Auxiliary honored

Doc Arnett, right, and wife, Randa, singing to SCKMC’s Auxiliary at the Christmas luncheon.

In appreciation of SCKMC’s Auxiliary members’ hundreds of hours of volunteerism, a Christmas luncheon was held Dec.10 in the Specialist Building’s meeting room.

Entertainment was by “Doc” and Randa Arnett, who sang Christmas songs to begin the event. After the meal provided by SCKMC’s Prairie Breeze Café, Doc reviewed the years’ numerous gifts that were given to the hospital by the active auxiliary members.

These members gain funds through their volunteer hours in the hospital’s gift shop, various baked good sales, annual book fair and other money-making events. It was also noted and given thanks to all associate members who provide funds for up to eight scholarships per year to Arkansas City High School graduates who are going into a healthcare career.

Arnett  presented the slate of officers for 2020.

President: Elrea Mullen; acting vice president: JoAnn Baker; secretaries: Fern Knocke and Helen Bossi; treasurer of the general fund: Rose Anstine; treasurer for the gift shop: Jan Bartel; active auxiliary membership: Sara Ward; and program chairperson: Leslie Sherman. Many other active members have graciously accepted chairperson positions for needed committees and donate handmade items to be sold in the gift shop.

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