SUNSET PARK — At a recent luncheon, the Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary elected and installed new board and nominating committee members. The 123-member auxiliary appointed Jane Kelly, who has served on the auxiliary for more than 20 years, as president; Eleanor Petty, a three-year veteran, as first vice president; and Claireann Gent, who has been with the auxiliary for 29 years, as second vice president.
Additional appointments included Astrid Bjune, treasurer; Madeleine Hebbe, recording secretary; Florence Schwer, corresponding secretary; Adelaide Johnson, financial secretary; Josephine DiPasquale and Melanie Proscia, members-at-large; and Josephine Cashman, nominating chairman. Florence Forrester, Patricia Baker, Kathleen Ryan and Lillian Sandholm are members of the 2012 nominating committee.
The Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary is an integral part of the Lutheran family. Started in 1906, the auxiliary supports the work of the medical center through service-oriented projects and fundraising activities. Over the years, Lutheran’s auxiliary has donated more than $2 million to support renovation of the surgical waiting area, the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit, an orthopedic fracture table, a cardiac monitoring system for the Telemetry Unit and much more. Funds are raised through the auxiliary gift shop, an annual luncheon, special sales and other events.
The men and women of the auxiliary are dedicated to serving patients and their families, supporting medical center staff, helping with community relations, providing health services information and fundraising to support services for patients.
For more information on the Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary, please call (718) 630-7296.