UMH Auxiliary 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Aug 5, 2019 /

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The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting on Monday, August 5. President Eddie McKinney called the meeting to order and Shirley Grigg led the group in prayer. Janet Hynes then shared the thought for the day: “A mistake is evidence that someone tried to do something.”

Sherley Wentz, chairman of the scholarship committee, introduced fall scholarship recipients to the group. Gisselle Nava, Febe Perez, and Kasandra Zapata, all from Uvalde,were awarded the Auxiliary’s annual fall scholarships. All three recipients will be entering their second year in the registered nursing program at Southwest Texas Junior College. Gisselle, Febe and Kasandra all plan to work at UMH or the Sabinal Clinic, if positions are available, when they complete the RN program.

The UMH Auxiliary has given scholarships to area students pursuing their education in the nursing field for nearly 25years. In that time, they have given more than $60,000 in scholarships for LVNs and RNs continuing their education.The Hospital Auxiliary makes the bi-annual scholarship program possible through special fundraising initiatives.

Elia Rodriquez read the minutes from July’s meeting. Barbara Blair gave the treasurer’s report. Shirley Grigg shared the gift shop report.

Barbara Hogan gave the membership report and shared that there are currently 44 auxilians. More volunteers are needed to cover shifts in hopes to hit their goal of having 2 auxilians at each station at all times.

Correspondence director Ann Reagan updated the group on all notes sent throughout the month.

The meeting concluded with hospital updates and events report from Charla Carter and Sammi Vonderschmidt.

For more information on becoming a member of the Auxiliary, please contact Charla Carter, volunteer services director, at (830) 278- 6251 extension 1435.


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