Mercy Auxiliary members attend state convention

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Mercy Berryville Auxiliary members who attended the 59th AHAA State Convention in Little Rock were (standing, from left to right) thrift store manager Juanita Baker, Auxiliary president Pat Armer, volunteer Larinda Armer, newsletter editor Jean Vance, state projects chair Anita Spearman; (seated) secretary Leoria Brewer, president-elect Joy McKinney, publicity chair Neta Sue Stamps and treasurer Shelba Miller.
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Nine Mercy Berryville Auxiliary members and Auxiliary Liaision Deana Davidson attended the opening session of the 59th AHAA State Convention on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

More than 300 auxiliary members from all across Arkansas met for instruction, information, networking fun and fellowship.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was guest at the Thursday opening session of the AHA, which invited the AHAA Convention attendees to join. Gov. Hutchison spoke on the healthcare situation and expressed thanks to the auxiliaries who had joined in to inform elected officials of the ramifications on local hospitals.

President Pat Armer received the 5 Star Excellence Award for the auxiliary at the awards luncheon Thursday. This is the highest award an auxiliary can achieve.

Thursday evening Campfire Memories was fun and games with entertainment from several districts across the state. “The Campfire Pokey” by MHBA was a “participation event.”

The convention ended Friday morning with the installation of district chairs and state officers. Darlene Tuohy will be the 60th president of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association. Neta Sue Stamps was installed as state Newsletter Editor.

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