The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Society held its Annual General Meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017.

President, Nettie Stupnikoff welcomed members and guests Sherley Gorkoff, Bookkeeper for the Auxiliary, Melissa McCready and Chris Brien Accountants from Pinnacle Pac. Chris did a presentation on the Financial Statements for 2016. Chris explained on the operations of the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop and the Gift Shop. Chris complimented the Auxiliary on its achievement. The Volunteers of the Auxiliary were commended for their outstanding performance!

During the past three years $90,000.00 was donated back into the community. In 2016 the Auxiliary donated $44,349.36 to health care! The Auxiliary donated $18,000.00 through the C&DHF towards the Medications Room Renovations and towards the expansion of the Emergency Department. Additional funds donated were and may be used in areas of greatest need at the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre and/or Talarico Place.

The members elected the following Board of Directors for 2016 – 2017 – 2018:
Betty Beattie, Gwen Chernenkoff, Vera Fodor, Colleen Gourlie, Joan Grigsby, Angela Jmio, Vivianne Hadikin, Joyce Harford, Vera Labute, Patsy Naychuk, Wendy Schwab and Nettie Stupnikoff.

Meet the Officers of the Auxiliary which were elected by the Directors:
President: Wendy Schwab
1st Vice-President//Past President: Nettie Stupnikoff
2nd Vice President: Angela Jmio
Secretary: Nettie Stupnikoff
Treasurer: Gwen Chernenkoff

Two Directors Doug Green and Polly Chernoff have stepped down. They were recognized for their contributions. Doug Green was very helpful during the expansion of the second floor of the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop. Doug continues to be part of the Men’s Committee and Financial Committee. He continues to guide us. Thank you Doug!

Polly Chernoff is a long time member and donated countless hours and support to our members. Polly felt she should retire, but we still have her as honorary volunteer! Thank you Doug & Polly for all of your help.

After the meeting, the members were treated to a delicious luncheon at the 19th Hole.

Watch for more interesting events that are on their way. May 10th is Auxiliary Day. The Auxiliary will be participating with “I luv Castlegar” May 26 & 27.

The Auxiliary extends its gratitude to the Castlegar and surrounding areas for their donations and their support of helping us move health care forward at the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre and at Talarico Place.


2017 AGM Gallery

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In the 3rd Gallery Photo: New Board Members & Officers, L to R: Vera Labute, Joan Grigsby, Gwen Chernenkoff, Treasurer, Colleen Gourlie, Patsy Naychuk
Front/ Angela Jmio, 2nd Vice President, President Wendy Schwab receiving the Gavel from 1st Vice President/Past President, Nettie Stupnikoff, Vera Fodor & Vivianne Hadikin

Missing from the photo are: Betty Beattie and Joy Harford

Other photos are members enjoying the luncheon and socializing.