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Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary Plans For Fun and Wellness Day

By Staff | Apr 28, 2016

The Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary met April 20 in the Willow Ridge Activity Room. Plans were announced for the Fun and Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College that is Wednesday, May 18.

The keynote speaker for Fun and Wellness Day is Kevin Tlam of KMRR radio 104.9 in Spencer. Many fun break-out sessions have been scheduled. Auxiliary will have a table and informative display of auxiliary events, so be sure and stop by. A gift certificate drawing for the gift shop will be held.

Members reviewed the Jewelry Sale and Salad Luncheon held April 15. Positive comments: Spring decorations were very pretty; wonderful selection of salads; sandwich good; next year need larger plates. Jewelry sale received high comments.

Four auxiliary members are attending The Auxiliary and Volunteer Leadership Conference on April 29 in Des Moines area. Anyone else that would like to attend, please contact Kathy Merrill at the hospital.

New Business:

Relay for Life is June 25, 2016. The Auxiliary will again be sponsoring a team.

The Hospital Auxiliary will be purchasing the bushes and plants to help fund the Willow Ridge landscaping project.

Committee Reports:

Gift Shop: Judy Richardson reported that she went to a market in Las Vegas. She ordered new items for the gift shop and was able to pick up new vendors. New items are coming in all the time, so stop by and shop.

Health Ed: Ilomae Mehling reported on Lo Fat food items.

Administrator: Desiree Einsweiler reported two new physicians will be coming soon. They are a husband and wife team from Texas. The clinic remodel is now open and is beautiful. Now remodel is continuing in the hospital medical records area, and soon to be emergency room. Everyone is looking forward to the completion of the remodeling project sometime next year.

Marilyn Gappa announced she is retiring as the Auxiliary Treasurer. Rose Webb has agreed to become the new treasurer. Thank you Marilyn Gappa for a job very well done for the past 11 years.

The next meeting of the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary will be in West Bend on June 15 at the Wagon Wheel at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary board and would like to attend, please contact Jane Bruch at 852-3240 or Kathy Merrill 852-5463 at the hospital. New members are always welcome. It will be fun afternoon of eating, shopping and visiting. West Bend is always a good host and has much to offer visitors.

Upcoming Events:

May 18, 2016 Wellness Day at ILCC

June 15, 2016 Meeting in West Bend RSVP to Karen Sewell by June 8, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016 Meeting at Willow Ridge

Nov. 2, 2016 Jewelry Sale at VFW

Nov. 18, 2016 Bake Sale/ Chamber Coffee at Willow Ridge