HVSH - HONEST VITAL SINCERE HELPERS
Volume VIII, Issue 4 Fall 2009
Your President Sue Cerri –
It’s amazing that half my term has passed. I hope that everyone enjoyed the annual Volunteer
luncheon this year and the baseball theme. It’s always fun to try something different. The
weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
Welcome to all the new volunteers and to our new students. Let’s everyone be sure to give
them a warm welcome and help them in every way we can so their experience at Huron Valley-
Sinai Hospital is a warm one.
We were presented with a $40,000 check from the Gift Shop in May and $10,000 at our last
Board Meeting. Thank you Gift Shop workers. We appreciate all the time and effort you put
into making our Cricket Shop a success.
We have also been busy with Gold Sales, Pearl Sales, Our Own Special “Gently Used Sale”
and most recently a Uniform Sale. Our volunteers certainly have been busy. Everyone is
welcome to sign up for a sale. They are easy and fun to do. It’s also a great way to meet more
of your volunteers.
I attended the MAHA Annual convention in June. This year’s theme was, “Volunteers and
Lilacs, 60 Years of Blooming”. I was accompanied by Barb Brennan, Thelma Hopkins, and
Candy Sokol. Barbara Bergin was at the event ending her term on the MAHA Board. I am
proud to announce that she is one of 16 people across the nation that is now on the national
Board for Hospital Awareness.
The Open House for the new Sinai Guild Medical Office Building took place September 13.
Thank you to all for your help that day as we celebrated our newest addition.
Thank you, everyone, for giving your time!
Your Volunteer Coordinator Deb Moraitis –
I just arrived back from Europe after spending two weeks with my grandkids! It was an amazing
trip, but I am available now if you need me.
Get well wishes to: Kathy Bettelon and Joe LaChappelle.
Thanks to all of you who donated food for the Harvest Food Gathering. The hospital donated a
record amount of food and monetary donations.
Those of you who have not completed Net Learning will be getting a letter from me with
instructions on the new program. Stay tuned!
Our office will be adopting another family from Lakes Area Youth Assistance, and if you are
interested in helping with this, please let me know. I will have a wish list available soon. All
donations are to be in by the beginning of December.
If you have not completed the survey I sent you, please bring in and deposit in the blue box near
your sign-in sheet. It is totally anonymous and this will help me improve the volunteer program.
Congratulations to Candy Sokol who is our “Thanks for Giving” winner to be honored on
November 3rd by Chuck Gaidaca at the annual Thanks for Giving event. Candy has truly
exemplified what outstanding volunteerism is. She has taken on many extra duties this year
besides being president-elect of your auxiliary, and she brings so much energy to all of our
activities. Speaking of that, she could really use your help with the upcoming fundraisers listed
in the calendar section. This is a great way to meet other volunteers, as well as staff, and a way
to help contribute to the Auxiliary’s bottom line!
Welcome new Volunteers: Patricia Baaki-gift shop; Kelly Brittingham-Gift shop; Charles
Augenbaugh-Phase II Recovery; Becky Cherrin-Therapy Dogs; Karlene Goedde- Charach
Cancer Treatment Center; Dennis Garrone-ICU Wait Room/Shipping/Receiving; Helen
Germaine-ICU Wait Room; Lorna Green- gift shop; Sharon Sterling-gift shop; Cathy Hall-
administration; John Harris-mail/shipping; Norma Kleiff-surgical wait room; Elizabeth Horn-3E;
Regina Lockwood-gift shop; Terrie Marks-Orchard Entrance greeter/surgical wait room; Irene
Paciocco-Sinai Center for Women; James Porchik-Biomedical Engineering; Gina Vaitkaitiene-
2E; Margaret Zahn-ED; Larry Wells-gift shop; Tracy Brown-Radiology; Sheran Baunoch-
Inpatient Pharmacy; and many student volunteers!
Welcome back: Cheryl Youd and Gail Raben- ICU Wait room. Glad to have you back!!!!
THANKS, EACH OF YOU, FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!
Your Gift Shop Manager Vanessa Robar –
Announcing two exciting events in November:
PREVIEW HOLIDAY SHOW
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Be the first to view the holiday splendor!
FREE CANDY KISS TREATS
WE WANT TO KISS YOU WITH KINDNESS!
Thank you for shopping for charity
at your favorite hospital gift shop!
Gift Shop is the #1 HVSH Auxiliary Fundraiser!
Friday, November 13, 2009
GIFT SHOP REFRESHMENTS 5:00 p.m.
Chinese Auction Gift Basket! Win the Perfect Gift!
Holiday Dining Displays! Centerpiece Strategies!
SPEAKERS & DESSERT, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
"Surviving the Holidays!" Michaeline Raczka
"Dress Your Best!" Austen Isbell, Accessorizing Divo
Each attendee will receive a personal shopping card with color chart
REFRESHMENTS - GIVE-A-WAYS - EXCITEMENT!
Limited Seating Available RSVP 248-937-4066
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
HVSH Auxiliary fundraisers Update:
Sept 23rd Spencer Douglas Fine Jewelry
Oct 7th & 8th Silvique Jewelry
Oct 13th Uniform Sale
Aug Gently Used Jewelry Sale – we made over $400! Thanks to all who supplied
jewelry, the volunteers who worked the sale, and those who shopped!
Fundraisers planned for the remainder of 2009 and beginning 2010:
Nov 4th Chu’s Pearl’s
Nov 30 th
Set up for Holiday Ornament Sale after 9pm
Dec 1st Holiday Ornament Sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conference Rooms A & B
Dec 2nd DJ Max
Jan. 27 th
Please sign up to help with any of the fundraisers! Sign up sheets will be in the Volunteer
Office next to the computer. Call Candy Sokol, 248-363-0890, if you have any questions.
A reminder to please keep the Holiday items coming in! We are getting a good supply so far,
but could always use more. We look forward to another fabulous Holiday Ornament sale on
The annual student artists reception was held at HVSH on October 14th, celebrating the
amazing young artists in our community. As you circulate throughout the building, take a
moment to enjoy their works displayed on the ground floor in the Student Art Gallery.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU…
September October November December
2 – Pat Rothley 4 – Marilyn Moore 1 – Annette Dewey 1 – Nancy Olson
9 – Mary Sands 6 – Joan Murphy 2 – Marty Bautista 5 – Thelma Hopkins
15 – Jacqueline Bagley 11 – Larry Wells 11 – Sheran Baunoch 6 – Karlene Goedde
16 – Dottie Mengel 12 – Julia Kamenoff-Ligon 21 – Stephanie Pallo 9 – Karol Breen
17 – Beverly Wynn 16 – Stella Koshkarian 23 – Linda Poppelreiter 12–Charles Augenbaugh
18 – Diane Rancont 16 – Barbara Call 24 – Ronald Carter 14 – Helen Germaine
20 – Deb Moraitis 16 – Deloris Gronowicz 29 – Debbie Clayton 16 – Cathy Hall
22 – Michele Diacono 21 – Vanessa Robar 29 – Helen Graski 16 – Tami Schneider
23 – Enid Madgy 28 – Irene Paciocco 29 – Barbara Haggerty 21 – Kelly Brittingham
24 – Bob Dombroski 29 – Barbara Broker 30 – Joan Geary 21 – Harold Crones
26 – Doug McClelland 31 – Barbara Brennan 23 – Gina Vaitkaitiene
27 – Elizabeth Pace 31 – Patrick Stempien 24 – Pete Cenzer
24 – Barbara Ginotti
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce, MI 48382
Phone: 248 937-3505
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Detroit Medical Center
Miles Ahead, Minutes Away
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HVSH Auxiliary Slate of Officers – 2009
President: Sue Cerri
President Elect: Candy Sokol
Vice President of Service: Bev Wynn
Vice President of Community Relations: Barbara Call
Recording Secretary: Barbara Brennan
Corresponding Secretary: Sharon McClelland
Treasurer: Barbara Bergin
Assistant Treasurer: MaryLu Cramer
Counselor and Nominating Committee Chair: Dorothy Bonnell-Tracy
Committee Member: Betty Zann
Committee Member: Yvonne Pirosek
Committee Member: Yvonne Schuermann
Fundraiser: Doreen Fisher
Historian: Yvonne Schuermann
Legislative: Barbara Brennan
Scholarships: Jane Maximovich
Membership: Yvonne Pirozek
Parliamentarian: Thelma Hopkins
Newsletter: Debbie Clayton