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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spring 2010
Immanuel St. Joseph’s Auxiliary

                                                                                                                                            Auxiliary News
1025 Marsh Street
P.O. Box 8673
Mankato, MN 56002-8673

                                                                                                                                                                  A Quarterly Newsletter from Immanuel St. Joseph’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   — Mayo Health System Auxiliary

                                                                                                          2010 Auxiliary
                                                                                                          Board of Directors                Auxiliary Gift Shop
                                                                                                          OFFICeRS                          Gets a Makeover
                                                                                                              Adeline Riha       345-1421   The Auxiliary Gift Shop recently
                                                                                                                                            underwent a remodeling to improve its
                                                                                                          President elect:                  functionality and aesthetics. The work
                                                                                                              Sandy Crest        388-5396   included new flooring and new shelves
                                                                                                          Vice President:                   and the results speak for themselves.
                                                                                                              Julie Vetter       931-6204
                                                                                                                                            “We are very pleased with the new look
                                                                                                          Past President:                   of the Gift Shop and our customers share
                                                                                                              Laurel Kratzke     345-3095   our excitement and enthusiasm about the
                                                                                                                                            changes,” says Mary Robinson, Gift Shop
                                                                                                          Secretary:                        Manager. “More than ever the Gift Shop
                                                                                                              Martha Robinson 387-2886      is a destination for staff members and visitors to the hospital.”
                                                                                                          Assistant Secretary:
                                                                                                                                            The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
                                                                                                              Donna Drganc       382-4318
                                                                                                                                            Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
                                                                                                              Pam Calhoun        388-4051

                                                                                                          Assistant Treasurer:

                                  calendar of events                                                          Chris DeWanz Carroll

                                  March 25                            May 6                               MeMBeRS AT LARge
                                  Board Meeting                       Mother’s Day Plant Sale             Margo Brudwick         388-5810
                                  Immanuel St. Joseph’s,              Immanuel St. Joseph’s,
                                  Room 2015                           Main Hospital Lobby                 Nancy galston          387-5967

                                                                                                          Liz Hageman            388-8042
                                  April 14                            May 12
                                  Just For The Health Of It Seminar   Just For The Health Of It Seminar   Marge Leiferman        625-2443
                                  Best Western Hotel,                 Best Western Hotel,
                                                                                                          Heather Ludwig         386-1909
                                  North Mankato                       North Mankato
                                                                                                          Ruby Martin            995-9557
                                  April 22                            May 27
                                  HCAM District F Spring Forum        Board meeting                       Marsha Natvig          625-4737
                                  Winona                              Immanuel St. Joseph’s,
                                                                      Room 2015
                                  April 22                                                                FeedbAck
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                                  Board meeting
                                                                                                          News may be submitted
                                  Immanuel St. Joseph’s,                                                  to Kevin Burns at 385-2938
                                  Room 2015                                                               or via e-mail to burns.
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From the President                                                                                                          Auxiliary Showcased at baby and kids expo
                             Can you believe it? We are        Have you heard about the newest shopping destination         Hundreds of people attended this
                             completing a decade and           in Mankato? It’s the ISJ Auxiliary Gift Shop located         year’s Baby and Kids Expo held
                             beginning a new Auxiliary         just inside the medical center at Entrance 3. The newly      at the Verizon Wireless Center in
                             year, all at the same time. The   remodeled Gift Shop is filled with the newest spring         January. Immanuel St. Joseph’s
                             Auxiliary year began with         fashions and accessories, gift items, cards and a newly      Auxiliary was front and center with
                             a Sharing Event on a snowy        expanded baby department. So if you are looking              a display and information about
                             January 6 evening. Outgoing       for that perfect baby gift or something unique and           our programs and membership
                             officers and committee chairs     individual, stop in at the ISJ Auxiliary Gift Shop; the      opportunities. The Auxiliary Gift
                             met with incoming officers        newest shopping destination in town!                         Shop was prominently featured and
                             and committee chairs to                                                                        even gave away several door prizes
Adeline Riha                 share responsibilities and        Auxilians are you, your children or your grandchildren       to a few lucky winners.
                             expectations of the office        attending one of the four post secondary schools in
or committee. Information was shared and everyone              Mankato (Bethany, Minnesota State University, Mankato,       Thanks to board members who
left with a clear sense of what is expected. New Board         Rasmussen or South Central College) and majoring             gave of their time and volunteered
members Donna Drganc, Liz Hageman, Heather Ludwig              in a health-related career? If the answer is “Yes,” why      to make the Auxiliary’s presence so
and Ruby Martin were oriented to the Auxiliary on              don’t you apply for one of the four Health Profession        successful.
January 12 and are now eager to take part in Auxiliary         Scholarships which are sponsored by the ISJ Auxiliary?
activities.                                                    Two $1000, and two $500 scholarships will be awarded in
                                                               March. Contact the division or guidance department of
Speaking of activities, Women’s Show will once again           your school for an application.
be the highlight of our fundraising year. Chairpersons
Chris DeWanz Carroll, Nancy Galston and Martha                 It is my hope that this article will offer you some “food
Robinson have been busy visiting prospective sponsors
and brainstorming ideas for the September 25 show.
                                                               for thought” in addition to activities to become involved
                                                               in. If you haven’t become involved in ISJ Auxiliary          Great Gifts for
It appears that the show will take a different turn this
year; we’ll just have to see. You can also count on visiting
                                                               activities before, I hope this will be the year for you to
                                                               take the plunge to meet new people, help our community       Little Ones
the Mother’s Day Plant Sale in May and at least one            and have fun.
                                                                                                                            Check out the lovely baby
jewelry sale will be held. An ISJ Auxiliary Cookbook
                                                               I am proud to be President of the ISJ Auxiliary this year    department in our newly remodeled
will be a new fundraising project for 2010, so you may
                                                               and will work my hardest to have 2010 be a successful        gift shop. The ISJ Auxiliary Gift
be contacted to share some of your favorite recipes.
                                                               year, not only through fundraising for the medical center    Shop has several baby items perfect
The annual Tree of Lights will once again be held in
                                                               to meet the needs of the patient, but also to demonstrate    for gift giving to the new little
December, and this project may also have a few new
                                                               that we, as individuals, can work together cohesively to     ones within your family, friends or
details added.
                                                               make our community a better place in which to live.          neighborhood. There are colorful
                                                                                                                            stuffed animals, books, unique toys
                                                                                                                            and cute baby sleepwear to ensure
                                                                                                                            you find the perfect item. We also
                                                                                                                            have flowers for new moms and
                                                                                                                            bubble gum cigars for new dads.
New Auxiliary board Installed                                                                                               Think of the gift shop first for all of
                                                                                                                            your baby gift needs.
The new Auxiliary Board of Directors for 2010
has already been hard at work planning a year of
fundraising, community involvement and support of
the medical center. Board members and their contact                                                                                                                   Save the date for Women’s Show 2010
information are listed on the front page of this newsletter.
Auxilians are strongly encouraged to contact any member                                                                                                               Women’s Show 2010 will take place on Saturday, September 25 at the Verizon
of the Board of Directors and become more involved in                                                                                                                 Wireless Center. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.
the work of the Auxiliary.                                                                                                                                            Proceeds will be used to support the pediatric audiology program at Immanuel
                                                                                                                                                                      St. Joseph’s, which provides the latest in treatment and technology to help young
Front row, L to R: Julie Vetter, Pam Calhoun                                                                                                                          people keep or restore their hearing.
Middle row (seated) L to R: Nancy galston, Laurel Kratzke,
Sandy Crest, Adeline Riha, Martha Robinson, Marsha                                                                                                                    Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25 and we’ll see you at Women’s
Natvig, Marge Leiferman                                                                                                                                               Show 2010!
back row (standing) L to R: Donna Drganc, Ruby Martin,
Chris DeWanz Carroll, Liz Hageman, Heather Ludwig,
Margo Brudwick

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