MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The executive board of Meadow Lake Hospital Foundation Inc. is made up of volunteers who commit to a one, two or three year term.
Occupation: Business owner
Favorite event: Festival of Trees
Other volunteer work: Past involvement in Meadow Lake 4-H club Jack Rabbit Ski Club / Meadow Lake Elks Lodge / Meadow Lake Seed Plant / Lutheran Church Council.
Reason I volunteer: Everyone knows that sooner or later each of us will depend on the Meadow Lake Hospital, the people who work there and the equipment they work with to save the life of a member of our family. For many this has already happened. When that time comes the only thing that matters is saving that life. By having the best facility, people, and equipment available at that time we have the best chance of a happy outcome. We are very fortunate to have a new facility in Meadow Lake. By providing it with the best equipment we not only give the doctors, nurses, and technicians the best tools to work with, but also help in attracting and retaining the best medical staff possible. By volunteering we can give back to our own community, and insure that our hospital has the best available equipment.
Name: Anthony Vandenberg but most call me Tony
Occupation: Hotel Owner / Manager / Accountant / HR Manager / Maintenance Manager just depends on which hat I’m wearing!
Favorite Event: Split between the Golf Tournament and Festival of Trees... I enjoy both of them.
Married in 1996, my better half Michelle Vandenberg (Buxton) and I have 2 kids, Spencer and Hannah.
Other Volunteer work: Skate Canada M.L. Skating Club On-ice Canskate coach, 2yrs Club Vice President, 3yrs Director / StarSkate Provincials Fundraising Chair / Dorintosh Wildlife Federation Fundraising Co-Chair / M.L. Jr. Forest Wardens 3yrs Co-ordinator, 7 yrs Treasurer, 7yrs Leader / Alberta Jr. Forest Wardens Association 10yr District Board Rep., 10yr Provincial Board Rep / Alberta Jr. Forest Warden National Camp 2005 Silent Auction Co-Chairperson, 2008 Silent Auction Chairperson, 2014 Site Chairperson - held at Greig Lake, Sk with over 850 persons in attendance / Saskatchewan Summer Games Kayaking Male Coach / M.L. Cruisers Car Club 2014 - present Treasurer / Ongoing Foster family for the ML and District Humane Society
Reason I volunteer: If you are going to join a club or organization in your community then put your heart and soul into it. Get involved! Sitting on the sideline doesn’t make the organization any better. By joining the M.L.Hospital Board I hope to be a benefit to the board and help make the task of fundraising for the local health authority a bit easier. I have always found the Hospital Foundation to be a great organization and what they do benefits the WHOLE community. It is a great feeling to be involved with like minded people.
Retired Pharmacist – 39 years a community pharmacist as well as 38 years a hospital pharmacist
Other Volunteer work - 2 years as co-ordinator of Happy Carlson Memorial Golf Tournament, Grace United Church Stewards Committee, Meadow Lake Lions member since 1970, 5 years town councillor and recreation board member
Active curler and golfer.
Reason I volunteer - to give back to the community and make it a great place to live.
Favourite Event: Festival of Trees
I have volunteered at festival of trees for 3years and I have been on Meadow Lake Hospital Foundation for 2 years.
I've lived in Meadow Lake all my life and this is a great way to give back to the community.
Physician in Meadow Lake 1970 – 2014, now retired. Married to Blanche 1968. We have 3 grown sons , one grand daughter in nurses training and one grandson born 2015. Am active in community especially at The Door of Hope.
I joined the Meadow Lake Hospital Foundation December 2015 and hope to contribute to the very good work they are doing for the Health Facility.
Occupation: Petroleum Division Manager for the ML Co-op
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Joanne for 20 years and we have 3 adult children: Brady, Taylor, and Amber. We have lived in Meadow Lake for the past 7 years and enjoy fishing and other outdoor activities in our spare time. I've joined the Meadow Lake Hospital Foundation team because I believe it is important for our community to have the proper equipment to help others in time of need.
Occupation: Human Resources Business Partner at Tolko Industries
Favourite event: Festival of Trees
Other volunteer work: Past involvement with Skate Canada – Sask Section, Skate Canada Judge, ML Skating Club, Catholic Church Music Ministry & Marketing Director of SSRA
Reason I Volunteer: I think it is important to give to my community & offer what I can to help make a difference. The Hospital Foundation is important to me the Foundation raises funds to ensure that medical equipment is provided to our community, and at some time most of us will need the medical services in our community so for me this is a great organization to give my time to.
Occupation: Registered Massage Therapist and Personal Fitness Trainer at my home business: WholeBODY Meadow Lake
Reason I volunteer: I LOVE to help people! Although I’ve done volunteer work in the past when my daughter was a “wee one”, that was a long time ago! I’m excited to get back to serving our community. I joined the Meadow Lake Hospital Foundation in July 2016 and I’m looking forward to serving locally.