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AGM 2014 – Minutes




Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting at the south hall in April to hear from our practitioners, and to learn more about current issues impacting our health centre.






For your review, here’s the draft minutes from the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Galiano Health Care Society

2014-04-26 AGM Minutes

And here’s the Manager’s Report

Manager AGM Report 2014

Link for the President’s report

Manager AGM Report 2014

If you have any questions about the content in the reports, you are welcome to contact Manager Linda Ruedrich, or President Mike Hoebel.





AGM 2014 – Minutes2014-06-20T20:37:36-07:00

“Nunsense” – A Hilarious Night!


Dates: Friday June 27th & Saturday June 28th

Time: 7pm (doors); show starts at 7.30pm

Venue: South Community Hall, Galiano Island

Tickets: $25, available at the Galiano Bookstore & Twirly Tree Post Office & the Galiano Health Clinic

You are guaranteed an evening of laughter and professional quality entertainment as these nuns sing and dance in their own fundraiser.  You see, the “Sisters” come back to the convent one evening after BINGO to find that Sister Julia Child of God (the cook) has accidently poisoned 52 of the order with her Vichyssoise.  There is enough money in the convent treasury to bury all but 4 of the dearly departed, who are currently being held in the convent freezer.


Photography by Henny Schnare,


“Nunsense” – A Hilarious Night!2014-06-13T20:23:33-07:00

Clinic Garden – Fresh Produce



Dr Erin Carlson has been busy with volunteers in the new Galiano Clinic Garden Plot – located at the rear of the Lion’s Field in the new community allotment garden area. Here’s a peek at some early harvest from our garden. If you’re interested in helping in the garden or would like to sample the produce, let one of the staff at the Clinic know and they’ll point you in the right direction. Hmmm. I wonder what will be growing over the summer?




Clinic Garden – Fresh Produce2014-06-03T01:07:24-07:00

June 4th – Author Reading


On Wednesday June 4th at 2pm in the Galiano Library meeting room, you are invited to join us for an afternoon reading of High Clear Bell of Morning, a new novel by author Ann Eriksson. The book takes a journey with a family affected by mental illness.

Entry is free.

Co-sponsored by the Galiano Library and the Galiano Health Care Society’s Mental Health Committee

Ann Eriksson Website

June 4th – Author Reading2014-05-12T23:15:29-07:00

Wine & Beer Festival 2014


Save the date now for the annual Galiano Wine and Beer Festival 2014 – Join us on Saturday August 9th for an afternoon of good company, wine and beer tasting and finger foods, with proceeds supporting the Galiano Health Care Centre.

Check our the Festival website for more information

Advance Ticket Sales now open – Call Jenelle at 250 539 2422, or email

Tickets also available from Galiano Inn, Galiano Bookstore, Twirly Tree Post Office, Galiano Garage and the Corner Store

Questions about the festival? Call Sylvie at 250 539 3077





Wine & Beer Festival 20142014-05-05T21:00:46-07:00

AGM – Special Resolutions


The Galiano Health Care Society has its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday April 26th at the South Hall from 1-4pm. At the business meeting we will be presenting a Special Resolution to amend 5 areas of our Society Bylaws. We encourage members to review the proposed amendments prior to the meeting, and to bring questions and comments to share at the AGM. Click here for a copy of the proposed bylaw changes: GHCS CONSITUTION & BYLAWS CHANGES 2014 Rev

Remember, you have to be a Society member to vote on the proposed changes. You can renew memberships anytime Mon-Fri by contacting Linda at the health clinic at 250 539 3753. Also, we will be selling memberships at the South Hall prior to the AGM on Saturday April 26th from 12pm -1pm.




AGM – Special Resolutions2014-04-12T17:54:06-07:00

AGM – Saturday April 26


Save the date: the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Galiano Health Care Society is scheduled for April 26 at 1pm at the South Community Hall.

Presentations by Dr Erin Carlson, Jo Rippin (NP) and Nancy McPhee (Aging in Place). Hear about plans for social programs and health care for 2014.

Information about current fundraising goals will also be presented along with financial statements. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas to support the ongoing operation of your health centre.

Refreshments served.

Note that we will also be proposing amendments to our Society By-Laws Click for details

For further information contact Linda at 250 539 3753

AGM – Saturday April 262014-01-18T01:52:00-08:00

Thanks Galiano – for Welcome Event


Thank you to the Galiano community for your enthusiastic attendance at the Welcome and Thanks event held on October 16th at the South Community Hall. A special thank you to Leanne Rowand (NP) for her dedicated work as our only consistent primary care practitioner over the past three years. Gratitude to Jim Schmidt for his efforts as Past President that spearheaded the search for a new physician for Galiano. A big welcome to Dr Erin Carlson and nurse practitioner Jo Rippin – our new permanent members of the health care team.

The welcome event was a huge success – many dynamic conversations and positive energy – we are all very excited about our new team. The hall was filled to capacity which [Read More…]

Thanks Galiano – for Welcome Event2013-10-16T21:05:27-07:00

Public Survey – NP Integration in BC


The Ministry of Health is seeking input from health practitioners and the general public about the integration of Nurse Practitioners into the primary health care system. If you have five minutes to spare and would like to influence how Nurse Practitioners are utilized in BC, click on the link to the anonymous survey NP Integration Survey (Survey available until Oct 29)




Public Survey – NP Integration in BC2013-09-28T00:06:28-07:00

Meet our Doctor and NP – Oct 16


The Galiano community is invited to attend an open house to meet our new doctor, Dr. Erin Carlson, and our new nurse practitioner, Jo Rippin. We will also be thanking Leanne Rowand (NP) for her commitment to health care on Galiano for the past few years, and thanks to Jim Schmidt for his efforts to support the search for new practitioners for our island.

Date: Wed October 16th

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Venue: South Community Hall

Refreshments available

No RSVP – just drop-in to say hi

For further information contact Jenelle at 539-2422

Meet our Doctor and NP – Oct 162023-05-03T09:02:31-07:00
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