Fairview Manor Annual President’s Report 2017/18
As a group of 26 members we meet on a monthly basis and this is where our volunteers enjoy a lunch either by potluck or provided by a group of predetermined Auxiliary individuals. We provide a 50/50 draw, Treasurers Report, Tuck Shop Report and report from Sheila Lefebvre, Recreation Therapist & Team Leader, where our Auxiliary Volunteers eagerly decide where they can help out for the next month.
We continue to fundraise and profit considerably through our pie fundraiser’s which wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers. These fundraisers have been such a success and in such demand, that we do this more than once a year. Our yearly Bazaar and Chili Luncheon is a guaranteed sellout and again well attended by both residents, staff and community members. Because it takes place within Fairview Manor, it is an opportunity for families to have lunch with their loved ones, it is really a wonderful day.
Our biggest fundraiser is our Strawberry Social which is held in June and is attended by many of our residents as well as by the community. This fundraiser is held at the Local Civitan Hall and provides entertainment, an opportunity to buy home baked goodies, and, a chance to get together with old friends. These fundraisers have helped us to provide our residents with a lift for ease when getting in and out of their beds and chairs etc., and any other equipment that they deem as necessary and need help purchasing. Currently, we are purchasing a Bose sound system that can be used for many things including our church service that is held on a weekly basis.
Our Tuck Shop money is used for Christmas gifts for our residents which is wonderful, whether it be a big gift for their common area or a more individual gift. We have a lovely party once a year where all of our residents come down and have desserts and coffee and tea and enjoy entertainment while we give out their Christmas gifts. It is truly a special time.
Between bingo, manicures, musical afternoons, B-B-Q’s and so much more, our Auxiliary is always there to help out our residents and to ensure that they are always happy and feel special.
We are also very privileged to collaborate with the Almonte General Hospital to provide a qualifying student with a $1000 bursary towards their post secondary education to pursue within the medical field. This year we were lucky enough to have a wonderful young lady with a considerable amount of volunteer service as well as experience in the medical field. We were very lucky to be able to contribute to this wonderful Applicant.
Three of our volunteers have received Guardian Angels pins, Dolly Toshack, Ruth Lowe and Irene Botham have been helping out for over 40 years. Many of our other Auxiliary Volunteers were acknowledged for longtime service at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast which was well attended and most appreciated by the volunteers.
I would like to thank all the volunteers for the work that they do and continue to do.