New 2014-2015 Officers for the MGHF Women's Auxiliary Elected
MGHF Auxiliary held its annual end-of-the-year luncheon in May. Every year at this time, the annual report is given and the officers for the next year are elected and installed. Officers for 2014-15 include Diane Deason, treasurer; Shirley Smith, secretary; Bonnie Salisbury, vice president; and Connie Adams, president. Sue Glenn (not shown) is past president and Gift Shop manager.
Shown to the left are the 2014-2015 Auxiliary Officers (left to right)
Connie Adams, President
Bonnie Salisbury, Vice President
Shirley Smith, Secretary
Diane Deason, Treasurer
Sue Glenn, Past President (not shown)
Auxiliary Awards Scholarships for 2014
At its Annual Meeting in May, the MGHF Auxiliary awarded six medically-related scholarships at the $2,300 level for a total of $13,800! This outstanding accomplishment was all due to the wonderful support of the new Auxiliary Gift Shop. Bethany Spear, Natalie Andrewski, Kelsey Albaugh, Carly Stauffer, Kaylin Smith and Jamie L. Ellertsen received this year’s scholarships. Every year the proceeds from the Auxiliary Gift Shop support medically-related scholarships that are awarded each year.
MGHF's New Auxiliary Gift Shop
With the completion of the Construction Project, the new MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop has moved to its new location by the Main (south) Entrance. The Gift Shop is nearly four times the size it was prior to construction, and includes an array of new gift items, complete with fresh flowers and plants. Included in the design are new display windows that extend into the hallway.
Commissioner Don Wilson (center) cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Auxiliary's new Gift Shop during Hospital Week.
Auxiliary Vice President Sara Watkins and Past President Sue Glenn drew the name of the quilt raffle winner just after the grand opening of the new Gift Shop.
MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop Provides Breast Pumps and Nursing Accessories
MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop, now located just off the new Main Entrance to MGH, is selling high-quality, hospital-grade electric and manual breast pumps featuring convenient, backpack-style bag, along with a selection of quality lactation supplies. These items include breast pump replacement parts and breast pump power cord adapters for vehicles, plus storage bags for expressed milk, washable nursing pads, soothing gel pads for nursing comfort, and very comfortable, soft nursing bras. These accessories make great baby shower gifts, and most are not available anywhere else in Mason County.
Join MGHF Auxiliary
The MGHF Auxiliary is looking for new members to continue their voluntary assistance and sponsor fundraising activities to benefit Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics.
The Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 12 noon in the Ellinor Room at MGH. If you are interested in becoming a member and wish to attend the luncheon meeting, call Membership Chair Arlene Davidson at (360) 426-6903 or Connie at (360) 426-4070 for information.
In the summer of 1950 the administrator of Shelton General Hospital met with seven local women who were interested in organizing an auxiliary to aid the only hospital in the area. Following a luncheon for prospective members, there were 113 ladies willing to participate in fundraising projects.
In 1968 the new Mason General Hospital was dedicated and the Auxiliary was reorganized under the name of Mason General Hospital Auxiliary. The membership continued to grow and over the years, through various money-making projects, MGHF Auxiliary has annually donated funds for new hospital equipment.
The Auxiliary supports and staffs the MGHF Gift Shop within the Hospital with the proceeds going to scholarships for students entering the nursing or other medical professions. The Auxiliary also supports the Life Line Program to help four low-income subscribers.
Varied fundraising projects over the years have included - card parties, concerts, cook books, raffles, and bake sales. The ladies have assisted with the Blood Bank draws and helped with Fantasy Forest activities.
If you are interested in joining the MGHF Auxiliary or have questions, please plan on attending the next monthly meeting.