.

Tickets cost $2 each, which are available at the hospital gift shop or by calling Irene at 274-9560.

Monica Sus reported the “Christmas Extravaganza” held on Dec. 1 was a huge success (thank you to all who donated giftware and baking).

Next year, the plan is to continue with this type of sale (inside the gift shop) as set-up was easier and less workers were required.

There have been many compliments on the seasonal appearance of the gift shop.

The vending machines continue to do well. One machine was vandalized but it does not affect functioning of the unit.

On this note, the old fridge in the gift shop will be removed from service by the end of this month.

The “Lobby Lottery” also continues to do well and Dixie Badiuk is pleased to report she has lots of new volunteer workers.

Thank you for helping.

Linda LaRocque, meanwhile, is working to get the next newsletter out by mid-February.

If anyone has an item to submit, or photos of the auxiliary and their events, call Linda at 274-1567 or leave the article in an envelope at the gift shop for her to pick up.

All articles or special interest items are welcome.

There also is a request to provide a list of the current executive, which will be included in the newsletter.

Marnie Cumming will be trialing a mass newsletter e-mail to all those who provided their e-mail address.

If you wish to be on the e-mailing list, and have not provided your e-mail address, contact Marnie at 274-3368 to be included.

All those who do not provide an e-mail will continue to receive their newsletter in their home mailboxes.

Donna Penny continues as Sick and Visiting. Call her at 274-6406 if you know of a member who is sick, has suffered a loss, or just needs a “thinking of you.”

A new nomination committee has been established for this upcoming year,with the members being Judy Webster, Irene Laing, and Janet Lambert.

Please consider becoming a member of the executive (the auxiliary still is in need of a vice-president).

If you are unsure about holding a position, try a position as a member-at-large.

Any expressions of interest are welcome. For descriptions and duties of each position, contact any member of the executive.

Members also are invited to come and observe an executive meeting, which are held on the first Tuesday of each month except January, July, and August.

At this time, the executive would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

See you at the luncheon!

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