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Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Announces New President

At their annual luncheon on May 12, 2009, the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary unveiled their Board of Directors for 2009-10, and announced their Volunteers of the Year.Joanne McLaine returns as President, with Clara Greis as 1st Vice President, and Carol Bower as 2nd Vice President. McLaine also served as President from 1996-98. Mary Lou Ruvolo will continue in another term as Secretary, and Rita Tague-Carmony holds her position as Treasurer.The Auxiliary honored two dedicated members, Midge Franzese and Kathy Fragola (photo attached) as their Volunteers of the Year, for their commitment to the Auxiliary, Schuyler Hospital, and the community. Both ladies have been very involved with coordinating volunteers for the Corning LPGA, as well as volunteering themselves, in addition to assisting with fundraising events both large and small for the Auxiliary.Since 1974, the Auxiliary has donated over $400 thousand in equipment purchases for the hospital, as well as over 150 thousand volunteer hours since 1988 – the equivalent of 2 full-time employees each year for 21 years.The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary was formally organized in 1969, bringing together the Hospital’s Pink Ladies (formed in 1952) with members of the Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour Hospital Guilds, both active since the 1920s. The Auxiliary continues to help the Hospital with a group of faithful volunteers.For more information, to donate or to volunteer, contact Auxiliary President, Joanne McLaine at (607) 535-4858.

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