Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary wants everyone to be healthy and in the “pink” and auxiliary members show it by wearing a pink smock to serve our hospital and community as “Pink Lady” volunteers.
The need for supporting our hospital continues, and the 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 welcomes new members to sign up 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. 27th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Program books are available for the auxiliary’s new year beginning this fall. Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary meets October through June, second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. featuring local guest speakers on a variety of topics.
Starting in October, meetings will be held back in the hospital conference room. Luncheons at 12 noon are scheduled in December, March, and June.
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 monthly patient favors, assist at hospital blood drives when invited and present educational programs regarding various health concerns, local hospital services and community affairs.
This year the auxiliary anticipates projects including participation in the Montpelier Library “Fall Fest” on Saturday, Oct. 7th, Sunday, Dec. 3rd memorial program-“Lighting the Way to Christmas”– angels and luminaries program, hospital staff appreciation day, monthly patient favors, supplying puzzle, activity and reading books for patients, and direct financial donations to the Montpelier Hospital.
This past year the auxiliary donated $1,000.00 to the local hospital’s Share Foundation. Since its organization 70 years ago, the auxiliary has donated more than $255,000 to assist in purchasing hospital equipment, other necessary items and monetary gifts to CHWC Share Foundation.
Current auxiliary officers serving one-year terms through June 2024 are President Armeda Sawmiller, Vice President & Sunshine Chr. Linda Dilworth, Secretary Connie Dunseth, Treasurer Joyce Schelling, and Past President Patty Ledyard. Also serving on the Executive Board is Ruth Cooley, historian.
All auxiliary members and guests are invited to attend monthly general meetings starting Monday, Oct. 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the Montpelier Hospital conference room. Speaker will be Shannon Newell, Director of Nursing at Montpelier Hospital. Program books for the new year are available.
For more information contact President Armeda Sawmiller, ph: 419-485-4567, or Treasurer Joyce Schelling, ph: 419-459-4696.