Who We Are:
Founded in 1956, the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary was established for the purpose of providing services to the Hospital, its patients and the community at large. It acts as a goodwill ambassador, promotes healthy living and raises financial contributions through on-going fundraising efforts.
What We Do:
The AVH Auxilians play an important role in helping the Hospital maintain quality services through fundraising programs. The two largest events are the annual AVH Golf Tournament, which is held in June, and the Sunny Corner Gift Shop. Other projects include a Spring Fiesta, Christmas Fair, and Christmas Memory Tree.
When We Meet:
Meetings are held on the first Monday of October, November, December, February (Annual Meeting), March and April, at 5:00PM. Meetings (excluding February's which is held off-site) are held in the AVH Lecture Room. Meetings last approximately ninety minutes, and dinner is offered for a donation of $2.
Where the Money Goes:
Proceeds from fund-raisers help to purchase new patient care equipment and beautify the Hospital and its campus. Also, the Auxiliary sponsors many projects such as the Annemarie Teddy Bear Program for pediatric patients, annual Fresh Air Day and Fall Leaf Peeper’s Tour for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients, and Health-A-Rama, a health conference for teens.
Why We Volunteer:
Volunteering is a source of enrichment and pride. AVH Auxilians are dedicated to making a difference in the community by contributing a most precious resource – time – toward making our Hospital and community a better place. It’s a great opportunity to develop new interests and make new friends while performing needed services.
You Can Make a Difference:
You can make a difference in our community by joining us. AVH Auxilians are people of all ages, men and women, retirees, homemakers, and people with careers.
For More Information:
If you would like more information or would like to attend a membership meeting as our guest, please contact any one of our officers listed below, or call Edwina Keene, AVH Volunteer Coordinator and AVH Auxiliary Liaison, at (603) 326-5676.
AVH Auxiliary Officers
||Robert "Butch" Loven