Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteer Accomplishments

May 15, volunteers from the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary were honored for their service during an awards banquet at the Winnemucca Convention Center.

In all, Auxiliary members were recognized for donating 13,117 volunteer hours to the organization during 2017-2018, either through service at the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop (the group’s primary source of income) or through inservice hours at Humboldt General Hospital, special project hours or meeting hours.

Following a delicious dinner and remarks by Winnemucca Mayor Di An Putnam, members were individually honored for hitting new milestones, including: Roseann Langevin, Larry Patchett and Desiree Solomine – 100-hour pin; Andrew Fiske, Dorothy Kracaw and Pam Schubert – 500-hour pin; Teresa Estrada, Rita Kulsey and Pansy Northrup – 1,000-hour pin; Judy Adams, Alicia Cramer and Susan Glenn – 3,000-hour pin; Joy Dahlka – 4,000-hour pin; Maggie Williams – 8,000-hour pin; and, Dorothy Fiske – 18,000-hour pin.

Eight members were honored with certificates of appreciation for their donated hours over this past year, including Ben Cramer (50), Sandra Deveny (52), Geraldine Hunt (46), Vivian Leyva (90), Marette Nagel (62), Anju Rai (33), Rutheva Victor (18) and Melany Johnson (22).

Additionally, the group honored Susan Harrer, the Auxiliary’s current recording secretary, as an “Honorary Life Member.” Awards Committee Chair Maggie Williams recognized Harrer for work in many areas of the organization, including her untiring dedication and care toward the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop, which provides the all-volunteer group with its revenue.

Current officers include Judy Adams, president; Susan Rorex, vice president; Joy Dahlka, corresponding secretary; Susan Harrer, recording secretary; Inez Davis, parliamentarian; and Alicia Cramer, treasurer.

Since 1968, the Auxiliary has donated 430,597 hours and more than $2.5 million to the hospital.

The group is always looking for more volunteers. To find out more, please call Humboldt General Hospital at (775) 623-5222 or call the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop during business hours at (775) 623-2076.


Cutline: May 15, Mayor Di An Putnam was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet of the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary. As part of her remarks, Mayor Putnam recognized the organization’s officers including, from l-r, Parliamentarian Inez Davis, Treasurer Alicia Cramer, President Judy Adams, Vice President Susan Rorex and Corresponding Secretary Joy Dahlka. Not pictured: Recording Secretary Susan Harrer.