Submitted by

Janice Taylor

The Community Hospital Auxiliary’s January meeting was held on January 17, 2019, in the conference room at the hospital. The meeting opened with 17 members reciting the Auxiliary Prayer. We were happy to welcome our new hospital CEO, Julie Jones. Julie introduced herself to us and gave an informative update on what’s new at CH-F. We were thankful Julie took time out of her busy schedule to visit with us.

The minutes from the November meeting and the treasurer’s report were given and approved as presented.

December was a great month for us in the Sunshine Corner Gift Shop! We appreciate everyone who shopped with us this past holiday season. The Christmas items have now been removed and have been replaced with Valentine items. We hope you will think of us when you want to surprise someone special with a Valentine. Some spring and Easter items are beginning to arrive, too. We are currently having a winter sale on our purses. All purses in the shop, excluding billfolds, are on sale for 40% off. We are thankful to have DeAnna Coggins (a hospital employee) and local artisan make jewelry for us. She has offered to donate her time and talents in donation to the auxiliary. We currently have several of her beautiful necklaces available in the gift shop. Remember, all proceeds from the gift shop and our other fundraisers benefit equipment purchases for Community Hospital-Fairfax.

The Gift Shop Committee announced they will be hosting a light luncheon on Wednesday, February 27, at 12:30 p.m. for the gift shop volunteers. The volunteers will be getting personal written invitations in the mail.

Our annual Soup and Chili Supper is Tuesday, February 12. We will serve chili, vegetable beef soup, pickles, carrots, drinks, and desserts, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Fairfax School Cafeteria. We will be happy to make  to-go orders. Carryout is available to Fairfax residents by calling Charlotte Miller at 660-686-2585 before 4:00 p.m. After the supper you can cheer on the EA Wolves as they play South Nodaway. The sign-up sheet for donated food items and a volunteer worksheet were passed around at our meeting.

Ann Martin is now taking money and reservations from Auxiliary members for the Celebrity Waiter Dinner tickets. The tickets are $30 each. The dinner is March 16, 2019. We hope you will put this date on your calendar too. It’s another great way to support our local hospital.