General News

Grafton Branch UHA hold AGM

Our AGM was held at GDSC last Wednesday, President Kerrie DiMattia welcomed special guests Dan Madden & Michael Sear, then reported on the Auxiliary very busy previous year.

Some of the highlights were the opening of our Clothing & Collectable Shop firstly in Prince Street, then relocating to 107 Pound Street. Both shops have been supported by the community which we are very thankful.

Our Christmas & Mother’s Day events were both very successful with everyone commenting how good it was to enjoy an outing after Covid restrictions.

Along with our 100 clubs held at GDSC and raffles in the shopping centres, we have had a very successful year and are now ready to purchase some much needed items from the Grafton Hospital ‘Wish List’.

Thank you to all our members for their hard work and friendship.

Dan Madden, Clarence Valley Health Services General Manager was thrilled to present our three new Life Members with their awards. To Shirley Regan, Wendy Salter & Alba Linklater congratulations to you all.

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Over many years these ladies have volunteered their time selling raffle tickets, cooking, arranging displays, playing hostess and organising our morning teas and events. As well as holding Executive and President positions, founding and opening and still working at our Op Shop and previously assisted at the Hospital Eye Clinic. Thank you for your dedication, wonderful example and friendship.

Announcing our new executive for 22/23.

President – Kerrie Di Mattia; Vice President – Toni Ensbey; 2nd Vice President – Gerri Glass; Treasure – Gwen Mc Lennan; Assistant Treasurer – Carol Bailey; Secretary – Jan Tobin; Assistant Secretary -position vacant; Publicity Officer – Julie Smith; Welfare Officer – Jan Gillett. 

Julie Smith