MCH Auxiliary

Have fun, share your skills, support your hospital!

Why Volunteer?

Learn new skills, make new friends and feel a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you have made an invaluable contribution to the hospital and our mountain community. The Auxiliary’s gift of time and money has enabled the hospital to purchase equipment that would not have been possible with patient revenue alone.

Comprised of more than 60 volunteers, the Auxiliary donates approximately 14,000 hours of their time and raises $30,000 annually, to help fund equipment upgrades and improvements. To date they have given over $400,000 to MCH! We are so grateful for them!!!

Volunteer Opportunities and Membership Activities

We offer a variety of volunteer roles in departments and other areas throughout the hospital and community such as:

  • Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Physical Therapy

  • Emergency Room

  • Foundation

  • Central Supply

  • Front Office

  • Gift Shop

  • Blue Jay Thrift Shop

  • Rose Memorial

  • Rose Garden

  • Health Fairs

  • Boo Bears

See an area that interests you? Fill out an MCH Auxiliary Application to get started.

Auxiliary members must be at least 25 years of age. Membership meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every other month starting in January. Annual orientations and department training prepare volunteers for hospital service.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, stop by the Gift Shop or contact Kathy Howe, Auxiliary Membership Chair at (909) 367-4482 or

In addition to participating in fundraising activities such as bake sales and Le Grand Picnic, members enjoy wine and cheese parties, socials, luncheons, the June membership and installation event, and the annual Le Petite Picnic.

Calendar of Events

Click here to view the 2018-2019 Calendar of Events.


Click here to view the August 2019 newsletter

Auxiliary Officers for 2018-2019

Christi Schneider, President
Jeannie Venturini, President Elect
Kathy Howe, 1st Vice President / Membership
Pat Jongerius, 2nd Vice President / Ways & Means
Sharon Delp, 3rd Vice President / Volunteer Coord.
Jeanne Hoy, Recording Secretary
Kathy Davis, Corresponding Secretary
Allene DuFour, Parliamentarian
Ronda Rynda, Nominating Committee Chair
Toneya Schroder, Gift Shop Manager
Lisa King, Treasurer/MCH

Volunteer of the Year for 2018-2019

Allene DuFour is an artist, an innovator and a photographer. Lucky for us, volunteerism is a natural part of her life. She participates in everything Auxiliary – from bake sales to Christmas tree decorating to working in the front office. She’s held the positions of Recording Secretary and Past President and most recently, she served as Parliamentarian. She continues as the Auxiliary’s historian, documenting their events through photographs. The Auxiliary and the hospital have benefited from her wide range of interests and talents and we are so lucky to have her in our community!

Past Honorees

2018 – Allene DuFour
2017 – Christi Schneider
2016 – Laurie Plemel
2015 – Armena Reese
2014 – Rocky Pollitz
2013 – Gene Johnson
2012 – Gloria Wolf

2011 – Liz Montes
2010 – Mary Carreiro
2009 – Eliot Josephson
2008 – Alice Thurmond
2007 – Helen Quinn
2006 – Lynn McDougal
2005 – Nancy Vogel

2004 Monica Vitti
2003 Gillian Wallace
2002 – Irene Wirtenberger
2001June Kraynal
2000Bunny Longthorne
1999 – Dodie Kirk


The Auxiliary provides scholarships to hospital employees seeking to continue and enrich their professional training. Applications are available in the spring and awards are presented in June. MCH Auxiliary provides a total of $1,500 in scholarship monies to MCH employee(s) pursuing additional education in the healthcare field.

The scholarship winners for 2018-2019 are:

Laura LarsonDental Hygienist in the MCH Rural Dental Clinic and is completing studies at West Los Angeles College

Jennifer Tesley Physical Therapist in the Physical Therapy Department and is now completing studies at University of St. Augustine, San Marcos

Kirsten Stehmeier – RN in the Medical/Surgical Department and is completing studies at Western Governor’s University

Junior and Student Volunteer Opportunities

The hospital also directs Junior (under 18) and Student Volunteer Programs. For information on these programs, please call Bill Donald at (909) 436-3006 or stop by the hospital’s front office to pick up an application.