Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s annual membership drive underway

Pictured above are many of the current VMH Auxiliary members with the new fetal heart machine they purchased for the hospital this year thanks to proceeds from the annual membership drive and the Women’s Health Day luncheon proceeds. Pictured, left to right, are Nona Sawyer, President; Ann Roed, Secretary; Shirley Steffenson; Kay Sewick; Karen Fossum; Lillian Larson, Treasurer; Janet Palmer, Gift Case Coordinator; and Elaine Eadie. Submitted photo.

 The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members throughout this month to join them during the Auxiliary’s annual membership drive.
The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is devoted to providing the hospital’s  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 mid-October, the Masquerade Jewelry and Accessory sales in late October, and the annual membership drive each July. All the money the Auxiliary receives goes back to the hospital for equipment. They have purchased numerous items for the hospital, including a new patient weigh bed, maternity services birthing beds, a new mammography viewbox for radiology, two digital cameras, two ice machines, a chemotherapy chair, blanket warmers, a NuStep exercise machine, an EKG machine, flat screen TVs for all the patient rooms, a birthing tub, and most recently, a new fetal heart monitor for the Maternity Services Department.  
The Auxiliary meets the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m., in the ICN Conference Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital.  The Auxiliary also holds a monthly euchre marathon tournament to raise funds the third Thursday of each month at the Waukon Senior Citizens Center.
Auxiliary membership dues are $5.00 for active members and $12.00 for inactive members. Dues can be paid at the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital or given to any current Auxiliary member.  For more information, call Nona Sawyer at 563-568-3105 or Lillian Larson at 563-568-2330.