The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is devoted to providing the hospital and its patients and visitors with many services. Their annual membership drive is on now.Pictured are some members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital sewing new parade float skirting for the hospital’s float.
The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is devoted to providing the hospital and its patients and visitors with many services. The Auxiliary also holds annual fundraisers, such as the Women’s Health Day Luncheon each fall, the Pillow-Perk in early November, and their annual membership drive each July. All the money the Auxiliary receives goes back to the hospital for equipment.
The Auxiliary also has a hard-cover, three-ring cookbook available for sale at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital began this project a couple of years ago, collecting recipes from all current hospital staff and volunteers, and included all the recipes from past hospital cookbooks dating back to 1964. Over 1000 recipes are available in the book, including a special diabetic section with many recipes submitted by the Diabetic Support Group as well as the Youth Diabetic Support Group.
They have purchased numerous items for the hospital, including a new patient weigh bed, maternity services birthing bed, a new mammography viewbox for Radiology, two digital cameras, two ice machines, a chemotherapy chair, blanket warmers, a NuStep exercise machine, EKG machine, and most recently a new Maternity Services Birthing Tub.
WHEN DO YOU MEET?
The Auxiliary meets monthly the 2nd Monday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., in the ICN Conference Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital. They also hold a monthly Euchre Marathon tournament the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
Auxiliary membership dues are just $5.00 for active members and $12.00 for inactive members.
For more information on how to join the Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, please call Nona Sawyer at 568-3105 or Lillian Larson at 568-2330.