MONA VALE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AGM ..... EXTRACTS FROM PRESIDENT’S REPORT 18th July 2016-2017 It has been another busy year for the Auxiliary and we have welcomed 16 new members. The Kiosk, under the day to day management of Leonie has continued to thrive Her customer service attitude has seen the Kiosk grow and her army of volunteers do a wonderful job BRU still requires a few more volunteers but those that do regular shifts there find it most rewarding. The High Tea every Thursday afternoon has moved from 2.30 to 3pm enabling more patients from both ARU and BRU to attend and they are really enjoying it. We have now started to introduce entertainment some weeks, so those that are able often singalong - dance along is a bit more difficult ! We have continued to donate funds to the ARU building facelift and it is looking much better, some work is still to be completed around the Christmas holiday period and the funds are in place to cover this. Hopefully the building will then be looking as good and as comfortable as its neighbour BRU. Our craft stalls at Pittwater Place and Avalon have been as busy as ever and the community, together with our members, have continued to keep us fully stocked with knitted, sewing and crocheted goods. On occasions our donated storage unit at Global Storage is so full we can hardly get in the door but the volunteers who look after this ensure that the stock is recorded and rotated regularly. Our sales of beanies and scarves shot upper the cooler period but we were prepared and had a good stock ready for this. Bed socks and hot water bottles are also popular. The ever popular Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Narrabeen continues to draw customers and although we have lost some of our male volunteers who have been cooking the snags for years, we have managed to recruit new helpers so the smell of sausages and onions will continue to lure the Saturday shoppers. The craft stall in the foyer of the hospital every third Friday of the month continues to flourish and the staff are attracted by the fresh baking, supplying many morning teas, lunches and even dinner. Our ever popular Fashion Parade was a hit again last October, with grateful thanks for the free use of their premises to Newport Bowling Club. This is not just a fundraising event, it is a social event attended by a wide range of members of the community We also receive donations from various local associations, e.g. Mona Vale Gardening Club, Peninsular Bridge Club and other clubs, associations and individuals in the Northern Beaches Community, for which we are most grateful. Congratulations to Yvonne Parsons who is now the Metropolitan Regional Representative on the UHA, We have a busy year ahead of us, more stalls making more money! My thanks to all the volunteers, in the kiosk, on the stalls, at the sausage sizzle, in BRU, the knitters, the bakers, the marmalade makers, fashion models, etc. you all do a fantastic job and give so much of your time and energy, with willingness and a smile My thanks to Hospital Management for their continued support during the past year as we continue to work for the good of Mona Vale Hospital. Finally my thanks to Waveney Perman our Secretary, Yvonne Parsons our Treasurer, Gail Carew and Kay Tomsett our Vice Presidents, Ann Hoy our Publicity Officer , Eileen Gordon our Public Relations Officer and all other members of the Committee and Auxiliary who work tirelessly to hold high the lamp of service for the welfare of our hospital.