Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary busy during pandemic, raises $40,000

NEW COMMITTEE: Yvonne Barber, Christine Portelli, Pauline Parrish, Donna Marshall, Cheryl Miller, Jayne Kilbride, Christine White and Marilyn Williams.
NEW COMMITTEE: Yvonne Barber, Christine Portelli, Pauline Parrish, Donna Marshall, Cheryl Miller, Jayne Kilbride, Christine White and Marilyn Williams.

A new Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary has been elected following its annual general meeting for members at Nelson Bay Bowling Club on Tuesday, November 9.

The re-elected president, Pauline Parrish, welcomed the new committee and thanked those who did not seek re-election.

Pauline is joined on the new committee by Yvonne Barber, Christine Portelli, Donna Marshall and Cheryl Miller, Jayne Kilbride, Christine White and Marilyn Williams.

The president thanked former publicity officer Denise Sharp, handcraft officer Glynis Durrant and events coordinator Juliet Harrison for their service and efforts to support the auxiliary.

Glynis volunteered many years to the handcraft officer position and has been an inspiration to the sewing circle.

Ann Watson with her 20 years service badge, presented to her at the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary AGM on November 9.

Ann Watson with her 20 years service badge, presented to her at the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary AGM on November 9.

At the AGM, Pauline also thanked the auxiliary's many community supporters who donated, attended the Easter stall and Legacy markets during the past year.

Money raised by auxiliary is used to purchase equipment in need by Tomaree Community Hospital.

The work of the auxiliary was also supported in the past year by generous donations from the Lutheran Church and Nelson Bay Bowling Club.

Through raffles, individual, group and business donations and charity collection boxes in the Nelson Bay area, the auxiliary raised $46,554 in 2020 and 2021 for the hospital.

Ann Watson, an auxiliary volunteer for more than 20 years, was congratulated for her service at the AGM and presented a badge representing her dedication.

To join Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary phone secretary Christine White 0488 007 123 or president Pauline Parrish 0434 575 131.