MHC Auxiliary News – Jan 15-14

Happy New Year!

The MHC Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for the support we received in our annual Christmas cookie walk and Memory Tree ornament sale. The cookie walk on November 30 was held the same day as the Christmas Fair, which we participated in to sell our stained glass ornaments. Although we weren’t as busy as we would have liked, we did quite well at both events. Thank you to Debbie Heise, June McConnell and Sue Lafreniere for organizing the cookie walk and to everyone for your contributions and purchases.

We would also like to thank June and Carmelita Generoux for helping in the sale of the Memory Tree ornaments.

A presentation of $11,000 was made to Manitoulin Health Centre CEO Derek Graham at our Christmas dinner held at the Anchor Inn Hotel on December 5. This will assist in the purchase of two holters and two automated blood pressure monitors for use in the diagnostic imaging department. The funds were derived from the support we received to our cash raffle last summer and proceeds from our ongoing HELLP break open ticket fundraising at the hospital tuck shop.

Our annual casserole dinner returns to a pre spring date. Make a date to attend with your special Valentine February 14 at the Little Current United Church. Sue Lafreniere will be calling members for assistance and a your special dish. You may call Sue to offer your support, 705-368-2336. Tickets are available from Sue, June McConnell, 705-368-3654, barber Doug and Marilee Hore, 705-368-2547, as well as auxiliary members.

Your financial support to our Auxiliary Memorial Fund has allowed us to make a further donation to the hospital board’s ongoing bed replacement program. We plan to make this presentation at the casserole dinner.

Book sales will begin again in early February. Watch The Expositor for upcoming dates.

Thank you to Laila Kiviaho, Glorea Myronuk and Wilma Langel for this continuing service throughout the fall and winter months and during the Farmers’ Market season.

New members are always welcome to help in our work to raise funds to enable us to provide for the comfort of the hospital patients, to support the needs of the hospital staff where possible and to assist the board in their funding efforts. We are having a membership drive during the next few months. Look for our membership application flyers that will be in the hospital and health clinic waiting areas.

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