Pink Ladies transition with Acadia General, approve hospital donation

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Pink Lady Treasurer Nettie Romero and President Gloria LeBlanc, from left, met with Monica Guidry, Lafayette General’s volunteer director, on June 13 to coordinate the Pink Ladies’ new duties and routines.


The Pink Lady Board of Acadia General Hospital met Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the hospital.

The board was honored to have as guests the hospital’s new chief executive officer, Heather Harper, the assistant administrator, Zachary Landry, and the chief financial officer, Charmaine Vidrine.

President Gloria LeBlanc conducted the meeting and began by discussing the hospital’s new name, as well as name changes to be made in the booklet of rules and regulations.

After the guests were welcomed, Chaplain Evelyn Barousse led the volunteer pledge and prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Secretary Roberta Sonnier called the roll and read the minutes of the June meeting. Ten members were in attendance and the minutes were approved.

Following the treasurer’s report by Nettie Romero, the board voted to move some of the money from the gift shop account to the money market account.

Romero suggested that because the Pink Ladies are a non-profit organization and almost all of their debts are paid, some of the funds should be donated to the hospital. The donation was approved and the money is to be used at the discretion of the hospital.

Thelma Istre reported that a new Pink Lady has been trained and has started working. Sylvia Dischler, reporter, advised the group that all the items she sent to the newspaper had been published and that Leora Amy has been taking care of plans for the general meeting.

The scrapbook chairman, Barbara Courville, urged all the members to view the new scrapbook on which she has been working.

LeBlanc was pleased that 31 Pink Ladies attended the unveiling of the new sign at the hospital. The Pink Ladies thanked the chief executive officer of Lafayette General Health, David Callecod, for sending their picture and a welcoming letter to each of them.

The board agreed that the orientation meeting had been very informative and interesting, as well as entertaining at times.  Forty-four of the 49 members attended the first meeting.

Harper, Landry and Vidrine gave the board a few pointers on recruitment of Pink Ladies and thanked the board for letting them sit in on the meeting.

The next board meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. in the hospital conference room.

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