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The seventh annual Friends for Health in Haiti banquet was held at the Wisconsin Club on April 25, 2015. Two hundred and forty one people attended and were treated to a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and fun! This year’s gala event included Haitian craft items in the Haitian Artist Colony, a silent auction with electronic bidding, a new Spinning Wheel activity, oral auction led by the wonderful Steve “the Homer” True and a “Sustaining the Journey” funding opportunity that allowed guests to help fund the ongoing activities of our medical clinic in Gatineau.

Dr. Catherine Wolf gave an update of the past year’s activities at the clinic and showed slides of the newly completed lab/xray/pharmacy building and second story residence quarters. The new clinic is functioning well and there are record numbers of patients being serviced by Dr. Wolf, nurse Cherlie Severe and their Haitian staff. Guest speaker Chip Duncan showed some wonderful slides and video of some of his photographic work worldwide and encouraged banquet attendees to help have an impact on those in need around the world.

We offer our thanks to the Banquet Committee with its chairperson Lin McKinney, advisor Barbara Tyler, FHH board members, underwriters, table sponsors and captains, auction item donors and all of the generous donors and banquet attendees who made this the most successful banquet ever! The money raised at this event will go directly to help the people who we serve in the clinic and in our community development programs. Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of thousands of Haitians in need!

Here are some photos from the wonderful banquet:

Guests mingle and enjoy the offerings of the Silent Auction, Haitian Art and Spinning Wheel, while catching up with each other.

Guests mingle and enjoy the offerings of the Silent Auction, Haitian Art and Spinning Wheel, while catching up with each other.

Guests took home a lot of great Haitian art.

Guests took home a lot of great Haitian art.

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Guests enjoyed some lively bidding on our exciting Silent Auction items.

Dr. Katie Wolf updating guests on the progress of the clinic.

Dr. Katie Wolf updating guests on the progress of the clinic.

Guests view a presentation and see the impact of their generosity in the faces of those we are helping in Haiti.

Guests view a presentation and see the impact of their generosity in the faces of those we are helping in Haiti.

Guest speaker Chip Duncan shares his most recent work around the world.

Guest speaker Chip Duncan shares his most recent work around the world.

Always a fun time, auctioneer Steve

Always a fun time, auctioneer Steve “the Homer” True gets the crowd going with his signature style.

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