The John K. and Katherine Johnson Auxiliary celebrated its 42nd anniversary of serving Regional One Health at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon recently held at Grace Presbyterian Church. Carol Gaudino, Director of Volunteer Memphis, an initiative of Leadership Memphis, was the featured guest speaker. Her talk began with the quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant,” and she focused on how the seeds planted by volunteers benefit our community in a variety of ways including the hospitality provided by the Auxiliary.
Also at the event, the Auxiliary’s Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Gift Shop volunteer, Beverly Hooker, who has been volunteering with the Auxiliary since 2007 and has served on the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors in various capacities including Vice President. Teresa McGarity, Gift Shop Manager, was also honored for her 25-year service anniversary with the Auxiliary.
A check for $8,000 from Gift Shop profits was presented to Regional One Health Foundation at the event. $6,000 of this donation has been designated for the Jency Mitchell Scholarship Program. To date the Auxiliary has donated more than $476,391 to the Foundation from Gift Shop profits.