Submitted by Jan Taylor

The Community Hospital Auxiliary met in the hospital conference room in Fairfax, Missouri, at 1:30 p.m. February 20, 2020, with 15 members and two guests in attendance. We were happy to have Julie Jones, hospital CEO, join us. She updated us on the new things happening in the area of healthcare in our hospital and clinics. She also expressed an appreciation to our group for our donations to the hospital and for any input we would have for the strategic planning in the hospital.

Jackie Martin was present and volunteered to take auxiliary members’ blood pressure. This was part of the hospital’s heart health month activities.

Jay Stanton and Kasey Kappel, OTR, were present and shared information about the Vision Therapy that Dr. Whitman and her staff offer for children and adults. It was very informative and we are thankful to have such quality vision care in our hospital facility.

The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s reports were approved as presented.

Merylan Lowrey gave a presentation on Building a Capacity for Resilience by Ronan Tynan. Ronan was a speaker at the MAHA Convention.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner will be March 14th. The auxiliary has a table for interested members who want to get tickets.

Our next meeting will be March 19, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room at the hospital. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Spring Bake Sale will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the hospital conference room from 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to let someone else do your Easter baking!

The Spring Plant Sale is scheduled for April 28th. Spring is coming!