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2008 MNF Rosemary Smith, RN Memorial Golf Tournament a big success

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
September 2008 Edition

On course: Evie Bain, left, and Terry Donahue.

The Massachusetts Nurses Foundation—a non-profit organization whose mission is to support scholarship and research in nursing and healthcare—held its annual golf tournament on July 21 and was successful in raising over $20,000 for its scholarship programs. This year the tournament was held in memory of Rosemary Smith, RN and a longtime leader and advocate for the nursing community. Smith was also a tenacious fundraiser for and supporter of the MNF.

Female winners: Katy Kelley, Sandra Leo-Clark, Kristen Murray, Barbara McGrath.

More than 130 participants enjoyed the 18-hole Florida scramblestyle tournament at the LeBaron Hills Country Club in Lakeville. The day’s events included a buffet-style awards luncheon, raffle prizes giveaways and an awards presentation that recognized the female, male and mixed foursomes with the lowest scores.

The 50/50 raffle prize was among the largest yet with $1,735 won by Kathy O’Donnell, RN, of Boston Medical Center.

Many 50/50 raffle tickets were sold by the MNA’s local bargaining unit chairpersons. The MNF would like to thank everyone who sold these tickets and helped to make this fundraiser a success.

Special thanks to the many volunteers who helped during the tournament: Andy Ferris, Tony Antonelli, Charlene Hills, Charlie Rasmussen, Chris Doucette, Cindy Messia, Barbara “Cookie” Cooke, Dayana Ocasio, Deb Hickey, Ginny Ryan, Jennifer Marshall, Jim Kane, Joe-Ann Fergus, John Gordon, Jon Neale, Marguerite Sousa, Nancy Byrne, Pat Conway, Phyllis Sheldon, Rose Hargett, Rosie Mahoney, Sharon DeCosta, Shirley Thompson, Theresa Yannetty, Tom Lent, Tonia King, and William Salazar.

Male winners: John Gordon, Richard Curtin, Bill Allen, John Aughavin. Mixed winners: Jeannine Williams, Mary Krumsiek, Jim Mitchell, Jon-Gary Williams.