WESTFIELD - The annual Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary membership dinner and meeting was held recently in the Westfield Memorial Hospital dining room with more than 30 people attending.
The program speaker for the event was Shauna Anderson, Hospice of Chautauqua County vice president of clinical services. She provided history of the organization as well as plans for the future. She also spoke of her years of experience in nursing, health care and Hospice. The information regarding the many services provided by Hospice was interesting and enlightening.
Marjory Fritz, auxiliary board president, gave the annual report. Accomplishments include renovating and redecorating of the hospital's front lobby, the emergency waiting room, the surgical waiting room, the radiology waiting room and the women's wellness suite. The auxiliary has also supported the hospital in other ways, such as landscaping, physical therapy equipment, sponsorship for the annual golf tournament and Christmas decorations.
The 25th annual Robert E. Storms Walk for Wellness was held Sept. 6. Money raised will be used for redecorating projects selected by the physical therapy and cardiac rehab departments. The auxiliary continues fundraising activities throughout the year, which makes such projects possible.
Fundraisers include the Celebrating Spring Event, pie sales at the Arts and Crafts Festival, sale of ornaments and magnets and lottery tickets, a quilt giveaway and donations from Parklane Jewelry, Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple sales held in the hospital lobby.
Marjory Fritz also conducted the election of directors for the coming year. In doing so, the auxiliary welcomed Nancy Smith to the board while Lynette Huddy left the board, receiving a parting gift as she retired after several year of service.
On Monday, the auxiliary will host its inaugural fall fundraiser dinner at the Lakeshore Assembly of God church, 252 E. Main St., Westfield. The turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served from 5 p.m. until sold out. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for adult and $5 for children under 10.