Medical Center Auxiliary News
Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary has several fundraising projects this summer. A carwash with a bake and crafts sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m. at Great Cove Auto. Youth volunteers from the local area are teaming up with the auxiliary and with Great Cove Auto to provide carwashes. The cost of the carwash is a donation to the auxiliary. We are hoping for a great turnout so the youth volunteers have a sense of accomplishment from providing a community service by supporting the Medical Center. The attendees can choose from an array of craft items and homemade baked goods.
Orders will be accepted for Butcher Shoppe cookie dough. A three-pound container of frozen cookie dough sells for $1. With seven kinds of cookies to choose from, we are sure to have your favorite (soft sugar, oatmeal raisin, Snickerdoodle, chocomeal, peanutbutter, molasses and chocolate chip). Orders are being taken through July 26; the cookie dough will be delivered on August 12. You can enjoy the cookies now and also have them for later in the year. If you aren’t able to attend the carwash and sale on June 26 you can place an order with any auxiliary member. You can also leave orders at the FCMC registration desk.
Two meetings have been held since the last article was published, one on May 3 and the other on June 7. We also held our Mother’s Day bake sale on May 7 and enjoyed the annual appreciation luncheon following the June 7 meeting. Details are provided below.
At the May meeting members received the report of the results of the FCMC dinner/auction held on April 17 at the Hustontown Firehall. The sale of raffle tickets for the beautiful, handmade penguin quilt was a great success with every ticket sold before the drawing held during the auction. Nancy Henry held the winning ticket for the quilt. The proceeds from the raffle were donated to the FCMC Foundation’s Zoom Zoom campaign. The Zoom Zoom campaign is a fundraiser to purchase a new 14-passenger van with wheelchair access. This van will provide the residents of longterm care safe and reliable transportation and enable them to participate in various outings.
The other agenda items for the May meeting were planning for the May 7 crafts and bake sale and discussing plans to support a gift shop at Fulton County Medical Center. Plans for the gift shop are still being developed. Several auxiliary members attended the Pennsylvania Association of Health Care Auxiliaries Spring Conference and 60th annual meeting held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East on May 12 where they participated in several workshops on successful gift shops. The information obtained in the conference will be important as plans move forward.
During the appreciation luncheon the fourth and final payment of our $20,000 pledge for the patient services building was presented to FCMC and FCMC Foundation staff. Twenty-nine members attended the luncheon and enjoyed a great meal and fellowship. A highlight was remarks by Jason Hawkins, CEO, who thanked the auxiliary for its support over many years and extended a special invitation to the ribbon cutting ceremony of the patient services building scheduled for June 22. A special treat was the slide show with many photos of the auxiliary members taking part in a variety of activities. A lucky member at each table took home a beautiful potted plant centerpiece. Every member received a cloth shoulder bag with the FCMC logo and auxiliary name.
The Mother’s Day bake and crafts sale on May 7 included homemade bread, assorted pies, cookies and snacks as well as a variety of craft items made by auxiliary members. Gaynelle Roseberry was the winner of the raffle for the beautiful hand crocheted afghan in pastel colors.
Auxiliary members who volunteer to work in the hospital or in long-term care are required to have TB testing on a yearly basis. Contact Barb Weller regarding dates for testing through July 13. We encourage Fulton County residents of all ages to join and be a part of our efforts to support Fulton County Medical Center. An application can be found on the FCMC Web page at http://www.fcmc-pa.org/auxiliary.html or pick up a brochure in the lobby of the hospital.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the activities room. Planning the Fulton County Fall Festival sale will be a major agenda item. We will also have the results of the summer fundraising events at that meeting. Members are asked to bring at least one potential new member to the September meeting.
Watch the Community Bulletin Board in The Fulton County News for notices of meetings and other activities during 2010. Officers for 2010- 2011 are Betty Shelley, president; Judy Shade, vice president; Nancy Younker, recording secretary; Linda Garber, corresponding secretary; and Carol Mellott, treasurer. Membership chair is Elaine Armstrong.