FCMH Auxiliary holds Sept. meeting

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Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Carolyn Reinwald opened the Sept. 11 meeting with a ceremony concerning the auxiliary donation of equipment to the hospital.

Dr. William Stevenson, Jane Wilson, RN, Tammie Wilson, CNO, Chelsie Hornsby, business development director, and Mike Diener, CEO, received a 3CG Tip Confirmation System, which allows immediate use of the PICC line used by Dr. Stevenson and Jane Wilson. It was purchased with funds earned by the FCMH Hospital Auxiliary.

Reinwald led the group in the volunteer prayer. There was a moment of silence in memory of the victims and their families affected by 9/11.

Diener addressed the group concerning the addition of Adena Ortho for FCMH. Wilson talked about the purchase and use of the Picc Line. Hornsby informed the group about the Gala benefiting FCMH. It will be held Dec. 9 and will have a Great Gatsby theme. She encouraged everyone to come.

Pat Gall read the minutes. The minutes were approved as read. Sherry Ferguson gave the treasurer’s report. Jean Ann Davis gave the gift shop report. We are now honoring FCMH Bucks.

Lead volunteer reports were given by the lead volunteers who were present. Harold Merritt reported that the front lobby desk was doing great. Barbara Black gave the report on the surgery center which was good. Jim Hamilton said everything was good in physical therapy.

Reinwald reminded everyone that the bazaar/bake sale is coming up Nov. 10 for the 40th year in a row. Letters with the raffle tickets will be mailed out in October.

Hospital Impact Committee is looking for volunteers to help with their rummage sale in October.

Masquerade Jewelry will be here two days this time. The dates are Oct. 17 and 18. Volunteers are needed to work.

Reinwald thanked Nancy Troutman for all she does as our auxiliary connection to the hospital. She also thanked Harold Merritt for distributing posters around the hospital and medical buildings for the Collective Goods sale. She also thanked Ann Blake and Jeanne Immell for serving as the calling committee.

Concerns were given for our volunteer family, including Kathleen Morris, Cinda Slager and sympathy to Maxine Wolf.

Two new members were welcomed. Jeannie Rivers and Billie Dugan joined the auxiliary.

The president closed by reminding the volunteers that “volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”

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