Wilson Auxiliary members were honored for their volunteer service to the hospital Tuesday, June 28, during a luncheon hosted by the hospital board, administration and medical staff. Ninety-five volunteers attended this year’s event.
John Eve, director of human resources, welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for all their time given to the hospital. “It has been said that volunteers are love in motion,” said Eve. “You do so much for the Hospital, patients, family members, and friends that without you Wilson Memorial could not deliver our excellent levels of patient care. We thank you for your willingness to serve.”
The Wilson Auxiliary donated not only funds to further enhance the hospital during 2010, but also donated over 20,842 hours of their time. These volunteers provided service in various areas of the hospital including greeting customers, performing various clerical functions and helping patients. Through fundraising activities and gift shop sales, the Auxiliary donated $12,500 to the hospital. There are 184 members, which includes honorary, associate and active members.
Following lunch, Tom Boecker, president and CEO, thanked the Auxilians for their continued service to Wilson Memorial. “I am so proud that I can always count on the steadiness and reliability of our strong volunteer base,” said Boecker. “We have been very fortunate at Wilson Memorial throughout the years to have the benefit and luxury of having a community that cares and a volunteer organization that is committed to the success of the hospital. On behalf of all the employees and the entire hospital community, please accept my gratitude for your gift of dedicated voluntary service to Wilson Memorial and the community we serve.”
Mindy Geuy, volunteer coordinator, along with John Eve, presented the award pins to those volunteers who have reached significant milestones of service. They include: Grace Steenrod, 20,000 hours; Rose Russell, 11,000 hours; Marie Icenogle, 8,000 hours; Marilyn Kloeker, 7,000 hours; Marianne Helmlinger, 5,000 hours; Cecile Acker and Vann Atkinson, 4,000 hours; Ruth Lee and Penny Seyer, 3,000 hours; Jane Baker, Jean Evans, Lora Kaufman and Phyllis Seving, 2,000 hours; and Joyce Jenkins and Yvonne Lochard, 1,000 hours.
Volunteers enjoyed entertainment by Joseph Helfrich, Bradford. He entertained the group with his interactive musical, story and joke telling show. Helfrich played numerous instruments including the guitar, bag pipes and flute.
For more information about the Wilson Auxiliary or how to become a hospital volunteer, contact Geuy at (937) 498-5390.