FCMH Auxiliary President Pat Gall called the meeting to order and opened it with the Prayer for Hospital Auxilians. She then thanked Ann Blake for calling all the members to remind them of the meeting.
She also thanked the members of the impact committee for all of the help with the rummage sale preparation. It was very successful. She also thanked chef Jim Vassar and his staff for the refreshments.
Pat held a pin presentation for Mila Schlichter, 500 hours, Susan Mitchell, president’s pin, and Betty Davis, a replacement pin.
Brenda Hughes introduced the new hospital CEO, Mike Diener. He is very happy to be in Fayette County and to get to know the auxiliary.
Chelsie Hornsby, director of marketing, informed the group of Walk with a Doc. On Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, Dr. Marta Gryniuk will be the leader of the walk at the reservoir on 100 Civic Drive. The rest of the walks will be Sept. 17, Joel Rice CNP; Sept. 24, Dr. Pickering; and Oct. 1, Dr. Emily Johnson and Rita Storts.
On Nov. 15, there will be an event honoring Dr. Gay by a coalition of community members to explain what is going on with heroin and Narcan. It will be open to the public.
Jeanne Immell gave the secretary’s report. Sherry Ferguson gave the treasurer’s report. Jean Ann Davis gave the gift shop report.
Pat announced that we have a need for workers in E.R., the gift shop and front desk.
The upcoming bazaar on Nov. 11 will be the 40th annually to be had.
It was decided to purchase fall arrangements for the lobby.
The second Books-Are-Fun sale will be Sept. 15 and 16. The masquerade jewelry sale will be in the board room Oct. 14.
The next meeting is the reorientation and luncheon and will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2. Flu shots will be available also.
The bylaws will be reviewed and revisions presented at the February meeting. Please take time to read through the handbook and report any changes you have.
Pat closed with the volunteer pledge.