Immanuel St. Joseph’s Auxiliary
1025 Marsh Street
P.O. Box 8673
Mankato, MN 56002-8673
A Quarterly Newsletter from Immanuel St. Joseph’s
— Mayo Health System 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.”
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
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,
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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
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,