Shuswap Hospital Foundation 2013/2014 Annual Report by President Joe Johnson presented to AGM, September 10, 2014
2013/2014 has been a time of transition for the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Eugene Casavant retired, as did Duncan Myers. Both of these individuals were the driving force behind the Foundation and were key to the success of the Foundation.
Fiona Harris has just completed her first Year as Director of Development and has had to fill the shoes of both of these talented people. Fiona has done an admirable job of moving us forward and taking on the challenge of running the Foundation.
Diana Walker, Office Manager, has continued to provide excellent support for our organization and has dealt well with all of the transition.
I would like you to join me in thanking the Shuswap Hospital Foundation staff for their dedication and hard work.
We have a hard working Board that make up the committees and volunteer their time to provide guidance and direction for the Foundation. I would like to thank the Board members for their support of the Foundation and myself during my term as President.
In the course of the past year, the Foundation has facilitated the upgrade of the CT scanner, the purchase of the Infant Isolette Unit and many other smaller equipment purchases. The Foundation has helped fund equipment for both the Sorrento Nurse Practitioners Centre and the Shuswap Hospice Society. All in all, the Shuswap Hospital Foundation has helped purchase over $400,000 worth of equipment in the past year, to help provide quality health care for residents of the area.
None of the work of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation would be possible without our amazingly generous supporters, which continually amaze me with their willingness to dig deep into their pockets throughout the year. The Foundation thanks you for your help.
We have several retiring Board members this year; long serving Addie Williams, Addie has been a supporter of the Foundation… forever, always willing to help out and keen to be involved. Adele Ainsworth has been the Hospital Auxiliary representative since I have been on the Board and has worked tirelessly to build an excellent working relationship between the Auxiliary and the Foundation, and Kathryn Vennard who has been instrumental in getting the Care to Share Program off the ground, which is a corporate giving initiative. Thank you to the three of you for giving of your time and efforts to make the Foundation successful.
I am completing my term as President and many people helped and supported me along the way. Thank you to each and every one of you that stepped up to the plate when asked.
Your incoming President is Doug Murray, he will do a great job! In closing, I again want to thank the Shuswap Community for their support of the Hospital Foundation. You really do make a difference to the level of health care in our area.
Respectfully Submitted,
Joe Johnson – President, Shuswap Hospital Foundation