The executive meeting for the La Verendye Hospital Auxiliary was held Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the hospital boardroom.
Plans are well in hand for the fall tea and bake sale, which will be held this Saturday (Oct. 14) from 2-4 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.
There also will be a cookie walk, penny table, and raffle.
As well, there will be a membership table so people can renew their memberships (new members also are welcome to join).
Auxiliary president Judy Webster advised that the 2018 Joint Auxiliary conference will be held April 20-21 in Thunder Bay.
The fall meeting will be held by teleconference on Oct. 17.
Meanwhile, plans are underway for a “Lobby Christmas Sale” to be held in the auxiliary gift shop at La Verendrye Hospital on Dec. 1.
Shop manager Monica Sus will be looking for donations of baking, crafts, and good used Christmas items.
She advised that baking can be dropped off at the shop anytime after 9 a.m. on that day.
It was recommended the shop fridge be disposed of and that a new one be purchased.
Diane Glowasky volunteered to investigate this item.
Glowasky, who is the auxiliary's social director, also advised the annual Christmas luncheon will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Tickets for this event cost $20 each, which will be available at all of the usual locations.
The Rainycrest, Emo, and Rainy River auxiliaries also will be invited to participate in the festivities.
In other news, Patient Services requires knitted slippers for men, women, and children.
Wool can be picked up at the shop for auxiliary members wishing to do knitting.
Dixie Badiuk reported the “Lobby Lottery” is going well.
The desk has been relocated to the shop so people can be more comfortable while selling tickets.
Irene Laing advised that 50/50 tickets are being printed and will be available for sale at the fall tea.
The draw will be made at the Christmas luncheon.
Some 3,000 tickets will be printed, which will cost $2 each.
A discussion also was held on updating the look of the auxiliary by wearing vests instead of smocks.
Joy Lockman will look into this matter.