Love Lites 2017
The Love Lites project originated in 1991 as an Auxiliary fund raising project
but also as a service to the community in providing a way to remember or
honor loved ones during the Christmas holiday season. By the symbolic
lighting of the lights on the trees outdoors at Wayne Memorial Hospital for
our community to see every day throughout the season, we are reminded of
the love and caring of family and friends.
The outdoor ceremony consists of a member of the clergy blessing the
Memory Book and features appropriate Christmas music performed by
members of St. Tikhon’s choir and the Honesdale High School chorus. The
short ceremony is followed by light refreshments in the hospital cafeteria. The
Memory Book containing the names of the loved ones and the donors will be
displayed in the hospital lobby from the day the trees are lit until January 7,
2018, and will also be posted on the hospital website.
Due to the construction at the hospital, we no longer have trees located at the
main entrance so we will be lighting the trees located on the West Street side
of the building, just around the corner from the main entrance to the hospital.
Hope to see you on December 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Click on the link below to download a form to make a donation to Love Lites 2017
WMH AUXILIARY’s MAHONEY BROTHERS CONCERT AT WOODLOCH PINES NIGHTCLUB ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!
Mahoney Brothers Concert
The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the strongest healthcare auxiliary organizations in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to work with the Board of Trustees, its authorized committees and Wayne Memorial Health System’s Chief Executive Officer to further public relations, provide volunteer services within Wayne Memorial Health System and its subsidiary corporations and to raise funds for the enhancement of healthcare.
The Auxiliary’s 200-plus members operate the hospital’s gift shop, The Gift Box,* as well as two thrift shops, The Other Shop in Honesdale and The Other Shop II in Hawley. By organizing numerous events during the year, the Auxiliary raises money for the hospital while giving back to the community. The Auxiliary’s biggest events include the annual Love Lites ceremony, the Mistletoe Ball and a fall concert series showcasing a tribute band. Throughout the year, the Auxiliary also has vendor sales at the hospital– selling jewelry, chocolates, uniforms and more.
The proudest moment for the Auxiliary was in 2005 when it became the largest contributor to the hospital’s capital campaign, Operation Vital Signs, which earned the Auxiliary the right to have the Imaging Center named the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Women’s Imaging Center. The Auxiliary has followed up with other significant donations towards specific projects, notably providing funds to help launch a mobile mammography van, the building of a heliport and new equipment for the cardiac rehabilitation program. The Auxiliary’s most recent goal is to fund the Rauland Responder 5 Nurse Call System.
.The Auxiliary is a great way to meet people and help a good cause at the same time. As its members will attest, “It can also be a lot of fun!”
- Due to construction the Auxiliary’s hospital-based gift shop will be temporarily closed beginning November 2017.
Qualification for membership in the organization shall be in sympathy with the purposes of the organization and willingness to work towards its accomplishments. Prospective members are welcome at any meeting.
Here are the types of members in the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
- Active members shall pay annual dues of $5 per year and participate in the active service programs of the Auxiliary.
- Associate members shall pay annual dues of $15 per year but shall not be required to actively participate.
- Honorary members have served as active members of the Auxiliary for 35 years and may have the option of not paying dues.
Dues are $5 a year.
To become a member of the WMH Auxiliary, contact Membership Chair Joan Buehl at (570) 226-9750 or print out the following application form Auxiliary Membership Application and mail to:
Joan Buehl, 506 Covered Bridge Drive, Lakeville, PA 18438
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Health Care Auxiliaries (PAHA) www.pahaonline.org
Founded in 1951, PAHA is an independent organization which helps member auxiliaries optimize support of their healthcare organizations. PAHA offers leadership training and workshops on various aspects of auxiliary management, fundraising projects and healthcare issues, plus an annual conference in May. Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members have served on the PAHA board, including two who were president.
(formerly Keeping In Touch)
Click to read Auxiliary Newsletter Spring-2017
This year’s LoveLites Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Click on this link to to view a list of those remembered or honored by the LoveLites in 2016.