MEMBERSHIP DRIVE … CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board members are shown here with “Thumbs Up” for the excellent patient care services by the entire staff at the local hospital. From left to right are President Patty Ledyard, Vice President Armeda Sawmiller, Secretary Connie Dunseth, Treasurer Joyce Schelling, Past President Gloria Poorman and Historian Ruth Cooley. This year’s auxiliary membership drive kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 28th at Miller’s New Market, Montpelier, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The auxiliary will meet Monday, Oct. 10th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s U.M. Church, Montpelier, Robison Room (north entrance). Guests are always welcome.
Are you healthy and in the “pink”? Members of CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary want everyone to be in the “pink” and show it by wearing a pink smock to serve our hospital and community as “Pink Lady” volunteers.
The need for supporting our hospital and staff continues, and the local hospital auxiliary is ready to assist.
During September and October the Auxiliary conducts its annual membership drive. Members are encouraged to renew their annual membership and the auxiliary signs up new members for a small annual dues donation.
Auxiliary members in pink smocks will offer information about the auxiliary and accept annual membership dues and donations at Miller’s New Market, Whitaker Way, Montpelier, Wednesday, Sept. 28th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Program books are being printed for the auxiliary’s new year beginning this fall. Subject to schedule changes, Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary regularly meets October through June, second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. featuring local guest speakers on a variety of topics.
Luncheon meetings at 12 noon are scheduled in December, March and June.This year the auxiliary plans regular board and general meetings and organizing special events and projects.
This past year the auxiliary purchased and donated a new patient activity cart for the Montpelier Hospital Rehab Center.
The auxiliary’s main purpose is offering financial support to the local hospital, show appreciation to the hospital staff for their continuous efforts in excellent patient care, provide patient favors, assist at hospital blood drives when invited and present educational programs regarding various health concerns, local hospital services and community.
This year the auxiliary anticipates projects including participation in the Montpelier Library “Fall Fest” offering handmade household items & afghans, December memorial program-“Lighting the Way to Christmas”, angels and luminaries program, hospital staff appreciation, monthly patient favors, supplying puzzle, activity and reading books for patients, and direct financial donations to the Montpelier Hospital.
Since its organization nearly 70 years ago, the auxiliary has donated more than $255,000 to assist in purchasing hospital equipment and other necessary items and monetary gifts to CHWC Share Foundation.
Current auxiliary officers serving one-year terms through June 2023 are President Patty Ledyard, Vice President & Sunshine Chr. Armeda Sawmiller, Secretary Connie Dunseth, Treasurer Joyce Schelling and Past President Gloria Poorman. Also serving on the Executive Board is Ruth Cooley, historian.
All auxiliary members and guests are invited to attend monthly general meetings October thru June starting Monday, Oct. 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the Robison Room at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 Broad St., Montpelier, north entrance. Program books with plans for the new year are available.