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Retired nurses hold tea party

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Tue, May 20, 2014

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Retired Nurses Association (SVGRNA) would like to thank all persons who supported their 2nd annual tea party held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Government House, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency, Sir Frederick Ballantyne.{{more}}

To mark International Nurses Day, on May 12, the SVGRNA hosted an elegant tea party, which was themed “Hats off to Nurses.” Patrons filled the hall that was exquisitely decorated by Joche Moments.

MC Ann De Roche took attendees down memory lane, as she highlighted the contributions of some of our nurses that impacted not only the profession but our communities over the years. The Governor General paid tribute to the nurses and thanked those in attendance for supporting the effort. In the absence of the president, Clari Gilbert, who was out of the country, Advira Providence, vice-president, thanked the audience for supporting the organization and appealed to retired nurses to become members, as there is much to be accomplished.

The audience was entertained by melodious singing from Shanique Browne, a student nurse, Deanna Carbon-Hadaway and Tracy Browne gave tributes in song; and Sylvia Gould and Anita Williams thrilled the audience with their poetry reading.

René Baptiste was awarded the “best hat” prize and Zeitha Hadaway raised the excitement as the auctioneer with the famous “Chinese Auction.”

The SVGRNA is very grateful to Sir Frederick for his patronage. We thank the Bamboo Spa, Corea’s City Store, Buccament Bay Resort, Digicel, Gonsalves Liquors, and Randy’s Supermarket for the donations and gifts. We look forward to your continued support for achieving SVGRNA’s goals and objectives.

Submitted by Anita Williams RN (PRO)

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