Greetings to all!

This past year has been busy, challenging and educational for me as your president.  Since my last message, I have had the privilege of visiting many of your auxiliaries and have enjoyed meeting members and sharing with them as they showed me their thrift stores, gift shops, coffee shops, hospitals and extended care units.  I am so humbled by all that you do in your communities.  You donated over $10 million dollars to healthcare and dedicated over 1.25 million volunteer hours in 2018.  You are awesome!  We are a TEAM and “Together Everyone Achieves More!”

The 2019 BCAHA Conference in April was an exercise in “Capitalizing on Change.”  The Conference was educational, inspiring and, yes, fun!  From the Sunday evening Roaring Twenties event to the inspirational closing speaker, every minute was packed with great educational workshops, networking with others from around the province, and enjoying time spent with old and new friends.  Diane Thornton, Vice President and Conference Chair, and the host Auxiliary from Prince George did a wonderful job of preparing for and executing the program.  If you weren’t there, you missed a great opportunity!

In 2015, the BCAHA Board participated in a lengthy and comprehensive strategic planning process.  A key goal was to significantly increase member satisfaction with BCAHA services and programs.  To seek feedback and to measure the current level of member satisfaction, our Board has engaged the services of MNP, a professional business consulting and communication company.  Please take a few minutes to complete the BCAHA Membership Survey either on our BCAHA website or in hard copy (you can get a “paper” survey from your Area Director).  Its results will enable MNP and our Board to assess the activities and mandate of our Association.  Thank you for your participation and support.

In closing, I want to wish you all a relaxing, healthy and happy summer as you enjoy time with friends and family.

Take care and I look forward to meeting many more of you in the coming months.

Sincerely,

Marge

Marge Anderson

“Helping Healthcare the Auxiliary Way”