WCHCS Celebrates National Volunteer Week

WCHCS Auxiliary Luncheon

WCHCS Auxiliary Luncheon

(Corydon, IA, April 16, 2015) Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System (WCHCS) celebrated National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 12-19, 2015, by recognizing our outstanding Auxiliary at a luncheon held Thursday, April 16th. Being an Auxiliary volunteer is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out ways to engage their talents to help our hospital and medical services continue to thrive.

Although volunteering is done without an expectation of compensation, our volunteers truly deserve appreciation for the work they do. Last year, the WCHCS Auxiliary members gave close to 2,000 hours of service. We are fortunate to have more than 35 active Auxiliary volunteers plus a substantial membership list.

“The Auxiliary helps strengthen our organization and make WCHCS a better place for our patients and our community overall,” said Daren Relph, CEO. “What an incredible group of men and women we have who give selflessly of their time and their talents.”

The WCHCS Auxiliary meets every third Monday of the month at the WCHCS Private Dining room at 1:30P.M. Anyone is welcome to visit and see if the Auxiliary might be right for them. Current Auxiliary officers include Geri Gardner, President; Karen Mattly, Vice President; Georgia Runyon, Secretary and Marlyn Montgomery, Treasurer with Bonita Wells, serving as the Gift Shop Manager.

The Auxiliary works hard to raise funds, with their main fundraising effort being the Annual Fall Bazaar and Raffle. The Auxiliary also hosts two annual jewelry sale fundraisers, and additional support comes from sales in the Gifts from the Heart Gift Shop, which is operated and staffed by the Auxiliary.

Funds raised by the Auxiliary are given back to the hospital helping to fund important purchases of non-budgeted items for the organization. In addition, the Auxiliary provides student scholarships to students pursuing careers in the medical profession.

The Auxiliary was founded on a tradition of giving and we are grateful for their dedication to serving our organization and promoting the health of our community.