General News

Yamba BC cheque presentation (L to R) Marilyn Donelan, YBC President Ian Lauder, Anne Farrell, YBA Manager Phil Boughton. Image: Maclean LC UHA

Maclean Lower Clarence UHA

At our AGM held on July 18 all members of the Executive were reelected unopposed.

The Executive for the upcoming year is President – Anne Farrell, Vice Presidents – Lorri Brown and Maggie Barnewell, Secretary – Marilyn Donelan, Assistant Secretary – Helen Hamilton, Treasurer – Jim Simmons, Vice Treasurer – Bev Anderson and Publicity Officer – Vicki Gulaptis.

Our Auxiliary continues to receive very generous donations for much needed hospital equipment from a number of community members and organisations. In the last year we have raised almost $21,000 to purchase items from the Maclean District Hospital’s Wishlist.

Last week our President and Secretary were presented with a cheque for $3,000 from the Yamba Bowling Club, this money coming from a Clubs’ Grant from proceeds at Friday Night Raffles. We are now able to buy updated commodes and shower chairs which many hospital patients will appreciate.

Brian Haselum, an active UHA member, was pleased to inform us at our last meeting that our organisation will be receiving over $1,200 left in the coffers of the disbanded Neighbourhood Watch group.

We were also informed recently that the Maclean Uniting Church Op Shop has nominated our UHA as their charity for the next three months. Again, this will be a very much appreciated contribution to our funds.

A reminder to our members who shop at Maclean IGA to nominate our UHA as their charity when using their Ritchies’ cards.

Helen Hamilton