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Annual Meeting

On Monday, May 14, 2012, over eighty guests including board members, past presidents, hospital administration and Auxilians gathered at the Stonehedge Inn and Spa in Tyngsboro, MA for the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting. The lunch began with a delicious mixed green salad with a Dijon honey vinaigrette, followed by either an herb seared Atlantic salmon or stuffed chicken breast entrée and a refreshing fruit dessert. Guests commented that this was the best lunch yet at an Auxiliary Annual Meeting.

After lunch, Auxiliary President Tarina Mansur conducted the business meeting. The minutes of the 2011 Auxiliary Annual Meeting were approved. The slate of Auxiliary Officers and Board Members for 2012-13 was passed. Tarina ceremoniously passed the gavel to incoming President Mary Bennett. Pauline Lambert, chair of Daffodils and Desserts, presented Meg Lemire-Berthel and Cammie Byrd of the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center with a laptop, monitor and kiosk for patient family use on MS3, two large coffee urns and several $100 Market Basket gift cards which social service will distribute to cancer patients at the holidays.

Annual Auxiliary Meeting 2012President Tarina Mansur along with First Vice President Mary Bennett and Second Vice President Carrie Meikle presented Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Norm Deschene with a check for $125,000, the fourth installment of our $750,000 Legacy Fund pledge. Norm and Tarina traded jokes about each other being "the best President." Norm also commended the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary for reaching the $500,000 Legacy Fund mark with this donation.

After the business meeting ended, the fun began. Fresh of Nashua* presented a fashion show of gorgeous dresses, casual outfits, jewelry and handbags. The models were Lisa Angelina, Pauline Beaulieu, Brenda Korwan, Carrie Meikle, Priti Patel, Cathy Ryder and Pam White. After the fashion show, Tarina drew the door prize raffle. Ethel Atkinson won the door prize of a bag with everything you need for the beach.

The attendees of the Annual Meeting included Auxiliary Past Presidents: Stella Athanasoulas, Lynn Chaput, Carol Gilchrist, Pauline Lambert, Debbie Lemos, Jean McCaffery, Evelyn McCartney, Mary Stevens, Debbie Trull and Elaine Zouzas Thibeault. The Lowell General Hospital administration was strongly represented by President and CEO Norm Deschene, Executive Vice President and COO Jody White, VP and Chief Human Resources Officer Peter Zarrilla and Director of Philanthropy Ellen Kallman.

*You can find Fresh of Nashua at 178 Main Street, Nashua, NH. 603-821-9888. Plan a little shopping day with the girls to freshen your wardrobe. Fresh will also host private shopping parties. We did one for the Auxiliary models; it was so much fun!

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