The hospital staff, in the persons of Mark Blandford and Sharon Parkes, delivered a scrumptious chocolate birthday cake to mark the Auxiliary's 35th birthday, which they share with the hospital itself. Seen cutting the cake with Mark and Sharon are IH Board Chair (an new Auxiliary member) Leah Hollins, and newly re-elected President of the VGH Auxiliary Val Smith.
Mark as Clinical Head and Sharon as Site Director both spoke about the hospital's history, progress, and capabilities. They also talked about an organization hoping to bring patients into more involvement with their abilities to get service and help.
The occasion was the Auxiliary's 35th Annual General Meeting, honouring our 4 charter members Joyce Calland, Anne Elm, Kay McQueen, and Judy Gordon. Neurosciences Manager John Leroy did a lovely job "interviewing" them and they talked about their VGH memories.
Island Health Board Chair presented the Auxiliary with a lovely award for their service.
Marilyn Elbourne, Treasurer, and Val Smith, President, were re-elected and the Directors were re-appointed for another year -- Jennifer Duggan, Barb Chalk, Candace Verners, Carolyn Haines. Margot Hogg 1st Vice, Joyce Manning 2nd Vice, and Shirley McElwee Secretary are serving another year.
An addendum to our financial statement is that an additional $1,772 was donated for the Oasis. In the statement it is include in general donations.