Dear Auxiliary Members and Friends,
I am honored to serve as the President of the KUMC Auxiliary for the 2012-2013 year. The Auxiliary has an impressive history of service to the University of Kansas Medical Center and the KU Hospital. This year marks our 64th year of service to these organizations. During the last five years we have provided $400,000 for projects and programs benefitting patients and students.
We have many opportunities for our members to participate actively in this service. The hospital lobby and Sunflower gift shops provide volunteer possibilities, as well as participation in our twice yearly bazaars. Our Auxiliary garden near the hospital cafeteria offers patients, patient families and employees a wonderful place for peace and contemplation. This garden benefits from dedicated Auxiliary members cultivation efforts. A cart supplied with refreshments and supplies for diversion is being readied for making rounds to surgery waiting rooms. And we are always alert for additional ways to involve our membership.
We also enjoy several interesting and enjoyable programs each year including tours of local Kansas City attractions. Our interest groups provide a way for members to enjoy their particular hobby or leisure pursuit with Auxiliary friends.
Rita Clifford, RN, PhD