SCKMC Auxiliary Recognize Top Volunteers

April 12, 2012

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 10th. The event is used to recognize those members who have shown an outstanding commitment to the hospital through out the past year. The 60 active members of the Auxiliary volunteered more than 12,300 hours in 2011.

Members receiving certificates of appreciation were Joni Curl, Rebecca Gilmore, Neil Jensen, Bonnie Givens, LaVerne Lyman, Betty Nellis, Patricia Rogers, Joyce Robinson, MayBelle Smith, Marilyn Stout, JoAnn Tyler, and Karol Zimmerman.

The following members were recognized for volunteering 100 hours of service to the hospital: Liz Brickey, Freda Collins, Dorothy Decker, Linda Humiston, Judie Kadau, Connie Kimsey, Fern Knocke, Marilyn McDowell, Bernadine McLain, Sallie McVay, Betty Moore, Donna Rindt, Leslie Sherman, Bonnie Smith, Maxine Soule, and Collen Taylor.

The following members were recognized for volunteering 200 hours of service to the hospital: Mary Akers, Rose Anstine, JoAnn Baker, Helen Bossi, Velma Cheslic, Betty Harper, Gary Humiston, Bud Kendrick, Kay Kennedy, Sue Krueger, Phyllis McCormick, Myrna Merz, Neal Paisley, Jody Rahn, Joan Seidel, Jackie Shafer, Sharon Shelton, and Judy Wampler.

The following members were recognized for volunteering 300 hours of service to the hospital: Betty Johnson, Mildred Johnston, Sue Killman, Marjorie Noel, Patrick O'Hara, and Sara Ward.

The following members were recognized for volunteering 400 hours of service to the hospital: DeeAnn Goodson, Marilyn Tracy, Gloria Hull, and Kathleen Walker.

Carrol Engelking was recognized for volunteering 1,300 hours of service to the hospital. Marty Nuckels was recognized for volunteering 1,600 hours of service to the medical center in 2011.

Steve Perkins, SCKMC's Chief Executive Officer, showed appreciation of the Auxiliary's accomplishments and hoped others would do the same.

"Woodrow Wilson once said, 'There is no higher religion than human service.' We have a wonderful face here to represent our organization. You really help us so much, I can't even know where to begin," Perkins said.

The Auxiliary volunteers their time at the medical center's gift shop, information desk, and various other departments through out the facility. They also volunteer their time to create items for craft bazaars, bake sales, and other fundraisers. The funds raised throughout the year are used to purchase equipment and furnishings for the facility.

Photo: Marty Nuckels (left) receives a service recognition pin from Auxiliary President Marilyn Tracy at the SCKMC annual awards luncheon. Nuckels volunteered 1,600 hours at the medical center in 2011.