The Glen Innes Branch of Australian Red Cross held their AGM on Monday July 13 at the Anglican Church Hall on a very cold day after heavy falls of snow.
The GI Branch wishes to give a special thanks to the other branch members who braved the weather conditions and travelled the necessary distances from Inverell and Deepwater to join us in our celebrations.
At one stage during the day they did not know if they would be able to drive home again.
Unfortunately due to the inclement weather the three Guest Speakers were unable to attend however Mayor Colin Price came to the rescue and carried out all the duties of the missing guests.
Mr Price delivered an uplifting welcoming speech and informed the members and guests of the Council’s plans to beautify the town in the not too distant future.
The Mayor also presented the following awards to our special members, a Distinguished Service Award to Vice President Mrs Margaret Lamph, 30 Year Service Award to Patron Jeannie Ross-Fraser and 10 year Service Award to Mrs Yvonne Gorman.
As a result of the closure of the Red Cross Blood Bank in Glen Innes two long serving members, Mrs Margaret Lamph and Mrs Roseanne Rowe were presented with Recognition Certificates for their many years of support to local donors.
President Mrs Helen Mackay was re-elected as was the Secretary Val Lennan.
The Vice Presidents are Mrs Margaret Lamph and Mrs Annette Law.
A new Treasurer Mrs Donna McAllister was elected, following the resignation of Mrs Julie Adams after five very successful years however she will remain as Assistant Treasurer.
The Glen Innes Branch of the Australian Red Cross Patrons are Mrs Heather Abbott and Jeannie Ross Fraser.
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