Fall 2018 Bulletin  by Eileen Brown78B

At the Annual General Meeting in June 2018, the nominating committee were unable to find anyone willing to serve on the executive. After some anxious moments, not wanting the RCH School of Nursing Alumnae to end this way, several people stepped forward:

RCH School of Nursing Executive July 2018

Position Name & Class Phone Email
President Bernice Rolls 60B 604-462-7803 n/a
Vice President Eileen Brown 78B 604-526-1559 prisoners584@shaw.ca
Secretary Diane Barnhill 71B 604-985-8194 dimbarnhill@gmail.com
Treasurer Eva Aslin 78B 604-942-9658 laslin@shaw.ca
Membership Carol Schmidt 78B 778-789-0497 rchrnalumnae@gmail.com

NOTE: DATE CHANGE FOR OCTOBER MEETING! The next meeting will be  October 9, 2018 at 7 pm in the Neil Russell Room

Our Christmas Luncheon will be on November 25 at 1100 am at the Vancouver Golf Club (thank you to Elsie). Cost is $35.00 a person (menu not finalized but we are looking at their Italian menu). Please send a cheque to Eva Aslin 2135 Grant Ave., Port Coquitlam,V3B 1R1. Eva must receive your money by November 17.

Dates of future meetings and events will be posted to our website: rchalumnae.com

The new executive has discussed how near we came to dissolution at our June meeting. We must look at this becoming a possibility when this executive’s term is finished in 2 years. With that in mind we would like to get feedback from members on what you think we should do moving forward. We would like members to give us feedback and come to the October meeting to discuss our future. We would love to see more of our alumnae come out!

We have been looking to other nursing school alumnae for input on planning our future. Royal Inland closed in 1974 and VGH closed in 1992, both continue to have an active alumnae association. More information at a later date.


Update from June meeting:

At the June meeting, members voted to give an endowment to Douglas College Foundation for an annual nursing student scholarship, and an endowment to the RCH Foundation to take over the Gussie McPhail bursary.

Are you interested in any of these positions/roles:

Editor for the newsletter/bulletin or the website?

Sick and visiting?

Let us know by phone, emails, at the next meeting, whatever!

Membership: if you have changed your address or email or if you have an upcoming class reunion, please let Carol Schmidt know at rchrnalumnae@gmail.com. If you want to pay membership dues ($20.00 a year) please send a cheque c/o  Carol Schmidt 420 Fader Street, New Westminster, V3L3T1


Please see Survey below!

Survey/Questions for discussion:

  1. Would you like to see the Alumnae continue on:
  • Until there are not sufficient active members?         Yes □   No □
  • Beyond the next 2 years?                                             Yes □   No □

2.Would you prefer daytime meetings?                      Yes □   No

3.Do you prefer a paper mail out of bulletins              Yes □

4. Are you okay with an email and attachment?         Yes □

5. Is there a way we can include participation by out of town members? ________________________________________

6. Would you like to commemorate the RCH School of Nursing by (rate your top 3: #1 highest, #3 the lowest):

Stained glass window in RCH   □

Archives     □

Other _____________________________

Artifacts display case     □

Photos of classes on display in the hospital     □

Name: ________________________  class:______________

You can return the survey to us by mailing it to: Bernice Rolls 9925 268th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1T1. Or bring it to the October meeting.