The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary will host volunteers from across northern
Nevada this Wednesday, April 30, at the Winnemucca Convention Center.
The Northern Nevada Association of Hospital Auxiliaries and Volunteers
annual spring conference is under the direction of HHA members Judy Adams
and Kay Austin.
Together the two have marshaled support from the more than 100-member group
to plan and carry out a fun and informative conference using the theme:
"Honoring the Past, Looking Toward the Future."
According to Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary President Joe McIntyre, the group
is expecting about 75 hospital auxiliary members and volunteers from seven
A "Meet and Greet" will take place Tuesday evening at the Winnemucca Inn.
The following day, the group will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Winnemucca Convention Center for meetings and workshops. The event will
also include a shopping trip to the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop—which
serves as the group's main fundraising source.
There, volunteers sort, price, display and sell clothing, toys, books and
household items. Other volunteers help out at Harmony Manor and within
the hospital itself.
Since the Auxiliary's inception in May 1968, members have donated over
300,000 recorded hours and $2.3 million to Humboldt General Hospital—money
that has purchased everything from hospital beds to surgical equipment
to partial funding for an ambulance for HGH EMS Rescue.
"Our members have invested a great deal of time planning this event,"
said McIntyre, "and under their direction, we have no doubt it will
be a great success."
McIntyre said the hospital auxiliaries meet each spring by region, and
each fall as a state. Winnemucca will host the state conference in October 2015.
For more information on the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary, please call the
Poke & Peek Thrift Shop during business hours at (775) 623-2076. Information
is also available by calling Humboldt General Hospital at (775) 623-5222.