JOIN THE
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 kathyhowe@outlook.com.

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.

Newsletter

Click here to view the August 2019 newsletter

Auxiliary Officers for 2019-2020

Jeannie Venturini, President
Lorrie Hagen, 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
Denise Neptune, Corresponding Secretary
Norma Saken, Parliamentarian
Ronda Rynda, Nominating Committee Chair
Lynnda Kelly, Gift Shop Manager
April Ramirez, Treasurer/MCH

Volunteer of the Year for 2019-2020

Ronda Rynda is the ultimate volunteer. Over the last 8 years, she’s worked a total of 4,271 hours. That’s about 45 hours a month and this is in addition to the countless hours she donates to other organizations on the mountain. She participates in just about everything the Auxiliary does. One of her friends described her as the type of person that can’t say no and never resents not saying no.

Her business background and natural eye for what sells and how to display it, makes her the perfect buyer for our gift shop. She’s also the garage sale queen and hosts the annual garage sale for the Auxiliary every year.

We are so luck 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

Scholarships

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 2019-2020 are:

Tandi OrangetreeTandi is contining coursework at Riverside City College with the goal of becoming a nurse practictioner.

Lucy Alvarez Lucy is studying at Loma Linda University. Her career goal is to become a CRNA or a Nurse Researcher. She currently works as an Aide in our Laboratory. 

Ashley Altmeyer – She is completing coursework at Crafton Hills College with the goal of getting her RN. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator in our Skilled Nursing Facility.

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.