Moundview Memorial Hospital and Clinic Partners
President - Mary Polivka 564-7343 Vice President - Nancy Wical 564-7753
Secretary - Joyce Roberts 339-4712 Treasurer – Linda Charles 339-9182
PARTNER’S President Message Partners Easter Bake Sale is scheduled April 4, 2012 at
With winter on its way out, here’s hoping that spring will Moundview. Thanks in advance to Audrey Stormoen who
gently follow. is chairing this event again this year.
As part of “Women’s Night Out” November 3, Partners Back by popular demand, Partners will again hold another
hosted “Boutique in a Box” which included the sale of “Buying Event” in May co-hosted with Gary’s Coin &
purses, jewelry and scarves. Thanks to everyone who Stamps. Last year, the community received nearly
supported this event. The consensus of the committee was $20,000 for their unwanted jewelry, precious metals, etc.
to not repeat this event next year, due to the limited time With gold prices soaring, participants will receive the
frame available to showcase the volume of merchandise highest return ever.
received. Avon will soon be available in the Gift Shop Marie
The 3rd Annual Gift Shop Open House. Fowler recommended the inclusion of Avon which will be
Chaired by Joyce Roberts and the significantly different from what Avon dealers sell in the
Christmas Bake Sale, Chaired by Joan area. Thanks in advance to Dee Witcraft, and Joyce
Albert held December 2 were both well Pavelec who will be coordinating this new endeavor.
attended and supported by the hospital and Donors and Volunteers are encouraged to participate in
the community. Everyone’s support is the Blood Drive on March 29 at Friendship Village Hall.
greatly appreciated. Thanks to Marie Fowler who chairs all blood drives for
Partners’ Annual Christmas Luncheon was held Moundview.
December 9 at Carlson’s Rustic Ridge. Thanks to Goody At Partners March 9, 2012 meeting a $10,000 cash
Koutalis for making this event special by providing donation was approved effective July 31, to be used
restaurant and entrée options, entertainment and toward the total renovation of one in-patient room.
reservations. Thanks to LeeAnn Roseberry for hosting the Partners’ also donated $200 to both the Foundation’s
gifts and drawings. It was wonderful! Annual Dinner & Auction held March 3 and Kids Day to
Partners hosted its first Parade of Trees November 17 thru be held on April 21st.
December 21. Diane Roekle, Sharon Mattox, and Dee Upcoming important events include: Advocacy Day,
Witcraft, were exceptional Ambassadors of Partners in April 27, 2012. Registration is necessary. Western
orchestrating this wonderful Christmas event with the District Meeting in Prairie du Chien, April 19, 2012 and
community and hospital. Due to the overwhelming WHA State Convention - October 16-18, 2012 at Marriott,
success of this event, it will be held again this year. Don’t Madison West.
miss it. In closing, “don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap,
Think Spring but by the seeds you plant” - Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mary Polivka, President
Calendar: APRIL – cont.
MARCH 21st ‘Kid’s Day’ at AF High School
9th Regular Meeting was held in Oak Room 24th Advocacy Day in Madison – Monona Terrace
29th Blood Drive at Friendship Village Hall MAY
Donors always needed 11th 12:30 Partner’s Executive Comm – Oak Room
APRIL 1:30PM Monthly Meeting in Oak Room
4th Easter Bake Slae in Hospital Concourse 6th – 12th Hospital Week
13th 12:30 Partner’s Executive Comm – Oak Room 24th Blood Drive at Friendship Village Hall
1:30PM Monthly Meeting in Oak Room JUNE
15th – 21st National Volunteer Week 8th 12:30 Partner’s Executive Comm – Oak Room
19th Western Distict Spring Meeting Prairie du Chien 1:30PM Monthly Meeting in Oak Room
Joyce and Dee are working on
bringing Avon products to the Gift
Shop. Watch for them soon.
Dee is working with Wellness Comm
for possible items they would like to
April 4 2012 see available from Gift Shop.
Gift Shop volunteers, see Lois re new
9AM – til sold out location to retrieve the key.
Hospital Concourse The Gift Shop Committee “thanks” everyone who
supported the Gift Shop the past year. Joyce Pavelec and
Partners’s Annual Easter Bake Sale will be held April 4 th Sharon Mattox enjoyed bringing in new items and keeping
from 9AM til sold out on the concourse at Moundview the cost of item within the financial reach of the
Memorial Hospital. Partners need everyone to bring as community.
much as they can. Bring your treasured baked goods at Success of the Gift Shop is not possible without the many
8AM. Place suggested sale price on items. Extras are volunteers. There are 40 available shifts of 3 ½ hr per
always welcome. Audrey Stormoen is the Chairperson month, Monday through Friday. We are always looking
this year. for more helpers. It takes lots of busy hands to make the
Gift Shop a great place to shop.
One of the many questions that is frequently asked is
‘Why do you not have more sales?’ Yes, occasionally we
have sales ie the Christmas Open House – the reason we
don’t have more sales is because we try to keep our prices
The Spirit of the Season was well demonstrated in the low. We mark items up enough to cover our cost and
decorated hospital lobby and concourse. 30 shipping (which increases every month) and to make a
community participants worked with the Partners and small profit to donate back to the hospital. Therefore our
12 student groups were involved in the decorating. margin of mark-ups is much less than most retail shops;
Committee sent out thank-yous and asked for feedback – thereby, not leaving much room for discounts. We hope
the following were some of the comments: we create a good value for our customers so they will
It is a great program and looks like fun for the kids return. Please encourage your family and friends to shop
Was a pleasure!! at the Gift Shop as it is a win-win for them and for the
Thank-you for sending the letter –photo! Nice job! hospital.
Love the theme! Another big thank you to Joyce Robert for all her
Enjoyed it. Would welcome a chance to do it again beautiful and unique arrangements that she provides to the
I thought it was a very nice event. Heard many Gift Shop. These are donated by Joyce and she has been
favorable comments thanks for the pictures you sent – doing this for several years. Give Joyce a big ‘Thank
that was a very nice gesture! You’ The arrangements are a huge success; check for new
Great job! Do it again. masterpieces frequently. Thank you Joyce for your
Nice addition to our Community Christmas commitment of time and talent; we really appreciate it!
Know it was a big job. Every fine detail was great –
Do it again.
Enjoyed showing off our hospital
A committee will be
organizing in August.
Plan to join us! Diane
Roekle and Sharon Mattox
will be co-chairman
National Volunteer Week
April 15th – 21st
Reasons why I volunteer:
I take great pride in giving…
1st week-end in April or May !
I make new friends…
I improve my hospital… Watch for more details
My life is enriched when I help others… re specific times, place
I like it when others smile…
being done by Gary’s Coins & Stamps from Wi Rapids
I like to show I care…
Gary has over 30 years experience.
I like to build a better community and caring interactions. Bring in you unwanted gold, silver, platinum, coins,
jewelry and stamps
Let’s share these feelings with others. to the hospital
and see how well
Bring a new member to Partners! you can do.
Need few volunteers to direct
traffic and to keep Gift Shop open.
Kid’s Day is Coming Advocacy Day – April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012 Monana Terrace, Madison
10AM – 2PM at AF High School! Keynote address by Kellyanne Conway “Pulse of the
Hands-on Activities; Juggler; Helicopter tours. Nation.” Other speakers could include Gov Walker and a
Partners have donated to this event. Encourage legislative panel discussion. Evelyn Baerbock, Sharon
community kids to come and enjoy. Mattox, LeeAnn Roseberry, and Audrey Stormoen will be
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections!
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but HE did promise
strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.
He who angers you, controls you!
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
We don't change the message, the message changes us.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
If God is your Co-pilot - swap seats!
Prayer: Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!
Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
May 24; July 26
Friendship Village Hall
Donors and volunteers
We appreciate your support – Marie Fowler,
Blood Drive Chair
Partners awarded above certificate for contributing can
tabs. Thanks to Jan Fiene and her husband Don for
taking tabs to Marshfield. Open House door prize
Thanks to all who contribute!
Updates: Western District Spring
Historian – Judy Ward is meeting to be held in Prairie du Chien
working on re-organizing our pictures April 19 . We need people to
represent our Partner’s group. If you
and articles into 4 scrapbooks. Please Welcome!
forward to Judy anything you have or would be interested and would like to
attend, contact Mary Polivka. To Nancy Burdick/Seelenbinder –
leave addressed to her in gift shop. a hospital employee and new
Registrations need to be in by April
Many Thanks to Judy. th member of Partners.
Have you paid your dues??? For
2011-2012. Our year is from
4th – Carol Timmerman February – gone……
4th – Sharon Mattox but not forgotten.! July 1 – June 30 and dues are
12th – Marie Fowler due the month of July. If you
21st – Dorothy Schwartz have a black dot on your
25th - Jackie Weber address label you still owe your
dues. Send dues to Linda
26th – Elizabeth Sawa
26th – Nancy Weinner Charles in care of Partners at
28th – Alice Jones
1st – Joan Albert Judy Hampson – 1st Don’t Forget: Looking through
4th – Lila Oakes Dorothy Galbraith – 3rd the Years Partner’s pictorial
5th – Don Williams Nancy Burdick-Seelent – 7th History Booklets Available in
11th – Elaine Babcock Donna Hayes – 14th Gift Shop for $10.00 We need
22nd – Frances Coon Maxine Elkington – 19th
25th – Joan Daily Elaine Kotek – 26th
to sell these. Does anyone
have ideas re how to promote?
4th - Joyce Roberts Florence Koehler – 1st Next Newsletter in June. Send
9th - Evelyn Baerbock Jan Fiene – 4th articles and information for next
10th – Diane Roekle Nancy Wical – 18th newsletter to Diane Roekle, 408
11th - Roberta Ebert Marilyn Coleman – 28th Hillwood Lane, Friendship, WI
11th - Dee Witcraft Verniece Wesely – 28th 53934 or leave at gift shop by
14th - Georgene Seaman __May 31__