Volunteer Connection - Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Volunteer Connection
Jan/Feb 2015 Volume 20 Issue 1
1.
January Jubilee Luncheon
Date: Friday, Jan. 16th
Cover Editorial:
January
Jubilee
Luncheon
Info
Time: 11:30 ~ Aud. A & B
The theme is “Treasures in the Attic”.
Please bring a” treasure” from home for our Pound Sale.
A Word From
Our Volunteer
President
Individual Highlights
•
Gift Shop News
2
Home Away
2
Jan/Feb Birthdays
3
Baby Closet
3
Volunteer Grant
4
Elf Project
B/W/S & Gift/W Pix
Call Arlene Flood at Ph# 633-7513 for
reservations for more information. Thank you.
Volunteer President
Pam Winter
Holiday Open House. I
think it is true that “those
who bring sunshine to the
lives of others cannot keep
it from themselves.”
4
5
New CRMC Volunteers 6
HAFH Donations
6
Calendar of Events
7
Vol. Board Officers
7
Arlene Flood
Volunteer Coordinator
Ph 633-7513
arlene.flood@crmcwy.org
Kathy Emmons
Director of Vol. Services
633-7500
Happy New Year
Ahh!! (That’s the
sound of relief). The
holidays are over and
it’s time to pat
ourselves on the back
for a job well done. It
was such a pleasure
to see the delight on
the children’s faces at
Breakfast with Santa,
the gratitude of those
people who have no
idea how to fold a
corner at gift wrap and
the fun of finding just
the right gift for our
customers at the
The January Jubilee will
th
be Friday, Jan. 16 at
11:30. I think it is time to
just have some fun after
such a productive Dec.
The Theme is “Treasures
in the Attic.” We are
asking those who would
like to, to bring a “treasure”
for our Pound Sale.
Everything will be priced
by weight with a minimum
or at least $5.00. We are
defining “treasure” very
loosely as something you
don’t want that someone
else might. Also if Santa
got you mixed up with
someone else, re-gifting is
an option. We will sell our
treasures to each other.
Things that don’t find a
home can either be donated
to the June garage sale or
taken home again. To keep
with the theme we will be
serving retro food from the
60’s.
So many thanks are due to
our devoted volunteer
chairwomen, Bonnie and
Shirley for a most efficient
25 days of gift wrap, Roberta
and Katie for a fun Breakfast
with Santa. And everyone
for a successful Pink
Boutique Sale!! Of course
we have Peggy Leland with
the nuts sales, and
everything else she does. I
appreciate the difference all
of you make to our
organization.
Sincerely,
Pam Winter
Volunteer President
Ph: 634-9734
Pamwinter828@gmail.com
Gift Shop News………
Oct sales $39,389.86 ~ Nov sales $43,909.40
At the Holiday Sale the Pink Boutique made $20,000.00,
oh what a sale it was!! Thank you to those who helped
price, set-up, with sales and especially to those who
purchased gifts for the holidays.
We are now in the process of moving to our Brand New
Shop area. Hope to see all of you at the
GRAND OPENING ~ January 31st, 2015
Happy New Year!!
Jeanne Bellamy
Home Away From Home News
Income for Oct/Nov total was
$8,184.50 and we served 209 families
& out-patients used 134 rooms, with
Dr. Stepp from the VA Hospital
sending over the most families.
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Those who have financially given to the
Home Away Wish List this past quarter.
“Home Away made
me feel right at home.”
“I didn’t have to worry
about money, food,
laundry and I had a
comfortable bed to
rest my head.”
A comment from a
Home Away Guest.
Greg & Danae Stampi
Janet Ray
James & Peggy Laverdue
Robert & Peggy Leland
Dr. R.C. & Marcia Mead
Mary K Montgomery
Annabel Darling
Carol Fischer M.D.
Sue Anderson
Bless you for your kind
donations to Home Away!!
Rob & Roberta Hurless
Jeffrey & Lynne Carlton
Linda McGuire
Marion Kissel
Bruce & Martie Curl
Gene & Bev Sitzman
Arthur & Carol Merrell
Hugh Davidson
Barbara Lewis
Lloyd & Janis McKean
Reginald Taylor
John & Pamela Winter
Comments from Home Away
Guests.
1) What a Wonderful facility. We
were here several weeks & used all
areas of HA. What a blessing.
Thank you.
2) Had to be here over the
Thanksgiving Holiday & enjoyed the
Turkey and all the trimmings. You
have thought of everything!!
3) The volunteers are wonderful and
caring. Thank you so much!
Birthday Wishes To All!!
~ January Birthdays ~
~ February Birthdays ~
Roberta Trimble
Diana Castro
Sue Hume
Virginia Price
Sara Baird
Lois Olson
David Moench
Bev Catalano
Treber Mildred
Eliana Hardy
Mike Brown
Kathy Emmons
Judy Wrysinski
CarolAnn Strader
Ellen Searle
Barbara Lewis
Joanne Mimm
Connie
2/8
James Miller II
2/12
Mary Kuschel
2/13
Clarice Melinkovich 2/14
Marge Stevens
2/15
Arlene Flood
2/17
Amr Mohamed
2/18
Shirley Jones
2/20
Mark Currell
2/21
Anna Henderson
2/21
Patricia Corrigan
2/22
Roger Rapp
2/22
Jennie Joannides 2/23
Reginald Taylor
2/25
Miweeze Gleason 2/26
Amanda Velten
2/29
1/1
1/6
1/7
1/8
1/10
1/11
1/14
1/18
1/19
1/19
1/20
1/20
1/23
1/28
1/28
1/29
1/31
Happy Birthday
Enjoy Your
Very Special
Day!!
Our Baby Closet is still in need of toys, books, baby care
items (such as lotions, powders, shampoo and so on.)
Thanks so much!
Sincerely,
Judy Berkley
Volunteer Grant Committee
Recommendations & Board Approvals
Department:
Amount Granted:
Transitional Care Unit
$2,862.70
Date:
12/4/2014
Comments:
2 Bariatric Recliners
TCU is caring for more bariatric patients. We are requesting two more recliners
to accommodate our patients. They are an X-Wide 25” fixed arm recliner with
dual non-porous blow molded side trays Standard Trendelenburg release with
handle accessible from either side. Built-in ergonomic headrest with wide
elastic band support system.
Thank-You & Comments
From the Elf Project
Hi, I just wanted to say that the look on my daughters face when
she seen all the presents was indescribable!! It was so cute how
happy and grateful she was and not to mention I was/am so
excited and forever grateful!!!!!! I tried not to cry even though I
did on the way home. There are not enough words to say how
grateful my family and I are to CRMC, Employees and Volunteers
that made this possible!
“I want to say Thank you to anyone and everyone that helped my
family this Christmas.” I am awed by the generosity of people
who helped from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. I could
never get into words how much I appreciate it. Thank you very
very very much!!
Plenty of Smiles at Breakfast with Santa and Gift Wrap J!!
Kudos
Korner
Recognizing
New
Volunteers,
their Families,
achievements
and any
changes.
Happy
New
Year!
Welcome ~ New CRMC Volunteers
Welcome new volunteers and we thank you for your hard work and
dedication to CRMC hospital patients, and their families. J
Clarice Melinkovich, Ph 307-632-9764, Areas of interest are: Gift Shop
Ramona Nelson, Ph 307-634-6856, Areas of interest are: Gift Shop
Autumn Baker, Ph 808 259-1634, Areas of interest are: Information Desk
Lana Mabee, Ph 307-638-9650, Areas of interest are: Gift Shop
Amanda Velten, Ph 307-365-1866, Areas of interest are: Home Away
Home Away From Home Donations
St. Vincent DePaul Store ~ Donated Assorted Food items and Toiletries. J
Robert & Nancy Schaneman ~ Donated Assorted Toiletries. Thanks!
Ed & Carol Ann Strader, Volunteers ~ Donated Assorted Chips, Nutri Grain
Bars, Hot Cocoa for our Home Away families. Thank you so much!!
Cheyenne Day of Giving ~ Donated Cases of Granola Bars, Oatmeal,
Yogurts, Chips, Muffins, Assorted Nuts, Plastic Ware, Breakfast
Sandwiches, Folgers Coffee, TV Dinners, American Cheese, 2-Gallons of
Milk, Candies, Coffee Cups and Fresh Apples for our families to enjoy!
What a blessing you are. Thank you – Thank you!!
Julia Huntington Volunteer ~ Donated Toothpaste and Dental Flossers for
our Families at Home Away. Thank-you! J
Reggie Taylor Volunteer ~ Donated Toiletries for our HA guests. Thanks.
St. Mary’s 2,3,4, & 5th graders ~ Donated Silly Putty, Toys, Hot Cocoa,
Crackers w/Peanut butter, Cup of Noodles, Tea’s, Dinners, Mac n Cheese,
Sweet & Salty mix, and Toiletries for our HAFH guests. We thank you!!
CRMC’s Patient Financial Services ~ Donated Frozen Dinners, Pot Pies,
Breakfast Sandwiches, Pudding, Cereal, Oatmeal, Candies, Pop Corn,
Snack bars, Hot Cocoa, Cookies, Ramen Noodles, Tuna Fish, Tissues,
Toiletries and $40.00 for our families in need. What a real treat this was!!
A very BIG Thank – to your department.
Lambda Master Chapter Beta Sigma Phi c/o Kay Miller ~ Donated a
Thanksgiving Feast for our Home Away families who had loved ones in the
hospital over the holiday. We thank you for your continued support and
care for these families in need.
Ellen Searles Bunko Team ~ Donated Toiletries, Soups, Cookies,
Oatmeal, Dinners, Granola Bars, Vienna Sausage, Chef Boyardee Meals,
Hot Cocoa, Fruit Cups, and Ramen Noodles. Thanks so much!!
Art Lumsden, Volunteer ~ Donated Yogurts, TV dinners, Breakfast
sandwiches, Cereal, and Power Bars. A BIG THANK-YOU!
Karen Kelley ~ Donated Toiletries.
CRMC ~ Volunteers
214 East 23rd Street
Cheyenne, WY. 82001
Return Service Requested
Calendar of Events:
Jan. 2015
1st
8th
16
th
31
st
All Volunteer Stations closed
Happy New Year ~ 2015!!!!!!!
Volunteer Board Meeting
January Jubilee Luncheon
Aud. A & B 11:30am
President
Pam Winter ~ 634-9734
Pamwinter828@gmail.com
Vice President
Ellen Searle ~ 635-3654
gesearle@aol.com
Treasurer
Linda McGuire ~ 632-0293
Linbo531@bresnan.net
Secretary
Margaret Schilling ~ 635-5626
margaretschillin@hotmail.com
New Gift Shop Opening
Bring your friends to see this
Brand new shop and make it
A girls or guys afternoon of
Shopping!!
Feb. 2015
14th
2014 ~ 2015 Board Officers
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Members at Large Hazel Edeen ~ 631-9893
jan201962@q.com
Eva Laybourn ~ 256-8939
Past President
Peggy Leland ~ 635-2150
lelandpquilt@yahoo.com