AVH Auxiliary Holds 62nd Annual Meeting—Donates $25,000 to AVH

The Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary held its 62nd Annual Meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019, with a luncheon at the Town & Country Inn and Resort.  AVH Auxiliary President Linda Morris welcomed over 35 members and introduced special guests.  The meeting came to order with the reading of the October 2018 Annual Meeting minutes.  The membership reviewed the Treasurer’s Report, Gift Shop Report, and the 2019/2020 budget.  A moment of silence was observed, a candle was lit, and President Morris shared words on the great contributions made by John Morris, Annemarie Platt, and Noella Bartoli, all Auxilians and volunteers, who passed away this year.

Linda Morris presented Michael Peterson, FACHE, AVH President, with a check in the amount of $25,000 to be used towards the newly purchased two GE Healthcare MAC 5500ECG Diagnosis Systems.  Mr. Peterson thanked the Auxiliary for their donation and their many contributions made to the Hospital over the years.  President Morris noted that the $25,000 was a direct result of funds raised from the annual AVH Auxiliary Golf Tournament.  Other fund-raisers throughout the year include Book and Gift Fairs, Christmas Fair, and Christmas Memory Tree.  Mrs. Morris acknowledged the many hours of service and hard work of all of its members.

Guest Speaker was Brian O’Hearn, AVH Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President, Patient Care Services, who shared action plans that AVH is working on in regards to an emergency situation. 

The Slate of Officers for 2019/2020 is Linda Morris, President; Aline Boucher, Vice President; Jean Croteau, Secretary; Nancy Hachez, Treasurer; Rolanda Duchesne, Past President; and Directors Bev Dupont, Pam Carrier, Yvette Hachez, Carmen Leveille, Guy Lopez, Joanne Murphy, Ann Nolin, James Patry, Nancy Pickford, and Jane Provencher.

President Morris thanked the membership for their support and encouraged them to think about volunteering in other capacities.  She asked that they consider bringing a friend to the next Membership Meeting on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 PM in the AVH Mt. Success Meeting Room.  Guest Speaker will be Dr. Mahlon Bradley, Orthopaedic Surgeon, AVH Surgical Associates.  He will be discussing “Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

The AVH Auxiliary Annual Meeting was then adjourned.  The public is invited to attend the November Membership Meeting.  For more information about the AVH Auxiliary, call Linda Morris at (603) 326-5676 or e-mail linda.morris@avhnh.org.  AVH is a proud member of North Country Healthcare and is also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Photo:  Linda Morris, AVH Auxiliary President, presents Michael Peterson, FACHE, AVH President, a check in the amount of $25,000 from funds raised from the AVH Auxiliary Golf Tournament held this past June.