Annual Meeting


2017 Annual Meeting
The EMMC Auxiliary’s 124th Annual Meeting was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor with President Jan Currier presiding.  After welcoming all members and guests, Jan recapped the Auxiliary’s current fundraising accomplishments for the past year, and highlighted our upcoming special events including our celebration of our 125th year in 2018.

The meeting’s special guest speaker was Donna Russell-Cook, FACHE, and President of EMMC.  Donna's topic was "Moving our Mission Forward".  She reveiewd the great success of our modernization project and the final stages of opening the new tower.  She spoke passionately about EMMC's commitment to bringing the best possible healthcare to all of northern Maine, collaborating with local community programs as well as other healthcare providers, using telemedicine and home health care to support patients when they leave the hospital as well as wehn they are in the hospital.

Husson University nursing scholarships were awarded to four nursing students.  Education co-chairs,Valerie Patch and Suzette Vernon presented the scholarship recipients with $1,000 awards and read the students’ advisors’ letters of recommendation.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients L to R:
Brett Hayward,
Tiffany Clark
Makayla Leeman, and
Michael Sacco

The following slate of officers were voted and approved unanimously by the members of the Auxiliary with Donna Russell-Cook providing the induction:                                                                                                                      2018-officers-website-(1).jpg                                                                                                

      Officers from left to right:
         Jenn Morin, President
         Susan Nasberg, Vice President
         Colleen Russell, Secretary
         Nazrin Dixon, Treasurer     
Jan recognized outgoing board members Kendra Speed, Sherry Roberts and Cindy Curran for their valuable contributions to the Auxiliary.  New board members, Stacey Young, Kathy Bernier and Roberta Winchell were introduced.

Jan thanked Donna Colbath, manager of the Auxiliary Gift Shop, for her great work and recognized volunteers Darlene Carr and Lura Williams.

Our fundraising efforts were showcased with two check presentations.  The first check totaling $103, 597 was presented to Donna Russell-Cook, President of EMMC, who accepted the donation on behalf of EMMC for the Remarkable Begins with You campaign.  Donna acknowledcheck-cropped-for-website.jpgged the Auxiliary's long-standing and important efforts for fundraising and the significance of our gift to the Medical Center and specifically the NICU and women's and children's services at EMMC.  The second check for $15,139 was presented to Wendy Lux and Jeni Lloyd of the EMHS Foundation from the Auxiliary's Pediatric Endowment to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as well as our other pediatric projects.  Wendy recognized the importance of our work within the community.  This gift brings the Auxiliary's total lifetime giving to $3,591,000!

Jan closed the meeting with dates for upcoming special events, as well as opportunities for member involvement including lunch and learn opportunites, Christmas caroling and others.