WELCOME TO THE VICTORIA GENERAL AUXILIARY

We welcome you to our Auxiliary and trust you will find it fun and rewarding.  We have put the fun in fund-raising and are pleased to be able to buy thousands of dollars' worth of needed medical equipment and amenities for this hospital.  I'm sure you will gain pleasure in giving your time and energy and getting satisfaction and fun and friendship as part of our happy gang.

The Auxiliary, originally ladies who spent their free time building and helping their hospital, now comprises a wide range of people.  Women and men, young and old, working and retired, everyone has a place with us – especially if you are interested in retail or handiwork or administration or sales.

The aim of our Auxiliary is to raise funds for needed equipment, furniture, and amenities for the general comfort and well-being of patients here.  In the first three decades we gladly gave our hospital almost three million dollars in equipment.  We are around the $200,000-per-year level and we select our purchases from a "wish list" provided by the health authority, so we know we are providing the correct things to the correct departments.

Members share their time and energy and talent in the shop, knitting for babies, selling chocolate bars in the concourse, organizing nearly new sales, taking orders for Christmas plants, and the various aspects of administering these wide-ranging events.  Wow! you may be thinking!  What a list!  It gives us many streams of income and different areas to provide "jobs" for our volunteers.

THE SHOP     is a high-volume store catering to patients (slippers, magazines, newspapers, toothpaste, candy), staff (trendy giftware, cookbooks, kitchenware), and visitors (flowers, cards, umbrellas, china, creams, jewellery).  The volunteer staff and management are extremely professional and committed.  Duties here go from dusting to bookkeeping and most of our active volunteers spend half a day per week working in the shop in one capacity or another.

PURDY’S CHOCOLATE BARS      on sale in the concourse lets people stop and chat and support their hospital.  Hours are flexible.  A chance to sit and serve.  Sit in the concourse and chat to people.

KNITTING      provides the Shop with baby layettes, caps,  booties, etc.  We provide the wool and you transform it.

POINSETTIAS for PATIENTS    is a campaign to sell holiday plants (locally grown and extremely health and long lived) to businesses, clubs, and individuals in order to purchase a special item for the hospital.

OASIS@3NORTH:  A PROJECT OF THE AUXILIARY    is the transformation of the rooftop at 3 north into a place to relax or pace for patients, visitors, volunteers, and staff.  The Auxiliary solicited donations and put in their own funds toward buying tables and chairs, pergolas, planters with trees and shrubs, and hopes to keep on adding to it.

There are other activities, sales, and opportunities to make money for your hospital.  Please don't be shy and you'll find your niche.  Be aware that when you are volunteering, and only when you are volunteering, parking is covered with a special pass.  Also, you will need photo identification when you're "working".

Congratulations on your excellent volunteering choice.  We're glad to have you with us.  Our meetings are held most months on the third Tuesday at 11 o'clock.

Val Smith,  Past President  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INFO:

SHOP

 

Tuesday – Thursday  10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday & Friday  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Statutory Holidays

COVID has changed that to one shift daily, except Sundays

 

AUXILIARY

 

Current Executive:

 

Past President                        Val Smith                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                  250-598-3385

President:                               Margot Hogg             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-294-4078

1st Vice-President                  vacant

2nd Vice-President:                Jennifer Duggan      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         250-592-5344

Treasurer:                               David Hogg              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 250-294-4078

Secretary:                               Shirley McElwee       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      250-857-8856

Membership Convenor:          Jennifer Duggan     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           250-592-5344

Directors:                              

At Large                                 Lucille Longley           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           250-727-7774

At Large                                Robb Johnson             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-478-9594

At Large                                Debby Bottomley         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     250-658-1788                                      

Fund-raising                         Carolyn Haines           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     250-391-6130

Communications                  Candace Verners         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     250-415-9355         

 

Gift Shop:

Convenor:                             Marina Howlett                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       778-265-9744

Co-convenor:                        Robb Johnson                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-478-9594

Bookkeeper:                          Kay McQueen             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        250-477-4764

Assistant Bookkeeper           Nancy Turley               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         250-474-2880

Buyers:                                

                                             June Hanson              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       250-661-4660

                                             Lucille Longley            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-727-7774

                                             Sonya Noble              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                      250-642-0112

                                            Candace Verners        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                        250-415-9355

                                            Shirley Holmes            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           250-480-7547

                                            Betty Umphrey            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        250-595-6969

                                            Helen Campbell            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              250-478-3548

                                             Jacky Seward             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           250-477-8305

Scheduler                             Sandi Lortie                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       250-380-0755

Shop Phone Number:             250-727-4318

Security:   Urgent                   222

                 Non-urgent            1-8575

Flower cooler problems:        1-5039 (power house)

 

 

 

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