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Reflection and Transition

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									                                                             COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT

                                                   Reflection and Transition

             May 2011                        My fellow volunteers - when I         help fund this new project. Tribute
                                             was growing up, I was taught          Gifts of $175.00 made in tribute
1    Reflection and Transition,
     Howard Gropper, President               when in doubt, ask. This being        gifts in honor/or memory of loved
2    Fundraising Report, Carol McCamish      the case, I placed a call to our      ones.
                                             charming editor who without           SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
3    Membership Report, Karleen Dixon        hesitation informed me that this      - During this fiscal year, $20,000 has
                                             would be my last Presidential         been awarded to college students
4    Message from Sister Eileen Wrobleski,   column and that I was correct in
     C.S.C.                                                                        that have met certain criteria. We
     Roses                                   my assumption that the following      intend to continue with this great
5    From the Foundation, Jennifer Nicely    issue of Chats would have your        program.
6    The News From Lifeline, David Diercks   new President doing the honors.
                                             I would like to take this op-         REVENUE - The Auxiliary also
7    To Your Health
                                             portunity of bringing before the      serves as a fundraising arm for
8    ACTive 2011
                                             general membership a few of the       the hospital and to date fundrais-
9    Recipe Time
                                             highlights of 2010-2011.              ing sales have raised over $21,000
10   Jean’s Jazz, Jean Payne
                                                                                   for 2010-2011. We also have funds
11   Volunteers and the Bird, Sally Huss     SERVICE - There are 606 active        from our Auxiliary cookbooks, Jay
                                             Memorial volunteers who have          Craven’s CDs, and the Adventures
12   Memorial Hospital Trivia
     Laughter in Appalachia                  served over 84,000 hours in 2010.     in Dining Coupon book. We receive
     History Lesson                          Of that number, 467 are Auxiliary     funding from Lifeline, the medical
     Fillosophy                              volunteers.
13   Scholarship Committee
                                                                                   alert service, as well as, from Lori’s
     Hidden Tennessee                        NEW SERVICE AREAS -Me-                Gift Shop. To date, we have received
14   The Hondoras Trip, Karleen Dixon        morial North Park Lost & Found,       the sum of $35,475 from LORI’S
                                             Bridges, Memorial Ooltewah            with more to follow for 2010-2011.
16   Wheeling and Dealing, Pat and Carolyn
     Robinson
                                             Women’s Center, Memorial              We have sold Riverbend Pins and to
17   Do You Know?
                                             Emergency Room Night Shifts.          date we have made $900 profit.(Not
                                             SPECIAL PROJECTS- Blood               too bad for an organization that is
19   News From the Park, Deb Moore
                                             Drives, Seniors Expo & Women’s        not in the retail business!)
20   Mystery Person
                                             Health (at Chattanooga Trade          COMMUNICATION-
21   Scholarship Recipient, Kim Steele       Center), Extreme Makeover             PRESIDENT”S COUNCIL
22   Crackel Barrel                          (Provided Volunteers to assist in     (This new Council was formed last
     Would You Do This?                      registering community volunteers      year consisting of former Auxiliary
     Tennessee Trivia
                                             to help build and and remodel         Presidents in efforts to share wis-
23   Announcements & Important Dates         Rossville Home.)
     Ever Wonder Why?
                                                                                   dom, ideas, past and current expe-
                                             PLEDGES - We Care Weekend             riences nd to stay connected. The
24   Forget About Your Age
     Why, Why, Why                           Donation - we donate $15,000          Council has continued to meet twice
                                             for We Care Weekend in 2011.          a year and all members have an
                                             This is a retreat that brings fami-   open invitation to attend Auxiliary
                                             lies with cancer together to relax,   Board meetings. We assume this will
                                             have fun, and find support. The       continue to function.
                                             Simulation Learning Center - we
                                             made a pledge of $104,371 to

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                                     AUXILIARY FUNDRAISING REPORT
     
                                                     UPDATE                                

       We are well into Spring and looking forward to Summer.  We are also excited about our up-coming sales.
       In April, we had one of our favorites and much requested, Masquerade the $5 Jewelry sale.  Everyone picked up 
some great bargains for everyone in the family.  It is so much fun to actually buy something you will enjoy using for $5.  
       Another favorite sale coming up on May 24th at North Park and the 26th and 27th at the Glenwood campus is Just 
For You.  They were here in the fall with great clothing for women at very good prices.  We thought you might like to add 
a few spring and summer pieces to your wardrobe.  Now you can buy just the right piece of clothing for that jewelry you 
bought at the $5 sale.  So, put these dates on your calendar.
      During the summer, we are having Accessories Unlimited, and they have quite a few watches and purses and other 
accessories in June.  
      In  August, we are having a new vendor called Dynamic Cookware.  They will bring of course, some cookware, 
kitchen gadgets, dishes and some small appliances.  We think everyone will be able to find something you just can’t live 
without.
       I could not write an article about Fundraising without thanking all of you who come and support the Auxiliary sales.  
You are an important part of all the much appreciated projects the Auxiliary has contributed to the Memorial Health Care 
System.                                                                                                         Fondly,
                                                                                                           Carol McCamish
                                                                                                         Fund-raising Chair
 

Memorial Health Care System Auxiliary Board
 OFFICERS                                                   SERVICE CHAIRPERSONS
   President                       Howard Gropper           Ooltewah/Primary Health Clinics      Phyllis Parks
   President-Elect                 Carol McCamish           Cancer Center                        Carol Goodwin
   Corresponding Secretary         Kathleen Craven          Cardiac Services                     John Lunn
   Recording Secretary             Phyllis Smith            Gift Shop - MNP                      Jewell Melton
   Financial Officer               Deanna Brown             Emergency Center, Diagnostic         Jim Cole
                                                            Areas
   Parliamentarian                 Tony Giggy               Emergency Center/Imaging MNP         Willie Harvey
 COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS                                     Historian                            Jean Bruewer
  Bylaws                           Fran Skipper             Information Desk                     Wanda Baker
  Fundraising                      Carol McCamish           ICU Information Desk                 Gussie Courter
  Membership/Public Relations      Karleen Dixon            Lifeline                             Jim Falk
  Special Events/Scholarship       Carol McCamish/          Nutrition Services                   Vacant
                                   Rich Kramer
 SERVICE CHAIRPERSONS                                       Patient Entrance/Cart Drivers        Rich Kramer
  Volunteer Office                 Phyllis Smith            Surgery Waiting, Pretesting, PreOP   Linda Cole
  Virtual Volunteers               Norma Condra             MNP Infection Control, ICU           Faith Cochran
                                                             Waiting Room
  Wayfinding                       Robin Campbell           MNP Golf Cart POB                    Dale Eubanks




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                                              WEBSITE EXPANSION & UPDATE ACTive 2011
     MEMBERSHIP                               monthly calendar (a program designed to increase healthy
                                              behaviors and lifestyles of Memorial’s employees and
                                              volunteers by focusing on nutrition and physical activity.
                                              CHEERIO CHATS NEWSLETTER --Environmentally
  Volunteering is alive and well in the       Green - We no longer mail this quarterly newsletter and
Chattanooga area. I was honored to            can be found on Memorial’s website. This is a savings of
be asked to help with the Extreme             $2800 on postage for the year. Scholarship applications
                                              have been updated and along with the Memorial Volun-
Makeover Home Edition project that
                                              teer application can also be found on our website.
was done in the Lakeview area in
                                              I have tried to give the general membership a brief sum-
February. Jewel Melton, Phyllis Smith,        mary as to how funds are raised and spent during the last
Carol Goodwin, Frank Skipper, Norma           administration. All this could not have become a reality
Condra, Frieda Eaves, Gussie Courter, Bill    if it were not for you, my fellow volunteer. I have men-
Courter and Karleen Dixon were among          tioned this before and I repeat that we have the very best
the wonderful Memorial Volunteers who         that Chattanooga has to offer in our corps of volunteers.
                                              When you don that red shirt or pink coat, it tells all that
helped distribute hard hats to workers,
                                              you are ready to accept the challenge of giving all who
checked I.D.’s and helped workers with        enter the very best of service that they can expect any-
paper work. We all stayed busy and            where. I am so very proud of the fact that I have had the
enjoyed being a part of such a worthy         pleasure of being your President for the last two years.
project. The name Memorial was out in         My personal thanks to each and everyone of you. I must
the spotlight and the community saw how       say thanks to the lovely Jean Payne who always found
                                              time to meet with me every Thursday after my shift. My
the volunteers at Memorial were willing       personal kudos to Donna Wilson who always found the
to give of their time to benefit others.      correct meeting room for all the times we needed a room.
I was asked to speak on the radio on          I say THANKS to all of the Executive Staff of Memo-
Thursday morning 102.3 and tell what I        rial Hospital as they were always helped us whenever
had been asked to do. I was given about       help was needed. To our CEO, Jim Hobson, thanks for
                                              keeping all of us “in the loop.” How can I not express
two minutes and was asked questions. I
                                              personal thanks to Brad Pope who I always felt I could
made a point to say that Memorial was a       turn to should any problem arise and the same for Carol
great place for volunteering.                 Newton. As busy as these senior executives were, they al-
                                              ways found time for us the volunteers. Last but not least,
  If you have friends or family who want      my thanks to my Executive Board, as well as, the entire
to give back to the community, ask them       Auxiliary Board. Your input for the last two years helped
                                              to make my job that much easier and you were a great
if they would like to join us and volunteer   body of people to work with. So, there you have it. Now
at Memorial. If you have friends that         it is time to pass the gavel to your new President, the very
work for a company that offers a health       lovely and talented, Carol McCamish. I, along with all
fair and you think they would let a           the other volunteers wish only the very best for Carol and
representative from Memorial come and         her new Boards. She is a great lady and will make a great
                                              President for our corps of volunteers. Best of luck, Carol
pass out literature on volunteering, let
                                              and know that you can count on me for any assistance
me know. If I can answer any questions,       that I might be able to offer. One thing more to Kathleen
please feel free to call me. 423-344-         Craven, our editor, I am sorry that I have always been
6883.                                         late with my articles. I know being the very gracious lady
                                              you are that somehow you will forgive me for the little
Karleen Dixon                                 problem. Thanks again one and all and may God above
                                              watch over all of us and give us the strength and wisdom
Membership Chair                              to continue to be the very best that we possibly can be.
                                              Howard Gropper, Auxiliary President
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Message from

     Sister Eileen Wrobleski, c.s.c.
          Senior Vice President mission integration
                                    A Springtime Prayer
 As we enter in this spring time of the year we often find our spirits lifted and joyful when we
experience the brightness and warmth of the sun. We appreciate anew the beauty of our earth
and nature all around us. Spring does feel like a re-birth of all of creation. It makes us just
glad to be alive and able to experience another glorious, fresh, budding season.

 May this prayer and reflection help us to be more attuned to this new life that God has put
around us and within us during this season.

       God of all creation, this new season and “. . . new day has dawned and with it comes
      fresh challenges to grow more mindful of you and of the web that unites me with all life.

       “I pause now in the midst of this springtime morning to be in a conscious communion
      with you, my God, so that I will use wisely this gift of a day of life. Wrap me in your
      Spirit as I now enter into this moment of prayer.

       “Grant me the grace to look with respect upon all I will meet this day and upon every
      event I encounter. Mindful that I am a pilgrim, may I treat each and every one with
      reverence and love, as a manifestation of you to whom I journey. May the work of my
      hands be part of the redemption of the world and its eternal springtime liberation.

       “ . . . I dedicate this day and all that I shall do as an act of sacrifice to you, my God. I
      begin this day in a holy way
              in your Holy Name
              and in the name of your son Jesus
              and in the name of the Spirit. Amen.”



                                                                ROSES TO
      LET’S TALK ABOUT “HONEY” AGAIN
                                                            CHARLOTTE BERG!!
  Those suffering from common or severe
  colds should take one tablespoon luke-            For your many years of volunteering
 warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon              and your loving card, we thank you!
 powder daily for three days. This process
  will cure most chronic cough, cold, and
             clear the sinuses.                     We appreciate you and all you do!



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From The Foundation                                             by: Jennifer Nicely
                                                                    Chief Development
  “Thanks for being our special doctor and for your care for the past 30 years!”
   “Thanks for your compassionate care, for listening to us and really hearing, and finally, for
letting us know that we have a friend as well as a doctor that cares. Please don’t retire anytime
soon.”
  “Thank you for letting me know that you are here to help relieve my pain.”
  “Thanks for your medical insight and your in-depth knowledge of your specialty. We are very
lucky to have you in Chattanooga and at Memorial. You are the greatest and we have the utmost
confidence in you. May God bless you!”
   These are just a few of the comments we recently received as part of the Foundation’s annual Doctor’s
Day recognition campaign. We began this program a few years ago in conjunction with National
Doctor’s Day, which is celebrated on March 30. We felt that so many people want to be able to say
“thank you” to their physician but sometimes it is hard to express.
  Many people feel their primary care doctor is part of the family – someone who has looked out for
you and your loved ones to make sure you stay well and to guide you to the right resources if you are
not. Other people have worked with a specialist who stepped in at a time when you have faced a serious
medical condition and perhaps you feel even saved your life.
  No matter the reason, the Doctor’s Day recognition campaign is something we at the Foundation
look forward to every year. We love reading the notes that come in accompanied by contributions large
and small. And we love the privilege of sharing those notes of thanks with the physicians. They are
often shocked and overwhelmed at the words written by a patient.
   This year almost 300 different physicians received recognition. What a blessing they are to the
patients they take care of each and every day! And what a blessing to the Foundation that people chose
to honor their doctor’s through us, which in turn allows more funds to come back to help Memorial
provide the highest quality care for our community!


                                                            Norma Lane - you have a gift waiting for you in
         Apples N Apples and                             the Volunteer Office. Go by and see Donna to receive
                                                                             your gift - and...
              Cinnamon
                                                        Would you like to be refreshed by a morning walk or
                                                       an evening saunter? Or be thrilled by the stars at night,
  What kind of apple has a short                          or be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in the
            temper?                                                              spring?

               A Crab Apple                                   These are rewards of the simple life...enjoy.

                                                                          By John Burroughs

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THE NEWS FROM LIFELINE                          by David Diercks, Lifeline Coordinator

    As I write this article, I am pre-       to get from Chattanooga to my
paring to go to New York City. I             destination; that knowledge helps
am driving, not just to the city, but        my more confident side. I am sure
around Manhattan for several                 when I return I will have stories to
days. I actually want to take this           tell and will already be wondering
trip. Yet, as I prepare, I am both           when I will be able to return to the
excited and anxious.                         city.

    New York City fascinates me.                 In being mindful of my emo-
The crazy drivers and the “swarms”           tions toward the trip, I suddenly re-
of yellow taxis are part of my fas-          alized the similarity to my feelings
cination although for several days           toward my journey through life,
after coming home I will have a              especially as I am now considered
startle response every time I see            a “senior citizen.” My journey is
a yellow vehicle. Maneuvering                exciting. I look forward to always-
through Manhattan is a game in               good events like celebrating birth-
many ways, requiring that I stay             days and our wedding anniver-
“a step ahead” of all the other              sary; watching our grandchildren
drivers. It is also best that I know         arrive and grow; learning a new
where I am going because the                 language. I find anxiety in that
threat of getting lost or caught go-         journey, too. A major source of
ing the wrong way on a one-way               the feeling comes from watching
street is very real. The excitement          the number of my days diminish. I
I have for the trip usually doesn’t          cannot be sure what infirmities will
begin until I pass through the Lin-          confront me or what assaults on
coln Tunnel and actually begin               my pride they will inflict.
coping with metropolitan traffic.
As I am writing, my mood is one of
anxiety, though. From what I have
told you so far, I think you can un-
derstand why I am anxious. I am
doing my “homework,” checking
locations and driving directions. I
know that work is the solution for
much of my anxiety. From my pre-
vious trips to “The City” I know how
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                           To Your Health
    VOLUNTEERING AT MEMORIAL AND WALKING
                                                                YOU GO FIGURE
 
ADDING STEPS TO YOUR VOLUNTEER DAY AT
                                                ARBY’S ROAST BEEF SUB TIPS THE SCALES WITH
MEMORIAL CAN HELP YOU REDUCE STRESS AND
                                                722 CALORIES AND 42 GRAMS OF FAT. COMPARED
STAY ALERT..
                                                TO THEIR ITALIAN SUB (621 CALORIES, 33 GRAMS
 
                                                OF FAT) AND FRENCH DIP SUB WITH AU JUS 447
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO....
                                                CALORIES, 18 GRAMS OF FAT.
 
GO FOR A WALK BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY AT
                                                YOU HAVE THE ANSWER - NOW GO FIGURE.
MEMORIAL.
DON’T PARK CLOSE TO THE HOSPITAL.. PARK
FURTHER AWAY AND WALK TO YOUR PLACE OF
VOLUNTEERING IF YOU ARE ABLE.
REFILL YOUR COFFEE CUP AT THE PLACE FARTHEST
FROM YOUR WORK AREA.                                      SHAPE UP WITH A NO-GYM,
VISIT THE RESTROOM FARTHEST AWAY FROM YOUR                  NO EXCUSE WORKOUT
WORK AREA.                                       
AVOID ELEVATORS AND TAKE THE STAIRS INSTEAD     WHATEVER YOUR FITNESS GOAL IS TO LOSE
IF YOU CAN, EXCUSE YOURSELF AND TAKE A LITTLE   WEIGHT, GET YOUR HEART BEATING FASTER OR
WALK.                                           JUST TO BOOST YOUR MOOD.. NOTHING BEATS
TAKE TEN MINUTES OF YOUR LUNCH BREAK AND DO     GETTING PHYSICAL.. SO... BURN CALORIES AT
SOME WALKING.                                   HOME...
ASK OTHER VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN YOU IN A LITTLE     
WALK, MORE FUN WITH OTHERS ALONG.               THE EASIEST WAY TO START WALKING IS WITH
                                                A TEN MINUTE WALK IN PLACE. LISTEN TO SOME
A MILE IS EQUIVALENT TO 2000 STEPS AND WILL     UPBEAT INSPIRING MUSIC.. SOMETHING YOU LIKE
TAKE OFF 100 CALORIES... ARE YOU READY???       TO LISTEN TO AND WALK IN PLACE TO THE BEAT
                                                FOR TEN MINUTES. MIX IT UP WITH SIDE STEPS,
                                                KNEE RAISES AND GENTLE KICKS TO RAISE YOUR
BY AMERICA ON THE MOVE                          HEART RATE.THEN START PUMPING THOSE ARMS AT
                                                ABOUT WAIST HEIGHT AND TOUCHING YOUR KNEES
                                                DURING KNEE RAISES. SLOW DOWN TO COOL OFF
     WILL THIS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?            FOR THE LAST MINUTE OR TWO....
                                                 
          TOO MUCH FRIED FOODS                  JUST THINK... YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME...
     NOT ENOUGH FRUITS AND VEGGIES
            NOT ENOUGH WATER
            TOO MANY DESSERTS
           POOR MEAT DECISIONS
 TOO MANY BIG MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
TOO MANY TRIPS TO HARDEES, ARBYS, WENDYS,
            STEAK N SHAKE ETC.
    TOO MANY DAILY CALORIES CONSUMED
                NO EXCERISE
                      
             HOW ABOUT YOU?


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                                  Memorial ACTive 2010 Made A Difference
                                          A Volunteer Testimonial

After having knee replacement surgery in November of 2009, I was sent to Siskin for knee rehab and then sent
home to have home health rehab. I was told to continue with my excerise. This I did. I started walking.....Then
i heard about Memorial’s ACTive 2010 program, and I decided to take part in the program. I try to walk 30
minutes at least five times a week. ACTive 2010 was an incentive for me to get out there and walk.

I encourage other volunteers to take part in the program and be healthy. Sign up today for memorial ACTive
Program. You will see a difference in yourself.


                                     ACTive 2011
                                           Brad Pope
                                         Vice President
                                        Human resources

                          December 2010 – Memorial Named Fit Friendly Company

Memorial Health Care System was recently recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart
Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. Memorial is the first hospital in our area
to receive this award. “We were honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing Memorial’s
efforts in living out our mission of building healthier communities” said Brad Pope, Vice President of Hu-
man Resources.

                          January 2011- Kick Start the New Year with ACTive 2011!

Memorial Health Care System employees and volunteers are invited to kick start the New Year with AC-
Tive 2011! ACTive 2010! was a huge success and we are really excited to get everyone involved this year.
Last year our goal was for participants to exercise a total of 2010 days (or 48,240 hours), and we topped that
goal. Participants in ACTive 2010! exercised a whopping 78,000 hours!!!

“Following the overwhelming success in 2010 and Memorial’s tradition of striving for excellence, the
Healthy! Memorial committee ‘raised the bar’ a little higher for 2011. Our goals for ACTive 2011 include
4,022 days (96,528) of exercise/activity and weight loss of 2,011 pounds by the end of 2011. Employees
and volunteers are encouraged to check with a primary care physician before starting a new exercise and/or
weight loss program. For more information about healthy weight loss and healthy eating, visit www.memo-
rial.org, select the Your Health Resource tab and search ‘weight loss’ and ‘exercise’. ACTive 2011 plan
highlights are as follows:

• Individual Activity – By engaging in regular physical activity, participants must earn a minimum of 14 ex-
ercise/activity points (1 point = 30 minutes of continuous activity) each month from February to November.

To learn more about ACTive 2011, visit www.memorial.org and click on How To Give tab and the word
“Volunteer” inset in the photo. You will find the current ACTive 2011 calendar.


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                     RECIPE TIME
                        With Helen Mahn
                        Chattanooga, TN
Birthday: March 2                       Cookbook.

Do you have a “Serving Your             What does she like to do?
Best” Cookbook edited by                Well, how about reading, water
Memorial Health Care System             aerobics, being Grandma on
Auxiliary? If you do not, you           call, and traveling when she can.
are missing some great recipes.
These cookbooks may be                  The following is a recipe from
purchased in Lori’s Gift Shops          Helen that is in the cookbook.
located on both campuses.
Helen Mahn’s recipe is taken
from the “Serving Your Best”
Cookbook.

Helen volunteers at the Visitor’s
Information Desk. She gives                           TOMATO PIE
directions to visitors in search
of their destination and takes          1 Pie Shell, Uncooked
all incoming calls and tries to         2 Cups Ripe Tomatoes
                                        1/4 Cup Chives
answer all varied questions that
                                        1 Cup Mayonnaise
are asked.                              1 Cup Cheese, Grated, your choice of
                                           cheese
She is widowed after 64 years           Lemon Pepper
of marriage to William Mahn,            Basil
Sr. and in her life are seven
children, 12 grandchildren, and         Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
                                        Bake pie shell for 7 minutes. Peel
seven great grandchildren. She
                                        the tomatoes and slice thick. Lay
also has five granddogs!                 tomatoes in pie shell. Add chips
                                        and seasoning. Mix cheese and
There are favorite foods and            mayonnaise and spread on top. Bake
that is T-Bone Steak and                for 25 minutes.
stuffed flounder with crab meat.
She has three tasteful recipes          This is a family favorite.
in the “Serving Your Best”
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Jean’s
a “The footprints you leave behind will influence others. There is no person who at some time,
  somewhere, somehow, does not lead another.” ---Wolfdyke


z We recently honored YOU our wonderful volunteers, as we celebrated National Volunteer
  Week from April 10-16. Our theme this year was “Celebrating Our Volunteers Every Step of
  the Way!” Donna and I made rounds every day in trying to visit as many volunteers as possible

z to personally thank you and share a small gift and a big hug. If you didn’t receive your gift or
  a hug, please call our office.

  Through your service, you have taken and continue to take countless steps in making every
  effort to help us provide the most compassionate, quality care to all those we serve. You have
  left lasting footprints that forever change people’s lives in such a meaningful way by helping
  to calm their fears, reduce their anxiety, escort them to destinations, assist staff and much more
  – all with your warm smile and through your purposeful steps. You make an amazing differ-
  ence in our Memorial ministry and add such a personal touch. Thank you for sharing your
  servant’s heart and your many steps with us.

  Soon we will be stepping into our new fiscal year and for our Auxiliary this is an officer elec-
  tion year. If you have not received your ballot by mail yet, it should arrive soon. Please be sure
  to send your ballots back to us by the deadline. Also, the Auxiliary Service Awards Banquet
  and Officer Installation Ceremony and Meeting will be held on June 21 so mark your calen-
  dars. It will be a wonderful evening!

  At this time, I would like to publicly recognize Auxiliary President Howard Gropper for his
  dedicated leadership along with the Executive Board and Full Board. Each has generously
  shared their time and talents in helping to keep our Auxiliary strong. They have led the way in
  keeping us true to our mission of supporting our Memorial Health Care System and benefitting
  patient services. Howard and team, you have done an outstanding job and your commitment is
  unwavering. Thank you for leading the way with your many steps shared.

  Memorial has also been taking some big steps as Phase I of our expansion plan is well under-
  way. Both Memorial and Memorial North Park are upgrading their energy plants in efforts
  to allow future growth on both campuses. Stay tuned, please be patient and positive with our
  Phase I progress and make every effort to stay abreast of changes in your area and beyond.
  You all are terrific in assisting our guests to their destinations, and we want to make sure to
  keep you informed.

  Lastly, we are always looking for ways to best serve our volunteers, our patients, guests and
  staff as we carry out Memorial’s mission. It has been several years since the Volunteer Ser-
  vices Department surveyed our volunteers concerning our volunteer program, so we planned to
  do so before the end of June. Coming soon to your mailbox will be a formal survey for you to
  complete and return to our office. You will not be asked to sign the survey, so you will remain
  anonymous. We do ask that you take a few minutes to fill out the survey because by doing so,


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you will share valuable information that will help us know how we are doing with our volunteer program.
This feedback will allow us to celebrate successes and work on areas that might need improvements. It’s
important to have everyone’s participation in order for the results to reflect our entire group. Thank you in
advance for taking the time to share your thoughts with us through this survey.

In closing, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your many steps with us and leaving your footprints – those
lasting positive impressions on the lives of so many who come through our doors during their time of need.


                                      VOLUNTEERS AND THE BIRD

  The bird is the Hawaiian IIWI bird and represents the action of striving.

   Birds were first brought to the Hawaiian Islands by a great gust of wind across the
sea. These first birds discovered the beautiful and fragrant trumpet like flowers that
flourished on the islands. These flowers with their long tubular petals had their nectar
hidden deep at the bottom of these tubes. The birds, striving to reach this nectar,
evolved so that their beaks perfectly fit the flowers’ curved and elongated shape.

  When you have a desire for something and you strive for it, you send out energy
and effort in that direction until the goal is reached. Striving is the work needed to
accomplish something. Anything worth having is owrth striving for - worth working for.
Striving develops and hones the striver.

  Those who receive something without striving for it are robbed of the knowledge of
their own greatness.

  As you strive and accomplish
your goals in volunteering, other
desires will surface and other goals
will form. Striving, therefore, is an
ongoing process of reaching and
stretching - always with the hope of
making things better.

  Find five instances today in
which you strive toward small or
large goals. They may be the
efforts you make to get yourself
in better shape. They may be
efforts to improve your work situation in volunteering by organizing your activities more
efficiently. They may be efforts made to improve your home and work environment.
These are all examples of strivings for what you consider to be better.

  Say the symbol statement, “I stretch my greatnesss as I strive for what I want, I am a
happy person. The happier I am, the happier I get!” Smile and feel it!

  The Happy Book
  Sally Huss
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          “Memorial Hospital Trivia”
                                 Let’s See What You Know
In 1890, six SCN Sisters began operating St. Vincent’s Infirmary in what
part of Chattanooga?
Now - see if you can find the answer somewhere in the CHATS!
                                     Laughter in Appalachia
                                                Act of Kindness

   A man went into a restaurant and said to the waitress, “I’d like the
   meatloaf and a few kind words.”
   The waitress returned and said, “Here’s your meatloaf.”
   He asked, “What about the few kind words?”
   She said, “Don’t eat the meatloaf.”
                                                             Judge Ray Corns
                                                         Frankfort, Kentucky

                    History Lesson

England is old and small and the local folks started            FILLOSOPHY
running out of places to bury people. They would
dig up coffins and would take the bones to a
bonehouse and reuse the grave. When re-opening
these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to
have scratch marks on the inside, and they realized
they had been burying people alive. They would tie
a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through                   the
                                                                     strong
the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a
bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard
all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell.
                                                               person forgives
Thus someone could be saved by the bell or was
considered a dead ringer.                                        and forgets.
And that’s the truth, now whoever said history was
boring.
                                                                        by
Now, do you know this? He was the first President
                                                                  i. will love
to affirm rather than swear the oath of office.
Herbert Hoover followed his precedent in 1929.
Ready? Drum Role? It was Calvin Coolidge.

Class dismissed.

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           Scholarship
            Committee
           Rich Kramer,
          Co-Chairperson
  All qualified individuals who wish to be
considered for participation in the upcoming
Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship Program were
encouraged to submit the required information
by March 31, 2011.

  The committee is scheduled to meet in mid-
May to review all applications and interview           Sheets of Bounce
those who are new to the program. Those
individuals selected to receive awards will be
notified in June.                                  Bounce takes the odor
  The Scholarship Committee members have
                                                   out of books and photo
met twice this year with Jean Payne and            albums that do not get
Donna Wilson to discuss and approve revisions
to the current application. We encourage all
                                                   opened too often.
those who meet the requirements to apply to
this growing program. We had the pleasure
this past fall of awarding $10,000.00 to 13 well
                                                   Try it!!
qualified and deserving individuals.

   In addition to my duties at Patient Entrance
on Thursday afternoons, I have had the                       HIDDEN
privilege to be a member of the committee
for the past three years. Along with my
                                                          TENNESSEE
colleagues Kathleen Craven, Carol McCamish                             
(Co-Chair) and Howard Gropper it has truly             Going to Memphis?
been a pleasure meeting and interviewing a         Swing around to the east
very diverse and certainly well qualified array
of ladies and gentlemen. We have learned           side of town and follow
that as the program grows the competition for      your nose to Corky’s BBQ.
award selection has become more keen and as        A homegrown BBQ empo-
a result the decision process more difficult.
                                                   rium where ribs, pork, and
  It is our express hope that increased            chicken are always on the
funding for the continued growth of this           menu.
most worthwhile program will be a subject of
discussion and consideration by the Auxiliary
Board in the near future.

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                                 “The Hondoras Trip”
                                         By Karleen Dixon
     On March 19, 2011, we left the East Brainerd Church of Christ at 4:30 a.m. for Atlanta.  Our flight was to leave 
at 10:30 a.m. and we wanted to be sure we had plenty of time.  There is one flight per day on Delta in and out of 
Tagucigalpa, and we didn’t want to miss it. 
      
     There were 12 of us going this year. Dr. Mark Kapperman, Optometrist, Connie Patterson, daughter Leish 
Patterson, Daniel Ramsey, Ruby Jean Smith, attorney Mark Warren, Terrie Warren (his wife), son Hank Warren, 
Henry Lynn, son Ben Lynn, minister Marco Diez, and myself.  Our plans were to see as many of the locals as 
possible and evaluate their eyes.  The Warren’s and Daniel Ramsey took puppets to the schools and taught Bible 
stories and taught the dangers of drugs and smoking.  Mark took LOTS of balloons and made animals out of them for 
the children.  As usual, he and his crew were a big hit.
      
     Ruby Jean is a psychological evaluator.  She went to the drug and alcohol rehab center and spoke with the 
counselors.  She taught several classes on ways to help the patients.  She spent one day helping religious leaders 
learn how to counsel their members.
      
     Henry Lynn spent a lot of his time digging latrines.  The city has few of these, and the need is great.  He said it 
would be a project that would take many years. His son Ben helped with the puppets and the eye team.
      
     The eye team started seeing patients at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning.  We had so many waiting that it was decided 
we would go to Church Sunday night.  We saw 72 patients on Sunday.  Monday and Tuesday we again started at 
8 a.m. and we saw over 200 those two days.  Many of the elderly and young children came.  One young man had 
a piece of rock in one eye and a piece of metal in the other.  Dr. Kapperman was able to remove both.  Most of the 
people we gave glasses to were able to see with just reading glasses that we would buy at the local drug store.  
There were a total of 30 for the week whose prescription was so unusual that glasses had to be made in the U.S. Dr. 
Kapperman will have these made and send them back to Honduras in the next few months.  He will find someone 
else in the U. S. who is going and send the glasses by them.  
      
     On Wednesday morning  at 5:30, we left for the mountains.  We stopped once for a breakfast of pancakes and 
watermelon.  We arrived at the location for the days work about 9 a.m., and the people were lined up waiting for 
us.  We were at a clinic they use in the mountains.  We went in and arranged a room that would work for examining 
the patients and one for dispensing the glasses and one for waiting for eyes to dilate (when necessary).  There was 
little running water in the sinks and one electrical outlet (half of which worked).  It was difficult to charge batteries 
for the optical instruments.   At the end of the day we got back aboard our bus and went an hour or so back toward 
Catacamas and spent the night at the location where we stopped for breakfast that morning.   There were several 
rooms (perhaps 10) that contained two sets of bunk beds.  There were clean sheets on the beds and pillows. The 
ceiling was open, and you could hear everything in the halls and even the snoring in the next room!!  There were 
showers and solar panels provided some electricity. There were outhouses  available  for us to use and when night 
came it was really dark. Dinner was refried beans, rice, and scrambled eggs. The next morning, Thursday, we had 
breakfast there that consisted of pancakes, watermelon, and cantaloupe.  We then reloaded into our bus and went 
a few minutes down the road to another clinic to see patients that day.  I should mention there are few paved roads 
where we were and none in the mountains. We forded many streams of water with our bus, and our driver did a great 
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job. The scenery was beautiful.  We did not encounter any rain, but it was very warm, in the upper 80’s.  We saw 
many patients that day, and the total for the week was well over 400.  We started loading up our eye drops, packing 
our instruments, putting our boxed reading glasses away in the bus and were about ready to go when we had a 
truck come up with 4 people who wanted to have their eyes checked.  Back to the bus to unload some instruments 
and some drops for them, but before we had finished with them a bus stopped at the bottom of the hill on which we 
were on the top and out came 3 more people who wanted to be checked.  Dr. Kapperman saw all who came.  We 
headed back to Catacamas for the evening and packed our suitcases for the trip the next morning to Tegucigalpa, so 
we would be close by for our Saturday morning flight.  We were invited to Dr. Amanda Madrid’s home for dinner. She 
sent out for food, and her home was very, very nice.  Most of the locals do not live in such a large home.  We enjoyed 
our time there.
     
    The hotel we stayed at this year was much nicer than the one we had stayed at the previous 3 years that I have 
gone.  They use lots of tile in the hotel and in most of the buildings in Honduras.  The beds were nice. We even had a 
comforter on the bed (in 80 plus degree weather????).  We found it interesting that in order to get the air conditioner 
to turn on or the lights you have to insert your key in a slot by the door.  They only give you one key even if there are 
two sharing a room.  You must take the key out when you leave (thus the air and lights go off) or you can’t get back in 
the room.  An interesting way to save energy.  The Hotel Maria had two floors and no elevator.  Carrying luggage up 
was a little tough.  The men we had in our group were really good about helping us with heavy luggage. Our first night 
at the hotel was very memorable.  A girl was celebrating her 15th birthday, and it is a really big thing in Honduras.  
She had a big party with VERY loud music until midnight.  The management apologized several times.  We were 
extremely tired but managed to sleep regardless of the noise.
     
    The country is beautiful in many areas.  The cities are not.  There are house on top or houses.  Lots of dirt roads.  
Animals wonder into the streets and what we would call highways.  Cows and horses can be seen at anytime of the 
day or night walking along the heavily traveled roadway.  The driving in the city is very stressful.  Motor bikes pass 
between two cars that have on two or three feet between them.  There are almost no street light or stop signs.  It 
seems you just close your eyes and hit the gas pedal and hope the cars in front of you let you in where you want to 
be.  
     
    We left for the airport Saturday morning about 9 a.m.  The flight left for Atlanta at nearly 1 p.m.  We had barely 
gotten in the air when the pilot said we would be taking off with a tail wind (we are supposed to take off into the wind) 
thus we would be landing in about half and hour in San Padro Sula for GAS !!!  I hoped he had calculated correctly 
and we would have enough to go for 30 minutes.  That was a first for me.  It was a little scary. Few of our 12 were 
sitting together. The flight was full so we had to sit where we were assigned.  The second landing was fine, and we 
got a full tank of gas.  As we got closer to Atlanta, we were told there were storms over Atlanta and the planes were 
backed up for landing.  We were circling over Florida.  We were delayed at least 1 1/2 hrs.  Our 3 hour flight took 
us about 5 1/2 hrs.  We were very tired.  We landed in Atlanta finally and had to sit on the runway for 30 minutes 
waiting for a place to pull up to the terminal.  It was after 10 p.m.  We still had to go through customs.  We finally got 
through the airport and started back to Chattanooga around midnight.  We got back to the Church around 1:15 a.m. 
on Sunday morning the 27th of March.  We were so glad to be back home.  We love helping the people on Honduras, 
and they are so appreciative.  Many people can see better today thanks to the work the of Dr. Kapperman.  The 
children of the rural areas will not forget the puppets, and we who were honored to be part of this wonderful group of 
volunteers are glad we could play a small part.
     
    Karleen Dixon




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    wheeling and
      dealing
    by Pat and Carolyn Robinson

   We had booked a cruise in the Caribbean and would               That evening after the ship had sailed people were
be staying aboard the ship leaving out of New York              asking her what she had done that day. They thought
going to Amsterdam and back to New York with various            that was the neatest idea they had heard of. When we
stops along the way. One that I recall very well was the        arrived at the next port of call, she met about 15 ladies
Shetland Islands. It was not a new stop for us but one          with their shopping bags packed ready to go “horse”
that Carolyn wanted to make sure she went ashore.               trading. Unfortunately for them, the port was small and
                                                                they were unable to find any Thrift Stores. She loves
   Two years before we had been there. and she liked            to point the items to visitors and tell the story of her
looking for bargains in the different shops. On the prior       wheeling and dealing.
trip, she could recall that every thing was expensive,
and she did not purchase anything. Among the shops
she went into what turned out to be a Thrift Store. She
spotted a small cut glass thistle dish she liked and
decided to buy, but they would not accept her money and
told her that it would have to be in their local currency.                     MEET THE ROBINSONS
To change her money into the local currency would cost
her more than the dish was worth, so she said no that           Pat and Carolyn Robinson, are World Travel-
she would not take it. As she was leaving, the manager          ers, having visited all seven continents and have
of the shop told her he wanted to give her the dish as          circumnavigated the globe three times by cruise
                                                                ship. Pat retired from TVA in 1988 and Carolyn
a gift from the Shetland Islands but did not want her
                                                                retired from the University of Tennessee at
money. Well two years passed and she remembered
                                                                Chattanooga in 1994. They are both Auxiliary
what had taken place that day. Before leaving the ship
                                                                volunteers for Memorial Hospital. They have
to go ashore, she decided to fill her shopping bag with         over 1200 days sailing on cruise ships all over
numerous items she had collected while in the Caribbean         the World and enjoy sharing their interesting
from merchants wanting you to shop in their stores. She         and sometimes funny travel experiences. In the
also decided to include the soaps, shampoos and lotions         past, they have written a column for the Hixson
that were in our cabin.                                         Community News in the Chattanooga Times Free
                                                                Press called “World Traveling with the Robinsons.
    After going ashore, she was able to find the Thrift         They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary
Store she had been in before and the store manager was          this past year and it just happened to be on a
still working there. She told him to look through her bag       cruise ship. They have a program called “See The
and select anything he liked as her gift to him. He was         World From A To Z” which they present to civic
thrilled and selected something for his wife who he said        clubs, senior groups, and churches. They do not
would be very pleased. He also insisted that Carolyn            charge for their talks but do ask for a donation
choose something from the shop which she did. While             for the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer Center
walking around the town, she visited four other Thrift          at Memorial. If you need speakers for your next
Shops and she asked if they ever traded items. They told        meeting, please give them a call at 843-2762
her they never had but it would be fun to do. They were         or by calling the Foundation Office at Memorial
all pleased because it was items they had not seen before       Hospital.
and after all the trading was completed Carolyn headed
back to the ship with a bag full of “treasures”.
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                        Do You Know???
                      Charles and Gaynelle Wigley
                              Geraldine, Alabama
Gaynelle Wigley                               Beware - There is a pet peeve and
Hometown: Geraldine, Alabama                  that is people talking on their cell
                                              phone while driving and talking in
Birthday: August 16                           public areas. Are you one of these?

Charles Wigley is Gaynelle’s                  Yum, yum...Favorite foods...Anything
husband, and they are parents                 with sugar on it except dark
of two married daughters, two                 chocolate.
grandsons, one granddaughter and
one granddaughter-in-law.                     People have been known to say she
                                              looks like “Betty White” of Golden
Gaynelle presently volunteers in              Girls. If you see Gaynelle, tell us
Imaging at North Park Hospital,               what you think. And there is a dream
which consists of escorting patients          vacation to take the entire family
to Registration and areas of their            up to Maine and enjoy the beautiful
procedures. She has worked in the             rocky coastline.
ER waiting area and also the front
desk. She is Monday chairperson for           Fame? Maybe still searching but in
the Red Cross at North Park and fills         1990 she was chosen as branch office
in for other areas if needed.                 manager of the year for World Book
                                              Encyclopedia and personally met Sir
When not volunteering, you will               Edmond Hillary.
find Gaynelle working crossword
puzzles, reading and playing games            Charles Wigley
on the computer. In the reading               Birthday: April 9
category she just finished reading
“In the Company of Others” by Jan             Charles and Gaynelle have been
Karon, and she just attended the              married 57 years and his work at
musical “South Pacific” in Crossville,        North Park Hospital includes work
Tennessee.                                    at the ER Desk and is involved in
                                              taking people to their destination and
What don’t we know about Gaynelle?            pushing wheelchairs.
She’s a two time breast cancer
survivor... Yeah for Gaynelle!!!              His favorite place to be is at home,
                                              especially on holidays, when all the

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family members are there and being on vcation with family members. He says,
“He always ends the day with Gaynelle.”

Charles would like a townhouse if he won the lottery so to get rid of all the
yardwork. He also volunteers at the Community Kitchen, and in his spare time,
he likes to watch game shows and sports on TV. He likes to eat out, as well
as, going to estate sales and driving “somewhere” just to look around. When
doing these activiites, you might see him in his t-shirt that says “Hop To It” or
his “Alabama Roll Tide” shirt. He might be enjoying good ol Gospel Music, Blue
Grass, Big Band, and Square Dance Music during all this time.

His aunt and grandfather always told him to be honest, be kind, and do a good
day’s work for a good day’s pay.

There are wishes - to be a better husband, father, and grandfather and visit
nursing homes as a clown to help the people there to have a better day.

He describes himself as lucky to have what he has and be able to share and
help others.

He agrees wtih Gaynelle, beautiful Maine with the mountains, lighthouses, shore
line, and blue sky. They are magnificent and a favorite place to be.

Of course, family is invited to his birthday party and guess what? We are too!

Look for Gaynelle and Charles when you visit North Park Hospital.


                           Do You Need A Gift?

Spring is here and time for a wedding gift, anniversary gift,
birthday gift or just that special occasion. Have you thought
about the Auxiliary’s Cookbook, one of Jay Craven’s CDs, or
one of the Memorial Trio’s Christmas CD. The Lori’s Gift Shop
on both campuses have all of the above. Your purchase of
one of the above will contribute to the Auxiliary’s Fundraising
effort, and you have bought a nice gift for any occasion for
that special someone or for yourself for that matter.


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                          News From the Park
           Deb Moore, Vice President and Administrator of Memorial North Park
No more satellite offices so Drs. Gan-            Connie Giles is a new volunteer at Me-
dhi, Enjeti, and Chandra no longer have           morial North Park working in the Lost
offices in POB. However, you may still            and Found Department and is doing a
see them rounding on any patients they            great job in getting lost items back with
may have in the hospital.                         their owners. Thanks to Connie!

Construction continues at MNP. The                We are very appreciative of all of our
new facilities building was erected very          volunteers at MNP; we could not func-
quickly with the biggest crane we’ve              tion without the services they provide
ever seen. This building is to house the          on a daily basis. We hope you had a
electrical panels and equipment needed            great “Volunteer’s Week”! Thanks to
to support all of our growth now and in           each of you from everyone at MNP.
the future.

Over a period of time, we will be spruc-
ing up our patient rooms. This will be
completed as rooms are available to be
removed from service while the work is
being done.                                                           FYI
The Ethics Committee sponsored a
                                                   Many years ago in England, pub
week of education and availability of
Advance Directives and Organ Dona-                 frequenters had a whistle baked
tion for our associates and volunteers.              into the rim or handle of their
We had forms available in front of the            ceramic cups. When they needed
cafeteria. It was the week of April 11             a refill, they used the whistle to
- 15. If you have not made a decision                 get some service. “Wet your
yet, just call Administration at ext. 7101        whistle” is the phrase inspired by
and we will have extra forms.
                                                               this practice.
We have new physicians starting at Me-
morial North Park and they are Dr. Julie
Haun, Family Practice, with Galen North            tanooga.
and Drs. George T. Gilmore and James               Vincent’s Infirmary in East Lake of Chat-
A. Lovett, General Surgeons.                       In 1890, six SCN sisters becan operating St.
                                                        Answer to Memorial Trivia

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O ur M ysteryPerson
If you know who this “mystery Person” is, call Donna at 495-4148. The first
caller with the right answer will win a prize, so try, try, try!! Are you
ready?? Here we go!!
                                              2010 era.
Mystery Birthday - July 17
                                              We all have a favorite wish, don’t we?
Our mystery volunteers at ____________
                                              This mystery wishes he could fly an 
_______________ and does the volunteer
                                              airplane, and if he were a clown for a
work on ___________.(Day of the week)
                                              day he would be “bozo.”
Do you know yet?
                                              This is a he. He says he is loyal, likes
                                              the color purple, loves the beach and...
Go, go, go is this mystery’s middle
                                              If he had a birthday party, he would
name. Loves to travel and keeps busy
                                              invite Dolly Parton! What a birthday
but likes home also.
                                              party!!!
But now if this person struck it rich,
                                              He volunteers because he gets joy from
he would buy a friend a work truck
                                              helping people and thanks from the
and help his family and give to the
                                              patients.
church.
                                              This is __________ _____________.
Have I told you yet if this mystery is
male or female? No, so just keep on
                                              Now call Donna...495-4148
guessing!

Ice cream, ice cream, we all shout for                   The year’s at the Spring
ice cream. Yes, loves ice cream! And                    and the days at the morn;
is loyal, kind, and friendly, and this                       mornings at seven;
mystery says these are “good traits.”                   the hillsides dew-pearled;
                                                          the larks on the wing;
                                                         the snails on the thorn;
Now, a little hint...his mother always
                                                          God’s in His Heaven....
told him to “keep your word and be                      all’s right with the world!
kind.” This is good motherly advice.                        By Robert Browning
Oh, he is always happy when watching            And MARLENE JABALEY has won a gift
football!                                         from the Volunteer Office. Marlene
                                                   volunteers at the Patient Entrance.
How about music? Favorite song is “I             Marlene, go see Donna top pick up your
Need You” and loves country music,                  prize. All’s right with the world!

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                       “anna zucconi”
                        East Tennessee State University
                        auxiliary Scholarship Recipient



  Where in the world has the time gone! I can remember my freshman year on the
nice fall day when my family was helping me move into my dorm; it seems like it was
yesterday. I’m already in my second semester of my junior year at East Tennessee
State University and have enjoyed every minute of my college career. I’m still currently
majoring in Exercise Science and plan to continue my education and go to Physical
Therapy School after graduating from my undergraduate study.
  As the years have gone on, I have been able to take more classes that are directed
towards my major and prepare me for PT school. This semester I am currently taking
Physics 2, Chemistry 2, Structural Kinesiology, Teaching Aerobics and Conditioning,
Legal Issues and Risk Management. At times these classes can be overwhelming but I will
continue to strive towards my goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Also, as the years
have gone on, I have been able to become more involved in campus life here at ETSU.
Currently, I am in AMSA (American Medical School Students Association), BucWild,
Exercise Science Club, Young Republicans and volunteer at numerous organizations with
my sorority. I feel that becoming involved is key to making a successful college career
because it is a great way to build relationships with others; possibly those who may want
to go into the same field as you.
  This summer I plan to contact the Memorial Auxiliary and work in the outpatient
Physical Therapy Department again. I had the opportunity to do it last summer and
enjoyed every minute of it. The people there are so nice and are so encouraging in
helping me achieve the goals that I have set for myself. Working in this department makes
me even more excited for the one day that I am able to start helping others. I also plan to
take some summer courses through ETSU’s online program. After the summer, I will be
back here at ETSU starting my senior year.
  Without the continued support of Memorial Auxiliary I don’t think I would be this
far along in my college career. Anything helps when paying for college and I truly
appreciate what they have done for me. As I said earlier, their continued support makes
me work even harder to achieve the goals that I have set for myself. Thank you all for the
wonderful opportunities available through Memorial Hospital and Memorial Auxillary!


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                LISTEN TO THIS!!                                           Crackel
I have never hate a man enough to give his
diamonds back....Zsa Zsa Gabor                                              Barrel
Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all
four essential food groups - Alcohol, Caffeine,          A grenade thrown
Sugar, and Fat.....Alex Levine                            into a kitchen in
and                                                     France would result
Until I was sixteen, I thought my name was                   in linoleum
“Shut Up!”.....Joe Namath                                   blownapart!




      Just Somethingto Make You                                    WOULD YOU DO THIS???

                Laugh                                     Permanent marker on applicances
                                                           or counter tops (like store receipt
                                                          blue ink) - use alcohol on a paper
  What do you call a receptionist in                                 towel and rub.
         a beauty salon?



                                           TRIVIA
1. What name did Hernando De Soto give the Mississippi River upon viewing it for the first time on
   May 21, 1541 from the lower Chickasaw near present day Memphis?
2. The proceeds from the first concert of the newly organized Fisk University Jubilee Singers were
   donated to aid victims of which great urban disaster?
3. What means of conveyance was used to carry mail for two miles from Nashville on July 17, 1877?
4. Rattle and snap, the mansion home of George Polk is considered to be one of the nation’s finest
   examples of what type architecture?
5. What Tennessee athlete was one of baseball’s more knowledgeable pitching instructors and helped to
   develop such fine Yankee pitchers as Whitey Ford, Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat, Mell
   Stottlemyre, and Fritz Peterson?
6. What three songibirds are commonly found in Tennessee?

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

  Upcoming Fundraisers                             Upcoming Board
                                                      Meetings
     Just For You
                                                   Executive Board
                                                       Meeting
     May 24 - MNP                                       May 17
      7:00a - 4:30p
                                                    Full Auxiliary
       May 26 & 27                                      Board
                                                       Meeting
       glenwood
                                                        May 17
       7:00a - 4:00p
                                                       Annual
                                                      Volunteer
                                                       Banquet

                                                     June 21st
                                                    Abba’s House
               Ever Wonder Why?
                                                          Robin
If the population of China walked past you in a           Mockingbird and the
single line, the line would never end because of      6. Wood thrush,
the create of reproduction.                           5. Jim Turner
China has more English speakers than the United
                                                      4. Greek Revival
States.                                               3. The Balloon Buffalo
                                                      2. The Great Chicago Fire
Every human spent about half an hour as a             1. River of the Holy Ghost
single cell.
                                                     ANSWERS - TENNESSEE TRIVIA


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                      FORGET ABOUT YOUR AGE.., IT’S JUST A NUMBER

WHAT REALLY COUNTS IS HOW YOU FEEL INSIDE, HOW ACTIVE AND ENGAGED YOU ARE IN LIVING
YOUR LIFE. TO HELP YOU STAY VITAL AND YOUNGER AT HEART, HERE ARE FIVE STRATEGIES YOU
CAN USE IN THE COMING MONTHS.



REDISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS....PERSUE AN ACTIVITY FOR THE SHEER ENJOYMENT OF IT AND AIM
FOR PERSONAL BEST, YOU MAY FIND IT REWARDS YOU WITH RENEWED EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY.

BE SOCIAL.. HOST A GAME NIGHT AT YOUR HOME, DO A DAY TRIP WITH YOUR FRIENDS, CHOOSE
PEOPLE WHOSE COMPANY YOU ENJOY OR MAYBE ONES YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BETTER. TAKE A
FRIEND OUT TO EAT, ENJOY A MOVIE.... HAVE A GOOD TIME !

MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE FACE IN THE MIRROR...THOSE LAUGH LINES? SIGNS OF A LIFE WELL
LIVED MAKE IT A GOAL TO FEEL AND LOOK YOUR BEST. HOW DO YOU DO THAT ??? BY EATING
RIGHT, EXERCISING REGULARLY AND GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. AS WE AGE OUR SKIN TENDS TO
BECOME DRY...SO TAKE FEWER BATHS AND USE MILDER SOAP. WARM WATER IS BETTER THAN HOT
WATER FOR YOUR SKIN AND APPLY MOISTURIZER EVERY DAY.

GIVE BACK TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION...YOU ARE DOING THIS BY VOLUNTEERING...KEEP UP THE
GOOD WORK!

LEARN SOMETHING NEW...SET A GOAL FOR ONE SKILL YOU WOULD LIKE TO MASTER..HOW ABOUT
THE YMCA, OR SENIOR NEIGHBORS, KNITTING CLASSES, COOKING CLASSES, DANCING CLASSES,,
YOU NAME IT...GO FOR IT...YOUR AGE? JUST ANOTHER NUMBER......LIVE.....



                                  WHY, WHY, WHY....

                      How do you know when it is time to tune
                      the bagpipes?

                      Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns
                      because they taste funny?

                      Do blind Eskimos have seeing eye sled
                      dogs?

                                   Why, Why, Why?




                    CHATS produced and edited by

                           Ms. Kathleen Craven, Editor
                          Ms. Donna Wilson, Layout Editor


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