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Grafton UHA members still locked out…but looking at alternate fundraising

Our January meeting commenced with a minute silence for the passing of Marjorie Priddin, who was a dedicated member of the Grafton UHA. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Thank you Dan Madden for your informative talk and update about the plans for the Grafton Hospital, as a community we are all very grateful for the work the hospital, your staff and front line responders are doing keeping us safe during these COVID times. Many members were disappointed to learn that because of COVID restrictions we are still unable to return to working at the hospital. This set off a lively discussion about how else we could continue to raise funds for the hospital and keep our members active, many of our new members are keen to keep fundraising. Our pop up shop during December was a great success, thanks to everyone for your support. So at this point we have lined up some raffle dates at GDSC and are looking into running a street stall as well. We will be starting off with a 100 club and Easter raffle on Wednesday night March 24, thanks to those who have supported our previous raffles and the GDSC for your help. We are very happy to announce Jan Gillett was elected as our welfare officer at our last meeting, Congratulations Jan from all the members. It was also was great to see Marianne Kavanagh and Jan Gillett presented with their 10 years of service badges. Congratulations ladies on an amazing achievement. Our next meeting will be on Monday February 22 at 1pm at GDSC, please RSVP to Merrelle or Geradine by Friday 19 for catering purposes. Julie Smith