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MRMC Auxiliary looks for volunteers

Dear Editor,

The McDuffie Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for a few good men and women.

Do you have some time on your hands? Are you bored with nothing to do? Would you like to find something that would be rewarding, and also take up some of that time. The McDuffie Regional Medical Center Auxiliary might just be the place for you. The auxiliary was formed in 1983. Our present membership is approximately 47, which includes active, inactive and honorary members.

Our service areas include almost all areas in the hospital; the auxiliary works with blood drives, health fairs, and community events sponsored by the hospital.

Through our projects, fundraisers, the auxiliary has raised many dollars. The funds are used to support projects within the hospital and our community.

The auxiliary would like to introduce one of our members to you. June Ansley a retired School Teacher, joined the auxiliary 20 years ago in 1987. She has served as treasurer and secretary several times for the auxiliary and has been the Auxilian of the year 3 times. She is cross trained to work in the gift shop and also the various fundraiser sales sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. She also mails the monthly schedules and the minutes to all the auxiliary members. She is an invaluable member of the auxiliary group.

To date this lady has contributed 3,740 hours. That is almost twice the number of hours of any other member. In May 2006, the Hospital Board recognized her for her many years and hours of service to our hospital and auxiliary. We were all delighted to see her receive this honor.

The January 2007 Prevention Magazine stated that research suggests that the 65.4 million Americans who volunteer 42% of whom are over age 55, are garnering similar feel-good benefits. Volunteering keeps people mentally active; it keeps their weight in check, their heart healthy, and their memory working. Volunteering doesn't just improve your mood, it also boosts brainpower and strengthens your body.

If you would be interested in joining the Hospital Auxiliary, contact the Director of Volunteer Services, Eva Newsome, at 706-597-5408 or Ken Richards at 706-595-6974.


Eva Newsome, Director of Volunteer Services

Web posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007

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