Election of officers and appointment of committee chairpersons are two of the highlights of the annual meeting of the Auxiliary at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. New and returning officers include (seated, from left) President Roberta Beer, Recording Secretary Judy Kampwerth, Corresponding Secretary Ulonda Becker, Past President Kathie Heimann, (not pictured) Vice President Jane Dapkus, Treasurer Barb Peek and Assistant Treasurer Mary AuBuchon. New and returning committee chairs include (seated, right) Nominating-Carolyn Mamino, Health Advocacy-Joanne Becker, (standing, from left) Quilting-Theodora Wilke and Joann Timmermann, Patient/Visitor Activities-Kathy Deiters, Cancer Care Closet-Dorothy “Dot” Bauman, Membership-Margaret “Maggie” Jakel, Bake Sale-Ann Olliges and Aggie Kampwerth, Audit-Frank Hogg, Ways and Means-Jeannie Weber, Floral Arrangement-Arlette Szczepan, (not pictured) Scholarship-Nancy Renschen, Gift Shop co-managers Marge Bretz and Marianne Wade, Shoe Project-Norma Rothengass, Health Fair-Carol Fischer and Public Relations-Mary L. Heeren (taking the photo). With them are (far left) Volunteer Services Secretary Yvonne Ratermann, also Assistant Public Relations chair, and (far right) Director of Volunteers Judy Schrage. The meeting, held Thursday, June 22, at the Breese American Legion, opened with prayer by Sister Joan Markus, hospital Pastoral Care director, and also included committee reports and presentation of $15,000 in grants - $1,000 each to 15 healthcare career students. This year’s theme was “Red, White and Blue” and many attending took the opportunity to wear patriotic colors and designs.

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