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2009 Rosemary Smith Memorial Golf Tournament a booming success

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
October 2009 Edition

  Mixed winners: Mark Ferris, Sharon Gallagher, Andrew Ferris.
  Male winners: Jim Axon, Joe Byrne, Ed Hickey, Joe O’Toole.
  Female winners: Katy Kelley, Sandra Leo-Clark, Barbara McGrath, Kristen Murray (Alphabetical order may not match order in photo).

The Massachusetts Nurses Foundation—a non-profit organization that supports scholarship and research in nursing and healthcare—held its annual golf tournament on July 20, and was successful in raising more than $20,000 for its scholarship programs. The tournament is named in memory of Rosemary Smith, RN and longtime leader/advocate for the nursing community and a tenacious supporter of the MNF.

More than 110 participants enjoyed the 18-hole, scramble-style tournament at the LeBaron Hills Country Club in Lakeville. The day’s events included a buffet style awards luncheon followed by a raffle giveaway and the awards presentation. Awards were given to the lowest scoring male, female and mixed foursomes.

  • Mixed winners: Andrew Ferris, Mark Ferris, Sharon Gallagher
  • Male winners: Joe Byrne, Joe O’Toole, Jim Axon, Ed Hickey
  • Female winners: Katy Kelley, Sandra Leo-Clark, Kristen Murray, Barbara McGrath

The 50/50 raffle prize of $1,200 was won by Michael D., an RN at the Templeton Developmental Center.

Thanks to the planning committee: Andy Ferris, Cindy Messia, Jack Gordon, Jon Neal, Shirley Thompson, Tom Lent and Tony Antonelli.

Special thanks to the hardworking volunteers that helped to make this event successful: Chris Doucette, Barbara “Cookie” Cooke, Dayana Ocasio, Deb Hickey, Donna Olsen, Ginny Ryan, Kathy Metzger, Marguerite Sousa, Nancy Byrne, Pat Conway, Phyllis Sheldon, Sharon DeCosta, Tina Russell, Tonia King and William Salazar. And thanks as well to all of the MNA local bargaining unit chairpersons who sold so many 50/50 raffle tickets.


Generous patron sponsors of this year’s tournament:

  • Arbella Insurance
  • Colonial Insurance
  • ISI New England
  • McDonald, Lamond & Canzoneri, Attorneys
  • Mindshift Technologies
  • Reliant Mortgage Program
  • MNA Regional Council 3
  • MNA Regional Council 5
  • MNA Unit 7 State Chapter of Healthcare Professionals

The MNF thanks all other donors:

  • Altus Dental
  • Barnicoat Insurance Agency
  • Central MA AFL-CIO
  • Claranne & James Parker
  • Curtin, Murphy and O’Reilly, P.C.
  • HarborOne Credit Union
  • Jeff Vigeant
  • Kathleen & Michael Smith
  • MindSHIFT Technologies
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • Siena Construction Corporation
  • Tina Russell, RN
  • UBS Financial Services, Inc.