An annual event was held at the Camarillo Air Museum.
With the lifting of prohibitions against in-person meetings, some delayed events have been reinstated. Recently, an awards luncheon was held at the Sheraton Four Points to honor CMH Auxiliary members who have contributed many hours of service as well as those who have been volunteering for years. Members were recognized for their service of 100 hours, 500 hours, 1000 hours and more.
Members were also recognized for their years of service. Sandra Frandsen and Julie Kaplan have volunteered for 20 years, and Rosalee Asbell, Frank Cavallero, and Iris Schulman have contributed for 25 years. JoAnn Bowen was recognized for her 30 years of service, and Frances Reed has been a CMH Auxiliary volunteer for 35 years!
The Auxiliary provides valuable assistance in most areas of the hospital, providing information at the front desk, working in the gift shop, transporting patients throughout the hospital, and supporting the medical staff in any way possible.
Another event that has resumed with the easing of Covid restrictions is the Benefactor’s Ball, formerly an annual event supporting Community Memorial Hospital. Held at the Camarillo Air Museum, members of the CMH Auxiliary served as “Flight Crew” to assist with greeting guests, and later with the fund-raising auction. Major donors and supporters of the hospital were recognized, and outgoing CEO Gary Wilde was acknowledged for his leadership.
If you are interested in participating in the Auxiliary, information and applications are available at the front desk of CMH. You may also call 805-948-4299 and leave a message with your contact information requesting that an application be mailed to you.