Roosevelt General Hospital
The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Executive Committee met Oct. 19. The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. following the gathering for members to receive free flu shots.
President Sid Philips opened the meeting with the reading of the Auxiliary Prayer. Minutes were read by Secretary Adele Breech; treasurer’s report was presented by Wanda Martinez indicating some outstanding bills. Both reports were accepted as given.
Philips reported a $1,000 contribution to the ENMU Scholarship Fund during the ENMU Foundation Homecoming Breakfast. At the breakfast, Philips accepted the Nambe platter presented to the RGH Auxiliary for being recognized by the foundation as the Business of the Year award. The plate will be in the RGH Gift Shop for the public to view. Do drop in to view it.
Three new members have joined. Erin Lee is delivering juices at Heartland. Harry and Pansy Jordan are working at RGH. More volunteers are needed.
Amber Hamilton, director of marketing and of SANE, also the AUX’s liaison with the hospital, made a presentation. She thanked the AUX for helping to select the Yucca design as the new design for the Hospital. She detailed the new web site the hospital is setting up. She hopes the patients will be able to receive cards that way once it is fully operational.
Hamilton’s second main point was the setting up of the new 501c3 foundation, which will be for the hospital. The hospital will be able to receive donations from family members, etc., tax free. She asked to call her with questions or suggestions on this foundations.
— Submitted by Mary Clotfelter
The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met Oct. 24 at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 20 members present. Sue Brackseick led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved.
Pat Willis gave the Altrusa Accent on the Altrusa Ideals, and Lori Bohm drew for the Queen of Hearts.
Thomas announced that new RADA cutlery was on sale at Sheila’s. Dannah Brown gave an update on Holiday Happening and said the individual price of tickets were $30 this year.
The president asked members to discontinue bringing plastic bags for the Food Bank until further notice; however the egg cartons are still needed.
The president said 21 members participated in Make a Difference Day on Saturday. The items that were donated will be given to the Inmate Parenting Training.
Nellie Dyer, vice president, announced the next club meeting would be on Oct. 31, and members are asked to bring jewelry items and items to decorate photo frames, along with various craft supplies.
The Social Committee will provide the lunch.
— Submitted by Sheryl Borden