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Brockpahler speaks at JRMC Auxiliary

President Eunice Sahr called the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Auxiliary meeting to order with 26 members present.

The guest presenter was Katie Brockpahler, marketing generalist with JRMC. She spoke on October being Women’s Health Month. K.C. DeBoer, CEO and president of JRMC, reported that JRMC had received the North Dakota state award for stroke care. The hospital annual meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 25, and all are invited to attend.

Martha Trautman read the prayer. The minutes were approved.

Judy Hoyt reported that Diane Helmstedler has left for the winter. Stitchers received 44 knitted caps, which includes 26 Christmas caps, from Joy Neustal. Also received were two blankets and bows were tied on 25 hospice blankets. The surgery center needs volunteers. Telecare is calling six individuals.

Five individuals attended the district fall meeting Oct. 3 in Fargo. They are Marlys Perleberg, Jeanette Srozinski, Lue Struble, Sahr and Mary Engels.

Cathy Huber moved that the club donate $15,000 to the Oncology Unit, seconded by Joy Neustal. The motion passed.

Doris Giedt moved to donate $1,500 for a cellphone charging unit in the emergency department. It was seconded and passed.

Cindy Grimm moved that Engels purchase a $100 gift card to purchase the silent auction and door prizes needed throughout the year. It was seconded by Shirley Fleith and passed.

Holiday Magic will be held Dec. 1 in the lower level conference rooms. Setup will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

For the Nominating Committee, Cindy Grimm reported that President Sahr and Secretary Odenbach and will remain in their positions another year,

Engels, volunteer coordinator, is talking to nursing homes about telecare. She needs the auxiliary’s help to recruit volunteers for the clinic and gift shop. In October to raise money for breast cancer, buyers at the gift shop will be asked if they wish to donate $1 to breast cancer research. Those donating will sign a pink ribbon paper, which will be posted in or near the gift shop. Other pink items will also be for sale.

Lynne Tally from Safe Shelter will be the speaker at the Nov. 6 meeting. Door prizes were won by Betty Geigle and Claudette Smette. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.

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